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Creator:
Combe, William, 1742-1823.
Title(s):

The English dance of death / from the designs of Thomas Rowlandson ; with metrical illustrations, by the author of "Doctor Syntax." Vol. I[-II]

Published/Created:
London : Printed by J. Diggens, St. Anne's Lane : 1815-1816.
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR3359.C5 E54 1815+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR3359.C5 E54 1815+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR3359.C5 E54 1815+ Copy 3 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Originally published in 24 monthly parts, 1814-1816.
Added engraved title-page in v. 1 has colored vignette & imprint: London, Published March 1. 1816, by R. Ackermann, 101 Strand.
Plates are hand-colored aquatints.
"Published originally in 24 monthly numbers (3 plates to each part) and on completion issued in two volumes, royal octavo, boards, for 3 guineas. The text is by William Combe."--Cf. Tooley.
In one state, the words "Introductory dialogue" on p. [1] of v. 1 are set in hollow roman capitals, & the 1st line of the poem has the reading: "Father Time! 'tis well we're met" ; in another state the words "Introductory dialogue" are set in solid roman capitals, and the 1st line of the poem has the reading:" "Father Time! 'tis well we are met".
May have been issued to accompany "Dance of Life."
Abbey, J.R. Life, 263
Hamilton, H.W. Doctor Syntax, p. 307
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1973 ed.) 411
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Original publisher's orange cloth binding. Abbey cites this copy as "a perfect example of a remainder copy of the first edition, being bound up c. 1840". Bookplate: Rousdon, Devon. Bookseller's ticket on preliminary paste-down: T. Southeran, Bookseller, Stationer, &c., 10, Little Tower Street. The Abbey copy is cased with and similarly bound with: Dance of life: a poem, by the author of "Doctor Syntax." London : R. Ackermann, 1817.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is in 3 volumes. V. 1 and 2 contain text and illustrations. V. 1 contains an added engraved t.p. and a preliminary half-title leaf. V. 3 contains the original light brown paper covers, as issued monthly, Apr. 1814-Mar. 1816. Also contains a prospectus and publisher's advertisements. Bound in gilt-stamped smooth calf binding. Leather bookplate: Ex Libris Alfred Nathan. Binder's stamp: Bound by Riviere & Son.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 is in 24 original monthly parts. Original light brown paper covers, as issued monthly
Subject Terms:
Dance of death -- Poetry.
Dance of death in art.
Dance of death.
Diggens, J. -- Printer.
Nathan, Alfred -- Bookplate.
R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts -- Publisher.
Riviere & Son -- Bookbinder.
Rousoon, -- Bookplate.
Southeran, T. -- Bookseller.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1815-1916.
Contributors:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, ill.
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.
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