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Auction 9 Lot Number 181

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Letter by Alfred Dreyfud from Devils Island – Warsaw, 1898

Letters by the prisoner in Devils Island, handed to print by Avraham Shalom Friedberg. Warsaw, 1898.
"All the letters, written by Captain Alfred Dreyfus in his own handwriting to his wife from the site of his prison, as well as all the letters he sent to her from his exile in Devils Island for four years until the last days".
The book was printed during the period in which Dreyfus was in prison on Devils Island. Name of translator from French into Hebrew is unknown.
112 pages, 20.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Pencil inscriptions, library-ink stamps. Tears to edges of binding.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 235

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In a Ghetto Street – Lino-cuts – London,1942

In a ghetto gas [In a Ghetto Street], Ben-A. Sochachewsky. London, 1942.
Six lino-cuts by the artist Maurice Sochachewsky on the cover and inside the booklet. Yiddish and some English.
12 pages, [4] lino-cuts plates, 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains and creases.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 259

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Food for Passover – Vienna – First World War

4 notes for receiving Passover food:
1. Flour distribution for orphans through the 1915 Help-Commission in Vienna. Safed.
2. Wine for the four cups, from above association.
3. Kilo of potatoes for Passover, sent by the above association.
4. Mazzoth Bezugskarte. Kultusgemeinde. Israel. Vienna, 1918.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 383

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Guide to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Environs, Conard Shick

Führer durch die Grabeskirche und ihre Umgebung, Von Dr. C. Shick, Königl Wüttemb. Baurat in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, 1898.
Guide to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and environs, by Dr. Conard Shick (1822-1901), architect, archeologist, researcher of Israel, among the well known archeologists in Jerusalem during the time the Jews started building new neighborhoods outside the Walls.
28 pages, 17 cm. Good condition. Cover and pages wholly or partially detached.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 415

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War of Independence – Various Certificates

Card of Supervisor in Tel Aviv Civil Guard, November 1948.
Service-Card, soldier in National Military Organisation (Etzel) Forces . Not used.
Mishmar Ha-Am Membership card – civil guard of Haifa, August 1948.
Certificate of recruit to Mishmar Ha-Am, Tel Aviv, July 1948.
11 cm approximately, good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 369

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Miniature Prayer-Booklet for Jewish Soldiers – Vienna, 1915

Andachtsbüchlein für Jüdische Krieger im felde, von feldrabbiner Dr. Arnold Frankfurter. Prayer-booklet for Jewish soldiers by Rabbi Arnold Frankfurt, translated into Hungarian by Rabbi Ernst Deutsch. Vienna, 1915.
Miniature booklet, with prayers in German, Hungarian and Hebrew. With portrait of Franz Joseph the first.
[4] 58 pages. 6.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 599

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Photograph of Members of the Sierpc (Sherpetz) Gemach – Poland, 1930

Group photograph glued to cardboard, in the center is the inscription “Members of the Committee of the Sherpetz Gemach (charity fund), 1930”. On the back of the cardboard in handwriting are the names of those appearing in the photograph and the photographer.
16x21.5 cm Good condition, foxing.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 769

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Y.L. Peretz – Plays – Illustrations by Shimon-Ber Kratka – Warsaw, 1909

Dramen, volume of the writings of Y. L. Peretz. "Progress" publishing house, Warsaw, 1909.
Six plays by Y.L. Peretz, on the title page of each play a full-page illustration in lithographic print by Shimon Ber Kratka. Binding not original with an attached illustration of the original binding.
27.5 cm. Good condition. Binding loose, with damages. Stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 833

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Alephbeis – Bucharest, 1949

Alephbeis, Melukhe farlag, Bucharest, 1949.
Many illustrations, colorful cover. A folded Aleph-Beth board at the end of the booklet. The letter "Chet" and "Taf" were omitted from the book and from the board.
80 pages, [1] board, 24 cm. Good condition. Stains to first leaves and front cover. Original cover, damaged.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 970

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Tomb of Rachel

Oil painting of the Tomb of Rachel (painting-like in oil), in fine original frame.
16 X 12 cm, framed 22 X 17 cm. Good condition, frame broken into two.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 2

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Pesach Haggadah – Budapest, 1936

Haggáda, Peszach estéjére. Edited by Erno Nameny and Karloy Pap. Budapest, 1936.
Pesach Haggadah in Hungarian, with a few passages in Hebrew. Printed from left to right, with etchings by Sandor Kolozsvari. A booklet with musical notes is enclosed in the end with a special title page.
60, [3]; 8 pages, 23.5 cm. Good condition. Binding partly detached.
Yaari 2216, Otzar 3564.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 44

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Kibbutz Dorot, the 1950’s

Pesach Haggadah, Dorot, no printing date (the 1950's). Typesetting by Elisheva Nadel and Moshe Lublinsky, Tel Aviv.
Non-traditional printed haggadah, with illustrations (illustrations on the cover and in the haggadah are hand-painted). Passages of the traditional text and of Jewish sources alongside with reading-texts by Frishman, Tchernichovsky, Bialik, Alterman and others.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 140

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Yearbook of Jewish Organizations in Schleswig-Holstein

Jahrbuch für die Jüdischen gemeinden Schleswig-Holsteins und der Hansestädte. Hamburg, 1938.
Yearbook of Jewish organizations in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany). Including lists of organizations and Jewish activists, essays and a few photographic plates. A Jewish calendar and some advertisements appear in the end. German and some Hebrew.
157, XVII pages, 23 cm. Good condition. Stains and tears to edges of cover. Original cover, newly bound in cardboard binding.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 608

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Congress Postcards

1. The 14th Congress, Vienna, 1925. Rimmer 48, mailed to Romania; bears Congress stamp.
2. 18th Representative meeting of the Zionist Histadrut in Romania, 1922. Not sent.
Good condition, stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 748

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Or Zarua – Tel-Aviv, 1929 – Nachum Gutman

Sefer Or Zarua, Ya'akov Horovitz; with ten drawings by Nachum Gutman. Published by Ketuvim, Tel-Aviv, 1929.
Ten stories related to the Expulsion from Spain with unique drawings by Gutman. Handwritten dedication by the author. Original printed paper cover. First edition.
44, [2] pages, 28.5 cm.
Good condition. Paper cover is torn with pieces missing.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 822

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Ha-Zoreah – Illustrated Study Book

Ha-Zorea, Avraham Shlomo Gold. "Samitca" publishing, Romania, 1913.
"Ha-Zorea, study and reading book for Yeshurun children, first edition with seven hundred pictures and drawings". Including interesting language-novelae for example car=carriage, airplane = flying car. On page 125 appears a prayer for Kind Karl I.
172, [2] pages, 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Original binding, worn, stampled with two education-tax stamps of Romania.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 13

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Kibbutz Heftzibah, 1944

Pesach Haggadah, Heftzibah, 1944.
Non-traditional stenciled haggadah, with illustrations. Some passages from the traditional text alongside with songs and reading-texts by Bialik, Berl Katzenelsohn, Zerubavel, Yehuda Ha-Levy and others. Passages with references to the holocaust and Ha'apala to Eretz Yisrael.
17 pages, 20.5 X 16.5 cm. Text in very good condition. Foxing-stains on cover and some creases.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 35

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Kibbutz Ma’ayan Baruch, 1950

Pesach Haggadah, Ma'ayan Baruch, 1950.
Non-traditional haggadah, lithographic print, with illustrations. Printed in Tel Aviv. Passages of the traditional text alongside with songs and reading-texts about spring , "kumu to'ey Midbar" and other songs.
32 pages, 24 cm. Good condition. Foxing-stains on cover.
First haggadah of this kibbutz established in 1947.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 129

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Memorial Booklet for War Victims – Herzl Society, 1919

Den gefallenen Brüdern, Der Herzl-Bund [our fallen brothers], Berlin, 1919.
Memorial booklet for 20 Herzl Society members, killed in First World War, most of them at the age of 20-30.
Printed memorial passages in German and two Hebrew prayer leaves in lithographic print.
29, [2] pages, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing-stains.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 267

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Sheets of Payment Means from Hebron

Three sheets of 20-25-30 "bills" of 1-5-10 Egyptian grush (respectively). Noach Imerman, Hebron, 1920s.
Noach Imerman, owner of the bakery in Hebron, issued these payment means for the city residents. Unlike other payment means from that period, his factory's name wasn't written on the notes. See enclosed article by Dov Ganichovsky.
3 sheets with 75 "bills", 15x23 cm on average. Very good condition.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 241

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On the Destruction of My Home – Bergen-Belsen, 1947

Shtil vi in rayvitz (oyfen churben fun maein hime)[still quiet in Reivitz (Poland), on the destruction of my home], by Shmuel Drelichman. Bergen-Belsen, 1947.
Poems and text printed on a type writer and stenciled, about the war. A few photographs and list of names.
46 pages, 21 cm. Good condition. Few stains. Cardboard envelope.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 500

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Gershom Shalom – Handwritten Letter

Handwritten letter by Gershom Shalom, addressed to Mr. Shatz. Jerusalem, March 1973.
Prof. Shalom confirm the receipt of a written "project" on a topic with which they had lightly dealt in the 1920's, and with which Prof. Shalom did not identify. Prof. Shalom notes that he had found a number of mistakes in the project, but due to lack of time he would not write what they were.
Single leaf written on either side in German. Inscribed in Hebrew on top: "Prof. Gershom Shalom, Jerusalem, 28 Abarbanel St."
21 cm. Fair condition. Stained.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 577

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Aliyat Ha-No’ar – Two Photo Albums

Two consecutive photo-albums, Europe and Eretz Yisrael, 1930's to the 1950's.
In the first album there are 102 photographs and in the second 58 photographs presenting nature scenes and urban sites, of trips to Europe in the early 1930's: France, Fermany and Belgium.
The photographs of 1936 and on, the year that the photographer made aliyah with "Aliyat Ha-Noa'ar", feature landscapes in Eretz Yisrael, trips, Kevutzat "Ba-Ma'aleh", training with arms and photographs of the War of Independence in Jerusalem.
Varying size of photographs – average size 6 X 9 cm, one photograph 23.5 X 17 cm. Good condition, cloth cover a little torn.

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Auction 9 Lot Number 581

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Soldiers of the Jewish Regiment Praying, 1919

Large photograph, soldiers of the Jewish Regiment during prayer. Rafi'ach, summer 1919.
Detailed description in pen on reverse side "Jewish soldiers of the Jewish Regiment snipers of the king in first world war…during prayer most probably on Shabat in Rafi'ach…".
35 X 25 cm. Poor condition. Creases and many tears.

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