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"An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith

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Title and Author/Editor An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (Adam Smith)
Genre Economics and Finance
Binding Full tree calf
Publisher or Printer W. Strahan and T. Cadell
Publication Year 1784
Period Late 18th Century, Antique
Place of Publication London
Language English
Complete Set Yes
Number of Books 3
Additional Information Third overall edition & first octavo edition, the basis for all subsequent editions. Bound in contemporary full tree calf with gilt embellishments and leather title labels to spines. 499, 518, (5), 465 pp., plus index and ad leaf at the end of 3rd volume. Former owner’s signature (A. Carroll) to the title page of all 3 volumes and first page of text in volume 1. 1 of only 1,000 copies printed. The Wealth of Nations is considered the first modern work of economics.


- scuffs, rubbing, and wear to leather boards and backstrip; slight bowing to boards with somewhat warped and buckled pages; minimally shaken spine with tight binding; worn hinges; toning and foxing; fading to ink; discoloration, marks, and stains to textblock; some bent corners to pages; ink inscription to title pages and page 1 Volume 1.


1.5" W x 8.5" H x 5.25" D

- measurements of one.

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