[Earthquakes]. The London Magazine: or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer For March 1750. The London Magazine.
[Earthquakes]. The London Magazine: or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer For March 1750

[Earthquakes]. The London Magazine: or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer For March 1750

Dublin: Printed for Sarah and John Exshaw, 1750. 8vo., pp. [3], 112-164, woodcut vignette of London on title, text clean and bright, one page of engraved music. Attractive recent marbled wrappers. Item #2624

In this, the March 1750 issue of "The London Magazine," are valuable, strictly contemporary accounts of the earthquakes that shook London, as well as a List of Earthquakes in England from the Year 974 to the present Time; Account of the Earthquake at Taunton; A Second Shock of an Earthquake at London, &c., and Substance of the Bishop of London's Letter on that Occasion; A Vulgar Error, of Sir Isaac Newton's predicting these Earthquakes, refuted; Of Earthquakes in General, and terribles ones in Sicily. ¶ "The single best indication of the effect of the earthquakes on Englishmen is the Gentleman's Magazine for 1750. Also valuable are the London Magazine, XIX (1750), the Scots Magazine, XII (1750) and daily London newspapers of that year." (SOURCE: G.S. Rousseau, "The London Earthquakes of 1750" in: Cahiers d'Histoire Mondiale / Journal of World History, Vol. 11, No. 1, Jan. 1968, pp. 6 et seq.).

Price: $400.00

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