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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations in Three Volumes. Ninth Edition. Volumes I, II, III Complete
London: Printed for A Strahan and T Cadell Jun and W Davies in the Strand, 1799. Full-leather covers with two title labels on each spine. Volume I is xii + 499pp [blank endpaper, title, blank verso, 4 page advertisements for third and fourth editions, 4 contents pages, 499 text pages, blank verso to last printed page, 2 blank endpaper sheets at rear - contents are books I and chapters I and II of book II]. Volume II is vi + 518pp + 5 page appendix [blank endpaper, title, blank verso, 4 contents pages, 518 numbered pages, unpaginated appendix of 5 pages, blank verso, 2 blank endpaper sheets at rear. Contents are Book II chapter III to end of book IV chapter VIII ] Volume III is vii + 465pp + 49 page index [2 blank endpapers, title, blank verso, 3 contents pages, blank verso, 465 pages. blank verso, 49 page index, page of other works by the author, 2 blank endpaper sheets at rear. Contents are book IV chapter IX plus book V]. Some rubbing and surface wear to covers, leather joints cracking though still firmly attached, small chips and some to edges of spine labels (see scans). Owner bookplates to front stuckdown and first free endpaper of each volume, owner name on title page and front stuckdown. Toning mostly confined to endpapers, pages very well attached. Extensive extra photographs available. Complete early copy of this extremely important text. First published in 1776, The Wealth of Nations is the economics equivalent of biology's Origin of Species or physics' Principia Mathematica. 2kg unpacked weight.. Full-Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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