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SMITH, Adam (1723-90). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Dublin: printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, S. Watson and others, 1776. 3 volumes, 8° (212 x 130mm). Half-title to vol. I and 3pp. advertisement in vol. II. (Occasional scattered spots and light browning.) Contemporary calf, green edges (rebacked and recornered preserving old labels on spine, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: John Ashworth, Manchester (ownership inscription) -- J. Morewood (ownership inscription dated 1784).
SMITH, Adam (1723-90). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Dublin: printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, S. Watson and others, 1776. 3 volumes, 8° (212 x 130mm). Half-title to vol. I and 3pp. advertisement in vol. II. (Occasional scattered spots and light browning.) Contemporary calf, green edges (rebacked and recornered preserving old labels on spine, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: John Ashworth, Manchester (ownership inscription) -- J. Morewood (ownership inscription dated 1784).

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SMITH, Adam (1723-90). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Dublin: printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, S. Watson and others, 1776. 3 volumes, 8° (212 x 130mm). Half-title to vol. I and 3pp. advertisement in vol. II. (Occasional scattered spots and light browning.) Contemporary calf, green edges (rebacked and recornered preserving old labels on spine, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: John Ashworth, Manchester (ownership inscription) -- J. Morewood (ownership inscription dated 1784).

FIRST DUBLIN EDITION AND FIRST OCTAVO EDITION OF THE 'GREATEST CLASSIC OF MODERN ECONOMIC THOUGHT' (PMM), printed in the same year as the first (London) edition. (A copy of the folio edition is being offered at Christie' King Street auction on 21 November as lot 126.) Goldsmith 11393. (3)

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