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THE DISSEMINATION OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS IN FRENCH AND IN FRANCE 1776-1843. Kenneth E. Carpenter

THE DISSEMINATION OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS IN FRENCH AND IN FRANCE 1776-1843.

New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 2002. 8vo. cloth. lxii, (i), 255+(1) pages. First edition. Adam Smith's great work of political economy reached French readers through reprints of English editions; a number of translations directed towards different audiences; and a host of summaries, extracts and reviews in magazines and journals. Combining cultural history and bibliographical analysis, Carpenter traces the transmission of this text and assesses the implications of its paratext - occurring in reviews..... READ MORE

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                                      CONTENTS


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS                                                     VII
PREFACE                                                                    IX
EDITORIAL METHODOLOGY                                                    XVII
LIST OF LOCATIONS                                                         XIX

FRENCH TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE Wealth of Nations: FROM
      MARGINALITY TO CENTRALITY TO CANONICITY                             XXI

1776. Morellet, Unpublished Extract and Unpublished Full Translation        1

1776. Review of English Edition in journal encyclopédique ou uniyersel      4

1777. Review injournal des sayants                                         13

1778. Reverdil, Translated Extract (Lausanne and Basel)                    16

1778-1779. Anonymous [Translation by M***] (La Haye: publisher
      unknown)                                                             20

1779-1780. [Blavet], Translation Serialized injournal de l'agriculture     24

1781. [Blavet], Offprint fromjournal de l'agriculture (Paris)              32

1781. [Blavet], Reprint of Serialized Translation (Yverdon: [De Felice])   34

1782. Comte du Nort, Translation in Manuscript                             39

1784-1788. [Blavet], Translated Extracts in Encyclopedie methodique.
      Économie politique et diplomatique (Paris)                           40

1786. [Blavet], Reissue of Yverdon Edition (London and Paris: poinçot)     53

1788. [Blavet], Translation (London and Paris: Duplain)                    57

1789. Anonymous, Reissue of La Haye Edition of 1778-1779 
      (Amsterdam: publisher unknown)                                       79

1790. [Roucher and Blavet], Summary in Bihliotheque de l'homme public,
      vols 3 and 4 (Paris: Buisson)                                        80

1790-1791. Roucher, Translation (Paris: Buisson)                           86

1791. English-Language Edition (Basel: Tourneisen and Legrand)            116

1791-1792. Roucher, Reprint of Translation (Avignon: Niel)                117

1792. Roucher, Reprint of Translation (Neuchatel)                         127

1794. Roucher, Revised Translation (Paris: Buisson)                       131

1800-1801. Blavet, Revised Translation (Paris: Laran)                     150

1801. Garnier, Preprint of Frontmatter (Paris: Agasse)                    169

1801. English-Language Edition (Paris and Basel)                          173

1802. Garnier, Translation (Paris: Agasse)                                175

1806. Roucher, Reissue of Revised Translation (Paris: Bertrand)           219

1808. Guer, Commentary in Tahleaux comparatifs (Paris)                    220

[1810 or later]. Garnier, Reprint of Translation (Paris: Agasse)          223

1818. Sénovert, Manuscript Commentary                                     228

1822. L. A. Say, Commentary in Considérations (Paris)                     233

1822. Garnier, Reprint of Translation, with Revised Notes
      (Paris: Agasse)                                                     234

1843. Garnier, Reprint of Translation, with Notes by Others (Paris:
      Guillaumin)                                                         242

INDEX                                                                     250