Hans Holbein's Todtentanz: In 53 Getreu Nach den Holzschnitten …, 1832, Fair

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Hans Holbein's Todtentanz: In 53 Getreu Nach den Holzschnitten Lithographirten Blättern
J. Schlotthauer
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Notes: Fair, 6 1/2" x 4." Text in German. Dark brown full leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. All edges gilt. Beautiful texturing to edges. Marbled endpapers. Four raised bands. Covers have slight wear to tips, edges, and outer joints and binding is loose, else clean and intact. There is at least one page missing; more pages or plates could be missing but most appear to be present. Pages have light age toning and several are loose from the binding, else clean and intact. Black-and-white tipped-in plates included. 78 pp. + plates. A catalog of 53 lithographic plates, in facsimile scale, depicting the woodcuts in Hans Holbein the Younger's _Dance of Death_ (or _Danse Macabre_) series. Hans Holbein the Younger (c. 1497-1543) was a German-Swiss painter and printmaker. He was a noted figure of the Northern Renaissance period. Holbein's _Dance of Death_ woodcuts are noted for their original take on a popular medieval subject and small-scale size. The series depicts the different ways in which the personification of Death takes the lives of people of various backgrounds and occupations. Plates are accompanied by brief text. Authored by Joseph Schlotthauer. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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