|Title||Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1776|
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.
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).
|Estimated Price||USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00|
|Actual Price||USD 94,400.00|
|Auction House||Profiles in History|
|Auction Name||The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector.|
|Auction Date||December 18, 2012 - December 18, 2012|