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Lot #    34140
Auction End Date    4/24/2012 12:57:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Communist Manifesto
Title (Hebrew)    קאפיטאליזם און קאמוניזם
Author    Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels
City    Vilna (Vilnius)
Publisher    Witowa
Publication Date    1906
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First Yiddish edition? 73, [1] pp., 205:125 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A good copy not bound.
          
Detailed
Description
   The Communist Manifesto, originally titled Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei) is a short 1848 publication written by the German Marxist political theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It has since been recognized as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by the Communist League, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.

The book contains Marx and Engels' Marxist theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles". It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism, and then eventually communism.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Communism
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica