1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour
1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour

1817 Combe, Wm [Rowlandson] THE DANCE OF LIFE - 24 aquatints - Book - Humour

$690.00 Dollar

Combe, William

The Dance of Life

London: R. Ackermann, 1817. First edition.

4to.

Bound in contemporary half calf with gilt tooling to spine. Edges worn. Joints holding well.

Twenty-six hand-colored aquatint plates (including the frontispiece and engraved title). 

A good copy of a scarce title.

References: Grolier, Rowlandson, 38. Abbey, Life, 264. Tooley 411. 

Combe's Doctor Syntax series, a collaboration with the caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson, began as a monthly feature in Rudolph Ackermann's Poetical Magazine, beginning in May 1810, with Rowlandson producing the illustrations first and Combe writing the poetry, in iambic tetrameter, second. It was a collaborative style the two continued in further joint works, including The Dance of Death and The Dance of Life.