£5.99: 10 litres capacity In 1934 Viscount Hastings, who had studied under the great Mexican artists Diego Rivera, executed a large fresco style mural on the wall of the first-floor reading room. Titled, the Worker of the Future Clearing away the Chaos of Capitalism, it illustrates events and leading thinkers in the history of British Labour. This was covered by bookshelves but was uncovered and restored in 1991.
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This stylish bag with a picture of the "Worker of the Future Clearing away the Chaos of Capitalism" mural by Jack Hastings on the front, has a capacity 14 litres weighing 220g makes it perfect to carry Library books or shopping. Made with black canvas side panels and cotton carry handles for extra comfort.
1st Edition Hardback that is unfortunately missing its sleeve but otherwise is good condition
Published in 1965 by International Publishers, this book appears to never have been reprinted.
Vietnam: Inside story of the Guerilla War is an eyewitness report by the only Western writer to travel throughout the areas held by the National Liberation Front. Illustrated by few b&w photos.
Imperialism and World Economy by N. Bukharin
First Edition (1972)
With paper flaps, This book is in great condition with only slight scuffing on the edges of the cover
Finished in 1915 and read by Lenin before he began work on Imperialism the highest stage of capitalism. Bukharin's manuscripts was seized in a raid on the Bolshevik headquarters and did not reappear till November 1917
Lenin's introduction to the book was also missing until 1927.
The Marx Memorial Library and Workers' School is pleased to announce the Heritage Lottery Funded supported exhibition 'Socialist Opposition to the First World War' arranged by Professor Mary Davis and project manager Luke Evans.
FOR THE MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY & WORKERS' SCHOOL
Featuring Maddy Carty; Steve White & Richard Purnell
Support London's very own radical library, archive and education charity with a world-class selection of folk and spoken word artists
Wednesday 23 September 7:30pm
The Harrison Pub, 28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, London, WC1H 8JF
£5 on the door – all proceeds go to the Marx Memorial Library
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Celebrating Eleanor Marx at the Marx Memorial Library & Worker' School
On 3 September biographer, historian and activist, Rachel Holmes unveiled a plaque dedicated to Eleanor Marx at the Marx Memorial Library. It is accompanied by a permanent display commemorating Eleanor hung in pride of place by the Library's main entrance.
Eleanor Marx was a socialist, internationalist, feminist and trade unionist and a woman of letters. She has significant connections to the Marx Memorial Library. Not only did she speak at 37a Clerkenwell Green at meetings of the Social Democratic Federation, but her ashes were kept in the Library's Lenin Room for many years.
Meirian Jump, Archivist & Library Manager introduced the event explaining to a packed hall that a dedicated display for Eleanor was 'long-overdue' at the library; it was 'about time we paid our respects'. She described the MML's new programme of work with a focus on outreach and education.
Lauren England, Conservator and one of a large team of volunteers at the Library, introduced the conservation work she had done on a letter and poster on Eleanor Marx. A wide range of procedures including tear repair and washing were necessary to bring the fragile poster back to life ready for the new display.
She was followed by Rachel Holmes, author of 'Eleanor Marx: a Life' who underlined her significance as a trade union leader and her influence on the framing of the 'woman question'. Her impact is still felt today as she continues to inspire activists. Rachel finished with a reading of Shelley's 'The Masque of Anarchy':
Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you-
Ye are many - they are few."
Actor Penny Diamond read 'My Confession' scribed by Eleanor aged 10, signing off with her maxim 'Go ahead!'