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Bod-Inc: S-339

Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius

De Vita Caesarum, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: De XII caesaribus.] ‘Suetonii operis commendatio'. See S‑337.

[a2v] [Table.]

[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].


ISTC: is00818000

Hain: HCR 15118;

Goff: Goff S‑818;


Proctor: Pr 3329;

Others: CIBN S‑486; Oates 1368; Rhodes 1648; Sheppard 2642.

LCN: 14007650


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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