19 June 2014
PROPERTY FROM THE FORBES COLLECTION
MARX, Karl (1818-1883). Capital: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production. London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey, & Co., 1887.
2 volumes, 8o. Half-titles. Printer's device on title pages. Original brown cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine gilt (inner hinges reinforced; half-title and title reinserted in vol.2; spotting on a few pages; corners rubbed, small split near bottom of spine in vol.1). Provenance: Munson and Hetty Havens (their bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Das Kapital, overseen by Engels and translated by Samuel Moore and Marx's son-in-law Edward Aveling. This edition only contains book I. Although Engels had already published the German edition of Volume II in 1885, he states in the preface, that a translation of it without volume III would be incomplete; the German edition of volume III did not appear until 1894. Based on the German edition of book I, this translation also takes account of substantial changes Marx made for the French translation of 1872-5. Draper II, M129; Rubel 633; Stammhammer I, p.145. (2)
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