Adam Smith's 'Wealth of Nations' on display

Adam Smith statue
Adam Smith statue
by Alexander

Visitors to the National Library in August can see a small display of books and letters relating to Adam Smith. The display was opened on the day a statue of the 18th-century Scottish philosopher and economist was unveiled on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

On show are several editions of Smith's most celebrated work, 'The Wealth of Nations', including foreign translations. We also reveal correspondence between Smith and another 'giant' of the Scottish Enlightenment, philosopher David Hume.

The display is free and open daily until the end of the month:

Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00
Saturday: 10.00-17.00
Sunday: 14.00-17.00.

6 August 2008

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