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,  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.
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.  pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Spotting, creases and folding marks.
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.
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.
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.
“Theodor Herzl” – Etching showing Herzl standing, leaning on a chair, by Hermann Struck, .
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).
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.
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. , 266 pp, 17 cm. Fair condition. Original cover (spotting, missing spine). Detached leaves. Creases in corners of leaves.
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.  leaves, 23 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Minor tears. Inscriptions in pencil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. "Har Hatzofim… leaflet dedicated to the opening of the Hebrew College in Jerusalem" Lvov, . 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.
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, . 32,  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,  pp. 21 cm. Fair condition, spotting and minor tears. Not in the NLI collections.
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.
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.
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, . 24 columns,  pp of advertisements. 31 cm. Good condition. Minor spotting.
2. Maccabiah. Tel-Aviv, . Hebrew and English, illustrations, portraits, schedule and drawing of the stadium.  pp, 30 cm. Fair condition, minor spotting. Tears on cover.
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.
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.
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.
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. , 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.
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 ", 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.
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.
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.
, iv, 30 pp+ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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). ; 4 pp, 21 cm. Good condition, minor tears.
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.
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…"
, 55 pp+  leaves, attached. 35 cm. Good condition, minor spotting, memorandum gathered in a folder with a string.
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, ; 22, pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Tears to covers.
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.
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…”.  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".
"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.
“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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
 pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Minor spotting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.  pp, 24 cm. Spotting and creases. Inscription in pen on the reverse.
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.  leaves; XV, 442, ,60,pp +  plates. 34.5 cm. Good condition. Spots. Moth holes (also to some plates). Several leaves with adhesive tape. Damages to binding. Front binding detached.
Travels In Palestine Through The Countries Of Bashan And Gilead, East Of The River Jordan, Including A Visit To The Cities Of Geraza And Gamala, In The Decapolis, J. S. Buckingham. London: Longham, Hurst, Rees, Orme&Brown, 1821. English. 1st edition.
Travels of James Silk Buckingham through Eretz Israel, Bashan, Gilead and East of the River Jordan. Accompanied by illustrations and nine map-plates including a large map (folded) of Eretz Israel, two maps of Jerusalem ("Ancient Jerusalem" and "Modern Jerusalem"), map of the city of Jerash and sketches of buildings and temples in the city. James Silk Buckingham, (1786-1855), an English writer, native of Fleshing. Went on a journey to the Middle East in 1815. During his tour he went through Egypt, Lebanon, Acre, Nazareth, Caesarea, Jaffa, Ramla, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Jerash, and more.
XXV, ,553 pp +  plates. 28 cm. Good condition. Foxing marks. Damages to spine and to binding. Front binding partly detached.
Bilder Aus dem Heiligen Lande. Vierzig ausgewaehlte Original-Ansichten biblisch-wichtiger Orte treu nach der Natur gezeichnet von J. M. Bernatz, mit erläuterndem texte von G. H. v. Schubert, Stuttgart: J.F. Steinkopf, . German.
Pictures of the Holy Land, forty biblical landscapes after paintings by J.M. Bernatz, with text by Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert. 39 lithograph plates portraying views and sites in Eretz Israel and the vicinity – Damascus, Hebron, Tiberias, Mount Carmel, Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Joseph's tomb in Nablus, and more. Including a folding panorama of Sinai.  leaves +  plates. 42.5X29 cm. Good condition. Minor tears. Significant foxing marks, some dark. Panorama in good condition.
Histoire De l'Egypte sous le gouvernment de Mohammed-Aly, ou Recit Des Evenements Politiques et Militaires qui ont eu lieu depuis le depart des Francais jusqu'en 1823. Atlas.[History of Egypt under the government of Mohammed-Aly, or depiction of the political and military events since the French departed in 1823]. Paris: A. Bertrand, 1823. French.
The volume of lithographs which accompanies the “History of Egypt under the government of Mohammed-Aly” by Félix Mengin. The volume contains 13 illustration-plates and maps: • Portraits in color of Mohammed-Aly, Egyptian ruler, The Mameluk governor Murad Bei and Abdallah Ibn Saud, ruler of the first Saudi state. • Large map, folded, of the Nejd area (etching). • Large map (folded), in color, of the Mahmudiya Channel in Alexandria. • Additional illustrations of figures and sites in Egypt. • Table with information about import-export between Egypt and Europe.  leaves, 40 cm. Good condition. Foxing marks, minor creases. Minor tears to borders of folded maps. Front binding detached.
1. La terre sainte, Son histoire - ses souvenirs - ses sites - ses monuments [The Holy Land – History, Remembrances,Sites and Monuments], Victor Guérin. Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1884. First volume, 2nd edition.
2. La Terre Sainte, Liban, Pheìnicie, Palestine occidentale et meìridionale, Peìtra, Sinaï, Egypte [the Holy Land – Lebanon,Phoenicia, Western and Southern Palestine, Petra, Sinai, Egypt]. Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1884, second volume, 2nd edition. The text describes the archaeology of the Holy Land with biblical and Talmudic citations, as well as writings by Jewish travelers like Binyamin Metudela and Yitzchak Hilu.
In addition appear citations from Greek mythology and researchers of the Levant, the author's contemporaries as Robinson. Visual descriptions of views, characters, architecture and archaeology are integrated into the text.
The author, Victor Guérin (1821-1891), was a French intellectual and amateur archaeologist who arrived in Eretz Israel eight times between the years 1852 and 1888. Volume I: 468 pp; Volume II: 512 pp. 39 cm. Etchings in various sizes. Good condition, spotting on some of the leaves, contemporary binding.
Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt, Edited by Sir Charles Wilson, New-York: D. Appleton & Co. 1881. 1st edition. Two volumes. A detailed guide to Eretz Israel, written by several expert researchers. Each page features a detailed etching portraying the area's views, inhabitants' garments, customs, etc. First volume: 480 pp, Second volume: 476 pp. 33 cm. Edge-gilded leaves. Good condition. Contemporary bindings, wear to edges.
A Cruise to Egypt, Palestine, and Greece, during Five Months' Leave of Absence, by W. E. Fitzmaurice. London: John Hill printing press, 1834. English.
Tour of William Edward Fitzmaurice to Egypt, Eretz Israel and Greece. Accompanied by eight etchings: view of Jerusalem from the Beth-Lehem road, the Dead Sea viewed from the Mount of Olives, view from Mount Tabor, view of the Pyramids in Giza from the direction of the Nile, etc. On the leaf preceding the title page appears a letter handwritten by the author, in English. , 75 pp +  plates 29 cm. Good condition. Spots. Not original binding, damaged.
Ulrich Jasper Seetzen's Reisen durch Syrien, Palastina, Phonicien, die Transjordan-Lander, Arabia Petraca und Unter-Aegypten. Herausgegeben und commentirt von Professor Dr. Fr. Kruse. Berlin: G. Reimer, 1854. German. Two volumes.
"Travels of Ulrich Jasper Seetzen through Syria, Palestine, Phynicia, Trans-Jordan countries, Petra and Lower Egypt", edited by Dr. Friedrich Kruse. Seetzen's travel diaries were published in four volumes in 1854-1859. Presented here are the first two volumes dealing, in addition to other places, with his tour through Eretz Israel.
Ulrich Jasper Seetzen (1767-1811), German physician, scientist and traveler, was known as a researcher of Eretz Israel and the Arab Peninsula, and was considered one of the most important German Orientalists. In 1802 he went on a geography research trip to Turkey, the Middle East and the Arab Peninsula, a trip that lasted nine years. His first stop was in Constantinople. From there he continued to Izmir and Aleppo. During that period he learned Arabic and got familiar with the Arab way of life. He then toured Eretz Israel and Transjordan. During the years 1806-1807 Seetzen stayed in the area of the Dead Sea and was the first to conduct scientific observations of the Dead Sea. His journey ended in Yemen where he was murdered by order of San'a's Imam.
Two volumes. Volume 1:  leaves, LXXV, 432 pp. Volume 2:  leaves, 400 pp. 22 cm. Good condition. Significant spotting (mainly foxing marks). Ex-library copy.
Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Das ist Ein Reisebuch, Uber die ganze heilige Schrifft, in zwei Bücher getheilet. Printed by Paul Donat (in Vorlegung Ambrosii Kirchners). Magdeburg, Germany, 1597. German. Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae [Travel book through Holy Scriptures], by Heinrich Bünting, (1545-1606), a German pastor, theologian and cartographer, native of Hanover. This is one of the most important travel books, and when first published in 1581, provided the most comprehensive description of biblical geography available. Since then, the book has been printed in several editions and has been translated into many languages. The book describes the Holy Land by following the travels of various notable people from the Old and New Testaments. Four parts (separate title pages for each part, with the exception of the first part): Part 1 is the longest and deals with the Old Testament recounting the travels of the Prophets, Kings, Judges and various other Biblical figures. Part 2, Itinerarium Noui Testamenti, describes the travels of Joseph, Maria and other figures from the New Testament. Part 3, Uber das Buch Josua, deals with the Book of Joshua; Part 4, De Monetis et Mensuris Sacrae Scripturae is about money and means of payment mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. The book includes 12 maps (woodcuts), most of the maps are double-spreads (printed on two pages), depicting the world and Eretz Israel. Three of the maps are figurative maps drawn by Bünting: The first and most well known is the map which portrays the world in the shape of a cloverleaf with three points (the cloverleaf appears on the emblem of the city of Hanover, where Bünting was born). The triple cloverleaf represents three continents, Asia, Europe and Africa. In the center of the leaf, representing the center of the world is the city of Jerusalem. The second map presents the Asian continent in the shape of Pegasus (a winged horse that appears in Greek mythology). On the third map, the European continent is drawn in the shape of a queen wearing a cape and a crown (depicting the Phoenician princess, Europe). In addition to these figurative maps, the book also contains more conventional maps: a map of the African continent, two world maps, four maps of Eretz Israel, a map of Jerusalem and a sketch of the Holy Temple. Part 1: , 240,  pages (lacking another title page?); Part 2: , 102, , pages; Part 3: , 34, pages, [one empty]; Part 4: , 15, , 14-21 pages. Many mispaginations. Volume 30 cm. Spots, moth damages, minor tears. Some leaves (primarily with the maps), have ancient repairs – tears restored with glued paper. The first title page is detached and damaged, glued on paper for reinforcement. The maps are in fair condition. Most have stains and restored tears (ancient restorations). Some have cutoff margins. The cloverleaf map is detached, with spots, minor tears to margins, paper glued on folding mark. The margins of the queen-shaped map of Europe and the Pegasus map are slightly cut off. Spotting. Restored damage to the folding marks. Restorations with glued paper and tape (the Pegasus map has two strips of tape, 8 and 4 cm. long). Contemporary binding, with clasps for closing (one clasp is lacking).
Study of the Holy Land with Maps of the Tribal Territories - Christiaan van Adrichom. [Most probably 1st edition: Cologne, 1590]. Latin.
Christian van Adrichom (1533-1585] – Catholic priest, native of Delft (Holland), composed several essays about Eretz Israel. This book is a comprehensive description of the Holy Land, accompanied by ten maps (etchings) of the Tribal territories. Two large maps are missing from the copy presented here (one map of Eretz Israel and one of Jerusalem).
A chapter focusing on sites in Jerusalem during the period of Jesus appears at the end of the book, with a chronological description of Biblical events starting with the creation of Adam. The book was published in six editions, the first one in 1590, and was translated into several languages.
, 286,  pp +  maps (one map spread on two pages). Two maps are missing as well as twelve pages of the index, in the end of the book. 38 cm. Good-fair condition. Spotting. Minor tears. Moth holes. Restoration with adhesive tape to title page. The maps are restored with paper or cloth. The edges of two maps are cut. Corrections in ancient handwriting. Contemporary parchment binding, partly restored (new end paper). Ex-Libris.
13 leaves from “Cosmographia” by Sebastian Münster. Including four maps. [Basel, second half of 16th cent.]
13 leaves of the book, concerning Eretz Israel and the vicinity, with illustrations and four maps (woodcuts):
1. Map of Eretz Israel and Syria. 17X26 cm. Laor 528.
2. Die heilige statt Jerusalem contrafehtet nach form uns gestalt wie sie ietz erbauwen ist. View of Jerusalem. 38X15 cm. Laor 1087.
3. Syria/Cypern/Palestina/Mesapotamia/Babylonia / zwey Arabia/mit Bergen, Wasseren und Stetten. Map of the Midle East. 36X30 cm. Laor 531.
4. Das Heilig Landt mit ausztheilung der zwolff Geschlechter [Holy Land, with division into the Twelve Tribes territories]. In spite of the title, the borders of the Twelve Tribes are not marked. 36X31 cm. Laor 523.
The book "Cosmographia" deals with geography, history, zoology, botany, ethnography and astronomy and is accompanied by hundreds of maps and illustrations of lands and cities around the world. The first German edition was published in 1544, and is considered the earliest German description of the world. Numerous editions have been published later in German, Latin, French, Italian and Czech. The leaves presented here were printed in one of the German editions of the book.  leaves, 34 cm. Fair-good condition. Spots, minor tears, library ink stamp and label of a book store on three of the leaves. Tears, moth-holes, spots and a tear restored with adhesive tape to the fourth map. Damages to binding.
Ierusalem ciuitas sancta, olim metropolis regni iudaici, hodie uero colonia Turcae [Jerusalem the Holy City, formerly the capital city of the Kingdom of Judah, today a Turkish colony.] From Sebastian Münster's book "Cosmographia". Basel, 1550. A hand-painted woodcut.
The map presents Jerusalem from the east, surrounded by a wall of mid-16th cent. Names of important sites such as: Omar Mosque and the Gate of Mercy are written in Latin and in German. On the lower part appears a text about Jericho. On the reverse appear lines of Hebrew and Latin texts praising Jerusalem (chopped), on the left appear an imaginary description of Acre. 20.5X39 cm. Good condition, central folding mark, creases and tears at the edges, minor moth holes. Passe-partout.
Laor no. 1085.
1. Terra Sancta XVI nova tabula [Modern map of Palestine 16th century], Sebastian Münster. Basel, 1542. Colored woodcut.
Eretz Israel spans on both sides of the Jordan River according to the Tribes' territories. An illustration of Sodom and Gomorra burning, appears on the Dead Sea. On the reverse appears a text in Latin. 29.2X35.5 cm, good condition, central folding mark, minor spotting on borders and to map. Laor no. 616.
2. Tabula Asiae IIII [map of Asia no. 4], Claudius Münster. Basel, 1542. Woodcut.
The Middle East is portrayed from Cyprus to Babel. The Holy Land coast line is stretching from Acre to Ashkelon. 30X39 cm. Central folding mark, somewhat torn. Several moth holes. Laor no. 615.
Terre Israel Omnis Ante Canaan [map of Canaan prior to its conquest by the Israelites], engraving by Benito Arias Montao. Antwerp, 1572. Copper engraving.
Part of the inscriptions appear in Hebrew. 39X49 cm, fair condition, small moth-holes in lower left corner, minor spotting and folding marks. Laor no. 46.
Abrahami Patriar chae Peregrination Et Vita – "Life and Wanderings of Abraham", engraving colored by hand. [Antwerp, Belgium, early 17th cent.]
Cartographer and publisher: Abraham Ortelius, design: Franz Hogenberg. The map portrays the land of Canaan and parts of Egypt; pointing to north. The map is surrounded by 22 medallion vignettes showing the history of Abraham's life: expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael and the binding of Isaac. Under the cartouche on the right, appear three scale rulers for three different methods of measurement. The map is designed as a hanging map, in accordance with the popular custom to hang such maps in private households around the Low Countries area. A citation from the book of Genesis surrounds the map. 35X45.5 cm, framed: 60.5X70 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Not examined out of frame.
See: The Land of Israel in Maps from Madaba to the Sattelite, the Israel Museum (editor: Ariel Tishbi, 2001), p.98.
Generaale Kaart van het Beloofde Land tot verlichting voor de Geschiedenisse Berat in den Bybel [map of the Promised Land for a historic maps book]. Elwe Jan Barend, Amsterdam 1792. Copper print, partly colored.
On the upper part appears an inscription with details about the map surrounded by a wreath of flowers held by two angels. The map presents the Holy Land from the west. On the lower part – the Tabernacle, the Tribes' tents and the figures of Moses and Aaron with the Tabernacle's holy ceremonial vessels.
55.8X65.7 cm, good condition, central folding mark, minor tears to lower borders. Laor no. 267.
"Map of Eretz Israel and the wanderings of the People of Israel in the desert…till they reached Canaan….printed by…Zvi Hirsch Boyrsky". Bomberg lithography printing press, Warsaw 1879. A fine map, hand colored. In the Eran Laor Map Collection appears a similar map which was printed in Warsaw in 1883.
Paper leaf 34.5X43 cm. Fair-poor condition. Spotting, tears, moth-damages and folding marks. Cloth backed.
Statul Evreesc Independent Israel si Palestina [Independent Jewish State and Palestine], 1948. Romanian. Two parts.
On the upper part of the map appears a historic description of settlement in Eretz Israel since 1855 noting the sites of settlements and numbers of inhabitants. The second map bears an approval of the press censorship (no. 1,1948), "no copying by order". Part one: 70.5X50 cm, fair condition, folding marks, tears to borders. Part two: 40.5X50.3 cm, fair condition, tears and spots on borders.
40 lithographs portraying mainly Petra ruins and the vicinity, three of the lithographs feature the Holy Sepulcher Church. David Roberts and others, London, 19th century.
David Roberts (1796-1864), lived and worked in London. Was one of the first artists who arrived during the 19th century in the Near East to paint and introduce the European public to views of the region. The British were familiar with the written history of the region but they did not know its landscapes and views. Roberts arrived in Egypt during a long tour in 1838. He drew watercolor paintings which he made available to the public as lithographs. His paintings are of a realistic and romantic style. When Roberts returned to London he was assisted by the lithographer Louis Haghe in turning his original creations into lithographs.
1. "Mount Seir – Wady el Ghor", painted lithograph, David Roberts, ca.1840. Addition of paint was probably done around the year 1900. 31.4X42.1 cm, fair condition, brown spotting around the edges and the center. Printing stamps of 1842, London. Inscription on the lithograph indicates that it was painted in 1839. The figure "9" is written in pencil on the margins. Attached is a letter confirming authenticity.
2-28. Twenty seven lithographs – Petra ruins, David Roberts. Printed in London,1845. Sixteen of the lithographs are taken from a book about the Holy Land. The lithographs were done by Louis Haghe after David Roberts’ paintings, 1838, 1st ed., size 65X48 cm. The other lithographs: five lithographs: 28X20 cm, six – 21X27 cm.
29-32. Petra and its surroundings, three lithographs of Mount Hor, David Roberts, 1842. Two lithographs: 26X21 cm, one: 37X34 cm. One lithograph of Aqaba, 26X21 cm.
33-40. Various artists. Mid 19th cent. Five lithographs in color – Petra and the Map of Petra; two lithographs and an etching of the Holy Sepulcher church (a. etching, O. Dapper, 1677; b. lithograph, W.H.Bartleft, 1850. c) lithograph, Marilhat, 1842.) Average size: 42X29 cm.
Size and condition varies. All of the lithographs, except for no. 1, are in very good condition. All placed in a Passe-Partout.
Egesippi, des hochberühmten fürtrefflichen christlichen Geschichtschreibers, fünff Bücher, vom jüdischen Krieg vnd endlicher Zerstörung der herzlichen vnd gewaltigen Statt Jerusalem [fifth book of the Jewish War by Josephus, Destruction of Jerusalem]. Theodosius Rihel? Strassburg?, .
This volume is about the city of Jerusalem and includes 22 plates with woodcuts, portraying the last days of Jerusalem. , 214,  pp, 32.5 cm. 22 plates, good condition, spots and moth-marks, professionally restored, with handwritten comments in brown ink.
Mount Carmel. Oil on canvas. Titled "Mount Carmel". Unsigned.
The painting portrays Mount Carmel with a monastery on its top and a few houses at its foot, viewed from the sea. A sail boat is seen in the sea with stormy waves and some birds on the left. The gloomy atmosphere of the painting is reached through the color palette of brown, grey and white shades.
On the reverse of the canvas appears an ink stamp "Reeves & Sons/Manufacturers" – a company which produced and supplied art supplies and was active in London starting in 1766. Judging by the company name printed on the canvas it is possible to date the painting between the years 1830-1890. 18X15.5 cm. Framed 29X37 cm. Good condition. Frame is flaking.
Sefer Eretz Israel, about nature, the sea, rivers, mountains, vallies, climate, the flora and fauna, cities and villages, written by eliezer Ben Yehuda. Jerusalem: Yoel Moshe Salomon press, 1883. Hebrew.
One of the first Hebrew books concerning the geography of Eretz Israel. , 96 pp.18 cm. Good condition. Spotting. Handwritten inscriptions. Damages to binding. S. HaLevi 413.
1. Album "Souvenir from Jerusalem. Collection of flowers and paintings From the holy places", Yehiel Zvi Zimrinsky – workshop for olive wood, N. De Simini (Ed.), Jerusalem [early 20th cent]. Hebrew. A dozen illustrations in color of Eretz Israel's views: Tiberias, Jordan River, Rachel's Tomb, Mount of Olives, Western Wall, Jerusalem, etc. Each illustration is titled in seven languages. Pressed flowers are pasted at the back of each illustration. Olive wood binding with a relief of Absalom's Tomb and an inscription "Yad Avshalom"; "Yerushalem"; "Jerusalem".  leaves, 11X17.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Memories in a Book, natural flowers growing in Eretz Israel, Avraham Moshe Lunz. Published by Avraham Moshe Lunz, Jerusalem, [late 19th cent.] Hebrew. Album with pressed flowers, typical of various areas in Eretz Israel.  leaves, 15.5X12 cm. Good condition. Original binding, somewhat damaged. Several detached leaves.
Structure and evolution of Palestine, with comparative notes on neighboring countries, by Leo Picard. Jerusalem: The Geological Department, The Hebrew University,1943. English and Hebrew.
Study concerning the geological structure of Palestine. This copy includes numerous comments, handwritten by the author, as well as illustrations colored by hand. A letter signed by the author appears on the first page. At the end of the book is an envelope with writings and illustrations by the author.
Attached is a map in color: Map of the Wady el Arabah from the surveys of Major Kitchener, R.E. and reduced from the 3/8 inch map(printed in London; fair condition). ,134, pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Original binding, with leather corners and spine. Minor wear to binding. Enclosed is the book "Leo Yehudah Picard – Study of geology in Eretz Israel", Jerusalem, 1996.
Jerusalem as viewed from the city's walls, near St. Anna Church. [1870s]. Photographed in the photography workshop of the Armenian monastery in Jerusalem.
39X28 cm. Pasted to paper 47X35.5 cm. Good condition. Minor creases.
See: "First Photographs of Eretz Israel…". Editors: Eli Shiller and Menachem Levin with the participation of Dan Kiram. Jerusalem: "Ariel", 1989. Page 111.
1. One hundred Stereoscopic photos. Black and white photos, portraying figures and views in Eretz Israel and its surroundings, late 19th cent. Produced by Underwood & Underwood. Contained in the original box, in the shape of two book volumes. Descriptions of the various sites are printed on the photos while on the reverse appears a more detailed description. Cover in fair condition, somewhat unraveled.
2. Traveling in the Holy Land through the Stereoscope. Produced by Underwood & Underwood. New-York – London, 1905. English. Notes about the one hundred photographed sites. Five folded maps appear at the end, including maps of Eretz Israel, Jerusalem and the Galilee.
3. A fine Stereoscope device.
1. One hundred Stereoscopic photos. Black and white photos, portraying figures and sites in Eretz Israel and its surroundings, late 19th cent. Produced by Underwood &Underwood. Contained in the original box, in the shape of two book volumes. Annotations in English are printed next to the photos.
2. A Stereoscope device made of wood and aluminum, with engraved decorations. Signed Sun Sculpture U & U trade mark, dated 1901.
La Stereo-Carte La Terre Sainte, 24 postcards with stereoscopic photos of Eretz Israel (complete set). Producer: Léon & Lévy.[Paris, late 19th cent].
Postcards with stereoscopic photos of cities and sites in Eretz Israel: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jordan River, Nazareth, and more. In the original cover. 9X14 cm. Postcards in good condition. Tears and spotting on cover.
Views of Eretz Israel and its Moshavot, painted and written by Yesha'ayahu Raffalovich and his partner Moshe Eliyahu Sachs. Photographed in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, 1899. Hebrew and German.
Booklet of photographs taken during a tour of Eretz Israel (from Gedera to Metula) which Raffalovich held in 1898, with his friend Eliyahu (Elija) Meyers, an "American Colony" photographer. The tour was held following a request addressed to Raffalovich to prepare an Album of photos for the third Zionist Congress which took place in Basel one year later. Some of the photos are particularly large, on folding plates. An English edition was published in the same year.
 pp, 57 photo-plates, 17X24 cm. Fair condition, unraveled leaves, binding stained and worn.
Photographies de Terre Sainte Boulos Meo, Jerusalem. Produced by Meo Boulos, Jerusalem, [late 19th cent].
25 photos of Eretz Israel are mounted on the album sheets, mainly of the cities of Jerusalem and Jaffa. Photos by French photographer Félix Bonfils, 1831-1885 and the brothers Adelphi and Konstantin Zangaki, active between the years 1880-1890. The photos are annotated in the plates, some in French only and others in English as well. Among the photos: Jaffa and its shore line, market in Jaffa, streets in Jerusalem, Jerusalem within the walls. Absalom's tomb, Holy Sepulcher Church, interior of El-Aksa, Robinson Arch and Mamila Pool. Three photos are unsigned.
The album was produced by Meo Boulos, a shop for souvenirs and photos in Jerusalem founded by a family of Italian origin. The shop opened next to Jaffa gate in 1872 and sold mainly photo albums of pilgrimage sites in olive-wood covers made locally. The album presented is bound in an exceptional olive wood cover. Carved on the front cover are the walls of Jerusalem with a gate and the Tower of David. On the back side appears the inscription “Jerusalem”. Embossed in gold on the spine: Album de Terre Sainte, with two frames of flowers and a Jerusalem Cross. Average size of photos: 22X28 cm. Album 25X32 cm. Photos in good condition, album in fair condition. Leaves somewhat loose. A small green spot on the front cover, spine is not attached to the album, tears on spine.
Album containing 48 photos by "American Colony" photographers, mounted on heavy cardboard leaves. Produced by the brothers Gabriel and Abrahim Dabdoub, Jerusalem, [between 1890 and 1900].
Photos of Jerusalem and Eretz Israel views, most of them by "American Colony" photographers, signed in the plate "American Colony Jerusalem" (of the early days of American Colony photography studio). Olive wood binding, printed on the front – "Jerusalem". Leather spine, with an embossing of the word "Album" and a Jerusalem Cross. For a similar item, see "Kedem" catalogue no. 24, item no.31. Photos: 11X15.5 cm. Good condition. Some loose plates, tears and spotting to borders of plates. Album 14.5X21 cm. Fair-good condition. Torn spine.
Jerusalem Illustrated with Original Photographs, by G. Robinson Lees, F.R.G.S. Jerusalem: The London Jew's Societys House of Industry,1893. English.
A dozen original photos of Jerusalem by photographer George Robinson Lees. Mounted on heavy cardboard plates. Includes photos of Jaffa Gate, Dome of the Rock, Kidron Valley, Antonia Fortress, and more. Texts about the city accompany the photos. This is the first book in English printed in Jerusalem.
 leaves +  photo plates (cardboard plates with photos). 17X24 cm. Good condition. Spotting. Ink stamps on first leaves. Fine binding with an embossed illustration of Jerusalem and the title. Minor damages on cover.
25 glass transparencies, photos of Eretz Israel (b/w). Unknown photographer, [late 19th or early 20th cent.].
Photos of views and people of various sites in Eretz Israel: market in Jaffa, Western Wall, Dead Sea, Jericho, Nazareth etc. Handwritten annotations on the paper frame surrounding the glass plate. It seems that the photos are private and were taken by a couple or a group of travelers; one photo is annotated: Sheik of Abu Dis, Our Guide in Wilderness. Contained in a designated wooden case, original.
Transparencies: 8X10 cm. Good condition. Tears to some of the paper frames. Marks of a sticker and scratches on the case.
Two panoramas printed in b/w, of Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Sions Verlag, [ca.1923-1925].
Printing of good quality. A printed leaf is attached to the Jerusalem panorama – index of thirty five sites which appear in the photo (English, German, French and Spanish). Jerusalem 25X200 cm, Bethlehem: 25X160 cm. Very good condition. Minor spotting.
The Twenty Third Psalm. Views Taken Chiefly at the Pastoral Spring of Ain Farah, Generally accepted as the scene of the inspiration for this sublime Psalm of Trust by the "Sweet Psalmist of Israel". Jerusalem (American Colony): F. Vester & Co., [1920s]. English.
Album published by "American Colony" with thirteen b/w photos of shepherds, mounted on cardboard sheets. On the dividing sheets, opposite each photo, appear verses of Psalm no. 23. Most of the photos were taken in the area of Ma'ayan Ein Prat (Ein Fara). Enclosed is another copy of this album, in a smaller format (20.5 cm) and in the original cardboard box. Album: 29X25 cm. Size of photos: 17X23 cm. Photos in good condition. Tears on dividing sheets. Original leather binding with the inscription: "The Twenty Third Psalm Illustrated"(Fair condition).
Album with about 470 photos of Eretz Israel and the vicinity [1920s].
Photos portray the Old City of Jerusalem, Hurva Synagogue, Rachel's Tomb, Western Wall, Tower of David, Gethsemane, churches in Jerusalem, numerous photos of the Temple Mount, main streets in the new city of Jerusalem (Jaffa, Ben Yehuda, King David, etc) and prominent buildings ("Bezalel", Sun Dial of Zoharey Hama Synagogue on Jaffa Street, Yeshurun Synagogue, YMCA, Hebrew University and the Military cemetery on Mount Scopus, Government House and Rockefeller Museum); landscape photos and photos in the city's neighborhoods; about 40 portraits of Jerusalemite characters, some identified as photos taken by E.M. Lilien (some of which are used by Lilien for etchings); numerous photos (mainly of Jerusalem and the vicinity) were taken by "American Colony" photographers. Within the album are photos of Arab villages, the cities of Jaffa and Haifa, Jericho and the area of Wadi Qelt, Arnon spring, settlement in the Galilee (Metula area), Tiberias, Naharayim, Kinneret area, Safed and nearby cities in the Galilee, archaeological sites, Petra. Average Size 9.5X7.5 cm, album 25X33.5 cm. Photos in good condition. Several detached photos. Album binding – detached.
Eighteen photos by photographer Zadok Bassan (1882-1956). Jerusalem, [early 20th cent.] Photographer's ink stamp or embossed signature.
Interesting and unconventional photos, of the families Bassan, Zaksh, Tiktin and Bardaki of Jerusalem (Leah Bassan nee Zaksh, appearing on some photos, was Bassan's wife).
1-5. Five large photos, mounted on cardboard: disguised youngsters riding horses; studio photo of Lea Bassan in an Arab garment; two group-family photos in front of a building in Jerusalem; in a boat on the Jordan River. 23X15 cm to 28X38.5 cm. Fair-good condition.
6-12. Seven medium sized photos, mounted on cardboard: nice studio photos, some of the photographed wear Arab garments. Average size 14X10 cm. Good condition.
13-18. Six postcard-sized photos: three studio photos and three photos of a journey to the Jordan River. 8.5X14 cm. Good condition.
Seven photos by photographer Shimon Corbman (1887-1978), documenting soccer games. Tel-Aviv, 1925.
Four of the photos presented are documented and annotated in the exhibition- catalogue “Corbman – A Different Tel-Aviv Photographer, 1919-1936” (curator: Batia Karmiel, Eretz Israel Museum and Ben-Zvi Institute, 2004. Page 161,164-166).
For list of photos see Hebrew Text.
Seven photos of "Tachkemoni" school in Tel-Aviv and of some events which took place in the school, [1920s].
The photos portray central events (all annotated): farewell from the school shack in Tel-Aviv (Rabbi Fishman is seen in this photo), the Police orchestra welcomes the pupils while they approach the new building, inauguration of a Torah Scroll, a group photo in the school's yard where Bialik and Rabbi Uziel are seen, and more.
Average size: 12X17 cm. Fair condition. Damages and spotting.
Forty five photos of Eretz Israel [late 1930s and early 1940s].
Various photographers: Zoltan Kluger, Yitzchak Kalter, Z. Loewenheim, Alfons Himmelreich and Hella Fernback; most of the photos were taken by Zoltan Kluger. Stamped with photographers' ink stamps.
Portrayed in the photos are industrial plants, buildings, aerial photos, dining room in a Kibbutz, Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Hora dance, etc. Size varies, 9X22 to 24X20 cm. Condition varies. Handwritten instructions for printing; leaves pasted to reverse of some photos. Creases and minor tears.
Eleven Real Photo postcards. Lithuania, [1920s]. Four are ink stamped with photographer's stamp B. [Balio] Buračo.
1-6. Photos of interiors and exterior facades of synagogues in Lithuania: Holy Ark and the Bimah, in Šiauliai synagogue and some other synagogues in Lithuania.
7-11. Photos of masks for Užgavėnėn, a Lithuanian masks holiday, some are masks imitating a ridiculed Jewish look.
Good condition. Some are annotated on the reverse, in handwriting; instructions for the printer.
Group photo taken during Haim Weizmann’s visit to Kharkiv. [Kharkiv, 1901]. Haim Weizmann appears in the center of a group of people. Photo 22.5X16 cm, mounted on cardboard 31.5X24.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Minor damages to photo. Spotting on cardboard. Lower left corner of cardboard is missing.
Group photo of teachers in Russia, early 20th century. Mounted on cardboard.
Each figure is marked with a number, and on the cardboard appear printed names according to the numbers. Written on the reverse: "First Jewish Teachers' Meeting in the City of Orshow (Mogilev region in Russia)… 1902".
41.5X32.5 cm, fair condition, tears, spots, creases and wear to corners.
Two photos – "Survivors", 1991 and "Belmonte Marranos Celebrate Passover in Secret", 1988, of the series "Diaspora" by the photographer Frederic Brenner (not signed).
The photo "Survivors" portrays four men holding a wooden stick with clenched fists; three of the men have a tattooed Auschwitz number. The gestures of their hands and their facial expressions transfer victory, overcoming and sadness. The four photographed men are a memorial monument to the Thessaloniki community which flourished prior to the war, and in 1943, 45,000 of its members were deported to Auschwitz. 38X50 cm, mint condition.
"Belmonte Marranos celebrate Passover in secret" is a portrait of a Belmonte, Portugal, family that bakes Matzot in an attic. The family is part of the Belmonte Marranos community that conducted Jewish ritual in secret until the 1980s. In 1988 the community members decided to stop the secret ritual and conduct them in the open. 50X37.5 cm.
Collection of about 400 b/w photos by the photographer Aliza Holz (1898-1994). The collection is composed mainly of portraits of women and family photos, interiors of living rooms and some outdoors photos in Israel and abroad.
With Hitler’s rise to power Holz left Berlin, where she was born and raised, and moved to Jerusalem. Specialized in taking photos of children with photographer Alfred Bernheim. The photos feature many of Rehavia neighborhood inhabitants where she lived. Size varies, between 10X17 to 30X24. Good condition, minor tears to borders of some photos.
Four ring binders binding photos of architectural models (black/white) of buildings planned and designed by architects Benjamin Edelsohn and Gershon Zippor. Israel, 1950s-60s.
Among the models: Neot Aviv building – Tel-Aviv, regional school Merkaz HaBessor, children's day care center, plan of a hospital 1968 (signed by Edelsohn and Zippor), plan for a hotel next to Yeshivat Ponevez in Bnei Brak (not carried out), Hebrew University Campus on Mount Scopus, architectural plans for a hospital in Petach Tikva, Kirya B Tel-Aviv-Jaffa. Some of the photos portray the buildings after construction has been completed. 35X26 cm, each ring binder contains 40 pp, total of about 132 large photos and 14 small photos. Good Condition.
40 photos by the photographer Moshe Vorobeichic, which were published in the supplements "Davar LaGolah" and "Devar HaPo'elet". Eretz Israel, [1934-1940]. Hebrew.
The photos portray daily life in various settlements: agricultural work, guard, establishment of "Tower and Stockade" settlements, etc. These publications were weekly supplements to the daily Hebrew newspaper "Davar". 19 photos are ink stamped on the reverse:"M. Vorobeichic, Tel-Aviv, 10 HaMagid Street", the others are not signed but it seems that they were also photographed by Vorobeichic. On the reverse appear instructions for the printing. Sizes and conditions vary. Average size 12X18 cm. Overall good condition.
Ein Ghetto im Osten. Zürich–Leipzig: Orell Füssli, 1931. German and Yiddish .
Sixty-five photos by Moshe Vorobeichic (Raviv), documenting the pre-war atmosphere of the Jewish ghetto in Vilnius. Introduction by Zalman Shazar. This edition in Yiddish and German is the rarest of the three editions of the book. 7 pp, 64 photo-plates, 8 pp, 19.5 cm. Good condition. Minute holes to German title page. Ex-Libris label on the inner side of back cover.
A pioneers' album, for the tenth anniversary of "HaHalutz" organization. Postcard binder issued by the central committee of "HaHalutz" in Poland. Warsaw, .
14 postcards with photos portraying the operation of "HaHalutz" training Kibbutzim in Poland: "Kibbutz Hotzvey Avanim in Klesow", "an agricultural group in the area of Shetsotsin", "Group of Builders in Kobryn", and more. Annotated in Hebrew, Yiddish, English and Polish. Name of photographer is not mentioned but it seems that most of the photos were taken by the photographer Moshe Vorobeichic (Raviv) who used to visually document "HaHalutz" activities in Poland until he immigrated to Eretz-Israel in 1934. A handwritten dedication appears on the cover as well as an ink stamp of "Committee for assisting the Halutzim in West Galicia and Silesia in Krakow". 14 postcards, 14.5X10.5 cm. Good condition. Tear to one postcard. Minor creases and tears to cover.
1. Old Jerusalem, produced by I. Ben Dov Bezalel Jerusalem, early 20th cent. Binder holds 12 postcards.
2. Views of Jerusalem (series A), produced by I. Ben Dov, Jerusalem, early 20th cent. Binder holds 18 postcards.
Ben Dov immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1907 and was a partner in the founding of "Bezalel", was the first photographer of documentary films in Eretz Israel and produced numerous postcard binders of the lands views. 9X15.5 cm, good condition, minor spotting.
Two postcard binders, produced by Moshe Ordman. The postcards are attached to each other and placed in their original cover:
• Album No. 3 – Tel-Aviv views. 10 postcards (numbered 2-7 and 22-25).
• Album No. 5 – Jewish settlements in Eretz Israel. 10 postcards (numbered 41-50, one postcard – detached).
9.5X14 cm. Fair condition. Spotting and tears.
Four postcard binders produced by Eliyahu Brothers, Jaffa-Tel-Aviv.
• Photos of Tel-Aviv, Souvenir of Tel-Aviv (18 postcards, one detached). • Photos of Jerusalem, Views of Jerusalem (10 postcards in a cardboard envelope). • Photos of Jerusalem, Souvenir of Jerusalem, (18 postcards). • Photos of Tiberias, Souvenir of Tiberias (12 postcards). Condition varies. Spotting.
72 postcards produced by Eliyahu Brothers, Jaffa-Tel-Aviv.
Black and white photos of settlements, cities and views of Eretz Israel: Nahalal, Tel-Hai, Degania Aleph, Rishon LeZion, Mikve Israel, and more. Most of the photos are of Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. One postcard presents Haim Weizmann's portrait. Good condition. Never used.
Collection of postcards. Various locations and periods of printing.
• Binder of postcards "photos of Tel-Aviv, Eretz Israel", produced by Eliyahu Brothers (18 postcards).
• Eight postcards out of a binder issued by the joint society of Rishon Lezion and Zichron Ya'akov wineries (originally 12 postcards). • 14 postcards produced by various publishers: F.Vester & Co., ("American Colony"), H. Kruglayov, Eliyahu Brothers, Ya'akov Ben-Dov and others. Most postcards feature views of Eretz Israel. Lot of 40 postcards. Condition varies. 9 Postcards have been used.
56 postcards portraying landscapes of Israel in its early days, synagogues in Europe, and several postcards with paintings by Jewish artists. Different publishers, Israel and Europe, [ca. 1920s].
Amongst the postcards, a postcard for the 14th Zionist Congress in Vienna – August 1925; postcards issued by “Artzenu” (Berlin-Charlottenburg): inauguration of Tel-Aviv Port, Real-Photo postcards, and more. Condition varies.
Collection of about 550 postcards. Various publishers and printing periods [Europe and Eretz Israel, late 19 century through mid 20th century].
Extensive and diverse collection of postcards with photos and illustrations of Eretz Israel. Numerous Real- Photo postcards and some undivided postcards. Condition varies.
32 "Shana Tovah" postcards. Various producers, periods and printing locations, [first decades of 20th cent].
Numerous cards from the USA: some decorated with cloth pieces, embroidery or embossments. Condition varies, most of the postcards have been used.
55 Shana Tovah postcards. Europe, Eretz Israel and the USA, [20th cent]. Various producers: Williamsburg Art co., Yehudiya, S. Resnik, Phoenix and others.
Varied collection of Shana Tovah postcards, illustrated and photographed. Collection includes several early postcards (undivided), two pop-up cards, two postcards produced by Wiener Werkstäte , etc.
Condition varies. Some of the postcards have been used.
Collection of 43 postcards produced by "HaTechiya" with b/w portraits of poets and authors with a short biography. Hebrew and Yiddish. Among the figures: Ahad Ha'Am, Lilienblum, Bialik, Hilel Zeitlin, Joseph Klausner, Peretz Smolenskin, and others. Very good condition. Never used.
93 postcards, Moroccan Jews. First half of 20th century.
A collection of postcards of good quality, portraying women and man in traditional and modern clothing, daily life, streets in different cities, etc. Condition varies.
31 postcards of Jewish life in Tunisia. First half of 20th century.
A collection of postcards, of good quality, portraying Jewish quarters, daily life and traditional garments. Condition varies.
13 postcards with caricatures by Ya'akov Bickels – portraits of the 19th Zionist Congress participants. [Luzern, 1935]. Portraits of: Haim Weizmann, Leib Yaffe, Berl Katzenelson, and others. On the reverse appears the inscription in Hebrew and German: "Caricatures of The Zionist Congress (Hebrew) – Kongress-Karikaturen. Ya'akov Bickels (1911-1945), psychiatrist and caricaturist, native of Lvov. According to testimonies Bickels was killed in a Russian bombardment in Warsaw in April 1945. 14.5X10.5 cm. Good condition. Spotting. It seems that the postcards are part of an original binder of 20 postcards.
Postcard binder, Le Pavillon de la Palestine, Exposition Internationale Paris, 1937. Produced by Librarie Lipschutz. Hebrew. Binder with a dozen postcards of the Palestine pavilion in the International Exposition in Paris,1937. 9X15 cm. Postcards in good condition, some minor spotting on cover.
15 photographed postcards – "Petticoat Lane" Market. London [early 20th cent.]
Photos of Petticoat Lane market in London and the Jewish vendors in the market: Polly Nathan's Fish Shop, an auction of second-hand clothes on Sunday, Jews' Free School building, etc.
"Petticoat Lane" is one of the oldest markets in London. Starting in 1882 Jewish immigrants who fled from East Europe settled in the area. Many of the Jews were involved with the trades of textile and clothing, and contributed to the prosperity of the market. The Jewish character of the market at that period affected the days of operation – the market operated on Sundays but was closed on Saturdays. 15 postcards. Condition varies. Five postcards have been used.
Album of photographed postcards produced by Palphot, with about 200 photos of Nazareth, Safed, Haifa and the north, 1950s.
Captions in black or white and serial numbers, handwritten in pen. Attached are two handwritten pages with serial numbers and classification of the photos. 27X38 cm, good condition, binding somewhat worn.
Collection of 490 "scraps". USA/Germany, [early 20th cent].
Colorful scraps of biblical and Jewish scenes: father standing by his son laying Tefilin, Tashlich, Hakafot with Lulav; Shimshon, Moshe in the basket, "Wolf living with a Sheep", and more. Numerous copies of each of the "scraps". Size varies. Very good condition.
The album contains 39 reproductions of drawings by Ber Horowitz, with portraits of "Habima's" actors participating in the play [Vienna? - late 1930s].
The drawings were drawn by Horowitz during a tour of the play in Europe in 1938. The album opens with a leaf bearing the Yiddish title, handwritten by the artist: "Ber Horowitz – Habima's Dybbuk 1". Horowitz, born 1895, was murdered in the Holocaust in 1942. It is likely that the drawings presented here were meant to be published as an illustrations booklet and that this is in fact a draft of such a booklet, which was never published. [41 leaves], folder 29.5 cm. Good condition. Tears on the first and last leaves.
A printed "Mizrah" plate (lithographic printing with silver and gold print), with illustrations of the holy places. Published by "Ya'akov Pesach Wigolik", A.L. Monsohn press, Jerusalem,[early 20th cent.].
The design and illustrations were probably created by Avraham Leib Monsohn. In the center appears a map of Eretz Israel (faded) surrounded by a frame with illustrations of the holy "graves of the fathers" with various verses. In the upper corners scenes of Jerusalem are depicted and in the lower corners, maps of the world (left map is faded). On the upper and lower part of the leaf are illustrations of animals and the verse "Mighty as a Tiger and light as an Eagle…"
The Monsohn Printing Press was established in Jerusalem in 1892 by Avraham Leib Monsohn who travelled to Frankfurt to learn printing methods. During the first few years he mainly printed souvenirs from the Holy Land and synagogue decorations. The first drawings were created by Leib Monsohn while other artists joined at a later stage. Monsohn publishing house was considered the most modern due to its ability to print also in gold. The enterprise was active until the year 1992.
67X52.5 cm, framed. Fair condition, minor spotting and tears, several parts are faded – possibly because a printing fault. Not examined out of frame.
23 original sketches for beer advertisements [ca. 1950s-60s].
Drawn and painted by hand in various techniques – ink, pencil, watercolor and Gouache on paper.
Among the slogans found in the advertisements: "Beer – a drink for soldiers", "Beer for every temperature", "We always prefer to drink…beer, white and black", etc. Some of the sketches are signed on the reverse: "Liff – Graphics, Tel-Aviv". Sizes and condition vary.
Album of autographs and dedications by authors, composers and intellectuals. Vienna, 1899-1900.
The album belonged to Mr. Sigmund Milch of Vienna, who gathered the collection with much devotion, autograph after autograph, integrated postcards that were sent to him by famous persons within the album, got artists to sign in the notebook or on cards, added their photos and even perfumed the album.
The album contains more than one hundred autographs and handwritten dedications. A majority of the signatories signed within the album and even added illustrations next to their autograph, while some autographs were on Bristol cards, pasted or attached to the album. Most autographs are dated by the signatories.
The album contains autographs and dedications by:
• Theodor Herzl – A handwritten dedication (in German): Wer nicht wenigstens / eine Idee hat, für / die er zu sterben / bereit ist, der ist / nicht werth zu leben. / Th. Herzl / 2 Juni 1900 (Who has not an idea, for which he could die, is not worthy to live). June 2,1900. • Author Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. • German author Julius Stinde (with a long handwritten dedication). • German author Wilhelm Raabe. •Austrian author Marie Ebner-Eschenbach (with dedication). • Danish literary critic and researcher Georg Brandes. • Composer Siegfried Wagner, son of Richard Wagner. • Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi (autograph on a receipt). • Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (fine autograph with an illustration of notation staff). • German composer Richard Strauss. • Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate (next to his autograph Sarasate added an illustration of notation staff). • Burgtheater actors (national Austrian theater in Vienna), opera singers and many others.
About 121 autographs in an album 13X20 cm. Good condition. Minor spots and tears. Damages to binding (spine partly detached, loose binding).
Collection of about 820 autographs – signed letters, dedications and signatures, by a variety of prominent Jewish figures of the past one hundred and fifty years, in numerous and diverse areas: letters and dedications from authors and poets (some of the Haskala generation), prominent and important Zionist leaders, key-figures in the history of the Yishuv in Eretz Israel, Jewish artists, politicians, book publishers and owners of book shops, bibliographers, book dealers and researchers, persons from the areas of trade and industry, Jewish societies and organizations in Eretz Israel, Europe and Eastern countries, and more.
Amongst the various items are letters from the following: Theodor Herzl, Ahad HaAm (a letter to Mendele Moicher Seforim and Ben-Ami), Nahum Sokolov, Max Nordau, Heinrich Loewe, Kalonymos Ze'ev Wisotsky, A"zar, Menachem Sheinkin, Menachem Ussishkin, Yehoshua Hankin, Eliyahu Golomb, Dov Hoz, Meir Dizengoff, Haim Arlozorov, Herbert Samuel, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Henrieta Szold, Arthur Rupin, Dr. Chaim Hisin, Dr. Hilel Yaffe, Dr. Moshe Wallach, Zalman David Levontin, Yossef Klausner, Shalom Aleichem, Marc Chagall, Itzik Manger, Avraham Sutzkever, David Frishman, Uri Zvi Greenberg, Martin Buber, Gershom Scholem, Eli Weisel , Stefan Zweig, (two letters, in one of them Tolstoy is mentioned), Haim Nachman Bialik, S.Y. Agnon, Asher Barash, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Avraham Yehoshua Heshel, Leah Goldberg, Yehudah Amichai, Shalom Asch, Avraham Shlonsky, Shaul Pinchas Rabbinowitz (SHE"FER), Herman Struck, Boris Schatz, David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin, Moshe Dayan, Binyamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres and other famous personalities.
Many of the letters presented here are interesting per se, some long and personal letters of several leaves, or personal postcards. The documents are arranged in four albums. Sizes and conditions vary.
1-19. Nineteen documents (letters and First-Day Envelopes) with signatures of nineteen of the Declaration of Independence signatories, amongst them: Daniel Auster, Peretz (Fritz Bernstein), David Zvi Pinkas, Eliyahu Berlin, Pinchas Rosen, rabbi Yitzchak Meir Levin, Yitzchak Greenboim, Rachel Cohen, Bechor Shitrit, Golda Meir, and others.
20-99. Eighty documents (letters, certificates, dedications), with signatures of public figures who served in the 1st Knesset of the State of Israel (February 14, 1949 until August 20, 1951), amongst them: Shmuel Dayan, Yitzchak Ben-Aharon, Eliyahu Lenkin, Menachem Begin, Nathan Yelin-Mor, Moshe Una, Eri Jabotinsky, and others (some appear amongst the Declaration of Independence signatories).
• Documents on which the above are signed are not related to the Declaration of Independence or to the First Knesset. A complete list of signatures will be sent upon request.
Sizes and conditions vary.
Golda Meir (Mabovitch), two autographed, handwritten postcards, sent to her close childhood friend Regina Hamburger. USA, 1916. English.
Personal postcards, affectionately signed "Goldie". In the introduction to "My Life", Meir writes, "I have never kept diaries, nor have I ever been a writer of letters". Later in her book Meir mentions Hamburger as her close friend from their school days in Milwaukee. 9X15 cm. Very good condition.
Postcard with Hermann Struck's portrait by Jozef Israels. Issued by JNF, Vienna, [1910s]. It seems that the postcard was sent during the 12th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad in 1921 (Czech postal ink stamps). Below the illustration follows a signature accompanied by a short greeting, handwritten by Struck. On the reverse: a letter sent by Heinrich Loewe to Johana, his wife. Below the letter, Ze'ev Jabotinsky's signature ("V. Jabotinsky") was added in pencil and an additional signature. 9X14 cm. Good condition.
A Printed Bristol card, "Delegate card" - third national convention of Brit-Trumpeldor in Poland. Warsaw, Succoth, October, 1933.
On the front appears the card holder name, David Melamedovitch, officer of Beilsk province headquarters, with signatures of the commissioner and the office director, Menachem Begin, signed "M.Begin". On the reverse appears the convention agenda, with the participation of Uri Zvi Grinberg, "M.Begin" and others. 10X14 cm. Fair-good condition. Creases, folding marks and spotting.
Documents archive of Berthold (Ben Zion) Spitz, Beitar official in Vienna (b. 1908).
Spitz held different roles in Beitar branch in Vienna, starting as a guide being promoted to secretary of the Austrian Commissionership. Made Aliya in 1938.
Amongst the documents: six Beitar Member Card of the years 1933-1938. All of the cards are signed by Beitar leader – Ze'ev Jabotinsky; delegate card for the founding convention of the "Histadrut Zionit Hadashah" (September 1935) and Aliya certificate of 1938. In addition, various certificates related to Jewish Zionist organizations in Austria. The archive contains tens of documents. Documents signed by Jabotinsky – average size: 14X10 cm, good condition. Other documents – sizes and conditions vary.
Ordination document appointing Adin Talbar as consul in Montreal, signed by David Ben-Gurion and Itzchak Ben-Zvi. Jerusalem, . Hebrew.
Adin Talbar (Teilhaber) served as a commercial consul in Montreal (Canada) between the years 1957-1960. 28.5X43 cm. framed: 31X45.5 cm. Good condition.
The Hope of Israel; Presumptive Evidence that the Aborigines of the Western Hemisphere are descended from the Missing Tribes of Israel, by Barbara Anne Simone. London: R. B. Seeley & W. Burnside, 1829. English. A composition claiming that the Aborigines are descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes. On the page preceding the title page appears a dedication by the author to Moses Montefiore (handwritten): "As a small token of respect and esteem for that patriotism which at this period of degeneracy distinguishes his character." Montefiore's Ex-Libris - on the cover. Attached is an official document on behalf of the "Society of Friends of the Hebrew Nation" presenting the society's aims and purposes.  leaves, 328 pp, 23 cm. Fair-good condition. Front cover detached. Damages on spine. Foxing. Leaf with author's dedication is detached and torn (no text omission).
Archive of original and photocopied documents and letters, regarding Chaim Weizmann's Zionist activities. Binders with documents of Gilbert F. Clayton, who commanded the British Intelligence in Eretz Israel region, filled positions in the British Settlements Office and was involved in discussions concerning determination of the Middle East character .
This archive was compiled by Boris Guriel, a commander of Ran, a political intelligence branch of Shai (Information Service), to assist John Kimchi in writing his book.
This archive is unique in its reflection of the events of that period and it can shed new light on Weizmann’s direction of leadership – the synthetic Zionism. From the Eighth Zionist Congress in 1917 and following the Uganda Plan, Weizmann opposed Herzl’s policy, and together with Buber, he led a move to merge political Zionism and active Zionism stressing the settlement of Eretz Israel. This led to the establishment of the Zionist-Eretz Israel office that encouraged purchase of land and its settlement.
The archive includes a Master Copy of a book by John Kimchi “Vision is not Enough”, concerning Meir Weisgal’s contribution to enhance Chaim Weizmann’s leadership, as well as photo-copies of numerous documents regarding various topics: claims for a Jewish-National home in Palestine, letters to Herbert Samuel and Calyton; classified or confidential documents concerning the agreement between Weizmann and Emir Faisal, correspondence between Weizmann and British authorities, letters to the British foreign Ministry, to Balfour and to Robert Gilbert Vansittart from Chaim Weizmann and Israel Ziv, correspondence between Chaim Weizmann and Vera Weizmann, David Adar, Sokolov; Minutes of meetings of the Zionist Institutes in Britian. Summaries of interviews with Weizmann, some titled ‘Secret’. A letter to colonel Kisch with a copy of the British-French declaration concerning the region (1918), and additional items.
A Complete list of the archive contents will be sent upon request.
I Heard the Wall Singing Vol. 1. 1968. Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's signature in blue pen on the reverse of the album cover. 31.5 cm, very good condition, album in original cover.
Archive of Rabbi Aaaron Einhorn, Shanghai-USA, ca. 1920-1950. Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Rabbi Aaaron Einhorn lived in Shanghai and Harbin and later immigrated to the US. Served as a teacher of Jewish Studies and Hebrew in "Ohel Moshe" and "Ohel Sarah" synagogues in Shanghai. It is possible that prior to his marriage he lived in Harbin, China, where his future wife Rachel Reznik, lived. The couple had five children. In 1928 the family immigrated to New-York where Rabbi Einhorn served as rabbi of Congregation Talmud Torah Beth Aharon of Mapleton Park.
The archive contains handwritten documents: sermons, writings, notebooks, copybooks. Most of the material is from New-York (1940s): numerous documents of the congregation members, mainly Ketubot and Divorces; documents and notebooks of Rachel Reznik presenting her as a Zionist (learned Hebrew and copied poems and plays), sometimes she re-used letters (e.g. for writing memoires of WW I). Lot of about 200 documents from China and about 400 from New-York. Sizes and conditions vary.
Shirey Shlomo Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol [The poems of Solomon ibn Gabirol], edited and annotated by Bialik and Ravnitzky. Published by “Dvir”, Tel-Aviv-Berlin, First volume (non-religious poems): 1924, second volume (religious poems): 1925.
A handwritten dedication by Bialik appears on the beginning of the first volume (Hebrew): “see his ways and become wise! To Mr. Gabriel Talphir, a gift, H. N. Bialik. 12 Shevat 1930”.
XVI, 156 pp.; XII, 152 pp., 26 cm. Fair condition. Detached or partially detached leaves (including the leaf with the dedication). Damaged bindings
Letters handwritten by philosopher Prof. Martin Buber. German and English.
1.Letter addressed to Buber's daughter, Eva. Zurich, October 1953.
2-5. Four letters addressed to the author and poet Aryeh Ludwig Strauss, who was married to Eva Buber. New-York and Los Angeles, February 1952; November-December 1957.
6. Letter of gratitude from Prof. Renstorf to Martin Buber, January 1952, English.
7. Typewritten leaf, draft of lecture by Buber about a book by Ludwig Strauss, with corrections in pen.
8. Letter addressed to Eva and Paula (Buber’s wife), 1926. Unknown sender.
Attached is a booklet (in four languages) printed on the occasion of granting the Erasmus Prize to Buber in 1963.
Sizes and conditions vary.
Collection of handwritten and typewritten poems, by the poet and author Werner Kfraft (1896-1991).
Kraft, native of Braunschweig, a librarian, literary scholar, Israeli author and poet, who wrote in German. Kraft lived most of his life in Jerusalem to where he fled in 1934 from the Nazi threat. Kraft kept a very close and friendly relationship with important authors and poets of German origin and published in European periodicals. His work was rarely translated into Hebrew, but his much appreciated personality was mentioned in correspondence between Gershom Scholem and Walter Benjamin who were his close friends. The collection includes:
1-8. Seven poems handwritten by Kraft and a poem handwritten by Tuvya Ruebner.  leaves, 21 cm. Good condition.
9-11. Three typewritten poems.  leaves, 21 cm. Good condition.
12. Series of 25 poems, typewritten and dated, March 1954.  leaves, 27 cm. Good condition. Folding marks.
13. A note handwritten by the Austrian-Jewish author and journalist Karl Kraus (1874-1936), with his signature.
14-16. Three poetry books by Kraft. Two published by Lychenheim & Son, Jerusalem (1938, 1946); one book published by Manfred Rothschild, Jerusalem (1937). Sizes and conditions vary.
From a partial examination we learned that some of the poems have never been published.
Provenance: Tuvya Ruebner's collection.
Writings of Else Lasker-Schüler, in ten volumes. Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1919-1920. Complete set, ten volumes, writings by Else Lasker-Schüler. All of the book covers were illustrated by Else Lasker-Schüler. In part of the volumes appear her illustrations (in b/w and in color) within the text. Amongst the books: “Hebrew Ballads”, “Die Wupper”, “Prince of Thebes”, “Peter-Hille-Book”, and more. Fine set, bound in marbled paper, with matching inscriptions on the spines. 10 volumes, 23 cm. Overall good condition. Minor spots. Several detached leaves to one volume.
Six books by Else Lasker- Schüler. Berlin, Leipzig and Zurich, 1919-1937. Some books are first editions.
1. Hebräische Balladen [Hebrew Ballads], Berlin: A.R. Meyer Verlag, 1913.  pp,23.2 cm. Fair condition, tears and spotting.
2. Das Peter Hille-Buch [the Peter Hille book], Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1919. 1st ed. Schüler writes in this book about her close friend, the poet Peter Hille. , 109 pp. 23.5 cm. Good condition, spotting on inner and back cover.
3. Der Wunderrabbiner von Barcelona [The miracle-man rabbi of Barcelona], Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1921. 1st ed. A story with autobiographic motifs inspired by the "Rabbi of Bacherach" by Heinrich Heine. , 38 pp, 18.8 cm, fair condition, spine is falling apart, spotting on leaves and scribble in pen on the cover.
4. Der Malik Eine Kaisergeschichte mit Selbstgezeichneten Bildern [the Malik: an Emperor Story, with paintings by the author]. Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1919. 1st ed. A pacifistic story written following WW I. The book reflects the struggles between Jews and non-Jews with which Lasker- Schüler was involved, between supporters and objectors to the war and as a woman between a group of men. 102 pp, 23.5 cm. Fair condition. Minor tears on spine and minor stains.
5. Die Gesammelten Gedichte [anthology of poems]. Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1920. , 229 pp, 24.5 cm, binding and first leaves in poor condition, spotting and tears, rest of the book in good condition.
6. Das Hebräerland [Land of the Hebrews]. Zurich: Oprecht, 1937. 1st ed. The book describes a spiritual mystic journey to an imaginary Eretz Israel, idealizing life in Eretz Israel as compared with actual life in the period in which the book was written. 168 pp, 23 cm. Fair condition, spotting on first and last leaves and at the edges.
Collection of books and booklets with additions handwritten by the author Eliezer Shindler. The collection consists of 16 booklets and books (most of which were printed in Vilnius in the 1920s and 1930s) to which Shindler added in his handwriting poems and dedications. Eliezer Shindler (1892-1957), Yiddish author and playwright, was one of the founders of the religious youth movement "Bnei Yehudah", where he started his activity as a playwright. During WW I he was drafted to the Austro-Hungarian army, was captured and imprisoned in Syberia. In 1938 immigrated to the USA. Published poems and stories in Yiddish, his works were published in numerous periodicals. Wrote about his experiences as a prisoner and his wanderings. Only one book of his was translated into Hebrew "BeMamlechet HaYaldut". The collection presented here includes: 1. Book of Isiah, Fürth, 1844. On the inner binding – an Ex-Libris label of Eliezer Shindler with a handwritten addition: "a convert is under the wings of the Divine Spirit… "After his military service, during WW I, Shindler spent time in a community of converts and it is possible that this sentence was written then. 2. Lider [poems], by Eliezer Shindler (Munich), published by"grinenke baymalakh, Vilnius, 1929. 3. Four compositions bound together by Eliezer Shindler, published by "grinenke baymelakh", Vilnius, 1930-36. 4. Two booklets bound together: 1. "lider gezungn fun di arbiter-ring-shun: lernier 1941-1942" [children's songs for Jewish schools], Michal Gelbart, published by bildungs komitet fun arbiter-ring, New-York, [1941-42]. 2. Some of Shindler's writings bound together, including "finf lider mit notn" (five songs with musical notes), Eliezer Shindler and Ya'akov Wiengarten. Vilnius, 1936. 5. Three stories by Eliezer Shindler bound together, published by grinenke baymalakh, Vilnius, 1937-38. 48 pp in each booklet, 19 cm. Sizes and conditions vary.
Collection of writings, leaves and essay-drafts handwritten by Meir Hartiner, [1950s].
Writings about Jewish History, development of heresy into Christianity and the history of Christianity, writings about "the repentance of Jewish sages for boycotting the Son of God [Jesus], Zadok the Pharesee, and more. Most of the material is about the relations between the Jewish and Christian religions and it seems that it was meant to be the basis for a book by the title "New documents for the study of the Jewish religion".
Meir Hartiner (1881-1971) – Jewish educator and editor native of Galicia. Served as a teacher in schools in Tarnopol (Galicia), in Vienna and in Eretz Israel and contantly published articles, essays and translations in Hebrew newspapers and periodicals. His poems in Yiddish, for which he composed tunes, were very popular in the days prior to WW I. Hundreds of handwritten pages, leaves 16.5 cm. Overall good condition.
"Yerushalayim, Kiryat Hagazit…! (Bedarkey Kadmonim)". A poem handwritten by Shaul Tchernichovsky. Tel-Aviv, 1933.
In the poem "Yerushalayim, Kiryat Hagazit!"the poet praises the eternal city of Jerusalem, captured in the hands of strangers, and looks forward hopefully to the day when it will cease being the city of three religions and will be the city of its people only.
In the draft presented, on three pages, appear numerous additions and corrections in the poet's handwriting, and in several instances the version differs from the printed and well known version of the poem. Signed in the end "Shaul Tchernichovsky, Tel Aviv. 33" and ink stamped "Dr. med. S. Tchernichovsky". 3 leaves, 24.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks, creases and spots.
A long letter handwritten by David Frishman. Addressee unknown. Warsaw, August 1912. Hebrew.
Frishman writes that a person contacted him and offered an amount of 15,000 Francs for the founding of a literary competition for Hebrew novels. The winner will receive this amount of money as a prize. Frishman asks the person to whom the letter is addressed to serve as a judge in this competition, unless he wishes to compete himself: "I am afraid that this competition will eventually not take place, not for lack of writers, but for lack of judges. It is almost impossible to find three judges." We do not know if the competition finally took place, but this is, no doubt, the first competition in the history of Hebrew literature. Leaf 20.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Minor spotting. slight tear on letter's upper part.
Five postcards sent by the poet and author Zalman Shneur (1887-1959) to his friend Dr. Yehuda Boehm. Germany, 1917,1921,1922. Yiddish.
As is common between friends, Shneur wrties about various matters: his literary work, his brothers and family members, a Jewish Trade Show which he visited, common friends and trips from here to there. In one of the postcards Shneur just wrote "Ketiva VeHatima Tovah!" in large letters (with several additional words). In one of the postcards Shneur prays for the redemption of Israel and Israeli culture and mentions Chaim Weizmann and Nahum Sokolov in the same breath. 9X14 cm. Good condition. Spots.
A draft of a poem, handwritten by Uri Zvi Grinberg on both sides of the leaf [ca.1950-1953].
On one side appears (handwritten in pencil) a draft of the poem "Shir Shalhey Kayitz 5710” . This is an early draft: The poem was published in Grinberg's book "Rehovot HaNahar, Sefer HaIlyot ve HaKoach" (Shocken: Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, 1954), found on page 378 with numerous variations in comparison with the draft presented here. The expression used for the title to this important book – "Rehovot HaNahar" is derived from this very poem. However, as it appears, on the other side of the leaf of the presented draft, Grinberg sketched out in pen and in large characters, an alternative name for the book's title which proves that at some point he meant to use the title "Dam MiDami” [Blood of my Blood] and not "Rehovot HaNahar". Leaf 21.5X21 cm. Good condition. Minor spotting and minor folding marks.
A letter handwritten by Lea Goldberg, addressed to the editor of “Gazith” (Gabriel Talphir). Raseiniai, Lithuania, June 8, 1934.
Goldberg informs in this letter that she accepts the offer to work for "Gazith" and that she sent two poems of hers. "I hope that the material is suitable for you. I am willing to send more material, after those two have been printed".
When this letter was sent, Goldberg stayed in Lithuania, after her studies, taught literature in the Hebrew Gymnasium in Raseiniai and was one of the authors group "Petach". Leaf 26 cm. Fair-good condition. Spots. Folding marks, filing holes and minor tears.
Mikhtavim mi-nesi’ah medumah [Letters from an Imaginary Journey], Lea Goldberg. Tel-Aviv: "Davar", . 1st edition. A dedication handwritten by Lea Goldberg appears on the title page, for Zalman Shazar, third president of the State of Israel (author, poet and historian, minister and Knesset member): "To Zalman Rubashov from Lea Goldberg", dated, February 3, 1937. 78,  pp, 24 cm. Fair condition. Cover somewhat damaged and partly detached. Spots. Tears and folds to borders of leaves and to corners.
Large notebook compiling blue Bristol leaves on which Yehuda Amichai wrote in his handwriting (with a felt-tipped pen) ten of his poems.
For list of poems see Hebrew text.
Cardboard and cloth binding, to which the poet added his name, in handwriting.  pp, 33.9 cm. 13 written pages. Good condition, faded borders, loose cover. A library ink stamp on the first page.
Revivim, literary anthology, edited by Joseph Chaim Brenner. Lvov-Jaffa, [1908-1919].
Booklets 1-6, (complete set), bound together in four volumes (1-2, 3-4, 5, 6). Important literary anthologies edited and published by Brenner when he discontinued the publication of "HaMeorer".
Volume 1 (booklets 1-2): 96, 83 pp; volume 2 (booklets 3-4): 167,  pp; volume 3 (booklet 5): 130 pp; volume 4 (booklet 6): 104 pp. 23 cm. Good condition. Spotting. Ex-library copy. New bindings. Four volumes in a fine cardboard case.
Manifest "Hazrom". Artistic-literary magazine edited by Gabriel Talphir. Tel-Aviv, Adar 1928.
Participants in this issue: Talphir, Moshe Zamiri and Simcha Eisen. A dedication handwritten by Moshe Zamiri appears on the first page.  pp, 57 cm. Fair-good condition. Restored tears (text omissions). Folding marks and spots. In a fine cardboard folder.
Bereshit A, Moscow-Leningrad, 1926. Printed in Berlin by Gutenberg Press. Front cover illustration in the Russian avant-garde style by Joseph Tchaikov. “Illustration of the B. Shovin Publishing House Emblem.”
Literary anthology, no other volumes printed. The writers' group that published the book was unable to find a printing press in the Soviet Union prepared to print a Hebrew book, and the manuscript was therefore sent to Berlin for printing. Only a small portion of the printed copies were allowed into the Soviet Union. , 199,  pp, 23cm. Good condition. Minor spotting, creases (mainly to first leaves). Minor damages to binding.
1-2. Mefisto, Uri Zvi Greenberg. Warsaw: literature fund, 1922. 2nd edition. A poem by Uri Zvi Grinberg. Design of cover by Wolf Weintraub, font of title page designed by Grinberg himself. Author's portrait by Henryk Berlewi.
Bound together with: di kupe [the pile], Peretz Markish. Warsaw: Kultur lige, 1922. 1st edition. Composition on the cover created by Henryk Berlewi, interacts with the title of Markish's poem and resembles "a pile" [di kupe].
85,  pp;32 pp. 31.5 cm. Good condition. Damages to front cover of "mefisto" (back cover – missing). Minor spotting. Binding somewhat loose.
3. Min HaChachlil uMin HaKachol – Uri Zvi Grinberg. Tel-Aviv: Haaretz printing press, 1950. In the colophon: "the poems…corrected for printing….with some changes…the book was published in seventy seven copies according to the author's wish". 41,  pp, 24.5 cm. Paper of good quality, title page with characters in red ink. Good condition. Minor spotting. Tears and spotting on cover.
4. HaGavrut HaOla, Uri Zvi Grinberg. Tel-Aviv: "Sadan",1926. 32 pp, 32 cm. Good condition. Creases and tears (mainly to cover).
Tsveyuntsvantsik – lider [22 – poems], Yehiel Feiner. Warsaw: Kultur-Lige, 1931. Yiddish.
Poetry book published by Yehiel Di-Nur (Ka Tsetnik) in Warsaw, before the war, when he was 22 years old (“Tsveyuntsvantsik Lider; Tsveyuntsvantsik Yoren” = twenty two poems, twenty two years”). Illustration on last page by the artist Yitzchak Broyner.
Author Yehiel Di-Nur (formerly Feiner, 1909-2001), native of Sosnowiec, Poland, an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor (where he lost all his family), is known as one of the most important authors who wrote about the Holocaust. Di-Nur arrived with “HaBricha” to Israel, through Italy, and there devoted his life to writing about his experiences in the camp. While writing his books, Di-Nur was said to go back to “the planet of Auschwitz”, secluded in his room, dressed in his prisoner’s clothes, without showering, eating nor sleeping for days. His books, including some very disturbing depictions, were written while he remained totally anonymous, using his pen name “Ka Tsetnik”.
Di-Nur’s identity was revealed during the Eichmann Trial when he was summoned to testify. When the prosecutor asked: “why are you hiding behind your pen name ‘Ka Tsetnik’?” Di-Nur replied: “This is not a pen name. I do not consider myself an author writing literature. This is the chronicle of the Auschwitz planet. I was there for about two years. Time there is not like here, on our planet. Each fraction of a minute turns on a different time wheel. The inhabitants of that planet did not have names. They did not have parents or children. They did not dress like we dress here. They were not born there and they did not give birth…they did not live by the laws of this world and they did not die. Their name was the number “Ka Tsetnik”.
During the years after the war, whenever Di-Nur learned about the existence of copies of his early book Tsveyuntsvantsik, he destroyed the copies he came across with by burning or cutting them. In the end of 1993, in a letter to Shlomo Goldberg, the head of the circulation department of the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, Di-Nur wrote: “In 1953 I was informed, while being in New-York, that ‘the book’ by the author who perished in Auschwitz is exhibited in the National Library as a rare exhibit, under glass, I went to the library, presented my Pen card [PEN – International organization of authors, editors and poets] and said that I am an Israeli author who writes the life story of this author who perished, I got the book, walked out of the library and burned the book.
About thirty years ago, someone in Tel-Aviv told me that ‘the book’ exists in the National Library in Jerusalem. I went to Jerusalem, and it turned out that the director of the library knew who I was. I did not need to ‘cheat’ in order to get the book, I left the library and burned ‘the book’.
A few months ago I heard from two students, who follow the life of Ka Tsetnik, that ‘the book’ is in the National Library in Jerusalem. And the rest is known […].
I have one more request: as a token and testimony I attached here remainders of ‘the book’, please burn them just as my world and all that was dear to me was burnt in the Auschwitz crematorium”.
In the year 2011 the remnants of “Tsveyuntsvantsik” shreds were exhibited in the National Library in Jerusalem in an exhibition “Unrivaled Unrevealed – Select Treasures of the National Library” (Jerusalem, 2011; pp.52-53), side by side with manuscripts by the Rambam, Isaac Newton, Martin Buber, Franz Kafka, S.Y. Agnon and some other very rare items.
62,  pp, 11.5X17.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Spots and moisture marks. Professionally restored tears. Dark spots where binding pins were (removed). Adhesive tape on title page. Inscriptions in pen on page 10 (ink spread on nearby pages). Missing corner on last leaf. No cover. New binding.
Very rare, we do not know of any other existing copies.
Dos Gevet, Dialogen Wegen Sprach un Kultur [dialogues about language and culture], Noah Prilutski. Warsaw: Kultur Lige, 1923. Yiddish.
Composition about the etymology of Yiddish and its dialects, written as dialogues between Kalman and Sender.
Noah Prilutski (1882-1941) – linguist, journalist and political leader of Polish Jewry between the two world wars. Founder of the paper "Der Moment".
Illustration on the cover by Henryk Berlewi. , 159, XCVIII, 21 cm. Original cover mounted on a hard cover (somewhat chopped), faults at cover's edges. Minor spotting.
Yidishe yomtoivim… by Prof. N. [Nikolai Michaelovitz Nikolski]. Translation into Yiddish from a manuscript: H. Meisel and Uri Finkel. Minsk: Vaysrusland melukhe farlag, 1925. Yiddish.
A book about Jewish "Yomtoivim" [holidays] – origins and development through the generations. Cover illustrated by the painter Meir Axelrod (1902-1970). , 154, pp, 23 cm. Good condition. Creases. Professionally restored tears. Original cover. Re-bound in a hard cover.
Über den Traum [On Dreams], by Dr. Sigmund Freud. Wiesbaden: J.F. Bergmann, 1901. German. 1st edition.
"Über den Traum" is a shortened version of the book Die Traumdeutung – The Interpretation of Dreams, by Sigmund Freud. This version was composed when the complete version, published in 1900, did not gain much success. Presented here is the first edition, published separately, as issue no. 8 of the periodical Grenzfragen des Nerven- und Seelenlebens.
, 308-344,  pp, 26 cm. Good-fair condition. Minor spots. Cover and some leaves are detached. Minor tears.
Otzar Beduyey HaShem, Index of pen-names in Hebrew literature…, Shaul Chajes. Vienna, 1933. First edition.
An edition of 250 numbered copies, this copy is number 107. On back cover is embossed a decoration by the artist Uriel Birnbaum.
XIV, 335, 1, 10, , 66 pp. 24.5 cm. Very good condition. Spotting on edges of leaves. Not original end paper.
Five books by Ephraim Deinard (1846-1930). Hebrew.Deinard was a bibliographer and Hebrew writer, book collector and book seller; one of the greatest Hebrew bibliographers in modern times. Historian and polemicist; his books were often criticized. Deinard is considered as a provocative author who had no inhibitions when writing about controversial subjects. His early literary work dealt with Jews in inner Russia – Crimea and the Karaite Jews. He immigrated from Russia to the USA in the 1890s and there he published his books about the Hasidut and Zionism.
1. Machberet Cherev Chadah, written in German language by Rabbi Israel Label, deputy rabbi of Novardok and translated into Hebrew by Ephraim Deinard, Kearny, New Jersey, .
2. Megila Afa by Rabbi Yitzchak Ber Levinsohn, with foreword by the publisher Ephraim Deinard. Kearny, New Jersey, .
3. Pachadu BeZion Chata’im, Arlington, New-Jersey, .
4. Zion Be’ad Mi? (Zion for whom?) for Bolsheviks or Jews? Arlington, New-Jersey, .
5. HaYa’ar Be-ein Dov. St. Louis, .
Sizes and conditions vary.
Shibolim Bodedot, essays that I collected from single leaves – manuscripts and printed leaves, documents, certificates…which were lost during the years…by Ephraim Deinard. Jerusalem: A.M. Lunz printing press, .
Letters, manuscripts, Ketubot, riddle-poems and wedding-poems, eulogies, and more – all copied by Deinard. Printed in one hundred copies. , 182 pp, 22.5 cm. Body of book in good condition. Binding torn, detached. Some loose leaves.
Der Babylonische Talmud / Babylonian Talmud, six orders of the Mishnah. Printed according to the first edition of Daniel Bomberg in Venice…with altered versions …all done by Eliezer Goldschmidt. Berlin-Vienna: Benjamin Harz, 1925. German and Hebrew. Eight volumes.
Babylonian Talmud, with translation into German by Eliezer (Lazarus) Goldschmidt. Includes all of the Talmudic tractates, except for a part of Kodashim and Taharot. 8 volumes, 32 cm. Overall good condition. Several tears and loose leaves to seventh volume. Damages to bindings.
A Jewish Iconography, Alfred Rubens. London: Nonpareil, 1981. English. Revised edition.
Copy no. 32 out of 650 copies. An exceptional lexicon of Jewish art and craft which contains bibliographical records of the collection of engravings, prints and portraits of Rubens, encompassing five hundred years of Jewish history. The book contains pictures of the collection which includes many engravings with Jewish figures and inscriptions in Hebrew. Alfred Rubens (1903-1998) – collector and historian who served as the director of the London Jewish Museum during the years 1958-1983.
277 pp, 30 cm. Very good condition.
Solomon’s temple and capitol, ark of the flood and tabernacle, or, The holy houses of the Hebrew, Chaldee, Syriac, Samaritan, Septuagint, Coptic, and Itala scriptures, Josephus, Talmud, and rabbis, by Timothy Otis Paine. London: S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886. English.
Study by the author Timothy Paine, conducted during 33 years. Paine tried to reconstruct, on the basis of various manuscripts, the structure of the first Temple, the holy compound and the structure of Noah's ark.
X, 198 pp; 42 plates. Particularly heavy volume, 39 cm. Eleborate binding (new). Original paper-cover bound at the end of the volume. Edge-gilded leaves. Overall good condition, minor spotting.
Het algemeen groot historisch, oordeelkundig, chronologisch, geografisch, en letterlyk naam- en woord-boek van den gantschen H. Bybel. Versierd met noodige landkaarten en koopere plaaten, dienende tot de gedenk-stukken der Jooden en andere oudheden, ter opheldering der H. Schrift. [Etymological, encyclopedic, geographic, chronologic dictionary of the bible with copper plates etchings], Augustinus Calmet, Leiden-Amsterdam 1725, 1727,1731. Dutch with additions in Hebrew. Four volumes of Calmet's dictionary present an anthology of articles, in alphabetical order, about biographies, archaeology, geography and other biblical themes. Augustinus Calmet (1672-1757) – French Catholic theologist, historian and bible researcher. Calmet was a pioneering researcher who scientifically studied the bible and his studies served other researched through the 19th cent.
First volume: 1725, 321, 40, 19 pp + [48 plates, one map detached]; second volume:1727, 604, 230 pp + [65 plates]; third volume: 1731,,392 pp + [29 plates]; fourth volume: 1731, 393-924,  pp + [23 plates]. Volumes 41.5 cm. Good condition, contemporary leather bindings, worn corners and spine. Minor tears and spots, some handwritten comments, professional restoration to some leaves.
Die alten jüdischen Heiligthümer, Gottesdienste und Gewohnheiten, für Augen gestellet, in einer ausführlichen Beschreibung des gantzen Levitischen Priesterthums. Hamburg: Gottfried Liebernickel, Buchhändler im Dom, 1704. German with some Latin and Hebrew.
A comprehensive survey of Jewish customs, by the theologian Johannes Lund, with emphasis on the Temple and the holy vessels. Accompanied by 32 illustration plates (etchings); four plate double spread. The illustrations portray the priest's garments, the Temple and the holy vessels, various Jewish customs such as Tefilin, etc.
, 1090,  pp +  plates. 33.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Moth holes, spots and tears. One plate is torn, restored with paper. Several loose leaves. Damaged parchment binding.
Jewish customs and tradition, Bilder aus dem Leben der Juden in Venedig Ausgangs des XVIII Jahrhunderts / nach den Stichen von Novelli [Scenes of Jewish life in Venice in the 18th cent., after etchings]. Berlin: Literarisches Institut für Kunst und Wissenschaft, 1927.
Portfolio with five etchings after Bernard Picart, depicting Jewish customs in Venice: Jewish wedding, Funeral, Passover Seder dinner, Brit Milah, Raising the Torah in Synagogue. With texts in French and Italian and verses in Hebrew. Introduction by Otto Ebstein. Attached: explanatory booklet in German, dedication letter to be filled out and a letter in two copies from the president of 'Bnei Brit' (Montefiore-Loge) in Berlin addressed to the institute that published the portfolio.
 etching-plates (one missing) +  pp of introduction. 44X35 cm. In a fine portfolio. Good condition. Spotting. Damages to portfolio.
La Dedicace de la Sinagogue des Juifs Portugais, A Amsterdam – an engraving by Bernard Picart portraying the inauguration of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, [18th cent]. The Spanish-Portuguese synagogue in Amsterdam was inaugurated in 1675. The impressive building reflects the wealthy Jewish congregation in Amsterdam. The engraving features the congregation members during prayer, dressed according to mid 18 century fashion. At the front of the engraving stand, among the rest of the congregation members, women and children. The letters on the face of the engraving refer the reader to a text explaining the custom depicted in the engraving. Bernard Picart (1673-1733) published in Amsterdam, during the years 1723-1743 a monumental book "Ceremonies and Religious Customs of People of the World". The first volume is dedicated to Jewish life and religious rituals, mainly referring to the Spanish-Portuguese congregation of Amsterdam. Picart was the first Christian author to depict Jewish rituals based on personal observations and through frequent visits to the Portuguese synagogue and to several homes of Spanish Jews in Amsterdam. The book was translated into five languages and printed in numerous editions. 35X44 cm, framed: 45.5X56 cm, good condition, minor damages. Not examined out of frame.
Collection of etchings portraying the Temple with the holy ceremonial vessels, biblical scenes and European and Turkish Jewish ways of life in the 17th-18th centuries. Wood and copper etchings, partly colored. 26 of the etchings are by Augustine Calmet, France, first quarter of 17th century: the Temple and Jewish customs; prayer, candle lighting, Halitza, etc. In addition, colored wood-cuts of synagogues in England and Germany (late 19th cent.); map of Jerusalem by Van Der Gucht; a diverse collection of Jewish types of the Ottoman Empire; etchings by Bernard Picart and Kirchner, and more. Size varies, between 30X15 cm. and 33X43 cm. Good condition, folding marks and minor spotting on some etchings.
Collection of 19 books and catalogues in English, Italian, Hebrew and German, about Jewish art. The books deal with Ketubot, wimples, ceremonial objects and museum collections. In addition, two booklets in German of the Society for the research of Jewish Art in Frankfurt am Main (ca. 1900). Varying sizes, very good condition.
Foyglen [birds], by Leib Kvitko, illustrations by Issachar Ber Ryback. Berlin: Schwellen, [ca.1922]. Yiddish.
Children's story. Illustrations in color appear on the front and back covers. Large illustrations in b/w appear within the book. 15pp, 31X24 cm. Fair-good condition. Cover almost completely detached and several detached leaves. Tears to borders of all of the leaves. Fragile paper.
See: Futur antérieur, l’avant-garde et le livre yiddish (1914-1939). Skira, Paris, 2009. No. 152.
Mayselekh far kleyninke kinderlekh dertsaylt fun Miriam Margolin. Published by "yiddisher sektsye ban komisariat far folkbildung", R.S.P.S.R.(Soviet Social-Federative Republic of Russia)[Petrograd?] printed by Selle & Co, Berlin, 1922. Yiddish.
Eleven stories for children, by Miriam Margolin. "Sharblat un text ilustrirt fun Y.B.Ryback" - Cover and text illustrations designed by the artist Issachar Ber Ryback: facing each story is a large, b/w, illustration by Ryback; on the cover appear illustrations in color.
 pp, 21.5X27.5 cm. Good condition. Moisture marks. Minor tears.
LaSevivon, by Zalman Shneur. Frnakfurt am Main: "Omanut" "Sifriya Gamliel", (Moscow-Odessa), . Hebrew.
Poem for children, accompanied by six color illustrations , in lithographic printing, by "Havurat Tzayarim".  pp, 29 cm. Fine copy, very good condition. Spotting and slight tear on the front cover. Minor spotting on spine and back cover.
HaZamir, from the fairy tales of Andersen, illustrations by A. [Georgy Ivanovitch] Narbut. Frnakfurt am Main-Moscow-Odessa: "Omanut", "Sifriya Gamliel", . Hebrew.  pp, 26.5 cm. Very good condition. Minor spotting. Minor tears on spine and at cover's edges.
Oniyat Kesamim, a fairy tale by W. Hauff. Illustrations by D. Mitrokhin. Frankfurt am Main, Moscow-Odessa: "Omanut", "Sifriya Gamliel", . Hebrew.
A fairy tale for children by Wilhelm Hauff, illustrations in color by Dmitri Mitrokhin.  pp, 27.5 cm. Very good condition. Minor spotting. Minor tears on spine and at cover's edges.
HaOniya VeHaArba, a fairy tale by R. Gustafson. Illustrations by D. Mitrokhin. Frankfurt am Main, Moscow-Odessa: "Omanut", "Sifriya Gamliel", [ca.1922]. Hebrew.
A children's story by Richard Gustafson, translated into Hebrew. Illustrations in color by Dmitry Mitrokhin.  pp, 27.5 cm. Good condition. Front cover detached. Back cover partly detached. Minor tears on spine and at cover's edges. Minor spotting.
Chamisha Ivrim. Frankfurt am Main-Moscow-Odessa: "Omanut", 1922.
An Indian folk parable adapted by Tolstoy, unknown translator. Hebrew. Illustrations: "Havurat Tzayarim" (maybe, Yafim Chiger).  pp, 22X28 cm. Good condition. Minor tears in corners of cover, and on several leaves. Minor spotting.
Hatarnegolim VeHashual. Frankfurt am Main, Moscow-Odessa: "Omanut", 1922. Hebrew.
A parable by Berachyahu HaNakdan, adapted by Haim Nachman Bialik. Illustrations by Moshe Motzlmacher.  pp, 21.5X29.5 cm. Good condition. Minor tears on spine and at the edges of the cover and leaves. Minor spotting.
"Latzet Yedey Hakol". Frankfurt am Main, Moscow-Odessa: "Omanut", "Sifriya Gamliel", 1922. Hebrew.
A folk parable adapted by Tolstoy. Was, most probably, translated into Hebrew by Ahad HaAm (Asher Ginzberg). Illustrations: "Havurat Tzayarim" (perhaps, A. Kravtzov).  pp, 21.5X30 cm. Good condition. Minor tears on spine and at cover's edges. Minor spotting.
HaAvaza veEfrocheyha [The Goose and Her Chicks] story for infants by Yehiel Heilperin, illustrated by A. Kravtzov. Jerusalem: HaGina,. This is the second booklet (out of five) in the series "Stories and Paintings for Infants" edited by Heilperin. A rhymed short story, accompanied by musical notes by Yoel Engel. The nine richly colored illustrations by Kravtzov are very impressive, thanks to the high quality, lithographic printing by 'Graphica Bezalel'.  pp, 19.5X28.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Front cover detached and torn. Tears to back cover and corners
Sefer HaDevarim, sixteen poems by N.H. Bialik and sixteen illustrations by Tom Seidmann-Freud. Jerusalem-Berlin: "Ophir", 1922. Hebrew.
First book published by "Ophir", co-owned by Haim Nachman Bialik, Ya'akov Seidmann and Tom Seidmann-Freud.  pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Spotting. Faults on cover (restored). End paper – not original.
The Play Primer, translated from the original by Tom Seidmann-Freud. Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1932. English.
Unauthorized American edition of “Hurra, Wir lesen! Hurra, Wir schreiben! Spielfibel Nr. 1” [“Hooray, we read! Hooray, we write! Game primer No. 1”], the first didactic book written by Tom Seidmann-Freud. Black and white illustrations for coloring, and worksheets for reading and writing letters and words. 32 pp., 25 cm. Near Fine condition. Very minor tears to the spine. Only one copy listed on OCLC
Bilderbuch von Adele Sandler [picture-book]. J.H. Steinkamp Lithographische Kunstanstalt press, Frankfurt am Main, [ca. 1905]. German.
Book designed for Jewish children, printed on heavy cardboard sheets, with fine, naïve, color illustrations, depicting, among other themes, Jewish holidays and customs: Shabbat candles, Menorah, Shabbat meal, Purim and Hanukkah celebrations, etc.  leaves (out of 10 original leaves). Fourth leaf is missing. Fair condition. One leaf is broken; fastened with adhesive tape. Partially restored tears and damages. Spine fastened with adhesive tape. Tears found at leaves’ edges.
Alphabetical index by Eliezer Steinberg. Published by the Romanian Zionist Federation. Chernivtsi: Hornik and Birenboim, 1921. Hebrew.
Following the title page: "Illustrated by Rubin Zelikovich", known more as Reuven Rubin (1893-1974), who lived in Chernivtsi between 1919-1920. The illustrations are naïve and simple, and are not known to be part of Rubin's artistic corpus. Printed on the back cover are titles of the illustrations which appear on the front cover (illustrated Alpha-Beth letters). 127,  pp, 23 cm. Fair condition. Creases, tears and moisture-marks. Inscription on title page.
Thirteen Aleph-Beth books and Hebrew and Yiddish study books for children, most of them with illustrations. Among the books are several rare ones.
For complete list of books see Hebrew text.
Sizes and conditions vary.
Child's First Picture Book. Tel-Aviv: Dvir, 1926.
Cardboard sheets with illustrations in color of fruit and vegetables, flowers, tools, musical instruments, household dishes, and more.  sheets, 25 cm. Good condition. Moisture marks, minor tears to cover and to spine.
BeEretz Lovengulu Melech Zulu, adventures in Africa, written and illustrated by Nachum Gutman. Tel-Aviv: "Davar", 1939. 1st edition.
This is the first book written and illustrated by Nachum Gutman. Gutman was sent in 1935 by the Tel-Aviv municipality to draw the portrait of General Christiaan Smuts who was South Africa's Prime Minister and a supporter of Zionism.
The book's plot is based on letters published in "Davar LeYeladim" during Gutman's journey to South Africa. The book was instantly a big success. 141 pp, 24.5 cm. Very good condition, leaves faded at borders.
1-18. Shai – tales, verses, poems, games, riddles (library for grades 1,2 and 3), by Levin Kipnis. Tel-Aviv: A.I. Shtibel, [ca.1930]. 18 booklets (no. 1-6, 8, 9, 11-20) of the children's booklets "Shai" by Levin Kipnis. Stories and tales for children, with small illustrations in b/w. most of them by Nachum Gutman and Genia Berger. Cover illustration: Isa. 21 booklets have been published. 20-21 cm. Each booklet in a paper cover. Bound together with a cloth ribbon. Overall good condition.
19. Kadima Tzeod, Aleph-Beth rhymes and word-riddles for first grade children, by Levin Kipnis. Jerusalem: S. Zack, 1959. On the leaf preceding the title page appears a signed dedication, handwritten by Kipnis: "For Dear Miriam; Kadima Tzeod! I hope to add more and more" (Tel-Aviv, 1959). 24,  pp, 23 cm. Good condition.
23 Aleph-Beth cards, with two copies of instructions. Produced by B. Barlevi, Tel-Aviv, [ca.1950].
Presented are the original cards used for printing the game. Lineout in pencil and an original illustration of the object appear on each card, with the name of the object typewritten on the lower part of the card in black and red.
"The aim of this game is to teach the child how to read through games". On each card appears an illustration of an object or a person starting with the same letter. The game was composed by Miriam Reiter-Zedek, teacher, psychologist and researcher of Jewish sociology. Each card 19X25 cm, good condition.
Ten sketches in color for Aleph-Beth book (probably the book has never been published). Color pencils on Bristol sheets. Nine are signed "M. Genis".
Fine illustrations of nine different letters (two identical sketches, one not signed). Average size 25X21 cm. Good condition.
Peretz Rushkevitz – a game board with figures and buildings for cutting and folding. "Parsa" press, Tel-Aviv, 1946.
The naïve style is characteristic of games designed by Rushkevitz at the time. Among others appear the shoe store "Pil", the coffee-shop "Laro" and a vendor of ice. 32.5X43.5 cm, framed: 44X55 cm. Good condition, paper somewhat faded with creases and a minor tear in upper corner. Not examined out of frame.
Three sheets with illustrations in color for cutting and folding. Produced by Peretz Rushkevitz, Tel-Aviv. Three sheets: Noah's Ark, 1956; Soccer Players, 1959; Gas Station, [1950s]. 35X25 cm. Good condition. Minor spots and creases to borders.
Three sheets with illustrations in color for cutting and folding. Peretz Rushkevitz production, Tel-Aviv, 1950s.
Three sheets: • Two sheets with an illustration of a girl and costumes for cutting and folding with which the girl can be dressed. • Illustration of a grocery store and figures for cutting. 35X25 cm. Good condition. Spots. Creases and minor tears to borders.
Two children's books illustrated and published by Peretz Rushkevitz. Illustrations in color, lithographic printing, in a naïve style, characteristic of Peretz Rushkevitz. Hebrew.
1. Tiyul Ba'aretz, (verses by Shimshon Meltzer], illustrations: Peretz Rushkevitz. Tel-Aviv, 1942.  pp, 17.5 cm. Fair condition. Spotting, tears and creases (mainly
to cover). Brown paper pasted for fastening.
2. Ma Ani Rotzeh Lihiyot, illustrations: Peretz Rushkevitz. Tel-Aviv, 1954.  pp, 17 cm. Fair condition. Spotting, tears and creases (mainly to cover). Brown paper pasted for fastening.
Eight postcards with illustrations in color of British Soldiers in Eretz Israel by Peretz Rushkevitz. Peretz Rushkevitz production, Tel-Aviv, 1939.
The postcards are mounted on Bristol leaves in a small album and were, probably, used as a kind of catalogue. 8 postcards, album 17.5X12.5 cm. Good condition. Minor spots. Some postcards detached from album leaves.
Eleven birthday greetings postcards, illustrated by Peretz Rushkevitz. Produced by Peretz Rushkevitz, Tel-Aviv, 1955. 11 postcards with illustrations in color, in a paper wrap illustrated by Roshkovitz, with the inscription "Regards from…". Very good condition.
Three children's books with illustrations in color by Peretz Roshkovitz. Published by Peretz Roshkovitz, Tel-Aviv, 1954-1956.
• Nevaker BeGan HaHayot. 1954. Not in NLI collections. • Kulanu Noss'im, 1954. Not in NLI collections. • BeRakevet Israel [by Binyamin Teneh], 1956. Seven illustrations in lithographic printing in each book, in color, and an additional illustration on the cover. 3 booklets.  leaves, 16.5X17.5 cm. Good condition.
Six children's books published by Binyamin Barlevi. Tel-Aviv, [1940s]. Most of the books are not in the National Library of Israel collections.
For complete list of books see Hebrew Text.
Sizes and conditions vary, most of the books in very good condition. Each book: 8-12 pp.
Four books for toddlers, printed on heavy cardboard leaves. Tel-Aviv: Binyamin Barlevi, [1940s].
1. The Dog Guri with Ruti and Uri, book about animals, texts by M. Avrahami.
2. Accordion-book [no title], about animals.
3. Accordion-book [no title], about transportation means.
4. Accordion-book [ no title], about sites around the World, no text.
Size and condition varies, most of the books in good condition.
Seven children's books, illustrated by David Gilboa. [1940s-50s].
1-2. Two books with movable images: Ram VeRama BeTmubo'a, by Y[ochanan] Ben-Zakai. "Gilboa-Anavi" publishing. (Leaf with movable images is somewhat damaged). Chaverai! BeTmuno'a. "Gilboa" publishing. Not in NLI collections.
4-5. Two books published by "Nitzanim": "HaShishiya", by Ella Amitan (Wilensky); "HaZamzeman HaTardan", arranged by Y[ochanan] Ben-Zakai.
6-7. Two books of the "Parparim" series: "Nenase VeNa'ase"; "HaOlam HaGadol". Not in NLI collections.
Size and condition varies. Overall good condition.
Four children's books illustrated by Zvi Malbenchik. Tel-Aviv, [1940s-50s].
For list of books see Hebrew text.
For complete list of books see Hebrew text.
Size and condition varies.
Ten children's books with illustrations by Lev Dickstein (linocuts). Tel-Aviv [1940s]. Most of the books are not in the National Library of Israel collections.
For complete list of books see Hebrew text.
Sizes and conditions vary. Each book: 8-12 pp. Most books in very good condition.
Four children's books by "The Good Uncle" – Shlomo Skolsky, with illustrations in color by Miriam Nick. [1950s].
1. "Ktanim Kigdolim…" "Lito.Aviva" printing press, "El HaMa'ayan" publishing, Tel-Aviv.  pp, 23X17 cm. Spots to binding and moth holes.
2. Yoav HaShovav veYoram HeChacham. Tel-Aviv: "Amichai". pp, 22.5X15 cm. Good condition. Not in NLI collections.
3. Mi Mocher, Mi Koneh. Tel-Aviv: "El HaMa'ayan".  pp, 25X18 cm. Fair condition. Binding and all of the leaves are detached. Minor tears to borders.
4. Bruchim HaBaim. Tel-Aviv: "Bambi".  pp, 24X17 cm. Good condition. Minor damages to binding. Not in NLI collections.
Miki Maoz, bi-weekly, verses and editing: Yehushua Tan Pay, Tel Aviv [1947-1948].
Seven booklets: 1-4, 6-8. Includes comics portraying "Miki Mouse", "Pinoccio" and "Donald Duck" [Dani Avzani] by Walt Disney, poems and stories for children. Hebrew.
One of the first comic books published in Eretz Israel.
25 cm. Good condition. Minor tears and spotting.
Seven children's books. Books A-E of "Sheinberg Library". Published by Keren Shlomo Sheinberg, Memphis, Tenesee, . Hebrew.
Series of five children's books, edited by Avraham Yitzchak Aiguss and Daniel Persky. Illustrations by Reuven Liff (Lifshitz), a Bezalel student. These are the first Hebrew books printed in Memphis: Dvora MiTachat HaTamar". • Ashmedai Melech HaShedim. • Nikmat Ashmedai (two copies). • Yehudit (two copies). •Bat Melech Aram.
25 cm. Very good condition.
Olam Katon, "paper for children with stories, songs, riddles and allegories, science and history written for children according to their perception". Seven issues (no additional issues have been printed). Avraham Moshe Lunz printing press. Jerusalem, 1893-1894.
Issues 1-6 of the first year and issue no. 1 of the second year. No more issues were printed. (except for issue no. 4, all of the issues appear in two copies).
Olam Katom, first Hebrew paper for children, was published as a supplement to "HaZvi" paper edited by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. Editors were Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858-1922), Yehuda Grazovsky (1862-1950), and David Yudelevich (1863-1943).Among the writers, except for the editors, were Yehiel Michal Piness, Moshe David Shuv, Yitzchak Epstein, Meir Dizengoff and others.
The issue include stories and poems side by side with essays and news about Hebrew schools in Eretz Israel.
Lot of 7 issues (six in two copies), issues 1-2: 18.5 cm. 16; 32 pp. Other issues in a different format: 24.5 cm,  pp. Condition varies. Spotting and tears. Several restored copies. Upper borders of leaves of issue no. 2 are not cut. Contained in a fine case.
1-3. Olam Katan, illustrated paper [weekly] for youth, edited by Avraham Leib Ben Avigdor [Shalkovitz] and Shmuel Leib Gordon. Published by "Tushiya" in Warsaw, Vienna, 1901 – Krakow, 1904.
Three volumes, with participation of leading poets and authors: •[1st year], issues no. 15-18, 20, 21. Vienna, 1901. •[1st year]. Issues no. 40-65. Vienna, 1902. [3rd year]. Issues no. 1-52. Krakow, 1903-1904. Sizes and conditions vary. Most issues in good condition. Spotting, tears to borders (mainly to 3rd vol.). One leaf of issue no. 40 (1st year) – restored. Bound in a new bindings.
4. "Olam Katan" calendar, literary and practical calendar for youth for 1903. Published by "Tushiya", Warsaw, 1902. Two parts. First part: Calendar with practical information. Part two: "Literary section" with stories and poems. 216, , 33,  pp, 18.5 cm. Good condition. Spotting and tears. One leaf bound out of place.
"HaPerachim" (The Flowers), Children's Weekly Magazine, edited by Israel Binyamin Levner. Luhansk, Ukraine, December 1908-1909.
Nine booklets published during the second year (issues 3-11). The magazine contains stories, poems, plays and riddles for children. Issues 10-11 contain stories by the author Dvora Baron. Attached are two leaves with a table of contents, covering all the "HaPerachim" booklets published during the first year (first year's issues were printed in a different format). Approx. 28 cm. Overall good condition. Spotting. One of the covers is detached. All of the issues are held in a fine case.
Hechaver, paper for children and youth, edited by Israel Haim Tawiow. Issues of first two years. "Hechaver" was a unique phenomenon being a daily paper for children. The paper included news from Eretz Israel, short stories, poems, etc. After four and a half months it ceased to appear as a daily paper and publication was resumed in Riga as a weekly paper.
• Hechaver, daily paper for youth and for every home in Israel. Volume with issues of the first year, issues no. 8-102 (issue no. 88 is missing). Vilnius, January-May 1908. 4 pages per issue, 35 cm. Good-fair condition. Spotting, tears, several leaves restored with adhesive tape. Scribbles in pen. New binding.
• Hechaver, illustrated weekly for youth. Issues of 2nd year. Issues 1-48 (issue no. 2 is missing). Riga, September 1909 – August 1910.
Volume 28 cm. Condition varies. Spotting and tears (some tears with adhesive tape). Two first issues were restored (several torn leaves, with text omission, mounted on paper). Some missing leaves of issues no. 1 and no. 3. Nice original binding, with new spine.
• Several issues of the 2nd year. Issues no. 2,4,6,21-30,32-38. Varying condition. Spotting and tears. Detached leaves. In a cardboard folder.
Sh'tilim, illustrated journal for youth and children. Editor: M. Ben- Eliezer, publisher: M. Zlatopolsky. Moscow: "Omanut Hadfus" (Russian), July- December 1917. First year issues volume.
9 issues of "Sh'tilim", an illustrated journal for children edited by the journalist Moshe Ben-Eliezer: issues 1-5, 6-7 (double issue), 8-9 (double issue), 10,11-12 (double issue). Hebrew.
"Sh'tilim" was the first publication by "Omanut" which was just founded in Moscow (when Shoshana Persitz acquired the printing house "Omanut Hadfus"). Moshe Zlatopolsky, son of the philanthropist Hillel Zlatopolsky, initiated the publication of the journal.
The journal was published in Moscow irregularly in the course of less than a year. Works by leading writers and poets appeared in the journal, such as: H.N.Bialik, Shaul Tchernichovsky, Ya'akov Fichman, Eliezer Steinman, and others. The journal presented also tales and translations from around the world, as well as news from Eretz Israel and other parts of the world.
Fine illustrations accompany the journal's issues. In issue no. 6-7 appear illustrations by Eliezer Lissitzky for the story "Shlomo HaMelech" by H.N. Bialik. These are the only illustrations by Lissitzky for a text originally written in Hebrew. (See: Tradition and Revolution, The Jewish Renaissance in Russian Avant-Garde Art 1912-1928, item no. 77). 9 issues bound together in a new cover. Volume 25 cm. Good condition. Tears at leaves' edges. Small moth-holes in some of the issues. Ink stamps and inscriptions in pen on first page. Covers of issues are missing.
Zafririm, youth magazine [bi-weekly], edited by Yitzchak Shweiger. Lodz. 1919-1920. Volume – 16 issues of the first year. Hebrew.
Issues 1-17 (except for issue no. 7). Includes writings by Ya'akov Fichman, Yitzchak Katzenelson, Haim Nachman Bialik and other Hebrew writers, side by side with translations from other languages.
16 issues, bound in a new cover. Volume 22 cm. Good condition. Spotting. Issues no. 6, 9 and 12 are incomplete and several leaves are bound in the wrong place. First leaf of issue no. 13 is missing (title page).
Shibolim, illustrated youth journal, bi-weekly. Published by the central committee of "Tarbut" society in Poland. Warsaw, March-November 1922. Volume of first year issues (issues 1-15). Hebrew.
15 issues of "Shibolim", an illustrated bi-weekly for young people edited by Avraham Aryeh Leib Ya'akobovitch.
The journal was published during the years 1922-1923 (total of 20 issues). Compositions by Hillel Zeitlin, Zalman Shneur, Ya'akov Fichman, Yitzchak Katzenelson, Levine Kipnis, and others. Illustrations by Ephraim Moshe Lilien, Hermann Struck and other artists appear within the issues. 15 issues, 32 columns per issue. Bound together in a new cover. Volume 29 cm. Good condition. Minor tears at leaves' edges. Spotting. Chopped edges in some of the issues. Title page of first issue is chopped (no text omission).
Offenbacher Haggada [Offenbach Haggadah], edited by Siegfried Gugenheim. Offenbach am Main, 1927. German and Hebrew.
Passover Haggadah, with passages from the original Hebrew text (most of the text is in German). Music notes, a map of Bnei Israel wandering in Egypt and additional illustrations (woodcuts painted by hand) by the artist Fritz Kredel. Some of the letters are printed in red ink. A bibliophilic edition on paper of high quality, printed in 300 copies. Attached is a promotional leaf about the Haggadah and an additional booklet issued by the publisher, about the Haggadah. 97,  pp, 29.5 cm. Good condition. Damages on spine, Yaari 2042; Otzar: 3054.
Three facsimiles of Passover Haggadot illustrations, of the Jüdische Bücherei (Jewish library) series, edited by Dr. Karl Schwartz. Berlin: Verlag für Jüdische Kunst und Kultur Fritz Gurlitt, 1920. German.
Each volume includes 18-19 facsimiles of illustrations accompanied by text. Printed in editions of one hundred numbered copies, on high quality paper:
• Die Amsterdamer Hagada [Amsterdam Haggadah (1695)]. Copy no. 36/100.
• Die Mantuaner Hagada [Mantova Haggadah (1568)]. Copy no. 19/100.
• Die Prager Hagada von 1526 [Prague Haggadah of 1526]. Copy no. 31/100.
Three volumes, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Minor spotting mainly on cloth covers.
From the collection of Moshe Ya’ari.
Passover Haggadah, Budapest: Orszagos Magyar Zsido segito akcio – OMZSA, 1942. Hungarian and Hebrew.
This Haggadah was published by the Relief Society for Hungarian Jews. This edition includes an introduction, comments, an essay concerning the art of illustrating the Haggadah, ancient reproductions and musical notes. A numbered copy, of an edition of 900 copies, including signatures of the authors and artists. On the cover appears a copper medallion with a relief of a mother and daughter and an inscription in Hungarian: "Testvéremet Ne Hagyd El" [do not forsake your brother]. Yaari 2293; Otzar 3870. LXXXII, ,73, pp, 35 cm. Good condition. Damages at binding's corners. New spine and end paper.
From the collection of Moshe Ya’ari.
Die Haggadah Des Kindes [The Children’s Haggadah], edited by Dr. AM Silbermann and Emil Bernhard Cohn and illustrated by Erwin Singer. Berlin: Menorah, 1933. Hebrew and German. First edition.
Colorful illustrations and four movable plates are integrated into the Haggadah, thus encouraging children’s involvement and participation in the Passover Seder. The instructions direct children to “pull slowly” or revolve the moving parts, thus revealing hidden elements of the pictures. Includes songs by the composer Arno Nadel, who served as director of the Jewish choir in Berlin. The Children’s Haggadah proved to be very popular and numerous editions and translations were published over the years. Yaari 2171; Yudlov 3437. , 45 pp., 31.3 cm. Very Good condition, with occasional spotting and minor professional restorations to two of the moving parts
Passover Haggadah. "Hechalutz" [movement] in Holland, [early April] . [Hebrew, German].
A non-traditional Haggadah, stenciled (handwritten, typewritten and illustrated); printed for use by training Kibbutzim of "Hechalutz" movement in Werkdorp Nieuwesluis, in Deventer and in "other training-centers".
This Haggadah, printed five months before WW II broke, reflects already the persecution of Jews in Europe and the limitations imposed on Jews. The texts which refer to persecutions in Europe merge with those referring to the 1936-1939 riots in Eretz Israel and draw an overall picture of a disaster threatening the Jewish people. Included in the Haggadah are writings by Achad HaAm, David Frishman, Martin Buber and others [German]; on page 15 appears an illustration of a "Tower and Stockade" settlement and a barbed wire fence; on page 16 – A "Nizkor" text in memory of victims, murdered "…while defending their besieged homeland…"; on page 17 a map of Eretz Israel showing settlements established during the 1930s (mainly Tower and Stockade settlements), under the title "Our response to the riots – expansion of settlements". The Haggadah is read from left to right.
, 2-23 pp, 27.5 cm. Back cover – missing (no additional copies of this Haggadah were located and this is why it is not known whether only 23 pages were originally printed). Good overall condition. Filing holes. Tears on cover. Creases in corners of leaves.
Passover Haggadah, Palestine Field Survey Company 524. Italy, 1945. Hebrew.
Non-traditional Haggadah. Illustrations. Printed in blue.
Alongside the traditional text appear humorous and personal texts. See also next item.  leaves, 15 cm. Very good condition.
Passover Haggadah, Palestine Field Survey Company 524, Italy, 1946. Hebrew.
Non-traditional Haggadah, photocopy of typewritten text, with illustrations. Includes humorous texts inspired by the traditional text, as well as the menu for the Passover dinner. The figures in the illustrations are drawn as soldiers. See also previous item.  leaves, 14.5 cm. Good condition.
From the collection of Moshe Ya’ari.
Passover Haggadah. 745 Artisan Works Company [Solel Boneh]. 544 Mechanical and Electrical company, Royal Engineering Company. Italy, March 1945. Hebrew.
Non-traditional Haggadah. Handwritten, typewritten and stenciled, with fine illustrations (illustration on cover signed "M.A."). The Haggadah ends with the words: "May it be our last holiday in exile". The Artisan Works Company R.E. 745 was established in summer 1942 and was named "Solel Boneh", since its core consisted of volunteers who worked for "Solel Boneh". After service in Egypt, the Western Desert and Tripoli, and after erecting camps, restoring bridges and laying water pipes, the company was sent, in March 1944, to Italy, and constructed in Napoli three military camps. When the Allies won the war the company was moved to Milan and early in 1946 returned to the Middle East where its members were discharged. , 16,  leaf, 16X20 cm. Good condition. Minor spotting and minor tears on cover. Ink stamp "554 Electrical and Mechanical Coy, Royal Engineers".
Passover Haggadah, Palestine Company for General Transportation 179. [Italy], 1944. Hebrew.
A non-traditional Haggadah with illustrations, handwritten, typewritten, and stenciled in lithographic printing. The Haggadah opens with
"Today…we, Jewish soldiers from all over the diaspora, sit together, and our heart is exalted and celebrating…". On page 27: "This is the fifth year that this holyday is celebrated amidst the struggle of giants trying to liberate the world and save our people". 31 pp, 20 cm. Very good condition.
Passover Haggadah, 650 – Palestine Company for General Transport. Capua-Italy, Passover 1946. Hebrew.
A non-traditional Haggadah with impressive illustrations. Includes passages of the traditional text, as well as prose and poems. Opens with: "this Haggadah is presented to the people of our unit and to our guests, in the hope that this Passover – our third one on Italian soil – shall be the last one in exile. We hope to return soon to our homeland…" An identical Haggadah was printed in the same year for Company 179 in Caserta, Italy. 31 pp, 14X18 cm. Very good condition.
Passover Haggadah Supplement. Published by the United Zionist Organization and "NOCHAM" Germany, Munich, 1946. Edited and illustrated by: Y.D. Sheinsohn. [Hebrew, Yiddish].
A non-traditional Haggadah, with illustrations portraying Jewish life in Ghettos and extermination camps. Illustrations are signed: "Ben-Binyamin" [Zvi Miklosh Adler]. The owner of the Haggadah wrote in two places the word "Shame" (Hebrew): next to the printed text dealing with rescue of war orphans and next to the words "Baruch Balfour" in the text "Baruch Shomer Havtachato LeIsrael". This copy includes one cover only (not including the cover on which the letter "A" is printed in a blue-red circle).  leaves, 21 cm. Good condition. spotting on cover. Tear in cover's corner.
Passover Haggadah, issued by the "Dror" [movement], German Diaspora [probably Munich], 1947. [Hebrew and Yiddish]. Non-traditional Haggadah, printed for members of the Zionist-Socialist movement "Dror" in Germany, after the Holocaust. During the war, the movement's members infiltrated into Warsaw, acted in the occupied German zone in Poland and in the Ghettos, continued to run a training farm, were among the founders of the Jewish Combat Organization, and participated in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and in actions of resistance in other Polish cities.
The Haggadah contains photos of another non-traditional Haggadah (Hebrew) with more interesting texts concerning current affairs , all to do with the Holocaust (Yiddish): a text titled "Fruehling" [spring], an alternative version of "Ma Nishtana", passages from Yitzchak Katzenelson's poem "I dreamt an Atrocious Dream" (composed in Vittel concentration camp in France in 1943, about a year before the poet was murdered in Auschwitz), text about Yitzchak (Antek) Zuckermann and Zvia Lubatkin ("Dror" members), a poem by Moris Rosenfeld ("Undzer Shif" – our boat) and other texts about the Holocaust and about heroism.  pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Minor tear on back cover (pasted).
Passover Haggadah. Published by Kibbutzei HaShomer HaTza'ir in Internment Camps in Cyprus, 1948. Hebrew.
A non-traditional Passover Haggadah, stenciled, with illustrations. Includes poems, texts and illustrations referring to the Holocaust, to Internment Camps in Cyprus, and to the hope of settling in Eretz Israel. The Haggadah also includes a variation on the "Ma Nishtana" text, with reference to the war and to the hope for liberty. In between pages 7 and 8 is an additional page, unnumbered, with a text about current matters in Eretz Israel. , 15 leaves +  leaf, not numbered. The last page is printed on the inner side of the back cover. 17X24 cm. Fair-good condition. Dark pages. Last two pages are detached. Spotting on the cover and minor damages at its borders.
1. Passover Haggadah, with passages by BESHT disciples. Reprinted by Yaffa Fernvald, 1946. Hebrew. Includes a text in Yiddish (copy of a manuscript) – "di seder nacht". Ink stamp on the cover: "Jewish Committee Dachau" and Jewish Information Office C.C. [concentration camp] Dachau". This Haggadah is not recorded in "Otzar HaHaggadot", see no. 4019. , 57 pp, 21 cm. Good condition. Spotting and minor tears. Dry and fragile paper.
2. With Derech Haim commentary and Nehora Shalem by… R. Ya'akov [Lorverboym] of Lissa. Gift of the Relief Committee for She'erit HaPleita. Printed by the publishing committee of the Relief Committee, Rabbi Naftali Baruch, Rabbi Aviezer Burstein. Munich, 1948. Yaari 2361; Otzar 4092.  leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Spotting on cover and some minor tears, loose cover. Minor damages in the corners.
Passover Haggadah. Kibbutz Buchenwald, Nachlat Yehudah, 1948. Hebrew.
A non-traditional Haggadah, with illustrations (illustrations from Neve-Ilan 1947 Haggadah). On page 31: "This Passover of 1948, is the third since the founding of our Kibbutz, a Kibbutz founded by survivors of Buchenwald, established after the liberation on German soil, and the first celebrated in our independent state on the homeland's soil in the Moshava [agricultural settlement]"Hebrew.
In 1945, a training Kibbutz was established in Germany by survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp. This was the first training group founded in Germany after the liberation. Later, the Kibbutz members founded Kibbutz Netzer Sireni. 34 pp, 21 cm. Good condition. Spotting on cover. Spine somewhat damaged, fastened with adhesive tape.
1-4. Four Passover Haggadot, 1940. Back cover of two is missing. Fair condition. Tears.
5. Passover Haggadah for the year1941. Printed on bluish paper. Good condition. Tears on cover.
6. Passover Haggadah for the year 1942. Good condition. Tears on cover.
7. Passover Haggadah for the year 1945 or 1947. Back cover is missing. Spotting.
8. Passover Haggadah for the year 1946. Minor spotting, minor tears on cover.
9. Passover Haggadah for the year 1949. One page is bound upside down. Tears on cover, adhesive tape, spotting.
10. Booklet "Kibbutz Passover Haggadah – Passover Seder in the Kibbutz, proposal made by the Tenuah Ha'Kibutzit Ha'Mehuhedet's team towards the printing of a uniformed Haggadah", 1982.
Eight single leaves are attached to the above collection (of the years 1960-1961) composed by Dov Meisel of Kibbutz Alonim, author of the kibbutz Passover Haggadot, with instructions for the Seder coordinators and comments about the structure of the Passover Haggadah and its contents, as well as some purchasing forms for ordering copies of the "Alonim-Kefar Giladi Passover Haggadot". Attached also are leaves with the "Seder Program" – Kibbutz Alonim, 1979.
Provenance: Collection of Dov Meisel.
Seven booklets for Omer offering and the beginning of harvest in Kibbutz Alonim, of the years: 1949-two copies; 1951; 1953 – two copies; 1954; 1981;1985.
Kibbutz members redesigned the Omer offering ceremony as described in the Torah. The ceremony is celebrated in Kibbutzim annually. During the ceremony wheat is harvested and offered in a ceremony accompanied by music and dances. The booklets were written and edited by Dov Meisel, member of Alonim, and were used as programs and as song books. Size varies, fair to good condition.
Two non-traditional Haggadot. Kibbutz Beit Zera, 1940, 1948 Hebrew.
1. Passover Haggadah, Beit Zera, 1940. Interesting Haggadah containing literary texts which are not often found in similar Haggadot (a poem by Haim Lansky and a passage from a book by the Polish author Remont). The Haggadah also includes texts about current matters concerning the Jewish people.  leaves, 33 cm. Fair condition. Spotting. Back cover is missing. Fastened with adhesive tape.
2. Passover Haggadah, 1948.Kibbutz HaShomer HaTzair Beit Zera, 1948. A typewritten leaf with an updated version of "Ma Nishtana" is attached to page no. 7. 32 pp, 14.5 cm. Good condition. Spotting.
Three non-traditional Haggadot. Kibbutz Afikim. 1942, 1945, 1961. Hebrew.
Linocuts in the 1952 Haggadah. Size varies, some spotting in the 1945 Haggadah. Minor damages to the 1961 Haggadah's cover.
1. Passover Hagadah. Kineret, 1940. Hebrew. Non-traditional Haggadah, handwritten and stenciled. Illustrations. 26 pp, 21 cm. Minor spotting. Tears to spine. Inscriptions in pen.
2. Passover Haggadah. Degania Bet, 1950 – "Third Year to the State of Israel". Handwritten and drawn by the painter Yehudit Yellin.  pp, 25 cm. Good condition. Minor damages to cover.
1. Passover Haggadah. Histadrut, Kvutzat Hulda, Hulda, . Back cover – missing.
2. Passover Haggadah, Holiday of Spring and Liberty. "Alumot", Bitaniya, . Good condition. Handwritten dedication.
3. Passover Haggadah. Group 5, "Hadassim" [Youth Village], [1957.
Size and condition varies.
1. Passover Haggadah. Beit HaShita, 1947. Attached to the Haggadah is a leaf written by its composers: "..we see this Haggadah as a beginning of a permanent Haggadah which will accompany the members in future Passovers…" , 46, , pp, 24 cm. Very good condition. 2. Passover Haggadah. Kevutzat Kineret, 1946/1949. Apparently this is a Haggadah of 1946, but corrected leaves have been stiched to numerous leaves, in one of them a citation from the Independence Scroll. 26 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Front cover and spine are torn, back cover – detached. 3. Passover Haggadah. Gesher Haziv, 1949. On page 24 appears an illustration on a whole page: "We were slaves, now we are free, first year to our freedom". , 36 pp. Overall good condition. Torn spine, creases to corners. Pages 10-11 were bound out of place.
Four Passover Haggadot, "HaTzofim" and "HaNo'ar HaOved" movements in Jerusalem:
1. Passover Haggadah. HaNo'ar HaOved. Jerusalem, 1944. Good condition.
2. Passover Haggadah. Gedud Ayalon, Tzofey Modi'in, Jerusalem [prior to 1948]. Back cover is missing (?), last leaf – detached.
3. Passover Haggadah. Gedud HaLavi' Shevet Modi'in, Jerusalem, 1949. Good condition. Back cover – detached.
4. Passover Haggadah. Gari'in Hoshley Eilat' Jerusalem, 1950. Good condition.
1. Passover Haggadah. Kevutzat Hatzofim. [Ma'agan Michael?], 1948. A non-traditional Haggadah, with varied texts including some concerning the Holocaust. , 41, pp, 22 cm. Good condition, spotting, damages to cover.
2. Passover Haggadah. Hatzofim, Magal [Kibbutz Magal], 1954, 40 pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition.
3. Passover Haggadah. Hatzofim training group, Hazerim [Kibbutz Hazerim], 1953. A handwritten inscription on the cover "For Meshek Tel- Katzir". 20 pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition.
4. Passover Haggadah. Hazerim [Kibbutz], 1950. 29 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition.
Seven non-traditional Haggadot printed for members of Kibbutz Givat Brenner (established 1928). Haggadot of the years: 1940, 1941, (some leaves bound up- side down), 1942, 1944, 1950, 1955, one Haggadah with no date, [1950s]. Sizes and conditions vary. Overall good to very good condition.
• Passover Haggadah, Gevat, 1950. •Passover Haggadah. Group of "HaBonim" in England, Kefar HaNassi, 1949. • Passover Haggadah. [A kibbutz which is a part of the "Hatzofim" movement],[ca.1948]. • Passover Haggadah, Ma'ayan Baruch, 1950. • Passover Haggadah, Kefar Blum, 1950. • Passover Haggadah. Ramat Yochanan, third year of the State of Israel, 1951. Average size: 25 cm. Condition varies.
About 65 Passover Haggadot printed for IDF soldiers, [1950s until ca. 1980s].
Some Haggadot are of a "uniform version", numerous Haggadot are on behalf of the Chief Military Rabbinate, "Mahanayim" booklets for Passover, "Haggadot for emergency, etc. Some of the Haggadot appear in several copies. Sizes and conditions vary.
From the collection of Moshe Ya’ari.
About 170 non-traditional Passover Haggadot, [1940s -1990s].
Varied collection of Haggadot issued by schools and educational institutes, Kibbutzim and youth movements. Included are also song books and leaflets for Passover (and reading passages for other holidays) and several early non-traditional Haggadot (humorous Haggadah for "Melamed", Odessa 1886, "Haggadah according to the customs of "Karaite Jews" Cairo, 1903). Various sizes and conditions. Some Haggadot appear in several copies.
From the collection of Moshe Ya’ari.
Talmud Leshon Russia… Vilnius, 1824. Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian.
Russian study book, divided into four parts: grammar, practical conversation manual, letters and commercial correspondence and a lexicon. Read from left to right. Printed on greenish paper. , 136 pp, 21 cm. Fair condition. Spotting, Tears to first and last leaves. Adhesive tape to lower part of first two leaves. New binding.
A wedding "Mazal Tov" greeting. Vilnius, August 1930. Printed in gold with additions by hand with a golden India Ink and with ink on cardboard. Hebrew.
The certificate is decorated with cornucopias and greetings. "This greeting is granted to the bride Miriam Slonim daughter of Rabbi Ya'akov Yossef, Rebbe of Hebron and the groom Israel Pasker. From the 'Torat Emet Society' and hundreds of students". Dated: "Vilnius, 2nd of Elul, 1930", with hand written signatures of the society's treasurer, director, activist, secretary and chairman of the committee.
The Jewish school "Torat Emet" existed in Vilnius until WW II. On the lower part of the sheet appears an ink stamp "Haim Yitzchak Pisker…" and an illegible round ink stamp. 32.3X38.2 cm. Fair condition, minor spotting, creases and adhesive tape on upper right.
1. Sefer Tzava'a by Rabbi…Alexander Suesskind son of Rabbi Moshe of Grodno, author of Sefer HaKadosh Yessod veShoresh HaAvodah. Radzin, 1910. , 26 pp, 19 cm. Good condition. Spots. Spine pasted with adhesive tape.
2. Sefer Tzava'a by…Rabbi Yehezkel Katzenelpogn, Rebbe of three congregations Altona, Hamburg and Vensbach, author of Sefer Knesset Yehezkel. ,III, 20 pp, 19 cm. Good condition. Spots. Spine pasted with adhesive tape. Tear to first leaf.
Five Hebrew books only have been printed in Radzyń, Poland, four of them (including the two books presented here) were printed by "Printing press and publishing house Yerucham Meir Leiner" son of "Rabbi Gaon Kadosh of Izbica."
Original architectural technical drawings (ink on paper) of synagogues. [Poland, ca. 1920s].
Five plates with hand-made drawings of the synagogues in the towns of Przeworsk, Poland; Drmoul, Czechoslovakia; Neuzedlisch, Czechoslovakia; Worms, Germany; and Miltenberg am Main, Germany.
Signed and probably drawn by Jan Zubrzycki (1860-1935), Polish architect and architectural historian.
The five synagogues in the drawings were destroyed or damaged during Kristallnacht and WW II. Average size 49X39 cm. Very Good condition.
Two handwritten diaries of youth of Timisoara. JNF stamps, newspaper cuttings with photos of Zionist leaders and some original illustrations are integrated into the diaries:
1. Diary of Klein Frigyes, "HaShomer HaTza'ir" member, "Yehuda HaMaccabi" company, Timisoara, 1924-25.
2. Diary of Tamar Leah Shendor, who studies in the Zionist-Hebrew school system "Tarbut". Timisoara, 1923-30.
3-5. Three photos of Zionist youth movements. Braşov, [1920s]. One photo attached to cardboard; the other two in a postcard format.
Size and condition varies.
A fine album with tens of dedications for the boy Yona Shabtai Bing. Hannover, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, 1867-1878. German and Hebrew.
Interesting dedications appear in the album, including a dedication in an acrostic and poetic Hebrew from Akiva Lehren (one of the Pkidim Ve-Amarkalim organization heads); a long handwritten dedication from the painter Moritz Daniel Oppenheim; a dedication in Hebrew from rabbi Zekl Bamberger Halevy, Rebbe of Kissingen; a dedication in Hebrew from Moshe Malka, emissary of the Sephardic and Morrocan congregations to Europe (native of Meknes), who, at the time, stayed in Yona's father house, rabbi Klonimus Bing; and other dedications many of which are from the Bing family members.  pp with dedications, album 15.5X22.5 cm. Good condition. Spotting. Original binding.
Die blauweisse Brille [blue-white eyeglasses], booklet no. 2, 1915. Editors: Gershom Scholem and Erich Brauer. Berlin, 1915. German.
The journal "Blue-white eyeglasses" was published three times as an underground paper during the years 1915-1917, by Gershom Scholem, Erich Brauer and other members in "Jung Jude" youth movement. It included anti-war polemics and criticism against German ideas in Zionist youth movements. The paper was printed in secret in Scholem's father's shop. The title – "Blue-white eyeglasses" symbolizes the group's hope to deal with subjects of Zionist nature. The style of writing was somewhat bombastic and childish however radical tendencies of the writers were obvious already then. In this copy Scholem continues with his anti-war writing in the essay "Laienpredigt" (stop preaching).  pp, 28 cm, fair condition, spotting, detached leaves.
Three certificates of the Vienna Teachers Seminary. Granted to Mrs. Bina Rachel Landau. 1930s. Ink-stamp of the Vienna Teacher's Seminary stamped on all three documents.
1. "Certificate of the Testing Committee, the Jewish Seminary, Vienna…to teach Hebrew subjects in elementary and high schools. Printed certificate. Vienna, 1930. Hebrew and German.
The Receiver's details, as well as the committee's president and members' names were added, along with the date, by hand. Signed by the secretary: Dr. A. Birnbaum, and the committee's president: Prof. Shmuel Krois.  folded leaf. 32 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, creases and minor tears.
2. Final grades certifying graduation from the Teachers Seminary, 1930. Signed by Shmuel Krois, Avigdor Aptowitzer and two other teachers. 32 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks, creases and tears.
3. "Sefer Reshumin" – student's notebook with handwritten inscriptions. Signatures of the Seminary's secretary.  leaves, 16 cm. Good condition. Detached cover. Spotting.
Collection of documents from the estate of Rabbi Manfred [Menachem ben Michael] and Louise Papo (née Fleisher). Vienna and Rhodesia, 1930s-1960s.
Amongst the documents: • Letter from the St. Pölten Jewish congregation, recommending Rabbi Prof. Dr. Manfred Papo of Vienna, November 1939. • Certificates with Dr. Manfred Papo's grades of the Rabbinical Seminary in Vienna (signed in the plate Dr. Shmuel Krois and Dr. Aptowitzer). • "Legitimation" certificate allowing free visits to Vienna Museums, in the name of Prof. Papo, 1933. • "Legitimation" certificate issued by the University of Vienna, in the name of Louise Papo, 1933-1936. • A notary's document of Salisbury, South Rhodesia, in which Louise Papo authorized a lawyer to handle her affairs, 1946. • 14 certificates of the University of Vienna, in the name of Louise Papo, 1933-1936. • Several letters sent to Louise Papo (née Fleisher) to Rhodesia, 1950s-1960s. Lot of 24 items. Size and condition varies.
Archive of documents and letters from the estate of Michael Adin Talbar (Theilhaber, 1921-2013). Talbar was born in Berlin and was an outstanding sportsman in "Bar Kochba". Made Aliya to Eretz Israel with his parents in 1935. After graduating from the London School of Economics, enlisted to the Trans Jordan Frontier Force, and in 1942 to the First Regiment of the Jewish Brigade as a Demolition Officer. Talbar initiated and organized an endless number of sports competitions and events and was granted tens of medals. Talbar served as a diplomat, as General Consul in Canada, General Director of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Economic Advisor in the Embassy of Israel in Washington, and some other diplomatic roles. The collection presented includes hundreds of letters and documents from his estate, in German, English and Hebrew. Amongst the documents: eleven diary-notebooks (some with illustrations and photos), one notebook is devoted to "Maccabi HaTza'ir" in Berlin, a group named "the Clowns" of which Talbar was a member in the 1930s; a binder with newspaper cuttings concerning sports competitions; hundreds of family letters and letters from friends, a binder with letters and certificates of his days as a diplomat and other items. Lot of hundreds of items, sizes and conditions vary.
A prayer in honor of Emperor Franz Josef I. No printer's name, Jerusalem, 1914. Hebrew.
Illustration of the Western Wall and an ink-stamp of Yehoshua Heshel Eisen.  pp. 24 cm. Good condition, minor spotting, folding marks.
Circulare, printed circular letter issued by the Austrian government, concerning rights of Jews. Vienna, August 22, 1788. German.
Printed circular letter issued by the Imperial and Royal Land Government of the Archduchy of Austria below the Enns, concerning a law granting Jews equal rights concerning immigration. Violation of the law will entail punishment. Signed in print by a government member, the "Landmarshall": Johann Anton von Pergen.  leaf, 34 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Minor tear on upper part. Moisture marks. Inscription in handwriting on upper part.
Three handwritten documents, granted to the teacher Abraham Wolfsheimer. Munich, 1845-1847. German.
1. Certificate issued by "Royal Committee for Local School", authorizing Abraham Wolfsheimer to serve as a teacher of religion. Munich, October 23, 1845.
2-3. Two documents related to the marriage of Abraham Wolfsheimer and Hanna Aub. One document from a court in Munich. Munich, 1845-1847.
3 documents,  pp per document. 34 cm. Good-fair condition. Spots and tears.
Systematische Darstellung der in Betreff der Juden in Mähren und im k.k. Antheile Schlesiens erlassenen Gesetze und Verordnungen, von Hieronymus von Scari. Brno, 1836. German.
The book deals with laws and regulations concerning Jews, which were adopted in Moravia and Silesia during the 18th century aimed at limiting the size of Jewish population. XX, 260,  pp, 21 cm. Good condition. Spotting.
1-4. The Zion Messenger, first year, issue no. 3 (three copies); second year, issue no. 5. Chicago, October 1904; May 1905. English. 16 pp. per issue, 23.5 cm.
"The Zion Messenger" was the journal of the first Zionist union in Chicago. Poems about Zion, philosophical essays and surveys about Zionist figures appeared in the journal.
5-9. Die Deborah. First year, issues no. 2 and 11 (2 copies of issue no. 11); second year, issues no. 6-7. Cincinati. February and November 1901; June and July 1902. German. Consecutive pagination. 22.5 cm.
"HaDvorah" was the most important Jewish-German paper in the early 20th century in the USA. Founded in 1855 and continued to be published until 1902. The paper was distributed as a supplement for women, in English, to the paper "The American Israelite".
Condition varies, overall good condition. Handwritten inscriptions.
1. In Memory of Dr. Samuel Hirsch, Rabbi Emeritus Reformy Congregation Keneseth Israel, Philadelphia. Philadelphia: W. Ettinger. 1889. English and German. 32 pp, 22 cm. Good condition.
2. Kovetz Al Yad - Sammlung einiger in Zeitschriften zerstreuter wissenschaftlicher Artikel, by Samuel Adler. New-York, 1886. English and German. Anthology of essays published in Jewish periodicals concerning: Passover, Talmud and Bible. 93 pp, 23.5 cm. Fair condition, front cover and first leaves – detached, spine is falling apart.
1. The Hebrew Theological Seminary Association Proceedings of the First Convention, New York: Joseph David, 1876. English. 37 pp, 23.5 cm. Signed: B. Felsenthal. Good condition, spine disintegrating.
Bernard Felsenthal (1822-1908), rabbi and author, native of Germany, immigrated in 1854 to the US and worked as a teacher, worked in a bank and as a rabbi. Was active in founding the Reform Movement, was involved with the Historical Jewish-American society and supported Zionism.
2. The Illustrated Hebrew Almanac for the year 5639 – calendar for the year 1878-1879 by Louis Schnabel.  64 pp, 25 cm. Good condition, binding and first leaf are detached. Handwritten inscriptions.
Collection of documents related to the reform rabbi Bernard Felsenthal (see previous item). Chicago, 1870s - 1890s. English and German.
Collection includes: five letters from Felsenthal and other letters and documents addressed to him ("Sinai" congregation, Chicago); printed compositions by Felsenthal (Jüdisches Schulwesen in Amerika; Kritik des christlichen missionswesens, in besondere der "Judenmission"); Jewish papers and newspapers cuttings, of the period, and some studies about Felsenthal (copies of letters and articles). Lot of about 20 items. Size and condition varies.