Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sebastian Brandt. The Ship of Fools. Translated by Alexander Barclay. London: 1874. Volume 1.

Abstract concepts personified in medieval allegories, such as Lust, Slothfulness, Adultery and Gluttony. Vice and Folly are now characteristics found in a wide cross-section of society, such as the bibliophile (librarian?) seen here who does not read his own books.

A Gift of William M. Elkins

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