De duodecim Cesaribus liber.

Accession number: 
PML 245
Suetonius, approximately 69-approximately 122.
Rome : Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [after 30 August] 1470.
[108] leaves ; 28 x 21 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/3r): C. Suetonii Tranquilli de duodecim Cesaribus liber.
Colophon (leaf [11]/7r): Aspicis illustris lector quicunq[ue] libellos / Si cupis artificum nomina nosse: lege. / Aspera ridebis congnomina Teutona: forsan / Mitiget ars musis inscia verba virum. / Conradus suueynheym: Arnoldus pa[n]nartzq[ue] magistri / Rome impresserunt talia multa simul. Petrus cum fratre Francisco Maximus ambo / Huic operi aptatam contribuere domum. .M.CCCC.LXX.
Printed in type 2:115R.
Collation: [1-10¹⁰ 11⁸]: 108 leaves, leaf [11]/8 blank.
Chancery folio (27 x 19.8 cm)
PML copy wanting 4 leaves: [1]/1, [6]/5.6, and [11]/8 (blank).

Modern half goatskin, by Deborah Evetts. Previous boards retained in box with book: 18th-century English gilt-tooled red morocco, Harleian style.
Variant Title: 

Checklist title: Vitae Caesarum


Hand decoration: PML copy with woodcut white vine initials and borders stamped in after printing. Annotations: Marginal notations, 16th/17th century (leaf [1]/3r) and 18th/19th-century English bibliographic notes citing Hallam, Dibdin, and Brunet on several fly leaves.

Chalon-sur-Saô̂ne, Minims, inscription (leaf [1]/2r); Octavien Jacob (1605-1625), of Chalon-sur-Saô̂ne, inscription (leaf [1]/2r); Stanesby Alchorne (1727-1800), bookplate (front pastedown of previous binding); his sale, Evans, 22 May 1813, lot 125, to Bolland for £2.6.0; Sir William Bolland (1772-1840); his sale, Evans, 18 Nov. 1840, lot 2489, to Lilly; Lilly inscription, 12.12.0 1841 (front fly leaf verso); William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown of previous binding) and inscription, August 1890 (front fly leaf recto); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (rear pastedown of previous binding) and price code: r/l/- +___ (front fly leaf verso); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.