1816 RARE Dance of Death Holbein Hollar Engravings OCCULT Macabre Skeletons ART

HOLBEIN, Hans

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Wenceslaus Hollar first published his 30 copperplate adaptions of Hans Holbein’s dark allegory of ‘Dance of Death’ in 1651.  The 1816 edition incorporates the 30 plates, plus engravings of Holbein and Hollar and, published at the waning of the gothic moment, is most notable for its bold illustrated plates – the most famous of which is Hollar’s “The Dance of Death Procession,” originally engraved for a 1658 history of St. Paul’s Cathedral.  This printing is the first that includes an essay by Francis Douce on the history of the dances of death. According to the editor, on this 1816 edition,

“In the present edition, however, it was found requisite that the plates should be retouched, and it has been done with the utmost attention to the preservation of their original spirit and character.”

 

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1816 RARE Dance of Death Holbein Hollar Engravings OCCULT Macabre Skeletons ART

 

Wenceslaus Hollar first published his 30 copperplate adaptions of Hans Holbein’s dark allegory of ‘Dance of Death’ in 1651.  The 1816 edition incorporates the 30 plates, plus engravings of Holbein and Hollar and, published at the waning of the gothic moment, is most notable for its bold illustrated plates – the most famous of which is Hollar’s “The Dance of Death Procession,” originally engraved for a 1658 history of St. Paul’s Cathedral.  This printing is the first that includes an essay by Francis Douce on the history of the dances of death. According to the editor, on this 1816 edition,

“In the present edition, however, it was found requisite that the plates should be retouched, and it has been done with the utmost attention to the preservation of their original spirit and character.”

 

Item number: #14520

Price: $950

 

HOLBEIN, Hans

 

The dance of death; from the original designs of Hans Holbein. Illustrated with thirty-three plates, engraved by W. Hollar. With descriptions in English and French.

 

London: Printed for J. Coxhead, Holywell-Street, Strand, 1816.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [2], 70
    • 33 engravings
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5.25in (20cm x 13cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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14520

Category

Esoteric & Occult

Authors

HOLBEIN, Hans

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete