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MARX, Karl.
Il Capitale di Carlo Marx brevemente compendiato da Carlo Cafiero. Libro Primo. Sviluppo della Produzione Capitalista.
Milan: C. Bignami e C, 1879. Milan: C. Bignami e C,, 1879. Octavo (172 x 113 mm). Bound with the first Italian translation of J. S. Mill's The Subjection of Women in contemporary marbled boards, roan leather spine, ruled in blind, direct lettered gilt, edges sprinkled green and blue. Ownership inscription to each half title of Nicola de Berardini. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, spine with a few spots of surface wear, paper stock of Il Capitale lightly browned; a very good copy. First edition, extremely scarce, of Cafiero's abridgment of Marx's Das Kapital, the first appearance of the work in Italian. This was one of the earliest abridgements of Das Kapital, and was much admired by Marx. Carlo Cafiero (1846-1892), an Italian socialist, met Marx and Engels in London in 1870 and was recruited to their cause. He returned to Italy, accepting their offer to become the special agent in Italy of the International's General Council, working especially in Naples where the Bakunists and Mazzinians held sway over the left. Engels tried to warn Cafiero about the dangerousness of Bakunin's ideas, but by 1872 Cafiero had fallen in with Bakunin and was joining the anarchists. Imprisoned in 1877, "Cafiero read the French translation of Capital. The book electrified him with its brilliance, and he immediately set about writing a commentary on it. By the time Cafiero left prison in August 1878, he had a short book ready for publication. The following February his old newspaper, La Plebe, began to publish instalments, in Italian translation, of the thirty-first chapter of Capital, ' … [Click Below for Full Description]
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