Paris, France, Bibliothèque Nationale, nouvelles acquisitions françaises MS 1817
1. Made for Giulio de' Medici (b. 1478, d. 1534), illegitimate son of Guliano de' Medici, cardinal from 1513, pope from 1523 as Clemens VII: Medici arms surmounted by a cardinal hat with the motto 'GLOVIS' associated by Paolo Giovio with Guliano de' Medici, but also used by other members of the family (f. 41r, see Cummings 1991); includes three compositions by Heinrich Isaac associated with Medici patronage: two elegies for Lorenzo il Magnifico and the instrumental work 'Palle, palle' based on the Medici motto and heraldry; 2. Nicholas Yemeniz (d. 1871), silk manufacturer and diplomat from Lyons: his book-plate with the number 658 (front pastedown), listed in the Catalogue la Bibliothèque de M. N. Yemeniz (Paris, 1867); 3. Acquired by the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1866.
brown leather over wood
Decoration: tooled geometric patterns and gold-stamped leaf motifs, front and back.
Probably original binding.
Tenor partbook of a four-volume set; discantus and altus books are now I-CT 95 and 96; bassus is missing.