1661 Basel Dance of Death Occult Grave Epitaphs Esoteric Gross & Tonjola RARE

GROSS, Johann Georg; TONJOLA, Johannes

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Throughout 16th-century Europe, there was an ever-growing desire to learn more about death and the afterlife. Authors and book illustrators would capture the attention of readers with stories of demons, skeletons, and the macabre, but few did it better than Huldrich Frölich. He was one of the first Basel authors to publish a book on the ‘Dance of Death’, a book that was well-illustrated and highly desirable.

 

Authors such as Johann Georg Gross and Johannes Tonjola followed suit, using much of Frölich’s original work in his book ‘Urbis Basil Epitaphia et Inscriptiones’. Gross’s 17th-century book describes the author’s interaction with an imaginary satyr, to whom he shows the city of Basel’s crypts, sepulchers, tombs, and graves, reiterating the epitaphs found on them.

 

Tonjola continued adding to the work once Gross died – and even though the two are thought to have not contributed their own work, the book on Basel’s ‘Dance of Death’ has remained popular even into the 21st-century.

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1661 Basel Dance of Death Occult Grave Epitaphs Esoteric Gross & Tonjola RARE

 

Throughout 16th-century Europe, there was an ever-growing desire to learn more about death and the afterlife. Authors and book illustrators would capture the attention of readers with stories of demons, skeletons, and the macabre, but few did it better than Huldrich Frölich. He was one of the first Basel authors to publish a book on the ‘Dance of Death’, a book that was well-illustrated and highly desirable.

 

Authors such as Johann Georg Gross and Johannes Tonjola followed suit, using much of Frölich’s original work in his book ‘Urbis Basil Epitaphia et Inscriptiones’. Gross’s 17th-century book describes the author’s interaction with an imaginary satyr, to whom he shows the city of Basel’s crypts, sepulchers, tombs, and graves, reiterating the epitaphs found on them.

 

Tonjola continued adding to the work once Gross died – and even though the two are thought to have not contributed their own work, the book on Basel’s ‘Dance of Death’ has remained popular even into the 21st-century.

 

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GROSS, Johann Georg; TONJOLA, Johannes

Basilea sepulta retecta continuata. Hoc est: Tam urbis quam agri Basileensis monumenta sepulchralia, templorum omnium, curiae, academiae, aliarumque aedium publicarum latinae et germanicae inscriptiones.

Basileae, Typis & impensis Emanuelis König & fil., Anno M. DC. LXI. [1661].

 

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  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   [16], 416, [16], 130, [4]

  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 6.5in (20cm x 16.5cm)

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Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Literature

Other

Religion

Authors

GROSS, Johann Georg; TONJOLA, Johannes

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete