MAO (Zedong):

Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung. 毛泽东选集

Compiled and Printed by The Daily News paper of Jin Cha Ji Liberated region, Shan Xi province [now Fuping County, Hebei]: March 1945. 珍本

Five volumes, with portrait frontispiece of Chairman Mao in all but the last volume, the general index leaf to all five volumes never bound into vol. 1 (pp. 5-6). Small 8vo, [ii]8[1],128 – [iii]145[1] – [ii]4, 182[1] – [ii]2, 221 – [iii]128[1]pp (laid mulberry paper); original printed wrappers (spine of vol.1 chipped, vol.2 re-backed).

Very rare second printing of Mao Tse-Tung’s Selected Writings, a seminal work of his ideological treatises based on oral transcripts from speeches and earlier printed essays, first published in Communist occupied “liberated” territories 1944 (only 2500 copies printed) and considered among China’s national literary treasures.