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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 406

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“Ragle Mevasser” by Rabbi Judah Alkalai – Belgrade, 1865 – Booklet in Honor of Alliance Israélite Universelle

Ragle Mevasse, in honor of "Kol Israel Chaverim", by Judah Alkalai, Belgrade, [1865].
A short composition by Rabbi Judah Akalai, dedicated to the foundation of the Jewish organization Alliance Israélite Universelle ("Kol Israel Haverim"). Mentioned in the composition, among other things, are the plan to settle Palestine, the importance and role of the Alliance Israélite Universelle, key figures from early days of Zionism (Moses Montefiore, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalisher, Adolphe Crémieux, Elisa Hertz and others), and other subjects.
Rabbi Judah Alkalai (1798-1878), born in Sarajevo, was one of the forerunners of Zionism. He learned about the Damascus Blood Libel in 1840 and started to formulate a new plan for solving the Jewish question – immigration to Palestine, revival of the Jewish language, acquiring lands and founding public funds. Rabbi Alkalai had high hopes regarding the Alliance Israélite Universelle when it was founded in 1860 – being the first international Jewish organization in the new era, and considered it to be a first and important step towards materializing his plan. In 1874 he immigrated to Palestine with his wife Esther, and passed away four years later. Alkalai was buried in the Mount of Olives cemetery
10 leaves, 22 cm. Good-fair condition. Many stains. Tears at margins. Open tears to corners and to last two leaves (not affecting text). Ink-stamps on first and last leaves. New endpapers and new cardboard binding. Missing original wrappers.

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Hovevei Zion Ledger – Handwritten Report – Odessa, 1888

A report, handwritten on lined paper, listing the income and expenses of the Hovevei Zion branch in Odessa for the years 5647-5648 (1887-1888). [Odessa?, 1888?].
The report contains two pages of expenses and two pages of income, documenting the donations and financial sources of Hovevei Zion ("Proceeds of the pictures of Montefiore", "For the Eitz Haim Yeshiva", "From the Nes Ziona Association"), as well as its activities and expenses ("for the son of Mr. Gantner of Zikhron Ya’akov for travel expenses"; "for a mare for Mr. Fishel Saliman of Yesud ha-Ma’ala"; "for the delegate that was sent in Constantinople to Baron Hirsch and the city’s dignitaries"; "for the printing of the public appeal," and more). A summary of the account at year’s end appears on the last page – a modest surplus of 160 rubles.
At the beginning of the report is a cover page with the title "Hovevei Zion Ledger", with three other reports that the movement published that year listed beneath. A note appears at the bottom of the page. It states: "Each part [=report] will be sent on its own… to the treasurers and to the associations that sent their money to Odessa and to Paris, and to the associations that stopped sending their money".
[3] leaves (5 written pages), approx. 28 cm. Good-fair condition. Fold marks. Tears and open tears at the edges and along the fold lines (most of them minor, with slight damage to text). A few stains.

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Broadside Issued by the Ahavat Zion Society – A Call to Support the Jewish Community in Palestine – Vienna, June 1882

Broadside issued by the Ahavat Zion Society. Vienna: Moritz Knöpflmacher, Sivan 5642 [June 1882].
A call for support printed soon afterthe establishment of the Ahavat Zion Society, whose purpose was to collect funds to buy land in Palestine for settlement by Jewish farmers from Eastern Europe.
In response to the anti-Semitic persecutions in Eastern Europe, and particularly after the pogroms in Russia in 1881 (which the Jews referred to as "Storms in the Negev"), societies were formed to support Jewish immigration to America. However, this call, which went against that trend by supporting immigration to and settlement in Palestine, listed the reasons for choosing Palestine.
It is signed, in print, by the directors of the society: Shlomo Zalman Spitzer, Reuven Birer, and others.
28.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Small tears at the edges and along the fold line, most of them repaired by acid-free tape.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Birthday Greeting to Saul Pinchas Rabbinowicz from the Committee of Zionist Associations of Brisk, Lithuania – Handwritten on Stationery with Jewish National Fund “Zion” Stamps – April 1905

A birthday greeting to Saul Pinchas Rabbinowicz (known by the Hebrew acronym Shepher) from the leadership of the Central Committee of the Zionist Associations in Brisk, Lithuania. Handwritten on the committee’s official stationery, with "Zion" stamps of the Jewish National Fund affixed to it. Brisk (Brest), Lithuania, 1 Nissan 5665 (April 6, 1905).
The letter was sent to the author and historian Saul Pinchas Rabbinowicz, who was among the first members of the Hovevei Zion movement, on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. It notes his great and pioneering influence upon the Zionist idea both in his writings in favor of the return to Zion and as secretary of the Mazkeret Moshe Association.
The letter, which bears the signatures of ten of the committee members and two of its secretaries, is stamped "Central Committee of the Zionist Associations, Brisk, Lithuania".
An illustration depicting men sowing and plowing fields on one side, and men and women praying at the Western Wall on the other side, is printed at the the top of the page (the official stationery of the committee’s leadership). Two verses from Psalms are printed between these two illustrations: "Oh, that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!" (Psalms 14:7) and "If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning" (Psalms 137:5).
[1] leaf, 28 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Some stains. Small tears at the edges, most of them reinforced with tape. Small open tear on the left-hand edge.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Six Postcards – Zionist Congress, 1901-1933

Six postcards, some issued for various Zionist Congresses and others bearing postmarks from various congresses.
1. Official postcard from the fifth Zionist Congress, designed by E.M. Lilien (Riemer, no. 6). Basel, 1901. Sent from the Congress on the first day.
2. Official postcard from the ninth Zionist Congress with an illustration by Hermann Struck (Riemer, no. 22). Hamburg, 1909. The postcard was sent by mail and bears a JNF stamp with the portrait of Theodor Herzl.
3. Postcard with a portrait of Max Nordau, published by Jüdischer Verlag, Cologne, sent from the 13th Zionist Congress with a postmark of the Congress. Carlsbad, 1923.
4. Official postcard from the 16th Zionist Congress, with the portrait of Theodor Herzl (Riemer, no. 61). Zurich, 1929. Sent from the congress on the second day.
5. Official postcard from the 17th Zionist Congress, with an illustration by Joseph Budko (Riemer, no. 65), Basel, 1931.
6. Postcard sent from the 18th Zionist Congress; sent on the last day of the congress. Postmark of the congress. Prague, 1933.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good overall condition. Stains.

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Postcard of the Tenth Zionist Congress – Signed by David Wolffsohn, Max Nordau, and Others

Official postcard of the Tenth Zionist Congress in Vienna, August 9-15, 1911.
The postcard is signed on the front by David Wolfssohn and on the back by Max Nordau, Alexander Marmorek, Yitzchak Yaacov Reines, Max Bodenheimer, Norman Bentwich, and Rabbi Jacob Boccara.
A portrait of Theodor Herzl is printed on the postcard, with a quote in German from a speech that he gave at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.
14X9 cm. Good condition. Minor stains.

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Protocol of the Second Zionist Congress – Vienna, 1898 – Exquisite Leather Binding

Stenographisches Protokoll der Verhandlungen des II. Zionisten-Congresses gehalten zu Basel vom 28. bis 31. August 1898 [Stenographic Protocol of the negotiations at the second Zionist Congress in Basel...]. Vienna: Verlag des Vereines "Erez Israel", 1898. German.
Proceedings of the sessions of the Second Zionist Congress, held in Basel in 1898, including addresses delivered by Herzl, Nordau and other Zionist leaders. The book is bound in a unique leather binding, embossed with the book's title in golden letters and two groups of seven silvered Stars of David (apparently in reference to the seven-starred flag conceived by Herzl). Gilt edges and endpapers illustrated with golden flowers.
257, [2] pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Blemishes to binding, mostly to spine and corners.

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Five Photographs – Herzl’s Grave in Vienna – 1920s

1-3. Three photographs portraying a group of visitors holding a marble board with an engraved inscription: Dem Ehrenburschen dem großen Führer unser volkes, [in honor of the great leader of our people], J.A.V. Ivria 1891-1921 ['Ivria" Jewish Students Organization].
Two photographs are dedicated by hand on the back (Hebrew) and dated 4.12.1921.
4-5. Two photographs of a different group of visitors, stamped on the back: "Moderne Photographie H. Weitzmann, Wien".
All of the photographs are divided on the back for use as a postcard. Printed on the back of two photographs: Sig. Bing, Wien, I., II., III., XVII.
Approx. 14X9 cm. Good condition. Stains and blemishes (mostly on verso and at the margins). Two photographs with traces of pasting and peelings on verso.

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Three Items Commemorating Theodor Herzl

Three items commemorating Herzl and marking his reburial in the State of Israel. Jerusalem and Czechoslovakia, 1918-1949.
1. Admission ticket to the Herzl Banquet, held by the Herzl Association in Jerusalem at the Zion Cinema, to mark the anniversary of Herzl’s death on 20 Tammuz 5678 (June 30, 1918). The back of the ticket is stamped (slightly faded): "Herzl Association, Jerusalem… we shall donate to the JNF."
6X9.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Large open tear in the upper left-hand corner.
2. Pencil with a portrait of Herzl and the legend "Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl". Produced by L&C Hardtmuth, Czechoslovakia.
Length: 18 cm. Good condition.
3. Six prints that were published to mark Herzl’s reburial in Jerusalem, paintings: C. [Curt] Singer. Jerusalem: Lipschitz, [1949].
Six prints, including a portrait of Herzl, a view from Mount Herzl, the construction of Herzl’s Tomb in Jerusalem, and Herzl’s funeral. A leaf with text in honor of Herzl’s reburial in Jerusalem accompanies the prints.
[7] leaves, 33 cm. Good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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JNF – Four Certificates – Illustrations by Hermann Struck, Joseph Budko, and Meir Ben Uri – 1928-1946

Four illustrated certificates of the Jewish National Fund, from the 1920s to the 1940s.
1. A certificate of registration in the JNF’s Golden Book made out to Dr. Jelski of Geneva, 1928. Signed by Menahem Ussishkin. With an illustration by Hermann Struck.
2. A certificate given to Nissim Valero for his contribution to "the redemption of land for the establishment of Kfar Menahem Ussishkin for his seventieth birthday". Lithograph, [Grafika printers, Jerusalem], 1935. The certificate was designed by Joseph Budko. The illustration on the certificate shows buildings of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
The bottom of the certificate has been trimmed.
3. A certificate awarded for the donation of the planting of twelve trees in the Rabbi Meir Berlin Forest, planted in the 1940s in Kfar Etzion. Printed by the Jewish National Fund in the United States.
An illustration of pioneers planting trees appears at the center of the certificate, with a portrait of Rabbi Berlin above it. The certificate is signed "M. P." in the plate.
4. A certificate of inscription in JNF’s Children’s Book for Yoram Hessel. The certificate is illustrated by Meir Ben Uri (signed in the plate: "Ben-Uri Haifa"). Jerusalem: Grafika.
Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Letters, Certificates and Paper Items – Jewish National Fund

Approximately 65 letters, certificates, receipts, notebooks and other items printed on behalf of JNF. Palestine, Europe, United States and elsewhere. 20th century. Hebrew, English, Yiddish, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and other languages.
Among the items: • About 25 letters, printed and written by hand, sent by JNF representatives worldwide on official stationery: letters in Yiddish from JNF New-York, 1920s; letters in German from JNF chamber in Berlin, 1930s; as well as letters from JNF chambers in Poland, Argentina, Greece, France, England, the Netherlands and elsewhere. • Certificate of inscription in JNF Austria Silver Book, printed in blue and silver ink and signed by hand by Haim Tartakover, head of JNF in Vienna. • Five certificates for donations for planting trees in Palestine. • Issue of the weekly "Kabarat Ala Kuanna in the country and in the Diaspora!", dated 1.8.1953, distributed in synagogues in Morocco. Written in Judeo-Arabic, calling to donate to JNF, with a JNF ink-stamp on the bottom. • Dozens of "Yizkor" tickets and notebooks of JNF (with leaves designated for a donation to commemorate the deceased and to "redeem the land of Israel"). • And more.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Judith Montefiore – Journal of a Visit to Palestine – London, 19th Century

olel Sipur masa… [Judith, a book including the story of the visit by the late Lady Judith Montefiore… who wrote the book in the English language when she traveled with her husband, Sir Moses Montefiore, to the Holy Land in 5599… Translated into the Hebrew language by a lover of the holy tongue (Eliezer Shauli)]. London: Nathan Valentine, [1879?]. Hebrew and some English._x000B_Hebrew translation of the travel journal kept by Lady Judith Montefiore, wife of Sir Moses Montefiore, when she and her husband traveled from London to Palestine via Germany, France, and Italy (November 1, 1838-August 10, 1839). The journal was translated approximately fifteen years after Judith Montefiore’s death. There are two forewords at the beginning of the book (in Hebrew and in English), as well as a short poem by the translator. Letters to Sir Moses Montefiore regarding settlement in Palestine, and a brief letter from him, appear at the end of the book._x000B_A portrait of Lady Judith Montefiore is mounted on the inside front cover. The following is written on the title page in handwriting, from 1880: "In Memory of the deeply lamented Mr. Haim Soleag [?] who died at the age of 17 on the 29 of June 5640…"._x000B_[2], VI, 285, [1] pp. 16 cm. Good-fair condition. Bookplate with portraits of Moses and Judith Montefiore. A few stains. Tears and open tears at the edges of some pages. Some pages are partially or completely detached. Loose binding with minor blemishes.

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“Stirring Times” – Memoirs of James Finn – London, 1878

"Stirring Times" – Memoirs of James Finn – London, 1878
Stirring Times, by James Finn [edited by Elizabeth Anne Finn]. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878. English. Two volumes.
Memoirs of James Finn (1806-1872), the first British consul in Palestine. The book describes Palestine during the Crimean War (1853-1856) and contains a great deal of information about the Jewish community in Jerusalem. Among other things, the book describes the visits of the Duke and Duchess of Braband and of Moses Montefiore to the Temple Mount, the prayer for the welfare of Queen Victoria in the Hurva Synagogue, and the purchase of the land on which the Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood was built.
The first volume contains a color lithograph depicting the Tower of David and the British consulate in Jerusalem (after a drawing by Elizabeth Anne Finn) and a folded map of Palestine. The second volume contains a color lithograph of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (after a drawing by James Finn) and a map of the Jerusalem district.
Volume 1: XXXII, 490 pp. + [2] plates; Volume 2: XII, 485, [2] pp. + [2] plates, 22 cm. Overall good condition. Many unopened pages. Stains. A small amount of creases and tears. A loose gathering in one of the volumes. Minor blemishes to bindings. The binding of Volume 1 is slightly loose. Faded spines.

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History of Estates in Upper Galilee – David Shuv – Warsaw, 1893

History of estates in Upper Galilee, by David Shuv. Warsaw: Shuldberg press ("printed for the first time in the book Pri HaAretz part two"), 1893.
A composition by David Shuv (1854-1938) reviewing the Jewish colonies in the Upper Galilee. Most of the book is dedicated to Rosh Pina, being the largest and most important colony in the Galilee. Other chapters tell about Yesud HaMa'ala, Mishmar HaYarden, Machanayim and Ein Zeitim, Bne Yehudah, Peki'in and Meron.
• Bound with: Shoshana, by L. [Leopold] Kompert. Warsaw: Shuldberg press, 1892. A story by Leopold Kompert (1822-1886), a Jewish-Austrian author who wrote about the life of Jews in Bohemia. Short introduction by Ze'ev Yavetz.
31; 54 pp, 17 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. A few tears. Ink-stamp on title page of "Shoshana". The top left corner of this leaf is cut (missing). Both books are bound together in a new cardboard binding, no wrappers.

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“Sefer HaBrit VeHazikaron LeHevrat Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv” – Settlement in the Colony of Petah Tikva – Jerusalem, Late 19th Century

azikaron LeHevrat Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv [Memotial book of Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv; written by Moshe Zvi Levinson], Jerusalem: Rabbi Israel Dov Frumkin’s printing press, [1881]. _x000B_The association "Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv" was established by the Yarkonim Group in Petah Tikva after the group’s members, Petah Tikva’s first inhabitants, had to abandon the colony due to difficulties and disease and return to Jerusalem. The association, which was supported by Rabbi Diskin of Jerusalem, published this book in order to raise support among Diaspora Jewry. The book is comprised of two parts. The first part, "A Voice that Awakens", is a call for immigration and settlement of Palestine. Its author points to the success of the Templer colonies, assuages the fear of Arabs and of the authorities, warns of unfounded complacency in the countries of the Diaspora, and ends each paragraph with the verse "Turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities" (Jeremiah 31:21). The second part of the book contains the association’s regulations, which appoint Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin (the Brisker Rav) as the company’s agent and address a variety of religious and administrative topics._x000B_40 pp., 16.5 cm. Good condition. Slight tears and creases at the edges of the leaves. A few creases and stains. The book has been rebound in cardboard, without its original cover.

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“Jewish Laborers and Farmers in Palestine” – Booklet by Eliyahu Sheid, Baron Rothschild’s Chief Supervisor of Colonies in Palestine – Jerusalem, 1897

"Jewish Laborers and Farmers in Palestine" – Booklet by Eliyahu Sheid, Baron Rothschild's Chief Supervisor of Colonies in Palestine – Jerusalem, 1897
Jewish Laborers and Farmers in Palestine, by Eliyahu Sheid. Jerusalem: "Hazvi", [1897].
An address delivered by Eliyahu Sheid at a meeting of The Society for Settlement of Palestine ("Yishuv Eretz Israel" Society) in Paris in 1897; discussing the involvement of Jews, in particular settlers in colonies, in agriculture in Palestine; drying swamps in Hadera; silk enterprises in Rosh Pina; and more.
Eliyahu Sheid (1841-1922), Jewish-French activist and author, served for 13 years as the chief supervisor of the colonies in Palestine on behalf of Baron Rothschild.
20 pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Stains (significant staining to cover). Ink-stamp on first page. Handwritten inscription on page 14. Open tear to corner of back cover. Label on front cover. Bottom part of spine is torn.

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Collection of Receipts and Payment Orders – The Sejera Farm, 1900-1913

Thirteen printed receipts and payment orders of the Sejera farm, with information filled in in handwriting, stamps and signatures. 1900-1913. French.
Most of the receipts are printed on official papers of Sejera, and some of the receipts are from companies that supplied products to the farm. Some are signed by Eliahu Krause, who served as director of the farm on behalf of the Jewish Colonization Association until 1913, and later became the director of the Mikveh Israel Agricultural School. One receipt appears to be signed by the writer Shmuel Pevzner, who was a delegate to the First Zionist Congress (1897), a founder of the Technion, and a founder of the Hadar HaCarmel neighborhood in Haifa. The receipts are mainly for payments, purchases, repairs, and day-to-day expenses: household furnishings, a medicine cabinet, trees, and the like.
The JCA established the farm at Sejera in 1899 as a center for agricultural training. Work on the farm began in 1900, and the agricultural colony of Ilaniya was established on the land of the farm in 1902. David Ben-Gurion was among the farmers in the colony. Among the successes of the Sejera farm’s agricultural project in its early years were the transfer of guard duty for the farm to Jewish hands by the Bar Giora organization, the founding of the HaHoresh Association in order to organize all the workers of the Galilee in the agricultural colonies and the national farms; and the founding of the first farming collective.
13 items. Size and condition vary. Two items are stamped.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“War and Peace in Palestine” – Commemorative Album of the First Days of Zionism – Pictures and Explanations by Isaac Triwaks – Tel Aviv, 1930

War and Peace in Palestine: A Commemorative Album from the First Days of Zionism to Contemporary Times, by Isaac Triwaks. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Publishing, 1930. Hebrew, Yiddish, and English.
This book presents the history of Zionism in pictures: prominent figures who helped the Zionist enterprise, men and women pioneers in the agricultural colonies and in the first factories in Palestine, and the people who were killed and wounded in the riots of 1929. With captions and explanations by Triwaks.
162 pp., 163-214 columns, 215-216 pp, 217–278 columns, [1] pp., I–II pp, III–LIV columns. 24 cm. Good condition. An attachment offering a 50-percent discount when buying two additional books about the riots of 1929 is bound between the endpaper and the title page.

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Sefer Meah Shanah – Prominent Figures and First Pioneers – Tel-Aviv, 1938

Sefer Meah Shanah… [One Hundred Years Book, prominent figures and the first pioneers in Palestine over one hundred years and more], edited by Isaac Triwaks and Eliezer Steinman; participated in collection of material: Ya'akov Ya'ari-Poleskin. Tel Aviv: Yitzchak Triwaks, 1938.
Short biographies of early Zionist figures, researchers of Palestine, pioneers in the areas of settlement, book publishing, education, and industry in Palestine, and others, along with account of their activities and citations from their writings. Among the figures: Moses Montefiore, his wife Judith Montefiore and his secretary Eliezer Halevi, Yoel Moshe Salomon, Yehosef Schwartz, Avraham Moshe Lunz, Zeev Herzberg, Nissim Bachar, Karl Netter, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalisher, Israel Back, Yehiel Brill and others.
The book is accompanied by picture plates, photographic plates and facsimile plates.
504 pp + [74] plates, 27.5 cm. Fair condition. Detached binding. Detached gatherings. Small tears and open tears at margins of leaves. Creases. "Sefer Ivri LaChayal" stamp pasted on title page. Stains. Blemishes to binding.

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Report of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under the Command of General Allenby – Cairo, 1919 – 55 Color Maps

A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under the Command of General Sir Edmund H. H. Allenby… July 1917 to October 1918. Cairo: Government Press and Survey of Egypt, 1919. English.
The report describes the progress of the war between the British and the Ottomans over Palestine, between July 1917 and October 1918, under the command of General Allenby. The report presents, among other things, the progress of the fighting, the various high officials, a list of the regiments, deployment of forces and amount of arms and ammunition. Fifty-five color maps depicting the progress of the British forces and the withdrawal of the Ottoman forces from south to north appear at the end of the report: from Gaza and Beersheba via Judea, Samaria, and the Galilee, and the capture of Damascus and northern Syria.
The Egyptian Expeditionary Force was a military formation of the British Empire that camped in Egypt during World War I. It was comprised at first of soldiers of Egyptian, Indian and other backgrounds, but after doubt was cast upon the loyalty of the Muslim troops, the makeup of the troops was changed, and replaced mostly with British and Australian troops, together with soldiers from India, New Zealand andFrance.
[6], 113, [1] pp., 55 leaves (maps) + [1] leaf (plate, photographic portrait of Allenby), 29.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains on the first and last pages. The cover is slightly worn and damaged.

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Railway Map of Palestine & Transjordania – Survey Department of the British Mandate Government in Egypt, 1920s

Railway Map of Palestine & Transjordania. [Egypt]: Survey of Egypt, [ca. early 1920s]. English.
A color map in scale of 1:750,000, published by the Survey Department of the British Mandate Government in Egypt, showing the route of the railway tracks in Palestine, Transjordan, and northern Egypt. The map also contains other features such as roads, the route of the old Ottoman-era railway tracks, biblical sites, and battlefields of World War I.
58.5X51 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Folding marks. Tears along the folding marks. Tape along many of the folding marks (on verso). Notes written in pen on verso.

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Record of Activities of the Pro-Jerusalem Society Summing Up the Years 1918 to 1922 – London, 1921–1924 – Photographs and Maps

Two books, edited by Charles Robert Ashbee, summing up the activities of the Pro-Jerusalem Society and its programs from 1918 to 1922. London, 1921–1924. English.
1. Jerusalem 1918-1920, Being the records of the Pro Jerusalem council during the period of the British military administration. London, 1921.
The book contains 79 photographs, sketches, and maps (plates). Among them: Two folded town planning schemes of Jerusalem, and many photographs of Jerusalem’s Old City.
XV, [1], 87, [1] pp., + plates, 28.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing. A few tears at the edges. Blemishes at the edges of the binding.
2. Jerusalem 1920-1922: Being the records of the Pro Jerusalem council during the first two years of the civil administration. London: 1924.
The book contains 69 photographs, sketches, and maps (plates). Among them: A folded color plan of the interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (each color marks an area held by a different Christian denomination), a folded zoning map of Jerusalem, sketches of the Talpiot neighborhood, photographs of the gates of the Old City, and more.
XVI, 109 pp. + plates, 28.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. A small number of folds and tears at the edges of the leaves. A bookplate and a paper sticker on the inside of the front cover. Blemishes to the edges of the binding.
The logo of the Pro-Jerusalem Society – which combines a Star of David, a cross, and a crescent, with the verse "Walk about Sion and go round about the towers thereof…" appears on the bindings of both books.
The Pro-Jerusalem Society, established in 1918 by Sir Ronald Storrs, the first British military governor of Jerusalem, operated in Jerusalem until the end of the British mandate. Its purpose was to develop Jerusalem while preserving its historical sites. Its many projects included the cleaning and restoration of the Tower of David, the renovation and restoration of ceramic tiles of the Dome of the Rock, the construction of public buildings, the preservation of historic structures, and the planting of trees in the city.

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Henry Raczkowski – Survey of the Agriculture in Jaffa District on behalf of the Mandate Government – Maps

Agriculture and Soils of the Jaffa sub-district, by H. E.Z. Raczkowski (Henry Raczkowski). Published by the Department of Agriculture and Forests. [Palestine, 1931?]. English.
A booklet recounting the results of a survey held by Henry Raczkowski (Elchanan Zvi Raziel, son-in-law of Nachum Sokolow) for the Department of Agriculture and Forests of the government of Palestine. The survey examined different kinds of soil and ground-water in two regions in the Jaffa District. The booklet includes a number of tables and three large color maps (folded).
10 pp, [3] maps, 33.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains, creases and folds. Tears at margins of maps and margins of cover. Back cover partly detached.
Enclosed: • Copy of letter to Raczkowski written following his retirement from the Agriculture and Forests Department of the Mandate government. • A letter to Raczkowski, on official stationery of Lawes Agricultural Trust, Rothamsted Experimental Station, with questions about results of the survey. • Three clippings from a hand-colored map of the Gaza region.

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“Devar HaYamim HaEle” – 1929 Riots – Tel-Aviv, 1929

Devar HaYamim HaEle, publisher: Avraham Aharoni. Tel Aviv: Davar press, August 30, 1929.
A paper reviewing the 1929 riots. A list of victims in Hebron, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Safed and the colonies appears on the first page.
Most probably, this is a one-time issue of "Davar" newspaper, printed under the title "Devar HaYamim HaEle" in order to bypass the Mandate administration that temporarily prohibited the distribution of daily papers.
8 pp (folded sheet, uncut), good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains. Tears and small holes to margins and fold marks.

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“Bloody Riots in Palestine” – Booklet Published by Antifa – Brussels, 1936 / “The Tasks of the League for the Rights of Man” –Tel-Aviv, 1938

1. Les Troubles Sanglants en Palestine 1936 [The Bloody Riots in Palestine 1936]. Brussels: Antifa Palestine, 1936. French.
This booklet deals with the functioning of the Mandate Government during the 1936 riots, Arab nationalism, involvement of the Communist Party in the riots, immigration of Jews to Palestine, and more.
103 pp., 21cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Detached cover, with stains. Tears at edge of cover.
2. The Tasks of the League for the Rights of Man. Tel-Aviv: League for the Rights of Man, 1938. Hebrew and English. A bi-lingual booklet, English and Hebrew, about Human rights in Palestine. It includes the regulations of the League, letters from Y. L. Magnes and Arnold Zweig, and essays about emergency regulations and treatment of prisoners.
11, 13 pp., 23 cm. Good condition. Foxing, mostly on back cover (English title page).

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Map of Palestine According to the Peel Commission Partition Plan, 1937

Palestine, The new partition suggested by the Royal Commission. [Tel Aviv]: Dayag press, [ca. 1937]. Hebrew, English and German.
A map showing Palestine according to the recommendations of the Peel Commission. The area marked in red was designated to a Jewish state, the area in white – to an Arab State and the lined area was meant to be under British Mandate supervision. In the area of the Jewish State, the cities Haifa, Acre, Tiberias, Nazareth and Safed are marked in white; these cities were meant to be under provisional British Mandate.
On the back of the map appear advertisements of the companies "Silberstein's,
Orient Transport Co. Ltd.", and "Atara the Best Coffee".
25X35 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Numerous stains, mostly on verso. Tears. Worming to lower part of map (with damage to text), reinforced with pasted pieces of paper on the back. Ink-stamp on top right corner.

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Palestine Police, Index of Files

Palestine Police, Index of Files. English and some Hebrew.
A typewritten volume, with handwritten additions, corrections, and completions. Used to locate files that were stored in the police station, it contains information about the Jewish community in Palestine: a list of police stations and prisons, post offices, medical clinics, antiquities, agriculture, municipal services, streets and roads, bridges, public transportation, and more.
[47] leaves, 33.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. The front endpaper is partially detached. The binding is slightly worn. The spine is torn.

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A Survey of Palestine – Submitted to the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry – Folder with Ten Maps of Palestine

A Survey of Palestine, prepared in December 1945 and January 1946 for the information of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry. Printed by the Government Printer, [Jerusalem, 1946]. English. Two volumes and a folder with ten maps.
The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry for Palestine convened in 1946 to solve the problem of Palestine and the problem of Jewish refugees in Europe. The committee was tasked to examine how Jewish immigration to Palestine will influence the country from economic, social and political points of view. For that purpose leaders and public figures from different communities were summoned to the committee to present their stands on the matters of discussion. In addition to the testimonies the committee commissioned the survey presented here, to examine data about the social and political situation in Palestine. The survey includes an extensive documentation of life in Palestine during the final period of the British Mandate. Among the chapters: the Mandate, settlement and the population, illegal immigration, economy and law, community and religions, political parties, trade and industry, communication and social services, agriculture and sanitation and more information.
A folder with ten color maps of Palestine is enclosed, with data about the topography, frontiers, population, climate, rain quantities and forests, roads, lands classification and lands owned by Jews, and more information.
Volume I: VI, 534 pp. Vol. II: V, 535-1145 pp, 23 cm + folder of maps, 28 cm (size of maps varies; the maps are folded). Good condition. Some stains. Minor blemishes. Small tears and open tears at margins of covers. A fewe stains and creases to maps. Stains, tears and blemishes to folder.

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Collection of Items – Maccabi Movement and the Maccabiah Games

11 photographs, certificates and other items – Maccabi and the Maccabiah Games in Palestine. Magdiel, Tel-Aviv and Rehovot, late 1920s through ca. late 1950s.
• Three membership cards of a trainee in the Magdiel chapter of the Maccabi movement: "trainee membership card" from 1929, "trainee membership card" from 1931 and "Maccabi member booklet" from 1934.
• Participant card in the first Maccabiah Games, 1932.
• Five photographs of the Maccabiah Games (three are divided on the back for use as a postcard, and two are titled in the plate: "Maccabiah II 1935").
• Four stamps issued for the third Maccabiah Games. The emblem of the Maccabi movement and the legend "Maccabiade, 1950" are printed on the stamps.
• Invitation card on behalf of "Agudat Maccabi 'Yehuda' – Rehovot" for the opening of the Maccabiah Games in Rehovot.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains, folding marks and small tears.

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Pro-Arab British Map of the Middle East and Palestine – With a Note from Etzel

Printed map of the Middle East and Palestine. [ca. 1944].
The Middle East is represented on this map as a great Arab kingdom, with Mosques and Muslim towns and British merchant ships sailing in the sea surrounding it with no trace of a Jewish settlement. A colorful frame surrounds the illustration with four medallions portraying portraits of rulers in the Middle East: Farouk king of Egypt, Abdallah king of Jordan, Ibn Saoud king of Saudi Arabia, Faisal II king of Iraq, and the High Commissioner of Palestine John Vereker.
In the center of the map (where an English-Arab calendar was supposed to be hung), is a note, apparently printed by the Etzel, that reads: "Jews in their homeland! this is how the 'white book' administration foresees the 'Arab Unity' and extermination of Zionism. Tens of thousands of such maps were distributed in the Middle East. Britain plays with fire!! Remember the conspiracy!".
Approx. 50.5X36 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks, creases and light stains (mostly to margins). Small tears to margins. A small hole where folding lines cross. Small worm holes to margins (with minor damage to illustration).

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“Eshnav” – Underground Newspaper of the Haganah -1941-1947 – All Issues

Two bound volumes with all 157 issues of "Eshnav – Likute Yediot / Devarim Beshem Omram" , 1941-1947.
Vol. I: issues 1-84 (starting with issue no. 58 the newspaper was titled "Aleph-Bet"); Vol. II: issues 85-157 (starting with issue no. 100 the newspaper was titled "Eshnav").
Printed in all of the issues: "Internal for members / not for sale"; on the first issue appears the caption "Mifleget Poale Eretz Israel".
The newspaper, published several times per month, reflects in a comprehensive and fascinating manner the history of Palestine between August 1941 and May 1947 from a political point of view, with references to Jews worldwide. Among the headlines: "Addressing the Commissioner regarding the renewal of the Arab Higher Committee", "Weizmann against Partition", "Jewish Refugees in Italy in Horrible State", "How were Illegal Immigrants in Atlit Released from the Camps".
The newspaper ceased to be published when the editor, Eliezer Loewenstein (Livneh) disagreed with the leaders of the Haganah and Mapai. Against the policy of the organization Livneh included in one obituary names of Etzel "Olei Hagardom" victims and Haganah victims, and when the Haganah objected Loewenstein resigned.
Average of 8 pp per issue. Two bound volumes, 25 cm. Good overall condition. Issues 111-112 are not complete. Stains and trimmed margins to some of the issues. Creases. Small tears at margins of some leaves. Blemishes to bindings. Library stickers on bindings.

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“Anachnu Sharim Lach” – Book with Hebrew Songs – Written and Printed in the British Internment Camp in Gilgil, Africa

Anachnu Sharim Lach (We Sing for Uou), gathered and edited by Yehudah Borochov. Published by Jabotinsky Institute in Gilgil internment camp, Kenya, [1948].
Collection of songs, typewritten and mimeographed, printed in the internment camp for Etzel and Lehi exiles in Gilgil, Kenya. The book opens with the "Song of Acre Prisoners" by Ze'ev Jabotinsky (composed while Jabotinsky was imprisoned in Acre) and it includes songs about life in Cyprus internment camps. The collection of songs is dedicated to the memory of Etzel and Lehi fighters who were killed in detention camps in Africa or in Palestine, after their release.
On the title page appears an illustration of a song bird in a cage.
110, [2] leaves, 16X20 cm. Missing front cover. Good-fair condition. Stains. Tears at margins of a number of leaves. Tears (some open) at margins of back cover.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Two Letters from Internment Camps in Cyprus – 1947-1948 / Ticket from the Illegal Immigrant Ship Haganah

Two letters from internment camps in Cyprus. 1947-1948 (German) and a ticket from the illegal immigrant ship Haganah.
1. Letter dated 10.10.1947, sent by a detainee in camp 70 to Mediaș (Romania). An interesting account about the arrival in Haifa port, deportation from Palestine and first impressions from the camp (barracks, bathing, distribution of food and more).
[1] leaf (two written pages), 20.5 cm.
2. A letter dated 12.3.1948, sent by a detainee in camp 69 in Cyprus, to Pardess Hanah. The letter concerns financial and personal matters, and ends with a line in Hebrew: "See you in Palestine!".
[1] leaf folded in half (4 written pages), 23 cm.
The letters are contained in the original envelopes, with camps' stamps, postage stamps and postmarks.
Good condition. Folding marks, stains and some blemishes. Envelopes in good-fair condition, stained. The flap with sender's name is lacking from the envelope of the first letter.
3. Paper card. On one side appears the stamp "S. S. Balboa, Panama" (the name under which the Haganah sailed) and on the other side appear handwritten inscriptions.

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Four Certificates – the Legal Advisor of the Jewish National Fund in Cyprus – Palestine and Cyprus, 1947–1949

Four certificates issued to Toba Lea Rubinstein-Klejf, who worked as a legal advisor for JNF and traveled to Cyprus on its behalf during the British mandate and upon the establishment of the state. Palestine and Cyprus, 1947-1949. Hebrew and English.
1–2. "British Passport, Palestine" issued to Toba Lea Klejf, with a passport photo; entry and exit stamps from Haifa and Cyprus.
A laissez-passer issued by the State of Israel is attached to the passport with a string.
3. Alien Registration Certificate from Cyprus, stamped April 19, 1948.
4. ID card issued by the National Service Census Center from August 4, 1948. The ID card gives Klejf permission to leave Israel on JNF business.
Size and condition vary.

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Collection of Documents – War of Independence, 1947-1949 – Jerusalem

A dozen certificates, documents and other printed items; mostly from Jerusalem, from the last days of the British Mandate and the War of Independence, 1947-1949.
• Curfew Pass issued by the Office of Jewish Supernumerary Police. • Three entrance cards for collection of testimonies by the UNSCOP committee in Jerusalem in 1947. • "The Arab Camp, Summary of News", internal bulletin dated 11.1.1948. • "Kol Yerushalayim", bulletin dated 23.5.1948; published by the publicity department of "Va'adat Yerushalyim" including "News and announcements by the Government of Israel, 'Kol Hamagen Haivri' and 'Kol Yerushalayim'". • Two cards for distribution of "Tnuva" products. stamped "Supply department, distribution to consumers, military governor office". • Two letters from July 1948: letter from "Mishmar HaAm" about use of the ground floor of the Urfalim congregation synagogue in Jerusalem by "Hadassah" hospital; letter from the Urfalim congregation committee in Jerusalem to "Mishmar HaAm". • "About our condition, report submitted to the convention of recruited students – 1 and 2 February 1949…", report issued by the Students Association in Jerusalem. The report deals with financial and administrative problems due to the war and bombardments on the city, handling matters of recruited students or prisoners, and more. • Invitation card to the first Independence Day reception, 1949.
Total of 12 items. Size and condition vary.

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Photograph Album – Palmach Fighter – War of Independence, 1947-1948 – Photographs from Operation “Yoav”, Operation “Dany”, Occupation of Safed and other Battles

Approx. 35 photographs, in an album owned by Binyamin (Rusko) Feinguss (Eshet), fighter in the Third Battalion of Palmach, in the Independence War. Jerusalem, Safed, the Negev, Beit Shean and other places in Israel, 1947-1948 (one photograph from Poland, 1946).
The photographs document the battalion's members during battles, training and times of rest and recreation; most are titled on the back by hand: "visit to besieged Jerusalem for a package of cigarette"; "IDF Oath Day"; "Following the Occupation of Safed"; "View of Latroun Battles"; "On the way to Operation "Yoav"; "Shooting the Withdrawing Egyptians"; "My Admired Commander Dubi Klein"; "Palmach spirit in Wadi Dorot"; "Our Air Force Patrol around us"; "Prior to leaving for Lod"; and more.
Dates and names of photographed appear on the back of some of the photographs (written by hand). One photograph is stamped on the back: "Photo Studio 'Yona', Rishon LeZion".
Enclosed: Three documents from Feinguss's service during the war (printed and filled-in by hand), with ink-stamp of the Third Battalion of Palmach; "Kiryat Ali, the Third Battalion" (Hebrew), and identity card with his photograph and signature; "Vacation Certificate" dated 26.6.1948; Transit Order dated 12.1.1949.
On inside front cover – a pin of the "Gideon" Battalion – "Golani" Brigade.
Most photographs: approx. 8.5X6 cm (some are smaller). Good overall condition. Stains and blemishes (mostly minor). Arranged in an album of approx. 30 cm, with blemishes, tears (mostly to margins and spine), and adhesive tape strip on the front.

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The Fall of Mishmar HaYarden – Four Letters from Members of the Moshava to the Farmers’ Association, Requesting Assistance – February-August 1948

Four letters from members of the moshava Mishmar HaYarden. February-August, 1948.
1-3. Three handwritten letters from Elad Segal, secretary of Mishmar HaYarden’s committee, to Mr. H. [Haim] Ariav, director-general of the Farmers’ Association, February 15, 1948–June 1, 1948.
These three letters, which were written before the Syrians captured Mishmar HaYarden, describe, in a most touching manner, the difficult situation and hardship that the community is suffering due to severe attacks by the Syrian army and Arab gangs. The community’s committee requests assistance, pleading for financial and material aid, together with additional personnel from the Farmers’ Association. The letters describe the difficult financial situation that the community faces, as well as the severe shortage of equipment and weapons. The committee also asks for help in evacuating the women and children, who will become a burden in the defense against the attacks.
In the third letter, dated June 1, 1948, several days before the final capture of Mishmar HaYarden by the Syrian army, as it faced relentless aerial and artillery attacks, the members of the settlement accuse the defense institutions of treating them with indifference, and conclude with a plea for assistance and that they not be left to their fate.
4. A handwritten letter from Beruria Lobovsky to Mr. Ariav, secretary-general of the Farmers’ Association, August 18, 1948.
In the letter, which was written after the fall of Mishmar Hayarden to the Syrians on June 10, 1948, Beruria Lobovsky, one of the settlement’s founders, asks Mr. Ariav to help her obtain financial compensation for the property she lost, and tells him about her son, who was wounded and taken prisoner by the Syrians.
Size and condition vary. Filing holes in the margins of all the letters. Minor blemishes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Miniature Illustrated Psalms Book – Tel-Aviv, 1949 – Gift to Soldiers of the Religious Company in Kiryati Brigade in Posts Opposite Gush Etzion

Psalms, illustrations by Shlomo Cohen [Abarbanel]. Tel-Aviv: Sinai, [1948].
A miniature Tehilim (Psalms) book, with illustrations by Shlomo Cohen-Abarbanel (1921-1981), Israeli illustrator and intelligence agent who served as deputy to the head of the Mossad.
On the front endpaper appear the ink-stamp "Brigade 4, religious service unit" and a handwritten dedication to soldiers of the "Religious Company in posts opposite Gush Etzion, 20 Tevet 5709".
"The Religious Service" was the first entity founded by IDF to supply the religious needs of soldiers in the army. This book was given to the soldiers in the religious company of Brigade 4 (Kiryati) who were stationed in posts in the Jerusalem mountains.
[2], 161 pp, 6 cm. Good condition. Some stains, mostly to first and last leaves. Ownership inscriptions on front endpapers. Loose and torn spine.

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“The Negev Brigade in Battle” – The War of Independence – Israel, 1949 – Inscription from the Brigade’s Commanding Officer

The Negev Brigade in Battle. Tel Aviv: Ma’arakhot, [1949].
A book about the work of the Negev Brigade in the War of Independence. Includes excerpts from accounts of combat soldiers and selected prose and poetry excerpts by writers such as Nathan Shaham, Mati Meged, Ayin Hillel, Moshe Shamir, and Nathan Alterman. The book contains photographs and sketches by Boris Carmi, M. Perlson [Micha Peri], and others.
At the beginning of the book is a folded plate containing a map of the Negev and sketches of battles.
On the first is an inscription from Nahum Sarig, the brigade commander, to the family of Palmah soldier Moshe Kleinman, who was killed at Bir Asluj: "To the family of Moshe Kleinman, who fell in battle for the defense of the Negev and its capture, in the name of his fellow combat soldiers from the Negev Brigade, the brigade commander."
6, [2], 232 pp., 23 cm. Good condition. Stains. One gathering is loose. Cardboard binding with a torn spine, repaired with acid-free tape. Blemishes to the edges of the binding.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Speech of the Commanding Officer of the Irgun Zva’i Leumi – Issue of the Herut Newspaper, 6 Iyar 5708 (May 15, 1948)

Single leaf, issue 97 of the Herut newspaper, Saturday evening, 6 Iyar 5708 (May 15, 1948) - Transcript of a speech by Menachem Begin upon the establishment of the State of Israel.
The topics addressed in the speech, which was broadcast on the same day - May 15, 1948 - on the Irgun Zva’i Leumi’s radio station, Kol Zion ha-Lohemet (The Voice of Fighting Zion), are the victory in the War of Independence after the Holocaust, the difficulties in struggle, the need for a strong and well-trained army, necessary foreign policy with the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., and the return to Zion, among other topics.
49.5X35 cm. Good-fair condition. A small number of stains. Fold marks. A tear in the center along the fold line. Tears and open tears at the edges of the leaf.

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Printed Leaflet in Honor of the Establishment of the State of Israel, with the Lyrics of “Hatikva” – Buenos Aires, 1948

A printed leaf, commemorating the establishment of the State of Israel, by Naum Birenzweig. [Buenos Aires, ca. May 1948].
A leaf printed on both sides. On one side appear verses about Jerusalem, return to Zion and the Gathering of Israel, ending with: "Eternal commemoration of the State of Israel establishment, Iyar 5, 1948". "Hatikva" is printed on the other side of the leaf, in a version which includes the second stanza and the ninth stanza from Naftali Hertz Imber's poem "Tikvatenu". The song was printed in Hebrew and in transliteration to Latin script.
[1] leaf, 15 cm. Good condition. Stains. Minor creases at margins.

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The Provisional State Council and the People’s Council – All Protocol Booklets, 1948–1949

Two volumes of protocols of the discussions in the meetings of the People’s Council and the Provisional State Council. Tel Aviv: The Government Printer, Ha-defus he-hadash, 1948-1949.
All the protocol booklets, documenting the proceedings of four meetings of the People’s Council and forty meetings of the Provisional State Council (May 1948–February 1949).
The protocols contain abundant legislation and a great deal of debate about the newly-created state, together with decisions and discussions on urgent emergency matters. Among the subjects discussed: the Law and Administration Ordinance, 1948 (the first law drafted in the State of Israel), Emergency Regulations, much discussion on the issue of the Altalena, the State of Israel Emblem Ordinance, the Constituent Assembly Ordinance, and more. The provisional councils, which existed from May 1948 to February 1949, served as a transitional link between the Mandatory government and the Israeli Knesset.
Two volumes, ca. 23.5 cm. Overall good condition. Some leaves are loose. The bindings are somewhat worn, with stains.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“The Jewish State” – Supplement to Yedioth Ahronoth – The First Session of the Knesset in Jerusalem – February 14, 1949

"The Jewish State," a supplement to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, to mark the occasion of the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly, which took place in the National Institutions House in Jerusalem on 15 Shevat 5709 (February 14, 1949).
The supplement contains an illustration of Herzl addressing the First Zionist Congress, a photograph of David Ben-Gurion announcing the establishment of the state, and excerpts from Herzl’s book "The Jewish State."
[4] pp. (leaf printed on both sides), 58 cm. Good-fair condition. Fold marks. Tears at the edges and on the fold lines, most of them restored with acid-free tape (some with minor damage to the text). A small number of stains.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Documents – The question of Who is a Jew – State of Israel – Jerusalem, 1958

A dozen documents, recording the governmental discussions to define Jews according to the State of Israel laws. Jerusalem, 1958 (one document from 1960).
The question of "Who is a Jew" was first raised in 1958, when the Minister of Interior at the time, Israel Bar Yehudah decided to register as a Jew every person who declares "in good faith" that he is a Jew. These instructions aroused fierce opposition on the part of the religious public, led to the withdrawal of the Mafdal party from the government, to an upheaval and, finally, to a change in this definition.
Offered here are mimeographed typewritten documents recording the various disputes, discussions and decisions. Among them: a booklet prepared by the Interior Minister for the Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, with a summary of the history of religion and nationality registrations in the State of Israel (classified, by hand, on the top margin of the first page "Internal - not for publication"); a guide for the Ministry of Interior, Wing for Immigration and Registration, with instructions to register as Jews those who declare "in good faith" that they are Jewish; a letter of opposition to the definition which appears in said booklet, on behalf of Minister of Religions Haim Moshe Shapira; additional letter of opposition on behalf of Deputy Minister of Religions, Zerach Warhaftig; letter of resignation from the government by Haim Moshe Shapira, following the new instructions for registration of Jews; a letter from 1960 by David Ben Gurion to Haim Moshe Shapira, with the principals of the coalitional agreement to return the Mafdal party to the government, with an obligation to cancel the previous instructions for registration of Jews; and more.
Handwritten inscriptions on a number of pages.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes and filing holes to some documents.

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The Lavon Affair – Legal Report by Yitzchak Zamir, 1965

A legal report concerning the Lavon Affair by Dr. Yitzchak Zamir, lawyer, February 10, 1965. Hebrew and some English.
In 1960 the Knesset appointed a committee of seven ministers ("Committee of Seven") to investigate the Lavon Affair. The committee acquitted Pinchas Lavon, arousing furious reactions from the political system, mainly for the doubtful authority of a ministerial committee to acquit another minister.
This report (a mimeographed typewritten booklet), was commissioned by Pinchas Rosen (a member of the Committee of Seven), in order to push back the extreme criticisms, and it includes a detailed discussion concerning the committee members, its authority, protocol of discussions, the suspicion of biased decisions and other topics.
Dozens of handwritten comments appear on the margins of leaves, some in pencil and some in ink (comments might have been written by more than one person), with reference to the different claims in this report: "what about Cheshin's opinion?", "Bravo!", "something does not make sense here!" , and other comments.
[1], 2, [1], 67 pp, approx. 27.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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Address by IDF Chief Rabbi and “Order of Prayer” Booklet – Liberation of Jerusalem, 1967-1968

Leaf with an address by IDF Chief Rabbi and the booklet "Prayer order for day of thanksgiving". Israel, 1967-1968.
1. Address by IDF Chief Rabbi Major General Rabbi Shlomo Goren – Liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount from the Enemy's Legions. 28 Iyar 5727 (June 7, 1967).
A greeting from IDF Chief Rabbi "to soldiers of Israel, loved by the people, decorated with heroism and victory", for the liberation of Jerusalem.
16.5X23.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Filing holes. Small tears to margins of filing holes.
2. Order of prayer for day of thanksgiving, Iyar 28, 5728. Published by the Jerusalem religious council, 1968.
Order of prayer for the first anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem, with passages of prayers, memorial for the war's victims, chapters of Psalms and more.
4 pp (leaf folded in half), 22 cm. Good condition. Folding mark. Stains.

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Collection of Political Publications – 1939–1949

Collection of political publications from the era of the Yishuv in Palestine about underground movements, Hebrew labor, the partition of the land, and other topics. Palestine, 1934–1949. Hebrew and German.
1. We, the bourgeois Zionists, and Hebrew labor, by Avraham Sharon (Schwadron). Printout from Haaretz, Nissan 5694 [April 1934].
2. A Jewish State. Jerusalem: HaSefer, 5698 [1938]. Booklet containing a poem by Tchernichovsky ("And the cities shall return to their borders…") and a selection of essays against the partition plan.
3. Nationaler Nachrichtendienst [The National Intelligence Service], two issues of a bulletin in German issued by the Etzel. July–August 1938.
4. The Theory of Cruel Zionism, by Avraham Sharon (Schwadron). Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 5704 [1944].
5–6. Chauvinistic Notes on the Matter of the Arabs, by Avraham Sharon (Schwadron). Tel Aviv, 5709 [1949]. Two copies, one containing a handwritten dedication.
7. Lehi 1948, by B. Lubotsky (Benjamin Eliav), 1949. Booklet against Lehi’s policy during the War of Independence.
8–9. Who Collaborated? By Y. Shurati. Oz Publishing, [1949]. Booklet containing numerous assertions of collaborations between the dissenting organizations and the British. Two copies.
10. Ba-ofek: Be’ayot u-demuyot [On the horizon: Problems and characters], edited by Dr. Yaakov Harozen. Jerusalem: Harav Hershkovitz, 5709 [1949]. With a handwritten dedication by the author.
Size and condition vary. The booklets were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Publications – Left Wing Organizations and Communist Movements in Palestine – The First Half of the 20th Century

Six booklets and a broadside issued by communist parties, left wing organizations, and pacifist movements. Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, late 1920s through late 1940s (one booklet from 1985). Hebrew (one item in Yiddish).
• "Der Kampf", a booklet on behalf of the Socialist party of workers in Palestine "Poale Zion", Tel-Aviv, 1929. Yiddish. The booklet is about the socialist struggle in the Yishuv and in the Zionist Organization. • "Bamifne, collection of articles", Jerusalem: Marx-Engels, [1932]. Includes an essays by Leon Trotzky, "Marxism and the World War". • "Kol Hamazpun", a one-time publication, Tel Aviv: Achdut press, May 1934. Anthology of essays and passages in favor of vegetarianism and pacifism, by A.D. Gordon, L. N. Tolstoy, and more. • "At a time of emergency, anthology for problems of the Zionist policy and the Jewish-Arab cooperation", published by the league for Jewish-Arab cooperation, Jerusalem, 1940. Essays about the Jewish-Arab conflict, among them a call for peace and for economic and social cooperation between the nations. • "News and impressions (the reaction of the Arab public to the situation)". Jerusalem: The League for Jewish-Arab cooperation, 1946. • "Internal" bulletin with a survey of the attitude of the Arab public towards different matters: bombardment of King David Hotel by Etzel, British operations against the Jewish Yishuv, deportation of refugees, and more. • "Murder", a broadside issued by "'Thy Shall not Murder' League", condemning the murder of the policewoman Kadia Mizrahi and the boy Michael Shnel, attributed to the Etzel organization. Jerusalem: Achva press, [ca. 1947]. • "Ken Yedidut", Tel Aviv, 1985. Anthology of essays and passages supporting friendship with the Soviet Union.
Total of seven items. Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. The items were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Publications – Mapai and Left Wing Organizations in Palestine – Early 1920s through early 1950s

Ten booklets, posters and other printed items, published on behalf of Mapai party and other left-wing organization. Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, and elsewhere. Late 1920s – early 1950s. Hebrew and Yiddish.
Among the items: • "Hapoel", a one-time publication by Mapai party, dated August 15, 1929. Essays about settlement and the Zionist parties in Palestine. • "Kmo kol hagoyim", a booklet with essays by J. L. Magnes, presenting the essence of his ideological-political theory, asking to disagree with the "Balfour Declaration". Jerusalem, [1930]. • "Mikorban Lelochem, a public address during the holocaust" by Zalman Rubashov [Shazar]. Out of addresses delivered by Shazar to committees of Mapai Party and the Workers' Association in the years 1938-1943, regarding the extermination of the Jewish people in Europe. Published by Mapai center, Tel-Aviv, 1943. • Poster on behalf of Mapai center in Warsaw, with survey of the settlement in Palestine and a call for unity and joint efforts of all the workers' parties for settlement. Yiddish. • "Neged Palganut", a poster on behalf of the communist party in Israel, calling the Zionist organization to join the World Workers Movement. Tel Aviv, 1950. • And more.
Total of ten items. Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. The items were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Posters, Flyers, and Propaganda Material – the Kach Movement, the Israeli Right Wing and the Edah Haredit – 1970s-1980s

35 posters, flyers, and propaganda material issued by the Kach movement, the Israeli right wing, and the Edah Haredit. 1970s-1980s (some may be earlier).
Among the items: large poster by the Jewish Defense League – an open letter from Rabbi Meir Kahane calling for a return en masse to Jewish observance (probably printed during the Yom Kippur War); three "explanatory sheets" printed by the Kach party (probablyy before the elections for the Eighth Knesset in 1973); "Those who rise up to kill you – expel them first", a broadside from the Sela students’ organization calling for the expulsion of students who support the Palestine Liberation Organization from Israel; a broadeside from The Committee for the Nation’s Welfare calling for an amendment to the Law of Return prohibiting non-orthodox conversion; a small propaganda sheet from the Herut party: a mock dollar bill with the caption: "Where did it go?" with an image of the Mapai party’s building on the back; The Lehi, an interesting broadside, handwritten and mimeographed, giving the history of the movement until its dissolution; five anti-Zionist posters from the Shlomei Emunei Yisrael faction and the Edah Haredit; and more.
Enclosed: Seven newspaper clippings with advertisements from the Kach movement and other organizations.
Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition.
Provenance: Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Protest Posters against the Israeli Disengagement Plan

Nine protest posters against the disengagement plan. The posters call for refusal to follow IDF orders, to support an active opposition, and protest against Ariel Sharon and the Likud party during the disengagement and afterwards. Israel, ca. 2005.
• "Jewish Eviction Forces". • "Disengagement Ministers, Don't Vote Likud". • "Commander! I can't!" • "Gevalt! / Our Father, Our King, Tear our Wicked Verdict". • "Let the Jews Win!!!" • "Brother, Don't Evict Me! Jews don't Evict Jews". • "Sharon Destroys IDF". • Two orange and black Israeli flags.
Total of 9 items. Size and condition vary. Most items are in fair condition. Creases and tears. Remnants of glue and cardboard to back of posters (the posters were torn off bulletin boards).

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Collection of Various Paper Items from Zionist and Israeli History – Notebooks, Postcards, Advertising Pamphlets, Posters, Ephemera, and Other Items – 20th Century

Approximately 200 printed paper items from Zionist and Israeli history. Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other locations in Palestine and Europe, early 1900s to ca. 1970s. Hebrew and some English (a few items are in other languages).
Among the items: • A letter from the governor of the Jerusalem district to Yitzhak Yaakobi, the founder of the Beit Hakerem neighborhood, allowing him to purchase three rifles for the neighborhood’s defense. September 1936. Signed in handwriting by the governor’s representative, stamped "Beit Hakerem Mutual Association Ltd." and signed by Yaakobi. • Draft of a memo from the Hebrew Gymnasium in Jerusalem (typewritten with corrections in handwriting), which was sent with a request to "assist in finding learning equipment for physics, chemistry, zoology, botany, and anyone who can help enrich the library". Probably written on the eve of the opening of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, it includes an interesting overview of the history of the Gymnasium and its financial situation. • "Album for the Dubek photo collection, published in 1939" – booklet for collecting stickers (filled). • Approx. 20 postcards (including postcards published by Lebanon, the Eliyahu Brothers, Y. Ben-Dov, and others). • Approx. 30 booklets and books (including early writings published by Bnei Tzion, reports of the investigative committee on the Palestine question, and more). • Eight photographs (including one of David Ben-Gurion shaking the hand of a woman in the traditional dress of Jewish women from Arab countries). • Approximately 20 issues of the HaShavua periodical. • Envelopes, New Year cards, receipts, advertising booklets, catalogues of art exhibitions, flyers, and more.
Enclosed: A leather document case with a metal Tel Aviv municipality emblem, on the front.
Size and condition vary. Overall good–fair condition.

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Speech about the Hebrew Language by the German Philologist Dr. Anton Hulsius – The Netherlands, 1650

Oratio de Ejusdem Linguae Origine, Conservatione, Propagatione, ac Utilitate [Speech about the Origin, Preservation, and Use of the Hebrew Language], by Anthony Hulsius. Breda, The Netherlands: Ioannis à Waesberge, 1650. Latin and some Hebrew.
Dr. Anton Hulsius (1615-1685), a German Protestant philologist and theologian, served as minister of of the French community in the city of Breda in The Netherlands. He gave the speech about the Hebrew language, the text of which was published in this booklet, in Breda on June 25, 1649.
45, [3] pp. 14 cm. No cover or binding. Good-fair condition. A few stains. The booklet is split in two (between pp. 16 and 17). Loose connection among the leaves. The upper margins are trimmed, with minor damage to the text on some of the pages.
Not in NLI.

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The Bible and the New Testament in Latin – Venice, 1583 – Many Woodcuts

Biblia, ad vetustissima exemplaria. Venice: Haeredes Nicolai Beuilaquae, & socios, 1583. Latin.
Latin edition of the Holy Scriptures, with approx. 600 small in-text woodcuts depicting various biblical scenes.
[24], 1126 pp. (mispagination), 19.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and a small number of creases. Tears at the edges of several leaves. Large open tear on page 3 (with damage to the text). Minor worming damage on some of the leaves. The first gathering is loose. Ink stamps and a paper sticker on the front endpaper. Non-original half-leather binding. Minor damage and tears on the binding.
This edition is not in NLI.

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A History of the Old and New Testament – Amsterdam, 1700 – Engravings and Maps

Histoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament, enrichie de plus de quatre cens figures en taille-douce [History of the Old and New Testament, with more than four hundred illustrations], by Martin David. Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1700. Two parts in one volume.
A History of the Old and New Testament, with 214 engraved plates (on most of them appear two separate images that depict Biblical scenes), five maps (a map of the world and maps of Palestine and its environs – double plates), and two title-page engravings.
The text and the foreword at the beginning of the book were written by David Martin, a French Protestant theologian. Since the book was published by the Dutch cartographer and engraver Pieter Mortier (1661-1711), it is often referred to as "Mortier's Bible."
[20], 282, [8]; [20], 154, 20 pp. + plates, approx. 41 cm. Leather binding. Good condition. Large dampstain on the first leaves of the book and a few stains on the subsequent leaves. A small number of tears. Minor worming. Some pages and plates are bound upside down. The binding is reinforced with paper strips on the inside (along the seam between covers and endpapers). Restored tears in the endpapers. Damaged binding, with restoration.

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Der Jude – Part 1 – Engravings – Leipzig, 1781

Der Jude, oder, Altes und neues Judenthum [The Jew: Or, Old and New Judaism], by Gottfried Selig. Leipzig: Publisher not indicated, 1781. Volume 1. German.
Work by Gottfried Selig (1722–after 1792), a convert from Judaism, about the customs and lives of Jews in Germany in the 18th century. The book – which deals, among other things, with customs and laws of marriage, marital relations, circumcision, and burial – contains two engravings. The first depicts a Jewish wedding held outdoors, and the second depicts a circumcision ceremony.
After converting to Christianity, Selig taught Judaism and rabbinic literature in Leipzig, and between 1768 and 1772 he published a nine-part series, also entitled "Der Jude," which dealt comprehensively and in detail with Jewish life and customs. The volume offered here is the first in a series meant to complement his previous work.
[15] leaves, 512 pp. + [2] engraved plates, 17 cm. Forty pages of the index at the end of the book are missing. Good–fair condition. Stains. Worming to binding. Tears and open tears at the edges of the binding and on the spine. Tears at the joint between the back binding and the spine.

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History of Jewish Coinage, and of Money in the Old and New Testament – Illustrated – London, 1864 – Edition of 30 Copies

History of Jewish Coinage, and of Money in the Old and New Testament, by Frederic W. Madden. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1864. English. Number 14 of an edition of 30 copies. Wide margins.
The book provides an overview of the history of the minting and use of Jewish coins in antiquity, beginning with the biblical account of Abraham’s return from Egypt "very rich in livestock, silver, and gold," and showing various coins – Hasmonean, Judean, Greek and Roman – from the time of the Maccabees and the three great revolts against the Romans, to the New Testament era. The book contains 254 illustrations of ancient Jewish coins. A plate containing the Phoenician, ancient Hebrew, Sumerian, Aramaic and other alphabets appears at the beginning of the book.
XII, XI, 350 pp. + [1] plate, approx. 29 cm. Good condition. Many stains. Minor tears at the edges of the leaves and creases. Half-leather binding, with minor blemishes. The front binding is mostly detached, and the back binding is loose.

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View of Jerusalem – Woodcut out of “Cosmographia” – Basel, 1598

Die Heilige Statt Jerusalem Contrafehtet nach Form und Gestalt wie sie zu unsern zeiten erbawen ist. [Jerusalem the holy city as seen in our days]. Woodcut from
"Cosmographey, das ist Beschreibung aller Länder…" ["Cosmographia"], by Sebastian Münster. [Basel, ca. 1598]. German.
Panoramic view of Jerusalem from the east. Names of sites are marked in German. The woodcut, created by Iacob Clauser, is signed in the plate "IC". On the bottom of the leaf appears a text about the city.
Approx. 38.5X29 cm, framed: 44X54 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Creases. Minute tears. Unexamined out of frame.
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 Palestine – Engraving – Antwerp, 1632

Chorographia Terrae Sanctae in Angustiorem Formam Redacta, Et Ex Variis Auctoribus A Multis Erroribus Expurgata. Map of Palestine – engraving (most probably after Christian van Adrichom). [Antwerp, 1632].
Large map of Palestine, showing the territories of the Tribes of Israel, on both sides of the Jordan River. An oval map of Jerusalem appears on the lower part of the map. On the margins appear eighteen rectangles with illustrations of ancient coins, Illustrations of the Temple interior and a view of its façade, the Temple vessels, and more.
From the book "Commentarius in Vetus et Novum Testamentum", by Jacobus Tirinus.
Engraving: approx. 84X32 cm (two attached sheets). Fair condition. Folding marks. Creases and minor stains. Small tear at the top. A piece is cut out of the bottom. Worming (mostly slight, partially restored with pasted pieces of paper on the back).
Laor 771.

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Map of Jerusalem – Amsterdam, 1677

De Stadt Ierusalem zoot Hedendaeghs Bevonden word [view of Jerusalem in our days]. Hand-colored engraving. [Amsterdam, 1677]. Dutch.
View of Jerusalem from the east. A legend along the bottom with the sites marked on the map.
The map was printed in the book "Naukeurige beschryving van gantsch Syrie en Palestyn of Heilige Lant" by Olfert Dapper (Published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam, 1677).
Engraving: approx. 36X30 cm. Leaf: 65.5X56 cm. Good-fair condition. Tear along center line. Dark paper. Open tear to bottom left corner, not affecting the print.
Laor 1000.
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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Two Maps of Jerusalem – The Netherlands, 17th and 18th Centuries

Two imaginary maps of Jerusalem. The Netherlands, 17th and 18th centuries.
1. De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem Eerst Genaemt Salem. Bird's eye view map of Jerusalem, engraving by Iacob Savry, [after a map by Visscher from 1643]. [Amsterdam], 1648. Dutch.
Jerusalem in the days of the second Temple with the Temple in the center, and Herod's palace in the north. On the bottom right corner appears an image of Solomon's coronation.
The map was printed in the Lutheran Bible published by Rieuwert Dircksz van Baardt in Amsterdam, 1648.
Laor 1121.
49.5X32.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Dark paper. Stains. Tears at margins. Open tears, affecting the map, restored with pasted paper. Strip of paper on the back of the map, along the vertical fold line. A strip on the right side of the map is almost entirely detached.
2. De Stadt Ierusalem, map of Jerusalem from bird's eye view, engraving [second state of the Danckerts map]. Published by R. & J. Wetstein and William Smith, Amsterdam; Samuel Luchtmans, Leiden, [ca.1730]. Dutch.
The map depicts Jerusalem in the days of the temple with the temple vessels around it. On the bottom appear the façade of Solomon's temple as a European palace and a panorama of Jerusalem. This is a second state of the map, first published by Cornelis Danckerts.
51.5X36.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Dark paper. Stains. Tears at margins. Creases.
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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Maps – “Ordnance Survey of the Peninsula of Sinai” by Charles William Wilson – 1869

Ordnance Survey of the Peninsula of Sinai, Part II, Maps Plans and Sections, by A.W. Wilson, H.S. Palmer. [Southampton], 1869. English.
Part two out of the "Ordnance Survey of the Peninsula of Sinai" by Charles William Wilson – Portfolio with ten maps (linen-backed), some in color, presenting the survey's results.
Charles William Wilson (1836-1905), a British Royal Engineers officer, geographer and archaeologist, one of the pioneers of the modern survey of Palestine, embarked on a mission on behalf of the Palestine Exploration Fund to the Sinai Peninsula. The results of the survey were published in five parts: The research survey, a folder with maps and three folders with photographs. This is the second part.
10 maps, linen-backed and folded (cloth strips at margins of maps). Size varies; average size: 69X94 cm. Condition varies. Worming. Minor blemishes. Some stains and creases. Library stamps on the maps and a label on the inner side of the folder. Blemishes to folder.

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Map of Palestine – Palestine Exploration Fund – London, 1881

Map of Western Palestine, from Surveys Conducted for the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, by Leuts. C. R. Conder and H. H. Kitchener R. E. Published by Edward Stanford for the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, London, 1881. English.
Precise and detailed map of Palestine, from the Litani River in the north to Beersheba in the south. Large map, linen-backed, folded and housed in a cardboard slipcase.
The Palestine Exploration Fund started working in Palestine in the late 1860s. The mapping and survey of Palestine by the PEF lasted for some ten years, and is considered, among other projects of the fund, the forerunner of scientific research of Palestine.
See Laor 218.
95X158 cm (divided into 30 separate parts). Linen-backed, folded and housed in a cardboard slipcase. Good condition. Stains. Creases. Small tears at margins. Bookplate attached to the back of the map. Some tears and blemishes to slipcase.

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Atlas – Jabotinsky and Perlman – London, 1925

Atlas edited by Z. [Ze'ev] Jabotinsky and Dr. S. Perlman. London: HaSefer, 1926.
The first Hebrew atlas. Includes maps showing the percentage of Jews in each country of the Diaspora, historic maps, and more.
[4], 48 leaves, 28 cm. Good condition. A number of loose leaves. Some stains, mainly to margins of leaves. Some defects to binding.

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Collection of Hebrew Maps of Palestine – JNF and Keren Hayesod Maps

Twelve Hebrew maps of Palestine. Palestine and Poland, [ca. 1910s–1947].
Twelve Hebrew maps of Palestine that focus upon Jewish settlement, Keren Hayesod’s and JNF’s work in Israel, and more. • Map of Palestine and the agricultural colonies published by A. Landau, Jerusalem, [ca. 1913–1917]. Color map, folded, in a cover that contains geographical and demographic information, including a list of the agricultural colonies in Palestine. • Five maps published by JNF showing the scope of the Jewish settlement in Palestine, and particularly the areas where JNF assisted in settlement, 1924 to 1934. • Map of Palestine edited by Abraham Jacob Brawer, Tel Aviv: Dvir, 5685 (1925) (two copies). • Palestine, a map of the Jewish settlements, Keren Hayesod’s settlement enterprise, 5681–5707 [1921–1947]. Published by the Irrigation Office of the Jewish Agency’s Agricultural Settlement Department, Palestine, 1946. Large map showing the residential communities founded by Keren Hayesod. • Map of Palestine, edited by H. [Haim] Goldberg. Two copies (different from one another).
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Three Books – “The Saga of the Holy City” / “The Holy Land in Old Prints and Maps” / “Maps of the Holy Land” by Eran Laor – Illustrations, Photographs and Maps

Three books:
1. Jerusalem, the saga of the Holy City, by Michael Avi-Yonah, David Amiran, Julius Rothschild and H. Meyer. Introduction by Benjamin Mazar. Jerusalem: Universitas, 1954.
A copy out of a limited edition with hand-colored prints.
2. The Holy Land in old prints and maps by Zev Vilnay. Jerusalem: Reuven Mass, 1963.
The book is accompanied by more than 500 illustrations and photographs of various sites in Palestine.
Enclosed are letters exchanged between Zev Vilany, Reuven Mass and Hermann Meyer.
3. Maps of the Holy Land, Cartobibliography of Printed Maps, 1475-1900. New-York – Amsterdam: R. Liss-Meridian, 1986.
Bibliography of about 1170 maps of Palestine printed between the years 1475-1900, from the collection of Eran Laor. 23 color plates.
Enclosed are two copies of an essay by Prof. Naftali Kadmon: "Principles of Universal Cartography and their demonstration by maps in the Laor collection". (Hebrew).
Size and condition vary.

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Collection of Prints – Jerusalem and Palestine – 19th Century

38 prints of sites in Jerusalem and the vicinity and other places in Palestine. Most were printed in England, [19th century (a few prints are later)].
The collection includes prints from different books, including "The Holy Land" by David Roberts, "Picturesque Palestine", "The Christian in Palestine", and more. Some of the prints were created after paintings by William Turner, William Henry Bartlett, Thomas Allom, and others.
One of the prints, taken from issue no. 18 of "The Illustrated London News", December 1858, depicts the windmill built by Moses Montefiore outside the walls of Jerusalem that year.
Some of the prints are hand-colored.
Size and condition vary. Good to fair-poor overall condition. Some of the prints are contained in plastic envelopes and were unexamined out of them.
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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David Roberts – Three Lithographs – Jerusalem and Tiberias

Three lithographs – views in Palestine after paintings by David Roberts:
1. Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Published by F. G. Moon, [London], 1841. (Dated in the plate 1839).
2. Jerusalem from the road leading to Bethany. Published by F.G. Moon, [London], 1841. Signed, titled and dated in the plate (1839).
3. Tiberias. Published by F.G. Moon [London], 1844. Signed, titled and dated in the plate (1839).
David Roberts (1796-1864), active in London, was among the 19th century pioneer artists who traveled to the Near East to draw its landscapes and distribute their works in Europe. Roberts drew watercolors in situ, later transforming them into lithographs available for the public.
43.5X61.5 cm. Good overall condition. Stains. Tears and folds at margins and corners.

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“Landscape Illustrations of the Bible” – London, 1836 – Engravings Depicting Views and Sites in Palestine

Landscape Illustrations of the Bible, Consisting of Views of the Most Remarkable Places Mentioned in the Old and New Testaments by Thomas Hartwell Home, London: John Murray, 1836. English. Two volumes.
The volumes include 97 engraved plates altogether (including the title pages of both volumes), depicting sites mentioned in the Bible and in the New Testament. Engravings are by William Finden and Edward Francis Finden after paintings by William Turner, Augustus Wall Callcott, David Roberts, and others. The engravings depict, among other things, views and sites in Palestine (Jerusalem, Mount Tabor, Mount Carmel, Kishon River and more), Egypt, Jordan, Syria and more places. The engravings are accompanied by texts about the different sites.
Volume I: XII, [89] text pages + [50] plates; Vol. II: IV, 89 text pages + [47] plates, 23 cm. Leather gilt decorated bindings. Gilt edges. Good condition. Stains. Paper labels on the inside front bindings. Minor blemishes to corners and margins of bindings.

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Journal of a Tour in the Holy Land – Travel Diary of Lady Egerton’s Tour to Palestine – London, 1841 – Lithographic Views, from Original Drawings, by Lord Francis Egerton, Earl of Ellesmere

Journal of a Tour in the Holy Land, in May and June, 1840, by Lady Francis Egerton. With lithographic views, from original drawings, by Lord Francis Egerton. London: Harrison and Co., 1841. English.
Journal of a Tour in the Holy Land by Lady Egerton and her husband, Lord Francis Egerton, first earl of Ellesmere, in May and June 1840. With four lithographic plates showing views of Palestine.
Francis Egerton (1800-1857), who was known for his support of the arts, was himself a writer. The lithographs that accompany the journal are based on his drawings.
In the introduction to the book, Lady Egerton states that the profits from the printing and distribution of the book will be donated to the Ladies’ Hibernian Female School Society, a women’s institution in Ireland.
[4] leaves, 141 pp. + 4 plates. 22 cm. Good condition. Stains. Front endpaper is partially detached. Small tears at the inner margin of the first leaf. Bookplate on the inside front cover. Slight damage to the binding.

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“Scenes in the East” by Henry Baker Tristram – a Dozen Color Prints after Photographs of Palestine and the Surroundings – London, 1884

Scenes in the East, by H.B. Tristram. London: the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1884. English.
A book by Henry Baker Tristram (1822-1906) about sites in Palestine and the surroundings. The book is accompanied by twelve color prints after photographs by James Graham, Francis Frith and other photographers. Among the prints: Sidon, Pool of Siloam, Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and more.
One of the prints shows Jaffa with a view to the north in the direction of the future site of Tel-Aviv. The photograph after which this print was created is one of the earliest photographs portraying this area, prior to the establishment of Tel-Aviv.
[2] leaves, 49, [1] pp, [12] plates. 17.5 cm. Gilt edges. Good-fair condition. Some stains. First three leaves are detached. Several loose leaves. Creases, folds and some tears to tissue guards. Handwritten dedication on front endpaper. Minor blemishes to spine and to corners of binding.

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Jerusalem, The Holy City – Charles Wilson – London, 1889 – Engravings

Jerusalem: The Holy City, by Charles Warren. London: J. S. Virtue and Co., 1889. English.
A book by Charles Wilson that gives an overview of the city of Jerusalem in words and images. It contains engravings that depict Jerusalem and its environs: view of Jerusalem from Mount Scopus, view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, al-Eizariya (Bethany), and a view of the Mount of Olives from Mount Zion. The book also contains dozens of illustrations depicting gates, monasteries, and churches, people, attires, and markets in the Jerusalem region. Explanations and descriptions appear alongside the illustrations.
Captain Charles Wilson, who arrived in Jerusalem in 1864 at the head of an engineering team, served for decades as a military engineer, land surveyor, and archaeologist in the service of the British government and army. He published several books and albums about Palestine over the years.
XXII, 120 pp. + [4] plates (with tissue guards) and [1] map, 35.5 cm. Gilt edges. Overall good condition. Stains (mostly light). Minor blemishes. A tear at the joint between the front endpaper and binding. One engraving is partially detached. Loose pages; the binding is slightly damaged, mainly on the spine and at the edges.

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Large photograph – Writers of HaShiloah Journal from Volume 1 to Volume 25 – 1912

Composite photograph mounted on cardboard, combining portraits of the editors, publishers, managers, and writers of HaShiloah journal from Volume 1 to Volume 25. Odessa: HaShiloah, [1912?].
This composite photograph is comprised of rows upon rows of small portraits of the writers of HaShiloah. Among those photographed: The editors, Asher Ginsberg (Ahad Ha’am), Joseph Klausner, and Haim Nahman Bialik, the publisher Menahem Ussishkin, and the manager Haim Katznelson, as well as many of the important Jewish writers of the early twentieth century: Yosef Haim Brenner, Shaul Tchernichovsky, Max Nordau, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and others.
The publisher’s name appears in the lower right-hand corner, and the caption "Photographia ‘Vereshchagin,’ Odessa…" appears in the lower left-hand corner.
35.5X29 cm. Good-fair condition. Damage, tears, and open tears (mostly minor) at the edges of the photographs. Stains, damage, and peelings on the cardboard.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Photographs – Youth Movements in Poland – “Hashomer Hatza’ir” – 1920s-30s

Collection of photographs of youth movements in Poland. [ca. 1920s-30s].
Among the photographs: • Two group photographs, titled in the plate: "Moshevet Kfirim Homoty 1926" and "Moshevet HaMenahalim be'Homoty'" (presumably these are photographs of "HaShomer Hatza'ir" group in Homoty, Poland). • Group photographs of youth movement members exercising acrobatics, and photographs of bicycle rides, a youth orchestra and more. • A group photograph of youth from Siemiatycze, titled in the plate: "Va'ad shel Sifriyat 'Tarbut' Siemiatycze 1927". • Photograph portraying a group of girls, titled in the plate: "kvutzat Kfirot 'Laor'…1929". • Photographs of "HaShomer Hatza'ir" exhibition, titled on the back in handwriting: "HaTa'arucha HaShomrit HaRishona. Warsaw, Hanukkah, 1924".
Enclosed: • Postcard with a letter in Yiddish to J. Syr (this collection of photographs belonged, most probably, to a member of the Syr family from Siemiatycze. On some of the photographs appear handwritten dedications to family members). • Group photograph from the first convention of newcomers from Siemiatycze in Tel-Aviv, 1934 (titled in the plate).
Most photographs are divided on the back for use as a postcard.
Total of 26 items (25 photographs and one postcard). Size and condition vary.

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Souvenir Photo Album – First National Convention of the Betar Movement in Poland – Warsaw, 1930

"Commemorating the first convention of Brit Trumpeldor in Poland, 21.VII–28.VII 1930," photograph album. Warsaw, 1930.
Seventeen photographs in an album (mounted in the album), depicting the members of Betar at a national convention in Poland. The photographs depict military parades, tent camps, and the field kitchen, among other things. On the front cover appears a gilt title with Stars of David, and on the first leaf appears a handwritten dedication to "Mr. Blilovsky" dated October 27, 1930, Warsaw.
On the first national convention of Betar in Poland, see enclosed material.
Photographs: approx. 9X12 cm (four photographs are smaller). Good condition. Slight stains and blemishes. Two photographs with tears. Album: approx. 12.5X17.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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Photograph – Winston Churchill and Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

Photograph documenting a meeting between Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and Winston Churchill [Palestine, 1921?]. Photographer unknown.
The photograph, which depicts Rabbi Kook speaking with Churchill, was evidently taken in 1921 during Churchill’s visit to Palestine during his term as Secretary of State for the Colonies. During the visit, Churchill stayed in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and other locations, and met with many public figures.
12X9 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes at the corners.

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“One Hundred Aerial Photographs of Palestine” – Gustaf Dalman – Germany, 1925

Hundert deutsche Fliegerbilder aus Palästina [One Hundred Aerial Photographs of Palestine], edited by Gustaf Dalman, "Schriften des Deutschen Palästina-Instituts; 2. Band" (a series of writings of German Evangelical Institute for Research of Ruins in the Holy Land in Jerusalem, volume 2). A paper sticker bearing the name of the publisher, "Der Rufer," was placed over the printer’s information on the title page. Gütersloh, Germany, 1925. German.
A work containing reproductions of one hundred aerial photographs of Paletsine that were taken by the German army during World War I (acquired from an archive in Bavaria), with an introduction and detailed explanations by the scholar Gustaf Dalman, the first director of the German Evangelical Institute for Research of Ruins in the Holy Land in Jerusalem. A folded plate appears at the end of the book – a map of Palestine. The book includes a bookmark with a transparency upon it.
158 pp. + [1] folded map, 32 cm. Good condition. Several pages are loose. Stains, mainly upon the map. A handwritten inscription on one of the front endpapers.

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Frank Scholten – La Palestine Illustrée – Two Volumes with Photographs of Jaffa – Paris, 1929

La Palestine Illustrée by Francois Scholten. Paris: Jean Budry & Co., [1929]. French. Two volumes.
Two volumes containing high-quality photographs of the city of Jaffa and its environs, by Frank (Francois) Scholten (1881–1942), including photographs of local inhabitants, craftsmen and visitors, members of all the ethnic and religious groups (Albert Einstein appears in one photograph), landscapes, fruits and vegetation, and more.
The first volume is titled "La Porte D'Entrée Jaffa" [Entry gate to Jaffa] and compiles 449 photographs. The second volume is titled "Jaffa La Belle" [Beautiful Jaffa] and compiles 371 photographs. A relevant verse from the Bible, the Talmud, or the Koran is printed beside each photograph. An additional photograph is pasted on each of the front covers. Edition of 1000 copies (the volumes presented here are not numbered).
Volume I: XXII, 203, XXVI-XXXVI , [1] pp + [202] plates. Volume II: [4], XIV, 169, XV-XXIII, [1] pp + [168] plates. Approx. 27 cm. Good condition. Stains. Worming to a number of leaves at the end of the second volume. Tears and open tears to paper covers. Front cover of first volume and back cover of second volume are detached. Some of the leaves of first volume are loose.
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Frank Scholten – “Palästina” – Two Volumes with Photographs of Jaffa – Stuttgart, 1930

Palästina, Bibel, Talmud, Koran, by Frank Scholten. Stuttgart: Julius Hoffman, [1930]. German. Two volumes ("Jaffa I" and "Jaffa II").
Two volumes containing high-quality photographs of the city of Jaffa and its environs, by Frank Scholten (1881–1942), including photographs of local inhabitants, craftsmen and visitors, members of all the ethnic and religious groups (Albert Einstein is in one photograph), landscapes, fruits and vegetation, and more.
The first volume contains 449 photographs, and the second volume contains 371 photographs. A relevant verse from the Bible, the Talmud, or the Koran is printed beside each photograph. Edition of 1000 copies.
Volume I: XXXII, 203, XXXII–XLVI, [1] pp., + [202] plates; Volume 2: XXX, 170, XXXI–XLII, [1] pp., + [168] plates. 27.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Hardcover bindings, with the original dust jackets. Tears (some of them open) in the dust jackets.
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Album of Photographs from Palestine – 1920s – Photographs of Pioneers, Workers and Kindergartens

Approx. 60 photographs arranged in an album, prepared as a souvenir for Malka Teblinsky, a kindergarten teacher from Bialystok who immigrated to Palestine in the 1920s. Tel-Aviv, Tel-Hai, Acre and other locations in Palestine and Europe, ca. 1920s.
The album includes numerous photographs of Teblinsky with kindergarten children (during Hanukkah, during a visit to a dairy in Tel-Aviv, working in a garden and more); numerous photographs of workers and pioneers (preparing cement blocks, paving roads, building barracks and buildings, and more); and photographs of views in Palestine (group visit to the Roaring Lion memorial in Tel-Hai, bicycle ride in the fields, photographs from the beach, and more). The album also includes about twenty photographs from the period prior to her immigration to Palestine, documenting her life and work as a kindergarten teacher in Europe.
On the first page appears a handwritten dedication (in Yiddish, partially deleted) to Teblinsky from her cousin, Hannah.
Most photographs are divided on the back for use as a postcard. Four photographs are stamped by the photographers: "Z. Brill"; "Zalmania D. Pozen"; and A. Tikotskj". A number of photographs are titled and dated by hand (on the margins and on the back) or in the plate (in Hebrew).
Size and condition vary. Average size: approx. 14X9 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Stains and blemished (mostly slight). A number of photographs are mounted on album's leaves or attached with adhesive tape. One photograph is missing a corner.
Album size: approx. 35.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, creases and small tears (at margins and at the openings for insertion of photographs, some restored with adhesive tape). Some worming. Decorated binding, rubbed, with tears and defects.

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Collection of Photographs – Pioneers and Workers in Palestine

Thirteen photographs of pioneers and workers in Palestine, [ca. 1930s].
Among the photographs: • Photograph of the "Tel Aviv Agricultural Labourers' Union" members establishing a nursery in Herzliya, 1930. Titled and dated on the back. Stamped on the back with organization's stamp: "Agricultural Labourers' Union, agricultural organization for settlement in the area of orchards in Tel-Aviv". • Group photograph, titled "Group of Perlman workers… Petach Tikva". Photographer: N. Ben-Noam (Petach Tikva). • Photograph of workers digging foundations. • Photograph of a group of workers during excavations. • More.
Total of 13 photographs. One photograph appears in two copies. Size and condition vary.

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Seven Postcards with Photographs of Jerusalemite Figures from Different Ethnic Groups – Hand-signed by Photographer Arthur Bauer

Seven postcards issued by "Photo Barak" with photographs of Jerusalemite figures of different ethnic groups, by the photographer Arthur Bauer. Jerusalem, [ca. 1930s].
Seen in the photographs are Sephardi children, Yemenite Jews, a Jewish woman from Morocco, a Jewish woman from Persia, a Hasidic boy and an Ethiopian priest. The photographs are numbered, titled and hand-signed on the bottom by the photographer Arthur Bauer (English, one postcard is signed and titled in Hebrew). A printed inscription appears on the back of six postcards: "Photo – Barak, Jerusalem" the the seventh postcard is stamped on the back - "Barak" (Photo Barak studio, founded in Jerusalem in 1935 by photographer Arthur Bauer).
See: Kedem catalogue no. 60, item no. 96 – the portfolio "Types in Jerusalem" with photographs by Bauer.
Approx. 14X9 cm. Good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Photographs – Hebrew University, 1920s-30s – Photographs by Zoltan Kluger

Ten photographs portraying teachers, students, visitors and ceremonies in the Hebrew University, including photographs by Zoltan Kluger. Jerusalem, [ca. 1920s-30s].
In the collection: • Photograph of the Hebrew University inauguration, with pen inscriptions marking some of the participants, among them the inscription "me" (German). [1925]. Titled on the back in German. • Two photographs titled on the back "School year opening ceremony" (Hebrew and English). • Photograph of "Dr. Eig's botany lecture" by Zoltan Kluger. Stamped with photographer's stamp and titled on the back. • Photograph of a donor from the United States and Moshe Wilbushevitz by a telescope, [by Zoltan Kluger]. Titled on the back. • Five photographs depicting the geological collection in the university, the Jewish National and University Library building, students during a lecture and books being unloaded from the back of a donkey (titled on the back).
17X9.5 cm to 22.5X16 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases. Blemishes to one photograph. Medium tear to one photograph; open tears to corner of two photographs.

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“Palestine, Art Calendar” – Three Calendars – Photographs of Palestine by Zoltan Kluger, Alfons Himmelreich and Others – Tel-Aviv, 1939-1948 – Keren Hayesod and JNF / Otte Wallisch

Three calendars for the years 1939, 1943 and 1947, accompanied by photographs of Palestine. Tel-Aviv, 1939-1948. Hebrew, English and German.
1. Erez Israel Bild-kalender 5700, calendar for the year 1939. Editor: J. Gal-Ezer. "Cover and publicity leaves": Machner-Wallisch (Otte Wallisch and Ernst Machner). Tel-Aviv: The Palestine Publishing, 1939. Hebrew and German.
The calendar is accompanied by Photographs by Zoltan Kluger, Alfons Himmelreich, Rudolph Jonas and others, and includes pictures of JNF and Keren Hayesod posters designed by Otte Wallisch.
2-3. Eretz Israel, Art Calendar [Palestine, Art Calendar], two calendars for the years 1942-1943 and 1947-1948. "Paintings and publicity leaves: Machner-Wallisch" (Otte Wallisch and Ernst Machner). Tel-Aviv: Leon Hamadpiss. Hebrew and English.
Two calendars are accompanied by photographs by Zoltan Kluger, Rudi Wiesenstein, Helmar Larsky, Tim Gidal and other photographers.
Size and condition vary.

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Jugend-Alijah – Portfolio of Youth Aliyah Photographs – Photographs by Walter Zadek, Lu Landauer, and Others – Berlin, 1937

Jugend-Alijah [Youth Aliyah], a portfolio containing reproductions of photographs and a chart of Youth Aliyah’s activities in 1937. Berlin: Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kinder-und Jugend-Alijah, [1937]. German.
The portfolio contains 12 plates with reproductions of photographs by Walter Tzedek, Lu Landauer, Herbert Sonnenfeld, and G. Sochaczewski. The photographs depict youth in the Jugend-Alijah school in Berlin before their immigration to Palestine and youth in Tel Aviv, Ein Harod, and other places after immigrating to Palestine via Youth Aliyah, showing young people at work in the fields, tending flocks, and during leisure time, learning trades, and studying religious texts. An additional photograph depicts the Youth Aliyah buildings in Ein Harod. One plate contains photographs of Recha Freier and Henrietta Szold.
The photographs are accompanied by a folded leaf enumerating Youth Aliyah’s activities and accomplishments, with some text on one side and an illustration and a chart on the other. Among the statistics given are: The number of young people brought to Palestine, the number of young people who completed their professional training, and the number of residential communities in Palestine that absorbed the them.
A photograph by Walter Zadek, depicting a teenage girl from Kibbutz Ein Harod playing the accordion, is printed on the cover of the portfolio.
The purpose of the organization's official German name, Jüdische Jugendhilfe [Jewish Youth Aid], was to disguise the organization’s Zionist purpose. Established by Recha Freier in 1933, the organization worked to unify the Jewish youth movements, provide professional training to their members, and obtain permits for immigration to Palestine. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, the recipients of these permits were chosen with extreme care, and even given medical and physical examinations, due to the difficulty in obtaining immigration permits and absorbing additional immigrants in Palestine.
[12] plates, 15X23 cm + 21X29 cm leaf. Good condition. A small number of stains. Many stains and small tears on the cover. The cover is reinforced and restored with tape.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Photographs by Photographer Rudi Weissenstein – Youth Aliyah – Studies, Agricultural Training and Vocational Training

Ten photographs documenting Youth Aliyah in Palestine, by photographer Rudi Weissenstein [Tel-Aviv, Nahalal, Givat Brenner, Ayanot and elsewhere, ca. 1940s].
Among the photographs: boys and girls dancing "Hora" on a platform in the Tel-Aviv port after disembarking the ship that brought them to Palestine; classroom in a school in Nahalal; joint studies in Kibbutz Givat Brenner; training youth for different occupations: carpentry, welding, milking, picking oranges, and more.
The photographs are stamped on the back with photographer's stamp (nine in English and one in Hebrew); some are titled in handwriting (English) on the back.
Size and condition vary. Average size: approx. 23X18 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Blemishes, creases and stains (mostly to back). Tears at margins, some restored. Three photographs are lacking a corner.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Six Photographs by Zoltan Kluger – Aviation in Palestine, 1939

Six black-and-white photographs by Zoltan Kluger. Palestine, [1939 (one may be earlier)].
The photographs depict: • An airplane taking off in front of a formation of trainees in the flight school in Lod. • Trainees in the first Jewish pilots’ course of the Aviron company’s flight school in Afikim, putting an aircraft with folding wings into storage. • A festive formation of members of the Scouts and other youth movements at the graduation ceremony of the first course for Jewish pilots in Lod (on the back is a censor’s stamp forbidding publication). • Trainees in a mechanics class at the flight school of the Palestine Flying Service in Lod. • An instructor teaching a woman trainee in a gliding course on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea as part of the flight school of the Flying Camel (the Palestine flight club). • An instructor teaching trainees in a gliding course on a glider in the Jordan Valley.
The photographs are stamped on the back: "The Orient press photo Co. (Photo Z. Kluger)." Some are captioned in handwriting on the back. Two photographs are numbered in the upper margins in handwriting. One photograph is mounted on a cardboard plate.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Some blemishes, mostly minor.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Photograph Album – Founding of the Refineries in Haifa, 1939–1940

Album containing approximately 180 photographs documenting the founding of the refineries in Haifa. July 1939 to August 1940.
Among the photographs: • Transporting a pipe for crude oil on the railway tracks. • Constructing the main office building. • Constructing the cooling towers. • Aerial photographs of the refineries’ area during construction. • Building the towers for refining the crude oil, the ponds for treating effluent, and the storage tanks. • Building the staff building. • Photographs of the camp area, taken from the top of the towers. • And more.
The photographs are dated in pen in the corners. The pages of the album contain additional dating and descriptions. The caption "Album A-2" appears at the beginning of the album, and a sticker from the photography studio appears on the inside back cover: "Hanania Brothers, Photographic Specialists, Jerusalem".
Approx. 180 photographs in all (mounted in the album). Size varies. Average size: 8.5X12 cm. Good condition. Some of the photographs are loose. Small paper sticker on one of the pages. A few tears, folds, and creases on the tissue guards, and one tissue guard is missing. Minor blemishes at the corners and edges of the binding.

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Collection of Photographs – New Immigrants’ Camp in Haifa / Photographs by Lu Landauer

1–4. Four photographs. Haifa, [1910s or 1920s]. Three of them are titled in the plate: "New Immigrants’ Camp in Haifa, Palestine", "Dining room, new immigrants’ house, Haifa, Palestine," and "Immigration Office of the Zionist Workers’ Union in Haifa, Palestine".
Approx. 12X17.5 cm. Fair condition. Creases, stains, and blemishes.
5–8. Four photographs by photographer Lu Landauer (signed on the back with her stamp), of a tent camp on the Carmel and an apartment building (for new immigrants), [ca. 1940s].
Two are 8.5X13 cm., and two are 11X17 cm. Fair to good condition. Creases in one of the photographs.
Enclosed is another photograph of an apartment building for new immigrants, unsigned. 8X11.5 cm.
The photographer Lu Landauer, who was born in Germany, immigrated to Israel in 1933 and married Dr. Georg Landauer, director of the Settlement Department of German Immigrants' Association in Israel. She established the photography department in the New Bezalel School for Arts and Crafts in 1941. Landauer devoted much of her time to photographing architectural buildings planned by German immigrants, primarily on kibbutzim, for the department that her husband headed. According to her own account, she lost or destroyed the glass plate negatives of her photographs. She left Israel in 1955 and died in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1996.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Four Press Photographs – “The Black Sabbath” / Search for Ammunition by the British Army – 1946

Four press photographs depicting British soldiers after the Black Sabbath and during searches for ammunition. Kibbutz Yagur and Givat Shmuel, July–November 1946.
1–3. Three photographs of soldiers and officers of the British army standing over weapons that were seized on Kibbutz Yagur and showing them to the media.
The Haganah’s main arms cache was hidden in Kibbutz Yagur in the north of Palestine. During the raid, which took place on June 29, 1946, in what became known as "The Black Sabbath," the British seized a large cache of rifles, sub-machine guns, mortars, grenades, and ammunition.
4. Photograph of British soldiers searching for explosives in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem on November 2, 1946. The search took place after two British army trucks and another truck, which belonged to an Arab, drove over a mine on the outskirts of Jerusalem, killing two soldiers and wounding several soldiers and Arab residents.
Information notes for the press and stamps of news agencies on verso.
Three 20X25 cm photographs and one 10X20 cm photograph. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes. Fold marks in two photographs.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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The First Decade Exhibition – Album of Photographs by Werner Braun – Jerusalem, 1958 – Dedication from the Exhibition Director

Album with 16 photographs by Werner Braun documenting the First Decade exhibition which was held in Binyane HaUma in Jerusalem, 1958.
The First Decade exhibition was held in Binyane HaUma in Jerusalem in May-August 1958, as part of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the State of Israel. This exhibition was considered one of the most important events of the year and was visited by about 600,000 people. However, it aroused much criticism, both for its organization and for its content (some claimed it was a propaganda exhibition, resembling exhibitions organized by the Soviet authorities).
The album contains sixteen photographs by Werner Braun, most are titled by hand on the album's leaves, among them: • Panoramic photographs of Binyane HaUma and the exhibition grounds (composed of three photographs). • Photograph of the opening ceremony with the participation of David Ben Gurion, Teddy Kollek and other dignitaries. • Photographs of different stands in the exhibition: Aliyah, health services, education and culture and more. • Panoramic photograph of a performance of the London Festival Ballet. • And more.
The album opens with a dedication signed by the exhibition director Yitzchak Roll "to Yitzchak Levi, a souvenir from great days of work in the First Decade exhibition, Jerusalem 5.6.58-21.8.58" [the recipient may have been Yitzchak Levi (1907-1994), commander in the Haganah and IDF and director of the government Publicity Center].
16 photographs, size varies. Average size: 13X17 cm. Album: 23X31 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Some photographs are detached. The logo of the exhibition appears on the album's binding. Stains and worming to binding.

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Efraim (Efren) Ilani – Photographs from an Exhibition on the Holocaust

Seven black and white photographs from an exhibition on the Holocaust by the photographer Efraim (Efren) Ilani (1910-1999). [Jerusalem?, 1967?].
These photographs presumably document the exhibitions in the Chamber of the Holocaust Museum on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, which was founded before the establishment of Yad Vashem as a memorial site with a religious character. The photographs depict, among other things, a "sacred robe" that was sewn for a German officer from parchments taken from a Torah scroll; prayer shawls; parchments and straps for phylacteries piled upon one another; purses whose linings were made from parchments taken from a Torah scroll beside a tambourine whose drum is made from parchment taken from a Torah scroll; tattered and torn prayer shawls wrapped around jugs filled with fragments of parchment; and more.
The photographs are stamped on the back with the photographer’s stamp and numbered in handwriting. One photograph is dated 1967 in handwriting on the back.
Approx. 25X 20.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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Collection of Photographs – Minister Dov Yosef – Israel and the United States, 1960s

110 photographs of Minister Dov Yosef, [ca. 1960s, some earlier photographs].
Most photographs are from official visits and receptions abroad in honor of Dov Yosef when he served as a minister in the Israeli Government, among them photographs of his wife Goldie Yosef, as well as some earlier photographs from his youth and some portrait photographs.
Many of the photographs are stamped on the back "Another-- Group Picture by Federal Photos / S. Breitman…"; some are stamped with other stamps. One photograph is stamped by photographer David Rubinger, and one (portrait of Goldie Yosef) is stamped by photographer Alfred Bernheim.
Dov (Bernard) Yosef (1899-1980), Military Governor of Jerusalem during the War of Independece, Minister in Israel Governments. Born in Canada, PhD in philosophy and M.A. in Law. One of the organizers of Jewish Legion's volunteers during World War I, arrived in Palestine in 1918 with the Canadian legion. In 1921, after graduating from Law School, returned to Palestine to settle.
Yosef was active in the Labor Movement and a Mapai member since 1933. Served as the legal advisor of the Jewish Agency and its political department deputy manager. During World War II he was in charge of mobilizing volunteers to the British Army.
During the 1948 war and the siege on Jerusalem, he served as the Military Governor of the city, being in charge of food supply and distribution as well. In 1949 he served as the Minister of Rationing and Supply ("austerity minister"). Served as Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Transportation, Minister of Law, Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister of Health.
Enclosed: a letter (on State of Israel Bonds stationery) and a newspaper clipping concerning a photograph from 1963 as well as a number of information notes.
Average size 25X20 cm. Good overall condition.

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“Gruss Aus” Postcard – Exhibition on Palestine in Frankfurt

Gruss aus der Palästina Ausstellung Frankfurt a. M. [Souvenir from the Palestine exhibition in Frankfurt am Main]. Frankfurt am Main: Kunst Anstalt Rosenblatt, [ca. late 19th century]. German.
Undivided souvenir postcard published for the Palestine exhibition that was held in Frankfurt am Main. The postcard contains illustrations of scenes from the exhibition hall: the entrance stairs to the exhibition; the "Hall of the Kaiser" with his portrait; the entranceway into the exhibition hall.
9X13 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes and tears at the edges.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Petah Tikva – Postcard Published by Y. M. Shisha-Halevy – “Hospitality”

"Petah-Tikva, No. 10, Hospitality," postcard published by Y. M. Shisha-Halevy. Petah Tikva, early 20th century.
Sent by post to the agricultural colony of Rosh Pina. On the back are a brief letter in Hebrew, an ink stamp, and a postage stamp of the Turkish postal service. The address is written in French.
Approx. 13.5X 8.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and blemishes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Undivided Postcards – Holidays and Customs

25 undivided postcards. Published by P. G. i. F. [Paul Grodel], J. Hofmann/Z. Moch and other publishers. Frankfurt/Paris, Krakow and elsewhere. [Early 20th century].
On most of the postcards appear reproductions of paintings by various artists, including Moritz Oppenheim, Hermann Junker and Hugo Elkan, depicting views from Jewish life: a Jewish wedding, "Pidyon Haben", Havdalah, lighting Hanukkah candles, Kaparot ceremony, Yom Kippur, Tisha BeAv and more. Alongside these postcards appear two postcards with humorous illustrations portraying a Jewish wedding.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases, stains and minor blemishes. Three postcards were used.

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