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  1. Essays on Philosophical Subjects.

    Essays on Philosophical Subjects.

    To which is prefixed, an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author; by Dugald Stewart, F.R.S.E.
    First Dublin edition, same year as the first London edition; Kress lists the Dublin printing first and calls the London "another issue" while Tribe calls the Dublin edition a piracy. The Essays were published five years after Smith's death and edited by the Scottish philosopher Dugald Stewart (1753-1828); his "Account of the Life and Writings of Adam Smith" is one of the earliest biographical notices of Smith and "until [Stewart's] Biographical Memoir of 1811 (. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1795

    Published: Dublin

    Stock Code: 97132

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  2. Essays on Philosophical Subjects.

    Essays on Philosophical Subjects.

    To which is prefixed, an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author; by Dugald Stewart, F.R.S.E.
    First edition, published five years after Smith's death, edited by Dugald Stewart with his "Account of the life and writings of Adam Smith", originally presented to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in two sessions during 1793. The editor states that the essays were intended as parts of "a connected history of the liberal sciences and elegant arts", but that Smith "long since. Learn More
    £8,750

    Date of Publication: 1795

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 90155

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