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Auction 47 Lot Number 1

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Enamel Plaque – Portrait of Theodor Herzl – Hungary

Enamel plaque, slightly domed, with a portrait of Theodor Herzl with crossed hands and looking ahead. Marked on the lower right corner: Made in Hungary.
31X24 cm. Pierced for hanging (at four corners). Damages to enamel coating at corners and margins. Slight bending at upper left corner

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Auction 47 Lot Number 2

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Iron Plaque – Portrait of Theodor Herzl – Czechoslovakia

Cast iron plaque, with a relief portrait of Theodor Herzl (looking to the left) and the shape of his signature. Marked on the reverse: Made in Czechoslovakia. 32X23 cm. Rust. Hook for hanging on the reverse.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 3

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Hermann Struck – Portrait of Theodor Herzl –Engraving

Portrait of Theodor Herzl, standing, leaning on a chair, an engraving by Hermann Struck, [1915]. Signed in the plate; signed and numbered 26/40. Approx. 39X49.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 4

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Hermann Struck – Portrait of Theodor Herzl –Lithograph

Portrait of Theodor Herzl, a lithograph by Hermann Struck.
Signed in the plate by Herzl, dated 27.5.1903 and titled "Herzl". Signed in the plate by Struck and dated. 11X8 cm. Placed in a passepartout. Dark paper. A few stains.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 5

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Joseph Budko – Portrait of Theodor Herzl

Portrait of Theodor Herzl, a lithograph by Joseph Budko. Signed. 27X40 cm. Printed on thin paper. A few creases and stains. Placed in a passepartout (the top part is glued to the passepartout).

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Auction 47 Lot Number 6

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Medal – Establishment of Rishon LeZion and Theodor Herzl

Copper medal, minted on the occasion of the establishment of Rishon LeZion, 1882.
Obverse: view of the colony, surrounded by the verse (Yeshayahu 41, 27) "They are Rishon LeZion [first of Zion] and I will bring the herald to Jerusalem / Rishon LeZion Colony" (Hebrew). Reverse: portrait of Theodor Herzl looking to the left, and the inscription: "For the sake of Zion I will not be silent (Hebrew), Dr. Theodor Herzl (English)".Diameter: 2.6 cm. Hook for hanging. Damage to Herzl's portrait.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 7

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Die Welt, Zionist Weekly Newspaper – Theodor Herzl – First Four Volumes, 1897-1900

Die Welt [the world], a weekly newspaper founded by Theodor Herzl. Volume of first four years issues. Vienna 1897-1900. German.
· First year: Issues no. 1-31. June-December 1897.
· Second year: issues no. 1-52. January-December 1898. · Third year: issues no. 1-52. January-December 1899. · Fourth year: issues no. 1-52 January-December 1900 + special issue from March 1900 - "Agitationsnummer" - and an issue of "Die Welt" in Yiddish from January 1900 (issue no. 1).
The weekly newspaper "Die Welt", founded by Theodor Herzl, was published during the years 1897-1914. At first it was printed in Vienna, and from 1906, in Berlin. The weekly published articles about Zionism the state of Jews worldwide and Jewish literature and art, and became the official mouthpiece of the Zionist
Movement. 4 volumes, approx. 31 cm. Condition varies. Stains and tears. Dedication in one of the volumes. Issues of first year are bound with original wrappers. In the fourth year volume the wrappers are bound after the issues (at the end of the volume). Several detached leaves. Ink-stamps. Damages to bindings. Ex-library copies.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 8

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Yehudah Leib Pinsker – “Self-Emancipation” – First English Translation – London, 1891

Self-Emancipation! The only Solution of the Jewish Question, Translated from the anonymous German original by Albert A. L. Finkelstein. London, 1891. English.
First translation into English of Yehudah Leib Pinsker's book "Auto-Emancipation", first published anonymously in Berlin in 1882, and was since printed in 90 editions in 22 different languages. 52 pp, 18 cm. Overall good condition. Stains. Creases and some tears. Original paper-cover, torn and partly missing.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 9

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Large Certificate – Inscription of “Vaad HaGvirot” and “Tzeirei Zion” in Antwerp in the JNF Golden Book – Signatures by Jonah Kremenezky – Vinenna, 1904

A large printed certificate, "Eternal Souvenir! Certificate letter from JNF Golden Book" (Hebrew). Design: Rantzhofer. Vienna: J. Lowy Printing Press, [between 1901 and 1904]. Hebrew and German.
Name inscribed: "Vaad HaGvirot LeChagigot Purim…" [Antwerp, Belgium]. The inscription was added in Vienna in April, 1904, several years after the foundation of the JNF. The certificate is signed twice (in Hebrew and in German) by Jonah (Johann) Kremenezky, industrialist and Zionist activist, first chairman of the JNF (1902-1907), initiator of JNF fund raising (Blue Box, Stamps, and "Golden Book"). 45X60.5 cm. Fair condition. Many stains. Dark paper. Creases. Tear of approx. 15 cm, pasted with adhesive tape (old). Framed.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 10

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Large Broadside with a Calendar – JNF in Harbin – China, 1922

Large broadside for hanging on a wall, edited by Hillel ben Shneur Zalman Epstein in Harbin. "Published by the regional bureau of JNF in the Far East in Harbin" (Hebrew), L.M. Abramovich Printing Press, [1922]. Hebrew and Russian (some English).
Portraits of Theodor Herzl and Zvi Hermann Shapira appear on the upper right and left corners. In the center – a large circle, supported by two columns on which the "JNF certificate" ("buy land in Eretz Israel") is written in Hebrew and Russian. Printed within the circle are the Isaiah prophecy (Isaiah 61:7, in Hebrew and Russian), the zodiac and a calendar for 1922-23. Between the columns appears a list of "institutes in the Zionist chamber in Harbin, Artilirisky Street 22", with names of persons in charge of each institute; below the list appear important dates in Zionist history from the first Congress to the British Mandate declaration by the League of Nations. Advertisements, mainly in Russian, appear around the lists. 54X78 cm. Good condition. Creases and folding marks, with slight damage to text. Stains.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 11

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Collection of Documents – Early Days of the Anglo-Palestine Company, “Otzar Hityashvut HaYehudim” and “Tikvat Israel” Company

Eleven documents and copies of letters, from the early years of the "Jewish Colonial Trust" company, Anglo-Palestine Bank and "Tikvat Israel" company. Jaffa and London, 1899-1910. German.
Including: · "circular letters" no. 3 and 4 of "Jewish Colonial Trust" in London, April-May, 1899. · "Declaration" by Zalman David Levontin, with corrections by hand – additions to a report presented to the Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization (A.E.C) in June 1910, regarding the involvement of Anglo-Palestine Company in the acquisition of land in Eretz Israel. Mentioned, among other things, are lands in Fedja, (near Petach Tikva) and land near Rishon LeZion. · Copy of a letter to David Wolfson in Cologne regarding complaints raised by Ya'akov Bernstein-Kogan and Menachem Sheinkin against Anglo-Palestine Company. · "Declaration" by Ya'akov Bernstein-Kogan, June 1910, regarding his attitude toward the conduct of A.P.C. as far as acquisition of lands is concerned, and mainly the conduct of Eliyahu Sapir (Bernstein-Kogan refers to the claim that Sapir buys lands through A.P.C. for his personal needs). · Additional documents dealing with land acquisition in Eretz Israel, including a memorandum of "Tikvat Israel" company. Total of 11 documents (circa. 35 leaves). Size and condition vary.
Opening price: $350

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Auction 47 Lot Number 12

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“Ha-Ore’ach” – Visit of Moses Montefiore in Vilnius – Konigsberg, 1846

Ha-Ore’ach / The Traveller, An account of the festival days, celebrated by Jews of Wilna about the news of the arrival of Sir Moses Montefiore Baronet and ... Judith Montefiore; by Isaac Mayer Dick. [Konigsberg], 1846. Hebrew; with an additional English title page.
The book describes the visit of Moses Montefiore and his wife in Vilnius. The name of the author is missing from the Hebrew title page, but appears on the English one – Chajim Salomon Eliaschewicz. Nonetheless, the book is attributed by some to by the Jewish-Lithuanian author and scholar Isaac Mayer Dick. Hebrew title page printed in golden ink. 62, [1] pp, 14.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and an open tear (restored) to first leaf. New binding.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 13

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Unpublished Manuscript – “Sefer Yalkut Zion” about Eretz Israel and the Hebrew Language, Poland, 1926

Sefer Yalkut Zion, composed of three sublime essays… (a.) colonization of Eretz Israel, (b.) work in our land, (c.) Hebrew language, by David…Elazar Haim Yodman. Szydłowiec, Poland, [1926]. Hebrew.
Handwritten manuscript by David Yodman, son of rabbi of Szydłowiec, near Radom. The book, written in a rabbinic language, opens with an introduction by the author: "Presented…a book with matters from the Bible, the Talmud, both Babylonian and Jerusalemite…and some novellae…which prove how important it is to settle Eretz Israel!". The author continues and claims, on the title page, that he authored books titled "Sh'lal David" and "Nefesh David" (it seems that these books, too, were never published). In the introduction the author claims that he was imprisoned for ten weeks for supporting Zionism.
Rabbi David Yodman was murdered in the holocaust. This essay has never been published. 64 pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Slight wear at margins. Ink smears.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 14

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The Palestine Directory – Book of Addresses – Cairo, 1920

The Palestine Directory, Commercial, Industrial, Administrative and Private Addresses. Cairo: printed by The Oriental Advertising Company, 1920. First year. English.
Book of addresses in Palestine and Egypt: with numerous advertisements. At the beginning of the volume: calendar, an essay titled "History of the Holy Land", measurements conversion information, and additional practical information. 5-242, VIII, IV. Volume 28 cm. Good condition. Slightly stained, creases, tears to first leaves. Damaged binding.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 15

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Annual Report of “HaMo’adon HaIvri” in Cairo, 1928

HaMo'adon HaIvri in Cairo, [Jewish club in Cairo] the Zionist Organization. Report for the months of February-August 1928.
Duplication of typewritten leaves. Includes a general survey, regulations of the club, incomes and expenses, list of books purchased for the club, and more. [16] leaves, 34.5 cm. Good condition. Creases at lower margins. Open tear on last leaf.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 16

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Archive of Avraham Druyan – Kfar Saba – Murder of Salia Zohar and Yochanan Stahl, 1931

A comprehensive archive of documents owned by Avraham Druyan, one of the founders of Kfar Saba, a guard [Shomer], one of the founders of "General Association of Jewish Guards in Eretz Israel" in 1937, together with Avraham Shapira. As a guard and being familiar with all the leaders of the Arab villages he helped a lot in settling disputes and solving crimes in the area. In 1931 he undertook the investigation of the disappearance of Yochanan Stahl and Salia Zohar in the dunes between Sheikh Munis and Herzlia, and succeeded to locate the murderers and the bodies.
The archive contains material about the foundation of the "General Association of Jewish Guards in Eretz Israel” in 1937, and material which includes documents in his handwriting, regarding the investigation of the disappearance of Stahl and Zohar. The archive also includes material related to the murder of three Jews from Yagur by Arabs in 1931; investigation of thefts and other crimes, among them murders; founding “Maccabi” Kfar Saba in 1929; documents concerning his activities as a farmer and some personal documents. Enclosed is a significant collection of newspaper cutting and some broadsides and documents connected to the matter of Jewish work in Kfar Saba in the 1930s. See also item no 80. Total of hundreds of documents. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 17

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“Lean Haerev” / Weekly Entertainment and Culture Programs – Tel-Aviv, 1935

"Lean Haerev?" [Hebrew: Where to this evening?]. Printed Bristol broadside, with space for attaching leaves (and changing them) with information regarding culture and entertainment events. Publisher: Maxim Sakashanky. Tel-Aviv, mid 1930s / 5 "Weekly Program" leaves.
Advertisements for stores, restaurants and coffee houses in Tel-Aviv appear at the margins of the broadside. In the canter – blank space, for pasting the "Weekly program" listing theater plays and films in Tel-Aviv every week (enclosed are five "weekly program" leaves from 1935). The publisher, Maxim Sakashansky, also edited the first lexicon for art and artists in Eretz Israel "Sefer HaOmanut veHa-Omanim beEretz Israel" (1946). Broadside: 70X50 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some stains. Dark stains and glue remnants on reverse. [5] "weekly program" leaves, average size: 39.5X29 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and tears.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 18

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Collection of Architectural Drawings – Appenzeller

13 architectural drawings and sketches by Architect A. [Adam?] Appenzeller (b. 1901?). Eretz Israel, 1927 through 1942.
Drawings of buildings in Tel-Aviv and Ramat-Gan. Including a drawing of a building in Amman and drawing of the façade of the agricultural school ("Kaduri") in Tul Karem (Jerusalem, November 1927), interior design and garden design. Size and condition vary. Some stains, creases and folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 19

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Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine – Four Volumes, 1919-1924 – English

Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine / O.E.T.A. (South) – Proclamations, Ordinances and Notices.
Ordinances and regulations, municipal laws, announcement on behalf of the government of Palestine, approved trademarks, and more were published in the Official Gazette.
The first issues, duplicated from typewritten leaves, were printed immediately after the British Mandate came into effect, when the territory of Eretz Israel was called O.E.T.A. [Occupied Enemy Territory Administration], until the San Remo convention in 1920 confirmed the British Mandate. See following item.
Four volumes, July 1919 until December 1924. First volume: issues 1-33. Second volume: issues 34-81. Volume 3: issues 82-105. Fourth volume: issues 106-129.
Ink stamps of Roza Ginsberg (Ginosar), the first female lawyer in Eretz Israel, president of World Wizo.Volumes: 31-34.5 cm. Overall good condition. Creases. Tears at margins of some issues. Damages to bindings.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 20

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Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine – Two Volumes, 1921-1924 – Hebrew

HaIton HaRishmi Shel Memshelet Palestina [Hebrew: Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine (Eretz Israel)], published with government authorization.
The papers published ordinances and regulations, municipal laws, announcements issued by the Government of Palestine, approved trademarks, and more.
· First volume: issues 41-81 + special issue. Jerusalem. April 1, 1921 until December 16, 1922. · Second Volume: issues 106-129 + special issue. Jerusalem, January 1, 1924 until December 15, 1924. Ink stamps of Roza Ginsberg (see previous item). Volumes: 30.5-33 cm. Overall good condition. Creases to first issue. Damages to bindings.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 21

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Collection of Brochures and Publications from the Mandate Period – Reports of Investigation Committees, League of Nations and more

Approx. 120 brochures and publications from the British Mandate period, including publications of the Mandate Government, publications related to investigation committees, publications of the Zionist Organization, publication of the League of Nations, and more. 1921-1948.
Collection includes: · 11 publications in Hebrew, related to investigation committees of the British Government and the 1929 riots. · 24 publications in English, related to reports of investigation committees. · 19 publications issued by the Zionist Organization, Keren HaYesod, the Jewish National Council and the Jewish Agency, most of the publications in English. · 13 reports of the British Mandate to the League of Nations concerning the Mandate in Eretz Israel and Trans Jordan. · 10 publications of the League of Nations containing references to the British Mandate in Eretz Israel. · 27 reports of the British Mandate Government, mostly in English. · 18 different publications, most of them in English, related to national, economic, legal and political issues. Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Foxing, tears, missing cover, library ink-stamps or other damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 22

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Complaint Form – 1929 Riots in Tel-Aviv

Complaint form of the Department of Police and Prisons, Palestine; received on September 5, 1929 during the 1929 riots; reporting a shooting incident near Shapira neighborhood (Tel-Aviv-Jaffa).
"On 25.8.29, at three p.m. I heard that there was an attack on Shapira neighborhood behind Macabi court…when I arrived there I realized that there was shooting from the direction of the orchard….In addition to the shooting there was also stone throwing; one stone hit my right leg…". A printed form (Hebrew and English), with details filled out in pencil (Hebrew). [1] leaf, 34 cm, written on both sides. Fair-good condition. Folding marks. Tears, mainly at margins and folding mark (some damage to text). Foxing.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 23

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Collection of Items – Prisoner in Gilgil Internment Camp, Kenya

Collection of paper items, from the Etzel and Lehi Internment Camp in Gilgil, Kenya, 1947-1948
· Typewritten leaf: "In the slaves' ship to Sudan". · Piece of paper with a printed flag of Israel. · Manuscript of a satiric play titled "In the Kitchen" (Hebrew), for six actors. 12 pp. · Program of "Bamatenu – Theatrical Studio of the Jewish Detainees in Exile", Special Camp, Gilgil, Kenya. A stenciled and duplicated program, for a Hanukkah party in "Bamatenu" hall, December 1947 (Hebrew). · Program of "Bamatenu", April 3, 1948, for Purim (English). · Eight handwritten leaves (or a carbon copy of a manuscript) written by a prisoner in the camp, describing his way to the Gilgil Internment Camp. Size and condition vary. Fair-poor condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 24

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Propaganda Broadsides Issued by Etzel in Hebrew, English, French and Arabic / “Herut” Issues

· More than 60 propaganda broadsides issued by Etzel, [1940s].
Among the announcements: obituaries in memory of fighters who were killed; report about operations against British camps; small broadsides, for distribution, calling to enlist; warnings to Mandate soldiers, information about the bombing of King David Hotel and a "Call to our Arab Neighbors" (in different languages), and more; broadside in Arabic, several broadsides in English and French. Some of the broadsides appear in more than one copy, some are as they left the printing press (uncut).
· 38 issues of "Herut" monthly, 1943-1948. Some issues appear in several copies.
Total of approx. 100 items. Size and condition vary, most are in good condition. Ex-library copies.

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