[Opere.]Luigi Mongini, Rome , 1899-1902 Stock Code: 123720
NotesFirst 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 important attempt thus far to provide socialism and Italian culture with the greater part of the works by Marx and Engels that were then available. The publication in instalments of Marx, Engels, and Lassalle's Works (later appearing as a collection), thanks to the collaboration of important ancient historian Ettore Ciccotti and socialist publisher Luigi Mongini, would doubtless represent 'Italian culture's only true and substantial approach to Marx until after the Second World War'" (Favilli, pp. 213-4).
Of the 12 translations present, bound as listed below, all but two are listed in Sraffa: those not are Rivelazioni sul processo dei Comunisti in Colonia (1900) and La guerra civile in Francia (1902).
a) MARX, Carlo. Le Discussioni del sesto Landtag delle provincie Renane (1842). 1899.
b) . Un Carteggio del 1843. Per la Critica della filosofia del diritto di Hegel. Per la questione degli Ebrei (1844). 1899.
c) . Per la Critica dell'economia politica (1859). 1899.
d) . Rivelazioni sul processo dei Comunisti in Colonia (1852). 1900.
e) . L'Alleanza della democrazia socialista e l'associazione internazionale dei lavoratori (1873). 1901.
f) . Innanzi ai giurati di Colonia. Processo contro il presidio della democrazia Renana. 1901.
g) . Indirizzo inaugurale dell'associazione internazionale dei lavoratori (1864). 1901.
h) . Per la critica del programma della democrazia socialista (1875). 1901.
i) . Miseria della filosofia (1847). 1901.
j) . La guerra civile in Francia (1870-1). 1902.
k) . Il diciotto Brumaio di Luigi Bonaparte (1852). 1902.
l) . Le lotte di classe in Francia dal 1848 al 1850 (1850). 1902.
Octavo (240 x 164 mm). Contemporary quarter roan and pebbled cloth boards, vellum corners, spine ruled and direct lettered gilt.
Spine lettered "Marx: Opere, vol. I", with the ownership of M. Giua stamped at foot, occasional pencil annotation. Joints cracked but firm, neat repair to foot of spine and to inner hinges, contents foxed, the leaf edges slightly brittle with a few closed tears, overall a very good copy.
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