Adam Smith’s Library

 

 

Overview
  • Books previously owned by Adam Smith (1723-1790) (314 books)
  • The collection is based on donations made by Nitobe Inazo in 1920, to which further acquisitions by this library were added later.
  • Separate from this collection is the Adam Smith’s Library Reference Materials (4 books).
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Catalogues
  1. YANAIHARA Tadao “A full and detailed catalogue of books which belonged to Adam Smith : now in the possession of the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo, with notes and explanations” Iwanami Shoten, 1951
    The following are catalogues which cover all books which were previously owned by Adam Smith, including those in the Library of Economics.
    Within these, the catalogue by Mizuta is the most detailed and broad.  The catalogue of items held by the Library of Economics and included in the Mizuta catalogue is also a catalogue of Adam Smith books acquired by the Library of Economics after Yanaihara compiled his catalogue.
  2. MIZUTA Hiroshi “Adam Smith’s library : a catalogue” Oxford University Press, 2000
  3. MIZUTA Hiroshi “Adam Smith’s library : a supplement to Bonar’s Catalogue with a checklist of the whole library” Cambridge University Press, 1967
  4. BONAR James “A catalogue of the library of Adam Smith : author of the ‘Moral sentiments’ and ‘The wealth of nations'” 2nd.ed,  Macmillan, 1932
  5. BONAR James “A catalogue of the library of Adam Smith : author of the ‘Moral sentiments’ and ‘The wealth of nations'” Macmillan, 1894
References
  1. YAMAZAKI Kakujiro「新渡戸教授より寄贈せらるアダム・スミス遺愛の図書 (Nitobe kyoju yori kizo seraru Adam Smith iai no tosho)」『経友 (keiyu)』2, 1921.2
  2. TACHIOKA Yasuaki「大学罹災の日を顧みて (daigaku risai no hi wo kaerimite) 『経友 (keiyu)』5, 1924.3
  3. OKOCHI Kazuo「アダム・スミス文庫余談 (Adam Smith bunko yodan)」『経友 (keiyu)』28, 1939.12
  4. YANAIHARA Tadao ‘Introduction’ “A full and detailed catalogue of books which belonged to Adam Smith : now in the possession of the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo, with notes and explanations” Iwanami Shoten, 1951
  5. YANAIHARA Tadao「東大経済学部所蔵アダム・スミス蔵書について (todai keizai gakubu shozo Adam Smith zosho ni tsuite)」『アダム・スミスの味 (Adam Smith no aji)』University of Tokyo Press, 1965.6
  6. OKOCHI Kazuo「S. Thomas, The British Negociatorについて (S. Thomas, The British Negociator ni tsuite)」『アダム・スミスの味 (Adam Smith no aji)』University of Tokyo Press, 1965.6
  7. TAZOE Kyoji「羊皮紙・手書きの一本『ヴェネチア刑法』について (yohishi tegaki no ippon “Venezia keiho” ni tsuite)」『アダム・スミスの味 (Adam Smith no aji)』University of Tokyo Press, 1965.6
  8. ANDO Yoshio「経済学部所蔵コレクション 〔一〕アダム・スミス文庫 (keizai gakubu shozo korekushon [1] Adam Smith bunko)」『東京大学経済学部五十年史資料編 (Tokyo daigaku keizai gakubu 50 nenshi shiryohen)』University of Tokyo Press, 1976.4
  9. OKOCHI Akio ‘My Study on Smith‘ “Journal of Economics42(4), 1976.12
  10. HARA Akira「刊行にあたって (kanko ni atatte)」”A Catalgue of books belonging to Adam Smith, Esqr. 1781″ The Library of Economics, The Univ. of Tokyo, 1995.3
  11. OKOCHI Akio「アダム・スミスゆかりの古典籍入手顛末 (Adam Smith yukari no kotenseki nyushu tenmatsu)」 “The Tokyo University Library Bulletin” 40(5), 2001.10
  12. MIZUTA Hiroshi ’From Hobbes to Smith’ “Annual Bulletin of Resources and Historical Collections Office (shiryo-shitsu), The Library of Economics, The University of Tokyo” 3, 2013.3
  13. SHITARA Mai「アダム・スミス旧蔵書から見えてくる資料保存 (Adam Smith Kyuzosho kara mietekuru shiryo hozon)」”Better Storage” 189, 2013.4
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