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Bod-Inc: B-504

Brant, Sebastian

Das Narrenschiff [German].


Analysis of Content

a1r Brant, Sebastian: Das Narrenschiff. [Note by the author.] Sebastian Brant, Sebastian Brants Narrenschiff, ed. Friedrich Zarncke (Leipzig, 1854), 1; see also VL I 992-1005.

a2r Brant, Sebastian: Das Narrenschiff. ‘Ein vorred in das Narrenschiff'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 1-4. Sebastian Brant, Das Narrenschiff. Nach der Erstausgabe (Basel 1494) mit den Zusätzen der Ausgaben von 1495 und 1499, ed. Manfred Lemmer, 3rd edn (Tübingen, 1986), 2-6.

a4v Brant, Sebastian: Das Narrenschiff. ‘Von vnnutzen buchern'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 4-114; Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Lemmer, 6-208.

v2v [First Colophon.]

v3r Brant, Sebastian: Das Narrenschiff. ‘Der wyß man'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 114-15; Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Lemmer, 208-9.

v4v [Second Colophon.] ‘End des narrenschiffs'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 115; Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Lemmer, 210.

v5r ‘Register des Narrenschiffs'.


Imprint: Basel: Johann Bergmann, de Olpe, 12 Feb. 1499. 4°.


Collation: a–t8 u v6.

Illustrations: 114 woodcuts; two woodcut borders on each page.


ISTC: ib01085100

GW: GW 5047;

Hain: HC 3742;


Proctor: Pr 7782;

Others: Schreiber V 3560; Sheppard 2563. Sébastien Brant. 500e anniversaire de La Nef des Folz (Basel, 1994), 182-7.

LCN: 13914048


Copy number: B-504(1)

Wanting k8, m4.5, q5 and r7.

Leaf a8 is bound after a1, i8 bound after e7, m5 bound after q4. f6, h8 and v6 mutilated. The missing text on h8, k8 and v6 has been added in manuscript.

Binding: Old paper boards covered with coloured floral paper.

Size: 205 × 155 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 194 × 144 mm.

In the Register, numbers added in manuscript. On back pastedown ‘1677 12 Febr. auß geläßen ieden menschen zur bäßerung'.

Provenance: Sebastian Schedel (†1628); on front pastedown printed and coloured armorial book-plate: a moor's head, with motto ‘Ich lass passiern', inscribed ‘Sebastian Schedel', see Siebmacher, Bürgerliche Wappen V,1 pl. 76 for an identical coat of arms, but with an uncoloured head, from an Album amicorum dated Vienna, 7 Feb. 1594. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 66.

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