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
“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: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1793.
Early edition of Adam Smith’s magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. In very condition with some light rubbing to the bindings, contemporary armorial bookplate to each volume, contemporary signatures.
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.
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.
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.
New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1939.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition with a small name on the front free end page. First editions are rare.
First Edition of Theres No Such Thing As A Free Lunch; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Milton Friedman
Chicago, Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 1975.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Milton Friedman on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition of the Keynesian Revolution; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Lawrence R. Klein
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1947.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s first book, an introduction to J.M. Keynes’ work. Octavo, original red cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Inscribed by Lawrence Klein on the title page.
University of Pennsylvania, 1967.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. In very good condition with some offsetting and light spotting the front panel. Inscribed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Lawrence Klein on the title page.