Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 125

Price Realized: $ 8,450
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
FORBES COPY OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS (EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT.) Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. 3 volumes. 12mo, contemporary calf, moderate wear, rebacked; endpapers renewed, moderate foxing, minimal dampstaining on top edges; 1791 owner's inscription on flyleaf of Volume III. (TFC) Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1789

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first american edition of the seminal work on free-market economics, which frequently draws upon American examples. The inscription reads "Robert Lowther, his book, August the 16th 1791. Steal not this book for fear of shame for underneath is the owner's name." Evans 22148; Sabin 82305.