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Bod-Inc: S-340

Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius

De Vita Caesarum, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Ausonius, [Decimus Magnus: De XII caesaribus.] ‘Ausonii Versus'. Prete 202 no. XXII.1-5 (Green 161 no. XXIII.1-5).

[a1r] Suetonius Tranquillus, C[aius]: De Vita Caesarum. See S‑336.

[p10r] Ausonius, [Decimus Magnus: De XII caesaribus.] ‘Ausonius Hesperio filio salutem'. Prete 202-4 no. XXII.1-41, and 208-9, 52-76 (Green 161-3, 166-7 no. XXIII.1-41, 94-117).

[p11v] [Vita Suetonii.] ‘De Suetonio.’ Incipit: ‘Suetonius Lenis tertiae decimae legionis tribunus . . .’

[p11v] ‘Item De Eodem.’ Incipit: ‘C. Suetonius uisus est ea libertate scripsisse . . .’


Imprint: [Bologna: Printer of the Suetonius (H 15113), c.1477]. 4°.

Remarks: BMC suggests that this edition is a reprint of [Venice]: Nicolaus Jenson, [before July] 1471, with some differences.


Collation: [a–m10.12 n o10 p12].


ISTC: is00819000

Hain: HC *15113;

Goff: Goff S‑819;

BMC: BMC VI 853;

Proctor: Pr 7369;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑611; CIBN S‑488; Sheppard 5416.

LCN: 14007710


Copy number: S-340(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century French gold- and blind-tooled red morocco by P. Bozerian le jeune; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Gilt-edged leaves; blue silk bookmark.

Size: 246 × 178 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 234 × 161 mm.

Abbreviated running headings are supplied in a contemporary cursive Italian hand.

Provenance: Possibly Antoine Augustin Renouard (1765-1853); sale (1830), lot 1007: ‘Suetonii Vitae Caesarum, a rare edition, fine copy, red morocco (Ferrarae, sine anno)'; Payne and Foss; bill, no. 21. Purchased for £21. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1830), 22.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.36.

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