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Frankfurt: (heirs of Merian), 1696. Sm. 4to, 128 pp. With an engraved title-page and 42 of 44 engraved plates (lacking the two full-page plates found after the main body of the text). Modern half calf, backstrip with gilt fleurons but no titling. One plate (p. 45) restored with partial facsimile in the lower margin, a few ink notations in the text. Second Merian edition, complete with all the “Dance of Death” plates but without the full-page “Memento mori” and the transformation portrait. Rare in any condition; the Vershbow copy (complete and colored) sold at Christie’s (lot 610) for $48,000 in 2013. See Brunet III, 1650. (Item Id: 106277)

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