May 20, 2021 12:00 EST

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 26
 

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[Economics] Smith, Adam
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1796. In three volumes. "A New Edition" (Second American edition). 12mo. 412; 430; 387, (1), (54) (index) pp. Contemporary full brown calf, stamped in blind, red morocco spine label, front board of first volume starting, spines lightly rubbed; all edges trimmed; old ownership signature scratched out on title-page of first and third volumes, loss at top of title-page in second volume from same; loss at top corner of front free endpaper in first volume; loss to bottom of front free endpaper in third volume, top corner of index leaves creased in same; scattered spotting to text; book-plate of Mann S. Valentine on front paste-down of first and third volume, as well as verso of front free endpaper in second volume; additional contemporary book-plate, name scratched out, on front paste-down of each volume; Valentine Museum ink stamp on front paste-down in first and second volume, on verso of front free endpaper in third volume. Evans 31196

Deaccessioned by the Valentine Museum to benefit collections care, preservation, and future acquisitions.

Sold for $2,268
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Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1796. In three volumes. "A New Edition" (Second American edition). 12mo. 412; 430; 387, (1), (54) (index) pp. Contemporary full brown calf, stamped in blind, red morocco spine label, front board of first volume starting, spines lightly rubbed; all edges trimmed; old ownership signature scratched out on title-page of first and third volumes, loss at top of title-page in second volume from same; loss at top corner of front free endpaper in first volume; loss to bottom of front free endpaper in third volume, top corner of index leaves creased in same; scattered spotting to text; book-plate of Mann S. Valentine on front paste-down of first and third volume, as well as verso of front free endpaper in second volume; additional contemporary book-plate, name scratched out, on front paste-down of each volume; Valentine Museum ink stamp on front paste-down in first and second volume, on verso of front free endpaper in third volume. Evans 31196

Deaccessioned by the Valentine Museum to benefit collections care, preservation, and future acquisitions.

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