London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
[BRANT, Sebastian (1458-1521). Stulifera Nauis, qua omnium mortalium narratur stultitia ... The Ship of Fooles, translated by Alexander Barclay. London: John Cawood, 1570]. 2° (252 x 175mm). Woodcut initials and illustrations, part-printed in Latin and English (lacks all before dedication and pp.241-256, also lacking 24 leaves at the end ie. Certayn Eglogues, hole in first few leaves with some loss, some running titles cropped, some light browning and staining). 18th-century red half morocco, spine elaborately gilt in compartments with dark green morocco lettering-pieces (rubbed, section of marbled paper torn away from upper cover, bumped). Provenance: Thomas Hawkins and John Guitton (armorial bookplates) -- later inscription on front free endpaper. Second edition in English. Grolier Langland to Wither 18; STC 3546; Pforzheimer 41.
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