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Teoriia nravstvennykh chuvstv [Theory of moral sentiments].

Author Smith, Adam
Title Teoriia nravstvennykh chuvstv [Theory of moral sentiments].
Imprint St. Petersburg: I.I. Glazunov
Date of Publication 1868
Language Russian
Notes This is the first, very rare edition in Russian of Smith's 'Theory of moral sentiments'. The translator, Pavel Bibikov (1831-1875), also translated the 'Wealth of Nations' in 1866, both being part of his series the Library of Classical European Writers. Bibikov regarded the two works as complementing each other, as he remarks in his preface to this translation, "the works reinforce each other. That is why, having published in Russian Adam Smith's great work of political economy, I decided to translate and publish his other work, which is no less remarkable, and yet known even less to Russian society than the first" (p. 5). Bibikov's translation, probably done via French, remained the only Russian version available until 1997.
Shelfmark RB.s.2752
Acquired on 16/06/09
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