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Auction 38 Lot Number 1

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” Rom und Jerusalem” – Moses Hess – First Edition – Leipzig, 1862

Rom und Jerusalem, die letzte Nationalitätsfrage, Briefe und Noten, von M. [Moses] Hess. Leipzig: Eduard Wengler, 1862. German and some Hebrew. 1st edition.
"Rome and Jerusalem, the last National Question, Missives and Notes".
Moshe (Moses) Hess (1812-1875), author, philosopher and socialist, one of the founding fathers of the socialist movement in Europe, of the first Zionists, and generator of the Zionist socialism. Hess published essays, founded and edited social periodicals with a socialistic agenda.
Together with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels was one of the founders of the Allied Communist Party. After alienating himself for many years from Judaism he went through a radical transformation in view of the 1848 revolutions and the movements to unite Germany and Italy which made it clear to him that the national aspect is central in modern existence. In 1861 he completed his book "Rome and Jerusalem". At first he could not find a publisher but in 1862 he managed to publish the book in Leipzig. In this book, Hess introduces a Zionist theory, opposes assimilation and calls Jews to settle in Eretz Israel and to resume a life of labor. XVI, 239, [1] pp, 18 cm. Hard cover, no original cover. Good-fair condition. Significant spotting. Title page and some other leaves are partly detached. Signature in pen on title page.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 2

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Letter from “Hovevey Zion” in Mir to “Hovevey Zion” Kovno, 1885

Letter from "Mazkeret Moshe", "Hovevey Zion Mir" to "Hovevey Zion…Kovno". Mir, [November 1885]. Hebrew.
The letter includes a copy of a different letter sent by "Hovevey Zion" to their friends in Bialystok and to the president of "Hovevey Zion", expressing their opinion regarding the Katowice Conference held one year earlier (mainly concerning financial and general matters). It also includes a copy of a second letter, added to the above mentioned letter. Signed (twice!) with ink stamp "Hovevey Zion Mir Mazkeret Moshe" and hand signed by eight of the committee members.
The letter expresses the disagreements between the various branches of the movement which, in the end, led to its dismantling. [6] pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Spotting, creases and folding marks.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 3

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Collection of Zionist Booklets – Germany, 1897-1911

22 booklets bound in one volume, compositions concerning Zionism and Jewish settlement in Eretz Israel. Germany, 1897-1911 (most booklets printed between 1901 and 1911). German.
Max Mendelstam, Max Nordau, Yehudah Leib Pinsker, Leo Motzkin, Franz Oppenheimer, Max Kollenscher and others.
Amongst the booklets, a copy of Der Baseler Congress by Theodor Herzl (Vienna, 1897); the booklet “Was ist und will der Judische Nationalsfonds?” about JNF (Cologne, 1907), with pictures; report no. 5 of "Bezalel" (Berlin, 1911), with photos; books catalogue of "Juedischer Verlag" concerning "The Jewish Renaissance" (Cologne, 1910), and other booklets. Volume 24 cm, fair-good condition.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 4

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Ost und West – Berlin, 1901-1920 – Lilien

Ost und West, Illustrierte Monatsschrift für das Gesamte Judentum [East and west, illustrated monthly journal]. Berlin, 1901-1920. German.
16 volumes: volumes of the years: 1901-1908, 1910-1914, 1915-1916 (one volume), 1917-1918 (one volume), 1919-1920 (one volume).
The Zionist monthly journal Ost und West (East and West) was published in Berlin in the years 1901-1923. The founder and editor was the author and Zionist activist Davis Trietsch. His deputy was the author and poet Arthur Silbergleit. "East and West" tried to bridge between modern, western Judaism to the traditional, east-European Judaism. The journal's attitude was that Judaism is a culture rooted in the East (both in the Levant and in Eastern Europe). Amongst the writers: Martin Buber, Max Nordau, Ludwig Geiger, Alfred Nossig, Avraham Epstein, Arno Nadel (edited the music supplement) and many others. Photos and b/w reproductions of art works were integrated into the journal. The illustration on the journal's covers was created by Ephraim Moshe Lilien. 16 volumes, 29 cm. Condition varies. Most of the volumes in good condition. Damages to bindings. The volumes have not been examined thoroughly.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 5

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Early Photograph of Theodor Herzl – Budapest, 1868

Photo of Theodor Herzl, photographer: Doctor és Kózmata. Budapest, ca. 1868. Photo of young Herzl, about 8 years old, leaning on a chair and holding a straw hat. Annotated in pencil on the reverse of the cardboard. 9X5.5 cm, cardboard: 10X6 cm, good condition. Minor spots.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 6

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Portrait of Theodor Herzl – Hermann Struck

“Theodor Herzl” – Etching showing Herzl standing, leaning on a chair, by Hermann Struck, [1915].
This portrait of the father of Zionism was the third and last created by Struck and is considered the most accomplished of the three. Published by the Judischer Verlag, Berlin, for distribution in Zionist circles. Only a small portion of the edition was signed by the artist. Signed in pencil in lower left corner and in the plate. 50X39 cm, framed. Very good condition (not examined out of frame).

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Auction 38 Lot Number 7

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Photograph of Herzl’s Speech in the Sixth Zionist Congress – Basel, 1903

Photograph of Herzl's speech in the 6th Zionist Congress. Basel, 1903. Photographer: Robert Spreng. The photo portrays the participants of the 6th Zionist Congress during Herzl's opening speech (Herzl's figure is blurred). The "Zionist Miracle" flag is seen in the background (Star of David encircling seven stars and the emblem of "Gur Aryeh Yehudah"). Mounted on cardboard with an inscription " VI. Zionisten-Congress, Basel, 1903". On the lower part of the cardboard: "eröffung des congress" [opening of the congress).
Robert Spreng (1890-1969), photographer and artist, a pioneer of modern photography and one of the first "new objectivity" movement; was an owner of a photography studio in Basel. Photo 23X30 cm, cardboard 46X35 cm. Good condition. Tears and some spotting on cardboard. Photo slightly torn.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 8

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“Buch der Narrheit” – Theodor Herzl – Leipzig, 1888

Buch der Narrheit, Theodor Herzl. Leipzig: F. Freund "Buch und Kunst", 1888. 1st ed. German.
A book by Theodor Herzl, offering humorous texts and philosophical stories. This is the third book which Herzl published during his life, when he was 28 years old, right after graduating Law school, when he devoted his time to journalism, theater and literature, and before he married. [6], 266 pp, 17 cm. Fair condition. Original cover (spotting, missing spine). Detached leaves. Creases in corners of leaves.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 9

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Booklet in Memory of Theodor Herzl – Cologne, July 1904

Zur Erinnerung an die Trauerfeier der Zionistischen Vereinigung Köln für Dr. Theodor Herzl am 19. Juli 1904. [Cologne, 1904].
A booklet issued for a ceremony in memory of Theodor Herzl, held in the city of Cologne (two and a half weeks after his passing), by the city's Zionist Organization. The booklet contains Herzl's portrait as well as texts and poems in his memory. [4] leaves, 23 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Minor tears. Inscriptions in pencil.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 10

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Der Judenstaat – Theodor Herzl – First Edition, 1896

Der Judenstaat, Versuch Einer Modernen Lösung der Judenfrage, Theodor Herzl. M. Breitenstein publishing, Vienna-Leipzig, 1896. First edition. German.
“The Jewish State: Proposal of a modern solution to the Jewish problem”. The famous book by Theodore Herzl, in which he portrays the Jewish problem and the need to find a political-national solution.
86 pp., 21.5 cm. Good condition. Ink stamps on title page. Title page and end-paper are reinforced with adhesive tape. Back end-paper is missing. A tear between pages 16-17. Spotting and damages on cover. Hard cover.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 11

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Documents related to “Neve Shalom” Society – Bak’a, Jerusalem, Late 19th century

Four documents related to "Neve Shalom" society and the estate which the society purchased in Bak'a, Jerusalem, by the name of "Kerem Na'ib" (an estate consisting of 200 parcels). Late 19th / early 20th century. Hebrew.
1. Single leaf – advertisement concerning payment for the month of Tamuz and lottery of housing parcels [1890s].
2. "Neve Shalom…", certificate equivalent to a deed specifying payments (Kushan), size of parcel and conditions, 1891. Not in the NLI collections.
3-4. Two documents written in Arabic with ink stamps and stamps.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 12


One Hundred Regulation Booklets of Jewish Cooperatives, early 20th century

An extensive collection of 100 regulation booklets of Jewish cooperatives for loans and craftsmen, various societies and organizations. Most of the booklets were printed in Eretz Israel in the 1920s-30s. Several booklets were printed in East Europe and Germany. Yiddish, English and Hebrew.
A complete list of booklets will be sent upon request. Several booklets appear in multiple copies. Varying size. Fair-good condition.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 13

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Collection of Humor and Satire Booklets

Twenty three literary- humorous, illustrated booklets. Eretz Israel, 1910s – 1940s (most of the booklets are from the1930s). The booklets were printed for Jewish Holidays (mainly for Purim, Passover and Shavu'ot) and for major events in Eretz Israel such as the Levant Fair and the 19th Zionist Congress in Luzern. Most of the booklets are illustrated. A complete list of booklets will be sent upon request. Size varies. Overall good condition. Six booklets in a folder bound with a thread.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 14

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Collection of Booklets and Books – Jerusalem, 1920s / Grayevsky

1. "Har Hatzofim… leaflet dedicated to the opening of the Hebrew College in Jerusalem" Lvov, [1925]. Hebrew and German.
2. "Bnot zion VeYerushalayim, a book in memory of the names and actions of our sisters of Zion and Jerusalem, in substance and in spirit…" by Pinhas ben Zvi Grayevsky. Jerusalem, 1928. Ten booklets bound together. Hebrew.
3. "HeCharash VeHaMasger BeYerushalayim, a book in memory of the first artisans and craftsmen in Jerusalem since the beginning of the Ashkenzi settling there". Pinhas ben Zvi Grayevsky. Jerusalem, 1930. Second edition with "additions and pictures". Hebrew.
4. Souvenir Hotel Warshavsky – "HaNetz", a hundred years calendar, including the months, Parshiot, holidays and fasting days, Sefirat HaOmer, Pirkei Avot, Hosha'anot, Bi'ur and Bedikat Chametz, and Eruv of dishes, by Nahum Aryeh Zelniker. Jerusalem, 1924. Hebrew.
The owner of the hotel, Ya'akov Yossef Herling, used to present calendars such as the one presented here as a gift to the hotel's guests.
5. The Jerusalem Young Men's Christian Association. USA, 1933. A book including essays about the YMCA in Jerusalem. English.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 15

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Two Booklets about Tel-Aviv, 1930s

1. City of Tel-Aviv – its needs and its future…collection of articles in anticipation of the elections for the fifth city council. Tel-Aviv, [1932]. 32, [2] pp. 31 cm. Fair condition, detached cover. Spotting.
2. Program of Tel-Aviv's 25th anniversary celebrations, 1934. Hebrew, English and German. Attached to the booklet is a small book with photos and a poem composed by H.N. Bialik in honor of the celebrations. 27, [1] pp. 21 cm. Fair condition, spotting and minor tears. Not in the NLI collections.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 16

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Collection of Booklets – Tel-Aviv-Jaffa

Sixteen booklets published on behalf of societies and institutions in Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, [1910s-1930s]. Hebrew, English and Yiddish.
Including: Development of Tel-Aviv, by Meir Dizengoff (1932); Report and plan of Music School in Jaffa (1911), booklet "Needs of the city…", booklets about construction and public works, and more. Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 17

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Certificate – First Maccabiah – Tel-Aviv, 1932

This certificate was granted to a participant in the first Maccabiah. "Arieli" printing press, Tel-Aviv, 1932. An illustration, signed, on the upper part: "S. Zeitlin". "This certificate was granted to H. Poper for his active participation in the 'first Maccabiah' in Eretz Israel, 1932, in fencing: dagger prize IV and sword prize VI". Hand signed: members of the Maccabiah council, technical director and judges. 35X49.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Spots. Creases and folding marks. Minor tear.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 18

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Two Booklets Concerning the First “Maccabiah”

Two booklets printed for the first Maccabiah in 1932. Hebrew.
1. The Stadium, a one-time booklet about sports, devoted to propaganda anticipating the "Maccabiah" in the spring of 1932. Tel-Aviv, [1931]. 24 columns, [7] pp of advertisements. 31 cm. Good condition. Minor spotting.
2. Maccabiah. Tel-Aviv, [1932]. Hebrew and English, illustrations, portraits, schedule and drawing of the stadium. [36] pp, 30 cm. Fair condition, minor spotting. Tears on cover.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 19

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Collection of Maccabiah Items and Sports in Eretz Israel

Collection of Maccabiah and sports items, 1930s – 1950s.
1-4. Four pins: two "Sadran" pins with "Maccabi" emblem; enamel pin with "Sailors' Club" of Tel-Aviv; pin of the National Conference of "Maccabi", Jerusalem, Hanukkah, 1954.
5. Cloth badge, "Sadran Maccabi Tel-Aviv" [ca. 1930s].
6. Small cloth flag with emblem of "Sailors' Club", Tel-Aviv, [mid 1940s].
7. Red arm band of the Football Association, "In Charge", [1940s].
8-19. A dozen arm bands for ushers and supervisors' assistants, third Maccabiah, Tel-Aviv, 1950.
20-23. Four printed items: "Maccabiah Book" for the 2nd Maccabiah, Tel-Aviv, 1935; schedule of national rowing competitions, Tel-Aviv, 1946; program of 8th convention of Maccabi. Tel-Aviv, 1946; Achievements and champions board of the seven "Maccabiot", 1965.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 20

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Three Telephone Directories – Palestine, 1944

1. Palestine (Eretz Israel) Telephone directory for Jerusalem and the South, April 1944.
2. Palestine (Eretz Israel) Telephone directory for Tel-Aviv-Jaffa and the West, January 1944.
3. Palestine (Eretz Israel) Telephone directory for Haifa and the North, January 1944.
[Jerusalem]: Palestine Post, Telegraph & Telephone.
The third countrywide telephone directory published in Eretz Israel and the first published in separate volumes for the different cities (for the previous directories a single volume sufficed). The seal of the British Mandate High Commissioner appears on the first page of the Jerusalem directory, with the telephone numbers of the private secretary and staff of “His Highness the High Commissioner.” The pages of the directories display anecdotal advice for using the telephone: “Wrong number! Say ‘I am sorry’”, etc. 44 pp.; 68 pp.; 44 pp., 23 cm. Condition varies, Tel-Aviv-Jaffa directory is worn and the binding somewhat torn. The two other volumes in Very Good condition.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 21

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Collection of Documents – Kibbutz Genigar – Yehoshua Hankin

1-3. Three documents concerning transfer of Genigar lands so as to register them in the name of JNF, 1922,1924,1925. One document concerns an appeal regarding some plots of Genigar lands which, seemingly, belong to Arabs.
4. Document regarding Nuris Mills (Emek Yizrael), signed by Yehoshua Hankin.
5. Report consisting of eight leaves (stencil), regarding sale of crops of Tel-Adash, Genigar and Mahalul (Nahalal), 1921.
Size and condition varies.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 22

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Architectural Plans for the Development and Expansion of Tiberias as the Spa of the Middle East

1. Aménagement et extension de Tibériade, station thermale en Palestine. [Development and expansion of Tiberias as a hot springs spa in Palestine]. Paris, 1931. French.
Town planning proposal concerning the development of Tiberias as a hot springs spa in the Middle East, in Palestine, drawn by architect Arieh Cohen. Plans were submitted to the Town Planning Institute of the University of Paris in 1931. Photos of maps and drawings are attached to the book's leaves. [5], VI, 229 leaves, 28 cm. Good condition. Spotting. Minor damages to binding. Dedication in French on first leaf.
2. Proposed Town Planning Scheme for the Appropriation and Expansion of Tiberias As The SPA of The Middle East in Palestine, presented by Arieh Cohen. Jerusalem, 1943. English.
Booklet which sums up the proposal submitted by architect Arieh Cohen to the University of Paris. With maps and drawings and a large (folded) drawing, colored by hand – zoning outline scheme of Tiberias. 23 pp, 26 cm. Good condition. Spotting, binding somewhat loose, fastened with adhesive tape.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 23

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Collection of Booklets and Documents

Varied collection of booklets, papers and single leaves, mostly of the first half of the 20th century:
• Circulars and single leaves of the 1910s, from Eretz Israel and Europe. • Pamphlet "Aleph Beth Lechag HaNeti'ot BeYafo [1908]", with a song for Tu Beshvat by S. Ben-Zion. • Circular concerning a memorial monument on the grave of Devorah Ben Yehuda (ca. 1892). • Booklets "HaTzofeh HaOved" and "HaShomer HaTza'ir", 1920s. • Booklet "Yediot HaVa'ad HaArtzi shel HaKakal", 1943; additional JNF booklets. • Issue of "Davar" newspaper of November 30,1947, one day after the UN declaration of the Partition Plan.• Issue of "HaBoker" newspaper of May 16, 1948, title:"The State of Israel was Born". • Five "Battle Leaves" of "Mifkedet HaHar HaYarok", August 1952; additional items. Lot of 32 items. Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 24

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Documents Archive concerning Lands in Safed

Archive containing hundreds of documents concerning lands in the city of Safed and its vicinity (Mount Canaan, Ein Zeitim, Arab villages in the vicinity, Rosh Pinah), [1920s - 1950s. Most of the documents of 1940s].
The archive contains nineteen architectural drawings of various areas in Safed and the vicinity, tens of large paper sheets "Land Settlement of Palestine" (1947) with information about rights of land owners and correspondences concerning transfer of ownership, buying and acquisition; document of 1876, signed by Shmuel Heller; official documents with instructions how to register citizens right after the establishment of the state (from the Central Bureau of Statistics). Numerous documents are addressed to Asher Barshad (1901-1953), the "Mukhtar" of Safed who registered with much precision births, deaths and the civil registry in the city. Attached: account books, postcards of Acre, maps from the 1950s-60s, and additional items. Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 25

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“Palestine Report” – London, 1919

Palestine, Report by Sir Douglas Fox and Partners, and Sir Charles Metcalfe Bart, London, 1919. English.
A report about the current situation in Palestine and its future as far as population, industry, etc. are concerned. Composed by the British engineer Douglas Fox and the colonial administrator Charles Metcalfe, who were requested, following the Balfour declaration, to investigate the agricultural and industrial potential of Palestine. Two (folded) maps appear at the end of the booklet.
[2], iv, 30 pp+[2] maps. 33 cm. Fair condition, spotting, loose front cover. Back cover and the two maps are detached. Some creases and tears at borders of leaves. Tears on maps.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 26

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Booklet with Speeches by the British People to the Jewish People – London, 1920

Redes fun Britòishe shtòaatòsmener tsum Yudishen folkò [speeches by British people to the Jewish people]. London, 1920. Yiddish.
Booklet with speeches delivered by Arthur Balfour, Marquess of Crewe, Lord Robert Cecil, Ormsby-Gore, Colonel Wedgwood, and D. Kiley. 23 pp, 24 cm. Good condition. Not in the NLI collections.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 27

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Newspapers of the 1936 Riots and Revisionist Publications

1. Issue of "D'var HaYamin Haele". Tel-Aviv, Friday, 30.8.29. In charge and publisher: Avraham Aharoni.
2. Issue of "D'var HaYamin". Tel-Aviv, Sunday, 1.9.29.In charge: Meir Bilik. Lists of victims in Hebron, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Safed and the Moshavot as well as survey of the incidents in each area.
3. Galed Sefer HaZikaron Leshmira UleHagana shel Beitar VeHaOved HaLeumi, edited by Dr. I. Yevin, Tel-Aviv: Keren Tel-Hai BeEretz- Israel, 1937. Photographs.
4. Hazit HaNo'ar, issued by Lochamey Herut Israel, Tevet 1949. Essays and poems (including a poem by Yair).
5. Min HaMetzar, one-time edition, "Yizkor Am Israel et Haleley Nissan 1936".
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 28

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Collection of Leaflets and Newspapers – Jewish Brigade / Jewish Army, 1943

Collection of documents and newspapers related to the Jewish Brigade, to WW II and to the arms search conducted by the British police in Kibbutz Ramat HaKovesh, 1943.
Collection includes:
1-5. Five issues of the bi-weekly "Hachayal HaIvri", paper of Eretz-Israeli unit 178 – Jewish Unit for General Transportation, issues 31;33;37;42;45.
6-9. Four printed leaflets regarding the search conducted by the British police in Kibbutz Ramat HaKovesh (during the search a fight occurred during which the British arrested 35 people and injured 14, one of them died later).
10. Proclamation about the "Jewish Army" (English).
11. Issue of "Aleph-Bet – collection of news", November 21 1943 [Po'aley Eretz Israel party].
12. Handwritten letter (in pencil), on stationery of the national committee for the Jewish soldier, 1943.
Size and condition varies.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 29

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Collection of Documents, Letters and Various Items of an Etzel Fighter

1-4. Four letters sent by Etzel fighter nicknamed "Zeev" (probably Yosef Danoch-Avni, but maybe Menachem Shif?) from Atlit detention camp, to his girlfriend Shifra. December 1947 until February 1948 (in both letters "Zeev" mentions the "Polish" and it is possible that he refers to Menachem Begin who was called like that under cover).
5. Two handwritten leaves, text regarding "26 months to the Shneller action", dedicated to Yehoshua Goldshmidt who fell in the line of duty in North Jerusalem.
6. Single leaf with a handwritten poem.
7-8. Embroidered cloth-badge of Etzel and a printed arm-band.
9-10. "Soldier's Certificate" of Etzel and "Beitar Certificate" in the name of Yosef Danoch.
11-19. Nine various items: telegrams sent to Yosef Danoch and his wife on their wedding day (in one – a greeting from Menachem Begin), “Shana Tovah” card, receipt for payment for a “Beitar Certificate” and other documents.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 30

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Collection of Documents – Israel Waks – Senior Etzel Member

Collection of personal documents of Israel Waks (1905-1991). Waks, native of Grajewo, served as the secretary of the Revisionist Movement in Poland and as the secretary of Zeev Jabotinsky in Paris for three year. He married in 1934 Luka Waks (née Kahana) and in the same year they made Aliya. The home of the couple Waks on Sheinkin Street in Tel-Aviv served as a "mail box" of Etzel headquarters and as a meeting point for the organizations' commander, Menachem Begin, for various meetings (see attached material).
The collection presented includes:
•About 60 different documents: circular letters, personal letters both handwritten and typewritten, related to Waks's activities in Poland and in Eretz Israel. Grajewo, Warsaw, Brussels and Eretz Israel, [1910s through 1930s]; letters from Z. Jabotinsky Brit Hahil in Poland, Brit Trumpeldor in Eretz-Israel, World "Brit HaZohar", Histadrut Zionit Hadasha in Eretz Israel, Brit Hazionim HaRevisionistim in Brussels and in Eretz-Israel, and more.
• About 110 ephemera items and postcards sent to Waks; Waks's personal membership-booklet, tickets, receipts and labels (Poland, 1920s), two glass transparencies, portraits of Waks in uniform, an underground Etzel paper-note with a coordination of a coded reply to be used by two Lehi members during a meeting, and some other additional items.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 31

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“Kol HaChayal HaIvri” – 1942-1943

"Kol Hachayal HaIvri", journal of Jewish soldiers in the British army calling for the establishment of a Jewish army. [Tel-Aviv], Adar; Kislev; [1942-1943]. Hebrew and English.
Two issues. Issue no. 2 (Hebrew and English), issue no. 4 (Hebrew). [8]; 4 pp, 21 cm. Good condition, minor tears.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 32

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In Asmara Exile – Handwritten Newspaper of Etzel and Lehi Exiles,1946

In Asmara Exile, Asmara detention camp, Eritrea [Africa], April 8, 1946. Issue no. 135. Hebrew.
A single handwritten leaf, in newspaper format (two columns), which includes news from Eretz Israel and from around the world. Due to paper shortage the newspaper was written on the reverse of a "Sniper Certificate" of the Royal Italian Army.
Etzel and Lehi exiles in African detention camps started, from their first days in the camps, to print daily newspapers, mainly informative, bringing radio reports concerning Eretz Israel and the conflicts between the underground organizations and the British Mandate administration; some issues reported
also about the detention camps.
Leaf 38 cm. Good condition. Folding-mark. spotting.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 33

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Lehi – Memorandum to the UN Committee, June 1947

For Justice, Freedom and Peace. Lohamey Heruth Israel (fighters for the freedom of Israel) to the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine [Tel-Aviv?], June 1947. English.
"For Justice, freedom and peace". Memorandum issued by Lehi organization for the special committee on behalf of the United Nations Organization.
Written in the accompanying letter: "In the memorandum which we will submit in the next few days to the committee we shall mention the crimes committed by Britain against us in Israel and in the Diaspora…"
[1], 55 pp+ [4] leaves, attached. 35 cm. Good condition, minor spotting, memorandum gathered in a folder with a string.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 34

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Kol Tzfat, 1948

Kol Tzfat, two first issues [edited by Yesha'ayahu Ashani]. Safed, Shvat 1948, Adar A, 1948.
Two issues printed in besieged Safed during the War of Independence. The issues were of great importance in encouraging the Jewish population during the war and in passing on information, as well as personal greetings, poems and humorous passages. Illustration on the cover by M. Aryeh [Moskovitch]. 18, [2]; 22,[2] pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Tears to covers.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 35

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Booklets and Documents – War of Independence

Collection of booklets and documents of the War of Independence period:
1-3. "Hed HaTichon", Alexandroni Brigade paper. Issues a,b,c, 1948.
4-5. "Har HaTzofim", daily paper. Stenciled on Mount Scopus during the siege. Issue no. 2 (11.4.48) and issue no. 7 (29.4.48). Issue no. 2 printed towards Passover and ends with an alternative "Ma Nishtana" text.
6-7. "Hed HaModi'in", paper of Gadna "Modi'in", Jerusalem, 1948. Issues 2 and 3. Issue no. 3 is devoted to Passover with alternative Haggadah texts.
8. "Hed HaPortzim", GAHA"L paper, Regiment 4, HaPortzim, Harel-Palmach. Issue no. 1, January 1949. Yiddish.
9. "Combat Leaf" in Yiddish for "Givati" soldiers, 17.10.1948. "Combat Leaves" were composed by Abba Kovner.
10. Single leaf, "Day Order of South Region Major General", Sinai War (1956).
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 36

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Items related to Drafting Yeshiva Students to IDF – War of Independence

1. Printed circular letter from Yisrael Galili, Chief of Staff of the Haganah. Titles: ”Matkal, March 9,1948”. Addressed to all of the infantry and Palmach divisions: Golani, Carmeli, Alexandroni, Kiryati, Givati, Etzioni and “Bulgarim” (name of Palmach).
The letter states: ”a decision has been made that Yeshiva students, according to approved lists, are exempt from military service. Students who are capable will get self-defense training where they study, by order of the Knesset [Knesset – nickname of “Haganah” organization]…training of Yeshiva students has to be arranged in a way that will not interfere with the study regime in the Yeshivot. Therefore, it has to be discussed with the heads of the Yeshivot how free time can be arranged for training…this instruction means that all Yeshiva students will be
2. Letter handwritten by Rabbi Avraham Ya’akov Klein (Agudat Israel rabbi in Haifa), addressed to Rabbi Amram Blau. Haifa, [October/November 1947]. Using sharp words Rabbi Klein protests against not receiving information concerning the rabbis’ decisions about drafting Yeshiva students. Rabbi Klein complains that there is no cooperation: “the opponents are united while we are going each one his way…”. [1] leaf written on both sides, 24 cm. Fair condition. Tears, creases and spots.
3. Printed circular letter from Religion Service Headquarters, September 29, 1948. Addressed to the Minister of Defense, Chief of Staff, branches, frontiers, divisions, forces and Po'aley Agudat Israel. The circular wishes "Ketiva VeHatima Tovah! A Year of Victory, Peace and Construction, Prosperity for the State of Israel, Return of the Exiles and Strengthening the Status of Torah in our Land". 21X16 cm. Good condition. Torn filing holes. Minor spots.
4-6. "Curfew Pass" – pass for curfew hours of Yisrael Berchenko [Galili], issued in February 1939 + two photos of Galili (press photos). part of the non-drafted “Guarding Forces”.
The order in the document presented here is the first official confirmation of its kind that Yeshiva students are exempt from military service; this order, was followed later by the “Torato Omanuto” (Torah study is his artistry) arrangement, that allows Yeshiva students to complete their studies before their conscription in the IDF. In the report of “the committee for consolidating an appropriate arrangement regarding drafting Yeshiva students” (headed by judge Tal) this order is mentioned.: “the formal first stage of this arrangement stems from the order issued by Yisrael Galili…”
Leaf 22X11 cm. Lower part of leaf – missing. Fair condition. Tears to left margins (with omission of one word), dark spots.
7. Supplement to "Alonim" paper of "Ezra" movement, youth movement of Po'aley Agudat Israel, with an article titled "do not give up military service of Yeshiva students" (by "Peretz Tura"). The editors did not publish the article in 'Digleinu' suspecting that it will cause damage and it was sent as a supplement only to individuals and, in secret".

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“Iton Rishmi” No. 1 – The Declaration of the State of Israel

"Iton Rishmi" No. 1. Tel-Aviv, 14.5.1948.
Includes the "Scroll of Independence" and a manifest by the Provisional State Council. On top of the leaf: "Israel, Provisional Council". 4 pp, 33 cm. Good condition. Spotting, folding marks and creases.

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“Iton Rishmi – ” Issues 1-25

“Iton Rishmi”. Issue no. 1 (14.5.48) through issue no. 25 (1.10.48), bound together in an original binding and with an index. Printed by permission from the Provisional Government, "HaPoel Hatza'ir" printing press. The papers were printed separately and bound together towards the end of 1948.
Issue no. 1 is printed on lighter paper, like the original. The issues contain information about the emergency situation in the country and the organization of various institutes of the young state.
VIII, 167 pp, 33 cm. Good condition. Some stains.

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“Yom HaMedina” Newspaper

"Yom HaMedina", a joint issue of Israeli newspapers. Friday, May 14, 1948. Leaf 44X57 cm. Good condition. Minor spotting, minor tears to borders and creases. Folded leaf.

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Special Paper Concerning the Altalena Affair

Altalena. A one-time edition. Editor in chief and publisher: Ben Ami Gur. Tel-Aviv, July 15, 1948.
A one-time paper, most probably printed on behalf of Etzel, criticizing harshly the government’s decision regarding “Altalena”. On the cover appears an illustration showing David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharett bombing the boat “Altalena” which is burning and a pile of skulls next to the Tower of David. 8 pp, 34.5 cm. Good condition. Spots. Minor tears. Horizontal folding line.

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Military Police Leaflet, 1948

A leaflet issued by the National Military Police's department of culture. Issues 1-5, August-December 1948.
Five first issues of the Military Police's internal leaflet, published during its first days as an official corps. The leaflets were published monthly and contained information, humorous texts, caricatures, texts by the corps' commander and by the chief culture officer, etc. Bound together in a volume, 27 cm. Good condition. Minor tears found at covers' edges and some spotting.

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Independence Haggadah – Aharon Megged

Independence Haggadah. Published by IDF / Human Resources – Information branch, 1952. Hebrew.
The Haggadah was written by the author Aharon Megged while in reserve-duty service in the chief education and culture officer, and was initiated by the Minister of Education Ben-Zion Dinur. Ten thousand copies were printed and the soldiers were meant to read the text on the eve of Independence Day. The religious units and the military rabbinate objected and the Haggadahs were destroyed.
[20] pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Minor spotting.

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“Rimon – “Weekly Magazine – Two Volumes and a Photograph Archive, 1956

1. Two volumes of "Rimon" issue, 1-22 from 1956, 1-26 from 1957.
"Rimon – Photographed Magazine", edited by Shlomo Tanai. 1956-1957. The magazine was first published in 1956. Founded and financed by Isser Harel, Head of General Security Services, with the aim of competing with the popular "HaOlam Hazeh" that attacked the Security Services and called for granting rights to the Palestinian people. The magazine got information from the Security Services and directly attacked "HaOlam Hazeh" and its editor, Uri Avneri. The public regarded "Rimon" as a paper issued by the Establishment which strengthened the position of "HaOlam Hazeh". Volumes 34.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Extensive archive of photos of “Rimon”, 1956, arranged on leaves, in a filing folder; about 12 photos on each leaf (some leaves are blank). Amongst the photos: life in the “Triangle”, Kfar Qasim trial, prisoners camps, Mapai convention, convention of HaShomer veterans, beauty parlors and public figures: Natan Zach, Ben-Gurion visiting his son Amos with his grandchildren, and while dancing, Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan during the evacuation of El Arish, Major General Laskov, Lieutenant General Dori, Shlonsky, Menachem Begin in a closed meeting, Mania Shochat in a Jewish-Arab gathering in Haifa. With names of photographed in handwriting. Hundreds of photos, 5.5X5.5 cm. Good condition.

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Documents concerning Registration of the “Arab Front” as a Non-Governmental Organization, 1958-1960

About 50 documents related to the registration of the "Arab Front in Israel" (later called "the National Front in Israel") as an NGO according to the law of NGO's, 1958-1960. Hebrew and Arabic. "The Arab Front" was founded in 1958 for the national rights of the Arab people and was the first national Arab organization in Israel. The documents present the organization's goals, members' names, etc. Members are signed on some of the documents (including the historian Dr. Emile Toma, one of the Israeli-Arabs public leaders). Some of the goals mentioned in the documents are: to let Arabs return to their villages, to return confiscated lands to their owners, to cancel martial law, to cancel racial discrimination, to use Arabic as an official language in all government offices, to let refugees return, etc. In a cardboard folder bound with a lace, 34.5 cm. Sizes and conditions vary.

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Collection of Documents – Early Days of “Shinuy” Party

Collection of documents related to "Shinuy" – "Movement for Political and Social Change", of the early days of its existence, 1974-1977.
Amongst the documents: protocols, platform, stickers ("I joined Shinuy"), 14 issues of the movement journal, information leaflets, accounts book, receipts, newspaper cuttings and other items.
"Shinuy" was a center-party founded in 1974. The background for its establishment were the protests that followed the Yom-Kippur War. Shinuy focused on liberal-secular ideals. Lot of about 190 documents. Varying sizes and conditions. Some documents appear in several copies.

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Collection of Photos and Two Pendants” – Let my People Go – “Prisoners of Zion

1-23.Twenty three photos (press photos) documenting the activities of "Shalach et Ami" – the organization for assisting prisoners of Zion and Jews in the Soviet Union; mass-demonstrations and vote in the Knesset in relation with the "Leningrad Trial" (where 11 Jews were judged for trying to hijack a plane and go to Israel). Size varies, 13X8.5 cm to 24X18 cm. Fair-good condition. Numerous photos are annotated.
24-25. Two pendants issued by the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, on the pendants appear the name of Prisoners of Zion Valeri Kukui and Hillel Butman. The leaves attached to the pendants contain biographical information about both and propaganda calling to release them. Very good condition.

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“Friki” – Anarchist Comic Book, 1973

"Friki, the most popular children's paper in Israel", comic book [illustrated by Ido Amin]. [Tel-Aviv, 1973].
A satiric Comics booklet which criticizes militarism, patriotism and sexual conservatism in Israel, and mocks Israeli leaders. Illustrations by Comics artist Ido Amin, 17 years of age.
The booklet was created in the summer of 1973 by a group of teenagers from Tel-Aviv. Towards the end of 1973, after the Yom Kippur War, the creators were arrested being accused of incitement and cooperation with Syrian Intelligence trying to affect and harm national morale. When no relation between the boys and the Syrian Intelligence was proved, the conviction was changed to “distribution of abomination material”. They were convicted and following an appeal were acquitted. [44] pp, 24 cm. Spotting and creases. Inscription in pen on the reverse.

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Travels of Thomas Shaw in the Levant – Oxford, 1738

Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant, Thomas Shaw. Oxford: "Printed at the Theatre", 1738. English.
Survey of Algiers, Tunisia, Syria, Egypt and Eretz Israel, by Thomas Shaw, 1694-1751. Accompanied by 29 plates – maps and illustrations. Including: three large maps (two folded and one map on two pages) of Algiers, a large map (folded) of Tunisia, illustrations of plants, animals, structure, etc. The chapter concerning Eretz Israel includes a drawing of Jerusalem (folded), a large map (folded) of the Middle East, illustration of the Mount of Sinai, and more. [4] leaves; XV, 442, [2],60,[8]pp + [29] plates. 34.5 cm. Good condition. Spots. Moth holes (also to some plates). Several leaves with adhesive tape. Damages to binding. Front binding detached.

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