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The Formative Years of Hebrew Printing
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This article outlines the history of the emergence, development, and spread of Hebrew printing in the formative first century of its existence, with an emphasis on the incunabula period (c. 1463-1540). It analyses some special bibliographical traits of Hebrew incunabula and post-incunabula in connection with the Hebrew manuscript tradition as well as the Latin early printing tradition. To this end the article conce…

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Iakerson, Shimon, “The Formative Years of Hebrew Printing”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_SIM_031558>
First published online: 2019

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