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The Grim King of Terrors; or, A solemn dialogue between death and the lady.
J. Catnach, 2 & 3 Monmouth Court. [c.1835] Folio broadside, large woodcut illustration beneath title & four columns of verse, text beneath image in four columns, separated by repeated woodcut designs; old creases, a few small internal tears within image, some marginal tearing, one affecting the 'o' in 'Terrors' but without loss. 50 x 38cm.No copies located. P.A.H. Brown locates Catnach at 3 Monmouth Court until 1838. An illustrated 19th century broadside of a well known ballad of the 1680s, Death and the Lady. The woodcut illustration, 18 x 32cm, is of death, resplendently skeletal, wearing a skirt, cloak & crown. He is poised to throw a spear which is aimed at a well dressed lady who sits with her family and pets around her in a grand living room. 'DEATH. Fair Lady, lay your costly robes aside, No longer may you glory in your pride, Take leave of all your carnal vain delight, I'm come to summons you away this night ...'
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