Petrograd: Gos. izd-vo inostrannykh i nats. slovarei, 1922. Item #736
69 pp.: ill. 22,5x16,5 cm. In original printed wrappers with ornament and dust wrappers with white lettering. Very good, some light fading, barely visible Soviet bookshop’s stamp on the back cover of dust wrapper, overlapped wrapper with a few small chips.
First edition. From the title: “Based on scientific research”. One of 2000 copies.
This edition contains basics of drawing fonts with historical examples and second part - tips on drawing fonts. This section is full of examples (latin and cyrillic), manual of how to make proper fonts, general rules and possible mistakes, types of fonts.
Overall a great concise textbook with both history and manual in a neatly designed form starting from dust wrappers to used type itself.
Worldcat locates copies at Stanford, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, The Claremont Colleges Library, Library of Congress.