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Das kommunistische Manifest. Neue Ausgabe mit einem Vorwort der Verfasser.
Leipzig, Verlag der Expedition des "Volksstaat", 1872. Small 8vo. Near contemporary full red cloth. Light wear to extremities and back board with a few stains. Professional repairs to both upper and lower outer corner of title-page and inner margin - not affecting text. Repair to middle of p. 16 (measuring 25 x 10 mm), with minor loss of text. First and last leaf of last quire (Pp. 17-27) reinforced in margin. Paper lightly creased throughout. A good copy. 27 pp. ¶ The very rare first edition of Marx's groundbreaking work of communist propaganda to appear under the now canonical title "Das kommunistische Manifest". It is, only second to the original 1848-edition, the most important and influential edition of the Communist Manifesto ever to appear - the altered title helped to draw the pamphlet out of the obscurity it had fallen into during the 1850ies and 60ies. Furthermore, Marx' and Engels' famous preface appears in this edition for the first time.<br><br>The present edition is often referred to as the Liebknecht-edition or Liebknect offprint. Wilhelm Liebknecht, German socialist and one of the principal founders of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, used his newspaper to agitate against the Franco-Prussian War, calling on working men on both sides of the border to unite in overthrowing the ruling class. As a result, he and Bebel were arrested and charged with treason and in 1872, both Liebknecht and Bebel were convicted and sentenced to two years of Festungshaft ("imprisonment in a fortress"). During the trial, the manifesto was read into the official court records … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]

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