[OPE-L:2848] Re: Market price of Cpital

From: Duncan K. Foley (foleyd@cepa.newschool.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 11:47:02 EDT

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Too bad Marx didn't see these prices in his lifetime!

>Dear Friends;
>I am reading the OPE-L communications with a lot of interest, though
>unfortunately having not enough time to participate. Otherwise, I may have
>many things to say on the recent topics, as some of you would guess.
>This is a mail for a pause to relax. Does anyone know or remember recent
>past market price(s) of Capital, not of Penguin edition, but the first
>1867 German edition to sell or to buy in a book market around you? In a
>catalogue of a Japnese bookshop, four volumes of the first German edition
>of Das Kapital vol.1-3, 1867-94, vol.3 is in two volumes) is priced
>2,850,000 yen (about 106 yen = 1 US dollar). In the same catalogue, the
>first German edition of Manifest der Kommunistisches Partei of 30 pages is
>priced 8,500,000 yen! While I feel somhow proud of these, I wonder if the
>prices are not fairly competitive in a global market(?!). Are they not
>amazing? How do you feel?

Duncan K. Foley
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