60 000 CZK
| 2 400 €
This full leather bound book with the title in gold in the spine is divided into three sections with their own subsections, including "Danse Macabre", an allegory from the Late Middle Ages. Richly illustrated with original etches by Wenceslaus Hollar. The book contains a total of 44 engravings of various types and sizes (folded, two-page prints, one-page prints, and with text). Provenance: Horatio Walpole (1717–1797), 4th Earl of Oxford, architect, writer, politician and creator of the Gothic novel. His bookplate is on the pastedown; an annotation of the book from a period catalogue is on the flyleaf. Full leather binding, sewn binding with five raised bands, gilded title, leather cover restored in the past, original leather section returned, water spots in areas of the right lower section of the book signatures, 299 pages, index contains 5 pages. Enclosed: Hollar, Sborník grafického umění (Anthology of Printmaking), volume 29, published 1957.