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By Keith Tribe, Hiroshi Mizuta

This can be a serious bibliography of Adam Smith. It takes as its start line the Vanderblue selection of Smithiana held by means of the Kress Library and its accompanying released catalogue. This bibliography updates undefined, which merely had a really restricted unique movement. the matter with Adam Smith isn't really one in all attribution however the re-shaping of his paintings through the accompanying observation and notes or the impact of translation and abridgement. This serious bibliography hopes to convey order to this technique. a list of all variants with information in their salient issues provides an summary of the serious paintings on Smith as a number one member of the Scottish Enlightenment.

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Life of Dr. Adam Smith’ in A. Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 3 vols, (William Creech, Edinburgh 1806) p. xxiii. 1 Indeed, there is nothing that superficially distinguishes the text of the two Buchanan editions, and so, unlike those editions which followed the Creech model, there is a distinct possibility that the second Buchanan edition of 1817 simply recycled sheets from the first. 2 A. Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 3 vols, with notes, and an additional volume, by David Buchanan (Oliphant, Waugh & Innes, Edinburgh, and John Murray, London 1814), Vol.

1 Breaking with their standard policy of responding to authors’ proposals regarding the terms of publication, rather than proposing terms themselves, Strahan and Cadell decide, in light of their ‘respect for the memory of Mr Smith’ and their confidence in Mackenzie himself, to offer the following terms: £300 pounds for the first edition, to consist of 1000 copies of a quarto volume, plus another £200 if the book should reach a second edition. In support of this proposal, the publishers review the publication terms for Wealth of Nations and point out that in the case of the posthumous essays there will be no chance to renew the copyright for a second period of fourteen years (because that could only be done when the author was still alive), thus lowering the value of the property.

D. C. Black (Routledge, London 2000) pp. 73–95. fm Page 41 Monday, September 9, 2002 2:41 PM ADAM SMITH IN ENGLISH 41 So Bagehot was dismissive of the work strictly as an economic treatise, which seems a reasonable enough position; political economy would really have been in some trouble if such a book were still a source for economic analysis, narrowly conceived. Reviewing Smith’s biography and his other writings, Bagehot dismisses Theory of Moral Sentiments as a once well-regarded book which was now of little philosophical value, a judgement symmetrical with his verdict on Wealth of Nations.

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