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AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. With a life of the Author, Also a view of the doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French Economists; with a method of facilitating the study of his works; from the French of M. Garnier by SMITH. ADAM - Hardcover - from Paul Foster Books and Biblio.com

AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. With a life of the Author, Also a view of the doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French Economists; with a method of facilitating the study of his works; from the French of M. Garnier

by SMITH. ADAM

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Printed for William Allason and J. Maynard. London, and W. Blair. Edinburgh. 1819. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches). Some minor browning to the first and last couple of leaves of each volume otherwise very good copies bound, without the half titles, in fine recent bindings of contemporary style full sprinkled antique style brown calf. The spines with five raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt. Red title labels, gilt. Boards with floral roll borders in gilt. All edges marbled. Generally this is a very good, tight set in attractive bindings.
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