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The eruption of 1872

MORELL, John Daniel (1816-1891). Philosopher & inspector of schools.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wrightson, 4 pages 8vo, Naples, 3 May 1872. A fascinating eye-witness account of the eruption of Vesuvius.
'... All the streets were covered with a small black ash nearly an inch thick - and it was raining ashes still so far as to oblige one to use an umbrella to go at all about the streets. Then the mountain was roaring incessantly ...'
The people at Portici
persist in believing that the Madonna has performed a miracolo and saved them from destruction. ...'

[No: 23354]


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