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Politisk undersokning om lagar, som hindra och tvinga inforseln af sadana utlandska varor

Author Smith, Adam
Title Politisk undersokning om lagar, som hindra och tvinga inforseln af sadana utlandska varor
Imprint Goteborg: S. Norberg
Date of Publication 1804
Language Swedish
Notes This is a rare copy of the first appearance in Swedish of book IV, chapter 2, of 'An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations'. This chapter in English was titled: 'Of restraints upon the importation from countries of such goods as can be produced at home'. This is the key chapter in which Smith discusses laissez faire. Part of 'The wealth of nations' first appeared in Swedish in 1799-1800 in the literary periodical 'Lasning I blandade amnen'. (ABS.1.81.113) It is also the second translation of Smith by Erik Erland Bodell who was, like Smith, a customs official. He published a translation of Book V, chapter 2 of the same work in Stockholm in 1800: 'Undersokning om Kongl. Stora sjo och granse-tullar,'. A Swedish translation of a German abridgement of the 'Wealth of nations' was published in Stockholm in 1800 (RB.s.2055). A full Swedish translation of this work was not published until 1911.
Shelfmark RB.s.2346
Reference Sources Tribe, Keith (ed.) A critical bibliography of Adam Smith (London, 2002)
Acquired on 30/10/04
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