Town in Italy, about twenty-two miles east-southeast of Cremona. In Sept., 1485, Joshua Solomon and Moses, sons of Israel Nathan of Soncino, began to print a large Maḥzor according to the Roman ritual. In the following year they erected a printing-establishment in the neighboring town of Casal Maggiore, where they completed the second part of the book, which contains 320 folio leaves. The Maḥzor, of which a number of copies were printed on parchment, was the only work printed at Casal Maggiore.
- De Rossi, Annales Hebræo-Typographici, p. 47;
- Steinschneider and Cassel, in Ersch and Gruber, Encyc. section ii., part 28, p. 35;
- Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. No. 2576;
- Freimann, Ueber Hebräische Incunabeln, Leipsic, 1902.