The English Dance of Death (2 Vols.) + The English Dance of Life. William Combe.

The English Dance of Death (2 Vols.) + The English Dance of Life SIGNED

London: J. Diggens (R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts), 1815. 1st. Full-Leather. The 1st edition in book form, 1815-1817. ("Indispensable to any Rowlandson collection, one of the essential pivots of any colour plate library, being one of the main works of Rowlandson." -Tooley, pgs. 410-411; Abbey Life, pgs. 263-264.) Together 3 volumes. Illustrated with a total of 98 hand-colored aquatint plates by Rowlandson. Octavos, uniformly bound (and signed) in a lovely full-green morocco by Riviere. Fine-tooled gilt-spines in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered spine-labels, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Spines evenly sunned to brown, very light offsetting to the text. Crisp and clean and very presentable. A lovely set. Collectible; Fine. Item #9941

Price: $3,500.00

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