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Title:
The dance of death
Author:
Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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Uniform Title:
Totentanz English
Publication Information:
London ; New York : G. Bell & Sons, 1892.
Physical Description:
2 pages l., 18 pages, 3 l. : xlix plates ; 23 cm
General Note:
With facsimile reproduction of title-page of original edition: Les simulachres & historiees faces de la mort, avtant elegammēt pourtraictes, que artificiellement imaginées. A. Lyon, Soubz l'escu de Coloigne. M.D.xxxviii.

Copies of 41 woodcuts supposed to have been executed from Holbein's designs by Hans Lützelburger and first published Lyons, 1538. Appended are 8 supplementary cuts added to later editions. Accompanying each cut is a related passage of Scripture in Latin, with a quatrain giving its equivalent rendering in French, probably by Gilles Corrozet.

"This edition consists of 500 ordinary copies ... and 100 numbered copies on Japanese vellum ..."
Language:
English
Format :
Book

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