Siris:; A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water, And divers other Subjects connected together and arising one from another. . . . A New Edition, With Additions and Emendations. Right Rev. Dr. George Berkeley.

Siris:; A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water, And divers other Subjects connected together and arising one from another. . . . A New Edition, With Additions and Emendations.

Dublin/London: W. Innys, and C. Hitch, in Pater-noster-row, and C. Davis in Holbourn, 1747. 8vo, 174, [2]pp; later morocco and marbled boards. Wear to a small portion of the upper corners of the first fifty-four pages, as if nibbled by a small rodent, (less offensive than it sounds); a short marginal tear and library stamp to title page; small, neat, marginal notations; small abrasion to the front endpaper; joints and edges rubbed. Item #206028

De-accessioned from the American Antiquarian Society, with the AAS stamp on the title page and initials on the spine.. Among Bishop Berkeley's last works, this series of "reflexions" touts the medieval remedy of tar-water, made from pine tar steeped in cold water, for prevention of all manner of ailments from digestive disorders and kidney stones to scurvy, distemper, smallpox and other illnesses.

Price: $200.00