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FIRST OCTAVO EDITION OF WEALTH OF NATIONS, 1784, THE FIRST EDITION TO INCORPORATE SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONS AND REVISIONS BY SMITH

SMITH, Adam. Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1784. Three volumes.

First octavo edition (third edition overall) 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), an exceptional uncut copy in original boards and paper spines. $16,000.

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"A FEW DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH… HE GAVE ORDERS TO DESTROY ALL HIS MANUSCRIPTS, EXCEPTING SOME DETACHED ESSAYS, WHICH HE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE OF HIS EXECUTORS"

SMITH, Adam. Essays on Philosophical Subjects. London, 1795.

First edition of this core volume of Smith's essays, issued posthumously, featuring the important first publication of History of Astronomy that seeks "to explain what drives 'philosophers' to ask the questions they do," an impressive wide-margined volume in contemporary gilt-stamped calf boards. $15,000.

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“THE FIRST AND GREATEST CLASSIC OF MODERN ECONOMIC THOUGHT”

SMITH, Adam. Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1786. Three volumes.

1786 edition (fourth edition overall) 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)—this edition published only ten years after the virtually unobtainable first edition, a handsome copy in contemporary tree calf boards. $12,000.

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"SMITH HIMSELF RANKED IT ABOVE THE WEALTH OF NATIONS"

SMITH, Adam. Theory of Moral Sentiments. London, 1767.

Major third edition of Smith's first book, containing the first publication in book form of Smith's Considerations Concerning the First Formation of Languages, increasingly seen as "reflecting core ideas about communication that are integral to the full system of Smith's thought," along with the second edition's revisions at the core of "his central concepts of sympathy and the impartial spectator" (Tribe, 14), a seminal 1767 edition of Moral Sentiments—"one of the truly outstanding books in the intellectual history of the world" (Amartya Sen). $8200.

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"IN POLITICAL ECONOMY I THINK SMITH'S WEALTH OF NATIONS THE BEST BOOK EXTANT" (THOMAS JEFFERSON)

SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1791. Three volumes.

Sixth edition of Smith's landmark work, the first published after his death—"the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM 221)—an attractive copy in contemporary marbled boards. $6500.

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"SMITH HIMSELF RANKED IT ABOVE THE WEALTH OF NATIONS"

SMITH, Adam. Theory of Moral Sentiments. London, 1781.

1781 edition of Smith's Moral Sentiments, his first book, one of only 750 copies issued—"one of the truly outstanding books in the intellectual history of the world" (Amartya Sen)—with Smith's Considerations Concerning the First Formation of Languages, which is not in the first edition and is highly viewed as "reflecting core ideas about communication that are integral to the full system of Smith's thought," in contemporary calf. $4800.

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