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by Adam Smith, William Playfair (Contributor), Dugald Stewart (Contributor), Oliver Dudley Cooke (Publisher), Horatio G. Hale (Publisher)

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TitleAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations / by Adam Smith. From the eleventh London edition; with notes and supplementary chapters by William Playfair. And an account of Dr. Smith's life by Dugald Stewart. In two volumes
AuthorAdam Smith
TagsPolitics, Social Organisation, Ethical Philosophy, Philosophy 
CollectionsYour library, Poplar Forest Library (1811-1826)
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Review"... in political oeconomy I think Smith's wealth of nations the best book extant ..."—Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Mann Randolph, May 30, 1790

"... if your views of political enquiry go further to the subjects of money & commerce, Smith's wealth of nations is the best book to be read, unless Say's Political economy can be had, which treats the same subjects on the same principles, but in a shorter compass & more lucid manner ..."—Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, June 11, 1807.

"Adam Smith, first in England, published a rational and systematic work on Political economy, adopting generally the ground of the Economists, but differing on the subjects before specified. the system being novel, much argument and detail seemed then necessary to establish principles which now are assented to as soon as proposed. hence his book, admitted to be able, and of the first degree of merit, has yet been considered as prolix & tedious."—From TJ's Prospectus for Destutt de Tracy’s Treatise on Political Economy , sent to Milligan for printing on April 6, 1816.

TJ frequently quoted from Smith's work in relation to banks and paper money; for example, Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, Nov. 6, 1813.
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Contributor – Playfair, William
Contributor – Stewart, Dugald
Publisher – Cooke, Oliver Dudley
Publisher – Hale, Horatio G.
Publication date1818
PublicationHartford [Conn.]: Published by Cooke & Hale, 1818. (Hartford [Conn.] : George Goodwin & Sons)
Number of copies1
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LC ClassificationHB161.S65
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Primary languageEnglish
CommentsTJ had acquired a 3-vol. 1784 edition while in Europe between 1784-1789, which was sold to Congress in 1815.

He reacquired this 2-vol. 1818 octavo edition and held it in his library at his retirement retreat at Poplar Forest.

This title was later offered up for sale in 1873 by his grandson Francis Eppes. Listed in Leavitt Catalogue on page 39, no. 659. (Transcription)
SummaryAn inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations / by Adam Smith. From the eleventh London edition; with notes and supplementary chapters by William Playfair. And an account of Dr. Smith's life by Dugald Stewart. In two volumes by Adam Smith (1818)
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