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Two parchment leaves of the famous Cloz Glagolitic codex from the 11th century are held in Innsbruck.
Another 12 leaves from the same codex are in the small commune library in Trento (Italy).
On this map, only the cities of Madrid and Salamanca are hypothetical. Garrett purchased it probably no later than in 1920s. In 2002 I obtained a copy of the Princeton page from Mrs.
The Princeton University Library, Princeton, USA, is in possession of one leaf of a beautiful Second Vrbnik Missal from 1462 (see a part of a page from the book on the right). It would be nice to rename it to, say, Vrbnik MS 25. Marija Kraljic, Vrbnik (many thanks also to her colleagues in New Jersey): If you live in New York, we strongly recommend you a visit to The Pierpont Morgan Library where you will find a beautiful Croatian Glagolitic Missal there (1400-1410) - known as the New York Missal.
Croatian handwritten glagolitic books kept in the Vatican apostolic library are described in [Dzurova, Stancev, Japundzic]: Among printed Croatian glagolitic books kept in the Vatican Library are two of 11 preserved copies of the earliest Croatian incunabulum (Missale Romanum) from 1483. All 430 pp of the book can be scrolled via the web pages of the National and University Library, Zagreb, Croatia.
One of three samples of the Brozi breviary from 1561 kept in the Vatican Library has a parchment binding corresponding to the Kosinj breviary from 1491.
In the commune library in Siena there are two Glagolitic manuscripts, one of which was presented by Alberto Fortis.
There is no doubt that anonymous creators of the Croatian Glagolitic Script of the angular type - Croatian Benedictines - were influenced by pre-Romanesque architecture (there existed about 150 pre-Romanesque and Romanesque Croatian churches, mostly along our littoral, built between the 9th and 12th centuries, of which 15 have been preserved completely).
To see this, it suffices to have a look at a very nice, church-like Glagolitic letter L below. with the pre-Romanesque Church in Priko near Split, where the Glagolitic mass was served (in this region both Glagolitic and Cyrillic Script were in use). Ligatures in our national Script (there are hundreds of them) often have the composition of real buildings (see e.g. Initials of Croatian handwritten Missals and Breviaries are often beautifully painted and ornamented.
The leaf is the only one missing from the book, cut out probably in the beginning of 20th century. It was reprinted by Verlag Otto Sagner, Munich in 1977. Pierpont Morgan was one of financers of Nikola Tesla.) In (Beinecke library) in New Haven the Beinecke Croatian Glagolitic Fragment is kept from the late 14th or early 15th century.
After James O'Brien discovered it around 1970 in the library, he tried to get it back to Croatia, to the 2nd Vrbnik Missal where it used to be for centuries, but in vain. It is a bifolium containing a fragment of a Croatian missal. However, the most beautiful specimens of this unique heritage of the Croatian culture are held in Turkey, Constantinople (Topkapi Saray, the library of the Turkish sultans), where you can see the famous Missal of Bosnian prince Hrvoje Vukcic Hrvatinic, better known as , written in 1404 (reprinted jointly by Croatian and Austrian publishers in Graz).