Todten dantz mit figuren (ca. 1520)

The front page
Figuren, Todten dantz, 1520
The Pope
Figuren, Figuren: Pope

After having been published ca. 1488 in Heidelberg and again ca. 1492 in Mainz, Der todten dantz mit figuren vnd schrifften was published once more in Munich ca. 1520. The published was Johann Schobsser. who used two sets of type that are not attested before 1515 respectively 1519.

The sequence of dancers is the same as the "logical" one that was introduced in the 1492-edition, except that the nobleman has swapped places with the knight.

The printer has abandoned the oversized initials, so this edition has more room for the text. There are many small and big changes, E.g.: »gott« is often replaced by »got der herr«, and »nu« with »yetzundt«.

A few lines are wholly rewritten. The chapter about the man who died unprepared has been expanded with 8 lines, and another 6-lined verse has been added which begins: »Merckendt jr frawen vnd jr mann«.

The Pope, 1488
Figuren, Figuren: Pope

The woodcuts are the same as in the previous editions except that the last one with the cemetery must have disappeared so instead the introductory woodcut with the man who died unexpectedly is used twice.

The woodcuts are cropped differently. In the editions from 1488/1492, the figures are often too tall for the frames. Like for instance the image to the left, where the pope's crown is protruding. In the edition from 1520 (top, left) there's vertical space enough but the image has been cropped in both sides.

The book was reprinted in 1925, but for inscrutable reasons the publisher writes, erroneously, that it is a reprint of »der Mainzer Ausgabe vom Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts«, i.e. the 1492-edition. See external link.

Note: The sequence is that of the 1488-edition:

Figuren: Dance-house
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Dance-house
Figuren, Ossuary
Figuren 1488: Figuren, Ossuary
Figuren: Pope
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Pope
Figuren: Cardinal
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Cardinal
Figuren: Bishop
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Bishop
Figuren: Official
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Official
Figuren: Canon
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Canon
Figuren: Priest
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Priest
Figuren: Chaplain
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Chaplain
Figuren: Abbot
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Abbot
Figuren: Physician
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Physician
Figuren: Emperor
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Emperor
Figuren: King
Figuren 1488: Figuren: King
Figuren: Duke
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Duke
Figuren: Count
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Count
Figuren: Knight
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Knight
Figuren: Nobleman
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Nobleman
Figuren: Armor-bearer
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Armor-bearer
Figuren: Robber
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Robber
Figuren: Usurer
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Usurer
Figuren: Citizen
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Citizen
Figuren: Craftsman
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Craftsman
Figuren: Young man
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Young man
Figuren: Child
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Child
Figuren: Innkeeper
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Innkeeper
Figuren: Gambler
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Gambler
Figuren: Thief
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Thief
Figuren: Evil monk
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Evil monk
Figuren: Good monk
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Good monk
Figuren: Hermit
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Hermit
Figuren: Doctor
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Doctor
Figuren: Mayor
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Mayor
Figuren: Senator
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Senator
Figuren: Lawyer
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Lawyer
Figuren: Scribe
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Scribe
Figuren: Nun
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Nun
Figuren: Citizeness
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Citizeness
Figuren: Young woman
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Young woman
Figuren: Merchant
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Merchant
Figuren: All ranks
Figuren 1488: Figuren: All ranks
Figuren: Ossuary
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Ossuary
Kassel: Pope
Figuren 1488: Kassel: Pope
Kassel: Young woman
Figuren 1488: Kassel: Young woman
Kassel: Mirror
Figuren 1488: Kassel: Mirror
Kassel: Robber
Figuren 1488: Kassel: Robber
Kassel: Citizeness
Figuren 1488: Kassel: Citizeness
Figuren: Pope
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Pope
Figuren: Child
Figuren 1488: Figuren: Child
Figuren: Pope
Figuren 1520: Figuren: Pope

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