The Dance of Life, a poem, by the author of "Doctor Syntax" [i.e. William Combe]; ... The Dance of Life, a poem, by the author of "Doctor Syntax" [i.e. William Combe]; ...

The Dance of Life, a poem, by the author of "Doctor Syntax" [i.e. William Combe]; illustrated with coloured engravings, by Thomas Rowlandson

COMBE, William [Thomas Rowlandson] Combe, William (1741-1823), and Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827)

Published by R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 101, Strand, London, 1817
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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Royal 8vo: [2],ii,ii,285,[3]pp, with additional engraved title page, frontispiece (representing Time pointing at various scenes on a screen), and 24 hand-colored engravings by Thomas Rowlandson. (Hardie has shown that the four leaves of advertisements found in some copies could not have been bound in until after 1820.) Contemporary mottled calf, respined, covers framed with gilt role, black morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled edges. An excellent copy, tightly bound, virtually free of foxing, with richly colored examples of the plates. Abbey, Life, 264. Tooley 410. Grolier, Rowlandson, 38. Prideaux, pp. 306-07 ("notably above the ordinary level of Combe's verse. . . . show[ing] the better side of Rowlandson's genius."). Hardie, p. 318. First Edition in book form (originally published in eight monthly parts). Rowlandson and Combe's companion-piece to their earlier "The Dance of Death" and one of Rowlandson's finest works. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1424

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Title: The Dance of Life, a poem, by the author of ...

Publisher: R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 101, Strand, London

Publication Date: 1817

Binding: Mottled Calf

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Edition: First Edition.

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