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Bod-Inc: S-336

Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius

De Vita Caesarum (ed. Johannes Antonius Campanus).

 

Analysis of Content

[a1r] Campanus, Johannes Antonius: [Dedicatory preface addressed to] Franciscus [Todeschinus] Piccolomineus. Botfield 104-5. On Campanus as editor see Monfasani, ‘First Call', 5; and Di Bernardo, Gianantonio Campano, 233-44.

[a1r] [Table.]

[a2r] [Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De Vita Caesarum.] Suetonius, De vita Caesarum: libri VIII, ed. M. Ihm (Stuttgart, 1978). On the transmission see Texts and Transmission, 404.

Imprint

Imprint: Rome: [Johannes Philippus de Lignamine], Aug. 1470. Folio.

Collation

Collation: [a12 b–l10 m n8].

References

ISTC: is00815000

Hain: HCR 15115;

Goff: Goff S‑815;

BMC: BMC IV 29;

Proctor: Pr 3382;

Others: CIBN S‑483; Sheppard 2706.

LCN: 14007744

Copies

Copy number: S-336(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [n7-8].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled green morocco, with the ticket of Angelo Trani, ‘ligatore ordinario del Rè, in Napoli nella strada di Nardi' on the rear pastedown. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; narrow pink silk bookmark.

Size: 310 × 228 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 301 × 209 mm.

Some marginal notes to Divus Iulius in a contemporary Italian hand, extracting key words and personal names, and supplying some variant readings. Running headings, arabic page-numbering, and frequent marginal notes throughout in a sixteenth-century Italian hand, supplying pointing hands, underlining, comments summarizing the text, and the mostly erased inscription: ‘Si qua uti[ ] non tic[ ]a la[t]ine | Tu qua scribes at, barbara [no?]ta fuit'. ‘C. Collation complet' in pencil in a nineteenth-century hand on front pastedown.

Provenance: Giuseppe Serra († before 1826), Duca di Cassano; Catalogo, 38. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 305; purchased for £15. 15. 0: see Books Purchased (1821), 13 and the annotated sale catalogue.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.1.


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