SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS, Caius. Vitae XII Caesarum. Commentary by Antonius Sabellicus and Phillipus Beroaldus. Venice: Bartholomeus de Zanis, 28 July 1500.
Super-chancery 2o (312 x 209 mm). Collation: aa4; a-z8 &8 98 8 A-Q8 R-S6 (aa1r title, aa1v letter of Beroaldus to Hannibal Bentiuolus, aa3r breuiarium rerum memorabilium, aa4r letter of Sabellicus to Augustinus Barbadicus; a1r text, S2r verses on the emperors after Suetonius, life of Suetonius by Sabellicus, S2v life of Suetonius by Philippus Beroaldus, praise of Julius Caesar, Appendix annotamentorum of Beroaldus, S6r note to the reader, verses, register, colophon). 352 leaves. 62 lines of commentary surrounding text, and headline. Types: 3:106R, 2:80R3, 106Gk, 80Gk; woodcut floral and historiated initials. (Occasional minor pale spotting, stains to lower fore-corners of final two gatherings.)
De Zanis' edition of Suetonius Lives of the Roman Emperors was apparently reprinted from Bevilaqua's 1496 edition. It contains an extensive commentary by the humanist scholars Philippus Beroaldus and Antonius Sabellicus. HCR 15130; BMC V, 434 (IB. 23740); Harvard/Walsh 2268; IGI 9241; Pr 5347; Goff S-828.
APULEIUS MADAURENSIS, Lucius. Commentarii a Philippo Beroaldo conditi in Asinus aureus. Venice: Bartholomeus de Zanis, 1504. 2o. Collation: a4 b-q6 r4 s-z6 &6 96 6 A-N6 O8. 210 leaves. Woodcut border on A2b, woodcut initials. Adams A-1372; BM/STC Italian, p. 35.
Binding: contemporary blind-stamped half pigskin over wooden boards, one (of 2) original brass clasps and two catchplates preserved, early manuscript spine labels and shelfmarks, author's name in early manuscript on lower edge, manuscript titles on fore-edge; quarter morocco slipcase.
Provenance: extensive contemporary marginalia in several hands, including notes and underlining in red -- Petrus Franciscus Umber: contemporary inscription on title of each work, with Latin motto on title of Apuleius and Hebrew motto on title of Suetonius -- H.V.: 16th-century ownership inscription on rear pastedown, initials added in red ink to coat-of-arms in woodcut border on a2v of Apuleius -- Bolzano, Reformed Franciscans: inscription on title of Apuleius -- Charles C. Kalbfleisch (bookplate).