Lot 231: (ROWLANDSON, THOMAS, illus.) [Combe, William.] The English Dance of Death.
November 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (ROWLANDSON, THOMAS, illus.) [Combe, William.] The English Dance of Death. 2 volumes. Frontispiece, engraved title and 72 colored plates by Rowlandson, index bound-in at end of each volume. Tall 8vo, contemporary 3/4 red calf by Bayntun, spines tooled in gilt in compartments, lettering pieces in 2, few minor scuff marks, all edges gilt; plates generally clean. first editions in book form. "Indispensable to any Rowlandson collection, one of the essential pivots of any colour plate library, being one of the main works of Rowlandson" (Tooley 410); Abbey, Life 263. London: R. Ackerman, 1815 (1816); 1816