Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliott, 1832. Fifth American edition. Leather bound. 455pp. Octavo [22 cm] Brown speckled leather over boards, with restoration to the leather on the top fore edge corner of the front board, and along the top edge of the rear cover. Red gilt stamped leather title label and 7 double ruled lines in gilt on the spine. With 4 pages of publisher's advertisements at the front. Good condition. The extremities are rubbed, and the leather at the head of the backstrip is a bit mottled. The endpapers and flyleaves are foxed, there are large losses from the top fore edge corners of the front free endpaper and front flyleaf, and the top fore edge corners of many of the pages are damp stained. There is a contemporary owner's name on the front flyleaf. Item #42394
Translated from the fourth edition of the French. A treatise first printed in Paris in the year 1803, and one which attracted as much attention as Dr. Adam Smith's Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.