Das nüv schiff vo[n] Narragonia : mit besundere[n] fliss ernst un[d] arbeit, von nüwe[n], mit vil schöner sprüch, exe[m]peln, un[d] zugesezte[n] hystorie[n], un[d] materie[n] erlengert, un[d] schinbarlicher erklert zu Basel / durch Sabastianu[m] Brant lerer beid[en] rechte[n].

Accession number: 
PML 27525.2
Brant, Sebastian, 1458-1521.
Gedruckt zu Strassburg : [Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger], uff die Vasenacht die ma[n] der narren kirchwich nennet Im iar nach Cristis geburt Tusent vierhundert vier und nüntzig [11 February 1494, i.e. between 11 February 1494 and 23 May 1495].
[110] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 21 cm. (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1930.

Title from title page, leaf a1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf t6v.
Printed in Grüninger's types 17:145G and 18:82G.
Signatures: a⁸ b-h⁶ i-k⁴ l⁶ m-n⁴ o-s⁶ t⁸: 110 leaves, leaf t8 blank.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
2 columns, 40 lines. Printed initials (where required).
123 woodcuts, with repetitions.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 21 x 15.3 cm.

Contemporary German blind-tooled half pigskin over beech boards (22 x 16 cm.), sewn on 3 supports; repaired by Duprez Lahey. Plain paper pastedowns; plain endbands. 1 clasp, missing.
Variant Title: 

Neue Narrenschiff


Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Some woodcuts with yellow wash added by hand. Contemporary drawings by Valentinus Kroba added to blank leaves and margins throughout both parts of PML 27525.

Valentinus Kroba, inscriptions: "Valentin[us] kroba hac scripsit [???] anno sechsick [1560]" (leaf a1v), longer inscription (leaf y4v), and marginal drawings throughout volume, including Samson and the lion (leaf a1v) and Scourging of Christ (leaf t6r); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Joseph Baer, July 1930.