Rare First Edition of Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments
The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
Item Number: 30068
London: For A. Milar, and A. Kincaid and J. Bell , 1759.
First edition of Adam Smith’s first book. Octavo, bound in full contemporary leather, rebacked. In very good condition, with some browning to the text and overall light wear. Rare.
"The Theory of Moral Sentiments of his Glasgow years....it would be enough to assure the author a respected place among moral philosophers, and Smith himself ranked it above the Wealth of Nations" (Niehans)"
Other Books by this Author
New York: Summit Books, 1981.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by the author on the half title page. Light foxing to the page edges, near fine in a near fine with a few closed tears.
Easton Press, 1991.
First easton press edition. Octavo, original full leather, with raised bands and titles to the spine and front panel in gilt, all edges gilt. Signed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul A. Samuelson on the title page. Samuelson contributed the introduction to this volume. In fine condition.
Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1789.
First American edition of the author’s magnum opus. Small octavo, 3 volumes, contemporary calf, rebacked. In near fine condition. From the library of Malcolm Forbes. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"First and greatest classic of modern economic thought": First Edition of Adam Smiths Wealth of Nations
London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776.
First edition of the economist’s magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Quarto, 2 volumes. Bound in full brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, red morocco spine labels. In near fine condition. Remarkably clean throughout with some light toning to the title page of volume one and small stamp on the half title page of volume II. An exceptional example of this landmark work.
Glasgow: J. & J. Scrymgeour, 1805.
Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in full calf, red morocco spine label, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In excellent condition, with heraldic bookplates on front pastedowns, rebacked. An excellent early set of this classic work.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1964.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Signed by Clive Granger on the title page. Books signed by the Nobel Prize-winning economist are uncommon.
"The Leading And Most Persuasive Explanation of the worst economic Distaster In American History" A Monetary History of the United States; Signed by Both Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original green cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by Milton Friedman Anna Jacobson Schwartz. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Milton Friedman on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed.
"The political problem of mankind is to combine three things: economic efficiency, social justice and individual liberty": First American Edition of the most influential social science treatise of the twentieth century
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1936.
First American edition of the economist’s masterpiece. This volume is generally regarded as the most influential social science treatise of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is in good condition showing some wear and tear.