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        A History of the University of Oxford

      1814. first edition. Plates of Unequaled Merit"Includes the Founders PlatesACKERMANN, Rudolph. A History of the University of Oxford. Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings. In Two Volumes. London: R. Ackermann, 1814. First edition, early state of plates. Two large quarto volumes (13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in; 338 x 274 mm). xxv, [1, blank], 275, [1, blank], [6, index]; [2], 300, [6, index] pp. With the list of subscribers, the dedication to Lord Grenville and the uncolored engraved portrait of Lord Grenville. 114 plates including the thirty-three portraits of Founders and seventeen costume plates, all hand-colored aquatints or stipple-engravings by Bluck, Stadler, Hill and others after Pugin, Westall, Mackenzie and others. Bound without the half-titles and Arrangement of Plates leaf. All plates, excepting the Founders (issued April 1, 1815), watermarked no later than 1814.Contemporary three-quarter hard-grain maroon morocco over pebbled cloth boards, ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. Marbled edges and end-papers. Bookplate of Charles Cobb Walker to front paste-downs. Embossed stamp of New England Conservatory of Music to lower corner of each title page. Some offsetting from plates to text. An occasional margin smudge or spot. A very nice copy in an extremely attractive contemporary binding."These two books [Ackermann's History of Oxford and History of Cambridge] are among the finest ever executed. A. Pugin, F. Nach, F. Mackenzie, and W. Westall were associated in the drawings, which are worthy even of the splendid architectural monuments they commemorate, while the engraving was carried out by such masters of aquatint as J. Bluck, J.C. Stadler, F.C. Lewis, D. Havell and others of like reputation. The result was the production of plates of unequaled merit in their particular line" (Prideaux, pp. 125-6).Abbey, Scenery, 278; Tooley 5; Prideaux pp. 125-6.

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      London. 1814.. Two volumes. xxxiv,[1],544pp. plus fourteen plates (six colored, the rest tinted), single- page map, and folding frontispiece map (partially colored); viii,532pp. plus two tinted plates. Modern three quarter mottled calf and marbled boards, red gilt morocco labels, ornate gilt spine in six compartments. Internally clean. Color on plates bright and fresh. Very good. The enlarged second edition (after the first of 1810), with corrections, and with all the plates in varying degrees of color. Lambert was a sympathetic observer of society and institutions in America, and he predicted great success for the nations. "The sketches of society in Quebec and Montreal are written with much humor; the descriptive portions are well done, and much important information is given on trade, ship- building and manufactures" - Larned. Lambert also offers an account of his visit to Charleston and Savannah in 1808. The views include Plymouth (Massachusetts), Quebec, Gen. Burgoyne's camp at Saratoga, Indians, etc. The folding map shows the eastern seaboard and Canada. LARNED 3732. HOWES L40. SABIN 38734. CLARK II:157. ABBEY 613.

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        The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture

      London: Longman, Hurst, 1814. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 2 volumes. Extraordinarily large paper copy, uncut in original merbelled paper boards, leather spine and corners. 94 engravings on India paper, plus engraved title pages. Leather spines restored with original backstrips laid-on. Paper labels slightly rubbed. Plates offset to facing text pages, but plates are fine and fresh. A beautiful set and scarce in this fine condition. Illustrations of remarkable incidents in border history and tradition, and original poetry by Scott.

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      Ediinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1814. Complete set in 19 Volumes; 1/2 calf with marbled boards; 5 raised bands with gilt decorations and maroon spine labels; some archival repairs to spines with have a minor impact on some of the gilt rules. Overall, a nice attractive set; digital photos available upon request. Very Good binding.

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        Analectic Magazine Vol. IV (inc. "The Star Spangled Banner")

      [Francis Scott Key].  Collection. Analectic Magazine Vol IV, New Series, published by Moses Thomas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July-December 1814. # 20035     $1,750 Containing one of the earliest printings of Francis Scott Key's poem, "The Defense of Fort McHenry" prior to its adoption as our national anthem. Key's poem appears in the November issue, on pages 433-434, credited to ?A gentleman [who] had left Baltimore, in a flag of truce for the purpose of getting released from the British fleet a friend of his who had been captured at Marlborough.? On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a bill making the Star Spangled Banner our national anthem. Transcript [Copied from the magazine:]?Defence of Fort Mc Henry?[These lines have been already published in several of our newspapers; they may still, however, be new to many of our readers.  Besides, we think that their merit entitles them to preservation in some more permanent form than the columns of a daily paper.  The annexed song was composed under the following circumstances.­­¾ A gentleman had left Baltimore, in a flag of truce for the purpose of getting released from the British fleet a friend of his who had been captured at Marlborough.  He went as far as the mouth of the Patuxent, and was not permitted to return lest the intended attack on Baltimore should be disclosed.  He was, therefore, brought up the bay to the mouth of the Patapsco, where the flag vessel was kept under the guns of a frigate, and he was compelled to witness the bombardment of Fort McHenry, which the Admiral had boasted that he would carry in a few hours, and that the city must fall.  He watched the flag at the fort through the whole day with an anxiety that can be better felt than described, until the night prevented him from seeing it.  In the night he watched the bombshells, and at early dawn his eye was again greeted by the proudly-waving flag of his country]. Tune¾Anacreon in Heaven.O! say can you see, by the dawn's early light,What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there¾O! say, does that star-spangled banner yet waveO'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave? On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deepWhere the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected now shines on the stream¾'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it waveO'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave. And where is that band who so vauntingly sworeThat the havock of war and the battle's confusionA home and a country should leave us no more?Their blood has wash'd out their foul foot-steps' pollution.No refuge could save the hireling and slave,From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave;And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth waveO'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave. O! thus be it ever when freemen shall standBetween their lov'd home, and the war's desolation,Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued landPraise the power that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto¾"In God is our trust!"And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall waveO'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.?  Condition: The Star Spangled banner pages are fine, but the volume has issues. Foxing, tears particularly in margins of pasted-in illustrations before each monthly title page, tear on page 40, etc. 

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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE, in France, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Syria, Spain, Poland, Portugal, and Russia. With a Complete History of Recent Events in Silesia, Prussia, Bohemia, and in the Territories bordering on the Rhine

      London: Printed by and for J. and J. Cundee, Ivy-Lane, Paternoster-Row, 1814. UNIQUE COPY -- LAVISHLY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED and INCLUDES A PLATE WITH MOUNTED "BONAPARTE" SIGNATURE OF NAPOLEON; two large octovo volumes (9" x 6"), BOUND IN FULL STRAIGHT-GRAINED MOROCCO BY WALLIS OF LONDON. _______ Full straight grained brown morocco with RICHLY TOOLED SPINES (including crowns, bees and eagles), gilt lines on covers, top page edges gilt; other edges untrimmed; gilt inner dentelles; marbled endpapers. Original labels for boards inlaid to size and bound in the front of each volume. Housed in a cloth slipcase. ________ This copy has been extra illustrated: in addition to the regular 20 colored plates and two maps, this copy has an additional 76 portraits and views (21 of which are colored). Eight of the colored views are by George Cruikshank, some of them from the famous Life of Napoleon by Ireland--these plates are folding and are views of the battles and indeed are some of the most famous of the Cruikshank illustrations. ________ This fine, tall copy bears a neatly calligraphed presentation page "To H. W. Prentis, Jr. in appreciation. The Philadelphia Carpet and Upholstery Club. 10 May 1946." Prentis was the president of Armstrong Cork Company in America. ________ Housed in a cloth slipcase. Images can be supplied. Simply said.... A MAGNIFICENT SET in fine condition and which would be an invaluable addition to any Napoleonic collection.

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        Traditioner af swenska folk-dansar.

      I-IV. Sthlm, Kongl. privilegierade not-tryckeriet, 1814-15. 4:o. 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 grav. s. Hfrbd från 1900-talets första hälft med rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och vinröda stänkta snitt. Ryggskinnet lackat och ngt nött. Inlagan genomgående med bruksspår, småfläckig här och där och med gamla bockar både i bläck och blyerts i marginalerna. Första häftets titelblad i delvis ganska svagt avdrag. Tråkiga bläckfläckar på s. 17 i det andra häftet och på s. 13 i det tredje häftet, som också har några större solkfläckar på titelbladet. Med Dan. Holms namnteckning och en oidentifierad svart oval stpl på titelbladet till det första häftet.. Allt som utkom. Enligt svärsonen Johannes Sundblad var Sven Magnus Liedzén upptecknare och utgivare av detta arbete. Detta är felaktigt, men möjligen var han en viktig bidragsgivare. I första häftet har hälften av folkdansarna västgötskt ursprung. Liedzén var född i Berg och blev kyrkoherde i Larv och det är inte omöjligt att han och västgöten A. A. Afzelius, som båda var födda på 1780-talet, umgåtts med varandra sedan barnsben eller i annat fall träffats i Uppsala där de studerade samtidigt. Olof Åhlström förestod nottryckeriet och ansvarade för musikarrangemangen

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        L'afrique, ou histoire, moeurs, usages et coutumes des africains. le senegal. paris, nepveu, 1814.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 13,5, pp. (2) viii, 174, 25 (4); (4) 176 (2); (4) 222; (4) 218. Con 47 tavole fuori testo incise in rame e finemente colorate, di cui 44 scene e vedute (4 a doppia pagina) 2 carte geografiche ripiegate ed una tavola di partitura musicale. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi lisci con filetti, fregi e titoli in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato. Una leggera ed uniforme brunitura alle tavole, qualche fioritura peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. L'appendice di 25 pagine al primo volume contiene: ""Vocabulaire de la langue ouolofe""; le ultime 4 pagine contengono inoltre l'utile avviso al legatore per il collocamento di tutte le tavole.

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        Lettre de M. Ampere à M. le comte Berthollet, sur la détermination des proportions dans lesquelles les corps se combinent d'apres le nombre et la disposition respective des molécules dont leurs particules intégrantes sont composées.

      Paris, J. Klostermann, 1814. Contemp. hcalf. Spine gilt. Slightly rubbed. A few scratches to binding. Small stamps on verso of titlepage.In: "Annales de Chimie, ou Recueil de Mémoires concernant la Chemie" Tome 90. - 336 pp. a. 4 engraved plates, the large double-page plate divided in two parts. (The entire volume offered). Ampere's paper: pp. 43-87 a. plates. Some scattred brownspots.. First printing of Ampere's main paper in chemical theory, combining his kantian philosophy with his empirical investigations on how molecules and particles combine and independently arrives at Avogadro's Hypothesis that all gases at a given temperature contain the same number of particles per unit volume."In 1818 ay-Lussac discovered that all gases combine in simple ratios, and thus was able to announce his law of combining volumes...In 1814 Ampère published his "Lettre de M. Ampére a. M. le Comte Berthollet...." (the paper offered).It was an attempt to provide the noumenal, and therefore deeper, explanation of the phenomenal relations. From the theory of universal attraction used to account for the cohesion of bodies and the fact that light easely passes through transparent bodies, Ampère concluded that the attractive and repulsive forces associated with each molecule hold the ultimate molecules of bodies at distances from one another that are, as Ampère put it, "infinitely great in comparison to the dimensions of these molecules". This is knowledge of the noumena. It explains certain basic qualities of the observable world in terms of theoretical entities whose properties can be hypothesized from phenomena......Ampéres molecules now were assumed to group themselves in various ways to form particles that had specific geometrical forms. Thus there would be particles composed of four molecules that formed tetrahedrons (oxygen, nitrogen abd hydrogen), of eight molecules that formed an octahedron (chlorine), etc. These geometrical forms were of the greatest importence in Amperès theory, for they allowed him to deal with the problem of elective affinity and also to deduce Avogadro's law.....Ampères philosophy and its influence on his science are obvious here..."(DSB I, p.141). - Parkinson "Breakthrough" 1814 C.The volume contains other importent papers in the history of chemistry, Lavoisier et A. Seguin "Sur la Transpiration, Seconde Memoire", Doebereiner "Experiences sur l'amidon, Guyton-Morveau "Suite de la Pyrometrie" (2 papers), Vauquelin "Experiences sur l'iode" + "Suite de...", Séguin "Memoire sur le cinabre" (2 parts) etc

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        Synopsis methodica lichenum, sistens omnes hujus ordinis naturalis detectas plantas, quas, secundum genera, species et varietates disposuit, characteribus et differentiis emendatis definivit, nec non synonymis et observationibus selectis: illustravit auctor Erik Acharius.

      Lundæ. Litteris et sumtibus Svanborg et soc. 1814. [6],XIII,[1],392 sidor. Samtida halvfranskt band med mönsterpressad rygg, marmorerat pärmpapper och förgylld trevlig pärmdekor och ryggtitel samt stänkmarmorerade snitt. [19x11,5 cm]. Med handskrivna ägarnoteringar från de fyra senaste ägarna J. A. Rolén?, Erik Lundgren Nyköping, Carl Th. Mörner [se Krok sidan 518] och framlidne professor i ekologisk botanik vid Umeå Universitet 1967-81, Bengt Pettersson. Bra exemplar.. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 19. Erik Acharius var lichenologiens vetenskaplige grundare och den siste av Carl von Linnés lärjungar

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        Synopsis methodica lichenum, sistens omnes hujus ordinis naturalis detectas plantas, quas, secundum genera, species et varietates disposuit, characteribus et differentiis emendatis definivit, nec non synonymis et observationibus selectis. Lundæ. Litteris et sumtibus Svanborg et soc. 1814.

      Lund, Litteris et sumtibus Svanborg et soc. 1814. Graverad frontespis + (4) + XIII + 1 blank + 392 s. Samtida nött halvskinnband. 19 X 11 cm, Gamla namnteckningar på förtitelbladet (Johan Ehrenborg)

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        Philippus Theophrastus Paracelsis, welche in vieler Hinsicht eingetroffen ist.

      Köln, Königl. Felddruckerey [=P. Sohm], 1814. 8:o. 8 s. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag. Med J. A. Almquists respektive Thore Virgins stplr. Fint ex

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        On the Affections of Light Transmitted through Crystallized Bodies,

      First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, disbound, quarto, vol.104, pp. 187-218, WITH: BREWSTER (David) On the Polarisation of Light by Oblique Transmission through All Bodies, Whether Crystallized or Uncrystallized, ibid, p.187-218, WITH: BREWSTER (David) On New Properties of Light Exhibited in the Optical Phenomena of Mother of Pearl, and Other Bodies to Which the Superficial Structure of That Substance can be Communicated, ibid pp.397-418, together three papers, with 4 engraved plates (these with small and neat embossed uninked library name), one with small diminishing stain at foot of blank lower margin, good copies, London, [The Royal Society], 1814. * "Brewster created new fields of optical mineralogy and photo-elasticity. In 1813, while studying the "depolarising" action of Topaz, he observed two sets of elliptical rings (interference patterns) centred on axes in the Topaz that were apparently inclined at 65 degrees. He interpreted this to mean that Topaz must have two axes, not one, of double refraction, an entirely unexpected result. After many laborious experiments he was able in 1819 to group all but a few of hundreds of minerals and crystals into mutually consistent optical and mineralogical categories: the primitive form determined the number of axes of double refraction."(DSB). "Since Brewster had found that light was partially polarized by oblique refraction in mica, he attempted to determine the law of this polarization in he simpler case of successive refractions by a pile of thin glass plates. By the end of 1813 he had concluded that "the number of plates in any parcel, multiplied by the tangent of the angle, at which it (completely) polarises light, is a constant quantity" More important, since "the pencil of light polarised by transmission (comports) itself, in every respect like one of the pencils former by double refracting crystals" the study of the physical optics of transparent ought to enable philosophers "to unfold the secrets of double refraction, to explain the forms and structure of crystallised bodies...."(DSB)

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      Samlade skrifter. I-III. Andra upplagan, öfversedd och tillökt. Sthlm, Elméns & Granbergs tryckeri, 1814-16. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,(30),515 + (14),518 + (8),511,(1 blank,2) s. Med grav. titelvinjetter. Tre samtida välbevarade röda saffianbd med guldornerade ryggar och vacker ramdekor i guld på pärmarna. Gula snitt. Lite svart solk på pärmarna och på ryggen till tredje delen. Delvis bruntonad med spridda lager- och småfläckar. Litet hål med en bokstavs förlust på s. 92 i del I. Några fläckar på 304, 502 och 518 i del II. Smutstitelbladet med reva i del III. Fint ex. med namnteckning "Thomas Baker" daterad 1823 och sannolikt denne Thomas Bakers exlibris samt George Warde Normans och Einar Josefsons exlibris.. Med företalet i den förändrade versionen där det står "Skandinaviens förening, och samma spira hyllad af tvenne brödra-riken" i stället för det ursprungliga "ett nytt rikes lydbarhet under svensk spira", syftande på Norge. Det graverade porträttet är signerat J. F. Martin och utfört efter Sergels medaljong från 1800. En fristående fortsättning om tre delar utkom 1831-33 efter Leopolds död. George Warde Norman (1793-1882) var en av de den brittiska ekonomins centralgestalter under 1800-talet. Han började sin karriär i den norska timmerhandeln innan han blev chef för Bank of England 1821, en tjänst han sedan innehade i över 50 år. Han var också en av grundarna, tillsammans med bl.a. Thomas Malthus, James Mill och huvudpersonen Ricardo, av "The political economy club" i London. Klubben sammanträdde en gång i månaden och är kanske den viktigaste sammanslutningen i framväxten av den moderna nationalekonomin. Som medlemmar upptogs tidigt bl.a. John Stuart Mill och Nassau William. Klubben fick under 1800-talet många efterföljare runt om i världen. I Stockholm bildades "Nationalekonomiska klubben" först 1917, på initiativ av Eli Heckscher. Normans exlibris täcker delvis ett exlibris med mottot "Vive ut vivas" och en vapensköld med inslag av nycklar, torn och månskäror, vilket stämmer väl in på vapenskölden tillhörande släkten Baker i Sussex

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        A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings

      London: Rudolf Ackermann 1814 London: Rudolf Ackermann, 1814. First edition. 2 vols., 13-3/8 x 11-1/4 inches. Stipple engraved portrait of the Chancellor, Lord Grenville, 64 hand-colored aquatints engraved by Bluck, Hill, Stadler and others after Pugin, Mackenzie, Westall, et al, and 17 colored line and stipple engraved costume plates of university figures in their academic garb by Aagar after Uwins; I: xxv, [1], 275, [7] pp.: II: [4], 262, [6] pp. Bound in full antiqued brown calf, gilt spines, marbled endpapers, some offsetting of plates, foxing to Grenville plate, but a fine, otherwise unfoxed, handsome copy. Tooley 5; Abbey Scenery 280 . An early copy. The list of plates in vol. I is the first state (it does not list the portraits of Founders; this copy does not include the Founders). Plate 1, vol.1, is mislabeled "History of Cambridge" and plate 50 bears the May 1, 1814 date - both are Abbey's first states. Plates 15, 39, 74, 78, 84 and 94 are Abbey's second state. There are 6 watermarked plates, each bearing the date 1812, and the half-title is present in both volumes. A fine, early copy of Ackermann's monumental survey of the great university

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        The Works of... With Memoirs of his Life and Writings by William Mason. To which are subjoined Extracts Philological, Poetical and Critical from the Author's original manuscripts, selected and arranged by Thomas James Mathias.

      London: Printed by William Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Press, for John Porter, 1814.. Two volumes, 4to, with a portrait frontispiece, 4 pages of facsimile handwriting and 2 further engravings, finely bound in later black full morocco, gilt rules and arms of Pembroke College, a.e.g., some minor rubbing to joints else a lovely set. A handwritten note on the fly leaf in volume I states "A limited number (probably about 100) copies of this collection... were printed and left by the editor to the Master and Fellows of Pembroke College with directions, that a copy should be presented to each Fellow on his election. On my election in 1874, I received this the last remaining copy. T.H. Orpen". Gray lived for much of his life at Pembroke College, and many of his manuscripts reside there.

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        Det menneskelige Livs Flugt, eller Doden-Dands...Besorget til sine Landsmænds Rytte og Fornøjelse af

      Copenhagen J. H. Schubothe Copenhagen J. H. Schubothe, 1814. Small 4to., more-or-less contemporary marbled boards with a morocco spine label and a gilt cypher on the cover (by Gustave Hedberg, Stockholm, with his ticket). Woodcut title-page with two skulls followed by 36 large (5 x 5 1/4 inch) woodcuts and verses devoted to the Dance of Death. Although the theme is traditional--Death in the form of a skeleton ushers away people of every class to their final reward: the Pope, Emperor, King, Queen, right on down to the child and the humble beggar--the artistic treatment of the figures is quite unlike anything by Holbein or Hollar in the 16th and 17th centuries, or for that matter Matthias Merian, or Bewick a century later. Printed on a rough-textured paper altogether appropriate for these "FOLK ART" DEPICTIONS, the scenes (each of which is attractively framed) are more satirical or playful than frightening. Each is accompanied by twenty-eight lines of verse, set in gothic type. The final image is that of Jesus Christ triumphing over Death. We found JUST TWO REFERENCES. The Minns Catalogue ("The Dance of Death," a Collection sold in New York by AAA in 1922. No. 63), calls it "[a] rare and curious Dance of Death, not listed by Bibliographers." Aldred Scott Warthin, The Physician of the Dance of Death (NY, 1931, pp. 83-84), writes, "A Danish version of the Dance of Death is given in a series of curious woodcuts issued in Copenhagen in 1814..." He goes on to describe the general caracteristics of the book before looking closely at the figure of the Physician, the subject of his study, "It is a simple, naive, conventional representation of the subject." He then reports, "In 1838, an edition, Det Menskliga Lifwets, was published in Fahlun, Sweden. The same woodcuts used in the Danish edition are repeated, reduced in size and reversed [a reproduction of the Physician appears on p. 80]." Although the title-page calls it the third edition, neither of these two references mention any earlier appearance of the book. We found NO COPY OF ANY EDITION IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY. Indeed, a very fine copy of a RARE AND CURIOUS DANCE OF DEATH. Rare and Curious Danish Dance of Death

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