12 July 2017
BRANT, Sebastian (1457-1521). Stultifera Navis (translated by Jacob Locher, with additions by Thomas Beccadelli). Lyons: Jacques Sacon, 28 June '1488' .
First Lyonese edition, the first known work from Sacon's press. The edition is copied nearly page for page from the Marnef edition printed in Paris on 8 March 1498 (GW 5064), and uses the same woodblocks, most of which had first appeared in the first edition of Pierre Riviere's French verse translation (Paris: for de Marnef and Philippi, 1497, GW 5058). (Cf. BMC VIII, pp. 150-51 for a discussion of the priority of these editions). HC 3752; GW 5063; Pellechet 2825; Polain 867; Proctor 8671; BMC VIII, 336 (IA 42173); Goff B-1093.
Chancery quarto (192 x 134mm). Collation: a-t8 u4. 155 leaves (of 156, without final blank). Type: 1:81R. 33 lines and foliation, a few initial spaces with guide-letters. 119 woodcuts, 3 full-page, including 3 repeats (first 2 leaves remargined, the paper repair just touching one letter of sidenote, ink inscription on b3r with associated browning and ink staining with 2 ink spots affecting woodcut of the fool with his books, this staining continuing on the following 30 leaves, before merging with more general staining, heavier to quires g and i, tiny marginal hole to b3). Modern vellum (extremities rubbed). Provenance: 19th-century German annotations on paper label on front pastedown.
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