Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Fancy a Rare Copy of Wealth Of Nations?

For those interested in obtaining a good copy of Adam Smith’s Wealth Of Nations, I received notice from a bookseller I deal with of an 1812 edition by Cadell & Davis, publishers.

The bookseller’s notes accompanying news of the 3-volume edition state:

Smith's book was like a one-man Royal commission, a tour de force, drawing on evidence over the millennia since the fall of Rome and from contemporary evidence he analysed in painstaking detail (The Scotsman)’.

Regular readers of Lost Legacy will recognize these words as a summary of mine. Obviously somebody in The Scotsman (Edinburgh) reads Lost Legacy or articles of mine, showing an excellent taste in reading.

I have no commercial interest in the volumes on sale by Stella & Rose nor any connection, except as an occasional customer (I have found them efficient, helpful and honest; that’s all I know of them).

I am posting this notice as a service to Lost Legacy readers. Let me know how you get on.

AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS
Smith, Adam. No illustrator listed. Stock no. 581353
Cadell & Davies. 1812. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Three volumes. Three-quarter brown leather with marbled boards. A New Edition to Which is Prefixed an Account of the Life of the Author and a View of his Doctrine Compared with That of the French Economists. Listed as one of the 100 books that shaped world history, along with for example the Gutenberg Bible. Smith's book was like a one-man Royal commission, a tour de force, drawing on evidence over the millennia since the fall of Rome and from contemporary evidence he analysed in painstaking detail (The Scotsman). Vol I: xli + 499 pages; Vol II: viii + 523 pages; Vol III: vii + 515 pages. Spines rubbed, corners worn. 3" split to top of spine of Vol I together with a small tape repair. Foxing to prelims and a very few scattered foxspots throughout. Bookplate oF G.C. Greenwell to front pastedowns. It's possible that this is the famous geologist noted for his interests and books on mining for example Notes On The Coalfields of East Somerset. Price £520.00


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