Das Kapital: Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.

"The Bible of the Working Class": Rare Early Printing of Karl Marx's Das Kapital

Das Kapital: Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.

MARX, Karl. Edited by Freidrich Engels.

$2,500.00

Item Number: 104806

Hamburg: Verlag von Otto Meissner, 1883-1885.

Rare early printing of one of the most influential books ever published. Octavo, original cloth over pebbled leather boards, all edges speckled red. In very good condition with ownership stamps, tape gutter repairs, rebacked.

One of the most important works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, "Kapital" is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and generate fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. "Capital" rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia and Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx's friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as 'the Bible of the Working Class'.

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