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MARX, Karl

Le Capital.

Traduction de M. J. Roy, entièrement révisée par l'auteur.

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ParisMaurice Lachâtre1872

First edition in French of the first volume of Das Kapital. This is the first issue with the publisher Lachâtre's imprint. The book was published in parts from August 1872 to November 1875 and then bound in total upon completion. Originally published in German 1867 this French edition was only the second translation, preceded only by the Russian translation of 1872, but Marx collaborated greatly with Lachâtre and he felt that this translation was more important than the Russian and his extensive work on the project means 'Le Capital was not a mere translation, but rather an original work, relevant from a textual point of view' (Books that Made Europe, p. 248).

Maurice Lachatre (1814-1900) was a Parisian radical bookseller, publisher, and collaborator of Félix Pyat's (with whom Marx butted heads over the growth of the International Working Men's Association in France). Lachatre's projected publication of the anarchist newspaper 'La

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First French edition, first issue. Folio ( 29 x 20 cm), 351 pp, two title-pages with engraved vignettes, engraved portrait, facsimile letter from Marx and from the publisher, stamp of previous bookseller on title-page, previous owner's signature 'G.See' on front free endpaper; contemporary green half calf, decorated boards, some wear to the extremities; overall a good copy.


Books that Made Europe p.248.

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