The Faro Pentateuch is the first printed book published in Portugal, printed in 1487.[1]

It was printed in Hebrew, and published by a Jew, Samuel Gacon in Faro, in southern Portugal, after he had fled from the Spanish Inquisition.[2]

The only surviving copy is in the British Library in London.[3]

See also



  1. ^ "From the Dawn of Printing Why Rare Hebrew Manuscripts Are Commanding Exorbitant Fees". 17 December 2004. Archived from the original on 2016-04-26.
  2. ^ Rosemarie Erika Horch (1987). "Zur Frage des ersten in portugiesischer Sprache gedruckten Buches". Gutenberg-Jahrbuch. 62: 125–134.
  3. ^ Catalogue of Books Printed in the XVth Century now in the British Library (BMC). Part XIII: Hebraica. Brill. 2021. p. xviii. ISBN 9789004475311. Retrieved 13 November 2023.