The Parisian publishers had great success, and as we've already seen they published translations in Latin, Spanish and Dutch.
The books were also published in English. The Royal Danish Library displays a copy published by Antoine Vérard in 1505 (see external link). The printer has had great problems, not just with the spelling, but also with the "foreign" letters W and K, which seems to have been in limited supply. Therefore he has been forced to be creative and has replaced the W with two V's, while the K has been replaced by a combination of a lowercase l and a rotunda-r ().
The picture to the left is a book of hours by Nicolas Higman and François Regnault in Latin from 1519. The picture to the right is an English version for the use of Sarum / Salisbury.
As the text to the right shows, the English books as well as the French had a habit of conflating the circumcision of Jesus ("Crystes cyrcuncision") with the presentation in the temple.
When it comes to dances of death, the record goes to the books of prayers published by John and Richard Daye: »A Booke of Christian Prayers, Collected Out of the Ancient Writers«.
The dance of death starts together with the psalms of David, and as the pictures to the left and right show, there's nothing like a few skeletons above and on both sides to spiffy up the old psalms.
The story in short is that John Daye (ca. 1522 - 1584) published Queen Elizabeth's book of prayers in 1559, and later on his son Richard (1552 - before 1607) used the same material for several editions.
Normally at this point I would quote Douce, but the problem is that these books are very rare. Even Douce had to rely on secondary information, and today the books are hidden behind pay-walls. Fortunately there is a facsimile reprint from 1863, which seems to be reliable (see external link).
At a glance the figures are reminiscent of those of Thielman Kerver but there are more of them, while the Catholic figures such as pope, cardinal, patriarch and sundry monks are missing.
I have typed out the text over each image. Click any person to jump into the dance.
Next we'll take a look at a totally different tradition.
The next chapter is about different dance of death cycle, which I for lack of a better name call "Las Horas".
The previous subject was Marcus Reinhart.