An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations (Vol I & II only)
Philadelphia: Printed By Thomas Dobson, 1796. "A New Edition", Second American Edition. 12mo. viii,  - 412; vi,  - 430 pp. Full tree-calf with gilt on spine with gilt lettering on red morocco labels. Early previous owner name "John Brown" with price notation at rear in Vol. I; "John Brown" and partially scraped bookplate for John Brown in Vol. II; more recent owner name in Vol. I. Wear to covers; foxing; some toning to paper; a good and incomplete set. Item #21779
"...The magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth, and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. By reflecting upon the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the book touches upon such broad topics as the division of labour, productivity, and free markets." - wiki (PMM 221).