Item #1896 [TYPOGRAPHY INK] Tipografskaya kraska [i.e. Typography Ink]. F. Rekston.

[TYPOGRAPHY INK] Tipografskaya kraska [i.e. Typography Ink]

Moskva; Leningrad: Gizlegprom, 1932. Item #1896

58, [2] pp. 19.9x13.1 cm. In original publisher’s wrappers. Tears of the spine, loss of the small pieces at the lower right corner of the front wrapper and title page, loose. Otherwise good.

Scarce. First edition. Translated from English by S. Elina.
This interesting book about typography ink was aimed at assisting the wide printing masses of different specialties, as well as promoting technical knowledge among courses of printers, schools, and printing companies that were scattered across the Soviet Union. Published in 1932, the text is the Russian translation of the 12th issue of a popular serial edition produced by the American Printers’ Fellowship and written by F. Rexton. The book can be divided into three sections. In the first section, the author focuses on such topics as the composition of typography inks (oils, pigments, driers, etc.), the production of typography inks (including the ratios between paints and paper), different ways of determining the quality of paints, the production of drying oils, etc. The second section of the book includes a list of test questions on the one hand intended to “serve as guiding milestones for the subject teacher” and on the other hand to “stimulate the learning process.” The third and final section of the edition features a monolingual dictionary, which defines various technical terms for its readers in a simple and concise form.

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Price: $500.00

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