Leningrad: Tipografiia imeni "Kominterna" 1926. Octavo (22.8 × 15.2 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers; 40 pp. Text detached from wrappers; a few corners creased; else about very good. Item #4684
Scarce Russian specimen sample for fonts used in book publishing, published by the Soviet Comintern typographic department. The booklet showcases various pre-revolutionary fonts, such as Elizabethan (elizavetinskii), Latin (latinskii), and Palmira (created by the Leman Foundry) and Bertgol'd (created by the eponymous foundry). The sample texts, in French and Russian, are set in various sizes ranging from 8 to 12 pt. Not located in KVK or OCLC. Not held by the Russian State or National Libraries.