NOSTRADAMUS, Michel de. The True Prophecies or Prognostications of Michael Nostradamus. (SECOND EDITION IN ENGLISH - 1685)



TITLE: 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.

PUBLISHER: London: to be Sold by John Salusbury, 1685.

DESCRIPTION: 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.

CONDITION: 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.

REFERENCE: Wing; N1400

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 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.