Vera Relazione dell’orribile Tremuoto Successo in Palermo la notte del primo giorno di Settembre alle ore quattro d’Italia. Descritta, e data in luce d’ordine dell’Eccellentissimo Senato.

Palermo, Antonio Epiro, 1726 Small 4° (185x135 mm). 19, [1] pp. Unbound. Minor repair at lower corner of the first leaves, affecting a few letters, and light waterstaining. Otherwise a very good copy. Very rare account – only a copy recorded in the Italian institutional libraries, and none in OCLC - of the strong earthquake which on 1 September 1726 struck the Sicilian city of Palermo, and other villages in the seismic area of the Madonie chain, causing about 6,000 victims. The shocks continued for about two months and caused severe damage to the Panormitan buildings. The narrative also describes vively the processions, religious ceremonies and public prayers which took place in Palermo, asking for God’s pardon, and help from the local saints. L. Genuardi, Palermo, Palermo 1929, p. 141.
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