ROWLANDSON, Thomas (1756-1827), illustrator. -- William COMBE (1742-1823). The English Dance of Death. London: J. Diggens, 1815.
2 volumes, 8vo (231 x 141 mm). Numerous hand-colored engraved plates. (Lacking frontispiece and additional title, spotting and offsetting throughout). Contemporary half red morocco, marbled boards (joints rubbed, worn). FIRST EDITION. Rowlandson's illustrations represent "the only series on the subject since Holbein's to rival that master" (Ray).
Estimate $ 400-600