(Marx, Karl / Engels, Friedrich). L'Alliance de la démocratie socialiste et l'Association Internationale des Travailleurs. Rapport et documents publiés par ordre du Congrès Internationale de la Haye.
8vo. (4), 137, (1) pp. Original printed wrappers.
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First edition. From the collection of the French socialist and writer Paschal Grousset (1844-1909) with his autograph note on the title, repeated on the final page: "Ce Rapport est en entier l'ouevre de Karl Marx. Londres, Dec.bre 1874. Paschal Grousset".
In fact, scholarship today agrees that the text of the Conclusion was jointly edited by Marx and Engels in July 1873, to serve as the final chapter to this brochure which Engels and Lafargue produced according to a resolution at the Congress of the Hague. On the 26th of July 1873, Engels wrote to Sorge: "Lafargue et moi l'avons écrit ensemble, seule la conclusion est de Marx et de moi".
The Corsican-born Grousset was elected a member of the Paris Commune, serving on its Executive Committee and as Delegate for External Affairs. Deported to New Caledonia in 1872, he escaped via Australia, the U.S., and Britain, and it was during this period of exile that he penned the quoted lines in the present volume. Grousset returned to France after the 1880 amnesty and became a sometime collaborator of Jules Verne, as well as a Socialist Deputy for the 12th arrondissement of Paris.
Paper brittle and chipped in places, the printed wrapper more so; spine professionally repaired. Extremely rare.
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