Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov). Dokladnaja Zapiska Direktora Departamenta polici Lopuhina [...].
8vo. (2), V, (1), 13, (1) pp., final blank leaf. Original printed wrappers bound within modern full red cloth with giltstamped title-label to spine.
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First edition. Crucial memorandum by the police department superintendent Lopukhin with a foreword by Lenin. Harshly criticizing the security regulations implemented in 1881, which granted the police extensive rights and powers, it is essentially a reckoning by a police official with Russia's fundamental police law. In his preface Lenin asserts the "complete bankruptcy of the police regime", stating that the regulations have proved ineffective "ever since the revolutionary movement really penetrated among the people and became inseparably bound up with the class movement of the working masses". In addition to the Russian title the brochure is titled in German "Memorandum des Herrn Lopuchin".
Title-page somewhat browned and dampstained near upper margin. Insignificant vertical crease to first few pages. Occasional pencil annotations.
Lenin, Collected Works VIII, pp. 202-205. OCLC 33430990.
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