Die materialistische Geschichtsauffassung.
8vo. 2 vols. XV, (1), 891, (1) pp. (4), 895, (1) pp. With portrait frontispiece to vol. 1. Original red half cloth, neatly rebacked.
First edition. Kautsky's most comprehensive and most systematical work, intended to provide a theoretical basis for historical materialism. In his preface Kautsky emphasized the need for such a basis because of the increasing practical and theoretical impact of Marxism on the labour movement and the current political and social situation.
Blumenberg 1627. Emig A 1008. Schwarz 364.