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Karl Marx as a newspaper reporter (with signature)... "Riot at Constantinople..."



Item # 667145

June 28, 1853

New-York Semi-Weekly Tribune, June 28, 1853

* Karl Marx - German revolutionary socialist

Beginning on pg. 1 and continuing for roughly 2 columns is: "Riot at Constantinople - German Table Moving - The Budget", which is written by Karl Marx and is appropriately signed in type: Karl Marx. Text takes up about 1 1/2 columns of the front page, see images for portion.

Note: This is an interesting issue which provides the opportunity for a collector to own an original/authentic newspaper with an article written by Karl Marx, the communist revolutionary who would become more famous after his death than during his lifetime. Karl spent most of his life in exile, part of which was in London where he joined the Communist League. As noted in the website "The History Guide": "...during the first half of the 1850s the Marx family lived in poverty in a three room flat in the Soho quarter of London. Marx and Jenny already had four children and two more were to follow. Marx's major source of income at this time was Engels who was trying a steadily increasing income from the family business in Manchester. This was supplemented by weekly articles written as a foreign correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune ."

Other news of the day with period advertisements is found throughout.

Complete with all 8 pages, a slightly rough left spine, but in overall good condition. See images for details.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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