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MARX, Karl.

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  1. Misère de la philosophie. Réponse à la philosophie de la misère de M. Proudhon.
    MARX, Karl. Misère de la philosophie. Réponse à la philosophie de la misère de M. Proudhon.

    Paris & Brussels : 1847

    First edition of Marx's caustic attack on Proudhon, "the bitterest attack delivered by one thinker upon another since the celebrated polemics of the Renaissance" (Isaiah Berlin), one of 800 copies printed. "In 1846 Proudhon published his celebrated book, La Philosophie de la Misère. He and Marx had remained friends, though their relation had not been... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 119971

  2. Autograph letter signed to Lucien-Léopold Jottrand.
    MARX, Karl. Autograph letter signed to Lucien-Léopold Jottrand.

    Brussels : [1847]

    An unpublished autograph letter signed in French, Marx's earliest known missive to the Belgian radical journalist and politician Lucien-Léopold Jottrand, president of the Democratic Association in Brussels, of which Marx became vice president. Under the influence of Marx and Engels, the Democratic Association would become one of the principal hubs... Learn More
    £130,000.00

    Stock Code: 132140

  3. Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
    MARX, Karl. Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.

    Berlin : 1859

    Rare first editionone of 1000 copiesof the "germ" of Das Kapital. The Kritik was Marx's first attempt at a general statement of his theories, written following several years' research in the British Museum. Marx had initially planned a multi-volume work, but he was dissatisfied with it, and no further parts were written or published.... Learn More
    £57,500.00

    Stock Code: 129811

  4. Herr Vogt.
    MARX, Karl. Herr Vogt.

    London : 1860

    First edition of the work which Marx took the best part of a year away from the writing of Capital to complete, bound first in a volume of two works, the other being the second edition of Marx's Der achtzehnte Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte (Hamburg: Otto Meissner, 1869).
    Herr Vogt is an answer to the slanders against himself,... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 126478

  5. Das Kapital.
    MARX, Karl. Das Kapital.

    Hamburg : 1867

    First edition of the first volume of Das Kapital, Marx's polemical masterpiece of political economy; an excellent copy in contemporary cloth of the only volume to appear in his lifetime. The culmination of nearly 25 years of research, Das Kapital became the bible of Marxist movements and governments. It is the most significant and... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 138113

  6. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
    MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.

    Hamburg : 1867

    First edition, advance review copy (stamped "Recensionsexemplar" on the front wrapper), with a printed slip issued by the publisher Otto Meissner, completed in manuscript two days after publication, inviting the editors of Die Grenzboten to publish a review.
    Published in Leipzig, Die Grenzboten: Zeitschrift für Politik und Literatur was one of the... Learn More
    £175,000.00

    Stock Code: 134105

  7. Advance announcements of the publication of Das Kapital.
    MARX, Karl. Advance announcements of the publication of Das Kapital.

    Geneva : 1867

    First edition of Marx's formal announcements, both signed and unsigned, of the publication of the first volume of his magnum opus, Das Kapital, in the uncommon revolutionary socialist journal Der Vorbote, with an exceptional provenance, being from the library of the German radical journalist and agitator Johann Most, who played a part in Capital's publication... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 120907

  8. Le Capital.
    MARX, Karl. Le Capital.

    Paris : [1872-5]

    First edition in French of the first volume of Das Kapital, the definitive text as authorized by Karl Marx, this being the first issue with Lachâtre's imprint. The book was published in parts from August 1872 to November 1875, here bound on completion. The first volume of Das Kapital was originally published in German in 1867. This French edition was... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 135070

  9. [Das Kapital, in Russian:] Kapital. Kritika politicheskoi ekonomii.
    MARX, Karl. [Das Kapital, in Russian:] Kapital. Kritika politicheskoi ekonomii.

    St Petersburg : 1872

    First edition in Russian, the first foreign translation, of "the Bible of Marxism".
    This was the first published translation of the work in any language. Issued in 3,000 copies, with a complacent comment from the censor - "few people in Russia will read it, and fewer still will understand it" - the book was, however, quite successful and the edition... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 129814

  10. Il Capitale di Carlo Marx brevemente compendiato da Carlo Cafiero.
    MARX, Karl. Il Capitale di Carlo Marx brevemente compendiato da Carlo Cafiero.

    Milan : 1879

    First edition, extremely scarce, of Cafiero's abridgment of Marx's Das Kapital, the first appearance of the work in Italian. This was one of the earliest abridgements of Das Kapital, and was much admired by Marx.
    Carlo Cafiero (1846-1892), an Italian socialist, met Marx and Engels in London in 1870 and was recruited to their cause. He returned to... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 128758

  11. Das Elend der Philosophie. Antwort auf Proudhons "Philosophie des Elends".
    Marx, Karl. Das Elend der Philosophie. Antwort auf Proudhons "Philosophie des Elends".

    Stuttgart : 1885

    First German translation of Marx's Misère de la philosophie, his caustic reply to Proudhon's Philosophie de la misère, originally published in French in 1847. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 131967

  12. [Das Kapital, in Russian:] Kapital. Kritika politicheskoi ekonomii.
    MARX, Karl. [Das Kapital, in Russian:] Kapital. Kritika politicheskoi ekonomii.

    St Petersburg : 1872 & 1885 & 1896

    First edition in Russian of all three volumes of Das Kapital, extremely rarely found complete. This was the first foreign translation of "the Bible of Marxism". Though the censors viewed its appearance complacently - "few people in Russia will read it, and fewer still will understand it" - the first volume, issued in 3,000 copies, was quite successful... Learn More
    £32,500.00

    Stock Code: 127174

  13. Kapitalen.
    MARX, Karl. Kapitalen.

    Copenhagen : 1885 & 1887

    First edition in Danish of Das Kapital. Marx's seminal work first appeared in German in 1867, and the first translation of the work was that into Russian (1872). The first English translation appeared after the Danish, in 1887.
    "The history of the twentieth century is Marx's legacy. Stalin, Mao, Che, Castro the icons and monsters of the modern age... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 122813

  14. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
    MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.

    Hamburg : 1885

    First edition of the second volume of Das Kapital, edited from Marx's manuscripts by Friedrich Engels. "Marx himself modestly described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik de politischen Oekonomie, 1859. It was in fact the summation of his quarter of a century's economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of the British Museum. The Athenaeum... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 111888

  15. El Capital.
    MARX, Karl. El Capital.

    Madrid : 1886[-7]

    Exceptionally rare first edition in Spanish, an abridged translation of volume one of Marx's Das Kapital (Capital). Its scarcity is explained by the brittle, poor quality of the paper stock - the same used for printing Zafrilla's newspaper - and its very small print run, thought to number no more than a thousand copies in total.
    Pablo Correa y Zafrilla... Learn More
    £125,000.00

    Stock Code: 130328

  16. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
    MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.

    Hamburg : 1890; 1903; 1894; 1894

    Uniformly bound set of Marx's masterpiece, comprising the fourth edition of book one, third edition of book two and the first edition of book three. Only the first edition of book one appeared in Marx's lifetime; the other books were published from his manuscripts by Engels, who wrote a preface to each book. The second and subsequent editions of book... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 115402

  17. Le Capital. Extraits faits par M. Paul Lafargue.
    (MARX, Karl.) PARETO, Vilfredo. Le Capital. Extraits faits par M. Paul Lafargue.

    Paris : 1893

    First edition of this selection from Marx's Capital, published in the series Petite bibliothèque économique française et étrangère, the product of a surprising collaboration. Lafargue, a founder of the French socialist party and later Marx's son-in-law, of all the French Marxist writers closest to German orthodoxy, made the selection of the extracts.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 122588

  18. [Index librorum banning Das Kapital from Russian public libraries.]
    (MARX, Karl.) [Index librorum banning Das Kapital from Russian public libraries.]

    Saint Petersburg : 1894

    Extremely rare example of a Russian index librorum for public libraries, recording the first - and rather late - attempt to censor the works of Marx, listing the first two volumes of Das Kapital, being the first edition of volume one in Russian (1872), and the first edition of volume two (1885). Scarce, no other examples traced on OCLC or KVK.
    "By... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 124940

  19. [Opere.]
    MARX, Karl. [Opere.]

    Rome : 1899-1902

    First edition, a bound volume of 12 Italian translations of works by Marx, issued by Luigi Mongini in parts, each work separately paginated, but continuously signed.
    "1899 would mark a further qualitative leap in the publication of Marx and Engels's texts in Italy, reaching a particular peak in the years between 1899 and 1902. This was the most... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 123720

  20. Kapital Karola Marksa.
    (MARX, Karl.) MEHRING, Franz, & Rosa Luxemburg. Kapital Karola Marksa.

    Warsaw : 1923

    First edition of this abstract of Kapital in Polish, exceptionally scarce, OCLC locating just two copies worldwide (both in Poland), written by Marx's biographer Franz Mehring and eminent Marxist Rosa Luxemburg. The first complete Polish translation was published in 1884, with a further edition in 1926, a new translation on which a team of economists... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121153

  21. [Das Kapital, in Polish:] Kapitał.
    MARX, Karl. [Das Kapital, in Polish:] Kapitał.

    Warsaw : 1926-9

    Extremely rare second (first 1884) Polish edition of Das Kapital, a new and thorough, though anonymous translation; the planned second volume never appeared, overtaken by events in the middle of the 20th century.
    This edition reprints the usual prefaces, including the one of the first Polish edition, but there is no new preface to this edition, which... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 115423

  22. A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy.
    MARX, Karl. A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy.

    Moscow : 1970

    First edition, first printing, edited and introduced by Maurice Herbert Dobb, the founder of Marxist academia in Britain. This is the second English translation of Marx's Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (1859), the "germ" of Das Kapital. The Kritik was Marx's first attempt at a general statement of his theories, written following several years'... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 121362

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