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SMITH, Adam - SARTORIUS, Georg; ZNOSKO, Jan (trans.)

Nauka Ekonomii polityczney podlug ukladu Adama Smith

przez Jana Znoske, Konsyliarza Nadwornego, Nauk wyzwolonych i Filozofii Doktora, wielu Towarzystw Uczonych Czlonka. W Krótkosci zebrana.

Vilnius: Drukarnia XX Bazylianów, 1811 Stock Code: 119352
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Scarce Polish translation of Georg Sartorius's Von den Elementen des National-Reichthums, und von der Staatswirtschaft, nach Adam Smith, translated from the second German edition of 1806 (first 1796), translated by Jan Znosko, holder of the chair of political economy at the Vilnian University from 1810 to 1823. "Znosko established his credentials with a work entitled A Science of Political Economy according to Adam Smith, thought by his contemporaries to be an original work, but which later turned out to be a translation of the second editoin of Gaorg Sartorius's 1796 Handbuch. The book is of course a summary of Wealth of Nations, but in places Znosko inserts some critical obervations, printed in a smaller typeface. The longest of these is related to Smith's conception of 'fertile' and 'infertile' labour, that is productive and unproductive labour." (Stefan Zabieglik, 'The Reception of Adam Smith's Works in Poland from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries' in: A critical Bibliography of Adam Smith).

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Octavo (168 x 97 mm). Contemporary roan-backed drab paper boards, spine renewed, yellow edges.


Ownership stamp of Gwalbert Pawlinkowski to title verso and T6 verso, library stamps to title recto and verso, partly blacked out. Spine renewed, corners worn, stamp to lower margin of B1 cut away; occasional light spotting; a good copy.


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