Missale Romanum Glagoliticum

Missale Romanum Glagoliticum (Misal po zakonu rimskoga dvora) is the first book printed in the Croatian language. It was printed in the Glagolitic script and the printing was finished on 22 February 1483. The place of printing is unknown – it is assumed that it could be Kosinj or Venice. Missal is a Catholic liturgical book. The text is printed in red and black ink in two columns on 427 pages, with manually added initials. Several copies also include a woodcut at the end of the text. There are altogether 11 surviving copies of the missal in the world of which six are preserved in Croatia (two at the National and University Library in Zagreb, another two at the Monastery of Third Order Franciscans in Zagreb, one at the Library of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and one at the Library of the Dominican Monastery in Bol, on the island of Brač). Five copies are kept outside Croatia (two at the Vatican Library, while the Austrian National Library in Vienna, Library of Congress in Washington and National Library of Russia in Saint Petersburg each hold one copy). Reprints were published in 1971 and 2022. Digitized copy is available on the portal of the Digital Collections of the National and University Library in Zagreb.

Source: Croatian Encyclopaedia and National and University Library in Zagreb