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.
 leaf, folded into two and printed on one side, 29 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Several tears at margins. Some stains.
Altneuland, Roman von Theodor Herzl. Leipzig: Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, . 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.
, 343,  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.
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,  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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The second Zionist Congress in Basel, official postcard, .
Rimmer, no. 3.
9X14 cm. Good condition. Unused. Some creases and stains.
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.
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.
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.
Festcommers zu ehren des IX Zionisten-Kongresses zu Hamburg am 28 Dez. 1909. Berlin, . 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.
 pp, 24 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some notes in pencil. Bound with string.
1. Programm zum Purim-Fest. Program for Purim celebrations in Königsberg, March 1904. Printed by the Zionist Organization in Königsberg. German, Yiddish and Hebrew. , 9,  pp, 22 cm. Tears to cover margins.
2. Programm zur Makkabaer-Feier der Konigsberger Zionistischen Vereinigung… 16 Dezember 1906. Königsberg, . German, some Hebrew and Yiddish. Program for a convention of Königsberg Zionists. Not in NLI or OCLC.  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.  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.
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.
 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.
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, .
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.
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.
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.
 leaf, 31X25 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains on the margins. Pasted to a Bristol sheet at the corners.
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.  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.
"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.
1-2. Two publications of the Jewish National Fund:
* "Sold here - greeting cards (telegrams) of the Jewish National Fund" (design: Kanler).  leaf, approx. 19 cm.
* "Jewish National Fund stamp, a must-have on every letter of an individual or institution!" (Design: Machner-Wallisch).  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.
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, .
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.
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.
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.
 leaves, average size: 27 cm. Fair to good condition.
1. "Hamor-Gamal" (Donkey-Camel), humorous monthly. Jerusalem, .
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, .
13. “Ahashdarpan, Iton LiZman Shichruteinu” (Satrap...). Jerusalem, . 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, .
Size and condition vary.
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.
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.  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.  leaves, 33.5 cm. Good condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 . 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.
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.
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.
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.
Printed broadside. Herbert Samuel's speech after being appointed High Commissioner of Palestine. . 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.
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…."  leaf, 43 cm. Good-fair condition. Much foxing. Folding marks and tears. Filing holes.
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.
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.
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.
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.  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.
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.
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.
 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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  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.
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 (?).
"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,  leaves,  plates of photographs. 33 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases and tears. Some stains. Almost entirely detached cover and loose signatures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
1. Issue of "Haaretz" Newspaper from Sunday, November 30, 1947. Headline: "Resolution Taken to Establish Jewish State".  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".  pp, 57.5 cm. Stains, folding marks. Restored tears.
Issue of "Davar" newspaper from May 16, 1948, with the headline: "State of Israel Established".
 pp, 58 cm. Good condition. Stains, dark margins, slight damage. Folded.
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.
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.
 leaves, overall good condition. Folding marks, some stains and filing holes.
"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.
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.
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.
"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).
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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 . Stamped "Tripoli Chief Rabbinate and Departments". Fair condition.
2. Printed leaf, "Israel's Day of Istiklal [Independence] 5 Iyar 5709". Zarad Press, Tripoli, . 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.
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.
 leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Tears to spine. Cover partly detached, with tears. Sticker in the corner of front cover.
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.
 pp, 20 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks and wear. Stains. Some tears, with slight damage to text.
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.
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).
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
 leaves, 1-2, 7-316 pp,  leaves,  leaves, 136 pp,  leaves,  leaves, 36,  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.
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.
, 286,  pp +  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.
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.
, 434,  (mispaginated; more than 434 pp.), 202,  pp. +  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.
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.
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.
 leaves, , 262,  pp,  leaves, 1-344, 337-581,  pp. 38 engraved plates +  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).
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.
 leaves, 200,  pp,  leaf, 400,  pp. 38 engraved plates +  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.
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.
, 282, ; , 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.
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.
 pp., 320 columns,  pp,  leaf, 131 columns,  pp +  plates of maps and diagrams [some folded]. 35 cm. Overall good condition, stains. Tears and wear to binding.
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.
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.
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. +  plates, 22 cm. Good condition. Some foxing, mostly to first and last pages and to page edges.
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.
 leaves;  leaves. Portfolio 69.5X59.5 cm. Foxing, small tears. Open tears to wrapper of second set. The portfolio has been restored.
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).
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.
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.
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,  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, , 20 pages.
Size and condition vary.
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.
Styx, Gedichte [Styx, Poems], by Else Lasker-Schüler. Berlin: Axel Juncker, 1902. German.
First edition of the first complete volume of poems by Else Lasker-Schüler.
77,  pp. Bound in handsome binding with vellum spine (back cover missing). Good condition. Some stains.
Ein Landarzt, kleine erzählungen, Franz Kafka. Munich and Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1919. German.
First edition of a collection of short stories by Franz Kafka, published during his lifetime. The book is titled after one of the short stories in it - "A Country Doctor".
The copy offered here is bound in a half-leather binding; the spine is made of dark leather, with the title of the book and name of the author in gilt letters.
, 189,  pp. 23 cm. Fair condition. Front endpaper missing. Foxing. Worn spine, with tears, gilt titles somewhat blurred. Damages at margins of binding.
Söhne, Neue Gedichte [Sons, New Poems], by Gottfried Benn. Berlin-Wilmersdorf: A. R. Meyer, . German.
The second book of poems by German poet, writer and essayist Gottfried Benn (1886-1956). Dedicated in print to poet Else Lasker-Schüler. On the title page is an illustration (woodcut) by Ludwig Meidner.
 leaves, 18 cm. Printed on high-quality paper. Good condition. Signature on title page, from 1914. New binding.
1. Schlaflied für Mirjam. Berlin: S. Fischer. Undated. German. Author's dedication in blue pencil from 1919, initialed. 4 pp. Tears, creases and stains.
2. Vorspiel auf dem Theater zu König David. Vienna: Johannes-Presse, 1936. German. Numbered copy, 12/25, signed by the author. 30 pp. Numerous stains on the binding.
3. Verse. Stockholm-New York: Bermann-Fischer, 1941. German. Numbered copy, 54/100, signed by the author. 63 pp. Very good condition.
4. Aus dem Fragment Paula, Herbstmorgen in Ӧsterreich. New York: Johannespresse, 1944. German. Numbered copy, 74/120, signed by the author. 51,  pp. Good condition.
5-6. Two postcards handwritten by Richard Beer-Hofmann, sent to the Viennese publisher Ludwig Goldscheider, founder of the art press Phaedon. One postcard is dated 1935, the other is undated (apparently from the same period). Very good condition.
Four books by German-Jewish poet and writer Arthur Silbergleit (1881-1943, perished in Auschwitz). Berlin, 1919-1935. German. Dedications handwritten by the author in two of the books.
1. Das Fullhorn Gottes. Pastelle. Berlin-Steglitz: Walter Funke & Co., 1919. Author's handwritten dedication from 1919.
2. Die Magd, Eine Legende. Berlin: Eigenbrödler, . With color lithographs by Ernst Zoberbier. Author's handwritten dedication from 1919.
3. Der Verlorene Sohn [The Prodigal Son]. Berlin: Eigenbrödler, . With woodcuts by Eugen Ludwig Gattermann.
4. Der Ewige Tag, Gedichte. Berlin: Berthold Levy, 1935.
Size and condition vary.
Biblia Latina, Latin Bible (Vulgate). Published by Anton Koberger, [Nuremberg, 1477]. Incunabula.
Early printing. Two columns per page, with titles and initial letters drawn by hand, in red ink.
The printer Anton Koberger was a leading printer of his time. He printed more than 200 books in Nuremberg, among them Hartmann Schedel's "Nuremberg Chronicle". This book represents the second time that Koberger printed the Latin Bible.
467 leaves. Missing 18 leaves (leaves 45-48, 152-157, 212-213, 220-222, 268-269, 447). Condition varies, Some signatures are in good condition, with just a few stains. Open tears to some signatures, some with damage to text, some replaced by ancient pieces of paper. Comments and additions in handwriting, stains. Contemporary wood binding, covered with leather, with remanants of buckles (worming and damages to binding). Newer leather spine (19th century?).
Flavii Iosephi Hebraei, Historiographi clariss. opera, ad multorum codicum latinorum, eorundemque vetustissimorum fidem recognita & castigate, quorum catalogus est qui sequitur, Antiquitatum Iudaicarum…, De bello Iudaico…, Contra Appionem apologetic…. Cologne: Ceruicorni, 1524. Latin.
Volume containing a number of works by Josephus Flavius: "Antiquities of the Jews", "The Jewish War" and "Against Apion" ("Of the Antiquity of the Jews"). The volume also contains Erasmus of Rotterdam's translation of "4 Maccabees", a book once attributed to Flavius. The translation was published during Erasmus's lifetime, and this is its first edition.
On the title page is a frame made of woodcuts depicting scenes from Flavius's books.
, 347 leaves. 33 cm. Good condition. Some antique corrections in ink. Fine leather binding with gold decorations.
Histoire Des Juifs, Ecrite Par Flavius Joseph, Sous le Titre de Antiquitez Judaiques, Traduite Par Arnauld D'Andilly. Amsterdam: George Gallet, 1700. French.
The history of the Jewish people, from Creation and up to the Great Revolt. Includes additional title page with an engraving, many engravings incorporated in the text, and two folded maps and a folded engraving.
Signature of the previous owners on the title page, “H.W. Baron d'Asseburg” - apparently the signature of Herman Werner von der Asseburg - a senior minister in Cologne in the early eighteenth century.
758,  pp., 31 cm. Good condition. Tears to margins of folded maps and engravings and to engraving facing the title page. Original leather binding, with wear, stains and damage.
Opera Posthuma, Baruch Spinoza. [Amsterdam]: [Jan Rieuwertsz], 1677. Latin and some Hebrew. First edition.
First edition which comprises all of the works by the philosopher Baruch Spinoza, published posthumously. The volume contains the compositions: Ethica, Tractatus Politicus [Political Treatise], Tractatus De Emendatione Intellectus [Essay on the Improvement of the Understanding], Epistolae… Et auctoris responsiones [Epistles…] and Compendium Grammatices Linguae Hebraeae [Hebrew grammar]. The text is accompanied by several diagrams and illustrations (woodcuts).
* Bound with: Arcana Atheismi Revelata… Examine Tractatus Theologico-Politici by Franciscum Cuperum (Franz Kuyper) - composition against Spinoza’s “Tractatus Theologico-Politicus”.
, 614, , 112,  pages; , 304 pages, 20.5 cm. Without the frontispiece engraving (missing in most copies). Good condition. Some stains and damages. Some ancient inscriptions in handwriting. Original vellum binding.
Tela Ignea Satanae [Flaming Arrows of Satan], by Johann Christoph Wagenseil. Printed by Joh. Henricus Schoennerstaedt. Altdorfi Noricorum, 1681. Hebrew and Latin. First edition.
A collection of Jewish apologetic anti-Christian writings, in the Hebrew original and Latin translation, with a critique and refutation by the German-Christian Hebraist Johann Christoph Wagenseil. The writings include: "Sefer Nitzachon Yashan" ("Old Debate Book"), "Sefer Chizuk Emuna" ("The Book of Fortifying Faith"), and "Sefer Toldot Yeshu" ("Chronicle of Jesus"). Facing the title page is an engraved portrait of the author.
The Hebraist Johann Christoph Wagenseil (1633-1705), born in Nuremberg, spent many years collecting and studying anti-Christian writings by Jewish authors, with the intent of exposing the Jews’ attacks on Christianity (this book is the fruit of Wagenseil’s extensive research on this subject). He even approached European rulers with a request to reach an agreement that would prevent Jewish attacks on Christianity. However, Wagenseil claimed that the Jews were treated unjustly over the years and he opposed harassing them, particularly through blood libels. His aim was to bring about the Jews’ conversion to Christianity in pleasant ways, rather than through pressure and coercion.
 engraving, , 633, , 260, 60, , 480, 26, 3-45, 100, , 132 pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Slight damages and stains, mainly to first and last leaves. Several ancient inscriptions. Original vellum binding. New endpapers.
De templo Hierosolymitano, tam priori, quod aedificavit Salomo rex, Jacobi Jehudae Leonis. Helmstedt: Jacob Muller, 1665. Latin, some Hebrew.
Bound with: Johannes Schultz, Serpente Aeneo. Helmstedt: Jacob Muller, 1671. Latin and some Hebrew.
Rabbi Jacob Judah Leon's book on the temple, originally written in Spanish and including four engraved plates, as well as a folding engraved plan of the Temple and a folding printed table. Additional engraved title and an engraved portrait of the the author.
Rabbi Jacob Judah Leon Templo (1603-after 1675) was a Jewish scholar in 17th century Amsterdam. Born in Portugal to a family of Jews expelled from Spain. He studied in Amsterdam with the rabbi of the “Neve Shalom” community, Rabbi Yitzhak Uziel. He gained fame for his books on the structure of the temple. Following the success of his books, he created a model of Solomon’s Temple. The model became very famous and earned him the nickname of “Templo” in the European scientific world of the period.
, 204;  pp, 19 cm. Good condition. Very slight worming to front and inner binding and to first pages. Some stains. Original vellum binding.
Belehrung der Jüdisch-Deutschen Red- und Schreibart [Instruction of the Judeo-German Style and Script] by Johann Christoph Wagenseil. Königsberg: Paul Friedrich Rhode, 1699. German, Hebrew and Yiddish-Deitsch.
A study of the Yiddish-Deitsch language, by German-Christian Hebraist Johann Christoph Wagenseil (1633-1705). See item no. 202.
A collection of texts in German, Hebrew, and Yiddish-Deitsch, including: Passover songs, Masechet Nega'im [Tractate of Blemishes] (Hebrew and German), Hilchot Derech Eretz [Book of Proper Conduct] (Yiddish-Deitsch), and the Legend of King Arthus (Yiddish). The texts are accompanied by six engravings: four full-page engravings - depiction of a halizah shoe, the Arch of Titus in Rome, and more; and two folded engravings portraying scenes taken from the Triumphal March relief on the Arch of Titus.
, 334, 56 pp. 18.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and slight tears at corners of leaves. Stains. New binding and endpapers.
Naaukeurige Beschryving Der Uitwendige Godtsdienst-Pflichten, Kerk-Zeden En Gewoontens Van Alle Volkeren Der Waereldt, Bernard Picard. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague: Uytwerf Beman Alberts, 1727-1728. Dutch.
Two Volumes. First, second and third parts. The volumes includes many engravings by French engraver Bernard Picart. The books were originally written in French; these volumes are from the Dutch translation. Original leather binding.
, 387, ; 324, ; , 187, ; 229,  pp., 39 cm. Good condition. Wear and slight damage to bindings. Some stains.
Synagoga Judaica Noviter Restaurata, das ist, Erneuerte Judische Synagog, oder Juden-schul, by Joannis Buxtorfi (Johannes Buxtorf). Frankfurt and Leipzig: Johann Paul Kraussen, 1738. German.
Synagoga Judaica [Jewish Synagogue], a study of the Jewish religion, by Hebraist Johannes Buxtorf (1564-1629). Double-page engraved frontispiece of synagogue interior. 22 additional exquisite illustrations (engravings) of rites and customs of German Jews, integrated in the text. Fine title page on double page spread, printed with red ink.
Bound at the end of the volume: a catalogue of books printed by the same publisher during the years 1713-1737 in Vienna, Nuremberg and Frankfurt.
 engraving, , 608,  pages +  pages [book catalogue], 17.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, minor damage. Signature on the first page and some markings on page margins. New binding and endpapers (fine binding with parchment spine and corners).
Histoire de Joseph, accompagnee de dix figures, relatives aux principaux evenemens de la fils de ce fils du patriarche Jacob, et gravees sur les modeles du fameux Reimbrandt [The Story of Joseph… with engravings… after Rembrandt]. Amsterdam: Jean Neaulme, 1757. French.
"The Story of Joseph" with ten engraving plates by Anne Claude de Caylus, after drawings by Rembrandt.
, 22 pages +  engravings, 32.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and minor damage. Handwritten inscription on one of the leaves. New binding and endpapers.
Furtreffliches Denck-Mahl der Gottlichen Regierung, bewiesen an der uhralten hochst-beruhmten Antiquitat des Klosters S. Michaelis in Luneburg..., von M. Sigismund Hossman. No publisher indicated, Celle, 1711. Fourth edition. German.
Bound with: Das schwer zu bekehrende Juden-Hertz, nebst einigen Vorbereitungs-Mitteln zu der Juden Bekehrung auf Veranlassung der erschröcklichen Gottes-Lästerung..., von M. Sigismundo Hosmann. Helmstadt: Hoffmann, 1711. German.
Two books written by Sigismund Hosmann, the priest of Celle, Germany. In his priestly function Hosmann accompanied the band of robbers headed by Nickel (or Nikol) List, many of whose members were Jewish. The band members were imprisoned and executed in Celle. The two books evince an anti-Semitic tone.
The first book includes 18 plates, most of them portraits of the band members. Three portraits contain explicit mention that the portrayed men are Jews.
The first work describes the entire band - their capture, trial and execution. The second work discusses the difficulty of converting Jews, with the case of band member Jonas Meyer serving as an example. According to the book, when Meyer was about to be executed before a large public he cried out loud, “I lived as a Jew and I shall die as a Jew. Cursed is he in whose heart is an iota of belief in Jesus”. This book contains an entire chapter, 40 pages long, devoted to Sabbatai Zevi.
In 1698, List’s band robbed the church of Lüneburg, Germany, with the gold treasure they took from it making this the greatest church robbery ever undertaken. The following year, the band, many of whose members were Jewish, was captured, and its members were sentenced to death.
, 353,  pp.; , 456, 104,  pp., 20 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Wear to margins of etching facing the first title page. Damage to binding. Bookplates.
Des bekannten Diebes, Mörders und Räubers Lips Tullians, und seiner Complicen Leben und Ubelthaten. Waldenburg, Germany: Johann Theodorus Heinsius, 1726. German.
Book about the life of "Lips Tullian" (ca.1675-1715), leader of a gang of robbers in Saxony and Bohemia in the 18th century. The book describes the crimes that he committed; his execution in Dresden and the members of his gang. 11 engraved-plates: 10 plates with portraits of criminals, some of which are Jewish (two folding plates); one engraving (folded) depicting execution by hanging.
 leaves, 232, 260 pages,  leaves +  engraved-plates, 20 cm. Good condition. Stained (some dark stains). Some of the leaves’ margins are chopped. Stains, creases and tears on the folding plates (one plate restored with adhesive tape, placed on folding mark). New binding, with leather spine and corners.
Entdeckter Jüdischer Baldober, oder Sachsen-Coburgische acta criminalia, Paul Nicolaus Einert. Coburg: Steinmarck, 1737. German.
"Jewish Bandleader Captured", book by Paul Nicolaus Einert (published anonymously).
Includes three engraved plates, two of which show handcuffed Jewish criminals: Mendel Carbe and Hoyum Moyses.
The author Einert headed the investigation leading to the arrest of a band of robbers, most of whose members were Jews, captured in the 1730s in Coburg in Bavaria, Germany.
The bandleader ("Baldober") was the Jew Mendel Garbe or Carben, following whose arrest many other band members were captured, almost all of them Jewish. The band was responsible for a long series of robberies in various parts of the country. After the investigation was completed and the band members convicted, Einert published this book with the aim of "exposing many heretofore unknown crimes and robberies carried out by Jews". Einert used the affair to disseminate a book of anti-Semitic accusations based by two assumptions: first, that solidarity exists between all Jews, whether criminal or not, making the entire Jewish people accomplices to crime; second, that the motivation of Jewish criminals to commit crimes is not just greed and the desire for profit, but also the desire to harm Christians and Christianity.
Bound together with the book are:
1. Acten-mässige designation derer von einer diebischen Juden-bande… Frankfurt: Jaeger, [1734?]. Einert's previous book, also published following the completion of the investigation of Mendel Garbe and his band. Third edition, expanded.
2. Des berüchtigten Spitz-Buben in London, John Sheppards, lasterhafftes Leben und schändliches Ende. No publisher or place of publication indicated, 1725. German translation of the autobiography of famous British criminal John (Jack) Sheppard, executed in 1724 after escaping from prison four times and becoming a hero of the lower classes in Britain. Title page shows an engraved portrait of Sheppard in prison.
591, 40, 24, 38 pp. 21 cm. Very good condition. Open tear to title page, no damage to text. Binding from the period, with vellum spine and corners, slightly worn and rubbed.
"Mafteah Ha-algebrah Hadashah, opens the gates of wisdom to the people who walk in darkness…", [by Asher Anshel son of Wolf Worms]. Offenbach: "HaAdon Bona Ventura de Launoy", 1721. Hebrew.
Hebrew book for the study of algebra, composed by the Jewish-German physician and mathematician Asher Anshel Worms (1695-1759), published in Offenbach, Germany.
The book has a Latin title page (Anschelii Wormasii – Clavis Algebrae Novae). Part I. No other parts have been printed.
,  pp, 40 leaves, 15 cm. Good condition. Worming to first and to last leaves, no damage to text. Several old restorations with pasted paper. Damaged spine restored with old paper. Ex-library copy.
Uber die Empfindungen, [Moses Mendelssohn]. Berlin: Christian Friedrich Voss, 1755.
First edition of Mendelssohn's second book, concerning aesthetics and the separation of ethics and aesthetics.
210,  pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Owner's stamps on title page. Damage to binding.
Portrait of Moses Mendelssohn, oil on canvas (not signed). [late 19th / early 20th century].
Titled on verso: "Moses Mendelsohn Philosophus". The portrait was painted after a painting by the well-known Swiss portrait-painter Anton Graff, from 1773.
38X46 cm, frame: 47.5X55 cm. Good condition. Cracks. Restored.
1. Franc. Perezii Bayerii, De nvmis hebraeo-samaritanis.
2. Franc. Perezii Bayerii Numorum hebraeo-samaritanorum vindiciae. Valencia: Benedicti Monfort / Officina Monfortiana, 1781, 1790. Latin.
Two-volume book by Francisco Pérez Bayer, eighteenth-century Spanish philologist, jurist and writer, on Samaritan Hebrew coins. Volume I contains two engravings and ten full-page plates, as well as many illustrations incorporated in the text. Volume II contains three engravings and two full-page plates, as well as many illustrations incorporated in the text. Red gilt-tooled leather bindings with an English coat-of-arms.
, 245, XXI, 12; , 210, XXIV, 10 pp., 29 cm. Good condition. Wear to bindings and foxing.
De Hebraicae typographiae origine ac primitiis seu antiquis ac rarissimis Hebraicorum librorum editionibus saeculi XV disquisitio historico-critica, Giovanni Bernardo De Rossi. Erlangen (Germany): Schleich, 1778. Latin. Second edition.
First monograph written on Hebrew incunabula. Its author, Giovanni Bernardo De Rossi (1742-1831), was an Italian Hebraist and a professor of Oriental languages at the University of Parma. The book was first published in Parma in 1776. This is its second edition, published two years later in Germany.
141 pp., 17 cm. Good condition. New binding.
1-2. Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library and in the College Libraries of Oxford… Compiled by A. D. Neubauer, M. A.. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1886-1906. Two volumes.
3. Catalogue of Hebrew Books in the British Museum, Acquired During the Years 1868-1892. By S. van Straalen. London, 1894.
4-6. Catalogus Librorum Hebraeorum in Bibliotheca Bodleiana [Catalogue of Hebrew Books in the Bodleian Library], Moshe Steinschneider, Berlin; Welt-Verlag, 1931. Three parts in three volumes (facsimile reprint of the original edition).
Size varies. Good overall condition.
1. Sifrut Israel Be-America [Hebrew literature in America], by Ephraim Deinard. New-York-Jaffa, .
Composition in two parts. The first part (printed in New-York) includes essays on Hebrew literature, Hebrew language, Eretz Israel and more. The second part (printed in Jaffa by E. Ittin, with a separate title page) includes a list of all Hebrew books printed in the United States between the years 1735-1911.
VIII, 88, 110 pages, 23 cm. Good condition. Stains and some creases. Worming. Damages to title page (several restored tears). Dedication in pen on title page. Fine binding, leather spine.
2. “Koheleth America”, in two parts, by Ephraim Deinard. St. Louis: Moinester Press, 1926.
Two volumes in one book. Part A contains essays about literature in general and in the United States in particular; part B contains a list of all Hebrew books printed in the United States from 1735 until 1926 and a short critique about most of the books.
 leaf, IV, 71, 151,  pages, 27 cm. God condition. Stains and creases. Some tears. Binding slightly loose, with tears around the spine and margins.
1. Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie, Albert Einstein. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. German.
First publication in book form of Einstein's paper presenting his general theory of relativity. The paper was published the same year in the journal Annalen der Physik, and the book publication is in fact a reprint of the article, retaining the original typesetting but with different page numbers. The first edition differs from the following ones in that the verso of the title page bears the printed inscription "Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig", and the back wrapper bears the printed inscription "Metzger & Wittig, Leipzig". 64 pp., 24 cm. Good condition. Tears to corners. Tear to back wrapper. Bound in hard binding, with original wrappers.
2. Das Relativitatsprinzip. Eine Sammlung von Abhandlungen, H. A. Lorentz, A. Einstein & H. Minkowski. Leipzig and Berlin: Teubner, 1913. German.
First edition of anthology including two papers by Einstein, published earlier in the journal Annalen der Physik and appearing here for the first time in book form. 89 pp., 25 cm. Good condition. Bound in hard binding, with original wrapper.
3. Über die Interferenzeigenschaften des durch Kanalstrahlen emittierten Lichtes, A. Einstein, Berlin: Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1926. German.
Printout from the report of the Prussian Academy of Sciences 1926 convention, including two papers, the first by Einstein. 334-351 pp., 25 cm. Good condition.
34 paper items related to Albert Einstein. [20th century through the beginning of the 21st century].
Among the items: invitation to a lecture by Einstein in Lemel School in Jerusalem, during his visit to Palestine in 1923; Eretz-Israeli notebook for pupils with the portrait of young Einstein; American postcard from 1934, depicting Adolf Hitler, with a sword covered with blood, chasing away Albert Einstein with a halo over his head; various philatelic items.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Some items appear in several copies.
Three books on architecture, by Erich Mendelsohn (1887-1953), a world-renowned architect, one of the outstanding Jewish architects of the 20th century. Berlin: Rudolf Mosse, 1928-1930. German.
1. Amerika, Bilderbuch eines Architekten, 1928.
2. Russland Europa Amerika, ein architektonischer Querschnitt, 1929.
3. Das Gesamtschaffen des Architekten - Skizzen, Entwürfe, Bauten, 1930. Includes paper jacket, usually missing (with restored damage).
Size and condition vary.
Collection of catalogues of Hebrew books. Jerusalem, Germany, Amsterdam and Oxford. Hebrew, English, German and Dutch.
1-5. Four catalogues and a price list - Antiquariat J. Kauffman, Frankfurt am Main, 1927-1931.
6. Catalogue no. 4 of the bookseller Wolf Topilowsky. Cologne, 1931.
7. Kedem-Katalog der Judischen Literatur. Berlin.
8. Alte Judaica, Liste 29 - Antiquariat Taeuber & Weil, Munich, [1930s].
9. Hebraica Judaica - Katalog 1. A. Packter, Amsterdam, 1934.
10. Hebraica, for the greater part from the library of late Dr Peritz, Liegnitz, catalogue no. 61 - International Antiquariaat (Menno Hertzberger). Amsterdam.
11-18. Seven catalogues and a pamphlet - publishing house and bookseller Bamberger and Wahrman, Jerusalem, 1934-1936.
19-20. Catalogue no. 79 of A. Rosenthal Ltd., Oxford, [1970s]. English. Two copies.
Total of 20 booklets. Size and condition vary.
Collection of catalogues of auction houses: * Parke-Bernet Galleries, 3 catalogues, 1967-1970. * Sotheby's - 62 catalogues, 1970-2004. * Christie's, 28 catalogues, 1980-2001. * Catalogue of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Radin, 1987. * Swann Galleries catalogue, December 1993. Butterfield & Butterfield catalogue, March 1992, and more.
Total of 94 catalogues. Overall good condition.
Large collection of catalogues and books on Jewish art, Ketubot and Judaica. Including: "Menorat HaHanukkah" (Hanukkah Lamp), by Mordechai Narkiss, 1939; "The Stieglitz Collection, Masterpieces of Jewish Art", Chaya Benjamin; "Omanut Ve-Umanut Be’Eretz Israel Ba-Mea Ha-Tesha Esreh" [Arts and Crafts in Eretz Israel in the 19th century], (Israel Museum, 1939); "Jewish Tradition in Art, the Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica" by Dr. Yesha’ayahu Shachar (Israel Museum); and other important and rare catalogues.
Total of 112 books. Size and condition vary. A complete list of books will be provided upon request.
Catalogue of the Permanent and Loan Collections of the Jewish Museum, London, edited by R. D. Barnett. Stephen Austin and sons Printing Press, London, 1974. English.
A catalogue divided according to topics: synagogues, holidays, Jewish life cycle, books and manuscripts. Includes detailed records of exhibits and more than two hundred photo-plates in color and in black and white.
XXVI, 184 pp + CCVII plates, 30 cm. Good condition. Slight wear to dust jacket.
Collection of books and catalogues on photography, including books on photography in Palestine, on the work of photographers Avraham Soskin, Tim Gidal, Rudi Weissenstein, Robert Capa (including the book "Slightly Out of Focus" from 1947), and others.
Total of 27 books. Size and condition vary. A complete list of books will be provided upon request.
1. Pinkas HaKehilot [Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities], Latvia and Estonia. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1988.
2-7. Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1976-1999. Six volumes.
8. Pinkas HaKehilot, Yugoslavia. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1988.
9-11. The Jews of Lithuania. Volumes 1-3. 1960-1967.
Size and condition vary.
Passover Haggadah / Kriegs-Hagadah 1914-1915 [War Haggadah, 1914-1915]. Brno (Brunn): Max Hickl, 1915. German and Hebrew.
"War Haggadah", Passover Haggadah in Hebrew and German on facing pages, for the Jewish soldiers fighting in World War I. Introduction by David Feuchtwang, with black-and-white illustrations. Ya'ari 1854; Otzar HaHaggadot 2626.
63,  pp., 22 cm. (bound in a hardcover binding. Wrappers missing). Good-fair condition. Stains (dark stains on some leaves), damage to binding.
Passover Seder. [Kibbutz] Maoz Chaim Shturman, .
Non-traditional Haggadah, with numerous illustrations. Includes a text on Elazar Ben-Yair and the last zealots of Masada, as well as a title page with the title "We Have All been Orphaned", followed by texts about the Holocaust: "We have lost our parents - I have lost my only son - a young wife - I have lost my entire family --- the whole community has been orphaned. The nation has lost the center of Jewry. Where is Polish Jewry? Where is the center of Hassidic Jewry? Where is the Torah center? Where is the center of Zionist pioneering? - I have seen before me hundreds and thousands of death wagons…".
In this copy, the front cover and 16 illustrations in the Haggadah text have been accurately and meticulously painted using watercolors.
 leaves, 21 cm. Some stains and creases to Haggadah main text. Tears to cover margins.
Passover Haggadah, Palestine Field Survey Company 524. Italy, 1945.
Non-traditional Haggadah, with illustrations. Printed in blue.
Alongside the traditional text appear humorous and personal texts: "Then you made miracles in the night / the duty officer fell asleep in the night / sure everything was fine this night / so it was at midnight tonight".
 leaves, 15 cm. Fair-good condition. Detached cover. Stains.
Passover Haggadah, from slavery to freedom. HIL [Hativah Yehudit Lochemet] third regiment. Eindhoven, Holland, 1946.
Non-traditional Haggadah. Typewritten text with handwritten titles, stenciled, with simple illustrations. "What is different this night from all other nights, that we tell of the exodus from Egypt while the cry of the people of Israel rises from their countries of exile… that we rejoice in labor and building while our enemies harass us"; "Yizkor" in memory of the fallen Brigade soldiers: "We shall remember the souls of our brothers and friends, member of the HIL, who lay down their lives for the salvation of our people and land…", and other interesting texts. An illustration on the cover expresses the spirit of the Jewish people's national revival after the Holocaust: the HIL emblem as the head of a soldier, the map of Palestine as the soldier's body, his arm stretched out and holding a pick-axe; barbed wires and iron chains next to "Homah U-Migdal" settlements.
The third regiment of the Brigade was transferred to Belgium and the Netherlands in late July 1945. The companies were scattered throughout the Netherlands, supervising units of German prisoners who cleared mines and restored infrastructure. A few months after Passover 1946 the regiment was dismantled and its soldiers were discharged.
 title-page-wrapper + 7 leaves, 33 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Stains. Ownership inscription at the title page corner (Netherlands 1946).
Passover Seder Service, Deutsches Theatre Restaurant, Conducting Chaplain Abraham J. Klausner / Supplement to Passover Haggadah. Edited and illustrated by: Y. D. Sheinsohn. Munich, 15-16 April 1946. Hebrew, Yiddish and some English.
Non-traditional Haggadah, with illustrations, depicting Jewish life in Ghettos and in extermination camps. Illustrations are signed: "Ben-Binyamin" (Zvi Miklos Adler).
This copy of the "supplement" to the Passover Haggadah, which originally included a wrapper with the letter "A" (presented here is only a round, cut, piece with the letter A), includes also a title page and an introduction in English, which are not found in all of the copies (see following item).
 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Tear to front wrapper, restored with pasted paper.
Yaari 2328; Otzar 4007.
Passover Haggadah Supplement. Published by the United Zionist Organization and "Nocham" in Germany, Munich, 1946. Edited and illustrated by: Y. D. Sheinsohn. [Hebrew, Yiddish].
A non-traditional Haggadah, with illustrations, portraying Jewish life in Ghettos and extermination camps. Illustrations are signed: "Ben-Binyamin" [Zvi Miklos Adler]. This copy includes one wrapper only (not including the wrapper on which the letter "A" is printed within a blue-red circle), and was printed without the title page and introduction in English which were printed in "Haggadah A" (see previous item).
 leaves, 21 cm. Good condition. Some stains to first leaves. Tears to wrapper (mainly to spine). Creases at corners of first and last leaves.
Passover Haggadah. Printed by No’ar Chalutzi Meuchad (Nocham) in Germany. Munich, 1948.
Non-traditional Haggadah with illustrations depicting Jewish life in Ghettos and in extermination camps, by “Ben-Binyamin” (Zvi Miklos Adler). This is the third, censored, version of a 1946 Haggadah (named “Haggadah A”), from which controversial passages were omitted (see Yaari 2328; Otzar 4007; “Kedem” catalogue no. 13 item no. 429; “Kedem” catalogue no. 17, item no. 98 and previous items).
 leaves, (including wrappers), 21 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases.
1. Passover Haggadah. HaNo'ar Halomed BeEretz Israel movement, HaMachanot Ha'olim - HaTzofim HaChalutzim, [ca. 1949]. "Edited and prepared by Herzliya camp". Stenciled manuscript, with simple illustrations. Includes the story of the establishment of "HaNo'ar HaLomed" movement.
2. Passover Haggadah 1949, HaNo'ar HaOved group, Misgav-Palmach, . Misgav-Palmach is the initial name of Kibbutz Zova, established in the same year by members of "HaNo'ar HaOved" who joined the Palmach, meaning that this is the first Haggadah issued by the Kibbutz.
3. Passover Haggadah for 1945. Kibbutz Sarid. HaShomer HaTza'ir printing, Merchavya, .
4. "Niv BaNaveh", newsletter of Kibbutz "Never Ur", issue no. 12, April 10, 1960. This newsletter, printed on colorful leaves, served as a Passover Haggadah.
Size and condition vary.
Hebrew Treasures for Tiny Tots, by Rabbi Nathan Levine and Evelyn Levine. Port Elizabeth (South Africa): Mercantile Press, 1925. English.
Children's book for the study of the Hebrew alphabet and the basic tenets of Judaism. Illustrated by Ruby Reeves.
 leaves, 24.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, creases and some worming. Cover reinforced with adhesive tape to spine.
Moreh Ivrit, part 1, for learning reading and writing, by Eliyahu Meir M. Parur, India: "Yefe Nof", 1929. Hebrew, English and Marathi.
A Hebrew study book, accompanied by small illustrations, published by the Hebrew Educational Society of Parur. Lithographic printing of a manuscript. Written in the author's introduction for teachers: "this small book 'Moreh Ivrit' is the first of its kind in southern India…".
Enclosed is a small leaf, printed, of the “Hebrew Educational Society, Parur" from December 1929.
VI, 46 pp, 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Damaged binding. Creases. Stains to some of the leaves. Colored illustrations on one of the leaves.
Not in OCLC. Not in NLI.
A dozen illustrated study books and self-study booklets for children. Tel-Aviv, 1935-1948.
1-8. Eight "Arithmetic self-study" booklets, by Ada Bartlet. Tel-Aviv: "Omanut", 1935-1945.
9. "Nesachek VeNachshov", Moshe Kochva. Tel-Aviv: "Omanut", 1935.
10. "Ani Koreh", by N. Temes, I. Lishevsky. H. Goldberg; illustrations by L. Wolpert. Tel-Aviv: "Omanut", 1947.
11. "Ani Lomed Cheshbon" for first grade pupils, M. Bar-Natan; G. Shadmi; illustrations - B. Ornold. Tel-Aviv: N. Tversky, 1948.
12. MeAchat ad Esser, arithmetic book for young ones, Miriam Arnon; illustrations by L. Wolpert. Tel-Aviv: "Omanut", 1948.
Size and condition vary.
Ausflug Nach 7 Mühlen, ein würfelspiel für kinder, und solche, die welche kriegen wollen. Dieses spiel ist eigens fur familie dr Becker gezeichnet [7-Mill Excursion, Dice Game for Children… painted especially for the family of Dr. Becker]. Game board, written and painted by Peretz Ruschkewitz. Hand-signed. Tel Aviv, 29 August 1936. German.
"Seven-Mill Walk" - a colorful board game, written and painted by Peretz Ruschkewitz. Dated and signed by the artist: Fritz Ruschkewitz.
On the board is a route including 82 stops throughout Tel Aviv and Jaffa. The goal of the game is to be first to reach the end of the route. Each player progresses by throwing dice and obeying the game directions at each stop. The stop descriptions and game directions for each stop were written by Ruschkewitz on the right side of the board.
The game route begins at the "Levant Fair" compound (in the lower right corner the statue of the flying camel can be seen, and on its left - the "Local Produce" pavilion), goes on in the direction of Tel Napoleon in the north of Tel Aviv, passes through the "Seven Mills" site on the banks of the Yarkon River, and ends near the beginning point. Along the route are drawings of houses and trees, as well as various figures: visitors to the Levant Fair, Napoleon, a couple sailing a boat on the Yarkon River, and more. Beside stop no. 21 is a figure of an Arab wielding a knife (the game directions for this stop send the player six steps back, to stop no. 14).
As noted at the top of the board, the game was created by Ruschkewitz for his friend, Dr. Becker, and his family.
Approx. 41X51 cm. Thick paper. Good condition. Stains and minor perforations to board margins. One tear, about 4 cm long, reinforced with paper sticker on the back side of the board.
Grete Wolf-Krakauer, five original drawings - sketches for a children's game. Watercolor on paper (one sketch - on tracing paper). [Jerusalem, ca. 1930s].
Five small paper sheets, illustrated by Grete Wolf-Krakauer. The sheets served for preparing a didactic children's game, to study the Hebrew alphabet.
On the first four sheets appear colorful naïve illustrations. Each illustration is divided into six equal squares (the separating lines are drawn in pencil). Within each square, except for one, appears one of the alphabet letters. The fifth sheet (on tracing paper) is divided into twelve rectangles - in each one appears a word and an illustration to demonstrate the letters א'-ל'. A similar sheet for the letters מ'-ת' is missing.
The five cards were used to prepare a game of cubes aimed at teaching the Hebrew alphabet. Each card was cut into six parts which were glued to the cubes' sides. Correct arrangement of the cubes, according to the alphabet, revealed the complete illustration. See following item.
 sketches, 12X8 cm. Overall good condition. Tears and some damages to the sketch drawn on tracing paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dotan family, Jerusalem.
Game of cubes for children, teaching the Hebrew alphabet, designed by Grete Wolf-Krakauer [Jerusalem, 1930s].
1-6. Six cubes made of wood. On each end of the cubes, an illustrated piece of paper is glued. The alphabet letters are integrated in most of the illustrations. Arrangement of the cubes according to the order of the alphabet letters reveals a series of illustrations by Grete Wolf-Krakauer. See previous item.
Cubes approx. 4X4 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and tears to illustrated papers. One damaged cube (breaks to wood, some parts of paper are torn or missing).
7-8. Two sheets of paper for cutting and assembling the game, from the printing process - one printed in black and yellow, and the other in black, yellow and red.
Approx. 50X70 cm. Folding marks. Slight creases and damages.
* Six illustrated paper sheets which served for preparation of the cubes (from the printing process).
* Part of the original cardboard box of the game with a printed label: Hemed / L. Mayer, Jerusalem / Drawings: G. Krakauer-Wolf
Provenance: Collection of Dotan family, Jerusalem.
10 original illustrations (ink and watercolor on paper) by the Artist Zvi Livni (Malbenchik) for a children's book titled "Mered Ha'Hayot" (The Animals' Revolt). [Ca. 1940s].
Ten illustrations (18X25.5 cm.) for a children's book about animals from Palestine (a sheep from Kfar Giladi, a cock and hen from Ein Harod, a hare from Hadera and a goose from Degania) sent to an exhibition of domestic animals organized by the Emperor of China, the King of Kush and the Governor of India. Apparently the book was never published. Enclosed are handwritten leaves with the title "The Animals' Revolt (outline for a story)".
The illustrations are mounted on paper sheets (some are detached) and bound in a simple cardboard binding, 25X32 cm. Good condition. Tears to margins of leaves on which the illustrations are mounted. Stains.
Three children's books. Tel Aviv, 1950s.
1. "Uri HaYatom VeBat HaMelech [The Orphan Uri and the Princess]. Story and illustrations by Yehoshua Edri. Tel Aviv: Masada, .  leaves, 24.5X17 cm.
2-3. Two coloring booklets for children, from the series "Tsayer" [Paint!], published by Binyamin Barlevy. Tel Aviv, [1950s]. * Tsayer - Animals. * Tsayer - The Alphabet. Both:  leaves, ca. 24X16.5 cm.
Good overall condition.
1. HaMilchama LaDegel [The Struggle for the Flag]. Published by B. Barlevy, Tel-Aviv, [mid 1940s]. This game, based on a British game, was published during WW II. The game is complete and includes the board, the playing pieces, original box and instructions leaf. Box: 36.5X25.5 cm. Fair condition.
2. Diglenu Bein Diglei HaUmot [Our Flag Among the Flags of Nations]. Published by B. Barlevy, Tel-Aviv, [early 1950s]. The aim of this game is to help players to get familiar with the flags of the nations. Game is complete and includes the board, playing pieces, original box and instructions leaf. Box: 27.5X36 cm. Good condition.
1. "Milhamtenu" [Our War] game board - illustrated map with a drawing of a soldier. Aviva lithographic press. [1950s]. 24.5X68.5 cm.
2. Game Board with a map of Israel, from Metula to Eilat, [1950s?]. 18X67 cm.
Good overall condition. Folding marks and creases. Small perforations.
Tractatus de imposturis et ceremoniis Iudaeorum nostri temporis, Conrado Husero. Basel: Pernam, . Latin.
A Christian book presenting Jewish customs and rituals in a critical and negative light. The book, bearing the pseudonym Conrad Huser, was actually written by Marcus Lombardus.
66,  pp. 21 cm. Good condition. Slightly faded title page. Stains. Cardboard binding (new).
Entdecktes Judenthum, oder, Gründlicher und wahrhaffter Bericht, welchergestalt die verstockte Juden ... die christliche Religion spöttisch durchziehen, und die gantze Christenheit ... verachten und verfluchen [Judaism Unmasked - a thorough and real report about the horrifying manner in which the stubborn Jews slander the Holy Trinity and disgrace it], by Johann Andreas Eisenmenger. Königsberg (Prussia), 1711. Two volumes. German. Second edition.
Eisenmenger (1654-1704) - a German orientalist and professor of Semitic languages, is considered one of the messengers of anti-Semitism in the new era. This book was named by the writer and historian Shimon Dubnov "The Encyclopedia of the Hatred of Jews". Eisenmenger mastered the Bible, Talmud and rabbinical writings and encountered Jewish sages and rabbis, in order to retrieve references against the Christian faith. For 19 years he presented himself as a person trying to approach Judaism and study its sources in order to eventually convert; in 1694 he printed the Bible in Frankfurt and was granted the approbation of Rabbi David Gruenhut who mentioned him in the introduction as an "exalted scholar". The book Entdecktes Judenthum is an extensive study written in an apparently reliable scientific manner against Judaism and its dangers to Christianity and is considered a basic book of Modern Anti-Semitism to the present day.
Volume 1:  leaves, 1016,  pp. Volume 2:  leaves, 1111,  pp. Good condition. Stains. The bindings are worn and partly detached (no spines). Several loose leaves.
Curieuser Nachrichten aus dem Reich der Beschnittenen, erste Unterredung, zwischen Sabathai Sevi, einem in dem vorigen Seculo in den Morgenländern höchst-berüchtigt gewesenen jüdis. Ertzbetrüger, und dem fameusen Würtenbergischen Avanturier, Jud .Joseph Süss Oppenheimer. Frankfurt and Leipzig: [No publisher indicated], 1737-8. German.
A book in three parts (out of four printed parts; with three title pages) containing a dialogue taking place in the kingdom of the dead between the false messiah Sabbatai Zevi and the Jew Süss [Joseph Susskind] Oppenheimer, a wealthy banker and financial adviser to the Duke of Württemberg, who was executed on false charges.
Includes a folded woodcut (at the end of the third part) depicting the cage in which Oppenheimer was placed in the town square and publicly displayed prior to his execution. The book's first volume was published in 1737, before Oppenheimer was executed. The next parts were published after his execution in February 1738.
Bound together with an additional book containing a dialogue that took place in the kingdom of the dead between Karl Alexander, the Duke of Württemberg and Oppenheimer's patron, and his uncle and predecessor in the role of Duke of Württemberg, Eberhard Ludwig.
80; 95; 96; 70 pp. +  folded plate, 20 cm. Fair condition. Worming to final two parts. Restored tears to woodcut in two places, with losses. Open tear to first title page, restored, with slight damage to text. Ancient binding, no spine.
A collection of books and booklets on the subject of blood libels. Germany, Vienna and Prague, ca. 1882-1920. German.
19 booklets and books on the subject of blood libels, including essays concerning blood libels and famous anti-Semitic affairs that occurred in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as the Tiszaeszlár Blood Libel and the Beilis Affair. A detailed list will be provided upon request.
Total of 19 booklets in eight volumes. Size and condition vary.
Entartete "Kunst" Ausstellungsführer [Degenerate "Art" exhibition guide]. Berlin: [1936 or 1937]. German. First edition.
"Degenerate Art" exhibition guide, with pictures.
The Nazi "Degenerate Art" exhibition opened in Munich in July 1937 and presented 650 paintings and sculptures by 112 artists, confiscated from museums and galleries throughout Germany. The exhibition's aim was to exhibit whatever was perceived in the eyes of the Nazi party as degenerate and pervert in modern art. The exhibition showed works by leading artists of the first half of the 20th century, including Matisse, Picasso, Munch, Chagall, Kandinsky and others. Entrance was free and over 2 million people visited the exhibition.
30,  pp, 21 cm. Good condition. Stains and minor damage to cover.
Stürmer Sondernummer "Der Jude in Oesterreich". Poster, in especially large format. Nuremberg: Hans Lotter, [July 1938]. German.
Poster printed by the editorial board of the weekly "Der Stürmer", encouraging Austrian citizens to purchase the issue dealing with the Jews of Austria, and distribute it in every home and office: "For decades Austria has been a citadel for Jews. The citizens of Austria were forced to endure horrifying poverty, difficulty and exploitation… the special issue of 'Der Stürmer' tells of the history of the Jews in Austria, how they arrived in it, how they robbed, how they tortured the people… awful conspiracies, huge economic crimes… bring [the issue] in masses to the people, distribute it everywhere… to offices, places of business…".
The poster was printed four months after the Anschluss - the annexation of Austria to Germany, which occurred in March 1938. 178X82 cm. Good condition. Consists of two attached sheets. Folding marks and pasted tears. Framed (unexamined out of frame).
Issue of "The Star" newspaper, no. 254, CXXVI. Guernsey, an island in the English Channel, October 24, 1940. English.
On the front page of the paper appears a news item reporting that in the paper La Gazette Officielle, some new orders issued by Chief of the Military Administration in France, have been published. The orders concern steps taken against Jews, which appear in detail on pages 6-7.
Printed on page 6 of the paper are orders issued by the Fuehrer and the German army, concerning Jews: 1. Are recognized as Jews those who belong or have belonged to the Jewish religion, or who have more than two Jewish Grandparents. 2. Jews who fled from the occupied zone are forbidden to return thereto. 3. Every Jewish person must be inscribed in a special register. 4. Every business, of which the proprietor or the holder is a Jew must be indicated as "Jewish Undertaking", and some more orders, restricting the conduct of Jews living on the island.
Guernsey is an island in the English Chanel, near France. The island is a British Crown Dependency and does not belong to the United Kingdom. The island is not represented in the British Parliament however its foreign affairs and defense are managed by Britain. During WW II the Chanel Islands, including Guernsey, were under Nazi occupation. Some of the islands' inhabitants were deported to German concentration camps and a concentration camp for forced labor workers was built on Alderney island.
8 pp, 40 cm. Good condition. Fragile paper. Some tears at margins. Leaves are not bound. Pinholes at margins (from old binding).
Five anti-Israeli posters, created by F. [Fyodor] Nelyubin (Федор Нелюбин), an artist from the "Fighting Pencil" group (Боевой карандаш, Boevoi Karandash). Leningrad (St. Petersburg): Художник РСФСР (Xudozhnik RSFSR), 1972-1980. Russian.
Anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist posters, with colorful illustrations and rhyming texts in Russian.
“Boevoi Karandash” was a group of artists from Leningrad, active from 1939, that created posters and satirical illustrations on numerous topics having to do with Russian and international politics.
Approx. 57X42.5 cm. Condition varies. Creases and tears to poster margins.
Gründliche Ausrottung ["Thorough Extermination"], original illustration by Thomas Theodor Heine. [Stockholm, 1944]. Ink on thick paper. Initialed on top right corner.
Illustration depicting two Nazi soldiers on the street of a bombarded city, with ruined buildings in the background. One soldier is holding a shotgun and goose-stepping, while the other drags a starving dog toward a gallows on which a man, woman, and girl are hung. On the right, two "free" dogs look on. Beneath the picture is an inscription in pencil - the dialogue between the two free dogs, conversing about the bitter fate of the dog being led to the gallows for having belonged to an aristocratic general. Apparently the illustration was meant to be published in a newspaper.
Heine (1867-1948) was a Jewish illustrator and caricaturist active in Germany at the turn of the 20th century, and a founder of the satiric magazine “Simplicissimus”. With the Nazi rise to power he was forced to leave the magazine because of his Jewish origins and his opinions. He escaped to Prague, Oslo and finally Stockholm, where he lived until his death.
Leaf 25X30 cm. Very good condition.
Collection of items related to "HaNoteah [The Planter] Society, a society for Settlement and Orchard Management", founded in 1924 by the "Bnei Binyamin" Organization (for agricultural development), in order to buy land and establish new farming communities. Among its other operations, as of 1933 HaNoteah managed the transfer of Jewish capital from Nazi Germany to Palestine as part of the "Transfer Agreements".
The collection includes:
* Handwritten notebook, "List of decisions from meetings of the board of directors of HaNoteah Ltd., Tel Aviv", with 61 protocols of the meetings of the board of directors, from September 30, 1931 to February 5, 1934. * Printed notebook with lists of names of people with whom land contracts were signed, in various places throughout the country, in the years 1934-1939.  leaves. * Handwritten notebook with lists of names of members of "HaNoteah" and "Pituach" - apparently, "Chevrat Pituach Chof Netanya" [Netanya Shoreline Development Company], a subsidiary of "HaNoteah", which operated similarly to the manner of operation of its parent-company. * 40 checks made out to the account of "HaNoteah Ltd." And "Acre-Haifa Bay (1934)", from the years 1937-1938, most with stamps of "HaNoteah" Company. * Three checks of the "Bnei Binyamin Cooperative Bank", signed by Baruch Ram (one of the founders of "HaNoteah"), 1933. * Handwritten notebook with lists of names of workers and the salary they are to receive.
Size and condition vary.
Help!! Sauvez! Hilfe!!, Anatol Gurewitsch. Tel-Aviv: "Paideia-Humanistic Publishing House", 1939.
A poem and 15 impressive linocuts, in the spirit of German Expressionism, by Anatol Gurewitsch, all depicting the persecution of Jews in Germany.
Anatol Gurewitsch (1919-2005), born in Russia, studied in Germany, France and Italy and with the Israeli painters Miron Sima and Yitzchak Frenkel. Immigrated to Palestine in 1934, where he painted and designed stage decorations and costumes for the theater.
 leaf +  linocuts. 34 cm. Good-fair condition. A number of stains and creases to main text. Stains, tears and damage to cover. Rebound in hard binding.