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The General Theory and Phaenomena of Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Wherein the Several Systems of M. Amontons, Dr. Lister, M. de Buffon, Dr. Woodward and Others are exhibited and Considered, with Remarks; In which the Natural Causes of the Astonishing Effects are Assigned; the Process of Nature in their Production Investigated, and Confirmed by Experiments; Explaining the Several Phaenomena that Usually Precede or Accompany Earthquakes; but More Especially those Uncommon and More General ones of the Late Earthquake. To which are Added, an Historical Account of the Various appearances and Effects of the Most Memorable Earthquakes and Eruptions of Volcanoes upon Record, and a Particular History of the Lisbon Earthquake.
Published by W. Owen, 1756. Hardcover. Fair. First edition Scarce (1), 62pp. Disbound. All the pages are loose. "The late dreadful Event which laid the Capital of Portugal in Ruins, has given birth to a variety of pieces on these Convulsions of Nature; but no new Hypothesis has been proposed. Collections of what Naturalists have already said upon this Subject, being all that hath been attempted. As the title of the present pamphlet is abundantly sufficient to inform the reader of its contents, we shall only add that the opinions of the authors mentioned in it, are placed in a proper light; but with regard to the Earthquake at Lisbon, of which our 'ingenious' gentleman is said to have been an Eye-witness, no circumstances are mentioned but what were before published in the News-papers." - Monthly Review Condition: Disbound. Stab holes to the gutter. Small closed tears and small chips to the page edges. Remains of tape, presumably used to bind the sections together, to the half title. as well as a large closed tear approx 13cm along the gutter. External pages discoloured. Pages 57-62 have several closed tears of varying size, and large chips with loss to the text. Remains of tape to page 62 from an amateur repair. Discolouration to the title page. Occasional thumbmark throughout. Small pencil inscription to the half title.
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