6309. Rowlandson Combe Dance of Death and Life 3 vol

Objektsbeskrivning
ROWLANDSON (3). (COMBE, WILLIAM). The English Dance of Death from the designs of Thomas Rowlandson, with metrical illustrations, by the author of  "Doctor Syntax." . I-II. London ( R. Ackermann) 1815-16.
8vo (230x145 mm). Handcoloured aquatinta engraved frontispiece, extra title, and 72 handcoloured aquatinta plates Thomas Rowlandson (all, some foxing).
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D:O. The Dance of Life. London (R. Ackermann) 1817.
8vo (230x145 mm). (2), (i)-ii, (i)-ii, (1)-285, (1 blank, 1 page advertisment) pp. Handcoloured aquatinta engraved frontispiece, extra title, and 24 handcoloured aquatinta plates Thomas Rowlandson (all, some foxing).

Contemporary full marbled calf with wide gilt borders, partly somewhat worn, partly split joints, richly gilt spines, black title labels, speckled edges. Text with minor foxing. Signature and notes on first free endpaper. Bookplate of Abraham Endlow and Archer Ryland. Some antiquarian catalogue cuts on first free endpaper. 3 volumes.

First edition.
Provenance: Sten Ringselle (1949-2017), Swedish antiquarian bookdealer who in 1992 opened his shop Antiquaria in Gothenburg.