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Karl Marx – Das Elend der Philosophie, 1885

Das Elend der Philosophie. Antwort auf Proudhons "Philosophie des Elends" von Karl Marx. Deutsch von E. Bernstein und K. Kautsky. Mit Vorwort und Noten von Friedrich Engels. Stuttgart: J.H.W. Dietz, 1885.

8vo, xxxvi, [iv], 209 pp., contemporary red panelled cloth with matching paper spine label lettered gilt, boards slightly marked, uniform light browning, no stamps or inscriptions, a clean and attractive copy, rare in this condition.

First German edition of Marx’s important early work Misère de la philosophie (Paris, 1847), with the first edition of Engels’s foreward and notes. The translation takes account of Marx’s handwritten changes in a copy of the original French text he gave to Natalya Utina in 1876.

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