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Auktion: Auction 15.12.1995
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GEILER VON KAISERSBERG, JOHANN. Navicula sive speculum fatuorum... in sermones iuxta turmarum seriem divisa... a Jacopo Othero diligenter collecta. Compendiosa vita eiusdem descriptio per Beatum Rhenanum. Strassburg: [Johann Prüss], 16 January 1511. ...

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GEILER VON KAISERSBERG, JOHANN. Navicula sive speculum fatuorum... in sermones iuxta turmarum seriem divisa... a Jacopo Othero diligenter collecta. Compendiosa vita eiusdem descriptio per Beatum Rhenanum. Strassburg: [Johann Prüss], 16 January 1511. Chancery 4to, 205 x 148 mm. (8 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.), nineteenth-century blue morocco, sides gilt-panelled with floral tools at corners of inner panel, smooth spine divided into six compartments by five flat bands gilt, gilt-lettered, g.e., turn-ins ruled in gilt, by C. Smith, extremities rubbed, spine faded, upper inner hinge cracked; outer blank corners of fols. U7, Z7, and c7-8 repaired, lower half of woodcut on h1 insufficiently inked, a few fore-margins lightly dampstained, occasional light foxing, a few leaves browned, washed and pressed . Second edition (first illustrated), title woodcut depicting a ship of fools, 112 half-page woodcuts in the text with vertical foliate woodcut borders. First illustrated edition of Geiler von Kaisersberg's enlargement of and commentary on Sebastian Brant's Ship of Fools , illustrated with the original woodblocks from the first edition of Das Narrenschiff (Basel 1494), of which the majority have been conclusively attributed to Albrecht Dürer. Beatus Rhenanus's three-leaf account of Geiler's life appears at the end. Adams G-316; BM/STC German , p. 335. Provenance : Contemporary annotations on verso of last leaf; a few early marginalia -- Philip Augustus Hanrott (sale, part 2 Evans, London, August 1833, lot 602) -- William Beckford (Hamilton Palace sale, part 2, Sotheby's, December, 1882, lot 137) -- Archibald, 5th Earl of Rosebery (sale, Sotheby's, 27 October 1975, lot 73).

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 15.12.1995
Auktionsdatum: 15.12.1995
Adresse: Christie's
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