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Holbein, Hans, the younger
SIMOLACHRE, HISTORIE, E FIGURE DE LA MORTE. LYON: JEAN FRELLON, 1549
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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107
Holbein, Hans, the younger
SIMOLACHRE, HISTORIE, E FIGURE DE LA MORTE. LYON: JEAN FRELLON, 1549
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Holbein, Hans, the younger
SIMOLACHRE, HISTORIE, E FIGURE DE LA MORTE. LYON: JEAN FRELLON, 1549
8vo (141 x 91mm.), Frellon's device on title and verso of final leaf, 53 woodcuts after Holbein, woodcut initials, green morocco gilt by Koehler, clamshell case
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Provenance

Eugène Paillet, bookplate

Literature

Fairfax Murray, Italian 249; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 290

Catalogue Note

First edition in Italian with Holbein's original Dance of Death woodcuts. An anonymous Italian version had appeared in Venice in 1545, printed by Valgrisi using close copies of the original forty-one Holbein blocks. While Frellon took the Italian text from this edition, the preface deplores the Italian piracy of the woodcuts.

A fine copy which belonged to the celebrated book collector and bibliophile Eugène Paillet.

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