The Dance of Death by Hans Holbein

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Hans Holbein's Dance of Death redefined the death emblem books, offering a framework for artists afterwards to emulate (and they did!). There are forty-one plates in the original 1538 edition, all reproduced here at 4.5" by 6" in size (four times larger than the originals), and include the original title in English, the German text accompanying each image, as well as a Latin verse. These are followed by the original Dance of Death Alphabet, an initial caps set.


All the images in this book have been scanned from the original 1538 edition and digitally cleaned up for reproduction. Available in two formats: hard cover and soft cover.

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Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying)

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The Ars moriendi (Art of Dying) serves the purpose of preparing the reader for the moment of death. This was a central medieval topic, since few things were dreaded more than a sudden death for which the victim was unprepared. On two sets of ten plates each, grouped in pairs and each with images and text, this book illustrates the temptations that the dying person suffers and provides guidance on how to escape each of these temptations. The 20 plates are preceded by a prologue on two plates and followed by an epilogue illustrating, on two plates, the triumph over death.


This is a full-color reproduction of the c. 1475 printing.



Thirty-three thousand, three hundred and thirty-three random strings of letters and numbers, thirty-two characters in length each. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with random strings of letters and numbers to use for any number of reasons. Those who know how to use this book will benefit greatly from it; those who do not will not benefit at all.

© 2017 by John Snape.