The Key Book for any Berkeley Collection Berkeley (George) ...





The Key Book for any Berkeley Collection

Berkeley (George) 
A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences with the Grounds of Scepticism, Atheism, and Irreligion, are inquir'd into. Part I [All Published] 8vo Dublin (Aaron Rhames, for Jeremy Pepyat) 1710 Rare First Edn., title within dbl. ruled border, pp[2]III, [2] preface, [1] errata, 214, [2] final blank. Some slight dirt mark, a few sm. rust marks, some contemporary and ink, and later pencil marginalia, inscribed in cont. ink m/ss ' - utor concesso - Hor: Arsfo,' on front loose blank, in cont.. mottled calf, worn, joins cracked, new crimson mor. label. Generally a very good copy of this renowned Rarity. Keynes 5: Norman 196. (1)

This is the rare First Edition of the book which rocked the intelligent world, at that time, and relates Berkeley's fundamental formulation of empiricism: no object can exist without a mind to conceive it.

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Auction Date: 22nd Sep 2021 at 10:30am

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