May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 47,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
[Economics] Smith, Adam (1723-1790)
The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Author's Presentation Copy.

London: Printed for Strahan & Cadell in the Strand; and Creech & J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh, 1790.

Two octavo volumes, sixth edition, the last lifetime edition "with considerable additions and corrections"; inscribed on verso of volume one title page, "Alan Maconochie Esquire From The Author," with signatures of recipient and his son James Allan on ffeps, along with JAM's bookplates in both volumes; Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank (1748-1816) was a Scottish judge, law professor, and founding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; bound in contemporary calf boards, rebacked in a lighter-color tan leather, corners bumped with some damage, 8 1/4 x 5 in. (2)

Alston III 828; Goldsmiths 14580; ESTC T90661.