Kiev: self-published (Kyiv-Druk), 1927. Large oblong octavo (17 × 26 cm). Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards, not preserving original decorative wrappers; 63,  pp. Light moisture stains to leaves; text evenly toned due to stock; good or better.
Scarce commercially published album intended as a guide for lettering of plans, maps, and diagrams, and meant for students as well as advanced artists. The specimen includes both “simple fonts and those combined of various typographic forms, as well as fonts which imitate foreign types, and finally the latest Ukrainian and poster fonts in contemporary styles” (author’s preface). Among the more curious creations are "Ukrainian" fonts such as "Ancient Ukrainian," "Contemporary Ukrainian," and "Modern Ukrainian." A scarce survival, like most typographic sample albums, which were usually treated as reference works on the job and later discarded. The album was apparently quite popular: a second, slightly expanded edition was published the same year, despite a rather high print run of (supposedly) 5000 copies. KVK, OCLC only show a copy of the second editon at Arizona Library.
Book ID: P6392