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Bod-Inc: S-334

Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius

De grammaticis et rhetoribus, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Tuscanus, Johannes Aloisius: [Preface addressed to] Johannes [Arcimboldus], Bishop of Novara, Cardinal-priest of S. Nereus and S. Archileus. Incipit: ‘Latina et tersa Suetonii Tranquilli . . .’

[a1v] Suetonius [Tranquillus, Gaius]: De grammaticis [et rhetoribus]. Suet. Gramm., Rhet. On the fifteenth-century emergence of this remnant of Suetonius' De viris illustribus see M. W[interbottom], in Texts and Transmission, 410; Suetonius, De grammaticis et rhetoribus, ed., intr., and comm. R. Kaster (Oxford, 1995), pp. xxiii–xiv, xlviii–lviii. On the textual transmission see R. Kaster, Studies on the Text of Suetonius, De grammaticis et rhetoribus (Atlanta, Ga., 1992), 3-5; P. R. Robinson, De fragmenti Suetoniani “De grammaticis et rhetoribus” codicum nexu et fide (Urbana, Ill., 1920), 156-71.


Imprint: [Rome: Johannes Schurener, de Bopardia, between summer 1473 and the end of 1476]. 8°.

Remarks: As dated by R. Weiss, ‘Un umanista e curiale del Quattrocento: Giovanni Alvise Toscani', Rivista di storia della chiesa in Italia, 12 (1958), 322-33, at 31. Sheppard dates to [c.1475], BSB‑Ink [not before 15 Jan. 1477].


Collation: [a–b8].


ISTC: is00813000

Hain: H *15131;

Goff: Goff S‑813;


Proctor: Pr 3515;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑608; Sheppard 2802-3.

LCN: 14008567


Copy number: S-334(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [b8].

Binding: Nineteenth-century light brown paper boards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 193 × 142 × 6 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 136 mm.

Some marginal notes in an early sixteenth-century Italian hand (the same as in M‑285), extracting key words. On the front and rear pastedowns horizontal ruling. On the verso of the front endleaf bibliographical notes in an early nineteenth-century Italian hand.

Provenance: Perhaps Tomaso de Luca de Cadore (nineteenth century); sale, 18 July 1825, lot 644; ‘644'(?) on paper label in the lower left-hand corner of upper cover. Purchased for £5. 5. 5; see Books Purchased (1825), 24.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.41.

Copy number: S-334(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, with marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.

Size: 189 × 142 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 184 × 135 mm.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3436; purchased for £2. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 26.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.43.

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