The Court of Death

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A crowned skeleton sits on a throne and admonishes a group of sickly and crippled men
The court of Death.

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The Duke University Libraries, the Internet Archive
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The book title page specifies the illustrations were designed and engraved previous to the year 1784

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A crowned skeleton symbolizing Death sits on a throne made of bones and addresses in an admonishing manner a group of sickly and crippled men.

The circular defect in the upper left part probably is an indication that the woodblock was mended. This was done, provided the damage didn’t involve too broad an area, by drilling a hole through the woodblock, fitting in and adjusting a peg, and engraving that new round surface to match the surrounding line patterns.

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