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The True Prophecies or Prognostications of Michael Nostradamus, Physician to Henry II. Francis II. and Charles IX. Kings of France, And one of the best Astronomers that ever were. A Work full of Curiosity and Learning. Translated and Commented by Theophilus de Garencieres, Doctor in Physick Colleg. Lond

by Nostradamus, Michel

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The True Prophecies or Prognostications of Michael Nostradamus, Physician to Henry II. Francis II. and Charles IX. Kings of France, And one of the best Astronomers that ever were. A Work full of Curiosity and Learning. Translated and Commented by Theophilus de Garencieres, Doctor in Physick Colleg. Lond by Nostradamus, Michel - 1672

The True Prophecies or Prognostications of Michael Nostradamus, Physician to Henry II. Francis II. and Charles IX. Kings of France, And one of the best Astronomers that ever were. A Work full of Curiosity and Learning. Translated and Commented by Theophilus de Garencieres, Doctor in Physick Colleg. Lond

by Nostradamus, Michel

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London: Thomas Ratcliffe and Nathaniel Thompson, 1672. First English language edition. Contemporary sprinkled calf with five raised bands and gilt to spine. Extremities of spine expertly restored and front joint strengthened. All edges sprinkled red. Early ownership signature of B. Talbot 1690 to front endpaper. Occasional early ink notations to margins and a few trivial spots to paper, else an exceptionally clean and pleasing copy. Folio measuring 190 x 295mm and collating [36], 522: complete, including frontis.

For years a wandering physician, Nostradamus spent his energy pursuing knowledge of the ancient Hebrew prophets, to whose religion his family had adhered until their conversion to Catholicism. In 1555, his prophecies first appeared in print and made him famous for his astrological forecasts -- predictions he claimed were divinely inspired. "Most of the predictions Nostradamus composed during his life dealt with disasters such as plagues, earthquakes, wars, floods, invasions, murders, droughts, and battles. Enthusiasts have credited him with predicting numerous events in world history including the French Revolution, the rises of Napoleon and Hitler, the development of the atomic bomb, and the September 11 World Trade Center attacks...Nostradamus' timeless predictions continue to make him popular to those seeking answers to life's more difficult questions" (Biography). Today, Nostradamus remains an infamous and controversial figure. Here, his predictions about the future of humanity and the world appear in English for the first time.

Wing N1399.
  • Bookseller Whitmore Rare Books US (US)
  • Book condition Used
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  • Edition First English language edition
  • Publisher Thomas Ratcliffe and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Place of Publication London
  • Date Published 1672

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The True Prophecies or Prognostications of Michael Nostradamus, Physician to Henry II. Francis II. and Charles IX. Kings of France, And one of the best Astronomers that ever were. A Work full of Curiosity and Learning

by NOSTRADAMUS, Michel de

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London: to be Sold by John Salusbury, 1685, 1685. SECOND EDITION IN ENGLISH. 1 vol., folio, 11-3/4" x 8", (xixi)522pp., complete including the exceedingly scarce engraved frontis portrait plate. Bound contemporary dark brown full speckled calf over cords, neatly rebacked, gilt lettered black morocco spine label, internally clean and bright throughout, no damp staining and largely free of foxing, back corners of covers rubbed with loss, overall a VERY GOOD copy. Wing; N1400 Quite scarce. Rare Book Hub locate only 10 copies ever appearing at auction and the last complete copy to appear at auction was 1965. Translated and commented by Theophilus de Garencieres. Each French stanza followed by English translation and comment. The first English edition was published in 1672.
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