Deng Xiaoping: My Father by Deng Maomao (1995 1st American Edition HC in DJ)
Author: Deng Maomao
Illustrations: Historic Photographs and Maps.
Publisher: Basic Books New York, NY U.S.A. 1995
Told by his youngest daughter (also known as Deng Rong), the story of Deng Xiaoping is interwoven with modern Chinese history, tracing his sixty-year career from birth in a village in Sichuan province to a position of key leadership in the Communist party.
Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997) was a Chinese politician who became the paramount leader of the People's Republic of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. After Chairman Mao Zedong's death in 1976, Deng gradually rose to power and led China through a series of far-reaching market-economy reforms, which earned him the reputation as the "Architect of Modern China."
Translated from the Chinese first edition, published in 1995 by Zhong Yang Wen Xiang Publishing House, Beijing. This translation was done by Lin Xiangmin, Lu Min, Li Tongmnian, Ma Hairong, Jin Shaoqing, Wang Yuling, Zhang Zhijun, Chen Mingming, Chen Naiching, and Cong Jun. xxvi+498pp+16pp historic photographs.
Hardcovers have tan boards with white spines marked with metalic black and copper designs and lettering on spine, in near new dust jackets. Jackets are covered by Brodart plastic coverings. Interiors are tight, clean and unmarked. Erased pencil markings on ffep.
Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall, 540pp.
Condition: Very Good Hardcovers in Near Fine (As New) DJ – 1st American Edition, Always privately owned.
Copyright 1995. Printed in U.S.A. Print-line states from 1st printing of 1995. 1st American Edition thus assumed. ISBN: 0-465-01625-1. LCCN: 94-37429. MSR = $27.50.
Notes on Condition/Edition ratings:
Fine – means like new, but any book produced over 10 years ago isn't “brand new” or even “new.” Booksellers needed some word to describe this...
Like New – A new book, no marks no damage (except maybe remainder marks or shelf-wear) except not obtained directly from the publisher or in packaging from the publisher.
Very Good – How you or I might take care of a book, closer to “as new” than standard. Might show ownership.
Good – How someone else might take care of a book. Also referred to as “standard.” This is the most likely condition for books of this age & title, shows the book has been read or previously owned.
Acceptable – How a child, student or a librarian might take care of a book. (Either trying to make sure someone doesn't steal it by plastering ownership everywhere, filled it with copious notes or a book that has been damaged.)
Poor – Combination of “acceptable” factors above. Most likely with water damage as well. Might have
missing pages (you should ask).
Near – Means “almost” in an optimistic sense. e.g., “Near Fine” means very good, but on the high end.
1st Thus – Unique somehow, maybe 1st paperback, new illustrator, misprint or even the 1st edition. A collector
might desire this copy.