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Author
COMBE, William.
Author 2
Thomas Rowlandson (illus).
Title
The English Dance of Death...
Published
London: printed by J.Diggens, St Anne's Lane: Published at R.Ackerman's repository of Arts, 101,Strand, 1815,1816.
Description
Two vols. FIRST EDITIONS. Bound in tan half calf; marbled boards with spines comprised of six compartments, with red morocco title pieces and black volume indicators. Rubbed to board edges and spine ends, with some minor surface loss - else in good condition. MS signature to top of title page 'John Park'.

Coloured plates in order:

Volume 1.

1. Frontispiece. Time and Death.
2. Title page.
3. The Antiquarian and Death.
4. The Antiquary's Last Will and Testament.
5. The Last Chance.
6. The Statesman.
7. Tom Higgins.
8. The Shipwreck.
9. The Virago.
10. The Glutton.
11. The Recruit.
12. The Maiden Ladies.
13. The Quack Doctor.
14. The Sot.
15. The Honey Moon.
16. The Hunter unkennelled.
17. The Good Man, Death, and the Doctor.
18. Death and the Portrait.
19. The Genealogist.
20. The Catchpole.
21. The Insurance Office.
22. The Schoolmaster.
23. The Coquette.
24. Time, Death and Goody Barton.
25. The Undertaker to the Quack.
26. The Masquerade.
27. The Death Blow.
28. The Vision of Skulls.
29. The Porter's Chair.
30. The Pantomime.
31. The Horse Race.
32. The Dram Shop.
33. The Gaming Table.
34. The Battle.
35. The Wedding.
36. The Skaiters.
37. The Duel.
38. The Bishop and Death.


Volume 2.

39. The Suicide.
40. Champagne, Sherry, and Water Gruel.
41. The Nursery.
42. The Astronomer.
43. The Father of the Family.
44. The Fall of Four in Hand.
45. Gaffer Goodman.
46. The Urchin Robbers.
47. Death turned Pilot.
48. The winding up of the Clock.
49. The Family of Children.
50. Death's Door.
51. The Fire.
52. The Miser's End.
53. Gretna Green.
54. The Waltz.
55. Maternal Tenderness.
56. The Kitchen.
57. The Gig.
58. The Mausoleum.
59. The Courtship.
60. The Toastmaster.
61. The Careless and the Careful.
62. The Law overthrown.
63. The Fortune Teller.
64. The Lottery Office.
65. The Prisoner discharged.
66. The Gallant's Downfall.
67. The Church Yard Debate.
68. The Good and the Great.
69. The next Heir.
70. The Chamber War.
71. Death and the Antiquaries.
72. The Dainty Dish.
73. The Last Stage.
74. Time, Death and Eternity.
References
Tooley 411;
Hand coloured plates
74
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Category
British Isles, Caricatures, Rowlandson
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
421