Missale secundum Ordinem Fraternum Praedicatorum.
Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 24 December 1482. (07066)
In the Catholic tradition, the Missal is the service book of prayers and rituals read by the priest during the celebration of the Mass. Whereas most Missals were compiled for the Use of Rome, utilized throughout Europe, many others were designed for the use of a particular diocese or monastic order. The exhibited Missal is from the first edition printed for use by the Dominican Order, one of the greatest and most influential monastic orders of Western Christianity. Founded by St. Dominic in 1216, this order included such members as St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena, and Girolamo Savonarola. Although printed in Venice, this copy of the Dominican Missal was owned by the Dominicans of Frankfurt am Main in Germany.