Geneva: Izdanie "Soiuza Russkikh Sotsial'demokratov", 1896. 12mo (15.3 × 10.5 cm). Original staple-stitched beige wrappers; 16 pp. Publisher's catalog to wrappers. Stamps of the Boris Nicolaevsky Collection (Hoover), with duplicate deaccession stamp. Very good, save for tear to lower right corner.
А report presented by the Union of Russian Social Democrats Abroad by the de-facto leaders of the group Georgii Plekhanov and Pavel Akselrod at the international congress of Socialists in London. The report covers organizing in Russia and abroad, Russian worker demands, strikes and illegal publishing of the organization. The Union was a joint Socialist organization founded by Russian political émigrés in Geneva in 1894. It was a precursor to the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP), the party of Lenin before its split into Mensheviks and Bolsheviks, with Lenin on the side of the Bolsheviks. Publishing and popularization of Marxist thought among the Russian workers was a large part of the Union’s activities. The report includes an extensive publisher catalog, which lists publications by G. Plekhanov, F. Engels, K. Marx, V.I. Zasulich, P. Akselrod, P. Alekseev (speech). It is appended with an essay by P. Struve “Agrarian question and Socialist Democracy in Russia”. Scarce in the trade.
Book ID: P6697