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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Red China 1921 - 1976
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/dreweatts1759 for Live! Sales, or www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Red China 1921 - 1976

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


287 lots with images

October 4, 2012

Live Auction

Bloomsbury House

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

Fax: +44 (0)207 495 9499

Email: info@bloomsburyauctions.com

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The China-America Pictorial Wall Poster, rare

Lot 51: The China-America Pictorial Wall Poster, rare

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Description: The China-America Pictorial Wall Poster, rare broadside illustrated with 6 photographs, including Germany announcing its unconditional surrender, Russian prisoners of war registering to return home, other images show the American and French Red Cross assisting refugees, captioned 'Not for Sale, Please Post' in lower left corner, 273 x 394 mm, some soiling and tears in blank margins. Shu Zong Hai, editor, Hang Qin Si, ChongQing SiChuan province, Issue no. 48, 1945.

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The Japanese Army Completely Surrenders and Signs

Lot 52: The Japanese Army Completely Surrenders and Signs

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Description: The Japanese Army Completely Surrenders and Signs the Peace Treaty, very rare poster showing Japanese General Okamura Yasuji surrendering in the China Theatre and signing the peace treaty with General He Ying Qin in Nanjing on 9 September 1945 at the Central Military Academy, and later the treaty being presented to President Chiang Kai-shek, seven-panel photo-pictorial poster, 775 x 533 mm, paper discoloured, edge tears repaired, 1945.

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World War II Enamel and Silver Victory Bracelet,

Lot 53: World War II Enamel and Silver Victory Bracelet,

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Description: World War II Enamel and Silver Victory Bracelet, enamel and silver panel bracelet with four rectangular sections representing coloured flags of the Allied Powers: Soviet Union, USA, UK and China, with a middle fifth lozenge-shaped panel with enamel winged 'V' sign, inscribed "Victory" [in Chinese] at lower ground, the backs plain, 180 mm full length from one end to the other and 19 mm wide, soldered flat infinity-links, central panel and rectangular end clasp marked 'Sterling', 1945. ***Accompanied by The Epoch a book with front cover depicting the leaders of the allies and their flags: Chiang Kai-shek, Stalin, Truman and Clement Attlee. The inside covers show the Japanese surrender and the signing of the peace treaty and Soviet Union troops marching towards victory. With articles: 'China-Soviet Friendship Treaty', 'Commander-in-chief of Yugoslavia - Tito', 'Spain - Hitler's Accomplice', etc. International post-war magazine, vol. 5, no. 17, 26 [2] pp., pictorial self-wrappers, detached, minor chips, Su Shang Times Book Publishing house (Shanghai), 8vo, 1945..

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Soldier, numerous woodcut designs, including a

Lot 54: Soldier, numerous woodcut designs, including a

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Description: Soldier, numerous woodcut designs, including a full-page coloured portrait of Mao and a scene of war with soldiers climbing a wall, [16] pp., original pictorial wrappers, some staining, spine scuffed, Political Department of the Second Brigade of the Jin Ji Lu Yu Liberated Region, ShanXi province, 1946. ***Rare early periodical published in the liberated region with battle stories and illustrations for soldiers..

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Stories about the Long March, fine woodblock

Lot 55: Stories about the Long March, fine woodblock

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Description: Stories about the Long March, fine woodblock illustrations of revolutionary soldiers, nature, portrait of Mao frontispiece and vignettes throughout, 1[1], 1[1], 66pp., original pictorial wrappers, lightly rubbed, spine with tear, Eastern LiaoNing Province National Strength Bookstore, ShenYang, LiaoNing Province, 12mo, 1946. ***Early booklet on the legendary Long March by the Red Army. In 1934 in order to escape the siege by Nationalist troops, Mao led the Red Army in a march of thousands of miles across treacherous terrain from high snowy mountains to swamp lands, crossing numerous dangerous rivers and finally uniting with other revolutionary forces in GuiZhou province..

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Collection of Mo Zhu's Woodblock Prints, 50

Lot 56: Collection of Mo Zhu's Woodblock Prints, 50

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Description: Collection of Mo Zhu's Woodblock Prints, 50 woodblock prints including portraits of Chiang Kai-Shek, his wife Song Mei Ling, Sun Zhong Shan, Roosevelt, Truman, Churchill, Lenin, Stalin, Lu Xun, Gandhi, General He Ying Qin and others, with a few artistic designs of scenery, farms and landscapes, owner's ink inscription on title, [3] 50 ff., original grey wrappers, spine chipped, Mo Tao Handcraft Studio; Ji Shin Daily Newspaper Printing Factory, 4to, 1947.

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Rocket Pictorial, group of pictorial mimeographed

Lot 57: Rocket Pictorial, group of pictorial mimeographed

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Description: Rocket Pictorial, group of pictorial mimeographed periodicals comprising 6 narratives and four single-sheet broadsides, together with three double-sheet broadside cartoon stories, Political Department of BaiShan, 1948 (13)

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Album of the Republic of China Historical

Lot 58: Album of the Republic of China Historical

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Description: Album of the Republic of China Historical Photographs, 150 pictures (including a few double-page) of historically significant photographs depicting the period towards the end of the Republic of China, possibly unique, annotated in pencil on margins, mostly identifying the persons, some documenting the power transition from Chiang Kai-Shek to Li Zong Ren; the album continues to show the development in industry, education and sports, including the National Games, title + 88 ff., plain tan stiff wrappers, titled in ink, covers slightly rubbed, leaves unevenly bound, Nanjing Guang Hua Photography Studio, Nan Jing, square 8vo, 1948.

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How to make Woodblock Prints, 42 woodblock

Lot 59: How to make Woodblock Prints, 42 woodblock

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Description: How to make Woodblock Prints, 42 woodblock illustrations and additional vignettes showing woodcarving tools, following the teachings of the famous revolutionary writer Lu Xun, including how to make woodblock prints, categories, history of making woodblocks in China and western countries, with a very nice portrait of Lu Xun, and works by Chinese and western artists, [iii, 4, 3, 4] 24, 2 pp., [42] ff., 3 pp., printed pictorial wrappers, rubbed, by Bai Wei, Reading & Life Publishing House, small 8vo, 1948; and 6 other books and periodicals on woodcuts, v.s. (7)

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, first

Lot 60: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, first

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, first collected edition thus of Mao's writings and speeches, [issued 17 months prior to the founding of the People's Republic of China], mounted blue tinted photo portrait of Mao (complete with tissue-guard) following title, [iii] xvi [table of contents], 999 pp., + colophon, with the half-title, title and colophon printed in red, ownership stamp of 'Lin Yi', original blue cloth, gilt-titled on upper cover with a blind-embossed circular medallion of Mao, spine lettered, rear cover with a small blind-stamped design, spine ends bumped and corner tips of upper cover worn, nevertheless a very good copy overall, thick 8vo, North East China Bookstore (Harbin), 1948; North East Railway Printing Factory (Harbin), 1948. ***Initial printing of 20,000 copies, but American and European libraries only record four locations for this version -- at Harvard, University of Chicago, Sweet Briar College (Virginia), and Bibliotheque Nationale de France..

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Always be prepared to smash the opportunistic

Lot 61: Always be prepared to smash the opportunistic

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Description: Always be prepared to smash the opportunistic attacks of Chiang Kai-Shek's Gangster Army, pencil and watercolour gouache on paper depicting the three branches of the Chinese Armed Forces guarding the waters, while on a speeding boat are Chiang Kai-Shek and his nationalist soldiers, a landlord, warlord and secret service agents, the mast with a tattered flag: 'Counter-attack the Mainland', hand-lettering in bottom panel with patched correction, 428 x 889 mm. on larger paper, matted and framed, together with a printed proof copy of the poster before text (234 x 647 mm) mounted behind, c.1949.

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Portrait of Chairman Mao, shoulder-length portrait

Lot 62: Portrait of Chairman Mao, shoulder-length portrait

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Description: Portrait of Chairman Mao, shoulder-length portrait in green uniform against a crimson red background, 775 x 533 mm, top with a pronounced diagonal crease, bottom margin stained, Bejing Workers' Publishing House (Beijing), c.1949; Shanghai Xu Sheng Ji Printing Factory (Shanghai). ***Believed to be the earliest official portrait of Chairman Mao after the foundation of the PRC on October 1, 1949..

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Forge Ahead under the Victorious Flag of Mao

Lot 63: Forge Ahead under the Victorious Flag of Mao

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Description: Forge Ahead under the Victorious Flag of Mao Tse-Tung, very rare early poster published shortly after the founding of the People's Republic of China, showing the 32 newly elected committee members of the government, in the background the workers and farmers in the fields are saluting the People's Liberation Army soldiers marching south from the north of the Great Wall, 768 x 527 mm, mounted, edge tears and some marginal loss, painted by Xi Yue, Zheng Xing Art Printing Factory, ShenYang, c.1952. ***Chairman Mao is seen at the top; Vice Chairmen on the second row from left to right: Gao Gang, Li Ji Shen, Liu Shao Qi, Zhu De, Song Qing Ling (Miss Sun Yat-sen), Zhang Lan; third row 5th from left Zhou En Lai, 7th Peng De Huai; fourth row 3rd from left Lin Biao; fifth row 3rd from left Deng Xiao Ping..

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Watch the Nationalists' Reactionary Government

Lot 64: Watch the Nationalists' Reactionary Government

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Description: Watch the Nationalists' Reactionary Government Collapse - The Liberation War Situation Map, graphic map displaying the situation of the war before Liberation, regions coloured in red are controlled by the Communist Party, white regions are controlled by the Nationalists, the blue shaded region is under loose control by the Nationalists, and the pink regions are where active revolution is taking place within the nationalist zone, with four illustrated captions below, 765 x 533 mm, edge tears, Great Wall Printing Factory, 1949.

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The Sea Tide Weekly; Behind-the-Scene Stories

Lot 65: The Sea Tide Weekly; Behind-the-Scene Stories

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Description: The Sea Tide Weekly; Behind-the-Scene Stories about the Chinese Communist Party, two magazines, both containing articles about Jiang Qing and Mao just before the Liberation, 16 - 20 pp., original pictorial self-wrappers, some soiling and edge tears, The Shanghai National Strength Publishing House, Shanghai, 1949; The Behind-the-Scene Stories about the Chinese Communist Party Publishing House, Shanghai, 4to, 1949. ***One magazine is more positive, the other more negative, painting Jiang Qing as a manipulative, power-hungry woman and Mao as a callous husband who abandoned his first wife when she was sick..

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Two photographs of Jiang Qing, large photograph of

Lot 66: Two photographs of Jiang Qing, large photograph of

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Description: Two photographs of Jiang Qing, large photograph of a young Jiang Qing as a movie star, 276 x 225 mm, tipped onto cardboard, edge tears, c.1936 [but printed c.1950]; and a gelatin silver print panorama group photograph of Jiang Qing with actors from the model opera 'The Red Detachment of Women', 150 x 353 mm, creased, tear, some loss at left margin, c.1971 (2)

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Follow the Country's Call, poster depicting a

Lot 67: Follow the Country's Call, poster depicting a

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Description: Follow the Country's Call, poster depicting a model soldier with the title: 'Follow the Country's Call, Good Men Should Join the Army to Strengthen National Defence and to Protect the Motherland', rubber stamp at the bottom right with 'compliments of the Literature Association of Shijiazhuang, please exchange opinions and criticise', 543 x 378 mm, backed, small loss at top right corner and a few blank margins, c.1950.

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In the Taiwan Straits, original ink and

Lot 68: In the Taiwan Straits, original ink and

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Description: In the Taiwan Straits, original ink and watercolour drawing on paper captioned "The crabs and shrimps in the Taiwan Straits complain that the aeroplanes always fall down and the ships always sink, how can we live?", at the top a caricature of Chiang Kai Shek, 381 x 279 mm, a bit soiled, with edge tears, c.1950.

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Three Generations, original ink and watercolour

Lot 69: Three Generations, original ink and watercolour

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Description: Three Generations, original ink and watercolour drawing on paper showing a large man personifying the USA, standing over and protecting a Nationalist soldier aiming his gun, while below him a spewing reactionary Capitalist is also protected, 365 x 292 mm, edges soiled with some tears, c.1950.

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Babies Catching Fish, More Offspring More

Lot 70: Babies Catching Fish, More Offspring More

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Description: Babies Catching Fish, More Offspring More Happiness, two colour woodblock prints in black, red, bright pink and turquoise, from the 'Great Leap Forward' period depicting happy babies with giant fishes and oversized peaches, lotus and pomegranates (representing abundance, longevity, and fecundity), printed on thin paper, 400 x 501 mm and 393 x 539 mm, minor creases, edge tears, Yang Jia Pu Woodblock Print Association of Xiong County, c.1959.

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Railway workers support the ouster of Americans,

Lot 71: Railway workers support the ouster of Americans,

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Description: Railway workers support the ouster of Americans, poster entitled: 'All staff members take immediate action to enhance production, support the Chinese People's Volunteer Army to Smash the invasion plan of the American Imperialists', shown as a caricature of Truman at bottom right running while holding his invasion plan, 775 x 527 mm, stained, restoration, The Cultural and Education Department of Northern China District Committee of the China Railway Workers' Union, 1950.

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Congratulating the First Group of Women Train

Lot 72: Congratulating the First Group of Women Train

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Description: Congratulating the First Group of Women Train Drivers of New China, poster depicting the launch ceremony for the first group of women train drivers of new China after their graduation from training in the Soviet Union, at the front of the train hangs the portraits of Stalin and Mao, with slogans on banners and signs, 387 x 539 mm, creased, marginal stains, by Wang De Wei, 1950.

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Original wood block for printing, carved on 3

Lot 73: Original wood block for printing, carved on 3

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Description: Original wood block for printing, carved on 3 sides, original double-sided woodblock, 149 x 200 x 19 mm, inked, c.1950s. ***An unusual and rare survival. Each image is in a different style, suggesting multiple artists. One side shows farmers harvesting in the field, whilst on the reverse some village women are doing the laundry in the river, and on the top edge is a vignette of a mountain landscape..

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Yu Chi Chan [Guerrilla

Lot 74: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Yu Chi Chan [Guerrilla

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Yu Chi Chan [Guerrilla Warfare], translated from the Chinese by Samuel B. Griffith II, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, ii 51 ff., mimeographed printed on rectos only, flexible cartridge wrappers stapled at left margin, upper wrapper printed, small folio, Newport, Rhode Island: Department of Strategy & Tactics, U.S. Naval War College, 1950. ***Apparently the first printed version of Griffith's classic translation, completed in 1941 for internal use during the Sino-Japanese War and here published soon after the founding of the PRC, the code designation 2708-9008. Mao's original text in Chinese was published in 1937..

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Nine works by Liu Shao Qi, On the Party, Beijing,

Lot 75: Nine works by Liu Shao Qi, On the Party, Beijing,

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Description: Nine works by Liu Shao Qi, On the Party, Beijing, Foreign Languages Press, 1950; On Inner Party Struggle, Beijing, Foreign Languages, 1952; Quotations from President Liu Shao-Chi'I, yellow vinyl covers (in imitation of Mao's "Little Red Book"), with publisher's red paper wrap-around band, Melbourne, 1968; and 6 others by the same, 8vo (9)

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New Year Prints for New China

Lot 76: New Year Prints for New China "Nianhua", set of 26

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Description: New Year Prints for New China "Nianhua", set of 26 Chinese Liberation New Year prints in blue silk portfolio with ties, with printed label titled in Chinese, English and Russian, commemorating events and social life in the first year of the New China, captioned in Simplified Chinese, English and Russian (also 2 in Mongolian), original colour woodblock prints on thin paper, each c. 254 x 336 mm or the reverse, marginal creases, some spotting, tears and some edge losses; plus the supplement: The Marriage of the River God, 2pp, with 16 woodblock illustrations captioned in Chinese, folded, first sheet with margin tears and losses; and the 2pp foreword for the portfolio, in English and Russian, series # 502, distributed by XinHua Book Company (domestic) and GuoZi ShuDian (overseas), Beijing, Jung Pao Chai Hsin Chi, 1950.

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Children's Play, coloured block print of children

Lot 77: Children's Play, coloured block print of children

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Description: Children's Play, coloured block print of children playing the part of PLA soldiers, one wearing a Chiang Kai-shek mask while another who is being condemned is dressed like Uncle Sam in red, white and blue with top hat, with captions, 349 x 559 mm, backed, with some marginal loss, by Feng Zhen. Mass Art Publishing House, Beijing, early 1950s.

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Long Live the Friendship between the People and

Lot 78: Long Live the Friendship between the People and

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Description: Long Live the Friendship between the People and Army of China and the Soviet Union, poster depicting a Russian and Chinese sailor, both in white uniform on deck, with flags and the open sea behind them, 543 x 781 mm, creased, otherwise a fine copy, People's Liberation Army Pictorial Publishing House [Beijing], early 1950s.

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Souvenir for the World Democratic Youth Alliance

Lot 79: Souvenir for the World Democratic Youth Alliance

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Description: Souvenir for the World Democratic Youth Alliance Delegation, album of 26 original photographs showing children and young people signing the peace declaration and participating in public labour, performing for the public, celebrating 'June 1' Children's Day and 'May 1 International Labour Day', and young model workers from different fields, including one very early portrait of Chairman Mao; accompanied by a diary book, in original envelope with photograph of the Great Wall, with blue cloth cover titled 'Youth of the World United!', nationalist flag and the map of Republic of China, 10 photographs of peace-loving youth marching, singing and studying together; together with 12 other books from 1930s - 1950s, Hei Long Jiang (Province) Committee of the Chinese New Democratic Youth League, 1950 (14)

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Jiang Mi Carnivore Party of the 20th Century,

Lot 80: Jiang Mi Carnivore Party of the 20th Century,

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Description: Jiang Mi Carnivore Party of the 20th Century, original ink drawing showing Truman, Churchill, MacArthur, Japanese Emperor and Chiang Kai-Shek, c.225 x 279 mm, c.1950; and 6 other ink caricatures by the same artist, v.s. (7) ***Jiang Mi has been an active political cartoonist since the early 1930s.

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Cartoon Books, collection of 12 cartoon books from

Lot 81: Cartoon Books, collection of 12 cartoon books from

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Description: Cartoon Books, collection of 12 cartoon books from early 1950s to 1960s, by prominent cartoon artists such as Fang Cheng, Zhong Ling, Zhang Wen Yuan, Russian cartoonist trio Kookley Niksai, all but one in soft paper covers, Liberation Cartoon Collection, Beijing, c.1950-1960. ***Anti-America, anti-Nationalist, anti-Korean war, anti-Vietnam war, anti-Kennedy and other political subjects..

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Anti-Imperialist Cartoon Books: US and Japan,

Lot 82: Anti-Imperialist Cartoon Books: US and Japan,

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Description: Anti-Imperialist Cartoon Books: US and Japan, group of four propaganda cartoon books, including: 'History written with the blood and tears of the American Imperialists' Intervention in China for the last Hundred Years', 26 full-page caricatures and songs inside front and back covers, 30pp., lower margins stained, with minor defects, coloured pictorial wrappers in caricature, ex-library copies, worn, Propaganda Department of the Chinese Communist Party in HangZhou City, ZheJiang Province, oblong 12mo, 1950. ***The front cover shows a Chinese Volunteer Army soldier holding a flag captioned: 'Protecting World Peace', while a US officer crawls over bloodied "unfair" treaties with China. It also includes a map showing troop movements over the Korean peninsula and via Taiwan.

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The Wu Sa Movement and the Great Revolution,

Lot 83: The Wu Sa Movement and the Great Revolution,

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Description: The Wu Sa Movement and the Great Revolution, portrait frontispiece commemorating the Wu Sa dispute explained in many photographs, cartoons, maps and charts, printed in blue, captioned, with a group photograph at end, [iii] [58] pp. + [1]colophon, stained, minor tears, original pictorial wrappers, worn, Labor publishing house, Shanghai, May 1950; Printing factory of Art and Literature bookstore, Shanghai, 12mo, 1950.

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The Treacherous Crimes of the Anti-Revolutionary

Lot 84: The Treacherous Crimes of the Anti-Revolutionary

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Description: The Treacherous Crimes of the Anti-Revolutionary Hou Qi Zhen, pictorial broadside, eight panels illustrating Hou Qi Zhen's crimes before Liberation, such as robbery and blackmailing villagers for money, 311 x 238 mm, partially torn at imprint, The Spring Ploughing Security-Mobilising Convention, Lin county, 1951. ***In 1940 Hou Qi Zhen joined the Japanese and was promoted to regimental commander. In 1942 he killed 5 villagers; in 1944 Lin county was liberated and he retreated to TangYin but continued to attack the Revolutionary Army with his son. Then in 1947 he fled to ShanXi after TangYin was in turn liberated, and in 1951 he was finally captured and tried..

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, 5 vol.,

Lot 85: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, 5 vol.,

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, 5 vol., first edition, original printed wrappers, spine ends worn, vol. 1 cover with repaired tear, People's Publishing House, Beijing; [First Branch of] XinHua Printing Factory, Beijing, 8vo, 1951-1977. ***First printing of Mao's collected articles and speeches before liberation, organised by the government after the founding of the PRC and published between October 1951 and September 1960. The fifth volume, published posthumously in April 1977, deals with the period from September 1949 to November 1957..

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Portrait of Mao Tse-Tung, multi-coloured silk

Lot 86: Portrait of Mao Tse-Tung, multi-coloured silk

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Description: Portrait of Mao Tse-Tung, multi-coloured silk woven portrait of Mao in grey-green suit jacket with vertical blue striped background, captioned at lower banner in red over olive ground, 1117 x 800 mm, minor folds, discolouration to lower left quadrant, otherwise a very good example, SuZhou DaZhong Silk Weaving Factory, c.1951. ***Suzhou is one of the great weaving districts south of the Yangtze River, and its quality silk products were often created as state gifts or to adorn official occasions. It is believed this finely woven portrait was created as a commemorative gift for patrons and high ranking supporters of the Chinese Communist Party..

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Large Portrait of Mao, multi-coloured silk woven

Lot 87: Large Portrait of Mao, multi-coloured silk woven

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Description: Large Portrait of Mao, multi-coloured silk woven bust portrait of Mao in grey-blue suit jacket with two-tone blue and salmon background, the caption partially in calligraphic style "Gift from the General Workers' Union of China", 1245 x 800 mm, various horizontal streaks on left side, but otherwise a very good example, SuZhou DaZhong Silk Weaving Factory, c.1951.

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Fighting against the US and Helping Korea on the

Lot 88: Fighting against the US and Helping Korea on the

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Description: Fighting against the US and Helping Korea on the Frontline, one of 25000 copies, special issue for Documentary Movie, first issue, [ii] 84 pp., original pictorial wrappers, soiled, ChangChun Printing Factory, Changchun, JiLin province; People's Art Publishing House, Beijing, square 12mo, 1951. ***Booklet with over 84 photographic illustrations documenting the tragic scenes in Korea after US aeroplanes bombed various cities and the countryside, as well as the activities of the Chinese Volunteer Army - fighting the enemy and helping the locals..

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Fight against the US and help Korea, Protect Home

Lot 89: Fight against the US and help Korea, Protect Home

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Description: Fight against the US and help Korea, Protect Home and Defend the Motherland; Despise the US, two broadsheet posters on the Korean war, the first depicts a soldier, his wife and child behind him, while his right hand repels a hurt and bloodied American across the Chongchon River, the second poster has the slogan 'Because it is a paper tiger, we can totally defeat it', on the silhouette paper tiger are listed all the weaknesses of the US, each 381 x 539 mm, some edge discolouration and repairs, Suzhou City Protecting World Peace and Anti-American Imperialist Invasion Committe (Suzhou), 1951. ***These posters were created in support of the Chinese forces aiding the North Koreans. Among the casualties of this war was Mao's 28 year-old son Anying, killed as the Chinese pushed the Americans into retreat..

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Completely devoted to supporting the Volunteer

Lot 90: Completely devoted to supporting the Volunteer

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Description: Completely devoted to supporting the Volunteer Army to help Korea and fight against the US, original gouache watercolour drawing for a poster depicting Chinese Volunteer Army soldiers fighting against the devastated American troops, and behind them there is great support from China, letters from home, medical supplies, food and money etc., 546 x 775 mm, some edge stains, 1951.

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Forging Ahead in Victory, rare poster showing Kim

Lot 91: Forging Ahead in Victory, rare poster showing Kim

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Description: Forging Ahead in Victory, rare poster showing Kim Il-sung and General Peng DeHuai marching in victory with the Chinese Volunteer Army and the Korean People's Liberation Army, 362 x 533 mm, painted by Cheng Xing Hua, People's Art Publishing House (Beijing), 1951; Shanghai Mass Printing Factory, 1951.

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Illustrated Marriage Law for the Masses,

Lot 92: Illustrated Marriage Law for the Masses,

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Description: Illustrated Marriage Law for the Masses, educational booklet with 43 full-page illustrations presented in the style of an early comic book, 103pp. + colophon, original pictorial wrappers, repaired, Eastern China Publishing House (Shanghai), 1951; Eastern China Tax Printing Factory (Shanghai), oblong 12mo, 1951. ***After the founding of PRC the new marriage law started taking effect on May 1st 1950. This booklet was issued to educate the public about the new laws, promoting marriage freedom and in favour of equality for women, but against arranged marriages and polygamy..

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Wedding Ceremony Planting Calendar, scene of a

Lot 93: Wedding Ceremony Planting Calendar, scene of a

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Description: Wedding Ceremony Planting Calendar, scene of a traditional wedding ceremony of "working Companions", with Chairman Mao's portrait above the rostrum, eschewing the need for a strong bond in the marriage as well as the agriculutral community, lower border with a Lunar Planting Calendar for 1952-1953-1954, 438 x 330 mm, some discolouration, tears repaired, painted by Liu Bai Qiang, Northern China Pictorial Collective Publishing House (Tianjin), 1951; Tianjin People's Printing Factory (Tianjin), 1951.

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Five Cultural Revolution Mirrors, four rectangular

Lot 94: Five Cultural Revolution Mirrors, four rectangular

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Description: Five Cultural Revolution Mirrors, four rectangular and one round, with metal surrounds and folding stands, decorated on the front with revolutionary motifs and slogans including quotes from Mao and from popular opera characters, tallest 250 mm high, some soiling and oxidation, Shanghai Universal Mirror Factory, 1952-1970.

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Enhance Cultural Education, Forge Ahead towards a

Lot 95: Enhance Cultural Education, Forge Ahead towards a

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Description: Enhance Cultural Education, Forge Ahead towards a Modernised and Structured Defence Army, poster depicting two People's Liberation Army soldiers with textbook and Mao's Selected Works in hand, the arsenal of the Army, Navy and Air Forces shown below, first printing, 775 x 530 mm, mended tear at bottom margin, painted by Xu De Lin, People's Liberation Army Pictorial Publishing House (Beijing), 1952; Beijing Art Printing Factory (Beijing), 1952.

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Forge Ahead for the Development of Military

Lot 96: Forge Ahead for the Development of Military

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Description: Forge Ahead for the Development of Military Science and Technology, photo-diary book (unused) given as a souvenir at the national convention for the armed forces, illustrated with portraits of Mao and Zhu De in sepia + 44 photographs including the PLA's battlefield scenes from the Liberation and Korean wars, military parade, and industrial achievements of New China, unpaginated ruled paper with half-page photo plates (lacking 3 leaves in front gathering, excised (possibly containing Lin Biao's portrait and endorsements), ownership inscription inside 'Yu Xin, Beijing, March 5th 1957', stamped patterned red cloth, spine ends and corners rubbed, in plain cardboard slip-case, minor soiling, folded, Beijing, 8vo, c.1952; together with a silk handkerchief, bordered in red with alternating doves of peace and the Hua Biao marble stellae on Tian-an-men Square, with various commemorative inscriptions (2)

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Report of the International Scientific Commission,

Lot 97: Report of the International Scientific Commission,

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Description: Report of the International Scientific Commission, first printing, first issue, bound without 3ff errata at the end, illustrated with numerous plates of photos, reproductions, diagrams and fold-out charts, reads 'Report of the International Scientific Commission for the Investigation of the Facts Concerning Bacterial Warfare in Korea and China'. [iii] 665 pp., printed black front wrappers, head of spine chipped, Beijing, 4to, 1952. ***Independent investigation and scientific report examining the evidence of the use of biological weapons with testimonies by prisoners of war, affidavits and first hand accounts..

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Two posters denouncing the use of bacterial

Lot 98: Two posters denouncing the use of bacterial

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Description: Two posters denouncing the use of bacterial warfare by enemies and the US, entitled 'Bring back whoever used Bacterial Warfare as War Criminals for Court Trial' and 'Stop the heinous crimes of the American Invaders who carry out Bacterial Warfare', 530 x 775 mm and 390 x 533 mm respectively, both first printings, People's Art Publishing House and Hualian Printing Factory, Beijing, 1952.

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Chinese Youth Delegation visiting the Soviet

Lot 99: Chinese Youth Delegation visiting the Soviet

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Description: Chinese Youth Delegation visiting the Soviet Union, poster depicting a very cordial meeting at a tractor assembly factory, the slogan on the banner above with portraits of Stalin and Mao reads: 'Long Live the Friendship between Chinese and Russian Youth', 530 x 771 mm., handling creases, corner pin holes, painted by Wang De Wei (signed in picture lower left, dated 1951), Shanghai Xu Sheng Ji Printing Factory, 1952.

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Souvenir for Chinese Volunteer Army,

Lot 100: Souvenir for Chinese Volunteer Army,

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Description: Souvenir for Chinese Volunteer Army, colour-printed T-shirt with 'Volunteer Army-Souvenir of the victorious return to the motherland after helping Korea fight against America', Chinese and Korean flags flank a shield with a dove symbol of peace, the number '24' on reverse, 'Plum Blossom Brand made by State Owned Shanghai Weaving Factory, Eastern China Weaving Department', 660 x 430 mm, minor soiling, c.1953; accompanied by an orange flannel blanket with woven design of children role-playing militia, two hand-grenades by their feet, 1016 x 1180 mm, cotton hemmed, c.1953 [but late 1960s]. ***Although made in China during the late 1960s, the image on the flannel blanket is in support of the Vietcong..

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