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ROBERT LIPPE, LL.D.
Chaplain of the Royal Asylum and Royal Infirmary at Aberdeen.
VOL. I. TEXT.
In bringing out the Reprint of what is believed to be the first printed edition of the Roman Missal, the aim of the Henry Bradshaw Society has been to reproduce exactly the text of the copy of the Milanese edition of 1474, now preserved in the Ambrosian Library at Milan.
The circumstances which led the Society to this undertaking, as well as a description of the unique copy in the Ambrosian Library at Milan, are fitly and fully given by the Chairman of the Council of the Society, Dr. Wickhamn Legg, in the following introductory note kindly furnished to the Editor.
It is intended to issue a second volume containing a full collation of upwards of a dozen editions of the Pre-Pian Missal, together with the additional masses and other matter, and a full Index of all the liturgical forms given in the published reprint. It is hoped that thus a fair conspectus will be afforded of the printed text of the Pre-Tridentine Roman Missal.
The editor takes this opportunity of tendering his thanks to Dr. Wickham Legg not only for the interest he has taken in the progress of the work through the press but also for sparing no labour to render the work as correct as possible. Thanks are also due to Mr. Dewick and Mr. Wilson for help in revising the proofs, and to Dr. Ceriani for facilities given to the work in the Ambrosian Library at Milan, facilities which, it need not be said, have been especially valuable and important.