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Brant, Sebastian

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


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v Locher, Jacobus: ‘Epigramma ad lectorem'.’ Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 210-11.

A1v Locher, Jacobus: [Letter addressed to] Sebastian Brant. Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 211. Dated Freiburg, 1 Feb. [14]97.

A3r Locher, Jacobus: ‘Carmen . . . ad Se[bastianum] B[rant]'.’ Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 211-12.

A3v Locher, Jacobus: ‘Saphicon'.’ Incipit: ‘Grandibus possunt numeris tonare'; 15 strophes.

A4v Locher, Jacobus: ‘Epigramma in Narragoniam . . . ad lectores'.’ Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 212.

A4v [Ps 106,23 and 26-7]. ‘Ad Narragoniam'.

A4v Locher, Jacobus: ‘Ad Johannem Bergmannum de Olpe . . . decatosticon'.’ Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 212.

A5r Brant, Sebastian: ‘Ad Jacobum Philomusum subeunde profectionis Narragonice e barbaria in latiale solum exhortatio'.’ Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 118.

A5v Brant, Sebastian: ‘In narrogonicam(!) profectionem celeusma'.’ Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 118-19.

A5v Locher, Jacobus: ‘Prologus . . . in Narragoniam'.’ Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 212.

B1r [Locher, Jacobus]: ‘Hecatostichon in proludium auctoris et libelli Narragonici'.’ Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 212-13.

B2v [Locher, Jacobus]: ‘Argumentum in Narragoniam'.’ Partly edited in Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 213.

B2v Brant, Sebastian: Das Narrenschiff [Latin] 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.

x4r Locher, Jacobus: ‘Excusatio'.’ Incipit: ‘Vertimus naues fatuas latinis'; 20 sapphic strophes.

x5v [Brant, Sebastian]: ‘Socialis nauis mechanicorum'.’ Incipit: ‘Stultorum trahitur collecta caterua virorum'; 20 elegiac distichs.

x6r Brant, Sebastian: ‘De Nicolao Renner acuphago'.’ Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 119.

x6v Brant, Sebastian: ‘De singularitate quorundam nouorum fatuorum additio'.’ Brant, Narrenschiff, ed. Zarncke, 119-21.

y2v Locher, Jacobus: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Bergmann de Olpe. Incipit: ‘Etsi non dubito, amice iucundissime . . .’

y3v [Locher, Jacobus]: ‘Ad eundem Johannem B[ergmann] de Olpe'.’ Incipit: ‘Me rogo commendes nostro, iucunde Johannes'; 3 elegiac distichs.

y4r Locher, Jacobus; Philomusus: ‘Ad numeros suos vt Johannem Bergmanum festine adeant'.’ Incipit: ‘Ite, rudes numeri, millenas ferte salutes'; 27 elegiac distichs.

y4v [Colophon.]

y4v ‘Registrum stultifere Nauis'.


Imprint: Strasbourg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 1 June 1497. 4°.


Collation: A B6 C–H4.6 I K4 L–V6.4 x y6.

Illustrations: 118 woodcuts.


ISTC: ib01089000

GW: GW 5057;

Hain: H *3749;

Goff: Goff B‑1089;

BMC: BMC I 112;

Proctor: Pr 480;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑819; Schramm XX p. 23; Schreiber V 3570; Sheppard 388-9.

LCN: 13914022


Copy number: B-509(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century English(?) blind and gold-tooled calf; endpapers watermarked ‘1811'.

Size: 204 × 145 × 19 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 136 mm.

After D5 is pasted a coloured woodcut with a note by Douce, a modified impression of the woodcut on D5v, cut out of F2r of the edition of Horace, Opera printed in Strasbourg by Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger on 12 Mar. 1498, cf. Auct. O 2.6 and Douce 232.

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

SHELFMARK: Douce 67.

Copy number: B-509(2)

Wanting V1.

Binding: Old parchment.

Size: 193 × 147 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 191 × 140 mm.

Woodcut on B3r coloured.

Provenance: Gerardus de Wind (eighteenth century); inscription on front pastedown: 'G. de Wind'. Purchased ‘At Wise's 1st auction of Thorpe's Books', lot 599 for £0. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1832), 4, and Financial Statements (1828-32; 1837-40, Library Records b. 4), no. 16, ‘Books purchased by the Librarian'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 1.17.

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