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Smith Adam
INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS.
Dublin for Messrs. Whitestone, Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, S. Watson et. al 1776. 3 volumes. FIRST EDITION, THE IRISH ISSUE: ‘No printing record of the first edition has survived, but it is probable that the press run was either 500 or 750 copies’ (Richard B. Sher, ‘Early editions of Adam Smith’s books in Britain and Ireland, 1759–1804’, A Critical Bibliography of Adam Smith, ed. Keith Tribe, 2002, p. 19). 8vo (210 x 130 mm), a very rare survival, bound with generous margins in contemporary full speckled calf, the spines with raised bands, two red morocco gilt lettering and numbering labels. [viii], 391; [viii], 524, [3] publisher’s advertisements; [iv], 412 pp.; with the half-title to Vol. I (not required in Vol. II or III). An unusually well preserved set, complete in its original binding without restoration, a very well preserved and very handsome copy, tall with generous margins, a very clean copy and without sophistication, being as it was issued in 1776 and still in original condition. It is possible that the labels were sometime restored, but if so, this was done with great expertise and great sympathy. It is very unusual to find the book preserved so perfectly to this extent. The binding remains as it was originally created in 1776. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. PERHAPS THE GREATEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN IN THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT. A SUPERB COPY REMAINING ENTIRELY IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION. ‘The history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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