The Dances of Death, Through the Various Stages of Human Life: Wherein the Capriciousness of That Tyrant Is Exhibited: In Forty-Six Copper-plates; Done from the Original Designs, Which Were Cut in Wood and Afterwards Painted, By John Holbein

London: John Scott and Thomas Ostell, 1803. Half-Leather. The 1803 1st "John Scott" edition, with the 36 remarkable Holbein copper-plates (and further etched by David Deuchar). A dual text edition, with the descriptions of each plate in both French and English. Bound in half period-calf over marbled boards. A degree of scuffing and wear at the leather, notable chipping and label loss at the spine. Light foxing at specific points in the text but the plates are clean and bright and have held up very nicely. In spite of the (forgivable) flaws, still sturdy and VG-. 12mo, painted by Holbein in the Town House of Basil. Collectible; Very Good. Item #6498

Price: $500.00

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