1689 Scarce French Book - NOSTRADAMUS, Les Vrayes Centuries et Propheties published by Volcker.
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Author: Maîstre Michel Nostradamus.
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, Alemagne, Angleterre, qu'autres parties du monde. Reveues & corrigées suivant les Editions imprimées à Lyon l'an 1644. & à Amsterdam l'an 1668. Avec la vie de l'Autheur.
Language: Text in French
Publisher : À Cologne, Chez Jean Volcker, Marchand libraire l'an 1689.
Size: 6" X 4".
Pages: (30)-200-(40) pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full vellum binding with armorialgilt crest on the fron and rear cover (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (tight, lower part of title page with the publisher's name and date has been removed and professionally replaced by a facsimile - as shown, light foxing or staining - as shown, nice ex-libris of Ottonis Heye on the first endpaper - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 1000 - USD 1500
The book: Scarce edition of "Les Vrayes Centuries et Propheties" by Michel Nostradamus, a collection of prophecies that has fascinated and puzzled readers for centuries. Nostradamus's cryptic and poetic quatrains have been interpreted by many as predictions of future events, and his works have been published and republished numerous times since his death. This particular edition, published in 1689 by Jean Volcker in Cologne, stands out due to its reference to earlier editions from Lyon in 1644 and Amsterdam in 1668, suggesting a commitment to accuracy and authenticity.
The author: Michel de Nostredame, more commonly known as Nostradamus (1503 – 1566), was a French astrologer, physician, and reputed seer. He is best known for his book "Les Prophéties," a collection of 942 poetic quatrains that allegedly predict future events. His works have been a subject of fascination, skepticism, and study for centuries. Throughout his life, he was celebrated as a seer and prophet, though his methods and conclusions were often controversial.
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