Berlin: Expedition der Buchhandlung Vorwärts, 1896. First Edition. One of a series of educational Marxist pamphlets issued under the banner the "Berliner Arbeiter-Bibliothek," this introducing its readers to the theory of surplus value without having to wade through Marx's original text. Other titles in the series covered the benefits of unionism and labor protection legislation; provided a concise history of the Paris Commune; and included an edition of Bellamy's "Looking Backward." Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's orange wrappers printed within typographically decorative border; 52pp.; text printed entirely in blackletter. Some shallow chipping to upper cover fore-edge not approaching text, some light soil, textblock uniformly toned, else a Very Good copy, internally clean and sound. At head of title: "Berliner Arbeiter-Bibliothek," IX. Heft.