1668 Scarce French Book ~ NOSTRADAMUS Prophecies ~ Les Vrayes Centuries et Propheties de Michel Nostradamus.
Author: NOSTRADAMUS, Maitre Michel.
Title: Les vrayes centuries et propheties de maistre Michel Nostradamus : ou se void representee tout ce qui s'est passe, tant en France, Espagne, Italie, Allemagne, Angleterre, qu'autres parties du monde : revues et corrigees suivant les premieres editions imprimeees 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 JEAN RIBOU, vis a vis de la Sainte Chapelle a l'Image de S. Louys, MDCLXVIII (1668).
Size : 5 "X 3.5 ".
Pages : , 178 pages.
Binding: Very good and Attractive original full contemporary brown granite calfskin leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (tight, name of a previous owner on the back of the title page - as shown, armorial of a previous owner on the first endpaper -as shown, notes from a previous owner on the last endpaper - as shown, light foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Illustrated with a frontispiece representing the beheading of King Charles I of England with the great fire of London and one beautiful full-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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