V.p. 1905-1910. Nine volumes bound in one, octavo (20.75cm.); green cloth, private paper spine label printed in manuscript. Edges rubbed, some soil spots to preliminaries; 2.5-inch loss at bottom edge of first title page with loss of imprint; about Very Good otherwise. Text entirely in Russian and Ukranian. Library bookplate, with lending rules, of the Latvian Socialistic Club of Roxbury [Mass] to front pastedown.
1. Leone, Enriko [Enrico Leone]. Sindikalizm. [Moscow: Pechatnoe Delo, 1907.] viii,174pp. First Russian edition, published the same year as the first Italian edition, translated by G. Kirdetsoca. Leone, a journalist and economist, was one of the top Italian national syndicalists. His current work outlines the history and theories of Syndicalism. (Imprint missing--information obtained from OCLC entry.)
2. Groilikh, German [Herman Greulich]. Materialisticheskoe Ponimanie Istorii. 1907 (?). 24pp. First presumed Russian edition. Greulich was a Swiss politican noted for his founding of the first Social Democratic Party in Switzerland. In his The Materialist Conception of History, the author elaborates on the meaning and development of Historical Materialism which was initially defined in The Communist Manifesto. Not in OCLC; date obtained from the Catalogue of the German National Library.
3. Lui, Pol' [Paul Levi Louis]. Rabochee Zakonodatel'stvo Tsivilizovannykh Stran. Moscow: E. D. Miagkova, 1906. 111,pp. First presumed Russian edition. Paul Louis, French politician and journalist, was the Secretary of the Proletarian Unity Party. This work focusses on the Labor Laws in what he calls "the civilized countries." No copies located in OCLC.
4. Engels', F. [Friedrich Engels]. Krest'ianskii Vopros vo Frantsii i Germanii. Moscow: Molodaia Rossiia, 1906. 72pp. Engels' famous Peasant Question in France and Germany. This edition not in OCLC.
5. Aleksandrov, N. [Nikolai Aleksandrovich Semashko]. Sotsial'demokraticheskaia Fraktsiia v III Gosudarstvennoi Dumie. Paris: Tsentral'nago Organa R.S.-D.R.P. "Sotsial-demokrat," 1910. First edition, 103pp. Semashko was a Russian statesman and founder of the Soviet public health system. In 1908 he had moved to Paris with the Bolshevik Center Abroad and served as secretary of the Central Committee Bureau Abroad. His Social Democratic Faction in the Third State Duma analyzes the actions of the social-democrats in Russia's elected parliament during that period. Errata slip printed on orange stock bound at front.
6. Vandervel'de, E.; Marselia, P., et al. Iskusstvo v Burzhuaznom Obshchestvie. Sbornik Statei Vandervel'de, Val'tera, Raikha, Berga i Marselia. S. Peterburg: E. D. Miagkova "Kolokol," 1906. First edition, 101,pp. A number of articles on the state of art in a bourgeois society, by Emile Vandervelde (a Belgian statesman and member of the Belgian Labor Party), Pierre Marcel, and others.
7. Dittsgen, I. [Joseph Dietzgen]. Religiia Sotsial-demokratii. S. Peterburg: Rabotnik, 1906. First Russian edition, 63pp. Dietzgen was a German Marxist and Socialist philosopher. His Religion of Social Democracy was originally presented in six sermons delivered from 1870 to 1875. This and his other writing had a major influence on Lenin and the course of the Russian Revolution.
8. & 9. Pannekoek, Anton, & Shtampfer, Fridrikh [Antonie Pannekoek; Friedrich Stampfer]. Religiia i Sotsializm together with Religiia - Delo Sovesti Kazhdago. Kiev: Pravda, 1906. First Ukranian editions apparently published simultaneously with the original Dutch and German editions (OCLC listing only later Russian editions), 84pp. Antonie Pannekoek was a Dutch Marxist, social revolutionary, and astronomist. He was also one of the main theorists of Council Communism, a faction of Marxism advocating workers' councils as basis to democracy. In his Religion and Socialism, Pannekoek lays out his arguments on the co-existence of the two. He vehemently states that religious citizens, priests, etc. thinking that the Socialist movement is trying to "inoculate people with a new faith, or an atheism," are, indeed, very wrong and that, in fact, all Socialism is trying to do is bring about an "economic transformation of society by displacing Capitalist production by a Socialist one." Friedrich Stampfer was a German politician and journalist. His work elaborates on the six main clauses of the Erfurt Program, which was adopted by the Social Democratic Party of Germany in 1891 and which declared the demise of Capitalism and the necessity for Socialist ownership. He simultaneously showcases an interesting theory on religion being a private matter and not negating or shaping Socialism in any way, given that the two are completely separate entities.