Paris, France, Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds latin MS 16664 (olim Sorbonne 1479)

Provenance: 1. Perhaps in Italy in late 15th or early 16th century: marginal annotation (lyrics) in Italian (f. 96v). 2. Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal de Richelieu (b. 1585, d. 1642): shelfmark 'MS Richelieu cccxcix' and '439' crossed out; included in the 1643-44 inventory prepared after Cardinal's death by librarians Blaise and Vitré for Richelieu's grand nephew Armand Wignerod: inscribed 'Blacjus 2931 Vitré' (f. iv recto); moved to the Library of Sorbonne in 1660; 3. Passed to the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1796 and included in 'fonds de la Sorbonne' (shelfmark 'Sorb. 1479' (f. iv recto)) and subsequently in 'fond Latin' in 1868.


1st half of the 17th century, France
reddish brown leather over pasteboard
Decoration: Stamped and gilt; coats of arms of Cardinal Richelieu on the spine and front and back covers
gilt edges
Endpapers: front and back: 3 endpapers with pastedown


Miscellaenous codex including chant, polyphony and tracts on music (printed and manuscript).