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.