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Bod-Inc: S-344

Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius

De Vita Caesarum (comm. Marcus Antonius Sabellicus), et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Sabellicus, M[arcus] Antonius: [Letter addressed to] Augustinus Barbadicus, Doge of Venice. Incipit: ‘[N]ihil est omnino in tua florentissima republica a qua ego contemplanda nunquam mentis oculos auerto . . .’ Expl.: non paucis gratificatus. Vale

a2v Sabellicus, M[arcus] Antonius: Proemium [to the commentary]. ‘C. Suetonii Tranquilli Paraphrasim Prooemium'. Incipit: ‘[S]olebam ego saepe mecum reputare quam iniqua esset . . .’ Explicit: nostro minime conferendi; NO EDITION

a3r Sabellicus, M[arcus] Antonius: Commentary [addressed to] Augustinus Barbadicus, Doge of Venice. ‘Paraphraseos in C. Caesarem Dictatorem Paraenesis prima'. Incipit: ‘  “[A]nnum agens Caesar”. Sunt ni fallor uirtutes . . .’

a3r Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De Vita Caesarum. See S‑336.

s6v [Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: De XII caesaribus.] ‘Tetrastica de Caesaribus post Tranquillum'. Prete 208-9 no. XXII.52-76 (Green 166-7 no. XXIII.94-117).

s6v ‘De Suetonio.’ Incipit: ‘Suetonius Lenis tertiae decimae legionis tribunus . . .’ Expl.: ‘scriptorum non uideam’ In this edition the text is presented in two parts.

s7r Sabellicus, [Marcus Antonius]: Vita Suetonii. Incipit: ‘C. Suetonius Tranquillus Suetonium lenem . . .’ possit sit certe nemo


Imprint: Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 15 Feb. 1490. Folio.


Collation: a–f8 g h10 i–m8 n–r6 s8.


ISTC: is00822000

Hain: HC *15122;

Goff: Goff S‑822;


Proctor: Pr 4639;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑614; Sheppard 3856.

LCN: 14007732


Copy number: S-344(1)

Bound with:
1. Johannes Bartholomaeus Marlianus, Vrbus Romae topographia. (Rome: Valerio & Luigi Dorici, 1544).

Wanting the blank leaf s8. Sheppard notes that de Tortis's device on s7v shows slight damage on the right-hand vertical, not visible in Nicolaus Perottus, Cornucopia (ed. Ludouicus Odaxius). Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 19 October, 1490 (P‑104).

Binding: Seventeenth-century calf, the gold-tooled spine bearing the arms of Tongerlo (or, three chevrons gules), ‘Veritas vincit'. Red-edged leaves.

Size: 303 × 216 × 46 mm.

Size of leaf: 292 × 193 mm.

In Divus Iulius and Divus Augustus sections are numbered in roman figures in a contemporary hand. Occasional marginal and interlinear notes in Streyters' hand, supplying synonyms and underlining, brackets, and extracting key words and phrases.

On a3r a six-line initial ‘A' is painted in blue with reserved white decoration, red pen-work and extensions in the inner margin. On m3v an initial ‘E' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration. Elsewhere initials and paragraph marks supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Arnold Streyters (†1560), Abbot of Tongerlo; inscription on a1r: ‘Dominus Arnoldus dyest abbas tongerlensis'. Tongerlo, Belgium, Premonstratensians, S. Maria; see coat of arms. Possibly the copy purchased for £0. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1833), 24; £0. 9. 0 in pencil on front pastedown.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.24(2).

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