1520? Sebastian Brant (1457 - 1521) was a humanist and satirical poet best known for his Das Narrenschiff (1494; The Ship of Fools), the most popular German literary work of the 15th century. Jakob Locher issued the Latin translation, Stultifera Navis, in 1497. Locher's fame was mainly based on his editing and translation of Sebastian Brant's Ship of Fools. It was reprinted several times. This leaf is possibly from the 4th edition published in 1520. With text on verso and text and woodcut on recto. It is known that Albrecht Durer did many of the woodcuts for the original German edition but this illustration is unattributed. Pages are stained and browned. There are two pieces of white tape along the top margin of the first page. One seals a small closed tear. Measures 5 x 7.5 inches. About very good. LIT/033023. Very Good -.
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