Sorry, You Can’t Have It: Communist Manifesto Purchased by The British Library (Not on eBay)

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Interesting tidbit of research news from the Resource Shelf: The British Library has acquired what is believed to be the only copy of The Communist Manifesto, master work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels to be held by a national library. This is a complete first edition, believed to be the only one, and this volume is only one of 30 first editions in any condition to have survived.

In this modern world of Kindles and iPhone readers, the thought of this very rare book in tangible form makes my “spine” tingle. Yes, Virginia, there is a print version!

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