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Die Bücher-Ornamentik Der Renaissance (Vol. I.) (page 5/5)

[picture: 62t.---Initial capital letter ``T'' from Dance of Death Alphabet.]

62t.—Initial capital letter “T” from Dance of Death Alphabet.

This decorative initial letter “T”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. The skeleton figures in the alphabet represent death. The letter features a minstrel with his pipe, lying prostrate on the ground, and being dragged away by one Death, whilst another pours [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 62v.---Initial capital letter ``U'' from Dance of Death Alphabet]

62v.—Initial capital letter “U” from Dance of Death Alphabet

This decorative initial letter “U” or “V”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. It shows a man on horseback [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 62w.---Initial capital letter ``W'' from Dance of Death Alphabet.]

62w.—Initial capital letter “W” from Dance of Death Alphabet.

This decorative initial letter “W”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. Death, depicted as a skeleton, comes for a [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 62x.---Initial capital letter ``X'' from Dance of Death Alphabet.]

62x.—Initial capital letter “X” from Dance of Death Alphabet.

This decorative initial letter “X”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. Death and the devil are hanging out around the gamblers. [more...] [$]

[picture: 62y.---Initial capital letter ``Y'' from Dance of Death Alphabet.]

62y.—Initial capital letter “Y” from Dance of Death Alphabet.

This decorative initial letter “Y”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. [more...] [$]

[picture: 62z.---Initial capital letter ``Z'' from Dance of Death Alphabet.]

62z.—Initial capital letter “Z” from Dance of Death Alphabet.

This decorative initial letter “Z”, or drop cap, is from an alphabet designed by Hans Holbein and dating from 1523. Appropriately for the end of the alphabet, this drop cap Z shows the end of the world and the bodily [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: captions for plates 57--64]

captions for plates 57 – 64

The captions are in German, and I cannot understand them. If you want to send them to me (UTF-8 please!) I’ll put the transcriptions up on the pages for the corresponding plates. [more...] [$]


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