Hamish Riley-Smith

Rare Books And Manuscripts

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, interleaved throughout, pp.vi, 3-32, 242; 243-445, pencil notes throughout the first volume, a fine copy.

Provenance: engraved bookplate Briglands, Perthshire home of J.A.Clyde, (1863-1944) advocate. He was Lord President from 1920 until 1935 with the title of Lord Clyde.

First edition edited by Shield Nicholson who was Professor of Political Economy at Edinburgh University.
£400

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