Using the correlative method of the unsymmetrized self-consistent field for strongly anharmonic crystals and the virial expansion for a gas we have calculated the temperature dependence of the saturated vapor pressure Psat and the enthalpy of sublimation ΔHsub for the FCC modification of the fullerite C70. The potential of Verheijen et al. [Science, 1992, 166, 287] with parameters calculated on the basis of theoretical estimates by Pan et al. [J. Phys. Chem., 1991, 95, 2944] and experimental data of Baker et al. [Chem. Phys. Lett., 1991, 184, 182] and Vaughan et al. [Science, 1991, 254, 1350] have been utilized for the intermolecular forces. The temperature of loss of stability has been estimated for the two-phase crystal-vapor system. A comparison has been made between the results obtained with different sets of parameters and the values calculated earlier for the C60. The correspondence with available experimental data is satisfactory. Over the whole range of temperatures studied the dependence of the logarithm of the vapor pressure on the inverse of the temperature is close to linear: log Psat ≈ A - B/T - CT, while ΔHsub decreases about 20%. Using the scaling law an estimate of the triple point parameters is given for the C70: Ttr ≈ * 1500 K, Ptr ≈ 655 torr. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.