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Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations 1812 edition  

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations...A New Edition, to Which is Prefixed, an Account of the Life of the Author, and a View of his Doctrine Compared with That of the French Economists.

Smith, Adam


Cadell and Davies, et al



3 volumes. xliii, [1], 499; viii, 523; vii, [1], 515 pp. (8vo) 21x13 cm (8½x5"), period calf with gilt borders, gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, green morocco spine labels lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers and edges .

Early 19th century printing of the "New" 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).

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Some wear and a fair amount of rubbing to calf, a few joints starting a bit at ends; early ownership inscriptions to front flyleaves, foxing to blanks; interiors bright with occasional bit of toning to textblock, a solid set; very good.

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