HOLBEIN, John.  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 etched by D. Deuchar.


London: Printed by S. Gosnell for John Scott, 1803.


£ 650



20 x 15 cm; with engraved frontispiece; engraved portrait of Holbein and engraved title page of 1786 edition; plus a total of 49 engravings. Descriptions of each plate in French and English, and with the Scripture text from which the designs were taken. Brown endpapers; Ex-libris of previous owner on top pastedown. A.e.b; minor offsetting. Light brown calf; blind-stamped decoration and gilt tooling on covers; spine in six compartments with raised bands; blind-stamped decoration and gilt titling on spine. Slight shelf-wear to covers. Overall in excellent condition.


Warthin, Aldred S. The Physician of the Dance of Death. pp. 79-80. Douce, Francis. The Dance of Death. pp. 135-36. Minns Collection. AAA Catalogue, 1922. No. 268