The Celebrated Hans Holbein’s Alphabet of Death


SKU: 9781735320120 Category: Tag: Product ID: 922856


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.

ISBN: 9781735320120
Publisher: Curious Publications
Pub Date: 03/2021
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.23lbs
Size: 8.27h x 5.83w x 0.17d

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Weight 0.23 lbs
Dimensions 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.17 in