The Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith as the publisher
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.