First American edition

Marx, Karl. Capital: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production. Edited by Friedrich Engels.

New York & London, Appleton & Co. / Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1889.

8vo. XXXI, (1), 816 pp. Publisher's ochre cloth with giltstamped spine title.


The first American edition (second issue): a stereotyped re-issue by Appleton, with new title page, of the 1887 first English edition, translated from the 1883 third German edition by Samuel Moore and Marx's son-in-law, Edward Aveling, with new editorial revisions by Engels. The posthumous second (1885) and third volume (1894) of "Das Kapital" would not appear in English until Kerr's 1906-1909 edition.

Binding rubbed and bumped. Title and half-title loose and severely chipped, table of contents loosened. Withdrawn from the Massachsetts State Library with their shelfmark, drystamp and de-accessioning stamp.


Adams, Radical Literature in America, p. 53. Cf. Marx-Engels Erstdrucke 33 (1887 ed.). PMM 359.

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