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Jewish printed books
  Ashkenazi, Mordecai ben Hillel, Sefer Rav Mordecai (Krakow, 1598)

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Ashkenazi, Mordecai ben Hillel, Sefer Rav Mordecai (Krakow, 1598) | Unknown
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1598
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Prostitz, Isaac ben Aaron, Printing House in Cracow (1569-1602)
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The printer Isaac Prostitz, born in Prossnitz, Moravia, was sent at an early age to Italy by his father to learn the printing trade, accomplished at the Cavalli and Gryphios presses. When the latter press closed in 1568, Prostitz acquired their typographical equipment, including the letters, ornaments, and frames, and brought them to Cracow, where he was joined by the famous proofreader R. Samuel Boehm. Prostitz petitioned King Sigismund II Augustus on 15 October 1567 for the privilege of establishing a Hebrew press, which was granted to him and "his seed after him" to print the Talmud and other Hebrew books for a period of fifty years. Prostitz would, until his death in 1611, print more than 200 titles. The press was continued by his sons, Aaron and Issachar, after his death, and their sons after them.
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