Ricerche sulla Natura, e le Cagioni della Riccezza delle Nazioni...Naples, Giuseppe Policarpo Merande, 1790-1 Stock Code: 85981
NotesRare first Italian translation of the Wealth of Nations, probably the rarest of the 18th-century complete translations. No copy has appeared at auction since 1963.
5 volumes, octavo (181 x 112mm). Volume 5 in contemporary vellum, spine lettered and numbered in gilt panels, volumes 1-4 rebound to match. Housed in a black flat-back cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Complete with all half-titles and index leaves.
A few small wormholes to the spine of volume 5, not entering the text. Half title and title to volume two with two small wormtrack holes, volume four with wormtrack damage to the gutter very skilfully restored, occasionally touching the text, the missing text supplied in pen facsimile. Occasional spotting and staining as usual. A very attractive set.
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