First edition of Essays In Historical Materialism by George Plekhanov. Twelvemo, 48pp; 62pp. Gray boards, title in black on spine. Two volumes bound into one. In scarce publishers dust jacket, $1.50 price on front flap, printed pink paper, light wear at edges, otherwise fine. Originally written as contributions to the German Socialist Democrat newspaper in 1893, the articles were rejected and appeared in book form in 1896 in Stuttgart.
Comments: George Plekhanov was a Russian revolutionary and a Marxist theoretician. He was an early adopter of the Marxist philosophy and helped to establish the social-democratic movement in Russia.