An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
SMITH Adam (1799.)
THE FIRST AND GREATEST CLASSIC OF MODERN ECONOMIC THOUGHT
Ninth edition. Three Volumes 8vo. , [ix]-xii, [v]-viii, 499, ; , 518, [iii]-vi [Contents], [5, Appendix], ; vii, , 465, , [49, Index], [1, publisher's advertisements] pp. With the half titles. Nineteenth century quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards, flat spines ruled and lettered in gilt, sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers (spines slightly rubbed, small book label of Henry Delpech to front pastedown of Vol. 1, otherwise internally clean, a very good set). London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies.
Originally published in 1776, "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB).
Goldsmiths' 17550; Kress B3994.
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