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The dance of death / with an introductory note by A. Dobson.

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
Date
1892
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Publication/Creation

London : George Bell & Sons, 1892.

Physical description

[iii], 119 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

Notes

With Biblical texts and French quatrains
With facsimile reproduction of title-page of original edition: Les simulachres & historiees faces de la mort, avtant elegammēt pourtraictes, que artificiellement imaginées. [Les simulachres & historiees faces de la mort, autant elegammet pourtraictes, que artificiellement imaginées.] A. Lyon, Soubz l'escu de Coloigne. M.D.XXXVIII
Copies of 41 woodcuts supposed to have been executed from Holbein's designs by Hans Lützelburger and first published Lyons, 1538. Appended are 8 supplementary cuts added to later editions. Accompanying each cut is a related passage of Scripture in Latin,with a quatrain giving its equivalent rendering in French. The French text has been ascribed to Jean de Vauzelles or to Gilles Corrozet. Cf. Harvard Univ. Library, Dept. of Graphic Arts. Catalogue of books and manuscripts, pt. 1, v. 1, 1964
"This edition consists of 500 ordinary copies ... and 100 numbered copies on Japanese vellum "

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Minns 277

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This material has been provided by Royal College of Physicians, London. The original may be consulted at Royal College of Physicians, London.

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