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Scottish Enlightenment

Items from the Scottish Enlightenment

Thomas Annan. Photographs of Glasgow College 1866

THOMAS ANNAN

Photographs of Glasgow College 1866

Glasgow College as Adam Smith knew it “by far the happiest and most honourable period of my life”

ANNAN,Thomas. Photographs of Glasgow College. Glasgow, T.Annan [1866] Oblong folio album, 15.5 x 11.0 ins, original green cloth, a little worn, skilfully rebacked, triple gilt fillets, with the College coat-of-arms in gilt on upper board and lettered in gilt Photographs of Glasgow College, 20 albumen silver prints mounted on cards rectos, [17.1-13.....

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David Hume. Six Autograph Letters to William Mure 1763-1776
Together with the only surviving record of a letter Hume wrote to his friend the Rev John Home about the death of William Mure.

DAVID HUME

Six Autograph Letters to William Mure 1763-1776 Together with the only surviving record of a letter Hume wrote to his friend the Rev John Home about the death of William Mure.

David Hume said of William Mure he "was the oldest and best friend I had in the World"

David Hume Six autograph letters signed in ink to William Mure of Caldwell London and Paris, September 1763 - October 1770 Quarto, 12 1/2 pages together with David Hume to John Home on Baron Mure’s death 12 April 1776 octavo 2 pages in ink, contemporary copy. William Mure of Caldwell [1718-1776], M.P. for Renfrewshire, 1742-1761, Baron of ....

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William Julius Mickle. The Lusiad; or, the Discovery of India. An Epic Poem. 1778 2nd edition

WILLIAM JULIUS MICKLE

The Lusiad; or, the Discovery of India. An Epic Poem. 1778 2nd edition

Critical attack on Adam Smith’s laissez-faire doctrines to the East India Trade in the Wealth of Nations

MICKLE, William Julius. The Lusiad; or, the Discovery of India. An Epic Poem. Translated from the Original Portugese of Luis de Camöens. The Second Edition. Oxford, Jackson and Lister 1778 Quarto, contemporary tree calf, edges worn, rebacked, red morocco label, (2) + ccxxxvipp + 496pp, including the dedication to the Duke of Buccleuch, engraved ....

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William Shaw. A Galic and English Dictionary. 1780 First edition

WILLIAM SHAW

A Galic and English Dictionary. 1780 First edition

The First Gaelic/English Dictionary

SHAW, William. A Galic and English Dictionary. Containing all the words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that could be collected from the Voice, and Old Books and Mss. London, W and A Strahan 1780 2 volumes bound in one, quarto, contemporary tree calf, rubbed, scuffed and worn, contemporary red morocco label lettered gilt, (6) + (18....

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Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Glasgow 1805

ADAM SMITH

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Glasgow 1805

First printing in Scotland and first with a portrait

ADAM SMITH An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. New Edition in Four Volumes. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. Glasgow, R.Chapman 1805 4 volumes, twelvemo, ORIGINAL PALE BLUE BOARDS, UNCUT, original printed paper labels, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ad....

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Adam Smith. The Wealth of Nations. 1884

ADAM SMITH

The Wealth of Nations. 1884

An interleaved copy

SMITH,Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. With an Introductory Essay and Notes by Joseph Shield Nicholson,M.A. London, T.Nelson and Sons 1884 1 volume bound in 2 volumes, octavo, contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, calf edges, maroon morocco labels lettered gilt, five raised bands, leaf edges uncut, int....

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Adam Smith. The Wealth of Nations. 1786 Fourth edition

ADAM SMITH

The Wealth of Nations. 1786 Fourth edition

SMITH,ADAM. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Three Volumes. The Fourth Edition. London, A.Strahan and T.Cadell 1786 3 volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, contemporary red morocco labels lettered gilt with volume numbers in gilt, head and tails worn, leaf edges entirely uncut, pp.viii + 499....

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Adam Smith. The Works 1811-1812 First edition

ADAM SMITH

The Works 1811-1812 First edition

SMITH,Adam The Works of Adam Smith, LL.D....With an account of his life and writings by Dugald Stewart. In Five Volumes. London, T.Cadell and W.Davies 1811-1812 5 volumes, octavo, contemporary calf, contemporary labels lettered in gilt, edges rubbed, covers scuffed, ruled in gilt, spines richly gilt, pp.xv +611; viii + (1) + 499; vi + 523; v + (1....

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