Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius
De Vita Caesarum, et al.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: De XII caesaribus.] ‘Suetonii operis commendatio'. See S‑337.
[a3r] Suetonius Tranquillus, C[aius: De Vita Caesarum]. ‘De duodecim Caesaribus. C. Iulii Caesaris uita'. See S‑336.
[l7r] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Aspicis illustris lector quicunque libellos | Si cupis artificum nomina nosse lege'; 3 elegiac distichs. See Walther, Initia, 1610.
Imprint: Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 17 Sept. 1472. Folio.
Remarks: BMC suggests that this is a reprint of Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [after 30 Aug.] 1470.
Collation: [a–k10 l8].
Hain: HCR 15118;
Goff: Goff S‑818;
BMC: BMC IV 16;
Proctor: Pr 3329;
Others: CIBN S‑486; Oates 1368; Rhodes 1648; Sheppard 2642.
Copy number: S-339(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [l8].
Binding: Eighteenth-century parchment; the title on a red and green leather label on the spine; blue-edged leaves.
Size: 343 × 241 × 22 mm.
Size of leaf: 336 × 223 mm.
Some marginal notes in two Italian hands: one round, the other a sloping cursive, providing ‘nota' marks, brackets, and extracting key words. A few notes in a sixteenth-century Italian hand, supplying comments on and corrections to the text. A cross within a zigzag frame in a seventeenth-century hand on [a2r]. ‘C. Collation complet' in pencil in a nineteenth-century hand on front pastedown.
Provenance: Naples, Domus professae S. Mariae Portae Coeli E[ ] R[ ] M[ ]; inscription: ‘Domus Professae S. Mariae Portae Caeli E R Ma Infirmis Neapolit.' Possibly Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 3708, marked down for £1. 11. 0. Purchased for £2. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1835), 26.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.7.
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