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Auction 50 Lot Number 1

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A Circular Letter Distributed by the Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization – Vienna, 1898

A stenciled circular letter distributed by the Executive Central Committee of the Zionist Organization. Hand-signed by two out of the five members of the first Committee of the Zionist Organization - Dr. Oser Kokesch (the secretary of the committee) and Dr. Moritz (Moshe) Tobias Schnierer. Vienna, 13 May 1898. German.
A call to sign a declaration, in protest of an article by Dr. Aharon (Armand) Kaminka, published in Ha-Magid and The Jewish Chronicle, which criticized Herzl and the Zionist Movement.
"Attached I'm sending you the translation of an article by Dr. Kaminka… Such articles can cause severe harm to the Zionist cause… The Executive Central Committee considers it inadvisable, for obvious reasons, to respond to comments such as these. However, we consider it absolutely necessary that the participants of the pre-conferences in Vienna [in preparation for the Second Zionist Congress] collectively refute the attacks of Dr. Kaminka. We therefore ask you to kindly sign the attached declaration…".
Aharon (Armand) Kaminka (1866-1950) was a rabbi, scholar, and Hebrew poet and translator born in Berdichev. He was a Zionist activist and one of the founders of the Hovevei Zion Berlin chapter. In the article referred to in the letter he expressed harsh criticism of Herzl's conduct, even writing that the Hovevei Zion movement should consider shunning the Second Zionist Congress altogether.
[1] leaf, folded into two and printed on one side, 29 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Several tears at margins. Some stains.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 2

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“Altneuland” – First Edition – Leipzig, 1902 –Illustrated Binding

Altneuland, Roman von Theodor Herzl. Leipzig: Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, [1902]. German. First edition.
Utopian novel, in which Herzl describes his vision of a future Jewish state in Palestine. Herzl composed the novel during the years 1899-1902 and titled the manuscript "New Zion". Later, inspired by "Altneuschul" - the name of the Prague synagogue - Herzl changed the title to "Altneuland". At the same year of publication, the book was translated into Yiddish and Hebrew (Nahum Sokolow, who translated the novel into Hebrew, titled it "Tel-Aviv" - the name adopted as the name of the first Jewish city) and in less than a year the novel was translated into six other languages. The famous Moto "Wenn Ihr wollt, Ist es kein Märchen" - "If you will it - it is no dream" is printed on the title page.
[3], 343, [5] pp, 18 cm. Good condition. Stains, mainly to first and last leaves. Several leaves and signatures are loose. Signatures on front endpaper and on title page. Original illustrated binding, slightly damaged. Torn spine.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 3

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Herzl – “Altneuland” – First Russian Edition, 1903

Обновленная страна (Altneuland), by Theodor Herzl. Kiev, 1903. Russian.
Utopian novel, in which Herzl describes his vision of a future Jewish state in Palestine. First translation into Russian.
341, [1] pages. Missing title-cover. 17.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, some damages. Some tears at leaves’ margins. Some loose leaves. Worn binding, with tears at the margins and spine (partly detached).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 4

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Theodor Herzl – Portrait Photograph – Basel

A portrait photograph of Theodor Herzl. Photographer: R. Spreng (stamped), Basel, [ca. 1901].
Portrait photograph. Taken at the studio of photographer R. Spreng in Basel, apparently close to the date of the Fifth World Zionist Congress, held in Basel in December 1901.
Photograph 24X16.5 cm., attached to cardboard 24.5X17.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Two lower corners of cardboard are missing.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 5

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Printed Fabric Flag Commemorating Herzl’s 50th Birthday

Printed fabric flag, commemorating Theodor Herzl's 50th birthday. Herzl died 6 years earlier, at the age of 44. [Unknown location], 1910.
A flag consisting of two pieces of fabric, one white and one light blue with a printed Hebrew inscription: "In memory of the 50th year of Dr. Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl, 1859-1910".
27X53 cm. Fair condition. Open tears, some damage to text. Stains. Unravelling marks. Sewn (fine stitches) to fabric mounted on cardboard.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 6

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Portrait of Theodor Herzl – Straw Work

Portrait of Theodor Herzl, in profile, made of glued-on pieces of straw (arranged width and lengthwise). Palestine, [ca. 1920s-1930s].
16X11.5 cm. Good overall condition. Some stains and missing pieces. Hook for hanging.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 7

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Poster – 31st Anniversary of Theodor Herzl’s Death – Manchester, 1935

The 31st Anniversary of the Death of Theodor Herzl, a poster - invitation to a memorial service at the synagogue on Cheetham Hill Road (Manchester), on behalf of the Manchester Zionist Central Council. Manchester, 1935. English and Yiddish.
76X50.5 cm. Good condition. Many stains, folding marks and creases. Very small tears to margins. A number of tears professionally restored.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 8

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Pin – First Zionist Congress, 1897

A pin with the emblem of the First Zionist Congress, 1897.
Bronze emblem decorated with white threads surrounding it like a halo, attached to pin.
The emblem shows a Star of David framing a lion, with seven surrounding stars (the uppermost star is missing in this pin). The design is based on the proposal of Theodor Herzl in his book "The Jewish State": "I would suggest a white flag, with seven golden stars. The white field symbolizes our pure new life; the stars are the seven golden hours of our working-day. For we shall march into the Promised Land carrying the badge of honor".
Size of Star of David: 1X1 cm. Length of pin: 5 cm. Good condition. Uppermost star (at the top of the Star of David) is missing.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 9

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Second Zionist Congress – Official Postcard

The second Zionist Congress in Basel, official postcard, [1898].
Rimmer, no. 3.
9X14 cm. Good condition. Unused. Some creases and stains.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 10

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Early “Shana Tova” Postcard – Portrait of Theodor Herzl / Second Zionist Congress

2nd Zionist Congress in Basel, unofficial postcard.
In the middle, inside a Star of David, is Herzl's portrait, surrounded by portraits of Max Nordau, Bernard Lazare, Max Emmanuel Mandelstam and Rabbi Moshe Gester. The illustrations beneath the portraits are from the official postcard of the Second Zionist Congress, including the citation from Ezekiel. On the lower left corner the greeting "LeShana Tova" is printed.
Approx. 9X14 cm. Sent by mail in 1904. Some stains and creases.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 11

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Printed Card – Fifth Zionist Congress – Basel, 1901 – E. M. Lilien

Printed card (invitation?), "The Fifth Congress of the Zionists in Basel, 5662”. [Basel, December 1901].
On the front is an illustration by Ephraim Moses Lilien, "And Our Eyes Shall Behold Your Return to Zion with Mercy". On the back is an ink stamp: "Bureau des Zionistencongresses, Basel" [Zionist Congress Bureau, Basel].
12X17 cm. Good condition. Vertical folding mark. Creases and stains. Small tears to margins.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 12

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Sixth Zionist Congress – Unofficial Postcard Sent from the Congress

Postcard send from the Sixth Zionist Congress. Basel, 23 August 1903.
In the letter, written in pencil on the postcard, one of the Congress participants writes of his impressions from the Congress's opening night: "The impressions are so many that I don't know what to tell of first. Yesterday and the day before the Russian delegates convened… many rabbis delivered sermons at the Beit Midrash, and Dr. Nesig (?) drew a great crowd to hear his sermon on… Zionism. In the course of his speech he cursed Zionism and the listeners made an effort to keep still, but when he dared to call Herzl and Nordau sharp names such as 'arrogant… feullitonists who don't know Judaism and are brazen', mayhem broke out… one man wished to slap him, and the convention decided it no longer wished to hear him, and after singing 'HaTikva', everyone left the hall. […] Nordau has just arrived. He met Herzl on the street - and it was fine to see these two men walking arm in arm" (Hebrew).
9X14.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Piece of postage stamp missing.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 13

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Booklet of Poems in Honor of the Ninth Zionist Congress, 1909

Festcommers zu ehren des IX Zionisten-Kongresses zu Hamburg am 28 Dez. 1909. Berlin, [1909]. German and some Hebrew.
A booklet with 11 poems, printed for the Ninth Zionist Congress, held in Hamburg in December 1909. The last poem is "HaTikva". Cover illustration: Richard Michel.
[16] pp, 24 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some notes in pencil. Bound with string.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 14

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Postcard and Three “Programs” for Zionist Purim Celebrations – Königsberg and Danzig, 1904-1924

1. Programm zum Purim-Fest. Program for Purim celebrations in Königsberg, March 1904. Printed by the Zionist Organization in Königsberg. German, Yiddish and Hebrew. [2], 9, [1] pp, 22 cm. Tears to cover margins.
2. Programm zur Makkabaer-Feier der Konigsberger Zionistischen Vereinigung… 16 Dezember 1906. Königsberg, [1906]. German, some Hebrew and Yiddish. Program for a convention of Königsberg Zionists. Not in NLI or OCLC. [8] pp, 25 cm. Good condition.
3. Purim Kinderfest 28 Februar 1909. Printed pamphlet for Purim children’s celebrations, printed by the Zionist Organization in Königsberg. Königsberg, 1909. [3] pp, 22.5 cm.
4. Souvenir postcard, Zur Erinnerung an das Purimfest des “Bar Kochba” Danzig, 16 Marz 1919. Souvenir postcard from the Purim celebrations of the “Bar Kochba” organization in Danzig, printed by the city’s Zionist Organization branch. Danzig, 19 March 1924.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 15

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Jewish Portraits and Landscapes, by Alexander Kopelovitch

28 Jewish Portraits and Landscapes, by Alexander Kopelovitch. Riga (Latvia): Rota II, [ca. 1937]. Hebrew and English.
A portfolio with 27 reproduction plates of paintings by artist Alexander Kopelovitch (1915-1990), depicting Jewish leaders and sites in Palestine. Including: portraits of Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha'Am, Albert Einstein, Shaul Tchernichovsky, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Shalom Asch, and others, and illustrations of Rachel' Tomb, the Galilee Hills and Mount Tavor, Safed, the Western Wall, and other sites. Each reproduction
is pasted on the margins to a thick paper sheet, to which an explanatory leaf in Hebrew and English is attached. With an introduction: a letter from Shimon Dubnov to the artist.
[1] sheet folded in 4 (introduction and list of paintings, in Hebrew and English), 27 plates. 35 cm. Good condition. Stains and slight damage. Portfolio stained and torn.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 16

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Lithographs of the Leaders of the Zionist Organization – František Reichentál –Czechoslovakia

Builders of the Zionist Organization, 10 lithographic pictures by Fr. Reichentál. Published by the Zionist Federation in Czechoslovakia on the occasion of the convention of Zionist federations in Europe at Karlovy Vary. Czechoslovakia: Atlas Bratislava, [1947].
Original cardboard portfolio containing ten lithographs, portraits of Zionist leaders - Herzl, Nordau, Shapira, Sokolow, Szold, Ussishkin, Weizmann, Wolfson, Warburg and Bialik. Each lithograph is signed by the portrayed figure and by the artist (both in print). Printed on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Zionist Organization by Theodor Herzl, at the First Zionist Congress.
10 leaves, 41 cm. Good condition. Some wear and stains.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 17

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JNF Advertisement Leaf – Avant-garde Design – Vilnius, 1926

JNF advertisement leaf, printed on thick paper. [Vilnius, August 1926].
Designer's signature (Hebrew, in print): "Alkatznitzki 26".
A "classic" JNF illustration appears in the center, surrounded by a designed inscription in innovative typography: "If I forget thee oh, Jerusalem…", "Keren Kayemet LeIsrael", and more.
28.5X36 cm. Fair-good condition. Some tears at margins, professionally restored. Creases and folding marks. Handwritten date and ink-stamp.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 18

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25th Anniversary of the Founding of the Jewish National Fund – a Lithograph by Joseph Budko, 1927

An invitation to a celebratory event marking 25 years to the founding of the Jewish National Fund - a lithograph by Joseph Budko (signed and dated in print). [Berlin, 1927]. German.
An illustrated page (in lithographic printing), made by Joseph Budko - an invitation to an event marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish National Fund, and celebrating the Purim holiday, with the participation of costumed figures representing 5,000 years of Jewish history.
[1] leaf, 31X25 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains on the margins. Pasted to a Bristol sheet at the corners.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 19

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Jewish National Fund and the Blue Box – Four Documents

1. Der Toyer Tzu Eretz Israel [The Gate to Eretz Israel]. Jerusalem: Goldberg Press, [early 1930s, after 1931]. Yiddish. Booklet describing the JNF's activities. [8] pp, 17 cm. Not in OCLC or NLI.
2. Der Keren Kajemeth Lejisrael. JNF promotional brochure. [Berlin, early 1920s, after 1921]. German. Folded brochure, with explanations on JNF activities. Inside is a map of Palestine with details on lands bought by the JNF.
3. Printed envelope, issued by the JNF in Berlin. Berlin, [ca. 1921]. The envelope was intended for donations to the JNF, in return for one of the gifts listed on the envelope's inner side.
4. Printed stub to be filled in by hand after emptying a JNF box. [Germany, ca. 1920s].
Size varies. Good overall condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 20

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Certificate for Inscriprion in JNF “Sefer Hayeled” – Grete Wolf-Krakauer

"JNF Sefer HaYeled [Children's Book], Jerusalem" - certificate illustrated by Grete Wolf-Krakauer (signed in print). Lithographic printing "Grafika", Jerusalem, [ca. 1930s].
Leaf 35X47 cm (thick paper). Good condition. Stains, creases and tears at margins (one open tear). Upper margins are glued to a sheet of paper, 50X70 cm.
Provenance: Collection of Dotan Family, Jerusalem.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 21

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Three Publications of the Jewish National Fund / Original Sketch

1-2. Two publications of the Jewish National Fund:
* "Sold here - greeting cards (telegrams) of the Jewish National Fund" (design: Kanler). [1] leaf, approx. 19 cm.
* "Jewish National Fund stamp, a must-have on every letter of an individual or institution!" (Design: Machner-Wallisch). [1] leaf, 13.5 cm.
3. Original sketch for an advertisement of the JNF, with the inscription "Sold here - stamps and telegrams of the Jewish National Fund". Ink on paper. 34X26.5 cm.
Condition varies.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 22

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Jewish National Fund – Five Booklets for Children

1. The Key, by Jessie E. Sampter. Jerusalem, 1925. English.
2. HaKufsa HaKchula - Ma'ase BeAgora SheNitgalgela LeHora shel HaKufsa HKchula Kufsat HaGeula (The Blue Box…), by Dov Kimchi. Jerusalem, [1926].
3. Garger LaKeren HaKayemet (A Grain for the Jewish National Fund). Poem: Anda Pinkerfeld, illustration: Iza Hershkovitz. Warsaw, [1930s].
4. Blue Box the Bold, told and drawn by Mordechai Warhaft. Jerusalem: Reuven Mass, [ca. 1940]. English.
5. Blue Box the Bold and Other Stories. Jerusalem: JNF Press, [ca. 1947]. English.
Size varies. Good overall condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 23

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Booklet of Regulations – “Moshav” Neve Zedek, 1890

booklet of regulations of Moshav Neve Zedek, established in 1887. Jerusalem: Frumkin, 1890.
Booklet of Regulations of Neve Zedek, the first official Jewish neighborhood established out of Jaffa. At the end of the booklet, on designated leaves, were added signatures of the estate owner who purchased it in 1887, the ink-stamp of "Hevrat Neve Zedek LeBinyan Batim" as well as many inscriptions documenting payments by the estate owner from 1889 till 1896.
16 pp, 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Wear, tears at margins of leaves. Stains. Detached leaves.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 24

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Four Letters from Petach Tikva, Mazkeret Batya, Zichrov Ya’akov and Jaffa, 1905-1914

1. A letter from the committee of Petach Tikva, to the Rabbi of "Jaffa and the Moshavot" (Rabbi Kook), December 1905. A request to prevent a certain person from acquiring an estate because he desecrated the Sabbath in public. Ink-stamped with the settlement committee stamp and signed by seven of the settlement members.
2. A letter from the committee of Mazkeret Batya-Ekron, to the rabbi of "Jaffa and the Moshavot", Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen Kook, 1912. A request addressed to Rabbi Kook, asking him to come and "make peace" after the occurrence of some disputes between the settlement members. Ink-stamped (settlement committee stamp) and signed by thirteen of the settlement members.
3. "Certificate" awarded to Shlomo Wilder confirming that his daughter, from Zichron Ya'akov, is a resident of the Moshavah, and is allowed to marry a young person from Alexandria, 1913. Signed and stamped by Rabbi Gedaliu Kahana, the settlement rabbi; signed by chairman and secretary of the settlement committee, Ink-stamped with the settlement committee stamp and ink-stamped with the stamp of the “Mukhtar” of the settlement (Arabic).
4. A letter from inhabitants of Jaffa "in the suburb of Neve Zedek" to the representatives of Tel-Aviv council, 1914. A protest against approving the establishment of a "cinematograph" - namely "Eden" cinema, established in 1914. With signatures of nineteen "home owners" in Jaffa.
[4] leaves, average size: 27 cm. Fair to good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 25

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Collection of Humorous Booklets, 1909-1925

1. "Hamor-Gamal" (Donkey-Camel), humorous monthly. Jerusalem, [1909].
2-11. "LaYehudim, Iton Hashmati / Humori / Hagun / Purimi, Naimi, Taimi, Intimi VeAnonimi" (For the Jews, a Humorous Journal), edited by Kadish Silman. Jerusalem, 1909-1925. Ten consecutive issues. Issues 5 and 10 are missing some pages.
12. "HaMedagdeg, Iton LiShkarim Ukzavim, LeHitul VeHitnaplut, LeHutzpah VeAzut Panim…" (The Tickler…), Jerusalem, [1910].
13. “Ahashdarpan, Iton LiZman Shichruteinu” (Satrap...). Jerusalem, [1911]. Back cover missing.
14. Vaizatha, annual compilation (published by the youth of Rehovot). Compilation 3, [Rehovot, ca. 1911].
15. Had-Gadya, the successor of Vaizatha. [Rehovot, 1912].
16. “HaMetapeach”, literary compilation for Purim. Jerusalem, [1923].
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 26

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Hebrew University, Jerusalem – Tickets of Admission to the Cornerstone Laying Ceremony and the Opening Ceremony

1. Ticket of admission to the cornerstone laying ceremony of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 24 July 1918.
2. Ticket of admission to the cornerstone laying ceremony of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 24 July 1918. "Standing Room Only".
3. Ticket of admission to the opening ceremony of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1 April 1925.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 27

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Letter from Rabbi Ya’akov Meir – Constitution of the Jewish Community in Palestine, 1924 –Authorities of the Chief Rabbinate

1. Proposed constitution for the Jewish community in Palestine, [April 1924]. Copy of typewritten document on the formalization of Jewish community institutions in Palestine: a rabbinate council and offices, an elected assembly, a national committee and local committees for Jewish communities. [4] pp, 33 cm. Fair condition.
2. Copy of letter by Rabbi Ya'akov Meir ("President of Chief Rabbis") and Rabbi Shmuel Aharon Weber, secretary of the Chief Rabbinate, to the Legal Secretary of the Government of Palestine, Norman Bentwich (“Bentov-Ish”), [1 May 1924]. Signed by hand by the above.
In their letter, the Chief Rabbinate representatives request to comment on the “constitution proposition” (item no. 1), regarding the authorities and role of the Chief Rabbinate. [4] leaves, 33.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 28

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Three Documents – Purchase of Lands in Gush Etzion and near Rachel’s Tomb, 1908-1936

1-2. Two documents of "El HaHar" society, founded by Shmuel Zvi Holzman, concerning purchase of lands in Gush Etzion. One document - sale deed of four pages (1934) for purchase of 50 dunam in an area designated for "K'far Etzion" settlement. Hand-signed by Holzman and includes a small map of the area. The second document - a letter sent by "El HaHar" society, on official stationery, with an invitation to a meeting of buyers. Signed in print.
3. "Kol BaRama Nishma", proclamation from1908 by the Rishon LeZion Rabbi Eliyahu Moshe Fenijel, calling to acquire land near Rachel's Tomb for building a neighborhood which will be called "Beit Rachel Imenu". Single leaf, printed on both sides.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 29

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Collection of “Regulations” Booklets –Palestine

10 booklets of regulations. Palestine, [early 20th century through 1930s].
Regulations of the city committee for Jaffa Jews, regulations of the Moshavah Nachlat-Israel-Rama, regulations of the Sephardi cemetery in Jerusalem, "Bezalel" (English), "Hakfar HaIvri" (Issued by "HaMizrachi HaTza'ir"), Sha'arei Chesed Gemilut Chasadim Society, Beit Va'ad Klali Knesset Israel, "Beit HaKerem" neighborhood, and more.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 30

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Booklets concerning Industry in Palestine / Catalogues of Exhibitions

Six booklets concerning industry in Palestine and exhibitions catalogues of local products; numerous illustrations and photographs. 1912 through the 1940s.
1. A Piece of Mosaic, being the book of the Palestine Exhibition and Bazaar edited by Cyril Picciotto and C. M. Kohan. London, 1912. English. Booklet printed for a "Bezalel" exhibition in England; accompanied by illustration plates.
2. Caves Rishon-Le-Zion, booklet printed on behalf of the "Cooperative wineries association of Rishon Le-Zion and Zichron Ya'akov wineries". Printed by Ittin and Shoshani, Tel-Aviv, [second half of 1920s?]. Hebrew and English.
3. Palestine Pavilion Handbook and Tourist Guide. London, 1924. English. Practical information for tourists in Palestine and a guide to the Palestine pavilion in the exhibition of the British Empire.
4. Machinery and Technical Supplies Made in Palestine, Edited by the Foreign Trade Institute, Tel-Aviv. Tel-Aviv [1940?].
5. Price-List. The Flora of the Holy Land… Federal Disposal Company Ltd. Jerusalem, 1946. Booklet no. 1. Price list of medicinal herbs, oils and perfumes made in Palestine.
6. Palestine handicrafts Bulletin, No. 1 Jewelry. Booklet published by "Trade and Industry" and the Foreign Trade Institute. Tel-Aviv [1940s?].
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 31

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“Bikur Cholim” Hospital – Collection of Items

Collection of items related to Bikur Cholim Hospital in Jerusalem, [late 19th century to 1970s].
Large collection that includes many graphic items and various documents, including: * Large "Mizrah" with illustrations of the Holy Sites. Solomon Brothers Press, [late 19th or early 20th century]. * Three large certificates, in color lithographic print (Monsohn): "Shtar Mikne" (Letter of Purchase), "Certificate of Membership" and "Yahrzeit Table". * Thick volume, the hospital's "Yahrzeiten Notebook", with recorded deaths from the 1860s to the 1970s. About 390 pp, 28.5 cm. Poor condition. Heavily worn, with multiple tears. * Illustrated receipt book of the hospital, [1920s]. Monsohn Press, Jerusalem. * Leaf printed in lithographic printing, "Souvenir of Love from the Land of our Forefathers", with various illustrations including an illustration of the hospital building (see picture). * Two hospital receipt books, issued for donations to the hospital, [1930s]. The receipts were illustrated and designed by Meir Gur-Aryeh. Unused. * Handwritten leaf, Kontrakt [contract], 1912. Signed by hand by Yoel Moshe Solomon, Asher Eliezer Levin, and a third person. * “Membership Certificate”, signed by hand by Yoel Moshe Solomon, Yehiel Michal Pines and Asher Eliezer Levin. * Album with about 30 photographs of the hospital and its activities, from the 1920s to the 1970s. Includes a number of photographs by photographer Tzaddok Bassan. * Two of the hospital’s charity boxes, one made by Alfred Salzmann, the other made in New York. * Other items.
Size and condition vary. Some of the items are in fair-poor condition, with tears and filing holes.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 32

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“Yalkut Bezalel” – All the Issues / Catalogues of “Bezalel” Exhibitions

Collection of booklets and catalogues of "Bezalel" exhibitions, accompanied by numerous photographs of "Bezalel" items.
1-4. Yalkut Bezalel, Quarterly for Bezalel Art - Present, Past and Future. Edited by Boris Schatz. Published by Bnei Bezalel, Jerusalem, 1927-1928. Hebrew and English.
Issues 1, 2, 3-4 (double issue). No more issues have been printed. Illustrations surrounding the titles on the covers were designed by Ze’ev Raban.
The three issues are bound together. Enclosed is an additional copy of the first issue, no title page (bound separately).
5. Preisverzeichnis der Erzeugnisse der Kunstgewerbeschule Bezalel in Jerusalem. Berlin, [ca. 1913]. German.
Catalogue of “Bezalel” art workshop in Jerusalem, with photographs and prices. Printed on light-blue paper.
6. Catalogue of a “Bezalel” exhibition, the Zionist Federation of Argentina, department for culture and education [1926]. Hebrew and Spanish.
7. Catalogue of Hanukkah lamps exhibition, October 5-November 15, 1930, “in honor of Prof. B. Schatz on Bezalel semi-jubilee”.
Size and condition vary. All the items, except for the last one, are bound in new bindings.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 33

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Issue of “The Times” – November, 1917 – First Announcement of the Balfour Declaration in the Press

Issue of “The Times”. London, November 9, 1917. English.
The Balfour Declaration appears on page 7, under the headline "Official Sympathy". An article headlined "The British Victory in Palestine" reviewing the operation of the British Army led by Edmond Allenby in Palestine appears on the same page.
The Balfour Declaration, which stated Britain's support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, was signed by the British Foreign Minister, Arthur James Balfour, on November 2, 1917. One week later, on November 9, the declaration was first published in the press.
14 pp, 59.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, professionally restored tears. Adhesive tape to spine of issue.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 34

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Booklet on the Balfour Declaration – London, 1918

Britain, Palestine and the Jews. The Celebration of Knesset Yisrael upon Receiving the Treaty regarding its National Rights. Published by the Zionist Organization, London bureau, 1918.
A booklet printed following the Balfour Declaration. It included the wording of the declaration alongside the reactions of various Jewish personalities and organizations throughout the world.
50 pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Tears to corners of some pages. Unbound.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 35

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Poster – King-Crane Commission Concerning an American Mandate in Palestine, 1919

Poster in four languages on behalf of Lieutenant Colonel E. A. Stanton, the military governor. Rosenfeld Brothers Press, Haifa, 5 April 1919. English, French, Arabic and Hebrew.
The poster informs local residents of the arrival of "the Inter-Allied Commission", promises they will be allowed to present their views, and assures them that they "need not be perturbed by the unauthorised and exaggerated forecasts which may appear in Papers regarding the future political and economic status of the country".
The Commission, also known as the King-Crane Commission, was dispatched by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson to investigate whether the mandate over Palestine may be handed to the United States.The Commission report found that most of the country’s residents were interested in an American mandate, but as President Wilson sustained a stroke and could no longer function, the report was shelved and only published in the press in 1922. Enclosed is a collection of directives and official notices of the Palestine Government from 1921, including the Notrim Directive.
47X34 cm. Good condition. Printed on thin purple paper. Tears reinforced with tape. Creases and folding marks, slightly faded margins. Inscription in color pencil - “Haifa” - at the top of the poster.

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Broadside – Appointment of Herbert Samuel as the High Commissioner of Palestine, 1920

Printed broadside. Herbert Samuel's speech after being appointed High Commissioner of Palestine. [1920]. Hebrew.
The broadside opens with words on behalf of King George V regarding the British Mandate in Palestine and the appointment of a High Commissioner. Following are Samuel's plans to develop the country and promote the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in the country, while maintaining balanced relationships between the Jewish Yishuv and the Muslim and Christian populations. The coat of arms of the United Kingdom appears on top.
Approx. 56.5X48.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks and many creases. Stains. A tear of about 17 cm (along the folding line), with damage to text.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 37

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Two Proclamations – The First Reaction of the British to the 1929 Palestine Riots – September, 1929

1. "Proclamation from His Highness the High Commissioner for Palestine (Distributed Today by Airplanes over Jerusalem)", 1 September 1929.
Typewritten leaf with the sharp reaction of the British High Commissioner John Chancellor to the 1929 Riots. (Three copies). Leaf 27 cm. Good condition.
2. Proclamation of High Commissioner John Chancellor from 1 September 1929 - the official Hebrew version of the first reaction of the British to the 1929 Riots (with changes compared to the notice distributed earlier by airplanes). "Greek Monastery - Jerusalem" Press, 1929.
In his response, the High Commissioner blames the Arabs for the outbreak of the riots. "I have returned from the United Kingdom to find to my distress the country in a state of disorder and a prey to unlawful violence. I have learned with horror of the atrocious acts committed by bodies of ruthless and bloodthirsty evil-doers, of savage murders perpetrated upon defenseless members of the Jewish population … These crimes have brought upon their authors the execration of all civilized peoples throughout the world…." [1] leaf, 43 cm. Good-fair condition. Much foxing. Folding marks and tears. Filing holes.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 38

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Collection of Broadsides and Official Proclamations – 1929 Palestine Riots

1-6. "Official Bulletin" issued by Palestine Government (Eretz Israel), issues 1-4, August 25 - August 28, 1929. Issues 1 and 2 appear in two copies; issue no. 3 - incomplete.
7-9. Three official "proclamations" issued by the High Commissioner, John Chancellor. One from September 1, 1929, and two from September 4, 1929 (one in Hebrew and one in English).
10. "The Palestine Arab Executive", proclamation sent as a response to the High Commissioner's proclamation of September 1, 1929, issued by Mussa Kazim El-Huseini and representatives of the Arab Executive.
11. Devar HaYamim, [one-time paper]. Tel-Aviv, September 1, 1929.
Size varies. Proclamations in large format, average size: 43X34 cm. Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 39

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The Murder of Arlozorov – Collection of Items

Collection of items related to the murder of Haim Arlozorov, the murder trial and the question of whether members of the "Brit HaBiryonim" had a hand in the murder. Palestine, 1934.
* Bereavement notice following the Arlozorov murder, on behalf of the Clerks' Organization Center. * Poster printed by Mapai (Party of the Workers of Palestine, July 1934), issued after the appeal sentence. * Two issues of newspapers in a "singular" edition (January 1934). * Addition to "Davar" newspaper (March 1934) regarding developments in the trial. * Proclamation citing letters written by Uri Zvi Greenberg to Yehoshua Eschel Yeivin, his associate in "Brit HaBiryonim", as proof of their guilt in the murder. * Eight-page printout (folded and uncut) of an article by Ben Zion Katz, rejecting the possibility that Brit HaBiryonim are responsible for the murder. * Two booklets: "The Stavsky Affair" by Ze'ev Zhabotinsky; "The Arlozorov Murder, Material for the Public to Judge", by H. Ben Meir.
Total of 10 items, one of them double. Size varies. Good overall condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 40

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Commissions of Inquiry during the British Mandate for Palestine – Publications and Reports, 1926-1948

47 publications and reports from the time of the British Mandate for Palestine, all of which are related to international committees which operated in Palestine. Some publications are memorandums submitted to the commissions of inquiry by representatives of the Jewish Yishuv (the Jewish National Council, Jewish Agency and others); other documents are reports issued by commissions.
Among the documents, publications related to the League of Nations Mandate Commission of 1926; Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations of 1934; seven publications related to the Royal Commission of 1937; six related to the Anglo American Committee of 1946; Eighteen publications concern the UN Special Commission on Palestine; ten other publications related to Palestine, and four reports of deliberations in the British House of Commons with references to Palestine. 31 of the publications are in English, 15 in Hebrew and 1 in German.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 41

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Grete Wolf-Krakauer – Original Drawings from the Peel Commission Meetings, 1936

Collection of drawings by Grete Wolf-Krakauer made during meetings of the Peel Commission, and a note of thanks sent to her by Lord Peel. [Jerusalem, 1936].
1-8. Eight pen drawings on paper (some on tracing paper). Signed: G. K. W.
Illustrations of the members of the Peel Commission during the commission meetings and portrait illustrations of the commission's chairman, Lord William Robert Peel, Sir Harold Morris, Sir Laurie Hammond, Professor Reginald Coupland, and others. Approx. 14X11.5 to 27X20 cm.
* Enclosed: Issue of the "Palestine Review" (11 December 1936) and a leaf from the newspaper "La Bourse Egyptienne" (29 November 1936), in which some of the illustrations were printed.
9. Members of the Peel Commission - Sketch. Pencil on tracing paper. 34X21.5 cm.
* Enclosed is an issue of the Palestine Review from Friday, 25 December 1936, in which the final version of the illustration was printed.
10. Letter of thanks to Grete Wolf-Krakauer for her illustrations, from Lord William Robert Peel. Printed on official stationery of the Palestine Royal Commission (the Peel Commission), signed by the commission secretary. December 1936. English. [1] leaf, 32.5 cm. + original envelope in which the letter was sent.
The meetings of the Peel Commission - a British Royal Commission of Inquiry, appointed to investigate the causes of the Arab general strike in Mandatory Palestine - were held in Jerusalem in 1936. Due to the fact that photographs were not permitted in the meetings, the artist Grete Wolf-Krakauer was invited to draw the participants.
Total of 9 drawings + 5 additional items. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Collection of Dotan Family, Jerusalem.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 42

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Booklets concerning the State of the Arab Population in Palestine during the British Mandate

Four booklets published by Arab entities during the British Mandate, surveying the state of Arabs in Palestine. 1920s-40s. English.
1. The Holy Land, the Moslem-Christian Case against Zionist Aggression, Official Statement by the Palestine Arab Delegation. London, 1922.
A booklet which was printed on behalf of an Arab delegation to London. The booklet contains the official statement of the delegation (with reference to the British Mandate and to the British rule, to the Balfour Declaration, the state in Palestine and the demands of the Arab population in the country).
2. The Balfour Declaration, an Analysis. Published by Falastin newspaper. Jaffa, 1929.
3. Appeal to Members of the British Parliament by the Palestine Arab Party. Jerusalem, 1935. Appeal by Jamal el-Huseini, president of the Palestinian Arab Party, to members of the British parliament concerning Jewish immigration to Palestine, and more. Not in NLI.
4. For the Record, booklet addressed to soldiers and civilians in Palestine, depicting Jewish assaults on the British and on the Arab population in the country (including dates and names of casualties). No printer's details, no year of print, [early 1948]. A comment was added on the first page stating the information was gathered from Press Releases issued by the Palestinian government. Not in NLI.
Size and condition vary.

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“Photographs of the Demonstrations Which Took Place in Palestine” – Jaffa, 1934

Album, Photographs of the Demonstrations Which Took Place in Palestine, 1933. Jaffa: The Press & Publication Office Jaffa, Prop: Th. [Theodore] Sarrouf, 1934. Arabic and English.
A booklet with photographs of the 1933 demonstrations - demonstrations against the British Mandate in Jaffa, Jerusalem and other cities, initiated by the Arab Executive Committee as a reaction to the start of the Fifth Aliya. The booklet includes photographs of demonstrations and their suppression by the British, photographs of the victims, and more; accompanied by titles in English and in Arabic, depicting the events from the point of view of the publisher, Theodore Sarrouf, and the Arab public in Palestine. On the reverse of the photograph leaves appear many printed advertisements (English and Arabic) of Arab businesses.
[20] leaves, 34.5X24 cm. Good condition. Creases and stains. Tear throughout the whole booklet (on the left margins of the wrapper and all leaves), restored.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 44

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Palestine & Transjordan – English Weekly Review of Palestine, Transjordan & the Arab World

Palestine & Transjordan, a weekly review of political, economic, legal & social affairs in Palestine, Transjordan & other parts of the Arab world. Published by "Arab Publications", Jerusalem, 1936-1938. English.
A volume with 85 issues of "Palestine & Transjordan" published in Jerusalem between the years 1936-1938, containing much information, from an Arab point of view, about political, economic, legal and social affairs in Palestine, Transjordan and the Arab world. The publication of the paper was interrupted several times by British Mandate authorities - twice for three months and once for six months, and this fact is mentioned in the headline of the issue printed when publication was resumed.
Some of the issues include caricatures, some anti-Zionist and even anti-Semitic. Some of the issues include photographs as well. It is possible that no additional issues have been published.
Volume: 30 cm. Good condition. Damages to binding.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 45

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Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine – 32 Volumes

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.
* 15 volumes from the years 1927, 1928, 1930 (two volumes), 1931, 1932, 1933 (three volumes), 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940 as well as a special issue - proposal of Companies Ordinance, November 1927.
* 17 volumes of "Supplements", from the years 1933, 1934, 1935 (two volumes), 1936 (four volumes), 1937 (four volumes) 1938 (two volumes), 1939 (two volumes), 1940.
Size and condition vary. Volumes were not thoroughly examined and it is possible that several issues are incomplete or missing.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 46

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Collection of Press Photographs from the British Mandate Period and the Israeli War of Independence

20 photographs from the British Mandate period and the Israeli War of Independence, 1930s to 1948.
Most of the photographs are press photos, with captions on verso by the press and photo agencies that published them.
Including a number of unique photographs: A Haganah soldier passing over a "human bridge" between barbed-wire fences (1948); panicked flight in the streets following the attack on the Arab market in Haifa (1938); the two British sergeants executed by hanging at the "Sergeants' Grove" in Netanya (1947); demonstration outside the British Embassy in Cleveland, demanding permission to immigrate to Palestine (1945), and additional photographs.
Size varies, approx. 8.5X6 to 23.5X18 cm. Condition varies. Some appear to be reproductions of the original prints.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 47

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Collection of Documents – British Battalion in Palestine – March-May 1948 / Documenst related to Etzel Attack on Jaffa and the Withdrawal of the British Army

A collection of about 40 documents concerning the service of the second battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, British infantry brigade, in Palestine. March-May 1948.
Among the items: Handwritten time-table for withdrawal of forces from Palestine on 14-15.5.48; a hand-drawn map showing the movement of forces during the Etzel attack on Jaffa in April; a handwritten memorandum with information about the attack (most probably written during the attack); a handwritten note, on an official form, with a warning that Lehi members lead patrols to get information about the movement of forces aiming at invading weapon reserves; issue of the brigade magazine of July 1948, with details about the operations of the brigade in Palestine, from the day of its arrival in December 1946 until the withdrawal and afterwards; news about events such as shooting and bombing, mining spots and stealing vehicles; day orders, action reports, and more.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition

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Auction 50 Lot Number 48

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Collection of Items – Acts of Sabotage against the British – Photographs and Hand-drawn Maps

Collection of items concerning acts of sabotage against the British, 1946-1948.
1-2. Two large photographs of a British train which, due to an act of sabotage by Etzel, went off the railway tracks, and 35,000 pounds were stolen – money that had to be paid as salaries to Mandate government officials. This operation which took place on January 12, 1946, was known as the "Robbery of the Money Train". Reproductions (press photographs?), with enclosed description.
3. Palestine Pamphlet – Terrorist Methods with Mines and Booby Traps, 1946. A booklet published by the chief engineer of the British Army headquarters. Classified "Restricted", and includes list of all the mines in use by Jewish underground organizations in Palestine, and photographs from scenes where the mines were used.
4-6. Three maps drawn by hand by a British Army unit, with a plan of guarding a British compound (Ras el Ein), and plans for a road block near Lod from 1947-1948.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 49

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Maps from the British Mandate Period – Additions Hand-drawn by British Army Soldiers

11 maps of towns and areas in Palestine, on some of which were added drawings and notes, handwritten by soldiers in the British Army.
Seven of the maps are of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, and to some were added patrol routes, British army posts, posts of Jewish and Arab forces, and actions and movements of the army and Jewish and Arab forces; two maps of Ramla, with markings of bases, routes and barricades; two maps of West Sinai, with British Army bases in Rafiah, El Arish and Ismaeliya.
Size and condition vary.

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Two Items on the Subject of Recruitment, 1940s

1. Small poster issued by the New Zionist Organization, calling on members of the yishuv to enlist to the Jewish units of the British Army. Tel Aviv: Strod, [ca. 1942].
"Jews in the Fatherland, Let Us Create a Great Military Force: Defending, Fighting, Retaliating and Liberating. Let us Follow Jabotinsky and Enlist in the Jewish Battalions!" 24.5X32.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, creases and some stains. Tears and tiny perforations to margins.
2. Advertisement for the release of issue 5 [22] of the newspaper "Digleinu" - "For the Recruits", mouthpiece of the Tze'irei Agudat Yisrael Movement, Av 1948.
On the right are details regarding the issue contents; on the left is a photograph of a group of soldiers at the “Tze’irei Agudat Yisrael Club and Resort for the Religious Soldier” in Bnei Brak. In the middle is a piece of paper with the printed Hebrew inscription, “When this advertisement appears on the store signs, hundreds of youth rush to buy the newspaper. It is sent by the thousands to soldiers in all the camps”. 33X25 cm (thick paper). Good-fair condition. Open tears to two corners (with damage to text). Creases, restored tears. Filing holes.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 51

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BaMachane – Betar Movement Newspaper, 1942 – Jewish Army

BaMachane, an internal newspaper published by Betar, the Department for Army Matters of the National Movement in Palestine. Tel Aviv, February 1942 to April 1943. First and second years, issues 1-14.
Stencil-copied issues, with many references to the Jewish Brigade, the activities of the Revisionist Tzach [The New Zionist Union] in the US and the establishment of a "Jewish Army", news, poems, etc. Enclosed: a letter "from soldier to soldier, internal informative letter B", June 1942, "To the Tzach recruits".
Volume: 20 cm. Good overall condition. Damaged binding, no spine or back cover. End of last issue missing (?).

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“Sefer HaMa’atzar VeHaGalut” – Kenya, 1947

"Sefer HaMa'atzar VeHaGalut (Shalosh Shanim LeGalutenu) [The Book of Detainment and Exile]. Jewish Detainees Camp in the Golah, Gilgil, Kenya, [October 1947].
Top of title page reads: "'Badad' - Ktav Et LeDivrei Machshava VeSifrut" [Alone - Periodical for Thought and Literature]. Thick book, stenciled typewritten pages, with illustrations, diagrams, charts, sheet music, appendices and maps. A very comprehensive study of the three years spent by the Etzel and Lehi exiles in camps in Africa.
321, [4] leaves, [3] plates of photographs. 33 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases and tears. Some stains. Almost entirely detached cover and loose signatures.

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Collection of Items – Call for the Establishment of a Jewish Army in Palestine

Four paper items calling for the establishment of an independent Jewish army, instead of the recruitment of Jewish soldiers from Palestine to the British Army. [Early 1940s].
* Proclamation protesting the intention of the British to prosecute hundreds of soldiers from the Jewish Brigades who refuse to wear the emblem of the Palestinian Regiment established by the British, which they call a "Yellow Badge" (1943). * Proclamation arguing that participation in the war as part of the British Army is unsuited to "our honor and national status…" and that "if we don't fight for the establishment of a Jewish Army, that will mean we have accepted our status as a dependent 'ethnic group', which, although it helped to overthrow Hitler, has renounced its national aspirations". * Small pamphlet, "Give us a Jewish Army". * Printed note, "The children of Israel ask you, Jewish soldier… not to wear the yellow badge - the 'Palestinian' emblem".
Size and condition vary. Stains. Tear to one proclamation.

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I Want to Live – Leaflet issued by the “American League for a Free Palestine” – USA

I Want to Live, leaflet issued by the American League for a Free Palestine. [USA, ca. 1945]. English.
A leaflet calling to donate money to the Palestine Freedom Drive of the "American League for a Free Palestine" - an organization founded in 1944 by Hillel Kook calling to "liberate" Palestine and establish an independent Jewish State.
On the front appears an illustration of a man kneeling on his knees and the inscription: "I Want to Live / The Submissive Jewish Agency Way". When the lower part of the leaflet is opened, a different illustration is revealed - a soldier holding a weapon and the inscription "I Want to Live / The Fighting Hebrew Resistance Way".
Leaf: 11X40 cm, folded. Good condition. Some stains. Some tears at margins and at folding mark.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 55

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Collection of Broadsides Published by the Etzel, 1945-1948

13 broadsides of the Etzel (Irgun), concerning some of the most important affairs to occur during the last years of the British Mandate. Palestine, 1945-1948.
Including: proclamations and publications concerning the end of World War II, call for a "War for Life" against the British, "The Black Sabbath", the bombing of the King David Hotel, the "Olei HaGardom" affair, the break-in to the Acre Jail, the Altalena affair, and a proclamation notifying of the execution of two Jewish "collaborators"; a pamphlet in English, printed in London about a month after the bombing of the King David Hotel, in which a connection is drawn between the bombing and its British victims and the Holocaust and its victims (alongside a cartoon conveying the same message). In a number of publications the British are referred to as "Nazo-British", an expression meant to compare between their deeds toward the Jewish community in Palestine and the Nazi crimes.
Size varies. Good overall condition. Tears to margins of some items.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 56

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Collection of Broadsides and Leaflets Published by the Etzel, 1940s / Menachem Begin’s Address following the Declaration of Independence

Eight broadsides and propaganda leaflets by the Etzel (Irgun), 1945-1948.
* "Af-Al-Pi", three leaflets. * "Kol Zion Ha-Lohemet", two broadsides with transcripts of radio broadcasts transmitted by the radio station of the Irgun Tzevai Leumi (Etzel). * "El Ha-Am Ve-El Ha-No'ar!" / "Eleha Mufnet Ha-Keri'a", three broadsides calling to "unite fighting forces to create a united liberation force". * "Devar Ha-Mefaked Ha-Elyon shel Etzel La-Am Be-Zion" - address by Menachem Begin following the declaration of independence; "transmitted on May 15, 1948 by 'Kol Ha-Herut'".
Size and condition vary. Ex-library copies.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 57

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Collection of Paper Items – British Mandate and the Israeli War of Independence

16 paper items from the British Mandate period and the Israeli War of Independence. Palestine, 1940s.
Including: recruitment order issued by the "People's Service Census Center"; publications of the Etzel and Lehi movements; notice issued by the Palestine police, in three languages, against noise generated by automobiles (honking); proclamation issued by the "Center for the Yishuv's Recruitment"; ironic proclamation issued by Etzel: "Haganah Heroes! Hurry to the Fatherland's Rescue - Scrape as Best you Can" [the pasted notice off the board].
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 58

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Collection of Documents – Military Physician of the “Haganah” in Haifa – Israeli War of Independence

25 documents, handwritten and printed, sent to and from a physician who served in the "Haganah" during the Israeli War of Independence. Haifa, April-June 1948.
Among the documents: letters concerning sanitation, hygiene and health issues in "Haganah" bases - in kitchens, tents and barracks, bathrooms etc; first aid stations; "travel pass" (to Jerusalem and back); printed broadside - "HaChoma"; printed broadside "for institutes and individuals in the Yishuv!" (regarding maintaining "information security" in letters), and some other items.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 59

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Poster – November 29, 1947

Poster of the Executive Committee of the "Organization of General Zionists in Palestine" (Histadrut HaTziyonim HaKlaliyim); printed after the U.N. resolution on the partition of Palestine and the establishment of the State of Israel. Shoshani Press, Tel Aviv, [November 29, 1947]. Hebrew.
The contents: An announcement of the U.N. resolution and a call to enlist in the service of the state. "The supreme institution of world nations has recognized the Jewish people's right to a homeland!... And if indeed the prescribed borders do not include the entire territory of our historical land, then this declaration constitutes a major turn in the chronicles of our ancient and world-weary people… the nations of the world have given us their resolution - but the establishment of the state is the job of the Jewish people!... enlist in the service of our homeland! Long live the Jewish state!"
Approx. 62.5X95 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, creases, folding marks and tears (one tear with damage to text).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 60

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Two Issues of “Haaretz” Newspaper – November 29 / Establishment of the State of Israel

1. Issue of "Haaretz" Newspaper from Sunday, November 30, 1947. Headline: "Resolution Taken to Establish Jewish State". [4] pp, 57 cm. Folding marks. Multiple stains.
2. Issue of "Haaretz" Newspaper from Sunday, May 16, 1948. Headline: "Vision of Generations is Realized: State of Israel Established". [4] pp, 57.5 cm. Stains, folding marks. Restored tears.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 61

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Issue of “Davar” Newspaper – the “State Day” Issue

Issue of "Davar" newspaper from May 16, 1948, with the headline: "State of Israel Established".
[4] pp, 58 cm. Good condition. Stains, dark margins, slight damage. Folded.

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Newspapers from the Day of the Establishment of the State of Israel / Poster Announcing the Establishment of the Israel Police

1. HaMagen newspaper, published by the Palmach public relations bureau. Issue no. 5, Jerusalem, May 14, 1948. The first page is devoted entirely to the establishment of the state and the termination of the British Mandate. 12 pp., 35 cm. Good condition.
2. Likutei Devarim LePoalei Yerushalayim, published by the Jerusalem Workers Council. May 14, 1948. The first page is devoted entirely to the establishment of the state and the termination of the British Mandate. 2 pp., 50 cm. Tears to margins.
3. Poster from June 18, 1948 on behalf of the Jewish Community Committee in Jerusalem, regarding the establishment of a "pure Jewish police". "The Jewish policeman… must serve as a model for the public in his manner… his hands must be always clean of any taint or blemish…" 50X35 cm. Good condition, filing holes, folding marks and tear to one corner.

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Letters Sent from the Jewish Quarter in the Old City during the Siege – Israeli War of Independence

Three letters sent from the Old City of Jerusalem during the siege on the city in the War of Independence, shortly prior to the fall of the Jewish Quarter, 1947-1948.
1. In a letter dated Adar 1947, addressed to the Religious Council, the commander of Betar Company of "Betar camp 'Hakotel'" in the Old City, informs that they plan to found a "unit of 25 Betar members in the Old City…" and asks to get supplies of Matzot and dishes for Passover, for the company.
2. In a letter dated April 1948, addressed to the Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Halevi Herzog, four of the Jewish Quarter inhabitants write: “we are at real life-endangering risks; during recent nights the British soldiers bombarded the Jewish Quarter, hit some of the synagogues…we have to add that we felt that we are all going to die…”.
3. In a letter from April 1948 Rabbi Israel Ze’ev Minzberg writes to Rabbi Herzog and tells him about the situation in the Old City.
[3] leaves, overall good condition. Folding marks, some stains and filing holes.

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“Notice by Hagana Headquarters” – May 14, 1948

"Notice by Hagana Headquaters" on the Israeli Declaration of Independence day, May 14, 1948.
"The enemy threatens with an invasion. We must not disregard this danger. The security forces take the necessary measures. The public has to assist…no fear and no indifference. Alertness and discipline".
Leaf: 24.5X34.5 cm. Good condition. Printed in golden ink.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 65

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Issues of “Iton Rishmi” in Arabic, 1948-1949

Four issues of "Iton Rishmi", one "Index" issue and nine "supplement" issues to "Iton Rishmi", published by the provisional government. Israel, 1948-1949. Arabic.
Non-consecutive issues. 5 issues: 34 cm, fair condition, with many tears at margins; nine issues: 24 cm, in very good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 66

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“Iton Rishmi” – Two Volumes of Issues, 1948-1949 / Supplement Volumes

1. "Iton Rishmi" volume. Issue no. 1 (May 14, 1948) to issue no. 25 (October 1, 1948), not including issue no. 22 (contains only the title page, torn and with missing pieces). In original binding. Tears to margins of some of the leaves. Some stains. Ownership stamps.
2. "Iton Rishmi" volume. Issue no. 26 (October 8, 1948) to issue no. 50 (February 11, 1949).
3-4. Two volumes of supplements to the first 25 issues.
5-6. Two volumes of supplements to issues nos. 26-50.
Size and condition vary. Original bindings.

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“Iton Rishmi” No. 1 – I

"Iton Rishmi" No. 1. Tel-Aviv, 14.5.1948.
Includes the "Scroll of Independence" and a manifest by the Provisional State Council. At the top of the leaf: "Israel, Provisional Government".
4 pages, 32.5 cm. Good condition. Several creases and miniature tears at margins. Some slight stains (mainly on last page).

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“Iton Rishmi” No. 1 – II

"Iton Rishmi" No. 1. Tel-Aviv, 14.5.1948.
Includes the "Scroll of Independence" and a manifest by the Provisional State Council. At the top of the leaf: "Israel, Provisional Government".
4 pp. 32.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and folding marks. Some stains.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 69

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Minister Sheet – “The First Day of the Hebrew Post” – Nine Postage Stamps

Nine "Hebrew Post" stamps, values: 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 50, 250, 500, and 1000 mils, pasted on an official Minister Sheet. Printed at the top is "Seventh of Iyar 5708 16.5.48" and "Hebrew Post" and at the bottom "The first day of the Hebrew Post". The nine postage stamps are ink-stamped "Tabul", 1949. Leaf: 21.5X26 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 70

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Poster – Convention of Dutch Zionists on the Occasion of the Establishment of the State of Israel – May, 1948

Proclematie Joodse Staat 16 Mei 1948 [Proclamation of the Jewish State, 16 May 1948]. Printed invitation to the convention of Dutch Zionists (Nederlandse Zionistenbond) on the occasion of the establishment of the State of Israel, 16 May 1948. Amsterdam: De Handel, May 1948. Dutch.
33X49 cm. Good condition. Folding marks.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 71

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Poster – Invitation to a Ceremony on the Occasion of the Establishment of the State of Israel – London, 1948

"This is the Day", invitation to a festive ceremony on the occasion of the establishment of the State of Israel, which took place on May 18, 1948, in the synagogue in Stoke Newington, London. London: Narod Press, May 16, 1948. English.
The ceremony was held on behalf of the Mizrachi Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. In the program: address by chief rabbi of Britain, Rabbi Israel Brodie, a special prayer for the Yishuv, and more.
50.5X76 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains. Some tears.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 72

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Collection of Official Publications – First Years of Israeli Statehood, 1948-1950

10 booklets published by the institutions of the young State of Israel, concerning the formalization of laws, the budget, and more.
Including: * five booklets concerning the formalization of a constitution for Israel, from the years 1948-1949 (booklet B missing). * The first budget of the State of Israel, 1949. * Addition to an issue of "The People's Administration - Orders and Notices" from 31 May 1948 (about two weeks after the establishment of the state). * Three additional booklets.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 73

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Three Prayer Leaves for the Israeli Day of Independence – Tripoli, 1949 / Letter from the Community Rabbi and Dayanim

Three prayer leaves and a letter from the head rabbi and dayanim of the Jewish community in Tripoli. Tripoli, Lybia, May 1949.
1. Printed leaf, "Prayer for Israel's Independence Day, 5 Iyar Every Year" / "Prayer for the Wellbeing of the State of Israel". Zarad Press, Tripoli [1949]. Stamped "Tripoli Chief Rabbinate and Departments". Fair condition.
2. Printed leaf, "Israel's Day of Istiklal [Independence] 5 Iyar 5709". Zarad Press, Tripoli, [1949]. Directions regarding additions to the permanent prayers, in Judeo-Tripolitanian Arabic. Fair condition.
3. Printed leaf, "Mincha [Afternoon] Haftarah for the Holiday 5 Iyar - Israel's Day of Independence". [Tripoli, 1949]. Good condition.
4. Printed letter, with the signatures of the chief rabbi and dayanim of the Jewish community in Tripoli. May 1949. Addressed to the ministries of religion, aliya and foreign affairs in Israel. The letter notes, among other things, that "we have decided to name all the boys born during the week of Independence Day 'Israel' and all the girls 'Tsiyona'".
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 74

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Independence Haggadah – Aharon Megged

Independence Haggadah. Published by IDF / Human Resources - Information branch, 1952. Hebrew.
This Haggadah, telling the story of the War of Independence and the establishment of the State of Israel, was written by author Aharon Megged while on reserve-duty service at the chief education and culture officer headquarters, on the initiative of then-Minister of Education Ben-Zion Dinur. Ten thousand copies were printed, intended for soldiers to read on the eve of Independence Day. According to existing sources, the religious units and the military rabbinate objected, and the Haggadahs were destroyed. Yet the current copy contains handwritten notes attesting that the Haggadah was indeed read by a regional brigade, with the participation of the brigade commander.
[20] leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Tears to spine. Cover partly detached, with tears. Sticker in the corner of front cover.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 75

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Long Letter from Sheikh Othman – Aden, following Riots against the City’s Jews, 1947

A long letter sent from the city of Sheikh Othman to the Altseikh community in Yemen, following the violent riots against the Jews of Aden, Sheikh Othman and the vicinity, following the Partition Resolution of the U.N. Assembly on November 29, 1947.
The letter includes greetings, numerous names and family details of the Sanhani family and their relatives. The letter is signed in a number of places by "Yihia Daoud Sanhani" and "Salam Yosef Hibi".
The letter includes a long and detailed description [over a page long] of the riots and their consequences:
"…and now we shall tell you about our condition, which is not good and is very unclear, when an event occured on 20 Kislev - the 'Nations of the World' [non-Jews] attacked Jews at Alsheikh Othman and at Aden and at Tawahi, and from Sheikh Othman 22 people were killed, from Aden - about 90 people, and from AlTawahi 5 people, and the wounded are too many to count, and some of the wounded have already died, and everything we had and all the Jews had was taken, no Jew was left with any money or tools or books or objects, everything was taken… great is the groan and mighty is the cry for the killing of our sacred brothers who were killed as innocents… men are crying and women are wailing in bereavement and children are yelling… and in addition we were horrified to see holy Torah books and holy objects in the hands of the Nations of the World, who were stamping on them with their feet and tearing them apart, and putting inside them spices and dates… and about the burning of the synagogues of Sheikh and Aden, which have been deserted and foxes walk about in them… and soldiers were brought to us and we were taken away from Sheikh, all the residents and refugees who survived the killings, and we were taken to Hashad Camp, called Ge’ula Camp… and we, the refugees in the camp, four thousand people… closed within 4 iron walls… we are afraid night and day… that the Arabs might attack us…" (Hebrew).
Following the resolution of the U.N. Assembly regarding the partition of Palestine and the establishment of a Jewish state in part of it, the Arabs of Aden (which was then a British protectorate) and its vicinities rioted against the Jews. In the first days of December 1947, during these attacks, many Jews were murdered and wounded; 106 out of about 170 Jewish stores were looted, four synagogues were burnt to the ground, 220 Jewish homes were burnt, damaged or looted and two Jewish schools, one for boys and one for girls, were emptied of all their contents.
[4] pp, 20 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks and wear. Stains. Some tears, with slight damage to text.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 76

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Collection of Documents from the Estate of Ya’akov Schreiboim – Transport of Yemenite Jews to Israel, 1949

Collection of documents from the estate of Ya'akov Schreiboim, related to the transport of Yemenite Jews to Israel known as "Operation Magic Carpet" ("On the Wings of Eagles"), and the planning and production of this operation. Yemen, 1949.
Ya'akov Schreiboim (1913-1991), born in Warsaw, immigrated to Palestine in 1934 and was sent to study in the Gur Chassidic Yeshiva "Sefat Emet" in Jerusalem. In 1946 he was sent by the Jewish Agency to Africa to serve as Rabbi of the Etzel and Lehi detainees and take care of their religious needs, and in 1947 - served as rabbi in Cyprus detention camps (until 1949). In 1949 Schreiboim was sent by the Minister of Interior to Yemen, to try and rescue the Jews who were there and transport them to Israel. After arrival in Yemen he met with the British Governor in Aden and revealed, to his surprise, that 50,000 Jews lived in Yemen (this number was unknown to the Israeli authorities). Schreiboim persuaded the Israeli authorities to accept the Yemenite Jews which led, in the end, to operation "Magic Carpet" through which 48,500 Jews arrived in Israel.
Collection includes :
* 23 letters handed or sent to Ya'akov Schreiboim; some letters addressed to him and some others - through him - to the institutes of the young State of Israel and its leaders. In the letters, written in a rich, poetic, language, Jews of Yemen tell about their state and their wish to immigrate to Israel. Many of the letters were written in response to letters which Schreiboim wrote to Jews in villages throughout Yemen. The letters were written between May-June 1949 and were sent from the villages of Ludar, Rada'a, Bicha, Muda’aya, Asla, Kam’a, and some other villages. Among the letters - a letter from “Agudat Shocharei Geula” in Aden, with the Union’s ink-stamp; letter from rabbi Yosef Shalom Korah of Sana’a; and a handwritten list of Jewish families in Bicha, Amtafa (Um-Dafa), Amsuma’a (Um-Suma’a), Na’em and Umsbaj. * Three reports, (memorandums) typewritten, sent by Rabbi Ya’akov Schreiboim to the Aliya Department of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem, from Aden, Yemen, during the months of May-July 1949 (As well as an “addition” to one of the memorandums). In the memorandums Schreiboim described the state of Yemenite Jews, the actions in “Ge’ula” camp, the urgency to leave Yemen, and supplies much information necessary to assist in the transport of Yemenite Jews to Israel.
Enclosed is a booklet titled “Shoshanat Ya’akov - Life Story of Shoshana and Ya’akov Schreiboim” (published by the Schreiboim family in 2005).
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 77

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Map of Israel on Silk Fabric – Tunisia

Map of Israel printed on silk fabric, "Prepared by the Mohel F. [Fargi] Gaston Guez, May the Lord Keep Him and Save Him, Tunis". [Tunis, Tunisia, ca. 1948-1949].
Apparently, the map was printed after the proclamation of the State of Israel and before the conquest of Eilat. The map shows many settlements, with the illegal immigrant ships "Galila" ("To the Galilee"; shown flying a Zim Company flag) and "Artza" ("To the Country") in the sea, alongside a plane bearing the name "Herzl". The artist's signature appears on the top left margin in Hebrew and French. Fringes.
Approx. 85X83 cm. Good condition. Creases. Stains, mostly on reverse (covered with cotton cloth).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 78

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Secret Report Concerning the “Lavon Affair” – Numbered Copy Presented to the Minister of Justice, Dov Yosef

A secret report, concerning the "Unfortunate Affair ("Lavon Affair"). Two thick volumes containing reports and documents by David Ben-Gurion, journalist Haggai Eshed, and others, outlining and analyzing the affair and its aftermath. Photocopied edition. [October 1964].
The two volumes were printed in a very small number of copies, classified "Top Secret", and given to Government members and to security officials. The copy offered here is number 2 and was presented to Minister of Justice Dov Yosef.
The "Unfortunate Affair" is a title given to the operation and exposure of a secret cell that operated in Egypt in the early 1950s with the aim of influencing the relationships of Egypt with the United States and Britain. The cell acted on behalf of Unit 131 of IDF, and was trained and operated by the Israeli Intelligence. In 1954 the unit executed some sabotage acts in Western facilities in Egypt (the operations were supposed to seem as if executed by a nationalist Egyptian underground force). One of the operations was to place bombs in American Embassy libraries in Cairo and in a branch of the Library of Congress in Cairo.Members of the cell were captured and convicted in Egypt.
The military censor in Israel prevented publication of the affair and for many years it was referred to only by code-names and hints. The affair led to the appointment of various investigation committees and long and complex legal discussions, the main issue being: who issued the order for the operation in Egypt?. Minister of Defense at the time, Pinhas Lavon, resigned after a committee appointed by the Prime Minister did not reach a definite decision that it was not Lavon who gave the order. David Ben-Gurion was appointed to replace Lavon as Defense Minister, and later as Prime Minister. The "Unfortunate Affair" remained on the agenda and led to a political turmoil. Ben-Gurion appointed investigation committees, and asked journalist Haggai Eshed to compose a report about the affair. In 1960 the "Committe of Seven" - seven ministers, stated that Lavon did not give the order to execute the operation in Egypt, and that he did not know about it. Ben-Gurion rejected the conclusions of the committee and requested that a legal committee be appointed. Dov Yosef was a loyal supporter of Ben-Gurion regarding the affair and agreed with him that a Legal committee and not a ministers' committee has to decide "who gave the order". The events related to the affair and the investigations were among the central factors that led Ben-Gurion to resign from the government in 1963.
The two volumes of the report include:
* Ben-Gurion’s address the Minister of Justice Dov Yosef and the attorney general demanding an appointment of an investigation committee that will examine the “committee of seven” and its conclusions.
* Legal analysis of material related to the affair and to the “committee of seven”, done by lawyer Aharon Hoter-Yishai (head of the military legal service and the first military advocate general) and Yitzchak Tunik (later appointed as the third State Comptroller).
* “Who gave the order” - first draft of report about the Lavon Affair by Haggai Eshed [fifteen years later the report was published in a book by Eshed].
Enclosed:
Collection of letters and documents (some are handwritten) from the estate of Minister of Justice Dov Yosef concerning the affair and the investigation committee.
Two thick volumes (hundreds of pages), 33 cm + about 20 documents (tens of leaves). Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 79

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Collection of “Military Leaves” and Military Bulletins – May-June 1967

67 printed bulletins and leaves, of the various IDF commands from the Six-Day War and the period prior to the war, May-June 1967.
Most items are classified "Limited, for internal distribution only" or for IDF soldiers only. Included are: six publications by the Paratroopers Brigade "HaZanchan HaK'ravi", issues of "Chativon" and "Nizachon LaZanchanim"; two issues of "Badarom" of the Southern Command; three bulletins of "Harel" Brigade; five "Tsav Keri'ah" bulletins of the Central Command; three issues of "Aley Zafon" of the Northern Command; Navy Bulletin (five identical copies); "Chayalim Lochamim!", broadside issued by the General Staff; six "Military Leaves" and two "Utzvat HaPlada" bulletins; ten "Alertness Issues" of the Air Force Bulletin; and some other items.
Size varies, overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 80

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Destruction of Jerusalem – Double Incunabula Leaf from the “Nuremberg Chronicle” by Hartmann Schedel, 1493

Destruccio Iherosolime [Destruction of Jerusalem], double incunabula leaf (no. LXIIII) from Hartmann Schedel's famed “Schedelsche Weltchronik” (also known as “Liber Chronicarum” or "Nuremberg Chronicle"). [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493].
Decorative hand-colored incunabula double-leaf woodcut depicting the destruction of Jerusalem and the First Temple, by Nabuzaradan, Nebuchadnezzar King of Babel's army commander, in the year 586 BCE.
According to Laor, this is only the second view of Jerusalem ever printed (Laor 1125).
40X54.5cm. Fair-good condition. Creases and stains. Framed and matted. Frame: 52X66cm.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 81

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“Travel book through Holy Scripture” – Heinrich Bünting – Helmstadt, 1582 – Maps

Itinerarivm Sacræ Scriptvræ. Das ist Ein Reisebuch, Uber die gantze heilige Schrifft in zwey Bücher getheilt. Helmstadt: Jacobum Lucium Siebenburger, 1582. German. Second edition.
Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae ["Travel book through Holy Scripture"], by Heinrich Bünting (1545-1606), German Protestant pastor, theologian and cartographer, born in Hanover.
This is one of the most important travel books, which, when published in 1581, was the most comprehensive and complete summary of Biblical geography. Since then it was printed in numerous editions and translated to many languages.
The book includes eight maps (one map is missing) - woodcuts - depicting the world and Palestine, including a map of Jerusalem and a plan of the First Temple.
[8] leaves, 1-2, 7-316 pp, [10] leaves, [3] leaves, 136 pp, [6] leaves, [3] leaves, 36, [1] pp. Missing: pp 3-6 and one map. Fair condition. Back cover and some leaves detached. Many markings in pen throughout the book and ownership marks. Stains, some dark. Original wood and vellum binding, damaged.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 82

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Christian van Adrichem – Study of the Holy Land, with Maps Showing the Territories of the Tribes of Israel – Cologne, 1593

Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et Biblicarum Historiarum cum tabulis geographicis aere expressis, Christiaan van Adrichom. Cologne, 1593. Latin.
Christian van Adrichem (1533-1585) - Catholic priest, born in Delft (Holland), wrote a number of works on Palestine. This book is a comprehensive description of the Holy Land, including ten engraved maps showing the territories of the Tribes of Israel, and two large maps (folded) - one of Palestine and the other of Jerusalem.
[12], 286, [29] pp + [12] maps, 38.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Loose or detached leaves. Some tears to leaf margins. Stains. Signature on title page. All the maps are detached. Most are stained. Worming to one map. The maps may have been taken from another copy of the book. Original vellum binding, almost completely detached.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 83

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Thomas Fuller – A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine – London, 1650 – Engravings and Maps Colored by Hand

A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine and the Confines Thereof, with the History of the Old and New Testament Acted Thereon, Thomas Fuller. Printed by M.F. for John Williams, London, 1650. English.
A comprehensive study of Palestine and its history, according to the Bible and the New Testament, by the English churchman, historian and author Thomas Fuller (1608-1661).
Accompanied by 30 unbound engraved plates, colored by hand, found between the leaves: 28 folded plates - maps of Palestine, Jerusalem, the territories of the Twelve Tribes, schemes of the Temple and more; the others – an additional title page and an armorial plate.
[10], 434, [1] (mispaginated; more than 434 pp.), 202, [17] pp. + [28] engraved plates. 34 cm. Overall good condition. Signatures are detached, with some wear and creases to leaves, and small tears at margins of some plates. Original leather binding in poor condition, torn. Spine is detached.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 84

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Panoramic View of Jerusalem – London, 1660

Hierusalem Veteris Imago Vera. Panoramic view of Jerusalem, engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar. London, 1660.
Panoramic plan composed of two sheets of paper, with 50 landmarks. On the upper left corner - a small plan of ancient Jerusalem (Hierosolymae veteris ichnographia).
Engraving approx. 109X39 cm (leaf: 110X44 cm). Good condition. Creases and folding marks. Foxing. Some tears at margins.
Laor 1043.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 85

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Olfert Dapper – Study of Syria and Palestine – Amsterdam, 1677 – Engravings and Maps

Naukeurige Beschryving van Gantsch Syrie, en Palestyn of Heilige Lant, Olfert Dapper. Amsterdam: Jacob Van Meurs, 1677. Dutch. Two parts in one volume.
Comprehensive study of Syria and Palestine, by Olfert Dapper (1639-1689) - Dutch writer, historian and geographer.
Including many engraved plates (most double-spread or folded) and engravings incorporated in the text. These include maps and engravings that depict Syria, Damascus and Tripoli; maps of Palestine, showing the territories of the 12 Tribes of Israel; maps and illustrations of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives and Bethlehem; a depiction of Jaffa viewed from the sea, and more.
[2] leaves, [6], 262, [4] pp, [2] leaves, 1-344, 337-581, [7] pp. 38 engraved plates + [1] engraved-plate (frontspiece). A folded map appears to be missing from the beginning of the second part. 30.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and tears, minor worming and slight damage. Lower part of title page is cut (with damage to publisher and year of publication details). Bound in a handsome original vellum binding (slightly damaged).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 86

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Olfert Dapper – Study of Syria and Palestine – Nuremberg, 1688 – Engravings and Maps

Asia, Oder Genaue und Gründliche Beschreibung des gantzen Syrien und Palestins, oder Gelobten Landes… Nuremberg: Johann Hoffmann, 1688 (second part dated 1689). German. Two parts in one volume.
German edition of the comprehensive study of Syria and Palestine by Olfert Dapper (see previous item).
Including many engraved plates (most double-spread or folded) and engravings incorporated in the text. These include maps and engravings that depict Syria, Damascus and Tripoli; maps of Palestine, showing the territories of the 12 Tribes of Israel; maps and illustrations of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives and Bethlehem; a depiction of Jaffa viewed from the sea, and more.
[2] leaves, 200, [4] pp, [1] leaf, 400, [8] pp. 38 engraved plates + [1] engraved-plate (frontspiece). Some copies include an additional engraved plate. 32 cm. Good condition. Some stains and tears to leaf margins. Markings in pen on the inner side of the front binding. Original vellum binding.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 87

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“History of the Bible and the New Testament” – Engravings and Maps – Amsterdam, 1700

Histoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament, enrichie de plus de quatre cens figures en taille-douce. Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1700. French.
"History of the Old and New Testament", accompanied by more than four hundred illustrations and maps. Composed by David Martin, a Dutch Protestant theologian. Two parts in one volume. Original leather binding.
[20], 282, [6]; [20], 154, 20 pp (maps and engravings are not included in the numbering of pages and are not numbered), 41 cm. Good condition. Dampstaining to first 30 pages. Front cover detached. Damages at corners of binding and spine.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 88

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Johann Matthias Hase – “The Kingdom of David and Solomon” – Maps of the Land of Israel and its Environs / Illustrations of the Tower of Babel

Regni Davidici Et Salomonaei Descriptio Geographica Et Historica [The Kingdom of David and Solomon, a Geographical and Historical Description], by Johanne Matthia Hasio (Johann Matthias Hase). Nuremberg: Officina Homanniana, 1739. Latin.
A study of the kingdom of David and Solomon, by German cartographer, astronomer and mathematician Johann Matthias Hase. The first part contains six folded maps of the Land of Israel and the Near East (partly colored). The first maps depict the kingdom of David and Solomon in detail. The second part of the book contains diagrams comparing different cities of the world (Rome, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Peking and others), as well as diagrams and illustrations (partly colored) of the construction of the Tower of Babel.
[6] pp., 320 columns, [4] pp, [1] leaf, 131 columns, [2] pp + [20] plates of maps and diagrams [some folded]. 35 cm. Overall good condition, stains. Tears and wear to binding.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 89

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Large Wall Map – Living Areas of the Twelve Tribes – Amsterdam, 1662

Tribus Ruben, et Gad et partes orientales tribuum Beniamin, Ephraim, et dimidiae Manasse intra Iordanem. Map showing the regions of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, by Georg Horn and Jan Jansson, according to Adrichom (Situs Terrae Promissionis). [Amsterdam, 1662].
A large map, composed of six sheets. Oriented eastward. Impressive copy, colored by hand.
Approx. 85X180 cm (framed; unexamined out of frame). Overall good condition. Some stains. Some tears, mainly to lower part, some restored.
Laor 343-349.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 90

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Maps from the Ordnance Survey of Palestine by Wilson, 1865

A portfolio of maps, being the second part of the "Ordnance Survey of Palestine" conducted by Captain Charles William Wilson (1836-1905), in 1864.
Contains five folding, cloth-backed maps, including two maps of Jerusalem and maps of the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The Ordnance Survey of Palestine was the first modern cartographic and archaeological survey conducted in Palestine. During the survey Wilson discovered the arch named after him, in the northern area of Jerusalem's Western Wall.
Original portfolio, 53X38 cm, wear, tears and damages (two of the three flaps of the portfolio are detached and one is missing). Maps in good condition, with some wear and stains.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 91

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“Underground Jerusalem” – Charles Warren – London, 1876

Underground Jerusalem, an account of some of the principal difficulties encountered in its exploration and the results obtained, Charles Warren. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1876. English.
"Underground Jerusalem", by Charles Warren, an officer in the British Royal Engineers. Warren was sent to Palestine in 1867 by the British Palestine Exploration Fund and was one of the pioneers of archeology in the Holy Land, particularly in Jerusalem. The book contains nine plates - three photographs (the Western Wall, a group of Ashkenazi Jews and Samaritans praying on Mount Gerizim) and six diagrams and illustrations, with many additional illustrations incorporated in the text.
XX, 559 pp. + [9] plates, 22 cm. Good condition. Some foxing, mostly to first and last pages and to page edges.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 92

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Two Sets of Maps of Palestine – PEF, 1880-1881

1. Map of Western Palestine in 26 sheets from surveys conducted for the committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund by Lieuts. C. R. Conder and H. H. Kitchener, R.E during the Years 1872-1877. London: Ordnance Survey Office, 1880. English.
2. Map of Western Palestine, From Surveys Conducted By the Palestine Exploration Fund by Lieuts. C. R. Conder and H. H. Kitchener, R.E. reduced from the one inch map. London: Stanford's Geographical Establishment, 1881. English.
Large portfolio with 26 maps of Palestine, and an index map, on a scale of 1:63,360 (one inch per mile). The shoreline and central places of settlement are hand-colored.
In addition there is a smaller set of 6 maps of Palestine from 1881, with paper wrapper. The two sets are held in the first set’s original portfolio.
[28] leaves; [6] leaves. Portfolio 69.5X59.5 cm. Foxing, small tears. Open tears to wrapper of second set. The portfolio has been restored.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 93

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Jews at Prayer at the Western Wall –Alexandre Bida

Les Juifs Devant le Mur de Salomon. Jews at prayer at the Western Wall. Photogravure according to Alexandre Bida's illustration (signed in print). Paris-New-York: Boussod, Valadon & Cie, successeurs de Goupil & Cie, [between 1884-1887].
The French painter Alexandre Bida (1813-1895) visited Palestine in 1859 and painted the Western Wall and Jews at prayer. It is worthwhile noting that the worshipers have left their shoes in a pile on the side. See following item.
Approx. 60X50 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Frame: 79X69 cm (unexamined out of frame).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 94

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Jewish Merchants – Alexandre Bida

Jewish Merchants in the East. Etching by Alexandre Bida. [Probably France, second half of the 19th century]. Signed in print.
For information on Alexandre Bida see previous item.
24X17 cm. Sheet: 50X37 cm. Good condition. Framed.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 95

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Two Binders with Illustrations of Palestine –Germany

1. Jerusalem. Published by Dresdner Kunstanstalt Aktiengesellschaft, [Germany, late 19th or early 20th century]. Panoramic view of Jerusalem and nine more illustrations of sites in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine, in lithographic printing. Folded and contained in a printed cover. 10X15 cm (folded). Fair-good condition.
2. Palaestina, von C. Scheuren. Published by Jos. Rings, Duesseldorf, [early 20th century]. A dozen printed cards, with lithographic illustrations, in color, of views of Palestine and the vicinity. Contained in a small folder. 12.5X17.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 96

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“American Colony” – Two Catalogues

Two catalogues of slides for a "Magic Lantern", produced by "American Colony" and "Matson Photo Service". Jerusalem, 1920s-30s. English.
List of slides photographed by "American Colony" and "Matson Photo Service" in Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Iraq and East Africa.
1. 1927 Catalogue of Lantern Slides Produced by the American Colony Photographers Illustrating Bible Lands, published by Vester & Company, American Colony Stores. [Jerusalem] 1927. 82, [2] pages.
2. Catalogue of Photographs & Lantern Slides, Bible Lands etc. Published by "Matson Photo Service", [Jerusalem, ca. 1935]. An updated and extended edition of the 1927 catalogue. 158, [10], 20 pages.
Size and condition vary.

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