Eight leaves of the "Der Todten Tanz: D rch alle Stände vnd Geschlecht der Menschen ." [Danse Macabre]

HANS HOLBEIN (c. 1497-1543) – JOBST DE NECKER (c. 1548)

Published by c. 1550, Augsburg?, 1550
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Title: Eight leaves of the "Der Todten Tanz: D rch ...

Publisher: c. 1550, Augsburg?

Publication Date: 1550

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good


Title in architectural woodcut border with woodcut vignette of the passing of time personified. 7 full-page woodcuts of Erschaffung aller ding (Eve’s Creation), Adam un Eva im Paradens (Fall of Man), Austreibung aus dem Paradens (Expulsion from Paradise), Adams und Eve Nahrung (Adam and Eve laboring), Ein Schiffman (The Sailor), Ein Wucherer (The Usurer), and Ein Kauffman (The Merchant). Holbein's Dance of Death marks the first Dance to be published in book format. Originally published in 1538, these leaves contain the same blocks used in the 1544 edition which were copies after Holbein and made by Jobst de Necker. The book was published in at least three versions by de Necker and his son published at least two version. This is quite a rare fragment found also in fragmentary form in the Austrian National Library with the same German captions. (Size: 310 x 200mm). Bookseller Inventory # EPL99

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