AN ACCOUNT OF THE LATE DREADFUL EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE, WHICH DESTROYED THE CITY OF LISBON, THE METROPOLIS OF PORTUGAL. IN A LETTER FROM A MERCHANT RESIDENT THERE, TO HIS FRIEND IN ENGLAND.

London printed, Boston reprinted: Green & Russell, 1756. 23pp. Lacks half title. Dbd. Negligible soiling. Very good. Item #WRCAM45013

Second edition, after the first of the previous year. Account of the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755 which destroyed most of the city, followed by fire and tsunami. The author estimates that near thirty thousand people were killed in the quake, though it is impossible to establish exactly, given the devastation. Fewer than ten copies in ESTC. ESTCW10073. EVANS 7602.

Price: $750.00