Edinburgh: William Creech; Mundell, Doig, and Srevenson; Constable, and Ostell, 1806.
Three volumes. lxiii, 360p; vi, 512p, (iv, appendix); v, 448p, (xlviii, index, ii, ads). Bound in full tree calf, rebacked in brown morocco with green and brown title labels gilt, gilt flower devices and rules on the flat spines. Spines fine, original sides with edge wear, some foxing and minor worming. Complete and sound. Item #20189
This work is the first major expression on the economic theory that the individual has the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought. (Printing and the Mind of Man. No. 221)