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Auction 9 Lot Number 512

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Dov Yossef Archives

Dov Yossef archives.
Includes thousands of long letter sent to Dov Yossef, mainly from his family members, telling about daily life, in the Yossef family and in the country's history displaying an impressive picture of the period and Dov Yossef activities; hundreds of photographs of Yossef in events and with various personalities, from his youth until the 1960's; long letters of Dov Yossef to his wife, Goldie. The letters are numbered and consecutive and serve as a kind of diary of his activity since 1955; hundreds of letters from Goldie to Dov, with descriptions of life in his absence from Jerusalem; drafts of speeches he held in the Knesset; Letters of condolences when Goldie died in 1972; a Bachelor degree.
Dov Yossef (1899-1980), military governor of Jerusalem during the War of Independence, minister in Israeli governments. Born in Canada, holder of a PhD degree in Philosophy and Masters degree in Law. One of the organizers of voluntary service in the Jewish Battalions in the First World War, arrived in Eretz Yisrael in 1918 with the Canadian Battalion. In 1921, after finishing law studies, returned to Eretz Yisrael to settle.
Yossef was active in the Labour Party, member of Mapai since 1933. Served as legal advisor of the Jewish Agency Management and deputy manager of its political department. During the Second World War was in charge of drafting volunteers to the British Army.
During the War of Independence and the siege on Jerusalem, served as military governor of the city. In this capacity was responsible for the supply of food, its equal distribution and its organization. In 1949 served as Ministre of Supply and Rationing ("Tzena Ministre"). He later served as Ministre of Agriculture, of Transportation, of Justice, Commerce and Industry and Ministre of Health.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 764

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Six Stories with Simple Endings – Ernburg and Lissitzky – Moscow-Berlin, 1922

Six Stories with Simple Endings, Il’ia Ernburg. Moscow-Berlin, 1922.
The cover is designed by El Lissitzky, printed in red and black. The body of the book has six additional illustrations in the constructivist style by Lissitzky. Russian.
164, [1] page, 19.5 cm. Fair condition. Stained. Paper has been attached for strengthening the margins of several pages. Non original endpapers. Most of the pages have been professionally repaired on inner margins

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Auction 9 Lot Number 513

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Gedalyahu Wilbushevitz Archives

Archives of Gedalyahu Wilbushevitz.
Includes hundreds of letters sent to him, photographs, plans, price quotes that he got, letters from engineers and architects, as well as from Zionist figures (Levontin, Rupin, Ussishkin) and letters from his family. Letters were sent to Wilbushevitz in Eretz Yisrael (mainly in Haifa), to Damascus during First World War and to Alexandria. Most of the letters are in Russian, German and Hebrew. Few documents in Arabic, Turkish and English; the letters concern various topics: plans for a synagogue in Tel Aviv, renovation of buildings, Zionist activity, finances, donations, production of glyzerin, "Shemen" factory, concrete casting and more.
Attached is a volume with copies of letters which Wilbushevitz sent to different addressees during the years 1911-1912. The collection includes a few photographs of "Shemen" factory in its early days, and a photograph of the construction of the first concrete building in Eretz Yisrael, the pump house on the Yarkon river, that Wilbushevitz planned.
Wilbushevitz (1865-1943) – engineer and architect, one of the founders of Jewish industry and building in Eretz Yisrael, a member of the "Chovevei Tzion". Born in Belarus, trained as a civil engineer at the High Technical School in Berlin. Arrived in Eretz Yisrael with the First Aliya, founded "The company for the development of industries in Eretz Yisrael", established the first iron-casting factory in Eretz Yisrael, and other factories.
The archive contains hundreds of letters.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 756

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Contemporary Jewish Art – Boris Aronson – Berlin, 1924

СОВРЕМЕННАЯ ЕВРЕЙСКАЯ ГРАФИКА [Contemporary Jewish Art], Boris Aronson. Berlin-Petropolis, 1924.
A comprehensive discussion about Jewish Avant-Garde Russian artists, with samples of graphic works in high quality print. Amongst the artists: Nathan Altman, Lissitzky, Chagall and Ryback.
Copy number 13 out of an elaborate edition of 300 copies.
128 pages, 32.5 cm. Very good condition. Original illustrated binding with professionally restored damages, in new hard cover.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 888

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Chad Gadya – Zeev Raban, 1926 – Excellent Condition

Chad Gadya, painter: Zeev Raban, Bezalel. "Bney Bezalel" publishing, Jerusalem, 1926.
Colorful illustrations by Zeev Raban for the song "Chad Gadya".
[7] leaves, 17 cm. Very good condition. Slight stains on cover.
Rare in its exceptional condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 110

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Splendid Leaf in Honor of a Golden Wedding Anniversary – Vienna, 1855

Printed and handwritten single leaf. Vienna, 1855.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 100

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Announcement by Emperor Ferdinand III Concerning War Booty – Vienna, 1645

Wir Ferdinands der Dritte von Gottes gnaden Erwoehlter Romischer Kayser. [Vienna, 1645].
Announcement by the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand III, concerning the inhibition (relating to Jews and Christians alike) to trade booty collected by the empire's soldiers or to purchase property of the enemy's forces. This announcement, published in 1645 refers to the Thirty Years War (which ended three years later).
On the bottom appears the Empire's seal and a few unidentified handwritten signatures. German.
[1] leaf, 42 X 32.5 cm. Good condition. Thick quality paper. Small tear to upper edge of leaf.Folding marks.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 103

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Announcement Concerning Baptising Jewish Children – Bohemia and Moravia, 1768

Venerabilis Nobis Dilecte. Announcement by Maria Theresa, archduchess of Austria and queen of Bohemia and Hungary.
Maria Theresa forbids unequivocally to kidnapping and baptizing Jewish children. Those who break this rule will be fined or be imprisoned for two years. In four exceptional cases baptizing Jewish children is permitted: in case the child's life is in danger; if the child was abandoned by both his parents; if one of the parents converted into Christianity or if the child is of more than seven years of age and wishes to convert.
A baptized child should be raised in a Christian environment, to ensure that he gets a Christian education. In a case of a compulsory baptism, the initiator should raise the child, and if he is unable to do so, the child will be brought up in a Christian hospital or orphanage, or by adoptive Christian parents.
This announcement was published following petitions by Bohemian and Moravian Jews concerning kidnapping and baptising children, in spite of the fact that Maria Theresa was hostile towards the Jewish communities and burdened them with heavy taxes and rules.
[10] pages, 28.5 cm. Good condition. Stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 295

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The Jewish Country – Herzl – German Translation in Hebrew Letters, 1896

[The Jewish State, attempt at modern solution to the Jewish question], Theodore Herzl. Ha'am Publishing, Kolomea, 1896.
Translation of Herzl's book into German, in Hebrew letters (Yiddish-Deutsch). Cover-title pages in Yiddish-Deutsch and German. The romance was first published in German in February 1896.
67 pages, 22 cm. Good condition. Dry and breakable paper. Few tears in the jacket edges and creased corners. Few stains.
Rare.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 102

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Announcement by King Joseph I Concerning an Epidemic in Hungary – Vienna, 1710

Wir Joseph von Gottes Ganden, Erwoehlter Roemischer Kayser. [Vienna, 1710].
Announcement on behalf of the King of Bohemia and Hungary and ruler of Austria, Joseph I, concerning an epidemic that erupted in Hungary, and the means to avoid its spreading (changing the methods of transferring mail and more). In paragraph 6 appears that Jews with a specific permit to stay in Vienna are allowed to continue and stay there, however all other Jews should leave its territory. Foreign Jews are not allowed to enter Austrian areas. German.
[8] pages, 31 cm. Good condition. Stains, tear to corner of one leaf. Handwritten inscription on last page.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 521

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The 20th Zionist Congress – Weigh the Shekel – Two Posters, 1937

Two posters printed for the 20th Zionist Congress held in Zurich in 1937:
1. Worker! For the 20th Congress – a Congress Protecting the Zionist project – Weigh the Shekel!
2. Working Camp! For the Protection of Two Bilding generations Weigh the Shekel!
"Achdut" printing press, Tel Aviv, "Linol Gilboa", black and red.
95 cm. Fair condition. Creases, tears, stains and moth holes.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 478

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Ha-Rav Kook – Five Letters

5 Hnadwritten and hand-signed letter by Rav Avraham Yitzchak Ha-Cohen Kook, four of them on staionery of Chief Rabbi for Eretz Yisrael. Jerusalem, the 1920's.
Letter of invitation by Rav kook, with handwriting of another person, 1921; letter to an association in Jerusalem, 1924; two-page letter to :our brothers Ohavei Tzion ve-Yerusaleyim", 1925; letter to the world center of "Ha-Mizrachi", 1928; telegram to Va'ad Ha-Shchita in Jerusalem, 1930.
Varying sizes and conditions.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 728

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Jews of Moravia History – Elaborate copy, Numbered and Signed

Die Juden und Judengemeinden Mährens in vergangenheit und gegenwart [Jews and Jewish communities of Moravia past and present], Hugo Gold. Berno, 1929.
Book abundant with information and photographs of the history of Moravian Jews, tens of articles with indices. Elaborate copy with signatures by all editorial members and writers – 48 signatures of rabbis and important researchers of Moravia, Slovakia and Austria.
Copy number 15 out of 100 copies edition, in splendid leather binding with gold embossing and gilded leaf-cuts.
623 pages, cardboard case 33 cm. Good condition. Binding a little loose, foxing-stains. Damages to edges of cardboard case.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 716

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Johann Christoph Bodenscatz Book – 30 Engravings, 1748

Kirchliche Verfassung der heutigen Juden, sonderlich derer in Deutschland, Johann Christian georg Bodenschatz. Resarch by Johann Christoph Bodenschatz of the Jewish religion and its customs (four parts). Frankfurt and Leipzig, 1748.
The book includes, in addition to Bodenschatz's reseach, thirty detailed and beautiful engravings, most of them of Jewish customs: Blessing of the Moon, Prayers in Synagogue, Tisha Be-Av and more.
Johann Christoph Georg Bodenschatz (1717-1797), German Protestant theologist. Described in his book Jewish life, mainly of Ashkenaz Jewry. He describes in detail Jewish customs of his time and succeeds in portraying objectively Jewish way of life and customs.
23.5 cm. Good condition. Comments in ancient handwriting and markings, stains. Original parchment binding.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 464

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Yossef Perl of Tarnopol – Manuscript – Parody on Breslev Chassidim

Manuscript by Yossef Perl of Tarnopol (1773-1839) one of the leading scholars and writers of Galicia, and an outstanding opponent to the Chassidic movement in the 19th century. Written between autumn of 1816 and July 1818.
The manuscript includes "amulet – secret code" and "an encrypted Maggen David", being part of a parody by Perl on Chassidut Breslev (printed with slight changes from a different manuscript).
In "The secret code" Perl is mocking at a passage said by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk about the Ba'al-Shem-Tov; in the Encrypted Maggen David" the names of Rabbi Yisrael Ben Eliezer (the Ba'al-Shem-Tov) and Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum famous for his amulets, are implied. Perl expressed in this way his mockery at their use of amulets bearing their names, and emphasized that Chassidut is in fact magic and witchcraft.
On the back of the leaf is a draft of a letter in German in Hebrew letters, probably from one of Perl's group in Tarnopol.
25 X 19.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks.
Manuscript was checked by the researcher Yonatan Meir, see attached page.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 771

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Freid – Illustrated Children’s Magazine – Mark Epstein, Kiev, 1923

Freid no. 10, second year. Kultur Lige Publishers, Kiev, 1923. The cover and title-page are designed by Mark Epstein, four more drawings by Epstein inside the magazine, two of which are large.
36 pages, 25.5 cm.
Good condition. Cover partly detached.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 981

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Pal Bal Hanukah Lamp Designed by Zeev Raban

Cast Hanukah Lamp, "Ha-Nerot Halalu Kodesh Hem" made by Pal Bal (manufacturer's mark on the bottom).
The design of the back plaque, with two angels holding a jug and branches, was done by Zeev Raban.
Height: 14 cm, width: 16.5 cm, depth:8.5 cm. Good condition. Wax remnants. Shamash is missing.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 99

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Booklet of Regulations for Jews – Koeln, 1614

Des Ertzstiffts Cölln Jueden Ordtund. Rules for Jews who live in the area under Koeln's archbishop, Ferdinand von Bayern. Koeln, 1614.
Regulstions include: Only Jews who have a residence permit are allowed to live in the area under the archbishop of Koeln's rule, they have to register and declare their assets; Jews must respect the Christian holidays and customs; Jews are forbidden to share a house with Christians or to employ Christian servant: Jews with a residence permit have the right to deal in silver and gold, trade horses and handle money lending, in order to limit interest on the loans they are allowed to charge only 1% interest per month; Jews are not allowed to mint coins, to slaughter more animals than their direct needs and other laws. Latin and German.
Archbishop Ferdinand von Bayern (1577 – 1650), a prominent figure in the Catholic reform in the 16th and 17th centuries.
[14] pages, 16.5 cm. Good condition. Upper edges cut. Ink stamps. Simple cardboard binding.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 418

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Haggadat H’Atzma’ut + Sheets from printing Process

1. Haggadat H'Atzma'ut, by Aharon Megged. The General Staff Publishing/Human Resources Wing – Propaganda Department, Tel Aviv, 1952.
A complete copy of Haggadat H'Atzma'ut, not stapled, uncut sheets, as they left the printing press.
2. Three sheets of Haggadat H'Atzma'ut cover (front and back cover, including first page and last page), of the printing process (all printing stages till the final cover can be seen).
Haggadat H'Atzma'ut by Aharon Megged, was written during the Author's army reserve service in the headquarter of the IDF-General Officer of Education and Culture, with the initiation of minister of Education, Ben-Zion Dinur. This haggadah was published in ten-thousand copies, which the soldiers were supposed to read on the night of independence day. The Religious Companies and the Military Rabbinate objected and the haggadahs were hidden and destroyed, excluding for few single copies.
21 cm. Good condition. Few foxing-stains.
Copy in this condition – Rare.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 101

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Announcement by Emperor Leopold I Concerning Recruitment of Soldiers and trade – Linz, 1684

Wir Leopold von Gottes Gnaden / Erwoehlter Romischer Kayser. [Linz, 1684].
Announcement by the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I, concerning the prohibition to recruit foreign soldiers in the territories of the Holy Roman Empire, and the export of weapons (horses, ammunition, and other products). It is emphasized in this announcement that Jews in particular should avoid any foreign trade.
This announcement was published during the war between Emperor Leopold I and the Turkish Sultan, who took advantage of the tension in Hungary at that time, to attach Austria. The Sultan sent large military forces to Austria in the beginning of 1683, who besieged Vienna and almost conquered it.
The Jews of Vienna were concentrated at that time in Leopolstadt (on the other side of the Danube) and would enter Vienna for trade purposes, even though they were not allowed to reside there. The war against the Turks demanded a significant capital, and a few Jews supplied the army with equipment, amongst them Samuel Oppenheimer, a Jew of Heidelberg, who had a permit to settle in Vienna at a later stage. Other Jews got permits to live in Vienna as family members of workers of Oppenheimer, like Samson Wertheimer, Shimon Michael of Pressburg and others. German.
41.5 X 33.5 cm. Good condition. Slight stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 118

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Certificate in Honor of Baron Joseph von Wertheimer of Vienna – Romania

1. Certificate by the association "Company of Doctors" of Yassi community, Romania, 1877. In honor of Joseph von Wertheimer. The association appoints him as an honorary member. Yiddish and Romanian, with association's ink stamp. Illustrated frame in lithographic print. 55 X 41.5 cm. Good condition. Tears and rough creases to edges.
2. Certificateon behalf of "Or Chadash" association. Botoşani, Romania, 1879. The association greets the philanthropist Joseph Ritter von Wertheimer on the occasion of a family wedding, and expresses the hope that he will continue with his donations to the Jews of the Austro-Hungarian empire in general, and their association in particular. German. Signatures of the association's president, members, and association's ink stamp. 54 X 34 cm. Good condition. Tears and creases to edges.
Joseph Ritter von Wertheimer (1800-1887), descendant of a wealthy Jewish family in Vienna. Educator and founder of a chain of kindergartens. Established the first kindergarten in Vienna in 1830 as well as an association for rehabilitation of released prisoners and juvenile delinquents; was involved in the Jewish community affairs and one of the leaders of the struggle for civil rights to the Jews of Austria. In 1868 he was decorated by the emperor with a nobility title.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 172

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Single Leaf of Hartman Schedel’s Book – The Murder of the Child Simon of Trento, 1493

Single leaf of Hartman Schedel's book, Weltchronik (Nuremberg Chronicle), Nuremberg, 1493. Illustration of Jews torturing the child Simon of Trento.
On March 23 1475 a Christian two and a half years old child by the name of Simon disappeared from his parents home in Trento in north Italy; three days later, on the eve of Good Friday (the day of Jesus Christ's crucifixion), his body was found near the home (or in its cellar or its well) of a Jew who was a resident of the city, a money lender by the name of Shmuel.
After the body was found the Bishop announced that all of Trento Jewish community, including a few converted Jews, are guilty of the murder of the child. All the Jews of the city were arrested, tortured and some executed by fire or decapitated. Simon was declared a saint by the pope, and his memory was mentioned every year in the month of March, until his status a saint was cancelled in 1965.
40.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, mainly to margins. Tear with omission to upper right margins.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 477

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Zeev Jabotinsky – The Jewish Regiment

Zeev jabotinsky, handwritten letter addressed to the "doctor" (no name), 28.1.1921.
The letter deals with "saving" the Jewish regiment, financial rescue through collecting money in the Jewish world, concurrently with establishment of an organizational framework with definite roles. Mentioned in the letter are: Sir Leon Simon, Pinchas Rutenberg, Ussishkin and others. The addressee of the letter lived, most probably, in Eretz Yisrael, since the letter ends with the sentence "update me about what happens in Eretz Yisrael – I have been forgotten there". German.
[3] leaves, 5 written pages, 18 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 386

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Manuscript of Donors to the Bikur Cholim Hospital, 1919-1910

Notebook with list of donors to the Bikur Cholim Hospital, 1910-1919.
Thick handwritten volume listing names of donors to Bikur Cholim Hospital, and the amounts of their donations, collected by emissaries over the world. Most of the donations recored are from Eastern Europe: Kovno, Ponivezh, Vilna, Brisk, Lodz, Bialistok, Moscow, Kiev, Korsk, Oral, Charkov, Petersburg and more; there are also donations from Budapest, Trieste, as well as Chicago, collected y Minna, daughter of Rabbi Tzvi Rothchild.
The page from the town of Gur in Poland, records donations of the Gerrer Rebbe – Rabbi Avraham Mordechai [Alter], his brothers, Rabbi Moshe Bezalel (and his son Rabbi Yitzchak Meir), Rabbi Menachem Mendel Alter and Rabbi Nechemya Alter; Rabbi Ya'akov Meir Biderman (and his son Rabbi Yitzchak David), Rabbi Yitzchak Efraim Fischel and more.
At the beginning there is an index of cities, but not all of the places in the book appear in the index. There are several loose lists enclosed between the pages.
[1], 33 pages, [123] pages, 27 cm. Good condition. Slightly loose cover, worn and stained.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 975

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Very Large Hanukah Lamp – Egypt

Large Copper Hanukah Lamp. Sawn, hammered and engraved. Egypt, 1980's.
On top, above the Shamash, are decorations in the shape of the Tablets of the Law, two lions, a crown and gazelles. In the center appears the Western Wall with Jews praying, above it the three prayers chanted during the lighting of the candles. On the lower part decorations in shapes of gazelles and the menorah, as well as vegetal and geometric designs.
8 rectangular pinched oil-vessels are set in the base each 7.5 X 5 cm. Two decorated pillars on the sides.
Height: 83 cm, width: 70 cm, maximal depth: 9 cm.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 507

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Max Brod – Collection of Letters

15 letters and aerograms, sent to Mr. William Wolf, literary agent of brod in the United States. Tel Aviv, 1958-1968.
The letters concern the publication of Brod's books. About half of the letters are handwritten, the others are type-written, all of them signed. German.
Varying sizes and conditions, generally in good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 108

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Rights of Jews Assurance – Bavaria, 1848

Königlishce Proclamation. Proclamation by Ludwig I, King of Bavaria. Munich, 1848.
The king promises in this proclamation to enhance free journalism, to cancel censorship, to improve the election campaign, to enhance the laws system through a public court and to ensure the improvement of the status of the Jews.
This proclamation is an example of the emancipation, granted to the Jews in different states, following the March 1848 revolution, and following the publication to a law stating that religious faith should have no influence at all on civil and political rights. German.
40 X 26 cm. Good condition. Stains, folding marks.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 78

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Sermon in Honor of the Russian Emperor – Riga, 1857

Ein Vortrag am Krönungsfeste Ihrer Majestäten des Herrn und Kaisers Alexander Nikolajewitsch II und der Kaiserin Maria Alexandrowna im August 1856, Mendel G. Israelsohn, Riga, 1857.
Sermon held by Rabbi Mendel Israelsohn on the occasion of the first anniversary of Alexander the Second (Nikolajewitsch) coronation, Russian Emperor, and his wife, Maria Alexandrowna. The sermon was held in Hebrew in the synagogues of Libau, Piltene and Ventspils (Vindau) in 1856.
Rabbi Mendel Israelsohn, Rabbi of pilten, in the territory of historical Latvia. This area was under Russian rule as of 1795.
34 pages, 19.5 cm. Good condition. Stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 952

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Armenian Ceramic Jug

Tall Armenian ceramic jug.
Vegetal and floral decorations in purple, red and yellow. Signed on bottom with a signature similar to the letter "S".
Height: 22 cm, diameter: 16 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 554

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Collection of Wine Labels and Wine Articles

1. Official envelope of Carmel wine company, Warsaw New York. Sent from Warsaw to Jaffa through Odessa and Constantinople in 1902.
2. Official envelope of The Palestine wine & trading co. Ltd, Rishon Le-Zion and Zichron Ya'akov wineries. Sent from London to "Carmel Oriental" company in Alexandria (the 1920's ?).
3. 47 labels for different drinks by "Carmel Mizrachi", "Carmey Ha-Sharon", "Adloyada", Rishon Le-Zion wineries, Zichron Ya'akov, Sharona-Jaffa and more. Some labels were printed in Egypt with French writing, some were printed in Lublin and Grodno with writing in Polish. All labels are prior to the establishment of the state of Israel, some are rare.
4. 10 large labels and 11 small labels for drinks made by "Mitzi", "Carmel Mizrachi" and "Ein Gedi". All are in color and printed after the establishment of the state of Israel.
5. 7 wine bottle labels, "Yekev Yerushalayim" of Shimon Weiss and sons.
6. 2 promotional booklets of "Carmel Mizrachi" wineries: booklet with explanations in English and a few photographs; leaflet with prices of 1940.
79 items. Varying sizes, good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 982

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Hanukah Lamp Designed by Zeev Raban on the Tenth Anniversary of the State of Israel

Hanukah Lamp for Israel's tenth anniversary, cast and oxidized brass with green patina. Marked on the bottom "Made in Israel M.G.T.A 58", 1958.
There are similar Hanukah Lamps known of made by "Pal Bal". Design of front and back plaque, on which are seen an Israeli soldier, the State's emblem, a pioneer girl with the Israeli flag, was made by Zeev Raban.
Height: 10 cm, width: 19 cm, depth: 8 cm (including the protruding Shamash). Good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 170

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Souvenir Album –Synagogue Inauguration in Cuba, 1955

Souvenir inauguración Oficial de la Casa y Templo de la Comunidad Hebrea de Cuba {Souvenir of inauguration of Cuban Jewish Community Synagogue], October 1955.
24 large photographs (25 X 20.5 cm) black and white, of inauguration ceremony of synagogue with relevant newspaper clippings. Pasted in an album bearing a title with the description of the event, illustrations of Star of David and the synagogue.
The album was presented to Dr. Yosef Keissari, Israeli Ambassador to Cuba, the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista and the Military Leadership also appear in the album.
35.5 X 28.5 cm. Photographs in very good condition. Edges of leaves and cover of album somewhat torn.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 177

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Levi’s Song – Anti-semitic Children’s Story – Koln, 1895

Das lied vom Levi [Levi's Song], Eduard Schwechten, with illustrations by Siegfried Horn. Koln, 1895.
Rhymed anti-Semitic story for children, with many anti-semitic illustrations.
46, [1] pages, 24.5 cm. Good condition. Few stains on cover. Cover partly detached.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 939

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Charity Box -“Or Ha-Chaim” Hospital in Constantinople – Ladino

Charity box, Jewish National Hospital "Or Ha-Chaim". Constantinople, 1920's.
Charity box with inscription in Ladino in Hebrew and Latin letters. A drawing of a patient and a nurse in the hospital appear in the center of the box.
"Or Ha-Chaim" hospital is active to this day.
Height: 12.5 cm, width: 10 cm, maximal depth: 6.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Rust. Money-insertion slot is crooked.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 858

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Efraim Moshe Lilien – Book of His Creations, 1903

Sein Werk, E.M. Lilien. Berlin and Leipzig, 1903. Introduction by Stephen Zweig.
Collection of Lilien's graphic works: book-tags, covers, frames and original creations (not in print).
Fine volume with especially high-quality reproductions. Printed in only 1000 copies.
[9], 347 pages, 29.5 cm. Very good condition. Stains on fist and last pages. Original cover designed by Lilien, with slight damages.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 924

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Numbered Silver Medallion – Drawing by Marc Chagall

King David, large medallion with colorful silk-print drawing of King David, of the work "Entrance to Jerusalem" by Marc Chagall.
Numbered edition by the Government Society for Medals and Coins, numbered, out of 500 units.
Diameter: 19 cm, framed: 32 X 32 cm. Weight: 600 grams. Very good condition. Certificate of guarantee attached.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 104

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Two Manifests with Laws for Jews – Sweden, the 18th Century

1. Kongl. Majets och Rikfens – Commerce-Collegii Reglemente foer them Judesta Nationen. Stockholm, May 27, 1782. Manifest printed by the Royal Swedish Printing Press. Includes new and important laws for Jews dealing with silver an dgold. [3] pages, 21.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Kongl Majets och Rikets Commerce-Collegii Kungoereise. Stockholm, May 6, 1790. Booklet with official regulations in addition to the manifest of 1782, for Jews handling silver and gold in their crafts. [13] pages, 23.5 cm. Good condition. Paper somewhat worn, slight tears to edges, stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 665

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Jewish Life

51 undivided postcards with pictures depicting various Jewish life cycle events, most of the drawings are by Hermann Junker. Among the events: Bar-Mitzvah, Tashlich, Bircat Cohanim, Purim and more.
Part of the series, numbers existing: 1-8, 10-34, 36-50, 53, 54, 56.
Good condition, some have an ink stamp of previous owner, four are used.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 889

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Meir Gur Aryeh – Engraving and Signed Lithogrph

1. Engraving of a shepherd, Meir Gur Aryeh. Not signed. 20 X 16 cm. Good condition. Few stains.
2. Lithograph, shepherd. Magazine title page, 1926. Signed in pen by Gur Aryeh. 30.5 X 22 cm. Good condition. Stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 511

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Books with Dedications of Benjamin Galai’s Library

Collection of books from the library of Benjamin Galai and books given to him as a gift, some with dedications from friends. The collection includes:
1. Books with dedications from friends: Alexander Pen, Avraham Shlonsky, Aharon Amir, Refael Eliaz, Shlomo Tanai, Ya'akov Orland, Shlomo Shafan, Tzila Binder, Cahim Guri, Ze'ev, Zaharira Charifai, Shlomo Sheba and others.
2. Books with family dedications: Benjamin Galai to his father or his children.
3. Copy of "Shotim U-Melachim" by Benjamin Galai, with proofreading and comments by the writer.
Benjamin Galai (1921-1995) writer, poet, playwright, translator and publicist. Wrote a weekly column in "Maariv" newspaper by the name of "Coffee and Milk". Published a novel, children's books, poetry books, plays and more.
Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 203

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Nazi Propaganda in Slovakia – Rare Collection of Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases, 1940

Deutsche press brief, Slowakische ausgabe [Press release, Slovakian version]. July-December 1940.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 77

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The Status of Polish Jews – Matheus Butrymowicz – Warsaw, 1789

Sposób Uformowania Zydów Polskich w Pozytecznych Krajowi Obywatelow. Matheus Butrymowicz. Warsaw, 1789. First Edition.
In this booklet, published by the Polish politician Butrymowicz, which he even sent to the polish king, the writer suggests a plan to turn the Polish Jews into more useful citizens. He claims that the Polish law relates to the Jews as a foreign element, burdens them with exceptional taxes, does not grant them rights as to the rest of the citizens, and as a result society's attitude towards the Jews is negative and one cannot expect them to be useful to the state. When, in 1790, a committee was established in Poland to reform the status of the Jews, Butrymowicz was one of its active members.
[1], 46 pages, 14.5 cm. Good condition. Few stains. Tear to title leaf. Cut edges. Pencil marks in the booklet. Modern binding.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 227

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Pictorial Report – Rescue Committee, 1948

Pictorial Revivew, Vaad Hatzala Germany, published by Vaas Hatzala (rescue committee), Germany, 1948.
Description of the rescue committee operation in the camps of the surviving few in Germany' with photographs and documents: distribution of food, kitchens, education, printing of prayer books and distribution, photographs of camps' rabbis, central figures in the committee and more.
300 pages (faulty pagination), 29.5 cm. Good condition. Original binding, distorted, partly detached.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 663

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Scenes from Jewish Life

37 postcards depicting scenes from Jewish life: Synagogue, Prayer, Yom Kippur, Shabbat, etc. Various publishers. 20 are undivided. 12 are used.
Various conditions, good.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 658

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Efraim Moshe Lilien

58 postcards illustrated by Efraim Moshe Lilien. From various collections and publications.
Two are not divided, one is a JNF postcard and another is published by a Jewish organization.
Conditions vary.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 207

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Photographs of a Lobor Camp – Romania

Six photographs by Moise Marcel Enghelberg, Romania.
Five photographs describe Lagarul de munca fortata – a Labor Camp, where groups of workers hold tools, while soldiers supervise the labor. In the sixth photograph Enghelberg is seen marching down a street in Bacau (Romania) with two friends: he and one of the friends wear a Yellow Star. The description of the photograph states that they wear the Yellow Star due to Nazi persecutions.
8 X 6 cm average size. Fair to good condition, some of the photographs are stained or with creases to corners.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 245

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Collection of Booklets of Chalutzim Movements in Germany, 1931-1948

Collection of Chalutzim Movements in Germany:
1. 11 booklets printed during the years 1931-1938, by various youth movements. Titles of publications: "Habonim", "No'ar Chalutzi", "Hashomer", "Hachalutz", "Dapey Maanit", "Devar Hechalutz", "Bamsila" and more. All booklets are in German, except for one.
2. 11 booklets printed for the surviving few: The Histadrut holiday – "Dror", booklets "Lehavot – Iton Lama'apil Ha-Tza'ir", Yiddish booklet – "Dror", Paper of "Dror" movement in Germany. Yiddish and Hebrew.
22 booklets, varying sizes and conditions. Part of the booklets are stenciled.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 134

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Documents and Photographs of a Sanatorium for Jewish Children – Germany

Collection of documents of a Jewish children sanatorium (for children who suffer from tubrculosis), of the Women's Society on the island Wyk auf Föhr in north Germany, in the state of Schleswig- Holstein (Kinder Erholungsheim des Jud. Frauen- Vereins, Wyk-Südstrand auf Föhr, end of the 1920's beginning of 1930's.
Collection includes: 17 photographs of children, building of the sanatorium, facilities and some of the island's landscape; four architectural sketches of the sanatorium's buildings; list of members of the Jewish organizations union; a few letters sent to the sanatorium; tables of detailed lists of expenses; promotions leaflets of the sanatorium; activity report draft and some other documents.
Varying size, good condition.

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