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.

Bindings:

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

Notes:

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

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