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Berkeley, George
The Works; of George Berkeley, D.D. Late Bishop of Cloyne in Ireland. To Which is Added An Account of His Life, and Several Letters to Thomas Prior, Esq. Dean Gervais, and Mr. Pope, &c. &c. .
John Exshaw, Dublin, 1784. Two vols., 4tos, frontispiece, [4], [i]-ci, [1]-646; [iv], [1]-663; contemporary calf. A decent copy of this uncommon set. The second volume includes the folding plate illustrating an essay on plantation churches in Bermuda. Alongside John Locke, Berkeley was the pre-eminent English-language philosopher of his era and among the most lucid writers of philosophical prose of any era. He spent significant time in the colonial "new world" and was intimately involved in establishing the Kings College in New York, which became Columbia University. (Additional postage required). Scattered light spotting and extraneous marks; corners of three pages in Vol. 1 torn off, affecting only margins, one repaired; neat 19th-century marginal notes in pencil; small 1884 clipping mentioning Berkeley pasted into rear of Vol. 1; front board of Vol. 1 mostly detached but holding on by a cord; covers rubbed, leather dry.
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