London: Methuen & Co. 1956. Cloth Boards. 12mo. Scarce First Edition of a book that describes the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, in which about 15,000 people died. The event had a profound effect throughout the civilized world, and the controversy that followed the quake. Black cloth boards, book in very nice shape except for browning on free endpapers.Jacket is chipped in several places, and a large tear across the front is secured in back by tape. 11 illustrations. 170 pp. PortHis/052306. Very Good Minus in Good Plus dj.