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Brant, Sebastian

Das Narrenschiff [Latin] Stultifera navis (trans. Jacobus Locher; with captions).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Locher, Jacobus: ‘Epigramma ad lectorem'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 210-11.

a2r Locher, Jacobus: [Letter addressed to] Sebastian Brant. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 211. Dated Freiburg, 1 Feb. [14]97.

a4r Locher, Jacobus: ‘Carmen . . . ad S[ebastianum] B[rant]'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 211-12.

a4v Locher, Jacobus: ‘Sapphicon'. Incipit: ‘Grandibus possunt numeris tonare'; 15 sapphic strophes.

a5v Locher, Jacobus: ‘Epigrramma(!) in Narragoniam . . . ad lectores'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 212.

a6r [Ps 106,23 and 26-7]. ‘Ad Narragoniam'.

a6r Locher, Jacobus: ‘Ad Johannem Bergmannum de Olpe . . . decatostichon'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 212.

a6v Brant, Sebastian: ‘Ad Jacobum Philomusum subeunde profectionis narragonice e barbaria in latiale solum exhortatio'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 118.

a7r Brant, Sebastian: ‘In narragonicam profectionem celeusma'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 118-19.

a7v Locher, Jacobus: ‘Prologus . . . in Narrogoniam'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 212.

b1r [Locher, Jacobus]: ‘Hecatostichon in proludium auctoris et libelli narragonici'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 212-13.

b3r [Locher, Jacobus]: ‘Argumentum in Narragoniam'. Partly edited in Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 213.

b3v Brant, Sebastian: Stultifera navis. ‘De inutilibus libris'. Translated by Jacobus Locher Philomusus. Incipit: ‘Inter precipuos pars est mihi reddita stultos'. Chapters 1, 4, and 62 edited in Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 214-15.

r8v Locher, Jacobus: ‘Excusatio'. Incipit: ‘Vertimus naues fatuas latinis'; 20 sapphic strophes.

s2v [Brant, Sebastian]: ‘Socialis nauis me[ch]anicorum'. Incipit: ‘Stultorum trahitur collecta caterua virorum'; 20 elegiac distichs.

s3v Brant, Sebastian: ‘De Nicolao Renner acuphago'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 119.

s4r Brant, Sebastian: ‘De singularitate qu[o]rundam nouorum fatnorum(!) additio'. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 119-21.

s6v Locher, Jacobus: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Bergmann de Olpe. Incipit: ‘Etsi non dubito, amice iucundissime . . .’

s8r [Locher, Jacobus]: ‘Ad eundem Johannem B[ergmann] de Olpe'. Incipit: ‘Me rogo commendes nostro, iucunde Johannes'; 3 elegiac distichs.

s8v Locher, Jacobus; Philomusus: ‘Ad numeros suos vt Johannem Bergmunum(!) festine adeant'. Incipit: ‘Ite, rudes numeri, millenas ferte salutes'; 27 elegiac distichs.

t1v [Colophon by Johannes Bergmann de Olpe.] ‘Finis stultifere nauis'.

t2r ‘Registrum stultifere Nauis'.

t4r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1 Apr. 1497. 8°.

Remarks: Reprinted from the edition of Basel: Johann Bergmann, 1 Mar. 1497 (GW 5054), including the colophon, with added colophon on t4r.


Collation: a–s8 t4.

Illustrations: 118 woodcuts.


ISTC: ib01088000

GW: GW 5056;

Hain: H *3748;

Goff: Goff B‑1088;

BMC: BMC II 370;

Proctor: Pr 1788;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑818; Schreiber V 3569; Sheppard 1298-9.

LCN: 13914064


Copy number: B-508(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled olive morocco, edges gilt.

Size: 154 × 106 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 150 × 101 mm.

Paragraph marks supplied in red; red underlining, capitals touched in yellow. Hairlines added throughout in early brown ink.

Provenance: Purchased by Heber for £1. 13. 0, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 439. Purchased for £1. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.70.

Copy number: B-508(2)

Wanting sheet a1.8 and leaves t2-4.

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 160 × 110 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 154 × 96 mm.

A few early marginal notes.

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

SHELFMARK: Douce 20.

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