there were at least seven books printed in Roedelheim by carl Reich from 1750 and on, long before Heidenheim had a press in 1800. to see a short list:http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12791-rodelheim
There was another printing press, which moved from Homburg to Roedelheim in 1751. The press in Homburg was active around 1711 and later on.
thanks for pointing this out.I have a few corrections:a) the first hebrew book printed in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe was in 1712 by זליקמן רייז, he printed only one book, and he moved to Offenbach in 1716 where he printed a few more books.b) it seems to me that for ten years after that no hebrew book was printed there.c) the press that moved from Homburg to Roedelheim was carl Reich's I wrote about, and not a another.
I guess the printing press of Seligmann ben Hirz Reis was active from 1711 to 1757 and moved to Roedelheim. But the printer was also active in some other cities around like Hanau and Offenbach.You'll find some prints from Homburg here: http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/jd/nav/index/place?query=h&facets=place%3D%22Homburg%22
Seligmann ben Hirz Reis never moved to Roedelheim.
No. Nobody claimed, that he moved to any place at all. The printing press moved from Homburg to Roedelheim.
… apparently it is not easy for dead people to travel…
YITZCHOK:actually reich printed at least a dozen hebrew books in roedelheim. from his name, title and activity (aside from hebrew printing), i assume he wasn't jewish?seligmann reiss printed at least 6 hebrew and yiddish books in homburg as early as in 1711 and 1712, then printed a lot of books in offenbach beginning in 1714.
thanks for the info.may I ask what your sources are, because I found only seven.
vinograd lists 11 early roedelheim imprints (including one unseen yiddish pamphlet). friedberg (in his entry on homburg in book on hebrew printing in germany) and freimann (zhb 4/21, p. 18) add a minhag ashkenaz-poland siddur by reich in 1754.
that was for yitzchok