1669 Scarce French Book ~ NOSTRADAMUS Prophecies ~ Les Vrayes Centuries et Propheties.
Author : NOSTRADAMUS , Maître Michel
Title : Les vrayes centuries et prophéties de maistre Michel Nostradamus : où se void representé tout ce qui s'est passé, tant en France, Espagne, Italie, Allemagne, Angleterre, qu'autres parties du monde : revues et corrigées suivant les premieres editions imprimées en Avignon en l'an 1558 et à Lyon en l'an 1558, et autres : avec la vie de l'autheur.
Language : Text in French
Publisher : A Paris : Chez Pierre Promé proches les grands Augustins à l'enfeigne de la Charité, MDCLXIX (1669).
Size : 6 "X 3.5 "
Pages : , 178 pages
Binding : Good and still attractive full calf leather binding (hinges worn but still tight, head and tail of spine chipped, overall worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, name of a previous owner on first endpaper, light foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations : Illustrated with a frontispiece depicting the London Fire and one fulll page portrait of Nostradamus.
Estimate : (USD 1000 - USD 1900)
The book : Scarce French 17th century edition of Nostradamus prophecies.
The author : Michel de Nostredame (14 December or 21 December 1503 – 2 July 1566), usually Latinised to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties (""The Prophecies""), the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events. Most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus's quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations (sometimes deliberate) or else are so tenuous as to render them useless as evidence of any genuine predictive power. Moreover, none of the sources listed offers any evidence that anyone has ever interpreted any of Nostradamus's quatrains specifically enough to allow a clear identification of any event in advance.
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