SECOND EDINBURGH EDITION IN SUPERB GEORGIAN HALF CALF
SMITH, Adam ~ The Wealth of Nations.
Edinburgh: Mundell, Doig, and Stevenson, Edinburgh; London: Lackington, Allen, Cradock & Joy, and T. Hamilton; York: Wilson and Son, 1809
3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A simple yet most pleasing half calf of the period with raised bands and gilt pallets and titles. The armorial bookplate of Richard Fort of Read Hall. An exceptionally neat and clean copy of this scarce edition, the second Edinburgh edition, with the 'Advertisement to the Fourth Edition' acknowledging the assistance of Mr. Henry Hope of Amsterdam regarding the Bank of Amsterdam. Slight scuffing otherwise a remarkably fine (unread?) copy.