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MARX, Karl.

Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.

Dritter Band, erster Theil. Buch III: Der Gesammtprocess der kapitalischen Produktion. Kapitel I bis XXVIII. [-zweiter Theil... Kapitel XXIX bis LII]. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Engels.

Otto Meissner, Hamburg , 1894 Stock Code: 136478
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First edition of the third volume of Das Kapital. Only the first volume of Das Kapital was published in Marx's lifetime, in 1867. Following Marx's death in 1883, the second and third volumes were edited from Marx's manuscripts and seen through the press by Friedrich Engels, with the second volume published in 1885, and the present third volume in 1894. Together they form the most significant and influential critique of capitalism ever published, with Das Kapital becoming the bible of Marxist movements and governments in the following century. "The history of the twentieth century is Marx's legacy. Stalin, Mao, Che, Castro - the icons and monsters of the modern age have all presented themselves as his heirs. Whether he would recognise them as such is quite another matter... Nevertheless, within one hundred years of his death half the world's population was ruled by governments that professed Marxism to be their guiding faith. His ideas have transformed the study of economics, history, geography, sociology and literature. Not since Jesus Christ has an obscure pauper inspired such global devotion - or been so calamitously misinterpreted" (Francis Wheen, in his introduction to Karl Marx, 1999).

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2 parts bound in 1 volume, octavo (211 x 137 mm). Contemporary black half calf, rebacked preserving the original gilt-decorated spine using black crushed morocco, marbled paper boards, patterned endpapers, marbled edges, red silk book marker.

Condition

Bookbinder's ticket, "F. A. L. Hugo Ww u. Sohn" of Hamburg, to rear pastedown, red pen and purple stamped library markings to title and facing page. Spine ends and corners professionally refurbished, hinges strengthened with black cloth, some very faint spotting to the bottom edge of contents. A very good copy.

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