Moscow, 1920. Octavos (23 × 19 cm). Notebook comprising 46 pp, hand-written text in pencil and brown ink. Front wrapper signed and dated by the author. Light overall wear; still good or better.
A unique manuscript of a Russian rhyme dictionary, organized according to syllable and rhyme types. The brief introduction analyzes Russian rhyme patterns with the majority of the manuscript devoted to rhyme tables for producing rhymes with “the greatest ease.”
The author, Moscow artist Sergei Andreevich Kushel, never published this manuscript with this likely the only existing copy. The author may have referenced the classical text on Russian rhyme patters “Polnyi slovar’ russkikh rifm” (The complete dictionary of Russian rhymes; 1912) by the linguist and lexicographer Naum Abramovich for compiling his own dictionary.
Book ID: 51192