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Auction 56 Lot Number 7

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Flag Decoration with the Emblem of the First Zionist Congress – JNF

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.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 210

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Anti-Semitic Poster – Russia, 1920s

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.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 8

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Moses Montefiore – Letter of Thanks from the Leaders of the Calcutta Community and a Collection of Books Printed in His Honor, Mid-Late 19th Century

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 [1867]. * "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, [1886]. * "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, [1867]. * "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, [1885]. * 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, [1951].
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains and creases. Some tears to margins of part of the items. Slight defects to bindings.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 328

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“Survivants”, Dry Point Engravings and Etchings by Monique Frélaut – Portraits of Holocaust Survivors – Paris, 1945 – Numbered Copy

Survivants, eaux-fortes et pointes sèches originales de Monique Frélaut, présentées par Yanka Zlatin et Dorine Mantoux [Survivors, etchings and dry point engravings by Monique Frélaut…], Paris, 1945. French.
Portfolio with etchings and dry point engravings by Monique Frélaut - portraits of holocaust survivors who passed through Hotel Lutetia (hotel in Paris used as a repatriation center for holocaust survivors after the war).
The portfolio contains 30 etchings and engravings (most of them on separate leaves. One print appears on the cardboard cover of the portfolio), and was published by Dorine Mantoux and Sabine (Yanka) Zlatin, a Jewish-French woman who was known mainly for her work during the holocaust in the children's home in Izieu, France.
A numbered and signed copy, no. 78 out of an edition of 375 copies.
[29] paper sheets (some folded into two), 28 cm. Inserted in a cardboard cover (on which one of the portraits and the title of the portfolio are printed). Good condition. Clean leaves. Slight defects to cover. Dark spine.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 30

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Five Newspaper Issues – Establishment of the State of Israel – Jerusalem, May 1948

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". [2] 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".[2] 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.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 148

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Collection of Satirical and Humorous Booklets – Israel, 1909-1957

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.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 212

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Four Anti-Israeli Posters – Leningrad, 1971-1972

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.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 127

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Leah Goldberg – Layout of the Book “Gaddi and his Little Donkey” – Unpublished Children’s Book

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.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 64

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Gerardus Mercator – Atlas Minor – Amsterdam, 1610

Atlas Minor Gerardi Mercatoris. Amsterdam, [1610]. 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.
[4], 536, 545-664 pp [originally: [4], 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).

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Auction 56 Lot Number 96

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Collection of Items from the Estate of the Actress Hanna Rovina – Photographs, Letters and Other Items

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.
Collection includes:
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.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 139

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David Ben-Gurion – Interesting Handwritten Letter Addressing the Political and Societal Situation in Israel – Sde Boker, 1967

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.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 235

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Collection of Letters to Menachem Zaharoni from Internment Camps in Cyprus and Atlit, 1946-1947

24 handwritten letters sent to Menachem Zaharoni by his uncle, a holocaust survivor, Benjamin Yaroshevsky. Most of the letters were sent from the Internment Camp in Cyprus, two from Internment Camp in Atlit, and one from a Displaced Persons Camp in Bavaria. June 1946 to June 1947.
Mentioned in these letters are, among other topics, Yaroshevsky's grief after the holocaust, locating survivors, sentiment of revenge against the German nation, the Zionist enterprise, David Ben-Gurion, life in the internment camp and the Jewish identity.
In early letters Yaroshevsky deals in detail with the holocaust using, often enough, a harsh and sharp language. In a letter dated 27 Heshvan, 1947, for example, he writes: "why were we slaughtered at the last minute?....you want to kick, to burn and to bomb the whole world…".
Further on the letters are focused on the future of Zionism and building the land. In a letter dated Nisan 13, 1947, it is written: "No point in crying and weeping, this way we shall not save and not be saved, it is a new era in our history, a period of life and work, strengthening the people and gather the people to the land of their ancestors…".
Two letters were sent from Atlit internment camp and they reflect Yaroshevsky's overwhelming excitement following his arrival in Israel.
See items 146 and 234.
24 letters. Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Folding marks, stains and creases. Small tears at margins of several letters and filing holes to one letter (not affecting text). One letter is cut width-wise and lacks the upper part.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 319

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Henry Andrew Harper (1835-1900)

View of Jerusalem (Hezekiah's Pool). Watercolor.
Signed.
75X53 cm. Framed.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 374

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Palestine Railways Token – 1 Piaster – Without Serial Number

Palestine Railways Token, 1 Piaster.
The token was used by British officials of the Palestine Railways.
Obverse: the initials "PR" (Palestine Railways). No serial number. Obverse: the initials "PR" with a design on the bottom.
Diameter: 29 mm. VF condition. Thinner than other tokens of its type. Unusual edge.
Rare. Only very few copies are known worldwide

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Auction 56 Lot Number 364

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Hanukkah Lamp with Dedication Honoring Menachem Begin – Twentieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Revolt against the British – Etzel (Irgun)

Hanukkah lamp. [Israel, 1950s-1960s].
Cast and engraved brass.
Upright Hanukkah lamp, with the inscription "Israel" (Hebrew) and the emblems of the twelve tribes.
Engraved on the lamp's reverse is a dedication honoring Menachem Begin: "1944-1964, twentieth anniversary of the declaration of revolt against the British. To the commander of the National Military Organization in Palestine, Mr. Menachem Begin, with honor, Yitzhak Gan-Zvi and family" (Hebrew).
Yitzhak Gan-Zvi (Ganzveich), an Etzel (Irgun) fighter, one of the detainees of the Etzel commanders' course at Shuni (August 1945); in 1944 he blew a shofar at the courtyard of the Western Wall, at the end of the Yom Kippur closing prayer service (as part of the "Wall" operation in response to the British prohibition on public ritual at the Western Wall, and with the intention of ridiculing the prestige of British rule and upholding national pride).
Length: 29 cm, width: 25.5 cm. Good condition. Two holes on base. Some corrosion. Slightly loose screw.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 268

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HaBima Theater Production at the Levant Fair – Poster Designed by Oscar Lachs

Advertising poster for the production "Yaldei HaSade" [Children of the Field] by HaBima Theater at the Levant Fair. Strod press, [Tel Aviv], 1936. Design: Oscar Lacks. Hebrew.
Illustrated poster, printed in black and red. In the center are details regarding the performance, on the right is the flying camel emblem.
96.5X65 cm. Good condition. Creases, stains and slight defects. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 270

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“Sunbeam” Motorcycles – Poster Designed by the Shamir Brothers

"If you want to own a world-famed motorcycle - buy a 'Sunbeam!'", illustrated advertising poster for "Sunbeam" motorcycles. "Monsohn" lithographic press, Jerusalem; advertising firm: Y. Cogon, Tel Aviv. [1930s]. Design: Shamir Brothers (the poster is signed in the plate: "Shamir - Cogon"). Hebrew and English.
At the top of the poster is a colorful illustration showing a man riding a "Sunbeam" motorcycle. Printed beneath it are details of three models of "Sunbeam" motorcycles, in Hebrew and English.
94.5X63 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Small tears to margins. Ink-stamp on poster reverse. Linen-backed for display and preservation.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 313

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Joseph Budko – Collection of Items

Collection of items related to Joseph Budko, including etchings and woodcuts by him, photographs, postcards and more.
The collection includes:
* Ten photographs. Including: two photographs of Joseph Budko in his home town of Plonsk, 1926 (one was photographed in the synagogue); group photograph of the visit of the British High Commissioner Arthur Wauchope to New Bezalel, 1936; photograph of Joseph Budko giving a painting lesson on the roof of Bezalel; three photographs of Hermann Struck (divided on reverse for use as a postcard); and more.
* Twelve small woodcuts, most on thin paper. Including woodcuts from the "Hassidic Legends" (Chassidische Legende), illustrations to poems by Hayim Nahman Bialik, and more. Unsigned.
* Two etchings, signed in pencil by Budko, and two unsigned prints.
* "Greeting Sheet" (Gedenkblatt) with original etching by Budko.
* Four leaves - trial prints of Budko's woodcuts for Heinrich Heine's "The Rabbi of Bacharach" (published in Berlin in 1921); and two leaves with trial prints of ornamental initials (these may also have been intended for "The Rabbi of Bacharach").
* A sheet with twelve small prints. Apparently a trial print for the book "Das Jahr des Juden".
* Eleven bookplates (some of them etchings), designed by Joseph Budko. Bookplates of Moses Marx, Emil Netter, Heinrich Eisemann, Budko himself and others.
* Two official postcards from the 12th and 13th Zionist Congresses, with illustrations by Budko.
* Catalogue of "Joseph Budko, Memorial Exhibition at the National Museum Bezalel", published by the Board of Governors of the New Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts. Jerusalem, 1940.
* Other items, including pamphlets, reproductions of Budko's works, postcards and more.
About 80 items in all. Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 4

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Official Postcard from the Twelfth Zionist Congress – Signatures of Chaim Weizmann, Leo Motzkin, Otto Warburg and others

"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.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 282

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Recruitment for the Jewish Brigade – Poster Designed by Shamir Brothers

"LeNakam VeleGeula!", poster encouraging enlistment to the Jewish Brigade. Linol: inst. Z. [Zvi] Bergman, Shamir & Associates printing press Ltd. [ca. 1945]. Design: Shamir Brothers.
Poster in color depicting a brigade soldier holding a rifle, with more soldiers in the background, attacking, and the Israeli flag.
Approx. 47X67.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, slight defects. Linen-backed for display and preservation.
Opening Price: $800

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Auction 56 Lot Number 230

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Booklet for the Ghetto Fighters Day – She’erit Ha-Pletah, “HaShomer HaTzair” in Schwebda Palace, Germany, 1947

"Hedim, internal newspaper of the youth house 'HaShomer HaTzair' in Schwebda", dedicated to the Ghetto Fighters day. Schwebda Palace, Germany, April 1947, Yiddish.
Handwritten "internal newspaper" (most probably - the only copy), with mounted photos (newspaper clippings and cut out illustrations). In the paper appear texts composed by "HaShomer HaTzair" guides in Schwebda Palace, where they managed a house for children, holocaust survivors. It includes texts about Mordechai Anielewicz, memories from the Vilna Ghetto, texts about Warsaw and Bialystok during the war, partisans' struggles, and more. Most texts are signed with first names of "HaSHomer HaTza'ir" boys and girls, members of "Benot Midbar", "Hotrim" and "Hasneh" groups.
The cover was also made by hand, with the inscription "Hedim" made up of cut out letters, and illustration of a faulty swastika and an allegoric illustration of a hand raising a knife (with the flag of Israel) on the background of Ghetto houses and barbed wires.
[19] leaves bound with a string and inserted in a cardboard cover, 21.5X34 cm. Fair-good condition. Foxing. Folding marks to some leaves. Creases and tears at margins of some leaves. Defects and tears to cover.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 273

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“Monington & Weston” Pianos – Poster Designed by Peretz Ruschkewitz

Poster of the "F. Saphir Piano-House", advertising the sale of pianos made by Monington & Weston. No printer or year noted, [Tel Aviv, first half of the 1930s / 1940s]. Design: Peretz Ruschkewitz (signed in Hebrew: "Rushkevitz Tel Aviv"). Hebrew and English.
Fine poster. In the center is a piano illustration by Peretz Ruschkewitz.
Approx. 94.5X63 cm. Good condition. Some foxing and dampstains. Creases. Faded stamp. Some small tears to margins and fold lines (partly repaired). The fold lines are reinforced with thin acid-free paper.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Simon Cohen.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 92

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Collection of Photographs by Ya’acov Ben-Dov, Edited by the Photographer – Commemorating a Jubilee of his Life in Jerusalem

"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.

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Auction 56 Lot Number 19

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Josiah Clement Wedgwood – Collection of Documents – British Mandate of Palestine

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.

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