Collected Works.London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1975-2005 Stock Code: 119043
The complete setFirst edition, first impressions, all with the London imprint except for vol. 5 and 22 (New York), and vol. 26 (Moscow). The Collected Works was published in conjunction with the Institute of Marxism-Leninism and Progress Publishers, both Moscow, and International Publishers Inc., New York.
"This edition will provide for the first time to the English-speaking world a practically complete, organised and annotated collection of the works of the founders and first teachers of the international communist movement... It will embrace all the extant works of Marx and Engels published in their lifetime and a considerable part of their legacy of manuscripts - manuscripts not published in their lifetime and unfinished works, outlines, rough drafts and fragments" (General Introduction, vol. 1, pp. xix-xx). The 50 volumes are organised into three general groups; philosophical, historical, political, economic, and other works (1-27); Marx's Kapital and its preliminary versions and related writings collectively known as Grundrisse der Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie (28-37); and letters (38-50).
50 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, spines and front boards lettered in gilt, edition and volume titles printed in black and red. With the dust jackets. Publisher's slips laid in to vol. 1.
Numerous illustrations, some photographic, colour, folding.
Dust jacket extremities a little rubbed and creased, dust jacket of vol. 8 price-clipped, front hinge of vol. 14 professionally repaired, a little stripping to front free endpaper of vol. 16, internally bright and clean, overall an excellent set.
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