Title: The Dance of Death, Illustrated in Forty-Eight Plates, 1887
Author: Hans Holbein; David Deuchar; Wenceslaus Hollar; Abraham van Diepenbeek
Publisher: Hamilton, Adams & Co., London
Condition: Very Good
A late 19th century printing of Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death, based on the Deuchar edition first published in 1788, which shamelessly copied the title page from Christian von Mechel’s earlier edition.
There is also a small biographical section entitled the Sketch of the life of Holbein. The plates themselves are copies of the Deuchar engravings (after Hollar), with Diepenbeek's borders.
One volume in octavo, (2)+11+(5)+48 leaves of unnumbered plates with accompanying descriptive text to each, on the opposite page
One note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with very light rubbing at the edges. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout.