Ship of Fools (German Facsimile)

Experience the First Edition Facsimile from 1494 - A Timeless Satire and a Visual Delight

A Journey Back in Time

Dive into the world of the late 15th century with our meticulously crafted facsimile of Sebastian Brant’s “Ship of Fools.” Originally published in 1494, this work stands as a testament to the literary and artistic prowess of its time, offering a satirical commentary on the follies of human nature.

Historical Significance

Sebastian Brant’s “Ship of Fools” is more than just a book; it’s a cultural artifact. As one of the most popular books of its time, it played a pivotal role in shaping the literary landscape of the Renaissance era. Its verses, filled with wit and wisdom, offer a mirror to society, reflecting the follies and vices of people across all walks of life.

A Feast for the Eyes: The Woodcuts

One of the standout features of this masterpiece is its collection of beautiful woodcuts. These intricate illustrations not only complement Brant’s verses but also elevate the book to a work of visual art. And what makes these woodcuts even more special? The involvement of the legendary Albrecht Dürer, a master of the Northern Renaissance, whose touch can be seen in several of these illustrations.

Physical Elegance

Our facsimile is not just a reproduction; it’s a tribute to the original. Every detail has been considered to ensure that you get a book that is both historically accurate and a pleasure to hold:

  • Trim Size: A comfortable 6.000″ x 9.000″ (229mm x 152mm), perfect for reading and display.
  • Binding: A luxurious gray cloth cover that feels timeless, paired with a protective dust jacket.
  • Cover Finish: A matte finish that exudes sophistication and elegance.
  • Page Count: 318 pages of high-quality paper, each one capturing the essence of the original.
  • Spine Width: A sturdy spine measuring 1.00000 in (25.40 mm), ensuring durability.
  • Weight: At 1.287 lb (583.77 g), it feels substantial in your hands, a reminder of its rich content.

A Collector’s Delight

For enthusiasts of history, art, and literature, this facsimile is a must-have. It’s not just a book; it’s a piece of history, a work of art, and a testament to the brilliance of Sebastian Brant and Albrecht Dürer. Own a piece of the Renaissance and cherish it for generations to come.

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