This essay illustrates the figure of Gershom ben Moseh Soncino, the greatest Jewish printer of all time, which shines through his biography. The Brescia period (1491-97) of its typographical activity stands between the beginnings in Soncino (1488-90) and the failed attempt to settle in Venice (1498-1502). In Brescia (1491-95) he published eight editions of biblical and secular texts, including the famous entire edition of the Hebrew Bible and the "Fable of the ancients" (Meshal ha-qadmoni); in Barco of Orzinuovi (1496-97) he printed three works, among which the Selichot.
Toloni, G., L’attività editoriale di Gershom Soncino a Brescia e a Barco (1491-1497), Commentari dell’Ateneo di Brescia per l’Anno 2019. Anno Accademico CCXVIII, Torre d'Ercole, Brescia 2022 218: 407-434 [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/240479]