Just like its predecessor there is no information about where, when and by whom »Der doten dantz mit figuren. Clage vnd / Antwort schon von allen staten der welt« was printed.
The exemplar in Munich has the handwritten year 1459 on the front page (picture to the right), and this has formerly lead scholars to believe that this edition was older than the 1488-edition, which has "1470" written on it.
Today it is believed that the book was printed by Jakob Meydenbach in Mainz around 1492.
The book is very similar to the 1488-edition. The woodcuts are the same and so is the text except for variants in the spelling. The illustration of the unprepared dead is used once more for the front page (picture to the left).
The structure of the pages is also the same with clage vnd antwort«, complaint and answer, in two columns that begin with a very large initial letter. But it looks as if Meydenbach halfway through the process has discovered that he didn't posses these large initials, so even though there's plenty of room, there is only an ordinary letter inside the empty space (picture to the right).
The sequence of dancers has been extensively rearranged and is more logical. Abbot, doctor, good monk, bad monk, hermit and nun are moved up, so they are among the ecclesiastical / learned people, while mayor, senator, citizen, lawyer, scribe, usurer, gambler, thief and innkeeper are moved up among the burghers of the town.
This order is retained with little change in the later edition from 1520.
Reprint in colour of the copy in Bibliotheca Bodmeriana, 2011.
Introduction by René Wetzel and a translation into French by Anna Sziráki.
Note: The following images are presented in the sequence of the 1488-edition: