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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.
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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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Auction 47 Lot Number 25

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Three Issues of “Lameri”, 1947

Lameri, Ne'emanei Hameri Haivri, dover lemilchemet am. [Eretz Israel], April and June 1947. Issues no. 1, 2, 3.
"Tnu'at HaMeri HaIvri" (The Jewish Resistance Movement) was an alliance of all Jewish Resistance Movements in Eretz Israel, coordinating resistance operations against the British; active in the years 1945-6. These issues, printed one year later, are in line with the ideology adopted by the movement calling to act "as one" against the British rule. Four pp. in each issue, 25 cm. Good condition. Stains. First issue is not in the NLI

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Auction 47 Lot Number 26

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“Alon Zehirut” Issues – Lists of Suspects on behalf of “Shay”, 1947

Alon Zehirut. [Printed on behalf of "Shay" ("Sherut Yediot"), the intelligence arm of the "Haganah"]. Issues no. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8. January-October 1947.
Printed on the leaves are names and photographs of people who have to be arrested, deported, deported after investigation or warning, etc.
Adolf Eichmann appears in the last issue, since the "Shay" suspected that if Eichmann succeeds in escaping from his persecutors he might immigrate to Eretz Israel pretending to be Jewish: "due to his organizational capacities and rich experience in the Jewish Department of the Gestapo, and having the knowledge of the Hebrew and Yiddish languages, it is possible that he succeeded in infiltrating into the country". [7] leaves, 29.5-31 cm. Some leaves in good condition, with folding marks only; other leaves in fair condition with adhesive tape and dark stains.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 27

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Protocol of a “Shay” Meeting concerning Arab Collaborators, February 1948

"Meeting of Arab consultants 19.2.48". Typewritten document.
Protocol of a meeting between senior persons of "Shay" ("Sherut Yediot") – the intelligence arm of the Haganah - concerning drafting and activating Arab collaborators.
Senior officials and "Shay" members, among them Moshe Dayan, Yehoshua P. [Josh Palmon-Pelman], Ezra D. [Danin], B.G. [Ben-Gurion], Israel G. [Galili], Yigal [Yadin?], Tuvia [Arazi], Emnauel [Yalan-Vilensky], Amnon [Zair], Giora [Zeid] and others were present in the meeting documented. They expressed their opinions as to the political situation and the state of the Arabs in the various areas, the Syrian Army commanded by Adib Shishakli and other Arab military organizations. 29 leaves (not complete, lacking at the end), 27.5 cm. Good condition. Creases, folding marks and some stains. Some leaves printed on thinner paper.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 28

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“Rak Kach” – Etzel Publication, 1948

Rak Kach [Hebrew: only thus], Destruction of "Palestine Post". Typewritten and stenciled leaflet. Printed by Etzel in "English Exile". England, 1948. English.
Transcripts of radio broadcasts – "Kol Zion Halochemet": reaction of Etzel leadership to various events, including the attack on the "Palestine Post" offices in Jerusalem. 3 leaves, 33 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Foxing, tears at margins.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 29

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Collection of Broadsides and Posters – British Mandate and Establishment of the State of Israel

Eleven broadsides and posters, issued by Tel-Aviv municipality, Haganah, Etzel and Lehi. Eretz Israel, 1945 through 1948.
· Poster - Jabotinsky Memorial Day. · Poster of Herut Movement, "Sten's regime continues to go wild" (Hebrew). · Small poster on behalf of Lehi – "Advice to the agent Bernadotte – get out of our country" (Hebrew), with illustration. · Broadside issued by Lehi, calling to free besieged Jerusalem, Iyar, 1948 (after the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel). · Broadside on behalf of Tel-Aviv municipality calling "all of the citizens of Tel-Aviv" not to congregate in the streets, November 1945. · Two "Hachoma…" broadsides and a larger broadside, illustrated, printed after the declaration of Independence. · Three broadsides of Etzel and Herut movement. Size varies. Overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 30

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Collection of Newspapers – November 29, 1947

Seven issues of daily newspapers printed on Sunday, November 30, 1947 – After the UN Resolution on November 29.
· Issue of "Davar" newspaper. Headline: "Jewish State Established". · Issue of "Haaretz" newspaper. Headline: "Decision to establish a Jewish State". · Issue of "Haboker" newspaper. Headline: "A Jewish State was approved". · Issue of "Mishmar" newspaper. Headline: "33 Votes to 13 in favor of the Partition Plan". · Issue of "Hamashkif, National Daily Paper”. Headline: “Decision in favor of the Partition Plan”. · Issue of The Palestine Post newspaper. Headline: “Partition Approved by More than 2/3…”. · Single leaf of “Haboker” newspaper. Headline: “After approval by the world’s nations of Israel’s liberty in its land, joy and alertness in the Jewish State”.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Folded.
Seven issues of daily newspapers printed on Sunday, November 30, 1947 – After the UN Resolution on November 29.
· Issue of "Davar" newspaper. Headline: "Jewish State Established". · Issue of "Haaretz" newspaper. Headline: "Decision to establish a Jewish State". · Issue of "Haboker" newspaper. Headline: "A Jewish State was approved". · Issue of "Mishmar" newspaper. Headline: "33 Votes to 13 in favor of the Partition Plan". · Issue of "Hamashkif, National Daily Paper”. Headline: “Decision in favor of the Partition Plan”. · Issue of The Palestine Post newspaper. Headline: “Partition Approved by More than 2/3…”. · Single leaf of “Haboker” newspaper. Headline: “After approval by the world’s nations of Israel’s liberty in its land, joy and alertness in the Jewish State”.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Folded.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 31

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Official Invitation to the Declaration of Independence Ceremony – 4th of Iyar, 1948

The Provisional Government, printed invitation for the Declaration of Independence ceremony. 13.5.1948.
Original invitation sent only to the members of the Provisional Government, to journalists and to relatives.
"We are honored to send you herewith an invitation to the Declaration of Independence session which will take place on Friday… 4 pm in the Museum hall…we ask you to keep the content of this invitation and the date secret…" on the lower part: "personal invitation – Dress: dark festive clothes" (Hebrew). Leaf, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Slight damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 32

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Pekudat Yessod HaMedinah – “Secret” Document, May 14, 1948

"Pekudat Yessod HaMedinah, no. 1, 1948". Provisional Government, Legal Department. "Secret, Seventh Proposal", May 14, 1948.
Duplication of a typewritten document. Detailing the first orders regarding the government institutes, budget and taxes, legislation, courts and provisional instructions. With corrections and deletions in pencil.
[6] leaves, 33 cm. Good condition. Creases at corners and at lower margins. Some stains. Some tears at margins.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 33

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Collection of Circular Letters – Provisional Government Resolutions, 1948-1949

A collection of duplicated circular letters (typewritten), "Resolutions of the Provisional Government Sessions" (Hebrew). May 16, 1948 through March 6, 1949.
The collection includes about 90 circular letters, some consisting of several pages, detailing decisions concerning a wide range of issues related to the young State of Israel: election of Dr. Haim Weizmann as president of the Provisional State Council (nine to two votes), decisions as to a ceasefire, supervision of deserted property, unblocking the road to Jerusalem and paving of the Burma road, the IDF oath and decisions regarding enlistment and release of soldiers, the resolution taken during an unscheduled meeting as to the ship Altalena ("decided to request during negotiations with the UN to unload arms and deposit them with the UN until ceasefire ends…"), matters concerning Aliya, and more. The collection also includes circular letters of unscheduled meetings and some other letters: a circular letter regarding the demilitarization of Jerusalem (July 1948), emergency regulations concerning imprisonment of soldiers and repair of war damages to houses, legal explanation of income tax law, and more.
The Provisional Government was active from May 14, 1948 until March 10, 1949, and consisted of 13 members only. This collection was, most probably, compiled by one of its members.
34 cm. Fair-good condition. Ink-stamps. Tears at margins and stains. Folding marks. Significant wear and damages to first and last letters.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 34

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“Iton Rishmi” No. 1 – Declaration of Independence

"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 Government". 4 pp, 31.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Several stains, horizontal folding mark. Creases. Open tear at one corner. Deleted inscription in pencil

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Auction 47 Lot Number 35

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“Iton Rishmi” No. 1 / “Yom Hamedina” Newspaper / Three Issues of Newspapers Announcing the Establishment of the State of Israel

1. "Iton Rishmi" no. 1. Tel-Aviv, 14.5.1948.
Includes the text of the "Independence Scroll" and a manifest on behalf of the Provisional State Council. On top of leaf: "Israel, Provisional Government". 4 pp. 33 cm. Good condition. Creases.
2. "Yom Hamedina", joint publication of local papers. Friday, May 14, 1948. Leaf: 42.5X57.5 cm. Good condition. Folded leaf. Stains. Tears at margins.
3. Issue of "Yediot Ahronot", 14.5.1948. Headline: “At 4 p.m. the State of Israel will be Established”. Incomplete (missing inner pages, no. 3-6). 42.5 cm. Folding marks, stains and slight tears.
4. “Hamashkif” newspaper, Iyar 7, 1948. Headline: “State of Israel was Established”. 55 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Folding marks. Tears at horizontal folding mark. Creases.
5. “Mandate – Beginning to End” published by “Yediot Maariv”, illustrated supplement to the newspaper of May 15, 1948. [4] pp, 47 cm. Folding marks and stains.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 36

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Copper Plaque – The Declaration of Independence – New-York, 1948

Hanging plaque with the text of the "Scroll of Independence". New York, 1948
Copper; print. Maker's mark: Grodel Inc. New York.
The text of the "Scroll of Independence" in the center of the plaque; surrounded by an illustrated frame with vegetal patters, a figure of a soldier, view of Tel Aviv, and more. Herzl's portrait on the upper part with Israel's flag on both sides and an inscription: "If you will it, it is no dream". Approx. 34X26.5 cm. Pierced for hanging (with chains). Good condition. Slight bends to lower part.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 37

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Copper Plaque for Military Ceremonies – 1949 – War of Independence

Copper plaque to be carried on a unit-flag or a flagpole, for the veterans of the War of Independence. 1949.
In the center an inscription "For active service in the War of Independence, 1948-1949", and decorations of a sword, fig leaf, olive tree branch and the emblem of the state; on the reverse the inscription "These nations are more numerous than I; do not fear them" (Hebrew) within two olive tree branches, and a Star of David. Height: 56 cm, width: 43.5 cm. Good condition. Corrosion. Two of the posts connecting the plaque's center to its frame are out of place.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 38

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“Bamiftza” – Soldiers’ Newspaper in a Military Hospital – Independence Day, 1949

Bamiftza, bulletin of soldiers in military hospital no. 10 [in Haifa], edited by Reuven Siman (Silman). Illustration: Hadassa Sachs. Published by the hospital's culture department, Iyar, 5, 1949 – Independence Day [1949]. Issue no. 2.
Articles, poems, jokes, crossword puzzles and more, all about the hospitalized injured soldiers' lives. The bulletin opens with a short text for the first Day of Independence. 7 leaves, 33 cm. Fair-good condition. Stained. New staples. Pinholes and some tears. Folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 39

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“Divrei HaKnesset” – First and Second Knesset – 14 Volumes – Copies from the Chamber of the Chairman of the Knesset

"Divrei HaKnesset", of the first and second Knesset. Jerusalem-Tel-Aviv, 1949-1953.
Fourteen volumes including official protocols of the first and second Knesset sessions. Volumes of "Divrei HaKnesset" are always bound in a blue binding with blue printing, while one copy is bound in a black binding with gold embossing on the spine, for the Chairman's Chamber. The volumes presented are a single copy, bound for the Chairman's Chamber (enclosed is a letter of explanation from the director of printing and publications department of the Knesset). Volumes, 24 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains to some of the volumes. Several loose bindings.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 40

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Booklet – “History of Zionist Espionage” in Egypt

L'Histoire de l' Espionnage Sioniste en Egypte [History of Zionist espionage in Egypt]. No printer's name, location or year, [Egypt, 1955?]. French.
Booklet surveying the history of Zionist espionage in Egypt, with photographs. [1], 63 pp. 14X20 cm. Very good condition. Several unopened pages.
Not in the NLI.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 41

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“Everything About Kfar Kassem” – A One-Time Booklet Condemning the Massacre, 1956

"Hakol al Kfar Kassem" [Everything about Kfar Kassem], a one-time booklet published, most probably, in December 1956, about two months after the massacre in Kfar Kassem.
34 of the villagers were shot to death in this massacre, after breaking a curfew imposed on the village without their knowledge while they worked outside the village.
When news of the incident spread, a gag order was issued, and Knesset Members from the Israeli Communist Party, taking advantage of their legal immunity, reported it on the Knesset podium. Mapam party printed the booklet on its expense in “Al Hamishmar” printing press, and the paper was donated by Uri Avneri and “HaOlam Hazeh”. Among the participants in the booklet: Nathan Alterman, Dan Ben Amotz, Amos Keinan, Avraham Shlonsky, Gershom Shoken and others. 8 pp, 34.5 cm. Wear and folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 42

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Collection of Documents – Movement for Greater Israel

Dozens of documents from the early days of activity of the "Movement for Greater Israel", after the Six Day War, 1967 through 1969 (several documents from the period preceding the founding of the movement).
Among the documents: issues 2 and 3 of the biweekly "Zot HaAretz"; version of the principles platform of the movement (handwritten); list of council members; copy of a letter written by several activists to the president of the state; printed notice to the press; petition against withdrawal from territories; first printed protocols of the movement, some with the participation of Nathan Alterman; letters from movement secretariat, and more. Varied sizes and conditions. Dampstaining and stains on some of the documents.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 43

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“Down with the Occupation” – 67 Prints – June 1987 – Numbered and Signed Portfolio

"Down with the Occupation 1967-1987”, portfolio with 67 prints. "Artists for Freedom of Speech" publishing, June 16, 1987.
Sixty-seven prints, by sixty-seven Israeli and Palestinian artists, including: Ruth Schloss, Deganit Berst, Aviahi Eyal, Gabi Klezmer, Yigal Tumarkin, Rafi Lavie, Micha Ulman, Asad Azi, Suleiman Mansur, Miki Toma, Abed Abadi, and many others. Copy no. 2 of 200 copies numbered on title page; with signatures of most of the artists (on title page). [67] prints, approx. 48.5X69 cm. Overall good condition. Tears to portfolio.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 44

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Collection of Avant-Garde Literary Anthologies – 1960s-80s

1. Dapim Tzehubim (Yellow pages), artistic and literary anthology edited by Shimon Zabar, with participation of Meir Wieseltier, Amos Keinan, Nathan Zach, Dalia Ravikovich, Yigal Tumarkin, Uri Lifshitz, Shimon Zabar and others. First issue.
2. Ga'ashush, edited by Moti Talmor, with the participation of Yigal Sarna, Zeev Ornin, Yonatan Segal, Yehoshua Ashkenazi, Hadas Dror and many others. [Second issue?]. Illustrated brochure edited and printed by Moti Talmor while still being a high school student."Ga'ashush is the only educational magazine in the country. Which other paper educates you towards being a good citizen? And good citizenship in a democratic country is first of all teaching freedom of speech…".
3. Strip, a magazine published by "HaAyin HaShlishit", 1972. First and only issue of the bulletin published by "HaAyin HaShlishit" artists group; with works by Avner Katz, Henri Shlezniak, Jacque Katmor and others.
4. Ayin HaShlishit, photographs by Alex Agor, 1968. Photographs catalogue by Alex Agor, with a short text by Michael Ohad (Hebrew and English).
5. Shira Geluya, 1989. Binder with ten illustrated postcards with poems by Aharon Almog, Amir Gilboa, Yair Horowitz, Yona Wollach, Meir Wieseltier, Nathan Zach, Roni Somek, Oded Peled, Pinchas Sadeh and Zeruya Shalev.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 45

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Abie Nathan – Four Items

· A signed letter from Abie Nathan on 'Voice of Peace' letterhead – invitation to a party celebrating 17 years to Abie Nathan's flight to Egypt.
· Invitation to an auction, with proceeds going to "Peace Fund 1" for financing the founding of a "School for Peace", a joint school for Jewish and Arab children in Nazareth, 1967, signed by Abie Nathan. · Two copies of a letter to educators, calling for their support for the establishment of a school for Jews and Arabs in Nazareth. Varying sizes, good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 46

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The “Golden Book” of “HaGashash HaHiver” – Dedication to Ziko Graziani

HaGashash HaHiver – the Golden Book, edited by Avraham Deshe (Pashanel). Jerusalem, 1975. Dedicated in handwriting on the first page to musical adapter and conductor Yitzhak (Ziko) Graziani: “To you dear Ziko, with great love and many thanks, from the real Gashashim; and to you Dora with love and thanks for letting us enjoy your husband, to all of you with love” (Hebrew), signed by "HaGashash HaHiver" trio, Gavri, Poli and Shayke and by Avraham Deshe (Pashanel). The book contains skits, illustrations, photos (some in color), caricatures and facsimiles. 208 pp, 28 cm. Very good condition. Damages to dust jacket.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 47

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Yaffa Yarkoni – Handwritten Songs Notebooks and Additional Items

Collection of items from the estate of the singer Yaffa Yarkoni (1925-2012), winner of the Prize of Israel for Hebrew Song.
Among the items: · notebook with songs, where Yarkoni wrote by hand the songs which she sang alone or with a children's choir in the album "…Yaffa Yarkoni Holiday Songs". · Notebook of songs, "Yaffa Yarkoni – songs which I do not know by heart". Yarkoni pasted to the notebook's leaves printed songs, side by side with songs that she copied by hand. · Four records: Bab-elwad; Yaffa Yarkoni with a vocal and instrumental band "Jerusalem" conducted by Marc Lavry; Children's songs "as you wish"; Yaffa Yarkoi sings holiday songs. · Enclosed: a dozen photographs, booklets and promotional leaflets. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 48

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Israeli Singers and Actors – Signed Postcards

Ten postcards with black and white photographs of Israeli singers and actors [1970s].
The photographed singers are Danny Granot, Rafi Ginat, Edna Lev, Moti Barkan, Meni Peer, Shlomo Artzi, David Dor, Dalia Amihud, Yehoram Gaon and Zvika Pik. Seven cards are signed by the artists. Size and condition vary. Some postcards have been mailed. Rough tears to the reverse of some postcards

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Auction 47 Lot Number 49

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Ticket for the European Cup Basketball Championship Final Game, 1977 – Maccabi Tel Aviv

A ticket to the European Cup Basketball Championship final game, between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Mobilgirgi Varese (Italy). Belgrade, April 7, 1977. Balcony B, row 17, seat 8. The ticket was not used.
In this historical game, Maccabi Tel Aviv won the cup for the first time with a 78:77 victory. After the game, Tal Brody coined one of the cult statements in Israeli sports: "We are on the map and we're going to stay on the map, not just in sports, in everything". 8X20 cm.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 50

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Souvenir-Towels – Basketball Game – Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs. CSKA Moscow, 1989

Three cloth towels (100% cotton, made by "Winograd") – souvenir from the historic basketball game between Maccabi Tel-Aviv and CSKA Moscow, held on March 9, 1989.
This historic game was the first played by CSKA Moscow in Israel, after many years that Maccabi played against the USSR basketball champions in Belgium. The game caused great excitement and was preceded by a special ceremony. 44X27 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 51

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Collection of Sheets and Brochures for Cutting and Pasting – Models of Airplanes, Ships and More

Collection of leaves and brochures for cutting and pasting, for assembling models of airplanes, ships, missiles, and more. Israel, 1960s-70s.
The collection includes: · Four sheets for preparing an El-Al airplane. · Five sheets for preparing a "Space Missile". · Six sheets (identical) for a fighter aircraft. · Three brochures, "Gzor VeKapel" [Cut and Fold], for preparing seven models of Israeli navy ships, seven models of Israeli air force aircrafts and models of spaceships. · A dozen of sheets for preparing the atomic submarine "Nautilus", a lighthouse, fighter aircraft, "T-34" tank, and more. Size varies, overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 52

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“Palaestina” – a Book by Hadriani Relandi – Numerous Maps – Utrecht, 1714 – Two Volumes

Palaestina ex Monumentis veteribus Illustrata, Tomus I-III, Hadriani Relandi. Utrecht, 1714. Latin, with some Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Two Volumes. First edition.
Comprehensive study of the geography of Eretz Israel, accompanied by fifteen engraving-plates (folded): illustrated title page, maps of Eretz Israel, author's portrait, chronological charts, and more. [5] leaves, 511 pp + [15] plates; [3], 516-1068, [94] pp, 20 cm. Original fine leather bindings. Front binding of the first volume is detached. Tears to two of the (folded) maps.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 53

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Map of Jerusalem – Engraving – Cologne, 1572

Hierosolyma, Clarissima totius Orientis civitas, Iudaeae Metropolis, map of Jerusalem. Copper engraving from the book by George Braun and Franz Hogenberg "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" [Atlas of World's Towns]. [Cologne, 1572]. Text in Latin.
Two plans of Jerusalem, side by side: on the left "Ancient Jerusalem" and on the right "Modern Jerusalem. An illustration of Moses and the Tablets of the Law, with Aaron to his right side appears on the bottom of the leaf. Engraving: 48.5X34 cm, leaf: 51X38.5 cm. Good condition. Vertical folding mark. Tiny tears at margins and folding mark.
Laor 1039.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 54

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Map of Eretz Israel – Engraving Colored by Hand – Paris, 1641

Palestinae delineatio ad geographiae canones revocata, map of Eretz Israel by Philippe Briet. Copper engraving, colored by hand. Paris: Pierre Mariette publishing, [1641].
Map of Eretz Israel, divided according to the living areas of the Twelve Tribes. Above it - three small maps: map of Jerusalem, map of the eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Exodus from Egypt. Engraving: 54X39.5 cm, leaf: 61X45.5 cm. Good condition. Vertical folding mark. Slightly creased and stained.
Laor 130.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

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Auction 47 Lot Number 55

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Map of Eretz Israel – Engraving – Amsterdam, 1707

Tabula Geographica Terrae Sanctae. Map of Eretz Israel. Franciscus Halma publishing, Amsterdam [1707].
Large map of Eretz Israel, divided according to the living areas of the Twelve Tribes. From the book Onomasticon urbium et locorum Sacrae Scripturae. Engraving: 38.5X112 cm, leaf: 44X116 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Tears fastened with acid-free adhesive tape. Stains.
Not listed in Laor.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 56

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Souvenir from the Levant – Moses Wilhelm Shapira – Jerusalem, 19th Century

Souvenirs de Levant [Souvenirs from the Levant] edited by M.W. Shapira [Moses Wilhelm Shapira] and C.F. Spittler Jerusalem, [ca. 1870s.].
Souvenir for tourists, made by Moses Wilhelm Shapira, collector and antiquities dealer who lived in Jerusalem in the second half of the 19th century and became famous as a forger of antiquities.
A small box in the shape of a medal, within which a booklet is folded as an accordion, with twenty prints of illustrations – figures from the Levant. Diameter of box: approx. 4.5 cm. Good condition. Slightly damaged (mainly box).
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 57

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“Shoshanta” in English and French

["Shoshanta". Yoel Moshe Salomon and Michal Hacohen Printing Press? 1862?]
Twenty-eight lithographs of different sites in Jerusalem on a sheet folded in the shape of a rose (Shoshanta = rose). In this "Shoshanta" the titles of the sites were printed in English and French and the selection was meant for pilgrims (some of the places which are holy for Jews only, were removed and substituted by other sites).
The "Shoshanta" printed in Yoel Moshe Salomon's printing press in 1862 (with titles in Hebrew) was the first lithograph printed in Eretz Israel.
Through the great similarity between the Hebrew “Shoshanta” and this one, it is possible to assume that both were printed concurrently or almost at the same time. 23X23 cm (open). Very good condition.
See: Omanut Ve-Umanut Be’Eretz Israel Ba-Mea Ha-Tesha Esreh, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1979, pp. 206-207.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 58

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Souvenir Album from Jerusalem and Eretz Israel Colonies, Late 19th Century

Souvenir von Jerusalem. Jerusalem: A. Zweibner & J. Goldberg, [late 19th century, after 1895]. Hebrew, Russian, English, German, French.
Album with a folded illustrations-plate, in hard-cover: "Jerusalem the Holy City and the holy towns and all the holy places and the colonies established by the generous Baron von Rothschild and Hovevei Zion" (Hebrew). Numerous pictures of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Safed and the colonies. Illustrations were drawn after photographs attributed to the artist Meir Rozin. [14] illustrations-plates printed on one folded sheet, in hard-cover, 19 cm. Good condition. Slight damages. Tears to folding marks between the plates. Damages to binding. Dedication on inner side of back cover.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 59

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“Sefer Yerushalem” – Tuvia Solomon – Jerusalem, 1884 – Miniature

"Sefer Yerushalem… concise history of Jerusalem…", by Tuvia Solomon. Jerusalem, [Solomon printing press], 1884. Hebrew.
A book about Jerusalem in a particularly small format with drawings of the holy places (some in golden frames). The author, Tuvia Solomon (1862-1951), printer, poet, author and scholar, son of Yoel Moshe Solomon. [2], 54, [14] pp, 8 cm. Good condition. Some stains, mainly to first and last leaves. Original wood binding, somewhat loose, inscribed "Yerushalem" (Hebrew).
S. Halevi 456 (Halevi notes "contains very interesting material about Jerusalem").

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Auction 47 Lot Number 60

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“Al Shoshanim” / “Pirchei Eretz HaKedosha” – Two Albums with Pressed Flowers – Jerusalem, Late 19th Century

1. Al Shoshanim, Miyerushalayim Lebaneha, Shirei Yedidut (on Roses, from Jerusalem to its sons, songs of friendship). Z. [Ze'ev] Yavetz, Jerusalem, [1890s].
Small album with heavy cardboard leaves. Printed texts (mainly from Psalms and Prophets but also songs by Rabbi Yehuda Halevi) appear on one side of the leaves. Pressed flowers, are artistically pasted on the reverse, (accompanied by titles in Hebrew and German). An additional title page in German followed by a short poem by Heinrich Heine. [14] leaves, 15.5X10.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Tears to cover. Stains. Filing holes. Worming on one leaf.
2. Pirchei Eretz HaKedosha [Flowers from the Holy Land], natural flowers from the holiest sites in the land of our fathers. Accompanied by history of the sites…composed by Avraham Moshe Lunz. [A.M. Lunz printing press], Jerusalem [ca. 1896].
Album with pressed flowers, featuring texts in Hebrew and German about the sites where the flowers were gathered. Bound in a nice olive wood binding inscribed “Yerushalem (Hebrew) Jerusalem”, surrounded by a frame inlaid with pieces of wood in different colors. [14] leaves, album: 16X10 cm. Good condition. Stains. Damages to binding.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 61

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“Flowers from the Holy Land” Album – Avraham Moshe Lunz – Olive Wood Binding

Pirchei Eretz HaKedosha [Flowers from the Holy Land], “natural flowers gathered in the holiest places in the Holy Land. Accompanied by a brief description of the most important places…”. Composed by Avraham Moshe Lunz. [A.M. Lunz printing press], Jerusalem [ca. 1896].
Album with pressed flowers, accompanied by descriptions in Hebrew and English about the towns where the flowers were gathered. Bound in a fine olive-wood binding with a relief in the shape of the Western Wall and the inscription “Yerushalem”. A frame inlaid with pieces of wood in different colors surrounds the relief. Album 16.5X10 cm. Good condition. Slight stains and damages. Dedication in pen facing the Hebrew title page (dated: 1905).

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Auction 47 Lot Number 62

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Wooden Boxes with Souvenirs from Palestine – Spices, Jordan River Water, Soil, and more

1. Olive wood box, printed on the lid: “Jerusalem”. Inside the box are 21 small boxes with samples of herbs, seeds and plants from the Holy Land; next to these are 8 rectangular pieces of wood, from trees growing in the country. Also enclosed are a piece of wool and a reed pen, as well as a booklet "The Plants of the Bible" published by Fr. Vester & Co., American Colony, Jerusalem. Box: 16X22 cm. Good condition.
2. Wooden box, Souvenir of Palestine. Within the box is a glass bottle created in Hebron with water from the Jordan River (most of the water evaporated), a sachet made of "Damascus Silk" with soil from Mount Moriah, a piece of clay from the Roman period found in excavations in Ashkelon and several tiny shells in a folded piece of paper. Enclosed is a printed tri-lingual booklet with pressed flowers from Judea. Box: 12.5X7.5 cm. Good condition. Small break.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

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Auction 47 Lot Number 63

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Pencil Case Made of Olive Wood

Olive wood box - pencil case. Eretz Israel, [late 19th or early 20th century].
Engraved on the cover are illustrations of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount (Dome of the Rock); between them a flower. Surrounded by a frame inlaid with miniature pieces of wood in different colors; above the frame - printed inscription: "Jerusalem".
The inner space of the box for storing writing supplies – inkwell, pen etc., is divided into cells of different sizes, with wood partitions; some removable parts. Locking mechanism (key is missing). Height: 6 cm, width: 27 cm, length: 10 cm. Good condition. Damages to wood and to interior of case.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 64

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Writing Box Made of Olive Wood – Eretz Israel, Late 19th Century

Fine writing box, made of olive wood, with carved ornamentations of sites in Eretz Israel. [Eretz Israel, late 19th century].
Olive wood, carved ornamentation, inlaid wood. Printing.
The body of the box consists of two parts: a writing box and a pencil case.
The pencil case for storing writing supplies – inkwell, pen etc., is divided into compartments and includes a locking mechanism (key is missing). Vegetal patterns and the Cave of Patriarchs are carved on the cover of the pencil case (with title printed in Hebrew). A frame surrounds the ornamentation created from inlaid colorful miniature pieces of wood.
The writing box has an inclining cover, which opens with two hinges and can be used as a writing surface. The inner part of the writing surface rises and reveals a storage compartment for paper. Behind a movable wooden plaque, in the back panel of the paper storage compartment, are two small movable drawers.
In the center of the writing box's cover appear carved ornamentations: Tombs of the Davidic Kings and flowers. The frame around the ornamentations is made of inlaid pieces of wood in different colors, some in the shape of a Star of David. Inscribed on upper part of cover are the titles "ירושלם" and "Jerusalem".
Side panels (on right and left) are also carved, with vegetal ornamentations and Holy Sites. On the right – the Western Wall and on the left – Temple Mount (Dome of the Rock). Height: approx. 12 cm, width: 34.5 cm, length: 28 cm. Good condition. Slight damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 65

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Olive Wood Ethrog Container – Holy Places

Ethrog Container. Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
Olive wood; ink.
Oval container, with carved decorations - images of the Holy Places: Western Wall (in front), Rachel's Tomb, Cave of Patriarchs, "Ir Zion" and the Temple Mount. On the panels of the box – inlaid colorful pieces of wood and the names of the above mentioned sites. On the lid appears the verse "…you shall take…seven days" (Hebrew). Height: 7 cm, width: 15.5 cm, length: 10 cm. Fair-good condition. No cloth lining. Slight damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 66

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Decorated Olive Wood Ethrog Container – Eretz Israel

Ethrog Container. Eretz Israel [early 20th century].
Olive wood, cloth lining, ink and paint.
Octagonal wooden container. An Oriental figure, wrapped in a prayer shawl, holding the Four Species is depicted on the lid. A verse is inscribed around the image: "thou shall take a citrus fruit…seven days (shortened). Height: 8.5 cm, width: 17.5 cm, length: 12 cm. Good condition. Missing screw to inner hinge. No key. Slight damages to cloth lining.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 67

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Jewelry Box Made of Olive Wood – Shaped as the Dome of the Rock

Elegant jewelry box. Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
Olive wood; printing; bone; cloth lining.
Octagonal wooden box with a double lid: lower lid, octagonal (hinged; hinge is missing) and upper lid shaped as a dome (removable). Delicate lines are engraved on the dome, topped with a decoration made of bone. The inscription "Jerusalem" is printed on the octagonal lid. Body of the box is carved with fine details depicting the arches decorating the outside of the structure and its openings. Height: 16.5 cm, width and length: 15.5X15.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Handwritten signature within the dome: Jerusalem. Hinge is missing. Cracks to dome repaired with glue (inside). Slight damages to wood.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

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Auction 47 Lot Number 68

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Goblet and Spice Container Made of Olive Wood

Two objects made of olive wood. Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
1. Spice container. Round and hollow body on which the inscription "Besamim… Jerusalem" (Hebrew and English) is printed. Screw-on bell shaped lid. Pinholes decorated with ornamental circles. Height: 15 cm, max. diameter: 6.5 cm. Good condition. Slight damages and breaks.
2. Goblet. Image of the Dome of the Rock is carved in front with a printed inscription: "Mekom Hamikdash" (Temple Mount). Additional inscription: "Jerusalem (Hebrew and English). Height: 13 cm, diameter of rim: 7.5 cm. Cracks at base.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 69

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Spice Container and Tobacco Box Made of Olive Wood

Two items made of olive wood. Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
1. Spice container. Massive body, barrel-like, with carved images of the Western Wall and "Ir Zion". Screw-on lid, hollow, with ornamentations of piercings and circles. Height: 12 cm, max. diameter: 7 cm. Fair-good condition. Several cracks and breaks. Loose screwing.
2. Rectangular tobacco box, hinged lid. On the lid– a carved image of the Western Wall. Printed inscription: "Western Wall" (Hebrew), "Souvenier de Jerusalem". 8X4.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 70

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Spectacles Case, Box and Purse Made of Olive Wood

Three objects made of olive wood. Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
1. Elegant spectacles case. The inscription "Mount of Olives" (Hebrew) appears on the outer side. With ornamentation in the shape of spectacles, composed of inlaid pieces of wood. The inside of the case features a metal frame and is covered with delicate cloth in the shade of olive-green. 15.5X4.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Coin purse. The inscription "Jerusalem" (English and Hebrew) and "Zion" (Hebrew) appears on the outside, as well as a carved image of the Dome of the Rock. The inside is covered with blue cloth. 5X7.5 cm. Good condition.
3. Small round box with a moveable cover. On the cover – inscription: "Jerusalem". Diameter: 7 cm. Cracks.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

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Auction 47 Lot Number 71

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Collection of Stereoscopic Photographs / Stereoscope – Keystone View Company

1. One hundred Stereoscopic photographs by Keystone View Company [1906].
The photographs feature views, sites and figures in Eretz Israel and in Syria. Titles on the reverse describe the sites photographed (English). Contained in the original box, shaped as two volumes of books (damaged).
2. Keystone School Stereoscope; Wood and aluminum stereoscope, manufactured by Keystone View Company, USA.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 72

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Collection of Stereoscopic Photographs of Jerusalem / Booklet / Stereoscope

1. Twenty seven stereoscopic photographs depicting sites in Jerusalem; published by Underwood & Underwood [early 20th century]. In the original book-like box (slightly worn).
2. Jerusalem through the Stereoscope. Published by Underwood & Underwood, 1906. English. Booklet including captions as to the photographed sites. With a map (folded) of Jerusalem. Large stain on the cover and first pages.
3. Wood and aluminum stereoscope, with engraved ornamentations. Manufactured by Underwood & Underwood, New-York.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 73

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Collection of Stereoscopic Photographs / Book / Stereoscope

1. One hundred stereoscopic photographs, portraying figures and sites in Eretz Israel and the vicinity. Published by Underwood & Underwood [early 20th century]. Original box, book-like (slight damages).
2. Traveling in the Holy Land through the Stereoscope, published by Underwood & Underwood, New York-London. English. Captions as to the photographed sites. Five folded maps in the end of book including a map of Eretz Israel, Jerusalem and the Galilee.
3. Wood and aluminum stereoscope, with engraved ornamentations. Manufactured by Underwood & Underwood, New-York.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 74

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Photo-Album – Journey in Eretz Israel, Lebanon and Switzerland, Late 19th Century

Album with approx. 185 photographs (mounted on cardboard pages), taken during a private journey in the north of Eretz Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Switzerland, [late 19th century, ca.1875-1885].
The album contains about 45 photographs of Eretz Israel portraying, among others, Tiberias (the town and its surroundings), Kineret, Bedouines near the Hula, Druze in Upper Galilee, Jordan River (next to Dan), the village of Jauni (later: Rosh Pina), Bnot Ya'akov Bridge, view from a tent erected by the travelers near the Banias and inhabitants living in the area, the Jordan River sources (Banias), Mount Hermon, Majdal Shams, and the travelers tent camp (some of the photographs are panoramic). Further in the album appear approx. 54 photographs from Syria and Lebanon (Damascus, Beirut, and other locations) and ca. 80 photographs from a Ski-vacation in Davos. Several additional photographs are enclosed at the end of the album, including two panoramic photographs which were most probably taken in the North of Eretz Israel. Size varies, average size: 9X12 cm, to 9X30 cm (panoramas). Album: 27.5X38 cm. Photographs in good condition. Several photographs detached. Album in fair-good condition: lacking
spine, some cardboard pages are detached.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 75

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Photo-Album – Journey in Palestine, ca. 1890

Photo-album - journey in Palestine: Egypt, Eretz Israel, Lebanon and Syria, [ca. 1890].
The album contains approx. 180 photographs, approx. 30 of them taken in Eretz Israel, depicting the settlement of Kaneh, the Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount, "Eshel Avraham" (Hebron), next to Rachel's Tomb, Jordan River, Ramla, and other sites (most photographs are titled in pencil on album's leaves). Other photographs depict the travel by sea, Ismailia, Cairo, the Pyramids and the Sphinx, Baalbek, Damascus, and more. Photographs: 8.5X8.5 cm, overall good condition. Minor tears to some photographs. Album: 26.5X25.5 cm with heavy cardboard leaves, fair condition. Leaves are not bound, some photographs detached. Tears and breaks at leaves' margins.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 76

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Collection of Photographs from Eretz Israel – Late 19th Century

Collection of photographs of Eretz Israel [late 19th century].
Twenty eight photographs portraying sites and views: Dome of the Rock, Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem, Rachel's Tomb, Absalom's Tomb, Bethlehem, Hebron and more. Photos are mounted on cardboard leaves; most photographs are numbered and titled on the reverse of the cardboard leaves (French). Contained in an olive-wood binding with leather spine (not bound). On one side of the binding appears the inscription "Jerusalem" and on the reverse – "Meiner Mutter". Photographs: approx. 11X7.5 cm, mounted on cardboard leaves – approx. 16X12 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Binding 17X12 cm. Detached and damaged.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 77

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Photographs from Eretz Israel, 1902 – “Eliadah” Wine Export Company

Überreicht von der Societe d'Exportation de Vins Eliadah [German: present from "Eliadah" wine export company]. September 10, 1902.
A small cardboard folder with ten photographs from Eretz Israel – the Old City of Jerusalem, Zichron Ya'akov, Rehovot, Yesod HaMa'ala, Gedera, Rosh-Pina, and more. Present by "Eliadah" company which exported wine from Eretz Israel to Paris and Hamburg. · Enclosed is a promotional postcard of the company.
10 photos, approx. 15X10 cm. Mounted on heavy cardboard leaves: 16.5X10.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Slight damages. Flaking at corners of cardboard plates. Tears to folder.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 78

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Collection of Early Photographs by Eretz-Israeli Photographers

1. Photograph of a couple by photographer J. Halpern, Jaffa.
2. Photographs of a groom and bride, by photographer Moshe Rothstein, [Haifa?].
3-4. Two photographs of couples, by photographer Joseph Rosio, Zichron Ya'akov. Rosio was one of the first Jewish photographers active in Eretz Israel (See: "Photographers of Palestine", Guy Raz, p. 257).
5. Studio photographs by M. Savvidès & Fréres, Jerusalem. In his book "Photographers of Palestine" Guy Raz notes that only a few studio photographs by Savvidès are known (ibid. p. 27).
6-7. Two (identical) photographs by photographer Zadok Basan, portraying a person standing near a gravestone in a cemetery (ca. 1916).
8. Group photograph, by photographer Zvi Feigin, Haifa.
9. Studio photograph of a woman, by photographer Daoud Sabungi, Jaffa.
Varied sizes and conditions. All mounted on cardboard. Some in fair-poor condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 79

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Palestine in Photographs – Leo Kahn

Palästina im bild [Palestine in Photographs]. Photography: Leo Kahn. Published by the Judische Zeitung newspaper (Kahn's employer), Vienna, [1912].
167 plates with professional photographs taken by Kahn during his mission to Eretz Israel in 1912, on behalf of the newspaper and in cooperation with the JNF.
Originally the series was printed and arranged in three folders ("From Jaffa to Jerusalem", "From Jerusalem to Haifa", "The Galilee") and included 180 plates. Presented are plates from the three folders, including the original covers of folders 2 and 3. Some of the plates appear in two copies. Photographs: 8.5X11 cm, printed on 20X16 cm plates. Folds to some plates. Only the front and back cardboard plates are left of the original folders.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

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Auction 47 Lot Number 80

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Collection of Photographs – Early Days of Kfar Saba

A collection of approx. 350 photographs from the early days of Kfar Saba, 1920s-50s.
Photographs of the colony and its neighborhoods, public buildings, founders and leaders, Irgun HaShomrim, packing houses, schools, struggle for Jewish work, and more. Some of the photographs are later prints (1950s?) by the original photographer – D. Kaplan, Kfar Saba's photographer (some mounted on cardboard leaves); numerous photographs by the photographer N. Ben Noam from Petach Tikva. Lot of approx. 350 photographs, and numerous later copies of photographs. Size and condition vary. Most photographs in very good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 81

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Photo-Album – Maritime Group for Youth in Eretz Israel

Album with approx. 135 photographs of a maritime group for youth in Eretz Israel, [ca.1930].
Presented in the album are photographs of groups of young boys and girls touring the country, in various sites, as well as in organized activities of some maritime organization – wearing white uniform and flying a flag with an anchor and a life belt, inscribed "Tel Aviv". Photographs: 8X5.5 – 6.5X10.5 cm. Album: 18X25 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 82

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Photo-Album – British Soldier in Eretz Israel, 1936 – Arab Revolt

Photo-album - a British soldier who served in Eretz Israel. [ca. 1936].
Approximately 260 black and white photos, arranged in an album. Many of the photos were taken when the great Arab revolt broke out in 1936. Among the photos: British and Arab fighters (photo of Fawzi al-Qawuqji, riding a horse; photo of General John Dill, commander of a British division sent to Eretz Israel to subdue the Arab revolt; and more); photos from battle fields; photos of the military cemetery in Jerusalem; photo of Haj (muhamed) Amin el-Huseini, Mufti of Jerusalem; photos of the cities of Jerusalem, Jaffa, Haifa and Jericho; and more. Printed notes with titles (English) were mounted on the album's leaves as well as general photos of sites and views in Eretz Israel and Jordan. Album: 30X21.5 cm. Most photos: approx. 9X6 cm. Overall good condition. Damage to album's binding.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 83

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Photo-Album Belonging to a British Soldier in Eretz Israel

Photo-album of a British soldier who served in Eretz Israel, [1940s].
Approx. 140 black and white photographs portraying a variety of sites and views in Eretz Israel, the towns of Haifa, Acre and other towns, photographs of life in various British Army camps, photographs of Arabs, and more. Most of the photographs are titled on the album's leaves. Photographs: 6X8.5 cm, album: 19.5X28.5 cm. Good condition. Several detached photographs. Wear and slight damages to album's binding

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Auction 47 Lot Number 84

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Photo-Album – Soldier in the British Army – World War II

Album containing approx. 180 photographs of a soldier from Eretz Israel, who enlisted to the British Army during World War II. Eretz Israel, Egypt and Libya, 1942-1949.
Most photographs were taken in Egypt and Libya during the years 1942-1946 and they portray soldiers in uniform, arms, archaeological sites, and more. In the beginning of the album and at its end are photographs from Eretz Israel from the years 1942 and 1947-1949, among them photographs of the "State Day 1948" and the first Independence Day. Most photographs are titled on the album's leaves. Photographs: 6.5X5.5 cm – 6X8.5 cm. Album: 18X25.5 cm. Good condition. Several detached photographs

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Auction 47 Lot Number 85

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Photo-Album – “The Matson Photo Service” – King David Hotel Bombing

Album in a wooden binding, with approx. 130 photographs from all over Eretz Israel. Most photographs are ink stamped on the reverse: "The Matson Photo Service", Jerusalem, [1940s].
Four of the photographs portray the "King David" Hotel after the bombardment by Etzel in July 1946.Photos: 6.5X9 cm to 17X11.5 cm. Album: 25X36.5 cm, decorated by hand. Good condition

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Auction 47 Lot Number 86

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Photo-Album – “Mem-Gimmel (43) Prisoners of Haganah” – Moshe Dayan

Photo-album given as a souvenir by "Mem-Gimmel (43) Prisoners of Haganah", [ca. mid 1940s].
73 photographs in the album, mostly photographs of caricatures of the 43 Haganah members, as well as group-photos, taken in "Mazra'a" detention camp near Acre, where administrative detainees were imprisoned during the British Mandate. Captions in handwriting. Several photocopies of newspaper cuttings are also integrated on the album leaves. Moshe Dayan, one of the prisoners, appears in several of the photographs.
The "Mem-Gimmel Prisoners of Haganah" affair shocked the Yishuv late in 1939. Forty three Haganah members were arrested while training as unit commanders, following a clash with Trans-Jordan Border Forces. Most of the members recieved long prison terms, but were released on February 17, 1941. Average size of photos: 5X8 cm. Album: 21.5X30 cm. Good condition. Stains in the beginning and at the end of the album. Torn tissue-guard.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 87

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Huge Collection of Photographs by Photographer Eliyahu Cohen

Album containing about 860 photographs, by photographer Eliyahu Cohen. Eretz Israel, 1947-1950.
Eliyahu Cohen (1910-1993), born in Dusseldorf, Germany, was a member of the youth movements "Maccabi" and "Blau Weiss". With the rise of the Nazi Party into power, he left his law studies and joined an agricultural training group in Latvia organized by "HeChalutz". Immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1934, settled in kibbutz Gesher in the Jordan Valley and worked in the Naharayim Power Plant as well as in agriculture; later moved to Kibbutz Ashdot Ya'akov. Cohen taught himself photography and used to travel to Tel-Aviv to buy photography brochures and meet with Rudi Wiesenstein in his studio. In his photographs he documented mainly agricultural work, structures in the Kibbutz and various Kibbutz activities, trips of Kibbutz members and treks of the Palmach Patrol Unit in the Negev.
The album presented contains photographs portraying trips in the country, tours in Kibbutzim and in various sites in the Negev and the Galilee, agricultural work in fields and farms, and more. All of the album's leaves bear titles marking the location, some with the date. The album contains photographs of the following locations: Beit Shean, Ein Harod, Tel Yosef, Beit Hashita, ancient synagogue in Baram, Nebi Yosha, Malkiya, Tzlachya, Yiftach, Manara, Misgav, Kfar Gilady, Ma'ayan Baruch, Hagoshrim, Kfar Szold, Kfar Blum, Neot Mordechai, Dardara, Ayelet Hashachar, Rosh Pina, Machanayim, Hulata, Genosar, Kineret, Hukuk, Gvat, Gesher, Neve Or, Mount Tabor, Hanita, Bassa, Rosh Hanikra, Gesher Haziv, Ein Gedi, Ze'elim, Massada, Machtesh, Ma'ale Akrabim, Hatzerim, Ramon Crater, Apolonia, Tel-Aviv, Haifa and more. Several leaves are titled in more detail: "journey of 'HaTenua HaKelalit shel HaNo'ar HaLomed HaChalutzi, in Har HaNegev and Eilat" (1950), "Spring 1947"."From Nahariya to the vicinity on bicycles", "holiday on the beach in Nahariya, 1950", "Month of 'Modiin' in Safed (Kena'an Police), 1951", "month of a photography tour on 'HaKibutz HaMe'uchad' mission – Jordan valley, Hula, Eastern Galilee, Eastern Emek Yizrael, and more", "Half-Jubilee of Heftziba, summer 1947", "Tenth anniversary of Maoz, summer 1947". Several newspaper cuttings and booklets where Cohen's photographs appeared are integrated into the album; enclosed are two letters sent to Cohen. Size of photographs varies, 4X5.5 cm to 11.5X8.5 cm. [53] leaves (photographs mounted on both sides of the leaves), 35X50 cm. Not bound. Good condition.
For further information about Cohen, see:
1. Und sie haben Deutschland verlassen... müssen, Fotografen und ihre Bilder, 1928-1997, [Projektleitung]: Klaus Honeff, Frank Weyers, (published by Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Landschaftsverband Rheinland), 1997, pp 108-109.
2. Guy Raz: Photographers of Palestine Eretz Israel / Israel (1855-2000). Tel-Aviv: "Mappa", 2003. P.102.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 88

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Photo-Albums and Documents – Mordechai Maklef, Third IDF Chief of Staff

1. Photo-album portraying Mordechai Maklef, IDF Chief of Staff, with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, during various events: summer maneuvers of IDF in 1953, and more. 26 photographs, average size: 11X17 cm. Album: 19X27.5 cm.
2. Souvenir album for IDF Chief of Staff, Maklef, from "Intelligence 9 and press liaison office". 25 photographs: 12.5X18 cm, album: 21.5X32.5 cm.
3. Souvenir album for IDF Chief of Staff, Maklef, from Combat Engineering Forces, souvenir from breaking through the road between Ma'ale HaAtzma'ut to Ramon Crater, on the inner road to Eilat, 1953. Approx. 35 photographs. 8X12.5 cm – 11.5X29.5 cm. Some in color. With Illustrations, descriptions and newspaper cuttings. Album: 40X29.5 cm.
4. Volume of "Reshumot" of the State of Israel containing letters of credence concerning the agreement between Egypt and Israel as to a general ceasefire, 1949. Enclosed are photographs of Maklef with the Syrian Ceasefire Commission. 63 pp, elaborate volume, 32 cm.
5. “Surrender Certificates” volume from “Kadesh” operation (Sinai War), 1956. In the volume (spiral binding) 11 facsimile leaves with copies of various surrender letters: surrender of the administrative governor of Gaza Strip, surrender of the Eighth Division of the Egyptian Army, manifest issued by Rehavam Ze’evi to St. Catherine Monestry, and more. 41 cm, fair condition

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Auction 47 Lot Number 89

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Collection of Photographs – Chief of Staff Mordechai (Motta) Gur

Around 230 photographs belonging to Chief of Staff Mordechai (Motta) Gur (1930-1995).
The collection includes family photographs, childhood and youth photographs, photographs of squad commanders course in 1948, of operations in Qalqilya, Khan Yunes, El Arish, photographs with Yitzchak Rabin, Moshe Dayan and Shimon Peres, photographs of the Mitla, large photographs from Egypt, with head of Egyptian Intelligence during negotiations with Egypt and photographs after the occupation of the Old City in 1967, with Rabbi Shlomo Goren, in a formation held after the occupation, and more.
Among his roles, Gur, born in Jerusalem, served as the Tenth Chief of Staff of IDF, as Health Minister and Deputy Defense Minister. Gur also served as Company commander of the “Negev” Division during the 1948 war, a paratroopers company commander (led the company in most of the retaliation operations; was injured in Han Yunes and was awarded a “Medal of Courage”); was the commander of the Mitla Pass battle in the Sinai War; commander of the division which occupied the Old City of Jerusalem in the Six Day War; commander of the operation to release the Entebbe hostages, the “Litani” operation, and more. Size and condition vary.
Enclosed are dozens of family photographs

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Auction 47 Lot Number 90

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Unique Photo-Album – “Conquest of the Desert” Exhibition, 1953

Photo-album compiled by one of the organizers of the "Israeli Pavilion" in the international exhibition and fair "Conquest of the Desert", 1953.
Twenty-eight large photographs (20.5X25.5 cm) portray the various halls in the "Israeli Pavilion" and a dozen more photographs, medium and small size (12X6 to 20X17 cm) depict the visit of David Ben-Gurion and other senior officials at the exhibition. Cuttings from the exhibition catalogue are mounted on the album's first leaves as well as a document from a press meeting with the executive committee of the Israeli pavilion; on the title page of the catalogue appear autographs of some 20 exhibition organizers, among them Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett, Director of the European Office Edwin Samuel, and others.
"Conquest of the Desert" exhibition was held in Binyanei Ha'uma in Jerusalem on September 22 through October 14, 1953, and commemorated five years of the establishment of the State of Israel. This was a monumental project and was considered the first international fair ever held in Israel. For further information see "Conquest of the Desert" exhibition by Gideon Ofrat (in: The First Decade: Hegemony and Plurality, by Galia Bar Or and Gideon Ofrat, Ein Harod, 2008, pp.225-234), as well as in 'Conquest of the Desert' Exhibition, the First International Exhibition in Jerusalem, 1953" by Ophira Grawis Kowalsky and Yossie Katz (in: "Israel" 20, 2012, pp. 153-180). Album: 34.5X37.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Dampstaining. Large photographs in very good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 91

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Postcard Binder – Published by Jsac Chagise, Jerusalem

Binder with 9 postcards in lithographic printing. Edition Jsac Chagise, Jerusalem, [ca. 1910].
Attached to one another (except for one) and contained in a cardboard cover with a printed advertisement promoting the Jsac Chagise shop ("Next to the town at Jaffa gate"). Portraying views from Hebron, Jerusalem and Jaffa. Cover: 14 cm. Fair-good condition. Dark stains to one of the postcards. Some damages. Cardboard cover worn, worming damages

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Auction 47 Lot Number 92

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Nine Postcards – City of Tel-Aviv – Published by H. Krugliakov

Nine postcards manufactured by H. [Hillel and Henia] Krugliakov. Jaffa, [between 1910 to 1915].
Tel-Aviv: · Lilienblum Street A. · Stage Coach. · Yehudah Halevi Street (two postcards. One Sepia and one Black and White). · HaShachar Street. · Ahad HaAm Street. · General view of Tel-Aviv. · Binyamin Rotschild Boulevard. · Nachlat Binyamin.
Condition varies.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 93

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Collection of Postcards – Photographs by Shlomo Narinsky

The Holy Land 1910-1921, Photogravures by S. Narinsky. [Produced by Jamal Brothers, Jerusalem, [1921].
A hundred and fourteen postcards (out of 118) with photos of Eretz Israel (photographed during 1910-1921). Photogravure printing was done by Jamal Brothers in 1921. The postcards were rearranged in 1990 when captions were added to each card. Each postcard is placed within a folded Bristol and protected with tissue guards. Enclosed is an introduction about the photographer Shlomo Narinsky composed by the photographer Tim Nahum Gidal. The postcards are placed in a fine case.
Case: 30.5 cm. overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 94

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Collection of Postcards and Cards with Sheet Music for Hebrew Songs

Ninety-two postcards with songs and sheet music.
Collection includes: · 76 postcards from the series "MeShirey HaMoledet", gathered by Menashe Rabinovitch. Published by JNF. Children's songs and "Folk Songs", with sheet music / several postcards appear in two copies. · 5 postcards with songs and sheet music. Eliyahu Brothers publishing, Tel-Aviv, 1930. · 4 postcards with songs and sheet music, issued by "Exemplary Day Care by the Yehiel Helpern Kindergarten Teachers Seminary" / "Kindergarten Teachers Seminary founded by Yehiel Helpern". · 7 postcards and printed cards, with songs and sheet music, in Hebrew and Yiddish. Various publishers. Size and condition vary. Fair - good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 95

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Collection of Jewish Postcards

Some 88 postcards depicting Jewish topics. Europe and other locations, 20th century.
A varied collection, including postcards printed by different publishers, in different times and different countries, all concerning Jewish subjects. Among them: 18 postcards with illustrations by Alphons Levy, postcards with illustrations by Herman Yunker, postcards printed by "Williamsburg" and "Yehudiya", souvenir postcard from the 12th Zionist congress, postcards with illustrations by E.M. Lilien, Ze'ev Raban, and more. Size and condition vary. Some of the postcards in fair-poor condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 96

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Extensive Collection of Colorful “Scraps”

Approximately 270 "scraps". [Germany and the USA, late 19th / early 20th century].
Colorful "scraps" depicting biblical and Jewish scenes: father standing by his son laying Tefilin, Tashlich, Hakafot with Lulav; Shimshon, Moses in the basket, "The wolf will live with the lamb", and more. Several "scraps" depict Zionist topics. Numerous copies of each of the "scraps". Size varies. Very good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 97

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Collection “Shana Tovah” Cards and Greeting Cards – I

Collection of "Shana Tovah" cards and greeting cards consisting of approx. 1300 items.
Alongside cards and greeting cards for the New Year printed for mass distribution, the collection includes hundreds of privately printed cards, printed by families or institutes, and more. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 98

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Collection of “Shana Tovah” Cards and Greeting Cards – II

Collection of "Shana Tovah" cards and greeting cards consisting of approx. 2400 items.
Alongside cards and greeting cards for the New Year printed for mass distribution, the collection includes numerous cards from the 1940s-50s, a Real-Photo "Shana Tovah" postcard from 1929, several cards sent by Jewish Brigade soldiers, and more.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 99

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Seven Paper Items – “Carmel” Wine and Wineries

Seven paper items – postcards, tickets and a notebook, regarding "Carmel" wine and wineries.
Among the items: "Souvenir from Jaffa" postcard, with a printed greeting (!) from Mr. Eliyahu Ze'ev Lewine-Epstein, director of "Carmel" company, who toured Palestine and sent greetings for the new year [ca.1900]; printed notebook of Palwin company, with a price list (England, 1939), a Palwin company postcard, and other items. Size and condition vary.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

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Auction 47 Lot Number 100

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Collection of Paper Items – “Maccabi” and “Maccabia”

Tens of paper items related to the sports organizations "Maccabi", "Maccabi Hatza'ir", the "Maccabia" and other sports organizations. Eretz Israel, Europe (Mainly Poland and Czekoslovakia), 1920s through 1940s (several items from the second half of 20th century).
Varied collection which includes receipts, member cards, philatelic items (envelopes, stamps, and postal stamps), booklets, invitations to events, cloth tag, paper labels, and more. Total of approx. 140 items. Varied sizes and conditions

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Auction 47 Lot Number 101

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Collection of Share Certificates, Promissory Notes and Checks – Eretz Israel

1-2. Two promissory notes of "Anglo-Palestine Society", issued for a JNF loan to Anglo-Palestine Company, that granted, using this money, loans to "Ahuzat Bayit" settlers, [ca. 1908-1909]. Designed by "Bezalel" artist Jacob Starck. 300 copies were printed. Consecutive numbers.
3-4. Two checks, "Anglo-Palestine Company", in English, 1901-1902.
5. Check of "Anglo-Palestine Company", in the name of Yehoshua Mano'ach, in the name of Degania (Aleph), on the amount of 4400 Mil.
6. Letter from Anglo Palestine Society Bank, to "Neta'im" Society, signed by Zalman David Levontin.
7-8. Two share certificates of The Anglo Palestine Company, 1909. Consecutive numbers, with stubs.
9. Share Certificate of Jewish Colonial Trust, 1900. With stubs.
10-11. Two Share Certificates of "B.A.P. Company for Investments Ltd", 1945. Consecutive numbers. Signatures are chopped.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 102

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Ten Share Certificates – Eretz Israel, 1920s-1940s

Ten share certificates. Eretz Israel, [1920s – 1940s].
Certificates of the following companies: Yachin, Perachya, The Scandinavian Near East Shipping Agency (Palestine) Ltd, Moshav Ltd, Keren HaKibbutz HaMeuchad Ltd., Midot, Kupat Milveh Hakla'it, Netanya, Kupat Milveh veHisachon "Geula", "Dvir" company Ltd. (specimen). Size varies. Fair condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 103

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Collection of Jewish Telegrams

22 Jewish telegrams. Eretz Israel, Europe and England, [ca.1920s through 1940s].
Including: telegram for Tachkemoni School in Tel-Aviv and an earlier telegram of Tachkemoni in Jaffa, with illustration by Hermann Struck; telegrams of the following organizations: "Ruth" Women's Society in Leipzig; "hilf far yidishe milchama-korbanot", Antwerp, 1948; "Bikur Holim" hospital in Antwerp, 1940; Rabbinical Seminary in Bratislava (Pressburg); Agudat Israel in Bratislava; JNF "Greetings Telegram", Poland, [ca.1927]; JNF "Letter", Eretz Israel, [ca.1942]; JNF Telegram designed by Ranzenhofer; two JNF Telegrams designed by Joseph Budko, [1930s], and more. Enclosed is a prospectus: "Here we sell JNF greeting cards (telegrams) ". Varied sizes and conditions.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 104

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Collection of Ex-Libris – Ze’ev Raban, Meir Gur-Aryeh, Arthur Szyk

1-4. Four Ex-Libris designed by Ze'ev Raban. Signed in the plate. One signed in pen by Raban.
5. Print of an Ex-Libris designed by Arthur Szyk, signed by Szyk.
6. Ex-Libris designed by Meir Gur-Aryeh.
7. Ex-Libris designed by Hermann Struck.
8-9. Two Ex-Libris designed by Erich Glas. Signed in pencil.
10-15. Six Ex-Libris. Unknown artist.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 105

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Impressive Collection of Ex-Libris

Collection of approx. 230 Jewish Ex-Libris (bookplates).
Among them: Ex-Libris designed by Henrik Barlevi, E.M. Lilien, Jacob Pins (woodcuts, signed), Ilya Shor and other artists. Many of the Ex-Libris are original prints (engravings or woodcuts); about 20 are large, mounted on separate plates. Few appear in two copies. Varied sizes and conditions.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 106

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Four Books about Ex-Libris

Four books about Ex-Libris. English, German and Russian, 1904-1956.
· Das Exlibris In Der Schweiz und in Deutschland [Ex-Libris in Switzerland and Germany], by Emanuel Stickelberger. Basel, 1904. German. With illustrations and engraving-plates.
· Soncino-Blätter – Beiträge zur kunde des Jüdischen buches. Issue from July 1929, which includes an article about Jewish Ex-Libris. German.
· Портретно-иконографические книжные знаки Г.И. Гидони, a book dedicated to Ex-Libris created by the Russian artist Gregori Gidoni. Leningrad, 1934. Russian. 21 plates with Ex-Libris created by Gidoni, (detached from plates).
· Publication of the American Jewish Historical Society. Volume XLV, Number 3. Bulletin of the Jewish Historic Society in the USA, March 1956. English. Includes an essay about Jewish Ex-Libris in America (illustration plates).
Four books. Size and condition vary.

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Essay about the Messiah Claimant Jacob Frank – Handwritten by Shlomo Rubin, Member of the Haskalah Movement

Toldot HaMeta'atea HaNifla Ya'akov Frank [The history of the wondrous deceiver Jacob Frank (Hebrew)]. An essay handwritten by Dr. Shlomo Rubin. Signed at the end: "S. Rubin". Ostroh, 1865.
The essay was published in "HaMelitz" (sixth year, Shevat-Adar, 1866, issues 4, 5, 7), as a series. Dr. Shlomo Rubin (1823-1910), one of the leaders of the Haskalah (enlightenment) Movement in Galicia, prolific Hebrew author and translator of many classic books into Hebrew.
See: Meir, Yonatan: Toldot HaMeta'atea HaNifla, in: Tarbitz, vol. 80, issue 3 (212), pp. 463-474. [16] pp, 22 cm. Fair-good condition. Stained. Folding marks. Creases at corners, some tears at margins. Ink- stamp, ink stain and inscription "Sudar" (Hebrew).

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Joseph Trumpeldor – Handwritten Letter – London, 1917

A letter handwritten and signed by Joseph Trumpeldor, London, May 1, 1917. Russian and some English.
The letter was written during Trumpeldor's stay in London, where he came to assist Ze'ev Jabotinsky in his efforts to establish a Jewish fighting legion. Addressed to Mrs. Gavronska.
The letter concerns setting a meeting with Mrs. Gavronska and her husband, Ya'akov Gavronski. Trumpeldor opens with apologizing for missing his former meeting with the couple: "I did not forget, but it seems that I misunderstood. I believed that I have to arrive when Ya'akov Yosifovitch will inform me of…news regarding Russian citizens about to be drafted, or when I have news about the subject…". He further mentions that he wrote a similar letter to Ya'akov Yosifovitch [Gavronski] asking to re-schedule the meeting.
Ya'akov Yosifovitch Gavronsky (1878-1948, grandson of Kalonimus Ze'ev Wissotzky), physician by profession, was involved in the political life in Russia. While still a student he managed a social-revolutionary group in Freiburg (Germany), with his first wife. Among other things he served as Russian Provisional Government high commissioner in London.
Joseph Trumpeldor (1880-1920) – one of the founders of the Jewish Legion, "HaChalutz", and the commander of the defense of Tel-Hai court in 1920. Trumpeldor was born in Russia, was the first Jewish officer to serve in the Russian army, serving also in the Russo-Japanese war, where he was hurt in battle – his left arm amputated, and he was captured by the Japanese. He came to Eretz Israel in 1912. During WWI he founded together with Ze'ev Jabotinsky the Jewish Legion and fought at the Gallipoli Campaign as deputy commander of the "Zion Mule Corps". After the war Trumpeldor headed back to Russia, where he was among the founders of "HaChalutz". In 1919 he came again to Eretz Israel and was called to assist with the protection of the settlements in the area of the Galilee Panhandle. He was killed in the battle of Tel- Hai, on the 11th of Adar, 1920; his character and bravery led to his being a national hero in the history of Zionism.
[1] leaf, ca. 22 cm. Attached to passé par-tout. Good condition. Folding marks and foxing.

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Hillel Zeitlin – Handwritten Letter concerning the Translation of “Sefer Hazohar” – Warsaw, 1922

Hillel Zeitlin, handwritten letter. Warsaw, Adar, 1922. Hebrew.
The letter deals with Zeitlin's work on the translation of Sefer Hazohar. Addressed to Dr. Friedman – most probably, David Aryeh Friedman (1889-1957), physician, author, editor and literary and art critic; among the founders of "Ayanot" publishing house in Berlin.
"My friend Dr. Friedman…I shall soon approach the editing of 'Hazohar'. I tend to believe that both the original and the translation have to be presented so as to enable the student or the scholar to enter the 'Pardess'…as for the conditions, I still have to consider whether to receive a percentage or a fixed wage…".
Hillel Zeitlin (1871-1942), Jewish philosopher, author and publicist, born in Korma, Belarus. Zeitlin was educated in the light of the Chassidic Chabad discipline and was recognized as a prodigy from childhood. His father died while he was still young and Zeitlin left his hometown and started to work as a Hebrew teacher. At the time he went through a spiritual crisis and drifted away from religion. After writing for several Hebrew newspapers and periodicals he found a permanent post in "Hazman" newspaper in Vilnius. At the same time he participated in the Zionist movement functions. Moved to Warsaw in 1919 and began writing for leading Yiddish newspapers. He soon became a prominent figure in the Jewish congregation of the city. At the same time he drifted back towards faith and developed a unique religious philosophy aiming at the spiritual revival of the Jewish people.
During this period Zeitlin composed numerous essays about Kabbalah, Chassidut and the Messiah believing that the return of the Jewish people to Kabbalistic and mystic origins is the key to the spiritual salvation of the Jewish people.
In 1922 the publishers of the German publishing house "Ayanot" (David Aryeh Friedman and Shimon Rawidowicz) turned to Zeitlin with a proposal to translate Sefer Hazohar to Hebrew. At first he was asked to edit compilations from the Zohar but Zeitlin asked to print the complete book, original text and translated text. The translation was supposed to be published in parts, starting in 1923, but the plan did not materialize and was abandoned during its first stages [see enclosed material]. Zeitlin was murdered by the Nazis in September 1942. It is told that when murdered he was wrapped in a prayer shawl and Tefillin holding Sefer Hazohar in his hands. [1] leaf, approx. 16 cm. Good condition. Stains, horizontal folding mark, creases and minor damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 110

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Henrietta Szold – Handwritten Letter, New-York, 1913 / “Shana Tovah” Greeting with a Hand-Signed Dedication by Szold

· Henrietta Szold, a handwritten and signed letter. Addressed to Mr. Lipsky [most probably, Louis (Aryeh Leib) Lipsky, one of the leaders of the Zionist movement in the USA]. New-York, August 20, 1913. English.
Szold extends in the letter her wishes to American Zionists about to participate in the 11th Zionist Congress. "I wish to extend to you, Mr. Katzman, Mr. Segal, and all delegated to the congress who are sailing with you my sincerest wishes for a happy journey…and for the prospering of your main errand…our hope lies in a large, free and noble Zion. May you and this congress be instrumental in establishing it…" [1] leaf, (folded into two), written on one side, 15.5 cm. Good condition. Horizontal folding line, slightly stained. Postal stamp with a Star of David and the word "Zion". Ownership ink-stamp.
· Printed card – "Shana Tovah" greeting. A short, handwritten dedication, signed by Henrietta Szold (English). 7.5X5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Postal stamp with a Star of David and the word "Zion". Ownership ink-stamp.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 111

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Letter to Rabbi Aryeh Levin, “Father of Prisoners” – Permission to Pray in Prison on Tisha B’av – Jerusalem, 1947 – Comment Handwritten by Rabbi Aryeh Levin

Official letter from Police Headquarters in Jerusalem to Rabbi Aryeh Levin, concerning prayer in prison on Tisha B'av. Signed by the British Commissioner of Prisons. July 17, 1945. English.
Official letter written in reply to Aryeh Levin's request addressed to the Commissioner of Prisons, in which the commissioner states that "Arrangements will be made in Jerusalem Prison whereby the Jewish prisoners will be allowed to pray in community on Tisha B'ab"
A comment handwritten by Rabbi Aryeh Levin appears on the reverse of the letter: "Permission to say lamentations in public and pray on Tisha B'av" (Hebrew).
Rabbi Aryeh Levin (1885-1969), Israeli Rabbi and Mashgiach, born in Orla (present day Poland); named "Father of the Prisoners" for his habit during the British Mandate to walk every Saturday and visit prisoners in British prisons in order to encourage them. Mainly known for his comforting attitude to underground prisoners and to those who were sentenced to death. [1] leaf, 20 cm. Good condition. Filing holes. Folding marks and creases. Tears at margins.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 112

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Collection of Authors’ Letters from the Archive of Yirmiyahu Zvi Gordon

Collection of authors' letters from the archive of Zvi Gordon, chief proofreader and vowelizer for "Am Oved" publishing house, 1930s through 1970s.
Some 340 documents and letters, among them letters from Dov Sadan, Gershom Scholem, Haim Hazaz, Zalman Shneur, Shlomo Zemach, Amazia Porat, Moshe Sharett, Yitzchak Ben-Zvi, Zalman Shazar, Yehuda Burla, Avraham Regelsohn, Ya'akov Fichman, Moshe Smilansky, Ya'akov Cohen, Avraham Cohen, Shimshon Melzer, and others. Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 113

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Collection of Letters and Dedications – Authors and Poets

Some 60 autographs, letters and dedications, handwritten. Most of the items are for Gabriel Talphir and Amikam Gurevich.
Including letters from Uri Zvi Greenberg, Asher Barash, Avraham Shlonsky, Ya'akov Fichman, Haim Guri, Anda Amir-Pinkerfeld, Yehudah Karni, Moshe Shamir, Aharon Apelfeld, Yehudah Burla, Abba Kovner, Nathan Yelin-Mor, Nathan Rotenshtreich, S. Shalom, Avraham Broides, Ephraim Kishon and others. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 114

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Books with Dedications Handwritten by Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Gershom Scholem

Four books by Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Gershom Scholem, with handwritten dedications by the authors to Yehudah Even Shmuel (Kaufman), and his son.
1. Vehaya Heakov Lemishor, Shmuel Yosef Agnon. Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag, 1919. Illustrations by Joseph Budko. Handwritten dedication by Agnon to Yehudah Kaufman (Jerusalem, 1927).
2. Yamim Noraim, edited by Shmuel Yosef Agnon. Schocken publishing, 1938. With a dedication handwritten by Agnon "to Shmuel Even Shmuel…".
3. Atem Ra'item, first book, edited by Shmuel Yosef Agnon. Tel-Aviv-Jerusalem: Schocken, 1962. Handwritten dedication by Shmuel Yosef Agnon.
4. Chalomotav shel HaShabtai Mordechai Ashkenazi…by Gershom Scholem. Leipzig: Schoken, 1938. Dedication handwritten by Gershom Scholem “for my friend Shmuel Kaufman on the day of his Bar Mitzva..”.
Size and condition vary. Ex-library copies.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 115

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“MiNeged” – Rachel – Handwritten Dedication

MiNeged, Rachel. Tel-Aviv: "Davar", 1930.
Second poetry book by Rachel (Blubstein). At the opening of the book – dedication handwritten by Rachel: "to Beyle,…Rachel". [41] pp, 17 cm. Fair-good condition. Stained. Some creases and damages at margins of cover

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Auction 47 Lot Number 116

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Three Letters by the Poet Zelda

Three handwritten letters by the poet Zelda [Schneersohn-Mishkovky], addressed to a relative (most probably a cousin or a nephew). [Jerusalem, ca. 1940s]. Hebrew.
Personal letters, full of congratulations, encouragement and love: "love the godly within you and your gifts…I believe in your powers and your future, yours from depths, Zelda"; "I pray for you now as I pray for myself…life can be and should be dear and glorious". [5] written leaves, 18.5 cm, 25.5 cm. Good condition. Filing holes. Folding marks. Some stains.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 117

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Three Poems by Zelda – Typewritten

Three poems by the poet Zelda, typewritten, with corrections. [1960s].
The three poems are typewritten, vowelized by hand, with handwritten corrections. The three poems were published in Zelda's book "P'nai" (1967), in versions which differ from the ones presented ("Shabat shel savi" appeared under the title "Kidush", "Ele ve-ele" under the title "HaIsh Shelibo Perach Matok" and "Lu hayu" appeared under the same title; pp. 24, 35, 50 in "Zelda's Poems" respectively). [3] leaves, 28 cm. Some creases. Folding marks. Stains.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 118

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Handwritten Essay by Leah Goldberg – about S.Y. Agnon

Essay about the work of S.Y. Agnon, handwritten by the poet Leah Goldberg, [ca.1950s].
A long essay sent for publication in the periodical "Molad". Among other topics, Goldberg writes about the works "Hachnasat Kalah", "Shevu'at Emunim", "Tmol Shilshom", "Belevav Yamim, "Bidmi Yameha", and more. Goldberg opens the essay by saying: "there are only a few authors of our new literature who… can be appreciated by each and every nation.". [28] leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Pinholes (from the printing process).

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Auction 47 Lot Number 119

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Poem and a Handwritten Letter by Yonatan Ratosh

Handwritten letter and a poem by the poet and translator Yonatan Ratosh, 1964.
A long poem, of a "Canaanite" nature, consisting of four parts. In the letter, addressed to Ephraim Broide, editor of "Molad" periodical, Ratosh delivers instructions for layout of the poem. The poem: [2] pp, 32 cm. Folding marks. Stains and pinholes (from the printing process). Letter: [1] pp, 22.5 cm. Folding marks, filing holes and stains at margins

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Auction 47 Lot Number 120

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Handwritten Story by S. Yizhar – Chapter from “Yemei Ziklag”

"Beshlulit Tzel Hama", story by the author S. Yizhar [Yizhar Smilansky], [1950s].
On the reverse of the last leaf, S. Yizhar wrote "this is a chapter of a book" and crossed off the sentence with a line.
The story, which takes place during the Independence War, is a chapter from the monumental novel by Yizhar "Yemei Ziklag" [Days of Ziklag] which tells the story of a squad of IDF soldiers commanded by Gidi, trying to conquer elevation point 244, named "Ziklag" by the soldiers. For this book, which was published in 1958 (two volumes, circa 1100 pp), Yizhar won the Israel Prize and it is still considered one of the masterpieces of Israeli literature. 29 leaves, 32 cm. Good condition. Dry paper, tears at margins of some of the leaves. Folding marks. Some dampstaining on the last two leaves.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 121

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Handwritten Story by Yehoshua Bar-Yosef

Handwritten story by the author, playwright and journalist Yehoshua Bar Yosef, [ca. 1950s].
The story takes place during the Independence War: a company of soldiers occupies an Arab village; while staying there, they are attacked by flees and undergo changes of morals and consciousness. The story ends with the soldiers setting the houses of the village on fire. [20] leaves (lacking: first page and page no. 16), 18 cm. Fair-good condition. Wear and creases, stains. Tears at upper margins (from the printing process).

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Auction 47 Lot Number 122

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Contract Between Havatzelet Habshush, Pinchas Sadeh and the Publisher of the Book “Hitmasrut”

Contract between Ms. Havatzelet Habshush, Mr. Pinchas Sadeh and Bezalel Tcherikover, concerning the publication of the book "Hitmasrut, 21 Michtavim LePinchas Sadeh” [Devotion, 21 letters to Pinchas Sadeh (Hebrew)]. November 1972. Signed by Habshush, Sadeh and Tcerikover (three times).
A contract arranging the conditions for publishing the book which was published by Tcherikover in 1973 (enclosed is a copy of the book). Havatzelet Habshush (1950-1984) had a relationship with Pinchas Sadeh (1929-1994) after being influenced by his book "HaChayim KeMashal" (Life as a fable, Hebrew). 21 of her personal and intimate letters to Sadeh were published in the book (encouraged by him) and the book became a best-seller. Habshush committed suicide eleven years later. [2] leaves 32.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Filing holes.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 123

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Yocheved Bat-Miriam – Four Books with Dedications to Renana Leshem-Ben-Gurion and her Son Uri

Four books with dedications (Hebrew) handwritten by Yocheved Bat-Miriam to Renana Leshem Ben-Gurion and her son Uri (Daughter and grandson of David Ben-Gurion).
1. Dmuyot MeOfek. Yocheved Ban-Miriam. Tel-Aviv: "Machbarot LeSafrut", 1952. Dedication "for Renana and Dolik with love".
2. Sefer HaChidot, Nathan Alterman. "Hakibutz HaMe'uchad", 1971. Dedication "for Uri with real love".
3. Poems, Yocheved Bat-Miriam. "Sifriyat Po'alim", 1972. Dedication "for Renana and Dolik with love".
4. Bein Chol VeShemesh, Yocheved Bat-Miriam. "Hakibutz HaMe'uchad", 1975. Dedication "for Uri, when he grows up he will understand more, with love which promises to strengthen".

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Shimon Peres – Dedication on his Book to Moshe Dayan, 1979

Lech im Ha-anashim [Hebrew: Go With the People, Seven Portraits], by Shimon Peres. Jerusalem: Idanim, Yediot Achronot edition, 1979.
A short dedication (Hebrew) by Shimon Peres to Rachel and Moshe Dayan: "With friendship and good memories" (March 1979). 170 pp, 21 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 125

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US President Jimmy Carter – Dedication on a Book, to Moshe Dayan

A New Spirit, a New Commitment, a New America, the Inauguration of President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter F. Mondale. USA: Duo Books, 1977. English.
A book documenting the appointments of Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale as President and Vice President of the United States; numerous photographs. On the endpaper appears a short dedication handwritten by Jimmy Carter: "To my friend Moshe Dayan (English). 128 pp, 27.5 cm. Good condition. Stains (mainly to first and last pages). Some damages to dust jacket

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Auction 47 Lot Number 126

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Commander of USS “Nimitz” – Dedication to Moshe Dayan, 1978

United States Ship Nimitz CVN-68, a book dedicated to the aircraft carrier "Nimitz" CVN-68, USA Navy; with numerous photographs. No printing location. No Date. [1977?]. English.
On the first page appears a dedication handwritten by the commander of "Nimitz" Richard T. Gaskill, to Moshe Dayan. "On the occasion of the visit of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) to Haifa, April 1978". (English). 344 pp, 30.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 127

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Five Books with Dedications to Moshe Dayan

Five books with handwritten dedications to Moshe Dayan:
1. Assignment in Israel, edited by Bernard Mandelbaum. New-York, 1960. Dedication by the author to Moshe Dayan (English).
2. Naval Operations in the Israel War of Independence, Eliezer Tal. "Ma'arachot" Publishing, IDF, 1964. Dedication to Moshe Dayan by Yochai Ben-Nun.
3. The Autobiography of Nahum Goldmann, Sixty Years of Jewish Life. USA: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1969. English. Dedication by Nahum Goldmann "to Moshe Dayan with admiration and friendship".
4. Banaich Lochamei Yerushalayim, [in memory of the Dead and Missing Soldiers of the Jerusalem Division in the Yom Kipur War]. "Published by the committee commemorating the soldiers of the Jerusalem Division who were killed in the line of duty and with the donation of Mr. Raphael Aharoni, a Jerusalem Division fighter". Jerusalem, 1975.
A signed dedication by Raphael Aharoni "To Mr. Moshe Dayan, Peace will be heard in the Judean Mountains…"(Hebrew).
5. Function and Design in the Talmudic Period, exhibition catalogue. Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv; Ceramics Museum, 1979. Dedication for Moshe Dayan by Uza Zevulun and Yael Olenik.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 128

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Assi Dayan – “Temporary Autobiography”, 1973 – Dedication to his Father, Moshe Dayan

Otobiographia Zmanit [Temporary Autobiography], by Assaf [Assi] Dayan. Tel-Aviv: "Eked", 1973.
Assi Dayan's first poetry book. On the first page appears a handwritten dedication to his father, Moshe Dayan: "For my father, I believe that this time you will also not understand, knowing that this time too it does not matter, with love, Assi". (May 1973). [14] leaves, 24 cm. Good condition. Slight damages to binding

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Auction 47 Lot Number 129

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Consul Ordination Certificates – Autographs by Ben-Zvi, Sharett, Queen Elizabeth and Anthony Eden

Two official certificates, appointing Mr. Charles Alexander Gault to be Britain's Consul-General in Haifa, September 1953.
One certificate is signed by the President of Israel, Yitzchak Ben-Zvi and the Foreign Minister, Moshe Sharett; the second certificate is signed by Queen Elizabeth II and by Britain's Prime Minister, Anthony Eden. Printed on thick paper of good quality. One certificate – 44.5 cm, the second – 41.5 cm. Very good condition. Folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 130

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Haim Guri – Dedication on his Book “Ad Alot Hashachar”, to David Ben-Gurion / Note in Ben-Gurion’s Handwriting

Ad Alot Hashachar, by Haim Guri. Published by "Hakibutz Hameuchad", Tel-Aviv, 1950.
Haim Guri's second book, depicting his personal impressions of the War of Independence. On the first page appears a dedication handwritten by Haim Guri to David Ben-Gurion: "sparks from the big fire that devoured us" (Jerusalem, summer, 1950).
A note handwritten by David Ben-Gurion is attached to one of the book's leaves with four comments regarding Guri's book, including a comment about censorship.
When the book "Ad Alot Hashachar" by Haim Guri was published, in 1950, the distribution of the book was forbidden by a police order and the copies of the books were confiscated due to the book not being presented in advance to the Military Censor, as requested. About two months later the book appeared again with some sections and names omitted. 167 pp, 18 cm. Note in Ben-Gurion's handwriting: 12.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing. Tears to dust jacket

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Auction 47 Lot Number 131

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Dedications by David Ben-Gurion to his Daughter and Grandson

1. Pgishot Im Manhigim Arviim [Meetings with Arab Leaders], David Ben-Gurion. Tel-Aviv: "Am Oved", 1967. With a dedication handwritten (in Hebrew) by David Ben-Gurion, to his grandson: "to Uri, talk, read, study – grandfather" (April 1967).
2. Machanayim, [about Leaders and Leadership in Israel, dedicated to David Ben-Gurion on his 75th birthday]. 1972. On the title page, a short dedication handwritten by Ben-Gurion to his daughter: "to Renana with love, Father" (Hebrew).
Size and condition vary. First leaves of "Machanayim" – detached.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 132

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Letters from David Ben-Gurion to Mordechai Maklef / Letters and Photographs of Mordechai Maklef

Collection of letters and photographs - Mordechai Maklef (1920-1978), third IDF Chief of Staff. Including letters from David Ben-Gurion regarding Maklef assuming the role of Chief of Staff and his retirement. Ca. 1946-1953. Mordechai Maklef was born in Motza (near Jerusalem). During the 1929 riots, when he was 9 years old, most of his family members were murdered. In the years that followed he was raised by relatives in Jerusalem and in Haifa. At the age of 16 he joined the youth battalions of the Haganah and when he turned 19 he quit his studies in the Technion and enlisted in the "Special Night Squads ", a British unit established by Orde Charles Wingate. When the "Night Squads" were dismantled he was involved in agricultural work for a living. When World War II broke out he was sent by the Haganah to the British Army, participated in several training courses, fought in North Africa and in Italy and was released in 1946 as Major. Maklef stayed in Europe for a while and was engaged in illegal immigration to Israel. When Maklef returned to Israel he rejoined the Haganah as commander of Haganah forces in Haifa. When the War of Independence broke out Maklef fought with the Carmeli Brigade, took part in battles in Haifa, Acre and the Galilee, planned and took part in Operation Hiram to capture the Galilee. When the war ended Maklef headed the Israeli delegation to talks with Lebanon and Syria. Maklef was appointed in 1949 as deputy Chief of Staff and senior operations officer. In January 1952 Maklef went to study in Britain as preparation for his retirement from IDF, and returned to Israel in August of the same year. After Yigael Yadin's resignation, the Minister of Defense at the time, David Ben-Gurion. turned to Maklef and asked him to accept the role of Chief of Staff. Maklef accepted Ben-Gurion's offer on condition that it will be for one year only. On December 7, 1952 Maklef became the third IDF Chief of Staff at the age of 32. During his service he completed a plan of budget cuts, freed the army from half-civilian missions, and initiated the establishment of Unit 101 commanded by Ariel Sharon. Maklef retired in December 1953. The collection includes: 1-3. Three letters from David Ben-Gurion to Mordechai Maklef. Official letters, partly written in a personal tone and indicate that Ben-Gurion greatly appreciated and liked Maklef. · Typewritten letter on the Prime Minister's official stationery, hand signed by David Ben-Gurion. January 1, 1952. Sent towards Maklef's trip to Britain. "My dear Major General – upon leaving for studies I have a friendly obligation to wish you farewell – and add immediately – and welcome back to the IDF… I see in your studies a temporary break (a fruitful one) from your blessed service in IDF. I knew (at least partly) of your difficulties… but you are not a man discouraged by difficulties while fulfilling his duty. I appreciated your wish to be engaged in agriculture but you are destined to be a soldier – and I do not assume for one minute that you will escape from your destiny…" (Hebrew). 2 leaves, 26 cm. Attached with glue and with staples to a Bristol sheet. · Letter typewritten on official stationery, with some additions handwritten by Ben-Gurion and his signature. December 8, 1952. In the letter, sent to Maklef on the day following his appointment as Chief of Staff, Ben-Gurion lists his future missions. 2 leaves, 28 cm. · Letter typewritten on official stationery, with some corrections in Ben-Gurion's handwriting and his signature. December 6, 1953. A long letter in which Ben-Gurion expresses his regrets that Maklef is retiring: "Dear Mordechai – with great sorrow I part from you today, before I part from IDF. I owe you a deep personal thank you, for listening to me in spite of your wish and tendency... My gratitude, however, is only part of what the people of Israel owe you for seventeen years of service…since you were a boy of sixteen…the bond of arms tied us in loyal and deep friendship…may you succeed in all of your future deeds – just as you were successful so far” (Hebrew). 4 leaves, 28 cm. Condition varies. Filing holes to the three letters. Folding marks, creases, some stains and some tears to some of the leaves. 4. Typewritten letter from Mordechai Maklef to David Ben-Gurion (Marked “Strictly Personal”) in which Maklef asks to release him from the role of Chief of Staff. October, 1953. [1] leaf, 21 cm. Folding marks and tears. 5. Typewritten letter (copy), hand signed, from I.H. Gash, lieutenant in the British Army, Maklef’s commander. October 1946. English. Letter of recommendation towards Maklef’s release from the British Army. [1] leaf, 29.5 cm. Stains, folding marks and tears at margins. Upper part of letter pasted to a Bristol sheet (one of Ben-Gurion’s letters is pasted to reverse of the Bristol sheet). 6-12. Seven black and white photographs of Mordechai Maklef: · five portraits from the period of Maklef’s service as Chief of Staff (1952-1953), stamped on the reverse with the ink stamp of the photographer Zoltan Kluger. · Photograph documenting Maklef’s meeting with Frederick Augustus Irving, superintendent of the United States Military Academy. July, 1952. Titled on the reverse. · Portrait photograph of Maklef, July 1953. Average size 24X19.5 cm. Overall good condition. Some damages to some photographs.

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Haim Weizmann – Signed Letter – to Rabbi Meir Berlin, 1946

Typewritten letter, signed by Chaim Weizmann with a handwritten greeting ("with respect and friendship“). Addressed to Rabbi Meir Berlin. [Rehovot], June 14 1946.
Weizmann apologizes for not having met the rabbi and explains that he was busy with "the new institute that we are about to establish in Rehovot" and with other matters. The letter ends with his signature. Letterhead of "Daniel Sieff Research Institute". [1] leaf 20.5 cm. Good condition. Filing holes. Folding marks. Small inscription in pencil.

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Autograph Letter by Jacob Israel De Haan

Autograph letter by Jacob Israel De Haan, on official letterhead (Dr. Jacob Israel De Haan, Avocat). Jerusalem, 1919. French.
Written in the year when De Haan arrived in Eretz Israel. "I was informed that the Zionist Council got a message that I am here as a representative of a company…this is a misunderstanding, and I am sorry that we did not talk about it…"
De Haan (1881-1924), jurist, journalist and poet, born in Holland. Zionist activist, Baal Teshuva, immigrated to Eretz Israel and joined the Haredi congregation in Jerusalem. He arranged, among other things, a Haredi expedition to Emir Abdullah, king of Jordan, as part of his endeavors to hinder the Zionist plan. Was murdered, and his assassination is considered to be the first political assassination in Eretz Israel. [1] pp + two lines on the next page, 21 cm. Restored filing holes, some damage to text

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Letter Handwritten by Arthur Schnitzler

A short letter handwritten by Arthur Schnitzler on a printed card bearing his name and address. Vienna, ca.1905.
Name of addressee in not clear [Shneur?]. The letter concerns setting a date for a meeting between the two. The Jewish-Austrian playwright and author Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931), who was an otolaryngologist by training, was considered, together with Hugo von Hoffmanstal, one of the outstanding representatives of modern literature in Vienna. Card, 9X13 cm. Very good condition. Ink-stamp on the reverse.

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Portrait of Thomas Mann – Lithograph by Eugen Spiro – Signed by Thomas Mann

Portrait of Thomas Mann, a lithograph by Eugen Spiro (1874-1972). Signed by the artist and by Thomas Mann. Leaf: 24.5X33.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains and creases. Two pieces of adhesive tape on the reverse

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Georges Picquart – Handwritten Letter – Paris, 1900

Georges Picquart, handwritten letter. Paris, October 1900. French.
A letter concerning legal matters, mentioning the French newspaper L'Écho de Paris and the name Lepelletier [apparently the journalist Edmond Lepelletier].
Georges Picquart (1854-1914), French army officer; known mainly for his struggle to prove Alfred Dreyfus's innocence during the Dreyfus Affair. [1] leaf folded into two (3 written pages). Good condition. Folding marks and stains.

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Postcard with Signatures – E.M. Lilien, Stefan Zweig, Davis Trietsch and others

A postcard with a photograph of E.M. Lilien painting in the studio. Printed by Phönix, Berlin, ca.1900 (sent by mail to an addressee in Berlin, December 1902).
On the margins of the postcard appears a short greeting (in pencil, in Lilien's handwriting). Next to it appear signatures by E.M. Lilien and his friends Stefan Zweig, Fritz Stöber, David (Davis) Trietsch and an additional signature (unidentified). 9X14 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 139

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Volume of Wedding Greetings – Greeting Card Handwritten by Albert Einstein (?) – Nuremberg, 1905

Volume compiling approx. 180 greeting cards sent to the couple Morris Goldstein and Zara Grünbaum for their wedding day on January 23, 1905. German and some Hebrew.
Most of the greetings were written on designated Brief-Telegram forms of the Grünbaum-Goldstein family, and were sent by acquaintances and friends in Germany.
Among the greetings, several are in Hebrew and numerous greetings were sent by Jewish families of Nuremberg. One of the greetings is signed "Familie A. Einstein" (see photo), and it is possible that this is the autograph of the physicist Albert Einstein. 16X26.5 cm. Fair condition. No binding. Worming, mainly to first and last leaves. Dry and fragile paper. Tears.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 140

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Collection of Items from the Estate of Eliyahu Berligne – Letter from Menachem Sheinkin, Letters concerning Industry in Eretz Israel, and more

Collection of documents and letters from the estate of Eliyahu Berligne. [early 20th century through ca. 1917]. Most documents are in Russian.
Eliyahu (Ilya) Berligne (1886-1959), industrialist and Zionist activist, served as member in the Provisional State Council, and is one of the signatories of the Independence Scroll.
Born in Mogilev, Berligne established a wood factory in Tsaritsyn (Volgograd) and worked as a construction contractor for the Russian government. Later on, was a member of the Duma (Russian Parliament). Was a member of "Hovevei Zion" and participated in the first Zionist Congresses. Visited Eretz Israel in 1905, and upon returning to Russia established "Atid" company – an investment company for development of industry in Eretz Israel. Immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1907 and settled in Jaffa. Established factories for production of olive oil and soap, was involved in developing agriculture and took an active part in the organization of Yishuv institutes. Was a member of Va'ad HaKehilah in Tel-Aviv, chairman of the executive committee of "Herzliya" Gymnasium and the first director of Bank Hapoalim.
The collection includes:
Handwritten letters to Eliyahu Berligne. Among the letters:
· Letter from Menachem Sheinkin (1871-1924), Zionist leader, one of the founders of Tel-Aviv. Sent from the island of Chios, Greece, in November 1911. The letter concerns mainly "Herzlia" Gymnasium and Sheinkin's plan to establish an agricultural school:
"I intend to talk to others about the Gymnasium and think about all that we have not done about this matter…..I am concerned about an agricultural school…" Finally, he urges Berligne to participate in "Va'ad HaIr" meetings.
· Letter from Jacob Bernstein-Kogan (1859-1929), member of the Zionist Actions Committee and head of the information center of the Zionist movement called the “post pffice” (“lishkat hadoar”). Kharkov, 1917. Bernstein-Kogan reports his economic situation and asks to raise money among his Zionist friends to enable him to immigrate, with his family, to Eretz Israel. Bernstein-Kogan mentions that he lost much of his money while managing the "post office", and claims that the Zionist movement will benefit from his immigration to Eretz Israel.
· Letters concerning plants and factories in Eretz Israel: a long letter sent to Eliyahu Berligne in Tsaritsyn about "'Hadid' oil and soap factory in Jaffa" (written on official letterhead of the factory); a letter from a candidate asking to work in a factory owned by Berligne in Eretz Israel; and more.
Letters and documents handwritten by Berligne: · accounting notebook, handwritten, November 1908. · Some 55 postcards sent by Berligne to his daughter Nina. · and more. · Enclosed is Nina Berligne's British Passport.
Total of about 75 items. Size and condition vary.

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Collection of Documents from the Archive of Philosopher David Baumgardt

Collection of documents from the archive of the philosopher Prof. David Baumgardt.
The collection includes hundreds of handwritten and typewritten leaves, among them: typewritten drafts of speeches, copies of letters to colleagues, several handwritten letters, drafts of compositions and typewritten compositions with handwritten corrections and proof-reading notes.
Prof. Baumgardt (1890-1963), was a Jewish-German philosopher, born in Erfurt. Scholar of ancient philosophy and ethics. Served as professor of philosophy in the University of Berlin before immigrating to the USA where he died. Parts of his archive are preserved at the Leo Beck Institute in New-York.
Total of hundreds of leaves, Size and condition vary.

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Jewish-Persian Manuscript, 1929

Falaknaz, a love story in rhyme, manuscript in Jewish-Persian. 1929.
On the colophon: "...Eliyahu Hagi Haim Dar Roz…month of Shevat 1929".
[217] leaves. Lacking first two leaves. 21 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tears (mainly to first leaves). Fine leather binding, worn.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 143

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Eight Book Published by “Tarshish” – Dedications

Eight Hebrew books published by "Tarshish", Dr. Moshe Spitzer's publishing house:
· Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti, Bertolt Brecht. Dedication handwritten by Dr. Moshe Spitzer. · The Unicorn Looks in the Mirror, T. Carmi. Dedication by the poet. · Mo'adei Erga, david Rokach. Dedication by the poet. · Arar Alei Shacham, David Rokach. · Harei Yerushalayim veKol Hayisurim. Mal'achi Beit-Aryeh. Printed in 200 numbered copies. · Pirchei Esh, Haim Guri. · Kelev Hutzot, S.Y. Agnon. Illustrations by Avigdor Arikha. · Waiting for Godot, Samuel Becket. Size varies. Overall good condition.

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“Revivim” and “Shalechet” – Literary Anthologies – Brenner and Shofman

1-3. Revivim, literary anthology, edited by Joseph Haim Brenner. Lvov-Jaffa, 1908-1913. Booklets nos. 1-4 (1, 2, 3-4). Important literary anthologies, edited and published by Brenner, after he ceased publishing "Ha-Meorer". 96; 83; 167, [11] pp.
4. Shalechet, literary anthology. Edited by G. Shofman. "Revivim" publishing, Lvov, 1911. Literary anthology edited by Gershon Shofman. Includes works by Haim Nahman Bialik, Joseph Haim Brenner, Ya'akov Fichman, Asher Barash, Zalman Shneur, Dvora Baron and others. 160 pp. Bound together, 22 cm. volume. Good condition. No wrappers.

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Issues of Periodicals – “Ogdan” and “Yochani”

1-2. Ogdan, literary anthology, edited by Baruch Hefetz. Jerusalem, 1957. Issues no. 1 and 2. A letter from the editor Baruch Hefetz is enclosed to the second issue. After these two issues, the periodical changed its title to "Achshav", one of the central literary periodicals of the 1960s-70s which is still published.
3-7. Yochani, literary magazine, edited by Ori Bernstein and Nathan Zach. Tel-Aviv, 1961-1967. Issues no. 1-5.
Size varies. Overall good condition.

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“Tziltzelei Shema” – Literary Anthology – Kharkov, 1923 – Original Cover

Tziltzelei Shema, literary anthology. Kharkov, 1923.
One of the four literary anthologies published under difficult conditions in the Soviet Union, after the use of Hebrew was prohibited. The anthology includes works by young Hebrew poets and prose authors, who wished to express the new reality in the ancient language. A rare example of Hebrew creation in the Soviet Union. Printed in 100 copies only. Illustrated cover (illustration signed .י. א), Rare. 32 pp, 12.5X17.5 cm. Good condition. Significant foxing. Uneven edges. Professionally restored damages and tears to cover. In a nice cardboard case.

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“Krig Oyf der Erd” – Uri Zvi Greenberg – Warsaw, 1923

Krig Oyf der Erd [war on earth], Uri Zvi Greenberg. Warsaw: A. Gitlin, 1923. Yiddish.
In this book U.Z. Greenberg expressed his impressions from World War I and his service as a soldier and integrated, side by side with poems, some diary passages. 98 pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. No cover. Numerous stains. Ownership inscription and ink-stamps. Carboard binding.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 148

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Poems by Rahel Lipstein – Linocuts by Dina Matus – Lodz, 1921

Zwischen den Abend und Morgenrot [Between Evening and Dawn], by Rahel Lipstein. Lodz: Achrid, 1921. German. Design: Dina Matus.
Poetry booklet by Rahel Lipstein. The booklet – cover, illustrations, and text – colorful linocuts, created by Dina Matus.
Dina Matus (ca. 1895-1940), painter and set designer, born in Lodz; a member of "Yung-Yiddish" group. The circumstances and date of her death are unknown. Apparently, she died in the Lodz Ghetto. [15] pp, 26 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Slight tears at margins of cover and spine. Adhesive tape pasted to lower part of spine.

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Six Books by Melech Ravitch – Dedications

1. Roinengroz. Brno: M. Hickel, 1917. Second poetry book by Ravitch. Illustrations and cover by Uriel Birnbaum.
2. Spinoza, poeṭisher pruṿ in fir tsiḳlen. Vienna, 1919. Third book by Ravitch.
3. Nakete lider. Vienna: Der Kval, 1921. Cover design by Ravitch.
4. Prehistorishe landshaftn. Warsaw: "Kultur Lige", 1924.
5. Blut oyf der pan, sotsyale drame in elf bilder. Vilnius: B. Klatzkin, 1929. Dedication handwritten by the author to actor Hertz Grossbard.
6. Vayb un man, draye familien-drames. Warsaw: B. Klatzkin, 1931. Dedication handwritten by the author to actor Hertz Grosbard.
Size and condition vary. Some books in fair-poor condition.

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Eight Books by Peretz Markish

1. Post un pas. Yekaterinoslav: "Wiesenschaft", 1919. Illustrations: D. Sokolowsky. Third poetry book by Markish.
2. Shveln. Yidisher folks farlag, Kiev, 1919. Fourth poetry book by Markish. Cover, title page and illustrations by Joseph Tchaikov.
3. Farbaygeyendik (eseyen). Vilnius: "Tsentraler Yidisher shul-organizatsye in Vilne", 1921. Criticism essays.
4. Di Kupe [the pile]. Warsaw: Kultur-Lige, 1921. First edition. Composition on title page by Henrik Barlevi. Copy missing cover.
5-6. Nakht royb, Peretz Markish. Moscow: "Kleyne bibliotek 'lirik'", 1922. "tsugegerayt durkh 'kultur lige'". Two copies, one missing cover.
7. Brider. "Yidish shrayber" series, Kiev: "Kultur Lige", 1929.
8. Anshl der zalyoznik, poeme. Warsaw: "literarishe bleter", 1935.
Sizes and conditions vary. Some in fair condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 151

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Three Literary Anthologies in Yiddish – Tchernovitz, Zaglembie, Kiev

1. Kultur, a zhurnal far literature, kunst un pedagogik. Published by "Kultur" (of the cultural Jewish Federation for Greater Romania, Bukovina, Bessarabia and Transylvania). Tchernovitz, 1921. Yiddish.
Among the participants: Ya'akov Sternberg, Eliezer Steinberg, Eliyahu Meitus. The first poems by Itzik Manger were also published in this anthology. Plates with illustrations, signed: Lerner. Not in the NLI. Not listed in OCLC. [2], 98, [2] pp, 23 cm. Body of book in good condition. Cover in fair-poor condition.
2. Yung Zaglembier, lider-samlbukh. Published by "Young-pen", Sosnowiec, 1936.
“Young Zaglembie”, anthology of poems by Tuvia Boym, Avraham Blat, Heschl Danziger, David Zitman, Moshe Mohnshein, Ephraim Kleiman and Laser Shickman. Illustration on cover by Z.S. Boym. Not in the NLI. Not listed in OCLC. 48 pp, 22 cm. Fair-good condition. Front cover – detached, torn at margins and worn. Tears at margins of first leaves. Stains.
3. Teater-Bukj, zamlung, zum fuftsikyarn yubilay funm yidishn teater (1876-1926). Kiev: Kultur-Lige, 1927. Cover design: Mark Epstein. 182, [1] pp, 23.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Torn and detached cover. Detached signatures

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Eleven Poetry and Drama Books in Yiddish

1. Shotns oyfn shney, Aharon Zeitlin. Warsaw, 1923. Not in the NLI.
2. Esterke, Shmuel Ya'akov Imber. Lemberg, 1911. Dedication handwritten by the author.
3. Mayne Lider, David Einhorn. Vilnius, 1912. Illustration by Abel Pann on the cover.
4. Ven der frihling kumt, David Einhorn. Warsaw, 1917.
5. Violet, David Einhorn, Paris,[1930]. Printed in a limited edition.
6. Gezamelte lider, David Einhorn, Berlin, [1924?].
7. A ber tanzt, Moshe Lifshitz. Riga, 1922.
8. Erd-vay, Israel Joshua Singer. Warsaw: Kultur Lige, 1922.
9. Tsaplmentszelekh, Moshe Broderson. Vilnius, 1928.
10. Yud, Moshe Broderson. Lodz, 1939. Short dedication handwritten by the author.
11. Ikh Glayb, David Hofstein. Moscow, 1944.
Varied sized and conditions. Some in fair-poor condition.

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Nine Poetry and Prose Books in Yiddish

1. Epis – literarishe nisyoynes, Elazar Bernstein. Zolochiv, 1919.
2. In shotn, Ben-A Sokhatshevski (Yehiel Meir Sokhatshevski). Warsaw, 1923. Cover and illustrations: Moshe Apelboym.
3. Gang, Noah Yitzchak Gottlieb. Kovno, 1929.
4. Kolot fun der vayt, Ya'akov Gottlieb. Kovno, 1933. Cover: M. Ginsburg.
5. A bletl in vint. Elhanan Vogler. Vilnius: yung-Vilna, 1935. Cover: Rosa Sutzkever. Author's portrait: Ben-Zion Mikhtom. Handwritten dedication by the author.
6. Di viner karete, Moshe Altman. Bucarest, 1935. Dedication handwritten by the author. Copy no. 22 from an edition of 100 numbered copies.
7. Der borveste trit, Nahum Bomsa. Warsaw, 1936. Dedication handwritten by the author. Cover and illustrations: M. Reif.
8. Der karlik, Melekh Chamelnitzky. Vienna, 1936. Dedication handwritten by the author. Printed in 200 copies.
9. Yosl loksh fun Khelem, Ya’akov Glatstein. Copy no. 10 from an edition of 100 numbered copies.
Varied sizes and conditions. Some books in fair-poor condition

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The Temple – Leaves from Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel

Three leaves from Hartmann Schedel’s book Weltchronik (Nuremberg Chronicle). [Nuremberg, 1493]. Latin. Uncolored. With woodcuts depicting the Temple.
· Single leaf (Folio no. LXV). Recto: illustration of Davidic Kings and Roman Kings dynasties, and an illustration of the destruction of Babylon (woodcut: ca. 17X10 cm). Verso: illustration of the priests’ dynasty and other illustrations. On upper right corner – illustration of Solomon’s Temple (Second Temple).
· Two leaves (Folio LXVI – LXVII) with woodcuts depicting the Third Temple (two on a full page) – plans of the Temple interior and illustration of the building.
[3] leaves, 43.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and slight damages

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Two Books – Structure of the Third Temple, 18th Century

Two books depicting the structure of the Third Temple, according to commentary on the prophecy in the Book of Ezekiel.
1. “Tzurat Beit HaMikdash” by Rabbi Lipman Baal Tosafot Yom Tov. Frankfurt am Main: Jahn Kellner printing press, [1714].
Accompanied by two illustrations of the Temple. At the end of the book: measurements of the altar by Rabbi Eliyahu ben rabbi Zvi Hirsch. [2], 20 leaves. 20 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear, creases and tears at margins. Pasted paper strips on margins of first leaves.
2. “Sefer Binyan HaBayit”, by Rabbi Yehiel Hilel ben rabbi David Altschuler. [Zhovkva, 1775]. Accompanied by a drawing of the Temple structure. 12 leaves. 19.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. On the title page appears an ink stamp “…Haim[?]…of Vilnius” and signature of “Yitzchak Fried Mann of Kolel Warsaw and Mezhirichi”. New binding and endpapers.
Ex-library copies

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Ten Plagues of Egypt – Colorful Engravings – Augsburg, 18th Century

Ten colorful engravings, colored by hand, depicting the Ten Plagues of Egypt. Augsburg [18th century].
Fine colorful illustrations. On the bottom of each engraving – descriptions in French and German.
[10] Plates, approx. 42X31.5 cm (paper mounted on cardboard). Good condition. Stains and creases, tears at margins. In a fine case (leather and cardboard).

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Auction 47 Lot Number 157

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Bible with Latin Translation – Vienna, 1743-1747 – Engravings

Bible, with translation to Latin. Vienna: Joannis Ignatii Heyinger & Typographi Univesitatis, 1743-1747. Hebrew and Latin. Incomplete copy (without “Early Prophets”).
Three volumes. Each volume opens with an engraved plate. Each book opens with a small engraving. Two translations into Latin: a literal translation printed above each Hebrew word, and a Vulgate translation printed following each chapter. · First part: Torah. 1743. [2], 830 pp. · Third part: Nevi’m Aharonim (Latter Prophets). 1745. [2], 916 pp (lacking at the end). · Fourth part: Ketuvim (Writings). 1747. [2], 926 pp.
The second part is not in the NLI. Volumes, 21 cm. Third part with no binding. Fair condition. Wear and creases at margins, damaged bindings. Stains. Ex-library copies.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 158

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Psalms Translated to Arabic and Coptic – Italy, 18th Century

Pi jōm ǹte pi Psaltērion ǹte Dauid / Kitāb Zubūr Dāwūd [Psalms], edited by Raphael Tuki. [Rome, 1744]. Arabic and Coptic.
Translation printed in Arabic and Coptic in parallel columns. Titles printed in red. A woodcut of David playing the harp. [2], 502 pp, 25.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Non-original binding, with leather spine and leather corners. Tears at margins of several leaves.

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Rashi Commentaries Translated into Latin – Germany, 1713-1714 – Three Volumes

R. Salomonis Jarchi, Rashi dicti, Commentarius Hebraicus. Latin translation of Rashi commentaries on the Bible. Gotha, Germany, 1713-1714. Three volumes.
1. Libros Mosis, nempe in Genesin, Exodum, Leviticum, Numeros, Deuteronomium [Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy]. 1713. [10], [1] engraving plate (portrait of translator), [12], 1533, [33] pp.
2. Prophetas Maiores et Minores ut et in Hiobum Et Psalmos [the early and latter Prophets, Book of Job and Psalms]. 1713. [10], 299, 166, [21], 1027, [10] pp. (Engraving plate is missing).
3. [Josuae, Judicum, Ruth, Samuelis, Regnum, Chronicorum, Esrae, Nehemiae et Estherae] [Joshua,Judges, Ruth, Samuel…]. [1714]. 984, [24] pp. Missing are about 20 pages at the beginning of the book (preceding the introduction) and an engraving.
Three volumes, 21 cm. Condition varies. Stains, slight tears (torn and restored leaf in first volume). New bindings and endpapers (bindings with spine and vellum corners and marbled paper, with gold embossing on the spine). Ex-library copies

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Bibliotheca Hebraea – Study of Hebrew Literature – Germany, 1715-1733

Bibliotheca Hebraea, Johann Christoph Wolf. Christian Liebezeit printing press (volume no. 1), Theodor Christoph Felginer printing press (volumes 2-4). Hamburg and Leipzig, 1715-1733. Four volumes. Latin and some Hebrew.
A comprehensive study concerning Hebrew literature. First and third volumes are dedicated to Jewish authors and rabbis, and contain lists of names (Hebrew and Latin). The second and fourth volumes are about the Bible, Talmud and Kabbalah.
Johann Christoph Wolf (1683-1739), German Hebraist and collector. Wolf was appointed in 1712 as professor of oriental literature and languages in the University of Hamburg. Wolf dedicated his time to the study of Hebrew literature, in particular to the study of the collection of David ben Avraham Oppenheim. The Bibliotheca Hebraea is based on this study.
4 volumes, 21.5 cm. The three engravings which appear in volumes 1, 2 and 4 are missing (it is possible that some additional leaves are missing). Condition varies. Slightly stained. Dark leaves in part of the volumes. Several leaves with restored tears. Signatures and ink stamps. Damages to bindings. Ex-library copies.

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“Zichron Divrei Romi” – Stuttgart, 1724 – Latin

Zichron Divrei Romi / seu Commemoratio Rerum Romanarum Ab U. C. Usque Ad Tempora Muchammedis, by Abrahami ben Dior. Stuttgart, 1724. Latin and Hebrew.
The book “Zichron Divrei Romi”, by Rabbi Avraham ibn Daud [first ‘Rabad’]; historian, astronomer and philosopher, one of the Spanish sages of the 12th century. With translation and comments in Latin. [8] leaves, 167, [1] pp, [4] leaves. 16 cm. Good condition. Stains. Ancient signature on title page. Ink-stamp. New binding and endpapers.

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Dictionarium Hebraicum Novum – Hebrew-Latin Dictionary – Basel, 1557 – Fine Vellum Binding

Dictionarium Hebraicum Novum, Non Ex Rabinorum Commentis, Nec Nostrativm Doctorum, by Ioannis Forsteri (Johann Forster). Basel, 1557. Latin and some Hebrew.
Hebrew-Latin dictionary, according to roots in the Bible, by the theologian and linguist Johann Forster. Author’s portrait appears on reverse of title page (woodcut).
Bound in an elaborate vellum binding; embossed ornamentations adorn both sides of the binding – nice frames consisting of vegetal and geometric patterns and miniature portraits. Two metal clasps. [9] leaves, 912 pp, [4] leaves. Incomplete (missing leaves at beginning and end - introduction and index). Should be: [12] leaves, 912 pp, [12] leaves 34 cm. Overall good condition. Slight damages. Stains. Worming. Several ancient inscriptions. Damages to binding.

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Lexicon of the Roots of Hebrew Words – Leipzig, 1712

Lexicon Hebraicum in compendium redactum in quo omnes radices Hebraicae, Christian Gottlieb Meinig. Leipzig: Gleditsch & Weidmann, 1712. Latin and Hebrew.
A linguistic composition dealing with the roots of Hebrew words. Foreword by the author followed by plates with tables. [7], 48 pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Chopped margins. New cardboard binding

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A Study Concerning Crimes Committed by Jews in Central Europe – Germany, 1758

Entdeckter Jüdischer Baldober, oder Sachsen-Coburgische acta criminalia wider eine Jüdische Diebs und Rauber, by Paul Nicolaus Einert. Coburg (Bavaria, Germany), 1758. Second edition.
Study concerning Jewish crime in central Europe during the 18th century. Includes claims against gangs of criminals and Jewish thieves and the rules that apply to them in the principality of Saxe-Coburg. The book served prosecutors and private people interested in law. With 3 engraving-plates, two portraying Jewish criminals, hand-cuffed: Hoyum Moyses and Emanuel Heinermann. [14], 600 pp + [3] engraved-plates, 21 cm. Good-fair condition. Many stains ans several tears. Tears fastened with adhesive tape on engraved plates. New binding and endpapers

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“Moreh Nevuchim” with Commentary – Corrections by Yehudah Even-Shmuel

1. Sefer Moreh HaMoreh, commentary for “Moreh Nevuchim” (The Guide for the Perplexed) by Rabbi Shem Tov Falaquera. Pressburg. 1837. [2], 179 pp, 19.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Detached binding and last leaf.
2. Sefer Moreh Nevuchim by Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon, with commentary by Moshe Narbonne and commentary by Givat HaMoreh. Berlin, 1791. [11], 108 pp, 20 cm. Fair-good condition.
On both volumes appear corrections and markings handwritten by Yehudah Even-Shmuel who also notes at the beginning of each of the volumes “the corrections and notes in this copy are mine”.
Yehudah Even-Shmuel (Kaufman, 1886-1976), winner of the Israel Prize for Jewish Studies for the year 1973 and winner of the Rabbi Kook Prize for Biblical Studies, 1959; translated into Hebrew the “Kuzari” and composed a comprehensive commentary on The Guide for the Perplexed, up to the first part of Part Three

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“Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies” – Avraham Zevi Idelsohn – Complete Set

Hebräisch-Orientalischer Melodienschatz [Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies], compiled and edited by Abraham Zevi Idelsohn. Jerusalem-Berlin-Vienna: Benjamin Harz / Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1914-1932. German. Ten volumes (complete set).
Monumental work by Abraham Zevi Idelsohn (1882-1938), Jewish-German musicologist, ethno-musicologist, cantor, composer and music teacher; author of the song “Hava Nagila”.
Each volume is dedicated to Jewish melodies of a different community: Yemen, Babel, Persia and Bukhara, Morocco, Germany, the Sudeten, East Europe, Spanish and Hasidic songs.
Volumes: 30.5-33 cm. Good condition. Ownership inscriptions at the beginnings of volumes. Ex-Libris. Wear and damages to corners of volumes.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 167

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Alfred Rubens – “Anglo-Jewish Portraits” – Special Edition, with a Dedication by Rubens

Anglo-Jewish Portraits by Alfred Rubens. London: The Jewish Museum, 1935. English.
Detailed catalogue of Anglo-Jewish portraits with numerous picture plates.
Presented is a special copy, interleaved (bound with blank leaves), to which a dozen plates that do not appear in other copies of the book (and not mentioned in the list of plates) were added. On the first leaf appears an inscription, handwritten by Alfred Rubens (English), noting that the book is one of six copies interleaved and with additional plates.
Below the inscription appears a dedication handwritten by Rubens, to Thomas Colyer-Fergusson (Ex-Libris of Colyer-Fergusson appears on verso of front binding).
Enclosed: a typewritten leaf (English) with an addition to the description of item no.194 in the catalogue. XXIII, 191 pp + blank leaves. [48] Picture plates + [12] plates, to which the number of the page where the portrait is mentioned was added by hand. 25.5 cm. Fine binding with gold embossing. Gilt upper edges. Good condition. Slight stains and damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 168

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Fragments from a Babylonian Talmud and a Jerusalemite Talmud from the Cairo Geniza – Cambridge, 1896

Talmudical Fragments in the Bodleian Library, Edited, with Introduction, by S. Schechter and the Rev. S. Singer. Cambridge, 1896. Hebrew and English.
Fragments from the Babylonian Talmud, tractate Keritot, and the Jerusalemite Talmud, tractate Berachot, from the Cairo Geniza, with and introduction by Shneur Zalman Schechter, a leading scholar of the Cairo Geniza. One of the earliest publications about the Cairo Geniza. [1], 14 leaves; 6, [2] pp + [1] facsimile leaf, 37 cm. Fair-good condition. Worming. Tears and creases to endpapers. Several loose pages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 169

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Facsimile – Manuscript of Nezikin Tractate from Girona, 12th Century

Babylonian Talmud, Nezikin Tractate… (Title page also in German). Berlin, [1913]. Hebrew and German.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 170

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Machsor Lipsiae – Exquisite Facsimile

Machzor Lipsiae / Machzor Leipzig, exquisite facsimile. Vaduz, Lichtenstein: published by Société pour le Commerce Intercontinental Trust Reg., approved by Edition Leipzig. Ca. 1964. With volume of commentaries in Hebrew, English and German. Sixty-eight facsimile leaves of Machzor Leipzig, an illuminated manuscript from the 14th century. [2], 68 leaves (plates; not bound), 51 cm. In a fine case. Good condition. Damages to case. Library ink stamps.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 171

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Catalogues of Hebrew Manuscripts in the National Libraries of Vienna and Paris

1-2. Die handschriftlichen hebraeischen Werke der k.k. Hofbibliothek zu Wien. Part 2: edited by Albrecht Kraft und Simon Deutsch – Vienna, 1847. Part 3: edited by Dr. J. Goldenthal – Vienna, 1851. German.
Catalogues of the collection of Hebrew manuscripts in the National Library of Vienna. Both parts are bound together, with indices. VIII, 190, [6] pp + [1] folded plate; [5], 91, [5] pp, 27 cm. Good condition. Stains, mainly to second part. Ex-library copy.
3. Manuscrits Orientaux, Catalogues des manuscrits Hébreux et Samaritains de la Bibliothéque Impériale. Paris, 1866. French.
Catalogue of Hebrew and Samaritan manuscripts in the French Naitonal Library. VIII, 260, [2] pp, 30.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tears to first leaves. Ex-library copy.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 172

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Kehilat Moshe – List of Books in the Collection of Aryeh Leib Friedland – St. Peresburg – 1893-1895

Bibliotheca Friedlandiana; “Kehilat Moshe, Aryeh Leib Friedland, bibliographical listing of the Hebrew books at the St. Petersburg Asiatic Museum of the Academy of Sciences (Aryeh Leib Friedland’s library), in alphabetical order” (Hebrew), by Shmuel Weiner. St. Petersburg: Berman and Rabinovitz, 1893-1895. Two first booklets (out of four) bound together.
Bibliographical listing of Hebrew books in the Asiatic Museum of the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg (Aryeh Leib Friedland library). Two booklets bound together; books listed under the letter א i(1893), books listed under the letter ב i(1895).
Two booklets (including wrappers): [1] leaf, [2], IV, 126, [4] pp, [1] leaf; [1] leaf, XII, II, [3], 128-223, [2] pp, [1] leaf. Volume 27 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Several tears. Signatures, ink-stamps and inscriptions in pencil. Damages to binding. Ex-library copy.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 173

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Collection of Catalogues of Bookstores in East Europe

Ten catalogues of bookstores:
1. Catalogue of Rozenkrants and Shriftzettser printing press. Vilnius, 1893.
2-6. Five catalogues, Ya’akov (Ben HaRav Menachem Mendel Hacohen) Ginsburg bookstore. Warsaw, Pioterkow and Bobruisk, 1892-1911.
7. Catalogue of Shlomo Sreberk bookstore. Vilnius, 1905.
8-9. Two catalogues, Aharon Faust. Krakow, 1912 [one catalogue is not dated].
10. Catalogue of Rabbi Shmuel Zvi Weltsmann bookstore. Kalisz, 1933.
Size and condition vary. Some in fair condition. Ex-library copies

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Auction 47 Lot Number 174

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Catalogue of Books – “Hevrat Mefitzei Haskala” – St. Petersburg, 1913

Katalogen far folks-un-kinder-biblioteken, fun idishe un hebreishe bikher. Published by “Hevrat Mefitzei Haskala” (Society for promotion of culture among Jews of Russia), St. Petersburg, 1913. Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian.
Catalogue of Hebrew and Yiddish books, for adults and children, with prices. 50, [3] pp, 22 cm. Fair-good condition. Detached binding. Creases at corners. Tears at cover margins and spine

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Auction 47 Lot Number 175

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“Chad Gadya” – Illustrated Game Board – Warsaw, 1920s

“Chad Gadya” game board. [Published by Lewine-Epstein Bros. & Co., Warsaw, early 1920s]. Written and drawn by: A. Rashal.
Fine game board, with colorful illustrations for “Chad Gadya”. One hundred colorful circles on the board, numbered from one to one hundred; “each and every player aspires to precede the others and bring his lamb to 100”. Approx. 54.5X54.5 cm, folded. Good condition. Stains. Some tears and peelings.
See: A Trip Across the Country, Games from Mr. Barlevy’s Store. Exhibition catalogue, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, 1999. p. 58

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Auction 47 Lot Number 176

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“The Tribes Enter Israel” – Illustrated Game Board – Warsaw, 1920s

“The Tribes Enter Israel” game board. [Published by Lewine-Epstein & Co, Warsaw, 1920s]. [Drawn by: A. Rashal].
Illustrated game board. In the center – emblems of the Twelve Tribes. Approx. 54X54 cm, folded. Good condition. Stains. Tears and peelings.
See: A Trip Across the Country, Games from Mr. Barlevy’s Store. Exhibition catalogue, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, 1999. p. 59

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Auction 47 Lot Number 177

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Aleph-Beth – Ze’ev Raban and Levin Kipniss – Berlin, 1923

Aleph-Beth, illustrations by Ze’ev Raban, verses by Levin Kipniss, Bezalel-Jerusalem. Berlin: “HaSefer”, 1923. [32] pp, 25 cm. Body of book in good condition, with slight stains and damages. Detached from cover. Inscription in pen on second page. Detached cover, damages and tears to spine.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 178

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“Yesh Li Tsemed Parim” – Jerusalem, 1925

Yesh Li Tsemed Parim [I have a pair of bulls]. Based on a folk song according to F. [Falk] Heilperin, illustrated by M. [Moshe] Mutzelmacher. First booklet in the series “Sipurim-Tziyurim LeTinokot [Stories-Paintings for Infants] edited by Yehiel Heilperin. Jerusalem: “Hagina”, 1925.
[20] pp, 27X20 cm. Good-fair condition. Some creases at margins of leaves. Some stains. Loose cover, stained and torn.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 179

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“Eliyahu HaNavi” – Meir Gur-Aryeh – Jerusalem, 1925

“Eliyahu HaNavi”, stories for infants by Yechiel Heilperin, illustrated by M. Gur-Aryeh, Music [sheet music] by Yoel Engel. Fourth booklet in the series “Sipurim-Tziyurim LeTinokot [Stories-Paintings for Infants], edited by Yechiel Heilperin. Jerusalem: “Haginah”, [1925].
[14] pp, approx. 20X27.5 cm. Good condition. Crease at lower left corner of leaves. Foxing at margins of cover, slight damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 180

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“Haverenu” – Bulletin of “Tachkemoni” School – Jerusalem, 1922-1931

Haverenu, bulletin for students, published by “Tachkemoni” school students, Jerusalem. 1922-1931.
Volume containing approx. 74 issues, published by students of the “Tachkemoni” school in Jerusalem. The school was founded in 1909 on HaRav Kook Street, initiated by religious intellectuals who believed that their children should study traditional values as well as modern science and Zionist ideas.
Volume, 26.5 cm. Good condition. Chopped margins in some issues. Ownership and library ink-stamps.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 181

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Nachum Gutman – Five Books – First Editions

Five children’s books illustrated by Nachum Gutman:
· BeEretz Lovengulu Melech Zulu, written and illustrated by Nachum Gutman. Tel-Aviv: “Davar”, 1939. First edition. First book written and illustrated by Nachum Gutman.
· Harpatka’ot Chamor Shekulo Techelet, written and illustrated by Nachum Gutman. “Hakibutz Ha’artzi, HaShomer HaTza’ir”, “Sifriyat Po’alim”, 1944. First edition.
· Ta’alumat HaArgazim, or HaChofesh HaGadol, by Nachum Gutman. Illustrated by the author. Tel-Aviv: “Am Oved”, “Sifriya LaNo’ar”, 1946. First edition.
· Shirim Upizmonot LeYeladim, H.N. Bialik. Tel-Aviv: “Dvir”, 1933.
· Shirei Yeladim, by Anda Pinkerfeld, illustrated by N. Gutman. Tel-Aviv: “Ayala” by “Dvir”, 1935.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 182

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Four Game Boards – Maps of Eretz Israel – Binyamin Barlevi

Four game boards. [1930s-50s].
1. “Tiyul BaAretz” (map: Ze’ev Vilani), produced by Binyamin Barlevi, Lithograph Sasson, Hatachana, Jaffa. [1936].
2. “Tiyul BaAretz”. Produced by Binyamin Barlevi, “Lito. Offset Ltd”, Tel-Aviv, [late 1950s].
3. “Milchamteinu” – illustrated map with a drawing of a soldier. Produced by Binyamin Barlevi, “Aviva” lithographic printing press, Tel-Aviv, [1950s].
4. Colorful game board with illustration of a map of Eretz Israel surrounded by names and emblems of different towns in the country, [1950s]. No publisher’s name, no printer’s name.
Size and condition vary. Stains and damages to some of the boards

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Auction 47 Lot Number 183

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“Aba Sheli” – Story of the Second World War Period

Aba Sheli [My Father], by Elisheva Cohen. Illustrations: Iza. Tel-Aviv: Al. Cohen, [ca. mid 1940s]. Hebrew.
A story about a child named Eli and his father who served in the British Royal Air Force in Egypt during World War II, with fine illustrations.
15.5X23 cm. Good condition. Stains on cover and on first and last leaves.
Not listed in OCLC. Not in the NLI

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Auction 47 Lot Number 184

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Three Children’s Books with Illustrations by David Gilboa

1. “Cinderella, theater for children in four acts”. “Gal-An” Publishing. Pop-up book – illustrated pop-up parts on each leaf accompany the text. [8] pp, 15 cm. Good condition. Stains and some tears. Not in NLI.
2. Kipa Aduma BeTmuna. Story by I. Ben-Zakai. Gilboa-Anavi publishing, [ca. 1950]. On one of the leaves – moveable parts. [8] pp, 23.5X16.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, adhesive tape, slight tears, tears at spine (binding partly detached).
3. HaZamzeman HaTardan. Edited by Ben-Zakai. Nizanim Publishing, [1950s]. [8] leaves, 24.5X17 cm. Good condition. Dampstaining and damages to binding.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 185

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Four Illustrated Children’s Books

1. Chag HaOr. Poems: Levin Kipnis, illustrations: Iza. Tel-Aviv: Rodin, [1940s]. The book is designed as a Dreidle; illustrations in color in lithographic printing. Not in NLI.
2. Prachai Tzemachai. Poems: Levin Kipnis, illustrations: Baruch Ur. Tel-Aviv: Naidat, 1950. Illustrations in color in lithographic printing. Not in NLI.
3. Utz, Rutz, Chamori! Drawn by: David Gilart. Distribution: Havivi, Tel-Aviv, printed in Jerusalem, [ca.1950]. Colorful illustrations (offset printing). Not in NLI.
4. Hamatanot veod Sipurim, adapted from (Brothers) Grimm. [Translator: Binyamin Barlevi]. Tel-Aviv: B. Barlevi, [1956]. Large format, with colorful illustrations in lithographic printing (by Aryeh Moskovich).
Sizes and conditions vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 186

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Four Illustrated Children’s Books

1. Tzeva’im, Dapim Lelimud [Colors, sheets for study], by Y.A. [Yehiel Aharon] Aldema, illustrations: Iza. Shoshany Printing Press, Tel-Aviv, [ca.1940].
2. Lachmon Palmon. Composed by: S. Irphal. Illustration: Iza. Tel-Aviv: B. Barlevi, 1950s.
3. Tiki-Tok-Tok HaNanas HaYarok. Composed by: S. Irphal. Illustrations: Iza. Tel-Aviv: B. Barlevi, [1950s].
4. Shibolet HaPela’im, HaSandalr veHaSandlar HaNanas. Composed by: S. Irphal. Illustrations: Iza. Tel-Aviv: B. Barlevi, [1950s].
Size varies. Overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 187

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Lev Dickstein – Nine Booklets – Linocuts

Nine children’s booklets with illustrations by Lev Dickstein (linocuts), Tel-Aviv, [1940s]. Not in NLI.
1. Dan HaTzayar ve Hakibutz, by Eliezer Berger and Lev Dickstein. “Rodin” Publishing.
2. Dan HaTzayar ve Haofot, by Eliezer Berger and Lev Dickstein, “Rodin” Publishing.
3. Yonatan HaSapan, illustrations: Lev Dickstein, verses: A.S. Amiel. A. Lichtenstein Publishing.
4. Ma’ase BeNira…, illustrations: Lev Dickstein, verses: A.S. Amiel. A. Lichtenstein Publishing.
5. Ram “Kol Bo”, illustrations: Lev Dickstein, verse: A.S. Amiel. A. Lichtenstein Publishing.
6. HaAchot HaAduma, illustrations: Lev Dickstein, verses: A.S. Amiel. A. Lichtenstein Publishing.
7. Gan Hayot, illustrations by Lev Dickstein. Stories adapted by: S. Melzer.
8. Tzayer veSaper Li, illustrations by Lev Dickstein, stories adapted by: S. Melzer.
9. Sefer Hatziyurim, selected storied in pictures.
Size and condition vary. 6-12 leaves in each booklet. Overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 188

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Fifteen Children’s Books

1-2. Beitzat Pele Shekazot. Rhymed story for infants, by Shlomo Skolsky. Tel-Aviv: Aryeh, [1950s]. Two parts (two volumes).
3. Heye Yeled Tov, told by A. Harris, drawn by L. Av Even. Tel-Aviv: B. Barlevi, [ca. 1942].
4. Gad-Gamad veHapitriya – rhymed story, Anda Pinkerfeld. Eshkol publishing, Haifa, [1940s]. Illustrations in color by Lev Dickstein.
5-6. Two sheets for cutting, “Hava Nigzor” (soldiers and vehicles)
7-12. Six coloring booklets.
13-15. “HaTayas Hakatan” booklet and two binders with short booklets for children (illustrations in color).
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 189

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Three Children’s Books with Poems and Sheet Music

1. Baruch Ata Befi Hataf, Yalkut Berkot Hanehenim. Drawings and text: Ze’ev Lipman. Published by Tzabar Ltd, Levine-Epstein Printing Press, Tel-Aviv, [1956?]. Without sheet music.
2. Kach Yashir Olam Tza’ir. Drawings by Erpad Eisinger, songs by Leah Goldberg and Kaete Ya’akov, composed by Kaete Ya’akov. Sifrei Tzabar Ltd. Publishing, Levine-Epstein printing press, [1950s].
3. “Twelve Musical Notes for Israeli Children, first steps in music”, by Miriam Zilberman. Illustrations: Iza Hershkovitz. Published by the center for education and center for culture of the Histadrut, 1948.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 190

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Passover Haggadah – Paris, 1925 – Illustrations

Haggada de Pessah, Passover Haggadah. Paris: Edition Les Textes Sacres, 1925. Hebrew and French. Translation to French by Edmond Fleg.
Haggadah with translation to French. Original text and translation - page facing page. Four illustrations in color (prints colored by hand), created by Janine Aghion. Copy no. 421 from an edition of 1500 numbered copies printed on fine paper. [78] pp + [4] illustration plates. 27 cm. Bound from left to right. Good condition. Front wrapper and following page are torn and restored. Back wrapper is missing. Fine binding with leather spine.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 191

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Passover Haggadah – Socialist Version, Poland, 1919

Haggadah shel Pesach mit a sotsyalishtishn nosach. (Yiddish: Passover Haggadah - socialist version). Published by “der sotzyaldemokrat”, Binyamin Gaytzelham printing press, Podgórze, 1919. Yiddish. Parody in Yiddish about the Passover Haggadah, with a socialist interpretation. The characters are from a Jewish Shtetl: R’ Shmuel owns a factory, R’ Meir is a banker, R’ Zerach is a moneylender, and R’ Tudris is a Rabbi. They discuss socialist matters thus interpreting the story of Passover and the Exodus from Egypt. It is written that the Haggadah was first published in Krakow in 1900 by the “Bund”; an additional edition was published in the United States in 1910; this is one of the earliest non-traditional Haggadot printed. 23 pp, 16.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 192

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Order of Service for Passover (Haggada) for British Soldiers in India, 1918

Order of Service for Passover (Haggada), issued by the Jewish War Services Committee for India. Calcutta, India, 1918, English only.
Words of encouragement appear in the introduction reassuring the Jewish soldiers who perform the Seder away from their families, comparing between the temporariness of the soldiers in India to the similar situation of the Children of Israel when they left Egypt. Title-cover, 48 pp, Approx. 18 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Minute worming holes. Wear and tears to cover and at margins of several leaves. Cover and signatures are loose.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 193

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Jewish Transportation Unit 468 – Italy, 1945

Passover Haggadah. Jewish Transportation Unit 468, Royal Services Corps. Italy, 1945.
Non-traditional Haggadah, stenciled, with illustrations. Includes traditional passages, until a special title page: “Masechet Yameinu” (contemporary matters) – a text written as a play with characters and reading passages referring to the holocaust, The Warsaw Ghetto uprising and immigration to Eretz Israel. A dedication written in Italy in 1945 appears on the cover. [29] leaves, 16X20 cm. Fair condition. Chopped margins. Stains. Tears to margins. Ex-library copy.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 194

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Passover Haggadah, Palestine Field Survey Company, Italy, 1946 – Letters from Ze’ev Lipman, Illustrator of the Haggadah

Passover Haggadah, Palestine Field Survey Company 524, Italy, 1946.
Non-traditional Haggadah, photocopy of typewritten text, with illustrations. (Name of illustrator is not mentioned in the Haggadah).
Enclosed is a letter sent by the illustrator, typographer and designer Ze’ev Lipman, from Italy, to a girl friend in Eretz Israel: “I am sending you the finished Haggadah. My illustrations suffered due to the fast reproduction process but I hope that you like them anyway”. Enclosed are seven additional letters which Lipman sent to a girl friend; in one of the letters he also mentioned his illustrations for the Haggadah.
Later Lipman founded “Roli” Studio for graphic design with Gerd Rothschild. Size varies, overall good condition. The Haggadah is in very good condition, in the original envelope in which it was sent.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 195

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“Haoved Hakibbuci” – “Dror Habonim” – Hungary, 1946

Passover Haggadah. “Haoved Hakibbuci Dror Habonim” in Hungary, [Budapest], [1946], Hebrew and Hungarian.
Non-traditional Haggadah, in Hebrew and Hungarian, with many illustrations (illustrations by “Zvi Cohen – Moshe Steiner”, signed in the plate on the last page). The allegoric illustrations depict the immigration to Eretz Israel as a direct continuation of the Exodus from Egypt (pp. 14-15); and on the other hand, Jews entering a concentration camp (KZ), their souls flying out of crematoriums’ chimneys, next to the illustration of “Vayeanunu” [And we were tortured]. [1] title cover, [29] pp, 20 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains on cover. Detached leaves. Inner leaves in good condition. Inscription on front cover (with date).
In the NLI appears only a photocopy. Not listed in Aviram Paz’s book “The Exodus from Egypt – Then and Now” (2015).

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Auction 47 Lot Number 196

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“Dror” Movement – German Diaspora, 1947

Passover Haggadah, issued by “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 pages from another non-traditional Haggadah (Hebrew) and interesting texts concerning current affairs , all dealing 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 one 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 heroism. [40] pp, 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Wear and numerous stains. Creases. Slight tears. Restorations with adhesive tape. Ownership signature. Inscriptions in pencil.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 197

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No’ar Chalutzi Meuchad in Germany –Munich, 1948

Passover Haggadah. Printed by No’ar Chalutzi Meuchad (Nocham) in Germany. Munich, 1948.
Non-traditional Haggadah with illustrations depicting Jewish life in Ghettos and in extermination camps, by “Ben-Binyamin” (Zvi Miklos Adler). This is the third, censored, version of a 1946 Haggadah (named “Haggadah A”), from which controversial passages were omitted (see Yaari 2328; Otzar 4007; “Kedem” catalogue no. 13 item no. 429; “Kedem” catalogue no. 17, item no. 98). [12] leaves, (including wrappers), 21 cm. Good condition. Slight creases and stains on wrappers.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 198

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Important Archive of Letters – Early Days of the Jewish Congregation in Melbourne, Australia, 1858-1883

An important archive of letter, about the early days of the Jewish congregation in Melbourne, Australia, 1858-1883. English.
The archive contains letters written by the leaders of the congregation and by its Rabies, as well as by the chief rabbi of the British Empire Nathan Marcus Adler; letter directly related to the founding of a Beit-Din in Melbourne in 1864, the first Beit-Din in the British Empire situated out of London. Most of the letters are addressed to the President and committee of the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation.
· 6 Letters written by Rabbi Moses Rintel, 1864-1872 (one letter is a handwritten copy from the period), most of them addressed to the East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation. · 25 autograph letters signed by the chief rabbi of the British Empire, Nathan Marcus Adler (two are copies from the period), 1861-1871. · 2 letters written and signed by Abraham Philip Ornstein, 1864-1872. · 2 autograph letters, signed by Rabbi Samuel Herman, from the years 1872-1875. · 5 letters concerning the St. Kilda Hebrew Congregation, (suburb of Melbourne), 1882-1883, including 3 letters signed by Moritz Michaelis and one by Isaac Hallenstein. · Autograph letter, signed by Raphael Benjamin, one of the congregation leaders, 1875. · 30 additional letters, large part of them from congregation members who address the leaders, with various requests and questions about daily life of the congregation, 1858-1883. Enclosed are two printed items – blank letterhead leaves of the congregation’s secretary from the 1880s, a prospectus of the periodical “Colonial Jewish Monthly” from 1875.
Total of approx. 85 items. Fair condition. Some letters with dampstaining, mildew stains and open tears, some with damage to text. Most of the letters are whole and legible.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 199

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Two Ketubot – Australia, 19th Century

1. Ketubah (marriage contract) recording the marriage of the groom Avraham Ya’akov ben rabbi Shmuel to the bride Hannah daughter of Rabbi Avraham Yehuda Hacohen. Geelong, 1888. A Ketubah printed on fine vellum, with handwritten inscriptions. On the reverse appears the text of the Ketubah in English, in hand-writing. No Ketubot from Geelong are listed in the collection of Ketubot in the National Library of Israel. 29.5X19.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, folding marks.
2. Ketubah recording the marriage of the groom Zvi ben rabbi Yehudah Leib to the bride Louisa daughter of rabbi Aharon. Melbourne (Australia), 1868. Ketubah on thick paper. 31X24.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks, stains and rough tears at right margin.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 200

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Group Photograph of St. Kilda Synagogue Choir – Australia

A group photograph of St. Kilda synagogue choir members. Australia, ca. 1897.
Choir boys and cantors are portrayed holding a sign “St. Kilda Synagogue Choir Jubilee 1897”. 9.5X14.5 cm. Slight tears at margins. Mounted on cardboard: 19.5X24.5 cm, stains and significant glue remnants (new?).
Enclosed is a postal envelope sent to St. Kilda and a photograph taken by Stewart & Co. studio in Melbourne, Australia, featuring two young men. Titled on the reverse in pen (later inscription): Gabriel Elanberg (?) New Zeeland 1885-1890. 14X9.5 cm. Partly detached from cardboard. Damages to margins of cardboard.

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The Australian Israelite – Two Volumes of Issues – Melbourne, 1873-1874

The Australian Israelite. Volumes of second and third year issues. Melbourne, 1873-1874. English.
Two volumes of issues of The Australian Israelite (HaIsraeli). Jewish weekly for matters of literature, religions and issues that concern the Australian Jewish community. The weekly was published in 1871-1875 (discontinued due to lack of subscribers).
Second year: issues no. 1-40, 43-52. June 1872-June 1873. Third year: issues no. 1-45. August 1873- June 1874.
8 pp. per issue. Two volumes, 37 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and tears. Several detached leaves. Damages to bindings. Binding of second year issues is detached.

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The Jewish Herald – Volume of Issues – Melbourne, 1888-1889

The Jewish Herald, Devoted to the Interests of Judaism in the Australasian Colonies, Vol. X. Melbourne, December 1888 – November 1889. English.
Issues no. 229-253 of the Jewish-Australian newspaper “The Jewish Herald”. The paper was founded in Melbourne in 1879 as a monthly, and later was published every fortnight. In 1920 the title was changed to “The Australian Jewish Herald”. The issues contain information concerning the Jewish Australian congregation – news about the congregation’s life, essays about Judaism, advertisements of Jewish businesses and more.
Issues no. 229-253 (faulty numbering of issues 229-236; corrected in pen). Consecutive pagination, 376 pp. 36 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tears. Several detached leaves. Numerous inscriptions in pen mainly to advertisement leaves.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 203

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Booklet about Revising the Version of Prayers – Jewish Congregation in Australia, 1876

The Jewish Prayer Book as it is and as it ought to be. Melbourne-Sydney-Adelaide: George Robertson, 1876. English.
A reprint of a series of compositions published in the London newspaper “The Jewish World” about the creation of a non-orthodox prayer book and mainly the omission of Piyyutim from the Sidur. An introduction calls for a similar reform in the version of prayers of the Jewish congregation in Australia (written anonymously). VIII, 76 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Significant foxing. Front cover detached.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 204

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Essay about Synagogues in Melbourne – Melbourne, 1877 – Authors’ Dedication

Historical Sketch of the two Melbourne Synagogues, by Maurice Brodzky, Together with Sermons Preached by the Rev. Dr. Dattner Jacobson and the Rev. Moses Rintel. Melbourne: A.&W. Bruce, 1877. English.
An essay about Australian Jewry, focusing on synagogues of the two Jewish congregations in the city of Melbourne – Melbourne Hebrew Congregation founded in 1841 - the earliest Jewish congregation in Melbourne - and East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation founded in 1857. Including sermons by the congregations’ rabbis, Dattner Jacobson and Moses Rintel. A dedication on the title page, handwritten by the author, journalist Moris Brodzky, to his friend the journalist and architect Nahum Barnet.
[11], 8-55, XI pp, 21 cm. Good condition. A few Stains and creases. Somewhat loose signatures. Damages to binding. Several inscriptions in pencil within the book

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Auction 47 Lot Number 205

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Booklet about Jewish Rites and Customs – Sydney, 1879

Jewish Rites Explained, by Alexander B. Davis. Sydney: Printed by Henry Solomon at the “Caxton”, 1879. Second edition. English.
Booklet about Jewish rites and customs, by Rabbi Alexander B. Davis, rabbi in Sydney’s synagogue. 45 pp, 18 cm. Good condition. Foxing. Damages to binding. Dedication in pen on inner side of front binding.
This edition is not recorded in “A Bibliography of Australian Judaica” (Sydney, 1991).

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On the Mountains, or the Essence of Judaism – A Series of Sermons – Melbourne, 1892

On the Mountains; Or, the Essence of Judaism. A Series of Sermons Delivered at the St. Kilda Synagogue during the Recent Holy Days by E. Blaubaum. Melbourne: “Jewish Herald” Office, 1892. English.
A series of sermons delivered by Rabbi E. Blaubaum in St. Kilda Synagogue (suburb of Melbourne).
44 pp, 18 cm. Good condition. Occasional staining. Slight damages. Fine leather binding with gilded ornamentations and an embossing (initials S.C.), somewhat worn. Tears to spine and margins.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 207

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Collection of Prayer Booklets and Leaflets – Australia / St. Kilda Synagogue – Inauguration of the Synagogue in 1872

Fifteen prayer booklets and leaflets from synagogues in Australia, 19th-20th century.
Including: a dozen leaflets of Ohavei Shalom congregation – St. Kilda Hebrew Congregation (St. Kilda is a suburb of Melbourne), including the booklet “Order of Service to be performed at the Consecration of the St. Kilda Synagogue”, printed in Melbourne in 1872 in honor of the inauguration of St. Kilda Synagogue; leaflet of the Synagogue on Toorak Street in Melbourne, in memory of General John Monash, Jewish Australian engineer and industrialist, commander of Australian forces during World War I (Melbourne, 1931); booklet “Ziduk HaDin veSeder HaKevurah” [service of burial, Hebrew], of “Beit Israel” congregation in Sydney (1909; not in the NLI). Size and condition vary

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Auction 47 Lot Number 208

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Three Booklets – Synagogues and Jewish Congregations in Australia

Three booklets about synagogues and Jewish congregations in Australia. Accompanied by black and white photos. Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. 1928-1946. English.
1. Jubilee history of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, 5638-5688, and records of the earlier Jewish community of New South Wales. [Sydney, 1928]. A booklet printed to note the jubilee of the Great Synagogue in Sydney. Fair condition.
2. One hundred years, the story of the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation 1841-1941. Compiled by H. Freedman and A. Newton Super. Published by the Board of Management of the Melbourne “She’erit Israel” Congregation in Melbourne, in commemoration of its centenary. [Melbourne, 1941]. Good condition.
3. The story of the Perth Hebrew Congregation, by Philip Masel. A booklet published by authority of the board of management of the Perth Hebrew Congregation, in commemoration of the congregation’s jubilee. [Perth (capital of the Australian state of Western Australia), 1946]. Good condition.
Three booklets. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 209

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Letters from a Jewish Soldier in the Australian Army during World War I – Melbourne

Letters of Dalbert Hallenstein, On Active Service with the AIF. Melbourne: Norman bros. [No year mentioned, 1919?]. English.
A book with letters from Dalbert Hallenstein, a Jewish soldier in the Australian Army, written during World War I. The letters, most sent to his family, depict his service in France and the battle of Gallipoli, and are accompanied by black and white photos. It seems that the book was printed in a limited edition.
Dalbert Isaac Morris Hallenstein, served as a Lieutenant in the 5th Battalion of the Australian army. He fell in the line of duty in September 1918 in France, at the age of 25 (the last letter in the book was written several days before his death). Items from his estate are preserved in the Jewish Museum of Australia. 218 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Leather binding of good quality (slightly damaged) with gold embossing. Gilt edges.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 210

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YMCA Activities for Jewish Soldiers in the Australian Army – London, 1919

The Australian YMCA with the Jewish Soldier of the Australian Imperial Force. Together with a General Survey of the Australian Jewish Chaplaincy Department and the English Jewish War Service, by Harold Boas. London, 1919. English.
Essay describing the activities of Australian YMCA for Jewish soldiers in the Australian Army and survey of the “Jewish Chaplaincy Department” in Australian and English forces. Accompanied by black and white photos. 207, [1] pp + photo plates, 18 cm. Good condition. Creases and minor damages. Ink-stamps. Signature on title page.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 211

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Australian Jewry Book of Honour, the Great War, 1914-1918 – Perth, 1923

Australian Jewry Book of Honour, the Great War, 1914-1918, by Harold Boas. Perth, 1923. English.
A book about Jewish soldiers in the Australian army in World War I – list of soldiers’ names, ranks, and decorations, and more; list (with photos) of names of soldiers who were killed in action; and other photos in black and white. 88 pp, 25X18 cm. Good condition. Slight creases and damages. Tears and stains on cover.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 212

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Passover Haggadah for Jewish Soldiers in the Australian Army – Melbourne, 1943

Haggadah, Home Service for the First Two Nights of Passover, Australian Sailors’, Soldiers’ & Airmen’s Edition. Passover Haggadah for Jewish soldiers. Melbourne: Australian Army Chaplain’s Department, 1943. Hebrew and English.
Haggadah with translation to English. The cover features an illustration (by Ephraim Moshe Lilien), in its center the inscription: “Passover Haggadah for Jewish Soldiers in Australia 1943”, Hebrew. Facing the title page – a map of the Exodus from Egypt. 34 + 33 pp, 15 cm. Good condition. Slight damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 213

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“Australian Jewish Historical Society” – Volume of Issues – Sydney, 1939-1949

Periodical – “Australian Jewish Historical Society” – volume of first year issues (issues no. 1-10), and a separate booklet – first volume index. Sydney, 1939-1949. English.
The ten first issues of the bulletin of the Australian Jewish Historical Society, founded in 1938. The issues contain information about the society and the Jewish community in Australia, accompanied by photos.
An additional booklet is bound between the first two issues – report of the Committee of the York Street (Sydney) Synagogue, reprinted for the Australian Jewish Historical Society and issued to members of the society in commemoration of the Centenary of the opening of the Synagogue (1944). Volume: 24; 16, 25-380 pp (+ covers), 20.5 cm. Index: 15 pp, 21 cm. Overall good condition. Some damages. Ownership ink-stamps.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 214

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Instruction in the Mosaic Religion – Isaac Leeser – Philadelphia, 1830

Instruction in the Mosaic Religion by J. Johlson; translated by Isaac Leeser. Philadelphia: Adam Waldie, 1830. English, some Hebrew. First edition.
English translation by Isaac Leeser of a composition in German by a teacher in a Jewish school in Frankfurt am Main, instructing Jewish youth as to the principles of religion. An appendix at the end – short account of the Jewish ceremonial laws and customs.
Isaac Leeser (1806-1868), one of the leaders of Jews in the USA and one of the pioneers of American Jewry, philosopher, literary editor, translator of holy scriptures into English and composer of numerous essays and sermons. This is the first book by Isaac Leeser printed in America. VIII, 139 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Damages to binding.
Singerman 489.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 215

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Behemoth Hatemeoth – on the Subject of Shechita – Montreal, 1853

Behemoth Hatemeoth, the nomenclature of the prohibited animals of Leviticus, as determined by the most eminent authorities, both Jewish and Christian, by Abraham De Sola. Printed by John Lovell, Montreal, 1853. English (and some Hebrew). Only edition.
The author, Abraham De Sola (1825-1882) was a renowned rabbi, scholar, and orientalist, born in London. In 1847, when only twenty-two years old De Sola moved to Canada and became Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Congregation of Montreal ("Shearith Israel") and served there for thirty years. In 1853, McGill invited de Sola to become Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Literature. In 1873, by invitation of President Ulysses S. Grant's administration, De Sola opened the United States Congress with prayer. [1] Title-cover, 16 pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Inscription on the front cover. Minor creases at the corners. Minor tears on spine.
Apparently, this is the first book on the subject of Kosher Shechita (slaughtering) printed in America. One of the first Jewish books printed in Canada.
OCLC lists only one copy.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 216

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Jewish Organizations – Two Documents –New-York, 1920

1. A Tentative Plan for a National Health Service in Palestine. New-York, 1920. English. Printed circular letter to delegates to the World Zionist Organization convention, concerning establishment of a medical services system in Palestine. [12] leaves, 28.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears and creases, stains.
2. Program – Opening Session, 12th Annual Convention of Federation of Jewish Farmers of America. New-York, 1920. English and Yiddish. The program of the annual convention of Jewish Farmers of America. Chairman: Louis Marshall, a prominent American-Jewish community leader. [3] leaves, 27-28 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Folding marks.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 217

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Documents from the Estate of Boris Katzman

Collection of documents from the estate of Boris Katzman. [USA and Eretz Israel, ca. 1914-1930].
Boris Katzman (1872-1933), chemist, born in Russia; one of the leaders of the Zionist Movement, one of the first Zionist Congress organizers, an activist on behalf of the Zionist Organization of America and head of the Zionist Society of Engineers and Agronomists of the organization (a group of Jewish-American engineers, agronomists and scientists who acted to enhance the agricultural, industrial and economic development of Eretz Israel).
Most of the documents are from the time Katzman lived in the United States. He stayed there to enrich his professional experience as a chemical engineer in order to be able to better serve the Jewish colonization of Eretz Israel. Katzman worked at the time for "Kellogg's" as a consultant. The collection includes:
· Letters (printed) from Will Keith Kellogg, an American food manufacturer, founder of "Kellogg's" company, and a report by Katzman (printed, hand-signed) concerning an experiment which he performed for the company. · A handwritten letter, addressed to Boris Katzman, on Broadway Hotel letterhead. · The Merchants Savings Bank checks, signed by Katzman. · Printed letter, on official letterhead of Bates International Bag Company, sent in 1930, when Kaztman was in Rehovot, dealing with sales to a plant which Katzman intended to establish in Eretz Israel. · Receipts, letters and other documents, some signed by Katzman.
Total of about 40 items. Varied sizes and conditions.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 218

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“Jewish War Heroes” – Early Comic Book – Canada, 1944

Jewish war heroes, a comic book published by Canadian Jewish Congress. [Canada, 1944]. English. Second issue.
In 1944 the "Canadian Jewish Congress" published the "Jewish War Heroes" series – a series of three comic booklets, illustrated by George Menendez Rae, given away for free, to prove that Jews are part of the military effort. This issue tells the story of five Jewish war heroes. A list of decorations awarded to Jewish-Canadian soldiers, with illustrations of the decorations, appears at the end.
An early comic book; one of the first Jewish comic books printed in Canada. [4] leaves, 24.5 cm. Good condition. Slightly creased and damaged. Inscription in pen on title page.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 219

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Ornamented Manuscript – Pultusker Cemetery Association – United States, 1947

Pultusker Cemetery Association, notebook of the Pultusker Cemetery in the United States, [ca. 1947. On the binding: 1946].
Fine notebook, handwritten. The first seven pages record names of the deceased in artistic calligraphic script, ornamented in colorful and golden inks - “Ladies Auxiliary of the Pultusker Benevolent Association, In Memory of Sarah Levy"; "In Memory of My Beloved Husband Abraham Klare"; and more. On the following pages appear lists of names in Hebrew and English. Volume 29 cm. [13] written leaves. Most of the leaves are blank. Fine binding. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 220

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Book about Jews in England – London, 1830

A History of the Establishment and Residence of the Jews in England, with an Enquiry into their Civil Disabilities, by John Elijah Blunt. London: Printed for Saunders and Benning, 1830. English.
The first part of the book is dedicated, in detail, to the history of Jews in England. The second part is dedicated to a thorough enquiry into the civil status of Jews in England, the civil disabilities imposed on Jews concerning property and real estate etc. The book also deals with the change of the version of the oath required for being appointed as a civil servant, receiving an academic degree or joining a professional guild. The oath included, until then, the phrase "upon the true faith of Christian". See also following item. XVI, 148 pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tear at margins of title page. Cardboard binding, worn. Torn spine.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 221

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Book Dealing with the Question of the Emancipation of British Jews – Pesth, 1830

Verhandlungen in Betreff der Emancipation der Juden im großbritanischen Parlamente 1830. Pesth: Otto Wigand, 1830. German.
"Negotiations about emancipation of Jews in the Great British Parliament 1830 – a collection as complete as possible".
The British Parliament discussed in 1830 a new version of the oath of allegiance, meant to enable Catholics to participate in political life and public service. The Jewish question was raised as well: the Board of Deputies of British Jews sent a petition to the Parliament and to the House of Lords requesting equal rights for Jews. In the following years local authorities were more forthcoming than parliament: in 1835 David Salomons was elected Sheriff of London; following this appointment the Parliament changed the law and Jewish Sheriffs had the right to take an oath in accordance with their faith. In 1837 Moses Montefiore was elected Sheriff of the city. 58 pp, 20.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Wear and stains. Ink-stamps and ownership inscriptions. Reinforcing paper strips. Original paper wrappers and a new cardboard cover.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 222

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Tri-Lingual Poem in Honor of Albert Löwy’s Eightieth Birthday – London, 1897

The Measure of Our Days, a tri-lingual song, dedicated to his friends on the occasion of his eightieth birthday, by Albert Löwy. London, 1897 (printed in Vienna in Adolphus Holzhausen printing press). Hebrew, German and English. A poem composed by Rabbi Dr. Albert Löwy for his eightieth birthday [December 8, 1896]. Löwy (1816-1908), rabbi, scholar and orientalist, member of the Anglo-Jewish Association. 11 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Unbound.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 223

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Rules of the “Chovevi Zion” Association in England, 1892

Rules of the "Chovevi Zion" association in England. London: E.W. Rabbinowicz. 1892. Hebrew and English.
"The Association is established with the following objects: to foster the National Idea among the Jewish people. To promote the colonization of Palestine by establishing new colonies for Jews or assisting those already established". 42 pp, 18.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains on margins of leaves (mainly on first and last leaves). Tears and creases on cover.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 224

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London Zionist Society – Invitation to an Address Delivered by Haim Weizmann, 1917

Poster issued by the North London Zionist Society – invitation to a public meeting with the participation of Haim Weizmann. A.E. Pettet & Co. Printing Press, London, 1917. English.
A poster inviting citizens of London to participate in a public meeting chaired by Herbert Burrows, to be held on April 15, 1917, in Stamford Hill synagogue. The president of the British Zionist Federation in England, Dr. Haim Weizmann is to deliver an address.
In 1917 Weizmann was elected president of the British Zionist Federation and worked to obtain the milestone Balfour Declaration. 28X44.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Tears at margins.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen

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Auction 47 Lot Number 225

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John Braham – Miniature Portrait, 19th Century

Portrait of John Braham, (1774-1856), English tenor of Jewish origin. [19th century].
Painted on ivory; framed in an original wood and glass frame. Created by or after the English artist Thomas Phillips, (1770-1845). Oval painting, approx. 4X5 cm; frame: 9X11 cm, with a ring for hanging.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 226

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M. Burg – Miniature Portrait, 19th Century

Portrait of M. Burg, Jewish Major in the Prussian army. [19th century].
Painted on paper; framed in an original wood and glass frame. Titled by hand (German) on a note attached to the back of the frame. Round painting, approx. 5X5 cm; frame: 14X14 cm, a ring for hanging.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 227

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“Yeshu’ot Malki” – for Emperor Franz Joseph’s Birthday – Lemberg, 1853

Yeshu'ot Malki…for the birthday of….Franz Joseph the First, by Yossef Cohen Zedek. Lemberg, 1853.
The booklet, printed for the 23rd birthday of Emperor Franz Joseph, contains a long poem in his honor and a long article praising him (with separate title: "Sha'ar HaMelech"). Enclosed is a leaf with a printed poem for Elizabeth, princess of Bavaria (Sisi), wife and cousin of Franz Joseph (incomplete?). [7], 11 leaves (lacking title page in German), 20 cm. Fair-good condition. Some stains. Creases at margins and corners. Inscriptions and ink-stamps on title page. Unopened pages.

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“Or Zaru’a” – Poem in Honor of Prince Karl Ludwig – Lvov, 1854

"Or Zaru'a…poem…in honor of Karl Ludwig…brother of our king Franz Joseph I, by Yossef Cohen Zedek". Lvov (Lemberg), [1854].
Long poem in honor of the prince, Archduke Karl Ludwig, the younger brother of Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria. Including a title page and comments in German. 28, [7] pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and creases, mainly on cover and on first and last leaves. Ex-library copy.

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Collection of Documents concerning Prussian Citizenship – Granted to a Jewish Family – Breslau, 19th Century

Travel-pass and a collection of documents concerning Prussian citizenship – Wallbach family, Breslau (Prussia; present day Wroclaw, Poland), ca.1812-1840. German.
Six documents, including: a printed legal document (with additions written by hand), granting the leather-trader Yitzchak Wallbach citizenship of the city of Breslau. · Travel-pass (Reise-pass) granted to Yitzchak Wallbach in Breslau, 1835. Receipt written by hand, confirming that Moshe Ya'akov Wallbach paid the requested taxes for a renewed Prussian Citizenship certificate. · Note written by hand – official declaration to Prussian authorities, June 1812 (the writer declares that a Jewish pupil studies Talmud with him and his residence in the area should, therefore, be confirmed). · And more. Size and condition vary.

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Booklet Written and Illustrated by Hand – Commemorating Immigration from Germany to Eretz Israel, 1933-1934

Stimme des Herzens oder 1 Jahr Weltgeschichte, taschenausgabe fur liebhaber! [Eretz Israel]: Salami & Taubenschlag u. Co., [1934].
A humorous booklet written by hand, with charming illustrations in color. Produced in commemoration of one year to the immigration to Eretz Israel of a young woman by the name of Sally (with her partner? Or maybe written and illustrated by him). The illustrations depict Sally during a lecture on behalf of "Immigrants from Germany", bidding farewell to her friends, a house with a fish pond in Kfar Saba and finally, moving into an apartment in Jaffa. [11] leaves (most of them illustrated), notebook: 17X25 cm. Fair-good condition. Stained cover. A few stains on the leaves. Several detached leaves.

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Photo-Album – Fuhrer Family – Vienna-Dresden-Tel-Aviv

Photo-album, prepared for the silver anniversary of Sigmund Fuhrer and his wife Mali and commemorating the 25th anniversary of their shop in Tel-Aviv (for watches, jewelry and silver crafting), [1945].
The album contains approx. 60 photographs as well as greetings and texts, newspaper cuttings and greetings mounted on the album leaves. The album is divided into three chapters: in the first chapter are photographs of the couple's silver wedding, greetings and photographs of their shop on Alenby Street. The second chapter is dedicated to the couple's youth in Vienna and Dresden. The third chapter (short) is dedicated to their life in Eretz Israel. Photographs: 9X6 cm to 18.5X13 cm, album 25X23 cm. Fair-good condition. Some tissue guards are torn or missing. Binding and leaves are partly detached. Damages to front cover.

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Hugo Gold – Five Books about the History of Jewish Communities in Austria and Moravia, 1929-1974

Five books by Hugo Gold, about the history of Jewish communities in Austria ad Moravia. Brno and Tel-Aviv, 1929-1974. German.
1. Die Juden und Judengemeinden Mährens in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart [Jews and Jewish Communities in Moravio Past and Present]. Brno, 1929. A book including numerous photographs and information about the history of Jews in Moravia. Tens of essays, with indices. [14], 623 pp + [1] plate (map). 31 cm. Binding somewhat worn.
2-5. Four books published by "Olameinu", Tel-Aviv, 1966-1974.
· Geschichte der Juden in Wien, Ein Gedenkbuch [History of Jews in Vienna, commemorative book], 1966. 158 pp. · Gedenkbuch der Untergegangenen Judengemeinden des Burgenlandes [Commemorative book for Jewish communities in Burgenland (Austria)], 1970. 148 pp. · Geschichte der Juden in Österreich, Ein Gedenkbuch [History of Jews in Austria, commemorative book], 1971. 176 pp. · Gedenkbuch der Untergegangenen Judengemeinden Mahrens [Commemorative books for Jewish communities in Moravia], 1974. 166 pp. Four volumes: average size: 33 cm. Good condition. Damages to dust-covers.
Ex-library copies

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Large Print – “Kol Nidrei” Prayer in the Field – World War I

"Kol Nidrei, Vorabend des Versöhnungsfester im Felde 1914 "[Eve of Yom Kippur in the field, 1914]. Berlin-Vienna: Vaterländischer Kultur-Kunst-Verlag, 1914.
A large print depicting Jewish soldiers in the field during a "Kol Nidrei" prayer, World War I (the prayer was held with permission from the German Emperor). Approx. 58X48 cm, framed. Good condition. Some stains.

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Kosher Cookbook – Transylvania, 1928

Kóser Szakácskönyve, Ganz Ábrahámné [Kosher cookbook]. Dés: Medgyesi Lajos, 1928. Hungarian.
Cookbook with 290 recipes for preparing Kosher dishes. A facsimile edition of this book was published in 2006; only the facsimile edition is listed in the NLI and in OCLC. 113, [1], 22.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Wear, many tears and stains.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 235

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Prayer Against Cholera Plague – Amsterdam, 1832 – Signature of Rabbi Benjamin Cohen Carillon, Rabbi in the Caribbean Islands

Gebed ter bevrijding van der cholera morbus, vervaardigd door de wew assesoren der N:P:I: Gemeente; uit hebreeuwsch vertaald door B. C. Carillon. Amsterdam, 1832. Dutch.
Prayer against Cholera plague, translated from Hebrew by Rabbi Benjamin Cohen Carillon. Rabbi Carillon served as rabbi in St. Thomas Synagogue in the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea (North America). Carillon's signature appears on the back. In 1832 one of the severest 19th century Cholera epidemics erupted in Paris and spread to other countries in Europe. 4 pp, 20.5 cm. Fair-good codnition. Stains. Tears at connection of leaves. Creases at corners. Ink-stamp.

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Legal Order by the King of France Granting Rights to Jews – French Revolution, 1790

Lettres-Patentes du Roi. Official order on behalf of Louis XVI, King of France and on behalf of the Archbishop of Bordeaux. Printed in Grenoble, France, 1790. French.
"According to the ordinance of the National Assembly…all of the Jews known in France as 'Portuguese Jews', 'Spanish' and 'Jews of Avignon" will continue and enjoy all the rights they were granted so far and which were granted according to permits…they will get rights of active citizens…and all their rights will be valid as long as they fulfill all the conditions required of them".
This order was published less than one year after the French revolution, during a period when France went through extreme social and administrative changes. King Louis XVI had to accept all of the new National Assembly's demands, the rule of rights granted according to social class was substituted by elected bodies and the declarations of human and civil rights were composed. Approx. 48.5X37 cm. Fair-good condition. Professionally restored tears (some damages to text). Torn margins. Mounted on acid-free paper.

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Archive of Documents of the Ostrowo Congregation – Poland, 19th Century

Archive of documents of the Jewish congregation in Ostrowo (Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland), 1827 through 1840s. German, Yiddish (Yiddish-Deitch) and Hebrew.
Hundreds of leaves and notes, some sewn together: receipts and financial inscriptions, payments concerning the community and the synagogue, certificates issued by Gabbaim and Shamashim in the synagogue, charity, donations and more. Lot consists of hundreds of documents. Size varies. Stains. Dampstaining.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 238

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Four Books – Polemic Books and Karaite Books

Four books – Karaite books and polemic books, 1830-1875.
1. "Sefer Dod Mordechai, composed…Mordechai ben…Nissan, to answer the questions raised by Ya'akov Trigland…Holland…". Vienna, 1830. [4], 36, [1] pp, 22 cm.
2. Sefer Etz Hahaim, by Aharon Ben Eliyahu of Nicomedia. Printed by "Mordechai Hasocher Trishken", Gozleve (Yevpatoria), 1847. [2], 136 pp, 34 cm.
3. "Sefer HaMitzvot…Aderet Eliyahu…". Odessa: L. Nitche, 1870. Two pages with handwritten (German) comments are bound at the beginning of the book. [7], 21, [two folded plates], [7], 27-228 pp, 25.5 cm.
4. "Sefer Nistor HaKomer…". Altona: Gebruder Bonn Printing Press, 1875. [1], 15 pp, 19 cm.
Condition varies. Ex-library copies.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 239

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“Avnei Zikaron” – Karaite Tombstones – Vilnius, 1872

Avnei Zikaron LeBnei Israel Beretz Krim…[Hebrew: Stones of Remembrance for Jews in Crimea excavated and discovered by Avraham Yerushalmi Perkowitz]. Vilnius, 1872.
A description of Perkowitz’s journey through Crimea and Caucasia, mainly through 1839-1849, during which he collected ancient books and manuscripts from archives and Jewish communities. Includes numerous lists of tombstones’ inscriptions and 15 folding picture-plates at the end (which cannot be found in all copies).
Perkowitz (1787-1874), well versed in Karaite Theology, antique books and manuscripts collector, forged numerous tombstones in order to prove the antiquity of the Karaite settlement in Crimea. [4], portrait, 16, 104; 256 pp, [15] folding picture-plates. 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. First leaves are loose. Damaged binding, loose

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Auction 47 Lot Number 240

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Poster – Retrieval of Military Items Found by Civilians – Vilnius, World War I

A poster issued by the government of the German Emperor, most probably right after the occupation of Vilnius by the Germans (from Russia). Vilnius, 1915. Four languages (Yiddish, German, Polish and Lithuanian).
The poster details all the items and material (mainly metals) that civilians are obliged to return to the army, and get paid, according to the tariff appearing on the poster. According to the poster, those who will keep military items or materials which have not been handed to the army are subject to a fine of 5,000 Marcs or two years in prison. 86X58 cm. Mounted on acid-free paper and professionally restored. Small open tears on corners, margins and folds, no damage to text.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 241

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Extensive Documents Archive – Refuseniks and Acting Committee of Immigrants from the Soviet Union

Archive consisting of hundreds of documents concerning Refuseniks, Soviet Union Jewry and the Acting Committee of Immigrants from the Soviet Union. Israel and the USA, 1970s-1980s.
Archive features leaflets, posters, convention protocols of the public council for Soviet Union Jews, documents and letters from the acting committee of immigrants from the Soviet Union, list of names of Jewish families and individuals in the Soviet Union in need of assistance, correspondence with ministries in Israel, and more. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 242

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Issues of “Israel” in Ladino – Thessalonica, 1931/1933

Israel, annual publication of "Tzeirei Mizrahi" union in Greece. Thessalonica, 1931, 1933. Ladino. Two issues.
Zionist annual publication, with essays and songs, with photographs. The 1933 issue has a separate title page, "Kehal Rof'im" with copying of inscriptions on gravestones of Jewish physicians in Thessalonica. [3], 23, [3] pp. 27.5 cm; [2], 26; 29, [5] pp, 26.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, mainly to covers. Some tears. Ink-stamps.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 243

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“Jüden Feind” – Anti-Semitic Essay – Germany, 1570

Jüden Feind Von den Edelen Früchten der Thalmudischen Jüden so Jetziger Zeit in Teutschlande Wonen [Jewish foe, of the fruits of Talmudic Jews living in Germany…], by Georgium Nigrinum [Georg Nigrinus]. [Germany], 1570. German.
Anti-Semitic essay by Georg Nigrinus, a priest in the town of Giessen in Germany. An extremely harsh essay preaching to persecute Jews, influenced by the writing of German theologian Martin Luther, "The Jews and their lies".
Ownership inscription facing title page: "Zunz" – it seems that this is the signature of the scholar Yom Tov Lipman Zunz. Markings and a short inscription appear within the book; it is possible that those are in Zunz's handwriting. [112] leaves, 14.5 cm. Cardboard binding. Good condition. Stains, creases to title page. Title page slightly loose. Damages to binding.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 244

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Dietrich Schwab – Anti-Semitic Essay – Mainz, 1619 – Woodcut

Detectum Velum Mosaicum Judaeorum Nostri Temporis... [The Jewish mask of Mosaic Law...lifted and revealed] by Dietrich Schwab. Mainz, 1619. German.
Anti-Semitic essay by Dietrich Schwab. The author, a converted Jew, describes in detail the Jewish prayer service attempting to uncover anti-Christian elements in Jewish prayer books. Accompanied by a woodcut (folded), titled "Der Juden Einritt Mit Ihrem Messia" [Jews ride with their Messiah], depicting a Jewish parade. On the left – figures riding a donkey and on the right – the Judensau [a visual motif in Christian art of the middle ages, and anti-Semitic caricatures]. [8], 226, [2] pp + [1] plate (woodcut), 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Dark leaves. Original vellum binding, damaged, tears to spine.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 245

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Essay about Conversion of Jews – Germany, 1718

Heilsame Mittel zur Juden-Bekehrung jn Christlicher Einfalt vorgeschlagen, von Johann Friederich Mentes, getaufften Juden auss Portugall. No printer's name, no printing location, [Germany], 1718. German.
An essay dealing with conversion of Jews to Christianity, by Johann Friedrich Mentes, a converted Jew from Portugal. 16 pp, 19.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tears at corners of first four leaves. Ink stamp. Bound in hardcover.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 246

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Richard Wagner – “Judaism in Music” – Leipzig, 1869

Das Judenthum in der Musik [Judaism in Music], by Richard Wagner. Leipzig: J.J. Weber, 1869. German.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 247

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Booklet with Anti-Semitic Caricatures – Nuremberg, 1934

Juden Stellen Sich Vor, Vierundzwanzig Zeichnungen Vom Stürmerzeichner Fips [24 illustrations by "Der Stürmer" illustrator, Fips]. Nuremberg: "Der Stürmer", 1934. German.
A booklet featuring anti-Semitic caricatures published by the anti-Semitic newspaper "Der Stürmer". Introduction by the editor of "Der Stürmer", Julius Streicher, of the leaders of Nazi regime in Germany, who was eventually sentenced to death in the Nuremberg Trials.
The booklet includes 24 caricatures in black and white (on a full page), depicting stereotypic Jewish figures – rabbi, merchant, lawyer, banker, and more; by Philip Rupprecht, a caricaturist known mainly for the anti-Semitic caricatures which he published in "Der Stürmer" under the pen-name Fips. It is possible that the booklet was meant to be a coloring book for children. [28] leaves, 23 cm. Good condition. Some stains within the booklet. Stains and tears to cover. Torn spine (cover partly detached).

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Auction 47 Lot Number 248

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Two Anti-Semitic Publications – Paris, 1940s

Two anti-Semitic booklets printed in Paris in the early 1940s.
1. Un Bon Français…[a good Frenchman]. Paris: G. Mazeyrie printing press, [1941?]. [16] pp.
2. Pourquoi les Nationaux Ne Peuvent Souhaiter le Succès des Communistes [why the national cannot hope for the success of communists]. Paris: G. Mazeyrie printing press, [1941?]. Text by Mars-Trick, illustrations by Pelan. [16] pp.
Size and condition vary.

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