Moscow-Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo, 1927. Octavo (23.5 × 16 cm). Original printed wrappers; 163 pp. Light wear to wrappers; about very good.
Uncommon volume reflecting the shift of bibliography from the sphere of personal collecting to a matter of key importance for the young Soviet state and its libraries, trade union organizations, and research institutions, as set out in the preface. With contributions by M. N. Kufaev, A. I. Malein, L. B. Khavkina, E. A. Lappa-Starzhenetskaia, A. A. Borovskii, A. M. Belov, E. I. Shamurin, on the nature and subject of bibliography, its history in the West and in the USSR, library studies in the West, statistics of the publishing industry, catalogization, et cetera. With numerous ads for book history, bibliography, and library studies related titles. As of May 2020, KVK and OCLC show four copies in North America.
Book ID: P4983