1947 The Dance of Death
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Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, With Dustwrapper
A scarce new edition. In the publisher's original cloth binding with the original, unclipped dust wrapper. With a frontispiece, seven enlarged plates, forty-one reproductions, and seventeen additional plates. Collated complete. 'The Dance of Death', is a series of woodcuts by Hans Holbein, widely regarded as one of his greatest works. The illustrations refashion the late-medieval allegory of the Danse Macabre as a reformist satire, showing the character of 'Death' interacting with various individuals from all walks of life. Hans Holbein the Younger was a German-Swiss painter and printmaker, considered one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. The half title page is present.
In the original cloth binding. Externally, excellent with little shelf wear to the edges. The odd spot to the boards. Bookseller's stamp to the rear paste-down. Very light offsetting to the front paste-down and free endpaper. The original unclipped dust wrapper is in very smart condition. Age-toning to the panels. Spine is darkened. Light shelf wear to the edges. Internally, firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean with some light age-toning to the edges. The odd small mark throughout. Small ink mark to page 89.
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