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Bod-Inc: S-342

Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius

De Vita Caesarum, et al.


Analysis of Content

a2r Calderinus, Domitius: Vita Suetonii. J. Dunston, ‘Studies in Domizio Calderini', Italia medioevale e umanistica, 11 (1968), 71-150, at 139-40, lines 1-17. For Calderinus' work on Suetonius see Dunston, ‘Domizio Calderini', 71, 73, 140-1.

a2r Polentonus, Sicco: [Scriptores illustres Latinae linguae.] ‘De Suetonio'. Sicco Polentonus, Scriptores Illustrium Latinae Linguae, ed. B. L. Ullman (Rome, 1928), 210.3–212.7.

a3r [Calderinus, Domitius: On Roman names and appellations.] Incipit: ‘[C]aesar dicitur qui a caesa parente gignitur . . .’ Explicit: breui tempore mensibus ‘Haec Calderinus' after the text attributes authorship to Calderinus.

a4v Ausonius, [Decimus Magnus: De XII caesaribus.] ‘Versus Ausonii in libros Suetonii'. See S‑337.

a5v [Table.]

a6r Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De Vita Caesarum. See S‑336.


Imprint: Milan: Antonius Zarotus, for Johannes de Legnano, 16 Nov. 1480. Folio.

Remarks: BMC notes that Calderinus' and Sicco Polentonus' Vitae probably derive from Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Milan: Philippus de Lavagnia, 1475 (see S‑117).


Collation: a–f8 g h6 aa–gg8 hh10.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a1, etc.


ISTC: is00821000

Hain: HCR 15120;

Goff: Goff S‑821;

BMC: BMC VI 716;

Proctor: Pr 5806;

Others: Sheppard 4856. Microfiche: Unit 27: Italian Humanism: Part II, IH 170.

LCN: 14007704


Copy number: S-342(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and hh10, and leaf a8.

Sheet g1.6 is bound fourth in the gathering, with gg1 first, then g2 and g3.

Binding: Nineteenth-century tree calf; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 320 × 218 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 307 × 210 mm.

On a6r an eight-line initial ‘A' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration, on a square background formed by elaborate red pen-work in red or blue. Similar initials at the beginning of the other vitae, some without a background (on bb6r an initial ‘P', dd1r an initial ‘E', gg2v an initial ‘R'). Other initials and capitulum marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £1. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 36.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.25.

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