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MS. St. Amand 32

Summary Catalogue no.: 10750


Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1r-95v)
Suetonius, De uita Caesarum
Incipit: ⟨I⟩VLius Caesar diuus annum agens sextum \decimum/ patrem amisit
Explicit: moderatione insequentium principum
Final rubric: Deo gratias. Finis.

Greek passages left blank.

Marginal notes, mostly summarizing the text, mostly by the scribe, but also in other hands.

Corrections to the text and variant readings in more than one hand.

(fol. ii verso)

Pasted to fol. ii verso is a rectangle of paper (180 × 82 mm.) containing a late-fifteenth-century (?) note on the Julian reform of the calendar (cf. Suetonius, Diuus Iulius, 40); possibly by one of the hands which annotates the main volume.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: spem incitauerunt
Form: codex
Support: Paper. Fol. ii, c. 38 mm. between chainlines, folded in quarto, no watermark. Fols. 1–95, folded in folio, 33 mm. between chainlines. Watermark (often indistinct), column with crown, with capital, c. 65 × c. 25 mm. , the chainline running through the centre of the motif, no exact match found, but similar in design to WZIS IT6780-PO-100187 (Parma, 1467).
Extent: ii (unfoliated, modern paper) + i (modern paper) + 1 + 95 + iii (modern paper) fols., foliated i-ii, 1–98.
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 205 mm.
Dimensions (written): 195 × 110 mm.


1–7(12) (fols. 1–84), 8(12–1, missing 12)(fols. 85–95) Vertical catchwords (written from top to bottom).


Ruled in drypoint, in one column of 36 lines. Single horizontal and vertical bounding lines extending the full width of the page. Written above top line, 37 lines per page.


One scribe, writing a current cursive humanistic script.


Spaces left for initials not filled in.

Running heads added in a later hand.

Additions: Marginalia: see above under contents.


Modern; nineteenth-century (?).


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italy, perhaps Florence (?) Dating and localization were suggested by A. C. de la Mare in unpublished notes in the manuscript (Bodleian Library, A. C. de la Mare archive, sect. I, C. 31).

Provenance and Acquisition

Medieval provenance unknown.

James St Amand (d. 1755)

Bequeathed by him to the Library.

Record Sources

Description by Matthew Holford (2018). Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Greek Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues I, repr. 1969, with corrections, from the ed. of 1853).


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Last Substantive Revision

2018-08-24: Description fully revised.

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