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, [4], CXLV-CLIX, [1] 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.

Enlarged edition.

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.

Copy 1

GIP number: B104/1
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.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Woodcut illustration from Brant, Sebastian: Das Narrenschiff [Latin]

Copy 2

GIP number: B104/2
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”.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf y4.


Annotation in Brant, Sebastian: Das Narrenschiff [Latin]