An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. New Edition in Four Volumes. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author.
Glasgow, R.Chapman 1805
4 volumes, twelvemo, ORIGINAL PALE BLUE BOARDS, UNCUT, original printed paper labels, engraved frontispiece portrait of Adam Smith from the Tassie Medallion, pp.viii, 304; iv, 286; iv, 284, (4); iv, 280, skilful repair to hinges of volume I, heads of spines chipped, a little browned throughout, unopened on some gatherings, a good copy surviving in its original publishers binding.
Rare first Glasgow edition, taken from the fourth edition of 1786, and the first printing of the Wealth in Scotland and the first to contain a portrait of the author.