SMITH (ADAM) An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 2 vol.

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SMITH (ADAM)
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 2 vol.

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SMITH (ADAM)
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 2 vol., first edition, without half-title in volume 2 and final blank in volume one, several small paper flaws with loss or partial loss to 3 pagination numerals, a few short tears in margins, small hole in 2 leaves (touching letters on 2P2 in volume 2), light dampstaining in margin of 2 leaves, occasional spotting, blindstamp in margin of approximately 30 leaves (touching several pagination numerals and chapter headings), one or 2 annotations in margins, modern half morocco, rubbed [Goldsmith 11392; Kress 7261; PMM 221; Rothschild 1897], 4to, W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776

Footnotes

  • First edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought... Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work" (PMM).

    M3, Q1, U3, 2Z3, 3A4 and 304 in volume one, and D1 and 3Z4 are cancels in this copy. See illustration overleaf.
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