Title: The Daunce of Machabree, bound with La Grande Danse Macabre, des Hommes et des Femmes, Textes Emprunte aux Differentes Versions Publiees de 1538 a 1738, bound with Index Des Manuscrits et Imprines Reproduits ou Cites…. Accompagne des Figures Dw Iollat de Hans Sebald et de Hans Hobein, 1658/1850/1859
Author: William Dugdale; John Lydgate; Henri Leon Curmier
Publisher: London, Tho. Warren; Paris, Curmer
A scarce 17th century depiction and description of the Daunce of Machabree, extracted from Dugdales History of St Paul’s Cathedral, featuring an illustration of the procession of the Dance of Death, etched by Wenceslaus Hollar, and a general summary of the Dance of Death.
Bound additionally is an in text edition of La Grande Danse Macabre, borrowing texts from 1538 to 1738, as well as a general index on manuscripts, featuring grim woodcuts and illustrations from Hans Holbein’s and Hans Sebald’s Dance of Death. Both texts are extracted from Curmier’s appendix on the Imitation of Christ.
This unique trio of bound works comes from the famous Dyson Perrins Library.
Three works finely bound into one volume in folio, 8+16+16 pages
One note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with minor wear and rubbing at the boards, and some stress at the joints. There is foxing and staining present throughout John Lydgate’s work, with minor foxing and staining on the two other works.