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 .... The second edition, improved and corrected by the author.
Dublin printed, London re-printed, for W. Innys, and C. Hitch ... and C. Davis. 1744. 8vo, 174 pp. Disbound, enclosed in a cloth folding case. The second London edition, with the first appearance of the contents leaf. Jessop 21e(145d). The work begins as an investigation of the medicinal virtues of tar-water and ends with a disquisition on Platonic philosophy , - a blend of science and metaphysics. While in America, Berkeley experimented with tar-water for many ailments, including dysentery, rheumatism and asthma. The treatment proved so successful that he set up an apparatus for manufacturing it. (Rootenberg). William Blakes copy of the Dublin edition of 1744 is now in the Fitzwilliam.
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