Title: The Dances of Death, through the Various Stages of Human Life: Wherein the Capriciousness of that Tyrant is Exhibited in Forty-six Copper Plates, 1803
Author: Hans Holbein
Publisher: W. Smith and Co., 1803
The 1803 edition of Hans Holbein's famous Dance of Death, with etchings by D. Deuchar.
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.
One volume bound in 8vo, (IV)+46+(1) leaves. Present with all 46 copper plate engravingsCondition-wise, this copy is in fair shape, with the boards displaying some wear and rubbing, and the front cover having been reattached rather crudely. There is some foxing and staining throughout.