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Auction 11 Lot Number 220

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Salamandra – Original Copy With Author’s Corrections

Salamandra, Ka Tzetnik 135633. [1946]. Yiddish.
The original copy of the book “Salamandra”, typewritten on thin paper, with many remarks in the author’s handwriting. The first edition of the book is apparently based on the present manuscript.
Yehiel Denur (1917-2001), native of Poland, was among the Auschwitz Death Camp survivors, where he lost his entire family. He immigrated to Israel via Italy with the “Brycha” and devoted his life to writing about his life experiences at the camp, while remaining completely anonymous and using the pseudonym K. Tzetnik. His identity was revealed at the Eichmann trial, as he was summoned to the witness stand. His first book Zwei Un Zwanzig was published by “Kultur Lige” (Warsaw, 1931), however he did whatever he could to destroy copies of this book. He took three weeks to write “Salamandra” right after his release from the camp, apparently during his stay at the Machaneh Akurim in Italy. The manuscript was brought to Israel, translated into Hebrew and first published in 1946.
[2], 97; 129; 45; 48; 10; 18 leaves (a total of 349 leaves). 33 cm. Typewritten on one side of the leaf. Good condition. Few stains and wrinkles. Plain, damaged binding.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 81

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Unique Collection of Photographs – “Gelgor” Photo

Large collection of unique and exceptionally high quality photographs photographed by Eliezer Gelgor, a photographer in Grodno, Poland and owner of “Gelgor” photo shop in Bialik St. in Ramat Gan.
The collection includes:
~ Two original albums, including 155 high-quality photographs: series of photographs of immigrants on a ship, c. 1925; various buildings in Tel-Aviv, including the casino on the sea-shore, a cemetery; caravan of camels on sea-shore; Tomb of Rachel; David’s Citadel and David’s Fortress; the Western Wall; panorama of Jerusalem and its surroundings – various views; Mt. Zion; panorama of Judean Desert; twelve photographs of the Hebrew University including photographs of the university inauguration ceremony; masonry and terrace building workmanship; tours to archeological sites; Tiberius and Lake Kinneret; Moshava Rishon L’Zion and the winery; and more.
~ XI Olympiade Berline 1936, souvenir album of the Olympics in Berlin 1936. Including seven small photographs by Gelgor. In the photographs flags bearing crosses throughout the city of Berlin appear, alongside flags of the Olympics. In one of the photographs Gelgor himself appears.
~ Assortment of 43 photographs, among them: caravan of camels on the sea-shore of Tel-Aviv; the Judean Mountains; a package of tobacco in Rishon L’Zion; Prof. Boris Schatz near a carpet and Menorah produced by “Bezalel”; unique portraits of a girl; Tel-Aviv port; “Tomb of Captain Trumpeldor” prior to the erection of the gravestone; Independence Day parade; and more.
Some of the photographs bear the stapo of the photographer.
Total of 205 photographs. Varying sizes. Generally in good condition.
Attached is an authorization of sale from the inheritors of “Gelgor” which also includes rights for use and publication of the photographs.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 273

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Bücherei des Schocken Verlags – Complete Set

Bücherei des Schocken Verlags 1-92 – complete set of an important book series, which had a great impact on German Jewry under the Nazi Regime.
The series was Zalman Schocken’s idea and was edited and designed by Dr. Moshe Spitzer with the cooperation of Lamberdt Schneider, Martin Buber and Walter Benjamin.
The series’ idea was to bring the best of Jewish culture to the German public, in a popular, carefully designed edition. The 83 books were published between 1933 and 1938, quite a rare achievement in quality and quantity.
Book 68, Die Judenbuch, was censored by the Nazis and replaced by a different book.
The present set is complete (and includes the two books numbered 68) and is in very good condition.
92 books in 83 volumes. 19 cm.
Complete set in very good condition, extremely rare.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 280

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A Description of The Shabtai Tzvi Episode – London, 1669

The History of the Three Late Famous Imposters, viz. Padre Ottomano, Mahomed Bei and Sabatai Sevi, John Evelyn. London, 1669.
Important source documenting the Shabtai Tzvi False Messiah historical episode. Most of this book is devoted to that topic and represents an early and crucial testimony as it was written while Shabtai Tzvi was still alive.
Apparently, this may be the first English book ever written about Shabtai Tzvi and his activity (there are additional chapters in the book).
The author, John Evelyn (1620-1706), was English industrial, botanist and researcher. Documented important events of his time through his diaries and books he published.
There is a slightly cut signature on the title page “TH. Newcomen”; it is possible that it refers to the father of “the Industrial Revolution” and inventor of the steam engine (unchecked).
126, 13, 1 pages, 16.5 cm. Very good condition. Leather binding. Stains. Antique sticker, ancient owner’s signature.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 577

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Cyprus Detention Camps – Photo Album

Kfar HaNoar at the illegal immigration camps in Cyprus, 1947-1948. A photo album of Detention Camp No. 65, photographed by Yehuda Kavish.
94 rare photographs that show the way of life in the detention camps:
The dining room, tents, watchtowers and barbwire fences; separation from those immigrating to Israel (once a month); agricultural work; "physical education" and fitness exercises in the camp; a wedding; taking care of the children; group photographs; quartet of string-instruments; workers of various occupations: a watchmaker, a tailor, a shoemaker; a Mapai (Workers' Party of Eretz Yisrael) exhibit; parades in the camp with people raising signs and a banner with "Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot" drawn by members of the Shomer HaTzair movement; a group with a sign "Markin Group at the Cyprus Expulsion"; the visit of the Jewish Agency; Golda Meir's visit; photographs of Detention Camp 68 in Kraolos, photographs of "the bridge between Camps 65-67 and 64-68", that "awakened memories of the ghettos and their walls served as a bulletin board".
The photographs are in a wooden album decorated with stone, with the inscription "Cyprus 1947" and decorated with a ship, barbwire fence and a flag (artwork done in the detention camp).
Average size: 5.5X7.5 cm, pasted to album leaves, some with descriptions. Good condition. Album 14.5X22 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 257

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Alexander and Sarah Epstein Archives

Archives of British Officer Alexander Epstein and his wife, Sarah.
Great documents and photos archives with about 1000 photos (mostly arranged in albums), dozens of documents, letters, journalism fragments, honorary certificates and more.
The content of the archives reflects the couple’s life and activities in Palestine and abroad, and includes many thank you letters and photos from Palestine and from family trips abroad – Egypt, Crete, Italy, France and more.
The pictures from Palestine are of great documentary value and include, among other things, a documentation of the Prince of Sweden’s visit, photographs with Herbert Samuel, Balfour’s visit to Israel, an event at the opera in 1933 with the Queen of Ethiopia, and many photos from the 20’s and the 30’s. (Among the pictures, there are 2 photographs by Soskin, 3 photographs of Sabounji and a postcard made by Ordman featuring Epstein).
Alexander Epstein (1886-1971), was born in Liverpool. Emigrated to Palestine in 1919 and was appointed as the Industry and Business Supervisor by the Mandate government. He served as the Jaffa District Officer between 1920 and 1945. In 1937. Was appreciated and greatly valued and was one of the most famous Jewish functionaries of his time.
Sarah Epstein headed “Wizo” Tel Aviv for many years and was active among women, young men and soldiers. She was greatly appreciated and was awarded a silver medal by King George V and was an honored member of “Wizo” Israel and worldwide.
Varying sizes, most of the archive is in good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 198

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For the Protection of our Products

330 days of Israeli production, designed by: Zvi Bergman. Stroud printing press, 1930's.
Poster published by the Center for the Benefit of Israeli Products. Linoleum tricolor print.
Signed: B., and in lower left section: Linol. Zvi Bergman.
95X63 cm. Good condition. Glued upon cardboard. Ink-stamp, folds and few creases.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 360

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Kibbutz Alonim – 10 Haggadot

10 Non-traditional Passover Haggadot. Kibbutz Alonim, 1930's until 1949.
Haggadah of the Youth Group of the Sheikh Abreik Hills [later named Alonim], 1937; Passover hagaddot, Kibbutz Alonim, from the years: 1939; 1940; 1941; 1943; 1944; 1945; 1948; 1949; a Haggadah without date of printing.
Varied size and condition. Fair-good condition, many Haggadot with tears on margins of cover and foxing. The 1948 Haggadah has tears with damage to text.
Most of the Haggadot are stenciled copies, with illustrations.
Dov Meisel collection.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 425

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Regulation Concerning a Special Ink-Stamp for Marriage Certificates of Jews – Vienna, 1764

Law addenda detailing documents which necessitate a special ink-stamp. Document issued by order of Empress Maria Teresa. Vienna, 1764.
Regulations detailing five documents for which a special ink-stamp is requested. Paragraph 5 states that marriage certificates of Jews necessitate a special stamp, "Gulden-Stempel". Handwritten note appears over the leaf.
Large single leaf, 43X53 cm. Good-fair condition. Folded into 4, folding marks and minor tears. Ink stains, no text damage.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 426

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Regulations for Jewish Merchants – Vienna, 1764

Law regulations aimed at protecting local manufacturing against imported competition. Detailed list of many imported items forbidden for trade or subject to restricted trade. Including: fabrics, buttons, mirrors, threads, swords and more.
Chapter 6 refers to Jewish merchants, restricting their commerce to trade-fairs in the cities and forbidding any import of goods. German.
11, [3] Pages, 32 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 18א

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Chovevei Zion and Mazkeret Moshe – Important Historical Documents – The Establishment of Hadera

1. The Committee of the Mazkeret Moshe Association in Riga – a copy of a handwritten document in lithographic print, with handwritten additions. Doblen by Riga, 1886. Deals with organizational problems and with the demand to call a large meeting and to distribute this letter to all the committees. At the end of the letter, a handwritten addition by the association's secretary, Ze'ev HaCohen Kaplan. The committee dealt with collecting contributions for the establishment of the Jerusalem neighborhood Mazkeret Moshe named after Moshe Montefiore.
[3] printed pages, [1] handwritten page, 27.5 cm. Fair condition. Minor tears, folding marks and stains.
2. Protocol of the Chovevei Tzion Convention in Druzgenik [Kovno region], 1887. Twenty three of the movement's central members participated in the convention, including: Pinsker, Moshe Leib Lilinblum, Ussishkin, Rabbi Samuel Mohaliver and others. The protocol contains the names of the participants, Pinsker's resignation, the manner of collecting funds and people for purchasing land in Eretz Israel in general and in Hadera in particular, etc.
[3] pages, 35.5 cm. Folding marks, minor tears. Stains.
3-4. Handwritten letter, sent from Jaffa to the Chovevei Tzion members in Europe in 1891. "Last week, we were in Hadera, we traveled with approximately ten people… [including] Tiomkin, head of the Executive Committee. All our travels were by day and this was very beneficial for ascertaining the essence and the nature of the land… and in Hadera we tarried for about 40 hours… Hankin… showed us the way to seek the fields… and the property, there we saw and were convinced that there is no place like it for beauty and good nature amongst all the property that we have seen along the way…". The lands of Hadera were purchased in 1890 by Hankin's mediation and were settled in 1891. The letter includes descriptions of the lands surrounding Hadera, plans for paving roads, planting various trees, agricultural development etc. Attached is a handwritten draft, with corrections and erasing.
[4] pages, 28cm. Good condition. Folding marks and stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 318

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Ze’ev Ben Zvi – Impressive Sculpture, 1929

Sculpture of a Jewish boy (Yemenite) sitting with folded legs, holding a book. Signed on the side: "Ze'ev Ben Zvi 1929". White ceramic painted black.
Sculptor Ze'ev Ben Zvi (Koyavsky, 1904-1952), Jewish artist born in Poland. In 1920-1923 studied painting in the school of arts in Warsaw. Made aliyah to Eretz Yisrael in 1923 and studied in "Bezalel" until 1925 with the guidance of Boris Schatz. In 1928 went to study in France where he was exposed to cubist art of Picasso and George Braque: in the following years created many realistic portraits (protomes) in a half-cubist style (amongst them Bialik, Tchernichovsky, Dizengof, Shemaryahu Levine, Aharon Meskin and others). Established a sculpting and copper-hammering workshop in the retention camps in Cyprus with the artist Naftali Bezem; since 1949 served as a teacher in "The New Bezalel" (David Palombo was one of his students). His works were exhibited in exhibitions in Israel and abroad.
The sculpture in front of us is of the period prior to his typical cubist creation.
"He totally mastered the material, easily solved problems and shaped the creation, which floated before his eyes since he had a remarkable plastic ability…". (Gavriel Talpir).
Height: 24 cm, maximum width: 34 cm. Good condition. Minor damages.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 108

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Zionist Organizations in Europe – Large collection of Photographs

36 photographs of Zionist or Jewish Organizations. Europe, 1920's to 1940's.
Israel Zionist Union, Koznitz; “Chalutz” [Pioneer] Union in Poland, Colana branch, 1929; women exercising with Maccabi shirts; “Hapoel” exercisers in Riga, 1933; “Palates” summber Moshava, 1933; group of pioneers, Brody, 1924; “Shomeri” carnival for Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael [JNF], Purim 1926 (two subjects photographed holding blue charity boxes); Jewish scout battalion in Riga, 1924; Maccabi soccer game, 1926; fourth grade in a Hebrew school in Horodenka ; Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael activists at the end of World War I, wearing ribbons and many labels; meeting of the “HaShomer HaTza’ir” in Palanga, 1933; "Shomr" group in Berezhany, 1923; photograph of the committee for the assistance of victims of the pogroms, 1919; and more.
The majority of the photographs are important and rare group photographs from the 1920's and 1930's; single photographs of post World War II conventions of Zionist organizations.
Various sizes and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 8

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Herzl – Collection of a Variety of Items

A large collection of items connected to Herzl, in which his name is mentioned or his picture appears:
7 booklets about Theodor Herzl, some with photographs (Israel and Zurich); 25 plates and photographs with Herzl's portrait, family or sites connected to Herzl, on various occasions. Amongst them: a certificate for the contribution of trees to KKL, a record with a colored print of the ceremony of the Declaration of the State of Israel etc; c. 70 envelopes, stamps, labels and a number of photographs with Herzl's portrait or reference to his name, arranged in an album.
C. 100 items. Varied size and condition. In general, good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 2

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Zionist Congresses

1. The second Zionist Congress in Basel, official postcard, [1898]. Sent from Basel to Vienna. Rimer 3.
2. The 12th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad, [1921]. Illustrated by Joseph Bodko. Rimer 36-37.
3. The 13th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad, [1923]. Illustrated by Joseph Bodko. Rimer 44.
Very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 166

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Collection of Synagogue Postcards

28 postcards with illustrations or photographs of synagogues. The majority from Germany, some from Poland. Including synagogues from the cities:
Meckenheim; Heilbronn; Sulz; Hannover; Bodenbach; Weisbaden; Ulm; Bamberg; Göppingen; Oppeln; Głogów; Kattowitz; Dortmund; München; Breslau; Beuthen, and others.
9 undivided; 6 not postmarked. Good condition, varying.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 246

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Moshe Montefiore – Signed Letter and Envelope

Moshe Montifiore, hand signed letter and envelope. Ramsgate (England), [1879].
Thank you letter to the author of “Lua’h Israel”, who had sent him a copy of his book. Montefiore added 2 Pound Sterling to the letter as a token of his gratitude. The body of the letter was not handwritten by Montefiore. Montefiore’s hand signature appears in Hebrew and English at the end of the letter. The envelope is enclosed and includes the recipient’s address (in Zhitomir) as well as Montefiore’s English signature.
Letter 12X20 cm, good condition, folding marks; envelope 9X14 cm, stamp is torn out, few stains, wrinkles. Come in a fine 38X48 cm. frame.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 204

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The Jewish Brigade – Otte Wallish, 1945

3"To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense!" Ernest Mechner and Otte Wallish. The General Hebrew Labor Federation in Israel, 1945.
Poster for the first of May, 1945. A flag of the Jewish Brigade displayed upon the upper section, beneath is an illustration of soldiers with the emblem of the brigade on red background.
Designed by the graphic artist Otte Wallish (1903-1977) – among his designs are “Hebrew Post” stamps as well as additional stamps, Israeli bills and coins and it is quite possible that he is the one who actually wrote the Declaration of Independence as well.
48X33 cm. Fair condition, very delicate paper with tears and holes of various sizes (mainly in margins), most of the poster is clear and complete.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 357

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Moshe Murro – Jews by the Tomb of Rachel – Copper Plaque

Moshe Murro, copper plaque with figures of three elderly Jews and a young one, against a background of the Tomb of Rachel. Signed at the bottom: "M. Murro" in Hebrew and English.
12.5x8 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 114

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Eastern European Jewry Prior to and During World War II

35 photographs of rabbis and Jewish figures in Eastern Europe, prior to and during the Holocaust [1930's and 1940's].
Many photographs of rabbinic and Jewish figures wrapped in prayer shawls, Jewish shops, streets of the villages and towns, Jews dressed in traditional garments and conducting a routine lifestyle. Photographs of the Warsaw Ghetto, anti-Semitic notices, pile of corpses, Nazi propaganda.
Diverse and important collection of photographs which represents the flourishing era of Eastern European Jewry in contrast with its dejected period.
Various sizes and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 569

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She’erit Ha-Pleita in Germany – A Collection of Books

A collection of Yiddish books, printed in Germany, 1940's.
1. Kleine Menchelach mit Kleina Hasogos, Shalom Aleichem. Menorah Publishing, Berlin, 1943.
2. Em Shtarbet a Shtetl, Avraham Weisbrod. Munich, 1948.
3. Di Religieze Kvutza in Eretz Yisroel [The Religious Group in Eretz Yisrael], Chanoch Ch. Hakibbutz Hadati Publishing, Munich, 1947.
4. Churban Letland [The Destruction of Lithuania], Max Kaufman. Munich, 1947.
5. Problemen fun Kinstlerishen Shaffen [Problems of Artistic Creativity], Ephraim Shreier. Nievelt Publishing, Munich, 1948.
6. Partisaner Gein!.., S. Katsherninsky. Histadrut Pachach Publishing, Vilna (Vilnius), 1944.
7. Zein Lirer, Shlomo Wazager. Nievelt Publising, Munich, 1948. A poetry book signed by the poet.
8. Azoi Zeinou Mir Geshtarben [So We Died], Levi Shalit. Munich, 1949.
9. Geviter [The Flood], Malsha Mali. Bafreiyong Publishing, Munich, 1948.
10. A leben geit Oif, S. Berlinsky. Bafreiyong Publishing, Munich, 1948.
11. Farchtige Teg [Short Stories], Leib Korland. Landsberg, 1948.
12. Farvalkente Tog [Dark Day], M. B. Gutman. Alein Publishing, Bergen Belsen, 1949.
13. Ber Borochov 1881-1917, [Biography]. Poalei Tzion Publishing, Germany, 1946.
14. Klasen Interesen Un Di Nationale Frage, Ber Borochov. Poalei Tzion Publishing, Munich, 1947.
15. Dreisik-yoriker Vikuach, Zerubavel. Nievelt Publishing, Germany, 1947.
16. Di Yidden Frage [The Jewish Problem], Nachman Sirkin. Poalei Tzion Publishing, Munich. 1947.
17. A Collection of Material, A. D. Gordon. Poalei Tzion Publishing, Munich, 1947.
18. A Dor Fun Bereishis, S. Berlinsky. Munich, 1947.
19. Ainer Kegen Alemen, Berl Katznelson. Poalei Tzion Publishing, Munich, 1947.
20. Oisgevilte Shriften, Berl Katznelson. Poalei Tzion Publishing, Munich, 1948.
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 44

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A Map of the World – Antwerp, 1571 – Christopher Plantin Printing

A map of the world, by Benito Arias (Montano). Christopher Plantin Printing, Antwerp, 1571.
Two halves of Earth on two sides of the sheet. Four directions illustrated with human faces. In the oceans, there are many illustrations of ships and animals. The explanations and names of places appear in Hebrew and Latin.
The first Hebrew map that shows part of the Australian continent.
34.5X55 cm. Good condition. White and clean paper, with margins. Restored moth damage near the vertical folding line and on margins. On back side glued paper for strengthening.
Wjantraub no. W.12, does not appear in Laor.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 215

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Memory Plaque – Herzl – “Agudat Achim” – Romania, 1904

31. Share certificates, Solel Boneh Company. Jerusalem, 1925. Name of owner: Dr. Gershom Shalom.
2. Bill in lithographic print, “General soup kitchen and hostel in Jerusalem”, value of one dollar. Monsohn Lithographic Printing.
3. Stock certificate in lithographic print, designed by Meir Gur Aryeh and Ze’ev Raban, “Association for the settlement of Yeshivah students in Israel”. Jerusalem, [1930's?].
4. Share certificate, “Bank Kupat Am Ltd.”. Tel-Aviv, 1955.
Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 281

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Hebrew Grammar – Extremely Rare Book – Milano, 1761

Grammatica Hebraica, Bonaventurae Giradeau. Milano, 1761.
Hebrew Grammar book for the beginner. Large, folded conjugation chart at the end of the book.
The author, Bonaventurae Giradeau (1697-1774), was a priest and language teacher in Germany.
CXIX, 24 pages, [1] folded chart, 23.5 cm. Very good condition. Wide margins, original binding. Few stains. 2 ex libris stickers. Modern cardboard box.
Extremely rare, according to the Worldcat, only one copy known, at the Congress library.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 346

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Alef-Bet – Ze’ev Raban and Levin Kipnis – Berlin, 1923

Alef-Bet, illustrations by Ze'ev Raban, verse by Levin Kipnis, Bezalel-Jerusalem. "HaSefer" Publishing, Berlin, 1923.
[32] Leaves, 25 cm. Good condition. Light stains on page margins. Binding slightly damaged.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 113

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Photograph Album from Poland – Photographs of Warsaw Jews, 1933

Photograph album of a tour to Poland and France [including photographs of an official reception and crowds in cities and small towns throughout the itinerary], 1933.
Approximately 440 photographs of which approximately 14 (in postcard size) were taken in the Jewish Quarter in Warsaw, and reflect the culture in the area prior to the war [Jewish shops, pedestrians, beggars etc.]. Photographs of Jews from the cities of Krakow and Görlitz (Poland). As well, the album consists of photographs which reflect the beginning of the rise of the Nazi movement in the Alsace region.
Album 28X29 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 594

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Hanukkah Menorah Product of “Omanut”

Hanukkah Menorah produced by “Klein Kom” (before Pal-Bell). Tel-Aviv, 1930's.
On its back, an arch with embossed writing of the verse “HaNerot HaLalu Kodesh Hem”. At its base 8 arms in the shape of oil lamps and in its center a place for the Shamash.
Signed at the bottom: “Klein Kom –Omanut– Tel-Aviv” and “Made in Israel”.
Similar Menorahs were later produced by the Pal-Bell Co., established by Morris Ashkelon and his Nephew, Abraham Kom.
Height: 14 cm., width: 21.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 171

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Synagogues throughout Europe

16 postcards with illustrations or photographs of synagogues throughout Europe. Among them, pictures of synagogues from the cities:
Temesvár, Hungary; Stolowischi, Russia; Hannover; Mitau; Weisbaden; Eschweiler; München; Dessau; Bielefeld, and others.
Eight postcards undivided. Various conditions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 590

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Sabbath Lamp – India

Bronze Sabbath lamp. India (Cochin?), c. 1900.
A circular Sabbath lamp, with seven spaces for hanging small glass oil cups. The lamp is suspended by four poles with loops at their ends that connect to hooks at the base of the lamp. The cups are made from yellow tinted glass. The middle cup is larger than the rest of the cups.
"Until less than a hundred years ago, Cochin Jews still had the custom of celebrating the inauguration of the Sabbath by lighting stone lamps at the entrance to each home. The synagogue beadle would go from house to house lighting the lamp with a torch kindled from the Ner Tamid that hung before the ark. Simultaneously, the women would kindle the Sabbath lamp. The lamp... was suspended from the ceiling and had seven oil cups fixed in a metal ring".
(The Jews of India – a story of three communities, Orpa Slapak (ed). The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1995, page 91). See attached material.
Height: 136 cm. (including cups). Very good condition. Cups not original.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 253

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Diary of a “Blau Weiss” Youth Movement Member, 1924-1926

Handwritten diary of a “Blau Weiss” youth movement member. Danzig, 1924-1926.
Detailed diary with dates, which describes the youth movement activities: camps, trips, parties, folklore and humor. Dozens of photos and illustrations from trips and camping activities throughout the diary.
The “Blau Weiss” (German for Blue-White) youth movement was founded following the refusal of the German patriotic youth movement to accept Jews among their ranks. [This youth movement] began fostering Zionistic values and settlements ideals during the 1920’s and gained tremendous popularity. Was declared illegal by German law in 1929.
129 written pages. 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Damaged original binding.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 429

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Call for Citizens of Vienna

gedanken-freiheit!, Simon Szanto. Vienna, no printing date – mid of 19th century.
Ryhmed manifest calling the citizens of Vienna to join the Jews of Vienna for a better future for all the inhabitants of the city.
The writer, Simon Szanto (1819-1882), a Jew born in Hungary. In 1845 upon termination of his studies he arrived in Vienna and established a Jewish school (1849). Founded and edited the weekly magazine Die Neuzeit as well as editing calendars and annual publications for Jews. In 1864 was appointed the official interpreter of the Vienna court and in 1869 was appointed as supervisor of Jewish education. Published essays and feuilletons in periodicals for Jewish readers and for the general public. (See attached material). German.
4 Pages. (Single folded leaf) 21 cm. Excellent condition, wide margins, small stains on margins.
Rare.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 227

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David Ben-Gurion – Letter Concerning Books

David Ben-Gurion, a reaction letter with its formal English translation, addressed to Mr. Arik Gottgetreu, reporter for the Associated Press newspaper, March 27, 1958.
Ben Gurion’s answers to the four questions asked by the reporter regarding the literature which had influenced him. Towards the end of his letter, Ben Gurion claims that according to him “It isn’t good to read many books, rather, it is better to read many times selected books such as: the Bible, Plato, Tokidides […] and three or four of the latest generations’ authors”.
The letter is written and printed on official prime minister paper, with David Ben-Gurion’s handwritten signature.
[3] Leaves, 28 cm. Good condition. Folding marks over the leaves’ width.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 579

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Medal – 2nd Zionist Congress

Bronze medal, second Zionist congress. Paris, 1898.
Embossment on one side and on reverse side biblical quotation: “I shall take the people of Israel from amongst the nations… and bring them to their land”.
Feuchtwanger Catalog, item 764.
Diameter: 6.3 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 345

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Song of Songs – Ze’ev Raban – numbered and signed copy

Song of Songs, illustrated by Ze'ev Raban. Published by "HaSefer", Berlin, 1923. First Edition.
26 color illustrations, pasted to the pages of the book, the text of the Megillah is printed in the margins of the drawings.
Copy No.111 from an edition of 500 copies, printed on paper of exceptional quality and hand-bound in leather. Signed by Ze'ev Raban in Hebrew and English.
Presented in a fine cardboard box (produced by Besserman).
[28] Leaves, 34 cm. Good condition. Damages near book-spine.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 208

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Certificate in Honor of the Baron Joseph Ritter Von Wertheimer – Vienna, 1880

3Certificate in honor of Baron Joseph Ritter Von Wertheimer, from the Aurora Association. Vienna, 1880.
Certificate appointing Wertheimer as an honorary member in the Aurora Association - Der Humanitäts -Verein "Aurora".
Joseph Ritter von Wertheimer (1800-1887), descendant of a wealthy Jewish family in Vienna. Educator and founder of a chain of kindergartens. Established the first kindergarten in Vienna in 1830 as well as an association for rehabilitation of released prisoners and juvenile delinquents; was involved in the Jewish community affairs and one of the leaders of the struggle for civil rights to the Jews of Austria. In 1868 he was decorated by the emperor with a nobility title.
Lithographic printing of Certificate's frame, with gilded and red ink illustrations and decorations. Part of the certificate was written in artistic handwriting.
65.5X49.5 cm. Good condition. Significant tears to margins.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 528

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Protocols of the Beilis Trial, 1913

The protocols of the Beilis Trial, 5 volumes printed on a typewriter. Russian.
Menachem Mendel Beilis was accused of murdering a Ukrainian Christian child named Andrei Yushchinsky in April 1911, to prepare Passover matzot from his blood. Beilis was imprisoned by false testimony and his trial began in September 1913. On the background of "the murder" and the trial, an incitement campaign was organized against the Jews. After three years of imprisonment, Beilis was acquitted. In 1917, after the revolution, a committee of inquiry was established to investigate the case. Its findings proved that the government knew the true circumstances and staged the trial for anti-Semitism reasons.
5 volumes, 35 cm. Fair condition, Marks on the leaves. Foxing, loose and torn bindings.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 443

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Kolieb Family of Vienna – Collection of Documents and Synagogue Photograph

Kolieb family of Vienna collection of documents. Late 19th century – early 20th century.
Collection of personal documents, certificates and letters, related to David Leon Kolieb (1858-1913) and his son, Dr. Siegfried Kolieb of Vienna (both doctors, served the Austro-Hungarian army).
Collection includes amongst other items: decorated military discharge certificates granted to David by his army units; a photograph of David Leon Kolieb's tomb stone; a Ketubah of Vienna of the year 1885 for the marriage of David son of Aryeh Kolieb and Sarah Hendel; envelope with 20 greeting cards and calling cards, mostly of Jews; invitation to Siegfried's Bar Mitzvah, 1898 (later Siegfried became a doctor in Vienna); large photograph (38X28 cm) of the Great Synagogue of Vienna interior, and more documents.
More than 50 items, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 85

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Collection of Photographs – Israel, 1926-1927

Collection of photographs from Israel, Betty Strauss. 1926-1927.
172 photographs from a voyage to Israel. The majority of the photos are of Jerusalem; the city, streets, and culture within the walls and outside them (Me’ah She’arim neighborhood). As well, archeological and religious sites in Jerusalem and its vicinity (among them: Tomb of Rachel). Additional photos from Rechovot, Shfeya, Zichron Ya’akov and additional places. Two photographs from the inauguration ceremony of the Hebrew University.
Many photographs described in great detail (in German) and dated upon the reverse side. Some photographs autographed. Some divided on their reverse side to be used as a postcard.
Photographer Betty Strauss, native of Marburg, Germany, returned to Germany after her journey to Israel and eventually immigrated to Israel in the 1930's.
Average size: 8X11 cm. The majority of the photos are in good condition. Some of them are doubles. Arranged in a new album.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 546

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Postcards sent from Vienna to Theresienstadt, 1943

7 postcards sent by the Johann Israel Haim family of Vienna, to Mrs. Antonie Rothe in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, June-August 1943.
2 printed postcards, the others are handwritten. Personal matters, shipment of food parcels and worry for the welfare of the internee and her sister. No postage stamps (in the original) except one postcard. German.
10x15 cm. Fair condition. Stains, slightly torn.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 592

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Brass Vase – Alfred Salzmann

Decorative brass vase produced by Alfred Salzmann. Jerusalem, 1930’s (?).
Wide and heavy base, narrowing towards neck and narrowing again at opening. Engraved decorations in geometrical and plant patterns.
Signed on bottom: "Alfred Salzmann Jerusalem", Made in Jerusalem Palestine", "S 577”.
Alfred Salzmann, Jewish native of Austria, teacher at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and owner of a workshop in the Bak'a neighborhood (among the first Jewish builders of the neighborhood, during the 1920's).
Height: 18 cm. Good condition. Few stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 329

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Siegmund Forst – Signed and Numbered Woodcuts

7 woodcuts signed in pencil by artist Siegmund Forst and numbered.
Mizrach; Jonah inside the Fish; Hanukkah; the Rabbi's Table; the Rabbi and his Hassidim; MiShenichnass Adar Marbim beSimcha; Death of the Saints. Most are described in pencil.
Forst was born in Vienna in 1904. Studied in Kunstakademie – Arts' Academy of Vienna. In 1939 he left for Hamburg and then continued to the U.S. where he devoted himself to letter-design and calligraphy. He published an illustrated Haggadah for Passover, illustrated a children's book (using his Hebrew name, Asher Forst). Was very involved in the Jewish traditions and festivals. An exhibition of his works was displayed in Yeshiva University in 1997.
See: Siegmund Forst – a Lifetime in Arts and Letters, Yeshiva University Museum Publshing, 1997.
Varying sizes, all in good condition save one, stained.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 311

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Five Textbooks – Romania

Yiddish textbooks in several subjects for grade and high schools, some are illustrated:
1. Alim, reading texts for third and fourth grades, A. Y. Risfler. Bucharest, 1944.
2. Hebrew, David Feivush (together with Z. Be'eri and P. N. Glick). Bucharest, 1943.
3. Gil, language and literature textbook, by Yochanan Ya'akobov. Bucharest, 1946.
4. Lernbuch for Yiddish. "Ikuf" Publishing. Bucharest, 1946.
5. Yiddishe Shprach Leinbuch. [Bucharest], 1956. Verse in tribute to the Romanian Republic is included at the beginning.
Varying sizes, fair condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 375

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Non-traditional Haggadah – Hebrew and Dutch

[Passover Haggadah. Holland, 1940's]. Without any note of origin or year of printing.
Non-traditional Haggadah, typewritten and stenciled, with simple illustrations. Integrates a little of the traditional version and quotes from the sources with modern poems and readings. Hebrew and Dutch (at the beginning one page opposite another, afterwards, in non-consistent order). Part of the pages are blank.
34 pages (including 3 empty pages), 22 cm. Fair condition. Dry and very brittle paper. Detached leaves. Tears to the margins of a number of leaves. Professionally restored, in a new fabric cover and cardboard box.
Bibliographically unknown. Probably, it was printed immediately after the Holocaust.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 344

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Jerusalem – Oil Painting

View of the Old City, Jerusalem, signed oil painting [Russian signature, M. Sogorov / Soborov].
60x30 cm. In handsome frame 93x63 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 430

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Regulations and Taxes in Frankfurt – Kosher Shechita (Ritual Slaughter) Tax

1. Tax Rolle Des Fleisch Ambts. [Frankfurt am Main, 18th century].
List of tax on Shechita, details of taxes imposed on butchers for each type of animal.
Separate details for six Jewish Shochatim (ritual slaughterers) in the city, weekly tax for Jewish shochatim, tax "for a kosher ox from Hungary or Poland, slaughtered in the winter months for home use" and additional taxes. German.
[2] Pages, 29.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Tax-Ordnung oder Rolle des Löbl. Rechenen-Ambts. [Frankfurt am Main, 1727?]. A list of taxes on behalf of the municipal finance ministry. Amongst them are details of taxes imposed on Jews that register for marriage in the municipality: "A pair of married Jews, if both are local, they must pay 2 gold guilders / in addition for the clerk and the servant together 1 florin / in addition for the judge and the person who registers the certificate 15 kroizer". Taxes for a Jewish couple that were married and registered as citizens, tax for renewal of permit as well as taxes for non-Jewish citizens. German.
[4] Pages, 30 cm. Good condition, foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 477

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Manuscript – Inauguration of the Great Synagogue – Budapest, 1859

Handwritten pamphlet. Budapest, 6.9.1859.
Handwritten description of the inauguration of the new synagogue for the Pesth Theresienstadt community. It enumerates the 24 members of the Community Council and 25 members of the synagogues Building Committee and includes a history of the community established in 1804. Also described are the prayer services conducted in private homes until the Chessed Ne’urim Synagogue was completed in 1828. In 1841, when the number of members increased, land was purchased for the construction of a new synagogue (adjoining the hospital, established two years earlier). The document details the construction process, mentioning everyone involved: architects, engineer, various craftsmen and donors, all who assisted in the project. It ends with a list of the Austro-Hungarian Government and local officials who participated in the dedication ceremony.
German.
11, [1] written pages, 34 cm. Good condition. Fold along length of booklet, fine, fragile paper, and slight tears on margins.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 20

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The Archives of the Establishment of the Ruchama Settlement in the Negev – The She’erit Israel Association

A collection of letters, documents, printed pages and postcards connected to the establishment of the settlement Ruchama (Jammama) in the Negev, from the archives of Abraham Kaminer Volkovsky, one of the heads of the She’erit Israel Association and one of the settlement’s founders. 1911 until the 1940s.
Most of the archives contain original material from the time of the establishment of the settlement (second decade of the 20th century), postcards that were sent to Abraham Kaminer, list of the names of the first settlers, demands of payment, information on the development of the settlement, building structures, agriculture etc. Includes letters and postcards from " the Association for Purchase of Land" of Bialistok, the" She’erit Israel Association" in Moscow, The Neta’im Association, Arthur Rupin and other organizations and people.
The archives include a number of letters from the 1940s, regarding Kaminer family’s claim on the dismantling of the lands of Ruchama and inheritance rights and land ownership.
The settlement Ruchama was established in 1911 by the " She’erit Israel Association" of Moscow and was the first of the settlements in the Negev in the new era. In the beginning, the settlement was called Jammama after an Arab village in the vicinity.
C. 50 items, varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 43

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Maps of Israel – Two Bibliographic Books – Wajntraub and Laor

1. Maps of the Holy Land, Eran Laor. Alan R. Liss Inc, New York, 1986.
Bibliography of c. 1170 maps printed between 1475 and 1900, from the collection of Eran Laor. English.
201 pages, 26X31 cm. Good condition.
2. Hebrew Maps of the Holy Land, E. & G. Wajntraub. Vienna, 1992.
A study focusing and inspecting ancient Hebrew maps and their connection to Jewish sources. 104 photographed maps from 1233 until the 20th century. English.
XXI, 277 pages, 28 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 162

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Synagogues Throughout Europe

15 postcards with illustrations or photographs of European synagogues. Including pictures of synagogues from the cities:
Üdvözlet Köszegröl, Hungary; Charlos Sur Marne, France; Ostrow; Arlon, Belgium; St. Petersbourg; Besancon; Temesvár, Hungary; Grajewo, Poland; Częstochowa; Chemnitz (Germany); Łask, and more.
Various conditions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 131

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The Hebrew Legion – Four Photographs – Ben Dov – Trumpeldor

4 photographed postcards (Real Photo) – The Hebrew Legion:
1. Photograph of Joseph Trumpeldor.
2. Group photograph, July 3, 1917. Soldiers, in the center of the photograph Ze'ev Jabotinsky can be identified; below him is a flag with a Star of David, a British flag and the writing The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon".
3-4. The rabbi is speaking to the Hebrew soldiers after the reading of the Torah on Shabbat, 1919 [by the photographer Ya'akov Ben-Dov?]. On the back of the postcard "Battalion Kalei HaMelech 38" is mentioned, and the name of the rabbi, Rabbi Flam.
Fair-good condition. Stains, few creases.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 101

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Photograph Album – Gift of Keren HaYessod, 1950’s

Israel Development Prob[l]ems, 43 quality black and white photographs within an album, a gift of Keren HaYessod. Israel, c. 1952.
Aerial photograph of the Old City in Jerusalem; streets of the new Jerusalem; Independence Day parade; Negev mountains and the placing of water mains in the Negev; fishing; packaging house of lemons; harvesting of grapes; factories; special title page: Israel’s most severe difficulties: a population of 600,000 absorbs 750,000 new immigrants, photographs from the transit camps; public labor, treatment of the ill, orphans and more.
The caption and photograph descriptions are written in artistic handwriting, in English.
Photographs of varying sizes, album 25.5X23 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 136

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Jerusalem – Postcard Collection

86 postcards, most of various sites in Jerusalem – Jaffa Gate, The Tower of David from different angles and periods of time, The Temple Mount etc. 16 published by Y. Ben Dov, one made by Meir Gur Aryeh and one by E. M. Lilien.
Various conditions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 96

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Zoltan Kluger – Aerial Photograph

5 aerial photographs, Tel-Aviv, coastal plain and the Sharon area, [by photographer Zoltan Kluger, end of the 1930's].
High quality aerial photographs of the city of Tel-Aviv and the Yarkon river estuary, the coastal plain and the Sharon area. Four overlooking the west, one overlooking the east. Not signed.
Between the years 1936-1939, photographer Kluger took approximately one thousand aerial photographs for Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael [JNF] and Keren HaYessod. These photographs served IDF at its outset.
28.5X23 cm. Good condition. Slight damage to first photograph. Placed within a damaged cloth album with stained pages.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 130

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Ben-Dov – Settlements (Moshavot) – postcards booklet

The Jewish settlements in the Land of Israel, a postcards booklets published by Ya'akov Ben-Dov, Jerusalem.
Originally holds 20 postcards (Postcard no. 9 is missing) with photographs of Hebrew settlements, including: Rishon Letzion, Degania, Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Ben Shemen, Ekron etc. The title page of the booklet is designed by Ze'ev Raban.
[19] Postcards. Good condition. Foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 547

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Ha-Brycha, 1945-1948

In the Path of Suffering to the Homeland. Published by “Ha-Brycha”, 1945-1948.
Importent book with many photographs which document the European Jews massive illegal emigrations from countries that were freed by the Red Army to the shores of the Mediterranean sea, and from there to the Land of Israel through the boats of the Ma’apilim [illegal immigrants]. Parts of the book are dedicated to the journey of the children and the orphans who walked through the paths of the escape, while another part of the book documents the journey and capture of the Exodus. Comes with explanations and verses from the Bible in three languages: Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
Foreword by [Ephraim] Dekel, select member of the "Haganah" and among the instigators of the “Brycha”.
[104] Leaves, 34 X 25 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 612

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Scroll of Esther

Handwritten Scroll of Esther, scrolled on a handle made of white bakelite.
The scroll is sewn to two types of fabric, scrolled on a fine white-ivory color bakelite handle, with various decorations.
Height: 46 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 314

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Lotto Game board – Barlevy, 1950’s

Game board [settlements in Israel lotto game?]. Colored lithograph print, Benjamin Barlevy Publishing, Tel Aviv, early 1950's.
The board depicts pictures of the settlements of Chomah and Migdal, communal settlements (kibbutzim) and towns, water-towers, factories etc. alongside illustrations of antique coins.
69.5x50 cm. Fair condition. Stained, fold-line along center of board, professionally restored damage.
Does not appear in "Journey through the Land – games from the store of Mr. Barlevy" (David Tartakover), published by the Israel Museum, 1999.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 549

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Our Destruction in Photographs – Bergen Belsen, 1946

Our destruction in photographs, compiled by Rafael Olavsky, Paul Trepman and David Rosenthal. Published by The Central Committee for Liberated Jews in the British Region, Bergen Belsen, December 1946. An important, rare, photographed documentary, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich until the liberation from the death camps. Contains 115 black and white photographs, including photographs from the ghettos, aktzias (actions) and selektzias (roundups). Yiddish, Hebrew, English and German.38 leaves, 37X30 cm. Good condition, newly bound with hard cover, original cover pasted on it. Ex Libris, library stamps.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 264

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A Jewish Iconography – Luxurious Signed Copy

A Jewish Iconography, Alfred Rubens. Published by The Jewish Museum, London, 1954.
A book which includes bibliographical records of the engravings and portraits collection of Reubens with numerous pictures from the collection, including many Jewish figures’ engravings with Hebrew description.
Alfred Rubens (1903-1998) – collector and historian. Directed the London Jewish Museum between 1958 and 1983.
Printed in 500 exemplars. Dedicated and signed by Rubens to the ambassador of Israel.
XVI, 160 pages, [45] plates. 25 cm. Semi-parchment binding. Very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 424

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Jewish Taxes –Frankfurt am Main City Council Regulations, 1726

Resolutiones und Mandata. Frankfurt am Main, 1726.
City council and citizens of Frankfurt am Main regulations and decisions of January 24, 1726.
Amongst the regulations are details of taxes imposed on the Jews: property taxes, inhabitance permits (protection fees), residence tax, garden tax, wine tax, tax on night lodging (of strangers), tax for permit renewal. German, with handwritten additions on a number of leaves.
[1], 30, [10] pages, 31.5cm. Good condition, foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 180

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Jewish Images from Eastern and Central Europe

15 postcards which portray Jewish figures from Eastern and Central Europe. Among them:
Jew from Baranowitz; “Chacham Talmud”, Chernowitz; Jewish children from Hungary; Russian Jews near a frozen pool of water; Jews in Stanislev; Russian Jews digging; rabbi with his disciples in Poland; Jews praying; Jew drawing water from the well; Jewish Polish figure; and more.
Various conditions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 255

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Benno Rothenberg – Novel and Letter to Thomas Mann

[One Man and his Journey Back Home], by Benno Rothenberg. [Germany], 1939.
A typewritten novel by Benno Rothenberg. The novel is about human nature and spirit (pseudo-psychology research). Based on a lecture given allegedly by an expert called Dr. K. in Germany. Rothenberg attempts to gather information about that Dr. K., he then accompanies him through the town streets, describes their conversations, feelings, discussions about ethics, human relationships and more.
A letter by Rothenberg to the writer Thomas Mann asking him to print his novel in the "Mass und Wert" journal is enclosed.
Benno Rothenberg, native of Frankfurt, 1914, Israeli photographer and archeologist.
60 typewritten pages.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 586

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Medal – HaGibor – Czechoslovakia

Medal of a swimmer – “HaGibor" [The Hero], Czechoslovakia. Silver.
“HaGibor” – A Jewish sports group. On the swimmer's hat and next to him Stars of David appear. At the bottom, an etching in Czech "10 years of creative work". Stamps of manufacturer and quality of silver. Placed within loose frame.
20X14.5 cm. [including the frame]. Condition of medal is good. condition of plaque - fair.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 117

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Chinese Jewry – Photograph Album – Japanese Detention Camp

326 photographs arranged in an album. Shanghai, 1940's [also includes earlier photographs which were possibly not taken in China].
During and after World War II, approximately 20,000 Jewish refugees emigrated from Europe and settled mainly in Shanghai. After the conquest of Shanghai by Japan, during the war, Jews, Chinese clerks and many citizens with foreign citizenship were captured and placed in civilian concentration camps of the Japanese army.
In the following album, 66 photographs described as “Ash Camp” appear, 1945. Apparently, this camp was situated in Shanghai itself and as appears from the album, the living conditions were reasonable. The photographs portray long lines for the distribution of coupons, many detainees, and a feeling of the way of life of Jewish Family members and their friends at the camp.
Average size 8.5X6 cm, some are smaller, good condition. 25 cm. album in fair condition, partially torn.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 576

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Photograph Album – She’erit Ha-Pleita in Germany

33 photographs of an activist in one of She'erit Ha-Pleita organizations in Germany, 1946-1949.
In the photographs he is seen speaking at a number of assemblies, amongst them at the She'erit Ha-Pleita Congress in Bad Reichenhall. Additional photographs are from Munich, Farenwald, Gottingen and Bad Wörishofen. Amongst them are a number of large photographs.
The collection includes 34 photographs after immigration to Israel, some photographs are of a nursing course and other medical courses. A number of large photographs, many photographs are in the format of a postcard.
Total of 67 photographs, varied size, good to very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 203

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Collection of Independence Day Posters, 1968-2004

345 posters for Independence Day, various designers. Governmental publishing, 1964-2004.
Independence Day posters are printed yearly in honor of the holiday. The topic of the poster changes annually. Contest is conducted among the designers, and the winning design appears in the poster.
Sequential collection of 36 years (some of the posters are duplicates).
Various sizes and conditions, majority of posters in good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 545

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Letters from Dr. Chaim Tartakover – Vienna, 1939

11 letters from Dr. Chaim Tartakover, Director of the Eretz-Israel Office of the Jewish Agency and Director of the Jewish National Fund in Vienna, May-October 1939.
Printed letters concerning Nazi Laws that forced Jews to pay taxes on assets sold before emigrating from the "Reich", on property sales and equity taxes to the Austrian authorities.
Varying size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 397

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Collection of Music Scores in Booklets with Pictures – New York, 1897-1920

98 Booklets of score-sheets. Hebrew Publishing, New York, 1897-1920.
Each booklet contains music scores for one composition or more. Included in the compositions: HaTikvah, Der Yiddische Treuer March (dedicated to those massacred in the Russian pogroms) by Perlmutter Wohl, Mashiach ben David by Solomon Smul, Shema Yisrael, Mein America (My America) and more. Most of the title pages are illustrated or with photographs, some in color.
Various sizes. The majority are in good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 589

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State of Israel Coins, 1949-1950

Pack of coins minted in Israel during the years 1949-1950.
One 25 Mil coin and coins valuing 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250 (2 coins), 500 – Pruta.
A total of ten coins in mint condition. The coins are presented within a blue plastic case with a transparent cover.
17.5x10.5 cm. Very good condition, stains upon case.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 291

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Otzar Beduyey HaShem – Vienna, 1933 – Numbered Edition

Otzar Beduyey HaShem, Index of pen-names in Hebrew literature, Shaul Chajes. Vienna, 1933. First edition.
An edition of 250 numbered copies was printed, this copy is number 107. On back cover is embossed a decoration by the artist Uriel Birnbaum.
XIV, 335, 1, 10, [5], 66 pages. 24 cm. Very good condition. Stains to edges of leaves. Forsatz (inner side of binding) not original.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 410

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Collection of Methods of Payment – Grocery Stores

182 methods of payment that were used instead of money for buying food in the grocery stores and in organizations.
Includes a very wide variety of bodies that printed "notes" for their use: communal associations, dairy products plants, grocery stores, consumer associations, restaurants, the Jewish Agency, IDF, soldiers' organizations, Chassidic communities, HaMashbir etc.
Items from the Ottoman period, the British Mandate and The State of Israel.
A collection rare in its scope and quality.
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 5

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Delegate Card – The 9th Congress in Hamburg, 1909

Delegeitenkarte [delegate card], The 9th Zionist Congress in Hamburg, December 26-30, 1909.
Delegate card for a representative from Kolomyia (Ukraine).
[2] pages, 11X17 cm. Good condition. Few stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 613

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Two Records with Printed Illustrations

1. Svet Geshen / Vi Ehin Zol Ich Gein, record by Ben Baruch. France, the 1950's(?). On one side of the record the picture of the singer Ben Baruch, and on verso a picture of a group of young people waving flags of Israel on the seashore.
2. Zei Gezunt Mama / Yisrael, record by S. Berland. France, the 1950's(?). Sketch of a tree; in the background an agricultural settlement and a water tower. On verso an illustration of the map of Israel, in the center – a candelabrum surrounded by illustrations of industry, settlements, mountains, lighthouse and a ship.
Diameter: 29.5 cm; 25 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 221

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Chaim Nachman Bialik – Letter Ya’akov Fichman, 1915

Handwritten postcard by Chaim Nachman Bialik, addressed to Ya'akov Fichman, 20.7.1915.
In the postcard, Bialik writes about his imminent visit to Odessa, ten days from then, in order to arrange a meeting with Fichman about a book they both intend to publish. Bialik also writes: “I am here, resting a bit, copying a story and I have also written two poems”. Russian.
Fair condition, stains, post stamps.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 207

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Collection of Ex-Libris – Lilien, Budko, Struck, Raban

38 Jewish Ex-Libris by the artists E. M. Lilien, Joseph Budko, Hermann Struck and Ze’ev Raban.
Four of the Ex-Libris are designed by Budko and signed in his handwriting in pencil.
Various sizes, very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 321

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Yochanan Simon –Illustration of a Man and his Son loading a Water Barrel.

Yochanan Simon, illustration of a man and his son loading a water barrel on to a donkey's back.
17x14 cm. Good condition. Pasted to paper.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 247

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Rabbi Kook – Two Letters

Rbbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, 2 letters bearing his signature.
1. [English] letter confirming that Yitzchak Mirkin is in fact a Rabbi. Jerusalem, 1924. Rabbi Kook’s English signature appears on that letter. The authenticity of Rabbi Kook’s signature is attested by a signed confirmation in the letter’s margins from American Consul in Palestine Oscar S. Heizer.
2. Letter to the Jewish Agency, hand signed and stamped [by Rabbi Kook]. Jerusalem, 1935.
28 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, filing holes.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 290

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Lexicon of Yiddish Literature and Press

Lexicon fun der yiddisher literature, prese un filologye [lexicon of literature, press and philology], by Zalman Reisen. Vilna, 1928-1929. Four volumes.
Comprehensive lexicon of Yiddish writers and poets, including their biographies and photographs. The owner added in a few spots newspapers clippings with additional information about the writers. Each page divided into two columns.
1288; 1044; 796; 912 columns, 25 cm. Books in good condition. Original bindings, decorated, damaged, with tears.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 611

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Hassid – Bronze Sculpture

Chosid [Hassid], bronze sculpture by artist I.W. Wilsker.
Image of a Jewish Hassid dressed with a long cloak, one of his hands positioned behind his back and second hand pulling his beard, he is wearing a round brimmed hat.
Attached to a massive wooden base with two plates with the name of the sculpture and the name of the artist.
Height of sculpture: 27.5 cm. Height of base: 12 cm. Good condition. White paint stains. Wood and plates worn and stained.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 548

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The Vanished World

The Vanished World, Book with many Photographs, edited by Raphael Abramovich, New-York, 1947.Includes photographs of Jewish Communities in East Europe, photographs of many Synagogues, streets, stores, people and everyday life. photographs divided in 2 parts: Jewish cities and Jewish people. Potographs are presenting the pleasant days of the Jews in Eat Europe before the Holocaust. Cover illustrated by Shlomo Yudovin. Yiddish and English. 575, [9] pages, 20.5x27 cm. Good condition. Few Stains, Binding is slightly loose.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 337

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Chad Gadya – Menachem Birnbaum – Berlin, 1920Chad Gadya – Menachem Birnbaum – Berlin, 1920

Chad Gadjo [Chad Gadya] – illustrations by Menachem Birnbaum. Published by Welt-Verlag, Berlin, 1920.
Stunning illustrations of the text of "Chad Gadya", by Menachem Birnbaum.
Quality color print on thick paper. The text is in Hebrew and German.
[15] Leaves, 29 cm. Good condition. Bound by two cardboard sheets tied together with four strings, in cardboard package. Two strings have snapped. Packaging is worn and stained.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 541

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Unzer Schprach – Iaşi, 1941 – Forged Place of Printing

Unzer Schprach – for learning Yiddish, arranged according to the alphabet, [Iaşi, 1941].
This booklet was printed underground in the middle of the holocaust in the city of Iaşi in Romania, by Eliezer Frankel, a Yiddish teacher in the local Ort school. As a camouflage, the place and time of printing is noted as "Warsaw 1932". See attached material from Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Romania.
[17] Leaves. 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains, inscriptions in pen and pencil, detached leaves and wear.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 297

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Sefer HaDevarim – Bialik / Tom Seidmann-Freud

Sefer Hadevarim, sixteen poems by C. N. Bialik, and sixteen pictures by Tom Seidmann-Freud. Published by "Ophir", Jerusalem-Berlin, 1922.
First book to be published by "Ophir" Publishing House, belonging to Chaim Nachman Bialik, Ya'akov Seidmann and Tom Seidmann-Freud. One of the first books to emphasize the importance of illustration in children's literature, featuring the distinctive yet remarkable drawings made by Seidmann-Freud (1892-1930), Viennese-born artist, illustrator and author.
[18] pages, 21x21.5 cm. Poor condition, Stains, slightly torn. Worn binding, torn and stained.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 596

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Printed Table Cloths – Monsohn, Lunz, Friedman – Jerusalem

1. "LeShanah HaBa'ah BeYerushalayim – Lichvod Chag HaMatzot", A. L. Monsohn Printing Press, Jerusalem. Kidush LeYom Tov and decorations of plants and animals. Drawings of Jerusalem, Hebron Tiberius and Safed.
2. "Lichvod Shabbat VeYom Tov", Lunz Printing Press. Temple Mount, Tombs of the Righteous. Drawing of Hebron and Nablus. Illustrations of lions and other animals.
3. "Lichvod Shabat VeYom Tov", Book Store Mendel Friedman and Associates Printing Press, Jerusalem. Shabbat Kiddush and blessings; large drawing of the Western Wall; Rachel's Tomb, Jerusalem and Safed – in the corners.
Average size: 47X53 cm. Good condition. Borders of cloth unraveled.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 319

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Yochanan Simon – Illustration of Two Youths and Flag

Yochanan Simon, illustration of two youths raising the flag of Israel. A water tower and houses on a hill, flying Israeli flags are visible in the background.
21x14.5 cm. Good condition. Lightly stained. Pasted to paper.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 330

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An 18th Century Jewish Wedding – Painted Woodcut

18th Century Jewish Wedding, woodcut by Hungarian artist Nandor Vidai Brenner (1903-1944), painted by Jacob Max Oppenheim.
Pencil signature of the artist in lower section
44x35 cm., in damaged frame 51x41cm. Fair condition. Stains, lower part damaged from damp.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 181

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Jewish Cemeteries

8 postcards with photographs of Jewish cemeteries:
Brest-Litowsk – two different postcards; Friedrichstadt, Germany; Lida; Baranowitz; cemetery near Łódź, and more.
Various conditions, mainly good. Some slightly stained.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 320

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Yochanan Simon – Illustration of Tree Trunk and Workers.

Yochanan Simon, illustration of pruned tree trunk with birds above it. Beneath the illustration: two strips depicting laborers: shepherd, driver, builder and more.
16.5x15 cm.; 2 strips 16x2.5 cm. Good condition. Pasted to paper. Slightly stained and creased.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 1

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Postcard – First Zionist Congress

A souvenir postcard, the first Zionist Congress in Basel. Printed in Galati, Romania, 1898. Portraits of Dr. Herzl, Dr. Nordau, Dr. Karpel Lipa and Samuel Pineles. Sent by post on September 1898. A New Year blessing, handwritten and signed by Pineles. Fair condition. Tears and stains, missing corner. Recipient address on reverse side.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 178

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Jewish Neighborhoods and Streets in Europe

11 postcards portraying Jewish neighborhoods or regions in Europe. Some of the postcards are photographed (Real Photo). Among the places portrayed in the postcards:
Iwanowo, Russia; Prague Ghetto; Weinhein; Nowogrodek, Belarus; Wilna; Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland; and more. One of the postcards appears in duplicate.
One postcard undivided. Varying condition, good.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 185

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New Year Cards – Wiener Werkstate

3 New Year cards, produced by the Viennese workshop – Wiener Werkstate, Austria.
Unused. Very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 97

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Mandovski – Collection of Photographs, 1940’s

24 photographs by Adolph Mandovski and his son, Gideon Mandovski. Northern part of Israel, 1940's.
Some of the photographs are described on their reverse side: “Shveitzaria” by Beit Oren; workshop in Eilon [Kibbutz]; Yechiam; Kfar-Giladi; Carmel Forests; Naharia Coast; and more.
Some are signed upon their reverse side: Adolph Mandovski, upon one photograph, in pencil – Gideon Mandovski.
Gideon Mandovski (1925-1948) son of Adloph. Native of Opole, Germany, immigrated to Israel in the year 1939 and completed his studies in Mikveh Israel. Served in the Notrim unit and was killed in the War of Independence in the Ramat-Yochanan battle.
18X13 cm. Good condition. Few stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 236

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Rehavam Ze’evi – Interesting Letter, 1966

Rehavam Ze’evi (Gandhi), handwritten letter on official General Headquarters letter paper. Addressed to a friend in Paris, July 1966.
The letter begins with the following: “I have now returned from the North after we have fought against the Syrians like never before: we discovered all of their heavy mechanical equipment…”. Ze’evi concludes his letter saying: “Regards to Paris’s young women. Yours, Rehavam”.
[1] page, 16.5 X 20 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 332

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Eretz HaZvi – Drawings of Eretz Israel, 1929

Eretz Hazvi, Aharon Halevi. "Ayalah" Publishing by Dvir, Jerusalem, 1929. Foreword by Yitzhak ben Avraham Katz.
A dozen drawings of Israel's landscapes associating them to appropriate verses from the Bible, by Aharon Halevi (about him – see previous item).
[2], 12 pages. Appears in the Bibliography Institute CD with an additional [1] folded page, 39 cm. Thick quality paper. Good condition. Slight foxing on page margins. Uncut sheets of paper. Small tears and creases on edges of cover.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 354

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Photographed Catalogue – Jewelry Store, Palestine

19 photographs with tens pictures of brooches, earrings, pendants and chains made in Palestine. Many of them produced by "Bezalel" or in "Bezalel" style.
17x10.5 cm. on average. Very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 333

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Abraham Walkowitz – Jew with Torah Scroll, 1901

Abraham Walkowitz, drawing of Jewish figure with Torah scroll, Ink on paper. [U.S.], signed by hand and dated, 1901.
Walkowitz (1878-1965), American painter, amongst the pioneers of 20th Century Modern Art. For more information: see enclosed material.
22x14.5 cm., framed 39.5x29 cm. Good condition. Slight damage to center of illustration.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 184

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Shanna Tova Postcards – Wiener Werkstate

3 Shanna Tova postcards, "Viennese workshop" – Wiener Werkstate. Colorful, printed in Austria.
The postcards produced by the "Viennese Workshop" printed from 1907- 1918, were designed by the best designers of those times and are considered the most impressive and important art nouveau postcards.
Unused, very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 312

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Two Chess Manuals

1. Sehok ha-Shakh, Joseph Yehudah Leib Zassnicz. Vilna, 1879. "explaining his tactics by the general rules and their details… strategy and maneuvers…". Hebrew.
102, VII leaves. Fair condition. Foxing, folding board missing.
2. Delices Royales ou Le Jeu Des Echecs, Leon Hollaenderski. Paris, 1864. History of the chess game and its principles, with excerpts from writings of Rabbi Abraham Iben- Ezra and Rabbi [Gedaliah] Iben-Yachye. French.
[14], 68, [4] leaves, 19 cm. Good condition. Foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 259

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Ephraim Taubenhaus Archive

Ephraim Taubenhaus archive. Include: letters, letters copies, postcards, speeches and essays drafts, invitations to various events, greeting cards and more.
Letters from many authors and public figures from Israel and the world addressed to him, among whom: Gershom Scholem, David Tidhar, Avraham Sharon, S. Ernst, Avraham Rivlin, Getzel Kressel, Tzvi HaRechavi, Israel Reichert, Professor Herman Zondek, Shabtai Levi, Nachum Slouschz. The archive also includes an article about Bialik’s first visit to Eretz Israel, and more.
Ephraim Taubenhaus (1905-1983), was born in Safed and later lived in Haifa. Journalist, Mizrahi figure, prolific writer involved in various domains.
Over 250 items. Varying sizes and conditions.
Rich and diverse collection, wasn’t checked thoroughly.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 14

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Poster – Herzl’s Vision – State of Israel

Commemoration of Herzl's Vision: Founding of The State of Israel. "If I forget Jerusalem I will forget my right hand". May 15. 1948. [South Africa? 1948].
Portraits of Herzl, Chaim Weizmann and David Ben-Gurion.
Poster: 28x33 cm, Glued on cardboard: 38x46 cm. Very good condition. Margins of cardboard are somewhat browned.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 409

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A Collection of Travel Tickets

85 travel tickets by public transportation, most until 1950.
A varied and special collection of tickets, bus cards, travel certificates, military travel tickets, travel tickets to special events and tickets for organizations (Gdud HaAvoda, the Jewish Institute for the Blind). Some are rare.
Includes the following travel companies: Egged, Chever, Sherut Yael, Hamekasher, Aryeh, The Blue Duck, Har HaCarmel Service, Aviv, Kesher etc.
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 272

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Arthur Aronymus – Else Lasker Schuler

Arthur Aronymus, die geschichte meines vaters, Else Lasker Schüler [Arthur Aronymus – the Story of My Father]. Rowholt publishing, Berlin, 1932.
A story with autobiographical themes, which engages in Jewish-Christian relationships. The story works as a play as well, and was first featured as such in Switzerland in 1936.
74 pages, 18 cm. Good condition. With original, slightly torn paper cover (rare).

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Auction 11 Lot Number 464

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Handwritten Humorous Haggadah – Germany, 1931

HAGAnoveDA manuscript – "Semi-Haggadah of Passover". Koenigsberg (Germany), 1931.
Humoristic-satiric Haggadah handwritten by Margaret Cohen of Koenigsberg, for use by the girls in the Koenigsberg or Breslau orphanage.
The contents, written with much humor, imitates the manner of speech of the institute's teachers and care givers, accompanied by photographs of people's heads, named "Rabbis". The headmaster is named "Pharaoh". Many pastings of newspaper clippings. On last page appears a parody on "Chad Gadya". German.
Unique and interesting item.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 187

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Shanna Tova Postcards

13 various Shanna Tova postcards. Various publications and prints.
Some colorful and some black and white. Illustrations of Jewish soldiers praying; family; Elijah ascending to heaven; Tablets of the Ten Commandments, and more.
9 postmarked, various conditions. Some stained.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 177

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Jewish Lifestyle

12 postcards portraying the lifestyle of European Jewry.
Image of Polish Jew, blessing of the rabbi, Chuppa, Shabbat evening, Lulavim, synagogue, “Shivat Ish Milchama”, and more.
Illustrations by Maurycy Gottlieb, Oppenheim and additional artists.
10 postcards undivided. Good condition. Some stained.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 295

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Al’dos Guts – Illustrations by Arthur Szyk – Warsaw, 1922

Al'dos guts – mayselekh for kinder, Moshe Broderson. Kultur-Lige Publishing, Warsaw, 1922.
An illustration by Arthur Szyk on the cover. Within the booklet appear 20 additional illustrations.
90, [4] pages, 22 cm. Poor condition. Dry and fragile paper. Many tears. Parts of the cover and some of the book leaves are missing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 498

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Art Periodicals – Yiddish – New York, 1912-1916

1. Der Yidisher Kunst Fraynd, edited by Kalman Marmor. Chicago, February-March 1916.
Jewish art periodical, issues number 7, 8, 9-10. It seems that the periodical was discontinued after issue number 10. Chrome paper. Yiddish.
2. Di Literarishe Welt. Edited by Avraham Raizen. New-York, December 1912- March 1913.
Weekly journal for literature, art and society. Issues 1-15 (missing issues 5, 8-10). The journal was probably discontinued.
Issues of both magazines are bound together, 30 cm. Fair-good condition. Few tears, creases and foxing stains.
Not mentioned by Goldman.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 530

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Anti-Semitic Illustrations – “Kohn” Lexicon – Vienna, 1904

Kohn Lexikon. Beim Kikeriki Publications, Vienna, [1904].
“Kohn” lexicon. Each page contains an anti-Semitic caricature and a word composed of a combination of Kohn and another word, for example concert is Kohn and zehrt (gorging Jew). German.
26 pages, 21 cm. Good condition. Damaged binding.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 584

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Inauguration of Synagogue in Buenos Aires

Silver-plated medal. Argentina, 1927.
On one side “inaguracion del 'gran templo' israelita 25-9-1927 b. aires" and a Star of David. On verso, embossment of facade of synagogue in Buenos Aires.
Good condition, crack in link for chain.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 521

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Medicine – Buenos Aires, 1935-1936

"Mein Doctor – Chodesh zhurnal far populerer medizin un higyene" [My doctor – monthly journal for medicine and hygiene]. Buenos Aires, 1935-1936.
9 Consecutive issues of a medical-popular journal in Yiddish. Starting with the first issue, August 1935, to April 1936 issue.
9 Issues. 27 cm. Good condition, except for one issue with tears.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 169

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Assortment of Jewish Postcards

1. Chernowitz – theater and Jewish community center. David Gross Publishing, Chernowitz.
2. Jewish District Hospital in Dorohoi, Romaina.
3. Photographed postcard (Real Photo), tombstone “for our brothers who perished here far from their homes and families”.
4. Illustrated postcard with the speech of the heir to the throne of Chernowitz to the Jews. Printed in Vienna.
5. Postcard of Yavniel settlement. B. Ruchimowitz Publishing, Jaffa.
6. Photographed postcard (Real Photo), black and white photograph of a structure.
Two postcards postmarked. Fair-good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 122

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Colorful Lithographic Printed Postcards – Jerusalem

1. Postcard with illustrations of “Sha’arei Pina”, “Nachalat Zion”, “Batei Ungarin”, and more. Zvi Kodesh Publishing.
2. Postcard with illustrations of “Batei Mazkeret Moshe”, “Batei Ohel Moshe” and “Batei Zichron Tuvia”. Zvi Kodesh Publishing.
3. Postcard with illustrations of “Yemin Moshe”, “Nachalat Shiv'a” and other neighborhoods. Zvi Kodesh Publishing.
4. Souvenir de Jerusalem postcard, with illustrations of the Old City and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
The four postcards are undivided. Postcards 1-3 printed in Monsohn Printing, Jerusalem. Pencil writings on reverse side of postcards 2-3. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 16

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Jewish Almanac Published by the JNF – Prague, 1925-1931

Judischer Almanach [Jewish almanac]. 7 consecutive booklets published by the JNF, Prague, 1925-1931.
All the booklets include a calendar, articles about The Land of Israel. Photographs of Jewish leaders and men of spirit, pictures of The Land of Israel, Judaica artifacts etc.
18 cm; 21.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing, few tears.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 380

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Kibbutz Gárdos – Two Haggadot

Passover Haggadah. [Kibbutz Gárdos], 1950; one has no note of year of printing.
Two non-traditional Haggadot, lithographic printing, with many illustrations and decorations. Contains sections of the traditional version alongside readings and poems, the founding story of the kibbutz, its members and their immigration to Israel, etc.
Kibbutz Farod was originally named Kibbutz Gárdos after Joseph Gárdos, who founded in Hungary the group that established the kibbutz.
[17]; [20] Leaves. 24.5 cm; 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, damage to covers.
Not mentioned in Haggadot Kibbutziot by Natan Shteiner.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 22

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Entrance Permits to Palestine, 1913-1919

Three entrance permits to Palestine, used by a Russian messenger:
1. A Russian official certificate [visa?], for Yitchak Kaminer with his picture. Issued in Russia in 1913.
2. A permit from the Russian Embassy in Alexandria, that no obstacle stands in the way of Yitzchak Kaminer’s return to Russia after completing his mission. A handwritten leaf, December 1917.
3. Permit to enter Palestine. Issued in Alexandria on January 1, 1919 for Mr. Yitzchak Kaminer, with his picture.
Varied size, fair-good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 150

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Anti-Semitic Stenciled Postcards

4 postcards with anti-Semitic illustrations, [duplicated by stencil?]. Germany, 1915.
Anti-Semitic illustrations of Polish Jews. On one of the postcards, German writing: “This is not a clown in a circus, but a fervent Jew from Poland”.
Three of the postcards are “field postcards” and were posted during World War I.
Good –fair condition. Minor tears and stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 534

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Anti-Semitic Booklet – Dreyfus – France

Nos Maitres [Our Masters], Booklet edited by E. Paget, Paris, [1900?].
Introduction, poem and 18 caricatures by Bruno. Including caricatures depicting Jews and the Dreyfus Affair.
[22] Leaves, 37.5x27.5 cm. Good condition, fold crease in the middle of the Booklet, foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 503

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Deinard – Two Books

1. Mishgey Ivrim, Ephraim Deinard. St. Louis, [1919].
Polemic book against Chasidim and Haskalah (Enlightenment) representatives. The second part of the book, “Goral Sofrei Israel”, criticizes the Enlightenment authors.
54 pages, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stained and slightly torn binding.
2. Pachadu Be-Tzion Chataim, Ephraim Deinard. New-York, [1917].
A collection of essays which include the author’s impressions from his visit in Eretz Israel and attempts to unveil scandals and corruptions there.
[2], 128 pages, 22 cm. Fair condition. Foxing, few loose leaves, the original cover glued on the binding, worn.
Ephraim Deinard (1846-1930), historian, writer and polemicist, his books triggered a lot of criticism. Considered a provocative writer, who writes about debatable topics with no inhibitions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 599

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Case for Phylacteries – Morocco

Pink cloth case with silver thread embroidery. Morocco.
At front vulture with additional decorations, on bottom caption “Eliyahu Deri”. On verso flower decorations surrounding the shape of a star.
16X20X3 cm. Fair condition. In certain areas cloth unraveled, color of cloth faded.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 194

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Postcards with Hand-drawings, the 1950’s

10 Israel-Post postcards with drawings and writing by hand, the 1950's.
All the drawing are of festivals and various celebrations (Independence Day, Rosh Hashana etc.), signed.
All the postcards were sent in the post. Good condition. Few stains (mainly on the back of the postcards), on one postcard is an ink stain.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 77

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A Collection of Documents, 1948-1950

A collection of document and paper items, from different military bodies. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, 1948-1950.
Amongst them are: a curfew certificate, a mobile order, a one-time travel permit, receipts, invitations, letters and various documents.
22 items. Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 600

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Case for Phylacteries – Morocco

Case with silver thread embroidery. Morocco, 1952.
Brown case with yellow borders and silver thread embroidery, the name "Masud Butbul" and vegetal-pattern decorations. On verso a similar designed embroidery of – Star of David, two birds and the year 5712 [1952]. Interior of case padded with blue fabric.
24X30 cm. Good-fair condition, tears and loose threads in certain areas.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 494

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Response of the Reform Rabbis to the Balfour Declaration – Chicago, 1918

Resolution Adopted by the Central Conference of American Rabbis in response to the Balfour Declaration. Chicago, July 4, 1918.
The Central Reform Conference supports giving Jews the opportunity to emigrate to Eretz Israel, but objects to defining Palestine as the Jewish homeland. The Jews, "like every other religious communion, has the right to live in any part of the world. […] Jews in America are part of the American nation".
[1] Page, 21.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 526

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Edouard Drumont – Paris, 1892

La France Juive, Edouard Drumont. Paris, [1892?].
Jewish France – contemporary historical essay. Anti-Semitic book by Edouard Drumon (1844-1917), French anti-Semitic news-reporter and author. In his anti-Semitic book, first distributed in 1886, he claims that France is subservient to the Jews; financially, socially and politically, and calls for their banishment from French society.
Drumont founded the French Anti-Semitic League, published the newspaper "La Libre Parole", anti-Semitic in content, wrote booklets and published numerous books denouncing Jews. His book, "Jewish France" was his first best-seller and much contributed to his fame. Attached is an undivided postcard with portrait of Drumont.
[1], [1], 954 leaves, 26.5 cm. Good condition. Slightly stained. First and last pages loose.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 558

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Journals for the She’erit Hapleita – Austria

1-3. Three issues of the monthly magazine of “Po’alei Tzion” Organization. Vienna, March-May 1947. The title page of the April issue is dedicated to the first anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and has an illustration by Arthur Szyk.
13-21 pages in each issue, 30 cm. Fair condition, foxing.
4. Issue of the "Judische Rundschau". Published by the Central Jewish Committee for the American Zone of Austria, Linz, 1.12.1946. Issue no. 7.
8 pages, 30 cm. Fair condition. Few tears, foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 47

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The Territories of the Tribes of Israel – Two Ancient Maps

1. A map of the Holy Land and the territories of the 12 tribes, by Matthaeus Seutter . [Augsburg, Germany, 1744?]. Copper engraving hand painted.
22X27 cm. in frame 34.5X39.5 cm. Good condition. Stains.
2. A map of The Holy Land, its surroundings and the territories of the 12 tribes, by Iohann Michael Probs. [Augsburg, Germany, middle of 18th century]. Copper engraving hand painted.
20X27 cm, in frame 26.5X39.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 559

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Ilya Ehrenbeurg – The Black Book – Romania

Cartea Neagra, Ilya Ehrenbeurg. Romania, [1946?].
The first volume of "The Black Book", that documents the crimes against the Jews during World War II, and the active struggle fought against the Nazis. Ilya Ehrenbeurg and Vasili Grossman edited the book; both were Red Army reporters during World War II, amongst the first reporters to expose news of the death camps. At the end of the book there is an appendix that contains rare pictures of the life of the Jews in the ghettos. Romanian.
290, [2] pages, [15 photograph plates]. Fair condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 165

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Synagogue Interiors – Poland, Czechoslovakia and Sarajevo

4 postcards with photographs of the interior of synagogues, in the cities:
Szczuczyn, Poland; Lázně Kynžvart (German: Bad Königswart), Czechoslovakia; Zigeuner Synagogue, Czechoslovakia; synagogue of the Sephardic congregation in Sarajevo.
Two not postmarked. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 475

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Newspapers of Lithuania’s Pioneer Movements, 1930’s

1. Mit Unz! “Dror” [freedom] Movement, 1934. Issue in honor of the Party's Political Convention. Yiddish.
2. Igeret, Federation of HaChalutz in Lithuania. Kovno, 30.5.1934. First issue of the movement's journal.
3. Michayeinu, Federation of HaChalutz in Lithuania. Kibbutz Gesher, 10.5.1935. First issue, dealing with life and economic difficulties in the Kibbutz.
4. Gordoni. Gordonia Movement, 30.1.1927. Issue No.2. Stenciled.
5-6. brochures for HaChalutz concert and party.
Varying sizes and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 326

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Ya’akov Steinhart – Signed and Numbered Engraving

Ya'akov Steinhart, Jewish characters in the village around a candle. Engraving signed in pencil, dated 1920 and numbered 9/30.
24x19 cm., framed without glass 42x35 cm. Good condition. Much foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 540

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Collection of Private Documents – Vienna, 1930’s

Seven personal documents belonging to Friedrich and Elisabeth Blumenstein of Vienna, mainly dating from the 1930's.
The documents include: an agent's license, identity papers, printed postcards, doctor's prescriptions signed by Dr. Edward Ornstein, a doctor, who by 1939 was licensed to treat Jewish patients only, in accordance with the Nazi racist laws. Ink stamps of the American Embassy, Viennese Police and others. German.
Varied sizes, good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 231

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Moshe Sharett and Yitzchak Ben-Zvi – Signatures on Draft Legislation

7 draft legislations, the 1950's.
Signed by Moshe Sharett (Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister), Yitzchak Ben-Zvi (Israel President) and other government ministers. Some of the laws: the General Registrar Fee Law, the Loan Law, Law for Extension of Validity of Emergency Regulations, etc. All the laws are bound with a blue and white ribbon and carry Israel's stamp.
25 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 327

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Ya’akov Steinhart – the Graveyard – Signed and Numbered Engraving

Ya'akov Steinhart, "the Graveyard". Engraving, pencil signed in Hebrew and English and numbered 14/30.
30x28cm., handsomely framed 47x45 cm. Good condition. Foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 434

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Reports and Regulations of Jewish Organizations

1. Revidirtes statut fur die Judische Gemeinde zu Berlin [Update of the Berlin Jewish Community Regulations]. Berlin, 1896.
2. Erster Rechenschaftsbericht des Hilfscomités fur die Rumanischen
Juden in Palastina, first report of assistance-commission for the Jews of Romania in Palestine. Berlin, 1904.
3. Satzungen de Israelitischen Kranken und Unterstützungsverein "Bikur Cholim", regulations of "Bikur Cholim" association. Leipzig, 1907.
4. 4. Bericht des Verbandes Judischer Frauen fur Kulturarbeit in Palastina. [Fourth report of Jewish women's organization for culture and work in Palestine]. Berlin, 1912. Photographs and members list throughout Germany.
5. Bericht des Allegem. Jud. Krankenhauses "Schaare Zedek" zu Jerusalem [Report of "Sha'are Zedek" Jewish hospital in Jerusalem association], published by the management in Frankfurt am Main, 1917.
6. Satzung des vereins zur Grundung und erhaltung einer Akademie fur
die Wissenschaft des Judentums. Regulations of society for establishment and maintenance of the Academy for Sciences of Judaism. [1918].
Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 435

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Collection of Early Zionist Booklets

1. Die Judische Ackerbaukolonisation in Palastina und ihre Geschichte [Jewish Agricultural Settlement in Palestine and its History], by Willy Bambus. Berlin, 1895.
2. Antisemitismus und Zionismus – eine zeitgemasse Betrachtung, Dr. Heinrich Sachse. Berlin, 1895. [Heinrich Sachse – pen name of Heinrich Loewe].
3. Zionistenkongress und Zionismus... eine Gefahr, Dr. Heinrich Sachse. Berlin, 1897. [Heinrich Sachse – pen name of Heinrich Loewe].
4. Statuten der Berliner Zionistischen Vereingung. Berlin, 1898. Regulations of the Berlin Zionist Assocition.
5. Die Zionistenfrage, Maximilian Stein. Berlin, 1898.
6. 'Geulah' Ihre entstehung und bedeutung. "Geula" association – its origins and meaning. Basel, 1905.
7. Palastina-Fragen, by Otto Warburg. Köln, 1906.
8. Zehn Jahre Zionismus, Dr. Markus Ehrenpreis. Lecture in a meeting of "Theodor Herzl" association in Osihek, Croatia, 1906.
9. Jahresberich der Ortsgruppe Hamburg-Altona, der Zionistischen Vereinigung fur Deutschland, Report for the years 1905-1906. Berlin, 1906.
10. Der Krieg, die Russische revolution und der Zionismus, by Dr. Chlenov. Copenhagen, 1917. German.
11. Le Sionisme et la Revolution Russe, by Dr. Chlenov. Paris, 1917. French.
Total of 11 booklets, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 62

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Kol HaChayal HaIvri, 1942-1943

Be'ayot HaYom, Dr. Sali Hirsch [editor]. Jerusalem, 1941-1943.
16 consecutive issues (second and third year of the magazine) bound together. Amongst the writers many of "Brit Shalom" movement: Y.L. Magnes, S.H. Bergman. M. Buber, A. Simon and more. Topics: Zionism, Israeli and international politics.
16-20 pages in each issue, 24 cm. Good condition. Binding torn and loose.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 222

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Peretz Smolenskin – Letter about “Ha-Shachar” – Vienna

Peretz Smolenskin, letter addressed to “My dear and honored friend”. [No mention of location and date].
“I have answered and will continue to answer the same thing to those who advise me to change the way of Ha-Shachar: ‘Ha-Shachar will live on in its own way or will die with honor, but will not take the shape of pious [hypocrites], and as I have already told one of the great hypocrite, Hildesheimer’s followers during my stay in Berlin… it is easier for me to enslave myself and remove dog skin for a living than change Ha-Shachar’s way… and because of that conviction twenty signatories already gave up on Ha-Shachar, and I haven’t paid any attention to any of them”.
This letter mentions several authors and intellectuals of that time.
Peretz Smolenskin (1842-1885) writer, editor and publicist, of the Enlightenment Movement and later one of the leaders of Chovevey Zion movement. Established in Vienna the national students association "Kadima". In 1868 established in Vienna the "Ha-Shachar", first Hebrew periodical, that dealt with current Jewish affairs, preached about Shivat Zion and published radical articles.
Single leaf with writing on both sides, 22 cm. Fair condition. Wrinkles, support paper glued to the edges, light tears.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 350

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Meir Gur Aryeh – Signed Engraving

Meir Gur Aryeh, a girl with basket of fruit on her head and a lamb by her side, engraving signed in pencil.
19x13 cm. On 32.5x25 cm. leaf. Good condition

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Auction 11 Lot Number 41

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The Borders of the Land of Israel – Two Books

1. Sefer G'vulei Yisrael (The Borders of Israel), Shabtei Ya'akov of Etzkowitz. Vilna, 1899.
Deals with the holiness of The Land of Israel and the clarification of its borders, including a map of the Middle East.
48 pages, 24 cm. Fair condition. Loose spine, foxing, moth holes and few tears.
2. Admat Kodesh, Yitzchak ben Eliyahu Pesach Goldhar. Jerusalem, 1913.
Descriptions of The Land of Israel, its cities and borders, during various periods of time. Contains five colored maps. Approbations of Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Yoseph Chaim Zonnenfeld .
332 pages, [5] plates, 25 cm. Fair condition. Few tears and stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 127

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Settlements and Pioneers – Keren HaYessod

10 postcards of settlements in Palestine, Keren HaYessod series.
Includes: Tel Yosef, Beit HaKerem, Moza, Degania A and more.
Good condition. One postcard written.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 159

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Postcard Collection From Around the World

About 80 postcards from various places in the world: Austria, Germany, Egypt, France etc. Most are written and carry stamps and postmarks, were sent to or from Israel. About half of the postcards are undivided.
Various conditions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 351

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Meir Gur Aryeh – Signed Engraving

Meir Gur Aryeh, garden with olive-trees, signed in pencil.
16x15 cm. On 33x25 cm. leaf. Good condition. Stains on margin.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 607

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Copper Plate – “Mazal Tov”

"Mazal Tov", copper plate with etched writing and decorations. Germany? silver-plated copper. Stamp “10”.
In center of plate "Mazal Tov" within a Star of David. Surrounding are plant pattern designs, lions and a vulture. On edges of plate decorations of Stars of David and plants.
Diameter: 24.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 202

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Twenty Wall Posters – Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael

3Colorful wall posters, “BaSadeh U’BaKfar” series for kindergartens and elementary schools. Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael (JNF), Jerusalem, [1950's or 1960's].
20 colorful posters with illustrations of agriculture – vineyard, orchard, chicken coop, Kibbutz, village, cowshed, and more. Various artists.
[20] posters, 50X35 cm. Very good condition, in original case.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 192

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Shanna Tova Greetings

24 Shanna Tova postcards of various publications – all colorful and decorated.
Including: postcard with an embroidered Star of David and a scale hanging above it; embossed symbol of the State of Israel; immigrant ships, and more.
Fair-good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 352

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Road of Tears – Abel Pann

Road of Tears [Nod HaD'maot], 24 illustrations by Abel Pann. Published by "Bezalel", Jerusalem, 1926.
24 lithographs perpetuating in their portrayal the pogroms waged against Ukrainian Jewry. Including – Path of Suffering, the Escape, Before the Holy Ark, Under the Whip and others. Foreword by Zvi Perez Hayot.
[24] picture-plates, 30x22.5 cm. each. Fair condition, stained. Torn paper cover. Without original package.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 13

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Herzl – Printed Micrograph

A picture of the founder of Zionist politics: Dr. Ze'ev Benjamin Herzl. [C. 1929].
"The work of Ms. Lountina Adler in honor of the 25th anniversary of his death and this picture contains his lofty opinions written in his renowned book The State of the Jews”.
At the bottom – a handwritten dedication.
C. 25X45 cm, in frame 38.5X58.5 cm. Good condition. Few stains and creases.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 248

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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Kasher – Manuscripts Collection

A collection of paper items carrying Rabbi Menachem Mendel Kasher’s handwriting. He authored the “Torah Shelema”. [Jerusalem and New York].
The collection includes: a remark and innovative commentaries notebook on Maimonides (The Seven Noah Laws), single leaves with Torah innovative commentaries, various drafts, a letter draft written on Rabbi Kasher’s formal letter paper (Jerusalem, 1935), and papers bearing the symbol of the “Torah Shelema” project.
Notebook, about 64 written pages + 18 leaves. Good condition. Varying size.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 515

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Collection of Booklets and Leaves – France

Collection of booklets and single leaves. France, 1872-1951.
Including: Booklet with farewell sermon by Yitzchak Levy, Chief Rabbi of the Upper Reihn, on the occasion of terminating his rabbinical post in Colmar in view of the German conquest, 1872; Historical booklet by Professor Meir Ginzburg. Strasburg, 1937; "Sharvit Sar Beney El" – booklet of maps and genealogical charts used for the study of Bible, Hebrew and French. Paris, 1940; Official printed letter from Strasburg Rabbinate; Two paper items of the "Legion of Honor" Members organization; Time Schedule for the holidays of the Strasburg community, 1950; "Family Book", Paris, 1951.
Total of 9 items. Size varies. Generally good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 206

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Collection of Ex-Libris

329 Ex-Libris of Jewish library owners, the majority of German origin.
Some include original engravings.
Various sizes, good to very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 132

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Eliyahu brothers

29 postcards printed by "Eliyahu Brothers – Jaffa – Tel Aviv (Eretz Yisrael)". Featuring cites in Haifa, Jerusalem, Hebron and Tel Aviv.
Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 15

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A Copper Plate – Herzl

Herzl, a copper plate with flattening and etching works. Folk handicraft, Betzalel style.
At the center, Theodor Herzl's portrait, above the portrait are Stars of David and a crown. Under the portrait are the word Herzl, two flags and a menorah. The sides are decorated with plants and the Western Wall. On the margins of the plate is etched "From Zion the Torah will come forth and the word of G-d from Jerusalem" etc.
Diameter: 27.3 cm. Fair condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 239

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Bertha Pappenheim – Two Letters – Germany, the 1930’s

1. A printed letter signed by Pappenheim, to Charlotte Landau, the 1930's. A response to Ms. Landau's suggestion to initiate fundraising by the Jewish Women's Society in Germany for the benefit of the war against tuberculosis in Jewish women. The letter was sent from a hostel for Jewish women in distress.
[1] Leaf, 28 cm. Fair-good condition.
2. Printed letter by Pappenheim, March 21, 1932. Response to Ms. Landau's suggestion regarding the campaign to hire Jewish instead of German household helpers in Jewish homes. At this time a Nazi law prohibited this.
2 leaves, 29 cm. Fair-good condition.
Bertha Pappenheim (1859-1936) – socially activist. Established an institute for Jewish orphan girls that she managed for 12 years. In 1904, Pappenheim established the Jewish Women's League. She opened a worldwide campaign against prostitution. Her social work was done with much devotion, and she was a pioneer in her field in Germany. In addition, she wrote stories, composed prayers and publicized a play that showed the role of women that were taken advantage of by men.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 112

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The Jewish Street in Vilnius – Vorobeichic

The Jewish Street in Vilnius. Published by Orell Füssli, Zürich–Leipzig, 1931.
65 photographs by Moshe Vorobeichic (Raviv), that record the atmosphere of the Jewish ghetto by combination of light and shade, combining geometric shapes and low photographic angles. An introduction by S. Chnèour. Hebrew and German.
7 pages, 64 photograph plates, 8 pages, 19.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 411

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A Collection of Receipts, Slips and Tickets

A varied collection of 64 paper items.
The collection includes: postage stamps of organizations (for pasting in pad), catalogue ticket, a discount card for Kolbo Shcwartz, slips for the purchase of books, a contribution towards an ambulance-airplane, a ticket for bathing in Tiberias, methods of payment and many more special items.
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 465

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Notification from Brody City Council – Latin, 1784

A handwritten notice in red ink, from the Brody City Council, May 31, 1784.
Debt of "the Jews Joseph Majer and Shay Mozes" totalling 1,600, plus incurred interest. The document is signed by six of the city council members. Wax seal. Latin.
[1] Leaf, 38x24.5 cm. Fair condition. Fold marks, slightly stained, several cracks – damaging few letters, but not general context of text.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 242

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Gershom Scholem – Letter

Gershom Scholem, handwritten letter with signature addressed to the publisher Mordechai Newman (M. Newman Publishing Ltd.), Jerusalem, 1967.
Topic of the letter: Mass publicity written by Gershom Scholem in his book; Scholem writes: “My name is not Gershom Gerard Scholem but just Gershom Scholem. A foreign name, which did not appear anywhere originally, has been added to me!! I do mind that!”.
21 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 285

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Delayed Burial in Judaism – Marcus Hertz – Berlin, 1788

Über die frühe Beerdigung der Juden, Marcuz Herz. Berlin, 1788.
Essay by Marcus (Mordechai) Hertz on the topic of delayed burial.
Hertz (1747-1803) was a Jewish German doctor and philosophy lecturer, friend with Immanuel Kant and Moshe Mendelssohn. Was among the leaders of the delayed burial polemic participants, in which he vehemently expressed his opinion in favor of delayed burial.
There is an engraving on the title page featuring a woman standing by a grave in a Jewish cemetery.
60 pages, 18.5 cm. Good condition. Stamps, unoriginal binding.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 595

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Copper Hanukkah Lamp

Copper Hanukkah Lamp. Central Europe.
Tablets of the Law supported by two lions are surrounded by various decorations. A crown on top of the lamp.
Height: 21.5 cm, width: 27 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 308

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Alef-Bet – Omanut Publishing, 1922

Alef-Bet. Published by "Omanut", Frankfurt am Main, 1922. Letter decorations by Ya'akov After.
Paper pocket attached to inside of cover containing paper squares with the vowels.
12 pages, 16x16 cm. Good condition. Some of the letters and the preface have been colored by a child's hand.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 298

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Artisans and their Tools

Artisans and their tools, drawings by Lily Zadek, verse by I[srael] Dushman. An "Ayalah" publication, by Dvir, [1933].
Short poems on various artisans (carpenter, seamstress, shoemaker and others) by Dushman framed with small illustrations, are printed on left-side pages, whereas the right side pages bear large illustrations in orange and turquoise by Zadek.
15 leaves, 34.5x24.5 cm. Poor condition. Stains, page margins torn.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 128

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American Colony

30 postcards – Photographs of Palestine, American Colony Publications.
Includes: Kinneret and Hermon, Temple Mount, Jericho region, Jerusalem and more.
Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 224

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Yechiel Michal Pines – warm Dedication

Yechiel Michal Pines, handwritten dedication on a leaf of paper.
Pines' warm dedication, giving his son [?] a book by the name of "Halevanon" for his bar-mitzvah. "Because you should know that you are not living in vain, and you shall say: Indeed, it is better for man to have been created than had he not been created!".
Rabbi Yechiel Michal Pines (1843-1913), philosopher, Zionist author, of the founders of the newspaper Halevanon, one of the founders of religious Zionism. The dedication is written in Rashi script.
Single leaf, 14.5X21.5 cm. Good condition, slight foxing. Tape on its back.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 11

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Illustrated Poster – Portrait of Dr. Theodor Herzl

Poster – Illustrated portrait of Dr. Theodor Herzl, with micrographic elements.
Text in Yiddish. The caption "Dr. Theodor Herzl" in Latin characters.
35.5x43 cm. In frame 45X37cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 75

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The Establishment of The State – Maariv Newspaper

1. The face of the Mandate from beginning to end, an illustrated magazine for May 15, 1948, published by Yediot Maariv. 34 black and white photographs from Allenby's entry until the British left Israel.
[4] pages, 47 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks, foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 54

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Jewish Soldiers During World War I – A Collection of Pamphlets

Andachtsbuchlein fur judische Krieger im Felde – a miniature prayer book printed for Austrian Jewish soldiers who left for the battlefield during World War I. Vienna, 1915.
Contains basic prayers, abridged versions of the Amidah, vidui, a prayer in memory of the fallen and Kadish. A parallel translation into German. At the beginning of the book is a picture of Emperor Franz Josef I.
[4], 58 pages, 5X6.5 cm. Thick paper. Fair condition. Moisture damage. Non-original binding.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 502

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America Tractate – Author’s Dedication – New-York-Vilna

Two editions of a parodical tractate in Talmudic language, on the life of the Jews in America:
1. America Tractate of the Yankai Talmud, Gershon Rosenzweig. New York, 1892. First edition.
33 pages, 15.5 cm Fair condition. Tears, moth holes, detached leaves, last leaf missing.
2. America Tractate of the Yankai Talmud, Gershon Rosenzweig. Vilna, 1894. Handwritten dedication by the author.
38 pages, 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Tears, foxing, loose leaves.
Singerman 4421, Goldman 1098, 1102.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 566

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Youth Groups of Pioneers in France, 1949-1950

A collection of letters from the directors of pioneers youth groups in France (primarily HaChalutz center in France and the Gordonia movement), sent to the Jewish Agency Youth and Pioneer Department in Jerusalem, 1949-1950.
Reports of HaChalutz Hachshara project in France (youth groups and hachshara farms), routine reports of the movements' activities in France, requests for assistance, protocol copies, sending Hebrew textbooks, etc. The collection also includes copies of letters that were sent from the Youth and Pioneer Department to directors of the various movements in France.
About 50 documents. Varied size, fair-good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 225

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Shaul Tchernichovsky – A Letter

Shaul Tchernichovsky, a handwritten letter, to Mr. Ezrachi. Tel-Aviv, January 1939.
In the letter, Tchernichovsky answers the question asked in the newspaper Ha'aretz and humorously explains the reason for the Hebrew name for German measles (Ademet, derived from Adom - "red"): "Perhaps, I would ask a repentant what Red is in Hebrew…".
Single leaf, 21 cm. Fair condition, foxing, ink stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 353

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Collection of Documents – Bezalel

1. Boris Schatz, handwritten letter on official stationary, 1919.
Schatz requests the recipient to transfer 50 Pounds to the secretary of Bezalel towards renovation of the Home for Disabled. The response appears underneath, handwritten in pencil, explaining "we do not have a single Pruta (cent)" but adds that he will try to get the money for the following day.
2. Invitation to a Bezalel exhibition on display in New York. Bezalel and the Educational Alliance. English.
3. Letter to Meir Gur Aryeh and Ze'ev Raban from the editorial of the "Illustrated Hebrew Newspaper", Alexandria, 23.4.1929. Printed on official stationary designed by Raban.
Varying sizes. Fair-good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 417

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Airplane Tickets for Soldiers

A stub of a flight Lod-Refidim, 1978; a travel ticket of Arkia, Refidim-Lod; a ticket of the Transport Center Headquarters, Hatzerim-Refidim; a ticket of Imperial Airways Limited from Cairo to Karachi (Pakistan) through Lod – for use by the British army, and more tickets, some double.
Total of 6 items, varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 55

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A Collection of Books for the Jewish Soldier – US Army, 1917-1954

1. Die Weltkrieg und die Judenfrage [The World War and the Jewish question], by Dr. Max Simon. Berlin, 1916.
2. Von Den Aufgaben der Juden im Weltkriege [about Jewish army service in the world war], by Eduard Bernstein. Berlin, 1917.
3. Sabbathgedanken für Jüdische soldaten [Sabbath thoughts for the Jewish soldier], a collection of sections by a number of army chaplains. Leipzig, 1918.
4. 1914-1918 Die Deutschen Juden als Soldaten im Kriege [the German Jews as soldiers in the 1914-1918 war], by Dr. Jacob Segall. Berlin, 1921.
5. 1914-1918 Gefallene Deutsche Juden, Frontbriefe [German Jewish fallen soldiers, letters from the front, 1914-1918]. Berlin, 1935. Illustration by Max Liebermann.
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 151

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Anti-Semitic Postcards – Germany

1. Anti-Semitic postcard with the image of a Russian soldier. The Romanov dynasty, pogroms, and the Beilis Trial are mentioned in the text.
2. “When two fight – the third wins”, colorfully illustrated postcard, with image of a stereotype Jew, tugging upon a horn of a cow. Includes a sticker with an anti-Semitic quotation of Bismarck. On reverse side two additional stickers with anti-Semitic quotations.
Good condition. Minor tears on borders of second postcard.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 535

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One-Way Ticket to Jerusalem

Freifahrkarte nach Jerusalem - hin und nicht mehr zurück - Gültig ab jederStation. [One-way ticket to Jerusalem, valid at all stations].
Apparently, tickets such as these were distributed to Jewish travelers on German trains by anti-Semites. On reverse side of ticket – swastika in pencil.
5X3 cm. Fair condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 98

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Collection of Photographs – Kibbutz Training, 1940’s

7 photographs which were photographed in one of the Kibbutzim in Northern Israel, [1940's?].
The photos include: a group of scouts marching and waving a flag; a group of young women grasping rifles; harvest; an irrigation channel in a field; piles of hay; Chaim Weizmann on a visit to a Kibbutz; a shepherd shepherding his flock.
17.5X12.5 cm. Good condition. Few stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 45

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Map of Jerusalem – Brussels, 1575

A map of Jerusalem and its vicinity, by Frans Hogenberg. [Brussels, 1575, according to the original map printed in Cologne, 1572].
Two maps in a sheet, on the left side a topographic description of the old city in the days of Jesus, on the right side – modern Jerusalem. On the lower right corner there is an engraving of Moses receiving the Tablets of Law, and of Aaron.
35X48 cm. Fair condition. Restored tears, stains and folding marks.
Laor A1039.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 440

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Auction 11 Lot Number 536

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Advertisement – Anti-Semitic Books

Advertisement of anti-Semitic books. Leipzig, 1930's.
Advertisement for three books – “Guidebook for the Jewish Question" by Theodore Paritz, “The International Jew” by Henry Ford and “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion“.
Upper section of notice decorated with a row of swastikas. Lower section contains a quotation of Hitler on Paritz's book. German.
[1] Leaf, 29.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 419

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Receipts Booklet – “Half a Shekel” – Monsohn Printing Press

Receipts booklet of Knesset Yisrael Society, lithographic printing by A. L. Monsohn. Jerusalem, c. 1920.
"Half a Shekel – Half a Ruble for the General Rabbis Society treasury…".
9 Receipts including stubs, 22.5X13 cm. Good condition. Unused.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 46

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A Map of the Travels of The Children of Israel – Holland, 1729

A map of the travels of The Children of Israel, a large copper engraving by Pieter van der Aa. [Leiden, Holland], 1729].
The map faces east, with the names of the places they encamped as they appear in the Bible, arranged by numbers in chronological order. Dutch inscriptions. Printed on two separate sheets of paper.
78X33 cm. Good condition. Stains. An ink stain with two holes burned by ink.
Laor 4.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 174

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Jewish Sports Organizations – Czechoslovakia

1. Jüdische Turnerschaft, II Kreisturnen. Brünn, 1914. Printed in Vienna. Illustration of gymnast on a pole and a Star of David.
2. Maccabi convention. Žiline, 1937. Illustration of Jewish male and female gymnasts, with a special ink-stamp of Maccabi in Hebrew and foreign language.
Good condition. Slight creases and stains. Postmarked.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 25

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Kol Eretz Israel, 1926

Kol Eretz Israel, edited by Yishayahu Pevzner, Tel-Aviv, 1926.
Comprehensive guidebook with information on various aspects of life. Contains statistical data as well as addresses of offices, stores, industry and more.
24 cm. Fair condition, stains. Few leaves torn on margins.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 57א

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The British Army in Israel – The Jewish Brigade – A Collection of Items

Three documents belonging to Shlomo Lipsky, a soldier in the Jewish Brigade:
1. A travel permit to Holland for two days, 1945. Signed by A. Davidson of the Jewish Brigade.
2. A receipt of a contribution of a "shekel" to the World Zionist Union. Italy, 1945.
3. A message from the Red Cros, December 31, 1941.
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 505

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Jacobson – Sewing Learning Book – USA

Zelbst Lehrer, Jacobson. New-York, 1909.
Book for learning how to sew, with illustrations and many explanations. Yiddish.
84 pages, 21 cm. Fair condition, loose binding, stains on leaves.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 36

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Chaim Nachman Bialik – Collection of Booklets

1. Ha'Halacha VeHa'aggadah, by Chaim Nachman Bialik. Published by "Ma'aritzey-Ha'halachah", Jerusalem, [1919].
2. Bialik She-Be'al Peh (on the first memorial day to his death), by Mordechai Gotfried. Vienna, 1935.
3. Chaim Nachman Bialik – Birthday present – Folded cardboard with Bialik's photograph.
4. Jubilee booklet in honor of Bialik, 1933.
5. Issue 15 of "Kolno'a" journal, illustrated bi-weekly, dedicated to Bialik's death, 1934.
6. Yemey Bialik. Exhibition catalogue in his memory. Berlin, 1936.
7. La'avodat Ha'am, by C.N. Bialik. Published by youth department of Keren Hayessod, 1947.
Total of 7 booklets, size varies, fair-good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 271

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The Wonder Rabbi from Barcelona – Else Lasker Schuler

Der Wunderrabbiner von Barcelona [The wonder Rabbi from Barcelona], Else Lasker Schüler, Paul Cassirer Edition, Berlin, 1921. First edition.
A story with autobiographical themes, influenced by “The Rabbi from Bacherach” by Heinrich Heine.
38, [1] page, 18.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 58

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Documents and Medals – Soldiers in the Jewish Brigade

A collection of items, the British army in The Land of Israel and the Jewish Brigade, 1939-1946.
Amongst the items: a travel permit during curfew (English); instructions for those conscripted to the Palestinian Brigade, of the Head Staff – the Middle East Army; a program for The Jewish Soldier Day; a receipt of The National Committee for the Jewish Soldier. An envelope of the JNF announcing the establishment of Ya'ar HaNitzachon (Victory Forest) in honor of the Jewish soldier; a library card of the Eretz Israel Division; a letter by a brigade soldier; an internal journal for Jewish soldiers.
10 items. Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 538

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Notice Restricting the Opening of Jewish Shop, 1943

Jude – Bescheinigung. Berlin, 1943.
Notice permitting Jew to open food store only between 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The notice is signed by Kurt Krause. German.
[1] Leaf, 21 cm. Good condition. Folding marks along width.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 261

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Yemenite Jewry – Collection of Document

4 photographs, handwritten letter from 1938, printed letters from the years 1975-1990, copies of documents with signatures from Yemen.
All the documents are related to the Havshush family and bringing help to the Jews of Yemen in the new era. May have served as the basis of a book on the subject.
Varying sizes and conditions.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 389

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An Illustrated Book of Esther – Hungary – Bibliophilic Edition

Eszter Konyve – The Book of Esther with a Hungarian translation, published by the Pest (Hungary) Jewish Women's Association. [Budapest, no date mentioned].
Translation to Hungarian by Dr. Schwarz Mor, artistic illustrations by Goendoer Bertalan.
54 Copies of this edition are numbered and signed by the translator and illustrator; this is copy no. 6.
Hebrew and Hungarian one page opposite another.
48 Pages. 23.5 cm. Good condition. Thick paper. Printed in brown ink. Few stains on cover.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 485

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Rare Yiddish Publication from Romania

Die Beschreibung von der welt Schlochm, by Kalman Goldstein. Published by Sigmund Braunstein, Vaslui, Romania, without date of publication.
A long poem in Yiddish by Kalman Goldstein. Apparently, the only item published in Vaslui in Hebrew letters.
8 pages, 17.5 cm. Good condition. Creased and lightly torn. Pen correction on one page.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 368

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Ha’Argaz, 1939

Ha'Argaz Seder Night Haggadah, edited by Yitzchak and Ya'akov. 1939.
A comical review inspired by the Passover Haggadah, typewritten and stenciled. At the beginning: the explanation of the symbols of the Seder with play on words for promoting Israeli products.
[4] Leaves + clipping, 28.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, minor tears.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 560

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Booklet with Illustrations – Zielezinski – Munich, 1946

K.Z. Album [prisoner album], Jerzy Zielezinski. Munich, 1946.
A booklet with illustrations that describe life in the ghetto and the experiences of the artist from the concentration camps. Introduction and index in four languages – English, German, French and Polish.
[5] Pages, 18 photograph plates, [4] pages, 29.5 cm. Fair condition, detached cover.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 155

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Postcard from “Eternal Jew” Exhibition – Vienna, 1938

Anti-Semitic postcard, souvenir of the anti-Semitic “Eternal Jew” exhibition. Vienna, 1938.
On reverse side ink-stamps “Der Ewige Jude” from the exhibition, one dated, 1938.
Very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 251

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Dr. Emmanuel Ernst Simon – Journey in Syria and Palestine

Die Reise ins Syrer Land, Dr. Ernst Simon. Jerusalem, 1930.
Journey from Syria and Palestine illustrated diary. Typewritten on back side of official letter-papers of Dr. Ernst Simon from Jerusalem (physiotherapy institute), with illustrations from the author.
Emmanuel Ernst Simon, director of the dormitory located near HaRe'ali School in Haifa, was a doctor and a sport teacher there. Among the founders of the “Wingate” Institute.
[11] Leaves, 22 cm. Good condition. Foxing, 2 cm. hole on one of the leaves.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 507

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Menu and Postcard – USA, 1905

1. Menu and program of farewell dinner for Mr. F. PH. Wallach, 30.12.1905. Elaborate and bound. English.
2. Souvenir-postcard of farewell dinner for Mr. Wallach, Messers Ettliner & Co. publishing. With photographs of Wallach and Ettlinger.
Size varies, very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 70

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Yom HaMedina – Warsaw 15.5.1948

A leaf published by the newspaper Opinia [opinions]. Lodz – Warsaw, May 15, 1948.
A Democratic Zionist newspaper publication from the day of Declaration of the State of Israel. Written on the title page "The vision of the Jewish state has been realized!" (Polish), in the background is an Israeli flag and the pictures of Herzl, Ben Gurion, Moshe Sharett and Yitzchak Greenbaum.
2 pages, 46 cm. Good condition. A fold across the width of the newspaper, few creases and foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 614

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Palestine Museum Cabinet Pack

Palestine Museum Cabinet Pack, Paul S. Iskiyan. Published by School for Christian Workers, New-York, 1889.
Palestine Museum Pack. The pack contains samples of plants from the Eretz Israel and relates them to verses from the Scriptures and New Testament. The samples are stored in small boxes containing seeds, plants, minerals and more. Attached is a 17-pages booklet describing the items with several illustrations. English.
25.5x14 cm. Good condition, packaging frayed and slightly torn.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 561

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List of Liberated Jews that Arrived in Sweden, 1946

Liberated Jews Arrived in Sweden in 1945, List No. 1. Stockholm, 1946.
A list of Jews that arrived in Sweden, and the Jews that died there during 1945. Arranged according to land of origin. English.
[1], 159 pages, 21.5 cm. Good condition, loose cover.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 348

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Meir Gur-Aryeh – Prints on Fabric

1. Portrait of Theodore Herzl and inscription "If you will it, it is not a legend", (stenciled) print on black velvet fabric.
2. The Golden Dome and adjoining plaza, (stenciled) print on white fabric.
31x22.5 cm. Good condition. Stained. Raveled edges.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 444

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Documents – Grün Family – Vienna / Budapest

14 documents and certificates of the Grün family, documenting their lives. 1875-1916 (most documents of late 19th century).
Amongst the documents: Birth certificates of Heinrich and Katerina Grün (Hungary and Czecholslovakia), marriage certificate of the couple, Austrian naturalization certificate, certificate of renunciation of Hungarian citizenship, certificate of release of military service, certificate of graduation and more. Most documents are of Austria and Hungary.
Size varies. Most documents in good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 572

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Three Certificates

Membership card – Sport Association of "The Central Committee of She'erit Ha-Pleita"; a membership card – "Noar Chalutzi Me'uchad" (United Pioneer Youth) – The Head Leadership in Germany; An authorization – "The Jewish Agency for Eretz Yisrael – Immigrants Census". Two certificates including photograph.
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 604

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Plate – State of Israel

"Israel", metal and glass plate. USA(?), after establishment of Israel.
A gilt State emblem within the Star of David adorns the center of the plate. Five of the star's triangles contain illustrations of Jerusalem (Tower of David, University and Western Wall), the sixth depicts Haifa and the Technion. The illustrations are encircled by strips adorned with butterfly wings. The upper section of the plate is made of painted glass, the background to the illustrations is a shiny-blue which changes color depending upon the angle of light.
Diameter: 29.5 cm. Good condition, slight defects, pieces of color have peeled from the glass.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 519

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Unzer Vort – Shanghai, 1946

Unzer vort – zamelheft [our words – anthology]. Shanghai, China, 1946.
Essays about the holocaust, one of them for the third year of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and three songs. Yiddish.
40 pages, 18.5 cm. Booklet in good condition. Cover detached and torn.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 338

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Booklet with Illustrations by Esther Karp – Limited Edition – Lodz, 1921

Himmlen in Afgrund [Heaven in Abyss], by Chaim Krol. Illustrations by Esther Karp. Published by "Achrid", Lodz, 1921.
Verse by Krol. Letters of the verse and all color illustrations are linoleum-cuts by Esther Karp, high quality printing on dry, brittle paper. Printed in 200 numbered copies, this copy is No.40.
[19] Leaves, 17 cm. Fair-poor condition. Torn, non-professional reinforcement with paper tape.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 562

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2nd Congress of the “She’erit-Ha-Pleita”, 1947

2nd Congress of the She’erit Ha-Pleita in the American Zone of Germany. Bad-Reichenhall, February 1947. Printed in Regensburg.
Three speeches delivered at the Congress. Yiddish and English.
8, 12 pages, 22cm. Fair condition, foxing, stained cover, slightly torn and worn out.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 29

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Gdud Ha’avoda – Three Items

1. A postcard with the portrait of Joseph Trumpeldor. On the back, names of the dead of the Tel-Chai battle.
2. "An informative pamphlet", Gdud Ha'avoda named after Joseph Trumpeldor, the 1920's. For filling personal details, including a chart for tracking work and the battalion’s regulations.
7 pages, 14.5 cm. Very good condition, unused.
3. Check for the total of 8 Egyptian Lira addressed to the Gdud Ha'avoda, Tel-Aviv Division. June 1926. Pen signatures on back.
10X21 cm. Fair condition, folds, foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 413

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Jewish Organizations in Europe – Tickets and Receipts

Tickets, vouchers and receipts of Jewish institutes and businesses in German, Poland and France.
Amongst the bodies and institutes mentioned are: Mensa Academica Judaea (including two receipt books); Agudat Yisrael; Judische Arbeiterkuche, Wien; Judische Theologisches Seminar in Breslau; Meir Kaufman's textile plant; Kinder Sanitarium in Warsaw and other bodies.
Total of 14 items, varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 72

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Official Newspaper No. 1 – The Declaration of The State of Israel

"Official newspaper" no. 1. Tel Aviv, May 14, 1948.
Contains the Megillat Ha'atzmaut (the scroll of independence), and a proclamation by the Provisional State Council. At the top of the leaf: "Israel, the Provisional Government".
3 pages. 33 cm. Good condition. Creases and minor tears, folding marks.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 339

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Lilien – Three Books

1. Juda – poems on the Bible era, by Börries von Münchhausen. Berlin, 1900. German. The entire book including cover, title-page and borders, is illustrated by E. M. Lilien.
[48] leaves, 24.5 cm. Good condition. Damaged binding. Lengthy, hand-written dedication.
2. Judischer Almanach – Annual publication of the "Bar Kochba" Organization. Vienna 1910. Includes illustrations by E. M .Lilien, Hermann Struck and other artists. The painting on the cover is by Ya'akov Stark, Bezalel artist. German.
215 leaves + 15 picture plates. 26 cm. Good condition.
3. Judischer Nationalkalender – Calendar for the Jewish year. Vienna, 1915. German. The picture on the title page is the work of Lilien: Joshua bin Nun based on a profile of Herzl.
192 leaves + 8 photograph plates. 17.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 531

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“Gravediggers of Russia” – Munich, 1923

Totengräber Rußlands, Otto von Kursell, Dietrich Eckart. Munich, 1923.
Caricatures aimed at Jews, Communists and Anarchists, including: Trotzki, Lenin, Emma Goldmann and others. Caption beneath each picture denoting the role of that particular personality.
Otto von Kursell (1884-1967), anti-Semitic cartoonist, member of the Reichstag, Adminisrater of Univerity of Arts in Berlin. Introductory article: Jewish Bolshevism, by Alfred Rosenberg. German.
32 leaves, 25.5 cm. Good condition, slightly creased, foxing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 73

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Invitation to Constituent Assembly

An invitation to the opening meeting of the Constituent Assembly, a letter printed on official stationary "The Provisional State Council", by Joseph Shprintzak, to Mr. Eliyahu Lenkin, February 7, 1949.
"According to Section 2(a) of the ordinance of transfer to the Constituent Assembly 1949, we are honored to invite you to the opening meeting of the Constituent Assembly…".
[1] leaf, 26.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 361

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HaChalutz HaTza’ir (Young Pioneer) in the US, 1950

Passover Haggadah, Hachsharat HaChalutz HaTza'ir, HaChalutz hachshara-farm in Werbank, US, 1950.
Non-traditional Haggadah, stenciled, with illustrations. Has a little of the traditional version with poems, readings, variations of the original Haggadah version. Hebrew and English, passage by passage. Written and edited by Meisel during his staying in the US as emissary.
[38] pages, 22.5 cm. Inside of Haggadah in very good condition. Minor tears to cover.
Dov Meisel collection.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 617

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Citrus Fruits – JAFFA – Ceramic-Figurines

8 Ceramic figurines of citrus fruits, hand-casted and hand-painted. Israel.
Figurines molded in the form of pomelo, orange, lemon, grapefruit and tangerine, hand made and painted with extreme precision. Some of the fruit bear a JAFFA stamp, and one displays the name of the artist, Gidi Levy.
Presumably made to order for the JAFFA Company.
Placed in straw-basket 14x26x35 cm. Good condition. Spots of peeling color.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 212

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Share of Carmel Mizrachi – Warsaw, 1902

3Société en Commandite 'Carmel Oriental' – Share of Carmel Mizrachi. Warsaw, 1902.
Share in Russian and French equal to 100 Rubles.
In 1902, Carmel Mizrachi was registered by the Warsaw government as a company whose goal is to sell Eretz Israel's wines and fruits in orient countries. Thanks to the efforts of the Zionist activist Ze'ev Gluskin, the Chovevei Zion in Russia signed within several months on stock shares of 15,000 Rubles.
[2] pages, 39.5 cm. Good condition. Thick, high-quality paper. Stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 223

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Alexander Zederbaum editor of “Ha-Melitz” – 2 letters

Alexander Zederbaum, two handwritten letters. Odessa, 1864, 1866.
Letters by Zederbaum sent to the researcher and writer Haim Yona Garland from St. Petersburg, describing in great details, among other things, his busy daily routine and concerns as editor of “Ha-Melitz”.
Alexander HaLevi Zederbaum – HaErez (1816-1893), public activist and publicist, founded the “Ha-Melitz” journal in 1860, the first Hebrew journal in Russia under the Tzar Regime, he directed the journal until his passing.
Varying sizes and conditions. One of the letters is written on official “Ha-Melitz” paper, one letter is cut on the middle.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 415

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Tickets and Various Personal Documents

25 documents, vouchers, receipts and certificates of Yechiel Shtamler and his wife:
A receipt of "Shekel of redemption" with Herzl's portrait, an immigration certificate of the Jewish Agency, an identity card of the Palestine government, a certificate of recruitment to the Tel Aviv Municipality Inspector Service, a membership card in the Histadrut HaMizrachi, a photograph of Adloyada in Tel Aviv, etc.
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 565

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Kochav HaEfer (The Star of Ash) – K. Tzetnik and Gershon Knispel

Kochav HaEfer, by K. Tzetnik, lithographs by Gershon Knispel. Hamenora Publishing, Tel Aviv, 1967.
Texts in Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Before the title page is a dedication in Gershon Knispel's handwriting to the author and literature critic A. B. Yaffe.
215 pages, 22.5X31 cm. Good condition. Few stains. Loose spine, damages to cover margins.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 384

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Five Passover Haggadot – Seder Shlishi

Five copies of three different Passover Haggadot – Seder Shlishi. Chile, Buenos-Aires and New York, the 1960’s.
Combine traditional texts with contemporary and modern: David Ben Gurion, Zalman Shazar and others. Two copies of the Chile Haggadah and two copies of the New York Haggadah.
Varying sizes and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 555

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Yizkor – Munich, 1946

St. Ottiliener Sztime [The Voice of St. Ottilien], edited by A. Axelrod. (Munich), May 1st, 1946. Jewish newspaper issue published in St. Ottilien Hospital near Landsberg (approximately 70 km. from Munich). There is a monastery there which served as a hospital to the German army; upon the termination of World War II, holocaust survivors in need of medical care and physical rehabilitation were hospitalized there under the supervision of American physicians. Upon title page of issue a prayer of Jizkor! [Yizkor]. Also includes articles and poems by the poet Leyvik Halpern. Yiddish in Latin letters. 12 pages, 31.5 cm. Fair condition. Tears, foxing, detached and torn paper cover. Rare.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 182

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Greetings from Rădăuţi – Romania – Special Postcard

Gruss aus Rădăuţi [greetings from Rădăuţi], Romania.
Illustrated postcard of the synagogue in Rădăuţi.
In the center of the postcard a "window" containing 10 black and white photographs of structures in the city folded in the shape of an accordion.
Postmarked. Good condition. Few stains. First photograph torn and missing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 342

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Jewish Artists – Martin Buber – Berlin, 1903

Juedische Kunstler [Jewish artists], album edited by Martin Buber. Berlin, 1903.
Foreword by Martin Buber and a series of articles on Jewish artists, with prints of their works: Fritz Stahl on Joseph Israels; Martin Buber on Lesser Uri; Alfred Gold on E. M. Lilien; George Herman on Max Liebermann; and others. Lilien's books are advertised on the last pages. German.
170, [6] leaves, 31 cm. Good condition. Light stains on page margins.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 406

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Membership Card –”Maccabi” – Czechoslovakia, 1933

Membership card of Edith Stern, "Maccabi" Czechoslovakia, early 1930's.
Ink stamp of the "Maccabi society for Sport and Recreation", stamps from 1932, 1933.
12 cm., good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 598

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Matzah Cover with Colorful Decorations – Jerusalem

“Shivat Yamim Tochal Matzot – Jerusalem”. Cloth Matzah cover, Hadar Oriental Works, Jerusalem.
Round cloth cover, light with golden rims. Illustration of a Pesach plate with vegetal colorful illustrations and the "Temple Mount" (Golden Dome). Printed on the cloth "Made in Jerusalem". Stamps of General Home for the Elderly.
Diameter: 38 cm. Good condition. Few stains. Stamps.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 65

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Proclamation – Lechi

Notice, Lechi (Fighters for the Freedom of Israel). Tishrei 1946.
The Lechi accuses the British police of continued abuse of the Jewish residents in the Land of Israel and a warning that they are liable to be hurt by the fighters. "the Hebrew citizen in his homeland will not be left ownerless before the wild brutality of the armed enemy". Hebrew and English.
Single leaf. 27.5X18 cm. Fair condition. Foxing. Creases.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 268

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The Painter Moshe Bernstein – Numbered and Signed Edition

Mayne Intime Minuten [My Intimate Minutes] – poems by Moshe Bernstein. Tel Aviv, 1975.
Poems with unique illustrations by Moshe Bernstein, written with letters adorned by a scribe.
Copy number 16 out of 300 numbered copies, with a long personal dedication in Yiddish to Hatzkel Ish Kasit, owner of the Casit coffeehouse in Tel-Aviv.
[1], 48, [1] leaf, 49 cm. Good condition. Stains. Original wrap, damaged. Damaged binding.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 300

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LeYeladenu – Four Booklets

4 booklets "LeYeladenu", LaYeled", LaYeladim". Published by the Health Fund Center of the Histadrut Labor Federation for Jewish Workers in Israel. Tel Aviv, 1940's.
Stories, brainteasers and illustrations for children. The illustrations are by Iza. All four booklets are in identical format.
15-18 leaves in each booklet, 10.5x10.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 364

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A Collection of Booklets on Kibbutz Haggadot

1. Passover Haggadah Yagur version, by Yehuda Sharett. 1951.
2. Ma Nishtana, illuminations on the Kibbutz Passover Haggadah. 1979.
3. Kibbutz Passover Haggadah – Passover Seder in the Kibbutz – a summarized suggestion of the Kibbutz Movement, staff for printing a uniform Haggadah. 1982.
4-11. Eight invitations to a kibbutz Passover Eve or letters on behalf of the kibbutz organizing committee.
12-13. Two skits for Passover, Kibbutz Ha'ogen.
14-20. Seven printouts and booklets on the kibbutz Haggadah, compilations by Yehuda Sharett and Matityahu Shalem – Passover Haggadah at Kibbutzim, The Questions and Their Solutions in Kibbutz Haggadot, etc.
Varied size, good condition.
Dov Meisel collection.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 183

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Synagogue and Rabbi – South Africa

Postcard from South Africa, early 20th century.
Photograph of interior of synagogue and Rabbi H. Isaacs, rabbi of the new synagogue. Undivided.
Good condition. Folding mark. Cut on upper section.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 343

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Poems by Jewish Poets – illustrations by Struck, Israels and Lilien

Jungjudische Gedichte [poems by young Jews], published by Jewish Students' Union, Berlin, 1906.
Anthology of poems, printed on thick quality paper, supplemented with several illustrations from artists Hermann Struck, Joseph Israels and Ephraim Moshe Lilien.
43 Leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Title cover faded and slightly worn.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 471

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Report on Pogroms in Ukraine – London, 1921

Report of Activities and Balance Sheet, Federation of Ukrainian Jews. London, 30.9.1921.
Report of the Federation of Ukrainian Jews in London, of their efforts to assist Jewish pogrom victims in Ukraine, 1917-1921. English.
40 pages, 24.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 226

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Jabotinsky – Recommendation Letter

Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Six lines on a paper slip handwritten and hand signed by him.
Recommending his friend El'azarov for a watchman job.
8X13 cm. Fair condition, stamp, filing holes, first line (apparently the name of the addressee) is missing.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 109

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Portrait of Algerian Jew

Vieux Juif d'Alger [Jewish elder of Algeria]. Portrait glued to paper.
25X19.5 cm, upon 29.5X20.5 cm. paper. Good condition. Tears on paper and stains on reverse side.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 173

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Jewish Organizations in Germany

5 postcards of Jewish organizations.
Among them: Berliner Zionistische Vereinigung;Verein für Jüdische Krankenpflegerinnen; Judischer Jugendverein Essen, and others.
Official printed postcards, undivided. Good condition. One contains writing in pen, two postmarked.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 237

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Yitzchak Rabin – Signed Letter – Four Months Before his Assassination

Yitzchak Rabin, official letter with his signature. July 9th 1995.
Dealing with the Land for Peace issue: “It is hard for me to believe that anyone could seriously think about reaching a peace agreement without us having to retreat from the territories conquered during the Six Days War”.
Written about four months before his assassination (November 4th, 1995).
Official letter paper. 29 cm. Good condition. Cardboard and postal covers enclosed.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 365

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Readings and Haggadot for Independence Day

Varied collection of readings and Independence Day Haggadot:
Two booklets "Festival Readings for Independence Day Meals" published by the Ministry of Education, 1955; a review for Independence Day, compiled by Yehuda Aleph. Histadrut, 1958; Haggadah for the Eve of Independence Day by Shimon Tudar, 1966. A Haggadah based on the Passover Haggadah, with a letter addressed to the Kibbutz HaMeuchad Publishing; Haggadaht HaAtzma'ut, edited by Shlomo Tivoni. Published by the Noar HaOved VeHalomed.
7 booklets, varied size, good condition.
Dov Meisel collection.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 557

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Histadrut Ha-Chalutz in Italy – 3 Booklets, 1946-1947

3 booklets published by the Histadrut “Ha-Chalutz Ha-Echad” in Italy, local committee of Bari. Italy, 1946-1947.
“Letters from Eretz Israel”, includes letters from Kibbutz members in Israel; “Reports from the Mother and Child Convention”; “Deeds of the Hasmoneans”, a historical review for the festival of Hanukkah. Typewritten and stenciled, with illustrations on the covers.
3-7 pages in each booklet, 32 cm. Fair condition. Stains, folding marks and tears.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 56

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Documents – Brigade Soldier

A Collection of Items for the Jewish Soldier in the US Army, the Two World Wars:
1. Abridged Prayer Book for Jews in the army and navy of the United States. Philadelphia, 1917.
2-3. Readings from the Holy Scriptures, for Jewish Soldiers and Sailors, in the US army. New York, 1942. Two copies, one with hard cover and one with soft cover.
4. Abridged prayers for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. US army. New York, 1941.
5. An abridged prayer book for Jewish soldiers in the US army. New York, 1944.
6-8. Three calendars for the Jewish soldier in the US army. 1943, 1944 and 1954.
Varied size. Very good general condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 408

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Collection of Paper Tokens for Bus

15 Travel tickets – methods of payment. 1940's and 1950's.
A rare collection of travel tickets by public transportation, that served also as currency (paper tokens) when there was a lack of coins of low value (until 1954). Some of the tickets also served as a contribution to Magen David Adom in case the ticket was not used.
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 163

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Synagogues in Poland and Germany

1. Colorful illustration of the Bielitz-Biała synagogue, Poland. Printed in Dresden. (Not postcard).
14X10.5 cm. Glued upon original 17X11.5 cm. cardboard. Good condition. Minor tears and stains.
2. Black and white photograph of the synagogue in Einbeck, Germany. (Not postcard).
15X10 cm. Glued upon 18X12 cm. cardboard. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 323

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Joseph Bodko – Signed Woodcut

Joseph Bodko, three Jewish figures. Woodcut, signed and dated in pencil, 1922.
19x14 cm., framed 40x33 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 78

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Ner – Edited by R’ Binyamin, 1950-1951

Ner, a bi-weekly journal for truth, love, peace and justice. 22 consecutive issues of the bi-weekly / monthly journal, edited and published by Yehoshua HaTalmi – R' Binyamin. Jerusalem, 1950-1951,
Yehoshua HaTalmi-Radler-Feldman (1880-1957), was known by his pen-name R' Binyamin, an author and a publicist, he fought for the improvement of the Arabs' conditions in Israel. The Ner journal which he edited was dedicated to the Arab question and severely attacked government policy on this issue.
Amongst the participants: Buber, Bergman, Simon, Ben Horin and others.
22 journals bound together. Good condition. The name of the journal was cut out from one of the issues and pasted on the cover. Ex library copy.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 366

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Beit Natif, 1950

Passover Haggadah, Beit Natif, 1950.
Non-traditional Haggadah, lithographic printing of handwriting, with illustrations.
Beit Natif, an Arab village in the Elah Valley, captured during the War of Independence. Initially, people of Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed Hei resided there.
19 pages, 25 cm. Good condition, few stains.
Dov Meisel collection.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 217

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The Jewish Colonial Trust –Share Certificate

376 labels of various beverages, with the advertisement of a Jewish shop where the beverages can be purchased. Poland.
Various alcoholic beverages, some of the labels have the stamp “Kosher for Passover under the supervision of the Warsaw Rabbinate…”. Attached are printed notes with the text which appears on the stamp. Many labels are duplicates.
Various sizes. Various conditions, poor to very good.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 537

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Anti-Semitic Story – John Retcliffe

Tajemství židovského hřbitova v Praze, (John Retcliffe). Prague, 1942.
“Secrets of the Jewish cemetery in Prague”. Story of a secret conspiracy of 12 representatives of the Jewish Tribes, who meet in the ancient cemetery of Prague near the grave of the Maharal, in order to plan their conspiracy to gain control over the world [the idea for the story, from the book of Alexandre Dumas]. Published first in German in the book Biaritz, (Berlin 1868) and served as a foundation for the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”.
At the end of the book, pictures of the cemetery and Jews with Yellow Badge. Copy of cover of the German edition with caricature of a Jew pasted on the new binding.
The author’s name is a pseudonym of Hermann Goedsche.
39 pages, [28 picture-plates], 19.5 cm. Good condition, rebound with cardboard.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 68

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“Yom HaMedina” Newspaper, May 14, 1948

Yom HaMedina Newspaper, joint issue of Palestine newspapers. Friday, May 14 .1948, 4 pm – "The nation announces the State of Israel".
58.5 cm. One page printed on both sides. Folded leaf. Tears on folds to center , with slight damage to text.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 196

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Shanah Tovah postcards – Vienna

4 postcards "LeShanah Tovah Tikatevu", illustrations by Meir Kunstadt: Rambam, Ramban, Rabbi Yitzchak Alfassi, Rabbi Asher Bar Yechiel.
One postcard used. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 420

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Shekel HaZahav (Golden Shekel) – London, 1923

A receipt for the contribution of "a golden shekel" for the Zionist Organization. London, 1923.
The payment was received by the committee of the Sefardi Community in Jerusalem. The receipt was designed by Joseph Bodko.
20 cm. Good condition. Few creases. Filing holes.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 143

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. Albert Einstein / Sarah Barnard

1. Albert Einstein, photographed postcard (Real Photo). [USA? 1930's?].
2. Sarah Barnard, undivided postcard with a brief biography. Printed in Gorlice, Poland, [late 19th century or early 20th century].
Bernard (1844-1923); French actress of Jewish origin, was considered “the world’s most famous actress” during that period, and was referred to as “Divine Sarah”.
Good condition. Folds in corners of second postcard.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 303

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Jüdische Jugend – Vienna, 1935

Jüdische Jugend (Jewish Youth), newspaper for adolescents. Vienna, Tishrei 1935.
First issue of the first year, articles on the Jewish People and it's festivals, current events, with several photographs. On the back page is a Hebrew section "HaIvri HaKatan" (the Little Jew) including a folk-tale and crossword. German and a little Hebrew.
24 leaves, 24 cm. Fair condition, stained, torn.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 399

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Banknotes of one pound the Anglo-Palestine Bank

Two banknotes of one Palestine pound, Anglo-Palestine Bank Ltd, Tel Aviv.
7.5X15 cm. condition: fair - good

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Auction 11 Lot Number 463

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HaTzofeh HaZioni – Vienna-Zurich, 1898

Zionistische Rundschau: Konservatives Organ fuer religioesen und politischen Zionismus. Vienna-Zurich, 26.8.1898.
"HaTzofeh HaZioni: A Conservative Journal for Religious and Political Zionism". Early Zionist Journal. Including news from Switzerland, Germany and Russia, a translation of a Psalms chapter and more. German.
8 pages in each issue, 32 cm. Fair condition. Tears, foxing, some inscriptions in pen.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 495

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“Mikveh Yisrael” Book

Mikveh Yisrael book, Rabbi David Miller. California, 1924.
Guide to building a Kosher Mikveh, suited for a private home. Approbation by Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margaliot. Yiddish.
32 Pages, 23 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 527

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Dreyfus – Two Newspapers

1. A sheet of the La Vie Illustrée newspaper, Paris, May 25, 1899. Describes with large illustrations the Dreyfus Affair, letters, the public ceremony of stripping him of his ranks, his confinement on Devil Island, photographs and illustrations of the affair's outstanding characters and various caricatures. On the last page "the stages of the Dreyfus Affair". French.
32 pages, 35 cm. Good condition. Slight tears. Detached leaves.
2. Le Progrès Illustré, supplement to the Progres De Lyon newspaper. Lyon, December 18, 1898. On front leaf illustration of Dreyfus after stripping of ranks, surrounded by illustrations of Devil Island.
8 pages, 44 cm. Fair condition. Foxing, detached leaves

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Auction 11 Lot Number 90

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Group Photograph – Literature Group in Cairo

Group photograph of members of a literature-drama group. Cairo, year not listed.
“4 yariger yovilum – Yudish literarisher un dramitsher tzircle” [fourth anniversary of the literature and drama circle]. Stamp of a Cairo photographer imprinted and autographed.
28X21.5 cm. Glued upon 33.5X28.5 cm. cardboard. Good condition. Stains and peeling on photograph. One of the cardboard corners is missing, slight tears on margins.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 378

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Haggadah – The Zionist Farm

Passover Haggadah. Published by Chavat Hano'ar HaTzioni, Jerusalem, 1952.
Printed Haggadah, integrates sections of the traditional version with untraditional sections, including the story of the building of the farm - "The lots were determined on Passover Eve, the Katamon neighborhood was freed... Israeli soldiers decided that on this place a home will be established for the children of Israel...". Written and illustrated by Meir Z., an art instructor.
[32] Pages, 21 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 442

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HaTzofeh HaIvry – Berlin, 1926

Der Judische Pfadfinder ["HaTzofeh HaIvry"], "Kadima" group. Berlin, 1926.
Issues 1 and 2 of a paper published by "HaTzofeh HaIvry", the boy scouts movement in Berlin. The issues include essays by members of the movement, part of them about Jewish holidays. A sketch in the first issue illustrates how to tie the scarf. Typewritten and stenciled.
[1], 22 leaves; XI, [1] leaf. Fair condition. Tears, few stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 474

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Dr. Shabad’s Summer Camp – Vilna, 1934

Dr. Shabad Kinder Kolonie TOZ (OZE), Vilna. 1934.
Promotion booklet for Dr. Shabad's summer camp for children. Several explanatory pages followed by seven pages with pictures of the camp, processed by photo-montage. Yiddish.
16 pages. 17x8 cm. Good condition, detached cover, rounded corners.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 570

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Personal documents – Poland, 1940’s

5 Certificates of Wolf Binder, resident of the city of Buchach, 1943-1946.
A work permit in the ghetto (with photograph); travel permit from Buchach to Kopyczyne; a permit that he was in Katowitz after the war, 1945-1946. German and Polish. Stamps of the German government offices in conquered Poland.
Various size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 293

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Letters from a Bundist – Pietrekov, 1933

Briv fun a bundist tsu bundistn, by S. Shoten. Pietrekov, 1933.
Illustration on cover by M. Guterman.
88 pages, 19 cm. Good condition. Stains and a few tears. Simple cardboard binding.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 421

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Shmitta Fund – Postage Stamps

Postage stamps of "the Shmitta fund – the seventh year", 51 postage sheets.
Postage stamps given in return of a contribution for "the Shmitta fund", to give financial support to farmers and to encourage them to adhere completely to the mitzvah of Shmitta.
Postage stamps in values of 100, 250 and 500, 17 sheets, 5 stamps in each sheet.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 240

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Professor Abraham Berliner – Handwritten Letter

Professor Abraham Berliner, handwritten letter, addressed to his nephew. Berlin (Polish Jews’ main street in Berlin), 1901.
The body of the letter includes a rhymed poem based on Psalms verses translated into German. Through the poem, Berliner blesses his nephew and wishes him health and satisfaction with his wife and children.
Professor Berliner (1833-1915), German theologian and historian, taught and authored numerous books and essays. Researched the Culture and History of the Jews during the Middle Age, as well as the history of poets and the research of bibliography. Published a critical edition of the Rashi commentary on the Torah.
[1] written page, 22 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks, light tears and stains.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 432

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Report of the Society for the Documentation of Jewish Culture – Vienna, 1897

Gesellschaft fur sammlung und conservirung von kunst und Historischen denkmalern des Judenthums – Erster Jahresbericht. Vienna, 1897.
First annual report (for the years 1895-1896), of the society for documentation of historic landmarks of Jewish culture, including lists of etchings and illustrations depicting daily Jewish life or Jewish portraits held by the society, plate with illustrations of ancient Jewish coins, and more.
95 Pages, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Back cover missing, one title page torn. Simple cardboard binding.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 219

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Decoration for the Succa – Mizrach – Jerusalem

39 Thin and delicate paper sheets for packaging oranges for export, with colorful or blue printings. The prints vary from paper to paper: “Lord”, “Gladiator”, “Canaan”, “Migdal” [David], “Pill” and more. “Product of Palestine” written on all of them. English.
Various sizes, good condition. Creases.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 379

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Kvutzat Urim – Two Haggadot, 1950’s

1. Passover Haggadah, Kvutzat Urim, 1950's. Passages from the traditional version together with literary verses and numerous poems. "And it was on the 5th of Iyar, in the year 1948… that all the British soldiers left the country…". [46] Leaves, 22cm. Fair condition. Bound with string.
2. Passover Haggadah, Kvutzat Urim, 1959. Different in design to No. 1, but very similar in content.
[40] Leaves, [2] folded plates, 24 cm. Good condition. Bound with string. Detached cover, with tears.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 539

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Anti-Semitic Documents – USA

Anti-Semitic documents and booklets. USA, 1940's to 1970's.
Among the titles: The Zionist Dream of World Empire, Benjamin Franklin and the Jews, Mysterious Jew Power, and more; attached are three booklets of "The Cross and The Flag" which contain anti-Semitic articles.
Total of 11 items, various sizes, good to very good condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 6

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The Zionist Congress – Four Items

1-2. A postmarked envelope and a postmarked letter. Stamps of the 12th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad . September 1921.
3. An empty envelope, with a stamp. Stamps of the 13th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad. July 1923.
4. A postcard "All who believe in the redemption", first congress, basic assembly of The New Zionist Union. Vienna, 1935. On the back, the stamp of the congress and the stamp "Tel Chai in the Holy Land". A printed symbol, work of Arthur Szyk [?].
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 390

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Masekhet Shetarot – Parody – Warsaw, 1894

Masekhet Shetarot [The Tractate of Bills], by Abraham Abba Rakovsky. Warsaw, 1894.
A parodic composition in the style of the tractates of the Talmud, "with the commentary of the Prankster…".
47, [1] Pages, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Title page pasted on cover.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 17

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JNF Romania – Three Yizkor cards

JNF Romania – Three Yizkor cards
Yizkor, three different items published by the JNF. Romania, after World War II.
Both cards have place for filling in the name of the one who is praying and his address, contains the prayer of Yizkor and the Memorial Prayer. On one of the cards: Hatikva.
Varied size, fair-poor condition.

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Auction 11 Lot Number 241

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Eli Wiesel – Dedication on his Book – to the President Katzir

Ani Maamin, A Song Lost and Found Again, by Eli Wiesel. New York, 1973.
Before the title page, there