The Celebrated Hans Holbein's Alphabet of Death

The Celebrated Hans Holbein's Alphabet of Death


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This book is a reproduction of an 1856 edition put together by nineteenth-century French librarian and art historian, Anatole de Courde de Montaiglon.

Hans Holbein (1497-1543) created the Alphabet of Death at a time when the Latin alphabet did not distinguish between I and J or U and V-the separation into vowels and consonants came after the Renaissance. Therefore, you'll notice Holbein's alphabet has only twenty-four letters.

Further details are offered by De Montaiglon in his introduction to the book. Following the original edition, each letter of the Alphabet of Death is enlarged to allow a closer look at Hans Holbein's meticulously detailed work.

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ISBN-13: 9781735320120
Publisher: Curious Publications
Publication date: 03/09/2021
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.17(d)

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