19 Difficult to read

How difficult publishing Marx’s work was, and how important the editing by Engels was, is apparent on nearly every page of the manuscripts. This one was “nicht benutzt” (not used) for the third volume of Capital. Publication of the new Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe, which the IISH rescued from destruction upon the fall of the Iron Curtain, reveals that several texts by Marx – including the famous ‘Paris manuscripts’ and the Grundrisse – were never written by him as they became known to readers.

Das Kapital : Kritik der politischen Ökonomie
Das Kapital : Kritik der politischen Ökonomie

Draft pages from the third volume of Das Kapital
Karl Marx
ca 1870-1880
Karl Marx / Friedrich Engels Papers, no A 75

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For more information on the Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA), see the website of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, www.bbaw.de/bbaw/Forschung/Forschungsprojekte/mega/de/Startseite. The MEGA is published under the aegis of the Internationale Marx-Engels Stiftung based at the IISH, see socialhistory.org/en/projects/marx-engels-gesamtausgabe.