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      Crown, 1964, 1st. VG-/VG-. Spine tad cocked; some shelfwear/soiling; bit of soiling pageblock; 1/2in ding lower edge. DJ w/ some rubbing/edgewear/chips/soiling; couple 1in CTs; in new Brodart protector. Large format coffee table sized hardback. Fully illustrated in B&W photos. Will be shipped well packed and in a box, with delivery signature confirmation. 000010895

      [Bookseller: Cossel Books]
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        How It Is

      London: John Calder,, 1964. Translated from the French by the Author. Octavo. Publisher's deluxe brown calf, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. In the publishers slipcase. Housed in a black cloth folding case. An excellent copy. First UK edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, this a presentation copy additionally inscribed by the author on the limitation leaf, "for Pat with love from Sam 31.12.64". Beckett had a close relationship with the recipient, actor Patrick Magee, who starred in many of his works and for whom he wrote the one-man play Krapp's Last Tape. Anthony Cronin once wrote of Magee that "there was a sense in which, as an actor, he had been waiting for Beckett just as Beckett had been waiting for him". A superb association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      NY: Viking. (1964). An advance copy, in the form of comb-bound galleys, of the Nobel Prize winner's second National Book Award winner (of three). Signed by Bellow in 1968, with the comment "long time, no see" -- presumably an indication that, even at that early date, the proof was already extremely scarce. The text of this book was changed while the book was still in galleys, and approximately two dozen pages have new text pasted over the originals. There are also several hand corrections to both new and old pages, and a couple of marginal comments (e.g. "Moses Herzog as demented artist"). Even with the added pages of text and the corrections, variations still exist between this version and the final published text. 10" x 5-1/4" galleys, comb-bound in printed yellow cardstock covers; a bit handled and creased; very good. Scarce: we know of only two other copies of this proof surfacing over the years. A bibliographically significant copy of a key work by an American Nobel Prize winner. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        TLS Ray Bradbury, 1964

      Two typed letters signed by Ray Bradbury. The first, dated August 21st, 1964, on printed letterhead with Bradbury's Los Angeles address, concerning a short story of his being recently published in a collection by Holt Rinehart & Winston and edited by Robert Penn Warren, and his request for a copy of the book(s). The second letter, dated Sept. 20, 1964, acknowledging receipt of the books. With an air mail envelope, stamped Los Angeles, 20 Sep 1964. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Les parapluies de Cherbourg [The Umbrellas of Cherbourg] (Original French Grande Poster)

      1964. Original French affiche poster for the 1964 French musical, "Les parapluies de Cherbourg," directed by Jacques Demy and starring Catherine Deneuve. The version of the poster issued just after the film won the Golden Palm at Cannes. A classic of French cinema, with every word of dialogue sung, "Cherbourg" was the first French film musical shot in color, and the movie that made Catherine Deneuve a star. Fine, 47 x 63 inches, on linen.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Swords & Sorcery, Intro By L. Sprague De Camp, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien, and a Separate Handwritten Critique By J.R.R. Tolkien

      Pyramid Books. Trade Paperback. Signed by Author. A pair of items is offered, which include a lengthy handwritten critique by J.R.R. Tolkien, and the related paperback novel, Swords & Sorcery, with the introduction by L. Sprague de Camp. The copy of Swords & Sorcery has a notation, penned by Tolkien on the inside front cover: 'J.R.R. Tolkien from L. Sprague de Camp July 1964' The more significant item, is a sheet of stationary from the Hotel Miramar, East Overcliff, Bournemouth. On the verso, Tolkien has written in pencil, and overwritten the latter part in ink, a lengthy criticism of a story by Lord Dunsany, originally published in 1912 and entitled: "Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweler", which is included in the book. A not very complementary critique, but a wonderful example of his cryptic handwriting. A fantastic pair of items, written or signed by the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. These are both housed in a custom Dark Blue Leather Clamshell Case. The case has a recessed tray for the book, and a matching dark blue cloth folder fits on top of the tray to house the handwritten critique, protected in mylar. Marbled paper endpapers to complement the full leather binding and blue cloth interior and folder. A wonderful case to protect and show the two items. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / N/a.

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      Bern, 1964, first edition, one of 2000 copies. The complete portfolio with 62 original lithographs by the following artists: Pierre Alechinsky (5 lithos, Rivière 234-238); Karel Appel (5 lithos); Enrico Baj (2 lithos, Petit 102-103); Alan Davie (2 lithos), Jim Dine; Sam Francis (”Pink Venus Kiki”, Lembark L82, + 5 other lithos: L78-81 & L83); Robert Indiana (2 lithos, Sheehan 31-32); Asger Jorn (2 lithos, Van de Loo 266); Roy Lichtenstein (Bianchini 3 A&B); Joan Mitchell; Claes Oldenburg (3 lithos: ”Parade of Women” + ”All Kinds of Love 1 & 2” (Baro 5; Axsom 28.1-28.3); Mel Ramos (2 lithos), Robert Rauschenberg (2 lithos, Walsmann 3a & b); Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist; Antonio Saura, Bram Van Velde; Andy Warhol (”Marilyn Monroe I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever” (12 x 21 inches, F&S 5); Tom Wesselmann (2 lithos) and other American and European POP artists. 17 x 12 in. (41 x 28 cm); loose leaves as issued, 176 pages with text in English, in silkscreened cloth boards with dust jacket, housed in cloth slipcase; in new condition. This ”un-livre d'artiste” is a unique combination of quintessential American Pop Art and European Expressionism with 62 lithographs, ”almost all in brilliant color … a vibrantly fresh addition to the library of modern artists' books… This undertaking is the simple instance in which artists of two essentially contradictory philosophies of art were brought together in one unexpectedly cohesive book” - Riva Castleman, ”A Century of Artists Books”, pages 40-41 and 208-209. Other references: Monod 10692; ”From Manet to Hockney” 135; Feldman and Schellmann no. 5; Lembark no. 82; Johnson/Stein 155. ”(Ting) wanted to publish the most international illustrated book, intended to illustrate his text, uniting tachisme, neo-dadaisme, pop art, and all other artistic movements. The idea was born from global experience, close contact with culture, pseudo-culture, primitive existential worries, urban erotic and eastern wisdom... It was a Herculean task, for which only a Chinese would have been able to muster the perseverance” - E. W. Kornfeld. Around Ting's poems in ”raunchy Pidgin English” were grouped 28 very different American and a few European painters. The pop artists formed the central core of the group. The book very quickly became the manifesto of a new generation of painters and the expression of the new pictorial research that they were engaged in. The book was also the violent rejection of the French livre de peintre with its canonic texts and ordered layout, alternating between the text leaves and plates. It challenged harmony with its profusion: instead of plain letters using colored typography, instead of the hegemony of one artist for each book introducing a whole team of painters.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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      1964. Maeght, Aimee, ed. DERRIERE LE MIROIR CHAGALL #147, JUIN 1964. Paris, Maeght Editeur, 1964. loose sheets in printed wraps. 2 original color lithographs, one of which is double-page, 1 original black and white lithograph, 23 b/w reproductions. Essay "Avec Chagall" by Marcel Arland. Exposition of 38 works. Publisher's "Croniques" sheet laid-in. Paper wraps are fine with only minimal signs of rubbing, interior sheets are as new. Softcover

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Röde Orm - sjöfarare i västerled.

      - sjöfarare i västerled. En berättelse från okristen tid. (Del 1). Illustrationer av Gunnar Brusewitz i grönt och svart. P. A. Norstedt & söners förlag och Nordiska Bokhandeln Stockholm 1964. 4:o. 287,(1) s. Nr 162 av 250 numrerade exemplar. I boken ingår en signerad handlitografi av illustratören. Originalpergamentband med övre guldsnitt. Handmålad titel på rygg och främre pärm. Omslag och rygg medbundna. I originalkassett. 27 x 18,5 cm

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        Structure of Vitamin B12. [with:] The X-ray Crystallographic Investigation of the Structure of Penicillin [with: six other offprints].1945-65.

      Exceptional collection of inscribed offprints, from the library of crystallographer Jack D. Dunitz, of Hodgkin's most important papers, in which she solved the molecular structure of penicillin and vitamin B12, the last which revealed the existence of a hitherto-unsuspected chemical grouping, the corrin nucleus. Lawrence Bragg compared these achievements with 'breaking the sound barrier', and in 1964 Hodgkin received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this work.<br/><br/> [Papers 1-2:] "The structure of vitamin B12, published in Nature in July 1956, represented a giant step forward for x-ray crystallography. The Oxford-Princeton collaboration had provided structural information that was not available from traditional methods of organic analysis, which Hodgkin described in an earlier paper as 'for any crystallographer something of a dream-like situation.' Even more impressively, the planar group of B12 was a novel chemical entity, for which the term corrin nucleus was later coined." (DSB). After the first announcement, in the journal Nature, Hodgkin and her team published a series of papers detailing their discoveries in the Proceedings of the Royal Society [see 'Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon' lot 156]. Offered here is the rare offprint from Nature annotated by Dunitz together with the offprint of the first of the eight parts from the Proceedings inscribed by Hodgkin.<br/><br/> [Paper 3:] "In collaboration with Charles Bunn and Anne Turner-Jones at ICI's Northwich laboratories, who analyzed the sodium salt using the 'fly's eye' method of modeling diffraction patters, they solved the penicillin structure by 1945. With the help of the scientific service run by L. J. Comrie, they calculated the complete three-dimensional structure on a Hollerith punched card calculator, one of the earliest examples of chrystallographic computing. News of the success gradually leaked out into the crystallographic community: what had begun as a wartime secrecy continued after VE-day as commercial secrecy to protect the interests of the US firms who had undertaken the mass production of the drug, and the penicillin structure was not formally published until 1949 [citing the offered paper no. 2]" (ODNB). Offered here the very offprint inscribed by co-author Barbara Rogers-Low to Dunitz. "Hodgkin's work on penicillin made her internationally famous. Britain's top scientific body, the Royal Society, elected her to membership in 1947; she was only the third woman to receive this honor." (Yount, Woman in Science and Math).<br/><br/> [Paper 4:] Inscribed offprint of her Nobel lecture. "Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin was the sole Nobel Laureate in chemistry in 1964, receiving the prize for her work on the determination by X-ray techniques of the structure of several important biochemical compounds, including vitamin B12 and penicillin. She was the third woman [after Marie and Irene Curie], and the first Englishwoman, to receive a Nobel Prize in Chemistry". (James, Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901-1992).<br/><br/> [Paper 6:] "With Carlisle she solved the complete three-dimensional structure of cholesterol iodide, including all the bond lengths and angles. This was the first crystallographic study she had pursued to its conclusion, and the first anywhere of such complex organic molecule." (ODNB). <br/><br/> "Unlike other crystallographers of her generation, Dorothy Hodgkin was not associated with any particular technical breakthrough. She was always at the forefront in the use of computers to carry out crystallographic calculations. However, like others who had cut their teeth on more intuitive approaches, she did not welcome the day when x-ray analysis became automated. Hodgkin's main contribution was in developing an approach to x-ray analysis that filled the gap between the trial-and-error methods used by W. L. Bragg and Linus Pauling in the 1920s and the brute force methods that became feasible in the late 1950s. This approach required profound insights into chemistry and crystallography but was capable of providing unambiguous structural information about organic molecules too complex for more traditional and indirect methods of analysis...<br/><br/> "In 1964 Hodgkin was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 'for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances.' The following year, she was only the second woman ever to be appointed to the Order of Merit, a group of twenty-five distinguished living citizens selected by the British sovereign." (DSB)<br/><br/> Provenance: All items are from the library of Jack David Dunitz, British chemist and one of the greatest chemical crystallographers. Together with Sydney Brenner, Dorothy Hodgkin, Leslie Orgel, and Beryl M. Oughton he was one of the first people in April 1953 to see the model of the structure of DNA, constructed by Francis Crick and James Watson.. 1. 'Structure of vitamin B12'. Co-authored with Jennifer Kamper, Maureen Mackay, Jenny Pickworth, Kenneth N. Trueblood, John G. White. Offprint from Nature, Vol. 178, pp. 64-66, July 14, 1956. Original self-wrappers, filing holes, serial number ink stamp, small diagram in ink on first page, numerous annotations to the molecular structure diagram, by Dunitz;<br/><br/> 2. 'The structure of vitamin B12, I. An outline of the crystallographic investigation of vitamin B12'. Co-authored with Jennifer Kamper, June Lindsey, Maureen Mackay, Jenny Pickworth, J. H. Robertson, Clara Brink Shoemaker, J. G. White, R. J. Prosen, K. N. Trueblood Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, volume 242, pp. 228-263, 1957. Original printed wrappers, filing holes, serial number ink stamp, inscribed 'with best wishes Dorothy'; <br/><br/> 3. The X-ray crystallographic investigation of the structure of penicillin. Co-authored with C. W. Bunn, B. W. Rogers-Low, A. Turner-Jones. Offprint from The Chemistry of Penicillin, pp. 310-67, 1949. Original printed wrappers, filing holes, serial number ink stamp, inscribed 'For Jack [Dunitz] with Greetings Barbara [Rogers-Low] ´49'; <br/><br/> 4. The X-ray analysis of complicated molecules. Offprint from Les Prix Nobel, 1964, 22 pp., inscribed 'with greetings & special thanks Dorothy'; <br/><br/> 5. X-ray crystallography and sterol structure. Offprint from Vitamins and Hormones, Volume II, pp. 409-61, 1944. Original printed wrappers, serial number ink stamp; <br/><br/> 6. The crystal structure of cholesteryl iodide. Co-authored with C. H. Carlisle, D. Crowfoot. Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, volume 184, pp. 64-83, 1945. Original printed wrappers, serial number ink stamp; <br/><br/> 7. Structure of calciferol. Co-authored with J. D. Dunitz. Offprint from Nature, vol. 162, p. 608, October 16, 1948. Original self-wrappers; <br/><br/> 8. X-ray crystallographic studies of compounds of biochemical interest. Offprint from Annual Review of Biochemistry, 1948, pp. 115-46. Original self-wrappers, serial number ink stamp

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        TLS Ray Bradbury, 1964

      Two typed letters signed by Ray Bradbury. The first, dated August 21st, 1964, on printed letterhead with Bradbury's Los Angeles address, concerning a short story of his being recently published in a collection by Holt Rinehart & Winston and edited by Robert Penn Warren, and his request for a copy of the book(s). The second letter, dated Sept. 20, 1964, acknowledging receipt of the books. With an air mail envelope, stamped Los Angeles, 20 Sep 1964. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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        JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. A Children's Story. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert.

      [8], 118[120]pp. Original red cloth gilt. Original unpriced-clipped pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. First issue. Signature of Dahl mounted on half-title. A fine copy in a very good wrapper that has a small chip to the top outer corner, another to the spine, and three short tears, all without loss, and some minor rubbing & wear.The first U.S. edition preceded the English first by six years. The true first was bound by Wolff Press; the first issue wrapper has no numbers on the back panel.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA. Illustrazioni di Dali'.

      In-4 gr., 6 voll., cartonatura e astucci orig. decorati con motivi geometrici a colori e oro (un astuccio con spacchi), testo e tavv. a fogli sciolti. Le tre cantiche, secondo l'edizione della Società Dantesca Italiana rivista da Giovanni Nencioni, sono illustrate da 100 tavv. a colori, create da Salvador Dali', incise e stampate da Raymond Jacquet a Parigi, su carta di Rives. Importante edizione impressa dalla Stamperia Valdonega di Verona, su carta a mano Magnani. Il ns. fa parte della tiratura di 2900 esempl. numer. In ottimo stato.

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        The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

      New Directions (New York): New Directions. 1964. First. Unbound long galleys of the first edition, first issue with the original page layout. Folded, else fine. Only about 50 copies of the finished book were issued with this particular layout before they were suppressed. These galleys are rare and we suspect only a handful survive. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Northampton: Gehenna Press, 1964. 8 1/2 x 15 1/2. (3), 83, (1) pages. Loose in full leather chemise and laid into a leather and cloth tray case, with a second suite of 21 etchings in a cloth portfolio; by Arno Werner. Wear to spine of case, else fine. With the 12-page prospectus.One of 50 special numbered copies (copy "29.C") with a second suite of etchings on large white Rives paper -- signed, titled and numbered by Cornell. Plates are numbered 44/50. The etchings with the text are on blue Fabriano; all are signed except the frontis, as issued. First English translation. Total edition was 300. Baskin 36.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        Situations, V. Colonialisme et néo-colonialisme.

      (Paris), Gallimard, (1964). 8vo. Orig. printed wrappers, uncut, on very thick paper. Near mint. 253, (3) pp.. First edition of Sartre's fifth "Situation", no. 3 of 36 copies on "velin de Holland van Gelder.""Il a été tiré de l'édition originale de cet ouvrage trente-six exemplaires sur vélin de Hollande van Gelder numérotés de 1 à 36 at cent vingt exemplaires sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre numérotés de 37 à 156." (Verso of title-page). Contat & Rybalka 64/395.Sartre's "Situations" contain many of Sartre's most important articles and essays, and it is within these that Sartre foremost shows his philosophical and political face. "The several volumes of Jean-Paul Sartre's Situations, published from 1947 on, constitute the most weighty and, in the two first volumes in particular, the most original body of essay writing of the middle of the 20th century." (Encyclop. Britannica). In all 10 "Situations" appeared

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        The Simulacra

      Ace Books. New York. Ace Books. 1964. Pictorial wrappers. 16mo. First Issue. Paperback Original ( 1st published as Paperback). Signed boldly in blue ink by Dick to Title Page. Dick's novel depicting a future Totalitarian, Matriarchal society,exploring themes of reality and illusion. Some general wear. A Very Good,crisp copy.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB ]
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        Tina oder über die Unsterblichkeit. (Mit 13) Radierungen von Eberhard Schlotter.

      4°, 68 S. 1 Bl. Orig.-Halbpergamentband in Orig.-Pappschuber. Erste Ausgabe.- Eines von 200 nummerierten und von Arno Schmidt und Eberhard Schlotter signierten Exemplaren.- WG. 34; Müther S. 143, 31.12.64; Bock Hier ein Exemplar mit den Original-Radierungen von Schlotter, alle vom Künstler signiert.- Da die Orig.-Platten kaum 100 einwandfreie Abzüge zuliessen, hat der Verleger gegen Schlotters ausdrückliches Verbot Offsetlithographien anfertigen lassen und diese Exemplare später als Pappband binden lassen.- Auf Titel zusätzlich eigenhändige Widmung von Eberhard Schlotter und gegenüber dem Impressum, ebenfalls von Schlotter der handschriftliche Hinweis, dass von den Zinkplatten keine Hundert Abzüge gemacht werden konnten, Beides datiert 9.V.03.- Schuber mit einigen schwachen Flecken, schönes Exemplar.

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        And on The Eighth Day.

      New York; Random House, 1964. First edition, stated first printing. (5), 191, (1, 1 blank) pp. Publisher's decorated boards with pictorial dustjacket, blue top edge. The jacket slightly soiled at rear, chipped at spine ends and corners, and with two tape mendings on the inside. Light fading of spine ends and top and bottom edges of the boards, spine's head a trifle bumped. Contents fine. Inscribed: ''To Jan Broberg - with the best wishes fr. 'Ellery Queen'.'' With a letter to the same recipient mounted on front endpaper, appr. 100 words, dated August 26, 1972 and signed by Danney, who tells about the death of his wife, and expresses his gratitude for a book he has received from Broberg: ''...your book, ''Mordisk familjebok'', reached me safely, and I am extremely glad to add it to my personal library. [...]... I have only one regret about your books - I only wish they were in English! [...] I am honored that EQ has been chosen by the Swedish Academy of Detective Fiction for a Grand Master Diploma. Please convey my deepest thanks to all your colleagues.'' Broberg is one of the leading Swedish experts on crime fiction and co-founder of the Swedish Academy of Detective Fiction (Svenska Deckarakademin)

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        Le opere... nuova ristampa della edizione nazionale sotto l'alto patronato del presidente della repubblica italiana antonio segni. firenze, g. barbera, 1964-66.

      Diciannove parti in 20 volumi (il terzo volume è diviso in due parti) di cm. 30, pp. 10.000 ca. complessive. Bross. orig. con velina protettiva. Ottima conservazione, a fogli chiusi. Stimata edizione. Al nostro esemplare manca il tredicesimo volume.

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        Mao Zhu Xi Yu Lu (Chinese) (i.e. Quotations of Chairman Mao).

      (Printed in China, May 1964). 12mo. Pages measuring 139 x 103 mm. Orig. red vinyl w. blindstamped lettering and star to front cover. The cover is made to fit around original blank paper-boards. A bit of soiling to cover and a bit of wear to extremities. Free end-papers brownspotted. Half-title printed in red, title-page in red and green, portrait of Chairman Mao + 2, 2, 250 pp. Lin Biao's endorsement-leaf is supplied in facsimile.. The rare first edition, published in a very restricted number, of Mao's Little Red Book (LRB), which together with the bible is the most printed book ever (it also holds the world record of most copies printed of a single work in under four years - 720 million copies by the end of 1967). This first edition is distinguishable from later editions by its slightly larger page size, by only containing 30 chapters, and by ending with page 250. There is also no publishing data, due to the simultaneous production of it at different locations in China, which made local distribution easier.The idea of publishing this little book of quotations, which are taken from the first official edition of Mao's writings (his selected works vols. 1-4, printed 1951-60), came to Lin Biao shortly in 1963 or early 1964, by which time the four volumes of Mao's works had become the chief reading and source of knowledge within China. The little (red) book was meant as inspirational reading for the public, and for several years a campaign was promoted urging (or perhaps commanding) everyone to study the thoughts of Chairman Mao in this form. The short quotation form made the thoughts more easily accessible, and even uneducated people (like the soldiers) were able to become acquainted with the thoughts and philosophy of their leader.Lin Biao wrote an endorsement, choosing three sentences from the diary of Lei Feng, which he wrote in calligraphic script, and it is this endorsement leaf that is lacking in the present copy, -however, this leaf is actually supposed to be lacking: By heavily promoting the LRB, Lin Biao had greatly risen in importance within the Mao-hierarchy, and he was actually designated to become Mao's successor, -however, rumours occurred that Lin Biao was planning to assassinate Mao and take over power immediately, and thus he was killed. Due to the close relationship between Lin Biao and Mao, the betrayal was considered the more disgraceful, in fact so disgraceful that it was decided that he had to be erased from modern history. Thus it was decided and commanded that the endorsement leaf was to be removed from all copies of the LRB, and getting caught with not having torn this leaf out might very well have meant the death penalty. "The LRB continued to be printed in huge quantities for mass distribution up until the time of Mao's death on September 9th, 1976. This brought about an official end to the Cultural Revolution (which had used the LRB as a frequent symbol). By the late 1970s a change in government discouraged its further circulation and millions upon millions of copies were collected and destroyed as obsolete paper even while the cult of Maoism continued. It was during the centenary of Mao Tse-tung's birth (1993) that copies were once again printed, this time as facsimiles in English, French and German being exact replicas dated 1966 and with "First Edition" printed behind each title-page. They can be easily distinguished by their bright shiny red laminated covers and the presence of colored photograph portraits near the front. As they can still be found all over China, most likely they have been printed again even more recently. No one denies Mao is the Father of his country, truly the last Emperor, a symbol of power and reverence who has been exonerated for the mistakes of his reign and consequently recognized for his achievements as hope for the future. His ideology forms a brilliant concept that is still readable and admired today for its political theories and strategies, and no doubt he would be very proud to know the effect he has had on his own country and the world will never forget him." (Oliver Lei Han, Sources and Early Printing History of Chairman Mao's "Quotations)

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