London: Printed for J. Richardson and Co., 1822. Hardcover. Small Ocatavo. xii, lx, 432, viii, (2) 336, vi, 345 (2pp. appendix), vi, 312 (46 index), (2) 201pp. Full decorative calf with gilt ruling and gilt tooling, red and black labels with gilt lettering and double gilded ruling; raised bands. Marbled edges. Stiff gray back endpapers. New Edition with A Life of the Author.
Vol. I. The Theory of Moral Sentiments; or, An Essay Toward an Analysis of the Principles by Which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, First of Their Neighbors, and Afterwards of Themselves. To which is added, A Dissertation on The Origin of Languages. Vol. II–IV. An inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Vol. II. contains two one page advertisements each for the Third and Fourth Edition. Vol. V. The Principles which Lead and Direct Philosophical Inquiries; Illustrated by the History of Astronomy.
Binding with light wear along edges, small chips, bumps and cracks. Volume one with one and a half tear at top front joint, glued expertly, some scuffing at joints, very light at tail of spine. Small chip at head of spine. Volume five with light scuffing and minor stains on front cover, light scuffing at front joint, and one inch abrasion and small stain on back cover. Previous owner's name, Clara Hartman, inked to all title pages. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #42110