22 - 23 March 2005
MINNS, Susan -- The Dance of Death. From the XIIth to the XXth Century as Illustrated by Important Examples of the Arts of Typography, Paleography and Engraving. The Notable Collection of Miss Susan Minns of Boston, Mass. New York: American Art Association, 2 May 1922.
8o (235 x 155 mm). Frontispiece and 30 full-page reproductions in the text. Original printed wrappers (cover detached, worn).
The extraordinary collection of books and manuscripts, bookplates, coins and medals and prints illustrative of "The Dance of Death." Its catalogue is tantamount to a bibliography of the subject, vastly exceeding the bibliographies of Peignot, 1826, and Massmann, 1840, and the several collections recorded by Besterman. McKay, 8460. [Laid-in:] 21ST EUROPEAN BOOK & PRINT FAIR, Amsterdam, March, 2000. Memento Mori... A special subject catalogue. 8 leaves, stitched. (Books from the Reichelt & Hogerzeil collections).
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