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Auction 50 Lot Number 535

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Hermann Struck (1876-1944)

Old Man with White Beard / 1901 / Etching / 33X40 cm / Signed and dated in the plate; signed in pencil and numbered 134/150

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Auction 50 Lot Number 34

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Booklet on the Balfour Declaration – London, 1918

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

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Auction 50 Lot Number 226

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Collection of Research Books – Jewish Communities

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.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 290

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Four Printed Items – She’erit Ha-Pletah

1. Issue of "Undzer Schtime, Zweiwachenschrift argan fon der She'erit-HaPletah in der Englischer Zane". Bergen-Belsen, [1946]. Second year, issue 14. Color cover. Good condition.
2. Kfar Glikson, F. Landauer (fon Hebraisch Mania B-n). Published by the chief leadership of the "Zionist Youth" movement and "Akiva" in Germany, culture department, Munich, [1947]. Good condition.
3. The Lane of Madam Lucretia, Prosper Mérimée. Frankfurt am Main, 1948, Under Military Government Information Control Permit. Fair condition.
4. Accounting notebook. [Palestine, 1948]. Attached to the front binding is a paper label with the inscription "Donated ritual objects to survivors in the Golah". Fair-poor condition.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 13

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

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

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Auction 50 Lot Number 109

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Album with Photographs and Pressed Flowers – Olive Wood Binding

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.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 173

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Avraham Halfi – Handwritten Poem and Letters

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. [1958].
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.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 333

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Booklet of Sermons by Rabbi Hochheimer – Baltimore, 1874

Zwölf Tischreden an zwölf Festabenden der Israel. Wohlthätigkeits-Gesellschaft zu Baltimore. Baltimore: Bingswagner, [1874]. German.
A booklet with twelve sermons, all delivered in the month of December in the years 1856-1873, to the Hebrew Benevolent Society of Baltimore, the first Jewish charity in Baltimore, founded in 1843. The sermons were delivered by Rabbi Henry Hochheimer, who had served as the city's rabbi in the years 1849-1859.
29 pp., 17 cm. Good condition. Tears and creases to the paper wrapper (blank).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 365

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“It’s Nahariya Time Again!” – Illustrated Poster

"It's Nahariya Time Again!", illustrated poster. Design: Hirschkorn. "Tourist Propaganda Dr. Isaac, Nahariya". "Omanut" Printing Press, Haifa, [ca. early 1940s].
A small poster promoting tourism in Nahariya, with a fine color illustration of the city and its seashore.
Approx. 31.5X48.5 cm. Printed on thick paper. Good condition. Stains and slight damage.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 184

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“Jung-Wald” – Communist Journal in Yiddish – Moscow, 1923 – Illustrations

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.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 216

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Hebrew Manuscripts and Books from the Collection of the Bodleian Library and the British Museum – Collection of Catalogues

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.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 408

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“Defense and Savings” – Illustrated Poster

"Defense and savings - Bonds linked to the Dollar, $2.8=1 Israeli Lira". An illustrated poster issued by the Ministry of Finance. Rimon advertising. A. Lewin-Epstein printing press, Tel-Aviv [1952]. Hebrew.
Approx. 49.5X69.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks. Stains, foxing. Tears, mainly at the margins.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 536

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Hermann Struck (1876-1944)

Portrait of an Old Jew / Etching / Approx. 50X64.5 cm / Signed; with a handwritten dedication (dated: 1922)

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Auction 50 Lot Number 568

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Siegfried Shalom Sebba (1897-1975)

Women Carrying a Burden on their Heads / 1929 / Watercolor on paper / 32X24 cm / Signed and dated

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Auction 50 Lot Number 227

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“War Haggadah” – Brno, 1915

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, [1] pp., 22 cm. (bound in a hardcover binding. Wrappers missing). Good-fair condition. Stains (dark stains on some leaves), damage to binding.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 291

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Two Books for She’erit Ha-Pletah – Yiddish-Hebrew Dictionary / Sefer Ha-Hanukkah

Two books printed after the holocaust for Jewish children in the American Zone in Germany who survived the camps, 1946-1947.
1. Yiddish-Hebrew dictionary, Israel Yevarchiyahu. Kessel (Germany), 1947. Illustration on title page. [2] leaves, 262 pages, 16 cm.
2. Sefer Ha-Hanukkah, published by the Culture Department - the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the American Zone in Germany, the Joint and the Jewish Agency’s Aliyat Ha-No'ar department. Munich, 1946. [1], 59 pages, 20 cm.
Overall good condition. Creases and stains, tears on the spines.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 174

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Dan Pagis / Aryeh Sivan – Poems and Poem Translations

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. [3] + [3] pp. Good condition. Some tears and creases.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 206

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Synagoga Judaica – Johannes Buxtorf –Frankfurt-Leipzig, 1738 – Engravings

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.
[1] engraving, [20], 608, [32] pages + [8] 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).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 185

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“Bei Unz Yuden” – Illustrations by Solomon Yudovin – Warsaw, 1923

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, [3] pp. + plates, 30.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, minor damage. New binding (bound with the original wrappers).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 345

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Collection of “Shana Tova” Greeting Cards and Invitations to Events – Baghdad

46 printed cards - greetings and invitations to events and festivities. Baghdad, [1910 to 1930s]. Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, some English and French.
"Shana Tova" greeting cards, invitations to weddings, Pidyon HaBen ceremonies, and more. Handwritten greetings added to some of the invitations. Part of the invitations were sent to Solomon David Sassoon.
Average size: 8X12 cm. Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 409

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Fundraising for Flood Victims – Poster Designed by the Shamir Brothers, 1952

"Prevent Today the Suffering of Tomorrow - Fundraising Campaign for Flood Victims", illustrated poster. Lito. "Dafna" Printing Press, Bnei Brak [1952]. Design: the Shamir Brothers. Hebrew.
70X50 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks, creases and slight damages at margins. Upper half of poster is dark.
From the collection of Dr Simon Cohen.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 537

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Hermann Struck (1876-1944)

1. Talmudist (sepia) / 1927 / Etching / Approx. 49X32.5 cm / Signed and dated in the plate / Signed and numbered 25/50
2. Talmudist (identical to no. 1; printed in black-and-white) / 1927 / Etching / Approx. 49X32.5 cm / Signed and dated in the plate / Signed and numbered 50/50
3. Talmudist / 1927 / Etching / Approx. 32X49 cm / Signed and dated in the plate / Signed and numbered 31/50

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Auction 50 Lot Number 36

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

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

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Auction 50 Lot Number 228

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Kibbutz Maoz Chaim, 1945 – Especially Beautiful Copy, Hand-Colored

Passover Seder. [Kibbutz] Maoz Chaim Shturman, [1945].
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.
[19] leaves, 21 cm. Some stains and creases to Haggadah main text. Tears to cover margins.

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