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An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations

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Early edition of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, published in 1819.

Octavo, [three volumes], lxv, [1], 360pp; vi, 514pp; v, [1], 499pp. Three-quarter green morocco, marbled boards, title in gilt on spines with decorative gilt bands and compartments decoratively stamped in blind, individual volume numbers in gilt on spines. Marbled endpapers, solid hinges. Light rubbing to boards. Faint toning throughout, occasional marginalia. All three volumes with solid text blocks. An attractive set.

Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) spent 10 years writing and perfecting An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, the first book of modern economic theory and a foundational work on capitalism. The first edition was released in 1776, with this edition being published in 1819.

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London / Edinburgh


Printed for William Allason, J. Maynard, W. Blair


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Leather bound


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