Moscow: Doloi negramotnost’, 1927. 28,  pp. In original constructivist style wrappers. Front cover detached, minor defect of p.9 (not affected the text), previous owner’s stamp on t.p., otherwise very good.
First and only edition. One of 8070 copies. Very rare.
A nice and early Soviet brochure on how to write by the library handwriting on the catalogue cards.
Teaching the young librarian on courses, Lomkovskii created the tables of letter elements and connection between them, supporting examples with clear and define instructions. Interesting that three pre-revolutionary letters, used until the Russian orthography was reformed in 1917, were included in this manual as well - the author explained that by needs of the science libraries. He points out the standard sizes of letters, with exceptions and spaces. The curious page 23 reproduces the types of handwriting which could not be used on the cards: “handwriting of volunteers”, “typographic, difficulty implemented”, “decorative non-library”, etc. The last pages contain the recommendations on instruments and the right card example with the edition of Marx and Engels’ work.
Not in the Worldcat.