Title: Les Simulachres & Historiees Faces de la Mort, 1884 Facsimile of the Original 1538 Lyon Imprint. With Massive Margins
Author: Hans Holbein
Publisher: Munchen, Knorr & Hirth
A late 19th century edition of Les Simulachres & Historiees Faces de la Mort, being an 1884 facsimile of Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death of 1538, the first edition of the cycle. There are 41 woodcuts throughout. This copy has been largely untrimmed, with massive margins.
This volume has been additionally bound in a paper wrap, bearing the bookplate of Forbes Library, with their perforated stamp on the title page.
One volume in quarto, 53 leaves
This volume is in good shape, with some rubbing and chipping to the page edges. The gutters are exposed at the center of the volume. There is very little foxing or staining throughout.