Proletarskaia revoliutsiia i renegat Kautskii [The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky].

Moscow-Petrograd: Knigoizdatel'stvo "Kommunist", 1918. First Edition. Octavo (21.6 × 14.7 cm). Original printed wrappers; 135, [1]. Signature of Sigizmund Valk to title; a near fine copy.

First edition of this important post-revolutionary work by Lenin, which attacks Kautsky and the Mensheviks for their reactionary views. In particular, Lenin criticizes Kautsky’s essay “The Dictatorship of the Proletariat,” published in Vienna in 1918. From the collection of Sigizmund Natanovich Valk (1887-1975), the Vilnius-born Soviet historian and scholar of the Russian revolutionary movement. In 1918-1927, he served as the head of the Revolutionary History Archive in St. Petersburg and was one of the founders of Soviet historiography, publishing numerous key works throughout his life. The bulk of his collection is today housed at the Russian Academy of Sciences. This title not in the Souvarine and Bernshtein catalog (Dekker & Nordemann BV, 1980). Scarce in the trade.

Book ID: P5304

Price: $1,000.00