First Edition in Book Form
MARX, Karl. Revolution and Counter-Revolution. Or Germany in 1848. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Ltd. , 1896.
First edition in book form. This book is collected from a series letters and articles written for the New York Tribune during the years . Octavo (7 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 187 x 125 mm). xi, [1, contents], 148, [4, publisher's advertisements] pp. Complete with half-title. We could find no other copy at auction since 1977.

Publisher's original red cloth. Front board ruled, letterd and stamped with publisher's mark in black. Spine lettered and stamped in gilt. Yellow coated endpapers. Top edge uncut. Boards with some discoloration and staining. Spine a bit sunned. Binding slightly skewed. Overall a very good copy.

This first German edition which seems to be generally more attainable was translated from this present English edition and published the same year.

"Marx was asked in the summer of 1851 by Charles Anderson Dana, managing editor of the New York Tribune, to write a series of articles on the German Revolution. Founded in 1842 by Horace Greeley, the Tribune was the most influential paper in the United States at the time. These articles were written by Engels at the request of Marx, who was then busy with his economic studies and felt, besides, that he had not yet attained fluency in English. Engels wrote the articles in Manchester, where he was employed, and sent them on to Marx in London to be edited and dispatched to New York. Thus, although Engels must be rightly considered their author, Marx took a big part in the preparation, for in their almost daily correspondence the chief points were discussed thoroughly between them. The articles appeared under Marx's name, and it was not until much later, when the correspondence between the two life-long collaborators became available, that the true circumstances were revealed. The contributions to the Tribune thus begun continued until 1862, and though Marx himself wrote most of the articles after 1852, Engels continued to help his friend by writing for him important articles on political and military affairs. When Marx's daughter, Eleanor, wrote the preface to the 1896 edition she was still under the impression that Marx had written the series." [Publisher's Note to the 1969 edition published in London by Lawrence & Wishart]

HBS # 68008 $1,250