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

Seventh Edition


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Seventh edition of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, published in 1793.

Octavo, [three volumes], x, 496pp; vi, 518pp, [5pp appendix]; v, [1], 465pp, [49pp index], [1]. Full brown tree calf, gilt-ruled border on covers with decorative gilt board edges. Title in gilt over red morocco spine labels, decorative gilt bands, individual volume numbers in gilt on spines. Stated “seventh edition” on title page. Front joint of Volume III starting to separate, otherwise solid text blocks. Lacking half-title in all volumes. Armorial bookplate of Charles Smith affixed to the front pastedown endpaper of each volume. Sewn-in silk bookmark in each volume. (Goldsmiths 15565) (Kress B.2618) An attractive example of this important work by Adam Smith.

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 seventh edition being published in 1793.

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A. Strahan and T. Cadell


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