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Handbok for Statshallningen efter Adam Smiths Grundsattser

Author Sartorious von Waltershausen, Georg Friedrich Christoph
Title Handbok for Statshallningen efter Adam Smiths Grundsattser
Imprint Stockholm
Date of Publication 1800
Language Swedish
Notes The first Swedish translation of Georg Sartorius's abridgement of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations for use in Universities. NLS has the German edition which was published in Berlin in 1796. Sartorius (1766-1828) was one of the first German academics to realise the significance of Smith's system, and this abridgement was clearly for use 'in academic lectures'. Prior to this publication, Smith's work had only been available in Swedish in excerpts. The text was translated from German into Swedish by Johan Holmbergsson (1764-1840). It was this translation that led to a complete assessment of Smith's work. The copy is uncut in original plain wrappers. See also Christian Garve's (1742-1798) German translation of the Wealth of Nations: we bought the second edition recently.
Shelfmark RB.s.2055
Acquired on 10/03/00
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