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August 2018

Das Narrenschiff

The ship of fools is an allegory, originating from Book VI of Plato's Republic, about a ship with a dysfunctional crew: Plato. "VI". Republic. Translated by Jowett, Benjamin. Imagine then a fleet or a ship in which there is a... Continue Reading →

Bookplate 3368.5 (ashton-3368.5 (broom) (page 146) 225J     Rooke Churche            Martin Fumee approximately 1540-approximately 1590   The historie of the troubles of Hungarie: containing the pitifull losse and ruine of that kingdome, and the warres happened there, in that time, betweene... Continue Reading →

Sebastian Brant ~ The Ship of Fools (Das Narrenschiff)

La Pirata

The Ship of Fools Fully Fraught and Richly Laden with Asses, Fools, Jack-daws, Ninnihammers, Coxcombs, Slenderwits, Shallowbrains, Paper-Skuls, Simpletons, Nickumpoops, Wiseakers, Dunces, and Blockheads, Declaring their several Natures, Manners and Constitutions; the occasion why this Ship was built, with the places of their intended Voyage, and a list of the Officers that bear Command therein.

If for this Voyage any have a mind, They with Jack Adams may acceptance find, Who will strain hard ere they shall stay behind. But to assemble these Foles in one bonde. And theyr demerites worthely to note. Fayne shal I Shyppes of euery maner londe.

from the prologue to The Ship of Fools – Translated by Alexander Barclay.

None shalbe left: Barke, Galay, Shyp, nor Bote.
One vessel can nat brynge them al aflote.
For yf al these Foles were brought into one Barge
The bote shulde synke so sore shulde be the charge.

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All aboard the McShip of Fools: Das Narrenschiff

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Found wealth is not the same as if you had earned it yourself

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The renaissance dealt with difference by shipping the mad out

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Das Narrenschiff

The ship of fools is an allegory, originating from Book VI of Plato's Republic, about a ship with a dysfunctional crew: Plato. "VI". Republic. Translated by Jowett, Benjamin. Imagine then a fleet or a ship in which there is a... Continue Reading →

(Price reduced)The first published catalogue of the Cottonian Library

Maybe no other book I have in my current stock is more like the Internet than this one? I can spend hours upon hours reading (looking) through this book, An example is this entry: This is entry ” NERO D IV. In modern form Cotton MS Nero D IV (still the same 300 years later.. […]

The Printed copies are in the Mail ! Fascicule XII July MMXIII (500 year old books)

If You would Like a Printed Copy Please go to this Link https://marketingsuite.verticalresponse.com/s/websitesignupform43980465111563 Fascicule XII July MMXIII To download a copy of this fascicle click below. Microsoft Word - F-XII∞.docx If You would Like a Printed Copy Please go to... Continue Reading →

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