Kapital: k'aghak'atntesut'yan k'nnadatut'yun [Armenian i.e. "Das Kapital"]. 4. vols.

Erevan, Kusakts'akan Hratarakch'ut'yun, 1933 - 1949. Royal8vo. 4 volumes, all in the original red (in four different nuances) full cloth with embossed title to front boards and spine. Light soiling to extremities on all four volumes expecially volume 1 with heavy soiling. Hindges a bit weak. All volumes internally fine and clean. XL,745, (3) pp.; XXVII, 492, (4) pp.; XXVI, 452 pp.; (4), 452 pp.

The rare first Armenian translation of Karl Marx's Das Kapital.
"Fifty years after the death of Karl Marx, the Communist Party of Armenia published in 1933 the first Armenian translation of book one of 'Das Kapital'. After a long fight against the Ottoman Empire, Armenia had become part of the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic in 1922. The famous Armenian historian and linguist Tadeos Ayrapetovich Avdalbegyan (1885-1937) made the translation according to the tenth and last German edition (1922) by the Meissner publishing house. Book two followed in 1936, but book three was only published after World War II, in 1947 and 1949. The changing name of the editor reflects the history of soviet Armenia over the years." (Karl Marx Memorial Library Luxembourg -

Order-nr.: 54792

DKK 20.000,00