Karl Marx Inscription

Image of Karl Marx's inscription to Das Kapital
Karl Marx’s inscription to Das Kapital (Sraffa 3404a)

Capital, Volume I (1867) is a critical analysis of capitalism as political economy.  The first of three volumes of Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie (Capital: Critique of Political Economy) was published on 14 September 1867, dedicated to Wilhelm Wolff, a close friend, and was the sole volume published in Karl Marx’s lifetime.  This copy bears an inscription, on the back of the title-page, in Marx’s own hand, “Dem Deutschen Arbeiter-Bildungsverein (The German Worker’s Educational Association). … 18 Sept. 1867 Karl Marx”.

Title page to Das Kapital, volume 1
Title page to Das Kapital, volume 1

 

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