1698 Antique French Book ~ NOSTRADAMUS Propheties RARE Lyon Michel de Nostredame
Author : NOSTRADAMUS , Maître Michel
Title : (1st Title page) Les Prophéties de M. Michel Nostradamus. Dont il y en a trois cens qui n'ont jamais esté imprimées. Ajoustées de nouveau par ledit Autheur. .
(2nd Title page) Les Prophéties de M. Michel Nostradamus. Centuries VIII. IX. X. Qui n'ont encore jamais esté imprimées.
Language : Text in French
Publisher : A Lyon, 1698.
Size : 6 "X 3 "
Pages : (10) + 177 + (1) pages
Binding : Very good full calf leather binding (hinges partly cracked but still tight and secure, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight, some foxing and staining throughout) .
Illustrations : Illustrated with vignette on the 2 title page.
Estimate : (USD 900- USD 3,000)
The book : Nice and very 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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