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SMITH, Adam.
An Inquiry into the Nature and the Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In three volumes. The tenth edition.
London: Printed by A. Strahan; for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1802 - 3 volumes, octavo (210 x 127 mm). Contemporary tree calf, green morocco labels to spines, spines ruled and decorated in gilt. Spine ends and corners chipped and worn, recently varnished, extremities rubbed, boards ink and burn marked, joints splitting, hinges cracked but firm, some spotting and ink marks to edges of text blocks and a little wear to upper fore edge of volume 3 text block, 2 small punctures to front free endpaper and first blank of volume 1, otherwise an internally clean, very good set. Half-titles to volumes 1 and 2. Contemporary gift inscription, "Chas. Hain gift to W. Hunter 1809 Ship Resolution", to front free endpaper of volume 1. Tenth edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), reprinting the introductions to the third and fourth editions. From the gift inscription, it would appear that this copy of Smith's work went to sea, which may explain the wear to the binding. Goldsmiths' 18411; Kress B.4602; Tribe 77. See Printing and the Mind of Man 221.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [United Kingdom]

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