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

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

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

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 bookplate printed in violet on front pastedown with name “William Stirling” and three mottoes “Gang forward”, “Poco a poco”, “Chi dura vince”, and his engraved booklabel “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 morocco;  Sir William Stirling Maxwell’s armorial stamp with motto “Gang forward” in blind on front cover and 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 pointing hands, corrections, “nota” marks and underlining.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the final blank leaf.


Annotation in Brant, Sebastian: Stultifera navis