The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith as the publisher

A little history on Adam Smith

Adam Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy.

The publishing of the Wealth of Nations

Saturday, March 9th 1776 at 6pm

Scotland, United Kingdom


What Adam Smith has gone through

Adam Smith's An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was first published in 1776. This edition of Smith's work is based on Edwin Cannan's careful 1904 compilation (Methuen and Co., Ltd) of Smith's fifth edition of the book (1789), the final edition in Smith's lifetime.