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Image for WOODCUT: Ship of Fools: Two Men and the fool:  Stultifera Navis: The Ship of fooles: wherein is shewed the folly of all states…translated out of Latin into Englishe

WOODCUT: Ship of Fools: Two Men and the fool: Stultifera Navis: The Ship of fooles: wherein is shewed the folly of all states…translated out of Latin into Englishe

By: Barclay, Alexander, translator

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, John Cawood: 1570

Seller ID: 9634

Condition: Good


This woodcut is “Two Men and the Fool”. It measures 3” (7.6 cm) x 4.25” (10.8 cm) and is archivally mounted in a black mat measuring 8.25” x 9.5” (21 cm x 24 cm). The woodcut has been closely trimmed so that the opening of the mat shows nearly the entirety of what is there. There is also the original printing from Ship of Fools on the reverse. In good condition, clean and nice. Translated from the Latin original of Sebastian Brant. Woodcuts were originally thought to be by Brant but some are are now recognized as being by the great artist Albrecht Durer of Nuremberg in one of hi... View more info

Image for WOODCUT: Ship of Fools: Annivvere of Vertue:  Stultifera Navis: The Ship of fooles: wherein is shewed the folly of all states…translated out of Latin into Englishe  Matted original woodcut

WOODCUT: Ship of Fools: Annivvere of Vertue: Stultifera Navis: The Ship of fooles: wherein is shewed the folly of all states…translated out of Latin into Englishe Matted original woodcut

By: Brant, Sebastian; Barclay, Alexander, translator

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, John Cawood: 1570

Seller ID: 9626

Condition: Good


This woodcut is “The annivvere of vertue against this objection of voluptuositie." It measures 5” (12.7 cm) x 4 (10 cm) and is archivally mounted in a black mat measuring 10” x 9.5” (25.4 cm x 24 cm). The woodcut has been closely trimmed so that the opening of the mat shows nearly the entirety of what is there. This cut has the original floral borders used in the 1570 edition along with a title in wonderful Gothic type. There is also the original printing from Ship of Fools on the reverse. In good condition, clean and nice. This woodcut is extremely interesting in that the young... View more info

Image for WOODCUT: Ship of Fools: Of the vice of slouth.   Stultifera Navis: The Ship of fooles: wherein is shewed the folly of all states…translated out of Latin into Englishe  Matted original woodcut

WOODCUT: Ship of Fools: Of the vice of slouth. Stultifera Navis: The Ship of fooles: wherein is shewed the folly of all states…translated out of Latin into Englishe Matted original woodcut

By: Brant, Sebastian; Barclay, Alexander, translator

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, John Cawood: 1570

Seller ID: 9629

Condition: Good


This woodcut is “Of the vice of slouth" (sloth) It measures 5” (12.7 cm) x 4 (10 cm) and is archivally mounted in a black mat measuring 10.5” x 9.5” (26.7 cm x 24 cm). The woodcut has been closely trimmed so that the opening of the mat shows nearly the entirety of what is there. This cut has the original floral borders used in the 1570 edition, along with the title in wonderful Gothic print. There is also the original printing from Ship of Fools on the reverse. In good condition, clean and nice. This woodcut is extremely interesting in that the young man of "disordered and ... View more info

Image for WOODCUT: Ship of Fools: Of Stargazing:    Stultifera Navis: The Ship of fooles: wherein is shewed the folly of all states…translated out of Latin into Englishe

WOODCUT: Ship of Fools: Of Stargazing: Stultifera Navis: The Ship of fooles: wherein is shewed the folly of all states…translated out of Latin into Englishe

By: Brant, Sebastian; Barclay, Alexander, translator

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, John Cawood: 1570

Seller ID: 9635

Condition: Good


Translated from the Latin original of Sebastian Brant. Woodcuts were originally thought to be by Brant but some are are now recognized as being by the great artist Albrecht Durer of Nuremberg in one of his earliest commissions. The woodcuts are from the same blocks used in the 1509 edition of Barclay’s translation, cut after the French edition of 1497, which in turn was from the original German edition of 1494.The “ship of fools”…” describes a ship laden with fools setting sail for the "fool’s paradise" of Narragonia. The author identifies the many varying examples of fol... View more info