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Auction 41 Lot Number 1

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Theodor Herzl – Calling Card

Calling card of Theodor Herzl and his wife [France, late 19th century].
Caption in French: "Monsieur et Madame Theodore Herzl".
10.5X6 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 2

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Theodor Herzl – Two Printed Letters, 1902-1904

Two printed letters. Sent to Bertha Hermann. Vienna, 1902, [1904].
1. Letter of gratitude by Theodor Herzl in response to a condolences letter sent to him when his father passed away.
2. Invitation from the Zionistische Aktions-Komitee to a concert in memory of Theodor Herzl which was held a week after Herzl’s demise.
The addressee, Bertha Hermann, was a member of “Moria” Jewish Women Union in Vienna. The letters are within the original envelopes (no stamps). 8 cm, good condition.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 3

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Photograph of Herzl and the Zionist Delegation in Athens, 1898

Photo of Herzl and his friends, members of his delegation, in the ruins of a temple in Athens (probably Acropolis). The photo was taken between the 21st and 23rd of October 1898.
Sitting next to the columns: (From right to left): David Wolfson, Moshe Shnierer, Herzl and Max Bodenheimer. In the autumn of 1898 Theodor Herzl left for Jerusalem with four companions. The journey went through Greece and was documented by a "Kodak" camera which David Wolfson purchased before the journey. The members of the delegations arrived in Athens and Crete between 21-23.10.1898. Herzl mentioned it in his diary: "…We go by islands rich with Greek stories… and then to Athens…". (From: "With Herzl to Jerusalem, editor: Yoram Mayorek, Carta publishing, Jerusalem, 1998, p.16).
12X10 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 4

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Herzl – Printed Micrography

Dr. Theodor Herzl, a printed micrography. [Created by Osias Wolinski], [Lvov, ca.1913].
Text from "Altneuland". German. See following item.
40.5X54 cm, framed: 54.5X68 cm. Good condition. Spots. Minor creases. Not examined out of frame.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 5

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Herzl – Printed Micrography – Souvenir of the 11th Zionist Congress in Vienna, 1913

Lithographed micrography showing Herzl’s portrait, created by the artist Osias Wolinski (signed and dated in the plate). Lvov, 1913.
The text of the micrography is “Altneuland,” Herzl’s utopian novel. German. Stamped in ink above the lower edge “Souvenir of the 11th Zionist Congress in Vienna” (in German). [See previous item].
43X34.5 cm. Printed on paper mounted on cardboard. Cropped along the sides and lower edge (with some losses). Fair condition. Some stains, damage to edges.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 6

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The Basel Congress – “Achiasaf” Publishing – Warsaw, 1897

HaKongress HaBasilai [The Basel Congress], by Dr. Theodor Herzl. Translated with the author's special permission by M. Berkowicz "with a picture of the author and his signature in Hebrew". Booklet no. 1 of the series "MiZman LeZman", published by "Achiasaf". Warsaw, 1897.
[2], 16 pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Several ink stamps.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 7

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Theodor Herzl – Der Judenstaat – First Edition

Der Judenstaat, Versuch Einer Modernen Lösung Der Judenfrage [The Jewish State: an Attempt at a Modern Solution of the Jewish Question], by Theodor Herzl. Vienna-Leipzig: M. Breitenstein, 1896. First Edition. German.
"The Jewish State: an experiment of a modern solution to the Jewish problem". Herzl's famous book in which he presents the Jewish problem and the need to find a political-national solution.
86 pp, 24 cm. Lacking copy: leaf missing (inner title page – pp.81-82; replaced by photocopy). Missing cover. Good condition. Spotting, creases and several tears. Inscription in pen on title page. New binding and flyleaves.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 8

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“A Jewish State” – First American Edition of “Der Judenstaat” – New-York, 1904

“A Jewish State, an Attempt at a Modern Solution of the Jewish Question.” By Theodor Herzl. Foreword and comments by Jacob De Haas. New York: The Maccabaean Publishing Co., 1904. First American edition. English.
The first American edition of “Der Judenstaat” [“The Jewish State”], Herzl’s revolutionary manifesto of Zionism, in which he outlined his vision of a Jewish State in Eretz Israel as a solution to anti-Semitism. First published in 1896 in Germany, “The Jewish State” is considered the most important Zionist publication ever. “It was Herzl’s book which really crystallized the idea of a national home for the Jews […] By his work he transformed the Jewish people from a passive community into a positive political force. That a Jewish State was created within 50 years of his death was due to the vision and the practical methods of Herzl, expressed in his manifesto of 1896.” (Printing and the Mind of Man).
Frontispiece photograph portrait of Herzl on the balcony of the Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel, taken by E.M. Lilien.
XXII, 102 pp, good condition. Professionally restored minor tears to cover and title page. Gilt edges. Original blue cloth stiff cover, with gilt embossing of the book title and the author’s. In a custom clamshell case.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 9

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Theodor Herzl – Four Plays – First Editions

Four plays by Theodor Herzl. Leipzig, Dresden, Vienna, 1889-1895. German.
1. Der fluchtling, lustspiel in einem aufzung [The Refugees, comedy in one act]. Theodor Herzl. From the Universal-Bibliotek series, Leipzig, [1889?]. 30,[2]pp,15 cm.
2-3. Was wird man sagen? Lustspiel in vier Acten [what will they say? Comedy in four acts]. Vienna: Gabor Steiner, 1890. First edition. Two copies. [1], 88 pp, 19.5 cm.
4. Prinzen aus Genieland, Lustspiel in 4 Akten. Vienna: A. Entsch, 1892. 83 pp, 20 cm.
5. Die Glosse, Lustspiel in einem Akt. Dresden, Leipzig and Vienna: E. Pierson, 1895. First edition. [1], 39 pp, 18 cm. Back cover is missing.
Condition varies.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 10

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Theodor Herzl – “The new Ghetto” / “Unser Käthchen” – First Editions

Two plays by Theodor Herzl:
1. Das Neue Ghetto (The new Ghetto), by Theodor Herzl. Hebrew.
Play in four acts, translated from German to Hebrew by Reuven Breinin. Warsaw: "Achiasaf", 1898. 1st Hebrew edition. Fine binding by "Biblioteka Achiasaf".
First published in German in Die Welt. Location: Vienna, 1893. The play was written following the Dreyfus trial which Herzl surveyed as a journalist. The play focuses on an assimilated Jewish lawyer who tries to break through the social ghetto enforced on Western Jews, but he fails. The lawyer's death at the end of the play serves as a warning that the situation of Western Jews is unbearable.
63 pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Original binding. Stains and some wear around binding's edges.
2. Unser Käthchen [Our Katy], play in four acts, by Theodor Herzl, published by Buchdruckerei "Industrie" [Vienna, 1898]. 1st edition. German.
A humorous play mocking marital life, ridiculing men who are scared of their wives and women who abuse their husbands.
92 pp, 19.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Spotting, tears around the edges of some leaves. Several detached leaves. Simple cardboard binding.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 11

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Three Books by and about Theodor Herzl

1. Dr. Theodor Herzl’s "Judenstaat", besprochen in der Generalversammlung der "Chowewe Erez Israel" in Krakau am 10. Januar 1897, von Ahron Marcus. Krakow, 1897. German. [1], 15, [2] pp, 23 cm. Fair condition. Ex-library copy. Simple cardboard binding.
2. Das Palais Bourbon, Bilder aus dem französischen Parlamentsleben, von Theodor Herzl. Leipzig, 1895. German. Only edition. "Burbon Palace, Scenes from the French Parliament". [8], 251, [1] pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Ink stamps. Spotting. Chopped margins. Simple cardboard binding.
3. Das Neue Ghetto, Schauspiel in 4 Acten, Theodor Herzl. Vienna, 1903. German. Third edition. 100 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Spots on cover. Slight tears.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 12

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Advertisement Poster for the Film “Theodor Herzl” – Latvia, 1925

Advertisement poster for the screening of the film "Theodor Herzl" in Kino "Astra", Latvia. Verds printing press. [Latvia, 1925]. Latvian and Yiddish.
A bi-lingual advertisement poster for the film "Theodor Herzl" – a silent movie directed by the Austrian director Otto Kreisler which was released in 1921, with Ernst Bath as Herzl and the Jewish actor Rudolph Schildkraut. Portrait of Herzl appears in the center of the poster.
60X91 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases and folding marks. Tears around the edges and across the folding marks (with minor text omission). Spotting. Framed.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 13

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“Autoemancipation!” – Yehudah Leib Pinsker – Berlin, 1882 – First Edition

Autoemancipation, mahnruf an seine Stammesgenossen, von einem Russischen Juden [Autoemancipation!, by a Russian Jew]. Berlin: W. Issleib (G. Schuhr), 1882. 1st Edition. German.
"Autoemancipation", by Y.L Pinsker (1821-1891), physician, philosopher and Zionist activist, one of the founders of Hibat Zion movement. Pinsker published this book anonymously in 1882. In the book he explains that the dream of Jewish emancipation does not stand a chance, because hatred towards Jews has become a mental illness among the nations, which he calls "Judophobia". In this essay Pinsker deserts the hope for integration and calls for the establishment of a Jewish National Homeland, preferably in Palestine as a solution for the Jewish problem.
[2], 36 pp, 24 cm. Front cover is missing. Good condition. Spotting. Loose signatures.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 14

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Four Rabbinic Books Supporting the Zionist Movement – 1900-1928

Four rabbinic books about Eretz Israel and in favor of the Zionist Movement. Zhitomir, Vilnius, Warsaw and Jerusalem. 1900-1928.
For a complete list of the books please see the Hebrew list above.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 15

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Five Rabbinic Polemic Books against the Zionist Movement

Five rabbinic polemic books against the Zionist movement. Warsaw 1899-1902; Jerusalem, 1927.
For a complete list of the books please see the Hebrew list above.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 16

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Seven Brochures from the Series “Zionistishe Kopeyka-Bibliotek” – Odessa, 1908-1910 – JNF

Seven brochures printed as part of the Zionist-popular series "Zionistishe Kopeyka-Bibliotek" (each brochure was sold for 1 Kopeyka). Odessa, 1908-1910. Yiddish. Brochures no. 4,9,12,13,16,22 and 24 with essays by Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Otto Warburg, Y.L. Bergner, Moshe Kleinman, Yosef Sapir and Boris Schatz.
Brochure no. 12 is dedicated to JNF and includes illustrations of JNF stamps and telegrams; issue no. 22 by Boris Schatz (about "Bezalel"), with photos by Zadok Bassan and illustrations by Ya'akov Stark and Shmuel Ben-David.
Variable pagination, volume 18 cm. Issues no. 14 and 24 lack a title page. Chopped margins. Slight spotting and loose leaves.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 17

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Thirteenth Zionist Congress – Two Postcards

Two postcards – 13th Zionist Congress, [1923].
1. Official postcard, illustrated by Joseph Budko. Riemer 44. Good-fair condition. Spotting. Was in use. With Congress ink stamp.
2. A real photo postcard portraying the building in which the congress was held. Good condition. Signatures, a postal stamp and the congress' ink stamp – on the reverse. Not recorded in Riemer.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 18

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Two Photographs – Seventh Zionist Congress, Basel, 1905

Two photos taken during the seventh Zionist Congress in Basel, 1905. Photographer: Robert Spreng (stamped).
1. Photo portraying the congress participants during Max Nordau's speech. In the background appears the "HaNess HaZioni" flag (a Star of David with seven starts and the emblem of "Gur Aryeh Yehuda"). Photo: 36.5X28 cm, mounted on cardboard: 48.5X35.5 cm.
2. Photo of the other side of the hall portraying the public attending the congress. In the center, hanging from a balcony, is a sign "Shivat Zion Liverpool". Photo: 36.5X27 cm, mounted on cardboard: 48.5X36.5 cm.
Robert Spreng (189-1969), photographer and artist, pioneer of modern photography and one of the first members of the "New Objectivity" movement, owner of a photography studio in the city of Basel.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 19

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Portraits of the 14th Zionist Congress Participants – František Reichentál – Vienna, 1925

XIV Zionist Kongress, portfolio with 17 prints – portraits of the 14th Zionist Congress participants, by the artist František Reichentál (1895-1941). [Self-publication?], Vienna, 1925.
Portraits of Theodor Herzl, Menahem Ussishkin, Leo Motzkin, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Arthur Hantke, Ben Zion Mosensohn, Haim Weizmann, Nahum Sokolov, and others. All of the prints are signed by František Reichentál (in print and by hand).
[17] plates 32X43 cm. Good condition. Spotting. Minor tears on some plates. Original portfolio, 34X44 cm (torn), with the title "Zionistenkongress, Zionist Kongress XIV” and a Star of David.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 20

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Sketches for Telegrams – JNF

Four sketches for JNF telegrams, ca. 1929.
Pencil and ink on paper. Unknown designer.
1. Sketch for telegram announcing a donation for "redemption of land in our homeland".
2. Stationery with letterhead "Keren Kayemet LeIsrael" in Hebrew and English and the map of Israel.
3. "Tel Aviv, Keren HaYesod 1929" in English, in a brown folder with the emblem of the city and the inscription "Evnech veNivnet".
4. Sketch for a telegram, with map of Eretz Israel and electric poles, 1930.
Sizes and conditions vary, average size: 24.5X17.5 cm, overall good condition.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 21

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Three Proclamations – JNF

Three proclamations – JNF activities. 1920s-30s.
• Invitation to a convention of different organizations and committees in Jerusalem about the realization of the operation "Double JNF Lands". Jerusalem: "Kahana" printing press, 1924. [1] leaf, 29.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks, tears. Torn piece of about 11X11 cm.
• "Manifest issued by Eretz Israel's chief rabbis", a printed proclamation issued by Eretz Israel chief rabbinate, calling to donate to JNF. Tel-Aviv: "Haaretz" printing press, 1939. 46X63 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Minor tears.
• Notice issued by "the Local Committee of JNF": "The public is requested not to put into the JNF boxes coins of Mils which burden the collectors and diminish incomes". 29.5X42 cm. Good-fair condition. Spotting, creases and tears.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 22

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JNF – A Dozen Calendars, 1924-1947

A dozen JNF calendars. Europe and Eretz Israel, 1924-1947. Four calendars in Hebrew and in German.
Calendars of the years: 1924-5,1926-7,1927-8,1928-9,1930-1,1934-5,1937-8,1941-2,1942-3,1943-4,1944-5,1947-8. Each cover is differently designed; maps of Eretz Israel, pioneers and views of Eretz Israel. The calendars contain: calendars and details about JNF operations; data about censuses in Eretz Israel, maps, names of donors, advertisements.
Average height: 12 cm, good condition, handwritten notes on some calendars.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 23

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“Goral” – “Nahalat Shiv’a” Neighborhood, ca. 1869

“Goral” no. 274, "A plot outside the city in Nahalat Shiv'a". Printed with handwritten comments, ink stamped with the stamp "Yoshvei HaMakom Nahalat Shiv'a". Printed in "printing press of Yitzchak [Gashzinani] and his partner [Ya'akov David Slutky]". Jerusalem, ca. 1869.
The document details the size of a plot in Nahalat Shiv'a with explanations about the distribution of plots. "Three will win…and the fourth part will be divided between all the others and will serve as a public place such as a Mikveh or Beit Midrash…there will be seven hundred lottery cards…"
Signed (by hand): Shmuel David of Vilnius and Yossef Rivlin. Addition handwritten by Yossef Rivlin on the lower margins: "We send this 'Goral' to our uncle Haim Schwartz…" and it continues on the left margin: "In that place sits his niece. The woman M. Sarah and her husband Yossef Rivlin".
No all the details concerning the first days of Nahalat Shiv'a are clear, however it is known that Yossef Rivlin was lucky, and his home was one of the first two houses which were to be built in the new neighborhood. Yossef and Sarah Rivlin moved to the neighborhood in ca. 1868, when only two houses were built and inhabitants were still in danger. While at home, Sarah was attacked by an Arab and as a result – died.
13X10.5 cm. Good condition, Lower left corner is cut. Faded.

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Auction 41 Lot Number 24

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Part of a Printed Document – Incomes and Expenses Account of Petach Tikva, 1886

Account of incomes and expenses from 1882…until 1886…" Jerusalem, [1886].
Four leaves from a printed document – extracts from a financial report of the Moshava Petach Tikva on its tenth anniversary. The gentlemen N.N. of Hambrug, Dr. I. Hildesheimer (a rabbi in Berlin), Dr. M. Lehman (rabbi of Mainz) and Rabbi Ari Leib Fromkin are mentioned on the title page. Overleaf appear handwritten inscriptions of income sand expenses.
[4] pp, 21.5 cm. Poor condition. Significantly spotted and torn, some restored tears.
Bibliographically unknown.

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