Title: The Dance of Death From the Original Designs of Hans Holbein, 1816
Author: Hans Holbein; Wenceslaus Hollar
Publisher: London, J Coxhead
An early 19th century edition of Hans Holbein's famous Dance of Death, with hand colored engravings after Wenceslaus Hollar.
There are thirty-two of thirty-three plates total, with thirty hand colored engraved plates, and two hand colored engraved portraits.
Holbein's woodcut series is legendary, depicting how Death, in its various forms and disguises, can confront all manner of peoples of stature and livelihood.
The color frontispiece featuring The Procession is lacking.
One finely bound volume bound in octavo, 90 pages, 2 color portraits, 30 color plates
This volume is in fair shape, with rubbing and staining to the binding. The front board is softened to the lower half. One endpaper is coming loose. There is foxing and staining throughout.