BRANT, Sebastian (1457-1521). Stultifera navis. Translated from German into Latin by Jacobus Locher Philomusus (1471-1528). Strassburg: Johann Grüninger, 1 June 1497.
4° (193 x 138mm). Collation: A6 B-I6.4 K-X4.6 y6 (A1r title with woodcut, A1v Locher's epigrams to the reader and letter to Brant, A3r verses by Brant and Locher to each other, to Bergmann de Olpe, and on Narragonia, A5v Locher's prologue, B1r Brant's verse prologue and argument, text, x4v Locher's excusatio, verses by Brant, Locher's letter and epigrams to Locher, Locher's Ad numeros suos, y4v register, y6v blank). 112 leaves. 38 lines (variable) and headline. Type: 17:145G, 22:89R. 118 woodcuts from 78 blocks (a few with a little colour), including repeats, a few initial spaces with guide-letters. (Somewhat stained and browned, small hole in E2 affecting a few letters, some headlines trimmed, one corner repaired.) Calf, red edges, by Maltby, Oxford, c.1939.
Fourth Latin edition. The Ship of Fools first appeared in German in 1494 and in Latin in 1497. Its immediate popularity resulted in numerous pirated editions, of which this is the third in Latin, following the authorised first by only three months. H *3749; GW 5057; BMC I, 112 (IA. 1459); Schreiber 3570; Goff B-1089.