Paris, France, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS Rés. Vmc. 57
(Chansonnier Nivelle de la Chaussée)

Provenance: 1. The devise 'Tous par amor', possibly of the original owner, included in the tenor initial (f. 62r); 2. Inscribed 'Hic liber discantus mea interest Jo. Gueri... [edge of the folio trimmed]' and, in another hand, 'de palacio bit(uricensis) ', c. 1500 (f. 1r), possibly referring to the manuscript's presence at the royal palace of Bourges, lat. Bituricum (see Higgins 1984, ix-x); 3. Several inscriptions including names, c. 1500 or early 16th century: 'François Bernard . . .' (visible in ultra-violet light), 'Francoys', 'Aqua', and 'Brossemonoye' (f. 1r), and 'Francoys Petit', 'Aqua Brossemonoye', 'Gillet Boenon', 'Jaques Bernar', 'Symon Lelun', 'Francoys Rossynol' and 'Michau Ribie' (f. 80v); 4. Pierre-Claude Nivelle de la Chaussée (b. 1692, d. 1754): inscription 'nivelle Delachaussée' (f. 1v) perhaps referring to him or to another member of his family. 5. consigned by Maggs Brothers Ltd, Paris office, to Sotheby's (see Higgins 1984, i); Sotheby’s sale, London, March 7, 1939, lot 358a; sold to to Geneviève Thibault; 6. Geneviève Thibault, comtesse Hubert de Chambure (b. 1902, d. 1975), French musicologist: passed from her estate to the Bibliothèque nationale de France in 1979.


2nd half of the 19th century, France
black leather over
Decoration: Stamped border with a fleur-de-lys in each corner.
Endpapers: front and back: 2 endpapers with pastedowns