New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1963. Salvatore Fiume. First LEC Edition: #978 of 1500 copies, Signed by Fiume & Mardersteig (printer). Cloth and boards. Quarto / 4to (10 3/4" x 7 1/2" x 2"), eighth deeply red cloth with gold lettering on spine over pictorial boards with red-gold florettes-&-squares pattern, illustrated with several color plates by Salvatore Fiume, xvii,[ xviii + 482,  pages. Slipcase: red paper over cardboard. The Monthly Letter of the LEC & flier for "Number 9" laid in. Weight: 4 lbs. 4.5 oz. Very Fine / Slipcase: Fine. Item #6410
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c.69 - 122 AD), commonly known as Suetonius was a Roman historian who wrote during the early Roman Empire. His most important surviving work--De Vita Caesarum--is a collective biography of twelve Roman emperors, from Julius Caesar to Domitian.
Illustrator Salvatore Fiume (1915 – 1997) was an important and widely commissioned Italian painter, sculptor, architect, writer and stage designer. He has SIGNED this edition as has its distinguished printer, Giovanni Mardersteig.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION in all respects. Sound, clean slipcase. No foxiing to the bright, clean plates.