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Karl Marx as a newspaper reporter... The State of Europe...
Item # 663867
June 10, 1853
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 10, 1853
* Karl Marx - German revolutionary socialist
The front page has about a 1 1/2 column article under: "EUROPE," which is written by Karl Marx, and is appropriately signed in type: Karl Marx. See images for partial text. A website dedicated to the works of Marx states provides the following theme/topic for the article: "Excitement in Italy.-The Events in Spain.-The Position of the German States.-British Magistrates."
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 found throughout. Complete with all 8 pages, a little irregular along the spine, otherwise nice.
Category: Pre-Civil War