Brant, Sebastian: Das Narrenschiff [Latin].   Stultifera navis.

Translated by Jacobus Locher.   Add:  Thomas Beccadelli;  Jacobus Locher:  Carmina varia.

[Lyons]:  Jacobus Sacon, 28 June '1488' [i.e. 1498]
4to.  a-t8 u4.  I-CLII, [4] leaves (u4 blank).
Printed date 1488 is erroneous;  see K. Ohly, ‘Die Anfänge des Buchdrucks in Basel’, ZfB 57 (1940) pp. 259-260.
ISTC ib01093000;  GW 5063;  Goff B1093;  BMC VIII 336 (IA. 42173);  Bod-inc B-514;  CIBN B-762;  BSB-Ink B-822.

GIP number: B105
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll S.M. 220 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Sir William Stirling Maxwell, 9th baronet, (1818-1878), art historian and collector:  engraved armorial book-plate printed in violet on front pastedown with name “William Stirling” and three mottoes “Gang forward”, “Poco a poco”, “Chi dura vince”, and his engraved book-label “Emblems Keir” on rear pastedown;  Stirling Maxwell’s shelfmark in pencil “23F” on rear pastedown, other Stirling Maxwell shelfmarks  “K.3” in pencil on front pastedown and “41.3” in pencil on verso of front free endpaper;  source unknown.
Sir John Stirling Maxwell, 10th baronet, (1866-1956), Sir William’s son:  bequeathed a portion of the Stirling Maxwell library to University of Glasgow Library in 1956 (received in 1958).
Binding: England, 19th-century dark green goatskin;  Sir William Stirling Maxwell’s armorial stamp with motto “Gang forward” in blind on front cover and a circular stamp with his initials “WS” and the motto “non mortale quod opto” in blind on rear cover;  gold-tooled spine;  gilt-edged leaves;  crimson endpapers;  slightly damaged binder’s stamp “J. Leighton, Brewer St” on verso of front free endpaper.   Size:  199 x 145 mm.
Leaf size: 193 x 138 mm.
Annotations: Four-line 16th-century annotation on b7v referring to Proverbs 29;  very occasional manicules, corrections, nota marks and underlining.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank leaf u4.


Annotation in Brant, Sebastian: Stultifera navis