The “Little Red Book”, First edition, uncorrected, 1964
Mao Zhuxi Yulu [Quotations from Chairman Mao].
[Beijing:] Printed and edited by the Central Intelligence Bureau of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army [June 1964].
12mo, [vii] (half-title, title-page, Mao portrait and endorsement), 2 (Preface), 2 (Index), 250 pp. (pp.189/90 creased); textured red vinyl plastic covers embossed with tile and a red star below (protective jacket over stiff plain white cardboard covers with sewn head- and tail-bands).
First edition, earliest printing with text errors uncorrected on pp. 82/83 (including the rare errata slip inserted in rear pocket). Mao portrait in sepia with tissue guard, calligraphic Lin Biao endorsement in brown uncorrected (as in all first edition copies, but also found printed in black): “Everyone should study the Chairman’s writings, Follow his Teachings, Act According to his Instructions and be Chairman Mao’s Good Soldier”.
Red Vinyl binding, second binding, preceded by printed paper wrappers.
Ownership inscription on front free endpaper: Chen Qi Xixing (Middle School, Class III)
Reference: see Grolier Club Quotations of Chairman Mao 2015, pp.27-28