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In The Prophecies he compiled his collection of major, long-term predictions. The first installment was published in 1555. The second, with 289 further prophetic verses, was printed in 1557. The third edition, with three hundred new quatrains, was reportedly printed in 1558, but now only survives as part of the omnibus edition that was published after his death in 1568. This version contains one unrhymed and 941 rhymed quatrains, grouped into nine sets of 100 and one of 42, ...
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Overview

In The Prophecies he compiled his collection of major, long-term predictions. The first installment was published in 1555. The second, with 289 further prophetic verses, was printed in 1557. The third edition, with three hundred new quatrains, was reportedly printed in 1558, but now only survives as part of the omnibus edition that was published after his death in 1568. This version contains one unrhymed and 941 rhymed quatrains, grouped into nine sets of 100 and one of 42, called "Centuries".

Given printing practices at the time (which included type-setting from dictation), no two editions turned out to be identical, and it is relatively rare to find even two copies that are exactly the same. Certainly there is no warrant for assuming - as would-be "code-breakers" are prone to do - that either the spellings or the punctuation of any edition are Nostradamus' originals.

The Almanacs: by far the most popular of his works, these were published annually from 1550 until his death. He often published two or three in a year, entitled either Almanachs (detailed predictions), Prognostications or Presages (more generalized predictions).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460900406
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 10/7/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 326,691
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    This is less eccentric than some translations I've seen. I can't

    This is less eccentric than some translations I've seen. I can't say I've gotten far through this, but it's definitely not Leoni's translation: why they've attached his name to it, I don't know. Perhaps it's translated from the French he used in his edition. The background information, though, is very good, and well worth reading on its own.

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    Posted February 19, 2012

    Amazing

    Amzing found this book to be highly intresting and a bit scary Nostradamus,te graetest phrophercies of all time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2004

    Nice!

    It's nice and precise.Though some are written in French.But overall,it's a nice book.

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