[GRABHORN PRINTING]. [BARCLAY, Alexander]. [MAGEE, David]. An Original Leaf from the First Edition of Alexander Barclay's English translation of Sebastian Brant's Ship of Fools. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press for David Magee, 1938.
Folio. Original leaf from the first edition of Brant’s Ship of Fools (1509) with a wood-cut miniature tipped in; woodcut illustrations printed in colors in margins. Original cream linen-backed decorative paper-covered boards, printed paper label to spine, uncut.
LIMITED EDITION, one of 115 unnumbered copies with an original leaf bearing a woodcut of a total edition of 160. Among the passengers in Brant's famous allegory is the Book-Collector: "So in lyke wyse of bokys I have store / But few I rede and fewer understande / I followe not theyr doctryne nor theyr lore / It is enoughe to bere a boke in hande." Original prospectus laid in. GB 300.
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