The sale on 11 June contains a fine calligraphic autograph letter by Mao Zedong written towards the end of the Chinese Civil War, addressed to the journalist Yang Yi. There is also a charming Renaissance manuscript of the works of Ovid, part of a collection of books removed from the library at Ombersley Court, together with numerous fine bindings and some early printed works of Jewish interest. The Music section includes a fine autograph love poem by Robert Schumann to his beloved Clara.
Mao Zedong, Calligraphic autograph letter signed, to the journalist Yang Yi, 17 August [c. 1948]
Specialist for Continental Books & Manuscripts London