375
375
Smith, Adam
AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. LONDON: PRINTED FOR W. STRAHAN; AND T. CADELL, 1776
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 118,750 GBP
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375
Smith, Adam
AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. LONDON: PRINTED FOR W. STRAHAN; AND T. CADELL, 1776
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 118,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Smith, Adam
AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. LONDON: PRINTED FOR W. STRAHAN; AND T. CADELL, 1776
2 volumes, 4to, FIRST EDITION, volume 2 with half-title, and publisher's advertisement leaf at the end, contemporary tree calf, gilt, marbled endpapers, minor spotting and staining, scattered tears, volume one with blank leaf at end showing offsetting from title-page, hinges starting, rebacked retaining original spine, corners repaired, lightly rubbed
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Provenance

J.T. Williamson, bookplates

Literature

ESTC T96668; PMM 221; Rothschild 1897; Kress 7621; Goldsmith's 11392; Sabin 82303

Catalogue Note

First edition of the "first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

"The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry..." (Donald Winch, Oxford DNB).

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London