Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1776

Lot Number 177
Author Smith, Adam.
Title Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1776
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Description Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1776. Two volumes, quarto (11 x 8 ? in.; 280 x 207 mm.), Half title in volume 2, blank leaf present at end of volume 1, publisher’s advertisement leaf at end of volume 2; clean and crisp. Contemporary polished tree calf, spines gilt; joints cracked, spines worn at head and foot.
Comments First edition of the “first and greatest classic of modern economic thought”

(Printing and the Mind of man). A clean, fine copy.

References: Goldsmith’s 11392; Kress 7621; PMM 221; Rothschild 1897; Sabin 82303

Provenance: Cholmondelly Library (bookplates)—Thomas Moffat MD 1776 (inscribed on title page).
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Estimated Price USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00
Actual Price USD 94,400.00

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Auction House Profiles in History
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Auction Name The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector.
Sale Number #54
Auction Date December 18, 2012 - December 18, 2012
Book Images 177 177-1