Collection of Jewish Ex-Libris

Opening: $3,000
Sold for: $6,000
Including buyer's premium
Collection of approximately 680 different Jewish ex-libris (bookplates). Eretz Israel, Israel, United States and Europe, mid-19th to the second half of the 20th century.
An extensive and diverse collection consisting of ex-libris of European, American, Eretz Israel and Israeli Jews, including public figures, private individuals and institutions. The collection includes many ex-libris of famous Jewish personalities and ones designed by renowned Jewish artists. Luminaries whose bookplates are present include Rabbis Nathan Marcus and Hermann Adler, Gershon Agron, Haim Arlosoroff, Herbert Bentwich, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Leah Goldberg, Ahad Ha'am, James de Rothschild, Arthur Ruppin, Zalman Shazar, Gershom Shalom, David Wolffsohn and Dov Yoseph. Artists represented include Henryk Berlewi, Joseph Budko, E.M. Lilien (a few of his designs, including two versions of his personal bookplate), Abraham Krol, Ze'ev Raban, Hermann Struck and Arthur Szyk, alongside other ex-libris of impressive graphic design from the Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Jugendstil styles. Several of the ex-libris are original etchings or prints. Many are illustrated and described in the catalogs "Jewish Book-Plates (Ex-Libris)" by A.M. Haberman (Safed: Museum of Printing Art, [1972]), "Exhibition of Jewish Book Plates" (Jerusalem: Graphic Archives and Museum, 1956) and other catalogs of and articles about Jewish ex-libris.
While the majority of the collection consists of private bookplates, it includes also circa 150 'institutional' ex-libris, which were used by Jewish public and private research institutes, libraries, university collections and other organizations in Israel, Eastern and Western Europe, North America and in other Jewish communities around the world.
Various sizes and condition. No doubles.
Category
Rare and Important Items