1668 Nostradamus Centuries et Prophéties

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TITLE: Les Vrayes Centuries et Prophéties de Maistre Michel Nostradamus. Où se void representé tout ce qui s'est passé, tant en France, Espagne, Italie, Allemagne, Angleterre, qu'autres parties du monde. Revues & corrigées suivant les premieres editions imprimées en Avignon en l'an 1558. & à Lyon en l'an 1558. & autres (Avec la vie de l'Autheur) 

Author: (Maistre) Michel Nostradamus 

Published by Jean Ribou vis a vis La Sainte Chapelle a L’Image S. Louys. 

Year of Publication: 1668

Place of Publication: Paris, France 

Language: French 

Binding: original calf leather boards



Rare 17th century copy of the famous prophetic French quatrains by Nostradamus. Published by Jean Ribou in Paris, 1668. Bound with original soft leather boards, with gilt spine titling & decorations still visible. Frontispiece title engraving entitled "La mort du Roy d'Angleterre, et l'incendie de Londres." Woodcut printer's device on full title-page. Includes 7 page biography, La Vie de Maistre Michel Nostradamus, lacking full-page portrait engraving. With several woodcut initials, decorative head & tail pieces. Dedication to Henry Second, Roy de France, with decorative engraved initial.

CONDITION: Good condition; lacks portrait engraving, original leather boards aged, leather moderately scuffed and worn, rubbed edges and bumped corners; text complete & collated, a couple of gatherings show bunching (most noticeably the front-most section), paper aged and foxed, edges soiled and age spotted, several tiny marginal rips and reinforced 3.5 inch tear of 2nd dedicatory page to Henry II Roy de France, occasional instances of very light soiling, front and rear paste-downs & a few pages with minor light ink/pencil marks; torn away 2 inch portion of bottom corner of engraved title illustration (affecting only the caption) 

BOOK MEASUREMENTS: 141 mm X 88 mm 

TOTAL LENGTH: (xxxii)-178 pages