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Lot nr:888
Book nr:29106
Author:BRANT, Sebastian - Jacobus LOCHER
Title:Stultifera Navis mortalium, in qua fatui affectus, mores, conatus, atque studia, quius vita haec nostra, in omni hominum genere, scatet, cunctis Sapientiae cultoribus depinguntus ...
Town:Basel
Publisher:(col. ex off. Sebastiani Henricpetri
Year:1572)
Description:In-12, [28], [4 blanco], 284, [1] pp, with title vignette and 115 woodcuts in text by Tobias STIMMER. Some waterstaining in the beginning and at the end of the vol., foxing. Bound in full contemporary vellum, title in ink on spine
Note:Ref. Adams B-2673 ; VD16 B 7081. Provenance: Th. de Boussais, Chateau de Bomaele Gironde "Mon devoir c'est mon plaisir" (1910). Fr. J. Vicentini (1800)
A fine, later Latin edition of the famous "Narrenschiff", originally published in German verse in 1494 and translated by the author's student Jacob Locher in 1497. This is the first edition to contain the outstanding narrative woodcuts by Tobias Stimmer (1539-84), showing the fools and their companions in Renaissance costume.
One of literature's most famous satires: before Goethe's "Werther" arrived on the scene, this work was the most successful book ever published in Germany. In his "Ship of Fools", Brant describes the voyage of a ship bearing one hundred fools, to the fools' paradise of Narragonia, thereby satirizing the follies of his time including representatives of every human and social type
Price:€1200 - €1800
Sellingprice:€2000
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