The Ship of Fools

Brandt, Sebastian; translated by Andrew Barclay

Published by William Paterson / Henry Sotheran, Edinburgh / London, 1874
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Staining to boards. Ex-library (Launceston Public Library). Library rubber stamps on front endpaperof each volume, including "Cancelled" rubber stamps. No other library markings. Ex-libris bookplate of Johannis Couch Adams on front endpaper of each volume. Heavy spots of foxing to margins and edges of leaves. Leaves unopened along top edges in Volume Two. ; Two volumes. 306, 351 pages. Yellow cloth boards with printed paper spine labels. Page dimensions: 233 x 176mm. Woodcut illustrations. "Brandt's satire is a satire for all time. Embodied in the language of the fifteenth century, coloured with the habits and fashions of the times, executed after the manner of working of the period, and motivated by the eager questioning spirit and the discontent with 'abusions' and 'folyes' which resulted in the Reformation, this satire in its morals or lessons is almost as applicable to the year of grace 1873 as to the year of gracelessness 1497. It never can grow old; in the mirror in which the men of his time saw themselves reflected, the men of all times can recognise themselves; a crew of 'able-bodied' is never wanting to man this old, weather-beaten, but ever seaworthy vessel." - from the Introduction. ; 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 10520

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Title: The Ship of Fools

Publisher: William Paterson / Henry Sotheran, Edinburgh / London

Publication Date: 1874

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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