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.
11 press photographs of Tel-Aviv from the time of the British Mandate and the Israeli Independence War (most photographs are from the end of the British Mandate). Tel-Aviv, 1945-1948.
Among the photographs:
* British soldiers patrol a street where stones were thrown; a British flower truck burning; a mob raids the British food chain "Spinney"; sale of milk during a British curfew intermission; British soldiers investigate suspects for being involved in underground actions (on a wall in the background - a graffiti supporting the Soviet Union); the old central bus station after an Egyptian air raid (on May 18,1948); swimmers on the beach during a temporary truce (photograph by Beno Rothenberg, signed with his ink stamp); and more.
Most of the photographs are described on the reverse on a press information label (English). On some appear ink-stamps: "Keystone", "New York Times Photos", and other ink stamps.
Size and condition vary. Average size: 20.5X15.5 cm. Overall fair-good condition.
Eight press photos documenting the end of the British Mandate and the Israeli War of Independence, 1946-1947.
Press photos, captioned and dated on reverse by the news and photo agencies that published them.
* Explosion of a freight train carrying crude oil. * Curfew on a Jerusalem street. * Aerial photo of the Jewish Agency building in Jerusalem, occupied by British forces. * British soldiers at their post in Tel Aviv, in reaction to Jewish terrorist acts. * British soldiers performing searches in Netanya. * Funeral of the British victims of the bombing of the King David Hotel. * A British soldier at his post on the Tel Aviv-Jaffa road. * Gathering of a Jewish crowd in Jerusalem following a terrorist attack.
Average size: 19X22.5 cm. Good overall condition. Some photos with stains, a few creases and gluing marks (to reverse).
Two press photos taken near the end of the British Mandate in Palestine. Captioned and dated on reverse by the news and photo agencies that published them.
1. Arab forces (the Arab Legion) in tank movement, near the end of the British Mandate in Palestine.
Photo from May 15, 1948 (additional stamp of the news agency from May 18, 1948). 25.5X20 cm. Good condition. Stains and some creases.
2. "Hagana" soldiers during training, March 10, 1948. 25.5X20.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases.
About 60 photographs of David Ben-Gurion, most of them taken by the photographer Ephraim (Efrem) Ilani and a small part by other photographers. Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Sde Boker, Ovdat and other places in Israel, late 1940s until early 1970s.
Among the photographs: Last session of the "Provisional Government" in Tel-Aviv (on 10.2.1949); Reading the "Declaration of Independence" (signed on the reverse: "Fred Csasznik"); Visiting injured soldiers during the Independence War; Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann and Yigael Yadin on the podium during the first military parade (on 23.4.1950, in Jerusalem); Meeting between Ben-Gurion and the Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt; Ben-Gurion as godfather in a circumcision ceremony, in "Bet Lid" new immigrants camp; Speech in the archaeological site of Ovdat; and more.
Some of the photographs are titled by hand and ink-stamped on the reverse: "Efrem Ilani"; "Foto Erde" (Ephraim Erde); F. Schlesinger; and other ink stamps. Some photographs appear in two copies.
Total of about 60 photographs. Size and condition vary. Average size: 20X22 cm. Overall good condition. Some creases and defects at margins. Traces of glue on the reverse of some of the photographs. Adhesive tape on the reverse of few photographs. One photograph in fair condition with many creases and defects at margins.
About 290 photographs from the estate of Arieh Leon Dulzin, president of the Zionist Organization in Mexico and in Palestine and Director of the Jewish Agency (for more information about him see item no. 41). Palestine, USA, South Africa, South America and Europe, [ca. 1930s till the 1980s; most photographs are from the second half of the 20th century].
About 150 of the photographs are arranged in albums. Some photographs bear handwritten dedications on the reverse.
Most photographs portray Dulzin in Zionist conventions in Israel and worldwide, with Zionist leaders, presidents and heads of states (among them Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion, Yitzchak Ben-Zvi, Yitzchak Navon, Menachem Begin, Yigal Alon and others); about 35 photographs from IDF Independence Day parade in 1961, including an official invitation from the Israeli government; souvenir album from
the 29th Zionist congress when Dulzin was elected as Chairman of the Zionist executive committee; photo-album from the third convention of the General Zionists in Mexico, 1960; photo-album, reception in honor of former president of the United States, Gerald Ford, in Jerusalem, 1979; photo-album - the 37th convention of South African Zionists in Johannesburg, 1982; and more photographs.
Size varies, approx. 9X11.5 cm to approx. 25X34 cm. Condition varies.
Two albums and a photograph collection documenting the construction of the "new potash plant", pumping station P-6 and the loading facility at Ashdod Port. Dead Sea and Ashdod, [ca. 1960s].
* "Pumping station P-6": souvenir album with 43 photographs, captioned by hand, documenting the construction of the facility stage by stage. Dedicated on the title page to "E. Shahar" (Emanuel Shahar, director of "Dead Sea Works").
* "Inauguration of the new potash plant, 19 Kislev 1964": souvenir album with nine large photographs (ca. 20X25 cm) documenting the inauguration ceremony of the plant and the facilities in November 1964. Enclosed: color postcard with a photograph of the plant, sent by Emanuel Shahar.
* 43 unbound photographs documenting the construction of the loading facility at Ashdod Port. About half are signed on reverse with the ink stamp of photographer Shimon Fuchs, and some are dated with an ink stamp. The photographs include two panoramas. Enclosed: printed page with the inscription "photographic journal from the construction of the loading facility at Ashdod Port" (Hebrew), with a dedication to Emanuel Shahar, apparently from an album that held the photographs.
Total of 95 photographs. Albums: 30X40 cm and 27.5X37 cm. Size and condition of photographs vary. Good overall condition. Stains to some of the photographs. Gluing traces on reverse of most of the unbound photographs. Cut corners to some of the unbound photographs. Albums in good condition.
Nineteen photographs documenting Ma'abarot (immigrants' camps) around Israel. Different photographers, [1950s-early 1960s].
Photographs documenting new Ma'abarot in Pardess Hana, Kisalon, Tel Yeruham, Amishav (Petach Tikva), Beer Ya'akov, Kiryat Eliyahu, Ma'abara in Upper Galilee, the "New Ma'abara" established by strikers of Ma'abara "B" in Ramla in the municipality yard, and other immigrants' camps. Most photographs are titled by hand on the reverse; some are dated and signed.
Size varies, 9X14 cm to 16X22 cm. Overall good condition. Tears to some photographs. Some stains. Holes. Pieces of paper (with headline for a newspaper) are mounted on one photograph.
Provenance: "Maariv" newspaper archive (Photo by Hans H. Pinn).
Fifty six photographs recording the Israeli Protest Movement "Black Panthers". Different photographers, [1970s].
Among the photographs are photographs depicting the demonstrations of the "Black Panthers" movement in different locations in the country, confrontations with defense forces and photographs of the movement's activists. Most photographs are titled by hand on the reverse, some are dated and signed. Size varies, 12X17.5 cm to 16.5X24 cm. Overall good condition. Creases and stains to some photographs.
Provenance: "Maariv" newspaper archive (Photo by Micha Bar-Am).
Twenty seven books with photographs, photo-montage works and graphic design works by Moshe Vorobeichic-Raviv (Moi Ver). Warsaw, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Ein Harod. 1935-1963.
Moshe Vorobeichic (Raviv) - photographer, painter and designer who was considered as an innovative photographer mainly in the field of photo-montage. Born in Vilnius in 1904, studied at the university of Vilnius in the department of arts and architecture and in 1928 was accepted to the "Bauhaus" school in Dasau, Germany, where he continued his education with Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky and Josef Albers. In 1930 continued his studies in Paris in the photography school Ecole de Photo Ciné. In the early 1930s Vorobeichic was in charge of the visual documentation of "HaChalutz" operations in Poland until he immigrated to Palestine in 1934. In Palestine he worked as a graphic designer and a photographer, independently, as well as for some of the Zionist institutes and Histadrut HaOvdim. He was one of the first artists who settled in the artists' colony in Safed where he passed away in 1995. Among the books: * "Hevraya", (1935). * "Gvat (a Kvutza named after the Pinsk martyrs), sources and history" . * "HeChalutz HaTzair", journal of the union "Freiheit - HeChalutz HaTzair", Warsaw, 1938. Bound volume of issues from 1938, issues 27-34. "HaGodrim BaZafon" . * "Bishviley HaMoledet", Shlomo Farber. Published by "Am Oved", . * "Tenuat HaPoalot beEretz Israel" . * "Safad, 12 photographs by Moshe Raviv" . * And more. A detailed list will be sent upon request.
Total of 27 books. Size and condition vary. Overall good to fair condition.
"Memorial Album Dedicated to Abraham Bankier" (Hebrew), photograph album of the Remah Synagogue in Krakow. Dedicated to Abraham Bankier for his work in saving the Jews of Krakow during the Holocaust, by the synagogue's board of directors. Krakow, Iyar 1950. Photographs from ca. late 1940s.
Album with 16 photographs: * Eight photographs of the cemetery near the synagogue (the Remah Cemetery), a short time after the war, documenting the remains of graves and the beginning of restoration works. * Eight photographs of the synagogue and its wings, a short time after the war: commemorative plaque with dozens of lighted candles, the book room, view of the façade from the street, and more. An appeal from the synagogue board is mounted on the first two pages of the album, calling for donations to restore and revive the building.
On the front cover of the album is a dedicatory leaf in handwriting (Hebrew): "Memorial Album Dedicated to Abraham Bankier, from the board of the Remah Synagogue, Krakow, Iyar ". Bankier (1910-1956), the close assistant of Oskar Schindler and the director of his factory, assisted him in saving the lives of 1,000 Jews.
The Remah Synagogue in Krakow ("The Small Synagogue") was founded in 1557 near the city's ancient cemetery. Miraculously, the synagogue survived the war, and a short time later it resumed its activities. The nearby cemetery, by contrast, was almost entirely destroyed by the Germans, and its restoration was lengthy.
Total of 16 photographs. Photograph size: 9X14 cm, album: 19X12 cm, bound with string. Good condition. Light scrapes to some of the photographs. Creases to album cover. Stamp on front cover.
Album of photographs of a German theater actor. Annaberg, Schwarzenberg, Radom, Boleslawiec, Warsaw and other places in Germany and Poland, [ca. 1938-1940; several photographs from the post-war years].
About 120 photographs, captioned by hand (German) on the leaves of an album that belonged to a German theater actor. The album includes photographs of play performances and cabaret nights, photographed portraits of theater workers (mostly of the album owner), towns and villages in Germany and Poland and a number of personal photographs. The album's later photographs (from 1940 onward) were taken in the territories of occupied Poland, and they include, among other things, 21 photographs of Jews in the places where the actor visited.
Album: 29.5 cm. Photograph size varies, most are 6X9 cm. On the reverse of many photographs is a handwritten inscription. One photograph appears in two copies. Good overall condition. Some of the photographs are partly detached from the album leaves. Damage to binding.
Photo album which belonged to a German soldier during World War I. [Most photographs are from Eastern Europe, ca. 1914-1918].
97 photographs, mounted on the album leaves, some titled by hand (in German; the handwriting is blurred and partly faded), from the World War I period.
Depicted in the photographs are ruined and destroyed towns, convoys of regiments, tent camps, refugees, war casualties in the battle field, digging pits, bombed bridges, crossing rivers on temporary bridges and airplanes. The album also contains seven photographs of Jews.
Album size: 31X24.5 cm, bound with a string. Handwritten inscription on the front cover (blurred). Photographs approx. 10.5X8 cm (one photograph approx. 16.5X12 cm). Condition varies. Overall good condition. Defects and stains (most of them slight, at corners and margins). Some photographs are scratched and stained in the center. Album in fair-good condition. Some stains and tears to binding of album.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Ten postcards with color illustrations by Menachem Birnbaum. Warsaw: "Central" (printed in Germany).
Humorous postcards with illustrations of figures depicting life in Warsaw and Eastern Europe, with short humorous texts. All are signed in the plate.
Condition varies. Stains, mostly to verso. All of the postcards have defects to corners and margins, corrected with white paint.
"Vilner yidishe geto, serye numer 1" [Jewish Ghetto in Vilnius, series no. 1], ten postcards with illustrations by Ber Zalkind. Vilnius: "Kunst", [ca. early 1920s].
Among the illustrations: Strashun Library, Ramailis Yeshiva (R' Mailis), glaziers street (glezer gas), butchers street (yotkever gas), Jewish figures, and more. The postcards are titled in Yiddish and French. On the reverse are short passages in Yiddish by Ch. Lunski (Chaikl Lunski, chief librarian of the Strashun Library). On the reverse of one postcard - inscription written by hand: "Present to Dr. A. Haimsohn from Ch. Lunski. Vilnius, Tamuz 6, 5686".
The artist, Ber Zalkind (1878-1944), was one of the founders of the Vilnius Art Association and its chief secretary. Studied art in Paris. When World War II broke out he moved to Grodno and from there to Soviet Russia where he passed away.
10 postcards (complete series) 13.5X8.5 cm. Enclosed is an original paper banderole with the title of the postcard series printed in Yiddish. Condition varies. Overall good condition. Stains and some tears to the paper banderole.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
88 postcards with illustrations and photographs of synagogues. Different publishers, places and dates of publication, mostly from the 1900s and 1910s.
The postcards show, among other things, the Fabric Synagogue (Romania); the Subotica Synagogue (Serbia); The synagogue in Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic); the Old Synagogue, Essen (Germany); The synagogue in Liepāja (Latvia); the Grand Synagogue in Algiers; and more.
22 of the postcards are undivided. About 40 are used. Two postcards appear in two copies. Condition varies. Good overall condition. Stains, creases and slight defects to some of the postcards.
About 175 anti-Semitic postcards. Berlin, Leipzig, Paris, New York, Algiers and other places. [Ca. 1895-1940 (mostly from the first decade of the 20th century)].
Collection of anti-Semitic postcards, presenting stereotypical figures of Jews accompanied by slogans and ditties. Including about 95 early postcards (undivided), many postcards from the series "Little Cohn" (Der kleine Cohn), two hand-painted postcards (one in pencil and the other in ink and watercolor), and more.
About 90 of the postcards are used. Some appear in more than one copy. Size and condition vary. Average size: 9X14 cm. Good overall condition. Stains, creases and small tears to margins of some of the postcards. Tears to some postcards.
410 postcards with illustrations and photographs of Jews from North Africa, Greece and Syria. Various publishers, [first half of 20th century].
A rich collection of high quality postcards, depicting Jewish figures from North Africa, Jewish customs and Jewish sites, and numerous postcards portraying the Jewish "mellah" quarters in different Morrocan towns. The collection is arranged in a designated postcard-album from early 20th century (made in France). Some of the postcards appear in several copies. It is possible that several postcards have no Jewish context.
Album: 38 cm. Condition varies; overall good condition. Some postcards were used. Album cover is slightly damaged and loose.
About 125 postcards with illustrations and photographs of the Western Wall. Jerusalem, Jaffa, Tel-Aviv, Cairo, Berlin, Dresden, Paris, New-York and other locations. Ca. 1901-1965 (most postcards from early 20th century).
The collection includes, among others, twenty undivided ostcards, real-photo postcards as well as some greeting cards and "Shanah Tovah" cards.
Size and condition vary. Average size: 9X14 cm. Overall good condition.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
396 "Shanah Tovah" Postcards. [Europe and USA, early 20th century].
A high quality collection of "Shanah Tovah" postcards, most of them American or European. The collection is arranged in a designated postcard-album from early 20th century and it includes unique postcards as well as numerous postcards which are parts of series.
Album: 34 cm. Condition varies; overall good condition. Some postcards were used. Some of the album leaves are detached. Some of the cuts in the paper intended to stabilize the photographs on the album leaves are torn. Cover with leather spine and corners; tears and defects to spine and corners.
1-6. Six "Shanah Tovah" greeting cards sent by soldiers who served in the British Army or the Jewish Brigade, 1942-1945. Printed greeting cards of the 1st Palestinian Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Army Service Corps, company 508 ATS and more.
7-18. A dozen "Shanah Tovah" greeting cards [Palestine, second half of 1940s].
19. A photographed "Shanah Tovah" card, "Shulamit" studio, Haifa, 1927.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.
Seventeen Pop-Up "Shanah Tovah" cards, with printed greetings, "LeShanah Tovah" and "Shanah Tovah". Germany, early 20th century.
Elaborate pop-up cards for the New Year. Among the images: carriages, ships, panorama of Tel-Aviv, synagogue scenes and other subjects. It is possible that the cards were printed in Germany for "Hebro [Hebrew] Publishing Company" in the first and second decades of the 20th century.
Size and condition vary. Average size: 27X23 cm. Overall good condition. Small tears and defects to some cards.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Fathers and Sons, a Love Story by S.J. Abramowitch [Mendele Mocher Sforim]. Odessa, 1868. Hebrew.
In this book Mendele Mocher Sforim contrasts the world of the fathers with that of the sons: the enthusiasm of the new generation and the decay of the old.
On the inner side of the front cover is a dedication in the author's hand: "To the rabbi, the magnificent speaker… Zvi Hirsch Dainow… a souvenir of love from his admiring and respecting friend, S.J. Abramowitch" (Hebrew).
 Front cover, , 162,  pp,  back cover, 20.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and wear. First leaves partly detached. Original binding, worn and with damaged margins.
"Provisional Certificate of Palestinian Citizenship" provided to Jacob Israel de Haan in Jerusalem, September 1922. Hebrew and English.
Printed certificate, one side in Hebrew and the other in English, with details filled in on a typewriter. Signed by de Haan in Hebrew and in English. A photograph of de Haan is attached to the English side, above a stamp of the "Department of Immigration and Travel", Government of Palestine.
De Haan (1881-1924), Jewish attorney, journalist and poet, born in the Netherlands. In 1919, after becoming religious and a Zionist activist, he immigrated to Palestine with the hope of joining the Zionist Movement. After being rejected by the circles and institutions he wished to enter, he joined the ultra-Orthodox (haredi) circles in Jerusalem and began acting against the Zionist community. Among other things, he organized a haredi delegation to Emir Abdullah, King of Jordan. De Haan was assassinated in what is considered the first political murder in Palestine.
 leaf (two pages), 23.5 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks and numerous creases. Some stains. A number of minute holes and an open tear (with slight damage to text). Tears (including one about 5 cm. long) reinforced with non-acidic adhesive tape.
Two drafts of letters handwritten by Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hacohen Kook. Palestine, [ca. 1930-1934]. Hebrew.
1. Draft of a letter to Abba Ahimeir, handsigned by Rabbi Kook. .
Written after Ahimeir was cleared of charge for being involved in the assassination of Arlozorov. "Dear author…I congratulate you - Mazal Tov - as justice has been done and I hope that with G-d's will it will soon be proved that hands of a holy people are not stained with blood…".
 leaf, approx. 14X12.5 cm. Fair condition. Tears, adhesive tape remnants, and stains (not affecting text). A small piece is detached and fastened with adhesive tape.
2. Draft of a letter to Meir Dizengoff, concerning the estate of Mordechai (Vladimir) Haffkine (Chavkin). [early 1930s]. Written on official stationery, Not signed.
 leaf, 21X14 cm. Good condition. Stains and slight defects to margins. Horizontal folding mark.
Extensive correspondence on the subject of the publication of the Diwan (collection of poems) of Shmuel HaNagid based on the manuscript in the collection held by David Solomon Sassoon. Letters (some handwritten) and copies of letters from David Solomon Sassoon, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Israel Davidson, Cyrus Adler, David Yellin and others. London, New York, Denmark, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other cities, 1924-1932 (two letters from 1946). Hebrew, English and German.
In the early 20th century, the collector David Solomon Sassoon acquired the most complete manuscript of the Diwan of Shmuel HaNagid. The manuscript was one of the prominent items in the Sassoon collection, arousing much interest among scholars of medieval Hebrew poetry. The present collection contains letters to and from David Solomon Sassoon, concerning the manuscript and the ways it may be published. The correspondence centers mostly on the contract signed by Sassoon with Hayim Nahman Bialik (as the representative of "Dvir" publishing house) in 1926; this contract granted Bialik the right to copy the contents of the manuscript, and "Dvir" the right to print it. As transpires from the letters in this collection, the contract was eventually cancelled after Sassoon discovered that Bialik had transferred parts of the manuscript copies to the scholar Israel Davidson, who used them in his "Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry". The manuscript was finally published in 1934 by the Oxford University Press.
The collection includes:
* Correspondence on the publication of Diwan Shmuel HaNagid by the Hevrat Mekize Nirdamim press; including letters by David Simonsen, Haim Brody, Cyrus Adler and David Yellin (letter in his handwriting and signature, in square script; and a printed letter, signed in his hand).
* Letters from Hayim Nahman Bialik concerning the conditions of printing the Diwan at "Dvir", the work of copying the Diwan, and more. Including: a letter in his handwriting and with his signature, in which he sets out the conditions of the book's publication; three letters in his handwriting (written and signed in square script) concerning the copying of the Diwan.
* Correspondence between David Solomon Sassoon, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Israel Davidson and others, in light of the publication of the second volume of the Thesaurus of Mediaeval Hebrew Poetry by Davidson. This volume contained some opening lines from the poems of Shmuel HaNagid, copied from the manuscript in the Sassoon collection, which, Sassoon claimed, constituted a blatant violation of the contract between him and Dvir Publishing House. The correspondence sheds light on the affair, which included legal proceedings and eventually led to the cancellation of the contract. The letters indicate that at the time, Bialik also transferred copies of the manuscript to David Yellin, who used them in his work "New Poems by Shmuel HaNagid".
* Additional letters.
Total of about 90 items - letters, copies of letters and documents. Most of the letters are printed (and many are signed by hand). The letters include four in the handwriting and with the signature of Hayim Nahman Bialik and two printed letters with his signature.
Size and condition vary. Filing holes in all the letters. Enclosed are a few additional documents and newspaper clippings related to Hayim Nahman Bialik.
Collection of items from the estate of Itamar Ben-Avi (Ben-Zion Ben-Yehuda), Hebrew journalist, author and Zionist activist, the son of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the driving spirit behind the revival of the Hebrew Language. [1930s].
1. Wilhelm Gesenius' Hebraisches und Aramaisches Handworterbuch uber das Alte Testament… von Dr. Frants Buhl. Leipzig, 1899. Thirteenth edition.
Hebrew and Aramaic (Biblical)-German dictionary. On the introductory page is a dedication in the hand of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda to his son, Itamar (Ben-Zion): "To Ben Zion, a souvenir, 22 Kislev, , Eliezer". Beneath Eliezer's dedication, Itamar added his own – "And from me to the municipal library in Netanya, Ben-Zion". Another dedication in Itamar's handwriting appears on the first title page: "To the Netanya Municipal Library, Itamar Ben-Avi". In addition, the dictionary's pages contain dozens of corrections and notes in the hand of Itamar Ben-Avi (some of the notes may be in the hand of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda). A fascinating note in his hand appears on p. 902, dated July 1938, in Romanized Hebrew: "Hear hear, father and mother who are in heaven! The dictionary of our language in Latin letters has finally been completed… after seven years of work, with relative peace in our land, and without black frames [obituaries] in our newspapers! Thank the Lord! And may Judah gain her independence, even this coming September".
2. Leaves with lists of Hebrew words, transliterated using the Latin alphabet, in Itamar's hand.  leaves.
3. Leaves in the hand of Itamar Ben-Avi, containing literary writings (prose segments).  leaves +  note.
4. "My First Dream", a written passage in the hand of Itamar Ben-Avi.  leaves.
5. A poem in the hand of Itamar Ben-Avi.  leaf, written on both sides.
6. Three telegrams sent by Itamar Ben-Avi to his wife Leah. U.S., 1937.
Itamar Ben-Avi continued his father's enterprise of developing the Hebrew language, himself inventing many Hebrew words. In parallel, he supported the international Esperanto language, calling for the Romanization of the Hebrew alphabet in order to facilitate the transformation of Hebrew into a "Jewish Esperanto". Based on this ideology, in 1928 he published a Hebrew newspaper in Latin letters called "The Palestinian Week" (Ha Savuja ha Palestini), and in 1933 he founded the weekly "Deror", also written in Romanized Hebrew; neither survived for long. As appears from the current collection, during the 1930s he also composed a Romanized Hebrew dictionary (as far as we know the dictionary was never published).
Size and condition vary. The dictionary is in fair condition. Leaves in fair to good condition.
"Yerushalayim, Kiryat Hagazit…! (Bedarkey Kadmonim)". A poem handwritten by Shaul Tchernichovsky. Tel-Aviv, 1933. Hebrew.
In the poem "Yerushalayim, Kiryat Hagazit!" the poet praises the eternal city of Jerusalem, captured in the hands of strangers, and looks forward hopefully to the day when it will cease being the city of three religions and will be the city of its people only.
In this draft, written on three pages, appear numerous additions and corrections in the poet's handwriting, and in several instances the text differs from the printed and well known version of the poem. Signed in the end: "Shaul Tchernichovsky, Tel Aviv. 33" and ink stamped: "Dr. med. S. Tchernichovsky".
3 leaves, 24.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks, creases and stains.
VeHaya HeAkov LeMishor [And the Crooked shall be Made Straight], by S.Y. Agnon, published by J.H. Brenner. A. Ittin printing press, Jaffa, 5672 . Hebrew.
Agnon's first book, published in Palestine. The story was written in Neve Tzedek in late 1911 in the course of four days and first published, in installments, in the "HaPoel HaTza'ir" newspaper. In order to fund the book's printing, Brenner pawned his belt.
 leaves, 3-64,  pp, 17 cm. Missing wrappers. Good condition. Stains, mostly to first and last leaves (dark stains on title page). Tears to margins of some leaves. Adhesive tape on last leaf (blank). The title page is detached. Minor worming. New binding.
Essay about the work of S.Y. Agnon, handwritten by the poet Leah Goldberg, [ca.1950s]. Hebrew.
A long essay sent for publication in the periodical "Molad". Among other topics, Goldberg writes about the works "Hachnasat Kalah", "Shevu'at Emunim", "Tmol Shilshom", "Belevav Yamim", "Bidmi Yameha", and more. Goldberg opens the essay by saying: "there are only a few authors of our new literature who… can be appreciated by each and every nation.".
 leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Open tears on first and last leaves. Pinholes (from the printing process).
A review by Leah Goldberg of J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, published in 1961. Hebrew.
Twelve typewritten pages with handwritten notes and corrections, by Goldberg and Ephraim Broide, editor of "Molad". Two of the pages feature full paragraphs in Goldberg's handwriting.
The review is titled BeShivhei HaGveret HaShmena (In Praise of the Fat Lady). Goldberg is referring to a phrase told to both Franny and Zooey by their brother Seymour. When Zooey was a child, Seymour used to tell him to shine his shoes before their live radio broadcast. When Zooey pointed out that nobody sees his shoes on the radio anyway, Seymour told him to do it for the 'Fat Lady,' an imaginary, lonely listener who deserves his best. Goldberg uses the fat lady as her starting point, sharply criticizing Salinger's prose and materials, comparing him unfavorably to her preferred authors - Dostoyevsky, Thomas Mann, Nabokov, Herman Broch and others. The essay underlines the gap between Salinger's world, and the generation and culture it represents, and Goldberg's world.
The final version of the essay appears in a book of Goldberg's collected essays, "Mador UMeever - Bchinot UTeamim BaSifrut Haklalit", Sifriyat Poalim, 1977.
12 leaves, 27.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, creases and folding lines. Pinholes (from the printing process).
Leah Goldberg, layout of the book "Gaddi und sein kleine Esel, Eine Gedichte aus Israel, mit Bilder von Anna Riwkin Brick und Text von Leah Goldberg" [Gaddi and his little donkey, poem-story from Israel, illustrations by Anna Riwkin-Brick and text by Leah Goldberg], Tel-Aviv, 1959. German.
In the 1950s-'60s several children's books were published in Israel, accompanied by b/w photos, about children's lives in Israel and worldwide. The series of children's books created by Swedish photographer Anna (Hana) Riwkin-Brick with the author Astrid Lingren was very popular at the time.
Anna Riwkin-Brick (born in Russia, 1908, died in Tel-Aviv, 1970) was born to a Zionist family (her father was a delegate to the 1st Zionist Congress). In 1915, when still very young, she immigrated with her parents to Sweden where she was raised and educated, in Stockholm. Worked as an assistant to the photographer Moise Benkow. In 1928 she opened her own photography studio and started to work as a professional photographer. After WW II she worked for the Swedish magazine "Se" and travelled frequently in Sweden and abroad. During her travels Riwkin photographed the places she visited (including Japan, Korea, Israel and India). The frequent travels led to the series of books mentioned above; a series of nineteen books (the text of nine books was composed by Lindgren) portraying lives of children in various countries around the world. To mention some of the series' books: "Ella Kari, the Girl from Lapland" (1954), "Nariko-San, the Girl from Japan" (1957), "Sea, the Girl from Africa" (1959) and other books, translated into Hebrew by Leah Goldberg.
The popularity of the books translated from Swedish into Hebrew led to the creation of similar local versions in Hebrew, portraying lives of children in Israel, such as "The Small Queen of Sheba - Story of Children - Olim" (1956) - about a girl who arrived
from Morocco and her attempts to adapt to life in a Kibbutz, and "Adventure in the Desert" (1966) - about three children from Kibbutz Revivim. As Lindgren's books brought scents of remote countries to the children of Israel, local attempts from Israel were exported to children of the world through the books "Little Queen of Sheba" (New York, 1959) and "Eli Lives in Israel" / "Eli aus Israel / "Eli bor I Israel" (New-York, 1964; London, 1964; Hamburg, 1964; Stockholm,1964) - all being the outcome of a fruitful cooperation between Goldberg who composed the texts and Riwkin-Brick who contributed her photos.
The booklet offered here, apparently intended for publication in Hebrew, Swedish and German, is an example of the collaboration described above. The booklet contains 43 photos with short texts by Goldberg, creating 43 "scenes" portraying a day in Gaddi's life, a child living on a kibbutz in the northern Jordan Valley. The story opens with a short introduction: "Shalom, boys and girls! We will tell you the story of Gaddi and his little donkey (who was much smarter than Gaddi!)". Following is an introduction of Gaddi's family, first his mother, a teacher, and his father - a farmer who drives a tractor (and teaches Gaddi how to drive a tractor); then, more children of the kibbutz appear and introduce different animals, amongst them Gaddi's favorite donkey. Gaddi and his donkey explore the kibbutz paths, but suddenly the donkey disappears. This sends Gaddi to search outside of the kibbutz: he visits nearby settlements (including an Arab village). Gaddi meets a shepherd and undergoes various experiences but he cannot find his way back home and when night falls, sad and desperate, Gaddi falls asleep under a Eucalyptus tree. His worried parents turn to the police (in Afula) for help and start looking for him. One of the kibbutz members finds Gaddi the following morning walking down the road along the Kinneret. He lets Gaddi drink some orange juice and takes him back home, to the kibbutz and to his parents where Gaddi is received with joy and where he finds his favorite donkey. The story ends with Gaddi's mother putting him to sleep.
The booklet offered here is most probably a complete and advanced layout, very close to the final version of the book which was supposed to be published. This is supported mainly by two facts: as far as the texts are concerned - they are complete (except for one case, on pages 6-7, where it seems that the text is not final), and secondly - as far as the photos are concerned - they appear in their correct order, each one perfectly laid out. On the margins of most of the pages and around the photos are various handwritten notes and scribbles with instructions for the final layout of the leaves and the photos. The size of the photos is not uniform and their shape is not final, this is why there are comments about photos that need to be enlarged or where a small landscape photo should be replaced by a large panoramic photo. Comments appearing on margins of leaves imply that Goldberg and Riwkin-Brick were planning to publish the book in Hebrew and Swedish translations (in addition to the original version in German?) and prepared in advance the layout of the pages - from right to left and from left to right - by noting "Hebr." And "Schw.", according to the writing direction of the different languages.
The book "Gaddi and his Little Donkey", which remained unknown for many years was first exhibited to the public in the exhibition "In Detail, from the collections of Arnie Druck" at the Haifa Museum of Art in 2010.
The booklet offered here is a hidden fruit of collaboration between one of the most outstanding Hebrew poets, intellectuals, authors and writers for children in modern times and an important, talented and creative artistic photographer; this cooperation resulted in famous and well known and very successful creations. "Gaddi and his Little Donkey" is one link in a chain of excellent children's books meant to widen the knowledge and imagination of young readers by exposing them to the lives of their peers worldwide. This exposure to different and exotic places was done through intelligent use of short and dramatic plots and large professional photos. The books aimed at increasing both curiosity and tolerance in children's minds and at presenting to them how the similarities overcome differences even when a child lives in another country or speaks a different language. "Gaddi and his Little Donkey" is a significant example of this educational attitude. For unknown reasons, the plan to publish the book did not materialize and the joint creation was never published.
48 pp bound in a 12X13.5 cm. booklet in a Bristol cover. Good condition. Dark stains to reverse side of leaves (where photos are pasted). Two filing-holes on upper part of each leaf. Photo on "introduction" leaf is missing.
Enclosed are three Bristol-cards with printed photos of Riwkin and dedications handwritten by her, as well as a promotional leaflet, consisting of four pages, titled "Riwkin pictures picture life".
Exhibition: "In Detail, From the Collection of Arnie Druck (Curator: Yeala Hazut). Haifa Museum of Art, 2010.
"Ba'Ir (Ach Avnei HaMartzefet)" [In the City (Only the Cobblestones)], a poem in the handwriting of Rachel (Bluwstein). Written on stationery of the "Ha'Poel Ha'Tzair" weekly, a periodical of the "Achdut Ha'Avodah" movement, Tel Aviv [late 1920s or early 1930s]. Hebrew.
The poem is included in Rachel's third book of poems, "Nevo", published in 1932, about a year after her death.
Leaf, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, creases and folding marks.
Das Buch Bahir Sepher Ha-Bahir. Ein Text aus der Fruhzeit der Kabbala auf Grund eines kritischen Textes ins Deutsche ubersetzt und kommentiert. Inaugural-Diskussion zur Erlangung der Doktorwurde der Philosophischen Fakultat (I. Sektion) der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat zu Munchen [The Bahir. Work from the Early Kabbalah Period... Translated to German, with Commentary... Ph.D. Dissertation], by Gerhard [Gershom] Scholem. Berlin: Arthur Scholem, 1923. German.
A copy of Gershom Scholem's doctoral dissertation - an annotated copy of the "Bahir". On the title page is a dedication in the handwriting of Dov Sadan: "...A rare book, one of the first fruits of its author's scholarship of the occult" [Hebrew].
The "Bahir" (considered the first work in the history of Kabbalah) was one of the two major subjects of Gershom Scholem's scholarship: the early Kabbalah, and the Sabbatean movement. Scholem, who called the book's appearance "a renewed explosion of myth in the heart of Judaism", studied it his entire life, and in 1948 even published a historical monograph on the subject ("Reshit HaKabbalah", Schocken, 1948). This dissertation is the "first harbinger" of his wide-ranging scholarship, paving the way and laying the foundations of his later works. This is Scholem's first original work to be published.
 leaves, 171,  pp. Approx. 25 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Creases and stains, dampstains on all the leaves. A few folds to leaf corners. A number of notes, in pencil, on some of the leaves (Hebrew). Damaged binding, with open tears to spine.
"The Sabbatean Movement, Its Roots, Twists and Turns, and Aftermath", draft of an essay in the handwriting of Gershom Scholem. [1942-1945]. Hebrew.
The essay was intended as the introduction to Scholem's book, "Sabbatai Sevi and the Sabbatean Movement in His Lifetime" (Am Oved, Tel Aviv, 1957) (Hebrew). It surveys the history of the Sabbatean movement, its uniqueness, the circumstances of its emergence and those of its decline.
The handwritten title page that Scholem added to the draft contains a note reading: "Written between 1942 and 1945 and lost for a few years, and therefore I was unable to use it as an introduction to my book in 1955".
In 1987 the essay was finally published as part of the "Complete Works of Gershom Scholem", as the introduction to the said book.
 title page +  leaves (11 written pages) in Scholem's handwriting, with emphases and corrections. Approx. 28 cm. Good condition. Some stains and minor defects.
See: "Sabbatai Sevi and the Sabbatean Movement in His Lifetime" (Hebrew). Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 1987.
"Le'Ma'aseh R. Yosef Della Reina" [Regarding the Story of Rabbi Yosef Della Reina], draft of an essay in the handwriting of Gershom Scholem. [Ca. 1975?]. Hebrew.
The essay "Le'Ma'aseh R. Yosef Della Reina" was published twice during Scholem's lifetime, in two versions: the first was published in 1933, and the second in 1979. The present item is a draft of the later version, written in part on a print-out of the first version.
* 11 leaves in Scholem's handwriting (written on one side), with erasures and notes. Leaf size varies. Good condition. Some stains. Glued to the bottom margins of one of the leaves is a handwritten addition. Folding marks to three of the leaves.
* "Le'Ma'aseh R. Yosef Della Reina, special excerpt from the compilation 'Zion', fifth book", published by the Society for History and Ethnography in Palestine. Jerusalem, 1933. Printout with notes, erasures and corrections in Scholem's handwriting. 123-129,  pp, 24 cm. Tears to spine (cover partly detached), some stains.
Enclosed: the essay's final version (typewritten), incorporating the notes on the print-out and the handwritten leaves. 10 leaves. 33 cm. A number of erasures with white correction fluid and a number of handwritten corrections.
1. "Zion", fifth book. Jerusalem, 1933.
2. "Ayin Hada: Research on Jewish History and Philosophy". Alabama, 1979.
One-leaf draft in the handwriting of Gershom Scholem, for the essay "Why We Became Zionists". July 1931. Hebrew.
A short article composed by Gershom Scholem, analyzing Zionism's failures and its crisis following the 1929 riots. The essay's content refers, among other things, to the President of the Zionist Organization Nahum Sokolow, the beginnings of the split in the Zionist Movement, the Jews of the Diaspora, and other topics.
The essay was published in the book: "Another Thing, Chapters of Legacy and Revival (2)". Tel Aviv: Am Oved (1989).
 leaf, approx. 29 cm. Good condition. Emphases, erasures and some corrections in the text body (in Scholem's handwriting); two corrections in a different hand. Horizontal folding line. Light creases and small tears to margins. Small stain to upper margins, without damage to text.
Four items from the estate of Gershom Scholem. Jerusalem, New York and Zurich, 1938-1971. Hebrew and English.
1. "Three Types of Jewish Piety", Zurich: Hein, 1971. Printout of an essay by Gershom Scholem with corrections in his hand (from the 1969 annual volume of the Eranos research institute). , 332-348 pp, approx. 20 cm. Pen inscription and white correction fluid marks on the front binding. The printout contains notes in a different hand.
2. Letter handwritten and signed by Dov Sadan, from 1960. Anecdote regarding Hillel Zeitlin and Gershom Scholem, which Sadan had found in a book.  leaf, approx. 20 cm.
3. Jewish Mysticism: Major Trends, invitation to an important lecture series delivered by Gershom Scholem in 1938 at the Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Leaf folded in two ( pp), 18 cm.
4. "Memorandum Regarding a Consultation on the Training of University Students for the Work of Teaching", Jerusalem, 1942. Transcription of a conference with Scholem's participation, copy delivered to him. 12 pp, 22.5 cm. At the top of the booklet is a dedication to Gershom Scholem.
Condition varies. Good overall condition.
Three letters handwritten by Martin Buber and an agreement concerning the publication of the book "Netivot BeUtopia". Jerusalem and Tübingen, 1945-1954.
1. A letter of agreement with "Am Oved" publishing house, concerning the publication of Buber's book "Netivot BeUtopia" (published in Tel-Aviv, 1947. Refered to in the letter as "Shvilim BeUtopia"). Jerusalem, March 2, 1945. Typewritten on official stationery of "Am Oved". Signed by Martin Buber and a representative of "Am Oved", and ink-stamped with publication house stamp.  leaf, approx. 27.5X20.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Small tears at margins, folding marks, creases and stains.
2-4. Three letters handwritten by Martin Buber: two letters addressed to the author Ezra HaMenachem (sent from Tübingen in 1954); a letter to "Am Oved" (sent from Jerusalem in 1953).  leaves, approx. 20X12.5 cm. Overall good condition. Filing holes. Small tear at upper margins of one letter (not affecting text).
"Illustrations of Post-Biblical Jewish Ethical and Religious Thought", selected and edited by Leon Roth. Jerusalem: Rubin Mass, 1938. Hebrew.
Copy of the book by Leon Roth, one of the founders of the philosophy department at the Hebrew University, addressing the history of Jewish ethical and religious thought. The book contains dozens of footnotes [written in German and Czech shorthand], pencil markings and various inscriptions written by Samuel Hugo Bergmann, the book's owner.
Leon Roth (1869-1963) and Samuel Hugo Bergmann (1883-1975), the first two teachers of philosophy at the Hebrew University, were the most influential individuals at the time of the department's founding, and determined its character in its early years. Although they had studied in different philosophical traditions (the English and European traditions, respectively), they were mutually appreciative and collaborated for many years. The present work - a survey, written in a personal tone, of philosophical issues in the course of history, was Bergmann's personal copy. He read it closely and added notes, making it a document that illuminates the unique interaction between the two thinkers.
342 pp. Approx. 18.5 cm. Fair-good overall condition. Introduction page detached (with small tears). Light creases to some of the leaves. Slightly loose binding, with slight defects and stains.
About 30 monthlies, pamphlets and various publications of "Brit Shalom" and the early movements for Jewish-Arab rapprochement. Jerusalem, 1930s to 1960s.
Items include: * Five issues of "She'ifoteinu", the official publication of "Brit Shalom". * "Like All the Nations", compilation of essays by Y. L. Magnes presenting his ideological-political outlook and expressing reservations about the "Balfour Declaration". Jerusalem, . * "The Bond", the first and only publication of the "Bond" group of scholars. Jerusalem, 1939. * "Problems of the Day", journal with the participation of Y. L. Magnes, Akiva Ernst Simon and others (1 Elul 1941). * Eleven issues of "Ba'ayot [Problems], A Monthly Forum for Public Life", the main publication of the rapprochement movement, edited by Martin Buber. Non-consecutive issues, Nissan 1944 - Tevet 1948. * Ten issues of NER - Monthly for Political and Social Problems and for Jewish-Arab Rapprochement", founded by Rabbi Binyamin. 1951-1965. * Enclosed: photocopied material from newspapers and various pamphlets.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Creases, small tears (mostly to covers of pamphlets and spines), dark leaves in some of the pamphlets. Pen inscription and ink stamps on a few items.
Sha'a Gedola BeChayei HaUma [A Great Hour in the Nation's Life], by Prof. Joseph Klausner. A booklet from the series "El-Al Library", published by "El-Al Students' Union" in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Jerusalem, . Hebrew.
On the title page appear 9 signatures of members of the Students' union "El-Al", a union of Revisionist students, signed during a "festive party of El-Al union, 12-3-1935". Among the signatures are those of Avrhaham Yaari, Isaac Katz, S. Trachtman, Borovsky (?), and others, as well as the signature of the fourth commander of Irgun - David Raziel.
David Raziel (1910 Vilnius - 1941 Iraq), immigrated to Palestine with his family when he was three years old; but since the family had a Russian citizenship they were deported and wandered for eight years until they returned to the country. Raziel graduated from "Tachkemoni" school where his father served as a teacher, and continued his studies in Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav in Jerusalem. At the same time, he studied in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was a member of the students' union "El-Al".
Considering the events in Europe when World War II broke out Raziel announced that the negative attitude towards the British has to cease in order to fight the Nazis. In 1941 Raziel was sent by the British to Iraq to suppress an anti-British uprising. He headed a commando unit of four people and was killed during an attempt to occupy Faluja, by a German aircraft bomb.
, 45,  pp, 19 cm. Fair-good condition. Dampstains and stains. Defects to title page. Tears at margins of leaves (sheets were cut not professionally after being folded).
Menachem Begin, autograph letter, signed, to Rabbi Aryeh Levin. Jerusalem, 1951. Hebrew.
Begin thanks Rabbi Levin, not before he expresses respect and appreciation, for showing interest in Begin's well-being when he was sick and writes: "his prayer, dear Rabbi, was received… I feel better, thanks G-d… I believe that only through the love that we all feel for you - we can pay for his love to us which is like the love a father feels for his children".
 leaf, approx. 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Many stains (some dark), folding marks, creases and tears. Mold marks. Slight defects to text.
Long letter handwritten and signed by David Ben-Gurion, addressed to Menachem Zaharoni. Sde Boker, January 30, 1967. Hebrew.
Interesting letter in which Ben-Gurion addresses the Lavon Affair, the political and societal situation in Israel, the Holocaust, the state's future, Herzl and Zionism, and more. The letter is a response to a harsh letter from Menachem Zaharoni to Ben-Gurion, in which Zaharoni expresses his disappointment with the government's conduct and his pessimistic view of Israeli society.
Ben-Gurion begins his letter with the following words: "I read your letter with great interest, and I have no doubt as to the candidness of your emotions. Yet you are mistaken on a number of points, both factual and moral. And first of all I should tell you that I disagree with you and many others who attribute the state's establishment and other such acts to me, since it is only a pioneering enterprise spanning generations that is capable of such acts… I have been witness to events in Israel for over sixty years now, and I have some knowledge of Jewish and general history, and I do not believe that any man can change the world or renew it. In my youth I was a great admirer of Herzl… but Herzl said, rightly, that if he had read Pinsker's Auto-Emancipation before writing The Jewish State, he would not have written it. As for myself I think it is good he had not read Pinsker and did write 'The Jewish State', though this pamphlet contains no new ideas. Yet Herzl inspired the Jewish masses in both East and West Europe with a new spirit… but I do not believe he created 'Zionism'. It already existed before him…".
Regarding Zaharoni's claims about Israeli society, Ben-Gurion writes: "I am not as pessimistic as you are, because I know that today there are more pioneers, and better ones, than there were in the days of the Second Aliya… I am personally acquainted with quite a few Israeli Jews, young ones and not so young, who inspire and fortify my faith in the future of the Jewish people and its moral qualities, and although I can also see the other side of the coin - I don't agree with your pessimism. I also suffered bitter disappointments in my life. 60 years ago, and 30 years ago, I had great hopes, which now, I know, will never be fulfilled… due to the extermination of six million Jews - the best we had in these generations. For them a Jewish state was a vital necessity, they had the desire and ability and need to build it… but they are gone, and we are unable to bring them back to life, and they have no replacements or heirs, and our people is different today from what it was thirty years ago - and we have no choice, we must do what the Jewish people can do, as it is. But to this end it must receive guidance - not in words, but in deeds…".
Further on Ben-Gurion expands on the Lavon Affair and on Zaharoni's declaration that he has lost his faith in Ben-Gurion, concluding the letter with the following: "All of our political parties, none excluded, are interested only in marginal issues and not in the issues that are the mainstays of our life: the absorption of immigrants… making the desert bloom and populating the entire country… excellent maintenance of security and the safeguarding of our financial independence, without which our political independence is not secure either. And above all, the aspiration to be a Chosen People, an aspiration that can attract the masses in the affluent nations, who have no financial or political constraint to flee their countries of residence. This is my credo".
6 leaves, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some dampstains, with ink smears.
Enclosed is part of Menachem Zaharoni's letter to Ben-Gurion.
Letter handwritten and signed by David Ben-Gurion. Addressed to "Dear beloved Shlomo" [Shlomo Zemach], signed: "David". Sde Boker, 1973. Hebrew.
In the letter Ben-Gurion mentions his health ("My health is not quite good but it is getting better") and his plans to meet with Zemach in Jerusalem. The letter is written in an intimate tone, reflecting the long friendship between the two. For example, near the end of the letter Ben-Gurion writes: "I think you and I are the only ones still alive out of all those who arrived in the country together. The best thing you said in your last letter to me was that 'We are like brothers'. We were brothers in our childhood and have remained brothers our whole lives".
Shlomo Zemach (1886-1974), Israeli author and educator, born in Plonsk (Poland); one of the first pioneers arriving as part of the Second Aliya to Palestine. Winner of the Bialik Prize and the Israel Prize for Literature. In his youth Zemach befriended David Ben-Gurion (who also grew up in Plonsk), and together they founded the "Ezra" society for the study of Hebrew.
 leaf, 22 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases, some stains and minor defects. Pen inscription on reverse.
Notebook with 50 autographs of leaders and public figures, among them signatories of the Independence Scroll, members of the first Knesset, Zionist leaders, ambassadors and other dignitaries. Israel, ca. 1950s.
Among the signatories: David Ben-Gurion, Zalman Shazar, Golda Meir, Moshe Sharet, Yigael Yadin, Pinchas Rosen, David Remez, Abba Even, Ya'akov Dori, Herbert Samuel, Menachem Ussishkin (on a postcard), Abba Hillel Silver and others.
The autographs were collected by an Israeli girl, who decorated the album leaves with the photographs of the signatories. Many autographs are dedicated to the girl and three appear on letters of response to her requests.
Total of 50 autographs (some signed more than once). Notebook: 17.5X10 cm. Documents and notes are pasted to the notebook leaves. Good-fair condition. Stains. Some detached leaves.
Four letters and two checkbooks belonging to Ariel Sharon. Israel, 1950-1956.
1-4. Four Hebrew letters Handwritten and signed by Ariel Sharon, addressed to Moshe Fodor, his friend and colleague in the first years of his military career. Includes a long and interesting letter addressed to Fodor and two other individuals, from 19 August 1950 (when Sharon took part in a commander training course at Tzrifin): "My course companions are of different kinds, beginning with the smartest, whose rank is Sgan Aluf [Lieutenant Colonel], and ending with the stupid and incapable, whose rank is Seren [Captain]. I'm the smallest here… sometimes I'm amazed at their ignorance (especially that of the smartest ones)…".
At the end of the letter Sharon sends his regards to "Gulliver" [Yitzhak ben Menachem, a member of Unit 101].
Size and condition vary. Folding marks, creases and some stains. Open tear to the top of the long letter, without damage to text. Ink stamp of the Military Police on one letter.
5-6. Two checkbooks issued by Barclays Bank, with stubs filled in with Ariel Sharon's handwriting from the years 1952-1953. Some are signed "Arik".
7.5X20 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases and folding marks. External margins worn. Stubs in good condition.
Segments and full translations of seven Bob Dylan songs, handwritten by Meir Ariel.
1. "Etze LaOr" [I Shall Be Released], three handwritten pages with different handwritten drafts. Probably never completed.
2." Lamut Ze Lo Hakol" [Death is Not the End], three handwritten pages with various drafts.
3. "Ish HaTambourin" [Mr. Tambourine Man], one handwritten page with a primary translation of the song's first verse only.
4. "Ze Beseder Ima (Ani Rak Shotet)" [It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)], two handwritten pages with primary partial translation of the song.
5. "LeOrech Migdal HaShmira" [All Along the Watchtower], four handwritten pages of different versions of the song. The song was recorded by Asher Bitansky in 1992 with Shlomo Mizrahi on guitar, but this version was never issued on vinyl or CD.
6. "Machalat HaGaava" [Disease of Conceit], six handwritten pages of drafts to the song.
7. "HaIsh SheBi" [The Man in Me], three handwritten pages of drafts. Water stains.
Size and condition vary. Enclosed are typewritten pages of the translations, with ink stamps of Meir Ariel's Estate.
Eight autograph letters, signed by Nathalie Sarraute (1900-1999), a Jewish-French author, born in Russia. Most of the letters, or all of them, were sent to Avraham (Bouma) Yas'ur and his wife Hava, members of Kibbutz Merhavia. France, ca. 1969-1994 (most of the letters were sent from Paris in the 1970s). English and French.
Personal letters, in which Sarraute writes, among other things, about her opinions concerning life in the Kibbutz (it is possible that she met the couple to whom the letters were addressed when she visited Kibbutz Merhavia in the late 1960s), and about Israel in general. Her interest in Israeli politics and her sympathy toward Israel are obvious. In one of the letters she describes the process of writing a pro-Israeli article for the paper l'Observateur. In another letter, from December 1973, shortly after the Yom Kippur War, Sarraute expresses her objection to the idea that Israel will have to return territories. Sarraut also refers in her letters to French politics, in particular the French left wing, with relation to Israel, and to anti-Semitism in France.
On the reverse of one letter appears a letter handwritten by her husband, Raymond Sarraut.
Eight letters (about 18 handwritten pages), size varies. Overall good condition.
8 paper items that belonged to Rabbi David Raymond, the representative of the Jewish religion at the ceremony at which the ashes of the Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) were scattered. Calcutta, 1948-1950. English and Hebrew.
Rabbi David Gerji Rahamim Raymond was one of the eight worshippers at the ceremony at which Gandhi's ashes were scattered in Calcutta. The ceremony was attended by the representatives of eight different religions, who were asked to say a common prayer in accordance with each religion's scriptures and customs.
Items include: * The official invitation to the ceremony, signed by the president of the University of Calcutta. * Program distributed to the ceremony participants, containing the order of prayers and the names of the worshippers. * Note of gratitude for participating in the ceremony, from the secretary of the government of West Bengal. * Note of thanks for participating in the ceremony, from the president of the University of Calcutta. * Invitation from the Indian government to take part in a prayer ceremony on the occasion of the establishment of the Republic of India (1950). * Seven typewritten leaves containing Raymond's memoirs and impressions (detailed description of the ceremony, his sensations during the prayer, the other participants, and other subjects, typed in Hebrew). * and more.
The certificates and letters are mounted on thick paper, with titles and short captions, typed in Hebrew. Inserted in paper portfolio, with a table of contents in Raymond's handwriting (one of the documents listed in the table of contents is missing from the portfolio).
Size varies. Good-fair overall condition. Filing holes, folding marks and creases.
Archive of nature researcher Menachem Zaharoni (1912-1979) - one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and author of tens of articles, books and guides on the subject of geography and nature of Palestine. Poland and Israel, 1920s-1970s.
Zaharoni was born as Menachem Jaroszweski in Krynki, Poland. At the age of 15 he started his studies in the Hebrew Seminary "Tarbut" in Grodno, and when he graduated at the age of 19, he served as a teacher in Kosiv and as the JNF representative in the town.
Immigrated to Palestine in 1934, worked as a substitute-teacher in a school in Nesher and in orange groves. In 1936 he started teaching in a school in Beit Yehoshua and at the same time studied in the biological institute of Yehoshua Margolin. In 1947 he went on a mission to establish schools in Displaced Persons Camps in Austria, and in the summer of 1948 returned to Israel. In the years that followed he was engaged in study and education and in guiding tours. Zaharoni was killed in 1979 when crossing a busy street.
An extensive archive, which includes hundreds of documents and photographs, among them: * Bulletin of JNF in Kosiv (1931). * Membership card of the Association of Teachers and Kindergarten Teachers in Jewish Schools in Poland (1933). * Issue of a periodical titled "Negohot" issued by students of "Tarbut" institutes in Grodno (1929). * Tens of copybooks and notebooks, handwritten by Zaharoni with poems, fairy tales and lists which he composed (among them a continuation of the story "Masaot Binyamin HaShlishi" by Mendele Mocher Sefarim - "Binyamin HaShlishi ve Sendril BeBeit Yehoshua"). * Hundreds of photographs of animals and plants. * Notebooks and folders with writings that have never been published, drafts of compositions, lists and sources on the subjects of history and geography of sites in Palestine, botany, zoology, geology, archaeology, and more. * Letters sent to Zaharoni (among them letters from Azaria Alon, Sefi Ben Yosef, Uriel Ofek, Shimon Peres, A.B. Yehoshua and others). More documents.
Size and condition vary.
Opening Price: $800
147. א"מ ליליאן - ארבעה ספרים - הקדשות משפחתיות / מהדורות מיוחדות
ארבעה ספרים עם איורים של א"מ ליליאן, מעזבונו של אוטו ליליאן, בנו של אפרים משה ליליאן, אשר שימשו אותו להדפסת מהדורות-חוזרות של ספרי אביו, ונושאים, בחלקם, הקדשות בכתב ידו של אביו:
1. Juda. הוצאת F. A. Lattmann, ברלין-גוסלאר-לייפציג, .
עותק בכריכת עור, עם חתימות המחבר, בריס פון מינכהאוזן, וא"מ ליליאן. הקדשה בכתב ידו של א"מ ליליאן, לבנו, אוטו. עותק אשר שימש את אוטו ליליאן להדפסת מהדורות חוזרות. תו-ספר של א"מ ליליאן.
2. Lieder des Ghetto, von Morris Rosenfeld. הוצאת S. Calvary, ברלין, 1902.
עותק מס' 11 מתוך מהדורה של 50 עותקים ממוספרים שנדפסו על נייר יפני, עם חתימותיהם של Berthold Feiwel (המתרגם) וא"מ ליליאן, כרוך כריכת עור, עם חיתוך דפים מוזהב. עותק אשר שימש את אוטו ליליאן להדפסת מהדורות חוזרות. תו-ספר של א"מ ליליאן. מצורפים עלוני-פרסום שונים לספר.
3. Biblisches Lesebuch, für den Schulgebrauch. הוצאת George Westermann, בראונשווייג, 1914.
לפני דף השער הקדשה בכתב ידו של א"מ ליליאן, לבנו, אוטו.
4. Die Bibel in Auswahl furs haus, mit Zeichnungen von E. M. Lilien. בראונשוויג וברלין, 1912. בעמוד השער הראשון (שער קטן) הקדשה בכתב ידו של א"מ ליליאן, לרעייתו. תו-ספר של Helene Lilien, רעייתו של א"מ ליליאן. כריכה חדשה.
גודל ומצב משתנים. מצב בינוני-גרוע. תיקוני הדבקה חובבניים בנייר דבק, כריכות פגומות או משוקמות, קרעים, דפים מנותקים, ופגמים נוספים.
מצורף: Juda, aus den Kritiken. הוצאת F. A. Lattmann, ברלין-גוסלאר-לייפציג,  בקירוב. חוברת ובה מבחר מאמרי-בקורת על הספר Juda שנדפסו בעתוני התקופה.  דף, 18X23.5 ס"מ. אינה ידועה ביבליוגרפית.
מקור: עזבון אוטו ליליאן.
Four books with illustrations by E.M. Lilien, from the estate of Otto Lilien, son of Ephraim Moshe Lilien, which served him for reprinting his father's books; some of which bear dedications handwritten by his father:
1. Juda. Berlin-Goslar-Leipzig: F.A. Lattmann, .
A leather-bound copy, signed by the author, Börries von Münchhausen and by E.M. Lilien. A dedication handwritten by Lillien, to his son, Otto. A copy that served Otto Lilien for reprinting the book. Ex Libris of E.M. Lilien.
2. Lieder des Ghetto, von Morris Rosenfeld. Berlin: S. Calvary, 1902.
Copy no. 11 out of an edition of 50 numbered copies printed on Japanese paper, with signatures by Berthold Feiwel (translator) and E.M. Lilien, leather-bound, gilt edges. A copy which served Otto Lilien for reprinting the book. Ex Libris of E.M. Lilien. Enclosed are various advertising prospectuses for this book.
3. Biblisches Lesebuch, für den Schulgebrauch. Braunscweig: Westermann, 1914.
Preceding the title page appears a dedication handwritten by E.M. Lilien to his son, Otto.
4. Die Bibel in Auswahl furs haus, mit Zeichnungen von E.M. Lilien. Braunschweig and Berlin, 1912. On the first page (half title page) appears a dedication handwritten by E.M. Lilien to his wife. Ex Libris of Helene Lilien, wife of E.M. Lilien. New binding.
Size and condition vary. Fair-poor condition. Amateur restoration with adhesive tape, damaged or repaired bindings, tears, detached leaves, and more defects.
Enclosed: Juda, aus den Kritiken. Published by F.A. Lattmann, Berlin-Goslar-Leipzig, [ca.1910]. A booklet with opinion articles about the book "Juda" printed in contemporary newspapers.  leaves, 18X23.5 cm. Bibliographically unknown.
Provenance: Estate of Otto Lilien.
About 75 satirical and humorous booklets printed in Israel in the first half of the 20th century. Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Rehovot, 1909-1957. Hebrew.
* About 30 booklets bound together (new binding), among them: six issues of "LaYehudim" (First humorous newspaper in Palestine), edited by Kadish Yehuda Leib Silman, issues nos. 1-5 and 10. Jerusalem, 1909-1925; two issues of the yearly "Vayzata" (three issues were published). Rehovot, ca. 1912-1913; "Had Gadya, Gilgulo Shel HaVayzata", issue no. 1, Rehovot, 1913; "Achashdarpan", Jerusalem, 1911; "Befe Maleh", "Dachlil"; "Parah Adumah"; and others.
* About 45 booklets, among them: "Layehudim", issue no. 9, Jerusalem, 1924; "Chamor-Gamal", humorous supplement of "HaZevi" newspaper edited by Itamar Ben Avi. Jerusalem, 1909; "Purimiada"; "Pilpel LePurim"; "Bitna"; "Haman Hazadik"; "Hefker"; "Halulyan"; three issues "Akrab"; and more.
Some booklets appear in two copies; a detailed list will be sent upon request.
Size and condition vary. Overall fair-poor condition. Tears, creases and stains. Open tears, rough tears and detached leaves in some booklets.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
Nine humorous booklets in the format of a Gemara tractate. Warsaw, Vilnius, Odessa and Berdychiv, 1878-1901. Hebrew.
* "Purim Tractate from the Talmud of Drunkards". Warsaw, 1885. * "Tractate of the Poor from the Talmud of the Lowly", [apparently written by Isaac Meir Dick]. Vilnius, 1878. * "Hagaddah for Pupils of the Beit Midrash", by Eliyahu Hayim Seyunchik. Warsaw, 1899. * "Tractate of (New) Manners", by Avraham Katliyer. Warsaw, 1898. * "Tractate of America, from the Yankee Talmud", by Gershon Rosenzweig. Vilnius, 1894. * "Tractate Shtarot", [by Avraham Abba Rakovsky]. Warsaw, 1894. * "New Glory for Purim", by Tuvia Feder. [Krakow, 1890]. * "Haggadah for Melamdim", by Levi Reuven Simmlin. Odessa, 1886. * "Tractate Socharim", by Avraham Shlomo Melamed. Berdichev, 5661  (on title page: 5660).
Five of the booklets are bound together; four are detached. Covers missing from some. Size and condition vary (most are approx. 21.5 cm). Fair overall condition. Stains and foxing. Worming. Some closed and open tears at margins.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
Three literary anothologies in Yiddish and a Polish translation of the play "The dybbuk". Illustrations by Marc Chagall, Yissachar Ber Ryback, Henrik Barlevi, and others.
1. "Fun Nuhnt un Wajt, zamlbikher far literatur, kunst un kritik", literary anthology. Warsaw and New-York, 1921. Illustrations by Ephraim Moshe Lilien and others. , 80 pp. Ink stamps and inscriptions in pen on numerous leaves.
2. "Leben, haften fun tsayt tsu tsayt far literatur kunst un publitsistik", literary anthology. Issue no. 9-10, dedicated to the play "The dybbuk". Vilnius, 1921. Illustrations by Ben-Zion Zuckerman and others, as well as photographs of the play performed by the "Vilna Troupe". 56 pp.
3. "Bafrayte arbet, geselshaftlekh literarishe khrestamatye", literary anthology edited by I. Rabinovich. Published by "Tchervone Shliakh" (on page 2: "durkhn... kultur-lige" [with cooperation of kultur-lige publishing]). Kiev, 1924. Illustrations by Marc Chagall, Issachar Ber Ryback, Max Liebermann, Nathan Altman, and others. 347,  pp.
4. "Na pograniczu dwóch światów (Dybbuk)" [between two worlds (the Dybbuk)], by S. An-sky (Shloyme Zanvl Rappoport). Translation into Polish. Lvov, 1922. On the cover is an illustration by Henrik Barlevi. , 72,  pp.
Size and condition vary. Overall fair-good condition.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
"Teacher of accounting, simple and double, in an easy and clear language, as well as copy of words from Russian to Hebrew; words necessary for the science of trade, composed by Shimshon David Shapira from Brezi." [Bereza Kartuska / Byaroza, Belarus, 1885]. Hebrew, Russian and German in Hebrew characters.
A rich and detailed manuscript, concerning accounting and the science of trade. Includes several title pages, tables demonstrating how to record incomes and outcomes, translations of useful words, versions of letters, and more.
The first record of Jews living in Byaroza, (in Yiddish: Kartus Bereza) dates back to the 17th century. In the 19th century the town was part of Grodno province and about 2,600 Jews lived there; until the end of the 19th century there were six synagogues in the town, and Slonim Hasidim lived there. Between the two World Wars, Jews constituted about two thirds of the population of Byaroza, but all of the Jewish inhabitants of the town perished in the holocaust.
, 287 pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. About 45 first leaves are detached. Tears and stains at margins and corners of first and last leaves and several lacking paper pieces (no damage to text). No binding.
A volume compiling about 200 handwritten letters, exchanged between Julius Basch and his fiancée Ida Bernuard. Lüben and Lissa, Poland, 1854. German and some Yiddish.
The letters are from the year prior to the couple's wedding, written on paper with curly margins, decorated with flowers and other colorful decorations. On the first leaf - a three-stanza poem has been added, and on the last leaf a short epilogue (both are signed "Julius Basch" and dated 1857 and 1866 respectively). About ten letters are signed "Jacob" (Ida's brother?).
Enclosed: a silk fabric with a printed poem in German composed for the wedding (printed by Ernst Gunther in Lissa, 1855).
Size of letters varies, volume: 22.5 cm. Condition varies. Overall good condition. Stains, folding marks and small tears at margins of some letters. Some letters with detached pieces. One letter with rough tears.
Tsveyuntsvantsik - lider [22 - poems], Yehiel Feiner. Warsaw: Kultur-Lige, 1931. Yiddish.
Poetry book published by Yehiel Dinur (Ka Tsetnik) in Warsaw, before the war, when he was 22 years old ("Tsveyuntsvantsik Lider; Tsveyuntsvantsik Yoren" = twenty two poems, twenty two years"). Illustration on last page by the artist Yitzchak Broyner.
Author Yehiel Dinur (formerly Feiner, 1909-2001), native of Sosnowiec, Poland, an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor (where he lost all his family), is known as one of the most important authors who wrote about the Holocaust. Dinur arrived with "HaBricha" to Israel, through Italy, and there devoted his life to writing about his experiences in the camp. While writing his books, Dinur was said to go back to "the planet of Auschwitz", secluded in his room, dressed in his prisoner’s clothes, without showering, eating or sleeping for days. His books, including some very disturbing depictions, were written while he remained totally anonymous, using his pen name "Ka Tsetnik".
Dinur’s identity was revealed during the Eichmann Trial when he was summoned to testify. When the prosecutor asked: "why are you hiding behind your pen name ‘Ka Tsetnik’?" Dinur replied: "This is not a pen name. I do not consider myself an author writing literature. This is the chronicle of the Auschwitz planet. I was there for about two years. Time there is not like here, on our planet. Each fraction of a minute turns on a different time wheel. The inhabitants of that planet did not have names. They did not have parents or children. They did not dress like we dress here. They were not born there and they did not give birth… they did not live by the laws of this world and they did not die. Their name was the number Ka Tsetnik".
During the years after the war, whenever Dinur learned about the existence of copies of his early book Tsveyuntsvantsik, he destroyed the copies he came across by burning or cutting them up. At the end of 1993, in a letter to Shlomo Goldberg, the head of the circulation department of the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, Dinur wrote: "In 1953 I was informed, while in New York, that 'the book' by the author who perished in Auschwitz is exhibited in the National Library as a rare exhibit, under glass, I went to the library, presented my Pen card [PEN - International organization of authors, editors and poets] and said that I am an Israeli author writing the life story of this author who perished, I got the book, walked out of the library and burned the book.
About thirty years ago, someone in Tel-Aviv told me that 'the book' exists in the National Library in Jerusalem. I went to Jerusalem, and it turned out that the director of the library knew who I was. I did not need to 'cheat' in order to get the book, I left the library and burned 'the book'.
A few months ago I heard from two students, who follow the life of Ka Tsetnik, that 'the book' is in the National Library in Jerusalem. And the rest is known […] .
I have one more request: as a token and testimony I have attached here remainders of 'the book', please burn them just as my world and all that was dear to me was burnt in the Auschwitz crematorium".
In the year 2011 the remains of "Tsveyuntsvantsik" were exhibited in the National Library in Jerusalem in an exhibition called "Unrivaled Unrevealed - Select Treasures of the National Library" (Jerusalem, 2011; pp.52-53), side by side with manuscripts by the Rambam, Isaac Newton, Martin Buber, Franz Kafka, S.Y. Agnon and some other very rare items.
62,  pp, 11.5X17.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Missing one leaf with the portrait of the author and wrappers. Stains and moisture marks. Professionally repaired tears. Dark stains where where the pages had been stapled together (staples were removed). Adhesive tape on title page. Inscriptions in pen on page 10 (ink spread on nearby pages). Missing corner on last leaf. New binding.
Zwischen den Abend und Morgenrot [Between Evening and Dawn], by Rahel Lipstein. Lodz: Achrid, 1921. German. Design: Dina Matus.
Poetry booklet by Rahel Lipstein. The booklet - cover, illustrations, and text - consists of colorful linocuts by Dina Matus. Numbered by hand (no. 26) and signed by Rahel Lipstein.
Dina Matus (ca. 1895-1940), painter and set designer, born in Lodz; a member of the "Yung-Yiddish" group. The circumstances and date of her death are unknown. Apparently, she died in the Lodz Ghetto.
 pp, 23 cm. Good-fair condition. Small tears to leaf margins. All the leaves are repaired on their left margin. Hard binding, onto which the original cover is pasted.
Cock-and-Bull Stories by Y. [Yitzhak] Kipnis. Kiev: "Kultur-Lige", 1924. Yiddish.
Stories by Yitzhak (Itzik) Kipnis (1896-1974) - children's author, Yiddish poet and Jewish-Ukrainian translator. Accompanying the stories are thirteen black-and-white illustrations by Kultur-Lige artist Sarah Shor (1897-1981). The booklet's cover was also designed by Shor.
37,  pp, 21.5 cm. Pages 13-28 are bound upside-down. Fair-good condition. Hard binding, pasted with the original cover (open tears, with damage to illustration on front cover). Detached binding. Some stains to body text. Library stamps.
Mayse-Bikhl, mit litografyes un holtshniten fun Lasar Segall, David Berglsohn. Berlin: Wostok, 1923. Yiddish.Tales by David Berglsohn, with illustrations by Lasar Segall, Jewish painter, etcher and sculptor, born in Vilnius. Berglsohn (1884-1952), Yiddish playwright and author, was executed by Stalin in 1952.
Copy no. 10 from an elaborate edition of one hundred copies printed on paper of exceptional quality and bound in vellum binding, with gilt embossing and with a bookmark. Signed by Berglsohn and Segall. Initials are colored by hand.
48 pp +  illustration plates, 27 cm. Uneven edges. Good condition. Foxing (dark stains to endpapers, the first blank leaf and the last printed leaf. The other leaves are mostly clean). Slight defects to spine.
Liber Estherae / Book of Esther, Illustrated and Decorated by Yosef Kaplan and S. Mohr. Zurich: Ahaliab, 1918.
Vowelized Book of Esther, accompanied by six plates of illustrations by Sigismundi Mohr. Title page illustration and decorative titles throughout the text by Yosef Kaplan. The decorations and illustrations are all hand-colored.
Preceding the title page is an illustrated page, also hand-colored, in the center of which is a handwritten dedication (in German) from the publishers, in honor of S. Ginzburger. Bound in a fine vellum binding. The title page illustration is printed on the front cover (hand-colored).
 leaf, 32 pp, 21 cm. Top edges gilt. Bound with cloth bookmark. Good condition. Binding slightly distorted.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
The Collected Works of Haim Nachman Bialik and selected translations, with illustrations by Joseph Budko. Berlin: Hovevei HaSafa HaIvrit, 1923. Hebrew.
Collected works of Haim Nachman Bialik in a deluxe edition. Four volumes: First book - poems; second book - stories and literature; third book - translation of Don Quixote; fourth book - translation of Wilhelm Tell.
The four volumes are signed by Haim Nachman Bialik and by Joseph Budko on the colophon leaves, but are not numbered; bound in vellum bindings of good quality with gold ornamentations, and with gilt edges. Placed in a hand-made case, prepared especially for the books (probably around the time of publication).
Volumes: 25X18 cm. Fair condition. Worming to several leaves and to bindings (slight). Case in fair-poor condition. Significant worming, defects and stains.
Tersites, ein Trauerspiel in drei Aufzügen. A play by Stefan Zweig. Leipzig: Insel, 1907. German. First edition.
Stefan Zweig's first play, Tersites, with a signed dedication in his handwriting, to the theater critic and theorist Heinrich Stümcke (1873-1923).
138,  pp. Approx. 20 cm. Good-fair condition. Foxing and slight defects to leaf margins. New hard binding (bound with the original front cover. Back cover missing). Stamp on title page.
Dar begrabene Leuchter [The Buried Candelabrum], by Stefan Zweig. Vienna Leipzig and Zurich: Herbert Reichner, 1937. German.
"The Buried Candelabrum" by Stefan Zweig, story of the travels of the seven-branched candelabrum throughout the world, until its return to Jerusalem of the Byzantine Empire and its burial in an unknown church. With illustrations by Berthold Wolpe.
Copy no. 13 out of an edition of 450 copies (out of which only 30 are signed by the author), signed by Stefan Zweig on the colophon page. Printed on high-quality paper and bound in a red leather binding with gold embossments.
 leaves, 9-127,  pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Light stains (mostly to first and last leaves and to margins). Slight defects to binding. Bookplate. Inserted in a black slipcase (damaged).
Der Zauberberg [The Magic Mountain] by Thomas Mann. Berlin: Fischer, 1928. German. Bibliophilic edition in two volumes.
Copy no. 303 out of an edition of one thousand copies, signed by Thomas Mann. White vellum spine with gilt script and decorations, top edges gilt and Mann's monogram embossed on the front bindings [the letters THM]. In the beginning of the first volume is a lithograph portrait of the author, by Olaf Gulbransson.
Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, essayist and playwright. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1929. Until 1933 Mann worked and wrote in Germany, but with the rise to power of the Nazi party he left his homeland and settled in the U.S.. The novel "The Magic Mountain" was first published in 1924, and is considered by many as the pinnacle of his work.
First volume: XXXVII, 7-578,  pp. Second volume: 629,  pp. 18 cm. Good condition. Light stains to page edges. Slight defects to binding.
Judith, Eine Tragödie in Fünf Akten [Judith, A Tragedy in Five Acts], by Friedrich Hebbel. Munich: Hans von Weber, 1908. German.
The play "Judith" by Friedrich Hebbel, with ten illustration plates and additional illustrations incorporated in the text, all by Thomas Theodor Heine. Copy no. 78 out of an edition of 100 signed and numbered copies; signed by Heine on the colophon page. Bound in blue leather binding with gilt decorations, also designed by Heine.
 leaves, 71,  pp +  plates, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and light stains to margins of several leaves. Defects to binding (mostly to spine and corners).
The Second World War by Winston Churchill. London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington: Cassell & Co., 1948-1954. English. Six volumes.
The most important work by Winstron Churchill, surveying the history of Europe from the end of World War I until the end of World War II. Six volumes in elaborate leather bindings, accompanied by diagrams and maps in color.
Churchill started this composition right after the end of the war, and the volumes were published one after the other between the years 1948-1954. The second volume, concerning the Middle East, includes reference to the Jewish Yishuv and the issue of recruiting members of the Yishuv to the British Army. Churchill's testimony about the anti-Semitic relation of his officers towards the Jewish population was omitted from this work as the editors advised Churchill to do so, and it remained only in the drafts of this composition.
Set of six volumes, 21 cm. Red leather bindings with gilt lettering and decorations. Gilt edges. Good condition. Slight defects.
Enchiridion expositionis vocabulorum Haruch, Tharghum, Midrascim, Berescith, Scemoth, Vaicra, Midbar Rabba, et multorum aliorum librorum, by Dominican Sante Pagnini. Printed by Tommaso Strozzi [or, perhaps, by Marcello Silber?], Rome, 1523.
The first printed work by Dominican philologist and Biblical scholar Pagnino (1470-1541) and the only publication printed by Strozzi. According to one hypothesis, the work was printed by Marcello Silber, but the typographical characteristics and woodcuts in the present work did not appear in other publications printed by Silber. Possibly, Pagnini and Strozzi founded a private press in order to print the book. Some of the woodcuts appearing in this lexicon later appeared many times in books printed by the Italian printers Mazzocchi, Vitali, Froben and others.
The lexicon written by Pagnini gained great popularity and was reprinted in several editions in Lyon and Antwerp under the title Epitome thesauri linguae sanctae.
LXXXXII leaves (pagination errors on several leaves), 31 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Some worming throughout the book, with damage to text. A number of age-toned leaves. Library stamps. Original wood and leather binding, with decorations, slightly damaged and repaired. New endpapers.
1. Congregazione di Propaganda fide, Rome.
2. Dr. Alberto Milano, Rome.
3. Toaff family collection.
Maravigliosi et Occulti Secreti Naturali Novamente, Tradotti di Lingua Hebrea in Italiana by Gio. [Giovan] Battista Serra. Bologna and Piacenza, 1625. Italian.
A booklet listing 25 medicments and remedies based on the Kabbalah - for curing sores, pains and illnesses. The author, a converted Jew (as he himself indicates on the title page), was involved most probably in pharmacology and sales of medications (mentioned in this context in the book "The Jews in Genoa" by R. Urbani and G.N. Zazzu. Published by Brill, 1999. Vol I, pp 301-302).
 leaves, approx. 14 cm. Good condition. Foxing. Defect at margins of last leaf. Tear to first leaf repaired with pasted paper. Two pen scribbles. New binding. Ex-Libris.
Not listed in OCLC.
1. La Medicea Libri Rari e di Cultura, Florence
2. Toaff family collection.
Biblia Sacra Polyglotta, a multi-lingual edition of the Bible edited by Brian Walton. Printed by Thomas Roycoft, London, 1657. Volumes no. 1, 2, 4, and 6.
Four volumes (out of six) of the "London Polyglot", edited by Brian Walton. This is the fourth polyglot edition of the Bible and the New Testament, considered one of the most important polyglots. It was edited by Walton together with a team of scholars and is accompanied by various philological studies and translations of the bible into nine different languages, among them Samaritan, Persian, Ethiopian, Greek and Latin. A copy of this edition was owned by Isaac Newton and was used by him when he wrote his composition "Notes on the Jewish Temple".
The first volume, with the Pentateuch, has eight engraved plates: illustrated title page, Walton's portrait, maps of Jerusalem and of Palestine (two printed on double pages), illustrations of the Temple and more.
Volume no. 1: , 53,38,102 [i.e. 106] pp,  leaf, 865 pp +  plates. Volume no. 2: 889, , 29,  pp. Volume no. 4: 87 pp,  leaves, 20, 23,128, 159, 390 pp. Volume no. 6 (supplements):  leaf, 72, 56, 98 [i.e. 68], 80, 140, 24, 29-196, 24, 47, 47-58, 36, 36, 96 [i.e. 74],  pp. Approx 44 cm. Condition varies between the volumes. Stains, worming and tears. Ownership signatures. Newspaper clippings are mounted on the inner side of the front cover of volume no. 1. Contemporary leather bindings with gilt decorations, worn and torn, with lacking pieces to spines (some loose).
Yom Kipur and Succot prayers out of a Siddur according to the Karaite rite, published by Michael Krup. Jerusalem, .
Facsimile edition of a Karaite prayer book - Siddur, printed in Venice in 1529. The original book consisted of five parts, and apparently no complete copy has survived. In this edition prayers for Yom Kippur and Succot were printed incorporating leaves from the original edition (leaves 27-40 and 93-96).
, 105, , 105-133 leaves. 19.5 cm. Good condition. Tears and stains to original leaves. Margins of the original leaves are professionally repaired.
Het Boek Genaamd De Vervulde Penne Josephs, prayers compiled and translated from the Hebrew by Joseph Hamburger. Groningen: Hendrik Vechnerus, 1788 [on the title page: 1787]. Dutch.
The prayers were composed by Rabbi Shaul ben Aryeh Leib Löwenstam (the rabbi of the Ashkenazi community in Amsterdam), Rabbi Shlomo Shalem (the rabbi of the Sephardi community in Amsterdam), Rabbi Shlomo Sruk and others. Collected, translated and printed on the initiative of Joseph Hamburger, on the occasion of the marriage of the rulers of Holland, William V of Orange and Sophia Frederica Wilhelmina.
Copy signed by Joseph Hamburger (signed on p. 64: "Joseph Salomons"). Appearing on a blank page preceding the title page is a handwritten inscription [by Hamburger?] containing details regarding the book's publication [a similar inscription was also found in another copy of the same edition].
IX, , 12-64,  pp. Approx. 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, dampstains and light creases. Renewed binding, with part of the original spine.
Synagoga Judaica Noviter Restaurata, das ist, Erneuerte Judische Synagog, oder Juden-schul, by Joannis Buxtorfi (Johannes Buxtorf). Frankfurt and Leipzig: Johann Paul Kraussen, 1729. German.
Synagoga Judaica [Jewish Synagogue], a research book on the topic of the Jewish religion, by the Hebraist Johannes Buxtorf (1564-1629). With 18 illustrations (engravings) incorporated in the text, depicting different customs of German Jews. In the beginning of the book is an illustration of a synagogue interior (double-spread engraving). Fine double-spread title page, printed in black and red ink.
 Engraved plate,  title page, , 752,  pp, 16.5 cm. Fine vellum binding with gilt title on the spine. Good condition. Some stains and slight defects to binding. Inscriptions on the binding's inner side.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Three works by Johann Leusden (1624-1699), a Dutch theologian and Hebraist and a professor of Hebrew at Utrecht University.
The three works are bound together.
1. Philologus Hebraeo-Mixtus, unà cum Spicilegio philologico, continente decem quaestionum & positionum praecipuè philologico-Hebraicarum & Judaicarum centurias. Utrecht: ex Officinâ Francisci Halma, 1682. Latin and some Hebrew.
Study in Hebrew philology, accompanied by fine engraved plates that depict, among other things, various Jewish customs: baking matzo bread, lighting the Sabbath candles, a Jewish wedding, and more. , 463,  pp +  engraved plates (title page and eight additional plates).
2. Hebrew translation of Daniel and Ezra / Sive Translatio Hebraica Omnium Textuum Chaldaicorum, qui in Daniele, Ezra & in Jeremia Inveniuntur. Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), 1685. Hebrew and Latin.
Chapters from the Book of Daniel and the Book of Ezra, in Hebrew and Latin (in facing columns). On the last page is verse 11 from the Book of Jeremiah, chapter 10. 41 [i. e. 49],  pp.
3. Pirkei Avot / Tractatus Talmudicus... Pirke Abhoth. Utrecht: Ex Officinâ Meinardi à Dreunen, 1665. Hebrew and Latin.
Pirkei Avot, in Hebrew and Latin (in facing columns), with a philological commentary. At the end of the book are chapters from the Book of Daniel and the Book of Ezra, in Hebrew and Latin. , 129,  pp.
Volume: 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tears to margins of some of the engraved plates in the first work. Piece cut off of one of the front endpapers. Fine vellum binding from the period.
Ceremonis Et Coutumes Religieuses De Tous Les Peuples Du Monde, by Bernard Picart. Volumes 1-4. Amsterdam: J.F. Bernard, 1723-1728. French.
First four volumes of the work "Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World", considered one of the central works on religion during the Enlightenment and including over 150 engravings by Bernard Picart. The work's first part is dedicated to the customs of the Jews and the Catholics, and features, among other things, engravings showing the inauguration of the Portuguese synagogue in Amsterdam, a Passover Seder, tefillin, a wedding ceremony, a circumcision ceremony, a Simchat Torah celebration, various ritual objects, and more.
Volumes 1-4. Probabaly missing two engravings. Approx. 39 cm. Condition varies. Good overall condition. Stains and creases. Small tears to margins (mostly to first and last leaves). Slight worming to two volumes. Bound in leather bindings (from the period), damaged and worn.
[Flavii Iosephi Hebraei, Historiographi Clariss. Opera, ad Multorum Codicum Latinorum]. Cologne: Eucharij Ceruicorni, 1524. Latin.
Volume of writings by Josephus Flavius: "Antiquities of the Jews", "The Jewish War" and "Against Apion" ("Of the Antiquity of the Jews"). The volume also includes Erasmus of Rotterdam's translation of "4 Maccabees", a book once attributed to Flavius.
The endpapers are handwritten leaves apparently taken from a Latin Bible of the fifteenth or early sixteenth century.
, 347 pp. First leaf missing (title page). 32 cm. Good condition. Stains and dampstains. Worming to some leaves. Ancient binding, damaged (with traces of buckles). Handwritten notes, in ink, on the margins of some of the pages (corrections and comments).
"Antiquities of the Jews" and "War of the Jews", by Josephus Flavius. Translated into French by Arnauld d'Andilly. Brussels: Eugene Henry Fricx, 1701-1703.
Set of five volumes, accompanied by numerous engravings incorporated into the text.
1-3. Histoire des Juifs écrite par Flavius Joseph sous le titre de "Antiquités Judaïques", traduite sur l'original grec… par M. Arnauld d'Andilly. "Antiquities of the Jews". Three volumes. Brussels, 1701-1702. Vol. 1: XXIV, 523 [i.e. 525],  pp. Vol. 2: 516,  pp. Vol. 3:  leaf, 389,  pp.
4-5. Histoire de la Guerre des Juifs Contre les Romains écrite par Flavius Joseph. "War of the Jews against the Romans". Two volumes. Brussels, 1703. Vol. 1: LXXXIV, , 358,  pp. Vol. 2: 555,  pp.
Five volumes. 17 cm. Condition varies between the volumes. Bookplates, ownership inscriptions on title pages. Stains. Tears to some leaves. Loose gatherings and a detached leaf at the beginning of first volume of "Antiquities of the Jews". Contemporary leather bindings, worn, with tears to spines (lacking pieces).
Latzet Yadei Hakol [Please All, and You Will Please None]. Frankfurt am Main, Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, Gamliel series, 1922. Hebrew.
Aesop's fable, in an adaptation by Tolstoy. Apparently translated to Hebrew by Ahad Ha'Am (Asher Ginsberg). Illustrations: "Chavurat Tzayarim" (possibly A. Kravtsov).
 pp, approx. 22X30 cm. Good condition. Stains (mostly to cover). Small tears to margins of several leaves. The leaves' bottom left corners are folded. Small tears to cover, spine and margins (some open).
"Ma'ase Be'Zkena U'VeDov". Frankfurt am Main (Moscow-Odessa): Omanut, Gamliel series, 1922. Hebrew.
A folk tale for children translated and adapted by Simcha Ben Zion. Illustrations: "Chavurat Tzayarim".
 leaves. Approx. 31X22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Slight creases and defects at margins of leaves. Stains to cover (cover darkened). Tears to spine and margins of cover.
Chamisha Ivrim. Frankfurt am Main-Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, 1922. Hebrew.
An Indian folk parable adapted by Tolstoy, unknown translator. Illustrations: "Chavurat Tzayarim" (perhaps Yafim Chiger).
 pages, 29X22.5 cm. Fair condition. Detached leaves and cover. Tears to leaf margins (an open tear on the upper-right corner of one of the pages, approx. 7X2 cm). Stains.
Hatarnegolim VeHashual. Frankfurt am Main, Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, 1922. Hebrew.
A parable by Berachyahu HaNakdan, adapted by Haim Nachman Bialik. Illustrations by Moshe Motzlmacher.
 pp, 22X30 cm. Good condition. Small tears on spine and at the edges of the cover and leaves. Some stains.
HaOniya VeHaArba, a fairy tale by R. Gustafson. Illustrations by D. Mitrokhin. Frankfurt am Main, Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, Gamliel series, [ca.1922]. Hebrew.
A children's story by Richard Gustafson, translated into Hebrew. Illustrations in color by Dimitry Mitrokhin.
 leaves, 27.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains, mainly on cover.
Oniyat Kesamim, a fairy tale by W. Hauff. Illustrations by D. Mitrokhin. Frankfurt am Main, Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, Gamliel series, . Hebrew.
A fairy tale for children by Wilhelm Hauff, illustrations in color by Dmitri Mitrokhin.
 pp, 27.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Tears on spine.
HaZamir, from the fairy tales of Andersen, illustrations by A. [Georgy Ivanovitch] Narbut. Frankfurt am Main-Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, Gamliel series, . Hebrew.
 pp, 26.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and traces of adhesive tape. Tears to the margins of cover and leaves (some open). Strips of adhesive tape on spine and on the inner margins of first and last leaves.
Aleph Bet, Herman Fechenbach. Berlin: "Schocken", [1936?].
Twenty two illustrations in color of animals, in alphabetical order, by Hermann Fechenbach. Enclosed are twenty two plates with the book's illustrations in black and white and one plate with an introduction in English and in German (within a pocket on the back cover).
From the introduction: "I have painted for you twenty-two different animals… You can also copy them on tracing paper, cut them out with scissors and color them. For the tracing and coloring I have added twenty-two drawings, so that you need not spoil the picture-book…".
 pp + 23 plates, 24X22.5 cm. Very good condition. Stains on enclosed plates.
Three children's books for playing, in a non-conventional form:
1. "HaYeled" [author or illustrator are not mentioned], published by "Safrut", B.[Binyamin] Barlevi, Tel-Aviv, Palestine, [1920s]. Printed in Belgium. Rhymes and illustrations for children. Some illustrations are meant to be colored. Upper margins are cut in a non-conventional manner. , 12,  pp, 30.5 cm.
2. "Yedidaynu Mitkashtim", rhymes: Margalit Mikam, illustrations: P. Stein. Published by "Zikit", Tel-Aviv, [1950s]. Illustrations of disguised animals, printed in lithographic printing, in color, with holes instead of eyes, and one pair of protruding eyes located on the inside of the back cover, serving all the illustrations of animals.  pp, 24 cm.
3. "Kirkas Pele", illustrations: Baruch Or, poems: Binyamin Tene. Published by M. Birnbaum, Tel-Aviv, 1950. Illustrations in color and rhymes for children. The book's leaves are cut to three horizontal strips which makes it possible to hide and reveal different poems and illustrations every time the book is read. , 14 pp, 24 cm.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Slight defects (stains or tears at margins and spine).
The three books are not in NLI.
HaBeivar [the zoo], rhymes by Avital, illustrations by "Omanim Meuchadim". Two books: Series "A" and Series "B". No publisher mentioned. [Tel-Aviv, 1930s?]. Hebrew.
Two children's books with poems about animals in the zoo (printed on thick cardboard leaves). From each opening between two cardboard leaves pop-up illustrated parts accompanying the text.
Two books.  leaves in each book, approx. 10.5X15.5 cm. Significant foxing. Tears to spines of books. Tiny defects to some of the pop-up parts. One of them is lacking a piece.
The second book (Series "B") is not in NLI.
1. Dag HaZahav [Gold fish], theater for children in four acts. Illustrations: D.[avid] Gilboa. Story: I. Ben-Zakai. "Da'at" publishing. Hebrew.
Pop-up book - between each two leaves are illustrated pop-up parts which accompany the text.  pp, approx. 12.5X14.5 cm. Good condition. Slight defects to binding and some of the pop-up parts. Tears to last 2 leaves. Original cardboard case.
Not listed in NLI.
2. Haverai BeTmunoa [my friends in a movable picture]. Published by "Gilboa", [Tel-Aviv, 1950s]. Hebrew. One leaf with movable parts.  leaves, 21X18.5 cm. Good condition. Slight defects.
Three children's books, with illustrations by Lev Dickstein (linocuts). Tel-Aviv, [1940s].
1. Yonatan HaSapan, illustrations: Lev Dickstein, verses: A.S. [Avraham Shlomo] Amiel. A. Lichtenstein Publishing.
2. Ma’ase BeNira…, illustrations: Lev Dickstein, verses: A.S. [Avrham Shlomo] Amiel. A. Lichtenstein Publishing.
3. Dan HaTzayar ve Hakeves, by Eliezer Berger and Lev Dickstein. “Rodin” Publishing.
16 pp in each booklet, approx.13.5X17 cm (wrappers of booklets are larger than the inner leaves). Condition varies. Some stains and creases. Creases and and open tear to wrapper of "Dan HaTzayar veHakeves".
Six illustrated children's books published by Benjamin Barlevy.
1. Hakipah HaAdumah. The story - after Grimm Brothers, the illustrations by L. Diskstein. [Tel-Aviv, 1940s]. Booklet no. 74.
2. HaKosem veHabubot. Stories by: A. Avrahami, illustrations by: A. Hohenstein. Tel-Aviv, [1940s]. Booklet no. 78. Not in NLI.
3. HaChavraya. Stories: A. Avrahami, Illustrated by A. Hohenstein. Tel-Aviv, [1940s]. Booklet no. 79.
4. "Harmonica", booklet which unfolds like an accordion [no title] about transportation means. Tel-Aviv, [1940s]. Booklet no. 86.
5. Alizim. Composed by: I. Zvi, illustrated by: Yosef Snuni. Tel-Aviv, [1950s]. Booklet no. 180.
6. HaYalda HaGibora VeOd Sipurim, edited by A. Aharoni, Tel-Aviv, . Booklet no. 248.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.
Four coloring booklets for children from the series "Tzayer" [Hebrew: Paint], published by Benjamin Barlevy. Tel-Aviv, [1950s].
* "Tzayer Aleph-Beth" [Paint the Aleph-Beth] (booklet no. 187). * "Tzayer" [Tel-Hai] - illustrations of the roaring lion in Tel-Hai, Herzlyia Gymnasium, Rachel's Tomb, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Tower of David, and more. (Booklet no. 190). * "Tzayer Tziyurim" [Paint paintings] (booklet no. 193) * "Tzayer Tzmahim" [Paint plants] (Booklet no. 256).
4 booklets,  pp per booklet, approx. 24.5X16.5 cm. Condition varies. Overall good condition.
"Milhamtenu", "war of Israel's revival in 1948, historic game". Published by B. Barlevy, Tel-Aviv, [late 1950s]. Publication no. 201.
Didactic board game for children, "to learn about the Independence War". The game includes: colorful board ("Aviva" press), 52 playing cards, folded sheet with instructions, playing pieces and two dice. Also enclosed is a leaflet with the Israeli Declaration of Independence printed on one side, and on the other side: "For the tenth anniversary of the State of Israel it is important to know and remember the text of the Declaration of Independence, blessed is the generation that lived to see the establishment of the state and to live here".
Board: approx. 24X68 cm. Original cardboard box, illustrated, approx. 30X24 cm. Leaflets and board in overall good condition. Box is torn and damaged (detached and lacking pieces).
British Warships. Illustrated and published by P. Ruschkewitz, Tel-Aviv, 1941.
A booklet with three leaves of illustrations, designed to be cut out and assembled. A note is mounted on the reverse of the cover with printed instructions for assembly, in Hebrew and English.
 leaves, 24.5X17 cm. Good condition. Creases and some tears at margins and corners.
Not in NLI.
Three children's books with illustrations in color by Peretz Ruschkewitz. Tel-Aviv, [1950s].
1. Nevaker began HaChayot [we will visit the zoo], by M. Yehiel, 1956.  pp. 16.5X17 cm.
2. Aleph,Beth, Gimmel.  pp, approx. 16X16.5 cm.
3. Haverim Tovim [good friends].  pp, approx. 16.5X16.5 cm.
Overall good condition.
The three books are not in NLI.
Six children's books with illustrations by Peretz Ruschkewitz. Tel-Aviv: A. Levine-Epstein, 1954. Hebrew.
* Kulanu Nos’im! * LeEretz HaYeladim. * Bo Iti LaGan! * Oto, Oto, Otobus! * BaRakevet Israel * Ma Ani Rotzeh Lihiot?
 leaves in each booklet, approx. 15X16.5 cm. Overall fair condition: creases, tears, wear, adhesive tape, leaves and wrappers detached or loose.
Three children's books by "HaDod HaTov" - Shlomo Skolsky, with illustrations in color by Miriam Nick. Tel-Aviv, [1950s]. Hebrew.
1. "Mi moocher, mi koneh [Who sells and who buys]. Published by "El HaMa'ayan".  pp, Approx. 23.5X16 cm. The third leaf lacks a large piece. Tears to spine and slight defects.
2. BaRehovot Uba-Sderot [in the streets and in the boulevards]. Published by "Amichai".  pp, 22.5X15 cm. Tears to spine and some stains.
3. Al Sefat HaYam [on the beach]. Published by "Amichai".  pp, 22.5X15 cm. Small defects. Adhesive tape on back cover (by the spine). Lower right corner of back cover is missing.
Seder HaHaggadah. Afikim - "HaShomer HaTza'ir", 1937.
First Haggadah printed in Afikim. Many spring songs and illustrations. On page 11 appears a text which tells the story of this Kibbutz: "This is the second Pesach on our land - in Kibbutz Afikim…". On the front wrapper - illustration depicting the water tower in the Kibbutz with a floodlight illuminating pyramids.
 front wrapper (with title), 13, , 14-26 pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, small creases and tears, mainly to wrappers and to first and last leaves. Tears at margins of wrappers, some repaired with adhesive tape. Two paper strips pasted by the spine.
Passover Haggadah, Beit-Zera, 1940.
Non-traditional Haggadah, with naïve illustrations referring to current events and many texts about the World War and the state of the Jewish people. Includes literary texts which are not often found in similar Haggadot such as a Poem by Haim Lansky and a passage from the novel "The Peasants" by Reymont. Alongside texts with reference to the war, are many texts concerning agricultural work.
, 11 leaves, 33.5 cm. Fair condition. Back wrapper is missing. Front wrapper is partly lacking and mounted on a new Bristol cover. Last leaf is mounted on the back Bristol cover.
Passover Haggadah. Degania Bet, [late 1930s or early 1940s].
Non-traditional Haggadah, with some illustrations. Many texts about spring, alongside songs and texts from the Haggadah, the Bible and the Song of Songs.
,  leaves, 16.5X21 cm. Good condition. Margins slightly cut. Some stains and tears at margins of wrappers. Paper pasted to spine.
Passover haggadah. "HaGar'in", Ra'anana, 1943.
Non-traditional haggadah, with illustrations. Contains numerous texts on the Holocaust. Including: a "Yizkor" passage, an excerpt from the Book of Lamentations (chapter 1) surmounting an illustration of a family entering a concentration camp, and more.
The work brigade called "HaGar'in Ra'anana" [Ra'anana Core Group] was founded in Ra'anana in 1939 by a group of members of the HaBonim Movement. The core group members, headed by Giora and Senetta Yoseftal, aspired to establish a kibbutz for German-born immigrants, and in 1945 they founded Kibbutz Gal'ed (today called Even Yitzhak).
 front wrapper (with title), 7, , 8-19,  leaf,  back wrapper. Leaf 19 appears twice. 20 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases, some small tears. Tears to spine.
Passover haggadah. HaGar'in Kibbutz [Kibbutz Gal'ed], 1945.
Non-traditional haggadah, with illustrations. The haggadah is based on the "HaGar'in Ra'anana" haggadah (see previous item). The two haggadot contain many identical texts (including texts on the Holocaust), but there are differences between them, both textual and in their design and illustrations.
Kibbutz Gal'ed was established in 1945 by a core group of members of the HaBonim Movement. The present haggadah was printed shortly after its establishment, and it includes a text on the building of the kibbutz and illustrations of workers and of the kibbutz's first day.
 front wrapper (with title), 22 leaves, 20 cm. Front wrapper with cut edges, bordering the text and the illustration, and mounted on paper. Back wrapper missing. The haggadah text is in good condition. Light creases and isolated stains. Small tears (open) on some leaves.
Passover Haggadah. Kvutzat Nizanim, 1945.
A non-traditional Haggadah, with several "title pages", with allegorical illustrations. Includes traditional texts alongside texts about spring, World War II and the holocaust. Printed on the back wrapper: "Kvutzat Nizanim Hamama". "Hamama" is the name of the Arab village acquired by JNF, where members of Kvutzat "Nizanim" established their Kibbutz which, as is well known, was occupied by the Egyptian army during the Independence War, was re-occupied by IDF toward the end of the war and finally was established in a different location, some 3 kilometers south of the original location.
, 28,  leaves (leaf 27 appears twice), 16X21 cm. Good condition. Stains on wrappers. Tears at margins of wrappers. Pen inscription on the back wrapper.
1. Passover haggadah. Eilon, 1944. "Decorations by Motzik".
Non-traditional haggadah, with illustrations. Accompanied by many interesting texts on the Holocaust (with references to ghettos and death camps, as well as to partisans in the Soviet Union), text on the founding of the kibbutz, and more. The illustration on the first page is hand-colored.
 leaves, 16X21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Small tears to wrappers. A piece (about 2X6 cm) cut out from the front wrapper.
2. Passover haggadah. Ein Gev, 1941.
Non-traditional haggadah, with illustrations. With texts containing references to the Holocaust, a text on the illegal immigrants of the ship "Patria", a text on the founding of the kibbutz, and more. Ends with the poem "Hoshlim Po" [Here We Forge]. Illustration on front wrapper and additional illustration in the haggadah text - linocuts.
 front wrapper (with title), 30 pp, 21 cm. End missing (no back wrapper). Good condition. Slight defects. Stains (mostly on front wrapper). Tears to front wrapper. Torn piece (open) on last leaf.
1. Passover Haggadah. Sdot-Yam Caesarea, [probably, 1942].
Opens with a sharp "Yizkor" text, ending with the sentence "If I forget the Diaspora I shall forget my right arm". Further in the Haggadah appear more texts with references to current events.
 leaves, 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains and some tears, some repaired with glue. Corrections in pen on some leaves.
2. Passover Haggadah. Sdot-Yam Caesarea, 1946.
, 20,  pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, mainly to first and last leaves. Slight creases and stains to wrappers.
3. Passover Haggadah. Sdot-Yam Caesarea, 1949.
"the foreign rule in the country is over… Israeli forces won all the battles…".
, 25,  pp, 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains, mainly to first and last leaves. Slight creases and tears to wrappers, some repaired with adhesive tape.
Five non-traditional haggadot, with illustrations. * Merhavia HaShomer HaTza'ir Kibbutz, 1942. * Gesher, 1944. * Ga'aton, 1946. * Kfar Gil'adi, 1946. * Hulata, 1948. All contain references to the Holocaust.
Size and condition vary. Cover of the Hulata haggadah is detached and torn and a leaf is detached from the Ga'aton haggadah.
Entdecktes Judenthum, oder, Gründlicher und wahrhaffter Bericht, welchergestalt die verstockte Juden die Hochheilige Dreyeinigkeit, Gott Vater. erschrecklicher Weise lästern [Judaism Unmasked - a thorough and real report about the horrifying manner in which the stubborn Jews slander the Holy Trinity and disgrace it], by Johann Andreas Eisenmenger. Berlin (on the title page: Koenigsberg), 1711. Two volumes. German and some Hebrew.
Eisenmenger (1654-1704) - a German orientalist and professor of Semitic languages, considered one of the first bearers of anti-Semitism in the new era. This book was dubbed by writer and historian Shimon Dubnov the "Encyclopedia of the Hatred of Jews". Eisenmenger mastered the Bible, Talmud and rabbinical writings and met with Jewish scholars and rabbis, seeking to retrieve references against the Christian faith. For 19 years he presented himself as a person meaning to approach Judaism and study its sources in order to eventually convert; in 1694 he even printed the Hebrew Bible in Frankfurt and was granted the approbation of Rabbi David Gruenhut, who mentioned him in the introduction as an "exalted scholar". The book Entdecktes Judenthum - "Judaism Unmasked" - is an extensive study, written in an apparently reliable scientific manner, against Judaism and its dangers to Christianity, and is considered to this day a classic of modern anti-Semitism.
The present edition is the second one, printed clandestinely in violation of an injunction against the book, seven years after the author's death. In order to avoid prosecution, the printers "forged" the place of publication and noted the city of Koenigsberg, which was outside the jurisdiction of Emperor Joseph I.
 leaves, 1016 pp;  leaves, 1111 pp,  leaves [in other copies these leaves are bound at the beginning of the first volume], approx. 19.5 cm. Good condition. Some creases and light stains. Tears and defects to bindings.
Jüdische Merckwürdigkeiten [Jewish Oddities], by Johann Jacob Schudt. Four parts in two volumes. Frankfurt and Leipzig, 1714-1718. German, German in Hebrew characters and some Hebrew.
The monumental work by Johann Jacob Schudt (1664-1772), seeking to understand the reasons for the Jews' oddities and customs. Schudt, an orientalist, linguist and scholar, devoted his entire career to the study of the Jews, and this work constitutes a summary of his work of many years.
The work contains descriptions of the Jews' living quarters, dress, holidays, literature and spiritual world, alongside a complex of anti-Semitic opinions in the guise of science. The book includes, uniquely, a chapter devoted entirely to the Jewish body - its shape, appearance and even smell, marking it as one of the first compositions of racial anti-Semitism.
The book contains four parts: the first part addresses the dispersion of Jewish communities throughout the world; the second part describes the history of the Jews in Frankfurt; the third part includes Schudt's "field work" (containing most of his "discoveries"); the fourth part contains various additions (printed about four years after the other three).
The work is accompanied by various engravings, including the engraving "The Jew's Sow" (Judensau), a portrait of the author, and more.
First volume:  leaves, 582 pp,  leaf;  leaves, 432, 383,  pp;  leaves, 358,  leaves +  engraved plates (including three small plates and one folded plate). 20.5 cm. Second volume:  leaves, 320 pp; 447 pp; , 192 pp,  leaves, 48 pp +  engraved plates (two small and two folded) and two full-page engravings.  leaf missing at the end of the book. One engraving may be missing. 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Vellum bindings of the period. Tear, 3 cm long, to the bottom of the spine of the first volume. Stamps and bookplate.
Merckwürdige Staats-Assemblée in dem Reiche derer Todten, zwischen einem gantz besondern Klee-Blat, oder, Dreyen unartigen Staats-Ministern, nemlich: dem Duc de Ripperda, dem Grafen von Hoymb, und dem Juden Süß-Oppenheimer, unknown author. Amsterdam: "Hermann van der Haue", 1738. German.
Anti-Semitic work. An imaginary encounter between three officials who were put on trial: Joseph Süß Oppenheimer ("Suss the Jew", 1698-1738), Juan Guillermo Ripperdá (1680-1737), and Karl Heinrich von Hoymb (1694-1736).
At the beginning of the book is an engraving presenting the supposed encounter, containing hints regarding the life stories and circumstances of death of the participants.
, 192 pp +  engraved plate. 19.5 cm. Good condition. New binding and endpapers. Cut margins, with slight damage to text on one page.
Herko Pater's Grosser Illustrirter Volksparteiischer Kalender, anti-Semitic almanac edited by Julius Markus [editor of the humoristic weekly "Herko Pater"]. Budapest, 1895. German.
Useful almanac with month plates, charts for recording expenses and income and dozens of pages of anti-Semitic humor; caricatures, humoristic songs and accompanying texts by a variety of illustrators and authors.
, 26-58,  pp. 24.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Professionally repaired tears to a number of leaves (open tears, without damage to text, to title page). Scribble in pen on title page. New binding and endpapers.
Not in OCLC.
De Wandelende Jood [The Wandering Jew]. Game board based on the book "The Wandering Jew" by Eugene Sue. Amsterdam: Erve Wijsmuller, and Metz: Fabriques d'Estampes de Ganzel. [Second half of the 19th century]. Dutch and French.
Lithograph game board, hand-colored. On the board is a route with 63 stations, with illustrations of scenes out of "The Wandering Jew" (accompanied by short descriptions in French). The game rules are printed in Dutch in the center of the board, alongside the last station on the route - the arrival of the "Wandering Jew" in Paris.
53.5X44.5 cm. Good condition. Slightly darkened margins. A few minor stains. Tears to margins (some open), professionally repaired (one small tear is not respaired). Near the bottom left corner is a long repaired tear, with minimal damage to the illustration.
The New Game of the Jew, game board. London: J. Wallis… M. Dunnet… and J. Wallis jun., 27 May 1807. English.
The game board consists of eleven sections. In the center is an image of a Jew seated at a table and counting his money (hand-colored). The numeral 7 appears on one of the moneybags on his table. The rest of the board is divided into squares containing the numerals 2-6 and 8-11. Printed above the central image are the rules of the game, and above them is the number 12. The game is based on a different game called Glückshaus, widespread in the Middle Ages.
Approx. 48X41 cm. Good-fair condition. Cut margins. Repaired tears (some long). Some stains. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
Landstrum, color caricature printed on cloth. Signed in print: Wilhelm Zoeleer. Vienna: Atzgersdorfer Druck Fabrik Jacob Egg, Vienna, [late 19th century].
This satirical image portrays Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria inspecting Jews and other ethnic types as they enter military service. The borders feature the provincial emblems of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The title of the caricature is printed in the four corners, in German, Hungarian, Slovak and Italian.
76X77 cm. Good condition. Folding marks.
Wiener! Wollt ihr den ins Rathaus Tragen? Nein! dann wählet Deutschnational! [Viennese! You want to drag them to the city hall? No! vote for the National German Party]. Printed by U. Berger, Vienna, [between the two world wars]. German.
An anti-Semitic poster issued by the Deutschnational party in Austria. In the center of the poster appears an illustration of an Austrian man carrying a Jew on his back.
47X63 cm. Good condition. Creases. Some stains. Some repaired tears (slightly affecting printer's details on the lower part of the poster; with color correction).
Самый старый из богов [The Oldest of the Gods], illustrated anti-Semitic poster. Published by the atheist journal Безбожник у станка (Bezbozhnik u Stanka). [Moscow, 1920s]. Deisgn: Dmitry Stakhievich Orlov. Signed in the plate - "D. Moor". Russian.
Caricature depicting the Jewish God - a one-eyed figure wearing a tallit and phylacteries, holding the Tablets of the Law and seated atop a treasure chest, with a Jew in its lap. Printed beneath the caricature is an anti-Semitic Russian text that connects Judaism with capitalism.
Approx. 69X51.5 cm. Good condition. Numerous creases. Stain to top right corner. A number of small tears. Slightly cut on margins. Mounted on old linen cloth.
The Greatest Laughing Play of the Age, Goldstein and Murphy Inc., Written by Robert J. Sherman. Printed by Quigley Litho. Co. K. C., Kansas City, USA, [1910s].
An advertising poster for a humorous play, "Goldstein and Murphy". Printed on the left margins is the summary of the play: "Maggie Murphy tries to keep her son Barney from marrying Rebecca the daughter of her Jewish partner Abie Goldstein". On the top left corner appears Goldstein's portrait with stereotypic Jewish features.
68.5X104 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks, numerous tears at margins, with lacking pieces of paper. Mounted on old cloth, stained.
Four anti-Israeli posters, illustrated by artists from the "Militant Pencil" group (Боевой карандаш, Boevoi Karandash). Leningrad (St. Petersburg): Художник РСФСР (Xudoznik RSFSR), 1971-1972. Russian.
Anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist posters, with color illustrations and rhymed Russian text. One of the posters shows the figure of "Uncle Sam" delivering American warplanes to Moshe Dayan.
One of the posters was illustrated by F. [Fyodor] Nelyubin (Федор Нелюбин). The other three were illustrated by J. [Joseph] Yefimovsky (Жозеф Ефимовский).
The "Militant Pencil" group of artists was active in Leningrad beginning in 1939, creating satirical posters and illustrations on diverse subjects related to Russian and international politics.
Approx. 42.5X57 cm. Good overall condition. Slight defects to some of the posters.
Personal invitation and a guide to the exhibition "Der Ewige Jude" (the Eternal Jew), displayed by the Nazi Party Ministry of Propaganda. Munich and Berlin, 1937. German.
1. "Der Ewige Jude, 265 Bilddokumente", a comprehensive booklet with 265 photographs, by Hans Diebow. Munich-Berlin, 1937. The booklet opens with an explanation of what the Nazis marked as the main characteristic of a Jew: the nose; followed by a review of the history of Jews during the middle Ages, European Jews and the modern Jew. The book also describes the "cruelty" of Jews towards animals, the Jewish financial world, and more. 128 pp, 25 cm. Good condition. Slight defects. Tears to spine. Signatures in pencil on title page and on front cover.
2. Invitation to an exhibition, typewritten and signed by hand, for Dr. Ludwig from Cologne. Sent from Munich on November 9, 1937. A personal handwritten note to the receiver appears on the bottom of the invitation.  leaf. 21 cm. Good condition. Stains and a horizontal folding mark.
Enclosed: original envelope in which the invitation was sent, with a postal stamp and an ink-stamp: "Der ewige Jude, Grosses politiche Schau. Munchen, Hauptstadt der Bewegung", and a typed note with information about the exhibition in the press.
Confirmation of transfer of money to the "Ha'avara" company, owned jointly by the Anglo-Palestine Bank, Bank of the Temple Society and the Jewish Agency. Printed certificate with handwritten details and ink-stamp of the Bank of the Temple Society. 1936. English.
The Transfer Agreement (Haavara) was signed in 1933 between the government of Nazi Germany and the Jewish Agency, with the aim of transferring the possessions and capital of Germany's Jews to Palestine. The agreement caused a major conflict in the Jewish community in Palestine and in the Diaspora, related among other things to the moral propriety of negotiating with the Nazis and the economic gain to be derived there from.
 leaf, 22X25 cm. Good condition. Creases to margins and some stains. Filing holes.
Passport (identity) photo of Mordechai Anielewicz, commander of the Jewish Fighting Organization in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. [Poland, mid-late 1930s].
There are a few known photographs of Anielewicz, who was killed in combat with the Nazis during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising at the age of 24, but the present photograph was previously unknown.
Mordechai Anielewicz (born 1919 or 1920, killed 8 May 1943) - commander of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, born in an impoverished Warsaw neighborhood, completed the "Laor" Jewish secondary school in the city and joined the Shomer HaTza'ir movement. About a week after the outbreak of World War II he fled Warsaw with a group of friends, alumni of the youth movement, who fled eastwards, assuming that was where the Polish resistance to the Germans would operate. When the territories of Eastern Poland were occupied by the Soviet Army, Anielewicz and his companions attempted to cross the border into Romania in order to create an escape route for youth on their way to Palestine, but there Anielewicz was arrested and imprisoned in a Soviet prison. After his release he returned to occupied Warsaw, continuing to Vilnius, where refugees, members of youth movements and party members from Warsaw had arrived. Anielewicz demanded from his movement comrades to send a core group of instructors back into occupied German territory, in order to continue their clandestine educational and political activities; he and his girlfriend Mira Fuchrer were among the first to volunteer to return to Warsaw. Beginning in January 1940, Anielewicz became the leader of the underground "Shomer HaTza'ir" movement, organizing youth groups and instructing them, taking part in the publication of underground newspapers, managing conventions and seminars, and often travelling illegally to settlements and branches of the movement in outlying ghettoes.
With the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, and following the first reports of the mass murder of Jews in the territories of the East, Anielewicz's position and interests changed, and he turned to the organization of self-defense forces in the ghetto. In 1942, as the deportations to the death camps expanded, Anielewicz travelled to Czestochowa to organize an uprising. He returned to Warsaw following reports of the Great Aktzia, during which most of the ghetto's Jews were deported, and was among the founders of the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB) in the Warsaw Ghetto in October 1942. Anielewicz was chosen to lead to organization, despite his military inexperience, and on 18 January 1943 he led her first battle against the Germans, who had entered the ghetto to carry out another deportation.
On Passover Eve, 19 April 1943, German forces entered the ghetto and were ambushed by the rebel forces - the ZOB, the Jewish Military League (ZZW) and the Polish Resistance. On the morning of April 20th the combatants were issued an ultimatum to lay down their weapons and surrender by 10 am; the ultimatum was rejected by the ghetto defenders. On 8 May, the Germans discovered a large bunker on 18 Miła Street, which served as the ZOB's headquarters, where most of the organization's surviving leadership was staying, together with dozens of other rebels. The fighters refused to surrender to the Germans and decided to carry out a mass suicide by swallowing cyanide pills. Among the fallen was Mordechai Anielewicz. His deputy Marek Edelman, together with several dozen fighters, were able to escape to the Aryan side with the help of JCO combatant Simcha Rotem (Kazik) a few days later.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is considered the largest and most significant uprising of Jews against Nazis during the Holocaust, becoming a symbol of Jewish resistance along with the figure of Anielewicz himself, which has come to symbolize leadership, courage, and sacrifice.
4X6.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Slight defects to the lower side and lower reverse side. Stains to reverse.
Six photographs documenting a visit to Germany by Mufti Haj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini. [Germany, ca. 1943].
The photographs show al-Husseini, accompanied by a number of Nazi senior officials, dressed in uniforms, and a number of government officials, dressed in civilian clothes, during a tour apparently held at a camp in Germany (possibly, a camp of The German Labour Front). A lineup held for the visitors of the camp is seen in some of the photographs.
All the photographs are marked on reverse with the stamp "Photo-Gerhards Trebbin". The photographer's mark attests that they were developed in Trebbin, Germany, and may have been shot in its environs.
These photographs, previously unknown, document an unidentified visit to Germany by al-Husseini. We were unable to identify the men in the photographs. However, according to some speculations, among the photographed are possibly the Croatian politician Mile Budak (a member of the Ustase Party who served as Croatian envoy to Germany in 1941-1943), Iraqi politician Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, Fritz Grobba (the German ambassador to Iraq, later in charge of Middle Eastern affairs at the German Foreign Ministry, known for his ties to al-Husseini and Rashid Ali al-Gaylani during al-Gaylani's revolt against the Iraqi government and in the following years) and the Austrian politician Arthur Seyss-Inquart.
Haj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini (1895?-1974) served as the Mufti of Jerusalem during the British Mandate period, in the years 1921-1937, and was known as one of the most important and influential leaders of the Palestinian Arabs and the Palestinian national movement.
Al-Husseini was born in Jerusalem to an eminent and well-established Palestinian-Arab family, many of whose members served in religious and political leadership roles. Al-Husseini studied in Jerusalem, Cairo and Istanbul, and with the outbreak of World War I was drafted to the Ottoman army. After his military service he returned to Jerusalem, where, among other things, he recruited volunteers for the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire (1916-1918).
Al-Husseini was a member of a number of Arab organizations and clubs with nationalist leanings. As part of his activities in these organizations, he was among the chief instigators of the 1920 riots, occurring in Jerusalem during the Nabi Musa festival. As a result he gained fame among the Arab public. In the aftermath of the riots, the British authorities issued an arrest warrant against al-Husseini and Aref al-Aref (a journalist who participated in the incitement leading up to the riots), and the two fled to the Transjordan. They were sentenced in absentia to ten years of imprisonment, but in the same year were pardoned by British High Commissioner Herbert Samuel (following appeals by a number of sheikhs and dignitaries from the Transjordan).
In 1921 al-Husseini was appointed Mufti of Jerusalem, and later chosen to serve as president of the Supreme Muslim Council. In these roles he acted against Jewish settlement of Palestine and in favor of Palestinian nationalism, contributing, among other things, to the 1929 Riots and the 1936-1939 Arab Revolt (al-Husseini was one of the initiators and organizers of the revolt, and the chairman of the Arab Higher Committee).
In 1937, after the British outlawed the Arab Higher Committee and dispersed the Supreme Muslim Council, al-Husseini fled to Lebanon, where he stayed for about two years before moving to Iraq. In Iraq he joined the politician Rashid Ali al-Gaylani and contributed significantly to the planning and organization of the revolt led by al-Gaylani in 1941. Following the revolt, al-Gaylani established a pro-Nazi government that demanded the expulsion of the British from Iraq, but his government did not last for long, and with the collapse of the coup, al-Husseini and al-Gaylani left Iraq. Al-Husseini first traveled to Fascist Italy (where he even met Mussolini), then to Nazi Germany. Al-Gaylani also arrived in Germany.
Haj Amin al-Husseini's ties with the Nazis, initiated before he had arrived in Germany, grew closer during his stay there: he had contacts with the German Foreign Ministry, with the upper echelons of the S.S. and the Gestapo, and even met with Adolf Hitler (their first meeting was in November 1941). One of al-Husseini's goals was to secure a joint German-Italian declaration recognizing the independence and unity of the Arab states, and the right of these states to act against the establishment of a national home for the Jews in Palestine. One of his major contributions to the German war effort as part of his activities in favor of the Axis Powers was the recruitment of fighters to the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS in 1943. This division, called Handschar, was established by the Germans in the region of Croatia under the rule of the pro-Nazi Ustase Party (which then included Bosnia and Herzegovina). Most of the recruits were from among the Muslim population of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the recruitment was carried out with the encouragement of al-Husseini, who was sent there especially by the German authorities. In addition, al-Husseini established the "Arab Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question" in Berlin - an institute founded with German funding and constituting the Berlin parallel to the "Institute for the Study of the Jewish Problem" active in Frankfurt, whose declared objective was the expulsion of the Jews from German territory. As a result of these and other activities, al-Husseini was included at the end of World War II in the list of "war criminals" of the Yugoslav Committee Investigating the War Crimes of the Occupiers and their Collaborators.
Al-Husseini's relations with the Axis Powers have been closely studied and still arouse questions. Some see his collaboration with the Germans as motivated by the pragmatic interests of a leader who sought to acquire a strong ally in support of Arab national goals, while others associate his collaboration with his enthusiasm for German policies towards the Jews and their plan for a "Final Solution", and even with an aspiration on his part to expand the genocide to Palestine as well.
6 photographs, approx. 6.5X9.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains, tears and creases.
Studio photograph, black-and-white, of a Jewish family during the Holocaust. [Apparently France, 1943].
Photograph of a Jewish couple and their son wearing a yellow badge. Embossed signature on lower margins (P. Dicos?), dated by hand on reverse, in French - 29 December 1943.
Approx. 7X11 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases (mostly to margins).
Schutz-Pass ["Protective passport"], granted to Irene Homoki (Schwarcz), on behalf of the Swedish ambassador on 22 September 1944. German and Hungarian.
The "Protective passport" testifies that its holder is under the protection of the State of Sweden. Signed by hand by Carl Ivan Danielsson, the Swedish ambassador, with two stamps of the Swedish embassy in Budapest, and with another signature (quick and formless) - in the hand of Raoul Wallenberg.The activity of the Swedish ambassador in Budapest to help the Jews began just a short while after the 1944 German occupation of Hungary. The Swedish ambassador, Danielsson, issued Swedish temporary passports for Hungarian Jews who had family or commercial ties with Swedish subjects. In July 1944, after many of the Hungarian Jews had already been deported to Auschwitz, Raoul Wallenberg was sent to Budapest by the Swedish foreign ministry to help assist the Jews who were still left in the city.
The Hungarian and German authorities usually respected the authority of the Swedish ambassador, and Wallenberg managed to issue thousands of "protective passports" which protected the Jews, even though they weren't valid by law. Wallenberg also acted in other ways to save the Hungarian Jews. Part of this activity was the establishment of safe-houses for Jews, and attempts to pressure senior members of the Nazi regime to stop the transportation of Jews to Auschwitz. According to testimonies, he would arrive at the train station where the Jews were all gathered before a transport to Auschwitz, demanding to release those holding "protective passports". In 1966 Raoul Wallenberg was proclaimed by Yad Vashem as one of the "Righteous among the Nations".
Leaf, 34 cm. Fair condition. Creases and folding marks. Tears to folding lines and margins. Vertical folding line reinforced with two pieces of adhesive tape (old). Pencil inscriptions on leaf verso.
Collection of documents and certificates belonging to Imre Fodor (Amir Doron). Most are from Budapest, first half of the 1940s (with a number of earlier or later documents). Hungarian, German and some Russian.
Fodor, born in 1923, studied in Budapest and was a member of the "Zionist Youth" movement. After the German invasion of Hungary he volunteered to assist the Budapest Jewish Council, joining rescue actions undertaken by the Red Cross. Among other things, he was involved in the transfer of forged certificates to those in need, and took part in the release of Jews arrested by members of the "Arrow Cross" party. After the war he took part in the "Bricha" movement. In 1948 he immigrated to Israel, where he served in the IDF and the Israel Police.
This interesting collection of items includes, among other things, official certificates and documents reflecting Fodor's activities in Budapest following the German occupation. Items include:
* "Protective letter" - official document issued by the foreign interests department of the Swiss Embassy in Budapest, issued to Imre Fodor and his mother in October 1944. The document confirms that their names appear on a collective Swiss passport and that they should be considered as carrying a valid passport. Marked with the stamp of the "Legation de Suisse, Budapest" [Swiss Legation, Budapest]. Such protective letters were issued by Carl Lutz, later honored as one of the Righteous among Nations, as part of an operation to rescue Jews which he undertook in his role as vice-consul at the Swiss Embassy in Budapest.
* Two certificates issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Hungary (one in the name of Imre Fodor and the other in his mother's name), confirming their residence in a house protected by the Red Cross (on Benczur Street in Budapest). Budapest, December 1944. Marked with the stamp of the "Comité International de la Croix Rouge, Delegation en Hongrie" [the International Committee of the Red Cross in Hungary, Hungarian Delegation], and signed by hand.
* "Meal ticket" (Etkezesi Jegy), issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Hungary. December 1944.
* Igazolvány megkülönböztető jelzés viselésére kötelezett zsidó személy részére, identity card in the name of Imre Fodor, permitting him, as a Jewish-Hungarian worker, to move freely around Budapest between the hours of 6 and 8. The card is signed and includes a photograph of Fodor wearing a yellow badge.
* Identity card issued by the Red Cross, confirming that its owner works in the service of the Red Cross Committee in Hungary and is under its protection. The card was issued in 1944 and includes a photograph of Fodor (though it bears a different name).
* "Arbetsausweis" card (work permit) issued by the security police and the SD in Hungary (Befehlshaber der Sicherheitspolizei und des Sicherheitsdienstes in Ungarn), with details filled in by hand. Signed by hand and stamped with an ink stamp.
* Arm band embroidered with the inscription "B.D.S Ungarn"; apparently issued by the security police and the SD in Hungary.
* A number of documents in Hungarian, including marriage certificates, a death certificate, a birth certificate, and other official certificates.
* A number of handwritten leaves, a letter written on a postcard and a number of other notes.
Total of about 30 items. Size and condition vary (wear, stains and tears to some of the items).
Six vouchers and a ticket issued by the Lodz Ghetto Judenrat (Der Alteste Der Juden In Litzmannstadt). Lodz, [ca. 1939-1944]. German and Polish.
1-5. Five milk vouchers (Karta Mleczna / Milch Karte), printed on both sides and filled in by hand, issued to the ghetto's children. Three vouchers in German and two in Polish (different). One of the German vouchers is printed on one side only; on its reverse are details in handwriting and ink stamps (may have been used to receive a different product).
6. Cigarette Voucher (Zigaretten-Karte), printed (German and Yiddish) and filled in by hand. Issued in 1942.
7. Personal card, printed and filled in by hand, of one of the ghetto inmates. At the bottom appears an ink stamp reading: "Gestorben" (deceased). German.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains and creases, closed and open tears (mostly small, to margins). Dark stains to three of the milk cards.
Album containing 33 philatelic items from the period of World War II and the Holocaust, [ca. 1940-1946].
Arranged on the album's leaves are a variety of original philatelic items - letters, envelopes, postcards and stamps - accompanied by texts (Spanish) with explanations, and by high-quality photographs (most of the photographs present the item's reverse). Items include: postcard of the Judenrat at the Prague Ghetto, postcards sent from the Lodz Ghetto, a postcard with a stamp of the Judenrat at Warsaw Ghetto, postcards and envelopes with various postal stampings, a number of stamps, and other items.
Size and condition vary. Some of the items are in poor condition, and some are in good to very good condition.
Collection of items, handwritten and typed, documenting the life of the couple Wolf and Rachael Munic after the holocaust. Linz, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamilton (Canada) and some other locations. Late 1940s to early 1970s. English, Yiddish, some German.
* Memoires handwritten by Wolf Munic, in Yiddish, documenting the years 1941-1948. It seems that these were written around the year 1948.  leaves (22 handwritten pages). Possibly some leaves are missing. Approx. 30 cm. Stains and dampstains. Folding marks, closed and open tears (mainly at margins, some slightly affecting text). Ink stains (affecting text).
* Two affidavits, typewritten and filled out by hand, certifying the marriage of Rachael and Wolf Munic. Issued in April 1948, by Standesamt Linz a. d. Donau. German.
* "Ketubah D’Irkesa" recording the marriage of Zeev and Rachael Munic (printed in Aramaic, with handwritten details in Hebrew). Signed on Kislev 3, 5709 , in Linz.
* Refugee-Card in the name of Wolf Munic, issued by PCIRO (Preparatory Commission for the International Refugee Organization). A form filled out by typewriter with Munic's details, photograph and photographs of his fingerprint. Issued in Wegscheid/Linz in 1947. English.
* Refugee-booklet for Rachael Munic. Issued in 1949 by "International Refugee Organization" in Wegschied camp.
* Immigrant-card for a ship passenger in the name of Wolf Munic.
* Six letters concerning reparation payments due to Rachael Munic by the German government. English.
* An official letter from "Amt für Wiedergutmachung" (German reparations office) announcing that Rachael Munic will receive an increased amount. 1966.
* Documents concerning the naturalization process of the couple Munic in Canada and their life afterwards; among them: two Canadian citizenship certificates (issued in 1955); two Canadian passports; seven letter from Canadian authorities; notes, vouchers and other documents.
Total of about 30 items. Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition. Ink-stamps and autographs on many of the official documents.
Eleven documents and certificates, printed and filled in by hand and on a typewriter, belonging to Holocaust survivor Jacob Fassler. Germany (mostly from Frankfurt) and Jerusalem, 1945-1950. English, German and some Hebrew.
Documents include: * Permit from Der Oberbürgermeister Wohnungsamt, Frankfurt a. M. (Frankfurt Municipal Housing Bureau) to resume residence in the city, from 1945. * Driving license issued to Fassler in Frankfurt in 1946. * Identity card for a taxi driver, issued by the European Command (the American forces in West Germany) in 1947. * Two entry permits to the Frankfurt Compound, for work purposes (two different permits, one for day entry and the other for night entry), issued in 1947. * Identifying card for Fassler, issued by the Jüdisches Komitee Committee of Liberated Jews, from 1947. * Letter written on a form of the Jewish Agency "Search Bureau for Missing Relatives", in the handwriting of Fanny Fassler, 1945 (German), and other items. Different ink stamps on the documents.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains, creases and tears to margins. Folding marks to some of the items. One of the documents is torn widthwise and repaired with adhesive tape to reverse.
Photo-album of a soldier in the Royal Air Force (RAF), recording the end of World War II. Germany and Holland, [May], 1945.
In the album are 83 photographs of airplanes, soldiers of the RAF (including photographs of their activities during leisure time) and war scenes, including nine photographs of Belsen (Bergen-Belsen) concentration camp shortly after its liberation (some of them are disturbing), photographs of destroyed buildings in Hamburg and of other cities in Germany as well as several photographs from Holland and Belgium. Some photographs are titled by hand on the reverse; some are dated while others are titled on the album leaves.
Average size: 9X14 cm, album: 32.5 cm. Photographs in good condition, creases at margins of some photographs and some defects. Album in fair condition, with some loose leaves. Stained and distorted cover.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.