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Smith, Adam [McCulloch, John Ramsay]
SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF ADAM SMITH, LL.D. EDINBURGH: MURRAY AND GIBB, PRINTERS [FOR ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK], 1885
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4,0006,000
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Smith, Adam [McCulloch, John Ramsay]
SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF ADAM SMITH, LL.D. EDINBURGH: MURRAY AND GIBB, PRINTERS [FOR ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK], 1885
Estimate
4,0006,000
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Smith, Adam [McCulloch, John Ramsay]
SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF ADAM SMITH, LL.D. EDINBURGH: MURRAY AND GIBB, PRINTERS [FOR ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK], 1885
8vo, FIRST EDITION, PRINTED ENTIRELY ON VELLUM (with the exception of the facsimile letter), half-title, portrait frontispiece by R.C. Bell after Tassie, a second portrait after Kay opposite the first leaf of text, double page folding facsimile letter, full navy morocco gilt, spine titled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, joints slightly rubbed
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Provenance

John Scott of Halkshill, Aryshire; his sale, Sotheby's London, 5 April 1905, lot 2357; "WBD" [W.B. Dunlop ?], ownership inscription beneath catalogue clipping

Catalogue Note

SCARCE; Senate House Library and Cambridge University both note that only 50 copies were printed. It is not recorded whether the entire edition was - like this copy - printed on vellum.

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