Town in Italy, about twenty-two miles east-southeast of Cremona. In Sept., 1485, Joshua Solomon and Moses, sons of Israel Nathan of Soncino, began to print a large Maḥzor according to the Roman ritual. In the following year they erected a printing-establishment in the neighboring town of Casal Maggiore, where they completed the second part of the book, which contains 320 folio leaves. The Maḥzor, of which a number of copies were printed on parchment, was the only work printed at Casal Maggiore.

  • De Rossi, Annales Hebræo-Typographici, p. 47;
  • Steinschneider and Cassel, in Ersch and Gruber, Encyc. section ii., part 28, p. 35;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. No. 2576;
  • Freimann, Ueber Hebräische Incunabeln, Leipsic, 1902.
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