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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

Stock Code 109065

London, Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1793

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A handsome set of Adam Smith's (d.1790) pivotal work of economic theory and political philosophy. The Wealth of Nations 'begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control' (PMM).

Seventh edition, 3 vols; 8vo (22 x 14 cm); armorial bookplate to front pastedown of each vol., statistical tables, vol. I with ads. to third and fourth editions, appendix to end vol. II, index and final page ad. to end of vol. III; contemporary tree calf, ruled in gilt, gilt spine with contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, edges stained yellow, joints repaired, extremities slightly rubbed, spine ends chipped, minor wear to panels, internally very good; x, 496; vi, 518, [6]; v, [1], 465, [51]pp.

ESTC T95380; Goldsmiths' 15565; Kress B.2618.
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Provenance: Charles Smith (bookplate).

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

SMITH, Adam.

Stock code: 109065

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