This book is accompanied with a notecard that reads: "This primer was the first prize in a competition for best primer in the Lithuanian language. It is the first grammatically (correctly) written primer in Lithuanian written by Antauas Vilkutaitius a popular poet and short story writer--professionally a civil engineer. The primer was published in 1901 at Tilst, East Prussia. When the Lithuanian literature was still forbidden by the Czarist regime in Lithuania." The book is written in Lithuanian.