Description: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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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 Of Curiosity And Learning
by Nostradamus [; Michel De Nostredame]
London: Printed By Thomas Ratcliffe and Nathaniel Thompson. Good+. 1672. First Edition. Full-Leather. A most respectable, unrestored first edition in English and French, bound in original leather with five raised bands, title printed in red and black, illustrated with ornamental woodcut headpieces and initials. Boards rubbed, spine and edges with areas of erosion, limited water staining to margins. Lacking rare frontispiece portraits and final blank page, all other pages present and intact. Misprinted page numbers 464 and 456 (for 495 and 496). Rare in any condition, particularly when unrestored; French apothecary and reputed seer Michel de Nostredame (December 1503 July 1566) issued his Les Propheties originally in 1555 and gained world-wide fame. In 1672, Theophilus de Garencières, a French apothecary who came to England with the French ambassador in the 1650s, was the first to translate Nostradamus into English, creating the bilingual text with the French quatrains with accompanying English translations and annotations; Woodcuts; , 522 pages .
- Bookseller Books Tell You Why, Inc. (US)
- Format/Binding Full-Leather
- Book condition Used - Good+
- Edition First Edition
- Binding Hardcover
- Publisher Printed By Thomas Ratcliffe and Nathaniel Thompson
- Place of Publication London
- Date Published 1672
- Keywords Collectible Rare Out-Of-Print, Con Zukowski, Occult Astronomy Astrology