Geneva: Izdanie soiuza russkikh sotsialdemokratov, 1901. Octavo (15 × 10.5 cm). Original printed staple-stitched wrappers; 23 pp. Stamp of Hoover Institution B.I. Nicolaevsky Collection to front wrapper. Very good. Item #6685
This Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party (RSDRP) brochure explains the place of the worker in the political structure of the Russian Empire, comparing it to that of other European nations such as Germany, France and England. The RSDRP was founded in 1891 to unite the diverse movements struggling for workers’ liberation in Russia and abroad. The party eventually split into the Menshevik and Bolshevik factions (with Lenin on the side of the Bolsheviks), and was dissolved after the October Revolution. With the stamp of the “B. I. Nicolaevsky Collection” to front wrapper and title page. Boris Nicolaevsky (1887-1966) was a Russian revolutionary (Menshevik) who lived in emigration starting in 1922. He amassed an important collection on the history of the revolutionary movement in Russia and sold the collection to the Hoover institution in 1963. KVK, OCLC show print copies at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, LSE, Geneva, Cornell, Hoover Institution, and Diet Library.