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: J. Maynard, 1811.
Early edition of Adam Smith’s magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very condition with some rubbing to the bindings.
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.
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.
Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 2003.
Octavo, two volumes. Full leather, gilt titles to the spine, front and rear panel, all edges gilt. Signed by Peter Lynch. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker bound in.
Chicago: University of Chicago, 1976.
Autograph letter signed by Milton Friedman to journalist John Chamberlain, dated March 19, 1976, just seven months before Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. The recipient John Chamberlain was a well-known journalist, business and economic historian, syndicated columnist and literary critic. A nice association linking these great twentieth century intellects. Matted and in a gilt frame.
Knowledge used does not need to be remembered; practice forms habits and habits make memory unnecessary. The rule is nothing; the application is everything" First Edition of Henry Hazlitts Rare First Book Thinking As A Science
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1916.
First edition of the authors first book. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition. Uncommon.