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
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.
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.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1939.
First edition of the economist’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, 2 volumes. Original cloth. Some light rubbing to the cloth, a very good set of this landmark work. From the library of economist Moses Abramovitz, with his signature to volume one. Abramovtitz was known for his Catch-Up Growth Hypothesis, which attempted to explain what caused Western Europe’s Golden Era of economic growth from 1948 until 1972 and also for his work on business cycles. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions of Business Cycles rare.
"A good portfolio is more than a long list of good stocks and bonds. It is a balanced whole, providing the investor with protections and opportunities with respect to a wide range of contingencies": Rare First Edition of Markowitzs Landmark Work Portfolio Selection
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1959.
First edition of the economist’s work, which revolutionized modern investment theory and practice. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition, lacking the rare dust jacket.
First Edition of Gary Beckers Classic Work A Treatise on the Family; Inscribed by Him To Fellow University of Chicago Colleague Sidney Davidson
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981.
First edition of this landmark work. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by the author to colleague Sidney Davidson. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small chip to the front panel.
Chicago: Aldine Publishing, 1962.
First edition of the economist’s classic text on price theory used at the University of Chicago. Signed by Milton Friedman on the title page. Very good in wrappers. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed.