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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By Adam Smith

1812 - London - William Baynes

9" by 5.5"; lxxi, 360pp; vi, 514pp; vi, 448pp, unpaginated index

 

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An early edition of Adam Smith's popular The Wealth of Nations.

A scarce edition from the publisher William Baynes.

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.

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. It is a fundamental work in classical economics. He reflects upon the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution as well as the division of labour, productivity and free markets.

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.

CONDITION

In full tree calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, generally smart with loss to the spines, particularly to volumes II and III. Patches of heavy rubbing to the extremities and to the front of boards. Small cracks to the joints of volumes I, II and III. Loss to the calf to the rear board of volume I. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedowns of volume I, James Campbell. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are age toned to edges with instances of light scattered spots to the first and last few pages and the odd spot throughout. Overall: GOOD.


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