Die Philosophie Herakleitos des Dunklen von Ephesos. Nach einer neuen Sammlung seiner Bruchstücke und der Zeugnisse der Alten dargestellt.
Large 8vo. 2 vols. XVIII, (4), 379, (1) pp. IV, (2), 479, (1) pp. Contemporary blue half cloth, spines finely gilt.
First edition. The first great book of the author, the future leader of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiterverein, the first German social democratic party founded in 1863: a voluminous study on the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus, on which Lassalle worked for more than fifteen years. It clearly shows the profound influence of his study of Hegelian dialectical methods.
Some foxing throughout. Handwritten ownership of the German philosopher Henning Winzer (dated 1982) to flyleaves; Diels/Kranz numbers pencilled in the margin in his hand.
Stammhammer I, 127, 21.