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.
Israel, 1954 100 Pruta copper-nickel. Bern mint. Krause Km #18.1.
Rare coin made of a non-magnetic metal, different from the common nickel clad steel. Its weight is different from the common type (7.5 g. instead of 7.3 g.).
See: "100 Pruta - types that have not been defined…" (Hebrew), by Amit Kamrat. From: Newsletter of Coins and Bills Collectors in Israel, issue no. 25, March 2011.
NGC MS63, UNC.
Jerusalem Mountains, 1928. Watercolor and acrylic on cardboard.
Signed and dated.
21.5X14 cm. Framed.
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".
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.
Enamel Keren HaYesod [United Israel Appeal] pin. Austria, .
The pin is designed as the emblem of Keren HaYesod, with a Hebrew inscription around the bottom margin reading, "Austria - TSH”CH ."
2X2.5 cm. Very Good condition. Small chip to enamel at top and small defect to clasp.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
Palestine coin, 1 Mil, 1927 - Holyland Souvenir Token / "Historical Holy land Coin". Type I.
Diameter: 28 mm. XF condition.
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.
"The Song of Songs", two prints by Salvador Dali (1904-1989), hand-colored.
Signed and numbered in pencil, out of an edition of 250 copies.
Leaves approx. 56X38 cm. Good condition.
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.
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.
Tomb of the Virgin Mary. Watercolor on paper. Jerusalem, 1918.
Signed, titled and dated.
Approx. 20X26 cm. Good condition. Framed (unexamined out of frame).
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.
"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).
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.