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Lot 332: SMITH, Adam (1723-90). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776. 2 volumes, 4to. Tables, one-page of publisher's advertisements at the end of vol. II (occasional spotting, without half titles, small hole with loss of pagination to Xx3 in vol. one, 3C1 in vol. one torn without loss and with adhesive tape repair, lacking pages 292-294 in vol. one and pp. 65-66, 71-74, 79-80, 131-134, 161-170, 175-176, 395-398, 425-426, 431-432, 435-438, 451-454, 491-494 and 499-502 in vol. II). Contemporary calf (boards detached, worn, lacking spines, text blocks split, largely disbound). Provenance: some modern pencil annotation. FIRST EDITION of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). Evans 31196; Goldsmiths' 11392; Kress 7261; PMM 221; Rothschild 1897. Sold not subject to return. (2)

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November 30, 2016

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  • SMITH, Adam (1723-90). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776. 2 volumes, 4to. Tables, one-page of publisher's advertisements at the end of vol. II (occasional spotting, without half titles, small hole with loss of pagination to Xx3 in vol. one, 3C1 in vol. one torn without loss and with adhesive tape repair, lacking pages 292-294 in vol. one and pp. 65-66, 71-74, 79-80, 131-134, 161-170, 175-176, 395-398, 425-426, 431-432, 435-438, 451-454, 491-494 and 499-502 in vol. II). Contemporary calf (boards detached, worn, lacking spines, text blocks split, largely disbound). Provenance: some modern pencil annotation. FIRST EDITION of
  • SMITH, Adam (1723-90). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776. 2 volumes, 4to. Tables, one-page of publisher's advertisements at the end of vol. II (occasional spotting, without half titles, small hole with loss of pagination to Xx3 in vol. one, 3C1 in vol. one torn without loss and with adhesive tape repair, lacking pages 292-294 in vol. one and pp. 65-66, 71-74, 79-80, 131-134, 161-170, 175-176, 395-398, 425-426, 431-432, 435-438, 451-454, 491-494 and 499-502 in vol. II). Contemporary calf (boards detached, worn, lacking spines, text blocks split, largely disbound). Provenance: some modern pencil annotation. FIRST EDITION of
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Description: SMITH, Adam (1723-90). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776. 2 volumes, 4to. Tables, one-page of publisher's advertisements at the end of vol. II (occasional spotting, without half titles, small hole with loss of pagination to Xx3 in vol. one, 3C1 in vol. one torn without loss and with adhesive tape repair, lacking pages 292-294 in vol. one and pp. 65-66, 71-74, 79-80, 131-134, 161-170, 175-176, 395-398, 425-426, 431-432, 435-438, 451-454, 491-494 and 499-502 in vol. II). Contemporary calf (boards detached, worn, lacking spines, text blocks split, largely disbound). Provenance: some modern pencil annotation. FIRST EDITION of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). Evans 31196; Goldsmiths' 11392; Kress 7261; PMM 221; Rothschild 1897. Sold not subject to return. (2)

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