Loquis: The Piove di Sacco printing house

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The Piove di Sacco printing house

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Published on:  2019-06-07 13:21:11

  Kosher Life

The Piove di Sacco printing house, now lost, was the first to pave the way for a future printing business that had begun to spread in central-northern Italy at the end of the fifteenth century in Soncino. In Veneto, from the 16th century onwards, after Piove di Sacco, it was Venice that became the most important Jewish printing centre in the region. In the Piove di Sacco printing house, Rabbi Meshullam Cusì printed an edition of Jacob ben Asher's Arba'a Turim (The Four Orders) in four volumes, a work completed by the rabbi's sons in 1475. It is this work that, for its fame and rarity, is considered the most precious printed Jewish book.

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