Portrait of Theodor Herzl, Chromolithograph in a small format. Odessa, . Portrait of Theodor Herzl, framed with ribbons. Herzl's name is printed in Russian beneath the portrait. At the bottom of the leaf are the printing details and a censor's stamp from September 1904 (Herzl died about two months earlier). Approx. 16X11.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and slight defects. Stains, mostly to reverse.
Dr. Theodor Herzl, Alt Neu Land, a printed micrography, [created by Osias Wolinski]. [Lvov, ca. 1913].
Text out of "Altneuland" (German).
65.5X48.5 cm. Fair condition. Creases and folding marks. Tears at bottom (not affecting portrait). Stains on the reverse.
Postcard with portraits of Theodor Herzl and Max Nordau and the emblem of the first Zionist Congress. Published by Isidor Knopf, Vienna, [1897/1898].
Sent from Wels to Ischl, upper Austria, in 1898.
9X14 cm. Good condition. Some stains.
"Not by Force but by My Spirit" (Hebrew), official postcard from the 12th Zionist Congress, held in Carlsbad in 1921, with an illustration by Joseph Budko.
On both sides of the postcard are the signatures of eleven participants of the Zionist Congress: Joseph Budko, David Yellin, Nahum Sokolow, Chaim Weizmann, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Otto Warburg (signed in Roman script), Aryeh Leib (Leo) Motzkin, Menachem Ussishkin, Zvi Hirsch Masliansky, J. Cowen [apparently Joseph Cowen] and Moshe Kleinman [?] (all the signatures are in pen, except Ussishkin's, which is in pencil).
9X14 cm. Good condition.
Riemer no. 39.
Der Judenstaat, Versuch Einer Modernen Lösung Der Judenfrage [The Jewish State, An Attempt to Find a Modern Solution to the Jewish Question], by Theodor Herzl. Vienna-Leipzig: M. Breitenstein, 1896. German. First edition. Printed in 300 copies.
"The Jewish State: An Attempt to Find a Modern Solution to the Jewish Question". The famous book by Herzl, in which he presents the Jewish question and the need to find a political-national solution.
86 pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. The leaves of the first gatherings are loose and partly detached. Original cover missing. Owner's stamp on reverse of title page and on front endpaper. Tears to endpapers (endpapers are partly detached). Cardboard and cloth binding, worn and somewhat loose.
A large relief - portrait of Theodor Herzl. [First half of 20th century].
Cast bronze; wooden frame.
A massive relief - a profile portrait of Herzl (looking to the left). The inscription "Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl" (Hebrew) and a Star of David are embossed below the portrait. Framed in a wooden frame and positioned on a wooden stand.
33.5X24 cm; wooden frame: 40X36 cm. Some defects to relief. Some defects to wooden stand.
Decoration to be flown atop a flag, made of cast, sawn and engraved brass. [Europe or Palestine, first decades of the 20th century].
Designed in the shape of the emblem of the First Zionist Congress - a Star of David with seven stars and a lion in its center, like the flag proposed by Theodor Herzl. The Hebrew inscription "KKL" (JNF) is engraved on one of the sides of the Star of David.
Maximum length: 36.5 cm. Good condition. Corrosion and rust damage, bends and soldering repairs.
1. Handwritten letter from the leaders of the Calcutta Community to Sir Moses Montefiore, 1864.
Letter of thanks for Montefiore's activities benefiting the Jews, particularly during the Damascus Affair and the Morocco blood libel, with signatures of the community leaders.
In 1863, in light of the deteriorating situation of the Jews of Morocco, Moses Montefiore set out on an urgent mission to obtain a writ ensuring their rights and protection. The leaders of the Calcutta community, many of whom had fled the riots in Baghdad half a century earlier, rejoiced in the knowledge that a similar fate had been averted for the Jews of Morocco, and decided to express their appreciation through this letter. See enclosed material.
Approx. 33.5X43.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Torn and cut to five parts (a small piece is detached from one of the parts).
2-13. Twelve books about and by Moses Montefiore (Hebrew and English):
* "The Voice of Joy and Salvation, an Ode to Commemorate the Providential Success, which attended Israel׳s Illustrious Champion, Sir Moses Montefoire on the occasion of his mission to Roumainia", by Rev. Samson H. Rausuk. London: P. Vallentine . * "The Mission to Barbary, a Hebrew Poem in Honor of Sir Moses Montefiore… on returning from his mission to Morocco", by Rev. B. H. Ascher. London, 1864. * The Life of Sir Moses and Lady Judith Montefiore, by Ezra Benvenisti. Jerusalem, . * "Yehudit" [Judith], shortened translation of the travel diary of Judith Montefiore in Palestine. London, [1879?]. * "Mazkeret Moshe VeYerushalayim" (Andenken an Moses und Jerusalem), part 1, by Osias (Yehoshua) Falk Ze'ev ben Yosef Zvi Wolfson. Chernivtsi, 1884. [Additional title page in German]. * "A Hymn of Thanksgiving, Composed on the Occasion of the Safe Return Home of Sir Moses Montefiore from Jerusalem". London, 1866. * "Prayer and Thanksgiving… on the Occasion of Sir Moses Montefiore's Return from Roumania". London, . * "Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving… on the Occasion of Sir Moses Montefiore, Bart., Completing his hundredth Year". London, 1884. * "Owel Mosche", eulogy of Moses Montefiore, by Shlomo Aharon Wertheimer. Jerusalem, . * An Open Letter Addressed to Sir Moses Montefiore", by Samuel Salant. London, 1875. * "Order of Service at the Celebration of the Dedication of the Synagogue Founded by Moses Montefiore…". London, 1933. * "Moses Montefiore, His Life and Times", by Albert M. [Montefiore] Hyamson. London, .
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains and creases. Some tears to margins of part of the items. Slight defects to bindings.
An extensive collection of letters and documents (most of them are handwritten) concerning the Jewish settlement in Peki'in, and in particular with relation to loans granted to local inhabitants. The collection includes letters from inhabitants in Peki'in, letters to and from Israel Rivlin (teacher in Peki'in who served as the representative of the settlers in their endeavors to get loans from the national institutes), official letters on behalf of the National Council and JNF, and more. Peki'in, Jerusalem, and other locations, 1930s. Hebrew.
The collection includes: * Many letters recording the efforts of Peki'in inhabitants to get loans from the Jewish institutes in Palestine: letters to Yitzchak Ben-Zvi; correspondence between Peki'in inhabitants and Israel Rivlin who represented them vis-à-vis the institutes (some letters are stamped with the ink-stamp "Council of Peki'in Jewish Congregation" and hand-signed by Peki'in inhabitants of the families Nakibli, Mizrahi, Zinati, Uda and others). * Letters from the Jewish National Council, typewritten and hand-signed by Yitzchak Ben-Zvi. * A letter on behalf of Peki'in Jews to Menachem Ussishkin, chairman of JNF. * An autograph letter to the headquarters of the Jewish Agency, the department for settlement, with list of Peki'in inhabitants and their ages. * Official letter from the Anglo-Palestine Bank (typewritten on official letterhead of "The Anglo Palestine Company Ltd.") with list of loans granted to Peki'in inhabitants. * Additional letters and handwritten lists.
Total of about 75 items, including handwritten letters and leaves (some in pen and others in pencil) and several typewritten letters. Size and condition vary. Filing holes to all of the leaves.
Five documents, printed and handwritten, regarding the opposition of the Haredi community in Safed to women voting for the "Assembly of Representatives". Safed and Jerusalem, [ca. 1928-1930]. Hebrew.
In 1926, the "Assembly of Representatives" pledged to uphold "equality for women in all spheres of civic, political and economic life of the Jewish Yishuv". The decision aroused fierce opposition from the Haredi community, which demanded its annulment, asked to be erased from the voters register and threatened to resign from "Knesset Yisrael". A struggle ensued between the Haredi factions and the women's organizations and Yishuv representatives, until the 1931 elections for the Third Assembly, when the issue was resolved de facto and women were granted legal voting status.
1. Handwritten petition calling on the public to refrain from participating in the elections for the Assembly of Representatives, due to the fact that women were also granted the right to vote. Signed by about 150 rabbis and Haredi residents of Safed, including Rabbi Aaron Ben Shimon, the city's chief rabbi.
2. Handwritten letter draft by the "Members of the Temporary Committee of Knesset Yisrael in Safed". Report on the activities of the Haredi secessionists from Knesset Yisrael, their leaders and the steps that should be taken to hinder the secession.
3. Postcard with a printed notice regarding erasure from the "Register of Jewish Adults in Palestine", sent by "Knesset Yisrael in Palestine" to Safed resident Miriam Klinger in 1929.
4. Voter's card for the Assembly of Representatives, printed and filled in by hand, issued in 1930 to Safed resident Pearl Buchner.
5. Printed booklet, "Regulations for the Organization of Knesset Yisrael, Issued by the High Commissioner in accordance with Paragraph 2 of the Religious Communities Ordinance 1926", Jerusalem, 1928.
Enclosed: voter's card for the Fourth Assembly of Representatives (elected in 1944), printed and filled in by hand, issued by "Knesset Yisrael in Palestine" to a woman named Elisheva Stark.
Size and condition vary. Fair-good overall condition. Stains, creases and tears (mostly small). Folding marks. Open tear on the bottom of the first leaf, and a coarse tear on the last leaf of the regulations booklet.
Collection of letters and drafts about the 1929 riots in Safed. Safed, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Haifa, ca. 1929-1930. Hebrew and some English.
Among the items:
* "Memorandum from Safed Jews to the High Commissioner", a printed document composed by Jews in Safed, detailing the incidents, the inadequate attention and their demands to improve the situation. Dated in print: 17.11.1929. 4 pp. * "Memorandum from Safed merchants who suffered during the riots, to the central assistance committee", a printed document dealing with the deterioration in the state of Jewish merchants in Safed, their dependence on Arab customers and their economic troubles. 3 pp. * "Welfare Fund in Safed", a printed draft for an article concerning the negligence of Safed inhabitants who were affected by the riots, composed by "HaTzohar" member I. Amiel, and sent to the editorial of the revisionist paper "Doar Hayom". Hand-signed by the author. 3 pp.* A letter from Yehudh Leib Magnes, typewritten on official stationery and signed by him, sent on 20.4.1930. The letter deals with the amounts transferred by assistance funds to those affected by the riots and blames the addressee of the letter for inaccurate financial reports. 2 pp. * Additional items.
Total of 11 items. Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition. Stains, creases and folding marks. Tears at margins and along folding marks of some items (mostly small). Handwritten inscriptions on some of the items.
About 140 handwritten and typewritten paper items, recording the operations of "Agudath HaDor HaTzair" [The Association of the Young Generation] in Safed. Safed, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Rosh Pina, 1921-1937 (most of them of the early 1920s). Hebrew.
"Agudath HaDor HaTzair" was active in the early decades of the twentieth century, with the aim to encourage spiritual and cultural development among Jewish youth in Safed. Among other activities, the members organized lectures, discussions, parties and even a theater group which drew the attention of the press and received positive reviews.
Among the items: * Booklet - regulations of the Association. * Two member-cards of the association. * Seven application forms to the association. * Invitation poster to a dance, handwritten. * Nine items on behalf of "Association of the young generation, Jewish Theater Enthusiasts in Safed" (an early theater group that acted in Safed sponsored by the association). * Two letters and an envelope sent from JNF to the directors of the association. * About 40 handwritten items, including minutes of the association's meetings, copies of letters, invitations to events and other items.
Size and condition vary. Overall fair-good condition. Stains, creases and tears (mostly small, at margins). Folding marks to some of the items.
Handwritten diary, written by a woman-pioneer from Szydłowiec in Poland. Palestine, ca. 1929-1936.A very detailed personal diary; tells about conflicts, lists names, and gives description of atmosphere and the life of a young pioneer girl, with a very obvious political awareness, member of "HaBacharut HaSocialistit". The writer describes the time she stayed in Petach Tikva, Gan Shmuel, Gesher, Hadera and other places in the country; her daily life and her relations with other pioneers; political events in Palestine; and more. The diary also contains copied passages from poems, stories or news articles. The diary was written continuously during 1929, and later only here and there, during the first half of the 1930s.
Enclosed is a small notebook with dedications written for the author of the diary, in Szydłowiec, in 1920 (most dedications are in Polish).
About  leaves, most of them written on both sides of the leaf, 17.5 cm volume. Overall good condition. Stains. Binding distorted and somewhat worn. Some leaves were cut by the diary's owner. Some later corrections.
Notebook: 14.5X8 cm. Good condition, some stains and creases.
About 190 printed items of the "Agudath Meshotetim Erez-Israelith" (Palestine Ramblers' Association), filed in a folder. Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa (most from Tel Aviv), ca. 1933-1947. Hebrew and some English.
The collection includes dozens of circulars and news leaflets for club members, including detailed information on hiking trails, historical background and maps. Trails include: a trip to the Ramallah environs; a trip to Lebanon, the land of the Alawites and Syria; and other sites. In addition, the collection includes a number of lists of regulations, a financial report for 1934, large maps and other items.
"Agudath Meshotetim Erez-Israelith" was founded in 1916 by Pinchas Cohen (1887-1956) with the aim of deepening knowledge of Palestine and imparting it to the younger members of the Yishuv. Some of the most prominent scholars of Israeli geography were educated in the club, including Zev Vilnay, Nathan Shalem and David Benvenisti. See item 87.
About 190 items, filed in a folder, 34 cm. Some items appear in multiple copies. Some items are handwritten and stenciled. One item is handwritten. Handwritten inscriptions, drawings and scribbles appear on some of the items. Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Filing holes, stains, creases and folding marks. Tears to margins (mostly small) and open tears to a small part of the items. Ink-stamps and postage stamps on some of the items.
Collection of architectural drawings of the Yosef Eliyahu Chelouche House and other residences of the Chelouche family, drawn by architect and family member Hillel Chelouche. Palestine, [ca. 1940s].
1-19. Drawings in pencil and in color, including facades, cross-sections, and a façade illustration in pencil and watercolors. Most were prepared for the Yosef Eliyahu Chelouche House on 9 Rothschild St. in Tel Aviv. About half are signed in pencil by the architect.
20-24. Printed drawings, one with an addition drawn in pencil.
25-26. Two sketches, one in pencil and the other in print, for the logo of the architectural firm of Hillel Chelouche.
The Yosef Eliyahu Chelouche House, one of the houses built following the "Seashell Lottery", was inaugurated in 1910 and is considered one of the first houses of Tel Aviv. Hillel Chelouche, a family member who was born and raised in the house, grew up to become an architect and was charged with planning and renovating the building in accordance with the family's needs.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Folding marks, creases and tears to margins. Stains. Small holes and open tears on some of the drawings.
Issue of The Times. London, 9 November 1917. English.
On page 7, beneath the headline "Government Pledge", appears the wording of the Balfour Declaration. On the same page is an article titled "The British Victory in Palestine", reviewing the campaign of the British Army led by Edmund Allenby in Palestine.
In other copies of the issue, the Balfour Declaration is printed under the headline "Official Sympathy" (see: Kedem catalogue no. 50, item no. 33).
The Balfour Declaration, pledging British support for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine, was signed by Sir Arthur James Balfour on 2 November 1917. A week later, on 9 November, the declaration was first printed in the press.
14 pp, 59 cm. Good condition. Cut margins. Folding marks. Tears to leaf margins. Open tears to spine, repaired with adhesive tape along the entire spine. Ink-stamp.
Resolution Adopted by the Central Conference of American Rabbis at Chicago ILL., July 4th, 1918, Anent the Balfour Declaration. [Chicago, 1918]. English.
Printed leaflet containing the response of the Central Conference of American Rabbis to the Balfour Declaration. The association supports granting Jews the opportunity of immigrating to Palestine, but opposes defining Palestine as the national home of the Jewish people: "Jews in America are part of the American Nation […] our survival as a people is dependent upon the assertion and the maintenance of our historic religious role and not upon the acceptance of Palestine as a home-land of the Jewish people. The mission of the Jew is to witness to God all over the world".
 leaf (printed on one side), 21.5 cm. Good condition.
Not in NLI.
Two printed broadsides. Herbert Samuel's address after being appointed High Commissioner of Palestine. . One broadside is printed in Hebrew and the other in English.
The broadside opens with words on behalf of King George V regarding the British Mandate for Palestine and the appointment of the High Commissioner: "The Allied Powers whose Arms were victorious in the late War have entrusted to My Country a Mandate to watch over the interests of Palestine and to ensure to your Country that peaceful and prosperous development which has so long been denied to you…". Following are Samuel's plans to develop the country and promote the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine 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.
Hebrew broadside: approx. 56.5X46.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains and creases. Worn margins (with many tears and creases). English broadside: approx. 56.5X41 cm. Fair condition. Dark stains and creases. Tear of about 6 cm. at right margins (slightly affecting text).
Collection of letters and documents of Josiah Clement Wedgwood (1872-1943), British parliament member, one of the leading Anglo-Christian advocates for Zionist causes. Most items are from Britain and the United States from the years 1938-1939. English (some items in German).
During his years of office in the British Parliament (first on behalf of the Liberal party and later on behalf of the Labor) Wedgwood worked tirelessly to support Zionist interests. Wedgwood criticized the moderate attitude of the Zionist leadership towards the British and was close to Revisionist leaders. During World War II he attempted to assist Jews in Nazi occupied territories and encouraged Ha'apala (illegal immigration) and underground operations in Palestine (one of the illegal immigration ships was even named after him).
The documents in this collection record Wedgwood's activity during the years 1938-1939, and mainly his pro-Zionist activity, and include copies of letters and memorandums, letters sent to him, personal documents, and more.
Among the items:
* A printed memorandum to Chaim Weizmann concerning Palestine, in which Wedgwood writes which of the territories should be under Jewish rule and which under British rule (in case the country is divided), and recommends that Weizmann treats the British more assertively, and to face them with the "threat of force". * A copy of a letter to Chaim Weizmann in which Wedgwood writes that he will be unable to assist Jews in Palestine unless Weizmann makes it clear to the British government that Jews in the country will resist by every means the establishment of an independent state as outlined by the British government. At the end of the letter Wedgwood writes: "Neither Churchill nor I will raise a finger unless you and your people show courage and take risks upon yourselves". * A printed draft of an address to the British prime minister concerning Palestine. * Two letters from the American rabbi Louis Newman from "Rodeph Sholom" congregation in New-York, typewritten and signed by hand. In one of the letters Newman announced the founding of the organization "American Friends of a Jewish Palestine". * Copy of a typewritten letter from March 1939, dealing with the initiative of an alliance between Britain and the Soviet Union against Hitler. * "An Autobiography for Great-Grandchildren". Wedgwood's autobiography, printed (17 pages). * More documents and letters.
Total of about 50 items. Size and condition vary. Filing holes to all of the leaves.
A collection of photographs and documents which belonged to Nathan Kaplan, a policeman in the Palestine Police Force and in the Israeli Police. Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Petach Tikva and Rishon LeZion. [ca. 1920s until the 1960s]. English, Hebrew and some Arabic.
* 97 photographs (some titled and stamped with an ink-stamp on the reverse), among them: photographs of a cadets' course in the British school for policemen; photograph of a police funeral of a Jewish policeman in Tel-Aviv; photograph of a soccer team of Haifa Police Force; photographs of Zionist parades during the mandate period; about 30 photographs from Kaplan's service in the Israeli Police; personal photographs. Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition. Creases, defects and tears to some photographs. Pen inscriptions on several photographs.
* Four certificates and registers, printed and completed by hand, issued for Kaplan: Palestine Police Service register, issued in 1933; Certificate of appointment (Superior Police Officers and Inspectors), issued in 1947; Certificate of discharge from service, dated 15.5 1948 (date of termination of British Mandate); British Passport, Palestine, 1939.
* Other documents.
Total of 105 items. Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition.
45 broadsides and pamphlets published by the underground movements and Mapai. Palestine, [ca. 1945]. Hebrew, some English and some Arabic.
Items include: * Twelve publications by Etzel (Irgun), including a trilingual broadside (in Hebrew, English and Arabic) calling for the evacuation of civilians from British government offices; issues 2 and 3 of the pamphlet "Trial of the Twenty" (printed following the imprisonment of twenty Etzel cadets by the British); and four issues of the pamphlet "Af Al Pi" (Despite It All). * Six publications by Lehi, including a notice regarding the execution of Yosef Davidescu on the charge of transferring information to the British secret police. * Twelve publications of the Hagana organization, including nine issues of "HaHoma" (pamphlet to be posted in the streets), and three small broadsides published by "HaHoma". * Twelve issues of "Aleph-Bet" / "Ashnav", the mouthpiece of "Mifleget Poalei Eretz Israel" (Workers' Party of Palestine) (issues 92-102 in full sequence. Issue 100 appears in two copies). * Additional items.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Stains, creases, folding marks and tears. Open tears to some items and one item with a repaired tear to its entire length.
19 newspapers and pamphlets printed following the death of Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Palestine (later Israel), 1940-1964 (most from 1940). Hebrew.
1-3. Three newspapers from August 5, 1940, first notifying the public of Jabotinsky's death: "HaBoker" newspaper, the mouthpiece of the General Zionists; evening edition of "HaBoker"; issue of "Davar" (mouthpiece of the Histadrut, which devoted its editorial to an obituary of Jabotinsky, the movement's political rival).
4-11. Three issues of "HaYarden" and three issues of "HaMashkif", the official mouthpieces of the Revisionist party, dated August 6, 1940 to September 2, 1940. Two of the "HaYarden" issues appear in two copies.
12-14. Two issues of "HaBoker", dated August 6-7, 1948, reporting on Jabotinsky's funeral in New York. Issue of August 6 appears in two copies.15-17. Three booklets commemorating Ze'ev Jabotinsky: * "Why Did We Love Ze'ev Jabotinsky,
O.B.M.?", [Tel Aviv, 1940?]. * "In His Memory…", published by the Betar Headquarters, Jerusalem, . * "Ze'ev Jabotinsky 1940-29 Tamuz 1947", supplement to issue no. 5256 of "HaMashkif", 29 Tamuz (July) 1947.
18-19. Two issues of the newspaper "HaHerut" from July 1964, reporting on the arrival of Jabotinsky's coffin in Israel.
Enclosed: part of an issue of "HaBoker" from July 1941 containing an article about Jabotinsky.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Folding marks, creases and tears (mostly small, to newspaper margins).
A collection of letters sent to and from the couple Yizchak (Izzy) and Adela (Lottie) Salonikio, Etzel members arrested in March 1947 and imprisoned in Bethlehem and Latroun detention camps. 1947. Bulgraian, some English and Hebrew.
Among the items: * thirteen letters that the couple Yitzchak and Lottie Salonikio sent to each other; sent while he was in the Latroun detention camp and she was in the women's detention camp in Bethlehem. * Ten original envelopes in which the letters were sent, addressed to Latroun, Bethlehem and Atlit. * Four photographs, of Yitzchak and Lottie Salonikio (among them are photographs from the detention camps) and six negatives of the photographs. Enclosed: a text written for the couple's silver anniversary (1971), and several additional documents.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Envelopes in fair condition, worn, creased and stained.
20 items from the estate of Meir Rosnak, an Irgun commander in Jerusalem's Old City and an activist in the Herut Movement. Israel, ca. 1949-1974. Hebrew.
Items include: * Two tickets to the "Old City Fighters Party", held in March 1949. * Movement order issued to the last commander of the Jewish Quarter, Moshe Rosnak, dated May 16, 1949. * Two cloth epaulettes: the Irgun emblem and the menorah emblem with the Tablets of the Law and the inscription "Brit" [Hebrew]. * Wooden baton and whip (apparently from his time as member of Irgun). * Two letters from Menachem Begin, from the years 1967 and 1974 (printed and signed in his hand). * "Summing Up the Elections", pamphlet by Menachem Begin (August 1955), signed and dedicated in his hand; list of Irgun candidates for the "Founding Conference", 1949; and other items from various periods in his life (most of them printed).
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Creases and stains, small tears. Folding marks to letters and documents. Wooden baton scuffed, whip worn and slightly scuffed.
42 publications and proclamations printed by the Zionist paramilitary organizations during the Israeli War of Independence, including publications concerning the Bernadotte assassination, the temporary government's ultimatum and the decision to dismantle the groups. Israel, 1948. Hebrew.
24 printed items issued by Irgun and Herut, including:
* Twelve proclamations: Proclamation announcing the organization's dismantling following the ultimatum issued by the temporary government. The proclamation is addressed to Irgun militiamen in Jerusalem, announcing the organization's acceptance of the temporary government's ultimatum out of fear of "civil war"; proclamation published following shots fired by Mapai members at Irgun members, on the direct orders of Moshe Dayan (then commander of the Jerusalem Brigade); two harsh proclamations of the Irgun headquarters in Jerusalem, condemning the decision to dismantle the organization; and more. * Two issues of "Herut": "Herut (Szabada)", issue no. 1 of the newspaper in Hungarian, October 1948; "Herut (Liberte)", issue in French [apparently published in 1948]. * Three transcriptions of Irgun broadcasts on "Kol Zion HaLohemet". * "The Hebrew War of Independence (Conceptual Foundations)", booklet containing a "general plan" for an uprising, the conduct of a war and the establishment of a Jewish state along Revisionist ideological lines. [Ca. 1946]. * Additional items.
13 printed items issued by Lehi, including:
* Seven proclamations: proclamation from Elul 1948, declaring the founding of "Hazit HaMoledet" [The Homeland Front] organization, and listing the reasons for assassinating U.N. ambassador Folke Bernadotte. Apparently published by Lehi to deflect suspicion of their involvement; notice by Lehi regarding the "trial" and "punishment" of four citizens following damage caused to the organization and misuse of its name; harsh proclamation following the outlawing of the organization, calling for its legitimacy to be reinstated; and more. * "Cornerstones of the Doctrine of Hebrew Liberty" [Hebrew], second edition from the war years, Adar Bet 1948 (this edition of the booklet is not in NLI). * Four transcriptions of Lehi broadcasts on "Herut Yerushalayim". * Issue 7 of the pamphlet "Hazit HaNoar" from Av 1948.
Total of 42 items. Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Stains, creases, small tears and folding marks to some of the items. A few items appear in two copies.
Eleven newspapers and pamphlets printed during the Altalena Affair and in its aftermath. Israel, June-July 1948. Hebrew.
1. "Altalena", single-issue newspaper, apparently published by the Irgun. The initiator and publisher: Ben Ami Gur. Tel Aviv, July 15, 1948. Single-issue newspaper, severely critical of the government's decision in the Altalena affair. On the cover is an illustration showing David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharet shelling the ship "Altalena", which is going up in flames, and a pile of skulls beneath the David Citadel. 8 pp, 34.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears, open tears to margins (slight damage to title page illustration; no damage to text) and creases.
2-4. "Street Fights in Tel Aviv…" special issue of "HaHerut", to be hung on billboards, presenting the Irgun's version of events. Apparently printed in besieged Jerusalem, with the arrival of the first news of the ship's sinking. Three copies.  leaf, 36.5 cm. Condition varies. Good-fair overall condition. Folding marks. Small tears to margins of one copy.
5-10. Six issues of newspapers from the day of the ship's shelling and the following morning: issues of "Haaretz", "HaMashkif" and "Mivrak" (two copies) from June 22, 1948 and issues of "HaBoker" and "HaHerut" from June 23, 1948. Size and condition vary, good-fair overall condition.
11. "The Truth about the Ze'ev Jabotinsky Affair, By the Commander of the National Military Organization [Irgun]", Irgun pamphlet. Jerusalem, 1948. Transcription of a radio broadcast from 15 Sivan 1948 on the Altalena affair. 14,  pp, 23.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Horizontal folding line. Some stains. Folded corners and small tears to margins.
About 60 photographs and paper items collected by Naomi Handelman, a Hebrew University student, who arrived in Palestine in 1947 and encountered the war. Jerusalem, Haifa, Kibutz Mishmarot, Kiryat Anavim and other locations, 1947-1949.
The items are arranged and mounted on album leaves (separate, no binding). Some are titled by hand on the leaves (English). Among the items:
* 34 photographs from Palestine: "Haganah" soldiers in Kiryat Anavim by an armored vehicle; a group of young people on Mount of Olives; Photograph of the ship "Altalena" (two navy ships are seen in the distance); a damaged bus in Jerusalem; an improvised road barrier in one of Jerusalem's streets; six photographs taken from Jerusalem rooftops; and more. * Voucher for water distribution during the siege on Jerusalem. * Certificate of approval to be "out of camp", ink-stamped with Jerusalem District stamp and hand-signed by the commander of the division headquarters. * Broadside issued by "Haaretz", on the occasion of the UN Resolution of November 29 (pasted and folded). * Two notes with the results of the vote on November 29, handwritten. * 24 items from Handelamn's trip to Palestine, documenting the stops in European cities (three photographs, transit visas and permits to stay, travel tickets, vouchers and various documents from Paris, Munich and other locations).
Nine album leaves, 37X27.5 cm, with eleven tissue guards (one is detached). Photographs: 5.5X6 cm to 8X11.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Some documents are detached. Creases, folding marks and tears (mostly small).
About 30 documents and paper items from the northern front during the Israeli War of Independence. Operative orders, intelligence material and other documents, some in handwriting. Haifa and elsewhere, 1947-1949. Hebrew.
* 11 orders and directives to the forces during wartime, including:
* The "Operation Hiram"order - the official order for the operation to occupy the Galilee - the largest and most complex of the northern front operations during the war, from October 28, 1948. Names of the brigades, their roles, detailed plan of the force movements and schedule for the actions; the "ring operation" order, for the occupation of strategic hills near the village of Tira, information on weapons and the fighting force of the enemy, involvement of English instructors, planned mode of deception and other operational details; the first ceasefire order during the war, from June 10, 1948 ("The First Truce"); order from January 16, 1949 to cease all military activity in five villages on the Lebanese border, with whom agreement had been reached following negotiations; and more.
* 9 documents, assessments and information reports in anticipation of activity of the Intelligence Corps and the Haganah Corps, including:
Intelligence report preceding the "Hiram Operation", including an assessment of the enemy force, its moral condition, the mood of the local population, and more; a document classified as "top secret", surveying the enemy forces and instructing IDF officers not to allow the return of Arab refugees to Israeli territory. Interesting document, informing of the arrival of three Iraqi reinforcement units to three locations near Yehiam (at the bottom of the document a handwritten inscription reads: "According to reliable sources, Yehiam may be attacked tonight…"); report on a shooting incident from the hills near Tira (see the "ring operation" order in the previous paragraph); report of POW exchange during the war; and more.
* 4 documents on the subject of soldier instruction and weapon use practice, and other documents.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Creases, stains and folding marks. One of the intelligence reports is torn and reinforced with adhesive tape (apparently torn after reading, on order, and later repaired).
Collection containing about 230 items from the Israeli War of Independence period: certificates and permits, notebooks, letters, appeals from the temporary state institutions, commemoration of the first fallen soldiers and other items. Israel, late 1940s to early 1960s (most of the items are from the war years). Hebrew and some Arabic and Yiddish.
* Notebook in the handwriting of Holocaust survivor and founder of Lohamei Hageta'ot Kibbutz Ya'akov Drori (in some places he signs his name as "Schwarz"), documenting the kibbutz's founding efforts during wartime. Drori, who took part in the Lodz ghetto uprising, wrote the notebook in the years 1947-1949, while he was recovering in a hospital in Ra'anana, after being wounded. His notebook contains a variety of letter copies, diary entries and various writings, in Hebrew and Yiddish, documenting the history of this small group of pioneers.  leaves, 20 cm. The text on notebook's first fifty leaves is fully or partly erased due to water damage. Most of the diary entries are written in Yiddish. * Three certificates issued to one of the casualties of the bombing on Ben Yehuda Street (22 Feb 1948), issued by Shaare Zedek Hospital and the temporary government. * "Movement Order" from 8 May 1949 for the purpose of travel to Tel Aviv in order to "obtain soldiers". * Certificate of participation in "reinforcement works" to protect the city of Haifa, from May 22, 1948. * 14 items concerning the fallen: letter of condolences from the Reali School; two private condolence telegrams sent in January 1948; and more. * Volume of issues of "Dvar HaShavua". 41 issues, January-December 1948. Issues nos. 2-15, 20-25, 29, 32-42, 44-52. * Additional items.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.
Five "State Day" issues of independent newspapers and local newspapers in besieged Jerusalem. Jerusalem, 14-16 May 1948. Hebrew.
1. Issue of "HaYom" from May 14, 1948. The headline: "Declaration of Establishment of the State will not be Postponed". 6 pp, 50 cm. Folding marks. Small tears along horizontal folding line. Stains.
2. Issue of "HaMagen", mouthpiece of "HaHagana" in Jerusalem, from May 14, 1948. 12 pp, 35 cm. Folding marks. Small tears to upper margins of some of the leaves.
3. Issue of "Yediot Yerushalayim" from May 14, 1948. The headline: "Jewish State to be Declared at Noon Today".  pp, 50 cm. Folding marks. Some creases. Tears to margins.
4. Issue of "Yediot Yerushalayim" from May 16, 1948. The headline: "State of Israel Reborn". pp, 39 cm. Folding marks. One headline is underlined with red pencil.
5. Issue of "HaYoman", mouthpiece of Agudat Yisrael, from May 16, 1948. The headline: "State of Israel Established and Recognized". 2 pp, 50 cm. Folding marks. Small tears to margins.
"Prayer for Independence Day and for Memorial Day for Independence War Casualties". Published by "departement de l'education et de la culture par la Thora dans la Diaspora" of the "World Zionist Organization". Algiers, [late 1940]. Hebrew with French translation.
Folded leaflet with two prayers composed following the establishment of the State of Israel: "Prayer for the well-being of the State of Israel" and a "Memorial Prayer" (for Independence war casualties) in Hebrew and French.
Not in NLI. A publication with identical prayers was published in Morocco in ca. 1950.
 pp (folded leaf). Approx. 13.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases and small tears. Stains.
Iton Rishmi [Official Newspaper], issue no.1. Printed with authorization granted by the Provisional Government, HaPo'el HaTza'ir Printing Press, Tel Aviv, May 14, 1948.
This publication by the provisional government of the newborn State of Israel, published on the very same day Israel’s independence was declared, contains the first-ever printed version of the text of the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel, and a proclamation regarding various legislative issues.
4 pp. 32.5 cm. Very Good condition. Some stains and creases. Horizontal crease. Miniature holes at margins.
Five items - General Staff and "Manpower Directorate" Orders. Israel, May-June, 1948. Hebrew.
1-4. "General Staff Order, issued by the Chief of Staff, IDF". Brochures nos. 2-4 and 6. June 1948.
Four brochures for internal distribution, regulating IDF operations in various areas: IDF oath (one word is different from the text used today), handling prisoners and other topics.
24 cm. Stains. Filing holes. "Manpower Directorate" ink-stamps (some with pencil inscription).
5. "Manpower Directorate Orders" dated May 22-31, 1948 (orders nos. 45-75 and three addendums).
The orders concern injured soldiers, defectors, casualties, and the organization of IDF at its early stages.
23 leaves, typewritten and stenciled, 33 cm. Stains, slight creases and tears. Filing holes through all of the leaves. Some stapled leaves.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
About 160 letters, reports and paper items from the archive of the Jewish Agency delegate to Algiers. Algiers, Oran, Geneva, Paris and Jerusalem, 1960-1962. Hebrew and French.
Archive of letters and documents of the Jewish Agency delegate Aryeh Amir, appointed in late 1960 and serving in Algeria until the retreat of French forces and the withdrawal of Jewish delegations in 1962.
The archive records the activities of the Jewish Agency, the political developments in those years and the disputes that arose between the different echelons of the organization. Among other things, the archive records the policy of "selection" implemented by the Jewish Agency with regard to Algerian Jews - intended to prevent the immigration of the sick and unfit for work - and Amir's efforts to bypass the restrictions and enable the immigration of as many Jews as possible, in light of their dangerous situation.
* A letter presenting to Amir the conclusions of the Zionist Congress regarding the "selection" policy: "Under no circumstances should the mentally ill, those in need of hospitalization and families with no active provider be allowed to immigrate…". * A letter expressing sharp opposition to the absorption of Algerian immigrants whose medical and social condition is difficult, since these difficulties "will prevent them from ever achieving a normal life in Israel". * A report composed in May 1962, containing directives for activities in Algiers in a reduced format following the departure of most of the staff, and ordering the dispatch of the remaining delegates back to Israel within weeks. * An urgent letter by Aryeh Amir expressing deep concern regarding the fate of Algerian Jews following the cessation of the sale of ship and airplane tickets, and more.
Most of the documents are typewritten. Some of the letters are handwritten. Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Stains, folding marks and small tears to some of the items. Filed in a folder.
Photographic panorama of Jerusalem, taken from a position at the top of the steeple of Notre Dame Church. Prepared by the Intelligence Branch of the IDF’s Central Command. Jerusalem, .
Ten large photographs, each mounted on a wooden board, which when connected create an especially and uncommonly broad continuous panorama (28X365 cm) of East Jerusalem, including the Old City, Mount of Olives, Mount Scopus and more. The ten photographs are numbered, with each additionally annotated with the names of central and strategic sites.
This panorama was produced as a classified military document, in order to facilitate the observation, tracking and reporting by Central Command intelligence personnel of information regarding the activities of the Jordanian Army in the Eastern part of the then still-divided Jerusalem, for the IDF’s operational needs during the period preceding the Six-Day War. It is likely that circa twenty copies of the panorama were produced, most in a small format for easy carrying. Only a small number were produced in a large format, including the present one.
The ten boards are contained in a custom wood box. Attached to the top of the box is a small copper plate engraved with a Hebrew dedication: "To Lt. Col. Zehavi, with appreciation, from the Engineer Corps, Tel HaShomer." Lt. Col. Menachem Zehavi served in the Central Command Maintenance Corps during the 1960s and received the panorama as a gift from the Engineer Corps HQ based in Tel HaShomer.
Box: 31X45 cm. Ten plates ca. 28X37 cm (two plates shorter than the others). Condition varies. Good-fair overall condition. Stains, light scratches and peeling. Minor peeling on three plates.
Eight printed items from the days of occupying Jerusalem during the Six Day War. Israel, June 1967. Hebrew.
1-6. Leaflets and newspapers printed by IDF and the various commands: "Keriat Krav" (Battle bulletin) No. 6, dated June 7, 1967; "Military Leaf" no. 7, dated June 8, 1967; "Hativon"(Division bulletin) no. 5, dated June 8, 1967; "Airforce Bulletin", issue no. 2, dated June 8,1967; Paratrooper in battle" no. 4, dated June 9,1967; "Machanayim", issue no. 5, dated June 12, 1967.
7. "Har HaBayit" (Temple Mount), map adapted and translated by Major B. Sapir (Baruch Sapir, head of IDF geography department). Printed by "IDF Headquarters / Chief Education Officer" on June 14, 1967.
8. Leaf with the lyrics of the song "Jerusalem of Gold", presented by "Ot" printing press in Haifa to IDF soldiers when the Old City was liberated.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Rough tear to title page of "Airforce Bulletin".
35 leaflets and printed items concerning the paratroopers division. Israel, late 1960s to early 1970s. Hebrew.
1-23. Issues nos. 1-23 of "HaTzanchan, Alon Yechidat HaTzanchanim" [The Partroopers, Bulletin of Paratroopers Unit], from the years 1960-1972 (most probably no other issues were printed).
24-28. Issues nos. 1-5 of "HaTzanchan HaKravi" / "Hatzanchan BaKrav" [paratroopers in battle], bulletin of the Paratroopers Division, from the dates May 25, 1967- June 18,1967 (probably no other issues were printed).
29-30. Issues nos. 1-2 of "LaTzanchanim Nitzahon" / "Hod HaHanit", of the paratroopers division, from May-June 1967 (probably no other issues were printed).
31. "Address of the Division Commander", broadside distributed to the division's soldiers on May 21, 1967.
32. "Zemer LaTzanchanim", song by Yossi Gamzu.
33-34. "Nachnis Lachem", morale song composed by Yoram Tehar-Lev. Two copies (different), one of which is signed "Y.T.L.".
35. "Tzanchanei ZAHAL bepeulot hatagmul…" [IDF soldiers in retaliation operations (information material for commanders)], booklet published by "Head Office for Education - Information division", with detailed information about ten operations carried out by the paratroopers division: "Black Arrow Operation", "Yehonatan Operation", "Guliver Operation", "Lulav operation" and others.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Stains and creases.
Two broadsides issued by "Chief Military Rabbinate", with an address by Rabbi Shlomo Goren to the soldiers. Israel, June 1967. Hebrew.
1. Broadside dated June 2, 1967 encouraging the soldiers' spirit towards the battle. 30 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases at margins. Small tear to lower margins.
2. Broadside dated June 7, 1967 (day of occupation of the Old City of Jerusalem) with an address by the chief rabbi upon entering the Western Wall area. 23 cm. Good condition. Stains.
A telegram sent by the head of the southern command, Aluf Yesha'ayahu Gavish, to IDF Chief of Staff Yitzchak Rabin, after the occupation of Sinai Peninsula, [June 9, 1967]. Hebrew.
"Happy to announce that our forces are on the shores of the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, Sinai is in our hands. Congratulations to you and to IDF".
16.5X21 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some creases. Upper and lower margins are cut unevenly.
"Bulletin No. 1", broadside issued by "IDF Military Governor in the Area" [West Bank]. Israel, . Hebrew and Arabic.
A printed broadside with the first order issued by IDF in the West Bank, upon occupation of the area in the Six Day War. The order was published on the third day of battles, June 7, 1967, and it established in eight paragraphs the military rule in the occupied areas.
34X48.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, folding marks and creases. Tears, some affecting text.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Three souvenir items from the process of signing the peace treaty with Egypt, from the estate of Arieh Leon Dulzin (1913-1989) who served as minister without portfolio in the government of Israel, president of the Zionist organization, treasurer of the Jewish Agency, and finally, during the 1970s, as chairman of the Jewish Agency. Apparently, in the capacity of his position, he took part in the process of signing the peace treaty with Egypt.
1. Silver plate (marked: Cairo, 1976/77) with Anwar Sadat's signature engraved in the center. Decorated with dense vegetal and geometric patterns, and with a text in Arabic, in a circle. Diameter: 29.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Card on behalf of the "General Defense Administration" of Egypt in the name of Arieh Dulzin, with his photograph. The card was issued in honor of Israeli prime minister's visit to Egypt in April 1979 (Arabic). 4.5X7 cm. Laminated.
3. Printed card (business card?) with the name of Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat (Arabic). 7X11.5 cm. Creases.
Four issues of newspapers in Arabic, printed in Jaffa.
1. Issue of the paper النفير (el-Nafir). Jaffa, 1909. Editor: Elie K. Zacca. Second year, issue no. 354. Contains items about politics, commerce, art, and more.
2. Issue of the paper "Saut el Othmaniya" (voice of the Ottomans). Jaffa, 1914. Editor: Dr. Shimon Moyal. First year, issue no. 77. Contains a notice about enlistment to the war and news from the front. This newspaper was the first Jewish newspaper in Jaffa and in Tel-Aviv, that was published in Arabic. The editor, Dr. Moyal, was a physician, translator and journalist of the old Yishuv.
3. Issue of the paper الاخبار (El-Achbar = "News"). Jaffa, 1914. The editor: Kamal Rashid al-Haj. Fifth year, issue no. 578.
4. Issue of the paper فلسطين (Palestine). Jaffa, 1912. Editor: Daoud El-Issa. Second year, issue 104-105. Contains news about immigration to the United States and the war between Turkey and Italy in Libya.
Size and condition vary.  pp in each issue. Overall fair-good condition. Folded issues. Stains and tears to some of the issues.
For additional information see article by Shlomo Shva, "Four Papers of the beginning of the Century", (Hebrew), "Davar" newspaper, July 11, 1975.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
كتاب احكام الأراضي, المتبعة في البلاد العربية المنفصلة عن السلطنة العثمانية, Jerusalem, 1923. Arabic.
A book compiling laws related to lands, "for the Arab countries that separated from the Ottoman Empire", from the estate of Adv. Shlomo Yehudah. Blank leaves are bound among the leaves; on some of them Adv. Yehudah added Hebrew translations of the Ottoman laws, by hand.
The translator, Adv. Shlomo Yehudah, was the son of Yitzchak Binyamin Yehezekl Yehudah (1863-1941), educator, translator, book seller and orientalist, who was engaged in the study of Jewish history and Arab culture.
 page,  portrait, 5, , 216, 226,  pp + about  handwritten pages, 22 cm. Fair-good condition. Several loose leaves and gatherings. Binding loose and worn, without spine, repaired with adhesive tape.
الاصمعي ["Al-Asma'i"], editor: Hanna 'Abdullah al-'Isa. Printed by Jurji Habib Hanania, Jerusalem, October 1908. Arabic.
Supplement to the third issue of the periodical "Al-Asma'i" (total of 11 issues were printed), considered to be the first periodical published in Arabic in Palestine. The supplement deals with corruption characteristic of the elections for public representatives in the Ottoman Empire and tells how candidates use money and power to buy their seats and votes; then it warns the readers to elect the right person to occupy the seat of a public representative and not vote for the person who pays a higher sum of money.
, 4 pp, 22.5 cm. Poor condition. Many creases, stains and some tears.
المرشد العربى, guide book for Palestine. Acre: المطبعة الوطنية،, [ca. 1935]. Arabic, with some English and Hebrew.
Guide to Palestine, with a number of black-and-white photographs. At the end are several advertising leaves of businesses and hotels in Palestine.
 leaves, 49 (page numbers printed in Arabic),  pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some age-toned leaves. Tears and defects to binding.
HaMetargem HaChadash [The New Translator]. "Third edition, corrected with notes and additions". Published by the Al-Taufiqyat Library (publisher: Mohammed Taufiq Al-Samhouri), "Altarki" Press, Jaffa, 1935. Hebrew and Arabic.
Hebrew-Arabic conversation book, with illustrations in black and white. Includes pages for studying the Hebrew and Arabic alphabet, word lists on different topics, wording examples of official letters (including: a wedding invitation, "request for a raise in salary" and a lawsuit), and more.
112,  pp, 17.5 cm. Good condition. Extensive foxing. Stains, creases and small tears to cover.
"Jewish Voters! Do not Trust Nashashibi". Azriel press, Jerusalem, . Hebrew.
An elections poster calling Jewish voters not to support Raghib Nashashibi in the municipal elections in Jerusalem (Nashashibi served as mayor during the years 1920-1934) since he "sold the matters of his people for a stew of lentils" and he "might sell your interests and cheat you".
The poster was printed on behalf of the Husayni family, a Palestinian-Arab respectable and wealthy family, whose sons held important positions in the political and religious leadership over the years, directed the supreme Muslim council, and were known for their militant views as far as Palestinian nationality and Zionism were concerned. The Nashashibi family, also a notable and influential Jerusalemite family, were considered leaders of an opposition to the supreme Muslim council and to the Husayni family.
64X96 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Many tears with damage to text, and missing pieces, professionally repaired, with color correction. Folding marks. Tax stamp and ink stamp. Mounted on acid-free paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
"Jewish voter - when you come to vote… write the eight names listed below". Azriel press, Jerusalem, [1927?]. Hebrew.
A poster calling to write on the ballot the eight names of Muslim and Christian candidates appearing on the poster. It is obvious from the list of candidates that the poster was issued by the Husayni family, opponents of the Nashashibi family.
64X95 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and fading color. Creases and folding marks. Ink stains (most probably from the printing process). Small tears, professionally repaired. Mounted on acid-free paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Advertising poster for a "Farewell Evening" at the Luna Park Cinema with a performance of "The Secretary" - a show combining theater and cinema. HaNafir Printing Press, Haifa, [probably, 1922]. Hebrew.
The headline of the poster reads, “This is the final evening at the Luna Park Cinema… The apex of art with the performance of ‘The Secretary.’ This performance is half theater and half cinema […] With the famous actor Amin Atallah". The poster is illustrated with two photographs showing scenes from the performance, surrounded by texts with the names of the actors and details about the film.
The Luna Park Cinema was one of the first in Tel-Aviv. It operated during the years 1919-1922 in the central square in Jaffa (today, Shderot Yerushalayim). In addition to a cinema, the Luna Park compound featured a Ferris wheel and other attractions. In 1922, the name of the theater was changed to "HaTehiya".
31X45 cm. Fair condition. Stains and creases. Repaired closed tears at the creases (reinforced verso with tape). Small tears at margins. A piece about 16.5X17 cm is lacking in the upper right corner (without damage to the text; repaired with paper).
Two advertising posters for a performance of the "Ramses" theatre company led by the Egyptian director and actor Youssef Wahbi, at the Abu Shakush Café in Jaffa, 1930. Arabic.
The text of the two posters is slightly different.
1. 68X48 cm. Mounted on cardboard. Good condition. Folding lines and slight defects. Defects to left corners (bottom left corner torn and partly detached).
2. 47X61.5 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Extensive foxing near margins. Tears to margins (coarse, open tears to top and bottom margins). Ink-stamp with date.
Advertising poster for a production of "Twelfth Night" by Habima Theater at the "Mughrabi Opera" hall in Tel Aviv (the play's premiere in Palestine). "Maloul" Press, Jerusalem, 1931. Arabic.
This production by Habima Theater was the first professional production of a Shakespearean play in Hebrew. The play was translated by Shaul Tchernichovsky and first staged in Berlin in 1930.
70X50 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Slightly faded printing. Some stains. Tears to margins. Coarse, open tears to upper corners. Ink-stamp with date.
District Scout Rally, advertising poster for a rally of the Palestine Boy Scouts Local Association, Southern District, which took place in Jaffa in 1931, under the patronage of High Commissioner John Chancellor. Arabic and English.
The rally featured various competitions such as tent pitching, signaling, and more.
69X50 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Foxing. Tears (some open), mostly to margins. Ink-stamp with date.
Ferro-Quina 'Richon'. Advertising poster for a beverage-remedy, Ferro-Quina, of Rishon LeZion wineries. "Hasolel" press, [Jerusalem, 1932]. Arabic and English.
Linocut printed in red, black and green. On top appears an illustration depicting an Arab doctor serving "Ferro-Quina" to a patient. A paper label is pasted on the illustration of the bottle, with a printed recommendation to drink the beverage as Tonic water, a glass or two before every meal (in the past Tonic water was used medically since it contained a significant amount of Quinine). An ink-stamp from May 1932 appears on the upper margins.
93X61 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Some tears at folding marks, professionally repaired. Creases. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
"Dried Eggs", two illustrated posters issued by the "Food Supplies Inspector". Printed by the Government printer, Palestine, [1940s]. Hebrew and Arabic.
The same illustration appears on both posters: a rooster on an egg-shaped background surrounded by the inscription "Dried eggs sold here". On one poster the inscription is printed in Hebrew and on the other poster in Arabic.
Two posters on thick paper. 29.5X39 cm. Good condition. Small tears to margins of Hebrew poster.
Filasṭīn al-shahīdah, "photographed documentations of some atrocities committed by British and Jews, 1921-1938". [no publisher, location of printing or date are indicated. It is possible that it was published in Turkey, 1938 or 1939]. Arabic.
A booklet with about 145 photographs recording the atrocities against Palestinian Arabs during the 1920s-30s, committed by British and Jews: "Destruction, fires, loot, eradication of towns and villages, vandalism, torture, murder of women and children, desecration of Allah's books, destruction of mosques…". On the cover of the booklet - a signature from 1929, "Abd El-Razzak Al-Imam" - it is possible that he edited this booklet.
 title-cover, , 84 pp, 24.5 cm. Good condition. Some creases to cover and to first leaves. Tears at margins of cover and spine.
An Open Answer to the Open Letter of A. Berline from an Arab to the Zionists, by A. H., Jerusalem: Arab Club (al-Nadi al-'Arabi), Jerusalem [ca. 1920]. English.
An essay written in response to a composition titled "An open letter from the Zionists to the Arabs", written by the Parisian attorney A. Berline in light of the Jewish immigration to Palestine. In the present essay, written as an open letter to the Zionists, the author expresses his reservations regarding Berline's statements about the Palestinian Arabs, and refutes at length Berline's claims, and those of the Zionist Movement, regarding the right of the Jewish people to establish a state in Palestine. The essay was published by the Jerusalem branch of the Arab Club - an organization that sought to end the immigration of Jews to Palestine and aspired to incorporate Palestine in the Arab Kingdom of Syria. The branch's president was Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, later the Mufti of Jerusalem [he may have been the author of the pamphlet].
17 pp, 21.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains and dampstains. Numerous creases. One of the sheets is uncut at the upper margins.
Not in OCLC.
Collection of documents which record the activities of the Palestine Arab delegation to London in the years 1921-1922, from the estate of one of the delegation members, Ibrahim Shammas (al- Shammas). Most of the documents are from London, ca. 1921-1922. Arabic and English.
In 1919, after World War I and following the British occupation of Palestine, some groups of Muslims and Christians in Palestine united and organized the Palestine Arab Congress. During the years 1920-1928 the congress convened six times, focusing on opposition to the Zionist Movement and demanding the renunciation of the Balfour declaration. In 1921, during the third congress, the politician Musa Kazim Pasha al-Husayni was elected to head The Palestine Arab Delegation to London. This was the first of several delegations that were sent to London during the years 1921-1930. While in England, members of the delegation tried to draw attention to the Arab-Palestinian issue and met with many leaders and politicians (including the Pope, representatives of the League of Nations, secretary of state for colonies Winston Churchill, and others). In 1922 the delegation returned to Palestine as a protest against the approval of the text of the Mandate of Palestine. The delegation did not achieve any significant results but succeeded in gaining support by British Parliament members mainly from the conservative party.
The documents in this colection shed light on the activity of the Arab-Palestinian delegation in London. Among the documrnts:
* Nine copies of circulars (duplication of manuscripts) on official stationery of the delegation. Eight are signed by hand by the head of the delegation,
Musa al-Husayni. One circular is partly handwritten (most probably by al-Husayni) and not signed. London, April-July 1922. Arabic.
The circulars include protocols of meetings with British politicians, including the High Commissioner, Herbert Samuel, and with the representative for Palestinian matters of the Minister for Colonies Winston Churchill; details of the endeavors invested by the delegation members to cancel the Balfour declaration, and to amend the British Mandate for Palestine command and Treaty of Sèvres; and more. A meeting with Chaim Weizmann is mentioned in one of the circulars. In the same circular Winston Churchill is quoted as saying that the Balfour declaration is "Inheritance from the war".
One circular is not complete. Enclosed are additional copies of some of the circulars.
* Seven copies of printed letters from the head of the delegation. Not signed. May-July 1922. English.
Among them: copy of a letter about the situation in Syria, May 1922 (two copies, one addressed to the US ambassador to Britain and the second to Prime Minister of Britain); copy of a letter to Winston Churchill concerning the leasing of lands in Haifa to JCA, June 1922; Copy of a letter about the refusal of the Palestinians represented by the delegation to accept the Balfour declaration, July 1922 (two copies, one addressed to the President of the League of Nations and the other to Winston Churchill); copy of a protest letter against the Mandate (two copies, one to the President of the League of Nations and the other to the British Foreign Minister).
* Copy of a printed letter on behalf of Winston Churchill, in response to a letter by the delegation, April, 1922. Two copies.
* Leaf with copies of telegrams from the delegation with a notice about the decision of the Arab Congress to return the delegation; following Churchill's declaration that the Balfour Declaration is an "indivisible part" of the Mandate. July 1922. English.
* Remarks on the Interim Report of the High Commissioner on the Civil Administration of Palestine from July 1st to June 30th 1921. A long document (duplication of a typewritten document) with comments by the delegation on the interim report of the High Commissioner on the civil administration Palestine.
* Letters and other documents, including documents to Ibrahim Shammas, a letter hand-signed by the delegation secretary Shibly Jamal, a printed document dealing with the British policy in Palestine and the significance of the Balfour Declaration in the framework of the Mandate, and more.
Total of about 25 documents. Enclosed are additional copies of some of the documents. Size and condition vary. Overall good to fair condition. Tears, creases and stains. Dampstains on some documents.
Extensive collection of documents, letters and photographs, from the estate of the Shammas (al-Shammas) family. [Early 20th century]. Arabic and English.
The collection includes: * About 100 documents and personal and business letters, sent to and from the brothers Alexander and Ibrahim Shammas. * Invoice notebooks of Shammas brothers. * A dozen family photographs (most of them studio-photographs), among them are photographs by the photographers Khalil Raad, Savvides, Krikorian and others. * About 100 letters from the estate of Dr. Michael Shammas (son of Ibrahim Shammas), among them: about 40 letters sent to and from Michael Shammas, about 25 receipts and business documents, tens of medical documents related to his work as a physician, invoice notebook of Dr. Shammas, several documents from the time Shammas served as an interpreter for the British army in World War I, and other items.
Total of more than 200 items. Size and condition vary. Some items in fair-poor condition with significant water damages, tears and stains.
Six paper items from the archive of Dr. Michael Shammas (al-Shammas), son of Ibrahim Shammas. Jerusalem, 1920s-30s. Arabic.
1-3. A letter handwritten by Dr. Shammas addressed to the Society for the Relief of Destitute Sick, in which Dr. Shammas offers his services as a physician, voluntarily; Two handwritten letters (on stationery of the Society for the relief of destitute sick) stating that the society accepts his offer and praises him for his kindness.
4. Printed broadside sent by the Orthodox Charity Society during the first year of its operation; the society calls the members to donate to the needy towards Christmas.
5. Booklet recording the budget of the Orthodox Charity Society in Jerusalem and the operation of the society in the years 1933-1934; names of members and their roles, and two photographs. "HaAchdut HaAravit" printing press, Jerusalem [1934?].
6. Handwritten leaf, (part of a letter), in which the writer criticizes the government and the law it legislated which harms the church and implies a serious intervention in its matters.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Tears, folding marks and slight stains to some items.
Collection of printed documents of the Freemasons Organization in Palestine, from the archive of Ibrahim Shammas - one of the founders of the Golden Throne Lodge of the Freemasons, a member of the permanent committee of the National Grand Lodge of Palestine and a member of the Arab delegation to London in the years 1921-1922. Most of the documents are from Jerusalem, from the 1920s-1930s. English, Arabic, Hebrew and French.
The collection includes: about 75 printed booklets and invitations to conferences of various lodges of the Freemasons. These documents shed light on the organization's activities in Palestine, and include lists of the names of members of the different lodges (Arabs and Jews), the timetables of the conferences, and more. Items include: * Official invitations to conferences of the Golden Throne Lodge in Jerusalem from 1926 (the year the lodge was founded) to 1934. * Official invitations (in French) to conferences of the Jerusalem no. 262 lodge (the lodge was active under Egyptian authority, and its activities were held in French); and an English program printed for the Consecration of the Lodge ceremony in 1926. * Official invitations, in English, to the conferences of the Mount Sinai No. 293 lodge in Jerusalem from the years 1929-1932, and a menu for a festive meal at the lodge. * Printed invitations and booklets of the lodges Pax, Jordan, Mizpah, Mount Zion, Nur Ul-Hikmah, El-Shams, HaKochav [The Star], and more.
* Typewritten documents of the National Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Palestine from 1933 - invitation to a conference, signed in the handwriting of the lodge's general secretary; and a list of names of the members of the lodge's various committees.
Total of about 75 items. Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Stains, creases and tears (coarse tears and dark stains to a number of items).
Broadside on behalf of the "Haganah" and two elections leaflets on behalf of "Herut" and "Reshimat HaLochamim"' addressing the Arab population. Israel, ca. 1947-1949. Arabic.
1. "Broadside on behalf of the "Haganah", warning the Arab population to stop all acts of hostility and turn to peace. Printed on December 4, 1947 - five days after the break out of the Independence War.
2. Elections leaflet on behalf of "Reshimat HaLochamim" (party of ex-Lehi members), towards the elections for the first Knesset. Moriah printing press, [ca. 1949]. In the center is a picture of Yusuf Abu Gosh, who was active in the Lehi underground movement and the Independence War battles.
3. Elections leaflet on behalf of "Herut Movement", folded as a booklet. [ca. 1949].
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Creases and some stains. Folding marks and small open tears to margins of the "Haganah" broadside.
16 broadsides and paper items of the Palestinian organizations Fatah, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the PLO and others. Israel, ca. late 1960s. Arabic, Hebrew and English.
1. Early broadside of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, dating from the first exchanges of fire leading up to the Battle of Karameh (the first military conflict between the IDF and the Palestinian organizations, on 21 March 1968). Written in Arabic and English, it blames the Zionist leadership for the killing of Palestinians.
2-7. Bilingual (Hebrew-Arabic) broadside, printed on both sides, on behalf of the Al-Asifah Forces. The broadside addresses the "Zionist invaders" with a sharp message: "Al-Asifah will persecute you at all times and in all places to destroy your entity …". Six copies.
8-9. Broadside in Arabic on behalf of the Fatah organization, on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the death of Ahmed Musa, the organization's first "shahid", killed during an attempt to blow up the national water pipeline. Two copies.
10. "The Masses Oppose the Occupation", early Palestinian pamphlet of the resistance organizations, compiling news items related to the struggle between the IDF and the Palestinian resistance.
11. Propaganda broadside for Palestinian schools on behalf of the Fatah military wing, calling on citizens to join the struggle for the Palestinian homeland.
12. Illustrated postcard marking the Fatah's day of establishment. Illustration of a groaning horse with the Fatah emblem.
13-14. Two illustrated envelopes of the French airmail service, apparently printed by the PLO embassy in Paris. The envelopes convey a seemingly peaceful message of co-existence under Palestinian rule in Palestine.
15. Issue of a monthly periodical of Fatah, November 28, 1968. Includes an article about women in revolution and war, news items, poems for soldiers, and more.
16. Photocopy of a booklet with a political manifest of Fatah, "for the fourth year of the revolution" (the establishment of Fatah).
Size and condition vary. Fair overall condition. Folding marks, closed and open tears to some of the broadsides. Light stains. Slight damage to text on a few posters. Pen inscriptions.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
77 posters concerning the rights of the Palestinian people. Most posters were printed on behalf of PLO. Most were printed in France in 1974-2015 (most posters from the 1970s-80s). Arabic, French and some English.
Posters on the subject of "Land Day", refugee camps, children injured in war, liberation of prisoners, Israeli soldiers and more. Some posters appear in two copies.
Size and condition vary. Approx. 59X37 cm - 57X99.5 cm. Overall good condition.
Atlas Minor Gerardi Mercatoris. Amsterdam, . Latin. Third edition.
Atlas by the geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594). Illustrated title page, an allegoric engraved plate and 143 maps (engravings) of different countries worldwide, including a map of Palestine. Some of the maps are colored by hand. Lacking ten maps.
Mercator was considered the most important cartographer in the 16th century. The first two maps created by Mercator were a map of Palestine (1537) and a world map (1538). One of his most important contributions to cartography is the projection he created in 1569 (on which he based a word map), called today the "Mercator Projection". Mercator was the first to use the word "Atlas" to define a book with maps.
, 536, 545-664 pp [originally: , 684 pp. Lacking pages 537-544 (with two maps), and pages 665-684 (with eight maps)], 22X18 cm. Fair condition. Stained. Tears at margins of some of the leaves. Worming. Markings and inscriptions (contemporary), in ink, on part of the leaves. Vellum binding, worn and torn, almost totally detached (with pieces of cloth pasted between the cover boards and the first and last leaves).
Hadriani Relandi [Adriaan Reland/Reelant]. Palaestina ex Monumentis Veteribus Illustrata, Tomus I-II. Utrecht: Guilielmi Broedelet (Trajecti Batavorum), 1714. Latin, some Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Two books in one volume. First edition.
Study of Palestine. Titles in red and black. Contains 15 engraved plates of which six are folding, including a portrait of the author, nine maps of the Holy Land, various charts, and an engraving preceding the title page. Also includes 15 additional engravings in the text.
Adriaan Reland (1676-1718) was a Dutch geographer, cartographer, philologist and polylinguist, and one of the first Orientalists. Professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Utrecht from 1701 and lecturer on the history of the Jewish people. In 1695, Reland was sent to Palestine, where he conducted an exhaustive geographical survey of biblical Eretz Israel. Reland journeyed to 2,500 sites mentioned in the Bible, Mishnah and Talmud, identified every site with the source of its name, and mapped it. He also conducted a census of each site. The results of his extensive survey are recorded in this book.
, 1068,  pp +  leaf (title page of the second book) +  plates (six folded), 20 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Worming throughout the book. Tears at margins of some leaves. Tears to first folding plate (author's portrait). Contemporary vellum binding with manuscript spine, loose (first and last gatherings shaky).
A description of the East, and Some other Countries by Richard Pococke. Printed by W. Bowyer, London, 1743-1745. Two volumes. English.
The English anthropologist and bishop Richard Pococke (1704-1765) traveled to the Near East in 1737-1741. These two volumes record this journey. The first volume is dedicated to Egypt and the second volume to Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Cyprus and other places.
The two volumes include 177 engravings (74 plates in the first volume and 103 plates in the second. Missing one plate). Among the engravings: maps (a folding map of Palestine and Syria, a folding map of Jerusalem, and many others), plans, illustrations of important sites, illustrations of local vegetation, and more. At the opening of each volume appears an engraved plate with a printed dedication by the author.
Vol. 1:  leaf, VI, , 310 pp (last pages are bound out of order) +  plates. One engraved plate is missing (no. 64). Vol. 2: XI, , 268, VII, , 308 pp +  plates. 40.5 cm. Good condition. Ink-stamps. Some stains. Small tears at margins of some leaves (mainly to first and last leaves of both volumes). New bindings and endpapers.
Abbildung des Türkischen Hofes nach den Gemälden welche Herrn von Ferriol. Nuremberg: Christoph Weigel and Adam Gottlieb Schneider, 1789. German.
"Illustrations of the Turkish Royal Court", book describing the Ottoman Empire in the early 18th century, with 77 engravings after paintings by the Flemish painter Jean Baptiste Vanmour, commissioned by Charles de Ferriol, who was the French ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.
Seventy-four of the etchings depict Turkish figures, including the Turkish Sultan Ahmed III and his entourage, military men and various officials, local figures - including some Jewish figures - and more. The other three engravings depict a wedding, a funeral and a dervish dance (all three are folded).
The French-Flemish artist Jean Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737) gained renown for his paintings depicting the Ottoman Empire. In 1699 he joined the entourage of the French ambassador to Istanbul, Charles de Ferriol, where he painted the portraits of the senior officials of the Ottoman government, clerics and military men, and other figures (he continued doing so after de Ferriol returned to France in 1711). In 1714 de Ferriol published, in Paris, a book with a series of engravings after paintings he commissioned from Vanmour. The book garnered instant success, was translated into a number of languages and republished in several editions, including the present one.
XII, 136 pp + 77 engraved plates (three of which are folded), 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Repaired tears to several leaves. Cardboard binding with leather spine and corners.
Not in NLI.
Travels in Syria and the Holy Land, by the late John Lewis Burckhardt; published by the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa. London: John Murray, 1822. English and some Arabic.
Description of the travels of the Swiss orientalist and traveler Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in Syria and Palestine. Includes seven plates - portrait of the author (lithograph facing title page) and six maps and plans (engravings). Including: a large (folded) map of Syria, Palestine and Egypt; a folded map of Hauran; plans of Jerash and Amman; and more.
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784-1817) was renowned mainly for his rediscovery of the remains of Petra in Jordan. In ca. 1806 he received approval from the London-based Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa to embark on an investigative journey aiming to locate the sources of the Niger River (this is the institution that published the present book). In preparation for this journey, and since he intended to present himself as a Muslim during the research work, he studied Arabic and traveled to the East in order to learn and become familiar with Muslim customs. In 1809 he traveled to Syria, and while there embarked on a number of trips. While traveling he took a Muslim name - Sheikh Ibrahim Ibn Abdallah - and attempted to integrate in the communities he visited. Burckhardt fell ill and died in Cairo before embarking on his journey in Africa, and was buried there in a Muslim cemetery.
 leaf, XXIII, , 668 pp, +  plates. 27 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Dark dampstains to some of the leaves (mostly in the beginning and end of the book). Small tears to the large folded map. One leaf (table of contents) is detached and torn at the margins. Worn, torn and detached binding (as a result, a number of leaves at the beginning and end of the book are detached). Pen inscription on the inner side of the front binding.
Jerusalem Explored, Being a Description of the Ancient and Modern City, with Numerous Illustrations Consisting of Views, Ground plans, and Sections, by Ermete Pierott Translated by Thomas George Bonney. London: Bell and Daldy, 1864. English. Two volumes.
English translation of a survey of Jerusalem by the Italian engineer and archaeologist Ermete Pierotti. Volume I: Text; volume II: 63 plates, some folded, with lithographs depicting Mount Zion, David's Tomb, Jewish Hospital Misgav Ladach, Absalom's Tomb and other sites; includes a large panorama of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives.
Pierotti arrived in Jerusalem in 1854 when he was appointed to serve as a consultant to the renovation works of the Temple Mount. He took part in various construction enterprises in Jerusalem and shortly he was appointed as the City Engineer of Jerusalem. This position enabled him to visit sites which were closed to western scholars, in particular the Temple Mount and the Mosques. The book "Jerusalem Explored" is the outcome of a long historic and archaeological study in Jerusalem.
Volume I: XII, 339,  pp. Vol II: ,  pp + LXIII plates. Overall good condition. Creases and foxing. Pencil inscriptions. One of the panorama parts, at the beginning of Part II, is detached. Bindings with leather spines (tears and wear to spines).
"Sefer Yerushalem", a concise history of Jerusalem, by Tuvia Salomon. Jerusalem, [Salomon printing press], 1884.
A book about Jerusalem in a particularly small format with drawings of the holy places (some in golden frames). Bound in an olive-wood binding.
The author, Tuvia Salomon (1862-1951), printer, poet, author and scholar, was the son of Yoel Moshe Salomon.
, 54,  pp, 7.5 cm. Fair condition. Dampstaining and some stains. Binding connected to the book with new endpapers. Loose connection of body of the book to the binding. A handwritten dedication on the front endpaper (from the month of Elul 1962).
S. Halevi 456 (Halevi notes "contains very interesting material about Jerusalem").
Nineteen booklets about study of Palestine:
1-16. Sixteen booklets of the Palestine Pilgrims' Text Society. London, 1894-1897. Approx. 22.5X15 cm. Overall good-fair condition. Tears and stains to wrappers (one back wrapper is detached).
17-19. Three booklets of the Palestine Exploration Fund. London, 1909-1927. Approx. 22X14.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and tears to wrappers. One detached wrapper.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
Handbook on northern Palestine and southern Syria, on behalf of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (a force stationed in Egypt during World War I). Government press, Cairo, 1918. English.
An early guide to Palestine and southern Syria, printed in the early days of the British Mandate for Palestine, for official use by the British Army (Printed on the front cover and on title page: "Secret" and "For Official Use Only"). The guide includes information about central towns and the local populations, roads between the different towns (distances, sites along the route, condition of roads, necessary means of transportation, and more), and several maps (including maps of Nablus, Nazareth, Haifa, Damascus, Beirut and Tripoli).
IV, 368 pp +  plates (maps). Lacking one folding map enclosed with the guide (folded in rear pocket). 18 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Defects to binding.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrination Et Vita - "The Wanderings and Life of Abraham the Patriarch", hand-colored engraving. [Antwerp, 1590]. Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius.
The map shows the land of Canaan and part of Egypt; it is oriented to the north. Arranged around the map are 22 medallions with depictions of scenes from the life of Abraham, the expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael and the Binding of Isaac. Beneath the cartouche, on the right, are three bar scales representing three different measuring methods.
Leaf approx. 37.5X48.5 cm, framed: 53X63 cm. Good condition. Stains, folding marks and creases. Unexamined out of frame.
Two maps, colored by hand, from the book "La Sainte Bible qui contient le Vieux et le Nouveau Testament". [Amsterdam, 1660]. French.
1. Situation du Paradis et du Pays de Canaan. Map of Palestine and the Middle East, with five cartouches within which appear scenes from the book of Genesis (Noah's Ark, Adam and Eve, and more).
Leaf: 42X56 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, professionally repaired tears at margins and folding marks. Two tears to upper part. Matted and framed.
2. Sortie des Enfans d´Israel hors d`Egypt. A map depicting the Exodus from Egypt. A large illustration on the lower third of the map depicts scenes from the story of the exodus.
Leaf: 57X42 cm. Fair condition. Three long, lengthwise, tears, professionally repaired. Stains. Tears at margins. Matted and framed.
Both maps are not listed in Laor.
Enclosed: Old Jerusalem, Map (engraving) of the Old City of Jerusalem, [18/19th century?]. 35.5X24 cm. Good condition. Stains. Matted and framed.
1. Iudaea, seu Terra Sancta quae Hebraeorum sive Israelitarum. Map of the Land of Israel on both banks of the Jordan River, showing the division of land among the tribes, by Guillaume Sanson. Amsterdam, [1700?]. Hand-colored copperplate engraving.
Situated in the upper left corner is a cartouche with the map's title and printing details, alongside illustrations of Aaron the High Priest, Abraham and Isaac, and more. The bottom right corner features an illustration of the spies with a cluster of grapes.
Map: approx. 47X58 cm, leaf: 51X59 cm. Fair condition. Stains and tears. Open tears with damage to map (some are repaired with paper). Pieces of adhesive tape are taped to the poster's reverse.
2. La Judée ou Palestine, sous le roi Herodes. Map of Palestine under Herod, with a division into tribal lands, by Pierre Moullart-Sanson. [Paris, 18th century]. Hand-colored copperplate engraving.
Engraving: 39X33.3 cm. Leaf margins cut, bordering the engraving margins. Some stains. Creases, tears and slight defects to margins. Several pieces of paper are glued onto the map's reverse.
See Laor 513 (slightly different map).
Hieru[s]alem, view of the Old City of Jerusalem. [18th/19th century]. Ink and watercolor on paper.
Titled at the top of the leaf and signed on the bottom right corner (A.B.).
21X41 cm (two leaves of paper attached to each other). Good condition. Stains. Folding marks. Repaired tear near bottom margins. Piece of paper glued to the joining of the two leaves. On the reverse of the painting are two handwritten inscriptions, in ink: "Hierusalem" and "iorasalem" - which can be seen through the paper on the other side. Attached to passe-partout and framed.
Panorama des Heiligen Landes [Panorama of the Holy Land]. Printed by M. Munk, Vienna, [c. 1875].
A lithograph map colored by hand, according to a drawing by Rabbi Chaim Solomon Pinie of Safed.
The map’s format is quite unique: it is divided into five horizontal strips according to the country's regions, arranged from West to East, with East on top. The map includes an impressively detailed description of the towns, sites, springs and mountains in Eretz Israel, including sites and tombs of the righteous, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the Tombs of the Kings, Bethlehem and Rachel's Tomb, Peki'in and the Cave of Rashbi, Safed and the Tombs of the Tana’im and Kabbalists, and more. Surrounded with the Hebrew inscription: "Shape of the Holy Land, its borders, towns and villages, mountains and hills…"
The map was originally printed in 1875 in two versions, on fabric and on paper. This map is of the latter type, an original lithographic printing on paper in black and white, different from later facsimiles. The mountains, seas, some of the buildings and the walls of Jerusalem are hand colored.
61.5X45 cm. Fair condition. Age-toned paper. Tears and many creases. Open tears, affecting text and the map, some repaired. Partly mounted on cardboard.
Not in the Eran Laor Collection of Holy Land maps. Ref.: Wajntraub, Hebrew Maps of the Holy Land, maps 66-66a.
Map of Jerusalem and the surroundings II, edited by A. Grayevsky [Avraham Grayevsky]. Monsohn lithographic press, Jerusalem, [ca. 1909].
Map of Jerusalem and the surroundings, scale 1:8335. Names of streets and sites are printed in Hebrew. Two paper-labels of the "American and German Tourist Express Company" owned by Grayevsky and S. Isacoff in Cairo are mounted on the two upper corners of the map. Printed on one label - the map is "a souvenir for the year 5670 from the owners of the tourism company" (Hebrew).
70X49.5 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks, creases and stains. Closed and open tears, professionally repaired. A piece of about 10X5 cm is lacking at lower right corner.
Map of Palestine after a map by Kiepert, edited by E. [Eliyahu] Sapir and the engineer A. Krause. Illustrated by Paul Krause & Sandor Kästner. Published by the Zionist General Council. Lithographic printing, Dietrich Reimer (E. Vohsen), Berlin, .
Accompanied by two small maps (insets): one of the Tribes of Israel and one of Jerusalem in the days of the Second Destruction of the Temple. Mounted on two wooden sticks, for hanging on a wall, with remnants of a leather strap on top, for storing rolled.
190X132 cm. Mounted on cloth. Fair condition. Some tears at margins. Rough tears to upper part, affecting map, some of them are unprofessionally repaired. Stains and damp-staining to upper part. Tears to cloth, to upper part. Later pasting of cloth on the reverse.
Atlas der Jüdischen Welt [Atlas of the Jewish World], by David Trietsch. Berlin: Orient, . German.
Thirty color plates (some folded), containing a variety of diagrams, graphs, charts and maps with abundant information regarding Palestine and the Jewish people (settlement areas, population growth, quarries, import and export data, and more).
 leaf (table of contents) +  separate plates, inserted in paper portfolio, approx. 25X38 cm. Plates in good condition. Light creases, mostly to corners. Some stains (mostly light, mostly to margins). Damaged portfolio.
Not in NLI. One copy in OCLC.
Large, high-quality collection of maps of Palestine and Jerusalem and illustration plates from travel and research books – about 50 engravings, woodcuts and prints, most of them hand-colored. Most of the maps and plates are from the 18th-19th centuries; several earlier or later items.
* Canaan Comonly Called The Holy Land Or The Land Of Promise. Map of Palestine by Richard Blome. [London], 1687. Hand-colored engraving. See Laor 112.
* Das Heilig Jüedischland. Map of Palestine from the book "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Münster [16th century]. Hand-colored woodcut. Text in German printed on reverse (Das Heilig Land nach…).
* Ierusalem, Et Suburbia Eius, Sicut Tempore Christi Floruit… Map of Jerusalem, from the book by Christian Kruik van Adrichem, "Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et Biblicarum Historiarum", Cologne, 1682. Hand-colored engraving. See Laor 934.
* Maps from the book by Thomas Fuller, "A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine and the Confines Thereof", [17th century]: Ierusalem qualis (ut plurimum) extitit aetate Solomonis, plan of Jerusalem (see Laor 1024); map of the lands of the Tribe of Simeon; map of the lands of the Tribe of Dan. Hand-colored engravings.
* And many other maps.
Total of about 50 items. Size and condition vary. Some of maps are inserted in passe-partouts.
58 maps and prints of Palestine and the Temple. [Mostly Europe, 16th through 19th century].
A diverse collection, which includes: * six maps of Palestine (among them a map of Palestine and the vicinity by Hans Rudolf Manuel, from "Cosmography" by Sebastian Münster, 1564). * Eleven prints of views in Palestine and biblical scenes. * Forty one plates from the book "Physica Sacra" by Johann Jakob Scheuchze [Germany, 18th century], depicting the Temple.
Size and condition vary. Fair-good condition.
Alte Denkmäler aus Syrien, Palastina und Westarabien. 100 Tafeln mit beschreibendem Text. Veroffentlicht auf Befehl von Ahmen Djemal Pascha [Ancient Monuments in Syria, Palestine and Western Arabia. 100 Plates…]. Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1918. Ottoman Turkish and German.
The book includes 100 plates (most of them feature photographs) depicting sites in Jerusalem (including the Western Wall, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Tomb of Absalom), Bethlehem, Tiberias, Aleppo, Damascus, Baalbek and many other cities; with explanatory sheets in German and Ottoman Turkish. Edited by the German archaeologist Theodor Wiegand; commissioned by the Governor of Syria and Palestine, Ahmed Djemal Pasha (who wrote the book's introduction) and published shortly before the defeat of the "Central Powers" in World War I, after which the Ottoman Empire lost control of the territories mentioned in the book.
 leaves, 100 plates + 100 pp text, 34.5 cm. Good condition. Stains (mostly to leaf margins). Cloth-covered binding, somewhat faded and loose. Some loose leaves.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
Palästina im bild [Palestine in pictures], a portfolio with twenty two photograph plates (out of twenty four), by Leo Kahn. Published by Jüdischer Verlag. Berlin, [ca. 1912].
Photographs were taken in 1912, by Kahn, during his mission to Palestine, on behalf of the newspaper Judische Zeitung and in cooperation with JNF. Out of a total of 180 photographs printed in the regular edition, 24 photographs were selected and they are printed in this edition. Among the photographs: Yemenites jewelers, a guard in the Moshava Kineret, photographs from Petach Tikva and Rehovot, "Bezalel" school and more.
Total of  plates (out of 24 plates). Approx. 47X58 cm. Condition varies, overall good condition. Stains. Some creases (mainly at margins). Three plates with defects to photographs. Portfolio in fair condition, damaged and worn, with detached or lacking parts.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Four photographs of Yemenite Jews, taken in the studio of photographer B. Stein in Beirut. [Late 19th century].
Each one of the photographs is mounted on a cabinet card with the inscription "B. Stein / Beyrouth Syrie".
Photos: approx. 14X10.5 cm. Cardboard cards: approx. 16X11 cm. Good condition.
Fifteen photographs by the photographer Khalil Raad. Jerusalem, early 20th century.
Among the photographs: * Six studio photographs (some of them portray tourists wearing Palestinian costumes; a photograph of a couple of Jewish girls, and more) mounted on original cardboard cabinet cards of Raad. * Nine postcards with photographs by Raad, depicting sites in Jerusalem and the environs, ink-stamped on the reverse with photographer's stamp (embossed stamp on one). * Enclosed: original paper envelope from the store of Raad outside Jaffa Gate (with his name and address printed on the front).
Size varies, overall good condition.
Two photo-albums belonging to a member of a ramblers' association (Agudat Meshotetim) in Palestine. Palestine, 1927-1928.
176 photographs are mounted on the album's leaves, recording hikes around the country, the atmosphere among the group members, encounters with Bedouin tribes and Arab villages, archaeological and biblical sites, many water brooks, and more. Among others, the photographs record the following sites and events: Rachel's Tomb, Wadi Daraje, Ein Feshcha, Jordan Valley, an Arab wedding in Beit Shean, one of Solomon's Pools, Beit Machsir, Beer Sheba, A Bedouin child in Dahariya, gypsies near Nebi Samuel, Jericho, Jordan River estuary, Beit Guvrin, Har Tuv, Beit Zur, Hariton Cave, Herodium, Tekoa, Mar Saba, Kidron brook, Shilo, Beit El, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Massada, Sdom Mountain, and other places. Most photographs are titled by hand and dated, on album's leaves. See item 14.
Photographs in varying size, 6X8.5 cm to 11X8.5 cm. Mounted on album leaves, 16.5X24.5 cm, bound with a string. Overall good condition. Some of the album's leaves are partly detached.
Letter and collection of photographs showing the Tel Nordau neighborhood in Tel Aviv, [1920s].
1. Official letter (request for payment for a plot of land) from the "Tel Nordau District Committee", addressed to Z. [Zechariah?] Hayutman [Hebrew]. Tel Aviv, 1923. Handwritten on official stationery, signed with a stamp of the "Tel Nordau District Committee in Tel Aviv" and with the signatures of two committee members.
2-6. Five photographs by photographer Shimon Korbman (1887-1978), from 1924; four of them document a private cornerstone-laying ceremony by several families in the Tel Nordau neighborhood. The photographs show, among others, Yitzhak Hayutman (one of the founders of Ahuzat Bayit).
7. Group photograph of second-grade pupils and their teacher, in front of the Tel Nordau school building.
8-9. Two photographs taken on the beach.
Enclosed are two additional photographs, one of Sirkin Street in Tel Aviv, from ca. 1930s.
Size and condition vary. All the photographs are divided on their reverse for use as postcards. Some are captioned on the reverse in pen. Two contain pen markings on the photograph itself. Stains and defects to some of the photographs. In the letter: folding marks, creases, some stains and tears to margins.
1-4. Four photographs. Haifa, [1910s or 1920s]. Three are captioned in the negative: "Immigrant Camp, Haifa, Palestine", "Dining Hall, Immigrants' House, Haifa, Palestine" and "Immigration Bureau of the Zionist Workers' Union in Haifa, Palestine" (Hebrew). One of the photographs is mounted on cardboard. Approx. 17.5X12 cm. Fair condition. Creases, stains and defects.
5-8. Four photographs by photographer Lu Landauer (stamped on reverse with her stamp), documenting a tent camp on Mount Carmel and a residential structure (for immigrants), [ca. 1940s]. Two of the photographs are 13X8.5 cm and two are 17X11 cm. Fair to good condition. Creases to one of the photographs.
Enclosed is another, unsigned photograph. 11.5X8 cm.
The photographer Lu Landauer, born in Germany, immigrated to Palestine in 1933 and married Dr. Georg Landauer, director of the Department of Settlement of German Immigrants in Palestine. In 1941 she founded a photography department at New Bezalel. She often photographed architectural structures planned by German immigrants, mostly on kibbutzim, for the department directed by her husband. According to her testimony, she later lost or destroyed the glass negatives in her possession. In 1955 she left Israel; she died in 1996 in Lugano, Switzerland.
Portrait of a Girl, by Grete Ackerman. Mixed media on paper.
Signed: "Grete Ackerman, P.T." (Hebrew). Mounted on paper signed "Atelier Grete Ackerman".
The photographer and painter Grete Ackerman was born in Poland and immigrated to Palestine in the early 1920s. After her arrival she founded a photography studio in Petah Tikva, becoming the colony's first woman photographer. Most of Ackerman's works, in painting and photography, were portraits. She often painted portraits after photographs she had taken, sometimes painting directly on the photographs. Her studio in Petah Tikva closed in the second half of the 1940s.
Approx. 23.5X18 cm, mounted on paper: 34.5X26.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. A number of minute holes.
See: "Women Photographers in the Public and Private Sphere", by Rona Sela. In: "Women Artists in Israel 1920-1970", edited by Ruth Markus. Hakibbutz Hameuhad, 2008, p. 110. Hebrew.
46 photographs of Jerusalem, its people and surroundings, [ca. 1930s]. Unknown photographer, maybe Ze'ev Alexandrovich (1905-1992).
The photographs depict sites around Jerusalem, the Arab inhabitants (numerous photographs, including photographs of a Pita vendor, women carrying baskets on their head, washers in a spring, shoe shiner, porters and more), two Haredi Jews in the street, worshippers at the Western Wall, and more. The photographs are numbered on the reverse, but are not signed. Comparing these photographs with the subjects and styles of photographs in the collection of Zeev Alexandrovich in the National Library of Israel, leads to the assumption that these photographs were also taken by Alexandrovich.
Average size: 8.5X13 cm. Good condition. Glue remnants and some stains on the reverse. Numbered in pen on the reverse.
"Return to Zion in my Generation - Map of Yesterday for Tomorrow" (Hebrew) - collection of photographs by photographer Ya'acov Ben-Dov, edited by the photographer and mounted on cardboard sheets. [Photographs from 1910s to 1950s; edited in Jerusalem in 1960].
97 photographs, mounted on cardboard sheets, arranged by subjects. On the front of the first sheet Ben-Dov wrote the above title and added the sentences "Yesterday - yours, tomorrow - yours" (Hebrew) and "A map - from generation to generation - by Ya'acov Ben-Dov, Jerusalem, Talpiot" (Hebrew). It is also mentioned that this collection was compiled "for a jubilee in Jerusalem by Ya'acov Ben-Dov, 1910-1960" (Hebrew).
The photographs are arranged on nineteen folded cardboard sheets, on which Ben-Dov mounted printed labels with titles and dates, and added titles, dates and comments written by hand.
Among the photographs: Portrait of Herzl (photographer: Boris Schatz, Vienna, 1903), portraits of Herbert Samuel, Balfour, Jabotinsky, Sokolov, and Ussishkin, Herzel's cedar, Jerusalemite rabbis, Ben-Yehudah family, Hebrew Gymnasium in Jerusalem, teachers of Herzliya gymnasium in Tel-Aviv, members of "HaPoel HaTza'ir' in Jaffa, portraits of founders of Moshavot and kibbutzim, Bilu members, convention of Jewish teachers in Jerusalem, Jabotinsky in Acre prison, views of Haifa, sites in Jerusalem and the vicinity, and more.
Size varies, approx. 10X6.5 cm to 22.5X29.5 cm. Cardboard sheets: 50 cm. Piercings at right margins of sheets (with no lace which bound them). Defects to titles on front of the first cardboard sheet. Several detached photographs. Most photographs are in good to very good condition. Tears and stains to cardboard sheets.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
55 press photographs, documenting the Jewish Yishuv during the Arab Revolt. Photographs by Walter Zadek (about 20 photographs), Rudi Weissenstein, Zoltan Kluger and others. Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Kibutz Alonim, Nesher and other locations in Palestine, [ca. 1936-1939].
The photographs document the defense of the Yishuv and the pioneering enterprise during the Arab Revolt. Among them: night guards sleep in Kibutz "Alonim"; "Ghaffir" (guard) reading the bible near "Nesher"; formation of women presenting arms; raising an iron structure for a tower; digging watering tunnels; armed workers in an orange orchard; pest control in the Hula lake; aerial photograph of the Hula lake; and more.
About half of the photographs are ink-stamped on the reverse with the photographers' stamps: "The Orient Press Photo Co. (Photo Z. Kluger), "R. Weissnstein", "Studio Alexander" and "Foto W. Zadek". Some photographs are mounted on paper sheets. A few photographs appear in two copies.
Size and condition vary. Photographs: 13.5X8 cm - 18X23.5 cm. Overall good-fair condition. Stains. Scratches and defects (mainly slight). Pen markings on several photographs. Inscription on the reverse of one photograph. Foxing to paper sheets.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
Five press photographs from the period of the 1936-1938 Riots.
Press photographs, captioned and dated on verso by the news and photo agencies that published them.
* Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guards marching in Jerusalem. * Soldiers of "The Black Watch" and the "Coldstream Guards" at their post in Jerusalem's Old City. A Scottish or British soldier in the streets of the Old City, which are empty due to the riots.
Size varies, 20.5X12.5 cm to 30X25 cm. Good overall condition. Stains, a few creases and glue marks to some of the photographs (on verso).
Eleven photographs documenting the arrival of children and youths from Europe to Palestine and their absorption in various institutions. [Ca. 1930s/1940s].
Photographs documenting groups of children and youths upon arrival to Palestine and in various institutions. One of the photographs shows Recha Freier, founder of the "Youth Aliya" enterprise; another photograph shows children near a bus with Arabic script.
Three photographs are signed in the negative and marked with the stamp of the photographer [Julian] First (Haifa); one photograph is marked with the stamp of photographer Rudolf Jonas.
Average size: 15X9.5 cm. First's photographs: 17X11.5 cm. Good overall condition. Creases and small tears, mostly to margins. Some stains.
Extensive and diverse collection of more than 1000 items (most of them are photographs) from the estate of Hanna Rovina (1888?-1980), Israeli theater actress who won the title of "First Lady of Hebrew Theater", winner of the Prize of Israel for Theater (1956). Rovina won great esteem and was an admired figure in Israel and worldwide; she devoted her life to theater and never left the stage almost until her last days.
1. More than 900 photographs of Hanna Rovina, among them photographs of plays in which she acted (including photographs from the years prior to the immigration of "Habima" to Palestine and from the first years of "Habima" in the country); portrait photographs; group photographs with friends, "Habima" theater actors and actors from other theaters, politicians, artists and intellectuals; photographs of family members; press photographs; and more. [Israel, Europe and the USA, ca. 1925-1975]. Some of the photographs are titled and dated on the reverse. On some photographs appear handwritten dedications to Rovina.
Among the photographs: * Photographs portraying Rovina with Avraham Shapira, Reuven Rubin, Pinchas Litvinovsky, Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion (enclosed is an additional photograph of Ben-Gurion sleeping in the field and surrounded by soldiers), Avraham Shlonsky and others. * Photographs from the film "The Deluge" with the participation of "Habima" actors, 1925 (after the play by "Habima" in the same year in Russia). * Photographs from the plays "Eternal Jew" and "Hadybbuk".
* Photograph from farewell party for Moshe Halevi (founder of HaOhel" theater), 1925. * Photographs from shooting the film "Sabra" (Israeli film from 1932 directed by Aleksander Ford, considered the first talking feature film in Palestine). * Photographs from the plays "Uriel D'Acorsta", "Hostages", "Mira'le Efrat", "Mother Courage", "Two Worlds", "Macbeth", "The Cherry Orchard", "Hagolem", and more. * Album with twenty two photographs from the play "Halehava HaKedosha" (ca. 1931). * Three portrait-photographs of Rovina by Alfred Bernheim (stamped with photographer's ink-stamp. Two are signed by hand). * Numerous photographs which Rovina received from friends, among them "Habima" actors, with dedications written by hand; and more.
2. Several letters to Hanna Rovina (in Hebrew, Russian, German and Yiddish), among them are letters from Kadya Molodovsky, Anda Pinkerfeld, S. Shalom, David Remez and others.
3. Several autograph letters or drafts of letters by Hanna Rovina, including a draft of a letter to Mordechai Ish-Shalom, Mayor of Jerusalem, letter to Simon (Shimon) Wiesenthal, and more.
4. Items related to an event held in 1958 on the tenth anniversary of the State of Israel in which Rovina read the "Declaration of Independence": photograph from the occasion; a letter to Hanna Rovina concerning this issue; text of the Declaration of Independence to which was added a handwritten letter to Rovina from the actor Aharon Meskin [who writes: "I believe that you are the person who should and must read the Declaration of Independence"].
5. Items related to the premiere of the symphony "Kadish" (symphony no. 3) by Leonard Bernstein, played by the Israeli philharmonic orchestra with the participation of Hanna Rovina (as narrator), 1963. Among the items: advertising posters for this performance; booklets and printed leaves with the narrator's text, with markings and comments written by hand by Rovina; newspaper clippings with articles about the event.
6. Letters and greeting cards given to Rovina after her participation in the play "Ha'em" (the mother), in 1964 and after being awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Tel-Aviv University in 1975.
Total of more than 1000 items. Size and condition vary. Some photographs appear in multiple copies.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.