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

"The Basel Congress" by Theodor Herzl – Vienna, 1897 – First Edition

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Der Baseler Congress [The Basel Congress], by Theodor Herzl. Vienna: Verlag der Welt, 1897. German. First edition.

Work written immediately following the First Zionist Congress which took place in 1897 in Basel, Switzerland; here Theodor Herzl summarizes his impressions of the congress, and charts a path for the future of the Zionist movement.
This booklet was published at the end of October, 1897; the English version was published shortly before this in the October issue of the monthly "The Contemporary Review". A copy of the booklet was sent to the German head-of-state, Kaiser Wilhelm II, who had agreed to devote some of his attention to Herzl's political program.

22 pp., 21 cm. Fair-good condition. New cover, with part of the original cover laid down (fold lines, stains and inked stamp to original cover; a sticker covers part of the imprint). Original back cover missing. Stains. Dark stains and minor tears to inner margins of leaves. Edges of all leaves mended with strips of adhesive tape. Fold lines and creases. Single tiny worming hole to all leaves except last.

Zionism, Theodor Herzl, JNF