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Smith, Adam, 1723–1790

An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations / by Adam Smith, LL. D. and F.R.S., formerly professor of moral philosophy in the University of Glasgow ; in two volumes.

Additional Title(s):

Nature and causes of the wealth of nations

Wealth of nations

London : Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand; and W. Creech, at Edinburgh, MDCCLXXVI [1776]
Physical Description:
2 volumes ; 29 cm (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
HB161 S6 1776+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Also issued without Creech's name in the imprint (ESTC T96668).
Paginations: volume 1: [12], 510 pages; volume 2: [4], 587, [1] pages
Signatures: volume 1: A⁴ (±A1) a² B-Z⁴ Aa-Zz⁴ 3A-3S⁴ 3T⁴ (-3T4); volume 2: A² B-Z⁴ Aa-Zz⁴ Aaa-Zzz⁴ 4A-4E⁴ 4F². (v. 1: Zz3 signed "Z3"). $2 signed; volume 1, leaves M3, U3, 3A4, 3O4 signed ; volume 2, leaves K2 and 4F2 unsigned; leaves Zzz4 and 4C3 signed.
The title leaf of volume 1 is a cancel; volume 2 may have a cancel first gathering rather than a single leaf.
With half-titles in both volumes.
Volume 2 has errata on verso of title leaf.
Error in paging: volume 2: pages 288 misprinted as 289.
English short title catalogue, N505134
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf.
Subject Terms:
Capitalism -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Economics -- Early works to 1800.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Imprints -- 1776.
International economic relations -- Early works to 1800.
National income -- Early works to 1800.
Poverty -- Early works to 1800.
Wealth -- Early works to 1800.
W. Strahan and T. Cadell (Firm), bookseller.
Creech, William, 1745-1815, bookseller.

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