Struggle for Bread

Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov). Bor'ba za khleb [...].

Moscow, Tip. Sytina, 1918.

8vo. 29, (1) pp. Original printed wrappers.


First edition. Exceedingly rare political brochure wherein Lenin advocates one of his key slogans: "The struggle for bread is the struggle for socialism". During a serious food crisis in the summer of 1918, involving suppliers hiding grain in an effort to starve out the revolution, Lenin calls for a crusade against grain speculators, wealthy peasants, exploiters and saboteurs. Delivered as a speech to the Central Committee.

Only a handful of copies traceable in libraries worldwide, none outside of the US or the UK. Not listed among Lenin's works in the otherwise thorough Marxists Internet Archive.

A few insignificant marginal flaws.

OCLC 29269099.

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