Historiae Augustae scriptores sex: Aelius Spartianus, Iulius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridius, Vulcatius Gallicanus, Trebellius Pollio, & Flavius Vopiscus. Ad postremas Cl. V. Is. Casaub. I Gruteri, Cl Salmas I editiones excusi. Leiden, Iacob Marcus, 1621
12mo (123 x 65mm), pp. , 3-450, A1 (pp.1-2) cancelled as usual, woodcut title vignette, very light water stain to lower outer corner, outer edge trimmed, minor toning, bound in contemporary polished calf, triple blind ruled, a little wear to extremities, early casemarks inked to front pastedown and title, ownership inscription of M. Hapylton and purchase note dated 1733 on front endpaper, printer’s waste used for rear endpaper, early bibliographical notes on rear pastedown.
A scarce pocket edition of this popular compendium of the lives of the Roman emperors, modelled on Suetonius and said to be the work of the six authors on the title-page. Numerous scholalarly editions have been published over the centuries but the original authorship remains an enigma. The present edition is an amalgamated text combining Isaac Casaubon’s original edition of 1603 with notes by Janus Gruterus and Claude de Saumaise.
OCLC lists Bodleian, Amsterdam, Chicago, Illinois, Chapel Hill and Concordia University.