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.
Poster on behalf of Herut movement. Lito. printing press A. Kaufman & Co. [late 1948 or early 1949]. Hebrew.
Illustration of the walls of Jerusalem and the Tower of David. In the center is an outline of the map of Greater Israel and on the lower part is the inscription "The wall of the Old City is not the border of Jerusalem, the Jordan is not the border of our country, the sea is not the border of our people" (Hebrew), (a quotation from Menachem Begin's speech, delivered in Jerusalem in 1948).
48X67.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, some stains and small tears (lacking lower left corner). Ink-stamp deleted with black ink on upper part of poster. The entire poster is mounted on thin, acid-free, paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
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.
Illustrated advertising poster for "Sport" cigarettes. "Monsohn" lithographic press, Jerusalem, [second half of the 1930s]. Hebrew and English.
Fine illustration of two sprinters, beneath them a box of "Sport" cigarettes and the inscription, "The healthiest cigarette you can smoke".
Approx. 65X47 cm. Good condition. Stains to bottom part of the poster. Some repaired tears. Open tears, repaired, to bottom right corner and bottom part of the poster (with damage to printer's details and to part of the illustration).
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
Sur Les Champs Juifs De L'Ukraine, Issachar Ryback [On the Jewish Fields of Ukraine, Issachar Ryback]. Paris, 1926. French.
Album with 25 high-quality reproductions (one in color), depicting Jewish figures and Jewish craftsmen in Ukraine. Introduction by André Salmon. Copy no. 7 (numbered in Roman numerals) out of an edition of 50 copies printed on "Hollande B.F.K." paper. Signed by Ryback on the colophon page.
On one of the opening blank pages is a dedication handwritten and signed by Ryback, in Russian: "to friends of art... Henrietta Mironovna and Joseph Abramovitz, Greetings". The dedication is signed: "Ryback and Rybachka: (the words "and Rybachka" were added, probably, by the artist's wife), and dated - Paris, March 12, 1927.
15 pp,  leaf,  plates,  leaf, 38 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Some defects and tears at margins of leaves. Creases and some tears to tissue guards. Some leaves repaired with adhesive tape. Defects to binding.
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.
"He agreed with Kennedy - to bring them back", illustrated election poster on behalf of the "Herut" Movement. "Aviva" press, [ca. 1961]. Hebrew.
Colorful, illustrated poster. The illustration shows David Ben-Gurion opening a gate to Israel for a convoy of Palestinian refugees. On the left, above the convoy, is a portrait of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser. Printed above the illustration are the inscription "He agreed with Kennedy - to bring them back" and a quote from Ben-Gurion: "I've reached a significant degree of understanding with President Kennedy on the question of the refugees". Printed beneath the illustration is the inscription "Prevent a catastrophe! Vote Het".
69.5X49.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some creases.
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.
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.
"Manah" Danish butter, illustrated advertising poster. Strod press, [Tel Aviv, 1930s / early 1940s]. Design: Rudy Deutsch (Dayan).
This lot includes five posters from the printing process - the poster's final version (printed in five colors) and four additional posters showing the different color layers (each printing added another color to the poster).
5 posters, 49.5X34.5 cm. Condition varies. Stains. Creases, small holes and defects to margins.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
"Down with the Occupation 1967-1987”, portfolio with sixty-seven prints by Israeli and Palestinian artists. Published by "Artists for Freedom of Speech", June 16, 1987.
Sixty-seven prints, by Israeli and Palestinian artists. Accompanied by a title page, signed by some of the artists, and numbered 36/200.
* 28 of the prints are signed and numbered in handwriting (out of editions of 100); these include prints by Ruth Schloss, Moshe Gershuni, Simcha Shirman, Dganit Berst, Raffi Lavie, Avishai Eyal, Gabi Klezmer, Yair Garbuz, Micha Ullman, Igael Tumarkin, Pamela Levi, Assad Azi, and others. Some are dated. One is marked "A.P".
* Four are signed and marked "A.P" (unnumbered).
* 15 prints are signed in handwriting and unnumbered.
* 20 prints are unsigned and unnumbered.
 title page +  prints, approx. 69X48.5 cm. Inserted in paper envelope and cardboard portfolio. Good overall condition. Tears to portfolio.
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).
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.
"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.
A Century of Finance, 1804 to 1904, the London House of Rothschild, by Jules Ayer. London: Wm. Neely, 1905. English.
A book dedicated to the London branch of the Rothschild banking family presenting their financial history during the years 1804-1904. The book contains information about the family and the banking enterprises over the mentioned years, portraits (plates) and a family-tree (double page plate), and more.
On one of the opening blank pages appears a handwritten dedication to Charles Weylands from the author Jules Ayer, from 1905 (English).
135 pp, 30 cm. Gilt-stamped blue leather binding. Gilt edges. Good condition. Some stains (mainly to tissue-guards preceding the plates). Defects and tears to binding.
"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").
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.
"VeHaOrvim Kor'im: Rak Ra, Rak Ra" [and the crows call: only bad, only bad], illustrated poster issued by Mapai party. Lit. printing "Dafna", [Bnei-Brak, 1950s?]. Hebrew.
Illustration of a pioneer sowing, with crows on his right side. On three crows appear the ballot letters of the parties "Maki", "Hatzionim HaKlaliyim" and "Herut". On the bottom appears the inscription "And the crows call: Rak Ra, Rak Ra" (Hebrew).
47.5X66 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and small tears. Inscription on upper right corner. The entire poster is mound on thin, acid-free, paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.
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.
"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).
Jaffa, "eleven woodcuts by Israel Feldman [Paldi]". Published by the artist with the cooperation of "Akhi'ever", Tel Aviv and Berlin, .
Ten woodcuts (out of a series of eleven) depicting Jaffa and Tel Aviv, accompanied by a leaf with a colophon and the works' titles. Unnumbered copy out of an edition of one hundred copies.
Enclosed are two printed leaves, in English and German, with the works' titles and the printing details. Inserted in original portfolio.
 leaf, 10 prints (each leaf is inserted in a passe-partout; one print is missing) +  leaves, 31 cm (the size of the woodcuts varies). Fair condition. Dark leaves. Small tears to leaf margins. Stains (mostly to passe-partout leaves). Stains and defects to portfolio.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.
Decorative plate. [Iran, ca. mid-20th century].
Engraved copper; zinc plated. Signed by the artist.
The images of Moses and Aaron appear in the center of the plate and around them the symbols of the Twelve Tribes. On top of the plate is a Menorah and on the margins are biblical figures and scenes: King Solomon, Jacob and Joseph, Daniel the Prophet, Samson (and the lion), Adam and eve, and more.
Diameter: 72 cm, height: 4.5 cm. Good condition. Some peelings of plating and bends. Suspension loop.
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).
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).