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Brant, Sebastian
DAS NARRENSCHIFF. BASEL: JOHANN BERGMANN, DE OLPE, 12 FEBRUARY 1499
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Brant, Sebastian
DAS NARRENSCHIFF. BASEL: JOHANN BERGMANN, DE OLPE, 12 FEBRUARY 1499
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
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Brant, Sebastian
DAS NARRENSCHIFF. BASEL: JOHANN BERGMANN, DE OLPE, 12 FEBRUARY 1499
4to (213 x 152mm.), 162 leaves (of 164), a-t8 u v6, 30 lines, gothic type, woodcut initials and border decorations, woodcut illustrations after Albrecht Dürer, woodcut printer's device at end, contemporary half alum-tawed skin over wooden boards, single clasp, lacking a1 (title) and a8, quire a defective with some loss of text, b1 detached, h8 and i1 defective, s1 torn without loss, s6-8 and t1-6 defective, u6 and quire v torn at upper corner, quire v becoming detached, occasional light staining, upper board defective, pastedowns removed; sold not subject to return
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Literature

HC 3742; BMC iii 797; Bod-inc B-504; GW 5047

Catalogue Note

Second edition of the original German text; the translation into Latin first appeared in 1497.

RARE. ISTC lists just ten copies in institutional libraries. The woodcuts are generally attributed to Albrecht Dürer, who spent 1492-1493 in Basel, where he either designed or influenced the blocks for the 1494 first edition of Brant's satirical work.

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