An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (Cannan ed.), vol. 2 
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Cannan’s justly famous early 20th century edition of Smith’s Wealth of Nations with his introduction and notes.
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Table of Contents:
CHAPTER IV: OF DRAWBACKS
CHAPTER V: OF BOUNTIES
Digression concerning the Corn Trade and Corn Laws1
CHAPTER VI: OF TREATIES OF COMMERCE
CHAPTER VII: OF COLONIES
Part First: Of the Motives for establishing new Colonies
Part Second: Causes of the Prosperity of new Colonies
Part Third: Of the Advantages which Europe has derived from the Discovery of America, and from that of a Passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope
CHAPTER VIII: CONCLUSION OF THE MERCANTILE SYSTEM1
CHAPTER IX: OF THE AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS, OR OF THOSE SYSTEMS OF POLITICAL ŒCONOMY, WHICH REPRESENT THE PRODUCE OF LAND AS EITHER THE SOLE OR THE PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF THE REVENUE AND WEALTH OF EVERY COUNTRY
BOOK V: Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth
CHAPTER I: OF THE EXPENCES OF THE SOVEREIGN OR COMMONWEALTH
PART I: Of the Expence of Defence
PART II: Of the Expence of Justice
PART III: Of the Expence of public Works and public Institutions
Article I: Of the public Works and Institutions for facilitating the Commerce of the Society
And, first, of those which are necessary for facilitating Commerce in general1
Of the Public Works and Institutions which are necessary for facilitating particular Branches of Commerce1
Article II: Of the Expence of the Institutions for the Education of Youth1
Article III: Of the Expence of the Institutions for the Instruction of People of all Ages
PART IV: Of the Expence of supporting the Dignity of the Sovereign
CHAPTER II: OF THE SOURCES OF THE GENERAL OR PUBLIC REVENUE OF THE SOCIETY
PART I: Of the Funds or Sources of Revenue which may peculiarly belong to the Sovereign or Commonwealth
PART II: Of Taxes
Article I: Taxes upon Rent. Taxes upon the Rent of Land
Taxes which are proportioned, not to the Rent, but to the Produce of Land
Taxes upon the Rent of Houses
Article II: Taxes upon profit, or upon the Revenue arising from Stock
Taxes upon the Profit of particular Employments
Appendix to Articles I and II
Taxes upon the capital Value of Land, Houses, and Stock
Article III: Taxes upon the Wages of Labour
Article IV: Taxes which, it is intended, should fall indifferently upon every different Species of Revenue
Taxes upon consumable Commodities
CHAPTER III: OF PUBLIC DEBTS