L’Alphabet de la Mort...

1856. Paris: Edwin Tross, 1856.

8vo., [96] pp., woodcuts include a vignette from Holbein’s Dance of Death on the title (repeated on the last leaf), and initials from his Small Alphabet of Death. Borders from a Book of Hours by Simon Vostre. Original wrappers, and glassine jacket, edges untrimmed. Some tears on glassine jacket, minor foxing and wear to edges; very good copy.

§ First edition in French. Printed by Firmin Didot. The quotations translated in French are by mostly classical authors. Quite rare in publisher’s wrappers. Brunet 9587. Item #106359

Price: $200.00

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