Missale Aboense

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     In 1488 Konrad Bitz,, Bishop of Turku (Ċbo) commissioned the printing of a prayer book for the Mass based on the Dominican liturgy. The book was written in Latin. It was printed by Bartholomeus Ghotan in Lübeck, on both paper and parchment. The text is printed in black with red rubrics and there are illuminated initials in blue or red.
     After the Reformation entered Finland in the first half of the 16th century most copies of the Missale were destroyed. A single original copy on parchment is preserved in Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The National Library) of Denmark.

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