SMITH (ADAM) An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1776
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SMITH (ADAM)
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1776
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SMITH (ADAM) An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1776 SMITH (ADAM) An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1776
SMITH (ADAM)
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, with cancels M3, Q1, U3, 2Z3, 3A4 & 3O4 in volume 1, and cancels D1 & 3Z4 in volume 2, without half-title in volume 2 (not called for in volume 1), neat early ink annotation ("^ * fourpence") in margin of p.488 of volume 2, a few light pencil markings in margins of leaves of volume 2, contemporary calf gilt, spine in 7 compartments with raised bands, 2 with green morocco lettering labels, rubbed, joints slightly starting [ESTC T96668; Goldsmith 11392; Kress 7621; PMM 221; Rothschild 1897], 4to (275 x 210mm.), W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1776

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  • 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).

    Provenance: Bookseller's pencil marking dated 18 November 1964 on rear pastedown of volume 1; property of a lady of title.
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