Lot 302 of 354:
The Wealth of Nations, 1828  

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$300 - $500

Title:
An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Author:
Smith, Adam
Place:
London
Publisher:
Adam Black and William Tait
Date:
1828
Description:

4 volumes. Vol. 1 with portrait frontispiece. (8vo) 21.5x12.5 cm (8½x5") period half calf and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, gilt decorated spines.

Four volume edition of Adam Smith's ground-breaking analysis of capitalist economics, in which it was demonstrated that the impetus of individual greed would create wealth for the many. (Printing & the Mind of Man 221 for First Edition).

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Fair amount of wear and rubbing to bindings, edges and corners worn with some light bumps, vol. I with much of spine leather lacking and both boards detached, vol. 4 with front board detached, other volumes with tender joints and hinges cracked or starting, spine title and number labels lacking on all volumes, with the exception of the Number label on vol. 1; interiors solid with light scattered foxing.
 
Item number:
281563
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