"THE FIRST AND GREATEST CLASSIC OF MODERN ECONOMIC THOUGHT"
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Dublin, 1785. Two volumes.
Second octavo edition—the first in only two volumes—of Smith's landmark work on the individual's right to the free exercise of economic activity, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM 221), most attractive copy in contemporary tree calf boards. $4800.