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Auction 15 Lot Number 25

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“National” Calendars – Vienna, 1915-1919

Judischer Nationalkalender [Jewish National Calendar], edited by Otto Abeles and Ludwig Bató. Vienna: Jüdische Zeitung, , 1915-1919. German.
Five consecutive booklets with calendars, articles about Zionist and national issues, and photographs and illustrations by Joseph Budko, Abel Pann, Hermann Struck, E.M. Lilien, William Wachtel and others. 18cm, fair-good condition. Some covers are partly detached, several leaves are detached.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 26

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Letter of Gratitude from Gedera Settlers to Baron Rothschild – Building the First Well, 1888

"To a great and generous minister, Baron Edmond (Benjamin) de Rothschild", single leaf, printed letter of gratitude from inhabitants of Gedera to Baron Rothschild. Gedera, Nissan 1888.
"Thank G-d that we have reached the day on which we started to dig a well in the fields of Gedera, for three years we drank bitter water… and soon we will drink our own water…please allow us to name the well Binyamin…".
In 1888 Yehiel Michal Pines obtained the permits to build and dig a well. Until then the settlers of Gedera pumped water from a well in the Arab village of Katara, and during periods of disputes they had to walk to the village of Bashit, two kilometers away. Eliyahu Scheid, the chief clerk of the Baron in Palestine, persuaded Rothschild to fund the digging of the well; Rothschild agreed and donated 7,000 Francs and "Hovevei Zion" added 2,000 Francs. The settlers of Gedera named the well after the Baron without his permission, since he did not approve of their request to do so because of their participation in the -dissents against his clerks in Rishon LeZion. Only in 1895 did Rothschild finally agree to have the well named after him. A company by the name of BE"R (Initials of Benjamin Edmond Rothschild) was established in order to dig the well. On March 12, 1888, the digging started but only a year later, on February 28, 1889, was water found at a depth

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Auction 15 Lot Number 27

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Birthday Blessing from the Hamburg Community Celebrating Montefiore’s 100th Birthday

“This is a present for… Sir Moshe Montefiore. Hamburg, [1883]. Hebrew and German.
Booklet with a lengthy greeting honoring Moshe Montefiore’s 100th birthday, on behalf of the directors and community leaders of Hamburg. [4] leaves, 26.5cm. Fair condition. Tears. Dry, fragile paper.
From the collection of Prof. Chimen Abramsky.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 28

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“Totzeret HaAretz- Collection of Unique Items

1. "Agricultural Products of Jewish Farms – Signed in Agreement with the Agricultural Department of the Union Supporting Local Production." Large tin sign, printed by A. Levin-Epstein Ltd. 24 rectangular squares with holes, for hanging lists of agricultural products for sale (see attached leaf). 50.5x31.5cm. Good condition. Minor bends, paint loss and rust.
2. Small copper plate, "Totzeret HaAretz" [Produce of the Land], with the emblem of the Union for Local Production and the letters "AG". Designed by Rudi Deutsch (Dayan). 1.7x1cm. Very good condition.
3. Totzeret HaAretz – Two conversations, by L.Z. Lavie. Tel Aviv: Shtibel, 1936.
The term "Totzeret HaAretz" [Produce of the Land] became common in the Jewish Settlement in Eretz Israel during the 1920s and became a form of national warrant in the 1930s. This was the result of the settlement leaders' ambition to develop the local industry and to ensure the livelihood of the tens of thousands of Jews living here. In 1923 the "Igud LeMa'an Totzeret HaAretz" [Union Supporting Local Production] was established in order to encourage consumers to purchase local production…" (From "Totzeret HaAretz. 1923-1934", exhibition catalogue, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1997; included).

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Auction 15 Lot Number 29

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Kehiliyateinu – Hashomer HaTza’ir, 1922

Kehiliyateinu – Anthology. Tel-Aviv: Kibbutz Hashomer HaTza'ir, Haifa-Jeda Road, [1922].
Collection of diary entries, thoughts and observations, letters and memorial pieces. Important early testimony of the life of the Third Aliya pioneers in Eretz Israel. On the title page Dr. Mehlman noted: "Very rare and important". 213, [1]pp, 21.5x17cm. Good condition. Folds at borders of first and last leaves. Original cover, somewhat worn. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 30

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Solel Boneh – Projects 1921-1924 – Many Photographs

Solel Boneh, Jewish Workers Cooperative Company for Public Works, Building and Manufacturing Ltd., Activities 1921-1924. [Jerusalem, 1924]. Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
Booklet summarizing Solel Boneh's activity during its first four years. Many statistics, facts and photographs of Solel Boneh buildings and projects at various sites in Eretz Israel. 82pp, 23.5x15cm. Good condition. Stains to first and last leaves. Ex-library copy with ink-stamps. Re-bound in hardcover with original cover pasted down. Not in the National Library in Jerusalem.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 31

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Emek Keren HaYesod – Illustrations of Emek Yizrael Settlements

Emek Keren Hayesod, with six color lithographic illustrations by Greta Wolf-Krakauer. Jerusalem: Head office of Keren HaYesod, 1927.
Keren HaYesod settlements in Emek Yizrael: tents in Beit Alfa, kindergarten in Nahalal, sycamore in Tel-Yosef and more. [8] leaves, 41x33cm, in original cardboard folder, torn and damaged.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 32

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Po’alei Zion – Collection of Booklets and Proclamations, 1920s

Collection of booklets and proclamations issued by the Po'alei Zion/Achdut HaAvodah Socialist Party. Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Jerusalem, 1920s. Hebrew and Yiddish.
Eighteen booklets, newspapers and articles published under different names: HaPoel HaLochem, Ra'ayon HaPoel, Dvar HaPoel, Degel HaPoel, HaPatish, Milchamteinu, Ra'Ayoneinu, Digleinu, Masluleinu, and more. * Nine proclamations and leaflets, some of them stenciled. * Three booklets: "Der Kampf" (Samel-Heft), Tel Aviv, 1928; "Kovetz LeYom HaHistadrut", Tel Aviv,1928; "Alon HaNoar HaBorochovi", Tel Aviv, 1928. Total of 30 items, size and condition varies. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 33

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Flight Logbook of a Graduate of the First Civil Aviation Course in Eretz Israel, 1938-1945

Pilot's logbook belonging to Yosef Upin, member of Kibbutz Afikim, graduate of the first civil aviation course in Eretz Israel, 1938-1945.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 34

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Davar Magazines for the Diaspora, 1939-1940

Davar LaGola, the Eretz Yisrael workers' newspaper, a weekly magazine enclosed with the Davar daily newspaper. Edited by Berel Katznelson. Tel Aviv, 1939-1940.
Issues 1-34, 37-41, 43-49; total of 46 issues. Photographs and news from Eretz Yisrael, poems, and reproductions of Israel art works. Volume 42cm. Most are in good condition. Tears and damage to first and last issues.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 35

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The Tiberias Hot Springs – Three Advertising Items

1. A real photo postcard depicting the buildings of the Tiberias Hot Springs and the Tomb of Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNess, [c. 1920s]. Glicksman Photographers, Tiberias.
2. The Development of Tiberias Hot Springs, a pamphlet. Tel Aviv, December 1932. 4pp, newspaper format.
3. Tiberias Hot Springs – a printed advertising pamphlet, [1930s-1940s].
Various sizes, good condition.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 36

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Itamar Ben Avi – Four Items

1. The Peak of Barbarity (second open letter to the High Commissioner), addendum to the “Palestine Weekly”, issue 487, September 1929. Addressed to Governor John Chancellor; Ben Avi complains against the closure ordered against newspapers in Eretz Israel.
2. Shema Yisrael, by Itamar Ben Avi. Jerusalem: “HaSollel”, [1929]. Essays on the Western Wall issue.
3. Yehuda Miyadit [Immediate Judea], or “Cantons” and Sister-Towns, by Itamar Ben Avi. Tel-Aviv: “Bnei Binyamin”, [1930].
4. A Discussion on “The Arab-Zionist Problem,” invitation to a debate about the Arab-Zionist issue, with Itamar Ben Avi’s participation. [New-York], [nd].
Varying sizes and condition.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 37

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Dome of the Rock – Peter Bergheim

Dome of the Rock, photograph by Peter Bergheim, 1865-1875. Signed in the plate.
Bergheim (1813-1895), one of the most celebrated photographers active in Eretz Israel in the 19th century, was a converted German Jew, a merchant, banker and owner of a photography studio in the Christian Quarter in Jerusalem. 31x25cm. Very good condition. Mounted on cardboard 43x35.4cm.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 38

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Women Wailing at the Western Wall, 1915 – Ben-Dov

"Women wailing on Tisha BeAv at the Western Wall", Ya'akov Ben Dov, Jerusalem, [1915].
A good quality photograph featuring women at the Western Wall on Tisha BeAv. Signed in pencil by the photographer. Mounted on cardboard with an additional signature by the photographer, and annotated in pencil. 17.5x32cm, mount 25.5x33.5cm. Good condition. Slight damages at borders of mount.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 39

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Jerusalem – Ya’akov Bendov

Jerusalem, J. Bendov. Portfolio containing ten quality prints of photographs taken by Ya’akov Bendov. Jerusalem: Hananya Bros., [printed in Germany? 1920s].
Rachel's Tomb, the Valley of Yehoshafat, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, a street in the Old City and more. Contained in a printed cardboard folder. The photos are captioned in Hebrew and English. 42cm. Plates in good condition. Cover and tissue papers in fair condition, tears and stains.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 40

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Jerusalem – Ya’akov Benor-Kalter, 1926

Jerusalem, Twelve views of the Old City, by Ya'akov Benor-Kalter. Jerusalem: The Pro-Jerusalem Society, 1926. English.
Quality printing of twelve of the most well-known photographs of Jerusalem by the photographer Ya'akov Benor-Kalter. [13] plates. Photographs 24x16cm, printed on 38x28cm plates. Original cloth binding, 39.5cm, good condition.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 41

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King David Hotel – Promotional Leaflet / Map of Jerusalem

1. King David Hotel Jerusalem. Promotional leaflet, printed in Switzerland. Colorful illustrations of the hotel with black and white photographs of the hotel's rooms and views. English text. Open 27x24.5cm, folded 15x8cm. Good condition.
2. Map of Jerusalem, scale: 1:10,000, published by the Palestine and Egypt Lloyd Transportation Company. Jerusalem: "Graphica" Lithographic Press, 1930. English. On the back is a list of Lloyd company branches, ads for Jaffa oranges and train timetables to Damascus, Cairo, Kantara and other destinations. 46.5x34cm. Good condition.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 42

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Bird’s-Eye View Map of Jerusalem

Heutiges Jerusalem aus der Vogelschau (von Western) [Bird's Eye View of Jerusalem Today (from the West)]. Freiburg im Breisgau: B. Herder, early 20th century.
Lithographic printing of a map by Stephan Illes, first printed in Vienna in 1873. Leaf 45x39.5cm. Good condition. Folded. Slight tears at folding-lines.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 43

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Shelter for the Mentally Ill – Jerusalem, 1920s

Shelter for the mentally and terminally ill, Ezrat Nashim Institute Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Goldberg Printing Press, [post 1924].
Booklet describing the institute that hosted, at the time of publication, about 80 patients. Includes photographs of the venue and patients. Hebrew and English. 20pp, 24cm. Good condition.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 44

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Hand-Painted Plan of Jerusalem – According to Christian van Adrichem

Plan de Jérusalem, d'aprés Adrichome. Plan of Jerusalem, according to [Christian van] Adrichem. Late 19th century. French.
Hand-drawn city plan painted in watercolor. Precise and detailed drawings of the Old City and its vicinity, with names of Jewish and Christian Holy Places. An index on the right side refers to the 58 sites appearing on the map.
Van Adrichem (1533-1585), Dutch priest and cartographer, was active most of his life in Cologne, Germany. This plan describes Jerusalem in the first century CE and is, therefore, a historical-imaginary plan as understood from the Holy Scriptures, the writings of Yosef Ben Matityahu and other historical sources. Reproduced many times, this is a very accurate copy from the late 19th century. 97.5x65cm, mounted on heavy paper and rolled. Professionally restored damage and tears. 7cm tear at center of top edge.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 45

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Galilee Travel Journal – Paris, 1670

Le Voyage de Galilée, François Savinien d' Alquié. Paris: Chez Florentin Lambert, 1670. French.
The author describes in 23 chapters trips to Northern Palestine and Lebanon. A significant chapter is devoted to the city of Safed, where the author describes a visit to a synagogue where he was shown the Torah and other books, a visit to the tomb of Shimon Bar Yochai and his son Elazar. Also mentioned in the book: Acre, Nazareth, Tiberias, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Mount Carmel and more. [8] leaves, 259, [1]pp, 14cm. Good condition. Some staining, slight tear to last leaf, leather spine somewhat worn and torn. Ex-Libris.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 46

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Palestine – Hadriani Relandi’s Book – Many Maps – Utrecht, 1714

Palaestina ex Monumentis veteribus Illustrata, Tomus I-III, Hadriani Relandi. Utrecht, 1714. Latin, with a little Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Three volumes bound in one. First edition.
Differences exist among the various copies of this edition of the book, in several plates and in their place inside the book. This copy has 14 plates, some folded, 9 are plates with maps, some with Hebrew letters. The rest of the plates have chronological inscriptions or general historical information. This copy does not have the author's portrait but it has an engraving before the title page.
Hadriani Relandi / Adriaan Reelant (1676-1718) – Dutch geographer and cartographer , one of the first Orientalists. Professor of Oriental languages at the Utrecht University from 1701 and a lecturer on the antiquity of the Jewish People. In 1695, he was sent on a journey to Palestine and he surveyed 2,500 settlement points and mapped them.
[10], 1068, [94]pp, [14] plates (7 are folded), 20.5cm. Good condition. Moth damage throughout book leaves. Antique parchment cover.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 47

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Palestine in Pictures – Leo Kahn

Palästina im bild [Palestine in Pictures]. Photography: Leo Kahn. Published by the Judische Zeitung newspaper (where Kahn worked), Vienna, 1912.
One-hundred and three (103) photographs taken by Kahn during his mission to Eretz Israel in 1912, on behalf of the newspaper and in cooperation with the JNF.
Divided into three sections: From Jaffa to Jerusalem; From Jerusalem to Haifa; The Galilee. The photographs show settlements and cities, landscapes, settlers, children, workers, institutions (The Hebrew Gymnasium, Bezalel), and more. Incomplete set (originally 180 plates). Photographs 11x8.5cm, printed on heavy paper 20x16cm. Good condition. Some foxing and slight creases.

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Auction 15 Lot Number 48

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Issa Sawabini – Jaffa, 1916

Issa Sawabini, photograph of a man (in a studio). Jaffa, 1916.
Glued to a cardboard mat with the photographer’s information: I. Sawabini, Photographer, Jaffa, Palestine. Penciled description and date on the verso. This photographer is not mentioned in the Holy Land Photography literature. 5.5x8.5cm, on a 7x11cm cardboard mat. Good condition. Light damages to the edges of the mat.

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