It was not so long ago that the availability of the old liturgical books (those prior to the editions of 1970) was fairly scarce, limited to second hand copies and the occasional facsimile editions of varying quality.
Fifteen years ago, this was very much the state of things.
Things have changed. Recent history has seen a number of newly typeset editions of the 1960/1962 books hit the market. There are undoubtedly many factors to this, among them being the presence of a need in the market waiting to be filled - both the SSPX and the FSSP are carrying on with their work after all. Yet, it was only in recent history that prospects for such publication efforts were closer to fantasy than reality.
The will to perpetuate a liturgical observance that, for all of the legitimate scholarly critiques which can be made, for the most part continues with the traditional Latin observance (within the Roman Church) was the ultimate impetus behind the eventual publication of new editions of pre-Vatican II books. Which is why I hope that the same Will may eventually lead the efforts to republish the Missale Romanum of 1955 to success.
You can find more details about the project at the webpage of the publisher. There are several images of a proof of concept copy they have completed. Now, the long effort to shore up a minimum number of orders before sending this mammoth volume off to the printers.
It looks like it will be an amazing volume when completed.
This will be a long haul project - no doubt about it.
The publisher has the courage of their convictions, but my suggestion would be to tone down some of the rhetoric, maybe temper the message just a bit. Again, there are legitimate scholarly critiques one can make regarding the 1962 books. The publisher unfortunately sidesteps that discussion in favor of boasting of the "purity" of the pre-1955 Missal and not-so subtle allegations regarding the Holy Week reform and subsequent reforms put in place - vintage polemics here. When the two largest bodies using the old liturgy have found little to object about the books of 1962, well, practically speaking, you're immediately alienating the bulk of your target audience there. The percentage that will militantly adhere to the pre-1955 Missal is relatively inconsequential - if this publisher is ever going to get the project off the ground, it needs to change its messaging.
Practically speaking, we are not at the moment where the conversation can be broadened to examine the potential application of the books in use prior to the Holy Week reforms of Pius XII. The larger issue of preserving the Western liturgical tradition has not been settled. As such, there is little room for the finer points of the debate.
There are, however, legitimate reasons to reexamine the liturgical changes of the early to mid twentieth century and investigate the possibility of re-instituting the earlier editions of the Missale Romanum for actual use. The insertion of polemics and veiled references to a conspiracy do nothing to bolster the case. In point of fact, they marginalize the older editions further into the fringe.
We'll see how this project goes.