Marx, Karl. Herr Vogt.

London, A. Petsch & Co., 1860.

8vo. VI, (2), 191, (1) pp. Modern half calf with marbled covers and edges.


First edition of Marx's longest polemical work, aimed against the polical writer and democrat of 1848, the naturalist Karl Vogt (1817-95). A member of the German pre-parliament on the extreme left, Vogt had become professor of geology in Geneva in 1852 (he later also held the chair of zoology). The libel suit which he brought against the Augsburg "Allgemeine Zeitung" was tried at the Augsburg district court on 24 October 1859. "An important historical document, and a classic example of irreconcilable political controversy" (cf. Sauer & Auvermann V, 2340). A new and improved edition was published in Moscow in 1941 by the Marx-Engels-Lenin-Institute. Some browning as common; occasional edge chipping due to paper, but a good copy from the estate of the Frankfurt lawyer Wilhelm A. Schaaf (1929-2015).


Marx-Engels Erstdrucke 26. Stammhammer I, 145, 22.

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