Price: 25.00 euro Size: 22x15cm./8.5×5.1inch. Weight: 2687gr./94.7oz. Year: 1971 Pages book I:955 Pages book II: 599 Pages book III: 1007
Book made in the DDR, 1971. Karl Marx’s Das Kapital in the German language. Das Kapital, also known as Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, is a foundational theoretical text in materialist philosophy, economics and politics by Karl Marx. In Das Kapital, Marx proposes that the motivating force of capitalism is in the exploitation of labor, whose unpaid work is the ultimate source of surplus value. The owner of the means of production is able to claim the right to this surplus value because he is legally protected by the ruling regime through property rights and the legally established distribution of shares which are by law distributed only to company owners and their board members. The historical section shows how these rights were acquired in the first place chiefly through plunder and conquest and the activity of the merchant and “middle-man”. In producing capital, the workers continually reproduce the economic conditions by which they labour While Marx did not live to publish the planned second and third parts, they were both completed from his notes and published after his death by his colleague Friedrich Engels. Das Kapital is the most cited book in the social sciences published before 1950.
(150.21) Price: 175.00 euro Size of the books: 21x15cm./8.2×5.9inch. Weight: 15000gr./329oz. Year: 1961
Lenin Works, published in the DDR in 1961. Enormous 40 parts of Lenin Works. With this series came 2 books as a regiostrer and 2 books for supplymental text. In total 44 parts. The books are in used but good conrition. The original Russian edition was 51 parts. The Lenin Briefe was integrated into the Lenin Works. The DDR decided to publish the book in 2 seperate parts, Lenin Werke and Lenin Briefe.
Book publiced in the DDR, 1976. The titel reads:”Manifest Of The Communist Party” or “Communist Manifesto”. The Communist Manifesto, originally the Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei), is an 1848 pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the Revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognised as one of the world’s most influential political documents. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and then-present) and the conflicts of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism’s potential future forms.
Agenda/Diary from the DDR made in 1979. This agenda is made for the NVA army. It contains a lot of militairy information about assault rifles, militairy tactics, how to set up barb wire, how to use a compass and much more. In the back of the book there are serveral coloured pages with all ranks of the militairy army. The National People’s Army (NVA) was the armed forces of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1956 to 1990. The NVA was formed in 1956 to succeed the Kasernierte Volkspolizei (Barracked People’s Police) and influenced by the Soviet Army, becoming one of the Warsaw Pact militaries opposing NATO during the Cold War. The majority of NATO officers rated the NVA the best military in the Warsaw Pact based on discipline, thoroughness of training, and the quality of officer leadership. The NVA did not see significant combat but participated in the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, deployed military advisors to communist governments in other countries, and manned the Berlin Wall where they were responsible for numerous deaths. The NVA was dissolved in 1990 and its facilities and equipment were handed over to the Bundeswehr (the armed forces of West Germany), which also absorbed most of its personnel below the rank of non-commissioned officer.
Price: 8.50 euro Size: 6x6cm./2.3×2.3inch. Weight: 87gr./3oz.
MInibook made in the DDR. This is one is intresting. It is made for the Czechian market and made in the Czechian language. Probably made when a top high ranking official visited the DDR. It’s a beautiful minibook about the KDA (Kampfgruppen Der Arbeiters, or, The Worlers Army). The book conatins many pictures and gives a good insight into the KDA aswell as the DDR.
Price: 10.00 euro
The Green Book by Muammar Gaddafi in the German language.
The Green Book is a short book setting out the political philosophy of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The book was first published in 1975.
It was “intended to be read by all people”. It is said to have been inspired in part by The Little Red Book (Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung). Both were widely distributed both inside and outside their country of origin, and “written in a simple, understandable style with many memorable slogans”. During the Libyan Civil War, copies of the book were burned by anti-Gaddafi demonstrators.
Complete works of Lenin letters, 11 parts. And with a book with letter exchanges between Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
In the original Russian publication the Lenin Briefe was integrated within the 40 parts of the Lenin Werke making this 51 parts. In the DDR they decided that the Lenin Werke and Lenin briefe was going to be published in 2 seperate parts.
Price: 100.00 euro Size: 21x15cm./8.2×5.9inch. Weight: 5000gr./176oz. Year: 1950
These works of Stalin are his thoughts and political ideas written down based on the works of Karl Marx and his friend Lenin (Marxism, Lenism) in order to mobilise the Russian people for his political program. In the DDR the communistic ruling party, the SED, wanted these works to be translated and published for the German people in 1950. Resulting in the 13 editions of the Stalin Werke. Originally there were 15 parts but after the death of Stalin an because of the rejected Stalin ideology by Khrushchev the 14th. and 15th. edition of the works were put on hold. Eventually parts 14 and 15 (along with parts 16 and 17) were published in West Germany by a communist group.
Karl Marx Das kapital.
Band I 1903 Fifth Pressing
Band II 1893 2nd. Pressing
Band III-I 1894 1st. Pressing
Band III-II 1894 1st. Pressing
The cover on some of the books have got some damage/are used as you can see on the pictures. The pages inside the books are good and well preserved.
Das Kapital, also called Capital. A Critique of Political Economy (in German: Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie) was first published in 1867 by Karl Marx. Capital, Volume I (1867) was published in Marx’s lifetime, but he died in 1883 before completing the manuscripts for Capital, Volume II (1885) and Capital, Volume III (1894) which friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels edited and published as the work of Marx. The first translated publication of Das Kapital was in Imperial Russia in March 1872. It was the first foreign publication and the English edition appeared in 1887. Despite Tsarist censorship proscribing “the harmful doctrines of socialism and communism”, the Russian censors considered Das Kapital as a “strictly scientific work” of political economy, the content of which did not apply to monarchic Russia, where “capitalist exploitation” had never occurred and was officially dismissed, given “that very few people in Russia will read it, and even fewer will understand it”. Nonetheless, Marx acknowledged that Russia was the country where Das Kapital “was read and valued more than anywhere”. For instance, the Russian edition was the fastest selling as 3,000 copies were sold in one year while the German edition took five years to sell 1,000, therefore the Russian translation sold fifteen times faster than the German original.