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“SMITH HIMSELF RANKED IT ABOVE THE WEALTH OF NATIONS”: ADAM SMITH’S LANDMARK RARE FIRST EDITION OF THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS
London: For A. Milar, and A. Kincaid and J. Bell 1759.
Rare first edition of Adam Smith’s first book, with a recorded “print run of 1,000 copies” (Sher, “Editions of Adam’s Smith’s Books,” 13). Octavo, bound in full contemporary leather. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Easily one of the nicest examples extant of this landmark work.
Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson 1789.
First American edition of the author’s magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, 3 volumes, contemporary calf, rebacked. In near fine condition. From the library of Malcolm Forbes. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
“Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another": Finely Bound Set of Adam Smiths Masterpiece The Wealth of Nations
London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies 1799.
Early edition of Adam Smith’s magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in full contemporary tree calf, morocco spine label, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition, with the text clean, From the library of explorer and parliamentarian Alexander Forrest with his nameplate to the pastedown. An exceptional set of this classic work.
London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1805.
Early edition of Adam Smith’s magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought, finely bound by Bayntun Bindery. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, morocco spine labels, top edge gilt. In near fine condition, small stamp to volume one. An exceptional set of this classic work.
“SMITH HIMSELF RANKED IT ABOVE THE WEALTH OF NATIONS”: ADAM SMITH’S LANDMARK WORK THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS; IN THE RARE ORIGINAL BOARDS
Edinburgh: Printed for Bell and Bradfute, W. Laing, and Mundell, Doig & Stevenson 1808.
Rare example Adam Smith’s first book bound in the original boards. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound in original boards, edges uncut. In near fine condition, contemporary name to the title pages. Scarce in the original boards.