Hamburg: Verlag Otto Meissner, 1872.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #002863
Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Vol. I: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. Hamburg: Verlag Otto Meissner, 1872. , 830 pp. Vol. II: Der Zirkulationsprocess des Kapitals. Edited by F. Engels. Hamburg: Verlag Otto Meissner, 1885. xxvii , 526,  pp. 8vo (207 x 137 mm). Both volumes uniformly bound in contemporary half calf, spines with 4 raised bands, gilt decoated and gilt lettered (vol. I with head of spine partially chipped, light rubbing to extremities, rubbing to spine of vol. II), marbled edges. Text of vol. I with light marginal browning, scattered foxing and frequent pencil markings, vol. II little age-toned only and with no visible foxing. Provenance: bookplates of unknown owner to front pastedowns, one with motto "Aut mors aut vita decora". A very good set, rarely found in unform bindings. ----
PMM 359 (first ed. vol. I only); Rubel 633, 635-636 - SECOND EDITION of Vol. I and FIRST EDITION of Vol. II OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE MODERN ERA. Only the first edition of vol. I was published in Marx's lifetime; his friend and supporter Friedrich Engels edited and published volume II in 1885 and volume III in 1894. "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 recognize them as such is quite another matter... 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" (Wheen). Marx's great polemic was the summation of his quarter of a century of economic studies, mostly at the British Museum. - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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