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Auction 64 Lot Number 1

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Autograph Letter Hand-Signed by Theodor Herzl – Vienna, 1901

An autograph letter, hand-signed by Theodor Herzl. Vienna, 1901. German.
The letter, dated 5.4.1901, is addressed to a person named Wolpe: "Dear Mr. Wolpe, thank you for your kind wishes, and reciprocate them most cordially. Best regards to you and your family". Signed: "Herzl".
This letter was written between the fourth and fifth Zionist congresses, held in London in 1900 and 1901. The congresses were held in London with the intention of influencing the English public opinion and government and lead them to support the Zionist enterprise. During these congresses it was decided, among other things, to found JNF, to institute regulations for the Zionist Organization and to start a competition for a national anthem. In addition, a public appeal to North African Jews was published and it was announced that the Ottoman Sultan supports the Jews.
The recipient of this letter is, most probably, Jonas Wolpe, a Zionist activist and a merchant, who was one of the delegates to the fourth Zionist Congress.
[1] leaf (folded in half, written widthwise on half a page), approx. 17.5 cm. Stains. Creases and minor blemishes. Folding marks. Some tears along the folding marks, by the margins. Small hole where folding marks meet.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 2

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“Strictly Confidential” Circular Letter from the Zionist Congress Executive Committee – Vienna, 1900 – Hand-Signed by Theodor Herzl

A circular letter from the Zionist Congress Executive Committee. Signed by hand by Theodor Herzl and Dr. Oser Kokesch (committee secretary). Vienna, December 31, 1900. German.
A long circular letter (three pages) typewritten and mimeographed. An anti-Zionist notice, published in the newspapers on 27.12.1900, is cited on the first page; it claims that the Zionists are to blame for the prohibition imposed by the Ottomans on immigration to Palestine. The circular letter claims that this blame is just "a fairy tale" and that according to a reliable source in the Turkish court the atmosphere in the ruling circles tends to favor Zionism, seeing it as a great opportunity to develop the area (several months after this letter was written, Herzl was received, for the first time, by the Turkish Sultan, and negotiated granting the Jews a chartered company in Palestine).
Printed on top of the letter – "streng vertraulich" [strictly confidential]. At the end of the letter appear the signatures of Theodor Herzl and Dr. Oser Kokesch, secretary of the Zionist congress executive committee.
[3] leaves, approx. 27.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks, some stains and tears at margins (mostly small). Filing holes. Open tears between the margin and the filing holes (not affecting text).

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Auction 64 Lot Number 3

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Handwritten Protocol – Reconciliation Convention of the “Zionist General Council” – Vienna, 1904 – Debate on the Uganda Plan with Theodor Herzl and Zionist Leaders

87 handwritten pages, with protocols of meetings of the Zionist General Council (Va’ad HaPoel HaZioni) in April 1904 – documentation of long debates between Theodor Herzl, Menachem Ussishkin, David Wolfson, Menachem Sheinkin, and others, about the Uganda Plan. [Vienna], April 1904. Hebrew and some German.
In August 1903, Herzl submitted to members of the Zionist Congress the British proposal to establish a Jewish settlement in East Africa, which became known as the Uganda Plan. The proposal, which many delegates viewed as a renunciation of Zionism’s entire purpose, drew stormy reactions and led the Zionist movement to the brink of its first rift. Theodor Herzl led the supporters of the Uganda Plan, while Menachem Ussishkin led the opposition, which was comprised mainly of Russian Zionists. The dispute between both sides included exchanges of letters, public accusations, and even threats of departure by the Russian Zionists. In a last-ditch effort to prevent a rift within the Zionist movement, Herzl announced an emergency meeting of the Zionist General Council, which took place in Vienna from April 11 to April 15, 1904.
These eighty-seven handwritten protocol pages record intense disputes, mutual accusations, and the agreement that was reached after four days of debate. The protocol contains, among other things, statements by Herzl (who led the meetings), Menachem Ussishkin, David Wolffsohn, Menachem Sheinkin, Jacob Bernstein-Cohen, Yehiel Chelnov, Zvi Belkovsky, Max Mandelstam, and Alexander Marmorek, among others.
The first meeting was devoted almost entirely to Herzl’s long opening address, which lays out his position regarding Palestine and his reasons for supporting the Uganda Plan: "Here is a piece of bread. I, who perhaps have cake to eat, and in any case can always have a piece of bread, have no right to reject the piece of bread which is being offered to the poor because I don’t need or want it". Ussishkin's harsh remarks, made later on, are also recorded ("If you want war, by all means go ahead – there will be war. We will fight, and we will see who wins"), as well as statements of other representatives from both camps.
The meetings also included discussions of other matters including financial affairs, the Jewish National Fund, the purchase of land, meetings with representatives of world governments, and donations for the planting of olive trees.
The reconciliation meeting of the Zionist General Council is considered Herzl’s last great achievement for the Zionist movement. Herzl died three months later.
1-32, 35-47 leaves (87 written pages) + [1] appendix (strip of paper with a handwritten addition). Two leaves (no. 33-34) are missing; other pages from the end of the protocol may be missing as well. 24-33 cm (mostly 33 cm). Good condition. Creases and stains to some leaves (mostly slight), tears and open tears at margins (most are small and repaired).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 4

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Folding “Shana Tova” Card – Picture of the Participants of the First Zionist Congress and Portraits of Jewish and Zionist Figures – Early 20th Century

Folding "Shana Tova" card, with portraits of Jewish and Zionist figures and a picture of the participants of the First Zionist Congress. [U.S.?, early 20th century].
The outer side of the card is made of embossed gold paper with decorations showing stretched-out hands offering greeting cards and flowers. The card opens into two parts, and each part opens on its inner and outer side, like a window with two flaps. Printed inside the card are Shana Tova greetings (in Hebrew, English, German and Russian) alongside painted and photographed portraits of figures from Jewish history, rabbis and Zionist figures, including: Moses and Aaron the Priest, the Vilna Gaon, Rabbi Yitzhak Elhanan Spector, Rabbi Tsadok Cohen, Theodor Herzl, Max Nordau, Moses Montefiore, Baron Hirsch, Baron Rothschild and others, as well as a composite photograph of all the delegates to the First Zionist Congress, which took place in 1897. The card's margins are decorated with fringes and red strings for tying.
Folded card: 8.5X12 cm. Good condition. Stains, tears and small open tears to gold paper. Light stains to card's inner side. Some fringes missing.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 5

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“Tel Aviv” – First Hebrew Translation of Theodor Herzl’s “Altneuland”

Tel Aviv, a Story by Theodor Herzl. Hebrew: N. S. [Nahum Sokolow]. Warsaw: The Russian Zionist Organization, HaZfira Press, 1902 [on verso of the title page is a censure approval dated 1903].
First Hebrew translation of Theodor Herzl's utopian novel "Altneuland", published in German in the same year. The meaning of the Hebrew name is explained on p. 80: "And Friedrich whispered: Tel Aviv! (Altneuland: Tel – an ancient ruin, Aviv [spring] – resurrection, a new blossom). – Indeed!... This was an eternal ruin, a mound of ancient rubble, and now it is a mound of spring [Tel Aviv] and life. On our ancient land we have founded a new state".
The present copy is hardbound, with gilt decorations and illustrations (embossed on the back binding are the name of the bookbinder and his address in Warsaw, in Russian).
319 pp, 21 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Ink stamps on the endpaper and the title page (with slight damage to text). Blemishes and rubbings to binding (mostly slight, and mostly to spine and corners).

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Auction 64 Lot Number 6

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“Jewish Statehood” – Booklet Published by the Education Department of the Israel Defense Forces, in Commemoration of the Anniversary of Herzl’s Death – July 1948 – Excerpts from “The Jewish State” / An English Translation of the Declaration of Independence

Jewish Statehood (1896-1948). Published by the Education department of IDF. Tamuz 20, 1948 (July 1948). English.
A booklet published by the education department of the IDF to commemorate the death anniversary of Theodor Herzl. The booklet includes an informative text about Herzl's book "The Jewish State", with select quotations; an informative text about the first Zionist congress in Basel, and a translation of Bialik's poem "The Zionist Delegates" which was written for the Congress; a collection of excerpts about the Jewish State by Chaim Weizmann, A.D. Gordon, David Ben- Gurion and Moshe Shertok (Sharett); and an English translation of the Declaration of Independence.
3-21, [1] pp, 11.5 cm. Back cover may be missing. Fair condition. Stains on all of the leaves. Small tears at margins of leaves. The leaves, which are disconnected from one another, have been placed in a new paper cover to which most of the original front paper cover has been affixed. The spines of the leaves are reinforced with thin, acid-free, paper.
Not in NLI or OCLC.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 7

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Three Documents of the Jewish Community in Peki’in and a Booklet on the Settlement’s History – 1910-1932

Three documents of the Jewish community in Peki'in and a booklet on the settlement's history. Peki'in and Tel Aviv, 1910-1932.
1. Handwritten letter from the Jews of the village of Peki'in to the directors of the Anglo-Palestine Bank, 18 Heshvan 5671 (November 20, 1910). In the letter, the Jewish settlers of Peki'in request aid in acquiring land around the village and tell of the grim situation of the Jewish settlement in Peki'in, saying that many settlers have left the country: "We, the Jews of the village of Peki'in, the last survivors of the rural settlements in which our brethren formerly resided from time immemorial, turn to you today… to be our mouthpiece and represent our impoverished, failing community. You should know, our brothers and honorable ministers, representatives of the national bank, that just thirty years ago most of the lands of this village belonged to Jews, and it is only due to the heavy taxes imposed then by the government on our land and produce that nearly all our lands here passed into the hands of strangers… and therefore, since then and until today, our settlement has grown ever smaller and many of us have strayed abroad, for they have no land to sow at all… we thus turn to you now with a request, honored directors, that you attempt to purchase for us land here around the village, in a manner which will be proper to both sides, us and the bank…".
The letter is hand-signed by representatives of the Jewish families in Peki'in, including the Zinati family, the Oudi family, the Mizrachi family, the Toma family and others. The letter is also signed with the "Stamp of the Holy Community of Farmers in the Village of Peki'in near the Holy City of Safed", with a drawing of the carob tree at the entrance to the cave of Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai.
2. Proclamation of the "'Yeshurun Community' Committee in Peki'in Village, Palestine", from August 5, 1925, requesting donations through the emissary Zion Halevy, due to the difficult condition of the Jewish community: "It has no shochet, no doctor and no room for a school… and the ancient synagogue in the village is about to collapse". Formulated as a personal letter, with a blank space where the addressee's name is to be filled in. Signed on the bottom in print by the leaders of the community, and with an ink stamp identical to the one in item no. 1.
3. Handwritten permit from February 22, 1932, granted to the Jewish teacher Ben-Zion HaCohen to represent the Jewish village before the national institutions in Jerusalem and to be absent from his teaching duties. Signed by fourteen of the village's Jewish residents, with an ink stamp of the "Committee of the Peki'in Jewish Community" different from the stamps on the two previous documents: the carob tree has been replaced by a date palm (apparently according to the legend that the carob becomes a date palm every Sabbath eve).
4. The Jewish Settlement in Peki'in, by Yitzhak Ben Zvi. Ahdut Ha'Avoda Press, Tel Aviv, 1922. Booklet surveying the history of the Jewish settlement in Peki'in, with pictures of sites and figures.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Folding marks, stains, creases and small tears to margins. Filing holes to letter. Restored tears to proclamation and permit (with slight damage to text). Tears and blemishes to booklet's spine, with a strip of adhesive tape to its entire length. The back cover of the booklet may be missing.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 8

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Collection of Letters, Broadsides and Booklets about the Revival of the Hebrew Language in Palestine and the Efforts to Spread the use of Hebrew – Palestine, 1902-1947 – Letters from Eliezer Ben-Yehudah and from others

36 letters, broadsides and booklets about the revival of Hebrew language and the "war of languages", issued by the Hebrew Language Committee, "Gdud Magine HaSafah" (Battalion for the Defence of the Language) and other organizations that worked to spread Hebrew as a spoken language in Palestine. Palestine, 1902-1947.
In the collection: • Letter from Avraham Eisenstein (Aldema), dated 1913, reporting a strike by students in "Ezra" school in Jaffa, seminary students and the School for Commerce in Jerusalem during the "languages war". At the end, Aldema declares: "Under no circumstances will I agree that in the 'Technikum' and the 'Reali School' teachers and students will use German. There are many more like me who will fight to their last drop of blood…".
• Two autograph letters hand-signed by Eliezer Ben Yehudah, addressed to Dr. Alexander Malchi. In the first letter, written on an official stationery of "S'fatenu, Histadrut LeHashlatat HaLashon HaIvrit", Ben Yehudah suggests to Malchi to change his name "Salzman" to "Malchi", and in the second letter, written on stationery of "Va'ad HaLashon HaIvrit", he replies about medical terms in Hebrew.
• Two more letters addressed to Malchi, written on "Va'ad HaLashon HasIvrit" stationery, regarding language matters. • Five letters, some handwritten and some typewritten on official stationery of "G'dud Magine HaSafah", about various ways to impose the use of Hebrew. 1924-1928. The original envelope is enclosed with one letter addressed to Avraham Aldema.
• Two handwritten leaves – draft of an address by Prof. Joseph Klausner, titled "Needs of the Hebrew language at present" (1930). • 14 broadsides and printed paper tags distributed by "G'dud Magine HaSafah HaIvrit": public notice calling the public to use Hebrew in transportation vehicles; two "Bikoret" tickets; 11 paper tags with slogans such as "Ivri, Daber Ivrit!", "Safah Achat – Nefesh Achat", "Techiyat Safah – Techiyat Am!" and more.
• Letter to JNF management, typewritten on stationery of "HaMosad LeLashon uLeTarbut HaIvrit" and signed by Prof. Joseph Klausner, requesting the renewal of annual funds allocated by JNF to the organization during Ussishkin's days. Dated 1.4.1947. • and more.
In addition, this collection includes three booklets: •"Milon HaLashon HaIvrit BaZman Hazeh", by Eliezer Ben Yehuda. Machberet 1. "Hahashkafah" printing press, Jerusalem, [1902]. The first booklet of the Hebrew dictionary composed by Ben Yehuda. • "HaGdud, Techiyat Safa – Techiyat Am, Choveret LeInayane Safa, Noar VeSifrut", published by "Gdud Magine HaSafah", Tel Aviv. Issues from Kislev 1923 and from Shvat 1924.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 9

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eaflet Published by the English Zionist Federation – With Text of the Balfour Declaration, in Yiddish and Hebrew – London, 1917

"The Land of Israel for the People of Israel" / "Tsum Iddishen Folk!", leaflet published by the English Zionist Federation for a Zionist convention in London, held on December 2, 1917. [London]: Goroditzky Press, 1917. Yiddish and Hebrew.
Four-page leaflet printed by the English Zionist Federation for a Zionist convention held in London in December 1917, one month after the Balfour Declaration was issued. Printed on the first page of the leaflet is the text of the Balfour Declaration, in Yiddish and Hebrew. Printed further on in the leaflet is a public appeal by the English Zionist Federation titled "Tsum Iddishen Folk!" [To the Jewish People!], signed in print by Chaim Weizmann and Nahum Sokolow.
[2] leaves (four printed pages), detached from each other. 26.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks, creases and minor blemishes. Stains, some dark. Tears (some open), repaired with acid-free tape.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 10

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Prayer Booklet for the Jews of London – The Capture of Jerusalem by the British Army – London, 1917

Form of Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty G-d for the Taking of Jerusalem. London: Office of the Chief Rabbi, 1917. Hebrew and English.
A booklet of prayers issued in honor of the capture of Jerusalem during World War I. The prayers were "to be used Sabbath Chanukah, Parashat Mi-ketz, December 15, 5678 (1917)" – four days after the city surrendered to the British army.
3, [1] pp, (sheet folded in half), 21.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, creases and blemishes. Tears and open tears at margins and along the folding mark (mostly small).

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Auction 64 Lot Number 11

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Four Bulletins and a Proclamation about the 1929 Riots – Jerusalem, 1929

Four bulletins and a proclamation printed during the 1929 riots, and therafter, on behalf of the British Administration. Jerusalem, August-September 1929.
1-4. Palestine Government, Official Bulletin. [Jerusalem]: Greek Convent. Issues nos. 2-5. August 26-31, 1929.
Four official bulletins, with a daily survey of the events in various areas, including a report about the number of dead and injured, Jews and Arabs.
5. Proclamation issued by the High Commissioner John Chancellor. Jerusalem: Greek Convent, September 4, 1929.
A proclamation about the investigation of the riots, and bringing the rioters to trial. In this proclamation accusations are against the Jewish and Arab public alike, as an "amendment" to a previous proclamation that blamed only the Arabs: "Representations have been made to me, which point to a belief in the minds of certain people that the trial of persons charged with criminal acts is to be confined to one section of the population. This belief does not correctly interpret the intentions of Government, which are that, since crimes of various descriptions are known to have been perpetrated by both Arabs and Jews, all offenders without distinction of race or creed will be brought to trial before the Courts…".
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Folding marks and creases. Some tears at margins and folding marks, some reinforced with adhesive tape. Some stains, mostly on the backs of the leaves.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 12

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“Falastin” – English Edition of the Arabic Newspaper – Jaffa, 1929-1931

Falastin (Palestine Newspaper), Arab National Organ, English edition. Editors: I. D. El-Issa, Azmi El-Nashashibi. Jaffa, 1929-1931. English.
Issues from the first and second years, bound together: first year, issues nos. 1-51 (September 1929 - August 1930); second year, issues nos. 1-33, 35-39, 41-50 (September 1930 – August 1931).
Bound volume of issues of the English edition of the newspaper "Falastin". The issues contain articles about the 1929 riots, British policy in Palestine (in particular the Second White Book), and other current matters. Printed in the February 1930 issue is a letter sent by Albert Einstein to the editorial of the paper, concerning the Jewish-Arab conflict.
The newspaper "Falastin" was founded in 1911 by Issa El-Issa, a Christian Arab from Jaffa. The paper served as a voice for Palestinian nationalism, and until the 1930s was the most circulated newspaper in the Palestinian society.
Total of 98 issues, 48 cm. Bound together in new paper cover. Fair condition. Significant worming. Thin and fragile paper. Tears (some reinforced with adhesive tape). Loose leaves, creases and some stains. Markings in colored pencil on a number of leaves. Tears at margins of paper cover.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 13

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Receipt for a Donation – “Central Committee of National Jihad in Palestine”, 1938

A receipt for a donation to the "Central Committee of National Jihad in Palestine", [Damascus, 1938]. Arabic.
A printed receipt, with illustrations of a fighter and of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, ink-stamped by the organization.
The Central Committee of National Jihad in Palestine was founded in 1937 with the aim of financing and assisting the leadership of the Great Arab Revolt in Palestine. The committee was located in Damascus, where its members gathered after the British issued arrest warrants against the leaders of the revolt. Among the committee members were Izzat Darwaza (educator and political activist, born in Nablus, one of the first national movement activists in Great Syria), Jamal el-Huseini, Akram Zaitar, and others.
17.5X11 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks and creases. Many stains. Tears and rubbings at margins and folding marks. Four filing holes at the top. Pen inscription on the back.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 14

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Four Documents and Reports Related to the Assassination of Arlosoroff, 1933-1934

Four official documents, regarding the Arlosoroff assassination and the trial of the suspects Avraham Stavsky and Zvi Rosenblatt. Palestine, 1933-1934. English.
1. Police broadside dated 17.6.1933 informing that the police and the Jewish Agency promise a prize of 1500 pounds to whoever supplies information which will lead to the suspects in the assassination of Arlosoroff.
2. Arlosoroff's autopsy report dated 17.6.1933. Signed in print by Dr. Haim Stein and Dr. Aryeh Alutin.
3. Medical report from 3.7.1933 about the medical treatment given to Arlosoroff in "Haddasah" hospital in Tel Aviv and the cause of death. Signed in print by Dr. Aryeh Alutin and Dr. Meshulam Levontin.
4. Verdict by judge Joseph Moshe Valero from 15.6.1934. The verdict states that Stavsky and Rosenblatt are innocent, and that the motive for the murder was sexual and not political.
[4] leaves, approx. 32 cm. Good condition. Filing holes, some stains. Folding marks and creases. Small marginal tears, some repaired. Some text completions in pen.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 15

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Large Collection of Items – First and Second “Maccabiah” / “Maccabi”

46 items related to the first and second "Maccabiah" competitions (1932, 1935) in Palestine, as well as to other "Maccabi" sports competitions in Palestine and abroad. Tel-Aviv and elsewhere, late 1920s-30s.
The collection includes:
32 postcards, photographs and Real Photo postcards. Among the items: • Postcard with a photograph of the first "Maccabiah" opening ceremony (1932). • Real Photo postcard depicting a high jump competition in the first "Maccabiah" and other postcards with photographs from the first "Maccabiah". • Four postcards issued by the JNF (with photographs by Zoltan Kluger) printed for the second "Maccabiah". • Official postcard of the second "Maccabiah" designed by Franz Kraus. • Sixteen Real Photo postcards from the second "Maccabiah" (1935): opening ceremony, the sports field, a motorcycle spectacle, sportsmen from different countries marching on the field. • Other items.
14 printed items and pins. Among them: • circular letters no. 1, no. 18 and no. 20 of "'Maccabiah' News" - an information leaflet published towards and during the first "Maccabiah". • "Why we do not participate in the Maccabiah", a manifest issued by the "HaPoel Center", explaining the reasons why their groups do not participate in the first "Maccabiah". • "Maccabiah 1932" - a booklet with short essays and information about the "Maccabiah". • An appeal to women in Tel-Aviv to host in their homes guests who came for the first "Maccabiah". • Participant card - First "Maccabiah". • Participant card - Second "Maccabiah". • Entrance ticket to the Second "Maccabiah" closing ceremony. • Silver pin of the second "Maccabiah". • More items.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 16

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Collection of Photographs – “Maccabiah” Events and Sports Teams – Palestine, 1930s

42 photographs of "Maccabiah" events and sports teams in Palestine. [Palestine, 1930s (one photograph from the 1950s)].
Photographs of "Maccabiah" events and sports teams in Palestine, most of them taken during the first and second "Maccabiah". Among the photographs: • Opening ceremony of the first "Maccabiah", 1932. • High Commissioner Arthur Wauchope walking with Tel-Aviv Mayor Meir Dizengoff at the opening ceremony of the first "Maccabiah". • General exercises at the opening ceremony of the first "Maccabiah". • Photographs of delegations from Germany, Czechoslovakia and England marching at the opening ceremony of the first "Maccabiah". • "Maccabi" Poland team, first prize winner for artistic gymnastics in the first "Maccabiah". • Street posters announcing the second "Maccabiah", 1935. • Opening ceremony of the second "Maccabiah". • General exercises in the opening ceremony of the second "Maccabiah". • Motorcycle riding exercises in the second "Maccabiah". • Poster announcing the third "Maccabiah". • Team of sportsmen wearing "Maccabi" uniforms. • A neighborhood football team, Tel-Aviv. Ink-stamped on the back: "Photo-Lev". • and more.
Many of the photographs are titled (mostly on the back), some in print and others by hand.
Approx. 8.5X5.5 cm to 14X8.5 cm. Good overall condition. Some creases, stains and blemishes. Some photographs are trimmed at margins.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 17

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Large Photograph Collection – Illegal Immigrant Ships – 1939-1948

Approximately 120 photographs of illegal immigrant ships. Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nahariya, Burgas, Constanza and elsewhere, 1939-1948 (a number of photographs from later years).
The collection contains photographs of some 30 different ships, documenting conditions on deck, the living quarters, deboarding to beaches, confrontations with the British forces and other scenes. Among other things the photographs show: the Rim immigrant ship burning off the coast of the Greek Island of Symi, in 1939; members of the Haganah transferring immigrants from the ship Hannah Szenes to the coast of Nahariya in dinghies, in 1945; the illegal immigrant ship Rafiah surrounded by British warships at sea, in 1946; an infant born at sea aboard the Champollion being transferred to land at Haifa Port, in 1946; a British airplane passing over SS HaUmot HaMeuhadot off the Nahariya coast in 1947; and the ships Tel Hai (1946), Eliyahu Golomb (1946), Dov Hoz (1946), Haviva Reik (1946), Max Nordau (1946), Latrun (1946), Theodor Herzl (1947), HaTikvah (1947), Af Al Pi Chen (Nevertheless) (1947), The Jewish State (1947), and other ships.
Some of the photographs in the collection are press photographs, with different ink stamps and information notes mounted on verso. A number of photographs are captioned and numbered by hand in the plate.
Enclosed: broadside from February 25, 1942 notifying of the sinking of the Struma; a mourning notice by "Mishmar HaYishuv" (the Yishuv Defense Force) regarding the death of an immigrant; three postcards with pictures of the illegal immigrant ships Patria and Rim.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 18

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Collection of Broadsides and Letters – Patria Deportation Ship – Palestine, November 1940

Seven broadsides, letters and other items concerning the illegal immigrant ship SS Patria. Palestine, November 1940. Hebrew and English.
1. Petition from immigrants on SS Patria to the High Commissioner, pleading to be allowed to stay in Palestine: "There are among us hardly any enemies of Great Britain and Palestine… there are among us 500 Chalutsim who prepared themselves for years intensively for life in Eretz Jisrael… hundreds of our young men […] are eagerly ready to join a Jewish-Palestine troup…". Signed (in print) by representatives of the illegal immigrants: Ephraim Frank, Abraham Kornfeld and Jochanan Rabel. Typewritten (English).
2-3. A letter sent to the British High Commissioner by Esther Mittelman from Tel-Aviv, requesting to let her cousin Meyer Halberstam and his wife Miryam Halberstam to disembark SS Partia and enter Palestine. The sender declares that she will do her utmost to support her relatives in the country. Typewritten (English).
Enclosed with the letter is a reference letter written by David Zvi Pinkas, then CEO of Mizrachi Bank in Tel Aviv and a future Scroll of Independence signatory, testifying to the character and professionalism of Meir Halberstam, who had worked in the bank owned by Pinkas family in Vienna. (English).
4. Broadside from November 24 or 25, 1940, informing Jewish inhabitants in Palestine that illegal immigrants waiting to be deported on SS Patria announced a hunger strike, that on the same day another ship arrived [Atlantic] and that the passengers on board of this ship will be deported to "remote British colonies". The broadside calls to demand that the immigrants be allowed to stay in Palestine.
5. "Yizkor", broadside in memory of the Patria victims, dated 28.11.1940, demanding to let the survivors stay in the country. Signed "Mishmar HaYishuv".
6. Printed paper strip for collection of donations for Patria immigrants.
7. Letter from the "Committee for Patria illegal immigrants" confirming receipt of a donation on the amount of 1 pound by Z. Aharonovitz (later Zalman Aran, Minister of Education in Mapai governments), dated 31.12.1940.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 19

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Broadsides Concerning Illegal Immigrant Ships Milos, Pacific and Atlantic / Postcard and Four Postal Envelopes Sent from and to Mauritius Detention Camp – Palestine and Mauritius, 1940-1945

Six broadsides and leaflets concerning the plan of the British to deport illegal immigrants on the ships Milos, Pacific and Atlantic to Mauritius, and five postal items sent from and to Mauritius detention camp. Palestine, 1940; Mauritius, 1941-1945.
The ships Milos, Pacific and Atlantic arrived at the shores of Palestine between November 15 and November 24, 1940, carrying 3,500 refugees from Europe, among them refugees who were imprisoned in concentration camps. The journey was organized by Berthold Storfer‏ on behalf of the Central Office for Jewish Immigration established by the Nazi authorities in Vienna. The three ships were captured by the British at sea and led to Haifa. On November 25, after the passengers of Pacific and Milos and some of the Atlantic passengers boarded the Patria deportation ship meant to sail to a British detention camp in Mauritius, the Haganah organization sabotaged the ship; it sank, taking the life of more than 250 immigrants. The Jewish Yishuv managed to leave the Patria survivors in Palestine, while the rest of the Atlantic passengers, 1700 persons, were deported to Mauritius and were detained there until the end of World War II.
1-6. Six broadsides and leaflets: • Broadside dated 8.11.1940, to the "Jewish Yishuv", publicizing the intention of the British to "deport those who escaped torture… to an island near Madagascar". The broadside also declares that the "Yishuv will not let those who escaped from exile be deported to a second exile" (Hebrew). • Two broadsides on behalf of "Mishmar HaYishuv" announcing a general strike on 20.11.1940. • Protest leaflet on behalf of "Mishmar HaYishuv", dated 9.12.1940, against the British plan to deport the Atlantic passengers to Mauritius. • Leaflet on behalf of "Mishmar HaYishuv" dated 10.12.1940, calling for a general strike "against the deportation of 1700 of Atlantic immigrants". • Broadside announcing that passengers of Atlantic boarded the deportation ships.
7-11. Four postal envelopes and a postcard, with postal stamps and ink-stamps, sent by prisoners in Mauritius and to them: • Envelope sent from Canada to Mauritius detention camp in 1941. • Two envelopes sent from Mauritius detention camps to Palestine in 1943. • Envelope sent from Mauritius detention camp to a soldier in the Jewish Brigade, 1945. • Postcard with a handwritten letter (German) sent from Mauritius detention camp to Haifa, 25.2.1945. In the letter, the sender, Adolf Gerstl, informs his daughter Kathie that he was released from the detention camp with all the other detainees, however there are not enough ships and if the Yishuv will not assist, they might stay on the island for much longer.
Size and condition vary. Good to fair overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 20

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Collection of Items Documenting the Illegal Immigrant Ship Exodus, 1947

15 photographs, certificates and other printed items documenting the illegal immigrant ship Exodus; arrival in Palestine and deportation of the illegal immigrants to Poppendorf camp in Germany. Palestine and Germany, 1947. Hebrew and English.
1-9. Nine photographs, some for the press, among them: photographs of the struggle of the Exodus illegal immigrants against the British forces; photograph of the ship at sea; photographs of the ship in Haifa port (one photograph by Hans Haim Pinn); photograph of Poppendorf DP camp, Germany, to where the illegal immigrants were deported; and more.
10. Issue 6-7 of the monthly "Palestine and Middle East". Tel-Aviv, June-July 1947. English. Special issue of the monthly dedicated, almost entirely, to the visit of UNSCOP United Nations committee. On the title page and on a number of other pages appear photographs of the illegal immigrant ship.
11. "Broadcast of an Alarm from the Illegal Immigrant Ship!" – special edition of "Hatzofe" newspaper dated 18.7.1947. Single leaf. Update about the British forces taking control over Exodus, call to the UNSCOP committee members to arrive in Haifa and observe the struggle, and an announcement of a general strike for several hours.
12. Exodus 1947, by Daphne Trevor. Published by "Palestine and Middle East", Tel-Aviv, 1947. English. A booklet with seven photographs, telling the story of Exodus.
13-15. Three certificates given to illegal immigrants of Exodus in Poppendorf camp, Germany. The certificates state that "The holder of this… is a Maapil of 'Exodus' 1947; he/she was brought by force to Germany from Haifa and is in exile on his way back to Eretz Israel". Two certificates are filled-in by hand and bear a passport photograph of the holder. The third certificate is blank.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 21

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Label with the Flag of Britain and a Swastika – Protest Against Deportation of Exodus Illegal Immigrants – 1947

A label issued during the protest against British policy when illegal immigrants on the ship Exodus were deported, 1947.
Printed on the label are the flag of Britain with a Swastika in the center and the legend: "S.S. Exodus 1947, British Floating Dachau".
This label may have been created in Washington by The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. See enclosed article.
7X11 cm. Good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 22

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Press Telegram Sent Upon the Arrival of Illegal Immigrant Ship Exodus in Haifa Port, 1947

Press Telegram sent to the editorial of the Daily Press in London upon the arrival of the illegal immigrant ship Exodus in Haifa port. [1947]. English.
The telegram, written by an English journalist, describes the arrival of the ship Exodus and the boarding of immigrants on deportation ships: "Part of 4500 repeat 4500 immigrants stood on densely crowded upper deck singing Jewish national anthem… shortly after began transshipment to… Ocean Vigour… [one of the deportation ships to which deportees were transferred in Haifa port] one woman had died during journey".
[1] leaf, 26 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. A few tears, some reinforced with adhesive tape on verso.
Enclosed is a receipt for delivery of the telegram from July 18, 1947.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 23

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Booklet about the Exodus Affair – Germany, 1948

Ekzodus affair–1947. Aroisgegebn durkh der Haganah in galut Europa, [published by Haganah in Europe exile], [Germany?, 1948]. Yiddish.
A booklet telling the story of the illegal immigrant ship Exodus, with passages written by the ship's captain, the commander and other crew members. It seems that the booklet was printed for Haganah people who, at the time, were in Germany, acquiring weapons, recruiting and training volunteers and assisting "Habricha" movement. One of the first publications concerning the Exodus Affair.
134 pp, 14.5X21 cm. Missing back cover. Good-fair condition. Stains. Tears at margins of front cover and some of the booklet's leaves (small open tears to corners of a number of leaves). Some of the tears are repaired with adhesive tape. Strips of paper are pasted to margins of front cover and last leaf. Two last leaves are detached. Ink-stamp. One leaf is trimmed at the bottom.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 24

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“BaDerech” – Newspaper of the Illegal Immigrants aboard SS Empire Rival, 1947

"BaDerech, Newspaper of the Illegal Immigrants aboard SS Empire Rival – a Ship of the Famed British Navy, Etched in our Hearts for Eternity in Disgrace". Created by: representatives of the immigrants and Haganah members; location of the editorial board: the ship's cellars. [July?]-August 1947. Yiddish, headlines in Hebrew.
Two issues of a newspaper, typewritten by passengers of SS Empire Rival and mimeographed in the ship's hold at sea. The Empire Rival was one of three ships to which the passengers of the Exodus were transferred at Haifa Port on July 18, 1947, after their entry into Palestine was refused. Apparently, no other issues were printed.
First issue: 5 leaves (detached from each other), second issue: 4 leaves (detached from each other), 25-29.5 cm. Good condition. Stapling holes and a few small tears to margins (some reinforced with adhesive tape). Folding marks and minor blemishes. One leaf has an open tear at the lower right corner.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 25

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“From Deportation to Cyprus to Operation ‘P’dut'” – Photograph Album – Palestine, 1946-1949

"From Deportation to Cyprus (June 1946) to Operation 'P'dut' (February 1949)", "Photo-Studio L. Kougel, Haifa", photo album. [ca. 1949-1950].
Album with approx. 190 photographs (pasted to album's leaves), documenting the various stages in the "Cyprus Deportation": arrival of illegal immigrant ships from Europe to Palestine, arrest of immigrants and immigrants boarding the deportation ships, Cyprus and Atlit detention camps, and finally – operation "P'dut" – the transport of immigrants to Israel after the State of Israel was established.
The photographs portray, among others: Immigrants taken down from the ships Tel-Hai, Anzo Sireni, Henrietta Szold, Yagur, Bracha Fuld, Knesset Israel, Latroun, Haim Arlozoroff, Theodor Herzl, Shear Yashuv, Yetziat Europa 1947, Haganah, Birya, Palmach, Moledet, Haviva Reik, and other ships. • Life in Atlit detention camp – sewing course, babies ward, "Bikur Holim", and more. • Life in Cyprus detention camps – barracks in winter camps, dwelling tents, handicrafts of detainees, day of opening the gates and more. • Photographs of the last deportees arriving to Israel during Operation "P'dut", in January-February 1949 (on board of the ships Galila and Atzmaut). • and more.
The album is in its original binding; on the front appears the title in handwriting surrounded by a drawing of the Mediterranean basin, with Cyprus and Israel.
Enclosed: official envelope of Photo-Studio Kougel.
Photographs: approx. 8.5X6 cm. Album: 29X20.5 cm. Good overall condition. Some blemishes, creases and stains to photographs. Some tears and blemishes to margins of leaves. Tears to binding and spine (restored spine). Rear binding is detached. New tissue guards.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 26

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Collection of Photographs – Cyprus Detention Camps, 1947-1949

Approximately 65 photographs documenting the lives of inmates in Cyprus detention camps. Cyprus (a small number of photographs from Palestine), ca. 1947-1949.
Documented in the photographs, among others, are: tents and tin barracks, drawing water from water reservoirs, work in the field, sports competitions, cultural events, Zionist groups in the camp ("Agudat Yisrael", "Ichud HaNo'ar HaZioni", "Shurot HaMaginim", "HaMifal LeBitachon Ha'am BeMachanot Cafrisin" and others), singer Shoshana Damari's performance on 28.4.1948, one of the camp's children learning how to lay Tefilin, camp's gate burning after being set on fire by the detainees, an escape tunnel dug in one of the barracks, Rosh HaShanah 5709 (1948) festivities in a tent, immigrants crowded near the gate before their liberation, and more. A number of photographs document the detainees on their way to Israel (among them photographs of the ships Ocean Vigour, Empire Rival and Empire Rest).
In addition, the collection includes three souvenir cards from the detention camps, two with a photomontage of photographs from the camp and one with an illustration and a photograph.
Pasted on the back of eight photographs are press information notes. Some photographs are titled by hand on the back. Six photographs are titled in the plate, and three are signed in the plate "Foto Sa-Ra" (active in camp 67), and "Foto Pais".
Approx. 65 photographs, approx. 6X6 to 20X26 cm. (most photographs are small). Condition varies. Good overall condition. Some stains, creases and blemishes to some of the photographs.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 27

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“BeGerush Kafrisin” – Album with Prints from the Cyprus Detention Camps, 1948 – Naftali Bezem

"Begerush Kafrisin" [In the Cyprus Exile], album with twenty-six linocuts portraying the life of She'erit Hapletah in Cyprus detention camps, by art students, exiles in Cyprus, tutored by Naftali Bezem. Cyprus, [ca. 1948].
On the first leaf is a handwritten note: "this book was prepared by art students at the Instructors' seminar and was printed and bound by the students in 120 copies". A dedication appears on this page: "for Moshe Brachman, in memory of Cyprus days, with appreciation and respect, Baruch Rubinstein for the instructors' seminar in Cyprus camps. 1948". Brachman, one of the heads of the "Committee for Cyprus Exiles", visited the camps in March 1948.
The album opens with a short quote from the will and testament of Pinhas Rutenberg: "… We will be brothers in life, in creating, in action, and in building". On the following page is a short introduction: "Cyprus is one stop on the road of suffering en route to The Land of Israel. For Jews it meanes barbed wire fences, enforced idleness and being condemned to atrophy, but even within this reality, life is thriving. Of these it is told in this book by members of the camp of Israel in the Cyprus exile". These two leaves, and the list of prints appearing on the last leaf, are also linocuts.
The Pinchas Ruthenberg Seminar, financed by the JDC, operated in the Cyprus deportation camps from mid-1947 to 1949. The seminar offered diverse courses, and teachers were brought to Cyprus to instruct the classes. Among the teachers were artists (Naftali Bezem, Zeev Ben-Zvi and others) who instructed art workshops.
[29] leaves, 49 cm. Good-fair condition. Original binding with a linocut. Minor blemishes and stains. Tear to front endpaper. Loose binding. Stains, tears and blemishes to binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 28

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A Ketubah and a Souvenir Card with Photomontage – Detention Camp in Cyprus, 1948

Marriage ketubah from a detention camp in Cyprus, and a card with a photomontage of the married couple and photos of the camp. Cyprus, ca. 1948.
1. Ketubah recording the marriage of Moshe Ben Ya'akov and Esther Bat Yitzhak, from 15 February 1948. "On this date in the camp of Jewish detainees near the city of Dekhelia on the island of Cyprus".
Near the city of Dekhelia north of Larnaca were seven internment camps known as "Winter Camps". Due to the poor conditions, the ketubah was typewritten and mimeographed, on thin paper of poor quality. On the leaf's verso is an ink stamp of the "Chief Rabbinate, Cyprus", hand-signed by the secretary.
Approx. 30.5X23 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, folding marks and some holes (small, with no damage to text). Restored tears along folding marks and at the margins.
2. Souvenir card with a photomontage: photo of a young couple (presumably the couple whose names appear on the ketubah), surrounded by four photos of the camp.
6.5X9 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases and blemishes. Stains on verso.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 29

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Souvenir Plaque from Cyprus Detention Camps – Wood Marquetry – Cyprus, 1946-1949

Souvenir plaque from Cyprus detention camps. [1946-1949].
Wood marquetry.
Seen on the plaque are a watch tower and the bridge which connected the two blocks of "Winter Camps" – detention camps no. 64-69 which were located on the east and west side of the Famagusta-Larnaca road. The word "Cyprus" is seen under the bridge.
Approx. 17X11 cm. Good condition. Slight damage to wood.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 30

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

22 handwritten letters sent to Menachem Zaharoni by his uncle, Benjamin Yaroshevsky, a holocaust survivor. Most of the letters were sent from a detention camp in Cyprus, two from the detention camp in Atlit, and one from a DP camp in Bavaria. June 1946 to June 1947.
Mentioned in these letters are, among other topics, Yaroshevsky's grief after the holocaust, locating surviving relatives, sentiment of revenge against the German nation, the Zionist enterprise, David Ben-Gurion, life in the detention 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, 1946, for example, he writes: "why were we slaughtered at the last minute?...you want to kick, to burn and to bomb the entire 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, of strengthening the people and gathering it to the land of its ancestors".
Two letters were sent from Atlit detention camp and they reflect Yaroshevsky's overwhelming excitement following his arrival in Palestine.
Total of 22 letters. Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Folding marks, stains and creases. Small tears at margins of a few letters and filing holes to one letter (not affecting text). One letter is cut width-wise and lacks the upper part. One letter is possibly lacking the top part.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 31

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Photograph Collection from Atlit Detention Camp – 1940s

A dozen photographs of detainees and policemen at the Atlit detention camp. 1940s.
Photos include: female illegal immigrants from the ship Haviva Reik hanging laundry on barbed-wire fences; nurses vaccinating new detainees at the camp; doctors from the Jewish Agency performing medical inspections; five photographs from the estate of a Jewish policeman posted at the camp – photographs with policemen, a photograph with illegal immigrants, planting a tree near the camp fence and more; photographic portraits of children held at the camp; and more.
Four of the photographs are press photos, with ink stamps of press agencies and printed information notes on verso (in English). One photograph is divided on the back to be used as a postcard, with a handwritten inscription: "Souvenir, clearance camp Atlit, 14.4.1942".
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes. One photograph with ink marks.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 32

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Collection of Broadsides, Booklets and Printed Paper Items – Irgun and Lehi – Late 1930s to Late 1940s

Approximately 50 broadsides, booklets, pamphlets and printed paper items by the Irgun (Etzel)and Lehi (most by the Irgun). Palestine (one item printed in New York), late 1930s to late 1940s.
• Eighteen broadsides and notices printed by the Irgun: an early broadside from 1939, calling for the release of Jewish prisoners from British jails; a sharply worded broadside from the "Saison" period condemning Haganah acts and threatening retaliation; a broadside from 1947 notifying the public of the British intention to execute Dov Gruner, and warning the British government that the sentence must not be carried out; a broadside from 1947 on behalf of the "Court of the Irgun", notifying the public of the execution of sergeants Clifford Martin and Mervyn Paice; broadside from 1947 detailing the involvement of the Haganah organization in the explosion at the King David Hotel; broadside from 1947 notifying the public of the planting of landmines along train routes in Palestine, and warning Jewish and Arab citizens that they should avoid boarding trains; broadside addressed to the Scouts organization in Haifa, in an attempt to persuade members to join the Irgun rather than the Haganah; and more.
• A dozen paper labels and propaganda notes of the Irgun, with propaganda slogans and Biblical verses.
• Three Irgun posters, including a poster of the radio station "Kol Tsion HaLochemet" (Voice of Fighting Zion) from April 25, 1948, notifying the public of the beginning of daily news broadcasts.
• Mourning notice published following the execution of the "Olei HaGardom" Dov Gruner, Dov Rosenbaum [Yehiel Dresner], Mordecai Elkoshi [Elkahi] and Eliezer Kashani, on June 16, 1947.
• "Commanders' Anthology 2, Talks to New Recruits", printed booklet with instructions on how to conduct talks with new Irgun recruits: the organization's ambitions, its military nature, secrecy and other issues. Dedicated in print to the organization's commander David Raziel. Ca. 1940s.
• In Kenyan Exile, Daily Newspaper, Published in the Camp of Jewish Citizens in British Detention in Kenya. Issue no. 370 from May 30, 1948, with reports from the front of the War of Independence and a review of discussions at the Security Council.
• "Letter to Every Loyal Hebrew – to Every Young Organized Hebrew – in the Homeland", booklet by the Irgun and Lehi, typewritten and mimeographed, addressing the Jewish Yishuv and calling on it to avoid a civil war. Printed in Heshvan 1944.
• "Statements of the Accused in the Cairo Trial, whose Publication was Prohibited by the President of the Court", booklet by Lehi, typewritten and mimeographed, with the statements of the two assassins of Lord Moyne, Eliyahu Bet-Zuri and Eliyahu Hakim. Printed in 1945.
• HaHazit [The Front], the Lehi newspaper. Issue no. 18, from Nissan 1945.
• And more.
Enclosed: Broadside with a notice from High Commissioner Alan Cunningham, broadcast on the radio on June 30, 1946 following the explosion at the King David Hotel.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 33

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Collection of Photographs – “Ole HaGardom” Avshalom Haviv – Photographs from his Life and Photographs of Menachem Begin with Haviv’s Family Members

Seven photographs of "Ole HaGardom" Avshalom Haviv and five photographs of his family members, during official memorial ceremonies. Jerusalem and other places, ca. 1930s through 1970s.
Among the photographs: a photograph of Avshalom with his family from his childhood; photograph of Avshalom and his sister Ruth, building a snowman on the roof of their house in Jerusalem; Avshalom in Palmach uniform on the beach; portrait photograph of Avshalom and his brother Israel; two photographs of Zalman Shazar shaking the hand of one family member (most probably Avshalom's father, Eliezer); two photographs of Menachem Begin and the family members; and more.
Two photographs appear in two copies. Six photographs are titled and dated on the back. Ink stamps on the back of three photographs.
Avshalom Haviv (1926-1947), Palmach and Etzel (Irgun) member, one of the ten underground activists sentenced to hanging by the British ("Olei HaGardon"). Haviv participated in numerous operations (among them the release of illegal immigrants from Atlit detention camp, attack on British secret police offices and bombing of the Goldschmidt British officers' club). On May 4, 1947 he was arrested together with four of his friends while breaking into the Acre prison. During his trial, Haviv refused to acknowledge the authority of the court, rejected the offer for legal defense and instead asked to read a long declaration, voicing his stands and beliefs. On July 29, at four o'clock in the morning, Haviv was taken from his cell and was led to the gallows singing "HaTikva".
Enclosed: three portrait photographs of Avshalom's brother, Israel Haviv; three invitations to ceremonies and official occasions in memory of "Olei HaGardom"; booklet commemorating "Olei HaGardom" issued by the Tel-Aviv-Jaffa Municipality; certificate of appreciation on behalf of "Misdar al shem Zeev Jaborinsky" awarded to the author Aryeh Eshel, following the publication of his book about Avshalom.
12 photographs (two appear in two copies). Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains and blemishes (mostly slight). One photograph has four pinholes at the corners.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 34

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“Operation Elephant” – Secret Report by the British Army – Palestine, 1947

1st. Infantry Division Report on "Operation Elephant", Palestine, 1947. Printed by Survey of Palestine, [Jerusalem?], April 1947.
"Operation Hippopotamus" and "Operation Elephant" were the names given by the British authorities to the military curfew imposed on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in response to actions by the Irgun and Lehi in the years 1946-1947. The operation, meticulously planned months in advance, was meant to force the Jewish public to hand in members of these paramilitary groups. It included the cessation of bus traffic, closing of the courts, cessation of mail and telephone services and a prohibition on leaving one's home during night hours. Despite the operation, the paramilitary groups continued to carry out dozens of missions while the curfew was in place. On March 17, 1947, about two weeks after it began, the British decided to end the operation.
The present item is the official report written by the commanders of the First Infantry Division, the unit responsible for imposing the curfew, in April 1947. The report includes, among other things, a witness statement by Richard Gale, the division's commander; English translations of articles from Hebrew newspapers; a survey of the preliminary planning and the execution of the curfew; diagrams of central streets in Tel Aviv with markings of passageways and entrances; maps with markings of telephone switchboards near the major cities; a list of telephone numbers of Jewish institutions; and other topics. In addition, at the end of the report are three large maps showing the area of the curfew, the forces' arrangement, and places where the paramilitary groups were able to carry out operations against the British army.
At the beginning of the report is an illustrated title page showing an elephant wearing a policeman's hat, waving the unit's flag with his trunk.
Numbered with an ink stamp on the front cover: 134 (the end of the report contains instructions for distribution among the different units. According to these instructions, only 200 copies in total were printed). Printed on the front cover and on top of each page is the classification: Secret.
[2], 145 pp + [3] folded maps and [1] folded index, 30 cm. Good condition. Stains, creases and minor blemishes (mostly to cover). Small tears to seam between title page and following leaf. Small marginal tear to one of the maps.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 35

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Collection of Letters, Telegrams, Photographs and Paper Items – Irgun and Lehi Exiles in Africa, 1945-1948

Eighteen letters, telegrams, photographs and paper items from the internment camps of Irgun and Lehi exiles in Africa. Gilgil (Kenya), Asmara (Eritrea), Carthago (Sudan), Tel Aviv and Johannesburg, 1945-1948 [most of the letters are from the camp at Gilgil, from 1948].
Items include:
• Letter from May 11, 1945, sent by eleven mayors of Jewish cities and towns in Palestine to the High Commissioner John Vereker, with an urgent request to transfer the inmates of the African camps back to Palestine. Stamped with ink stamps and signed by each of the mayors of the following cities: Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Rishon LeTzion, Petah Tikva, Petah Tikva (rural area), Bat Yam, Kfar Saba, Holon, Ra'anana, Herzliya and Afula. Typewritten on official stationery of the "Union of Local Councils".
• Letter from March 28, 1948, sent by the "camp representative" at Gilgil, Shmuel M. Katzenelson (Shmuel Tamir) to a member of the Tel Aviv Municipality, H. Ariav. The letter expresses the apprehension of the detainees following the arrival in Kenya of the English officer Roy Farran, murderer of Alexander Rubowitz, accompanied by two deserters from the English army.
• Four handwritten letters sent by detainees at the Gilgil camp to Palestine in February-April 1948. The letters concern life in the camps, receiving newspapers and news from Palestine, sports competitions, the visit to the camp by Chief Rabbi of South Africa Louis Isaac Rabinowitz, and other topics. One of the letters is addressed to the "Le'Asireinu" ("For Our Prisoners") Society (which assisted Jewish prisoners and detainees), concerning the "disappearance" of moneys sent to detainees.
• Telegram sent from Tel Aviv in March 1948 by Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz to the Jewish inmates at Gilgil camp. The telegram tells of a U.N. resolution to return the inmates to Palestine no later than May 15, 1948.
• Certificate issued to Irgun member Chaim Tsines on behalf of the "Exile Camp Representatives". The certificate attests that Tsines "was detained at the Zion Exiles camp in Kenya and left for the homeland with the last exiles". It is dated on the bottom: "Eve of the closing of the Gilgil exile camp, 27 Sivan [June 4] 1948". Marked with an ink stamp of the "Directorate of the Jewish Exile Camp, Kenya".
• In Exile at Asmara, Quarantine Camp, Asmara, Eritrea. 22 Nissan (April 23) 1946. Issue no. 124. Single leaf in handwriting, in newspaper format – review of an attack on military camps and courts in Palestine, report on the proposal to return Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini to Lebanon, the burial of one of the detainees and other topics. Written on the reverse of a certificate used by the Italian army.
• In Exile in Sudan [...] Cathago Internment Camp, Sudan Desert. 4 Nissan (March 18) 1945. Issue no. 38 (107). Two leaves, typewritten and mimeographed, in newspaper format – review of the capture of detainees who had escaped from the camp, the inauguration of a Torah scroll at the camp synagogue, news from the war fronts in Europe and other topics.
• Two uncut sheets, one in Hebrew and the other in English, of notes with propaganda slogans protesting the deportation of Jews to African camps.
• Two group photographs of detainees at the Asmara camp.
• And more.
Enclosed: two envelopes of letters sent by detainees at the Gilgil camp in 1948, one to Palestine and the other to Paris.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Stains. Folding marks, filing holes, tears and open tears (mostly small and restored) to some items.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 36

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“The Book of Detention and Exile” – Kenya, 1947

Sefer HaMa'atzar VeHagalut (Shalosh Shanim LeGalutenu) [The Book of Detention and Exile (three years to our exile)] / "Badad" – periodical for philosophy and literature. "Detention camp of Jews in exile", Gilgil, Kenya, 1947.
Thick book, mimeographed, with illustrations, diagrams, charts, sheet music, appendices and maps. A comprehensive study of the three years spent by the Etzel and Lehi exiles in detention camps in Africa.
A handwritten note to David Linivsky (Niv), one of the book's editors, was bound in the book. The note reads: "To David Linivsky from Rivka and Moshe Ben-Gal (Bachar), 'Good Luck'!!! 11.7.49".
321, [4] leaves + [3] photograph plates. Leaves 11 and 301 were bound twice. 33 cm. Some stains and markings in pen. Creases. Some tears at margins of leaves. Rough tears at margins of two leaves, affecting the text. Creases and tears to cover. The cover is restored, cloth spine.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 37

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Collection of Newspapers – UN Partition Plan for Palestine – Palestine and Europe, November-December 1947

Collection of newspaper issues concerning the UN Partition Plan for Palestine. Palestine and Europe, November-December 1947 (most issues were printed on November 30, 1947, one day after the Partition Plan was adopted). Hebrew and Yiddish.
1-4. Four issues of "Kol Ha-Am" newspaper, official paper of the communist party. Issues nos. 237-240, 26-30.11.1947.
5-6. Issue of "HaAretz", 30.11.1947. Headline: "It was decided to establish a Jewish State". Enclosed is a single leaf – special edition of "HaAretz" newspaper, following the UN resolution.
7-8. Two issues of "Yediot Achronot" newspaper from 30.11.1947. First edition and second edition.
9-10. Two issues of "Davar" newspaper from 30.11.1947: issue no. 6802; headline: "Jewish State was Established", and a "Special Edition" issue, headline: "Executive Committee of the United Nations will Meet in Tel-Aviv".
11. Issue of "HaMashkif, National Daily Paper" from 30.11.1947. Headline: "It was Decided that Palestine will be Divided".
12. Issue of "Mishmar", from 30.11.1947. Headline: "33 Votes to 13 in favor of the Partition Plan".
13. Issue of "HaZofeh" from 30.11.1947. Headline: "The United Nations Approved the Establishment of a Jewish State – 33 Votes Against 13".
14. Issue of "HaBoker" from 30.11.1947. Headline: "Jewish State was Approved".
15. Issue of "Dos Yiddishe Vort". Munich, 12.12.1947. Yiddish and Hebrew.
A newspaper published in Germany, on behalf of "Agudat Israel", for She'erit Hapletah. The paper reported news, updates from "Agudat Israel" chapters worldwide, and more. On the first page of the paper appear updates about the UN resolution.
16. Issue of "Di Tzionistishe Shtime" [The Zionist Voice], published by the European office of "HaZionim HaKlalyim", 3.12.1947. Yiddish.
A special edition; headline: "Zol lebn di idishe medine! Zol lebn dos idishe folk!" [Long live the Jewish State! Long live the Jewish People!]. The issue is lacking at the end.
Enclosed: Single leaf from the newspaper "Ashmoret" from 4.12.1947. On this leaf appear photographs of the celebrations in the country, and the headlines of newspapers of the same day.
Total of 16 issues. Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Tears, some slightly affecting text, some reinforced with adhesive tape. A piece is cut out from the last page of "HaBoker". Stains. Some pen inscriptions, folds and folding marks. The issue of "Di Tzionistishe Shtime" is incomplete (missing pages at the end).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Two Intelligence Reports from the War of Independence – Battles in Jerusalem – Report on the Death of Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni / Testimonies by Soldiers who Participated in Operation Shmuel

Two intelligence reports concerning battles in Jerusalem - War of Independence. [Jerusalem?], 1948.
1-2. Report from April 9, 1948, typewritten and mimeographed, containing a preliminary report about the death of Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni, the commander of the Arab forces in Jerusalem, in the battle of the Castel. The report, which is addressed to "Eldad" and "Hashmonai" (apparently Eldad Orbach-Avidar, commander of the Nahshon Battalion, and intelligence officer Yaakov Eini) from "Tzaddik" (apparently intelligence officer Moshe Diskin), gives news that was received from "Yehiam" (Mordechai Gazit), commander of one of the companies that took part in the battle: "One Arab apparently lost his way and reached the headquarters, where he was killed, and a handgun, a Sten and important papers were found on him. His name – Abd El-Khadr Sulim….". A handwritten note in parentheses appears near that sentence: "Abdel Qadr Husayni". The report also refers to the troops’ exhaustion, the urgent need to replace them, and the fall of Haim Cohen, one of the combat soldiers (his personal information appears at the bottom, together with orders to notify his family of his death, and the handwritten note: "His body has not yet been found").
Two copies (the same handwritten additions appear on both).
[1] leaf, approx. 32.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases and slight stains. Filing holes and pinholes. Tears and open tears in the margins (not affecting text).
3. Report from March 13, 1948, typewritten, containing accounts by two combat soldiers who had returned from Operation Shmuel (an attempt by the Haganah to attack Arab vehicles on the Ramallah-Latrun highway). In their accounts, the two soldiers, Yitzhak Goldberger and Yitzhak Silberstein, describe the chain of events of the operation, the array of forces, the discovery of the ambush and the retreat under fire. The report also contains a handwritten sketch of the arrangement of the troops, with the names of the combat soldiers who took part in the action.
Only three of the nineteen combat soldiers who took part in Operation Shmuel returned alive. The writer of the report and those to whom it was addressed are the same people noted in the above paragraph, with two others: "Shadmi" [Issachar Shadmi?] and "Ben Yehudah" [Netiva Ben-Yehudah?].
2 pp, 33 cm. Good condition. Some creases and blemishes. Pinholes in the upper margin (not affecting text).

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Besieged Jerusalem – Independence War – Collection of Printed and Handwritten Items – Transport Orders, Food Stamps, Temporary Newspapers and Other Items

Approximately 50 paper items from besieged Jerusalem during the Israeli Independence War. Jerusalem, 1948 (one item from 1949).
• "Report by Shalom Horowitz about the Mount Scopus convoy disaster in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, on April 13, 1948". A ten-page report, typewritten and mimeographed, commissioned by the Hebrew University after the massacre of the medical convoy ("Hadassah Convoy") in Sheikh Jarrah. Enclosed are lists of injured, list of missing and list of casualties, as well as a letter sent by the report's author, Shalom Horowitz, to Dr. David Werner Senator, Hebrew University administrator.
• Eight food stamps and certificates for receipt of products: "Ticket for distribution of 'Tnuva' products" issued by the "Supply Department, Jerusalem", for children between 8 and 12 years; "Ticket for distribution of Kerosene" issued by "'Va'adat HaMatzav' by the Jewish Congregation Committee Jerusalem"; "Ticket for Water Supply" issued by the "Water Supply Department, Jerusalem Municipality"; two temporary food tickets, issued by the "Supply Department, Jerusalem"; and more.
• Six printed items issued by "Mishmar Ha'am" volunteer unit, Jerusalem: Certificate for a woman named Michal Spivak, indicating that she was appointed as "Commander of the Women Force of Mishmar Ha'am in Jerusalem", dated 27.5.1948; ticket for distribution of supplies in Mazkeret Moshe neighborhood (blank); certificate of appreciation awarded on 16.5.1949 to Moshe Levin, commander of zone 4 in "Mishmar Ha'am"; and more.
• Eleven transport orders and permits issued by military units and authorities in Jerusalem: "Walking permit in the military occupied zone" issued by representative of the military governor in south Jerusalem, dated 9.7.1948; two transport orders to soldiers issued by "The wing in charge of supervision of traffic and transport" of the General Staff, Supply Wing; two permits to leave the city issued by the "Jerusalem council, central emergency authority"; handwritten permit issued by the Notre Dame regiment, to transfer forty empty bottles out of the area; and more. The documents are ink-stamped by the various units and hand signed by the persons in charge. Four permits were given to the director of the Israeli Antiquities Department during the war, Shmuel Yevin.
• Thirteen issues of the newspaper "Hadshot Zohorayim", published by Jerusalem Workers Union, dated 30.5-3.6, 7.6, 8.6, 11.6, 14.6-17.6 and 20.6., typewritten and mimeographed. The issues include various news about the war.
• Mount Scopus, issue no. 3, from 25.4.1948. A typewritten and mimeographed booklet with news from the war fronts, mostly from Hebrew radio stations. With an illustrated title page. At the end of the booklet appear instruction for submitting material in "Command room of section B" (apparently, the paper was printed by fighters on Mount Scopus).
• A small cloth bag with a printed illustration of two soldiers and the legend "Gift from Jerusalem to its defenders".
• And more.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Large Collection of Newspapers from Besieged Jerusalem, 1948

Approximately 80 newspapers and a number of leaflets printed in Jerusalem during the Israeli Independence War. Jerusalem, April-November, 1948.
• 63 issues of "Dvar Yerushalayim, Iton Poale Yerushalayim". July-November 1948. The issues contain news about the battles in the Jerusalem area.
• Four issues of "Hayom" newspaper. April-July 1948. The issues include, among other things, reports about the destruction of "Hachurva" synagogue, battles in Ramat Rachel and more.
• Three issues of "Iton Hamagen" newspaper, published by the publicity department of the Haganah. April-June 1948.
• Two issues of "Yediot Yerushalayim", a joint newspaper of six national newspapers published in Jerusalem during the siege. April-May 1948.
• Six issues of the paper "Chadshot Zohorayim" published by the Jerusalem Workers Council, typewritten and mimeographed. May-June 1948.
• "Hayoman", issue from 3.6.1948.
• Five leaflets with news and updates regarding Independence War battles: "Division 6, Diary of Jerusalem Division"; "Bulletin no. 145", 25.4.1948 – transcripts of radio updates broadcast by "Kol Hamagen HaIvri" radio station of the Haganah; "Eretz Israel BeShidurim Arviyim, 13-14.7.1948"; "Kol Yerushalayim"; and more.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Some issues are missing leaves. Stains. Tears and open tears (mostly small, at margins), some reinforced with adhesive tape. A number of issues with ink-stamps and handwritten inscriptions.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 41

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“Decrees, Orders and Notices” – Collection of Drafts Composed by Dov Yosef, Governor of Jerusalem – 1948-1949

Approximately 125 drafts, written by hand, typewritten or written on galley proofs, for decrees issued by Dov Yosef as governor of Jerusalem during the Israeli War of Independence. Jerusalem, [1948-1949]. Hebrew (one item in English).
The drafts in this collection are from various stages of editing (some are written on notes and some are typewritten and stapled as booklets), and they record the work done by Yosef during the war, the procedure of wording laws, and life in besieged Jerusalem. Among them: thirteen drafts for Order no. 1, announcing that Dov Yosef is the Governor and that Jerusalem and its inhabitants are under his command; eleven drafts to Order no. 2, that includes the "held area" in Jerusalem in the zone of the State of Israel; dozens of galley proofs of the compilation "Decrees, orders and notices", with comments and additions handwritten by Yosef; drafts for decrees concerning annexation of neighborhoods occupied by IDF, abandoned property, supervision of food supply, limitations on residential rent, curfew on neighborhoods on the border, cancellation of claims against the administration and its representatives, and other subjects.
Dov (Bernard) Yosef (1899-1980), jurist and minister in Israeli governments, born in Montreal. On August 2, 1948 he was appointed military governor of Jerusalem and was in charge of its civil, economic and military matters. Yosef became governor when the city was besieged, with its destiny pending, and saw himself being responsible for supporting the citizens and strengthening Jerusalem's status as the capital of Israel. In his book "Kirya Ne'emana…1948" (Schocken, 1960), Yosef told about his feelings when he undertook this mission: "Most of my life I sat in Jerusalem… at that moment I felt the wings of providence, and I was praying for success in this crucial position imposed on me" (Hebrew).
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes. Filing holes. Tears and open tears at margins of some leaves (mostly small).

Auction 64 Lot Number 42

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Two Bound Volumes of Issues of the Newspaper “Befreiung” – Journal of the Poalei Zion Party for She’erit Hapletah in Germany – 1947-1948 – Issue from the Day of the Declaration of Independence

Befreiung, Eroisgeben fun "Poalei Zion" in Deutschland. Issues nos. 1-80, bound together in two volumes. Munich, 1947-1948. Yiddish.
80 issues of the journal of the Poalei Zion party for She'erit Hapletah (Holocaust survivors) in Germany, edited by the author and Zionist leader Mordechai Kroshnitz. The issues include articles and news items about important current events: illegal immigrant ships, Betar and Irgun activities in displaced-persons camps, the U.N. resolution regarding the Partition Plan, battles of the War of Independence, and an issue from Iyar 5, 1948 (May 14, 1948) announcing the the establishment of the State of Israel and other topics. Numerous pictures.
First volume: issues nos. 1-35, approx. 45 cm. Second volume: issues nos. 36-80, approx. 51.5 cm. Condition varies between issues. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes, mostly to margins. Slightly worn bindings, with rubbing and tears to spines and edges.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 43

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Two “State Day” Newspapers for She’erit Hapletah in Lodz – Poalei Zion Party – May 15, 1948

Two newspapers printed by the Poalei Zion organization in Lodz on May 15, 1948, the day after the State of Israel's Declaration of Independence. Yiddish and Polish.
1. Wyzwolenie [Liberation], newspaper published by the Central Council of Poalei Zion in Poland. Lodz, May 15, 1948. Issue no. 1. Polish.
Printed at the top of the first page is the title: "Long live the Jewish State – The State of Israel!". The issue includes: photographs of Mapai members who participated in the People's Council – David Ben Gurion, Moshe Sharet, Eliezer Kaplan and David Remez; photographs of Haganah soldiers; an excerpt from a speech delivered by David Ben Gurion; and more.
4 pp, 47 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks. Tears to margins, along folding marks and to seam between the leaves. Stains. Torn and detached strip at the bottom of both leaves as a result of folding (without damage to text). Thin and brittle paper.
2. Befreiung [Liberation], newspaper published by the "Organ fun der Yid. Zionistisch-Socialisticher Arbater Partie Poalei Zion Hitachdut in Polin" [Poalei Zion in Poland]. Lodz, May 15, 1948. Issue no. 10. Yiddish.
Opening the issue is a blessing for the establishment of the state, "We Bless the first Jewish Government". On the first page is an illustration of a soldier waving a flag; beneath him is a map of Palestine. The illustration accompanies an essay by A. S. Yuris (Avraham Shmuel Yuris) – "Der Chalom fun Dorot".
4 pp, 47 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks. Tears and open tears to margins, along folding marks and to seam between the leaves, some of them restored. Stains. Filing holes at the top. Pages partly detached. Thin and brittle paper.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“Ha’aretz” – Issue Announcing the Establishment of the State of Israel – May 16, 1948

Issue of "Ha'aretz" newspaper dated 16.5.1948.
Headline of this issue: "Vision of generations comes true: State of Israel is established".
4 pp, approx. 58 cm. Fair-good condition. Creases, stains and folding marks. Some tears and pinholes at margins and along the folding marks (mostly slight).

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Auction 64 Lot Number 45

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Poster Issued by the Provisional Government of Israel – Iyar 5 (May 14), 1948

"Hachraza El Kol Toshvei Medinat Israel" [Announcement to all Inhabitants of the State of Israel], a poster issued by the Provisional Government. Tel-Aviv: "HaPoel HaTza'ir" cooperative press, Iyar 5 (May 14), 1948.
This was the first poster to be printed by the Provisional Government.
The poster calls upon the inhabitants of the state to enlist for the defense of the homeland and to work for its welfare: "At a time of supreme trial, at a time of malicious attack by our enemies, the Provisional Government is taking the rule of Israel into its hands"; "We have been thrust into a cruel war. But let us remember: Citizens who belong to the Arab nation will continue to live within the borders of our state - and many of them find this war abhorrent. We are obliged to uphold their rights, the equal rights of citizens. We seek peace. We stretch out our hands to them as partners in building the homeland. Citizens! Let us uphold the honor of our young state. Each one of us maintains it with his behavior, his good character and his integrity. Each person is responsible for its security and its future".
61.5X95 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, creases and minor blemishes. Some stains. A few tears, mostly at the margins and folding marks, some open (one open tear affects text). The entire poster is mounted on thin acid-free paper.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 46

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Draft of the State Establishment Order – Iyar 5 (May 14), 1948

"State Establishment Order, no. 1, for the year 1948". The People's Administration, Legal Department. "Confidential, Seventh Proposal". May 14, 1948.
The State Establishment Order was the first legal document of the State of Israel, drawn up by the People's Council and People's Administration a few hours prior to the Declaration of Independence. The document was formulated at a meeting held at the JNF House in Tel Aviv (the same meeting in which the decision was taken to establish the State of Israel, and the formulation of the Declaration of Independence was agreed upon), and it regulates the operation of the three branches of the new state: "the Government" (the executive branch), "the Legislature" (the legislative branch) and "the Law" (the judicial branch). In addition, the document addresses the establishment of courts, a police force, budgets and other issues.
The present document is the order's seventh draft, typewritten and mimeographed, and it includes several amendments and erasures in pencil.
[6] leaves, 33 cm. Good condition. Creases to corners and bottom margins. Some stains. Small tears to margins, restored. A note in pen at the top of the first page.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 47

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Collection of Day Orders – First IDF Oath Day, 1948

Collection of Day Orders and other paper items issued on the occasion of the first IDF Oath Day. Israel, 1948.
1. Day Order – "Integration of Etzel Batallions with IDF" [May 1948]. The order encourages Etzel fighters to join IDF and notes that they will join as units. The order also announces that Etzel will continue to fight in Jerusalem as a separate force. 31.5 cm. Good condition. Creases, stains and folding marks. Some tears at margins and folding marks, repaired with adhesive tape.
2. "Day Order for Etzel Fighters", dated June 24, 1948. The organization announces that following the shelling of the weapons ship (Altalena) the fighters will not enlist as units; individuals are not prevented from enlisting. 25.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Folding marks and creases. Filing holes.
3. "Day Order for Oath Day", June 28, 1948. A day order on behalf of Palmach headquarters on the occasion of its fighters swearing in to IDF; ending: "Palmach will continue and participate in enforcing IDF…". 30 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases. Tears at margins, repaired with adhesive tape.
4. Day order – "IDF Oath Day", 28.6.48. Signed in print by Chief of Staff Ya'akov Dostrovsky [Dori]. The order ends with the words "Military ethics, loyalty and devotion to the nation…. will be the 'pillar of fire' leading IDF" (Hebrew). 30 cm. Good condition. Creases and stains.
5. "IDF Oath", a military form with the text of the oath. The name of the soldier, Ezra Kadir, and the date 28.6.48 are written on the form. 24.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and stains.
6. "Defense-Forces", a booklet issued on IDF Oath Day, 28.6.48, by IDF Culture Department. 16 pp, 12 cm. Good condition. Pen inscriptions.
7. Printed badge with the IDF emblem and the inscription "IDF oath day…". Diameter: 3.5 cm. Fair condition. Tears and blemishes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 48

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General Staff Instructions for IDF Soldiers Taking an Enlistment Oath, 1948

General Staff document – "Instructions for IDF Soldiers' Cencus and Oath Ceremony". June 22, 1948.
The instructions specify the date, goal and framework of the ceremony. Its aim was also to collect soldiers' personal details, for which census forms were attached to be filled in by the soldiers.
[6] leaves, 33 cm. Good condition. Stains and folding marks. Tears and pinholes to margins (some restored).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 49

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Collection of Broadsides and Day Orders – War of Independence – Israel, 1948-1949

13 paper items from Israel's War of Independence – Day Orders concerning various military operations, broadsides printed on behalf of IDF, a Hebrew broadside issued by the Egyptian Army, and more. Israel, 1948-1949. Hebrew and Arabic.
1. "Day Order – Liberation of the Galilee" dated October 31, 1948.
2-5. Four leaves of "Battle Bulletin" published by the South Front headquarters, from December 28, 1948 to January 6, 1949.
6. Day Order issued by Regiment 9 headquarters, concerning Operation Lot (operation carried out by the Negev brigade aimed at widening the Israeli control over the eastern Negev and opening a land road to Sdom). November 25, 1948.
7. Day Order – Operation Horev, on behalf of South Front headquarters. December 22, 1948.
8-9. Two Day Orders issued by Brigade 12 headquarters, dated December 23, 1948 and March 5, 1949. The first order concerns Operation Horev.
10. "Passage permit" for IDF soldiers. A printed permit (in Hebrew and Arabic) concerning capturing soldiers, and granting the bearer the right to "cross Israeli lines". On the back of this permit appears a short conversation manual – Hebrew-Arabic – for basic words like "water", "first aid", "weapon" and more. The permit is signed in print by Chief of Staff Ya'akov Dori.
11. Broadside explaining the symbols on Iraqi and Egyptian aircrafts and instructing the soldiers to use any weapon to attack them and report their appearance as fast as possible.
12. Hebrew broadside distributed by the Egyptian army over settlements in the Negev on May 15, 1948, calling the settlers to "quietly disarm, raise a white flag, and hand in all their ammunition…".
13. Broadside in Arabic calling Syrian soldiers to stop fighting. Signed: "IDF".
Size varies. Good overall condition. Stains and creases. Slight tears at margins of some items.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 50

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Collection of Booklets, Photographs and Paper Items – Provisional Institutions for the Establishment of the State of Israel – The People’s Council, the People’s Administration, the Provisional State Council and more – 1948-1949

Twenty-one booklets, photographs and paper items documenting the activities of the provisional institutions for the establishment of the State of Israel. Tel Aviv and elsewhere, ca. 1948-1949.
Seven booklets, including: • People's Administration sheet, with directives and notices. Tel Aviv, 1 Iyar (May 10) 1948. • People's Council. Tel Aviv, 7 Iyar (May 16) 1948, "Printed with permission of the Provisional Government". Protocols of the four sessions of the People's Council, which took place between May 4th and May 14th. • Provisional People's Council, first session. Tel Aviv, 7 Iyar (May 16) 1948. Protocol booklet. • Makeup of the Provisional People's Council and its committees. [Tel Aviv?], Kislev (December) 1948. Booklet detailing the members of eleven committees of the Provisional People's Council: the defense committee, the constitutional committee, the state emblem and flag committee and other committees. • Records: The legal codex, issue no. 1. [Tel Aviv], 17 February 1949. • And more.
Three documents: • Order of the Constitutional Assembly (declaration of delegates) for 1949. Typewritten and mimeographed draft for the swearing-in procedure of the delegates of the State of Israel's Constituent Assembly. Includes one amendment in handwriting. • Declaration of the delegates of the Constituent Assembly. Typewritten and mimeographed note with the final version of the swearing-in text (apparently distributed to the delegates at the ceremony). • Currency order for 1948.
Seven photographs from sessions of the provisional councils, including: • Three photographs from the swearing-in ceremony of Chaim Weizmann as president of the Provisional State Council on September 30, 1948 (Chaim Weizmann's speech, David Ben Gurion's speech and Yosef Sprinzak's speech). • Two photographs from the swearing-in ceremony of Chaim Weizmann as President of the State of Israel, on February 17, 1949, attended by David Ben Gurion, Moshe Dayan, rabbis and ministers and other dignitaries (the photographs are identical; one is in a large format). • And more.
Four souvenir items: • Pin commemorating the establishment of the State of Israel, designed in the shape of the "Partition Plan" with the inscription: "State of Israel, 5 Iyar 1948". • "Musical postcard" (45 RPM) with a recording of the Declaration of Independence ceremony and "HaTikvah". • Souvenir card published by The Grand Rapids Press newspaper: on one side is an illustration of an Israeli family waving the Israeli flag, and on the other is a photograph of the newspaper issue reporting on the declaration. • "Shana Tova" card with a picture from the swearing-in ceremony of Chaim Weizmann as President of Israel.
Enclosed: • Announcement of the Chief Commander of the Irgun to the People of Zion. [Jerusalem, ca. 1948]. "Broadcast on 6 Iyar (May 15) 1948, on 'Kol HaHerut', the broadcasting station of the Irgun". • Letter from July 1, 1948 from Otte Wallish to the representative of Keren HaYesod regarding the Israeli flags and the portrait of Theodor Herzl lent by Keren HaYesod (apparently with regard to the flags and portrait hung in the hall during the Declaration of Independence).
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Stains. Filing holes, creases and blemishes (mostly minor). Tears and restored tears to part of the items. Three missing pages at the end of the session of the Provisional State Council protocol booklet
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Destruction of Jerusalem – Hand-Colored Woodcut – Double Incunabula Leaf from “Nuremberg Chronicle” by Hartmann Schedel, 1493

Destruccio Iherosolime [Destruction of Jerusalem], double incunabula leaf (no. LXIIII) from Hartmann Schedel's book "Nuremberg Chronicle". [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493].
Hand-colored woodcut depicting the destruction of Jerusalem and the First Temple by Nebuzaradan, commander of the guard of Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon, in the year 586 BCE.
According to Laor, this is the second view of Jerusalem ever printed (Laor 1125).
Leaf: approx. 41.5X57.5 cm, in a 60X43.5 cm frame. Good-fair condition. Stains. Slighty darkened paper. Small tears (some of them open) to vertical folding mark and margins (slightly affecting the woodcut). Strips of pape pasted along vertical folding mark (on back of the woodcut depicting Jerusalem).
Provenance: Collection of the Jerusalem Foundation founded by Teddy Kollek.
The proceeds from the sale of this item will go to the Jerusalem Foundation and will be allocated for supporting projects in Jerusalem.

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Map of Jerusalem – Engraving – Cologne, 1572

Hierosolyma, Clarissima totius Orientis civitas, Iudaeae Metropolis. Map of Jerusalem, hand-colored engraving. From the Atlas "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" by George Braun and Franz Hogenberg. [Cologne, 1572]. Latin.
The map presents a view of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus side by side with a view of Jerusalem at the time when the map was printed, both from bird's eye view. On the bottom-right corner of the map appears an illustration of Moses and the Tablets of the Law, with Aaron the priest burning incense. The map was drawn after a map of Jerusalem by Gerard de Jode (1571) based on a map by Peter Laicstain (1570).
Laor 1039.
Engraving: 48.5X34 cm. Attached to passé-par-tout and framed: 71X55 cm. Good condition. Some stains and blemishes. Restoration at the bottom margin on the back of the leaf.
Provenance: Collection of the Jerusalem Foundation founded by Teddy Kollek.
The proceeds from the sale of this item will go to the Jerusalem Foundation and will be allocated for supporting projects in Jerusalem.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 53

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Map of Jerusalem – Engraving – Cologne, 1575

Hierosolyma, Urbs Sancta, Iudeae, Totiusque Orientis Longe Clarissima. Map of Jerusalem. Engraving from the Atlas "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg. [Cologne, 1575]. Latin.
On the map, which was, most probably, drawn after the Venetian artist Domenico dale Greche who visited Jerusalem in 1546, Jerusalem is seen from the east, from the Mount of Olives. On the bottom left corner of the map appears the title and on the lower right corner appear names of 48 significant sites, with their numbers marked on the map. On top is a verse from the book of Ezekiel, chapter 5 (in Latin): "This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her".
Five Muslim figures are seen in the foreground of the map. Many maps in "Civitates Orbis Terarrum" include figures in local dress. As stated in Georg Braun's introduction to the first part, this was meant to prevent the Turks from obtaining military secrets from the atlas, "as their religion forbids them from looking at representations of the human form".
Laor 1040.
Leaf: approx. 50.5X38 cm. Attached to passé-par-tout at top margin and framed, 56X47 cm. Good condition. Dark paper. Two small holes. Some small tears at margins of leaf. Two strips of adhesive tape at the top, above the map. The vertical folding mark and one corner are reinforced with pieces of paper pasted on the back. The left margin of the leaf is trimmed (slightly affecting the text printed on the back).
Provenance: Collection of the Jerusalem Foundation founded by Teddy Kollek.
The proceeds from the sale of this item will go to the Jerusalem Foundation and will be allocated for supporting projects in Jerusalem.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 54

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Map of Palestine – Woodcut – Lyon, 1535

Tabula Terre Sanctae, map of Palestine. Woodcut from "Geographia" by Claudius Ptolemy, edited by Michael Servetus. [Lyon, 1535].
Map of Palestine, showing the territories of the Tribes of Israel. The shore line stretches from Sidon to Gaza. A text in Latin appears on the back, p. 41._x000B_Laor 612.
Leaf: 39.5X55.5 cm. Good condition. Slight stains and blemishes. Folding marks. Some creases, tears, and open tears at the margins and folding lines.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 55

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Journey of Jean Zuallart to Jerusalem – Rome, 1595 – Engravings

Il Devotissimo viaggio di Gierusalemme [The Faithful Voyage to Jerusalem] by Giovanni Zvallardo [Jean Zuallart]. Rome: Domenico Basa, 1595. Italian and some Latin. Six parts in one volume. Second edition.
A description of Jean Zuallart's journey to Palestine, with a detailed description of Jerusalem and the holy sites. 45 well-executed in-text engravings, including maps, landscapes, and sites in Jerusalem and other cities. Among them are engravings depicting the walls of Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Mount of Olives, Rachel's Tomb, and Jaffa. The book also includes two engraved plates (folded) – a plan of the interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and a plan of the interior of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
351, [14] pp + [2] plates, 17 cm. Good condition. Stains and some creases. Some worming. Ownership inscription on one of the front endpapers. Ink markings on a number of pages and a handwritten note in the margin of one of the pages. Fine vellum binding, with gilt decorations on the spine. Minor blemishes to binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 56

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Theatrum Terrae Sanctae, by Christian van Adrichem – Twelve Engravings – Maps of Palestine

Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et Biblicarum Historiarum, by Christian van Adrichem. Cologne: Birckmannica, 1628 (printing details on colophon page). Latin.
Christian van Adrichem (1533-1585) – Catholic priest, born in Delft (Holland), wrote a number of works on Palestine. This book is a comprehensive description of the Holy Land, accompanied by twelve engraved plates. Engravings include: maps of the tribal territories, a large map (folded) of Palestine and a large map (folded) of Jerusalem.
[9], 286, [29] pp + [1] engraved title page, and [12] plates with engraved maps (nine of which are folded), 40 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Minor blemishes. Tears and open tears to margins of a few leaves (not affecting text). Restored tears at margins of a number of leaves. Open tear to rear endpaper. Worming on bottom margins of some 30 leaves at the end of the book (mostly small. Some restored. No damage to text). Handwritten inscriptions on several leaves (old). Restored tears to four maps (mostly small, at margins), and tears at margins of three maps. Bound in a leather binding, with gilt decorations on spine. Blemishes to binding (mostly to spine and to back).

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Thomas Fuller – A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine – London, 1650 – Engravings and Maps

A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine and the Confines Thereof, with the History of the Old and New Testament Acted Thereon, by Thomas Fuller. Printed by J.F. for John Williams, London, 1650. English and some Latin.
Comprehensive study of Palestine and its history according to the Bible and the New Testament, by the English churchman, historian and author Thomas Fuller (1608-1661).
Accompanied by 30 engravings: two frontispiece engravings; 21 maps (most of them on double sheets), including maps of the territories of the 12 Tribes, a map of Jerusalem, and a large folded map of Palestine; seven plates of plans and illustrations depicting the Temple, various pagan rituals mentioned in the Bible, and more.
[8], 434 (more than 434 pp. Mispagination), [1], 202, [17] pp. 30 engraved plates (most plates are included in the pagination). 34 cm. Gilt edges. Good-fair condition. Tears at margins of a number of leaves and plates, most of them repaired with pasted paper or adhesive tape (affecting some of the engravings). Some creases, stains and folds. Leather binding, with gilt decorations. Blemishes to binding. Loose binding with restored spine. Adhesive tape to inside binding.

Opening1,200$ Sold For1,476$ Including buyers premium

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Olfert Dapper – Study of Syria and Palestine – Amsterdam, 1677 – Engravings and Maps

Naukeurige Beschryving van Gantsch Syrie, en Palestyn of Heilige Lant, by Olfert Dapper. Amsterdam: Jacob Van Meurs, 1677 (on engraved title: 1678). Dutch. Two parts in one volume.
Comprehensive study of Syria and Palestine, by Olfert Dapper (1639-1689), Dutch writer, historian and geographer.
The book includes an engraved title page, 38 engraved plates [out of 39], most are double-spread or folded, and in-text engravings. Among the engravings: maps and engravings that depict Syria, Damascus and Tripoli; maps of Palestine, showing the territories of the 12 Tribes of Israel; maps and illustrations of Jerusalem, Mount of Olives and Bethlehem (among them a folding panorama of Jerusalem); a depiction of Jaffa viewed from the sea, and more.
[5] leaves (including the engraved title page), 262, [8], 312, 321-344, 337-581, [7] pp + [38] engraved plates (out of 39), 30.5 cm. Good overall condition. Small worming damage, stains and some blemishes. Small tears to the margins of some leaves and plates. Tears to Panorama of Jerusalem (along the folding lines). The first title page is trimmed at the bottom (affecting the printer's details and the year). Ownership signatures on front endpapers. Original vellum binding, slightly stained. Tears along spine and some blemishes.

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Two Books on the Geography of Palestine – “Sacred Geography” by Nicolas Sanson / Onomasticon of Place Names – Amsterdam, Early 18th Century

Volume containing two books on the geography of Palestine. Amsterdam, 1704-1707.
1. Geographia Sacra ex Veteri et Novo Testamento Desumta, by Nicolas Sanson. Amsterdam: Franciscus Halma, 1704. Latin.
The book "Sacred Geography" by French cartographer Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667). The book includes four folded maps (engravings) including a map of Palestine (with a division into tribal lands) and a map of Judea, Samaria and the Galilee. Appearing in the beginning of the book are two additional engraved plates, one with a portrait of the author.
2. Onomasticon Urbium et Locorum Sacrae Scripturae. Amsterdam: Franciscus Halma, 1207 [i.e. 1707]. Latin and Greek.
Book on the places of settlement mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. With a large map of the Land of Israel (folded engraving).
Two books bound together: 15, [11], 111, 16, 51, [1] pp + [5] plates; [14], 192 pp + [1] plate, 44.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Worming and a few small tears. Paper pasted to margins of some leaves at the beginning of the volume (for restoring the worming holes). Ink inscription on verso of title page of the first book. Fine vellum binding. Paper label glued onto inside front binding.

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“Palaestina”, by Hadriani Relandi – Maps of Palestine and other Engravings – Utrecht, 1714

Palaestina ex Monumentis Veteribus Illustrata, by Hadriani Relandi. Utrecht (Trajecti Batavorum): Guilielmi Broedelet, 1714. Latin, some Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Two parts in one volume.
Geographical survey of Palestine. Contains 16 engraved plates (of which nine are folded), including a portrait of the author, maps and plans, an engraved frontispiece and a number of small in-text engravings.
Adriaan Reland (also known as Adriaan Reelant / Hadriani Relandi, 1676-1718) was a Dutch geographer, cartographer and philologist 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.
[5] leaves, 391, [1] pp + [11] engraved plates; [1] leaf, [3], 396-511, [1] pp + [4] engraved plates; [3], 516-1068 pp + [1] engraved plate; [47] pp, 20.5 cm. Good overall condition. Stains. Some tears and tiny open tears at margins of a few leaves. Tears and minor blemishes to folded maps; a long tear to one of them. Leather binding with gilt decorations, damaged and detached. Front endpaper is detached.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 61

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Views in Palestine / Views in the Ottoman Empire – Hand-colored Aquatints, after Paintings by Luigi Mayer – London, 1804

Views in Palestine / Views in the Ottoman Empire after Paintings by Luigi Mayer. London: Printed by Thomas Bensley for R. Bowyer, 1804. Two parts in one volume. English and French.
A book about the Ottoman Empire, accompanied by 48 hand-colored aquatints, after paintings by the artist Luigi (Ludwig) Mayer (1755-1803). The paintings were created by Mayer for British diplomat and orientalist Robert Ainslie during the latter's term as British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.
The book is divided into two parts (separate title page for each part). The first part is dedicated to Palestine and includes 24 plates, most of which depict Jerusalem and and its environs (including a view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, a view of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Pool of Bethesda, the Pool of Siloam, the Tomb of Absalom, the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and Bethlehem, among others). The second part, which is about several other sites in the Ottoman Empire, particularly the environs of the Turkish city Karaman, contains 24 plates. This part has two title pages, one in English and one in French, dated 1803.
Sir Robert Ainslie (ca. 1730-1812), a British diplomat of Scottish origin, was a numismatist, Orientalist, and art collector. He served as Britain's ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1776 and 1792. Luigi Mayer was commissioned by Ainslie to make paintings and drawings of the important sites in the Ottoman Empire, and engravings and lithographs were printed after his works.
The prints in this book were first published in the years 1801-1803 in separate volumes with an additional volume of prints depicting sites in Egypt. In 1804 the three volumes were compiled into a one-volume edition titled "Views in Egypt, Palestine, and other parts of the Ottoman Empire".
[1] leaf, 47, [1] pp + [24] plates; [2] leaves (English title page and French title page), 40 pp + [24] plates, 45 cm. Good overall condition. Stains and some worming to margins. Embossed stamp at margin of first title page. Some leaves are partly detached. Fine leather binding, with gilt decorations, worn and slightly damaged (mostly along spine and margins). Front binding partly detached, with a label on the inside.

Opening800$ Sold For1,476$ Including buyers premium

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“Voyage in the Levant” – Baron de Forbin – Eighty Lithographs and Engravings – Paris, 1819 – Limited Edition

Voyage dans le Levant by M. Le C.te [Louis Nicolas Philippe Auguste] Forbin. Paris: L'imprimerie Royale, 1819. French. First edition printed in 325 copies only. Two parts in one volume.
A large-format travelogue documenting the journey of Baron Louis Nicolas Philippe Auguste de Forbin to Near Eastern countries – starting in Greece, along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, throughout Palestine, and finally to Egypt. The first part of the book describes de Forbin’s journey, and the second contains 70 lithographs after the paintings of many artists, eight aquatints after watercolor drawings by de Forbin, and two engravings depicting the architectural plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and sketches of the Great Pyramid in Giza, archaeological artifacts, and the Catacombs of Milos.
According to Jacques Charles Brunet, the book was printed in 325 copies.
The engravings and lithographs depict antiquities, landscapes and scenes from everyday life in the cities and various sites throughout the East: holy sites and inhabitants in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Acre, Jaffa, Ashkelon and Gaza; the pyramids and other antiquities in Egypt; sites in Athens, Constantinople, Alexandria and Cairo; and more. The lithographs, by Godfroy Engelmann, were prepared after paintings by Carle Vernet, Émile Jean-Horace Vernet, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Claude Thiénon, Jean-Pierre Granger, and others. The aquatints were prepared by Philibert-Louis Debucourt.
Baron Louis Nicolas Philippe Auguste de Forbin (1779-1841), a neo-Classical painter by training, was appointed Director-General of the Louvre Museum in 1816. Soon afterward, in 1817, de Forbin set out at the head of a delegation to the East in order to purchase antiquities for the museum (including a statue of the goddess Sekhmet that is on exhibit at the Louvre). The delegation included, among others, an engineer, a cartographer, and painters.
[4] leaves, 132 pp; 78, [2] plates, 72 cm. Good-fair condition. Many stains, including foxing and dampstains. Some tears and open tears at margins, some medium tears at margins of plates. Long tear to plate no. 10, restored. A widthwise tear to plate no. 18, reinforced with adhesive tape. Some worming at margins of leaves. Creases. New leather binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 63

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“Painted Views from the Orient” – 45 Hand-Colored Lithographs – 19th Century

Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoh. Des Herrn Herzogs Maximillian in Bayern, nach Nubien, Äegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre 1838 [Painted views from the Orient, gathered during the journey of Maximillian, Duke in Bavaria, to Nubia, Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Malta in 1838]. [Germany and France, 1839-1840]. German and French.
A portfolio with 45 (out of 60) hand-colored lithographs of the orient's views and antiquities, after paintings by Heinrich von Mayr. The publication of the portfolio was initiated by the Bavarian duke Maximillian Joseph who traveled through the Middle East in 1838. Mayr accompanied the duke and painted the views and scenes in the different countries which they visited.
The lithographs depict, among others, Egyptian antiquities, sites in Palestine, in Syria and Lebanon and the city of Valletta in Malta. Among the lithographs from Palestine: a street in Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Valley of Josaphat, Mary's grave, Mary's spring in Nazareth, the Jordan river and more.
The portfolio also includes ten leaves of text, with detailed captions in German and French, and a title page - a hand-colored lithograph.
[1] title page (lithograph), [45] lithographs (out of 60), [10] text leaves, 49X37.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Tears, creases, stains and slight worming to plates, not affecting the prints. Stains and creases to text leaves. Slight worming damage, tears and blemishes to portfolio.

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The Holy City – Research Book by George Williams – London, 1845 – Lithographs and Maps

The Holy City, or historical and topographical notices of Jerusalem, with some account of its antiquities and of its present condition, by George Williams. London: J.W. Parker, 1845. English. First edition.
A research about Jerusalem by George Williams (1814-1878), an Anglican priest and teacher at Cambridge, who arrived in Palestine with the entourage of the first Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem. The book was written in an attempt to refute the research conclusions of Edward Robinson and Eli Smith in Jerusalem regarding the identification of biblical sites.
The book is accompanied by 15 plates, including eleven lithographs depicting views and sites in Jerusalem (one of the lithographs – a bird's eye view of Jerusalem – is printed on a large, linen-backed folding plate), a map of Jerusalem (double plate, partly colored), plan of the interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (double plate, hand colored), and more. Some small in-text illustrations.
XV, [1], 512 pp + [15] plates, 22 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Half-leather binding.

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The Hills and Plains of Palestine – Journey in Palestine – London, 1860 – Lithographs

The Hills and Plains of Palestine, by L. M. Cubley. London: Day & Son, 1860. English.
Description of Lucy Matilda Cubley's tour of Palestine, accompanied by 29 lithographs printed after paintings and drawings by Cubley. Among the illustrations: Jewish women at work, effendi, farmer's wife and her children, Cave of the Patriarchs, Ein Kerem and more. The book has two title pages, one is lithographic.
Enclosed: A prospectus advertising the book, issued by the publishing house.
[4] leaves, 57 pp + [29] plates, 29 cm. Fine binding, with gilt ornamentations. Gilt edges. Good-fair overall condition. Detached leaves and gatherings. Stains (most prints are clean). A number of dark pages. Handwritten dedication from 1870, on front endpaper. Pieces of paper pasted to corners of inside binding. Blemishes to corners and edges of binding. Cloth strips pasted to top and bottom ends of spine.

Opening300$ Sold For369$ Including buyers premium

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Picturesque Palestine – Comprehensive Study of Palestine – New York, 1881-1883 – Engravings

Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt, edited by Colonel [Charles] Wilson. Engravings after illustration by Harry Fenn and J. [John] D. Woodward. New York: D. Appleton and Company, [1881-1883]. Two volumes. English.
Detailed and comprehensive guidebook to Palestine and the surroundings, accompanied by 42 engraved plates, two large maps in color (map of Palestine and map of Sinai and Egypt), and numerous illustrations within the text, depicting views, local garments, customs and more.
Two volumes in fine leather bindings, with gilt embossing and gilt edges.
Vol. I: [1] leaf, X, 480 pp + [20] engraved plates (including title); Vol. II: X, 476 pp + [20] engraved plates (including title) and [2] maps (double plates). 31.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Small tears to tissue guards. Bookplates on inside of both front bindings. Ink stamps on bottom margins of each of the title pages. Wear to bindings, mostly to spines and margins.

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The Holy Land – David Roberts – Brussels, 1843 – Lithographs

La Terre Sainte / Vues et Monuments recueillis par David Roberts, avec une description historique sur chaque planche. Brussels: Société des Beaux-Arts, 1843. French.
Large format volume, with 30 lithographic plates after paintings by David Roberts, and 30 small in-text lithographs. Lithographic title page.
[64] leaves, 54.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Cardboard binding with a leather spine, partly detached, damaged. First gathering is detached.

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The Holy Land – David Roberts – Six Volumes – London, 1855-1856 – 250 Prints

The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, […] from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A., with historical descriptions by the Rev. George Croly, LL.D. / William Brockedon. London: Day & Son, 1855-1856. Six volumes. English. First quarto edition.
Six volumes containing 248 tinted lithographs after paintings by David Roberts and two engraved maps presenting the route of Roberts' travels throughout the Near East. The lithographs show structures, ruins, churches, mosques, towns, landscapes and sites holy to the different religions throughout Palestine, Syria and Lebanon, the Transjordan and Egypt. The descriptions in the first three volumes were written by George Croly; the rest – by William Brockedon.
Six volumes in half-leather bindings (with the title "Roberts' Sketches in the Holy Land" embossed on the spines).
Volume 1: [2] leaves, 35 pp, [23] leaves + 44 plates. Volume 2: [1] leaf, 3 pp, [22] leaves + 45-87 plates. Volume 3: [1] leaf, 3 pp, [19] leaves + 88-125 plates. Volume 4: [1] leaf, 9 pp, [22] leaves + 126-168 plates. Volume 5: [23] leaves + 169-212 plates. Volume 6: [20] leaves + 213-250 plates. 28.5 cm. Good overall condition. Stains. Tears, open tears and minor blemishes to margins of several leaves and plates. Wear and blemishes to bindings.

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The Holy Land – David Roberts – London-Paris-New York, Late 19th Century – Lithographs

The Holy Land, […] from original drawings by David Roberts, R. A., with historical descriptions by the Rev. George Croly, LL.D. London, Paris and New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., [1880s]. English. Three parts in one volume.
120 lithographs after paintings by David Roberts, with text by George Croly. The book contains three parts, each with its own title page: Jerusalem and the Galilee; The Jordan and Bethlehem; Idumea and Petra.
Bound in a fine leather binding, embossed with a dedication to the student Lily Gardner, winner of "The Blunt Prize for Religious Knowledge", dated 1889.
VIII, 42 pp + [42] plates; VIII, 43-85 pp + [42] plates; VIII, 36 pp + [36] plates, 31 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tears and stains to the only tissue guard, preceding the title page of Part I. Blemishes and small tears to endpapers. The stitches between the binding and the body of the book are reinforced with cloth strips. Blemishes and wear to binding.

Opening500$ Sold For738$ Including buyers premium

Auction 64 Lot Number 70

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Memoirs of Hester Lucy Stanhope – London, 1845 – Copy with Bound Original Letters Handwritten by Stanhope, to a Jewish Woman from Sidon Mentioned in the Book

Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope as Related by Herself in Conversations with her Physician. London: Henry Colburn, 1845. English. Three volumes. First edition.
A memoir by Lady Hester Stanhope, one of the first travelers to the Near East in the 19th century, considered the "first archaeologist" in Palestine. At the end of the first volume, seven handwritten letters have been bound: three from the author (from the years 1841-1842) and four sent in her name by her secretary (from the years 1818-1820). Preceding these letters are two bound leaves, typewritten (French), noting that the letters were sent to the grandmother of the book's owner, with a reference written by hand: "see reference to my grandmother on page 58" (French).
A few lines of text are marked on p. 58: "Should a little Jewish woman find you out, she will tell you she has seen me… Excellent little woman! - sweet-tempered and resigned in misfortune, and her star pleased me". According to a footnote printed on the same page, this refers to an English lady by the name of Messiah, who sold all her property to move with her husband to Jerusalem. Mrs. Messiah met the author in Sidon.
The letters are written in English and on most of them appear ink-stamps, wax seals and paper labels.
Each volume has a frontispiece; one of them (a print in color) portrays Stanhope riding astride a horse, dressed in men's garments.
Hester Lucy Stanhope (1776-1839) was a British socialite and adventurer. In 1810 she travelled throughout the Near East, riding astride, dressed in men's garments; she visited Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon – where she finally settled. When she came across an ancient manuscript with a treasure map, she turned to the Sultan asking him to excavate at the spot – the town of Ashkelon, and in 1815 she was the first person who excavated in Palestine looking for antiquities. Her excavation unearthed columns, pottery and even a large marble sculpture from the Roman period, but she never found the treasure. Since Stanhope was allowed to search for gold only, she considered her findings as a violation of her promise to the Sultan and she ordered to destroy the sculpture as a symbol of loyalty. Her book of memoirs was published shortly after her death, edited by the personal physician, Charles Lewis Marion, who accompanied her through all her travels.
Vol. I: XVII, [1], 394 pp + [1] plate and [1] folded plan. Vol. II: VI, 384, 8 pp + [1] plate. Vol. III: VII, 361, [1], 2, 8 pp + [1] plate, approx. 20 cm. Good overall condition. Stains, tears and open tears at margins (small). Bookplates and embossed stamps at the beginning of each of the volumes. Pieces of paper with printed text are pasted on glued to inside front binding of the first volume. Worn bindings, slightly damaged, with rubbings, tears and open tears (mostly at corners and spines). The letters are in fair condition, with folding marks, stains, blemishes, tears and open tears (some reinforced with adhesive tape).

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“Dometic Life in Palestine”, Mary Eliza Rogers – Unique Album with the Book’s Leaves and Tens of Prints from other Travel Books – Ca. Second half of 19th Century

A unique album of paper clippings, combining the leaves of the book "Domestic Life in Palestine" by Mary Eliza Rogers with prints from various travel books published in the mid-19th century and other items. [England? ca. second half of 19th century]. English.
Pasted in the album are all of the leaves of "Domestic Life in Palestine" (in a manner enabling reading both sides), along with dozens of prints gathered and cut out from different books, creating a kind of an "illustrated version" of Rogers' book. The album includes, among others, illustrations of sites in Palestine, figures, vessels and customs, matching the subject of the page pasted on the facing leaf (on some of the pages – the relevant lines referring to the site or illustrated subject were underlined). In addition, pasted among the album leaves are a number of authentic items from the author's life and from locations about which she wrote: A letter handwritten by Edward Thomas Rogers, the author's brother, that was sent from Damascus to their father in 1863; a sheet of paper with a rubbing of an inscription in Arabic from a Mosque in Jerusalem (Dome of the Rock?); photograph of the Samaritan Jacob Esh Shellaby; piece of embroidered silk from Aleppo; pressed maidenhair fern leaves; and more.
Mary Eliza Rogers (1828-1910), sister of the British vice consul in Haifa, Edward Thomas Rogers, was one of the most important travelers to Palestine in the 19th century. Between the years 1855-1859 she accompanied her brother in Palestine and visited Jerusalem, Samaria, the coastal area and Haifa. Her brother's status allowed her to visit remote places, and when he was sent on remote and dangerous missions, she accompanied him. Rogers was fluent in Arabic, was of an unusual proficiency in the holy scriptures and acquired impressive knowledge of the fauna and flora of the country. During her travels she used to acquaint herself with the local population and attended funerals, weddings, festivities and even local kitchens. Her book of memoires was first published in London in 1862, and is considered one of the most important travel books in those years.
On the top of the third page of the album appears a handwritten signature: "Professor J.H. Pollen".
Album: approx. 28 cm. Book leaves: approx. 19 cm. Some of the prints in the books are bound among the leaves in separate plates. Condition varies. Good-fair overall condition. Stains and blemishes. Tears and open tears at margins of the album's leaves (mostly small). Bookplate on inside front binding. Half-leather binding, worn and damaged, attached to the body of the book with cloth strips on the inside.

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Jerusalem Explored – Ermete Pierotti – London, 1864

Jerusalem Explored, Being a Description of the Ancient and Modern City, with Numerous Illustrations Consisting of Views, Ground plans, and Sections, by Ermete Pierotti… Translated by Thomas George Bonney. London: Bell and Daldy, 1864. English. Two volumes.
English translation of a survey of Jerusalem by Italian engineer and archaeologist Ermete Pierotti. Volume I: text; Volume II: 63 plates, some folded, with lithographic prints of Pierotti's photographs and drawings depicting Mount Zion, David's Tomb, the Jewish Hospital Misgav Ladach, the Tomb of Absalom and other sites; includes a large panorama of Jerusalem as seen from the Mount of Olives.
Pierotti came to Jerusalem in 1854, having been chosen to serve as a consultant on the renovations of the Temple Mount. He participated in various construction projects in Jerusalem and was appointed Jerusalem's municipal engineer within a short time. This position enabled him to visit sites which were closed to Western scholars, in particular the Temple Mount and the Mosques. "Jerusalem Explored" is the result of a long historical and archaeological study of Jerusalem.
A promotional booklet (4 pp) from the publisher is bound at the end of the first volume.
Vol. I: XII, [1], 339, [1] pp. Vol. II: [8], [63] pp + LXIII plates. 38 cm. Vol. I: Good condition. Some stains and creases. Leather spine. Stains and blemishes to binding. Vol. II: Good-fair condition. Stains. Handwritten inscription on one of the pages and a marking in colored pencil on one of the plates. A number of detached leaves. Some tears at margins (tear to front endpaper, reinforced with adhesive tape). Parts of the panorama are reinforced with a cloth strip. Half leather binding. Stains and blemishes to binding. Cloth strips are pasted on the top and bottom of the spine, and on the joints between the binding and endpapers.

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Underground Jerusalem – Charles Warren – London, 1876 – Maps, Plans and Illustrations

Underground Jerusalem, an account of some of the principal difficulties encountered in its exploration and the results obtained, by Charles Warren. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1876. English.
"Underground Jerusalem", by Charles Warren, an officer in the British Royal Engineers. Warren was sent to Palestine in 1867 by the British Palestine Exploration Fund and was one of the pioneers of archeology in the Holy Land, particularly in Jerusalem. The book contains ten plates – three photographs (the Western Wall, a group of Ashkenazi Jews and Samaritans praying on Mount Gerizim); plan of the Temple Mount depicting the research results by Charles Wilson and Charles Warren (folding plate); a map of the Jordan Valley; drawings of Wilson's Arch and Robinson's Arch; and more. Additional sketches and illustrations are incorporated in the text.
XVII, [2], 559 pp. + [10] plates, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes to margins of leaves. First leaf (photograph of the Western Wall) slightly detached. Fine binding, with gilt embossings (illustrations on front binding). Some blemishes and tears to binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 74

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Folder with 49 Large Prints – Plans Showing the Results of the Palestine Exploration Fund Excavations in Jerusalem

Plans, Elevations, Sections, &c. shewing the results of the excavations at Jerusalem, 1867-70, executed for the committee of the Palestine explorations fund. By Charles Warren. Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Lith. [London? 1884?].
Folder with forty-nine large plates (approx. 76X57 cm) showing the results of the second expedition of the Palestine Exploration Fund headed by Charles Warren, in the years 1867-1870. The plates show various plans, elevations and sections: the excavations near the Temple Mount walls (including the Western Wall); Robinson's Arch and Wilson's Arch; gates and passages revealed near the Ophel Wall; Warren's Shaft in the City of David; dozens of jars, vessels and shards; and more.
Each print is signed in the plate by the head of the expedition, Charles Warren. The prints are accompanied by a title page with names of seven authors and the contents. Housed in the original folder; with a gilt embossing of the title, a Jerusalem Cross, and the year 1884.
L plates (title page and 49 plates of plans), approx. 76X57 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, blemishes and small tears (mostly at margins). Folder: approx. 78X58.5 cm, rubbed, with tears and blemishes (some restored). Two fastening strings are lacking.

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Walks in Palestine – Henry Harper – London, 1888 – Elaborate Volume in Vellum Binding – Limited Edition of One Hundred Copies

Walks in Palestine, by Henry A. Harper. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1888. English.
The book is divided into 24 chapters which deal with impressions from different sites in Palestine, such as orange groves in Jaffa, Jaffa Gate, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Rachel's Tomb, and more. Each chapter is accompanied by a photo-gravure by the photographer Cecil V. Shadbolt.
Copy from a limited edition, numbered 97/100 and bound in a vellum binding of good quality, embossed in gold. Top edge gilt.
Henry Andrew Harper (1835-1900) was a British artist well known for his paintings of the Orient. He was a member of the Palestine Exploration Fund committee and wrote a number of books about journeys in Palestine.
128 pp + [24] photo-gravure plates, 32.5 cm. Good condition. Significant foxing (some on the plates). Small tears at margins of a few leaves. Some stains and minor blemishes to binding.

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Collection of Travel and Research Books on the Subject of Palestine and Jerusalem – England and the United States, 19th Century – Illustrations, Maps and Photographs

Fifteen travel and research books about Palestine, Jerusalem and the Near East. London, Edinburgh and New York (mostly from London), 19th century. English.
The books are accompanied by numerous illustrations, maps and photographs and include comprehensive information about the geography, history and population in Palestine, as well as personal journey impressions and chapters of memoires. Among the books: • Palestine, or the Holy Land, by Michael Russell. Edinburgh and London:
Oliver & Boyd and Simpkin & Marshall, 1831. • Biblical researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai, and Arabia Petraea by E. Robinson and E. Smith. London: John Murray, 1841 (three volumes). • The Christian in Palestine by Henry Stebbins. London: George Virtue, [1847]. • Jerusalem Revisited, by W. H. Bartlett. London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1862. • Horeb and Jerusalem, by George Sandie. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1864. • And more. A detailed list will be sent upon request.
Fifteen books. Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.

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Francis Frith – Photographs of Palestine and Egypt – Edition in Eight Volumes, 1862

One hundred and forty-eight photographs of Palestine, Sinai and Egypt by Francis Frith. Four parts in eight volumes: Sinai and Palestine; Lower Egypt, Thebes and the Pyramids; Upper Egypt and Ethiopia; Egypt, Sinai and Palestine, Supplementary Volume. London and Glasgow: William Mackenzie, [ca. 1862]. English. Second edition.
In each of the four parts appear thirty-six photographs (each photograph is accompanied by a printed leaf with information about the photographed site), and a small photograph on each of the title pages.
Francis Frith (1822-1898) was one of the most important early photographers of Palestine. In 1856 he sailed to Alexandria, and for nearly two years he went on photography journeys in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine. Due to the local conditions, Frith had to carry the equipment from site to site on donkeys, and develop the negatives right after he has taken the photographs, in tents which served as darkrooms. His works are considered the first professional photographs of Palestine.
Total of 8 volumes, 148 photographs. Photographs: approx. 22.5X16 cm. Volumes: 43 cm. Fair-poor condition. Significant worming (the volumes were fumigated). Stains, creases and blemishes. A few tears. Original, gilt embossed bindings, with leather spines. Gilt edges. Bindings are damaged and worn, with worming. Some of the bindings are detached or partly detached. Bookplates on inside front bindings.
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Francis Frith – Photographs of Palestine and Egypt – London, 1862

Sinai and Palestine, by Francis Frith. London, Glasgow and Edinburgh: William Mackenzie, [ca. 1862]. English. First part out of four.
Thirty-six photographs by Francis Frith with views from Sinai and Palestine. Each photograph is accompanied by a printed leaf with information about the photographed site. An additional small photograph appears on the title page.
Francis Frith (1822-1898) was one of the most important early photographers of Palestine. In 1856 he sailed to Alexandria, and for nearly two years he went on photography journeys in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine. Due to the local conditions, Frith had to carry the equipment from site to site on donkeys, and develop the negatives right after he has taken the photographs, in tents which served as darkrooms. His works are considered the first professional photographs of Palestine.
Total of 37 photographs + text leaves. Photographs: approx. 16X22.5 cm. Volume: 43 cm. Good condition. Stains on leaves (most photographs are clean). Pen inscription on first page. Non-original binding (parts of original binding are pasted on it). New endpapers.
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The Stones of Palestine – Tour of the Holy Land – Photographs by Francis Bedford – London, 1865

The Stones of Palestine, Notes of a Ramble through the Holy Land, by Mrs. [Augusta] Mentor Mott, with a dozen photographs by Francis Bedford. London: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1865. English.
Impressions from a tour in Palestine, accompanied by 12 photographs by photographer Francis Bedford, including photographs of Jerusalem (Gethsemane, view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, Tomb of Absalom and the Dome of the Rock), Jaffa, Hebron and other towns.
The English photographer Francis Bedford (1816-1894) started photographing during the 1850s. In 1862 he was appointed by Queen Victoria to photograph Palestine and the vicinity while touring the area with Prince of Wales Eduard VII. The photographs in this book were taken during that tour.
On the front endpaper appears a dedication (in English) from 1865.
VIII, 88 pp + [12] photograph-plates, 20.5 cm (photographs approx. 10X7.5 cm). Gilt edges. Good condition. Some stains to leaves. Slight creases and tears at margins of a number of leaves. Minor blemishes to binding. Cloth strips pasted on top and bottom of spine.

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Pathways of Palestine – Travelogue of Palestine, by Henry Baker Tristram – Photographs by Frank Mason Good – London, 1881

Pathways of Palestine, a descriptive tour through the Holy Land, by H.B. Tristram. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington [1881]. First Series, out of two (the second was printed in 1882). English.
Travelogue of Palestine by English naturalist and traveler Henry Baker Tristram. The book contains twenty-three photographs by Frank Mason Good. The photographs depict sites and views of Jerusalem and its surroundings, including the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, the village of Siloam, Elisha's Spring, Rachel's Tomb and more.
The photographer, Frank Mason Good, began his career as an assistant to the photographer Francis Frith. He is known mainly for the photographs he took during his travels in the Middle East in the 1860s and 1870s.
[5] leaves, 132 pp + [23] plates, 30 cm. Gilt edges. Good condition. Stains. Slight creases. Ink stamp on title page. Restored binding, with new spine and endpapers. Minor blemishes to binding.

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Frank Mason Good – Collection of Photographs from Palestine – 19th Century

14 photographs of Palestine and the vicinity by Frank Mason Good. [ca. 1860s-70s].
The photographs, from two different series, depict various views of Jerusalem, the Western Wall, Pool of Siloam, the Golden Gate, road to Jericho, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Mount Tabor, and more. Three photographs were taken in Egypt and Sinai.
The photographs are mounted on paper sheets, titled in print on the paper sheets (English) and accompanied by biblical verses. The photographs are not signed; most of them appear in the Frank Mason Good photograph collection in the Holy Land Digital Image Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Library.
Frank Mason Good (1839-1928), born in England, began his photographic career as an assistant to the photographer Francis Frith. He is known mainly for the photographs he took during his travels in the Middle East in the 1860s and 1870s.
14 photographs, mounted on paper sheets in two different sizes: eight photographs sized approx. 15.5X10 cm, on sheets sized 28.5X21 cm; six photographs – approx. 20.5X15.5 cm, on 38X30.5 cm sheets. Good condition. Stains and creases to paper sheets. Small tears at margins of some of the paper sheets.

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La Palestine Illustrée – Photographs of Palestine by Frédéric and Ernest Thévoz – Lausanne, 1888-1891

La Palestine Illustrée, Collection de Vues Recueillies en Orient, by Philippe Bridel. Photographs by F. & E. Thévoz [Frédéric and Ernest Thévoz]. Lausanne: Georges Bridel & Cie, 1888-1891. French. Four parts in two volumes.
A book with 200 reproductions of photographs that were taken by Ernest and Frédéric Thévoz during their journey in Palestine in 1887. The reproductions are accompanied by text composed by the Swiss pastor and writer Philippe Bridel.
The book is divided into four parts bound in two volumes. Part I: "De Jaffa à Jérusalem" [from Jaffa to Jerusalem]; Part II: "De Jérusalem à Hébron" [from Jerusalem to Hebron]; Part III: "Samarie et Côte maritime" [Samaria and the coastal plain]; Part IV: "Galilée et Liban" [Galilee and Lebanon].
Volume I: [106] pp + [50] plates; [104] pp + [50] plates. Volume II: [104] pp + [50] plates; [108] pp + [50] plates. 25X34 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Small tears at margins of a number of leaves. Restored bindings, with stains and blemishes, slightly loose.

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Souvenir from the Orient – Album of Photographs by Felix Bonfils – France, 1878

Souvenirs d'Orient, Terre-Sainte, album pittoresque des sites, villes et ruins les plus remarquables de la Palestine, Photographié et édité par Félix Bonfils [Souvenirs from the Orient, the Holy Land, Photograph Album… Photographed and Edited by Felix Bonfils]. Alais (Alès, France), 1878. French, German and English.
"Souvenirs from the Orient - the Holy Land", a small-format album with thirty photographs of Palestine by Felix Bonfils. The photographs are mounted on thick sheets (printed beneath each photo is its title, in French), and accompanied by leaves of text about the photographed sites (in French, English and German).
The photographed sites include: Jaffa; Jerusalem's various sites, including the Western Wall, the Valley of Josaphat, David's Tomb, the Mosque of Omar on the Temple Mount, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Gethsemane and the Church of Saint Anne; the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Mount Carmel, and more.
[1], 1-24, 26-30 text pages + 30 plates of photographs. One text leaf is missing. Photos: 9.5X7.5 cm, leaves: 17X12.5 cm. Gilt edges. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Minor blemishes to binding.

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Collection of Photographs of Jerusalem – Bonfils Photography Workshop – Jerusalem, 19th Century

13 photographs of Jerusalem by the Bonfils photography workshop. Jerusalem, [last decades of the 19th century].
The photographs show various sites in Jerusalem: the façade of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the church's interior, Via Dolorosa, the Valley of Josaphat, a view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, the Golden Gate and more.
All of the photographs except one are signed and titled in the plate (in French).
21.5X28 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Creases and light stains. Tears to margins, including small open tears. Strips of adhesive tape on verso of one photograph. Handwritten inscriptions on verso of three photographs.

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Bonfils – Portfolio of Photograph – Palestine – Late 19th Century

Palestine, portfolio of photographs (collotype prints) by Felix Bonfils. Studio Bonfils & Cie. [Beirut, ca. 1880].
30 photographs (collotype prints) by Felix Bonfils, mounted on cardboard plates and titled in English on the plates. Placed in the original folder, with an illustration on the front.
Among the photographed sites: Jerusalem (view of the city, Dome of the Rock, Nablus Gate, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and more), Valley of Josaphat, Bethlehem, Tiberias, Hebron, Jaffa, the Dead Sea, and Nablus.
Plates: 32X24 cm (except for one trimmed plate). Folder: 33.5X25 cm. Good condition. Slight stains and tears to margins of plates (photographs are in good condition). Tears and blemishes to folder.

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Collection of Photographs – Felix and Adrien Bonfils – Palestine, Late 19th Century

29 photographs by Felix and Adrien Bonfils and one photograph by Hippolyte Arnoux. Palestine and the vicinity, [late 19th century].
The collection contains numerous photographs of Jerusalem and its different sites: The Temple Mount, the Mount of Olives, a panorama of Jerusalem, the Mary Magdalene Church on the Mount of Olives, the Church of Saint Anne, Jaffa Gate, the Sebil on El-Wad road, Jews in Jerusalem and more; the Mar Saba Monastery, Jaffa seen from the sea, Ramla, Druze on Mount Carmel and more.
All the photographs (except two) are signed in the plate and most are titled in the plate in French. All the photographs except one are mounted on cardboard boards in varying sizes; on some boards, photographs are mounted on both sides.
One of the photographs, a studio photograph of a woman, was taken by Hippolyte Arnoux (a photographer who worked in Egypt). The photograph is signed in the plate and titled "Jewish woman" on the board.
30 photographs, approx. 21X26 cm to 22.5X28.5 cm. Good to fair overall condition. Creases. Stains. Minor blemishes. Some peeling. Some small open tears. Faded signatures and captions. The boards are in fair condition, with stains and breaks. Adhesive tape on the margins of many of the boards.

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Album of Photochromes from Palestine – Late 19th Century

Album with 58 photographs, most of them photochromes, of landscapes and sites in Palestine. Zurich, [ca. late 19th century].
The photographs, which are mounted on the album's leaves, portray, among other things: The Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Tower of David (with an Ottoman flag), Rachel's Tomb, the village of Cana, Magdala, Silwan, Capernaum, Mount Hermon, Mount Tabor, the Dead Sea, Jordan River, and other places in Palestine. Three of the photographs were taken in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
The photochromes are numbered, titled (in French) and signed P. Z. [Photochrom Zürich] in the lower margins. Three of the photographs are sepia-toned and are titled in the plate. Most of the photographs are titled by hand (English) on the album's leaves. The album is numbered on the inner side of the binding (ink-stamp): 164.
58 photographs, approx. 22X16 cm. Condition varies. Good-fair overall condition. Stains and blemished to some photographs. Open tears to bottom margin of one photograph. Album: approx. 25X18 cm. Minor stains. Some tears and blemishes to margins of leaves. Ownership inscription and dedication on one of the endpapers. Loose and worn binding, with tears and rubbings. Missing spine.

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Collection of Stereoscopic Photographs of Palestine and Two Stereoscopes – 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Collection of stereoscopic photographs portraying people, sights and views around Palestine and two stereoscopes. Mid-19th to early 20th century.
In the collection:
• Two editions of a set with one hundred photographs published by Underwood & Underwood, New York, London and other locations, accompanied by two editions of the book "Traveling in the Holy Land through the Stereoscope", by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut. 1900 and 1905. English.
Card no. 35 in one of the sets differs in color and it seems that it was taken from another set. The photographs are contained in cases shaped as books.
• Collection of 28 stereoscopic photographs published by Underwood & Underwood, New York, London and other location, [early 20th century]. Contained in a case shaped as two books.
• The book "Jerusalem through the Stereoscope", printout from "Traveling in the Holy Land through the Stereoscope", by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut. Published by Underwood & Underwood, New York, London and other locations, 1905.
• Folding wooden table-top stereoscope. Made by Smith, Beck & Beck. London, [ca. mid-19th century].
• Small wooden stereoscope - "Brewster's refracting stereoscope". [England (?), second half of the 19th century].
Size and condition vary.

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Collection of Stereoscopic Photographs of Palestine and Three Stereoscopes – Early 20th Century

Collection of more than 200 stereoscopic photographs portraying people, sights and views in Palestine and three stereoscopes. [Early 20th century].
The collection includes:
• Palestine, Tour no. 2, set of photographs published by Sunbeam Tours Ltd., London. The set includes 36 photographs and a booklet with descriptions of the photographed sites ("Sunbeam Companion"), contained in the original cardboard case.
• Set of 27 stereoscopic photographs portraying Jerusalem and the surroundings, published by Underwood & Underwood, New York, London and other locations. Enclosed: "Jerusalem through the Stereoscope", printout from "Traveling in the Holy Land through the Stereoscope", by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut. Published by Underwood & Underwood, 1911. The photographs are contained in a case shaped as a book.
• Set of 96 (out of 100) stereoscopic photographs published by Underwood & Underwood, New York, London and other locations. Enclosed is the book "Traveling in the Holy Land through the Stereoscope", by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut, [1905?]. The photographs are contained in a case shaped as two books.
• 22 stereoscopic photographs published by Keystone View Company, Meadville, New York, Chicago and London.
• Stereoscopic photograph published by London Stereoscopic Company.
• Three stereoscopic photographs published by Realistic Travelers Publishers, London and other locations.
• 61 stereoscopic photographs, most of them published by Underwood & Underwood.
• Folding wooden table-top stereoscope.
• Portable wooden stereoscope. Most probably made by the Keystone Company.
• Portable wooden stereoscope with a stand. Made by Joseph L. Bates.
Size and condition vary.

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Bernard Edelstein – Two Early Photographs of the Colony of Zichron Ya’akov – Wine Production – Late 19th Century

Two photographs by Bernard Edelstein documenting wine production in the colony of Zichron Ya'akov in the first years of the winery's operation. Zichron Ya'akov, [late 19th century (ca. 1893-1895)].
1. A photograph of workers in Zichron Ya'akov. Seen in the foreground are mules harnessed to carts bearing barrels of wine produced in the colony's winery. The photograph is signed and titled in the plate: "Transport of grapes in Zichron Ya'akov, Edelstein".
2. Group photograph taken in the barrel cellar at the Zichron Ya'akov winery. Titled in the plate: "'Zichron Ya'akov', the Cellar".
The photographer, Bernard Edelstein, was active in the years ca. 1893-1920. In the 1890s he took a series of photographs of settlements in Palestine supported by Baron Rothschild, including the colony of Zichron Ya'akov. For additional information see: "Photographers of Palestine" by Guy Raz (Hakkibutz Hameuchad Publishing House, 2003), p. 22.
Two photographs: approx. 21X28 cm. Good condition. Creases. Some tears to margins (approx. 2.5-cm-long tear to second photograph). Open tear at the upper left corner of the first photograph.

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Collection of Studio Photographs – Palestine

63 studio photographs. Palestine, ca. 1920s-1940s (two photographs from the 1950s).
A collection of stylized studio photographs of individuals, families and groups, most of them printed on postcards. Among the photographs: • Numerous photographs portraying the subjects in boats on the shores of Tel-Aviv and Jaffa or in airplanes. • Photographs portraying the subjects riding camels, horses and even an elephant, most of them on the beach. • Photographs portraying the subjects in local ethnic attires, among them a photograph of a family in Arab garments by Avraham Soskin and a photograph of a woman drawing water from the Ein Harod spring. • Series of photographs of a girl named Miriam Amram, in different costumes. Some are ink-stamped on the back with "Photo Rimon" stamp. Tel-Aviv, 1936. • Souvenir photographs designed as banknotes of one Palestine Pound. • Photographs designed as postal stamps.
Among the photographers: "American Colony", "Photo Rimon", Zvi Cohen, "Zalmaniya Shulamit'", and others.
Some of the photographs are signed and a small number are dated on the back. Some bear a dedication on the back.
Approx. 2.5X2.5 cm to approx. 9X14 cm. Good overall condition. Stains. Creases. Some tears and fractures. Some photographs are damaged.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Photographs by Ya’akov Ben-Dov – Palestine, Early 20th Century – Photographs of the Holy Cities, Young Colonies, “Bezalel” School and more

Thirty-four photographs by the photographer Ya'akov Ben-Dov (Jacob Bendov), founder of the Bezalel photography department. Jerusalem, Tiberias, Safed, Hebron, Migdal and other locations, [ca. 1900s-1910s].
The photographs portray, among others: Boris Schatz with a class of students during a trip to the Jerusalem mountains; Ya'akov Eisenberg, Zohara Schatz and two students painting tiles in the Bezalel ceramics workshop (In the background appears a ceramic tile picture after an illustration by Ze'ev Raban for the Song of Songs); Jews praying at the Western Wall on the holiday of Succoth, one of them performing "Netilat Lulav"; Tomb of Absalom, Tomb of Zechariah and Tomb of Benei Hezir near Jerusalem; Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock; Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron; Grave of Rambam in Tiberias; main street in Rishon LeZion; Migdal (seven photographs, including two photographs of the founder of Migdal Moshe Glikin and a photo-montage – Lord Melchett stands, seemingly, on the roadside); Ze'ev Jabotinsky surrounded by guards in Acre prison; and more.
Two photographs are signed in the plate: "Y. Ben-Dov, Bezalel, Jerusalem" and three are titled. 10 photographs are stamped on verso with the photographer's stamp.
Approx. 10X14 cm – 21.5X16.5 cm. Condition varies. Good overall condition. Stains and blemishes (mostly slight). A small number of photographs have tears reinforced with adhesive tape on the back. Two photographs have open tears at corners. A piece is cut out from the bottom of one photograph. Handwritten notes on the back of a number of photographs.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 93

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American Colony and Ya’akov Ben-Dov – Album of Photographs Presented to the Secretary of the Jerusalem Musical Society, 1923

Album with 31 photographs of Palestine, by Ya'akov Ben-Dov (Jacob Bendov) and photographers of the American Colony photography department in Jerusalem. This album was presented to C. S. Phillips, secretary of the Jerusalem Musical Society upon his departure from Palestine in 1923.
The album contains: • Photographs of Jerusalem and the vicinity (streets in the Old City, Dome of the Rock, El Aqsa Mosque, worshippers at the Western Wall, and more). • Photographs of Tiberias, Migdal and the Sea of Galilee. • Photographs of Yemenite Jews and Arab women. • Photograph of Ya'akov Ben-Dov's daughter, dressed as Ruth the Moabite. • Photographs of views in towns and settlements in Palestine.
Thirteen of the photographs are ink-stamped with American Colony stamps ("American Colony Jerusalem") and seven are ink-stamped with Ya'akov Ben-Dov's stamp ("J. Bendow").
The album is bound in a leather binding (detached) with a dedication in English to C. S. Phillips, from the Jerusalem Musical Society, dated June 1923. According to the dedication, the album was given to Phillips before he left Palestine, as a token of appreciation for his service as secretary of the Jerusalem Musical Society from the day of its foundation (the society was founded in 1921 by Thelma Yellin).
31 photographs, mounted on the album's leaves. Photographs: 22X28 cm. Album: 42X32 cm. Photographs in good condition. Tears (some are open tears) and stains to album's leaves and to tissue guards. Last leaf is detached. The binding is detached and the album leaves were re-bound with thread. Binding in fair condition (wear, tears and stains). The dedication on the binding is slightly faded. The album is inserted in a fine case.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Photographs by Avraham Soskin – Palestine, First Decades of the 20th Century

30 photographs by photographer Avraham Soskin. Palestine, [first decades of the 20th century].
1-16. Sixteen photographs reflecting the different facets of Jewish settlement and activity in Palestine during the first decades of the 20th century: laborers in an orchard, a Purim party at a kindergarten in Tel Aviv, Lord Balfour and his entourage in Tel Aviv [1925], swamp drainage in the Jezreel Valley, tobacco farming at Ben Shemen, work on a dairy farm in a Jewish settlement (apparently Beit Alpha), a plantation and a beehive in Kibbutz Geva, the Roaring Lion monument at Tel Hai and more.
17-30. Fourteen portraits of women, men and children photographed in a studio. Most are divided on verso to be used as postcards, with dedications on verso of some. One of the photographs is signed by the subject ("Prof. A Schor").
26 of the photographs are stamped (most with embossed stamps. Others are stamped on verso. Some have printed labels on the cards on which they are mounted). Three of the photographs are stamped on verso with the stamp of the "Agricultural Museum of the Zionist Organization, Jerusalem" (the museum operated in Jerusalem in the years 1920-1927). In some cases, details were added by hand in the negative or on the photographs.
Avraham Soskin (1881-1963) was born in Russia and immigrated to Palestine in 1905. He settled in the German colony in Jaffa and opened the "Photographia Progress" photography studio together with G. Bruck. In 1914 Soskin moved to 24 Herzl St., where the second floor served as both a photography studio and a home for his family and himself; at this studio, called "Photographia A. Soskin", he worked for 19 years, until 1933 (the year the studio was closed). Soskin, known as the "Photographer of Tel Aviv", was among the most important photographers active in Palestine during the Yishuv period. He is unique in the abundance of photographs he took documenting the first two decades of the first Hebrew city.
30 photographs. Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Photograph Album – Photographer Avraham Soskin – Souvenir for Maxa Nordau on the Occasion of Her Visit to Tel Aviv, 1926

26 original photographs by Avraham Soskin, mounted in an album, presented as a souvenir to Maxa Nordau, daughter of Max Nordau. Tel-Aviv, 1926.
Twenty-six original photographs taken by photographer Avraham Soskin, documenting the first years of Tel Aviv and the neighborhoods named after Max Nordau – Nordia and Tel Nordau, the reinternment of the remains of Max Nordau and his grave.
A leaf is pasted at the opening of the album with a printed dedication: "With the Compliments of the Township of Tel Aviv, to Miss Maxa Nordau, In Souvenir of Her Visit to Tel-Aviv in May 1926".
The photographs portray: the first meeting of Tel Aviv settlers on the site of Tel Aviv ("The Seashell Lottery", April 11, 1909) - rare photograph; leveling sand dunes; Herzl Street in 1910 and in the years 1924-1925; Rothschild Boulevard (in the years 1910, 1925); Herzlia Gymnasium; Nordia quarter; Tel Nordau neighborhood; the reinternment of the remains of Max Nordau opposite the old city hall building; Menachem Ussishkin delivering a speech in memory of Nordau at "Beit Ha'am"; Nordau's grave; and more. The photographs are accompanied by title-notes (printed in English. Numbered 1-20, 22-27). Unsigned.
Maxa Nordau (1897-1991) – French painter, illustrator and author, the only daughter of Max Nordau (1849-1923) – one of the founders of the Zionist Movement, philosopher, physician and author, born in Hungary. Max Nordau died in 1923, while visiting Paris. In 1926 his remains were buried in Palestine, in the cemetery on Trumpeldor Street in Tel Aviv.
Avraham Soskin (1881-1963) was born in Russia and immigrated to Palestine in 1905. He settled in the German colony in Jaffa and opened the "Photographia Progress" photography studio together with G. Bruck. In 1914 Soskin moved to 24 Herzl St., where the second floor served as both a photography studio and a home for his family and himself; at this studio, called "Photographia A. Soskin", he worked for 19 years, until 1933 (the year the studio was closed). Soskin, known as the "Photographer of Tel Aviv", was among the most important photographers active in Palestine during the Yishuv period. He is unique in the abundance of photographs he took documenting the first two decades of the first Hebrew city; some of Soskin's photos from those years, which became iconic and most identified with the early days of Tel Aviv, are included in this album.
Photographs: approx. 9X16.5 cm - 11X17 cm. Album: 21.5X27 cm, bound with string. Good condition. Minor blemishes to binding.

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Photograph Album – Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium – Early Photographs by Avraham Soskin

Album with 26 photographs of classrooms, pupils during various activities and teachers in Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium, from its early days in the historic building in Tel-Aviv, by Avraham Soskin. [ca. 1910 through 1920s].
In the album appear photographs of pupils and teachers in classrooms, class pictures, photographs of the gymnasium building, and more, by Avraham Soskin: • The principle, Dr. Ben Zion Mosensohn, standing in a corridor. Signed in the plate: "Soskin Zadok, Jaffa". • Classroom with Dr. Haim Bograshov. • Gymnastics class with the teacher Zvi Nishri. • Sewing class with the teacher Haya Wiezmann-Lichtenstein. • Class picture (montage) of students and teachers of the first year in Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium, Tel-Aviv, (1913). Signed in the plate "Soskin Zadok, Jaffa". • Façade of the Herzliya gymnasium building in Tel-Aviv. • Natural science class with Dr. Matman. • The school staff.
The other photographs were also, most probably, taken by Soskin, among them: • Science class with the teacher (Raphael?) Sverdlov. • Gymnastics class for girls in the school's courtyard. • Literature class with the teacher Raphael Sofferman. • Bible class with Dr. Ben Zion Mosinsohn. • Preparatory class with the teacher Sarah Braverman-Kaniuk. • Carpentry class. • Wind orchestra. • Gymnastics class in the school's courtyard. • And more.
All of the photographs are mounted on the album's leaves.
16X11 cm – 17X12 cm, one photograph: 13X9.5 cm. Album: 31.5X25 cm. Good overall condition. Stains. Tears and stains to tissue guards. Creases to album's leaves. Blemishes and tears to album's binding and spine.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 97

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Photograph Album – Theater and Opera Photographs – Habima, Hamatateh and the Israeli Opera – Israel, 1920-1960s

Album with about 80 photographs; most of them document the activity of Habima theater and the Israeli Opera from the day of foundation. Israel, 1920s-1960s (a number of photographs from the 1970s).
In the album:
• 24 photographs from the early years of Habima theater, 1920s through 1940s, among them: preparation of masks for the play "HaOtzar" and scenes from the same play. Photographer: Avraham Soskin, Tel-Aviv, 1929. Signed in the plate; group photographs of the actors, stage workers and administrative team of Habima in the 1920s, 30s and 40s; Habima people with the Russian director Aleksei Dikiy (1930) and the director Barukh Chemerinsky and set designer Emanuel Luftglas, [1934]; portrait photograph of Hanna Rovina, signed "S. Alexander" (probably Sasha Alexander), dedicated in Rovina's handwriting to "Yehezkel – a colleague" (Hebrew), and signed by her. [1930s or 40s]; and more.
• Two photographs of scenes out of a play staged by Hamatateh theater, and a photograph of an amphitheater in Haifa (empty) while staging a play [ca. 1935].
• 44 photographs of operas by the Israeli Opera, preparing stage sets for operas, procedure of work prior to staging and more. 1940-1960s. Among them: Edis de Philippe, founder of the opera, with set designer Yehezkel Goldman on the stage of Habima theater, dated 1951 and dedicated to Goldman in de Philippe's handwriting; scenes out of various operas, among them Don Pasquale (1958), Nabucodonosor (Nabucco, 1958), Samson and Delilah, (1961), The Pearl Fishers (1964), and more.
• Other photographs, including photographs of the Sderot Cinema building, constructed for the Eretz-Israeli Theater and used by Habima in its early days, Eden Cinema building in Tel-Aviv which served the Israeli Opera during its early days, and more.
Most of Habima photographs are titled on the back by hand. The Israeli Opera photographs are partly titled on the back, by hand and ink-stamped by various photographers: "Studio Alexander", D. Rosenblum, "Zalmaniya 'Pri Or'" and more. Most photographs are titled on the album's leaves.
Habima theater was founded in Moscow in 1917 by Nahum Zemach, Menachem Gnessin and Hanna Rovina. In 1927 the group split: Zemach and some of the actors settled in New York, while the others immigrated to Palestine. Shortly afterwards it was decided to reorganize the theater as a collective and from the 1930s for a long period of time the directors were chosen only among the members of the collective. Habima functioned as a collective until 1969.
The Israeli Opera was founded by the singer Edis de Philippe in 1947. For lack of a permanent residence, the opera appeared during its first years on different stages and until 1954 performed every Tuesdays in Habima theater.
Photographs: 6.5X4.5 cm to 24X18.5 cm., album: 38.5X30 cm. Good to fair overall condition. Stains, creases and blemishes. A number of photographs are torn (with open tears). Some of the opera's photographs are mounted on the album's leaves. The leaves are loose and some are detached. Blemishes, tears, creases and stains to tissue guards. Blemishes and tears to binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 98

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Nine Early Photographs of Palestine – Nahalal, Degania and Kvutzat Kineret – 1920s

Nine early photographs of pioneers and colonies in Palestine. Nahalal, Degania and Kvutzat Kineret, [ca. 1920s].
The photographs depict, among other things: the farm and the eucalyptus orchard in Kvutzat Kineret; a pioneer among palm trees in Degania; different stages of paving a road near Nahalal – transporting rocks with horse carriages, shattering and crashing rocks to gravel with a "new machine"; and more.
Two photographs are signed in the plate: "Zalmania Z. Feigin, Haifa" [Zvi Feigin]. Two photographs are titled in the plate, and all the photographs are titled on the back by hand (German).
Approx. 14.5X9 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and blemishes (mostly to corners, margins and to the back). One photograph has a small open tear at margin.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 99

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ollection of Photographs by Photographer Zechariah Kottler – Album for the Solel Boneh Company and Photographs of Palestine, 1920s – Three Photographs Signed by Kottler

68 photographs in an album of the Solel Boneh Company and 21 assorted photographs by photographer Zechariah Kottler. Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beersheva, Tiberias and elsewhere, [ca. 1920s].
1. "Solel Boneh", album with 68 photographs documenting the construction of historical buildings, road construction and manual labor in the 1920s in Palestine. The photographs show, among other things: the construction of the National Library on Mount Scopus; the construction of the Arza sanatorium near Jerusalem; paving of Herzl Street in Tel Aviv; paving of Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv; construction of the Bialik House in Tel Aviv; paving of the Nes Ziona-Rehovot highway; workers at the Dror cooperative carpentry workshop in Tel Aviv; the power plant in Haifa; the power plant in Tiberias; construction of the "big hut" in Degania Alef; the military cemetery in Beersheva; as well as quarries, engineering machines, workers and more. On the first pages are photographs of three diagrams drawn by hand. Attached to the binding is a card with a photomontage – structures cut out to form the Hebrew words "Solel Boneh".
2. 21 photographs of sites and figures in Palestine, including: the Old City in Jerusalem; the Tomb of Absalom; interior of Rachel's Tomb; Caesarea; portraits of Jews of various ethnic extractions; and more.
All the photographs are signed in the plate: "Z. Kottler Press, Jerusalem". Nineteen of the assorted photographs are mounted on cardboard boards, with an additional (identical) stamp. In addition, three of the assorted photographs are signed in the hand of Zechariah Kottler, on the cardboard boards (in pencil).
Guy Raz writes about Zechariah Kottler in his book "The Photographers of Palestine" (Mapa, 2003): "Zechariah Kottler was active in Jerusalem, as attested by the stamp that appears on his pictures. In the years 1921-1924 he was the photographer of the Solel Boneh Company. Kottler's works appear in an album published by the company, most are 15X10 cm in brown / blue / black hues. These works display the photographer's professional and aesthetic use of light".
Total of 89 photographs. Photo size: approx. 11X16 cm (some are smaller). Condition varies. Good-fair overall condition. Blemishes and light stains to some. Tiny holes to a number of photographs. Album: approx. 24.5X33 cm. Stains and minor blemishes to leaves. The binding has been professionally restored (new spine). Rubbing, stains and blemishes to the binding's original parts. Holes and minor blemishes to cardboard boards.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 100

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Collection of Photographs – Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Jewish Settlements, 1920s

75 photographs portraying Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and other Jewish settlements in Palestine. Palestine, [ca. 1920s].
In the collection: • 24 photographs of Haifa, including photographs of the Hejaz railway station, the memorial constructed in honor of the train, Haifa bay prior to the construction of the port, HaCarmel Street in Haifa, cemetery for World War I casualties and more. • 17 photographs of Jerusalem - Valley of Josaphat, Nablus Gate, Tiferet Israel synagogue, Allenby hotel, Bezalel buildings, Alliance school, Rachel's Tomb, and more. • Galei Aviv casino in Tel-Aviv. • Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium in Tel-Aviv. • 29 photographs of colonies and settlements – Kineret; the great yard and the cowshed in Merhavia; main building and Karl Netter's grave in Mikve Israel; Ben Shemen; Great synagogue; palm tree boulevard and water tower in Rishon LeZion; Rehovot; and more. • Factory for cardboard boxes in Tel-Aviv. • More.
Some of the photographs were retouched by hand, probably for printing purposes. Numerous photographs are titled on the back, a small number in pen and the majority in pencil (Hebrew and German).
The provenance: archive of Gershon Ben, owner of "Pirsum Ben" advertising agency in Tel-Aviv.
Enclosed: Gershon Ben's business card.
Average size: 16.5X11.5 cm (one 14X9.5 cm photograph and one 17X14 cm photograph). Good condition. Minor blemishes and tears to a number of photographs. A tear reinforced with adhesive tape on one photograph.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 101

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Collection of Photographs – Jewish Settlements in Palestine in the 1920s and 1930s

81 photographs documenting the establishment of residential communities, pioneer work, and people in Palestine. Palestine, 1920s – late 1930s (a few photographs are from the early 1940s).
The collection appears to contain photographs by two different photographers:
• Forty-four photographs, titled by hand on the back (Hebrew), from the 1920s to early 1940s. Among them: Kibbutz Yagur near the time of its founding, 1925; the first huts in Kfar Hasidim, 1925; Tel Amal (today Nir David) near the time of its founding, 1937; the establishment of Kibbutz Maoz Haim in 1937; the establishment of Kibbutz Hanita in 1938; children carrying saplings for a Tu bi-Shevat celebration in Kiryat Anavim; women and men studying Torah together in Kvutzat Rodges (Kvutzat Yavne of today); Three panoramas (each consisting of two photographs) – Rosh Pina, Binyamina and Mount Hermon above the Hula Valley; and photographs of Metula, Kfar Giladi, Beit Alfa, Nahalal and other places.
Enclosed: A list (duplicate of the handwritten original) with serial numbers and description of the contents of some of the photographs. The name Meir Greenberg (the photographer?) appears at the top of the list.
Approx. 9X14 – 12X17.5 cm. Condition varies. Overall good condition.
• Thirty-seven photographs, titled and dated on the back (English), from the years 1936-1938. Among them: A sentry armed with a rifle guarding a group of bathers near Maoz Haim; the gate of Atlit on the day of its establishment, 1938; laundresses in Kibbutz Degania; a sword-swallower in Tiberias; thatched Arab houses near Yesud HaMa’ala; a passing Arab peddler, with a donkey as pack-animal, in the Batei Warsaw neighborhood in Jerusalem; a Magen David Adom vehicle on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem, 1938; and more.
Approx. 11.5X8.5 cm. Condition varies. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 102

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Collection of Photographs and Real-Photo Postcards – Construction, Agriculture, Pioneer Settlements and Labor in Palestine – 1920s and 1930s

Approximately 140 real-photo postcards and photographs of farmers and pioneer workers. Palestine, [first half of the 20th century. Most of the postcards and photographs are from the 1920s and 1930s].
The photographs show the daily life of laborers and construction workers in Palestine in the first years of the Yishuv and Jewish settlements throughout the country: construction workers in Tel Aviv, Herzliya and other places; workers mining zifzif (sand for construction purposes) in the Tel Aviv sands; workers building the Tel Aviv Port; workers paving roads; Jewish stonemasons; workers in various factories, including the potash mining plant at the Dead Sea, the Silikat brick factory in Tel Aviv, the Lodzia textile factory, the Shemen factory and others; pioneers plowing, pruning, picking and wrapping oranges, and cultivating the soil; settlement houses and first fruits celebrations in settlements such as Rishon LeZion, Rehovot, Yesud HaMa'ala, Kfar Hassidim, Bnei Brak, Gesher and others; milking cows at Mikve Israel; group portraits of pioneers, including photographs and postcards depicting the "Riga Group", "Polish Pioneers" and "the Caucasus Pioneers"; Shomrim; and more.
Some of the photographs are marked with stamps of the photographers, including Yaakov Ben-Dov, Falu Zivlin, Z. Brill, Y. Gliksman and others. Some of the photographs are titled in the plate or on the reverse.
Approx. 7X11.5 cm to 9X14 cm. All of the photographs are divided on the reverse to be used as postcards. Some were mailed. Condition varies. Stains, creases and minor blemishes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 103

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Photograph Album – Establishment of Kibbutz Hanita, 1938

Photograph album from the groundbreaking ceremony of Hanita as part of the "Tower and Stockade" operation. Hanita, 1938-1939.
The album contains 98 photographs presenting the first days of groundbreaking and establishing the settlement: groups from the core group of founders; the stone house of Upper Hanita and the mosaic found in its foundations; construction of the tower, the stockade and the first huts; the tent camp; visit of David Ben Gurion and Chaim Weizmann to Hanita; workers in the fields and drilling of a water well; the view seen from the early settlement; and portraits of some of the fallen in the battle for Hanita, including Aryeh Lusky, Avraham Katz, Ze'ev Anev and Yehezkel Munchik.
Appearing in the beginning of the album is a photomontage titled "Work in Hanita". An additional photograph, not mounted in the album, shows a group of Hanita's conquerors on groundbreaking day, including the point's commander Dov Yermiyah (photographed by Faivel Kaplansky; signed and titled in the plate).
Kibbutz Hanita was one of the prominent settlements of the "Tower and Stockade" effort undertaken by the Jewish community in 1936-1939 in order to expand its borders. The core of founders, made up of Haganah fighters and called "the Conquerors' Group", alongside members of the Field Companies strike force commanded by Yitzhak Sade, additional forces and civilian groups, reporters and photographers (including Zoltan Kluger), in a convoy of dozens of vehicles and pack animals, broke ground at Hanita on 21 March 1938 and immediately began constructing the settlement. Ten of Hanita's founders – Notrim (Jewish police officers) and Haganah members – were killed in the line of duty during the first months.
All of the photographs are mounted in the album. An illustration of a tower appears on the binding with the Hebrew title "Hanita" inscribed beneath.
Album: 30X22 cm. Photographs: 6X8.5 cm on average. Some of the photographs are smaller or larger. Good overall condition. Tears and open tears to tissue guards (some reinforced with adhesive tape. One tissue guard is restored with a pasted paper strip). Two new tissue guards. Stains and blemishes to binding. The spine's edges are reinforced with adhesive tape.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 104

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Collection of Photographs – “Tower and Stockade” Settlements – 1938-1939

Thirty-three photographs documenting the establishment of the kibbutzim Tel Yitzchak, Maoz Haim, Machanayim and other settlements, as part of "Tower and Stockade" operation. Ca. 1938-1939.
Most photographs are from the groundbreaking days, and they document construction of fences, building guarding posts, tent camps and building towers in the new settlements. Among the photographs: arrival of construction materials to the area of Tel Yitzchak; Akiva group leaving the gate of Maoz Haim on its way to establish Neve Eitan; settlers arriving in Kibutz Machanayim, towards its resettlement for the third time; Menachem Ussishkin visiting one of the Metzudat Ussishkin settlements on Lag BaOmer; Avraham Hartzfeld participating in building a gravel wall in one of the settlements; Haim Bograshov congratulating a group of pioneers after construction of a tower; and more.
The photographs are pasted to black paper leaves, some are titled and dated by hand.
Approx. 10X15 cm (one photograph is larger). Paper leaves: approx. 20.5X18 cm. Condition varies. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 105

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Collection of Photographs – The Great Arab Revolt, 1936 – Photographs of Haj Amin al-Husseini and Members of the Arab Higher Committee

Fourteen press photographs, most of them from the time of the Great Arab Revolt. Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Bethlehem, London and other places, 1936 (two photographs from 1930 and one from 1938).
Among the photographs: five photographs of Haj Amin al-Husseini and members of the Arab Higher Committee (one from a visit of the committee members in London, in 1930); the Arab commander Fawzi al-Qawuqji and his soldiers; a turned over train locomotive after an attack near Lod; smoke rising above houses set on fire in Tel-Aviv; tent camp of Scottish soldiers near Mount Ebal; clash between British soldiers and stone-throwers in Jaffa; British soldiers near a church in Bethlehem; and more.
On the back of most of the photographs are information notes for the press (in French, one in English) and by them appear ink-stamps: France-Press, Wide World Photos, Trampus, Keystone View Company and other stamps.
Size and condition vary. Average size: 13X18 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Markings and paint on the photographs of the Arab Higher Committee. Stains and blemishes (mostly slights, on the back). Traces of pasting and handwritten inscriptions on the back (ink and colored pencil).

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Auction 64 Lot Number 106

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Seven Press Photographs – The Great Arab Revolt – 1936-1939

Seven press photographs from the period of the Great Arab Revolt. Hebron, Jerusalem and other locations, 1936-1939.
The photographs show, among other things: Jewish farmers attempting to extinguish fires started by arson in the Jezreel Valley in 1936; British riflemen returning fire at Arab rioters in Jerusalem’s Old City in 1936; The home of the British governor of the city of Hebron safeguarded with sandbags, 1938; Barclays Bank branch in Hebron after an attack in 1938; a line of Jewish Notrim marching on Mount Carmel, in 1939; and more.
The photographs are ink-stamped on the back with different stamps, and information notes for the press (English) are pasted on six of them. A newspaper clipping with the article alongside which the photograph was published is pasted on the back of one of the photographs.
Size and condition vary. Average size: approx. 23X18 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases, stains and blemishes (mostly slight). Labels on the back of some photographs. One photograph has a long tear at the edge (reinforced with adhesive tape); and another photograph has a (small) note in ink in the margin. One of the photographs is partially colored.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 107

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Collection of Photographs – The Great Arab Revolt, 1936-1939

15 photographs of British soldiers and vehicles, presumably during the Great Arab Revolt. [Palestine, 1936-1939].
The photographs depict British soldiers, among others near an overturned locomotive near Lod, securing armored convoys and dismantling a rocks and barrels barricade on a road; tanks destroying a wooden shack, smoke rising above houses in a village, a soldier with a machine gun among sand sacks fortifications on the beach, and more.
The photographs are divided on the back to be used as postcards.
Approx. 14X9 cm. Good condition. A handwritten note on the bottom of one photographs.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 108

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Album of Photographs that Belonged to a Royal British Air Force Soldier – Photographs of Ramla and its Inhabitants and Photographs of Other Cities in Palestine and the Vicinity – 1930s

An album of photographs that belonged to a British soldier who served in R.A.F. Station Ramla. Ramla, Jaffa and other places in Palestine and Egypt, 1936-1939.
The album contains 92 photographs, titled and dated by hand (English), among them: • Numerous photographs of Ramla: general view, residences, markets and local inhabitants. • Group photographs of Royal Air Force soldiers in Ramla. • Photographs of a camel polo game. • Photograph of a horse race in Jaffa. • Photographs of Arab farmers doing traditional agricultural works. • Photographs of a Picnic in the Judean Mountains, in the vicinity of the village of Artuf. • Photographs from a journey to Egypt in 1939, mostly of views along the Nile. • and more.
Some of the photographs are ink-stamped on the back (one is stamped "Royal Air Force Official Crown copyright reserved").
92 photographs, approx. 5.5X5.5 cm to 16.5X21.5 cm. Album: 23X29 cm. Good condition. Creases and tears at corners of a number of photographs. Leather binding, bound with a string, with minor blemishes and tears (mostly to spine and margins).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 109

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Photograph Album – Jewish Settlement Police and Units of the British Army – 1938-1939

Photograph album that belonged to a ghaffir in the Jewish settlement police who joined the British Army at the outbreak of World War II. The album contains approx. 270 photographs documenting the period of the Arab Revolt (1936-1939 Riots) and the years of service of the album's owner in the Jewish settlement police and the British Army. Palestine, 1930s (most of the photographs are dated 1939).
Most of the photographs are captioned by hand (in Hebrew and English) on the album's leaves. Mounted alongside the photographs on some of the album's leaves are paper cutouts – headlines, insignias of British Army units (written and colored by hand), and more.
Photographs include: • Photos depicting the construction of Farradiyya (Shefer) police fort in the Upper Galilee. • Photos depicting the daily life of Notrim in the Jewish settlement police. • Six photos from the period of the Great Arab Revolt: a train that passed over a landmine, burning fields, British soldiers at a train station and more. • Photos of soldiers in various units of the British Army, including the Jewish Attached Police (a Notrim unit annexed to the British Army), the Royal East Kent Regiment, the Royal Army Service Corps (for transport and supply), and more.
Some of the photographs were taken during training; most were taken in Haifa (including at the airport used by the Royal British Air Force), Acre, Nablus and Jenin. • Photograph of soldiers on the beach, captioned: "The illegal immigrant ship 'Asimi' on the horizon". • Photographs of Haifa (the port, the Bat Galim neighborhood and the casino, the French Carmel, and more), Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. • And more.
Enclosed: • "Badges of Rank", a printed leaf with a table showing the badges of various ranks in the British Army, Navy and Air Force. • About 20 photos that belonged to the album's owner, from later years.
Approx. 270 photos, arranged in the album using mounting corners. Photo size varies, album size: 30X24 cm. Good overall condition. Tears and minor blemishes to some of the photographs. A number of mounting corners are missing (and some are not original). A number of photographs are loose. Stains and tears to tissue guards (some tears are reinforced with adhesive tape). Stains and blemishes to album's binding. Strips of adhesive tape on binding's margins.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 110

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Large Collection of Photographs – Jewish Soldiers in the Jewish Brigade and in Various Units of the British Army – 1942-1946

Approximately 280 black and white photographs documenting the participation of male and female Jewish soldiers in units of the British Army during World War II. Tel Aviv, Haifa, Taranto, Treviso, Vienna, Tripoli, Cairo and elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East, ca. 1942-1946.
• Approximately 80 photographs of soldiers of the Jewish Brigade, including: brigade soldiers arriving at Taranto port in Italy; soldiers riding in an armored vehicle on their way to the Italian front; traversing a snow-covered mountain in Italy; visit of brigade soldiers to Herzl's grave in Vienna; photographs of brigade commander Levi Benjamin; visit of Moshe Sharet to the unit; assembling a machine gun; tent camps; and more.
• Approximately 200 photographs of Jewish soldiers serving in different units of the British Army, including: fourteen photographs of Jewish women serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service in Tel Aviv and Haifa; two photographs of Jewish soldiers from the Buffs unit; two group photographs of soldiers from the air defense unit in Tel Aviv; as well as photographs of soldiers performing boating exercises on the Yarkon River, removing landmines, extricating vehicles, festive meals, photographic portraits and more.
Some of the photographs are captioned, dated and dedicated by hand on verso (Hebrew and English), and some are marked with ink stamps of various photographers: The Orient Press Photo Company [Zoltan Kluger], Ephraim Erde, Photo Orient, Photo: S. Fuks (Shimon Fuks), and other stamps.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 111

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Photograph Album that Belonged to a British Soldier in Palestine, 1944-1945

Album in an olive-wood binding, with 144 photographs, that belonged to a soldier of the British Royal Air Force who served in the Aqir base (RAF Aqir, the Royal Air Force’s main military airport in Palestine). 1944-1945.
The album includes: • Photographs of Tel-Aviv: the Yarkon River, the beach, Dizengoff Square, Cinema Mugrabi, Rothschild Boulevard and more. • Numerous photographs of Jerusalem: the Western Wall and other sites in the Old City, the British Army cemetery on Mount Scopus, view from the YMCA tower, Rockefeller Museum, and more. • Photographs of the Aquir base (swimming pool, the church, and more) and group photographs of soldiers. • Photographs from different places in Palestine and Egypt: Tiberias, Capernahum, Nazareth, Nablus, Acre, Haifa, Bethlehem, Jericho, Ismailia, and more. The album also contains three souvenir cards with pressed flowers.
Some of the photographs are original while others are souvenir photographs purchased by the soldier (stamped on the back: "The Matson Photo Service"). The photographs are titled by hand on the album's leaves (English). A handwritten note appears at the beginning of the album – the soldier’s name, location, and the dates of his service.
The album is bound in an olive wood binding with a cloth spine. A color illustration of the Dome of the Rock is printed on the front binding.
Total of 144 photographs, arranged in an album with mounting corners. Size varies. Average size: 6.5X9 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases to photographs. Some of the mounting corners are torn. Creases and a small number of tears to margins of leaves. Minor blemishes to olive wood binding and to cloth spine.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 112

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Large Collection of Photographs – Photographer Zoltan Kluger – 1930s-1950s

Approximately 120 photographs by Zoltan Kluger. Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and other locations in Palestine, ca. 1930s through early 1950s.
The collection includes a variety of photographs documenting the Zionist enterprise during the period of the "state in the making". Among the photographs: Moshe Sharett and the High Commissioner Arthur Wauchope attending the funeral of Meir Dizengoff (1936), Mayor of Tel-Aviv Israel Rokach walking by a "Mishmar Ivri" [Tel-Aviv police?] force standing in formation, a photograph from the funeral of Shemaryahu Levin opposite Tel-Aviv Town Hall, soldiers of The Special Night Squads commanded by Orde Wingate, establishing "Tower and Stockade" settlements, sports competitions, fishermen, farmers, Notrim on horseback, factories and plants, numerous portrait photographs of pioneers and guarding forces. Aerial photographs of Palestine, and more.
Most photographs are ink-stamped on verso with the stamp: "The Orient Press Photo Company (Photo Z. Kluger)" and other ink-stamps, and some are titled and numbered by hand (Hebrew).
Zoltan Kluger (1896-1977) was one of the most important photographers in Palestine in the 1930s-40s. At a young age he served as an aerial photographer in the Austro-Hungarian air force, and after World War I immigrated to Berlin where he started working as a press photographer. He immigrated to Palestine in 1933 and opened the "Orient Press Photo Company" together with Nachman Shifrin (Ben-Haim). Kluger was the "House photographer" of the national institutes (mostly Keren HaYesod), and left tens of thousands of negatives documenting extensively the "state in the making". Most remembered is the series of aerial photographs, commissioned by Zalman Schoken on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. In the late 1950s Kluger left Israel for the United States. Not much is known about his last years. He passed away in the United States in 1977.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. A piece is cut out from the top of one photograph.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 113

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Collection of Photographs by Zoltan Kluger – 1940s-1950s – Photographs of Sailors, Workers and Building of Settlements

Twenty-nine black and white photographs by the photographer Zoltan Kluger. Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Rehovot, Kfar Monash, Kfar Kish and elsewhere in Palestine, ca. 1940s-50s.
Among the photogrpahs: photograph of Chaim Weizmann, his wife and the Rishon LeZion Ben-Zion Meir Hai Uziel, in the ceremony of laying a corner stone for the Weizmann Institute, in 1944; plowing the first furrow in Kfar Kish, 1946; pioneers settling in Kfar Monash in 1946; "Yom HaYam" parade in Tel-Aviv, 1947; as well as photographs of vessels and sailors, many photographs of workers and craftsmen (workers in a shoe factory, workers in a candle factory, electronics products and more), fashion photographs and some other photographs.
Twenty-eight of the photographs are stamped with photographer's ink-stamp and some of them are stamped with other ink-stamps. Most photographs are titled by hand on the back (English and some Hebrew) and a number are dated.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 114

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Ten Prints of Photographs – Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron – Alexander Ganan

Ten prints of photographs by Alexander Ganan. Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron. [1930s-40s].
Prints on thick paper, mounted on paper sheets. Among them: • The Old City of Jerusalem: Nablus Gate, a lane on the way to the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, and more. • Bethlehem and Hebron. • Portrait of an Arab boy. Nine prints are signed in pencil, "Ganan". Some are titled by hand.
Alexander Ganan, an Israeli photographer born in Hungary, opened a photography studio in Jerusalem in the early 1930s and specialized in portrait photography and outdoor photography in a romantic-pictorial style. Died ca. mid 1970s.
Ten prints, 12X17 cm. Mounted on paper sheets: 22X29.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and blemishes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 115

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Collection of Photographs by Lou Landauer – Views of Palestine – 1940s

Ten photographs by the photographer Lou Landauer. Palestine [ca. 1940s].
Photographs of various settlements in Palestine and their inhabitants. Among them: photographs of Jerusalem, Nazareth, Nablus, Jenin, El-Hama Bridge, camels crossing a spring, an Arab boy, and more.
All the photographs are mounted on thick paper, and signed in pencil on the paper. All paper sheets are stamped on verso: "Photo: Lou Landauer Jerusalem".
Lou Landauer, born in Germany, immigrated to Palestine in 1933. She photographed many architectural structures, mainly in Kibutzim, for Keren HaYessod and for the settlement department of the organization of German immigrants in Palestine, headed by her husband Dr. Georg Landauer. At the same time, she worked independently and photographed portraits and photograms. In 1941 Landauer started to teach photography in "New Bezalel" (she attempted to establish a photography department in Bezalel, separate from the commercial graphics department, but this attempt failed and she taught in the commercial graphics department). Landauer left Israel in 1955; passed away in Switzerland in 1996. Many of her negatives were lost (apparently, Landauer discarded the archive of glass negatives towards her departure from Israel).
Photographs: approx. 13X20 cm. to 17.5X23.5 cm. Mounted on paper, approx. 35X25 cm. The photographs are in good condition, some stains. Some are partially detached from the paper. The paper sheets are stained, with slight creases and tears at margins.
Literature: "Women Photographers in the Private arena, Women Photographers in the Public arena", by Rona Sela. In: "Women Artists in Israel 1920-1970", edited by Ruth Markus. Hakibbutz Hameuhad, 2008, pp. 117-118. Hebrew.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Walter Christeller – Collection of Photographs – 1940s

Ten photographs by Walter Christeller depicting sites and views in Palestine. [ca. 1940s].
Among the photographs: • Photographs of the ancient synagogue in Baram – general view and details. • Photograph of the Tower of David. • Portrait photograph of a young girl. • And more. The photographs are mounted on cardboard and signed on the cardboard.
Walter Christeller (1893-1961), stills and film photographer, immigrated to Palestine from Germany in 1933. Late in the same year he founded a photography studio in his home, in Tel-Aviv. Christeller specialized in filming advertising and publicity films (among other things, he photographed and directed publicity films for JNF, with the director Erich Bruck).
10 photographs, approx. 18X23.5 cm, on 35X25 cm cardboard boards. Good condition. Some stains, mostly on boards. Peelings and some damage to a number of photographs.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Photographs and Negatives from the Estate of Photographer Helene Bieberkraut – Germany and Palestine

Collection of photographs and negatives from the estate of Helene Bieberkraut (1896-1983). Germany and Palestine, [ca. 1920s-1940s].
Helene Bieberkraut, née Joseph, was born in Cologne, Germany, and studied photography in Munich, where she opened a studio for portraits and architecture photography. In the late 1920s she married the artist James Bieberkraut (born in Leipzig, Germany). In ca. 1936 the couple immigrated to Palestine. Helene opened a photography studio in Tel-Aviv where she continued, among other things, to photograph portraits. Later on, when she moved with her husband to Jerusalem, she started photographing archaeological excavations, archaeological findings and ancient manuscripts. Among others, she photographed the Dead Sea Scrolls (her husband, James, was the one who opened the Genesis Apocryphon).
The collection includes:
• Photographs by Bieberkraut, from Germany and Palestine (signed with ink-stamps or by hand), including portrait photographs taken in Munich, a group photograph at the entrance to the Montefiori high school in Tel Aviv, interior of a synagogue in Ramat-Gan, and more.
• Album with seventeen photographs by Bieberkraut depicting architectural models created by her husband, James, including models of a synagogue in Hadera and of "Habima" theater. Some photographs are titled by hand on the album's leaves.
• Album with nine photographs by Bieberkraut portraying various buildings in Tel-Aviv and Ramat-Gan, interior and exterior, (among them: Feuchtwanger Bank, construction site on Hayarkon Street, synagogue in Ramat-Gan, and more).
• About 300 negatives (some arranged in designated albums. Some printed on transparencies), including negatives of photographs from various locations in Palestine: Jerusalem and the vicinity (Dome of the Rock, Old City streets, Rachel's Tomb, and more), Tiberias, Safed, Nablus, and other locations. Most were probably taken in the 1920s or early 1930s.
• Two booklets (thick paper sheets, folded) with postcards on which are printed photographs of landscapes, flowers and animals, by Bieberkraut. Printed in Germany.
• Additional photographs from the estate of Bieberkraut.
Total of about 350 items (photo albums, loose photographs, negatives, and more). Size and condition vary.
See next item.

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Eight Photographs by Photographer Helene Bieberkraut – Munich and Tel-Aviv, 1930s-40s – Photographs from a Convention of Jewish Youth Movements in Germany, Attended by Martin Buber

Eight photographs by German photographer Helene Bieberkraut – photographs from the convention of Jewish youth movements in Germany, with the participation of Martin Buber, and portrait photographs. Munich and Tel-Aviv, ca. 1930s-40s.
• Achte Ordentliche Delegiertentagung des Verbandes der Jüedischen Jugendvereine Deutschlands, am 8. und 9. Juni 1930 Im Muenchen [Eighth convention of the association of Jewish youth movements in Germany, 8-9 June, 1930, in Munich], album with four photographs (pasted at top margins to album's leaves): representatives of youth movements convene in a hall (Martin Buber seen on the stage), two photographs of youth dressed as biblical figures and a portrait photograph of Martin Buber.
• Four photographs (pasted at top margins to thick paper leaves): portrait photographs of opera singer Elsa Jülich and her husband, pianist and conductor Michael Taube; additional copy of two photographs from the above album – photograph of the convention hall and Martin Buber's portrait.
Three of the photographs are hand-signed by the photographer, in Hebrew and German, on the paper leaves. All of the photographs are ink-stamped on the back or on the back of the paper leaves with photographer's stamp, and three bear embossed stamps on the bottom.
Photographs: approx. 15.5X20 – 15.5X23 cm. Condition varies. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes, mostly to margins. Stains and blemishes to paper leaves and to album (most of them slight), tears along album's spine.
See previous item.

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Portrait of a Man – Photograph by Helmar Lersky

Portrait of a man, photograph by Helmar Lersky. Signed.
Helmar Lersky (1871-1956), born in Strasbourg, was active in Switzerland, the United States, Germany and in Palestine. He was one of the prominent photographers in the 1930s-40s in Palestine and gained an international reputation as a stills photographer and a cinematographer. He was known for his close-up portrait photographs, unique for their light and shade contrast.
19X27 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes to margins. Traces of pasting on the back.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 120

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Collection of Photographs by Ricarda Schwerin – Palestine, 1930s-70s

14 photographs by Ricarda Schwerin. Palestine, [1930s-1970s].
Landscape photographs, architectural photographs and views from Jerusalem and Palestine: children in a lane, a Falafel seller, elderly Bukharan Jews in a synagogue, Armenian monks in the Old City lanes, a group of Arabs in a Debka dance, children playing in the Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, a carved column in a Mawazin arcade on the Temple Mount, Hebrew University buildings on Mount Scopus (see next item), an illuminated leaf from a manuscript (apparently the Rothschild Miscellany), view in the desert, and more.
Ricarda Schwerin (1912-1999), born in Germany, studied architecture and photography in the Bauhaus school. She was expelled from the school due to her communist views. Schwerin immigrated to Palestine in 1935 and worked as an independent photographer and partner of Alfred Bernheim over many years. She specialized in portraits and architectural photography. Many of the photographs attributed to Bernheim were in fact taken by her or were a joint work of the two.
Nine of the photographs are ink-stamped on the back with photographer's stamp; others are attributed to her. A printed information note is pasted to the back of one photograph (English).
Enclosed: Printed card, "Greetings for the New Year", by Alfred Bernheim and Ricarda Schwerin. The card is blank and was most probably designated for pasting a photograph.
Average size: 23.5X18 cm. Good condition. Some creases and blemishes at margins of photographs. Pasting traces on the back of a number of photographs.
Literature: Faces, Facades and More, the Photographs of Alfred Bernheim. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1992.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 121

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Alfred Bernheim – Collection of Photographs – The Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital and Heichal Shlomo Building

94 photographs of the Hebrew University buildings, Hadassah hospital on Mount Scopus and Heichal Shlomo building. Jerusalem, [ca. late 1930s to late 1950s].
• 58 photographs of Hadassah hospital and the Hebrew University buildings on Mount Scopus. Among them: photographs of the hospital façade, treatment rooms, corridors and yards, the Medical School building, the building of the Jewish Studies Institute (present day Faculty of Law), amphitheater on Mount Scopus and more. The collection also includes four photographs of Erich Mendelsohn, architect of the Hadassah hospital, with Zalman Schocken, Henrietta Szold and other figures, during a visit to Mount Scopus. Twenty-seven of the photographs are ink-stamped on the back with Alfred Bernheim's stamp (some of the photographs were possibly taken by other photographers).
• 36 photographs of Heichal Shlomo in Jerusalem, including photographs of the façade of the building, the lobby, the synagogue, the ark, interior rooms and spaces, architectural elements and decorations within the building. Ink-stamped on the back with Alfred Bernheim's stamp.
Alfred Bernheim (1885-1974), born in Germany, immigrated to Palestine in 1934. Bernheim specialized in commercial photography for advertising, artistic and architectural photography and was the official photographer for the architect Erich Mendelsohn.
Approx. 12X17 cm to 24X17.5 cm. Condition varies. Good overall condition. Stains and blemishes (mostly slight, at margins). Trimming lines are marked on some photographs. Pasting marks on the back of some photographs. Some photographs are mounted on thick leaves. Six photographs have filing holes at margins (three with repairs). Open tear to margin of one photograph.
Enclosed are two booklets published by the Hebrew University, with photographs by Alfred Bernheim: • The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 1941. "Achva" press, Jerusalem, [1941]. • Plan, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem / 1925-1950. Goldberg press, Jerusalem, [1950].
Literature: Faces, Facades and More, The Photographs of Alfred Bernheim. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1992.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Photo Album – Shmuel Yosef Schweig / Keren HaYesod – 1950s

Album with 50 black and white photographs, depicting settlement, agriculture, nature, industry and the army during the first years of the State of Israel. [Published by "Keren HaYesod", 1950s].
An elegant album with the emblem of the State of Israel on its front binding. The album was published, most probably, by "Keren HaYesod", and the photographs, most of them or all of them, were taken by Shmuel Yosef Schweig. See: "Shmuel Joseph Schweig, The Materiality of Photography" (exhibition catalogue – the Tefen Open Museum for Photography in Tel-Hai Industry park, 2010).
The photographs in the album are attached to thick leaves with passé-par-tout, with titles inscribed on them in fine handwriting (Hebrew and Spanish): • "Jerusalem – General View". • "Haifa from Mount Carmel". • "Tel-Aviv, Dizengoff Street". • "The Knesset at work". • "People carrying weapons". • "Navy forces marching in Jerusalem" (possibly Independence Day 1950 or 1951). • "Transit Camp for Olim". "New House being built". • "Ruins of old synagogue in Meron". • "King Solomon's Columns in the Southern Negev". • "Conquering the desert, Beer-Ora in the Negev". • "Cement Factory" [in Haifa]. • "Factory for fertilizers and chemical products in Haifa". • "Mining Treasures from the Ground". • "Factory for Irrigation Pipes in Ashkelon". • and more.
50 photographs, approx. 12X17 cm. Good condition. Album: approx. 38 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Minor blemishes, mostly to margins of binding and to spine. Housed in a cardboard case.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Photographs by Charlotte and Gerda Meyer – Haifa – Photographs from the 1953 Independence Day Parade / Photographs of Leaders and Intellectuals

Collection of photographs by the sisters Charlotte and Gerda Meyer – landscapes, portraits of well-known persons, photographs from an Independence Day parade, and more. Most photographs were taken in Haifa, [1930s to 1950s].
About 80 photographs. Some are stamped with different ink-stamps of the Meyer sisters, some are signed in pencil and some are not signed. Among them:
• A photograph of Alfred Mond (Lord Melchett) in Haifa. Ink-stamped on verso: "Photographic Studio Charlotte Meyer Haifa".
• Two photographs of the British High Commissioner Arthur Wauchope. Presumably these photographs were taken during the corner-stone ceremony of British Sailors' Society in Haifa. Ink-stamped: "Photographic Studio Charlotte Meyer Haifa".
• Photograph of the Swedish diplomat Folke Bernadotte with his assistant Ralph Bunche at the entrance to Zion Hotel in Haifa.
• 59 photographs from Independence Day parade in Haifa, 1953. The photographs are mounted on five album leaves. On the first leaf appears a label of the Meyer Sisters studio in Haifa, and on the last leaf appears the studio ink-stamp.
• Portrait photographs of David Ben-Gurion, Arnold Zweig, Bronislav Huberman, Arturo Toscanini, Charlotte Meyer and others (most are not signed).
• Seven landscape photographs of Haifa and the port. Six are mounted on thick paper cards or on greeting cards (with printed greetings in English, for Christmas and the New Year). Most photographs are signed in pencil on the cards.
• and more.
The sisters Charlotte and Gerda Meyer, photographers from Haifa, born in Germany, were active during the years 1934-1957. They specialized in Portrait photography and in photography of architecture and industrial buildings.
Total of approx. 80 photographs, size and condition vary.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Six Photographs by David Rubinger – 1950s-1970s

Six black and white photographs by David Rubinger. Different places in Israel [ca. 1950s- 1970s].
The photographs portray children in a swimming pool in a settlement, farm animals among transit camp tents, queue for a bus in Jerusalem, flood in the desert, the Jordan river and a desert with some houses.
Five photographs are stamped on the back with photographer's ink-stamp. Two are signed with additional ink-stamps. One photograph is titled and dated by hand on the back.
Approx. 23.5X17.5 cm – 25X20.5 cm. Condition varies. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes. Stains (mostly on verso). Adhesive tape on the back of one photograph.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 125

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Marli Shamir – Ten Photographs – Landscapes and Buildings in Israel

Ten photographs by Marli Shamir. Second half of 20th century.
Among the photographs: • Three photographs from Jerusalem: The Hebrew University in Givat Ram, the National Insurance Building and the Western Wall. • Two photographs from the country’s northern region: Mount Hermon covered by snow, and the village Daburiyya in the Jezreel Valley. • Photographs depicting desert landscapes in the Sinai Desert region.
All of the photographs, except for one, are stamped on the back with the photographer's ink-stamp (one photograph is signed: "Photography, Miriam Shamir, Jerusalem"). One photograph is signed by hand.
The photographer Marli Shamir (b. Berlin, 1919) immigrated to Israel in 1938. She opened a photography studio in Rehovot in the early 1940s and worked as a scientific photographer at the Weizmann Institute. She moved to Jerusalem in 1945 and was one of the founders of Photo-Prisma Studio, where she worked until 1949. During the blockade of Jerusalem, she established a military photography laboratory in the city for the Haganah. She lived in West Africa during the 1960s and 1970s with her husband, Meir Shamir, who worked in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
10 photographs. Size and condition vary. Average size: 18X24 cm. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes to margins. Stains and remnants of tape on the back of some photographs. Writing in pen and pencil on the back of the photographs.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 126

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Four Press Photographs – War of Independence – Jerusalem, 1948 – Two Photographs of Yemin Moshe Neighborhood

Four press photographs from the War of Independence. Jerusalem, 1948.
The photographs portray: A civilian armed with a machine gun checking licenses of trucks entering Jerusalem (armed Haganah fighters are seen on the roof of the trucks); a British soldier observing the lanes of the Old City from a Jewish house; inhabitants piling up sand bags in Yemin Moshe (the Old City is seen behind the fortifications); people passing between sand bags in one of Yemin Moshe streets.
Information notes for the press are pasted on the back of the photographs (French), with an ink-stamp: New York Times Photos.
Approx. 18X13 cm. Good condition. Stains (mostly on the back) and minor blemishes. Pinholes at margins. One information note is torn and pierced.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 127

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Collection of Photographs – IDF and Haganah Forces – War of Independence

Sixteen black and white photographs, documenting Haganah and IDF operations during Israel's War of Independence. Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and other locations, 1948.
The photographs portray, among others, Haganah forces climbing the Kastel Hill after its occupation; fighters clearing an unexploded shell, near a hospital in Tel-Aviv; a boy and a girl guarding an agricultural path near Rehovot in the direction of Tel-Aviv; joint prayer by a tent camp; new team of Israeli air force preparing an aircraft for departure from a training camp in Italy to Tel-aviv; group of recruits in a shooting lesson; and more.
On the back of ten photographs appear ink-stamps of the information services, the intelligence and the Israeli censorship, and remnants of printed notes with information (apparently, these were used as propaganda material for Israel). On the back of five photographs appear ink-stamps of press agencies and information notes for the press.
Photographs: approx. 16.5X11 cm to 20.5X25 cm. One photograph appears in two copies. Condition varies. Good overall condition. Stains and blemishes to some. Inscriptions, markings, and pieces of paper pasted to the back of some photographs.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 128

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Two Press Photographs – Arabs in the War of Independence – April, 1948

Two press photographs of Arab refugees and soldiers during Israel's War of Independence. Nahariya and Beirut, 1948.
1. Photograph of armed Arab soldiers near an overturned armored vehicle in the area of Nahariya, dated 23.4.1948.
2. Photograph of Arab refugees from Jaffa arriving in Beirut port, on the ship Argnetina, on 30.4.1948.
Information notes for the press are pasted on the back of the photographs (French) with the ink-stamp: New York Times Photos.
Approx. 18X13 cm. Good condition. Some blemishes. One photograph has small holes at each of the corners.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 129

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Seven Press Photographs – Occupation of the Negev – War of Independence

Seven photographs of Israeli soldiers and Egyptian prisoners in the Negev. War of Independence, 1948-1949.
The photographs portray fighters and prisoners during battles in the Negev: • Egyptian prisoners evacuating an Egyptian stronghold. • Egyptian soldiers escaping with raised hands. • Group of IDF soldiers and Egyptian prisoners in front of the Great Mosque in Beersheba [by Benno Rothenberg]. • IDF soldiers in Negba, October 1948. • An aircraft descending near a military convoy. • IDF soldiers with a mortar by a truck with the inscription "Express Cairo". • A convoy of half-trucks in the Negev.
Information notes for the press are attached to four photographs (English and German) and three photographs are titled by hand on the back (German).
17X12 cm – 25.5X20.5 cm. Good condition. Creases. Some small holes and open tears (small). Some blemishes. Stains. Pieces of adhesive tape to margins of one photograph.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 130

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Collection of Press Photographs – War of Independence and Settling Efforts – Palestine and Israel, 1946-1949

11 photographs documenting Jewish and British soldiers, battlefields and settlers prior to, during and after Israel's War of Independence. Israel, 1946-1949.
Photos show: • Settlers transporting construction materials on donkeys to Kfar Etzion. May 1946. • Two new Haganah recruits performing combat exercises inside a ruined house in the Tel Aviv area. December 1947. • Haganah fighter peeping from between two houses in the no-man's-land between Tel Aviv and Jaffa, a grenade in his hand. January 1948. • British soldiers from a Highland Light Infantry regiment, called on to intervene in a violent clash between Arabs and Jews seeking refuge in Jerusalem. February 1948. • Fire raging on Hebron Road in Jerusalem after an exchange of fire between the sides. April 1948. • Group of Haganah fighters in uniform listening to a briefing. March 1948. • Three Haganah fighters, one of them female, at their post at Al-Qastal. April 1948. • Female member of Kibbutz Negba and three soldiers seated on the ground near the ruins of the kibbutz's houses during its bombardment. October 1948. • Two sailors repairing the "Tirza", a boat used for training Haganah members for participation in illegal immigration actions. December 1948. • Members of Tzafria in the moshav's toolshed. June 1949. • A member of Kibbutz Beit Ha'Arava and a member of "HaBonim – American Core Group" place a sign at the entrance to Kibbutz Gesher HaZiv, founded by evacuated members of Beit Ha'Arava and members of the core group after the War of Independence. November 1949.
Information notes for the press are attached to six of the photographs; four photographs are captioned in the plate; attached to one photograph is the news item alongside which it was published. All of the photographs are captioned in English and dated. Some are marked with the stamps of the photo agencies.
16.5X21.5 cm to 21X25.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Creases. Minor blemishes. Pieces of paper and glue traces to verso of some of the photographs. Barcode labels on verso of some of the photographs.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 131

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Boris Carmi – Three Photographs – Occupation of Yoav Fort during Israel’s War of Independence, November 1948

Three photographs by Boris Carmi depicting Yoav Fort (Iraq Suwaydan police fort) after its occupation by IDF soldiers in the Independence War. November 1948.
Two of the photographs show Egyptian soldiers at time of surrender with the Tegart building in the background (one photograph is titled on the back: "Prisoners in Iraq Suwaydan, 1948"). The third photograph shows an IDF soldier laying Tefillin next to a machine gun post, after the occupation of the fort.
One photograph is signed by Carmi, by hand, and one is signed in the plate, in initials.
Two approx. 28.5X28.5 cm photographs, one 40X30 cm photograph. Good condition. Stains on one photograph (on the back and on margins). Adhesive tape strips on the back of two photographs (at margins).

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Boris Carmi – Two Large Photographs of David Ben-Gurion

Two photographs of David Ben-Gurion by photographer Boris Carmi. Israel, [the second half of the 20th century].
1. Photograph of Ben-Gurion being greeted by a participant in a convention of Mapai party, [ca.1960]. Signed by Carmi.
2. Photograph of David Ben-Gurion in his study, in Kibutz Sde Boker. Not signed.
30.5X40.5 cm. Good condition. Pieces of adhesive tape on verso. A few stains on verso.

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Boris Carmi – Collection of Photographs – Immigrants from Eastern Countries

Ten photographs of immigrants in their country of origin and in Israel. [ca. 1950s].
The photographs portray a Yemenite woman by her tent in Habban; a girl from Habban in Moshav Bareket; A Moroccan woman in Moshav Lachish and other immigrants from various countries in transit camps ("Ma'abarot") and with representatives of the Israeli authorities.
Eight of the photographs are signed by hand, by Carmi.
30X24 cm to 40X30.5 cm. Good condition. Minor creases and blemishes to margins of some photographs.

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Collection of Photographs of Ariel Sharon – Second Half of the 20th Century – Photographs from Lebanon on the Eve of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Approximately 80 photographs of Ariel Sharon by different photographers. Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beirut and elsewhere, ca. late 1960s to early 2000s.
The collection includes a large assortment of photographs, most of them press photos documenting Sharon's military service, his personal life and his political roles. Including: • Three photographs documenting Ariel Sharon's meeting with the Chief of the General Staff Rafael Eitan and head of the Military Intelligence Directorate Yehoshua Sagi near the refugee camps Sabra and Shatila, on the eve of the massacre in the camps. Inscribed by hand on the back of the photographs: "On the roof of the command and control post, morning of September 15, 1982, photographer: Uri Dan". • Arik Sharon and General Avraham Yoffe, both in IDF uniforms, standing with their wives near the Western Wall, apparently shortly after its liberation. • Encounters with artists and intellectuals from Israel and abroad (Gila Almagor, Yigal Bashan, Kirk Douglas and others). • Encounters with politicians from Israel and abroad (Martin Indyk, Abu Mazzen, Yitzhak Shamir, Rafael Eitan and others). • And more.
Most of the photographs are press photos with ink stamps, information notes for the press, descriptions and handwritten instructions for printing.
Total of 80 photographs, size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains, tears and blemishes to a number of photographs.

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Extensive Collection of Press Photographs – Israel, 1970s to 1990s – More than One Thousand Photographs – Politicians, Military Officers, Security Events and More / Thousands of Negatives

More than one thousand press photographs and thousands of negatives. Israel and the Middle East, ca. 1970s to 1990s.
Most of the photographs in this collection are from the 1970s or early 1980s, and they offer a wide scope documentation of the public life in Israel in these years. Among them:
• Hundreds of photographs of Israeli leaders, politicians and public figures – Menachem Begin, Yitzchak Rabin, Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, Yigal Alon, Ariel Sharon, Yitzchak Shamir, Yitzchak Navon, Shimon Peres and others.
• Hundreds of photographs of IDF and Israeli Security Forces - IDF soldiers in South Lebanon during "Operation Litani", in 1978; inauguration of "Merkava" Tank in Jerusalem in 1978; soldiers observing tents and caravans in Shilo settlement; photographs of terror attack scenes in Israel; and more.
• Dozens of photographs documenting the peace process between Israel and Egypt; numerous photographs of meetings between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli representatives; numerous photographs from the visit of Henri Kissinger in Israel in 1975; Dov Sion and the Egyptian General Saif-A-Din in an Israeli-Egyptian joint committee for enforcement of the peace treaty, in 1979; IDF soldiers folding the Israeli flag in a formal ceremony prior to the withdrawal from an occupied area in Sinai; and more.
• Hundreds of photographs from various events: protest of Shalom Achshav activists along a Tel-Aviv road, 1978; arrest of Arab protestors against Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount; Yizhar Cohen performing with his group in the Eurovision contest; visit of Elizabeth Taylor in the Western Wall; numerous photographs of sports groups; and more.
Information notes for the press (in English) are pasted on the margins of most of the photographs, and on the back of a small number appear handwritten inscriptions and ink-stamps. Names of photographers appear on the back of some of the photographs: David Rubinger, Rachamim Israeli, Shalom Bartal, Roth [Yossi Roth], Tauber [Oscar Tauber] and other press photographers of the period.
Enclosed are thousands of negatives, most probably of the same events documented in the photographs.
Size and condition vary. Most photographs are approx. 20X25 cm, a number are smaller. Good overall condition.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 136

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Seven Postcards Published by Samuel Bak – Palestine – Jerusalem, Late 19th Century

Seven undivided color postcards. Published by Samuel Bak, Jerusalem, [late 19th century].
Color lithograph postcards depictings sites in Jerusalem and the vicinity, including Jaffa Gate, Zion Gate, Tower of David, Temple Mount, Tiferet Israel synagogue, Valley of Josaphat, Rachel's Tomb and more; Mikve Israel, Rishon LeZion, well in Ekron, Zichron Ya'akov, Gedera and Yesud HaMa'ala; and other towns and sites in Palestine and the surroundings, among them Lod, Jordan River, Dead Sea, Beirut, Sidon and Damascus.
The postcards are titled in German, French and Hebrew. One is also titled in Russian. Two of them are stamped on verso: "Beit Moshav Zekenim uZekenot Yerushalem".
14X9 cm. Good condition. Stains at margins of postcards and on verso. Creases and minor blemishes at margins. Peelings to margins of a number of postcards.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 137

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Collection of Postcards – Views and Sites in Palestine – Early 20th Century

41 undivided postcards, with photographs and paintings of Palestine. Published by Phönix, Leo Winz, Berlin, [early 20th century].
Undivided postcards depicting views, towns and sites in Palestine: the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, the Mount of Olives, Tombs of the Kings, Silwan, Rachel's Tomb, Tomb of Rabbi Meir Ba'al Haness, "Ruins of Rabbi Yohanan Ben Zakai Synagogue", David's Tomb, Jaffa, Haifa, synagogue in Rishon LeZion, Hadera, Ephraim Valley, Beer Tuvia, and more. Most postcards are titled in German, Russian and Hebrew.
14X9 cm. Good overall condition. Stains. Creases.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 138

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Collection of Postcards – the Western Wall

46 postcards with paintings and photographs of the Western Wall. Various publishers. Palestine, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt and other locations, [first half of the 20th century (one postcard is later)].
The collection includes nine undivided postcards.
Enclosed is a photographic card which is not a postcard.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good overall condition. Stains. Creases. Minor blemishes at margins of some of the postcards. Nine postcards were used.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 139

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High-Quality Collection of Postcards – Biblical and Jewish Subjects – First Decades of the 20th Century

180 postcards depicting biblical and Jewish subjects. Published by Phönix, Leo Winz, Joseph Spiro, Louis Lamm, Ph. Baecker, Judischer Verlag, L. Monsohn, Moshe Ordmann, and others. Germany, Austria, Poland and Palestine, [first decades of the 20th century].
The collection includes postcards depicting various aspects of Jewish life: numerous postcards with paintings of biblical scenes, among them many postcards from the Alttestamentliche Bilder series; postcards with paintings by various artists portraying holidays and customs related to the Jewish life cycle; postcards with portraits of famous Jewish figures, intellectuals, philosophers and Zionist leaders; postcards with works by E.M. Lilien; and more.
28 of the postcards are undivided.
Average size: 14X9 cm. Condition varies, good to fair-poor. Creases. Some tears. Stains. Many postcards were used. Arranged in an album.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 140

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Collection of Postcards – “Aid Committee for Yemenite Jews” – Berlin, 1920s

Sixteen postcards with photographs and paintings portraying Yemenite Jews in Yemen and in Palestine. Orient-Verlag Press for the "Hilfskomitee für die yemenitischen Juden" [Aid Committee for Yemenite Jews], Berlin, [ca. 1920s].
Collection of postcards printed for the "Aid Committee for Yemenite Jews" – an organization founded in Berlin on the eve of World War I and and active also afterwards, with the aim of assisting Yemenite Jews to settle in Palestine.
Twelve postcards show photographs of Yemenite Jews and their places of residence (especially the city of Sana'a) taken by the Jewish-German Orientalist and photographer Hermann Burchardt. Burchardt travelled throughout the Orient, visited Yemen three times between 1901 and 1909, and was murdered on his last visit to the country.
The rest of the postcards show photographs of Yemenite Jews in Palestine and a portrait of a Yemenite Jew by Yaakov Stark.
Printed (in German) on the back of the postcards is a short text describing the condition of the persecuted Jews of Yemen and appealing to German Jews to donate funds to aid them.
9X14 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Tears and minor blemishes to margins of some of the postcards. Small pieces are cut out from the margins of two postcards.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 141

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Collection of Postcards – Jewish Figures – Eastern Europe and North Africa

83 postcards with paintings and photographs of Jews engaged in different occupations. Different publishers. Europe and North Africa, [first decades of the 20th century].
The postcards present paintings and photographs of Jews in various towns throughout Europe, in North Africa and in Palestine, among them: Jews at prayer and during study; Jews in the streets of Carlsbad, Marienbad, Lida, Stanislawow, Lodz and other cities; "Jewish characters" from Eastern Europe, Bukhara and North Africa (some postcards are titled, for example, "Talmud Chochem", "Schacharis" and "Git Shabes"); Jewish craftsmen and merchants at work – knife sharpener, fabric merchant, Yemenite porter, peddlers and silversmiths in Tbilisi, Jewish families by their homes, and more.
20 postcards in the collection are undivided. A small photograph is pasted on one postcard.
Enclosed is a card which is not a postcard.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good overall condition. Stains. Some creases. 38 postcards were used. Traces of pasting to album on the back of one postcard.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 142

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Collection of “Shanah Tovah” Postcards and Greeting Cards – Aliya to Palestine

63 "Shanah Tovah" postcards and greeting cards about Aliya to Palestine. Palestine, Russia, Poland, Germany, Iran and other locations. Late 19th century through 1990s.
In the collection: • Undivided "Shanah Tovah" postcard from "Bnay Zion" society, Nikolaev, [1899]. • Eight "Shanah Tovah" postcards with portraits of the senders and views from immigration (Aliya) to Palestine and settling there; three depict the port of Tel-Aviv. 1934-1939. • "Shanah Tovah" postcard titled "from training to Aliya" (Hebrew), published by "Keren HaChalutz HaMizrahi" in Poland. 1935. • "Shanah Tovah" postcard issued by "Poale Agudat Israel in Germany", [1948]. • "Shanah Tovah" greeting cards, including cards with greetings on the subjects of Aliya, gathering of Israel and building the country, among them cards with illustrations and photographs of immigrant ships, cards depicting the port of Tel-Aviv and the sign "Sha'ar Zion" posted there, and cards depicting transit-camps and tent camps [Palestine, 1940s-50s]. • Two "Shanah Tovah" postcards with photographs of immigrants (Olim); printed for Dr. Leon Rosenberg from "Beth El" missionary in California. Sent from Israel. [Israel 1948/1949]. • "Shanah Tovah" greeting card from Joseph M. Ness, director of the Jewish Agency Aliya department in Persia. Iran, [1961]. • And more.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Numerous postcards and greeting cards were used.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 143

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Varied Collection of “Shanah Tovah” Postcards and Greeting Cards – Europe and Palestine

40 "Shanah Tovah" postcards and greeting cards. Palestine, Europe and the United States, late 19th and first half of the 20th century.
Among the postcards and greeting cards: • "Shanah Tovah" greeting card printed in golden ink on a red transparency (text in Hebrew and German). • Undivided "Shanah Tovah" postcard with printed greetings from "Mr. & Mrs. Abe Emanuel", Dunedin, New Zealand. Sent in 1904. • "Shanah Tovah" Greeting Card issued by the B. Manischewitz food company, printed on a background designed as a Matzah. Cincinnati, USA, 1908. • "LeShanah Tovah Tikatevu" postcard with Theodor Herzl's portrait. • "LeShanah Tovah Tikatevu" postcard, printed by Weiner Werkstatte, [ca. 1910]. • Five real-photo postcards with photographs of the senders, among them a postcard from Tel-Aviv (1928) and a postcard with the text "Long Live the Port of Tel-Aviv" (1936). • Two embroidered postcards. • And more.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 144

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Collection of Postcards – Tel-Aviv, Colonies, Inauguration of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and more – Palestine, 1920s

57 postcards, most of them real-photo postcards, portraying cities, sites, visits of personalities and events in Palestine. Postcards published by Eliyahu Brothers and postcards with no publisher's name, Palestine, 1920s.
In the collection: • Postcards, most of them real-photo postcards, portraying streets and buildings in young Tel-Aviv as well as visits of personalities and various events in the city. Among them: first power station in Tel-Aviv, the Silicate brick factory, funeral of Max Nordau, International Workers' Day celebrations, visit of Albert Einstein, visit of Baron Rothschild, visit of Lord Balfour (three postcards, titled in the plate and stamped on the back with photographer's ink-stamp: "Zalmoniya H. Nitzevitch"), visit of Herbert Samuel, funeral of victims of the 1929 riots (titled and signed in the plate: "Bezalel foto-studio") and more. • Real-photo postcards portraying scenes from immigration to and settlement in Palestine – immigrants on deck of a ship, paving a road in Nahalal, work in a quarry, winery in Rishon LeZion and more. • Real-photo postcards depicting the Hebrew University inauguration ceremony and one postcard depicting the university buildings. • Postcards depicting sites in Jerusalem (among them the Western Wall, Temple Mount, Valley of Josaphat and more), Haifa, Tiberias, Jaffa and more.
36 of the postcards are titled by hand on the back.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good condition. Stains. Minor blemishes to margins of postcards. Creases. One postcard appears in two copies.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 145

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Collection of Postcards – Jewish Figures and Works by Jewish Artists – Postcards Published by “Levanon” and “Phönix”, Postcards from Zionist Congresses, a Postcard Signed by Boris Schatz, and more

Approximately 130 postcards portraying works by Jewish artists, Jewish figures, pictures from early days of settlement in Palestine and more. Most postcards were published by "Levanon" and "Phönix" and a minority by other publishers, among them "Kadima", "Y. Ben-Dov in Bezalel" and more. Moscow, Berlin, Jerusalem and other locations. First half of the 20th century.
In the collection: • Dozens of postcards, most of which were published by "Levanon" and "Phönix", depicting Jewish figures from Europe, Yemen, Bukhara, Caucasus and more, works by Jewish artists and figures from the Jewish history and the Bible. • Undivided postcard with the inscription "Birkat Zion" (Hebrew) and the blue and white flag. • Two postcards of "Judischen Nationalfonds" (JNF). • Postcard published by "Y. Ben-Dov in Bezalel" with a short letter written and signed by hand by Boris Schatz. • Postcards with photographs by Ya'akov Ben-Dov of Jerusalem and Rehovot. • Official postcard issued for the thirteenth Zionist Congress (Carlsbad 1923). • Official postcard issued for the seventeenth Zionist Congress (Basel 1931). • Postcards portraying works by E.M. Lilien. • And more.
19 of the postcards are undivided.
Approx. 9X14 cm. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes, small tears at margins, creases and stains. Six postcards were used.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 146

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“Sign a Petition for the Jewish People” – Illustrated Poster – The Netherlands, 1918

Teekent Het Joodsche Volks-Petitionement [Sign the petition for the Jewish people], illustrated poster designed by Albert Hahn Jr. (signed in the plate: Poussin). [The Netherlands, ca. 1918]. Dutch.
An illustrated poster, portraying a Jewish woman looking towards Palestine in the horizon. The poster was created, most probably, after World War I and towards the Paris Peace convention during which, among other topics, the future of Palestine (freed from Ottoman rule) was to be discussed. The poster calls to sign a petition supporting the main demands of the Jewish delegations committee that participated in the convention: ensuring national rights to the Jewish minority in different countries and establishing a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.
50X65 cm. Good condition. Small tears at margins. Slight stains and creases. Ink-stamp on the back.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 147

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“Purim Celebrations in Tel-Aviv”, 1929 – Illustrated Poster

"Hagigot Purim beTel Aviv" [Purim Celebrations in Tel-Aviv], illustrated advertisement poster. Lithographic printing A. L. Monsohn, Jerusalem. Design: Aryeh Nathan (signed in the plate: "Painter: A. Nathan")
Advertising poster in black and orange for Purim celebrations in Tel-Aviv on 26-27.3.1929.
53X71 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, creases and blemishes. Some stains. Tears at margins (mostly small), one tear slightly affecting text.
Literature: "Tel Aviv in Costume and Crown, Purim Celebrations in Tel Aviv, 1912-1935" (Hebrew), by Batia Carmiel (Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, 1999), p. 6 (the catalogues notes that the poster won the painters' competition in 1929).

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Auction 64 Lot Number 148

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Purim Festivities in the Ohel Theater – Levant Fair Compound – Illustrated Poster, 1935

"'Ohel' Purim Festivities", illustrated poster – invitation to a Purim ball of the Ohel theater in the Levant Fair compound. No printer indicated, [Tel-Aviv], 1935. English.
Invitation to Purim festivities of the Ohel theater held in 1935 in the Levant Fair compound. Linocut in red and green. The illustration depicts Queen Esther riding the Flying Camel (symbol of the Levant Fair).
The Ohel theater organized Purim balls since 1929 and during the 1930s. For the event in 1935 the large hall of the "Totzeret HaAretz" pavilion in the Levant Fair was decorated by the best painters of the period, including Avigdor Steimatsky and Aryeh Elhanani.
63.5X94.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and some creases. Stains. Numerous tears, restored (some with color completions). The entire poster is mounted on thin, acid free, paper.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 149

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“Keren HaYesod Sows” – Poster Designed by Otte Wallish – Printed on a Map of Palestine – 1938

"Keren Hayesod Sows – the Jewish People Reaps", illustrated poster issued by Keren HaYesod. No printer, designer or year indicated, [1938]. [Design: Otte Wallish].
An illustration showing a pioneer and a guard tower against a mountainous background, printed on a map of Palestine, published by the JNF (Goldberg's Press, Jerusalem, ca. 1937). Printed on the map is a text in German calling on the public to contribute to the efforts of the JNF and Keren HaYesod. Lands belonging to the two organizations are marked on the map in green.
70X49.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Small tears to margins. Stains and light creases. The entire poster is mounted on cardboard. Break to cardboard with tear to upper left corner, without damage to illustration.
See:
1. "Otte Wallish, the Face of Land and Nation", an exhibition catalogue of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2015. P. 91.
2. "Keren HaYesod Sows – The Jewish People Reaps, Posters of Keren HaYesod 1920-2010" (editor: David Tartakover). Published by "Keren HaYesod", 2010. Pp. 8 and 38.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 150

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“A Nation Reborn on its Ancestral Soil” – Poster Issued by JNF in the United States – Otte Wallish

"A Nation Reborn on its Ancestral Soil", a poster issued by JNF. No printer, designer, or year indicated. [New York, ca. 1940s]. [Design: Otte Wallish].
An Illustrated poster issued by the Jewish National Fund in the United States. The illustration depicts a pioneer holding a hoe and rolling up his sleeve, a Tower-and-Stockade settlement and a tractor plowing a field in the background. The caption "A Nation Reborn on its Soil" is printed at the upper part of the poster and the caption "Jewish National Fund, 111 Fifth Avenue N.Y." is printed at the bottom.
In the catalogue "Otte Wallish: The Face of Land and Nation" (an exhibition catalogue of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2015, p. 58), appears a poster, dated 1939, with an identical illustration and the Hebrew caption "Jewish National Fund."
55X84.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases and a small number of stains. Tears (some open) mostly in the margins, restored. Linen-backed for display and preservation.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 151

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Seven Political Posters of the Israeli Right Wing – Portraits of Arafat and Rabin

Seven political posters issued by the Israeli right wing. Israel, [ca. 1990s].
• "The Partner," an illustration of a skull wearing a kaffiyeh with flags of the Palestine Liberation Organization where its eyes should be. • "Deception," an image of Yasser Arafat holding a mask bearing the face of Shimon Peres. • The well-known incitement poster bearing the slogan "Liar! Elections now!" showing a photomontage of Yitzhak Rabin wearing a kaffiyeh on his head. • "Jerusalem is in the gun sights", with an image of Yasser Arafat firing a handgun. • "Do not give them rifles", a photomontage showing Yitzhak Rabin placing a rifle in Yasser Arafat’s hands. • "The king is naked", a photomontage depicting a nude Yitzhak Rabin, his body covered by a paper sign bearing the caption "Peace Treaty". • The Temple Mount Is Ours", a photograph of the Dome of the Rock with Israeli soldiers nearby.
Total of 7 posters. Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Some stains, creases and minor tears. One poster has a tear in the lower right-hand corner (with loss to text).

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Auction 64 Lot Number 152

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Johannes Buxtorf – De Abbreviaturis Hebraicis – Dictionary of Hebrew Abbreviations – Basel, 1613

De Abbreviaturis Hebraicis, Dictionary of Hebrew Abbreviations in the Talmud, by Johannes Buxtorf. Basel: Conradi Waldkirchi, 1613. Latin and Hebrew. First edition.
The important book by the Hebraist and scholar Johannes Buxtorf (1564-1629), explaining Talmudic abbreviations. At the end of the book is a bibliography of about 300 works from the Literature of the Sages, an index of abbreviations appearing in the Mishna, a short review of the history of the Talmud and other parts.
[8] leaves, 335 pp, 16.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Creases. Folding marks to corners and blemishes. Tear to margins of title page and open tear to one leaf. On the inside of the front binding are handwritten notes (in Hebrew, Arabic, Greek and other languages). Worn and damaged binding, with tears to spine, corners and margins. A label is glued to the bottom of the spine.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 153

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“History of the Rites of the Jews” by Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh of Modena – Two Italian Editions, Including the First Edition – Paris, 1637 / Venice, 1669

Two Italian editions of the work "History of the Rites of the Jews" by Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh of Modena – an edition printed in Paris, 1637 (first edition) and an edition printed in Venice, 1669.
1. Historia de gli Riti Hebraici. No printer indicated. Paris, 1637. First edition. Italian.
[22], 217 (i.e.: 117), [3] pp, 14 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some open tears to first leaves. The margin of one of the leaves is reinforced with paper. Gilt embossed green leather binding (not original). Bookplate on inside front binding.
2. Historia de riti Hebraici. Venice: Appresso li Prodotti, 1669. Italian.
[6], 123, [3] pp, 12.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Strip of adhesive tape on verso of title page. Gilt embossed red leather binding (not original). Minor blemishes to binding.Bookplate on inside of front binding.
"History of the Rites of the Jews" was written by Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh of Modena at the request of the English Ambassador in Venice on behalf of James I, King of England. Having gained success, the book was translated into several languages (including French, English and Hebrew) and used for years as an important source of information about the daily customs of the Jewish people.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 154

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A Composition about the Chuppa – Leipzig, 1680 – Engraving

Dissertatio Philologico-Theologica, De Chuppa Hebraeorum, qua Episkiasmos, Luc. cap. I. vers. 35. illustrator [Philologic-theologic dissertation, the Jewish Chuppa…], by Johannes Schmer. Leipzig: Justini Brandii, [1680]. Latin and some Hebrew.
A composition about the Jewish Chuppa ceremony. The first chapter focuses on the etymology of the word "Chuppa". Further on, the composition deals with the origins of the ceremony, the form of the Chuppa, and more, while citing from the Talmud.
A fine engraving depicting a Jewish wedding appears at the beginning of one of the chapters.
[46] pp, 17 cm. Blank paper cover (no binding). Good condition. Stains. Loose leaves. Top margins are trimmed at text border. Tears to the edges of the paper cover.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 155

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Composition about Strengthening the Custody of the Holy Land in Jerusalem – Madrid, Late 17th Century

Relacion verdadera del celeberrimo triunfo y victoria que ha conseguido la religion franciscana recuperando los santos lugares de Jerusalen [Relation of the true victory of the Franciscans in recovering the holy places in Jerusalem], by Gregorio Parghelia. Madrid: Juan Garcia Infanzon, [1690?]. Spanish.
A composition by Gregorio Parghelia, the custodian of the Franciscans in Palestine, about strengthening the Custody of the Holy Land in Jerusalem. The composition includes a letter written by the author to the Franciscan Father Juan Alvin.
11 leaves, 19 cm. Bound with a number of blank leaves in a new leather binding. Good condition. Stains. Trimmed margins. The top margins are trimmed with slight damage to the frame of the title page and to page numbering.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 156

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Book about the Main Buildings in Amsterdam – 71 Engravings, Including Two Engravings of the Portuguese Synagogue – Amsterdam, 1713

Beknopte Beschryving van alle de Voornaamste Gebouwen der Wydvermaarde Koopstad Amsterdam [Concise Description of the Main Buildings in Amsterdam]. Amsterdam: Dirk Schouten, 1713. Dutch and French.
A book about Amsterdam with 71 engravings, most of which depict the main buildings in the city – the City Hall, hospital, different churches, and more. Two of the engravings portray the Portuguese synagogue in Amsterdam (exterior and interior).
The engravings are spread on entire pages and are accompanied by texts in Dutch and French. Some engravings are signed in the plate by the artists – Jan Veenhuysen and S. Webbers.
[162] pp, 20X15.5 cm. Plain cardboard binding. Good-fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Pinholes at inner margins of leaves. Tears, mostly small. Open tear to one leaf, affecting text and engraving, repaired with pasted paper. A long tear to another leaf, affecting text and engraving, repaired with a pasted strip of paper, on which some of the text appears in handwriting. Stains, tears and blemishes to binding. Bookplate on inside front binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 157

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“A Complete History of the Inquisition” – Westminster, 1736 – Seven Engravings

A Complete History of the Inquisition in Portugal, Spain, Italy, the East and West-Indies, in all its branches, from the origin of it in the year 1163, to its present state, By Rev. Baker. Westminster (England): O. Payne, 1736. English.
Book on the history of the Inquisition, with seven engraved plates. The book describes, among other things, the Inquisition's investigation procedure and its various methods of torture. One of the chapters expands on the Inquisition's Jewish victims; another chapter presents the story of Isaac Martin, accused of being a Jew and put on trial by the Inquisition in the 18th century.
The book's seven engravings show the Inquisition building in Grenada (Spain), an auto-da-fé procession, the clothing of the Inquisition's prisoners, various methods of torture, and more.
VIII, 532, [4] pp + [7] plates, 24 cm. Good condition. Creases and stains (dark stains to some leaves). Leather binding, somewhat loose, with blemishes and small tears (mostly to margins and spine). Bookplates, paper labels and ink inscriptions on inside front binding. Ink stamp on the back endpaper (the leaf is detached from the book).
Not in NLI.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 158

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“On the Doctrine of Spinoza” – Letters to Moses Mendelssohn – Breslau, 1785 – First Edition

Ueber die Lehre des Spinoza in briefen an den herrn Moses Mendelssohn [On the doctrine of Spinoza in letters to Moses Mendelssohn] by Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. Breslau: Gottl. Lowe, 1785. German and French. First edition.
A philosophic-polemic composition by Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, about Spinoza's philosophy following the author's talks with Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. This book was part of the Pantheism controversy among the philosophers in Berlin about Spinoza's work and the relation between faith and reason.
[8], 215, [1] pp, 17.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Original leather binding. Blemishes and tears to binding and along the spine. Detached bookmark.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 159

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Large Collection of Academic Works – The Bible and the Hebrew Language – Sweden and Finland – 18th and 19th Centuries

Approximately 90 printed booklets submitted as dissertations to universities in Sweden and Finland, on the subjects of the Bible, the Hebrew Language and the history of the Jewish people. Upsala (Sweden), Lund (Sweden), Turku (Finland), Stockholm and other locations (a number of works from other countries), early 18th to mid-19th century (one booklet from 1679). Latin, with verses and words in Hebrew (some booklets with some Arabic, Greek, Swedish and Danish).
The booklets deal with a variety of research subjects, including Psalms, the Prophets (Zechariah, Malachi, Joel, Isaiah, Ezekiel and more), the Ten Plagues, early Jewish rituals, geography of biblical towns, the Temple, The Essenes, Pontius Pilate, comparison between Proverbs of Solomon and Greek proverbs, gender and numbers in the Hebrew Language, explanation of Hebrew words and more.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 160

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Stenography Manuscript – Lectures on the Subject of Judaism, Including a Lecture about the Temple – Wales, 18th Century

Manuscript – lectures about Judaism and the Hebrew language. Rhydygors [south-west Wales], 1781-1782. English (written in shorthand, except for the title page and the table of content), with some Hebrew. Second volume.
The manuscript is divided into chapters (lectures) dealing, among other subjects, with the Temple and its vessels, the synagogue, Hebrew orthography, and more. The volume opens with a title page: "Dan. [Daniel] Daviess… / Written at Rhydygors / Dom. 1781 1782 / Tom II". The manuscript is bound in a leather binding with a title on the spine: "Jewish Antiquities 2". It seems that this is a volume with summaries of lectures written by an academy student in Wales.
[1], 270-274, 1-187, [3] leaves (most are written on one side), 15.5 cm. Good condition. Thick paper. Some stains. Stains, small tears and blemishes to binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 161

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Apparatus ad Biblia Sacra – Composition about the Bible – Rome, 1728

Apparatus ad Biblia Sacra, in XX. Tabulas Distributus, [by Bernard Lamy]. Rome: Komarek, 1728. Latin.
A unique edition of the book Apparatus ad Biblia Sacra by the French theologian Bernard Lamy, being an introduction or guide to the bible. The text in this edition is printed on 20 sheets, and organized mostly in tree diagrams. The sheets are dedicated to different subjects, among them, biblical figures, the Temple, the Jewish calendar and holidays, and more. On the sheet dedicated to the Temple appears a sketch of the interior of Solomon's temple. The text on each sheet is surrounded by an ornamental frame. The Initial letters are also ornamented.
The sheets, approx. 35X47 cm, are folded in two and bound together in a vellum binding (the book has to be turned 90 degrees when one wishes to read it).
Not in NLI.
[22] leaves, approx. 35X47 cm. volume: 36 cm. Good condition. Stains, including significant dampstains to margins of leaves. Some tears, mostly to margins of leaves. Open tear to one leaf (affecting the frame). Vellum binding, with stains, blemishes and small tears. Inscription (old) on inside front binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 162

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Biblical Dictionary – Augustin Calmet – Paris, 1730 – Numerous Engravings

Dictionnaire Historique, Critique, Chronologique, Geographique et Litteral de la Bible, Enrichi de plus de trois cent Figures en Taille-Douce, qui Representent les Antiquitez Judaiques [Historical, critical, geographical, chronological, and etymological dictionary of the Holy Bible], by Augustin Calmet. Paris: Emery, Saugrain, P. Martin, 1730. French and some Hebrew. Four volumes.
Anthology of compositions in alphabetical order, concerning biographies of personalities, archaeology, geography and other biblical themes, by Augustin Calmet (1672-1757) – French Catholic theologian, historian and bible researcher. Calmet was a pioneering scholar in scientific bible studies; his work served other scholars through the 19th century.
The dictionary is accompanied by approx. 200 engraved plates – maps of Palestine and the surroundings, views and sites in the country (Jerusalem, Mount Carmel, Mount of Olives, Nazareth and more), biblical figures and scenes, Jewish customs and ceremonies (Jewish wedding, the Sabbath and more).
Vol. 1: [2], 14, CXXIV, 568 pp + plates. Vol II: [2], 746 pp + plates. Vol. III: [2], 724 pp + plates. Vol IV: [2], 568 pp + plates. 39 cm. Leaves in good condition. Some stains, creases and folds. Tears, mostly small (a number of open tears). Piece of paper pasted facing the title page of Vol. I. Slightly loose endpapers. Some worming to endpapers. Leather bindings in fair condition, with stains, rubbings and tears. Fractures and tears along spines.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 163

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Epitome Historico-Chronologica – Rome, 1751 – Portrait Engravings of Figures from Jewish History

Epitome Historico-Chronologica Gestorum Omnium Patriarcharum, Ducum, Judicum, Regum, et Pontificum Populi Hebraici, by Bartholomaeo Gajo. Rome: Joannis Generoso Salomoni, 1751 (date on last page: 1752). Latin and some Hebrew.
Book in three parts, comprising 143 engravings. Those in the first part of the book present portraits, mostly of Biblical figures, including judges and kings (the portraits are arranged in chronological order, from Adam to Agrippa). The engravings in the second and third parts present portraits of the kings of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Egypt. Alongside the portraits, the engravings contain short biographical texts in Latin (with a few sentences in Hebrew). Red and black lettering on title page.
[2] leaves, [113] engraved plates, [2] leaves; [1] leaf, [16] engraved plates, [1] leaf; [1] leaf, [14] engraved plates, [1] leaf, 35 cm. Good condition. Stains (large dampstains in the beginning of the book). Creases and minor blemishes to margins. Tears to several leaves. Open tear, restored, to first title page. Ink stamps on first pages. New binding, with gilt decorations. New endpapers. Bookplate on inside front binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 164

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Book by Johann Christoph Georg Bodenschatz – Frankfurt and Leipzig, 1748-1749 – Engravings Depicting Jewish Customs in Germany

Kirchliche Verfassung der heutigen Juden, sonderlich derer in Deutschland by Johann Christoph Georg Bodenschatz. Frankfurt and Leipzig, 1748-1749. Four parts in one volume. German. First edition.
Book by the German theologian Johann Christoph Georg Bodenschatz (1717-1797) about the Jewish religion and its customs, in particular the customs of Ashkenazi Jews. The book includes very detailed and objective descriptions of Jewish customs during the author's period, and provides a very important source of information for the history of Jews in the 18th century.
Alongside Bodenschatz's study, the book includes twenty-nine engraved plates and an additional frontispiece engraving. The engravings depict, mostly, the customs of Jews in Germany: Blessing of the Moon, prayers in the synagogue, Tisha Be'Av, lighting Hanukkah candles, and more.
[16], 206, 328, 331-386 [i.e. 384], [18], 256, 270, [34] pp + [30] plates. One leaf at the beginning of the book was originally bound following page no. 206 of the first part. Last leaf (with instructions to the binder) is missing. 21.5 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Stains to leaves and to engravings. Worming (some slightly affect the text). Creases, small tears to margins of a number of leaves. Wear and open tears to margins of frontispiece engraving and margins of first leaves (repaired with pasted paper). Original vellum binding with some stains and blemishes.

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Study of the Customs of Different Religions – William Hurd – Amsterdam, 1781-1791, Complete Set – Engravings

Oude en Tegenwoordige Staat en Geschiedenis van alle Godsdiensten, van de Schepping af Tot Op den Tegenwoordigen Tijd by William Hurd. Amsterdam: Martinus de Bruyn, 1781-1791. Dutch. Complete set (seven volumes).
Study of the customs of the different religions. Accompanied by 63 engraved plates (including an engraved title page; most engravings are folded). The first volume is partly devoted to Jewish customs in Amsterdam and includes a number of engravings depicting holidays and Jewish customs – the lifting of the Torah scroll in the synagogue, a Jewish wedding, a Purim celebration, and more.
Seven volumes, 22 cm. Good overall condition. Detached gathering in one of the volumes. A number of unopened pages. Some stains and tears, mostly to margins. Cardboard half leather bindings. Tears and blemishes to bindings.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 166

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“The World in Miniature” – The Ottoman Empire – London, 1821 – Hand-Colored Engravings

The World in Miniature, Turkey, being a description of the manners, customs, dresses, and other peculiarities characteristic of the inhabitants of the Turkish Empire, edited by Frederic Shoberl. London: R. Ackermann, [ca. 1821]. Six parts in three volumes. English.
The books in the series "The World in Miniature" concerned different countries throughout the world, and were accompanied by numerous engravings. The present item contains the series' six parts on the history of the Ottoman Empire, the life of its citizens, their dress and their customs, with 73 hand-colored engravings presenting upwards of one hundred and fifty costumes. One engraving shows a Jew of the Ottoman Empire. Some of the engravings are captioned in French.
Six parts in three volumes. Volume 1 (parts 1-2): [1] leaf, XV, 211 pp + [2] plates; [1] leaf, 237 pp + [2] plates. Volume 2 (parts 3-4): [1] leaf, 264 pp + [16] plates; [1] leaf, 300 pp + [17] plates. Volume 3 (parts 5-6): [1] leaf, 234 pp + [9] plates; [1] leaf, 244 pp + [27] plates. 14 cm. Gilt edges. Good-fair condition. Stains. Small tears. Loose gatherings. Detached, torn or loose bindings and spines. Blemishes to bindings.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 167

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Jewish-Turkish Merchant – Hand-Colored Engraving – 16th Century

Mercante Guideo [Jewish Merchant], hand-colored engraving, from the travel book of French geographer Nicolas de Nicolay. [Venice, 1580]. Italian.
A fine engraving depicting a Jewish textile merchant, in a costume typical of Turkish Jews. The engraving was printed in the book "Le Navigationi Et Viaggi, Fatti Nella Turchia", by Nicolas de Nicolay (Venice, 1580). This book, first published in France, records the journey of the geographer Nicolas de Nicolay in Turkey on a mission on behalf of the French government. The book includes much information about the inhabitants of the Turkish Empire and their traditional costumes, and is considered one of the earliest and most accurate depictions of the Islamic world to appear in Europe.
19.5X28 cm leaf, mounted on a thick paper leaf with a "window" cut on the back (so that it is possible to see the text on the back of the engraving). Good-fair condition. Creases, some stains and blemishes. Stains on paper frame, and adhesive tape on top and bottom margins.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 168

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“Iusta Simplicitate” – Engraving – Germany, 17th Century

Iusta Simplicitate / Boulenham [The Netherlands], an engraving from the book "Thesaurus Philopoliticus" by Daniel Meisner (first published in Frankfurt, 1623).
Meisner's book, "Thesaurus Philopoliticus", included more than 800 emblems – engravings presenting allegoric scenes on an urban background, mostly European. The city views are not related to the content of the emblems and appear as a background of decorative value only.
This engraving, praising integrity and simplicity, depicts a bearded man wearing a fur coat, holding scales in his hand. On the scales are a fox on one side and a pigeon on the other, heavy side. Seen in the background is the Boulenham castle in Gelderland, The Netherlands. A riddle in Latin and German appears on the bottom of the engraving. Most probably, the elegantly dressed figure represents a Jewish moneylender, a figure whose values are supposedly opposite to those praised by the emblem.
Leaf: 20X15 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Ink numbering on top right corner. Matted.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 169

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Bridegroom and Bride – Two Engravings – London, 19th Century

Two engravings portraying a bridegroom and a bride, possibly in the Ottoman Empire, signed in the plate: Cook. London: Samuel Bagster, [19th century].
1. Bridegroom's dress, to which allusion is made in Solomon's Song, after an engraving by William Hogarth.
Leaf: 20X27 cm. Stains and creases. Some blemishes.
2. Bride's dress, to which frequent allusion is made in Solomon's Song.
Leaf: 20.5X26.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Small tears to margins of leaf.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 170

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Fanny Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Wilhelm Hensel – Engraving – Leipzig, mid-19th Century

Wilhelm Hensel und Fanny Hensel, geb. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, engraving by August Weger and Johann-Paul Singer. Leipzig, [mid 19th century].
Portrait of Fanny Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, granddaughter of Moses Mendelssohn, sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, herself an outstanding composer, with her husband, the painter Wilhelm Hensel.
The engraving appeared in the bi-weekly "Faust, Polygrafhisch-illustrirte Zeitschrift fur Kunst, Wissenschaft Industrie und Unterhaltung", edited by Alois Auer, published in Vienna and Leipzig in mid-19th century.
Engraving: approx. 15.5X24.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Matted.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 171

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Ludwig Börne – Lithograph – Paris, 1840s

Ludwig Boerne, lithograph by C. Schultz after an oil painting by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim. Paris: Lemercier for A. Hauser, [ca. 1840s].
Portrait of Börne in a decorated frame within which appear his gravestone in Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris and the relief on the stone (created by David d'Angers), depicting France and Germany shaking hands with the blessing of Liberty who stands between them.
Karl Ludwig Börne (Yehudah Loeb Baruch, 1786-1837), author, journalist, literary and theater critic, born in Frankfurt and active in Germany and France. Even though he converted to Christianity, he often wrote political essays in defense of his Jewish brethren. He was an opponent of Johan Wolfgang von Goethe and Heinrich Heine, and was known for introducing the term "Spring of Nations".
37.5X53.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears at margins, among them long tears reinforced with pasted pieces of paper. Stains. Glue remnants. Creases.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 172

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Jewish Children in Algiers – Lithograph – 19th Century

Jeunes garçons Juifs [Jewish children], lithograph by Adolphe Jean-Baptiste Bayot, hand-colored. [France?, ca. mid 19th century].
The lithograph portrays a young boy in traditional clothes on the background of houses typical of north-Africa.
An identical lithograph appeared in the book "Algérie historique, pittoresque et monumentale" by Louis-Adrien Berbrugger (Paris, 1843).
22X39 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Traces of framing. Adhesive tape on the back.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 173

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“The Wandering Jew” – Printed Handkerchief – France, 19th Century

Le Juif Errant [The Wandering Jew], print on a handkerchief. Drawing and engraving: Buquet. Printed by E. [Ernest] Renault, Rouen, France. [19th century]. French.
An illustration (engraving) is printed in the center, depicting the "Wandering Jew" at the entrance to a tavern; a poem in French is printed around the image, telling the story of the Wandering Jew.
The Bouquet family from Rouen in France was a family of artists engaged in engraving and printing on fabric in the 19th century. The illustrator of this handkerchief is, presumably, Narcisse-Alexandre Buquet (1825-1894).
37X31 cm. Good condition. Numerous stains. Creases and minor blemishes.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 174

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E.M. Lilien – “Jerusalem” – Three Portfolios with Prints – Berlin-Vienna, 1921

Jerusalem, Zwolf Heliogravüren nach Originalradierungen von E. M. Lilien, [Jerusalem, 12 photogravures after original etchings by E.M. Lilien]. Three parts (total of 36 prints): Die Heilige Stadt [The Holy City]; Das Alte Land [The Old Land]; Der Same Jakobs [The Seed of Jacob]. Berlin-Vienna: Benjamin Harz, 1921. German and some Hebrew.
Three Portfolios containing 36 prints (twelve prints in each portfolio), after etchings by Ephraim Moses Lilien. Each print is titled in Hebrew, and some are signed and titled in the plate. Each of the portfolios contains a booklet with the list of prints and an introduction by Eugen Hoeflich.
Total of 36 print-plates and three booklets, contained in three portfolios. Plates: 30X38 cm. Booklets: [8] pp, 37.5 cm. Portfolios: 32.5X40 cm. Good condition. Some creases. Minor blemishes to corners and margins of plates. One plate has tears at the margins reinforced on the back with adhesive tape. Some tissue guards are lacking or damaged. Blemishes and tears to portfolios (some repaired with adhesive tape). Portfolios' flaps are loose or partly detached. One flap is entirely detached.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 175

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“E.M. Lilien, Artistic Development at the Turn of the Century” – Monograph by Lothar Brieger – Numbered Copy – Etching Signed by Lilien – Berlin-Vienna, 1922

E. M. Lilien, Eine Künstlerische Entwickelung Um Die Jahrhundertwende [E.M. Lilien, Artistic Development at the turn of the century], by Lothar Brieger. Berlin-Vienna: Benjamin Harz, 1922. German.
A monograph about the artistic work of Ephraim Moshe Lilien, by the journalist and art historian Lothar Brieger-Wasservogel. The book is accompanied by 226 reproductions of works by E.M. Lilien. Copy no. 36 out of an edition of one hundred numbered copies; signed by the author. An etching by Lilien at the opening of the book, signed in pencil.
260 pp + [1] plate (etching), 29 cm. Leather binding with gilt title and decorations. Good condition. Minor blemishes to binding and spine.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 176

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“Genesis” – Twelve Woodcuts by Joseph Budko – Berlin, 1925

Genesis, Zwolf Holzschnitte von Joseph Budko [Genesis, twelve woodcuts by Joseph Budko]. Berlin: Welt-Verlag, [ca. 1925].
A portfolio with twelve woodcuts by Joseph Budko. The woodcuts depict prominent figures and events in the book of Genesis, including Cain, Noah's Ark, Hagar, Rachel, Joseph and his brothers, Jacob's blessing and more. The portfolio was published in an edition of 100 numbered copies, this being copy number 41. All of the woodcuts are signed in pencil by Budko.
[1] leaf (title, list of woodcuts and colophon), [12] prints (each print is matted). Contained in the original portfolio.Prints: approx. 5X6 cm. Portfolio: 24.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Stains and blemishes to portfolio. Tears to spine and corners of portfolio.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 177

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“Artists’ Gift to the 12th Zionist Congress” – Eleven Signed Prints, Numbered Edition – Berlin, 1921

Künstlergabe zum xii. Zionisten-Kongress [Artists' gift to the 12th Zionist Congress]. Berlin: A. Rogel, [1921]. Hebrew and German.
Portfolio with 11 engravings, woodcuts and lithographs by Joseph Budko, Joseph Oppenheimer, Jacob Steinhardt, Hermann Struck, Lesser Ury, Friedrich Feigel, A.E. Herstein, Julius Kroll, Leo Michaelson, Ernst Oppler and Eugene Spiro. A drawing by Hermann Struck is printed on the portfolio.
The prints are all signed in pencil by the artists. No. 100 out of 100 signed copies (from a total edition of 300).
[1] title page + [11] plates. Size of leaves: 27X38 cm. Good condition. A few stains and creases to plates (prints are clean). Minor folds and tears to margins of title page. Stained folder with a few tears and blemishes. Spine of folder is worn and torn at margins.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 178

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“L. Pasternak, his Life and Work” – Monograph with Prints – From a Limited Edition, with an Etching Signed by Pasternak – Berlin, 1924

L. Pasternak, his Life and Work, by Haim Nachman Bialik and Max Osborn. Berlin: Abraham-Joseph Stybel Publishing House, 1924. Numbered copy, with an etching signed by Pasternak.
A fine monograph about the painter Leonid Osipovich Pasternak (1862-1945) – with two essays by Haim Nachman Bialik and Max Osborn and 148 reproductions of works by Pasternak (some in-text and some on plates). The reproductions were printed in different techniques; some are lithographs.
Copy no. 15 out of an edition of 100 copies, with an engraving signed by Pasternak – portrait of the author Leo Tolstoy. Blue leather binding, embossed in gold. Top edge gilt.
[6] leaves, [3] plates, 98 pp, LXXIII plates, [7] pp, 32 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. First leaves are slightly loose. Several sheets are unopened at bottom margins. Rubbings, peelings and minor blemishes to binding.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 179

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Anatoly Kaplan – “The Enchanted Tailor” – Lithographs

Der farkishefter shnyder [The Enchanted Tailor], Sholem Aleichem. Portfolio of lithographs by Anatoly Kaplan. Leningrad (St. Petersburg), 1957 (in the colophon: 1958). Russian and Yiddish.
Twenty-six lithographs (a title page, table of content, illustrations and a colophon) and introduction in Russian. The lithographs are signed in pencil: "A. Kaplan" (Russian), except for two, and dated: 54-57.
[27] leaves, 60X45 cm. Good condition. Stains, mostly at margins of plates. Some creases and folds at margins. Tears and blemishes to folder. Front of folder is detached.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 180

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“The Ark Carried to Jerusalem” – Etching by Marc Chagall

L’Arche portée à Jérusalem [The Ark Carried to Jerusalem], etching by Marc Chagall (1887-1985), hand-colored. From the "Bible" series.
Signed in the plate, signed in pencil and numbered in pencil 53/100.
Approx. 33X23 cm. Good condition. Minor stains at margins. Framed: 55X42.5 cm. Good condition. Unexamined out of frame.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 181

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Maternité – Novel by Marcel Arland – Five Etchings by Marc Chagall – Paris, 1926

Maternité [Maternity], by Marcel Arland. Etchings by Marc Chagall. Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1926. French.
"Maternité", a novel by Marcel Arland. The book is accompanied by five etchings by Marc Chagall. This is copy no. 933 out of an edition of 960 copies.
[1], 95, [1] pp + [5] plates (etchings), 21 cm. Good condition. A few stains. New binding, with the original wrappers, slightly faded at margins.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 182

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“Jewish Life” – Portfolio of Ten Prints by Abraham Goldberg – First Edition – Paris, Early 1930s – Signed and Numbered Copy, with Dedication

Dix Dessins de la Vie Juive [Ten Drawings of Jewish Life], a portfolio of ten prints by Abraham Goldberg. Paris: La Triangle, [ca. 1932]. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies. First edition.
The portfolio contains ten prints depicting Jewish figures. The prints are mounted on thick paper plates, and each print is hand signed and numbered by Goldberg. This is copy no. 2 from an edition of 100 copies; signed and dedicated by Abraham Goldberg on the inner front cover: "To dear Steinberg, Abraham Goldberg. Paris 23 October 1932."
Abraham Goldberg (1906-1980) was a Jewish artist who immigrated to Palestine from Poland as a youth. He studied in Paris and in the United States; during the Holocaust he hid out in occupied Paris.
Rare. No copies on OCLC (which lists only copies from the second edition, printed in 1934 in 500 copies).
Prints: 23.5X21.5 cm to 27.5X21.5 cm. Plates: 56X37 cm. Cardboard portfolio cover with cloth ribbons. The prints are in good condition. Some stains, creases and small tears to the plates, not affecting the prints. The tissue guards are partly torn and stained and some are missing. Light tears and stains to portfolio cover. Ribbons mostly missing.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 183

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Israel Paldi – Jaffa, Eleven Woodcuts – Tel-Aviv, 1925 – Dedication Handwritten by Paldi to Aryeh Lubin

Jaffa, eleven woodcuts by Israel Feldman [Paldi]. Tel-Aviv, 1925.
Portfolio with eleven woodcuts depicting Jaffa and Tel-Aviv, accompanied by two leaves with a colophon and list of works; one in Hebrew (woodcut) and one in English. Printed in an edition of one hundred copies, this being an unnumbered copy.
On the inside of the portfolio's front cover appears a dedication handwritten by Paldi to the artist Aryeh Lubin: "To my friend Aryeh Lubin / Israel Feldman / Av 1925". Paldi added a small illustration of a fish by the dedication.
[2] leaf + 11 prints (each leaf is matted), 31 cm (size of woodcuts varies). Good-fair condition. Stains (mostly to passé-par-tout and around the woodcuts). Small tears to margins of leaves. Portfolio lacks flaps, stained, with some blemishes and tears.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 184

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Reuven Rubin (1893-1974) – “Camels” – Lithograph

Camels, 1950s. Lithograph by Reuven Rubin (1893-1974).
Signed by the artist. Dedication to "Ruth & Phie", dated 1957.
72X36 cm, in a 75.5X44 cm frame. Good condition. Creases. Traces of framing and stains.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 185

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Yosl Bergner (1920-2017) – Six Hand-Colored Etchings – Illustrations for a Story by Franz Kafka – Australia, 1989

Six etchings by Yosl Bergner (1920-2017), for "The Vulture", a short story by Franz Kafka. [Australia: Port Jackson Press], 1989.
Six etchings out of a series of seven etchings by Bergner, inspired by Kafka's story "The Vulture". The etchings are all hand-colored in watercolors, dated and hand-signed by Bergner, in pencil. By one of the etchings appears a dedication handwritten by Bergner (English), with a drawing of two apples, dated 1996.
[6] etchings (out of 7) + printed leaf – English translation of "The Vulture". Etchings: 15X10 cm; leaves 28X38 cm. Good condition. Minor stains.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 186

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Michael Druks and Hanoch Levin – “Mr. Wolf” – Eight Signed Prints

Mr. Wolf, eight screenprints on paper by Michael Druks; poems by Hanoch Levin. [Tel Aviv: Gordon Gallery], 1980.
The series of drawings "Mr. Wolf" (1968, ink and letterset on paper), a collaboration between Hanoch Levin and Michael Druks, was the origin of this series of screenprints. The prints are signed and dated in the plate (1968), signed in pencil by both artists and dated 1980.
Eight prints, 70.5X50 cm. No folder. Good condition. Stains. Slight creases and blemishes at margins of leaves. Color stains on one print.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 187

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“Ben Gurion” – Portfolio with Ten Screenprints and an Agamograph by Yaacov Agam – Signed and Numbered Copy

Ben Gurion – portfolio with ten screenprints and an Agamograph by Yaacov Agam, with an essay about the life and work of David Ben Gurion, written by Shimon Peres, and a preface by Abba Eban. Published by Armand and Georges Israel Publishers and the David Ben Gurion Foundation. Printed in Paris, 1985. English.
Portfolio with an essay by Shimon Peres, ten screenprints by Yaacov Agam, and an Agamograph presenting David Ben Gurion's signature. The portfolio is signed by the publisher, Georges Israel, and by Shimon Peres, and numbered 307/540. The prints are signed in pencil by Agam and numbered 307/540. The Agamograph is signed on the frame.
The essay, the prints and the Agamograph are inserted in a fine box lined with blue velvet, embossed with David Ben Gurion's signature.
59, [5] pp, including [10] screenprints, 44X55 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Agamograph: 45X55 cm. Good condition. Some wear to box's velvet lining.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 188

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“Masada” – Lithographs by Raymond Moretti – Paris, 1983

Masada, text by Josephus Flavius, Moshe Dayan and Uzi Narkiss; lithographs by Raymond Moretti. Paris: Armand and Georges Israël, 1983. English.
A portfolio with an essay by Moshe Dayan ("The Victory of the Vanquished"), a short historical survey entitled "Judea Capta" [Captive Judea] by Uzi Narkiss, a review of the events leading to the fall of Masada by Henry Jadoux and Georges Israël, and the story of Masada as told in Josephus Flavius’ "The Jewish Wars." The texts are accompanied by a series of original lithographs created especially for this publication by the French artist Raymond Moretti. Some of the lithographs are printed on separate sheets and some are printed on the text leaves. Fourteen of the lithographs are signed in pencil by Moretti.
One of a limited edition of 298 copies in English and 298 copies in French, this copy is contained in a special leather-covered Clamshell box with wood dowel closure.
Twenty-nine sheets folded in two: 17 sheets with separate lithographs (some of the sheets contain more than one lithograph) and 12 sheets with text or text and lithographs. Total of 34 lithograph illustrations by Raymond Moretti, including the title page. 52.5 cm. Good condition. Tiny tears at the fold mark of a few of the sheets. Minimal light stains. Some stains to the box. The wooden dowel is missing half its length.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 189

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Andy Warhol – Signed Screenprint – Halston Advertising Campaign, 1982

Screenprint by Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Created for an advertising campaign of the Halston fashion label in 1982.
Signed and dated by Warhol, in pencil.
Approx. 73X58 cm, in a 84X70 cm frame. Good condition. Unexamined out of frame.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 190

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Joseph Oppenheimer – Portrait of Lazarus Goldschmidt – Oil on Tile

Portrait of Lazarus Goldschmidt, 1894. Painting by Joseph Oppenheimer (1876-1966).
Oil on a tile. Signed and dated.
18X24 cm. Good condition. Some blemishes and cracks to paint. Small drawing (portrait) on the back of the tile.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 191

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View of Jerusalem – Watercolor Painting, 1882

View of Jerusalem, a painting after Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1868). 1882.
Watercolor on paper. Signed in initials and dated: "C. D. 1882".
41.5X28 cm. Good condition. Stains. Attached to passé-par tout at the top.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 192

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View of Haifa – Watercolor by Julius Rothschild (1885-1954) – Haifa, 1915

View of Haifa, a painting by Julius Rothschild (1885-1954), the first painting teacher at the Bezalel Academy of Art. Haifa, 1915.
Watercolor on thick paper. Signed and dated: "Julius J. Rothschild / Haifa, 1915".
The painting depicts a caravan of camels at the seashore with the homes of Haifa in the background. The Technion is seen on the left, in its first location in the Hadar HaCarmel neighborhood.
Julius Jotham Rothschild (1885-1954) was born in Germany, studied architecture and interior design in Berlin, and completed his art studies in Weimar in 1905. He came to Palestine in 1906, together with Boris Schatz and Ephraim Moses Lilien, and was the first painting teacher in the Bezalel Academy of Art, which was founded that year. Following complaints by students about his professional level, Rothschild was fired from Bezalel after one year, and returned to Germany together with his wife Frieda Kaminitz (daughter of Eliezer Lipman Kaminitz, owner of Kaminitz hotel in Jerusalem).
Rothschild returned to Palestine in 1913, after studying architecture in Germany, and worked as a draftsman for the archaeological delegation for the excavations in the Ophel. Later on he moved to Haifa and assisted in the construction of the Technion, where he worked as a teacher. During World War I, the Ottoman government placed him in charge of restoring ancient tombstones in Palestine and in Syria, and after the war he worked as an archaeologist at various sites in Palestine.
For more information about Rothschild see: Lavi Shay and Tina Yankelevich, "Portrait of a Yekke from the Second Aliya". In Et-Mol 194 (2007) [Hebrew].
54X29 cm. Good condition. Paper slightly darkened. Stains. A few tears at the left edge (small, not affecting painting).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 193

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Franz Krausz – Original Sketch for a Poster – Orange Juice

Sketch for an advertising poster by Franz Krausz. [Palestine, 1930s or 1940s].
Gouache on paper, mounted on board. Signed: Krausz.
The sketch depicts a young man on a blue background, holding a glass of juice. A number of posters advertising citrus fruits and citrus juice are known to have been designed by Krausz in the 1930s-40s and this sketch is most probably a sketch for one of these posters.
Approx. 23.5X20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Pieces of tape at margins of leaf. Matted.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 194

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Original Drawing by Abel Pann (1883-1963) – Lilith

Lilith, drawing by Abel Pann (1883-1963).
Pencil and Pastel on paper. Signed.
Handwritten instructions to the printer appear on top of the leaf – "Vignette, 1/4 page". A different version of this drawing was printed in the end of the first part of the "Bible in Pictures" by Abel Pann ("Genesis, from the Creation until the Deluge". Jerusalem: Palestine Art Publishing Ltd., [ca. 1924]).
22.5X31 cm. Good condition. Stains and some creases. Pencil inscriptions on back of the leaf. Two pieces of adhesive tape are pasted on the back, at the top.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 195

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Jacob Steinhardt (1887-1968) – Portrait of Hermann Meyer – Oil on Canvas

Portrait of Hermann Meyer, 1944. Painting by Jacob Steinhardt (1887-1968).
Oil on canvas. Signed and dated.
46X57 cm. Good-fair condition. Some cracks and blemishes to paint.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 196

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Learning Companions (“Havruta”) – Watercolor by the Artist Joachim Kahane (1890-1943) – Poland, 1931

Three Jews Studying together, watercolor by Joachim Kahane (Ząbki, Poland, 1890 – Lodz Ghetto, 1943?). [Lodz], 1931.
Watercolor on paper. Signed and dated. A piece of cardboard is pasted to the back of the painting's frame with the printed caption: "Wystawa Prac Kahanego Joachima" [Polish: "Exhibition of works by Joachim Kahane"]. An additional inscription by hand appears below the caption, in Polish.
Polish painter and sculptor Joachim Kahane studied architecture and painting in Lvov and in Vienna. In 1910 was one of the founders of the "Circle of Jewish Art Enthusiasts" in Lvov – a circle that aimed to promote and preserve Jewish art, and in the framework of this circle he organized exhibitions, drawing and sculpting lessons and lectures about Jewish Art History. In 1919 Kahane was appointed president of the circle, and two years later he moved to Lodz, where he worked as an art teacher in a Jewish school. In the 1920 and 1930s his works were displayed in a number of exhibitions in Poland. Over the years Kahane abandoned painting in favor of sculpting and created mainly metal reliefs. Numerous works created by him depicted biblical or Jewish themes. Kahane perished in the holocaust, in the Lodz Ghetto, in ca. 1943.
21.5X13 cm, framed: 31X22.5 cm. Good overall condition. Unexamined out of frame.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 197

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Dina Matus (1895 – ca. 1940) – Oil on Canvas

Untitled, painting by Dina Matus (1895 - ca. 1940).
Oil on canvas. Signed.
Dina Matus (1895 - ca. 1940), painter and set designer, born in Lodz; a member of the "Yung-Yiddish" group. Matus studied art in Berlin, created paintings and prints and collaborated with the Yiddish theaters "Azazel" and "Ararat" in Lodz. The circumstances and date of her death are unknown. Presumably, she died in the Lodz Ghetto.
Approx. 48.5X38.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Blemishes to paint and to canvas. Pasting remnants on back of canvas.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 198

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Roman Kramsztyk (1885-1942) – Oil Painting

A woman with a Bowl of Grapes, painting by Roman Kramsztyk (1885-1942).
Oil on canvas. Signed.
Roman Kramsztyk was born in Warsaw in 1885 to a wealthy Jewish family. His grandfather was the Reform rabbi Izaak Kramsztyk. He studied at Kraków Academy of Fine Arts (1903-1904) under the artist Józef Mehoffer, and at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts (1904-1908) under the artist Johann Caspar Herterich. From 1909 he lived intermittently in Paris and in Poland. Kramsztyk's works were displayed in many exhibitions in Poland and outside it, including in Paris, Berlin, Venice, London, New York, and Moscow. In 1914, his works were displayed in an exhibition of the New Secession in Berlin alongside works by Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Max Liebermann. During the interwar period, he was active in artistic life in Poland and in Paris. In 1922, he was a cofounder of the Rytm Association of Polish Artists.
When World War II broke out, Kramsztyk was living in Poland, and in 1940 he was imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto. Even though he was offered an escape from the ghetto, he chose to remain there, devoting his time to painting, using his works to document the lives of the Jews in the ghettos and the atrocities of the Nazi occupation. Kramsztyk was murdered in 1942 during the deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto to Treblinka.
88X112 cm. Good condition. -----------------
Rzadkie malarstwo Romana Kramsztyka
O artyście: Urodził się w 1885 roku w Warszawie. Jeden z wybitnych malarzy w Polsce; pochodzi od dobrze sytuowanej i wyróżniającej się rodziny. Jego ojciec był lekarzem dziecięcym.
Odbiera wyższe wykształcenie za granicą; eksponaty wystawiane są w "Zachęta" (w Instytucie Sztuki Plastycznej) w Warszawie już w 1909 r. iw Paryżu; 1912, w Barcelonie i w "Secesji" w Berlinie; 1913 w Krakowie odbywa się wielkie jednoosobowe widowisko; w 1914 r., tuż przed wybuchem I wojny światowej, wraz z Matisse'em, Renoirem, Maxem Liebermanem i Korynem pojawia się na wystawie "Nowa Secesja" w Berlinie. Po pierwszej wojnie światowej, studiuje malarstwo w Niemczech u profesora Hersteina. Między dwiema wojnami światowymi, żyje i pracuje w Polsce i Paryżu. Bierze udział w międzynarodowych wystawach w Londynie, Nowym Jorku i Moskwie oraz na Biennale w Wenecji. Podczas okupacji niemieckiej mieszka w getcie warszawskim, gdzie maluje sceny z życia i okropności pod rządami nazistów. Zamordowany przez żołnierza "komandosów Vlassova", w czasie "akcji" latem 1942 r.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 199

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Interior of a Room in the Theresienstadt Ghetto – Watercolor by Malva Schalek (1882-1944) – Theresienstadt, 1944

A girl in a room in the Theresienstadt Ghetto, watercolor by Malva Schalek (1882-1944). Theresienstadt, 1944.
Watercolor on paper. Signed and dated.
Malva Schalek was born in Prague to a wealthy Jewish family that was involved in the cultural and political life in the city. She studied art in Munich, and later on moved to Vienna, where she founded a studio and gained fame as a portrait painter. Following the annexation ("Anschluss") of Austria to Germany in 1938 Schalek moved to the town of Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia, and in 1942 was deported to the Theresienstadt Ghetto, where she created dozens of paintings depicting the daily life there. In 1944 Schalek was deported to Auschwitz, where she perished.
Approx. 20X15 cm. Attached to cardboard and a passé-par tout. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 200

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Ruth Schloss (1922-2013) – Portrait of a Young Woman

Portrait of a young woman, by Ruth Schloss (1922-2013).
Oil on canvas mounted on board. Signed.
25X20 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes to margins of board.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 201

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Samuel Bak (b. 1933) – Oil on Canvas

A fort on a mountain, painting by Samuel Bak (b. 1933).
Oil on canvas. Signed.
24X33 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 202

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Moshe Bernstein (1920-2006) – Chassidim in a Shtetl

Chassidim in a shtetl, 1957(?). Painting by Moshe Bernstein (1920-2006).
Oil on paper mounted on cardboard. Signed and dated.
Approx. 58X85 cm. Good condition. Creases. Some blemishes to paint along the creases. Framed: 68X95.5 cm.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 203

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Shlomo Vitkin (1923-2009) – Oil on Canvas

Two women. Painting by Shlomo Vitkin (1923-2009).
Oil on canvas. Signed.
Approx. 50X63 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 204

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Gabriel Cohen (1933-2017) – Moses and the Ten Commandments, 1973 – Oil on Burlap Canvas

Moses and the Ten Commandments, 1973. Painting by Gabriel Cohen (1933-2017).
Oil on burlap canvas. Signed, titled (French) and dated.
One of Cohen's early works.
74.5X102 cm. Good-fair condition. Cracks and blemishes to paint.
Provenance: Debel Gallery, Jerusalem.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 205

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Gabriel Cohen (1933-2017) – The Fortune Teller – Oil on Board

The Fortune Teller, 1973. Painting by Gabriel Cohen (1933-2017).
Oil on board. Signed and dated.
60.5X81.5 cm. Good condition. Light stains.
Provenance: Debel Gallery, Jerusalem.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 206

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Zoma Baitler (1908-1994) – Jerusalem – Oil on Canvas

Jerusalem, 1983. Painting by Zoma Baitler (1908-1994).
Oil on canvas. Signed and dated. Titled on the back.
79X98 cm. Good condition. Canvas somewhat wavy at bottom margins of frame.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 207

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Zoma Baitler (1908-1994) – Abuhav Synagogue in Safed – Oil on Canvas

Interior of the Abuhav synagogue in Safed, 1985. Painting by Zoma Baitler (1908-1994).
Oil on canvas. Signed. Titled and dated on the back.
81X100 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 208

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Seven Photographs – Bezalel Teachers and Students – First Decades of the 20th Century

Seven photographs documenting the students, the teachers and the operations of the Bezalel academy of art. Palestine and the United States, ca. 1908 through 1926.
1-3. Three photographs of Bezalel students, [ca. 1908].
• Girls engaged in handicraft in Bezalel workshop, supervised by two Bezalel artists. • Jewelry department in Bezalel. • Workshop for metal works in Bezalel.
Approx. 14.5X10.5 cm. Two photographs are partly pasted to cardboard sheets; the third photograph is detached from the sheet. Good-fair condition. Stains, creases and tears to two of the photographs.
4. Photograph of a classroom, by Ya'akov Ben-Dov, (signed), [ca. 1908]. The photograph is titled on the back.
21.5X16.5 cm. Good condition. Blemishes and small tears to margins of photograph. Pasting traces on the back. A defect repaired with adhesive tape.
5. Group photograph of Bezalel students with their teachers in the Bezalel museum, [1921]. Seen in this picture are Boris Schatz, Ze'ev Raban, Abel Pann, and others, with "The Eternal Jew" by Shmuel Hirshberg hanging behind them. The photograph is titled on the back.
This photograph appears in "Bezalel 1906-1929", Israel Museum exhibition catalogue, p. 361.
23.5X14.5 cm. Good condition. Minor creases and blemishes. Small tear at margins, repaired with adhesive tape. A piece of adhesive tape on one corner, on verso.
6. Painting class in the Bezalel courtyard, [ca. 1924]. This photograph appears in "Bezalel 1906-1929", Israel Museum exhibition catalogue, p. 188.
23.5X17.5 cm. Good condition.
7. Bezalel exhibition in New York, [1926]. This photograph appears in "Bezalel 1906-1929", Israel Museum exhibition catalogue, pp. 312-313.
24.5X19.5 cm. Good condition. Attached to cardboard.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 209

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Five Bezalel Postcards – Postcard with Photograph of the Inauguration of the Bezalel Colony in Ben Shemen, Postcards Designed by Bezalel Artists, and More / Postcards Signed by Boris Schatz

Five early postcards related to the Bezalel school of arts. Some are designed by Bezalel artists, some are signed by Boris Schatz. Jerusalem, 1910 to ca. 1928.
1. Tower of David / Souvenir from Bezalel, postcard designed by Shmuel Ben-David. Jaffa and Jerusalem: Wilh. Gross. Sent from Russia in 1910; addressed (in French) to "Mr. Silman, Jerusalem, Bezalel" (presumably sent to Kadish Yehuda Leib Silman).
2. Real-photo postcard documenting the inauguration of the Bezalel colony in Ben Shemen. Jerusalem: Bezalel (stamped on verso with a Bezalel stamp), [1911]. On the postcard's obverse is a handwritten inscription in Hebrew: "Blessings from the Bezalel Colony on its inauguration day, 1 Tevet 5671", signed by Boris Schatz. The postcard was sent in 1911 to Dr. Sapir (presumably Yosef Sapir, a supporter of Bezalel in Odessa and later a member of the Bezalel Society).
3. Postcard with a photograph of Boris Schatz on the background of a relief he created. The photograph is captioned "Museum Bezalel Jerusalem". Jaffa and Jerusalem: Wilh. Gross. Beneath the photograph is a dedication signed in the hand of Boris Schatz, in Russian: "To Dr. Sapir, Boris Schatz".
4. A lithograph postcard showing a portrait of Boris Schatz. In the background are the Bezalel buildings, and beneath is the text: "Bar Mitzvah celebration; we are honored to invite you to our home on Saturday night […] to celebrate Bezalel's thirteenth anniversary over a cup of wine […]". Jerusalem: Lit. Bezalel, [1919]. The invitation is signed in pencil in Hebrew "O. and B. Schatz" [Olga and Boris Schatz]. On the postcard's verso is the inscription "To Mr. Eisenberg, Jerusalem". The artist Yaakov Eisenberg studied at Bezalel between 1913 and 1919, and beginning in 1924 headed the school's ceramics department.
5. Postcard designed by Yaakov Stark, captioned "Emblem of Bezalel". Jerusalem: Y. Ben-Dov. The postcard shows a tapestry-like triptych, in the center of which is a portrait of Boris Schatz. In the background is his statue "Mattathias" and two candelabras. Sent by post in 1928 by Boris Schatz, and signed in his hand.
Average size: 14X9 cm. Good overall condition. Some tears (small tears, reinforced with adhesive tape on one postcard), some creases and stains.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 210

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Collection of Postcards – Photographs of Bezalel Teachers and Students – Jerusalem, Early 20th Century

Eight postcards with photographs of Bezalel artists, students and workers during work and during various cultural activities organized by the school, and the Bezalel booth near the Tower of David. Jerusalem, [the first decades of the 20th century].
1. Bezalel students in a Tu Beshvat parade [ca. 1907].
2. Boris Schatz, Shmuel Levi and Shmuel Ben-David observing carpet patterns in the Bezalel building on Ethiopia street (before Bezalel moved to its permanent location). [ca. 1908]. See "Bezalel 1906-1929", p. 161.
3. Bezalel students and teachers in a night-time trip to the area of Moza. [ca. 1908].
4. Trip of students to Bet HaChofshit (Kever Bene Hezir). Schatz is sitting in the center of the group. [1909]. See "Bezalel 1906-1929", p. 65.
5. Yemenite silversmiths in the silver department, [ca. 1910]. See "Bezalel 1906-1929", p. 57.
6. Boris Schatz with his wife Olga Pevzner, the author S. Ben Zion (father of Nahum Gutman) and other friends in front of the stage in the Bezalel yard. A Bezalel flag is seen behind them. See "Bezalel 1906-1929", p. 288.
7. The Bezalel booth by the Tower of David.
8. Works of art and craft offered for sale, presumably in the Bezalel booth.
Approx. 9X14 cm. Good overall condition. A few stains and blemishes at margins of postcards. Pen inscriptions.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 211

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Baruch Schatz – Monograph – Jerusalem, 1925 – Numbered Copy, Signed by Schatz

Baruch Schatz, his Life and Work, Monograph. Editing and translation: Mordechai Narkiss. Part 1 (no other parts were published). Jerusalem: B'ne Bezalel, 1925. Printed in Oneon printing press, Vienna. Hebrew, English and Yiddish.
A book containing sayings, biography and memoires by Boris Schatz. An elegant edition on heavy, art-quality, paper, with prints of good quality (heliogravures) depicting works by Schatz. The text is in Hebrew, the titles of the works are in Hebrew, Yiddish and English. On the binding is a metal plaque with a relief depicting Jews during prayer and the verse "who shall have pity upon Jerusalem …" (Hebrew), after Schatz.
This is copy no. 43 out of a numbered edition of 300 copies. Signed by Schatz on the colophon.
28 pp + [41] plates (preceding each print is a leaf with the print's title), 40 cm. Good condition. Numerous stains. Blemishes to tissue guards. Most of the tissue guards are missing. Binding in good-fair condition, with blemishes and peelings. New spine. Strips of cloth and adhesive tape on the inside of the binding. Pen inscription on the inside of the front binding.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 212

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“The Song of Songs” – Ze’ev Raban – Berlin, 1923 – Numerous Signatures by Zionist Activists from the Soviet Union

The Song of Songs, illustrated by Ze'ev Raban. Berlin: HaSefer, 1923. Hebrew and English. First edition.
26 color illustration-plates are mounted on the book's leaves – on the right side of each spread (printed from left to right). The text of the Song of Songs appears on the margins of the illustrations. An English translation is printed on the left side of each spread.
At the beginning of the book appears a dedication to Professor David Schorr, written in Moscow on 27.6.1924: "Souvenir, to R' David Ben Shlomo Schorr, 7th Adar II - 12th Sivan 5684. To you, silence is gratitude".
Below the dedication are more than thirty signatures of Russian Jews, some of them members of the Zionist-Socialist movement that was active in the Soviet Union during the 1920s. Among them: Bat-Sheva Haikina [Haikin], Shneur Zalman Zeitlin, Moshe Lechtman, Reuven Cohen, Tova Hindin and many others.
Thousands of Jews were imprisoned in the Soviet Union during the 1920s for forbidden Zionist activity. Many of them were exiled to Siberia. David Schorr (pianist, composer and teacher, born in Crimea) arranged a deal with the authorities in which those who had been arrested would be exiled to Palestine instead of Siberia. This book was presumably given to Schorr in gratitude for his role in arranging the deal.
[31] leaves, 34 cm. Good condition. Some stains, mostly on the tissue guards. Small tears at inner margins of endpapers (adjacent to the spine).

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Auction 64 Lot Number 213

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Ze’ev Raban – Two Signed Drawings

Two drawings by Ze'ev Raban. Pencil, watercolor and ink on paper. Signed.
1. A drawing depicting a sailboat among high waves. At the edge of the boat stands a man with a weight tied to his legs, about to throw himself into the water. On a cliff in the foreground, a green snake is seen rearing its head.
Approx. 24X32 cm. Good condition. Framed: 43X53 cm. Unexamined out of frame.
2. A drawing depicting a ship tossed around by waves, and around it, in the water, people who jumped or were thrown into the water.
18.5X24.5 cm. Good condition. Framed: 33.5X41.5 cm. Unexamined out of frame.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 214

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Collection of Prints and Drawings by Meir Gur-Arie, Ze’ev Raban and Jacob Eisenberg

Collection of works by Ze'ev Raban, Meir Gur-Arie and Jacob Eisnberg – etchings, drawings and original sketches.
1-2. Two original sketches by Ze'ev Raban (watercolor and ink on paper): • Sketch from 1945 (signed and dated by Raban); apparently for a piece of jewelry. • Sketch for the cover of the book "Israel in the year 2000" by S. Goldfluss. With handwritten comments by Raban.
3-12. Ten etchings by Meir Gur-Arie, signed in pencil. Among them: portraits of Jews, two Arab women begging, a young Arab girl filling vessels with water, and the Old City of Jerusalem. Two of the prints appear in two copies.
13. Tomb of Absalom, watercolor drawing by Meir Gur-Arie. Signed.
14. Tomb of Virgin Mary, watercolor drawing by Meir Gur-Arie, signed and dated: "GA 38". Titled in English.
15. Portrait of Haim Arlosoroff, stencil-print by Meir Gur-Arie.
16. Interior of a room, pastel drawing by Jacob Eisenberg. Signed.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction 64 Lot Number 215

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Wooden Plate Inlaid with Marble and Shell – Bezalel

Wooden plate inlaid with marble and shell. Made at Bezalel, Jerusalem, [first decades of the 20th century].
Carved wood; engraved marble; engraved shell.
Large plate, with the Seven Species carved on its margins. Inlaid in the center are marble plaques shaped as the Tablets of the Law with inscribed blessings - "HaMotzih" and "Boreh Pri HaGafen". Around this image are inlaid pieces of shell. An inlaid piece of shell shaped as a Star of David appears below the Tablets, with an engraved inscription: "If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let my Right Hand Forget its Skill" (Hebrew).
Inlaid all around, in a circle, are marble plaques with the symbols of the Tribes and around them blue wooden plaques with the words "Eat your bread with joy…" (Hebrew) and shell plaques decorated with views of the Temple Mount, Rachel's Tomb, Tower of David, Cave of the Patriarchs and Bezalel buildings (one plaque is missing).
The catalogue "Early Israeli Arts and Crafts, Bezalel Treasures from the Allan B. Slifka Collection" by Chaya Benjamin (Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 2008) features a similar plate created after a sketch by Ze'ev Raban (p. 66).
Diameter: 40 cm. Fair condition. Cracks and fractures to wood. Missing shell and wooden plaques. Fractures and missing pieces to marble and wooden plaques.