SMITH, ADAM. 1723-1790.
An Inquiry in the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1791. 3 volumes. x, 500; vi, 518, , vi, 466,  pp. 8vo (210 x 125 mm). Period speckled calf. Scattered light spotting, paper flaw affecting 5 words, one margin repaired without loss, joints cracked.
Sixth edition. Goldsmiths 14612; Kress B2209.
Provenance: bookplate of Charles Wilkes engraved by Rollinson of New York. Almost certainly the Wilkes of Exploring Expedition fame.