Numerous early printed missals, such as this edition published for the use of Carmelite monasteries, included music notation in the section of text located immediately prior to the Canon of the Mass. Plaited leather button tabs were also attached to each vellum leaf in order to ease the turning of the pages during the liturgy.
06471, [Missal. Carmelite Use], Missale secundum Fratres B.V. Mariae de Monte Carmelo, Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia, 14 August 1490.
Bonini, Bonino, ca. 1450–1528, printer., “06471,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed November 29, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1707.