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Thomas Rowlandson – The Dance of Life – a Poem, 1817.

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Rowlandson, Thomas [Combe, William], The Dance of Life, a Poem, by the Author of “Doctor Syntax;” Illustrated with Coloured Engravings by Thomas Rowlandson. London, published by R. Ackermann, 1817.

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Dance Of Life

Rowlandson, Thomas [Combe, William], The Dance of Life, a Poem, by the Author of “Doctor Syntax;” Illustrated with Coloured Engravings by Thomas Rowlandson. London, published by R. Ackermann, 1817.  [2 blanks, frontispiece, “The Dance of Life”; engraved title page, title page, advertisement of “R.A.” 285 pages; 2 blanks]. Bound in full red gilt-trimmed goatskin. Book plate of Paul Francis Webster. First edition. 26 engraved and hand-colored plates, including frontispiece and engraved title-page. A fine copy in a magnificent binding. Slight off-setting of hand-coloring, as expected. Paul Francis Webster (December 20, 1907 – March 18, 1984) was an American lyricist who won three Academy Awards for Best Song and was nominated sixteen times for the award.