ALCIPHRON: OR, THE MINUTE PHILOSOPHER. IN SEVEN DIALOGUES. CONTAINING AN APOLOGY FOR THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE CALLED FREE-THINKERS.

London: Printed for J. Tonson, 1732. [10],[1]-350;[6],358pp. Two volumes. Octavo. Contemporary calf. Engraved title vignettes. Ownership signature "J. Payne Jan. 24 1732/3" in each volume on front pastedown, with authorship ascription in same hand in first, as well as careful correction of the errata. Hinges cracked, one board nearly detached, occasional light foxing, otherwise a crisp, large, very nice set. Item #WRCLIT35680

First edition of Berkeley's attempt at the refutation of the current forms of free- thinking, composed while he was resident in America and including some important observations relevant to that part of the world. The second volume also includes what is functionally the third edition of his ESSAY TOWARDS A NEW THEORY OF VISION, first published in 1709. ROTHSCHILD 374. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 176(n). ESTC T86056.

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