First Edition, First Issue of “The Little Red Book”, May 1964
Mao Zhuxi Yulu [Quotations from Chairman Mao].
[Beijing:] Printed and edited by the Central Intelligence Bureau of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, May 1964.
With sepia-printed Mao portrait frontispiece. 12mo, [vii] (half-title, title-page, Mao portrait and endorsement), 2 (Preface), 2 (Index), 250pp; printed cream paper wrappers with lettering in black in red rectangular background, publisher’s name at bottom (covers lightly soiled and creased, rear cover with pasted tear repair, spine ends rubbed).
First edition, First issue binding, printed paper wrappers, complete with Lin Biao’s endorsement.
With ownership inscription on half-title inked.
Reference: see Grolier Club Quotations of Chairman Mao 2015, pp.26–27