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LEVI, ISAAC, YOM-ṬOB, and JACOB:

Sons of Abigdor ha-Levi Laniatore of Padua; founded a Hebrew printing establishment at Rome in 1518, which received special privileges from the pope through the intercession of Cardinal Egidio di Viterbo. There Elijah Levita's was printed within eighteen days (with imperfect letter-press, owing to haste, as the colophon complains); this was followed by his tables of inflections, now lost, and by his "Baḥur." The press soon closed. In 1525 Jacobpublished at Trino in Piedmont a prayer-book according to the Italian ritual.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2901;
  • Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, ii. 115.
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