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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 438

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Jacob Steinhardt (1887-1968)

1. Illustration (Mother with Girl at Home) / [1922] / Woodcut / 12X16 cm / Signed in pencil, in Hebrew / Kolb 66
2. In Town / 1960 / Woodcut / 11X15 cm / Signed and dated in pencil / Not listed in Kolb

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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 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 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 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 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 269

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Booklet in Memory of Rabbi Kook – Munich, 1946

Rabbi A. I. Kook, booklet commemorating the 11th memorial day of A. I. Kook. Published by the Culture Department of "Torah VeAvodah" movement in Germany, Munich, 1946. Yiddish and some Hebrew.
Stenciled typewritten text. The booklet opens with the letter which Rabbi Kook sent to "Bnei Akiva". 23 pp, 29.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Creases at corners and some tears at margins. Cover (blank) detached. Library ink-stamp. Several pages are bound upside down.
Not in the NLI. Not listed in the OCLC.

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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 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 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 142

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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 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 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 441

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Jacob Steinhardt (1887-1968)

Moses and the Tablets of the Law / [1955] / Woodcut / 36X49.5 cm / Signed
Kolb 397.

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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 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 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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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 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 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 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 283

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Adolf Eichmann – Three Booklets in Yiddish – Tel-Aviv / New-York, 1960-1961

Three booklets in Yiddish, about Adolf Eichmann. Tel-Aviv / New-York, 1960-1961.
1-2. "Adolf Eichman, der bukhalter vun toyt" [Adolf Eichmann, accountant of death], by Br. Levitan and M. Karpinowitch. Tel-Aviv, 1960. Survey of Eichman's crimes and the process of the trial, with photos. Two booklets: the first includes 98 pages; the second is an extended edition, 129 pp.
3. "Eichman der eyberher vun der Nazi merd mashin" [Eichman, Nazi murder machine], published by the department for Jewish affairs, World Zionist Congress, New-York, 1961. A booklet about Eichmann's crimes. Typewritten and stenciled. A comment is added on the table of contents page, emphasizing that the opinions and conclusions in this booklet were reached by the department for Jewish affairs, and not necessarily the Jewish Congress members in general. Size and condition vary. Ex-library copies.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 379

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Novel by Arthur Graf Gobineau – Engravings by Hugo Steiner-Prag – Berlin, 1923

Die Liebenden von Kandahar by Arthur Graf Gobineau, translated into German by Franz Werner Schmidt. With engravings by Hugo Steiner-Prag. Berlin: Franz Schneider, [1923]. German.
A novel by Arthur de Gobineau; accompanied by six engraving-plates, signed in pencil by Hugo Steiner-Prag, and three small engravings (not signed). The book was printed in a limited edition of 200 signed copies. Presented is an unnumbered copy. On the colophon appears a signed comment handwritten by Steiner-Prag. Bound in an exquisite parchment binding, with a hand drawn illustration in color and a gold embossing on the spine. 56, [3] pp + [6] plates, 26.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing (at margins and endpapers).

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