Those Marx etc. books printed in Moscow & Beijing...

Discussion in 'theory, philosophy & history' started by chilango, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*



    ...that used to be cheaply and readily available.

    Anybody know where you can pick them up these days?

    Quite fancy a set for my bookshelves. For old times sakes. Just Marx though, not Lenin.

    Like this version of the Manifesto that I’ve got.
  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  5. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Ta, they’re the ones. Fancy a three volume of capital and maybe a selected works etc. But can’t see quite the cover designs I’d like...(yeah, it’s all about the look :D)

    I’ll check back though.
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  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    This search string should give more options
    Marx, Moscow - AbeBooks
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  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Ive heard there was a lot of editing and rewriting going on in these editions depending on party politics at the time of publication and particular lines taken in particular texts.
  8. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Yeah. I’d expect so.

    I think there’s some questions over the various translations and abridgements of Capital even away from there.
  9. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    i think i have a few- funnily enough, there were some progress press one in the local charity shop over the weekend. there was an engels one for a quid I should have bought but never got round to it. will check and see if there are any left this weekend

    alos have one of gadaffis green books as well, that is terrible. and some Kim Il Sung . crap. and volume 2 of Ceaucescus collected speeches I got in Bucharest on the eve of the revolution when I was a pup.
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  10. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    He’d just see it as a typical example of capital becoming more concentrated and monopolistic. He’d be delighted at further proof for his theories.
  11. seventh bullet

    seventh bullet red mullet

    I had a couple of Stalin ones I could've given to you for free.
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  12. 19force8

    19force8 For the avoidance of faith

  13. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    I thought I had some left but I only have this and you don't want poor old Len. I bought them because of the look and feel of the paper. Never actually read this:D _20171129_103034.JPG
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  14. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    er...thanks? :D
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  15. seventh bullet

    seventh bullet red mullet

    I had old copies of China Pictorial and Peking Review, too, but they've gone now.

    Oh, and Soviet Union magazine.
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  16. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    I remember (years back) a 2nd bookshop in Cardiff being full of North Korean stuff.
  17. seventh bullet

    seventh bullet red mullet

    This was one, in fact.


    Nothing impresses visitors more than the Khmer Rouge on your coffee table.
  18. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Oh ffs really? Bugger
  19. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    I can read that! Special edition on Prince Sihanouk doing an inspection tour of the Cambodian liberated zone.
  20. seventh bullet

    seventh bullet red mullet

    Yup. Used it to scan pictures.
  21. Humirax

    Humirax Guest

    I had editions of these books by Lenin once upon a time. Materialism and Empirio Criticism and Left Wing Communism, An Infantile Disorder- went straight in the bin not long after my switch to anarchism :) Had the full set of The Challenge of the Left Opposition by Trotsky aswell and some stuff by Marx and Engels. The only ones I kept were two different copies of the Communist Manifesto. Wanted to make room on my book shelf for anarchist books.

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