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[Dance of death] Salomon van Rusting. Het schouw-toneel des doods

Waar op na 't leeven vertoont wort de Doot op den throon des aard-bodems: heerschende over alle staatten en volkeren. Verçiert met dertig zinnebeelden. Door Salomon van Rusting, Med. Doct. Amst., J. ten Hoorn, 1707. (16),219 p. Sm. 8vo. 19th cent. vellum in antique style, engr. frontisp. and 30 full-p. engr. ills. A splendid series of prints, ill. 8 death-related biblical events, and scenes from daily life, such as "een vrolyke maaltyd", "de ziekte lyt, de veege schryt" (depicting a doctor examining a bottle of urine), "hier danst me net het dood-ballett", professions such as lawyers, soldiers, "mars-man", miller, and skating people.

Frontisp. lacks sm. portion of lower outer blank corner, occas. sl. foxed, vellum a bit warped. A good complete copy. Very rare 1st (?) ed., apparently publ. simultaneously with an ed. by Jan ten Hoorn, 1707, w. 320 pages and w. plates instead of ills.

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