Early Hebrew printing in Spain and Portugal.
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Published by The New York Public Library in New York .
Written in English



  • Portugal,
  • Spain,
  • Spain.,
  • Portugal.


  • Printing -- Spain -- History,
  • Early printed books -- Portugal -- Bibliography,
  • Early printed books -- Spain -- Bibliography,
  • Printing -- Portugal -- History,
  • Hebrew imprints -- Spain,
  • Hebrew imprints -- Portugal,
  • Portugal -- Imprints,
  • Spain -- Imprints

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Edition Notes

Other titlesHebrew printing in Spain and Portugal.
LC ClassificationsZ173 .B65
The Physical Object
Pagination54 p.
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6375123M
LC Control Number38025295

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Early Hebrew printing in Spain and Portugal; Zacuto and his Almanach Perpetuum -- B. Hebrew printing in Italy. Venetian printers of Hebrew books; Hebrew printing in Riva Di Trento; Hebrew printing in Naples; The Library\'s Roman Hebrew incunabula; First Hebrew book printed during the lifetime of its author - C. Hebrew Books and :// The early book productions had no signature, as well as in Spain and Portugal, also used framed initials. Bomberg, following the general trend in book production, discarded the border ornaments and introduced the title page portal. Hebrew printing had already taken place early in the 17 th century in Hanau and was resumed from , Printing was developed in Germany, but Jews were excluded from the industry by the local guilds. However, when the technology made its way to Italy, Spain and Portugal, Hebrew printing exploded. The first fifty years of printing, from to , are called the period of :// History of the Early Printed Hebrew Book: Printing the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud This is a guide to the History of the Early Printed Hebrew Book. It was copied with permission from the guide at the University of Pennsylvania, created by Bruce E. Neilsen, and updated for Columbia University by Michelle Chesner?g=&p=

  From there, Jews transported their craft to Spain and, following the expulsion of , Portugal became a major center for Hebrew printing, until Jews were expelled from there in   The first book printed on the continent of Africa was a Hebrew book, the second edition of the Sefer Abudarham, published by Samuel Nedivot and his son Isaac in in Fez. Samuel Nedivot learned the craft of printing in Portugal, probably in the shop of Eliezer Toledano, and after the expulsion from Portugal, he found haven in :// The 16th century was the golden age of Hebrew printing. The earliest Hebrew book in the 16th century was a prayerbook printed in by Gershom Soncino in Fano, Italy. In Gershom went with his son to Salonica and Constantinople. After Gershom’s death, his son Eli‘ezer continued printing   The first dated Hebrew book, Rashi’s commentary on the Torah printed by Abraham ben Garton in Reggio di Calabria, was completed on Friday 10 Adar, (Febru ). 7 Joshua Bloch writes that Hebrew printing which began in Italy “spread soon to Spain and Portugal, flourished there for a short while before it perished at the hands of

While Hebrew printing ceased in Spain and Portugal after the expulsion of the Jews in , it quickly spread to the Ottoman Empire, North Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe. By the end of the sixteenth century, Hebrew printed books were being produced throughout most of the Jewish :// Early Printing in Hebrew Was Relatively Limited CE Fewer than editions of Hebrew incunabula (15th century books) were produced— less than half a percent of the total production of printed books during the 15th ://?id= Decades after the expulsions from Spain and Portugal many Jews were still in search of a home, and this search left its mark on the Hebrew book. The briefest reference to a name or a place can be eloquent of an entire trajectory of Jewish history, of a whole series of events and processes for which the title-page is the merest :// The first book printed with movable type by a European, Gutenberg's Bible, was completed in Only fifteen years later, Jews began printing Hebrew books in Italy. Hebrew printing soon thereafter spread to Spain and Portugal, and from there to the Ottoman Empire with the exiles of