The English dance of death and The dance of life (Rowlandson, Combe and Ackermann)  

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The English dance of death (1814-16) and The dance of life (1822) are two collections of drawings by Thomas Rowlandson, augmented by poetry by William Combe and published by Rudolph Ackermann. It was the same team that had previously worked on "Doctor Syntax."

The English dance of death

The English dance of death, from the designs of Thomas Rowlandson, with metrical illustrations, by the author of "Doctor Syntax." London: Printed by J. Diggens, pub. at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1815-16.

The dance of life

The dance of life: A poem by the author of "Doctor Syntax"; illustrated with coloured engravings by Thomas Rowlandson. London: R. Ackermann, 1817.




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