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.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1899.
First edition of the authors landmark work. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt topstain. In near fine condition with only light shelfwear to the extremities. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very sharp copy.
Stanford: Hoover Press, 1987.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To the Jackson Hole economist Tucker Smith, Milton Friedman.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Introduction by Anna J. Schwartz. Foreword by W. Glenn Campbell. Edited by Kurt R. Leube. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An important collection of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s writings.
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. Rare and desirable with noted provenance.