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The advent and persistence of Hebrew printing establishments in specific geographical areas and towns/cities has been extensively studied. The gazetteers by Adler, Freimann and Rosenfeld, placed at the beginning of this section of the research guide set the stage and demonstrate the spread of Hebrew printing from the Iberian peninsula to the far reaches of eastern Europe, throughout the Mediterranean basin, and all points between.
Adler, Elkan Nathan
A Gazetteer of Hebrew Printing (London: Grafton & Co., 1917), 23 pages, 549 localities; with the important additions and comments of Alexander Marx in his review, JQR 11 (1920) 265-76.
Katz Center - Reference Room. Z125 .A34 1917
Katz Center - Stacks. Z125 .A34 1917
Marx's review = http://www.jstor.org/stable/1451396
Freimann, Aron and Joshua Bloch
A Gazetteer of Hebrew Printing (New York: New York Public Library, 1946) 949 localities
Katz Center - Stacks. Z125 .F73 1946
Van Pelt Library. Z125 .F7
[repr. pp. 255-340 in, Hebrew Printing and Bibliography (New York, 1976)
Katz Center - Reference Room. Z228.H4 H43 1976]