Nov. 2, 1785

“Prohibition to print certain books” decree issued by the Court Chancellery to the Lower-Austrian Government [Lower-Austria; Present-day Austria]: “In order that Jews, who seem to concern themselves eagerly with silly ‘devil banning’ (Teufelbaneryen) and other similar things, are not fed in their misconceptions, and so their enlightenment is not delayed or altogether stunned, the printing of all books, which contain such inconsistencies – no matter whether they are written in the national language, or in […] Hebrew – is prohibited henceforth.”
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918; p. 554, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 4/8/2016