1689 Scarce French Book ~ NOSTRADAMUS ~ Les Vrayes Centuries et Propheties.
Author : NOSTRADAMUS , Maître Michel
Title : Les Vrayes Centuries Et Propheties 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 : Avec la vie de l'Autheur : Et plusieurs de ces Centuries expliquées par un Sçavant de ce temps.
Language : Text in French
Publisher : A Rouen, Chez Jean-B. Besongne, 1689.
Size : 5.5 "X 3.5 "
Pages : , 182; ,  pages
Binding : Attractive original good full calf leather binding (hinges still tight, worn and scuffed - ashown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good to good content (tight, light foxing and staining throughout but mainly on first 4 pages, 2 pages at the end have their outter margins worn - as shown).
Illustrations : Illustrated with a frontispiece, vignettes and 2 full page portrait of Nostradamus and Henry IV.
Estimate : (USD 1100 - USD 1300)
The book : Rare 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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