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SUSSMANN, LÖB BEN MOSES:

Printer of the eighteenth century. In 1750 he established a Hebrew press in the printing-office of Johann Jansen in Amsterdam, and Baruch ben Eliezer Lippmann Wiener and his sons Jacob and Ḥayyim worked for him. A few years later Sussmann established an independent office, and engaged, besides the above-mentioned assistants, the proselytes Simeon and Jacob ben Gedaliah.

From Sussmann's press were issued the following works: Judah ben Benjamin Stadthagen's "Minḥat Yehudah," 1763; Solomon Hanau's prayer-book and grammatical commentary, 1766; the Book of Job, with Baḥya's commentary on same, 1766; the Pentateuch, with Isaac Prenzlau's "Tiḳḳun Soferim," 1767; and the opinions of Meḳor Baruk, 1771. Shortly after the publication of the last-named work Sussmann emigrated to Leyden; he remained there but a short time, however, and in 1779 he became associated with J. H. Munnikhuisen in The Hague, where he published the "Mebbaḳesh" by Falaquera. His son Sussmann ben Löb worked, toward the end of the eighteenth century, with the printer Johann Levi Rofe of The Hague on the publication of "Yoreh De'ah."

Bibliography:
  • Ersch and Gruber, Encyc. section ii., s.v. Jüdische Typographie, pp. 73-74;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 398.
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