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.
[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: Rome: [Johannes Philippus de Lignamine], Aug. 1470. Folio.
Collation: [a12 b–l10 m n8].
Hain: HCR 15115;
Goff: Goff S‑815;
BMC: BMC IV 29;
Proctor: Pr 3382;
Others: CIBN S‑483; Sheppard 2706.
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: Luigi Serra, 4th Duca di Cassano (1747-1825); see 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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