During the sixteenth century, Hebrew printing spread across Europe. Italian presses were prominent, with landmark editions being produced by the printing houses of Soncino, Bomberg, and Giustiniani. These editions were noteworthy for the accuracy of their text and innovations in page layout. As Christian scholars became interested in the Hebrew Bible and its grammar, books in Hebrew were printed by and for non-Jews as well as Jews.
The Library's collection of over 1,300 volumes of sixteenth century Hebrew books includes Bible editions, commentaries, liturgies, legal codes, Talmud editions, mystical works, history, philosophical works, and other literature.
Venice: Bragadini, 1629.