De Grammaticis Et Rethoribus Clarissimis Libellus. SUETONIUS. c. 69-after 121.
PADUA’S FIRST PRESS

De Grammaticis Et Rethoribus Clarissimis Libellus.

[Padua, Bartholomaeus de Valdezoccho and Martinus de Septem Arboribus] c. 1473.

4to (204 x 137 mm.). [30], [2 blank]p. Roman type, printed guide-letter.

Crushed red morocco (rubbed), spine title and turn-ins gilt.

EDITIO PRINCEPS. These biographies of grammarians and rhetoricians and some scattered chapters are all that survive of Suetonius’ On Famous Men. Here we find, among others, Opilius, a learned former slave, Antonius Gnipho, who taught both Julius Caesar and Cicero, and Crates of Mallos, who delivered a lecture after his tumble into excrement. A good copy (washed, a couple of marginal wormholes), scattered early manuscript annotations.
¶Flodr, Incunabula classicorum 291,19; ISTC is00812000; Goff S-812.

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