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Anti-Siris: or, English wisdom exemplify'd by various examples, but, particularly, the present general demand for tar water, on so unexceptionable authority as that of a R---t R------d itinerant schemist, and graduate in divinity and metaphisicks. In a letter from a foreign gentleman at London, to his friend abroad.
London: printed for M. Cooper, 1744.
60 p. ; 21.0 cm. (8°)

The Right Reverend itinerant schemist = George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne. This is a response to Berkeley's popular and controversial work Siris, which went through several editions in Dublin and London in 1744 as well as being translated into many other languages. Berkeley, a philosopher, advocated the medicinal value of tar water, a native American distillation of pine resins, speculating that it might be a universal panacea on cosmic principles. ESTC t9122.

Copy Notes Bound with five other polemical pamphlets.

Binding C19th half calf, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label lettered 'None Greater Than I &c. &c.', numbered '21' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 6d., 28 February 1832. (Archive 7/16/29 book binding, half bound lettd.)

Reference Number 2278


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