TSE-TUNG, Mao. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung.

(Peking): Foreign Language Press, 1966. First edition. 12mo. 311 pages. Popularly known as the “Little Red Book” billions of copies were published in 1964 as every Chinese citizen was more or less obliged to own and carry a copy. In 1966 the volume was approved for overseas publication overseen by the Foreign Languages Press this is the scarce first printing (without additional dates) of the first English language edition. Illustrated with a full-page portrait of Chairman Mao in brown & white, with a tissue guard. Original issued as a powerful and inspirational political and military document the volume is now viewed with nostalgia. This a very good copy in red vinyl cover wrapper over cardboard with blind-stamped titles on the upper cover. Stamp of the International Worker’s Bookstore on last page. Scarce in the first printing.


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