Hébron - Le Haram El-Khalil, Sépulture des Patriarches [Hebron - Cave of Patriarchs] by L.H. Vincent, F.M. Abel and E.J.H. Mackay. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1923. Portfolio of plates.
The portfolio of plates, originally accompanying a book about the Cave of Patriarchs, presents the research of two researchers from the French Biblical and Archaeological School in Jerusalem, in collaboration with the Inspector of Antiquities for the British Administration in Palestine.
The portfolio contains 28 plates with illustrations, photographs and drawings of the Cave of Patriarchs. Among the plates: View of Hebron and the Cave; photos taken in the cave and next to it; five large plates, folded: plan of the interior and drawings of the exterior, and more.
28 plates + title page and Table of Contents (uncut sheet, folded into four). 23 plates: 29X39 cm; five plates: 58X39 cm, folded into two. Good condition. Some damages. Slight damages and stains on portfolio (tear at the lower part of the spine).
Jérusalem, Saint Sépulcre, vue générale de la Chapelle du Calvaire [Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre]. Photograph by Auguste Salzmann. Printed by Louis-Désiré Blanquart-Évrard, .
Salt print. Approx. 33X23 cm. Attached to paper with the photograph title and printer's details, 58.5X43.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and minor damage to paper.
Jérusalem, Saint-Sépulcre, Détails de la façade [Jerusalem - Church of the Holy Sepulchre, façade details], photograph by Auguste Salzmann. Printed by Louis-Désiré Blanquart-Évrard, .
Salt print. Approx. 23.5X33.5 cm. Attached to paper with photograph title and printer's details, 45X60 cm. Good condition. Photograph faded on the top and left margins. Foxing to paper. Creases and small tears to paper margins.
Jérusalem, Escaliere arabe de Sainte-Marie-la-Grande, photograph of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre by Auguste Salzmann. Printed by Louis-Désiré Blanquart-Évrard, .
Salt print. Approx. 32.5X23 cm. Attached to paper with photograph title and printer's details, 56.5X39.5 cm. Good condition. Photograph slightly faded on margins. Stains and very slight damage to paper margins.
Three photographs by Giacomo Brogi. [Ca. 1868].
1. Tower of David. 19X25 cm.
2. Entrance to Tomb of the Virgin Mary at Gethsemane. 18.5X23 cm.
3. Entrance to Al-Aqsa Mosque. 19.5X26 cm.
All three photographs are mounted on paper sheets, approx. 30.5X42 cm. Good condition. Light stains.
Six photographs of sites in Jerusalem, some by photographer Félix Bonfils. [Late 19th century].
* Jaffa Gate (Bonfils) from the outside. * Jaffa Gate (no photographer indicated) from the inside. * The Dome of the Rock (Bonfils). * The Golden Gate (Gate of Mercy, no photographer indicated). * Al-Aqsa Mosque (Bonfils). * Summer Pulpit on the Temple Mount (no photographer indicated).
23X28.5 cm. on average. Mounted on 34X44 cm leaves. Good condition.
Panoramic photograph of Jerusalem, view from Mount of Olives. [Félix Bonfils], undated, [late 19th century].
The panorama is constructed out of three photographs mounted on a thick paper sheet, folded in three. Three photographs, 25X39-40 cm. each. Stains. Tears to paper sheet corners.
Der Tempel und der Tempelplatz in Jerusalem im Verlauf der Jahrtausende. Leipzig: Bruno Hentschel, [1899?]. German.
Portfolio containing eight photographs of the place of the temple in Jerusalem - first is a photograph of the Temple Mount seen from the Mount of Olives; the other seven are photographs of temple models made by Dr. Conrad Schick, depicting the appearance of the Temple Mount in the course of a thousand years.
Mounted on cardboard and accompanied by an explanatory leaf and an introduction. 2 pp. + 8 photographs. Photograph size: 21X27 cm., plate size: 31X41 cm. Photographs in good condition. Accompanying leaf with creases and tears. Portfolio in good condition, with wear, small tears and damage, mostly to corners and spine.
Eight photographs of Palestine, late 19th century.
Boats at the Jaffa port; man from Bethlehem; camel market; Jordan river; Bedouins next to cactuses; local people in Bethlehem; Haifa; woman from Bethlehem. Six photographs are titled, dated and signed in print - Collection [Bruno] Hentschel, Leipzig, 1898.
Average size: 22.5X28 cm, mounted on cardboard: 31.5X39.5 cm. Overall good condition. Some stains. Damages to margins of cardboard boards.
Eight photochrom photographs of Palestine. Photoglob company, Zurich, late 19th century. Signed in print P.Z. and titled.
Western Wall; girl from Bethlehem; Bedouins in Silwan; Bedouin women with their children; women from Bethlehem; women from Jerusalem; children from Jerusalem; Via Dolorosa.
Photographs: 22.5X16.5 cm. One photograph is mounted on a 24.5X18.5 cm cardboard sheet, all the others are mounted on 32X41 cm cardboard sheets. Good condition. Damages to margins of cardboard sheets. Ink-stamps appear on some of the cardboard sheets.
"Palestine". Album with 41 photochrom photographs of Palestine. Photoglob Company, Zurich, late 19th century. Signed in print: P.Z. Titled.
The inscription "Palestine" (Russian) appears on the album cover. Photographs portraying views of Palestine are mounted on the album leaves (many photographs of Jerusalem and the vicinity).
Photographs: 16X22.5 cm. Good condition. Album: 27X36 cm. Leather binding, slight damages.
Souvenir de Jerusalem, Maison Bonfils, Phot. Beyrouth [Souvenir from Jerusalem, Bonfils, Beirut]. "Souvenir" album with thirty photograph plates (printed) of sites in Palestine by Adrian Bonfils (son of the photographer Felix Bonfils). [Photo-studio of Bonfils family in Beirut, early 20th century].
Photographs of Jaffa, Jerusalem (view from the Mount of Olives, Western Wall, City Walls, and more), Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem, Jericho, Dead Sea, and other sites. Eight of the photographs are colored by hand, with watercolor. Each photograph is titled in English, French and German.
Album: 29X22.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Tears and damages to binding (torn spine).
Flowers and Pictures of the Holy-Land, Jerusalem: Boulos Meo, [late 19th century].
Large album containing fifteen color photographs of sites in Palestine - Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Nazareth and more (titled in English, German and French). Facing each photograph appear pressed flowers typical to the area. Bound in a fine olive wood binding. Inscription on the front: Jerusalem.
Album: 30X22 cm.Good condition. Stains. Some damages. Partly detached binding.
82 glass slides, photographs of Palestine (most of them in color). Unknown photographer, [late 19th or early 20th century].
The photographs portray views of Palestine. Some are titled on notes which are attached to them, in print or handwritten. Name of the publisher appears on some of the slides: Fradelle& Young, but some of the photographs seem as non-professional ones.
Average size: 8.5X8.5 cm. Condition varies. Some in good condition; cracks or breaks to 25 slides. Contained in two wooden boxes (one inlaid with wood and shell).
Sixteen press photos documenting the arrival in Palestine of the Zionist Commission, headed by Chaim Weizmann, in 1918.
The Zionist Commission was a Zionist organization established following the Balfour Declaration with the aim of mediating between the British government and the Jewish yishuv in Palestine. The Zionist Commission was active in Palestine, with the consent of the British government, during the years 1918-1921. It was headed by Chaim Weizmann and most of its members were British Jews. Commission members included James de Rothschild, David Eder, Sir Aryeh (Leon) Simon, Major William Ormsby-Gore, Aaron Aaronsohn, Zalman David Levontin and others. The Commission members arrived in Palestine in April 1918. Their work focused on the renewal and development of the Jewish settlement in Palestine, and on laying a firm basis for the implementation of the Balfour Declaration.
The collection includes group photos of the Zionist Commission members and photos from events and receptions held in their honor in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Rishon LeZion.
Including: * Two photos of the Commission members at a train station. * Photos from a reception for the Zionist Commission in Tel Aviv: a group photo of the Commission members (in the center is Chaim Weizmann dressed in a white suit, beside him are Betzalel Yaffe, James de Rothschild, Major Ormsby-Gore, Edwin Samuel, Aaron Aaronsohn and others); photo of the public gathered at the reception. * Photos from a celebratory dinner held in honor of the Commission at a public park in Rishon LeZion: the Commission members seated around the dining table, Weizmann speaking at the event, Commission members dancing after the meal and more. * Reception for the Zionist Commission in Jerusalem. * Additional photos.
16 photos: 15 approx. 15X20 cm., stamped with the stamp of the British Associated Illustration Agencies, with titles on verso. One photo 13X16.5 cm., with a handwritten title on verso. Overall good condition. Minor damage. Tears to two photographs.
Provenance: Estate of Sir Aryeh (Leon) Simon (1881-1965) - one of the leaders of the British Zionists, a writer and translator. Simon assisted in formulating the draft of the Balfour Declaration (the declaration draft, written on a napkin, was found in his archive and sold by Sotheby’s in 2005); member of the Zionist Commission.
"Batei HaTalmud Torah HaMeuhadim 'Bnei Zion' VeYeshivat HaBachurim" [The United "Bnei Zion" Talmud Torah Halls and Boys' Yeshiva]. Album with eight photographs of pupils at the "Bnei Zion" Talmud Torah for children from Eastern countries in Jerusalem, [1920s].
Eight photographs are mounted on the album leaves showing pupils at the institution, classed according to country of origin: Bukhara, Georgia and the Caucasus, Yemen, the Near East and Palestine, Morocco and Iraq, Iran, Kurdistan, and Syria (Aleppo). Captions are glued underneath each photograph. A short explanation in Yiddish regarding the Talmud Torah, followed by printed letter copies from Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Sonnenfeld, and a letter from the Admorim of Gur, Sokolov, Stryków and Bendin, are glued on the first pages of the album.
 leaves. Photographs: 13X8 cm, album: 15X21 cm. Good condition.
Ten photographers by the photographer Falu Zivlin. Rishon LeZion, [2nd half of 1920s].
Eight of the photographs are stamped on the reverse with photographer's ink-stamp; two are not stamped. Nine of the photographs portray the Rishon LeZion wineries facilities, grape harvest, handling bottles, and more; the Post Office of Rishon LeZion appears in one of the photographs.
Zivlin (1902-1982) was born in Russia to a family of Habad Chassidim that immigrated to Palestine in 1914 and settled in Tel-Aviv. When Zivlin married in 1926 he moved to Rishon LeZion where he opened a Photo-Studio and became the colony's photographer. Zivlin moved to Jerusalem in 1929 and opened a studio on King George Street.
8.5X13.5 cm. Overall good condition. Some photographs are stained on the reverse, some tears and glue marks.
Eleven photographs of workers engaged in swamp drying activities (drainage and canal digging). [1920s-1930s].
11 photographs, approx. 17X12 cm. Condition varies. Stains. Damage to margins of part of the photographs.
Thirteen black-and-white press photos documenting Léon Blum's visit to Palestine and Kibbutz Kfar Blum in the Hula Valley, . Stamped on verso with the stamp of the French newspaper Paris-Matin.
1-11. Eleven photos from Kibbutz Kfar Blum: general view of kibbutz houses; Work at the "Hedek" factory for laundry pegs - the first factory in Kfar Blum; group photos from the dining hall, with a photographic portrait of Léon Blum hanging on one of the walls; photo of the kibbutz children; and more.
12-13. Two photographs of Léon Blum's visit to Palestine (greeting his hosts at the airport). Handwritten titles on verso (French). One is dated: 30.5.1946.
Léon Blum (1872-1950), French-Jewish politician, leader of the Socialist Party; served three times as prime minister of France. Kibbutz Kfar Blum is called after him.
Total of 13 photographs. Average size: 18X24 cm. Overall good condition. Folding marks. Damage to margins of some photos.
Photograph album of Palestine and surroundings, including photographs of illegal immigration ships. [1946-1947].
82 black-and-white photographs arranged in an album. With handwritten titles on the album pages (English). Some of the photographs are stamped on verso "Matson Photo Service".
* Two photos of the illegal immigration ship "Hatikva" near the Haifa shore (the ship left Italy and reached the shores of Palestine in May 1947). * Two photos of the illegal immigration ship "The 14 Fallen of Akhziv Bridge" (sailed from Italy with illegal immigrants from Poland. Four British battleships took part in its capture, following which it was hauled to Haifa and the illegal immigrants were deported to Cyprus). * Two photos of British battleships. * Photos of Palestine and its surroundings: Jaffa, Atlit, Acre, Haifa, Mount Carmel, Bethlehem, Jerusalem (Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Via Dolorosa, David's Tower, Dome of the Rock), and more. * Photos of Malta (1947) - Valletta port; houses damaged by bombardments.
Photographs: approx. 9X6.5 cm., album: 20X30 cm. Overall good condition. Minor damage to album pages. Damaged album binding.
1. Photograph of illegal immigrants from the ship "Wedgewood" on a motor boat, before being lowered from the deck of the Wedgewood near the Haifa shore, [June 1946]. Photographer: Emil Reynolds. Press photograph, described in detail on paper attached to its verso. 18X23.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Photograph of cloth sign hung from the deck of the illegal immigration ship "Dov Hoz" or "Eliyahu Golomb" at La Specia Port, Italy, [April 1946]. The sign reads “hunger strike of 1014 persons, 75 hours” in Hebrew, English and Italian. Photo described in handwriting on verso. Divided on verso for use as a postcard. 9X14 cm. Good condition. Markings in preparation for printing.
Collection of photographs of Knesset member and member of "Moetzet HaPo'alot" (Women Workers Organization), Beba Idelson (Trakhtenberg), 1950s-70s.
45 photographs and five photo-albums, documenting the activity of Beba Idelson concerning "Moetzet HaPo'alot" and other women's organizations: Album - "Souvenir from the Cornerstone Laying for a House of 'organization of working mothers' in Kiryat Gat" (1967), album from moving the Women Workers' Organization to the Va'ad HaPo'el (Histadrut) building (1953), album documenting work in a sewing workshop, "White House" album - vocational school for girls in Beer Sheba, founded by Moetzet HaPo'alot (1961), souvenir album from Idelson's visit to Kiryat Shmona on the International Women's Workers Day (1962), and more.
Total of approximately 115 photographs. Size and condition vary.
Photo of the IDF paratroopers occupying the Western Wall, David Rubinger, 7 June 1967. Signed on verso. Photo shows three soldiers from Batallion 66 of the Paratroops Brigade (Haim Osher, Yitzhak Yifat and Zion Karasanti) at the Western Wall immediately following its occupation.
On the photo is a dedication in Rubinger's handwriting, from Rosh Hashana 5730 (1969): "With hearty greetings for many years of peace / Annie and David Rubinger".
28X35 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases. Slight defects to margins.
95 photographs from the estate of Gideon Rafael (1913-1999), one of the first and most senior employees of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he worked for over thirty years. Raphael was the assistant of Moshe Sharett during Sharett's service as foreign minister of the Provisional Government and of the State of Israel; he was a member of the Israeli delegation to the U.N. (1948); he served as Israeli ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the U.N., and as the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Most of the photographs are from the 1960s and 1970s, from the periods when Raphael served as ambassador. They document his diplomatic activities, his meetings with prime ministers and ministers throughout the world and at the U.N., and with senior Israeli government officials. Many of the photographs are press photos. Many are captioned and dated on the verso, and signed with photographers' stamps.
Average size: 24X18 cm. Good overall condition. Enclosed are relevant press clippings.
1-14. Greetings from the Holy Land. Fourteen greeting cards. On the front are Real-Photo postcards depicting the British conquest of Jerusalem (December, 1917), inside are printed greetings for Christmas and New Year, with pressed flowers. Some cards appear in several copies.
15. Jerusalem, Flowers and View of the Holy Land, In Remembrance of the British Army, Conquerors of the Holy Land. December 9, 1917.
Souvenir album, with black and white photographs and pressed flowers (no cover).
16. Jerusalem, Flowers and View of the Holy Land, In Remembrance of the British Army, Conquerors of the Holy Land. December 9, 1917. Black and white Photographs of different sites in Palestine. No pressed flowers.
17. Jerusalem, Flowers from the Holy Land, In Remembrance of the British Army, Conquerors of the Holy Land. December 9, 1917. Colorful illustrations of different sites in Palestine. No pressed flowers.
Size and condition vary.
200 postcards portraying Palestine - views, sites, pioneers and historic events. Various printers and various printing dates, [20th century].
75 postcards portraying sites in Jerusalem and the vicinity. Various printers, locations and dates, [late 19th / first decades of 20th century]. 35 postcards are undivided. Some were mailed.
30 postcards portraying synagogues. Various printers, printing locations and dates.
Including postcards portraying synagogues in Algiers, Tunisia, Subotica, Sarajevo, Schiltigheim, Dijon, Essen, Marienbad, Munich, Lunéville, Vilnius, New-York, and other locations. Four cards are undivided. Some postcards were mailed.
30 postcards portraying synagogues in France. France-Germany, [late 19th / first decades of 20th century].
Including five postcards portraying interiors of synagogues and postcards portraying synagogues in Nancy, Bordeaux, Lyon, Dijon, Besancon, Strasburg, Lunéville, Lilles, Epinal, and other locations. Three postcards are undivided. Some were mailed.
180 postcards depicting Jewish ceremonies and paintings by Jewish painters. Various printers and printing dates, [late 19th - mid 20th century].
Including postcards portraying synagogues and Jewish buildings, reproductions of paintings by Jewish artists like, for example, E.M. Lilien, Hermann Struck, Moritz Oppenheim, Shmuel Hirshenberg, Isidor Kaufman, Alfons Levy, and more. 53 of the postcards, featuring reproductions of works by Hermann Junker and Hugo Elkan, are mounted on album leaves (dated 1901).
Size and condition vary.
30 postcards - illustrations and photographs of Jews from Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Bukhara and Greece. Publishers, places and dates of publication vary. Six postcards are undivided.
Total of 30 postcards (two appear in two copies). Condition varies. More than half of the postcards have been used.
16 anti-Semitic postcards. Various printers, USA and Europe (Germany), late 19th century and early 20th century. 13 postcards were printed in the USA, three printed in Germany.
Size and condition vary.
68 postcards related to the Dreyfus affair. Various printers (most postcards from France or Germany), late 19th / early 20th century.
Most postcards are undivided. The collection includes postcards supporting Dreyfus and postcards against him, with caricatures, illustrations and photographs. Among the postcards: portraits of Dreyfus, Emil Zola, Esterhazi and other figures involved in the affair; caricatures of anti-Semitic nature, and more.
Overall good condition.
Two postcards with the inscription "LeShana Tova Tikatevu" ("May you be inscribed for a good year"). Budapest, 1914.
* Elso Segely [First Aid]. * Motorkerekpar es Automobil Osztaly [Motorcycle and Automobile Brigade]. Two Real-Photo postcards depicting soldiers in the Austro-Hungarian Army.
Good condition. Stains and minor damage to one postcard.
14 Jewish postcards; thirteen are "Shana Tova" postcards. Publishers, places and dates of publication vary. [First decades of the twentieth century]. Four postcards are undivided.
Condition varies. Seven of the postcards have been used.
50 postcards with printed "Shana Tova" greetings. Various printers, Europe, USA and Palestine, [early 20th century through the 2nd half of 20th century].
Varied collection of "Shana Tova" postcards. Several postcards appear in two copies.
Size and condition vary.
"LeShana Tova Tichatev" [May You be Inscribed for a Good Year], “Shana Tova” greeting card. Entered in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, 1874, New York: J. K. Buchner, .
Greeting card printed in golden ink on both sides, on a purple transparency. The blessings are in Hebrew, English and German. Poem in German printed on reverse.
8X13.5 cm. Good condition. Part of inscription slightly faded.
Three “Shana Tova” greeting cards designed as banknotes. [Riga, ca. 1900-1911].
On the cards are blessings for the new year, in Yiddish, with some Russian, German and Hebrew. One of the "banknotes" also shows a portrait of Rabbi Menahem Mendel Shneorson (the "Tzemach Tzedek"), the other two show an illustration of Sarah the Matriarch. One of the greeting cards is printed on a postcard.
12.5X27-28 cm, 9X14 cm (postcard). Good-fair condition. Stains and folding marks. Professionally restored tears.
Two printed “Shana Tova” greeting cards. [Europe, first decades of the 20th century].
1. “Shana Tova” greeting card with "Yishlach Azarcha MeKodesh UMeZion Yis'adecha" (May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion), with different illustrations depicting aliya to Palestine. Artist's signature: Moshe Shachar. 25X20.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Folding marks. Small tears. Markings on reverse.
2. “Shana Tova” greeting card designed as a share certificate, with greetings for the New Year, for longevity, and more. 29.5X29.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Tears to margins and stubs on the right side. Markings on reverse.
Nine “Shana Tova” cards, in different formats. Germany, ca. 1882 to ca. 1290-1930.
Including: cards from the years 1882, 1887 and 1888; a postcard with printed blessing and an illustration by E.M. Lilien; four greeting cards in an especially large format (about A4), two of them printed using golden ink, with illustrations of the façade and interior of the "New" synagogue in Berlin (built during the years 1859-1866); and more.
Size varies. Generally good condition.
Four illustrated “Shana Tova” greeting cards, in color lithographic printing, in an American style. [Germany, early 20th century].
1-2. Two large greeting cards, with blessings in Hebrew and Yiddish, both showing trains and boats on their way to America, represented by the Statue of Liberty. 30 cm. One of the cards is pasted on to a thick sheet of paper.
3-4. Two greeting cards (identical), designed as banknotes. Both show a boat sailing for the shores of the U.S. 21.5X8 cm. Good condition. Small tear to one card.
"LeShana Tova Tichatevu" blessing ("May you be inscribed for a good year") printed on a fine, delicate silk fabric. [U.S.A., early 20th century].
The blessings are written in Hebrew and English. In the center is a blue-and-white flag with a Star of David in the middle and the inscription "Degel Yisrael / Jewish National Flag". Beneath the flag appear four lines from HaTikva (later Israel's national anthem). The frame is adorned with flowers and various decorations suggestive, in their color and shape, of the flag of the United States.
Approx. 25X25 cm. Good-fair condition. Folded. Tears to folding lines. Creases. Some stains.
1-4. Four studio-photographs, mounted on cardboard, with printed and decorated "Shana Tova" greetings and some other greetings for the new year. New-York, early 20th century; one dated 1908. The Statue of Liberty is printed on one of the cardboard pages. Size varies, 18.5X13.5 cm to 23.5X17.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Breaks to cardboard pages.
5-6. Two printed leaves, with greetings "LeShana Tova Tikatevu VeTechatemu". [USA], first decade of 20th century. Decorated with the American flag and some other illustrations. The portrait of the Vilna Gaon is printed on one leaf and on another leaf the portrait of Rabbi Yehonatan Eibeschutz.  leaves, 21 cm. Good condition.
26 printed "Shana Tova" leaves. Various printers (most of the leaves are lithographs), [Jerusalem, late 19th century - 1930s].
Collection of illustrated "Shana Tova" leaves, most of them in color. Some with printed greetings, calendars, or handwritten greetings.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.
"Scented Cards", catalogue of illustrated "Shana Tova" greeting cards. Israel, 1950s-60s.
Album with black paper leaves. 145 sample cards are mounted on the album leaves.
Album: 35 cm, damages at margins. Size of cards varies, overall good condition.
1-8. Eight IDF “Shana Tova” greeting cards, 1948. Some are in the original envelopes in which they were sent.
9-11. Three postcards with photographs from the Israeli War of Independence, with “Shana Tova” greetings inscribed on the reverse. Published by the Medical Service Headquarters, Hospital Welfare, IDF.
12. War Map, "The Fighting State of Israel, Map of the Front Lines on the Eve of 5709", with a printed “Shana Tova” blessing.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
1-9. Nine share certificates. Palestine, most from the 1930s-1940s (one is from 1961).
Share certificates of: * Shimshon, Palestine Portland Cement Works LTD. * Moshav Company Ltd. * Hakkibutz Hameuhad Fund. * Hadera Works. * Ellern's Investment Corporation. * Atid Navigation Company Limited. * Nir Ltd. (two certificates). * Hassneh, Insurance Company of Palestine LTD.
10. Bond, Jaysour Mortgage Bank Limited, 1959.
11. Pamphlet of Shimshon, Palestine Portland Cement Works LTD.
Size and condition vary.
14 wine-bottle labels. Palestine, early 20th century through 1920s-30s.
Labels for wine bottles and for other spirits, made by Rishon Le-Zion and Zichron Ya'akov wineries. Some are illustrated color lithographs. Some were intended for export.
Size and condition vary.
"Trinkt nur ‘Carmel’ veyn", illustrated promotional leaf, in lithographic printing, advertising wine made by "Carmel". [Poland, 1920s?]. Yiddish.
Fine illustration in gold and blue. Signed in print: "I. Lewit". Leaf from a Yiddish newspaper (printed on both sides). Below the illustration appear details of the paper and the name of the editor: A. Grafman.
 leaf, 30 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases.
A collection including some 3,600 stamps, paper labels and ephemera. Israel, ca. 1920s to 1980s.
The collection includes: JNF stamps and stamps of various Jewish organizations, tax stamps, "Kofer HaYishuv", "Keren Tel Hai" [Tel Hai Fund], "Yarid HaMizrach" [Levant Fair], "Mas Sha'ashu'im" [Amusement Tax] and "Do'ar LeShe'at Cherum" [Emergency Mail]; receipts of "Shekel Zioni" [Zionist Shekel], paper stubs, paper labels, paper tokens of Magen David Adom, bus and train tickets, hotel labels, "Legal Currency Proposal" banknote, gasoline stamps, food stamps, receipts and entrance tickets to events, "People's Administration" postage stamps from various places, and more.
Many items appear in multiple copies. Items arranged in three albums. Size and condition vary.
1-3. Three of Max Nordau's visiting cards. Nordau added a handwritten greeting, in German, to one of the cards; The Hebrew inscription "Ktiva VeHatima Tova! 5662 " [May you be written and signed for a good year!"] was added to the second card; the inscription "Und Maxa Nordau" [Max Nordau's daughter] was added to the third card. 5.5X9.5 cm. Good condition. Stains.
4. Pencil drawing, portrait of Max Nordau. Signed and dated 1920. 11.5X15 cm. Stains and creases.
Der Jüdische Nationalfonds. Draft of an essay on the JNF, typewritten on official stationery ("Joh. Kremenezky, Wien"), with corrections and multiple additions in the handwriting of Jonah (Johann) Kremenezky. Vienna, [1931-1932]. German.
Kremenezky (1850-1934) - a Zionist capitalist, industrialist and entrepreneur, a pioneer of the electricity industry in Europe, first chairman of the Jewish National Fund (in 1902-1907), inventor of the JNF's fundraising methods (the Blue Box, the stamps and the "Golden Book") and a close friend of the Herzl family (trustee of Herzl's personal estate).
The essay also concerns the JNF's fundraising campaign, and a variety of other subjects related to the Jewish people in Palestine and in the Diaspora - politics, anti-Semitism, the JNF and the Jewish religion, economy and immigration to Palestine. Among others, he mentions Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Chaim Weizmann, the Balfour Delcaration, the Zionist Movement, the Palestine Arabs, and more.
At the beginning of the essay Kremenzky writes: "From time to time Prof. Albert Einstein is asked for his opinion, as he believes the revenue of the JNF can be higher. He says: 'When we are able to receive from 16 million Jews even one schilling per year, [the JNF] will have what it needs.'"
 leaves, many handwritten corrections +  handwritten p (7a), 29.5 cm. Good condition. Small tears to margins of last leaves.
Edmund Allenby, Autographed Letter Signed. Written on official stationery of the British offices in Cairo ("The Residency"). Cairo, [First World War period]. English.
In the letter Allenby thanks a British journalist for an article he sent him, writing that in his opinion, the timing is not right for publishing the article in the local press (in Cairo), since it is a time of crisis.
Edmund Allenby (1861-1936). British military officer, famous for his actions during the First World War and as the conqueror of Palestine and Jerusalem from the Ottoman Empire.
 leaf, written on both sides. 20 cm. Good condition. Some creases, perforations and minor tears. Horizontal folding line (with tears). Adhesive tape at lower left corner.
Chaim Weizmann, Autographed Letter Signed. Addressed to Sofia (Sonia) Getzova, Weizmann's former fiancée. Oakwood, London, January 31, 1925. Russian.
An interesting letter, written following appeals to Weizmann to assist Getzova in finding a position in the medical field in Palestine.
"I explained to Leo [Leo Motzkin?] that it is not possible now to make appointments, since the director of the institution has not yet been appointed. His appointment depends in part on the American doctors. I proposed Prof. Rosenthal and I expect to receive their agreement soon… I will submit your candidacy to Rosenthal, and of course I'll support it… I explained to Leo and to Einstein [Albert Einstein], who spoke to me on this issue, where things stand…".
Sofia (Sonia) Getzova (1872-1946), a pathologist, born in Russia and a pioneer of pathology in Palestine. In the years 1898-1903 she was Chaim Weizmann's first fiancée (after the cancellation of their engagement, in 1906, Weizmann married Vera Katzman). In 1925 Getzova immigrated to Palestine, and beginning in 1926 she served as professor and headed the institute for pathological anatomy at the Hadassah Medical Center. Getzova was a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Upon retiring she was granted, retroactively, the title of Professor Emerita, and was the first woman to be appointed professor in Palestine.
 leaf, folded in two (two written pages), 17.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks.
Chaim Weizmann, letter to Louis Lipsky [a leader of the Zionist Movement in the U.S.]. Typewritten and signed by hand by Weizmann, in green ink. Oakwood, London, October 29, 1933. English.
The letter was written on the first day of the J.F.C. Conference held to assist the Jews of Germany, in response to a letter received by Weizmann from Louis Lipsky on the issue of the conference and the arrival of Mr. Weisgal to London [apparently referring to Meyer Wolf Weisgal, a leader of the Zionist Movement in the U.S., a confidant of Chaim Weizmann and one of the founders of the Weizmann Institute of Science].
The Joint Foreign Committee Conference to assist the Jews of Germany was held in London on October 29 - November 1, 1933. The participants were delegates of the major Jewish communities and organizations (the JDC, the JCA, the Jewish Agency and others). The various organizations decided to direct their assistance to immigration and career retraining particularly for young people, and sought to prevent the immigration of the middle-aged, of merchants and of people lacking financial means. Thus they effectively denied most of Germany's Jews the option of immigration. Many of the Jewish leaders in Britain and the U.S., including Chaim Weizmann, believed at the time that the solution to the problem of the Jews persecuted by the Nazis should be found first of all inside Germany.
 leaf (blue paper), 20 cm. Good condition. Horizontal folding line, filing holes, pencil markings at upper right corner of the leaf.
Chaim Weizmann, letter on the subject of the "Tehran Children". Addressed to Rabbi Yehuda Leib Seltzer, President of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis in the United States and Canada. Typewritten on official stationery, with Weizmann's signature in green ink. New York, 1943. Hebrew.
Written in response to Rabbi Yehuda Leib Seltzer's letter to Weizmann regarding the "Tehran Children" and their education: "…And of course I am also irritated and agitated and anxious regarding the stormy arguments on the issue of the children from Tehran. Yet from afar it is difficult to learn all of the details, and therefore I must not throw myself into the center of this argument… in the meantime I would ask his honor to restore calm. As for myself, I have great confidence in the integrity of Rabbi Y. L. Fishman, who has been put in charge of the children's education, and I also feel that Ms. Szold [Henrietta Szold], herself a pious and honest woman in the full sense of the word, shall reverently uphold the responsibility placed upon her with regard to the children…"
The "Tehran Children" were a group of Polish children who had survived the Holocaust and arrived in Palestine in 1943. After their arrival an intense argument broke out regarding their absorption, expressed in the present letter. The argument raged mostly between religious representatives who asked that the children who had no parents in the country receive a religious education, and secular representatives, who asked that they be sent to secular educational facilities, particularly to kibbutzim.
 leaf, 26.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some creases.
Chaim Weizmann, letter to Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Levin. Printed on official stationery of the Jewish Agency for Palestine and signed by hand by Weizmann, in green ink. Jerusalem, January 12, 1945. In the letter Weizmann confirms the receipt of Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Levin's letter and proposes setting a time to meet with him. Yitzhak Meir Levin (1893-1971) was the leader of Agudat Yisrael, one of the prominent activists in the Rescue Committee of the Jewish Agency during the Holocaust, a member of the Provisional Government and one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence. In 1949 he was the first Minister of Welfare of the Israeli government. At that time Chaim Weizmann served as the first president of Israel.  leaf, 17.5 cm. Good condition. Signature slightly faded. Folding marks and creases, filing holes, foxing from paper clips. Markings in pencil on reverse (seen on the front side). Enclosed is a confirmation of authenticity.
Twenty-three handwritten letters and three postcards from Yosef Baratz to Rega (Regina) Klapholtz. Most letters were sent from Palestine to Vienna, ca.1931-1936. Hebrew (two letters in German).
Baratz tells about his life, his work, his trips abroad, and the political events in Palestine. Many times he mentions K'vutzat Degania [Baratz was one of the founders of Degania]. In many of the letters Baratz writes about his will and attempts to assist Klapholtz in obtaining a certificate for immigration to Palestine. In several letters he mentions David Ben-Gurion, sometimes in relation to the Histadrut and his political activities, and sometimes in a more personal tone (like, for example, when he mentions the travelling plans of Ben-Gurion). During those years Klapholtz had an affair with David Ben-Gurion, and it was Baratz who introduced them to each other [see "Kedem" catalogue" 48, item 99].
Yosef Baratz (1890-1968), pioneer and Israeli public figure, one of the founders of Degania and the initiator of the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers. Member of the first Knesset, representing Mapai. His wife, Miriam Baratz, started the dairy barn in Degania Aleph (won the Zimermann prize for her contribution to "nurturing cattle and educating a generation of cowboys and cowgirls in the country").
Rega (Regina) Klapholtz (1907-2007), was born in Poland and at a young age immigrated with her family to Vienna. Was a member of "Blau-weiss" Jewish Youth Movement; later studied medicine in Vienna. During her studies she continued with her Zionist activities and travelled to the Zionist Congresses in Europe. When she graduated, in 1935, she immigrated to Palestine and worked as a physician in various places in the country. A few years later she married Avraham Diamant and the couple lived in Haifa.
Total of 26 items (23 letters and 3 postcards). Size and condition vary.
* Two letters, handwritten by Miriam Baratz to Rega Klapholtz.
* Portrait photograph of Yosef Baratz, with a dedication handwritten by him on the reverse.
* Two letters handwritten by Yosef Baratz, to other addressees.
Member registry booklet of the Histadrut (General Organization of Jewish Workers in Palestine), belonging to David Ben-Gurion. Membership card no. 3, issued on December 14, 1928.
Personal details include: "Profession: journalist / Member of union: clerks / Joined the Organization: at founding". On the other side of the leaf is a confirmation of the Workers' Union from 1925, an unoriginal photograph of Ben-Gurion and a stamp in the shape of his signature.
David Ben-Gurion's original member registry booklet, used by him from late 1928 to 16 April 1937, when the booklet was replaced.
Ca. 8.5X11.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Foxing. Tears and wear to cover and first leaf. Unclear signature on p. 59.
1. Museum of the Painter Avraham Yaskil, Neve Sha'anan, Haifa.
2. "Kedem", auction no. 1, September 2008.
An official typewritten letter to the Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, protesting the violation of the Sabbath during preparations for the first Army Day military parade. July, 1948. Hand-signed by members of the Provisional State Council: Zerach Warhaftig, Moshe Shapira, Yitzchak Meir Levin, Ze'ev Gold, and others.
"It is with great sorrow and deep pain that we hereby express our strong protest against the violation of our Holy Sabbath during works for the erection of the stage at the Exhibition Stadium, for the military parade to take place on the State holiday. This coarse offense against our Holy of Holies, in works executed in the service of the State, and in preparation for the first celebratory appearance of the Army of Israel, is a desecration of the honor of the State of Israel and its army, admired by us all. Not only is this violation an offense against the Torah, it is also a breach of the Sabbath Law, passed by the Provisional State Council and published in the Official Newspaper… we were thereby prevented from attending the parade, since its preparation involved a violation of the Sabbath… we demand that this issue be investigated immediately, and the perpetrators be punished…"
Signees: Yehuda Leib Fishman Maimon, Ze'ev Gold, David Zvi Pinkas, Moshe Shapira, Zerach Warhaftig, Yitzhak Meir Levin, Meir David Loewenstein, and Benjamin Mintz (the members of the Provisional State Council representing the Mizrachi, Hapoel Hamizrachi, and Agudat Yisrael parties). All except Yehuda Leib Fishman Maimon signed the letter by hand.
The nascent State of Israel’s first IDF military parade was held on Army Day, 27 July 1948 (20 Tammuz according to the Hebrew calendar - the date of Theodor Herzl’s death). On this day, the IDF first exhibited its power in a parade through Tel Aviv, down Allenby Street and Ben Yehuda Street, arriving at the stadium near the Yarkon riverside.
 leaf, 28 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains. Filing holes (torn).
David Ben-Gurion, Autographed Letter Signed. Addressed to Yaakov Kindler. Sde Boker, April 1954. Hebrew.
"I confirm with appreciation and gratitude the receipt of the ex-libris you drew. I believe I understand the idea on which your drawing is based, and I am sorry I don't have the talent and ability to reciprocate your fine deed".
 leaf, 15 cm. (thin paper). Good condition. Folding marks. Enclosed is the original envelope in which the letter was sent.
David Ben-Gurion, Autographed Letter Signed, addressed to Ruth and Moshe Dayan, on the birth of their granddaughter. Sde Boker, September 25, 1964.
"Dear Ruth and Moshe, in my name and in Paula's name I send you both greetings and blessings on the birth of your first granddaughter… a grandson or granddaughter give us nothing but pleasure and enjoyment and delight… that in any case is my experience… raise the granddaughter so she doesn't shame her grandmother… and may she be worthy of the most magnificent family in Israel, involved with both great pioneering projects… and with heroic deeds… and with Moshe's military actions, which also have some value".
 leaf, 21 cm (thin paper). Good condition. Folding marks. Foxing from paper clip. Lower right corner missing.
Enclosed: letter from Chaim Israeli, Ben-Gurion's bureau chief at the Defense Ministry, to Moshe Dayan (printed; signed in his hand): "Our friend, Nahman Karni… during his last visit… told us of the birth of your first granddaughter, and suggested I tell Ben-Gurion about it. I did as he proposed - and I am attaching the Old Man's blessing."  leaf, 21 cm. Folding marks, creases and stains.
David Ben-Gurion - handwritten draft (in preparation for an article or speech). Unsigned. .
Apparently, the draft concerns the elections to the Sixth Knesset, held in November 1965. In these elections, the "Ma'arach LeAhdut Poalei Eretz Israel" (Alignment for the Union of Workers in the Land of Israel), headed by Levi Eshkol, won out over "Reshimat Poalei Israel" (Rafi - Israeli Workers List), headed by Ben-Gurion, which received only ten mandates.
Ben-Gurion writes: "For the first time, the largest party in Israel has disappeared. In its stead emerges an alignment that calls itself the Alignment for the Union of Workers in the Land of Israel but that is misleading - there is no unity, even between the alignment partners. It is no more than a coalition… the only innovation is in the subjection of the majority to the minority… the comrades who have remained loyal to the national interest and the needs of the workers’ class and its historical role, to become a nation - are with Rafi…”
Ben-Gurion goes on to state the achievements of the Israeli Workers List: “People ask what our program is: we initiated and participated in all the historical changes in the country since the time of the Second Aliya: Jewish labor… self-defense, women’s equality, agricultural settlements, the ingathering of exiles - and finally, the establishment of the state.” Ben-Gurion also writes at length about the political and diplomatic situation in Israel and about the goals and uniqueness of his party.
 leaves, 21.5 cm. Thin paper. Good condition. Multiple creases (stains to leaf margins and part of folding lines). Ink somewhat faded in some places.
Photographic portrait of David Ben-Gurion, signed by him, in English.
Handed out during the Prime Minister's Israel Bond Conference, held on the occasion of the Israel's 25th Independence Day. Jerusalem, January 1973. Held in handsome case, with metal tag on the front.
Photo 16X22 cm. Good condition.
1. Photograph of David Ben-Gurion, Signed by him. Approx. 11X16 cm. Framed.
2. Photograph of Moshe Sharett, with a signed dedication in his handwriting to Gideon Rafael, one of the founders of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. 19.5X24.5 cm. Framed (frame conceals small part of the dedication).
Moshe Sharett, handwritten letter. Signed: Moshe. [London], 9-10 May .
An interesting letter spanning seven pages, concerning, among other things, the British Mandate in Palestine and the current political situation and mentioning Chaim Weizmann, Pinchas Ruthenberg, Herbert Samuel and other figures from the Jewish yishuv in Palestine.
The letter was written by Sharett during his study period at the London School of Economics. In the beginning of the letter he notes: "I am writing during a geography lesson". The letter is divided into nine paragraphs. In the first Sharett writes: "Chaim [Weizmann] arrived last week full of hope… he is sure the mandate will be confirmed in this session of the League of Nations… I think the mandate will become a second Balfour Declaration, with all the advantages, but also with all the disadvantages… it will certainly cause confusion in the country…" In the second paragraph he mentions Herbert Samuel: "In London he is shy, no one knows he's in town… and after the mandate [is approved] he'll begin arranging the government loan…" In the next paragraphs he writes about the press, about Pinchas Rotenberg and about personal affairs. On the fourth page he signs: "Moshe". The following pages are additions to the letter's first paragraphs, written by Sharett on the following day.
Sharett wrote the letter to one of his friends, David [possibly David HaCohen (1898-1984), a leader of the yishuv in Palestine. During that year he studied with Sharett at the London School of Economics].
 leaves, 25.5 cm. Good overall condition. Folding marks. Tears to margins of some of the pages, filing holes (with slight damage to text). Foxing from paper clips. Foxing and dampstains. The third leaf is in poor condition (with extensive dampstains).
Collection of manuscripts and letters by Moshe Sharett, sent to Ephraim Broide, editor of the periodical "Molad":
1. Manuscript, essay about Enzo Sereni. .  pp in Sharett's handwriting. One of the pages is typewritten, with handwritten corrections and comments.
2. 14 letters by Moshe Sharett, most addressed to Ephraim Broide, most handwritten and all signed by Moshe Sharett. Enclosed are 8 additional letters, letter copies addressed to Sharett, and more. 1940s to 1960s.
3. A Mountain Idyll, by Heinrich Heine, translated by Moshe Sharett. 6 typewritten pages, with many corrections in Sharett's handwriting. Enclosed are four letters sent by Sharett to Broide, with ruminations regarding the translation of the poem (one of the letters is particularly long, spanning five pages). Enclosed are Broide's responses to Sharett.
Size varies. Good overall condition. Filing holes, folding marks, small tears and creases.
Yitzhak Rabin, Autographed Letter Signed, on stationery of the Royal Garden Hotel in London. London, 19 February 1968. Hebrew.
The letter, addressed to Rabin's friend Nehemia, was written at the time of Rabin's appointment as Israeli Ambassador to the United States. In the letter Rabin describes the days preceding his trip to Washington and his vacation in Europe, and thanks his friend for hosting him at his home in Italy:
"Today we complete our stay in Europe and depart straight for Washington. Today, our time of vacation and pleasure is over, tomorrow it's back to work… in fact the family's parting began yesterday, with Dalia's return to Israel through Geneva. We are not accustomed to not living together, and of course the situation isn't particularly easy for Leah… our shared visits and trips to Rome, Florence and Siena are well-remembered, and their pleasant memory will stay with us forever. And for that we all thank you deeply… we chanced to be in France during the visit of the President of Iraq… it was rather amusing to see the French courting this questionable Iraqi. But it was even more amusing to see how, after all this prominent and emphasized courting, they did not manage to receive anything substantial from him… in England, in addition to having a pleasant time, I got myself in trouble agreeing to lectures… in the course of four days, one of which was a Sabbath, I delivered seven speeches, went to six cocktail parties, four [grammar mistake in Hebrew original] press conferences, etc., etc… in all it was a pleasant vacation that allowed us to relax, and was the best possible transition to be made between Israel and entering the office in the U.S."
 leaf, written on both sides. 20 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. A number of light stains.
Yitzhak Rabin, Autographed Letter Signed. Written while serving as Israeli Ambassador to the U.S, on official stationery of the Israeli Embassy. [Washington], 10 May 1970. English.
A short letter addressed to Ms. M. Childs, in which Rabin thanks her and her husband for hosting him and his wife in their home, and writes: "It was a real pleasure for me to talk to you about the history of my country. I enclose herewith the book describing the latest excavations of Masada".
 leaf, 21 cm. Good condition. Folding marks.
The Gabriel Peace Prize (Gabriel Sherover Foundation), a booklet printed for the reception of the prize by Mr. Elyakim Rubinstein of Jerusalem and Dr. Fayez A. Tarawneh of Amman. Rubinstein and Tarawneh headed the Israeli and Jordanian delegations, respectively, to the peace talks in Washington, signed the "Common Agenda" between Israel and Jordan on 14 September 1993 and continued the negotiations in Jordan and in Israel in 1994. The Prize was awarded to them in 1995, for their efforts in the cause of peace.
The booklet, printed in Hebrew, Arabic and English, includes a photograph from the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, the judges' comments, and the biographies of Rubinstein and Tarawneh.
On the title page are the signatures of Shimon Peres (then Israeli Foreign Minister) and Hussein bin Talal (King of Jordan). Alongside them are signatures of the prize winners, Dr. Fayez A. Tarawneh and Elyakim Rubinstein.
The Israel-Jordan peace treaty, signed in the Arava Valley by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordanian Prime Minister Abdelsalam al-Majali on 26 October 1994, came into effect on 10 November 1994 at an official meeting between King Hussein and Prime Minister Rabin, held at Bet Gabriel on the shore of Lake Kinneret.
Elyakim Rubinstein is at present Vice President of the Supreme Court. He has served as Cabinet Secretary and as Attorney General of Israel.
Fayez A. Tarawneh served as prime minister of Jordan in 1998-1999, and again in 2012.
Enclosed are letters sent from the office of the King of Jordan, and an entrance ticket to the "Peace Prize Ceremony" (January 1996).
16 pp, 32 cm. Good condition.
"For the excellent and lofty… Yisaschar Be'er, may the Lord keep him, from the city of Dresden…" / "In the year VeYeter Oz, Adar 2, a wicked priest preached to the crowd…" Two poems in the handwriting of poet Rachel Morpurgo. [Trieste, Italy], 1856, 1859.
Rachel Morpurgo (1790-1871), Italian Hebrew poet, daughter of the Luzzatto family (on her father's side she was the granddaughter of poet Yitzhak Luzzatto, and on her mother's side she was the cousin of Shmuel David Luzzatto - the Shadal). As a child and youth she studied religious texts only, and at a young age began writing poems. Her first poem was published through the Shadal's efforts in the journal "Kokhevei Yitzhak". On the 19th anniversary of her death and the centenary of her birth, Yitzhak Hayyim Castiglioni published her poems in a volume titled “Ugav Rachel” (Rachel’s Harp), alongside her letters and biography.
The two poems found here were printed in “Ugav Rachel” (Trieste-Krakow, 1890), poem 23 (p. 73) and poem 35 (p. 85), respectively. The manuscript of the poem “In the year VeYeter Oz…” contains a slight difference compared to the printed version (in the last line).
10X22.5 cm leaf, 20X28 cm leaf. Good condition. Stains. Folding marks. Slight tears. Notes in pencil.
"Lifnei HaSha'ar HaAfel" ("Before the Dark Gate"), poems by David Vogel. Vienna: Machar, 1923.
Vogel's only book of poetry published in his lifetime. On the title page is a short dedication to the poet and children's writer Anda Pinkerfeld: "To Anda P. from David Vogel" (Tel Aviv, March 1929).
78,  pp., 23 cm. Good condition. Foxing stains (mostly on first pages), tears to cover and spine. Back cover is partly detached. Label on spine and pen inscription on title page.
Four letters and a poem in the handwriting of poet and writer Avraham Shlonsky, in honor of Binyamin Levinson, a pioneer of advertising and public relations in Palestine. Tel Aviv, 1930-1932.
In the letters, written on stationery of the literary journal Ktuvim, Shlonsky calls on Levinson, in eloquent terms, to send advertisements to Ktuvim - "And you shall be blessed for the aid you shall grant thereby to a journal in need of aid". The letters are accompanied by a poem in Shlonsky's handwriting, also in honor of Levinson.
 leaves 28.5 cm. +  leaf 13 cm. Condition varies.
Collection of manuscripts by poet Ezra Feinenberg. [Ukraine-Russia, early 1940s]. Yiddish.
Six notebooks in Feinenberg's handwriting, and another 70 typewritten pages with corrections and additions in Feinenberg's handwriting.
Poet Ezra Feinenberg (1899-1946), born in Uman, wrote a number of books of poetry and was a member of the editorial board of the periodical "Di Royte Velt" ("The Red World"), published in Kharkov. During World War II Feinenberg volunteered for service in the Red Army, was severely wounded and died as a result of his wounds in 1946. Enclosed are three postcards sent to Feinenberg (Yiddish).
Total of about 160 leaves. Size and condition vary.
1. ["HaShavuy" (The Prisoner)], a story handwritten by S. Yizhar. [September-October 1948]. One of the most famous and important stories by S. Yizhar, published at the height of the Israeli War of Independence, tells the tale of a Palestinian shepherd imprisoned by IDF soldiers during the War of Independence, and the moral qualms of the soldier guarding him. The story was first published in the periodical "Molad", edited by Ephraim Broide.  leaves, 18.5 cm. First leaf missing.
2-9. Four letters handwritten by S. Yizhar, addressed to Ephraim Broide, and four letter copies from Broide to Yizhar, 1948-1949.
Including - the letter Yizhar attached to the manuscript of "The Prisoner": "Here before you is my story… I know that writing conditions in an army camp at hours that are neither day nor night made their mark both on the story's unity and form, and on the handwriting…", and Broide's first response to Yizhar: "Many thanks for 'The Prisoner'. I read it only once, and I like it very much. It is rich in mood and poignant sorrow beneath the façade of soldierly manhood… I liked it… since it takes from what we are experiencing, in body and mind, in these times - and I liked it still more since it does so not in the manner of self-praise, but with a critical attitude."
10. "HaDor HaTzair: Panav UPnimo" [The Young Generation: Its Face and Psyche"] - draft of a political-social essay by S. Yizhar, . Typewritten, with many handwritten corrections. Some of the corrections were made by Yizhar. 19 leaves. Good condition. Creases and stains, some tears.
11-15. Four letters handwritten by S. Yizhar, addressed to Ephraim Broide, and a copy of a letter from Broide, addressed to Yizhar, ca. 1957-1960. The letters concern literary matters.
Two essay drafts by Gershom Scholem, sent for publication in the periodical "Molad" (edited by Ephraim Broide), with numerous corrections and additions in Scholem's handwriting:
1. Essay draft on "The Historical Figure of Rabbi Yisrael Ba'al Shem Tov". Typewritten, with many corrections in Scholem's handwriting. Scholem added another twelve leaves in his handwriting with additions and corrections.  leaves, some cut or glued. Good condition. Stains and creases.
2. Essay draft on "Sabbatai Zevi before his Revelation", [ca. 1955]. Typewritten, with many corrections in handwriting. Some of the corrections were made by Gershom Scholem.  leaves. Good condition. Creases to margins. Some stains. Filing holes.
3. Letter handwritten by Gershom Scholem, to the administration of the periodical "Molad", regarding payment of writer's honorarium.
4-6. Two letters and a postcard handwritten by Gershom Scholem, addressed to the editor of the periodical "Molad", Ephraim Broide. 1948, 1950, 1953.
In his letters Scholem responds to letters Broide had sent him in which he requested essays for publication in "Molad". In a letter from January 1948 Scholem praises Broide for his intention to "revive a monthly similar to 'Achdut HaAvodah' from times past". Stains to letter from 1948. Filing holes to postcard.
7. Draft of an essay composed by Gershom Scholem in memory of Zalman Shazar, on the thirtieth day of his passing, 1974. Typewritten, with many handwritten corrections (apparently the corrections are not in Scholem's hand). 5 leaves.
8-9. Two copies of letters sent by Ephraim Broide to Scholem in which he requests essays to be published in "Molad", February-March 1953.
A draft of a poem and two letters handwritten by poet Avraham Halfi.
1. "Domani Ki Yesh Lecha Tuki BeVeitcha" [It Seems You Have a Parrot in Your Home]. Handwritten draft of a poem, with corrections. .
2-3. Two letters handwritten by Halfi. Addressed to the editor of the periodical "Molad", Ephraim Broide, and concerning proofs of the above poem.
4. Copy of letter Broide sent to Halfi in which he proposes corrections and slight changes to the poem.
Size varies. Good overall condition. Poem draft stained and creased.
1-5. "Anecdote", "Small Poetics", "Houses, "The Winter Bird". Four poems by Dan Pagis, typewritten, with vowel marks added by hand, with corrections and additions in the poet's handwriting. Enclosed is a letter handwritten by Pagis, addressed to Ephraim Broide, editor of the periodical "Molad". Good condition. Filing holes and some tears.
6-7. Two translated poems, handwritten by Aryeh Sivan (Bomstein): "Black Marigolds", translation of a poem originally in Sanskrit, translated from English / "Rhapsody on a Windy Night" by T.S. Eliot.  +  pp. Good condition. Some tears and creases.
21 volumes and notebooks containing the personal diaries of composer and pianist Gabriel Grad. Lithuania, Berlin and Palestine, 1919-1950. Yiddish and Hebrew, some German.
Gabriel Grad was born in Ritova (Lithuania) in 1890. In the years 1909-1914 he studied composition, piano and conducting at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. During his studies in Berlin he performed as a concert pianist and played his compositions of Jewish music. In Yekaterinoslav he founded a choir as part of the Jewish "Kultur-Lige" (Culture League). In the years 1920-1922 he was active in Kovno as founder and director of a school for Jewish and classical music; headed the institution of the "Kunst-Winkel" association for Jewish art as musical instructor and choir conductor; and served as musical director of the Jewish Association for History and Ethnography. From 1920 he was a member of the German Composers Association. In 1922-24 he was active in Berlin, where he founded the Jewish Chamber Trio with professors Alfred Wittenberg (violin) and Felix Robert Mendelssohn (cello). In late 1924 he immigrated to Palestine with his wife Rachel and his son Benhatov-Ze'ev ("Benhatov", an alliteration of "Beethoven", meaning "the good son" in Hebrew) and settled in Tel Aviv. Together with colleagues he founded the Benhatov Conservatory and continued to compose musical pieces, perform, organize concerts and teach. He composed many poems by Bialik and the anthem of Tel Aviv Port.
The diaries mention subjects touching on his musical work, on the founding of the Benhatov Conservatory and the performances of his works that he organized, on his life in Palestine and Tel Aviv, on his ardent belief in Zionism and later his passionate hatred of the Nazis, his fury at the Holocaust and his desire for revenge.
The diaries make mention, among others, of Bialik, Tchernichovsky, Boris Schatz, as well as events in the life of the Zionist yishuv and the Jewish people, such as the 1929 Arab Riots and the Arab Revolt, the rise of the Nazis to power in Germany, World War II and the Holocaust.
A number of diaries include additional materials - autobiographical texts, a libretto of works, notes of songs and short excerpts from musical works, copies of letters he had written, lists of expenditures of the conservatory opened in Tel Aviv, and more; enclosed are booklets and leaves with sheet music of his works (in print).
Good-fair condition. Wear and tears. Some worming. The diaries are not consecutive and may be missing a number of notebooks.
1. A long diary handwritten by Pinia Dorchin, telling of his daily life and activities at the "Shomer HaTzair" in Stolin, September 1926 to September 1927.
Dorchin writes in detail of his job at his parents' "fotografia" [photography store], his activities at the youth movement, his group, called "Bar Kochva", other groups of the "Shomer Hatzair" branch in Stolin, and more. 563 handwritten pp, volume: 15 cm. Good overall condition. Some stains. Cover and a number of leaves partly detached.
2. Handwritten notebook - "My Notebook, for the Shomrim [Guards] and their Friends, a Collection of Folk and Shomer Poems", set and written by Pinia Dorchin. Stolin, .
At the beginning of the notebook Dorchin copied the "Shomer HaTzair Assignment", "His Commandments", his biography, the biographies of Herzl and Joseph Trumpeldor, followed by 86 poems. 126 pp, 13.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and wear.
"Asimonim" [Tokens] / "Machshavot Janus" [Thoughts of Janus] / "Zikei Moach VeLev" [Sparks of Heart and Mind]. Handwritten literary-philosophical anthology (first anthology), by an unidentified author. [1920s-1930s].
Handwritten notebook with literary and philosophical texts of an educated, young Eastern European person. Including essays and profound reflections on a variety of topics. Apparently unpublished.
 written leaves, notebook 22.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains.
Kunst-Ring Almanach edited by K. [Kalman] Zingman. Berlin: Ever, [ca. 1920]. Issues nos. 1-2, second edition. Yiddish.
Literary compilations including works by Moshe Broderson, Yonah Rosenfeld, Daniel Tcharny, and others, alongside illustrations by Lissitzky, Joseph Tchaikov and Marc Chagall. The publishing house logo was designed by Lissitzky.
, 70 pp, 22 cm; , 221,  pp, 19 cm. Good condition. Stains. Library stamps. New cardboard covers.
Two books of poetry by Devorah Fogel.
1. Akatzyas Blien, Montazhen [Acacia Blossom, Montages], Devorah Fogel. Warsaw-Lemberg: POL, 1935. Yiddish. With illustration by Henryk Streng. At the beginning of the book is a dedication in Fogel's handwriting to A. Schwartz [Lemberg, 1935]. 74 pp,  leaves, 22 cm. Good condition. Adhesive tape on spine. Numerous pen markings and notes.
1.Tog-Figurn - Lider [Daily Figures - Poems], Devorah Fogel. Lemberg (Lvov): "Tsushtayer", 1930. Yiddish. With four illustrations by the Jewish-Polish artist Henryk Streng.  leaves, II, 72,  pp +  illustration-plates, 21 cm. Good condition. Binding and endpapers slightly damaged and loose.
1-3. Di Epokhe, Chodesh-Schrift far Literatur, Kunst un Geselschaftleche fragen, edited by David Einhorn. Paris-Warsaw (printed in Warsaw), 1928. Booklets 1-3.
The first issue contains reproduction of a painting by Claude Monet and a painting by Marc Chagall. Participants include: Zalman Shneur, David Einhorn, Jacob Fichman, Moshe Kulbak, and others.
4-5. BeShotfut, Literarische Zamelheft, Redagirt Dorch a Kolegie. Siedlce, Poland, November 1938, February 1939. Two booklets.
6. Zalbafert [Quartet], poetry compilation. Moscow: Leben, 1918. Poems by Moshe Broderzon, Gershon Broyda, Menashe Halperin and Daniel Tscharny.
Size varies. Fair condition.
1. Molier Hirsch (Poemes), M. [Michael] Natish. Warsaw: Kultur-Lige, 1934. Interesting woodcuts by Yehuda Vermos (murdered in Treblinka).
2. Iber Mechitzot (Lider), Israel Amiat. Warsaw, 1936. Cover painting by Z. Grinberg.
3. Der Chatan, a Shpas in Ein Akt, Der Tunkeler. Warsaw, 1920.
4. Shoshana, Drame in Drei Akten, Moshe Sheinberg. Vienna: Baginen, 1936. Dedication in author's handwriting.
5. Bialik's Treheren, Zunuifgezamelt in Ein Logel Arein dorch Yehuda Elset. Warsaw, 1918.
Size varies. Fair condition.
Albatross, zhurnal for dem nayem dichter un kinstler oysdruk [periodical for new poetry and artistic expression], edited by Uri Zvi Greenberg. Warsaw-Berlin, 1922-1923.
Complete set (four issues in three booklets, no additional issues were printed) of the modern Yiddish periodical "Albatross", known for its impact on Yiddish literary circles and on Jewish modernism.
The first issue contains a "manifest tsu di kegner fun der nayer dichtung" [manifest for the opponents to modern poetry] - a modernist revolutionary composition by Uri Zvi Greenberg which did not go unnoticed by the vigilant eyes of the authorities, who reacted by banning the second issue and confiscating all its copies. Consequently, Greenberg left for Berlin. The third issue, published in Berlin, contained Greenberg's poem "BeMalchut HaTzlav" ("In the Kingdom of the Cross), a visionary poem prophesizing the extinction of European Jewry. A year later, in 1924, Uri Zvi Greenberg immigrated to Palestine, where he continued to write in Hebrew.
1. First issue, Warsaw, 1922. Cover designed by Ze'ev (Wladislaw) Weintraub. With linocuts by Marc Schwartz. Front cover signed by Greenberg, Wolf (Ze'ev) Weintraub, and other artists (dedication to Mark Schwartz?). Markings on back cover.
2. Second issue, Warsaw, 1922. Linocuts on the cover and inside the booklet, by Marc Schwartz.
3-4. Third and fourth issues, Berlin, 1923. Linocuts by Henrik Berlevi, Marc Schwartz and Yossef Abu HaGlili, additional illustrations - reproductions of works by Joseph Tchaikov, Issachar Ber-Ryback and other artists.
Kinder, A. [Aharon] Reuveni. Kiev: Kiever Verlag, 1918. Yiddish.
Children's tale, with two illustrations (ca. 9X9 cm.) by Joseph Tchaikov. Booklet no. 13 in the series "Shul-Bibliatek".
23,  pp., 16.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears and stains, mostly to margins. Pen inscription on front and back cover.
Literature: Tradition and Revolution, The Jewish Renaissance in Russian Avant-Garde Art 1912-1928, item 46.
Jung-Wald, Zeitschrift far Yunge Arbeter ["Jung-Wald", Journal for Young Workers], published by the Union of Communist Youth in Russia (the Central Bureau of the Yevsektsiya), edited by Haim Dubin. Moscow, 1923. Issue no. 1. Yiddish.
First issue of the Communist journal "Jung-Wald", published in Moscow in the years 1923-1928 and providing a platform for the young Yiddish writers of the period. The issue includes stories and poems by Haim Gildin, Izzy Harik and others, with small illustrations in black and white. The latter include a number of illustrations by A. Hafter and Frans Masereel. Handsome cover, printed in red and black, with an illustration of a worker. Cover design by Nissan Shifrin.
24 pp, 30 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases, tears to cover and leaf margins. Stains to cover.
Bei Unz Yuden, zamellbukh far folklor un filologye [Anthology of Folklore and Philology], edited by M. Vonvild. Warsaw: Pinhas Graubard, 1923. Yiddish.
Publisher's logo designed by Wolf Wientraub. More than ten illustrations by Solomon Yudovin. Includes some photographs and musical notes.
218,  pp. + plates, 30.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, minor damage. New binding (bound with the original wrappers).
С. Юдовин. Гравюры на дереве. Текст И. Иоффе и Э. Голлербаха [S. Yudovin, woodcuts - Graviury Na Dereve, Ieremia Ioffe and Erikh Gollerbakh]. Leningrad (St. Petersburg), 1928. First edition. Russian.
A book about the woodcuts of the Jewish artist Solomon Yudovin (1892-1945). Copy no. 21 out of 50 numbered copies. The number appears on the first leaf with a small woodcut by Yudovin.
Yudovin's woodcuts portray, in a naturalistic manner, motifs of Jewish folklore art and scenes of life in a Jewish town, as viewed by Yudovin who took part in the Jewish ethnographic expeditions headed by S. An-sky in the "Pale of Settlement" during the years 1912-1914.
47,  pp, 25 cm. Good condition. Tears and damages to cover. Restored spine. Covers restored with adhesive tape. In a cardboard case, covered with cloth with a photograph of the front cover.
Ленин [Lenin], illustrations by Nathan Altmann. St. Petersburg, 1921. Russian.
Booklet with ten illustration plates by Nathan Altmann: nine with portraits of Lenin and one with the landscape seen from Lenin's office window. The cover is designed in Suprematist style by Altmann. On the third leaf is Lenin's signature (printed).
 leaves,  plates,  leaves, 23 cm. Good-fair condition. Foxing. Creases, tears and stains to cover (front cover detached). Stamp on back cover.
Foto-auge, 76 fotos der zeit / Photo-eye, 76 photos of the period, edited by Franz Roh and Jan Tschichold. Stuttgart: Akademischer Verlag Dr. Fritz Wedekind & Co, 1929. German, French and English.
First edition of one of the most important books on photography of the 1920s. Includes the article "Mechanism and Expression" by historian, photographer and art critic Franz Roh and 76 reproduction plates of photographs, most from the Stuttgart exhibition Film und Foto [an exhibition held in 1929 presenting the New Vision movement, which emerged in the 1920s]. The book includes works by Lazar (El) Lissitzky, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, John Heartfield, Dziga Vertov, Walter Peterhans and many others. Book cover designed by designer and typographer Jan Tschichold.
On the front cover is a self-portrait of El Lissitzky.
18 pp, 76 pp (plates of photographs), 29 cm. Good-fair condition. Dampness and light damage to pages. Erased stamp on one leaf. Damage to cover - stains, tears (torn spine, cover somewhat loose), adhesive tape to margins.
Russland, Die rekonstruktion der architektur in der Sowjetunion [Russia, The Reconstruction of Architecture in the Soviet Union], by El Lissitzy. Vienna: Anton Schroll & Co., 1930. German.
First volume in a series devoted to modern construction in the world, with texts and 104 illustrations, architectural plans and photographs of architectural models by El Lissitzky. Enclosed is an advertising brochure of the Anton Schroll & Co. Vienna publishing house.
103 pp., 28.5 cm. Red binding. Illustrated paper jacket missing. Good condition. Foxing marks.
Мой Париж [My Paris], Ilya Ehrenburg. Moscow: Изогиз (Izogiz), 1933. Russian.
Text and photographs by Ilya Ehrenburg depicting the working, everyday life of Paris in its different aspects. Book and cover designed by Lazar (El) Lissitzky.
235,  pp, 20X16.5 cm. Includes original paper cover. Main text in good condition. Dampstains to some leaves. Pen markings and stamp on back endpaper. Damage to paper cover, with creases, stains and tears.
Современная еврейская графика [Contemporary Jewish Graphic Art], by Boris Aronson. Berlin: Petropolis, 1924. Russian.
A discussion of Jewish avant-garde artists in Russia; with 28 plates of high-quality reproductions, and illustrations integrated in the text. Artists include: Nathan Altmann, Lazar (El) Lissitzky, Marc Chagall, Issachar Ber Ryback, Boris Aronson and others. Copy number 129 out of an edition of 300 copies.
104,  pp., 32 cm. Good-fair condition. Significant foxing. Folding marks and small tears to page margins and cover.
Маруся-сан [Marusia-San], by David Burliuk. Published by Шаг (Shag), Russia-U.S., . Russian and some English.
A collection of poems by painter and poet David Burliuk (1882-1967), the "Father of Russian Futurism". Most of the poems were written during Burliuk's stay in Japan, after he had left Russia and before he settled in the United States. The collection is named after Burliuk's wife, Marusia (to whose name he added the Japanese honorific "san"). The poems are accompanied by a number of photographed paintings by Burliuk. The booklet cover was designed by Burliuk (there are copies with a different cover).
 pp., 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases, dampness marks. Small tears to leaf margins. Damage to cover.