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The title page of a 1525 Hebrew Bible printed by Daniel Bomberg. It is dated ה”רפ on the title page, indicating 1525.
The colophon of a 1525 Hebrew Bible printed by Daniel Bomberg. The colophon is dated ח”רפ, but it is believed that the letter ח was substituted in error for the letter ה, thus changing the date from 1525 to 1528.
A second Hebrew Bible printed by Christopher Plantin of Antwerp in 1566. The matrices for the type used in this Bible came to Plantin from his partner, Cornelis van Bomberghen, whose uncle was Daniel Bomberg.