Brant, Sebastian: Das Narrenschiff [Latin]. Stultifera navis.
Translated by Jacobus Locher. Add: Thomas Beccadelli; Jacobus Locher: Carmina varia.
Basel: Johann Bergmann, de Olpe, 1 Mar. 1498.
4to. a-s8 ſ-y4. CXLIIII, , CXLV-CLIX,  leaves (y4 blank).
Woodcuts; woodcut initials; woodcut printer's device.
ISTC ib01091000; GW 5062; Goff B1091; Bod-inc B-513; CIBN B-760; BSB-Ink B-821.
Woodcuts attributed by Schramm (XXII, pp. 29, 47) to the “Meister der Bergmannschen Offizin”; some of the woodcuts have also been ascribed to Albrecht Dürer – cf. R. Schoch, M. Mende, A. Scherbaum, eds, Albrecht Dürer: das druckgraphische Werk, III: Buchillustrationen (München: 2004), pp. 86-127.
Two copies held by the University of Glasgow.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.9 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Am.7.16”.
|Binding:||Switzerland(?), 16th-century blind-tooled quarter pigskin over wooden boards - decorated with fillets and a foliate roll; remains of a single brass clasp (chased); manuscript fore-edge and spine titles; evidence of a parchment manuscript strip used to strengthen spine; 18th-century(?) endpapers. Size: 235 x 162 mm.|
|Leaf size:||222 x 160 mm.|
|Annotations:||On front pastedown “Lit.R.” in ink in an 18th-century hand; a number in ink “f2:08”(?) in an 18th-century hand on recto of front free endpaper; pencil reference on verso of front free endpaper to the Stultiferae naviculae seu scaphae fatuarum mulierum of Jodocus Badius Ascensius.|
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD16-e.4 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown; Euing’s armorial book-plate on front pastedown; his pencil price code(?) and acquisition date “DQ - 1.6.47” on a slip of paper tipped onto recto of front free endpaper containing Euing’s brief notes on this edition; an early Euing inventory number “8” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper.
University of Glasgow: Euing bequest, 1874.
|Binding:||England, 19th-century gold-tooled, straight-grained dark green goatskin; gold-tooled spine; crimson endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; blue silk bookmark; binder's stamp "Bound by C. Murton". Size: 222 x 160 mm.|
|Leaf size:||211 x 152 mm.|
|Annotations:||Marginal annotation on k3r “Ars nullum grauiorem hostem habet quam ignorantiam” - referring to the text “Astrologiae vanitas”.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the blank leaf y4.|