Dublin Printed, London Re-printed: For W. Innys, C. Hitch, and M. Cooper ... 1746. 174,; ,-88pp. Octavo. Modern half-calf and marbled boards. Faint blindstamp and ink shelf number (the latter on verso of title) of The Library of the Society for the Home Study of Holy Scripture and Church History, first title leaf a trace foxed, otherwise a very good copy. Item #WRCLIT65696
New (i.e. Third London) edition of the first title, Keynes's variant A1b with "A Letter to T.P. ..." on the verso of the title. This copy has p. 160 misnumbered '610'. The second title is also a "New Edition" (i.e. the second London edition), and exhibits Keynes's second (corrected) state of the title leaf: 'Holbourn'. Berkeley first noticed the use of tar-infused water during his residence in America, and although cautious in his initial conclusions, he soon became an advocate of its use as an economical aid for the betterment of the health of the Irish people. Although by no means wanting in exposition of Berkeley's larger philosophical considerations, the practical aspects of SIRIS led to its being his most popular work, and the investigation of tar-water generated a significant body of pamphlet literature in response (well delineated by Keynes), among which Prior's work is one of the most significant. ESTC cites Bowyer's ledger in reporting the edition of the first title consisted of 1000 copies and that of the second title 2000 copies. KEYNES (BERKELEY) 68 & 104. ESTC T45794 & T125698.