Michael Nostradamus. 1503-1566. The True Prophecies or Prognostications of
Michael Nostradamus, , Physician to Henry II, Francis II, and Charles IX,
Kings of France ...London, Printed by Thomas Ratcliffe, and Nathaniel
Thompson . 1672. First English edition.
Nostradamus, born at St. Rémy in Provence, was a physician and an
astrologer. Catherine de Medici and Henry II of France consulted him
frequently. The first edition of the Prophecies was published in 1555. In
this edition the rhymed quatrains are both in French and English. The
engraved frontispiece by W. Dolie has portraits of Nostradamus, de
Garencieres, and Nathaniel Parker, to whom the book is dedicated.