London: J. Peele, 1726.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #041227
2 volumes. Contemporary paneled calf, boards detached despite some previous repair work. Seminary library marks to the spines, circulation date due label to rear endpaper of vol 2, and embossed stamps to the titles and a few elsewhere. Occasional browning at the edges esp. at the end of vol 1, a few scattered pencil marks, but generally bright and unmarked. 474pp, 495, 76, 4 pages of ads. Scarce posthumous collection by this proto-enlightenment thinker and disciple of John Locke. Toland was born in Donegal but converted from Catholicism at 16 and went abroad to study in Glasgow - he went on to study in Leiden and Oxford.
Some of the longer pieces include:
A Specimen of the Critical History of the Celtic Religion and Learning: Containing an Account of the Druids
The Secret History of the South Sea Scheme
The Scheme or Practical Model of a National Bank
Physic Without Physicians
Along with numerous letters and shorter pieces on religion, the classics, and philosophy. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Philosophy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041227.