The Wealth of Nations – Vintage Book


This Modern Library hard-cover version of the book  An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations – by Adam Smith, is an economic classic that has been edited (with an introduction, notes, marginal summary and an enlarged index) by Edwin Cannan, M.A., LL.D and has an introduction by Max Lerner.

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations is commonly referred to as only  The Wealth of Nations, a classic “examination and explanation of all the complex mechanisms of the marketplace that govern  economic systems”, written by Adam Smith. This Modern Library edition of The Wealth of Nations includes the famous introduction and notes by Edwin Cannan, and a full index. Since its original publication in 1776, The Wealth of Nations has become “required reading for anyone who seeks to understand the economic mechanisms that order and shape our world.”

In this article – Economics and the Ordinary Person: Re-reading Adam Smith –  Sam Fleischacker tells us that: “As regards both politics and science, Smith’s great legacy was a lesson in humility. “

Author: Adam Smith, edited by Edwin Cannan, M.A., LL.D, and with an introduction by Max Lerner. Adam Smith (1723 – 1790) was a professor of “moral philosophy at Glasgow University in Scotland, and also wrote The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

ISBN:   394-60409-1  Publisher:  Modern Library   Year: 1937 (This edition was copyright © 1965 by Random House).

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Size: 8 1/4 X 5 1/2 X 2 inches;  978 pages

Condition: Hardcover, with dust-jacket. Excellent, gently used. Vintage: Original owner for almost 50 years.



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Weight 1.1 kg
Dimensions 28 × 22 × 5 cm


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