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The Pesaro Mahzor, Soncino press, 16th century

The Pesaro Mahzor, Soncino press, 16th century

The Soncinos, named for a town in Italy in which they were active, founded one of the most dynamic printing houses of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, establishing presses from Italy to Egypt and Turkey. In Italy in 1484, Joshua Solomon Soncino (d.1493) issued the first work from the press, Tractate Berakhot of the Babylonian Talmud.

The Soncinos, named for a town in Italy in which they were active, founded one of the most dynamic printing houses of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, establishing presses from Italy to Egypt and Turkey. In Italy in 1484, Joshua Solomon Soncino (d.1493) issued the first work from the press, Tractate Berakhot of the Babylonian Talmud.

in Palermo, in the Central Library, an invaluable incunabula: a Hebrew Bible printed in 1492 by Joshua Solomon Soncino Ben Israel, from the Library of the Abbey San Martino delle Scale.

in Palermo, in the Central Library, an invaluable incunabula: a Hebrew Bible printed in 1492 by Joshua Solomon Soncino Ben Israel, from the Library of the Abbey San Martino delle Scale.

The Berlin Soncino Bible from 1931. It is one of 850 copies printed. Does not actually have pictures, but has some really interesting typeface by artist Marcus Michael Douglas Behmer (1879-1958), who designed a completely new font for this project.

The Berlin Soncino Bible from 1931. It is one of 850 copies printed. Does not actually have pictures, but has some really interesting typeface by artist Marcus Michael Douglas Behmer (1879-1958), who designed a completely new font for this project.

Frammenti di storia cremonese: SONCINO: la chiesa di SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE

Frammenti di storia cremonese: SONCINO: la chiesa di SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE

HOLKHAM HEBREW BIBLENaples, printed by Joshua Solomon Soncino, 1491 or 1492, 12 7/8 x 9 in. (32.7 x 22.9 cm), Holk. c.1

HOLKHAM HEBREW BIBLENaples, printed by Joshua Solomon Soncino, 1491 or 1492, 12 7/8 x 9 in. (32.7 x 22.9 cm), Holk. c.1

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Torat Adonai,  Constantinople: Eliezer ben Gershom Soncino,  1546. Beginning of Genesis with 2 woodcuts of the Hebrew letter 'bet' (BL Or. 70.c.10).

Torat Adonai, Constantinople: Eliezer ben Gershom Soncino, 1546. Beginning of Genesis with 2 woodcuts of the Hebrew letter 'bet' (BL Or. 70.c.10).

Church Soncino Italy

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Hamishah Humshei Torah (The five books of the Torah) (Berlin: Soncino Gesellschaft, 1933). The word Beresheet, which means, "In the beginning," opens the Book of Genesis. This decorated initial word is from the Hebrew Bible published by the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles in Germany, Soncino Gesellschaft, 1933 Library of Congress

Hamishah Humshei Torah (The five books of the Torah) (Berlin: Soncino Gesellschaft, 1933). The word Beresheet, which means, "In the beginning," opens the Book of Genesis. This decorated initial word is from the Hebrew Bible published by the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles in Germany, Soncino Gesellschaft, 1933 Library of Congress

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