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The work in question is the Soncino Talmud -- thirty-two volumes that were published in four increments over a span of 15 years (1935-1950). Questions concerning it's Public Domain status have circulated for quite some time, but without adequate copyright research, haven't been able to be determined with confidence.
US copyright law considers works published abroad to be subject to US copyright requirements if they are available in the US within a month of their publication abroad. If we can determine that the Soncino Talmud was available in the US within a month of its publication in the UK, then it is likely to be in the Public Domain due to its lack of conformance with the US copyright requirements at the time of its publication.
This situation is, of course, different from European law.
There will be no answer from Soncino. It is no a brand of Judaica Press but obviously their interest to work with the Soncino brand is not very high. The mail address does not work, there is no imprint on the website and so on. Somebody should buy the brand from these publishers. A pity :-(
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