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Friedrich Engels as a newspaper reporter... From the mid-1850's...

Item # 653579 NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1853-1856  Offered is an issue dated in the mid-1850's which provides the opportunity for a collector to own an original/authentic newspaper with an article written by Friedrich Engels, the communist revolutionary who would become more famous after his death than during his lifetime. Along with Marx, Engels wrote both "The Condition of the Working Class in England" and "The Communist Manifesto," and provided financial support for Karl Marx' "Das Kapital." As noted io 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 ."

In addition to the article by Friedrich Engels, each complete issue includes other news of the day accompanied by period advertising throughout.

Eight pages, in overall good condition.

If content is not an issue, and what is desired is to own an authentic newspaper with an article written and signed (block type) by Karl Marx, this is a great opportunity to own such an issue at a slightly discounted price.

The image shown is only for reference. The actual dates and content will vary, but all issues ordered (you may order more than one) will have at least one article by Friedrich Engels.

Category: Pre-Civil War