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Smith, The Wealth of Nations.

Smith, Adam. The Wealth of Nations. 3 Volumes (complete set). London, The Folio Society, 2008. 18.5 cm x 27.5 cm. XXXI, 294 pages (Vol. I), XI, 319 pages (Vol. II), XI, 308 pages (Vol. III). Original Hardcover with gilt lettering on spine and covers. In original slipcase. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

The three volume set is divided into five books with subjects as follows:- Book I - Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Powers of Labour and of the Order According to Which its Produce is Naturally Distributed among the Different Ranks of People. Book II - Of the Nature, Accumulation and Employment of Stock. Book III - Of the different Progress of Opulence in different Nations. Book IV - Of Systems of Political Economy. Book V - Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth. The first volume is preceded by an Introduction and Plan of the Work and a further Introduction by John Kenneth Galbraith. Illustrated throughout both in colour and in black and white. Examples of Illustrations include those titled - Interior of a Workshop, A Nuremberg Brewer, The Miseries of Idleness, Portrait of Samuel Oldknow, O the Roast Beef of Old England, Construction of a Wheat Market, Emperor Joseph II Ploughs in the Village of Slavikowitz to show his Respect for the Peasants, Making Rifles, and George's Dock Basin Liverpool. Includes also a number of Maps by Reginald Piggott, for example:- Roads and Towns at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century (England & Wales), England at the Outset of the Industrial Revolution, Eighteenth-Century States and the Potential for Foreign Commerce, Forts and Trading Posts on the West Coast of Africa to the 1760s, and The Expansion of the East India Company. Index to close of third volume.

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Smith, The Wealth of Nations.

Smith, The Wealth of Nations.

Smith, The Wealth of Nations.
Smith, The Wealth of Nations.
Smith, The Wealth of Nations.
Smith, The Wealth of Nations.
Smith, The Wealth of Nations.
Smith, The Wealth of Nations.
Smith, The Wealth of Nations.

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