Smith, Adam. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations with a Life of the Author. London: J. Maynard and F. Zinke, 1811. Reprint. 8vo. Half Calf and Boards. Good. Three volumes complete – Volume One – lxxi, , 360pp; Volume Two – vi, 514pp and Volume Three v, , 448pp, . Near contemporary half calf and shell patterned marbled paper over boards, smooth backs, divided into six panels by gilt single rules, leather title label to second panel.
Minor loss to spine ends, especially head of volume one, some minor wear to outer joints, front joint of volume one slightly weak with Japanese tissue repair to outer joint, some minor abrasions to spine of volume three, light bumping to board edges. Internally lightly browned, previous owners name to front pastedown, but otherwise clean.
Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns (Fothergill)
The life of Smith is by Garnier, who translated Smith into French.
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