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PARENZO, ASHER B. JACOB:

Hebrew printer in Venice from 1580 to 1600; brother of the printer Meïr b. Jacob. He was employed by Giovanni Bragadin in printing a large number of works of Hebrew literature; among them were: Isaac Abravanel's commentary on the Pentateuch (1579); the Bible (1586); part iv. of the "Ṭurim" (1594); etc. Parenzo states that his immediate ancestors and relatives were likewise printers.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. cols. 2812, 2984;
  • idem, Jüdische Typographie, in Ersch and Gruber, Encyc. section ii., part 28, p. 45.
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