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Auction 38 Lot Number 65

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Map of Eretz Israel in Romanian, 1948

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.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 257

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Chinese Jews– Edward Ezra and Arthur Sopher – Shanghai, 1926

Chinese Jews, Edward I. Ezra and Arthur Sopher. Shanghai, 1926. English.
A book about the Chinese Jews throughout the ages with photos and a map of Jewish settlements in China. The author, Edward Ezra, was of the founders of the Zionist movement in China and founder of the "Zionist movement of Shanghai". 76 pp, text and a map. 22 cm, fair condition, minor tears, creases in corners of leaves. Front binding, back cover and last leaf – detached.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 140

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A letter Handwritten by Lea Goldberg – Lithuania, 1934

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.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 278

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Two Issues of a Youth Movement Journal, 1940

Two issues of "Galim", [supplement to journal of "HaNo'ar HaOved or HaMachanot HaOlim?]. [Tel-Aviv], ca. 1940.
Issue no. 2 (one time publication) and issue no. 4 ("supplement to 'Netivenu'").
Internal journal of a youth movement. The issues contain numerous references to the holocaust, amongst them a play about Hitler and caricatures. Stenciled. [1], 12 pp; [12] leaves. Fair-good condition.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 34

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Kol Tzfat, 1948

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

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Auction 38 Lot Number 25

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“Palestine Report” – London, 1919

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

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Auction 38 Lot Number 371

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Book of Lamentations – Bibliophilic Edition with Woodcuts – Berlin, 1921

Die Klagelieder Jeremias des Sohnes Hilkias aus Anathoth [Lamentations by Jeremiah son of Hilkiya of Anathoth]. Translation into German by Lazarus Goldschmidt, woodcuts by Wilhelm Schocken. Berlin: Holten, 1921. German.
Bibliophilic edition of exceptional quality. Copy no. 90 from an edition of 105 copies, with fourteen woodcuts (some signed).
[24] pp, 34 cm, good condition, original leather binding, minor spots on inner binding.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 194

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Hanan Fisher – Five Illustrated Children’s Books

For complete list of books see Hebrew text.
Size and condition varies.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 122

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Delegate-Card – Beitar Poland, 1933 – Menachem Begin’s Signature

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.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 101

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Collection of Postcards – Views and Sites in Eretz Israel

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.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 310

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Calendar for 1947 – Agudat Israel – Bratislava

Calendar for the year 1946-47. Produced by Agudat Israel, Bratislava (Pressburg), [1946]. Hebrew and Slovakian.
The booklet opens with the calendar which is followed by Shabbat prayers and blessings. Short texts about "Agudat Israel" are integrated into the calendar as well as its goals and some advertisements. Pages not numbered, 12 cm. Good condition, spotting, damages to last pages, Not in NLI collections.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 124

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Consul Ordination Document, Signed by David Ben-Gurion and Yitzchak Ben-Zvi, 1956

Ordination document appointing Adin Talbar as consul in Montreal, signed by David Ben-Gurion and Itzchak Ben-Zvi. Jerusalem, [1956]. 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.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 148

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Book about Yiddish Etymology – Noah Prilutski / Cover Design by Henryk Berlewi

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. [3], 159, XCVIII, 21 cm. Original cover mounted on a hard cover (somewhat chopped), faults at cover's edges. Minor spotting.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 424

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Moshe Hoffman (1938-1983)

Landscape from a balcony / Print / 69.5X100 cm / Signed and marked AP
Estimate: $200-300

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Auction 38 Lot Number 180

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Levin Kipnis – 18 “Shai” Booklets / Dedication on a Book

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, [1] pp, 23 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 149

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Book Concerning Jewish Holidays – Minsk, 1925 – Meir Axelrod

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). [4], 154,[1] pp, 23 cm. Good condition. Creases. Professionally restored tears. Original cover. Re-bound in a hard cover.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 240

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“Blue-White Eyeglasses” Booklet – Gershom Scholem – Berlin, 1915

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). [4] pp, 28 cm, fair condition, spotting, detached leaves.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 425

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Moshe Hoffman (1938-1983)

Urban Landscape (Malha) / Print / 79X53 cm / Signed and marked AP
Estimate: $200-300

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Auction 38 Lot Number 31

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“Kol HaChayal HaIvri” – 1942-1943

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

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Auction 38 Lot Number 127

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Album Signed by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach – “I Heard the Wall Singing”

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.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 268

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“The International Jew” – Henri Ford – Four Volumes

The International Jew. Dearborn, Michigan: The Dearborn Publishing Co., 1920-1922. 1st ed. English.
A series of four volumes published and distributed by the American industrialist Henri Ford. The series compiles anti-Semitic articles which were published in the "Dearborn Independent" newspaper, owned by Ford. 235, [1] pp, 255 pp; 246,[2] pp;256 pp. 19 cm. Good condition, minor spotting, second volume re-bound and contains comments. Adhesive tape on covers.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 138

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Five Postcards from Zalman Shneur

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.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 85

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Seven Photographs by the Photographer Shimon Corbman – Soccer Games in Tel-Aviv, 1925

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.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 311

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Ma’amar HaAchdut / Midrash Ribash Tov / Ma’a lot HaTorah – Shanghai, 1946

Three compositions printed in stereotype printing – Shlomo Yossef ben Moshe Meislish of Ostrov, Shanghai, 1946.
Three writings bound together: •Ma'amar HaAchdut, Yesod Haemuna and Or HaChaim, by Yossef Yabetz. Stereotype printing of Warsaw 1871 edition (the three parts of this composition have an identical title page – "Sefer Ma'amar HaAchdut"). •Midrash Ribash Tov. Stereotype printing of 1927 Kecskemet edition. Two identical title pages.•Sefer Ma'a lot HaTorah, by Avraham ben Shlomo Zalman of Vilnius, stereotype printing of 1882 Vilnius edition. 80,96,112,32 pp. Volume 18.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Tears to borders of leaves. Dry and fragile paper. Damages to binding.

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