Auction 91 Part 1 Jewish and Israeli History, Culture and Art

"Album of the Holy Land" – American-Zionist Pictorial Album, Issued for the Zionist Congress in Basel – New York, Late 19th Century – Pictures of the First Aliyah Settlements and Portraits of Zionist Leaders

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Ereyz Yisroel Album / Album of the Holy Land, a Description of the Holy Land and its Colonies with 112 Photographic Pictures. Issued to the Basle Congress. New York: M. Chinsky, [1899?]. Yiddish (with a second title page in English).

The album comprises pictures of the First Aliyah settlements, including Rishon LeZion, Mazkeret Batya, Zichron Yaakov, Ein Zeitim and Be'er Tuvia (most or all of the pictures appeared in the album "Views from Palestine and its Jewish Colonies", by Isaiah Raffalovich and Moshe Eliyahu Zachs, 1899). At the end of the album, portraits of Jewish and Zionist personalities (Theodor Herzl, Max Nordau, Charles Netter, and many others).

[94] pp. (possibly missing two leaves). 10X13 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and blemishes. Closed and open tears to edges (mostly minor). One leaf torn in two. Several leaves detached. Handwritten notations to several pages. Original, fabric-covered boards, worn and damaged.

Singerman 3901.
Rare. Two copies only in OCLC.

Zionism, Theodor Herzl, JNF