1835-1840 An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
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Volume I is dated 1840, Volume II is dated 1835, Volume III is dated 1836, Volume IV is dated 1839. The work was originally published in 1776 and offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth. With a life of the author and a view of the doctrine of smith compared with that of the French Economists and with a method of facilitating the study of his works from the French of M Garnier. To this work Smith offers one of the first descriptions of what builds nations wealth. It is regarded as a cornerstone of classical economics. This fundamental study reflects on economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution whilst discussing productivity, free markets and division of labour. Adam Smith was a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. He was a pioneer of political economy and a moral philosopher. The Wealth of Nations is widely considered to be the first modern work of economics 'The Wealth of Nations' was formed of almost two decades of notes by Smith, his earlier works and an observation of conversations among economists at the time. It took Smith almost a decade to write.
In a uniform half calf binding, with paper covered boards. Externally, sound, with rubbing to the joints and boards. Light rubbing to the joints and spines. Joints to volume III are strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean.
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