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Bod-Inc: B-002

Badius Ascensius, Jodocus

Stultiferae naves.


Analysis of Content

a2r Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: ‘Stultiferae nauis additamentum de quinque virginibus.' ‘Prefatio'. Dedicated to Angelbertus de Marnef. Renouard, Badius, I 198-9.

a3r Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: Stultiferae naves. Renouard, Badius, I 200-6. On the text see Renouard, Badius, I 158-60.


Imprint: [Paris]: Thielman Kerver, for E., J., and G. de Marnef, 18 Feb. 1500. 4°.


Collation: a8 b c6.

Illustrations: Six woodcuts on a3r, a5r, b1v, b5r, b6v, and c2v.


ISTC: ib00004000

GW: GW 3155;

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) 2240; C 794;

Goff: Goff B‑4;


Proctor: Pr 8394;

Others: CIBN B‑4; Hillard 254; Oates 3158; Sheppard 6544.

LCN: 13957704


Copy number: B-002(1)

Three coloured woodcuts cut out of Latin editions of Sebastian Brant's Stultifera navis printed by Johann Bergmann von Olpe in Basel pasted in on endleaves at the end of the volume. The woodcuts definitely come from an Olpe edition, but as he re-used them in various editions, it is not possible to say with complete certainty from which edition they come. The first one is probably r7r of GW 5054 (1 Mar. 1497), the second one the title-page (a1r) either from GW 5054 or GW 5062 (1 Mar. 1498), and the third one s2v from the same.

Wanting c6.

Binding: Nineteenth-century mottled calf with gold-tooled spine; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 200 × 142 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 193 × 132 mm.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce B subt. 127.

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