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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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Collection of Postcards – Various Jewish Themes

39 postcards depicting various Jewish themes. Published by Williamsburg Post Card Co., Hebrew Publishing Co., "Yehudiya", and others. United States, Poland, Germany and elsewhere, [the first decades of the 20th century].
Among the postcards: humorous postcards with short texts in Yiddish; a postcard designed by E. M. Lilien; postcards with the view of the Western Wall; postcards depicting Jewish figures; two postcards from the series "Yidishe parnasot" [Jewish livelihoods]; photograph with the interior of the synagogue in Prague, and more.
Two postcards are undivided.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good overall condition. Stains. Creases. Blemishes to margins of postcards. Tear to one postcard. Three postcards were used.

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Collection of Postcards – The Jews of Morocco

Twenty-four postcards with photographs of residents of Morocco and other countries of the Near East, most of them Jews. Various publishers and printing locations, ca. the early decades of the 20th century.
The postcards include: Rabbis of the city of Mogador (today Essaouira) on their way to congratulate the king of Morocco; women in the cemetery in Tétouan (Morocco); postcards with photographs of the Jewish cemeteries in Fez and Marrakesh; a donkey pulling a deadcart between two columns of a military honor guard at a formal funeral in Casablanca; an undivided postcard with an image of two Jews carding cotton in Jerusalem; a real photo postcard – Jews in Algeria sitting on the ground in front of a wall inscribed with Hebrew characters (Judeo-Arabic?); a color postcard with a photograph of the seashore in Algeria; and more.
Two of the postcards are undivided. On the back of some of the postcards are handwritten notes (in French) and a stamp. A few postcards have ink stamps and postage stamps on the front.
Enclosed: A photograph of Rabbi Meir Abuhatzeira, stamped on the back: "Photo Aryeh, Netanya."
24 postcards, arranged in a designated album. Size and condition vary. Average size: approx. 14 x 9 cm. Overall good condition. Minor blemishes. Size of album: approx. 17 cm.

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Collection of “Shanah Tovah” Postcards – Hebrew Publishing Co. – United States

Approximately 90 "Shanah Tovah" postcards. Published by Hebrew Publishing Co., New-York, [the first decades of the 20th century].
The collection includes: postcards depicting events from the Jewish cycle of life, among them Brit Mila, buying Etrog, and more; postcards depicting biblical scenes, among them King David playing the harp, story of Samson and Delilah, and more; postcards depicting Zionist themes and motifs, among them the second Zionist Congress in Basel, a ship in Jaffa port, "Lag BaOmer in the colony of Petach Tikva", Herzl's portrait, donation to a JNF Blue Box and more; postcards depicting immigration from the Old World to the USA, among them flags of the USA by the Blue and White flag, American Jews welcoming with open arms Jews coming from East Europe, "from darkness to light" – the American eagle rescuing doves from the claws of the Russian eagle, and more; and postcards depicting the prosperity and success which the new year will bring. Numerous postcards were illustrated by Jacob Keller (signed in the plate).
A number of postcards appear in several copies.
8.5X13.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Many stains. Some blemishes to margins of postcards. Open tears at margins of several postcards. Creases. Fractures. Long tear to one postcard, reinforced with tape. Two postcards were used.

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Collection of “Shanah Tovah” Postcards in Yiddish – Williamsburg Post Card Co. – United States

42 "Shanah Tovah" postcards, published by Williamsburg Post Card Co., United States, [the first decades of the 20th century].
Most postcards bear greetings in Yiddish for the New Year. Among the postcards are some portraying scenes from the Jewish cycle of life, Zionist postcards, postcards depicting biblical scenes, and more.
A number of postcards appear in several copies.
9X14 cm. Good overall condition. Some stains and defects. One postcard was sent by mail.

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Collection of “Shanah Tovah” Postcards – Published by Z. Reznik – Warsaw and New-York

18 "Shanah Tovah" postcards. Published by Z. Reznik, Warsaw and New-York, [first decades of 20th century]. "Shanah Tovah" postcards depicting various scenes, among them High Holidays prayers and customs, The Four species of Sukkot, longing for Palestine, the prosperity which the new year will bring, humorous postcards and more.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Stains. Creases. Blemishes to margins of postcards and to corners (parts of the image are lacking from a number of postcards). Three postcards were used.

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Collection of “Shanah Tovah” Postcards – United States and Poland

90 "Shanah Tovah" postcards. Published by Williamsburg Art Co., Central, Z. Reznik and more. New York, Chicago, and Warsaw. Most postcards were printed in Germany. [First decades of the 20th century].
65 postcards in this collection were published by Williamsburg Art Co. and 20 postcards were published by Central. Among them are postcards with rhymed greetings in Yiddish, humorous postcards, postcards depicting scenes from Jewish life and views of Palestine, many postcards with figures of angels, postcards portraying transportation means such as hot-air balloons, airplanes and boats, and more.
Some postcards appear in multiple copies.
14X9 cm. Good overall condition. Some stains, blemishes, creases and tears to some of the postcards. Four postcards were used.

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Ten “Shanah Tovah” Postcards

Ten "Shanah Tovah" postcards. Different publishers, locations and printing dates, [the first half of the 20th century].
Among the postcards: A color postcard published by Altnayland (Warsaw), with a picture of a Jewish family leading a "Kaparot" ceremony (sent by mail in 1926); Real-photo postcards published by U.S.A. Studios – a baby girl wearing a holiday dress, surmounted by an illustration of a dove and a Shofar; color postcard published by Z. Reznik (Warsaw and New York); a postcard published by Hebrew Publishing Co., New-York; a print depicting the biblical deluge and an inscription: "Boldog ÚjÉvet" (Hungarian: "Happy new year"), with a line written by hand on the bottom: "LeShanah Tovah Tikatevi[!]" and a quotation of a verse from Noah Torah portion (sent by mail in 1913), and other postcards.
On the back of six postcards appears a handwritten inscription (in different languages) and on four appear ink-stamps and postal stamps. One postcard is undivided.
Size and condition vary. Average size: approx. 13.5X8.5 cm. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes (mostly on margins and on the backs).

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Varied Collection of “Shanah Tovah” Postcards

Approximately 75 "Shanah Tovah" postcards. Different publishers, Germany, Austria, Britain, USA and elsewhere, [first decades of the 20th century].
Among the postcards: a postcards depicting romantic scenes such as smiling children, flower bouquets, pigeons carrying greeting cards and birds surrounded by blossoming branches; postcards depicting scenes from the Jewish cycle of life and biblical scenes; and some postcards depicting Zionist motifs and immigration to the USA.
One postcard is undivided.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Fair overall condition. Blemishes, tears, creases and stains. Worming and peeling of color to a number of postcards. 49 postcards were used.

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Collection of Embroidered Postcards – “Shanah Tovah” and Souvenirs from Palestine

Six embroidered postcards, including souvenir postcards from Palestine and "Shanah Tovah" postcards. Different publishers, Palestine, France and the United States, [first half of 20th century].
Average size: 14X9 cm. Fair-good overall condition. Stains. Unravelling. Creases. Some tears. Peelings and blemishes.

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Collection of Scraps – Jewish Holidays and Jewish Customs

40 scraps and "Shanah Tovah" greeting cards. [First half of 20th century (Some items are later)].
Scraps depicting biblical, Jewish and Zionist themes, among them Joseph and his brothers, lighting candles, Jewish wedding, "Tashlich", flying a blue and white flag, Lady Liberty welcoming Jews to the USA and more. The collection includes a number of non-scrap "Shanah Tovah" greeting cards.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Tears and open tears to a number of scraps. Traces of pasting. One scrap is pasted to paper.

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Four Real Photo Postcards – High Commissioner Herbert Samuel in Jaffa – 1920

Four Real Photo postcards – High Commissioner Herbert Samuel in Jaffa. [Photograph: H. Hanoch]. Jaffa, 1920.
1–2. "The landing of Sir H. Samuel at Jaffa" (June 30, 1920), two postcards. One of the postcards depicts the High Commissioner reviewing an honor guard, and the other depicts him standing near his car.
Both postcards are captioned and dated in the plate.
3–4. "Sir H. Samuel visits the battleship the Emperor of India," two postcards. Both depict the High Commissioner on the deck of the Emperor of India beside a naval officer. Both are captioned in the plate.
Sir Herbert Samuel was appointed High Commissioner for Palestine before the League of Nations gave its official approval to a British mandate for Palestine. He landed on the shore of Palestine on June 30, 1920 in order to take office.
9X 14 cm. Good condition. Stains, creases and blemishes.

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Three Postcards – Pogroms and Riots

1. "Bilder fun dem pogromirten bobroysker gegent". Postcard with a photograph of two orphans who survived the riots in Babruysk (Belarus), with two nurses. Published by Comité Executif de la Conference Universelle Juive de Secours [executive committee of the universal Jewish emergency conference], Paris, [ca. 1920]. Printed on the bottom and on verso is an appeal for donations, in Yiddish, French and English.
2. "Martyrs of Tel Aviv 1929". A real-photo postcard by H. Aroshkes [Zvi Oron], portraying bodies of two victims in the Tel Aviv riots – [Baruch] Berkovich and Dr. [Moshe] Harari. Titled in the plate and stamped on the back with photographer's stamp.
3. "Starving children in Berdinsk". Printed card with a photograph of a group of starving children and an appeal: "Jewish children! Look at your small friends […] ask your parents to pity them […]". No publisher or date indicated.
Size varies. Good overall condition.

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Three Postcards and a Photograph – Levant Fair – Tel-Aviv, 1930s

Three postcards and a photograph of the Levant Fair exhibition. Tel-Aviv, [ca. 1930s].
1-2. Two postcards published by Palphot, Tel-Aviv, "Photograph Z. Kluger" [Zoltan Kluger]: main entrance to the fair and photograph of the British Pavillion.
3. Postcard with the photograph of the Palestine Industries Pavilion ("Palace of Local Products") at the end of the entrance avenue to the fair. Stamped on the back with two stamps: the Flying Camel stamp with the year 1934; photographer Eugen Spiegel's stamp.
4. Photograph of the Flying Camel sculpture by architect Aryeh Elhanani. On the back appears an ink-stamp: "Photo Erde – Ephraim Erde". Dated by hand on the back – 1936.
Approx. 14X9 cm.Condition varies. Good overall condition. Two postcards with stains on the back and one postcard with minor blemishes on the front.

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Two Photographic “Shanah Tovah” Greeting Cards – Independence War, 1948

Two cards with "Shanah Tovah" greetings, sent by Palmach soldiers during the Independence War, [ca. 1948].
1. Photograph of two Palmach soldiers, Avraham Atiya and Amnon Brieger, by a Schwarzlose machine gun. A "Shanah Tovah" greeting appears on the photograph (in the plate). The photograph is titled on the back, in handwriting: "Avraham Atiya and myself on the Castel during the siege".
6X9 cm. Good condition.
2. Card with a photograph of a mountainous view, captioned "LeShanah Tovah, 1948" and bearing the Palmach emblem. A paper label is attached to the card with a handwritten greeting: "to the hospital, the doctors, nurses and workers! Wishing you Shanah Tovah, good health and recovery, one of the patients, Emanuel G.".
6.5X9.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of IDF “Shanah Tovah” Greeting Cards – 1948-1949

Twenty nine IDF "Shanah Tovah" cards. (1948-1949) [some cards are possibly from later years].
Most cards are folded in half; on the inside is a space for adding the sender's name and a mounted independence war photograph, and on the outside – a "window" through which the photograph is seen (the photographs differ from each other: fighters, armored vehicles, aircrafts, parades, and more). The collection also includes a number of greeting cards for special units: navy, Negev Brigade, "Harel" Brigade, "Battalion 79", and other units.
Most of the cards bear the sender's name, dedications and greetings written by hand, and some bear postmarks and Israeli postal stamps.
Enclosed: A card with the IDF emblem and a frame with a soldier's photograph on top. On the bottom is an inscription: "Photo Kugel Haifa".
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Poster – Jerusalem Captured by the British, 1917 – in German

Jerusalem eingenommen: Die Heilige Stadt von den Türken befreit [Jerusalem Captured: The Holy City Wrested from the Turks], a poster printed to mark the capture of Jerusalem by the British, [ca. 1917]. German.
A panoramic photograph of Jerusalem appears at the top of the poster, with German text about the city’s capture beneath. Within the text are three other photographs of Jerusalem and a photograph of General Allenby.
This poster was printed in several languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
58X83.5 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Minor stains. Tears at the edges and along the folding lines, most of them restored. Open tears near the corners, restored.

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“Zel Korati” – Poster Designed By Otte Wallish

Advertising poster – "Zel Korati" company – "The first Palestine saving and building corporation ltd." Linol: Gilboa. Hotza'at Eretz-Israel Ltd. press, Tel Aviv, [second half of the 1930s]. Design: Otte Wallish. Signed in the plate: "MW" [atelier Machner-Wallish], "Wallish". Hebrew and some English.
Photographs of buildings in various cities in Palestine (by Yitzhak Kalter), surmounted by the Hebrew inscription "We have distributed 60,000 Palestinian pounds as building loans… 200 families have acquired homes".
On the bottom right corner appears the logo of the company, in red and white.
92.5X62.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and folding marks. Some minor tears. The entire poster is mounted on thin acid-free paper.

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Poster Marking Israel’s First Independence Day, 1949 – the Shamir Brothers

"On the day of our first celebration of the State of Israel’s establishment… Keren HaYesod sends its blessing to the whole House of Israel in Israel and in the Diaspora". Illustrated poster issued by Keren HaYesod in honor of the State of Israel’s first Independence Day. Tel Aviv: HaPoel HaTza’ir Cooperative Press, 1949. Design: The Shamir Brothers.
A congratulatory message from Keren HaYesod in honor of the State of Israel’s first Independence Day appears at the center of the poster: "Just as we were privileged to establish our state, so may we be privileged to improve and glorify it, and gather its children within it from the four corners of the earth….". Around the message is a frame of grapevines and oranges. At the top of the frame is a cloud issuing trumpets, a shofar, and Israeli flags. At the bottom of the frame is the date: "5 Iyar, 1949."
70X50 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and minor blemishes. Traces of pasting at the corners. Folding marks and creases. Tears (some open) at the edges and on the fold lines. The entire poster is mounted on thin acid-free paper.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“Do Not Vote for Collaborators” – Election Poster of the Herut Party

"Do not vote for collaborators and those who hand over their own brothers!". Election poster issued by the Herut party led by Menachem Begin. Printer and year not indicated. [1949?]
Poster in red and black, with the caption "Do not vote for collaborators and those who hand over their own brothers!" in the center. Hands pointing fingers at the caption are printed on both sides of it. The hands on the right side are bound in chains, with the names of the prisons and detention camps where members of the underground movements were held: Acre, Mizra, and Tzrifin; Latrun and Bethlehem; Sudan, Kenya; the Jaffa, Jerusalem, and Cairo prisons.
The poster, which was presumably printed before the elections for the first Knesset (the Constituent Assembly), was aimed at the Mapai and Mapam political parties, whose members were involved in the "saison" ("the hunting season," an operation in which members of the Irgun were handed over to the British).
35X49 cm. Good-fair condition. Foxing. Folding marks and creases. A few blemishes and small tears (one tear is reinforced with acid-free tape).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“May the Vision of the Negev Be Fulfilled” – Yiddish Poster Issued by the Jewish National Fund – Franz Kraus – 1950s

"May the vision of the Negev be fulfilled – redemption and water for the desolate wilderness": illustrated poster issued by the Jewish National Fund. Tel Aviv: A. Levin-Epstein Printers / Rosner Advertising, [1950s]. Design: Franz Kraus. Yiddish.
A large water pipeline is seen in the foreground of the poster, with plowed fields and thriving residential communities behind it. The caption "May the vision of the Negev be fulfilled – redemption and water for the desolate wilderness" appears, in Yiddish, at the top of the poster.
Approx. 49X69 cm. in a 68.5X80 cm. frame. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains. Unexamined outside the frame.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“Honor your friends in the Honor Books” – JNF – Poster Designed by the Shamir Brothers

"Honor your friends in the honor books", illustrated poster issued by JNF – National Committee for Palestine [1950s]. Design: Shamir brothers.
A poster promoting donations to JNF, listing the JNF honor books – golden book, Bar Mitzva book and child's book.
48X68 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and creases. Some tears at margins and folding marks. Some stains.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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National Stamp Exhibition – 1952 – Poster Designed by the Shamir Brothers

"TABA: National Stamp Exhibition Haifa". Illustrated poster. Tel Aviv: United Artists Photo Offset Printing, 1952. Designed by the Shamir Brothers.
Poster advertising the National Stamp Exhibition held in Haifa between April 13 and 17, 1952. The poster depicts Israeli stamps falling from a pouch fastened to the back of a winged deer flying over Haifa Bay.
34.5X50 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Folding marks and creases. Filing holes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Poster Issued by the Herut Movement – “The Fourth Anniversary of the Fall of David’s City”, 1952

Poster issued by the Herut movement marking the fourth anniversary of the fall of the Old City of Jerusalem in the War of Independence. Printer not indicated, [1952].
The poster shows the Tower of David enclosed by the Old City wall, which is encircled by a chain with broken links. Above the wall appears the legend: "4 years since the fall of David's City, 20 Iyar 1948. We will yet redeem you, O Jerusalem!".
Approx. 49X34 cm. Good condition. Horizontal fold mark and stains. Tears, some of them open, at the edges, restored.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Abel Pann – Genesis – Dedication by Zina Dizengoff

Abel Pann, Genesis, from the Creation of the World to the Deluge, Twenty Five Coloured Lithographs Reproduced by the Author. Jerusalem: Palestine Art Publishing Co. Ltd. [ca. 1924]. Hebrew and English. First part of "The Bible in Pictures".
26 lithographs by Abel Pann depicting scenes from the Book of Genesis, from the creation of the world to the deluge.
On the title page appears a dedication in French by Zina Dizengoff (one of the founders of Tel-Aviv and wife of the Tel-Aviv's first Mayor Meir Dizengoff), to Dr. Luncz; dated 1928.
[4] leaves + [26] lithographs, 44.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Slight folds to corners of leaves. Cloth and leather covered binding, gilt embossed. Stains and tears to binding.

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Prospectus for the Publication of “The Bible in Pictures” by Abel Pann – Jerusalem, 1923

The Bible by Abel Pann. Jerusalem: The Palestine Art Publishing Co. and the National Museum, 1923.
A booklet printed towards the publication of "The Bible in Pictures" by Abel Pann. With an introduction by Abel Pann (with a lithographic self portrait by Pann) and articles about bible illustrations by Boris Schatz, Avigdor Hameiri and others. The publishing house details for ordering the bible appear at the end.
Illustrated cover, designed by Abel Pann, printed especially for this booklet by Graphica press [Bezalel]. The back cover features an illustration of a Jew holding an open bible and the Hebrew inscription: "Engraved by the Author, Printed by 'Graphica' Jerusalem".
16 pp + [1] plate, 22.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folds and creases at corners of leaves. A number unopened pages. Stains. Some tears at margins. Many stains on the back cover.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Palestine Pictures – Ze’ev Raban – Bezalel Binding with a Relief of the Tower of David

Palestine, 10 pictures by Ze'ev Raban, [Jerusalem, 1931].
Album with ten reproductions of works by Raban – Palestine views: Jerusalem, Jaffa, Tiberias, Western Wall, Safed, Tower of David, Haifa, Rachel's Tomb, Hebron and Jericho. The reproductions are mounted on leaves, with passé-par-touts and tissue guards. A relief of the Tower of David is set in the binding, with the legend "Bezalel Yerushalem" in golden letters appearing beneath.
On one of the blank pages at the beginning of the book appears a handwritten dedication dated 1942.
[10] plates, approx. 25X17 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Tears at margins of some leaves (reinforced with adhesive tape). Album: 31.5 cm. Blemishes to leaves and minor blemishes to binding.

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Ze’ev Raban – Sketch for the JNF Golden Book

Large sketch for the sixth volume of the Jewish National Fund Golden Book.
Pencil on thick paper. Stamped: "Ze’ev Raban, Industrial Art Workshop (formerly Gur-Arie and Raban), Bezalel, Jerusalem." [Ca. 1939].
A map of Palestine, with a legend beneath reading "Jewish National Fund, Golden Book, Volume 6," appears in the center of the sketch.
49X69 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and blemishes. Fold marks. Tears and small holes at the edges and along the fold lines. Erasures. The entire sketch is mounted upon thin, acid-free paper.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Ze’ev Raban – Collection of Hand-Drawn Sketches – Industrial Art Workshop

Approximately 120 sketches, most of them drawn in pencil and ink, that Ze’ev Raban prepared for items such as commercial logos, certificates, jewelry, and signs. Jerusalem.
Among them: Eleven sketches in watercolor and colored pencil (including symbols of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, the landscapes of Palestine, and a logo for the Freemasons’ Grand Lodge of the State of Israel); many sketches of logos for commercial enterprises and institutions (such as Solel Boneh, the Anglo-Palestine Bank, and the School of Nursing at Beilinson Hospital); sketches of architectural elements and three-dimensional objects; jewelry and decorative objects; billboards; certificates of appreciation; maps; ornaments in geometric and vegetal patterns; and more.
Many of them are stamped: "Ze’ev Raban, Industrial Art Workshop (formerly Gur-Arie and Raban), Bezalel, Jerusalem". Some of them contain notes, comments, and instructions in Raban’s handwriting.
Enclosed: Three leaves in Raban’s handwriting – lists of works (evidently illustrations for a book); eighteen trial color prints (from books that Raban illustrated); seven trial prints for designs of logos.
Size and condition vary. Overall good–fair condition.

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Ephraim Moses Lilien – Catalogue of his Works – Berlin and Leipzig, 1903- Introduction by Stefan Zweig

E.M. Lilien, Sein Werk, Mit Einer Einleitung von Stefan Zweig [E.M. Lilien, his works, with introduction by Stefan Zweig]. Berlin and Leipzig: Schuster & Loeffler, 1903. German.
Catalogue of graphic works by Lilien. A fine volume with good quality reproductions. The book opens with an introduction by Stefan Zweig. Printed in 1000 copies.
347, [9] pp, 29 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases, mostly to first pages. Minor blemishes to back binding.

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Engraving Pricelist – E. M. Lilien – Vienna, 1919

Verzeichnis der radierungen von E. M. Lilien [List of Original Engravings by E. M. Lilien]. Vienna: Halm and Goldmann, 1919. German.
A pricelist of engravings by Ephraim Moses Lilien, with numerous photographs of his works. The booklet opens with a short foreword by Adolph Donath (1876-1937), a poet, historian and art critic. An index in alphabetical order is printed at the end of the booklet.
45, [2] pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. A number of leaves are trimmed at the bottom.

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Two Plaques – “The Spies”

The spies, two plaques after a sketch by Ze'ev Raban. [Israel, the second half of the 20th century].
Broze, cast and engraved.
Two square plaques (identical), with a small plate in the center depicting two spies carrying a cluster of grapes. The inscription "The Spies" appears on top of the plates and on the bottom appears the inscription "and they carried it on a pole between them". These are surrounded by Stars of David, Menorahs and vegetal decorations.
6X6 cm. One plate is in good condition, with bends. The other plate is in fair condition – stains, corrosion and bends. Soldering traces on the back and remnants of a pin or another metal object.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Two Bookends made by Pal-Bell – “Od Evnech veNivnet” – Ze’ev Raban – Early 1950s

Pair of bookends, made by Pal-Bell (presumably designed by Ze'ev Raban). Israel, [ca. 1950s].
Marked: "Made in Israel, Pal-Bell Co. Ltd."
Relief of a pioneer shattering stones, with Jerusalem in the background of, and the legend "Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built" (Hebrew).
Height: 12 cm. Good condition. Some defects.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“Internationale Architektur” – Walter Gropius – First Publication from the Series “Bauhausbücher” – Munich, 1925

Internationale Architektur, Bauhausbücher 1, by Walter Gropius, designed by L. [László] Moholy-Nagy and Farkas Mólnar. Munich: Albert Langen Verlag, 1925. German. First soft cover edition.
"International Architecture" is the first publication out of fourteen books in the series "Bauhausbücher" initiated and edited by the architect Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus school for design and architecture and one of the pioneers of the International Style. The series was co-edited by the artist László Moholy-Nagy (see next item).
A short introduction by Gropius explains the principles of the International Architecture versus the old architecture: "Study of the photographs of this book will reveal that strict utilization of time, space, material, and money in industry and management decisively determine the factors of the physiognomy of the modern building-organism: exactly cut form, singleness in multiplicity, organization of all parts of the building for the functioning of the building complex, the street, and traffic, concentration on typical plan forms, their development and repetition. A new will is discernible, to design the buildings of our environment from inner laws, without lies or gaming…". The book features more than one hundred photographs and drawings of residential, trade, industrial and public buildings – all in the International Style – in Germany, Holland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, France, United States, and more. The architects featured include Walter Gropius, Adolph Meyer, Erich Mendelsohn, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Henry van de Velde.
106, [1] pp, 23 cm. Good-fair condition. Some stains and creases to leaves. Pen inscription at the beginning of the book. Original cover is torn in two and lacks parts of the spine and one flap. Tears and open tears to cover.

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Issue of Telehor Dedicated to the Work of László Moholy-Nagy – Brno, 1936

l. moholy-nagy [Issue 1–2 of Telehor: The International Review New Vision, edited by František Kalivoda]. Brno, 1936. Czech, German, English, and French.
A quadrilingual issue of the Telehor art journal edited by the architect and cinema theoretician František Kalivoda, dedicated wholly to the work of László Moholy-Nagy. This is the journal's only issue.
The issue contains an introduction by the art historian and critic Sigfried Giedion, and brief essays written by Moholy-Nagy about various issues relating to his work (in Czech, German, English, and French). The issue centers around dozens of photographs and reproductions, some of them in color, of Moholy-Nagy's diverse oeuvre in various fields, including graphic arts, sculpture, chiaroscuro, photography, and photomontage, accompanied by text in Czech.
The issue is spiral-bound and has a paper cover. The front side of the cover is black, with the title "l. moholy-nagy" printed upon it. Other copies of the issue were published with a different cover, in color.
László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946), a Jewish constructivist interdisciplinary artist born in Hungary, worked in various fields including painting, sculpture, photography, cinema, and graphic design. He studied with the avant-garde artist Róbert Berény, and upon his arrival in Berlin in 1920, he was invited to teach at the Bauhaus school, where he worked until 1928. When the Nazis came to power, he left Berlin and eventually arrived in Chicago, where he founded the New Bauhaus school in 1937, and became its head. The school closed shortly thereafter due to lack of funds, and was reopened as the Chicago School of Design in 1939.
[1] leaf (front cover), [1] 3–133, pp., [1] page (back cover) + [1] page (order forms for a subscription to the journal), 30 cm. Different pagination is noted in some libraries (138 pp). Good–fair condition. The front and back covers, and one of the pages, are detached from the spiral binding. Tears and open tears on the cover. Stains. Slight damage, tears, and open tears at the edges of the pages, not affecting the text or the photographs.
Not in NLI.

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Scenes from Jewish Family Life – Alphonse Lévy – Paris, 1902

Scènes Familiales Juives / Judisches familienleben [Scenes from Jewish family life], by Alphonse Lévy, with an introduction by Bernard Lazare. Paris: Félix Juven, [1902]. French.
21 plates depicting various scenes, some of them humorous, of Jewish family life in Alsace, with captions in French, Hebrew, and [flawed] Yiddish. The titles on two of the plates are printed upside-down.
Alphonse Lévy (1943–1918), a native of Alsace, began his career as a satirical painter and later began documenting Jewish life in Alsace and Algeria.
[5] leaves (including a print opposite the cover page), [21] plates, [3] leaves, 33.5 cm. Good condition. Small tears at the edges of the leaves. Several tears repaired with paper on the front cover and the page immediately following. Creases in the front cover. Stains, creases, and open tears on the back cover (the back cover is mounted on paper). New hard-cover binding. Ex-library copy (a library sticker on the inside front cover and a paper pocket on the inside back cover, traces of glue and library stickers on the binding).

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“Ben-Uri” – Portfolio of Prints – Lazare Berson – London, 1916

Ben-Uri Album, natsional yidish dekorativer kunst-ferayin, nokh yidishe motivn fun fargangene tsaytn. Illustrations by L. Berson [Lazare Berson]. [London, 1916]. Yiddish, some English and Hebrew. [London?], 1916. Yiddish.
"Ben-Uri Album", a portfolio containing six plates with reproductions of works by Lazare Berson and an introduction leaf with text in Yiddish. Berson's works combine Jewish motifs (Shema Israel prayer, priestly benediction, Menorahs, Stars of David, and more). One plate depicts a monument for Theodor Herzl. Printed on the cover of the album (thick paper sheet, folded in half) are words of introduction about Berson by Israel Zangwill (English) and the Ben-Uri regulations (Yiddish).
This portfolio was printed for fundraising purposes for the Ben-Uri gallery (The Jewish National Decorative Art Association Ben Ouri) founded by Lazare Berson in London in 1915.
Lazare (Eliezer) Berson (1882-1954) born in Kupiškis (near Kovno), studied art in St. Petersburg and in Paris. He arrived in London in 1914, where he was engaged in art that combines Jewish-folk motifs and founded the Ben-Uri gallery in order to exhibit and nurture Jewish art. He left England for France in 1916, living and working in Nice until his passing away in 1954.
[1] leaf + [6] plates, size varies. Average size: 26X32 cm. Paper portfolio (sheet folded in half). Good condition. Some stains. Creases and tears at margins of portfolio and at the spine.
Not in NLI.

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Two prints by Arthur Szyk – Scroll of Independence, 1948 / Independence Loan Certificate, 1951

Two color prints by Arthur Szyk:
1. "Official Gazette, the Declaration of Independence of Israel", color print – the text of the Scroll of Independence decorated by Szyk. Signed and dated in print: New Canaan, Connecticut, 1948. Hand-signed by Szyk.
Impressive print combining illustrations of Zionist and Jewish symbols and portraits of biblical figures alongside images of a farmer sowing seed and a Jewish soldier - a combination of images of role models from the nation’s past alongside images that represent the new state, expressing the fulfillment of the vision of the redemption of the Jewish people in its own land.
53.5X 42.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases. Small number of stains. Tears at the edges (two of them with minor damage to the print).
2. Independence Loan certificate – certificate of appreciation illustrated by Arthur Szyk. Signed and dated in print: New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951.
This certificate was given to those who purchased Independence Loan bonds, the first loan of Israel Bonds.
Leaf: approx. 37X48.5 cm. Good condition. Small number of stains and creases.

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Arthur Szyk – Two Postcards with His Paintings, Signed by the Artist – 1928

Two postcards with paintings by Arthur Szyk. Paris: Edition de la Miniature Moderne.
A painting of David holding the severed head of Goliath is printed on the first postcard; a painting of Bar Kochba riding his horse, surrounded by his troops is printed on the second postcard.
Both postcards are inscribed in Arthur Szyk’s handwriting, in French, signed by him and dated 1928.
Approx. 9.5X14.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and creases.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Hermann Struck – Collection of Etchings and Lithographs – Portraits

Nine etchings and lithographs, mostly portraits of personalities, by Hermann Struck (1876-1944).
1-5. Five portrait etchings, including a portrait of Lesser Ury (signed by Struck and Ury) and Herbert Eulenberg. Signed in pencil. Some are titled or dated. One engraving is numbered 56/150.
6-8. Three lithographs: portraits of Rabbi Shmuel Mohliver, Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch and Rabbi Jacob Reines.
Signed in pencil. Two are numbered (out of 30).
9. Old man with a walking stick, lithograph, signed "H.S." (in Hebrew).
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Two Etchings by Hermann Struck – Self Portrait / Bar Mitzvah

Two etchings by Hermann Struck (1876-1944):
1. Self portrait. Signed and numbered in pencil 40/100.
Etching is approx. 19X8 cm. Good condition. Stains.
2. "Blessed Be He Who in His Holiness, gave the Torah to His people, Israel" (Hebrew), 1911. Signed and dated in the plate, signed in pencil.
Etching is approx. 24.5X31 cm. Fair condition. Tears, some restored with paper strips, one long tear widthwise (affecting etching).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“Study of an Old Man with a Red Hat” – Joseph Budko – Etching after Rembrandt – 1911

Joseph Budko, etching after an oil painting by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, "Study of an Old Man with a Red Hat," 1911.
Signed in pencil, "Budko - after Rembrandt" (in Hebrew and German), and dated.
Leaf is approx. 42X55.5 cm. Good condition. Creases. Stains left by frame. Small tear at the edge of the leaf with no damage to the print. Pieces of tape are affixed to the upper margins of the page on the back.

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“The Legend of the Scribe” by S. Y. Agnon – Berlin, 1923 – Bibliophile Edition

Die Erzahlung vom Toraschreiber [Legend of the Scribe]. Berlin: Marx & Co., 1923. German.
A short story by S.Y. Agnon. Copy no. 76 out of an edition of 400 copies. Initial word designed by Joseph Budko.
40, [2] pp, 15 cm. Good condition. Stains. Original binding , vellum spine. Some stains and blemishes to binding.

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Jacob Steinhardt – Woodcuts for a Book about Ben Sira – Soncino

Neun Holzschnitte zu ausgewählten Versen aus dem Buche Jeschu ben Elieser ben Sirah [Nine woodcuts for selected excerpts from the book Jeschu ben Elieser ben Sira], with an introduction by Arnold Zweig. Ninth edition. Berlin: Soncino, 1929.
Introduction in German. The Hebrew text is surrounded by a translation to German. A copy out of an edition of 800 copies, printed on high-quality paper.
[12] leaves, 27.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. An erased signature (of Steinhardt) on the colophon. Minor blemishes to the binding and the spine.

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Jacob Steinhardt (1887–1968) – Woodcut

Street in Old Part of Jerusalem, 1935. Woodcut by Jacob Steinhardt (1887–1968)
Signed, dated, and numbered 17/30.
48X39 cm. Good condition. Creases. Blemishes to the leaf, not affecting the print. Pieces of tape are affixed to the edges of the leaf on the back.
Literature: The Woodcuts of Jakob Steinhardt, edited by Leon Kolb. Item No. 150.

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Jacob Steinhardt (1887–1968) – Four Hand-colored Woodcuts

Four hand-colored woodcuts by Jacob Steinhardt (1887–1968).
1. Yemenite Quarter, 1949. Signed and dated.
22X28 cm. Good condition. Matted.
2. The Holy City, 1954. Signed, dated, and numbered 3/30.
34X36.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Creases, stains, and open tears at the edge of the paper (with minor damage to the print).
3. Landscape with Rocks and Village, 1954. Signed, dated, and numbered 6/30.
25X 29 cm. Good condition. Matted. Mat is torn.
4. Blind Man, 1954. Signed and dated.
29X38.5 cm. Good condition. Creases. Stains and minor tears on the leaf. Pieces of tape are affixed to the edges of the leaf on the back.
Literature: The Woodcuts of Jakob Steinhardt, edited by Leon Kolb. Items 278, 349, 366, 304.

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Jacob Steinhardt (1887–1968) – Oil Painting

Two Women at the Entrance to a House
Oil on canvas. Signed.
8.5X10.5 cm. Good condition. Framed.

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Jacob Steinhardt (1887–1968) – Oil Painting

Building in the Landscape, 1943.
Oil on canvas mounted on panel. Signed and dated.
38X42.5 cm. Good condition. Framed.

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Woodcuts for the Book “Road without End” – Yossi Stern

Seven woodcuts by Yossi Stern (1923–1992) for the book "Road without End".
Signed in pencil. Some are dated 1945. Some are numbered.
Yossi Stern (1923-1992), born in Hungary, immigrated to Palestine in 1940. He worked in the work companies of the Betar movement and began his studies at The New Bezalel School for Arts and Crafts (today the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design) in 1943. These woodcuts were created for the Hebrew edition of the book "Weg ohne Ende" (Road without End) by writer Gershon Stern, entitled "Derekh ein ketz" (published in Tel Aviv in 1947), the plot of which concerns the expulsion of the Jews from Prague in 1745. The influence of Jakob Steinhardt, one of the teachers at Bezalel, can be seen in the woodcuts.
Average size: 18X10 cm. Good condition. Two of the woodcuts are identical.

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Moshe Bernstein and Esther Lurie – Three Sketches – Jews in the Holocaust

Jews in the Holocaust, three sketches by Moshe Bernstein and Esther Lurie
1. "Portrait of a Young Girl with Two Yellow Stars", sketch by Esther Lurie (1913–1998), after a work by herself created in the Kovno Ghetto. Pencil on paper. Signed.
12X22.5 cm. Good condition.
2. Jew in a Procession, sketch by Moshe Bernstein (1920–2006). Ink on thick paper. Signed.
11.5X18 cm. Good condition.
3. Bound Jew Wearing Phylacteries, sketch by Moshe Bernstein (1920–2006). Ink on paper. Signed.
17X22 cm. Good condition. A few stains. The paper is very thin and mounted on thick paper.
Esther Lurie (1913-1998), a painter and stage designer, Dizengoff Prize laureate. Born in Latvia, she immigrated to Palestine in 1934, worked in art, and became well known. In 1941, she visited her sister in Kovno, Lithuania, and upon the Nazi invasion was interned in the ghetto. Lurie continued to paint in the ghetto, documenting what happened there, buried her works before the ghetto was liquidated. She secretly painted the camps to which she was sent. After the liberation, a collection of her paintings was published in the book "Jewesses in Slavery" published by the Jewish Soldiers’ Club of Rome in 1945. She won the Dizengoff Prize for Painting a second time for her work "Portrait of a Young Woman with Two Yellow Stars," which she painted in the Kovno Ghetto.
Moshe Bernstein (1920-2006), painter, illustrator, and poet. Born in Poland, he attended the Vilna Academy of Art. Interned in the Bialystok Ghetto together with his family, he escaped to Soviet Russian territory, remaining until 1947, when he tried to reach Palestine as part of the clandestine immigration program known as Aliyah Bet. He was captured and sent to Cyprus. He painted many works depicting scenes from the Jewish shtetl in Eastern Europe and also dealt with the Holocaust in his paintings.

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Michael Druks – Four Works

Four works by Michael Druks (b. 1940)
1. Charcoal on paper. Signed in pencil and dated 1964.
34.5X50 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Matted.
2. Portrait. Mixed media on paper mounted on cardboard. Signed in pencil and dated 1967.
20X14 cm. Fair-good condition. Paper is wavy. Minor blemishes and stains.
3. Contrabass player and drummer. Mixed media on paper.
35X25 cm. Good condition. Dark paper. Matted.
4. Pianist. Mixed media on paper.
34.5X 25 cm. Dark paper. Stains. Matted.

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Reuven Rubin – “Rubin, My Life my Art” – Dedication and Illustration by Reuven Rubin

Rubin, My life my Art, by Reuven Rubin. Introduction by Haim Gamzu. New-York: Sabra Books, Funk & Wagnalls, [1969]. English.
Autobiography and selected paintings by Reuven Rubin (1893-1974). The book opens with an introduction by the art critic Haim Gamzu.
A dedication handwritten by Rubin appears on the first page of the book, from 1970, to the couple Gabriel and Rivka Talphir: "To Rivka'le and G. Talphir a friend since always! Reuven 1970". By the dedication appears a drawing by Rubin (self portrait?).
227 pp, 29.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, mostly to first and last leaves. Cloth covered binding, no dust jacket.

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Hallelujah – Ben Shahn – New-York, 1971

Hallelujah, 24 lithographs by Ben Shahn. New-York: Kennedy Graphics, 1971. English, French and Hebrew.
Shahn finished his work on "Hallelujah", illustrations for Psalm 150, shortly before he passed away, and it constitutes his last complete work.
Copy number 166 out of an edition of 240 copies (a total of 250 copies were published). The lithographs are accompanied by an introduction by Bernarda Bryson Shahn and a letter to Shahn from Fernand Mourlot in French and English.
The book is contained in a fine cloth-covered case, with the gilt title "Hallelujah, Ben Shahn".
[33] leaves, 42 cm. Very good condition.

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Two Bibliophile Publications by Bet Alpha – Engravings by Mordechai Beck

1."Maftir Yona", engravings by Mordechai Beck. Calligraphy by David Moss. [Rochester, NY]: Bet Alpha, 1992. Hebrew and English.
Maftir Yona, fine calligraphy by David Moss, accompanied by original engravings by Mordechai Beck. "Hand-made […] paper especially created for the publishing house in the 'Tut Niyar' workshop in Zichron Ya'akov. Printed by Sidon Rotenberg in the Jerusalem Print Workshop under the supervision of Arik Kilemnik. The engravings were printed under the supervision of the artist. The text was printed with an Albion hand-press from 1886…" Copy no. 18 out of an edition of 70 copies. Signed by Mordechai Beck.
Enclosed is the essay "Between Ninveh and Tarshish" by Mordechai Beck.
[8] leaves, 37.5 cm. Very good condition. Housed in an elegant wooden case.
2. Ushpizin, engravings by Mordechai Beck. [Berkley]: Bet Alpha, 1998. English.
Seven engravings depicting the Seven Ushpizin (guests), by Mordchai Beck, signed, titled and numbered. Copy no. 18 out of an edition of 100 copies. Accompanied by an essay by Mordechai Beck and housed in a fine cloth-covered case.
[2] leaves + [7] engravings. 28 cm. Very good condition.

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Eicha – Calligraphy by David Moss – Woodcuts by Leonid Gorban – Bet Alpha Publishing, 1997 – Bibliophile Edition

Eicha – Calligraphy by David Moss – Woodcuts by Leonid Gorban – Bet Alpha Publishing, 1997 – Bibliophile Edition
Eicha, calligraphy by David Moss. Woodcuts by Leonid Gorban. [Berkley]: Bet Alpha, 1997.
A bibliophile edition of Eicha. The text is accompanied by six woodcuts depicting European synagogues made of wood, all burned by the Germans during the Holocaust. The book is printed on hand-made paper "prepared especially for this book in Maniagni paper mill". Copy no. 4 out of a deluxe edition of 18 copies. Signed by the artists on the colophon.
Enclosed is a portfolio with an additional copy of the six woodcuts, signed and numbered in pencil, 4/18.
[16] leaves, 33.5 cm. Very good condition. Placed in a cardboard slipcase.

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The Song of Songs – Calligraphy by David Moss – Engravings by Zely Smekhov – Published by Bet Alpha, 1999 – Bibliophile Edition

Solomon's Song of Songs. Calligraphy by David Moss. Engravings by Zely Smekhov. [Berkley]: Bet Alpha, 1999. Hebrew and English.
Bibliophile edition of The Song of Songs in fine calligraphic script, by David Moss. Accompanied by six engravings by Zely Smekhov. Copy no. 18 out of 100 copies. Signed by Zely Smekhov and by David Moss.
Enclosed is a booklet with an English translation of the Song of Songs by Yoni Moss.
]16] leaves, 34.5 cm. Very good condition. Cardboard slip case.

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Judith, by Jean Giraudoux – Stuttgart, 1972 – Portfolio with Twelve Color Lithographs

Judith, Tragodie in drei Akten [Judith: A Tragedy in Three Acts] by Jean Giraudoux. Stuttgart: Manus Presse, 1972. German.
Portfolio edition, printed on sheets folded in half (four pages each), with twelve color lithographs by the artists Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning. Numbered copy, 143/500, signed by both artists on the colophon.
49, [1] pp. (including 12 pages with lithographs), 41 cm. Good condition. In a cloth-covered portfolio and box, with stains and blemishes (mostly minor).

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Jean Piaubert – “La Genèse” – Lithographs for the Book of Genesis – Paris, 1991

La Genèse, by Jean Piaubert. [Paris]: Les Bibliophiles du Palais, 1991. French.
Portfolio with seven color lithographs by Jean Piaubert, depicting scenes from the book of Genesis, from the creation of the world to Abraham our Patriarch. By the lithographs appear chapters 1-11 from the book of Genesis.
Copy no. 132 out of an edition of 200 copies.
47, [3] pp. (sheets folded in half), 37 cm. The sheets are contained in a paper cover and in the original, cloth-covered, portfolio. Very good condition. Some stains to portfolio.
Not in NLI.

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The Ten Commandments – Original Drawing by Michal Meron

The Ten Commandments, an original drawing by Michal Meron. Watercolor on thick paper.
The drawing is in bold colors in a naïve style. In the center we see the Tablets of the Law, with the text of the Ten Commandments in Hebrew and in English. Around them appear ten individual illustrations. Each illustration depicts one of the Ten Commandments, and is accompanied by a verse.
Approx. 48.5X70 cm. Matted and framed: 67.5X88.5 cm (without the glass). Good condition. Some creases and blemishes (mostly to margins).

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“The Settlers” – Original Painting by Richard Clifton-Day, 1975

The Settlers, painting by Richard Clifton-Day (1930-1977), [1975].
Gouache on cardboard. Not signed. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by the artist's widow, Inge Clifton-Day.
The British artist Richard Clifton-Day was particularly known for his illustrations for the covers of western, adventure, fantasy and science-fiction books. This painting appeared on the cover of the book "The Settlers" by Meyer Levin (second book. Published by Sphere, London, 1975), telling the story of an Israeli family of pioneers in the spirit of an American western.
34X45 cm. Good condition. Some stains and blemishes.

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Collection of Poetry and Prose Books – Vienna, 19th Century

13 poetry books, plays and prose books. Vienna, 19th century (one book from Warsaw).
Among the books: • "Goral HaZadikim", composition including the story of Mordechai and Esther, by Kalman Kahn Bistritz (Vienna, 1821). • "Agudat Shoshanim", with Hebrew poems, by Ya'akov Bibring, (Vienna, 1876). • "Ze Dod Veze Re'o, O shne Re'im beMilchemet Lamiya", by Hanina Lipa Rabinowitch, (Vienna, 1883).• "HaYehudim", Play in one act, by Ephraim Lessing (Warsaw, 1875). • And more.
A detailed list will be sent upon request.
13 books in 12 volumes. Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Books of Poetry, Plays, and Prose – Historical and Biblical Subjects

Collection of books of poetry, plays, and prose on historical and biblical subjects. Prague, Vilna, Lvov, Iași, and other locations. Late 18th to early 20th centuries. Hebrew and Yiddish.
1. Toldot Noah [The Story of Noah], by Baruch Shutlander. Breslau, [1797]. Yiddish.
2. Ha-Hashmona'im [The Hasmoneans], Part 1, by Issachar Ber Shlesinger. Prague: Schollishen Buchdruckerey, 1816. The first page is missing.
3. Der Levit von Ephraim, by David Ottensosser. Sulzbach: S. Arnstein, 1829. Yiddish.
4. Sisera: His Fall and the Israelites’ Victory under the Leadership of Barak and Deborah, by Nahman Yitzhak Hacohen Fishman. Lemberg: Zvi Hirsch Schlesinger, 1841.
5–6. The Story of Rabbenu Zerahia Halevy, Author of HaMaor, and a List of His Works, by Yaakov Reifman. Prague: Moshe Halevy Landau, 5614 [1853].
Bound with: Kol Mehatzetzim, by Tuvia Feder. Lemberg: E. Winiarz, 1853.
7. Jojachin / A Poem Divided into Four Parts, by Yehuda Ben Moshe [Ludwig Philipson]. Vienna: J. Knopflmacher & Sohne, 1860.
8. Mistere Haj'hudim (The Mystery of the Jews), by Hermann Reckendorf; "Translated loosely" by A. S. Kaplan. Warsaw: Chaim Kelter, 1863.
9. Books of the Wisdom of Greece, or Words of the Wise. Vilna: Abraham Isaac Dvorzetz, 1864. Hebrew and Yiddish.
10. The Book of Avinoam the Galilean, or The Foolish Messiah, by Nachman Fraenkel. Iași: Yoel Blumert and Pesach Shmuel Reis, 1871.
11. A False Accusation… Translated into the Hebrew Language by Moshe Shmuel Sperling. Warsaw: 5638 [1878] (censor’s approval is from 1879).
12. Chezionoth Laila: Thoughts on the Chronicles of Israel, by Yehoshua Syrkin. Berlin: Zvi Hirsch Itzkowsky, 1903. Signed by the author.
13. Atalyahu, oder Di krehnung fom Kenig Yoas. A Biblical Play by Moshe Ish Horowitz Halevy. Podgorze [Krakow]: A. Faust, 1903. Yiddish.
Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Hebrew Translations of Various Books – Europe and the United States, 1843-1902

Six books – Hebrew translations of various books. Europe and the United States, 1843-1902.
1. Shelom Esther, a poem about Mordechai and Esther in three parts, translated from French to Hebrew by Meir Halevi Letteris. Prague: Zeev Pascheles, 1843.
Translation by the poet, author and Enlightenment Movement member Meir Letteris, of Jean Racine's play "Esther".
2. Masat Nefesh, by Naftali Mendel Schor. Lvov: Joseph Kohn Zedek, 1867.
3. Shirei Mirza Schaffy, [by Friedrich Martin Von Bodenstedt]. Introduction and translation to Hebrew by Joseph Choczner. Breslau: Schletter'sche Buchhandlung, 1868.
4. Ben Kohelet, [translation and foreword by Yitzchak Eduard Zalkinsohn]. Vienna: Georg Brög, 1876.
Translation by Yitzchak Zalkinsohn of the poem "Urania" by the German poet Christoph August Tiedge. A letter by Zalkinsohn to Abraham Firkovich the biblical scholar is printed at the end of the book.
5. The Eternal Jew by Ludwig Börne translated to Hebrew by Avraham Yosef Dazan. Lvov: A. Wajdowicz, 1885.
Without [IV] pp at the end of the book (similar to one of the copies in the NLI).
6. Sefer Mishle Lessing veSipurav, [by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing]. Translation: Moses Reicherson. New-York: Avraham Ferenburg, [1902].
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Six Books of Fables and Tales – 1860-1893 – Krylov’s Fables

Six books of fables and tales, original and translated. Warsaw, Vilna, and St. Petersburg, 1860-1893. Hebrew and some Russian.
1-2. Tiḳun Meshalim, a work containing 197 of Krylov's Fables, by Moses Reicherson. Vilna: Reuven ben Menachem Romm, 1860. Two copies.
3. Kanfei Yona [A Dove’s Wings, with Praise for the Merry City of Berdichev and the Kind People Who Live There…], by Zalman Weintraub. Warsaw: Alapin, 1878.
4. Proverbs of Krylov, in Nine Books, by Meir Ze’ev Singer. Warsaw: Yitzchak Goldman, 1886.
A dedication handwritten by the author on the front cover.
5. Mesholim: lidelekh, kleyne mayśe'lekh [Proverbs, Little Tales and Writings], by Solomon Ettinger. St. Petersburg: W. Ettinger, 1889.
6. Meshlei HaZman [Timely Fables, Conversations of Birds and Animals], by Abraham Jacob Paperna. Warsaw: Ben-Avigdor, 1893.
Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Eight Books – Short Stories and Novels – 1861-1906

Eight books containing short stories and novels, most of them original, by various authors. Warsaw, Vilna, Lvov, and Krakow. 1861-1906.
1. Mahazeh mul mahazeh [A Play Opposite a Play, [by Isaac Mayer Dick]. Warsaw: A. Bomberg, 1861.
2. Sipure Elyashiv, by Isaac ben Dovbaer Andres. Warsaw: Alexander Ginz, 1875.
3. Ahavah Teholel Niflaʼot, o Tikun nefesh mekhashef ha-megulgelet, by Reuben Asher Braudes. Lvov: Michal Wolf, 1876.
4. Ha-Nilkad bi-shehitut anshe resha [Trapped in the Malice of the Wicked Ones], by G.I. Bogrov. Translated by Isaac ben Dovbaer Andres. Warsaw: 1877.
5. Ha-Hiluf, sipur melitsi mi-yeme ha-dorot ha-aharonim, by S. Y. Finn (Shmuel Yosef Finn). Vilna: S.Y. Finn: 1881.
6. Tikvat Hanef, a short story by Haim Eliezer Mushkat. Warsaw: 1888.
7. Maḥazot ve-shivre mahazot [Plays and Fragments of Plays], by David Yeshaya Silberbusch. Krakow: Yosef Fischer, [1900].
8. Ein lachaj Roi, by S. Ponizowski. Lvov: A. Salat, 1906.
Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Poetry and Prose Books Published by “Tushiya” – Warsaw – Book with Dedication Handwritten by Zalman Shneur

Collection of books published by "Tushiya". Warsaw, ca. late 18th century through the first decades of the 20th century.
• Partzufim, first part, by N.N. Samueli. 1896. Bound with: HaMokhiah MiVekfild by Oliver Goldsmith, translation: David Yellin. 1896.
• Chezyonot U-Manginot, by Shaul Tchernichovsky. 1898-1901. Book one and two (in one volume).
• Bikurim [Bibliotka leBne HaNeurim]. [1907]. Second volume, booklets 51-100 (no. 81 is missing).
• Bikurim [Bibliotka leBne HaNeurim]. (1907). A bound volume with issues no. 54,56-57, 76-77, 79, 82-88, 99-100, 106-150.
• Im Shekiat HaChama, by Zalman Shneur. [1907]. Facing the title page appears a dedication handwritten by Zalman Shneur.
• Ha-Ach HaIver, MeAfela LeOra (the blind brother or from darkness to light), a story after Green [Homer Green], by I. B. Levner. [192…?]
Total of six books. Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Hebrew Literature and Poetry from the Yishuv Period – 1906-1945 – Dedications by the Authors

Collection of books and periodicals by Hebrew authors and poets, some with the authors' dedications. Tel-Aviv, London and elsewhere, 1906-1945.
1. HaMeorer, edited by Yosef Haim Brenner. London: Masada, 1906. First year, 11 issues (one issue is double). Title page of issue no. 5 is missing.
2. From the poems of Avigdor Feirstein [Avigdor Hameriri]. [Budapest], [1912], Dedication by the poet.
3. Beinatayim, literary anthology, by Yehoshua Feldman [R' Binyamin]. "Achdut" press, Jerusalem, [1913].
4. HaAdama, published once a month by Achdut HaAvodah, edited by Y. H. Brenner. "Achdut" press, Tel-Aviv, ]1920). Four booklets. Issues nos. 5-8.
5. Alim, collection of literary writings, in memory of Sarah Tehon. Tel-Aviv: "Association of Jewish Women for Equal Rights in Palestine", [1922].
6. Mikre Tafel, by Elisheva. Tel-Aviv: "Tomer", [1929].
7. Turim, "Stage of Yachdav Authors" [weekly]. Tel-Aviv, 1933-1934. First year, issues nos. 1-50.
8. Al HaDam, by Avigdor Hameiri. Tel-Aviv: "Lev Chadash", 1936. Two copies. Dedication by the author on one of the copies.
9. Likrat Medinah Ivrit, or Galut Yehudah? By Avigdor Hameiri. Tel-Aviv: "HaMachar", [1938].
10. Ma Shehaya, by Dvora Baron. Tel-Aviv: "Davar", [1939]. Dedication by the author.
11. Mishle Kedumim, by Ya'akov Cohen. Tel-Aviv: "Mizpe", [1943]. Dedication by the author.
12. Yugurnat, by M. Avi-Shaul. Published by the author. Tel-Aviv, 1945.
Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Eight Books on Subjects of Science, Wisdom, and Faith – 1834-1911

Eight books on subjects of science, wisdom, and faith. Odessa, Vilna, Prague, Frankfurt, Czernowitz, and New York. Ca. 1834-1911. Hebrew and Yiddish.
1. Meʼah maʼamre hokhmah ve-shire mada [One Hundred Essays of Wisdom and Poems of Science], by Ya’akov Yeshaya Yitzhak. Vilna and Grodno: HaShutafim, 1834.
2. Limude ha-teva [Studies in Science], Volume 1, by Moshe Mordechai Yovel. Czernowitz: Peter and Johann Eckhardt, 1836.
3. Erech Milin, by Solomon Judah Loeb Rapoport. Prague, [1852].
4-5. Taʻam Zekenim, edited by Eliezer Ashkenazi. Frankfurt am Main: I. Kauffman, 1854.
Bound with: Leon Modena: His Life and Works, by Nehemiah S. Libowitz. New York: Harry Hirsch, 1911.
6. Mivhar Peninim, by Rabbi Yedaya son of Avraham Badrashi Pnini [Solomon ibn Gabirol]. Vilna: Moshe Yoel, 1865. Hebrew and Yiddish.
7. HaMarkolet, by Lev Levanda, Yehoshua ben Moshe Raczessohn. Odessa. Ulrich und Schultze, 1874.
8. Shisha Sidre Mada [Six Orders of Science], by Dr. Binyamin Shereshevsky. Odessa: Haver, 1911.
Printed by H. N. Bialik and S. Borishkin. An introduction by the publishers appears at the beginning of the book.
Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Essays from the Enlightenment Period – Poland, Germany, and England – 19th Century

Twelve essays from the Enlightenment period. Various locations in Poland, Germany, and England. Mid- to late 19th century. Hebrew and some German.
Among them: • Or Olam, by Asher Zelig ben Yehudah Leib Margaliot. Warsaw: David Shklover, 1882. • Divre Hefets, by Hirsch Edelmann. London: Abraham Pierpoint Shaw and Co., 1853. • Mishpat Leshon ha-Mishnah by Isaac Hirsch. Vienna: K. M. Hellemann, 1867. • Sefer Ginze nistarot, by Joseph Isaac Kabak. Three parts bound together. Bamberg: Published by the author, 1868-1878. • Nahalat Yehuda by Solomon Judah Loeb Rapoport. Krakow: Karl Budweiser, 1868. • Sofre Yiśraʼel. [Jewish Authors], by Shmuel Yosef Finn. Vilna: R. Shmuel Yosef Finn and R. Abraham Zvi Rosenkranz, 1871. • Nahalat Yehuda by Solomon Judah Loeb Rapoport. Lvov: Michel Wolff, 1873. • And more.
A complete list will be sent upon request.
Some of the essays have been bound together in one book. Size and condition vary. Overall condition fair. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Seven Books on Karaite Judaism and the Crimean Peninsula – 1860-1920 – Ephraim Deinard

Seven books on Karaite Judaism and the Crimean Peninsula (some of them bound together). Warsaw, Vienna, and Vilna. 1860-1920.
1. Writings about the Ancient History of the Karaites and Their Literature according to Hebrew and Arabic Manuscripts, by Simcha Pinsker. Vienna: Adalbert della Torre, 1860.
An interesting study of Karaite Judaism by the scholar Simcha Pinsker, who describes the history, development, and writings of the Karaites. He claims that the source of the name Karaite was from the Hebrew word kara, meaning "to call" or "to invite," and came from their call to reject belief in the Oral Torah and believe in the Written Torah only. Among other things, he writes about Karaite literature and poetry, and claims that Karaite poetry was a model for the medieval Jewish poets such as Solomon ibn Gabirol and Judah Halevi.
2. A Critique of the History of the Karaites, by Avraham Ber Gottlober. Vilna: R. Shmuel Yosef Finn, 1865.
3-6. Four books bound in one volume, from the first books of the author and historian Ephraim Deinard, about the Crimean Peninsula, the Karaite Jews and the Krymchaks, and the Crimean War.
• A Journey in the Crimean Peninsula. Warsaw: Alexander Ginz, 1879-1880. Volumes 1 and 2. • A Crimean Journey. Warsaw: Yitzhak Goldman, 1878. • The Crimean War. Warsaw: Alexander Ginz, 1879.
7. A Memorial of the Righteous, or a Brief Legend, by Mordechai ben Yosef Sultanski, with a foreword by Samuel Abraham Poznański. Warsaw: HaTzefira, 1920.
Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Anthologies and Journals from the Enlightenment Period – Zion, Ha-Or, Knesset Israel, and Ha-Goren – Mid-19th century-Early 20th Century

Collection of anthologies and literary journals from the Enlightenment period. Various locations in Europe, mid-19th-early 20th centuries.
• Zion, a new anthology for Jewish scholars, [edited by Isaac Markus Jost]. Frankfurt, 1840-1842. 24 issues. • Ha-Or, edited by Hirsch Lazar Teller and David Yeshaya Silberbusch. Botoşani / Lvov, [1882-1883]. 5 issues. • Knesset Israel, a general book of Torah and knowledge, edited by Saul Phinehas Rabbinowitz. Warsaw, 1886-1888. First, second, and third years. • Goren, an anthology of Jewish wisdom, edited by Samuel A. Horodezky. Berditchev, 1901-1912. Books 1-8.
The issues of each journal are bound together in order of appearance (some are bound in more than one volume).
40 issues in all, in seven volumes. Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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HaMe’amer – Abraham Moshe Luntz – Jerusalem, 1905–1919 – Three Volumes

HaMe’amer – A Treasury of Jewish Literature, by Abraham Moshe Luntz. Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Jerusalem: 1905, 1912, 1919.
"All of the essays on Holy Land studies printed in the last century, arranged together with notes, detailed indexes and more".
Volume 1 includes articles on geograpy and topograpy, Volume 2 contains articles on archaeology and history, Volume 3 contains lists of graves, statutes, memoirs and more.
Vol. 1: [3], 276 pp. Vol. 2: [12], 278–688, [5] pp. Vol. 3: [5], 330, [4] pp., ca. 19.5 cm. Good condition. Blemishes. Tears at the edges of a few leaves. Bound in new bindings together with the original covers.

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Collection of Literary Anthologies and Periodicals

Collection of literary anthologies and periodicals:
• Pardes, literary anthology, edited by Yehoshua Ḥana Rawnitzki. Published by Y.H. Rawnitzki, Odessa, 1892-1896. Three books in two volumes.
• Sefer HaShanah, Sefer Kolel Mikdash LeTorah…, edited by N. Sokolow [Nahum Sokolow]. Printed by N. Sokolow, Warsaw, (1901). Third year.
• Safrut, literary anthology, edited by David Frishman. "Hazfirah" press, Warsaw, [ca.1908]. First volume, booklets 1-4 (no. 4 is missing).
• Shalechet, literary anthology, edited by G.(Gershon) Shofman. "Revivim" publishing, Lvov, [1911]. Bound with: "Yizkor…commemorating Jewish victims in Palestine", edited by A.Z. Rabinovitz. A. Ittin press, Jaffa, [1912].
• Yefet. A. Ittin press, Jaffa, [ca. 1912]. Part I and II (two volumes).
• Eretz, literary anthology, [edited by Shlomo Zemach and Eliezer Steinman]. Published by "Eretz", Odessa, 1919. Title page illustration: Yitzchak Frenkel.
Total of 6 periodicals and anthologies (in eight volumes). Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Lehman.

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“Shay Shel Sifrut” – Cairo, 1918-1919

Shay Shel Sifrut, twenty issues, a literary supplement granted to readers of the weekly "Hadashot Me'HaAretz" [Palestine News], edited by S. [Simcha] Ben Zion. H. Weisel press, Cairo, 1918-1919.
A bound volume compiling the twenty issues of the literary anthology "Shay Shel Safrut", supplement to the paper "Hadashot Me'HaAretz" (a number of issues are double or triple). Among the contributors: Mordechai Temkin, Ya'akov Kopilevitch, Ya'akov Steinberg, Yehuda Burla, and others.
"Hadashot MeHa’aretz", the Hebrew edition of the regional British Army newspaper "The Palestine News", was the first Hebrew newspaper published in Palestine after the British occupation. The newspaper which editorially maintained a mild Zionist attitude was published weekly between April 1918 and April 1919. In June 1919, the first issue of the paper "Hasashot Ha'aretz", the civilian offshoot of "Hadashot Me'HaAretz", was published in Jerusalem. In December 1919 the word "Hadashot" was omitted and the title became "Ha'aretz", which continues to be published to this day.
8-16 pp. per issue. Volume: 28 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Non-original cardboard binding with cloth spine and corners.

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Collection of Issues of Zionist and Jewish Newspapers – First Half of the 20th Century – First Issue of Davar

Eleven issues of Zionist and Jewish newspapers. Various places in Europe and Palestine, the first half of the 20th century (one newspaper is from 1898). Yiddish and Hebrew.
Among them: • Hamodia, an Orthodox weekly newspaper, edited by E. A. Rabinovich [Eliyahu Akiva Rabinovich]. Vol. 1, No. 2. Poltava, 1910. • Davar, the newspaper for the workers of Israel, edited by B. [Berl] Katznelson. Vol. 1, No. 1. Tel Aviv, June 30, 1925. • Ha-yishuv ve-ha-mefaked, a single-issue newsletter published by Ish-Beruria. Jerusalem, October 22, 1931. • Kalisher leben. Vol. 6, No. 44 (269). Kalush, October 28, 1932. • Podlasjer Leben. Vol. 4, No. 14. Biale Podolsk, April 10, 1933. • In der heim: Infarmatzie-buletin far hayalim-olim. Published by The Culture Service of the Israel Defense Forces. Issues 86 and 120. January 17, 1949 / February 25, 1949. • And more.
A list will be sent upon request.
Enclosed: To the residents of Tel Aviv: a supplement to Haaretz. Tel Aviv, 5 Av 5683 [July 18, 1923].
Size and condition vary. Overall fair-poor condition. One of the newspapers is torn in half widthwise. The newspapers were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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“Hed HaDfus” and other Booklets about Printing – Tel-Aviv, 19301-1943

A bound volume with 12 booklets about printing issued by the "General Federation of Laborers in the Land of Israel (Histadrut)", the "Council of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa Workers" and "National Union of Printers", Tel Aviv, 1930-1943:
• "Bulletin of Printing Workers". Tel-Aviv, [January 1930]. • "Poel HaDfus", Tel-Aviv, [1930]. • "HaDfus". Tel-Aviv [1930/1931]. • "Kol Poale HaDfus". Tel-Aviv, December 1932. • "Devar HaDfus". Tel-Aviv, September 1935. • HaDapass. Tel-Aviv, March 1936. • "Hed HaDfus", Tel-Aviv, 1937-1943. Five booklets. • "Mechaye HaDfus". Tel-Aviv, August 1937.
The issues include many articles on the subject of printing.
Enclosed is an additional issue of "Hed HaDfus" from September 1943.
Volume: 30 cm. Size and condition of issues vary. Ink-stamps. Blemishes and tears to binding.

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Collection of Booklets in Yiddish – the Authors Nahum Meir Schaikewitz and Isaac Mayer Dick – Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Fifty-three booklets by Nahum Meir Schaikewitz (known by the acronym Shomer) and Isaac Mayer Dick (known by the acronym Amad). Vilna and Warsaw (one booklet is from Berditchev), late 19th and early 20th centuries. Yiddish.
Forty-six booklets by Nahum Meir Schaikewitz (Shomer) and seven booklets by Isaac Mayer Dick (Amad).
Eight of them are not in NLI.
A complete list is available upon request.
Size and condition vary. Overall fair–poor condition. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.

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Collection of Booklets and Small Books of Poetry in Yiddish – Eastern Europe – Late 19th-early 20th Centuries

Fifteen booklets and small books of poetry. Eastern Europe (one booklet is from New York), second half of the 19th century-early 20th century. Yiddish (one booklet is in Hebrew).
A detailed list will be sent upon request.
Size and condition vary. Overall fair to poor condition. One booklet with the first two leaves missing and replaced with photocopies. One page of another booklet may be missing. Some of the booklets are bound together. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Large Collection of “Bikhlekh” booklets – 19th and 20th Centuries – Yiddish

Large collection of approx. 120 "Bikhlekh" booklets by various authors, including Yehoshua Mezach, Gershon Chaim Levner, Ozer Blostein, Isaac Mayer Dick, Nahum Meir Schaikewitz (Shomer), I. L. Peretz, and many others. Poland, Lithuania, and elsewhere, 19th and 20th centuries. Yiddish, with some English and Russian.
The "Bikhlekh" booklets, an outlet for the distribution of Yiddish essays, literature, humor, and sayings among the Jews of Eastern Europe at that time, were highly popular among the public.
Some of the booklets are bound together. Some of the booklets appear in two copies.
A list of the booklets will be sent upon request.
Approx. 120 items. 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 Plays and Books in Yiddish

Eight books – plays, poetry books, and more. Warsaw, Vilnius, Buenos Aires and elsewhere, 1911-1933. Yiddish.
1. R' Abba, by Z. Y. [Zalman Yitzhak] Anokhi. Illustrations: B. Krotko. Warsaw: "Welt Bibliotek", [1911].
2. Zum ershtn mol, play by Haim Raphaelovich. Vilnius: "Rosenthal" press, [1914].
3. Epes…literarishe nisyonot, by Elazar Bernstein. Zolochiv: "Bernstein grupe", 1919.
4. In fayer, play by A. Vayter [Isaac Meir Devenishesky]. Vilnius: "B. A. Klatzkin", [1920].
5. Ba der ozere, a aynakter, play by K. Zingman [Kalman Zingman]. Kovno-Berlin: "Yiddish", 1921.
6. Apfel, by L[eibl] Malach. Warsaw: Sikora press, 1922.
7. An andere sort mentch, by M[oshe] Nadir. Warsaw: "Kinder-Freund", 1936.
8. Lider fun David Edelstadt, tzu zayn 50tn yortsayt [poems by David Edelstadt, commemorating 50 years to his death]. Buenos Aires: Frayheitlikhe sotzyalistishe gezelshaft 'David Edelstadt", 1943.
Size and condition vary. The books booklets were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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“Der Teater Jurnal” – Periodical on the Subject of Theater – New-York, 1901-1902

"Der Teater Journal", bi-weekly about theater, edited by B. Gorin [Yitskhok Goyde]. New-York, 1901-1902. Yiddish and some English. Issues 1-14 (two bound volumes).
Fourteen issues of a periodical about theater, edited by B. Gorin (pen-name of Yitskhok Goyde), containing articles, critiques, advertisements and other articles about the Yiddish theater in the early 20th century. Bound together in two volumes, with gilt embossing on the spines.
Number of pages varies between the issues, approx. 25 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Stains and minor blemishes (mostly to wrappers of issues). Tears at margins of a number of leaves (mostly small). Large open tears to endpapers (new). Bindings in good condition, with minor blemishes.

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Eight Yiddish Books – Literature and Theatre – 1913-1943

Eight Yiddish books on the subjects of literature and theatre. Warsaw, Vilna, Kiev and New York, 1913-1943.
1. Der Pinkes: yohrbukh far der geshikhte fun der Yudisher literatur un shprakh, far folklor, kriṭik un bibliografye. Editor: Samuel Niger. Vilna: B. A. Kletskin, [1913].
2. Leksikon fun der Yudisher literatur un prese, by Zalman Rejzen. Editor: S. Niger. Warsaw: Central, 1914.
3. Konstruktsye-shtudyen, by Max Erik. Warsaw: Arbeter Heym, 1924.
4. Vegn Altyidishn Roman un Noṿele, by Max Erik. Warsaw: M. Rayz. 1926.
5. Das Sholem Alekhem Bukh. Editor: Isaac Dov Berkowitz. New York: Sholem Alekhem Bukh Komitet. 1926.
A book about Sholem Aleichem, with biographical articles and many photographs and illustrations.
6. Arkhiv far der geshikhte fun Yidishn teater un drame. Editor: Jacob Shatsky. Vilna-New York: B. Kletskin, 1930. Vol I.
7. Di komedyes fun der Berliner ufklerung. Editor: M. Erik. Kiev-Kharkiv: Melukhe-farlag, 1933.
8. Yivo-bibliografye, a reshime fun di bikher, zshurnaln. New York: Yidisher visnshaftlekher instiṭut, 1943.
Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Two Books and Periodicals about Literature, Theater and Yiddish Culture – Published by “Kultur Lige” and “Der Emes”, Moscow and Kiev, 1928-1940

1. Sriftn, ershter band [writings, first volume], issued by the Yiddish culture chair in the Ukrainian Science Academy – departments of literature and philology. Kiev: "Kultur Lige", 1928.
First volume of a periodical on the subject of Yiddish literature. No other volumes were published.
342, [2] pp, 26.5 cm.
2. Yidisher Teater, 1887-1917 [Yiddish Theater 1887-1917] by N[ahum] Oyslander. Moscow: "Der Emes", 1940.
301, [1] pp, 22 cm. Missing leaves at the end of the book.
3. Yisdishe folks-lider, by Yehezkel Dobrushin and Avraham Yuditzky. Moscow: "Der Emes", 1940.
Anthology of Yiddish folk songs, including songs about Stalin, the Red Army and Birobidzhan.
486, [2] pp, 22 cm.
Condition varies. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Yiddish Books and Anthologies – Jewish Socialism – First Half of the 20th century

Ten books and literary anthologies related to Jewish socialism. Different printing locations, first half of the 20th century (one book from late 19th century). Yiddish.
Among the items: "Arbayt un kapital, oder politishe ekonomye" [Labor and capital, or political economy], [by Alexander Bogdanov]. Warsaw, 1895. • " "Kommunistischer manifest" [Communist Manifest], Moscow, 1924. • "Dos Revulotzionere Russland" [Revolutionary Russia]. New-York, 1917. Accompanied by many pictures. • Visnshaft un revoliutsye" [Science and revolution, proletarian periodical] , Kiev, 1934. • Freye shrift yidishn sotzilistishn gedenk" [Free writing for Jewish socialist thought], anthologies number 2, 9 and 15. Warsaw, 1927; 1930; 1933.
Enclosed: "Di Tribune" [The Tribune], periodical edited by Meir Grossman. 20 non-consecutive issues. Copenhagen (a number of issues were printed in other cities in Europe), 1915-[1922]. Appearing in the issues are numerous essays by Jabotinsky who was one of the periodical's founders.
A detailed list will be sent upon request.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. One book is lacking at the end. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Three Communist Propaganda Booklets Criticizing Judaism – Soviet Union

Three Communist propaganda booklets criticizing Judaism and the Jewish festivals. Soviet Union, ca. 1929-1930. Yiddish.
1. Vegn di tsiln un metodn fun antireligyezer propaganda [On The Goals and Methods of Anti-Religious Propaganda], by Yemelyan Yaroslavsky. Moscow–Kharkov–Minsk: Tsentraler velker-verlag fun F.S.S.R., 1930.
93, [2] pp., 17.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains and small tears on the spine and at the edges of the cover. A note written in pen and an ink stamp on the cover.
2. Yidishe Yontoyvim By Yehuda Novakovsky. Kiev: Kultur-Lige, 1930.
92, [1] pp. 17 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Small tears on the last page and on the cover. A note written in pen and an ink stamp on the cover.
3. Kegn Paysekh, Materialn far Propagandiśtn. Moscow–Kharkov–Minsk: Tsentralverlag, [ca. 1929].
85, [2] pp., 18 cm. Good-fair condition. Some stains. Minor folds and tears at the edges of the leaves and on the cover. Pinholes in the inner margins of the leaves. The cover and several gatherings are detached. Note written in pen on the inside front cover.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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“Samet” – by Lipa Reznik – Kiev, 1922 – Cover Design by Joseph Tchaikov

Samet, by L. Reznik [Lipa Reznik]. Kiev: "Kultur Lige", 1922. Yiddish.
A poetry booklet by the Yiddish poet and playwright Lipa Reznik (1890-1944). Cover designed by Joseph Tchaikov (1888-1986).
Tchaikov, sculptor, painter, graphic designer, teacher and theorist, studied in Paris in 1910-1913. Was an active member in groups and societies of Jewish artists and one of the founders of "Kultur Lige" in Kiev.
39, [1] pp, 18 cm. Fair condition. Many pen and pencil inscriptions. Some stains. Folds and tears to margins of leaves. Stains to cover and tears at margins (some open). Front cover is detached.

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Two Books in Yiddish – Kiev and Berlin, 1920s – Covers Designed by Joseph Tchaikov

Two books in Yiddish with covers designed by Joseph Tchaikov. Kiev and Berlin, 1921-1923.
1. In Feirdiken Doyr, zamlung fun revolutzionere lirik in der nayer Yidisher dikhtung, edited by E. [Ezra] Korman. Kiev: "Melukhe Farlag", 1921. Cover design: Joseph Tchaikov.
Anthology for revolutionary poetry in Yiddish by Jewish Soviet poets, including David Hofstein, Peretz Markish, Leib Kvitko, Kadia Molodovsky and others.
64 pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some creases and minor blemishes. Ink stamps and stamps erased with black paint. New binding.
2. In shṭurem fun geshikhṭe aroysgerisene bletlakh fun tog-bukh, 1914-1921, by
Koigen. Berlin: "Iddisher literarisher farlag", 1923. Cover design: Joseph Tchaikov.
247, [1] pp, 17.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. New paper cover. The original front cover is pasted on the new cover; the original back cover is missing.

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“Menachem Mendel” by Sholem Aleichem – Moscow, 1926 – Cover Designed by Nathan Altman

Geklibene Verk, Menachem Mendel [Selected Works, Menachem Mendel], by Sholem Aleichem. Moscow: "Shul un Bukh", 1926. Yiddish.
"Menachem Mendel", series of stories by Sholem Aleichem. Out of a series of selected works published by "Shul un Bukh", a publishing house focusing on communist and Yiddish literature. The cover was designed by Nathan Altman (1889-1970), Jewish-Russian avant-garde artist, illustrator and stage-set designer.
119, [1] pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Tears to bottom margins of a number of leaves. Folds and tears at margins (some open). Library ink-stamp. Paper cover with tears and open tears at margins and spine. A strip of adhesive tape at the bottom of the cover.

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“Mayse Bikhl” – David Berglsohn / Lasar Segall – Berlin, 1923

David Berglsohn, Mayse-Bikhl, mit litografyes un holtshniten fun Lasar Segall. Berlin: Wostok, 1923. Yiddish.
Tales by David Berglsohn, with illustrations by Lasar Segall, Jewish painter, engraver and sculptor, born in Vilnius.
Berglsohn (1884-1952), Yiddish playwright and author, was executed by Stalin in 1952.
[4], 7-48 pp + [8] illustration plates, 26 cm. First leaves are loose and almost entirely detached. Creases and stains. Some tears at margins of leaves (a tear, reinforced with adhesive tape on the first leaf). Ink-stamp on last page. Pencil inscriptions and a bookplate on front endpapers. Blemishes to spine and to corners of cover.
59909. "אקסודוס" – רומן בהמשכים – תריסר חוברות ביידיש
עקסאדוס [אקסודוס], מאת ליאון יוריס. חוברות 22-26, 28, 29-30 (חוברת כפולה), 31-35. הוצאת א. ערמוני, תל אביב, [1960?]. יידיש.
הרומן "אקסודוס" (Exodus) יצא לאור באנגלית ב-1958 ובשנות השישים הוא תורגם ליידיש על ידי דוד קרפינוביץ ומלך קרפינוביץ. החוברות שלפנינו התפרסמו פעם בשבוע ונמכרו בקיוסקים במחיר 25 אגורות. בחוברות 34-31 נדפסה פרסומת להקרנה הראשונה של הסרט "אקסודוס" ב"היכל התרבות" בתל אביב.
12 חוברות, 18 ס"מ בקירוב. מצב משתנה. מצב כללי בינוני-טוב.
מקור: אוסף משפחת רימון.

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Exodus – A Novel in Serial Form – Twelve Booklets in Yiddish

Exodus by Leon Uris. Booklets 22–26, 28, 29–30 (double issue), 31–35. Tel Aviv, A. Armoni, [1960?]. Yiddish.
The novel Exodus, which was published in English in 1958, was translated into Yiddish in the 1960s by David Karpinovitz and Melech Karpinovitz. These booklets were published weekly and sold at kiosks for 25 agorot apiece. Booklet 31–34 contain an advertisement for the first showing of the film "Exodus" at Heichal Hatarbut in Tel Aviv.
12 issues, approx. 18 cm. Condition varies. Overall fair-good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Books and Periodicals for Children and for Youth in Yiddish and Hebrew

Collection of books and periodicals for children and youth, some are illustrated. Warsaw, Šiauliai, New-York and elsewhere. First decades of the 20th century. Yiddish and Hebrew.
In the collection: • Children's books published by "Kultur Lige" (two booklets from the series "Schul bibliotek"; the book "tzu der zun" with illustrations by Nota Koslowsky; and more). • Tsvey Toydte" by Sholem Aleichem. Odessa, [1909]. • Bound volume of the periodical "Hakochav" edited by Aharon Luboszicki (Warsaw, 1923-1924). • "Resisim, booklet II" – paper of "the seventh grade students in the Hebrew Gymnasium in Šiauliai" [Lithuania]. Nissan, [1930]. • More.
Total of 8 items (6 children's books, issue of the periodical "Resisim" and a bound volume of "HaKochav").
A detailed list will be sent upon request.
Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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“Bat HaMelech U’Ben Zuga” / “HeChatul V’HaShual” – Two Children’s Books Published by “Omanut” – Frankfurt, 1923

1. Bat HaMelech U'Ben Zuga [The King's Daughter and her Husband] by H.N. Nachman Bialik, illustrations by Y. [Ya'akov] Apter. Frankfurt: "Omanut", 1923.
[2], 15, [2] pp (including the cover), 18X24.5 cm. Good-fair condition. The Illustrations are colored in watercolor. Stains. Some tears at margins. Some folds at corners of leaves. Pencil inscription on inside front cover, and ink-stamps on the first page.
2. HeChatul V'HaShual [The Cat and the Fox; folk tale, translated and edited by Haim Nachman Bialik]. Frankfurt: "Omanut", "Gamliel" library, 1923.
14, [1] pp (including cover), 24 cm. Good condition. Stains (mostly to cover). Some creases to corners. Tears to spine.

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“New Songs for Jewish Children” – Illustrated Children’s Book – Amsterdam, 1935

Nieuwe Joodse Kinderliedjes [New Songs for Jewish Children], by S. Spiro. Published by D. Allegro, Amsterdam, [ca. 1935]. Dutch.
A songs book for children, by director of Jewish Kindergartens in Amsterdam. Some of the songs are about holidays and special dates in the Jewish Year Cycle, like Shabbath, Hanukkah, Pesach and Purim. Along the songs appear numbered musical notations. The book is accompanied by illustrations signed "S.S.", apparently also by the author. The book opens with an introduction by Sippora de Jong-van Gelderen, director of Jewish kindergartens of the organization "Kennis en Godsvrucht" in Amsterdam.
31 pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Minor creases. One gathering is somewhat loose. Minor blemishes and stains to binding.
Not listed in NLI catalogue.

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“Unseren Kindern” – Two Booklets for Children about Holidays, Edited by Benjamin Murmelstein – Vienna, 1932-1933

Two booklets for children, edited by Benjamin Murmelstein, about the holiday of Pesach and the holiday of Shavuot. Vienna, 1932-1933. German and some Hebrew.
The booklets were distributed in a synagogue in Vienna and contain songs, stories and short essays about the holidays.
1. Unseren Kindern zum Wochenfestw [for our children – for Shavuot], printed by Kalman Kohn, Vienna, 1932. 15, [1] pp, 15 cm. Good condition. Stains to cover.
2. Unseren Kindern zum Pessachfeste 5693 [for our children for Pesach 5693]. Printed by Leon Griffel, Vienna, [1933]. [16] pp, 14X11 cm. Good condition.
Benjamin Murmelstein (1905-1989) was a community rabbi. He served as the last head of the Judenrat in Theresienstadt Ghetto until its liberation.

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Two Children’s Books Illustrated by Nachum Gutman – Tel-Aviv, 1930s-40s

Two children's books illustrated by Nachum Gutman:
1. Mikra'ot Aleph, Ora veRami, by: Z. Ariel and Levin Kipnis. Tel-Aviv: Avraham Yosef Stiebel, [1933].
A textbook for learning the Alphabet, with poems and stories by Bialik, Kipnis, Pinkerfeld and others, and illustrations by Nachum Gutman.
95, [1] pp, 19 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Stains, folds and some tears to cover. Spine torn at bottom.
2. Yanuka, children's poems, by Ella Wilensky. Published by Tel-Aviv: "Yavne", 1942.
Children's poems by Ella Amitan (Wilensky), accompanied by illustrations by Nachum Gutman.
24 pp, 18X21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Spine torn and restored with adhesive tape. Small tears at margins and corners of binding.

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“Miki Maoz” (Mickey Mouse) – Seven Booklets – Tel Aviv, 1947-1948

Miki Maoz, biweekly issue, rhymes and editing: Yehoshua Tan-Pai (Bodshetsky). Tel Aviv, [1947-1948].
Seven booklets (Issues nos. 1-7). The booklets contain stories in comics form based on Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, and Donald Duck [Dani Avzani], poems and stories for children. Among the first comic books published in Palestine.
Issue no. 2 was printed just before Hanukkah 5708 (December 1947). Issue no. 6 was printed just before Purim 5608 (March 1948).
7 booklets, 25 cm. Good condition. Minor tears and stains.

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Max Nordau – Autograph Letter – Paris, 1892

Autograph letter hand-signed by Max Nordau. Paris, February 21, 1892. French.
Apparently this letter was sent to a journalist or to an editor of a periodical, following a request to publish an essay about Nordau's book "Gefühls-komödie" ["Comedy of sentiment", 1891]. In this letter Nordau suggests to the recipient to read through another book which he wrote - "Die Krankheit des Hahrhunderts" [Malady of the century", 1887], and promises to send his photograph for publication with the essay, as long as it is returned to him, since he has no other photograph. At the end of the letter Nordau mentions two translations published without his permission, one in the Swedish paper "Dagens Nyheter" and the other in a Russian weekly "Nedela", as well as an additional French translation about to be published in a number of weeks.
Signed: Dr. M. Nordau. On the top margins of the first page appears an ink-stamp "34, Avenue de Villiers, 34".
[3] written pages (one leaf, torn in half at the fold line, with no loss), 17.5 cm. Good condition. Tears at margins.

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A Letter and a Postcard – Hand-signed by Israel Zangwill – Early 20th Century

A letter from Israel Zangwill, and a postcard with his photograph, hand-signed by him. London and Berlin, ca. early 20th century.
1. Printed letter, hand-signed by Israel Zangwill. London, 1902. English.
The letter is addressed to "Miss Low", and was sent, apparently, as a response to her request to receive Zionist pamphlets or publicity material. Zangwill explains in the letter that the Zionist pamphlets are "so cheap" that he found only one that is worthwhile sending, and he refers her to a composition which he wrote in the paper New Liberal Review, and two essays about to be published in the papers Jewish World and Jewish Chronicle, surveying his address about the need to invest Baron Hirsch's funds in Palestine. Zangwill adds at the end of the letter: "I wish I could convert you to this and other Zionistic views".
On the top of the letter appears an ink-stamp with the address where the letter was written. A few handwritten corrections.
[1] leaf, 13.5X20 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Tears at margins. A number of open tears, restored with pasted paper. One long tear, restored, with loss of text.
2. Real-photo postcard with Zangwill's portrait (undivided). Berlin: Raphael Tuck & Sons. Hand-signed by Zangwill.
9X14 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and blemishes.
Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) was a Jewish-English author and Zionist activist. After the rejection of the "Uganda Plan" by the seventh Zionist congress, Zangwill retired from the Zionist Organization and founded the Jewish Territorialist Organization. Its goal was to create a Jewish homeland in whatever possible territory, not necessarily in Palestine.

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Autograph Letter Hand-signed by Shaul Tchernichovsky – Heidelberg, 1900

Autograph letter, signed by hand by Shaul Tchernichovsky, Heidelberg (Germany), [ca. 1900].
The letter is addressed to "My Dear Yosef" (presumably the historian and professor of Hebrew Literature Joseph Klausner) with an interesting report about Tchernichovsky's literary progress: new poems sent for publication in newspapers ("I translated from Longfellow the 'Slave's Dream' for Ravnitzky, an original poem I cannot give him for lack of 'holy spirit'"), first drafts just composed ("sending you a poem from 'Hezionit Nevi Hasheker', and I have two more of this kind"), and even plans for composing new works ("you probably received a card from Worms… all that I see there I am not telling you now – one day you will find all in a poem" [the poem "Worms Ballades"?].
Tchernichovsky ends the letter with a new literary idea: "'Bar Kochva' is again on my mind… he is two-faced… I do not know whether I give the solution to a poem's protagonist or to a drama protagonist. Great confusion" (Over time, Tchernichovsky chose both possibilities and composed a poem as well as a play with Bar Kochba as the protagonist).
Shaul Tchernichovsky (1875-1943) – physician, poet and translator; one of the greatest Jewish poets. Tchernichovsky studied medicine in the University of Heidelberg and completed his studies in Lausanne, Switzerland. During all of his life he combined his work as a doctor with his work as a poet. After he graduated from medical school he worked as a physician in Ukraine. In 1910 he moved to St. Petersburg and opened a clinic. In 1919 he moved to Odessa. Immigrated to Palestine in 1931 and settled there.
[1] leaf (two written pages), approx. 17.5 cm. Good condition. Horizontal folding mark. Some stains and blemishes.

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Givat Hachol by S.Y. Agnon – Berlin, 1919 – Author’s Dedication to Moses Marx

Givat Hachol' by S.Y. Agnon. Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag, 1919.
On the first page appears a dedication handwritten by the author to Moses Marx: "to my friend R' Moshe Marx, with a good greeting, the author, Nissan 5680".
Moses Marx (1885-1973), a Jewish bibliographer and librarian, one of the founding members of Soncino Geselschaft. His sister, Esther, was Agnon's wife (they married in May 1920, one month after this dedication was written).
77, [2] pp, 15.5 cm. Good condition. Some Stains minor blemishes to cover. Tears along the spine. Front cover and first leaf are loose.

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Autograph Letter Hand-Signed by S. Y. Agnon – Greetings for the Marriage of Eliezer Meir Lifshitz – Jerusalem, 1934

An autograph letter, hand-signed by S.Y. Agnon, to Eliezer Meir Lifshitz, Jerusalem, [1934].
A letter on the occasion of the marriage of Eliezer Meir Lifshitz with Theresa Dreyfus-Cohen: "[…] for many years I did not experience such joy as when I heard that you got married – congratulations for good and long days – with Miss Theresa Dreyfus-Cohen. Grapes with grapes…I believe that all those who love you and all your friends are happy for you […] your friend who loves you with all his heart, S.Y. Agnon". (Hebrew).
Eliezer Meir Lifshitz (1879-1946), rabbi, educator, Hebraist, one of Mizrahi movement leaders in Palestine, was a close friend of S. Y. Agnon. In 1926 he published an essay about Agnon and his works in the periodical "Hashiloah" (the essay, in its expanded version was published in the same year in Berlin, by Moshe Shimshon Marx). Lifshitz's wife, Theresa Dreyfus-Cohen, was a relative of Esther Agnon.
[1] leaf, folded in half (two written pages), 16.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some creases. A few stains. Minor tears at margins.

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Letters of Ahad Ha’am, Volume 1 – Tel Aviv, 1923 – Handwritten Dedication by Ahad Ha’am to the Writer A. Z. Rabinovich on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday

Letters of Ahad Ha’am, volume 1. Tel Aviv: Yavne, Moriah, 5683 [1923].
The first of six volumes of the letters of Ahad Ha’am [Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg]. A dedication in Ahad Ha’am’s handwriting to the writer and editor A. Z. Rabinovich (known also by the acronym Azar) appears at the beginning of the book on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. In the dedication, Ahad Ha’am writes: "To Mr. A. Z. Rabinovich, an offering of memory on the day of his having attained seventy years of age. With respect and affection, Ahad Ha’am, Tel Aviv, 24 Shevat 5683 [February 10, 1923]."
15, 317 pp., 20 cm. Good condition. Many stains. Small worm hole on the first pages. Minor blemishes to the binding.

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Autograph Letter Signed by David Frishman – Warsaw, 1910

A letter handwritten and hand-signed by David Frishman. Warsaw, February 5, 1910.
The letter was sent, most probably, to the editor of one of the main Hebrew newspapers, and he explains Frishman's choice to publish an essay which he composed in his independent paper "Reshafim", and not in the important newspaper. The spirit of the letter is hurt and sarcastic: "The essay is too liberal and the words are too harsh and they belong only in 'some' brochure of "Reshafim" - which I myself publish. By the way: 'Some' which you use with reference to 'Reshafim' – I like it very much. Truth is that I do not have any pretence or the insolence to position 'Reshafim' alongside the journal which you edit, but allow me to at least look at the brochures which I publish with a better eye than yours" (Hebrew). Signed: "Respecting and loving you, D. Frishman".
[1] leaf folded in half (one written page), 21.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and blemishes. Two horizontal folding marks. Filing holes.

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Zalman Shneur – Autograph Letter, Hand-signed – to Joseph Klausner – France, 1926

Autograph letter, hand-signed by Zalman Shneur. Montmorency (France), 1926.
Shneur opens the letter with praising Klausner's last book about the poet Solomon Ibn Gabirol: "This book is a small encyclopedia about the life of Solomon Ibn Gabirol…" (Hebrew). Further, Shneur refers to the "earthquake" which the book "Jesus of Nazareth: His Life, Times & Teaching" caused, and finally mentions a small play which he himself composed and sent for publication to the paper "Hashiloach" (Klausner was the editor of " Hashiloach" between the years 1903-1927).
The letter end with words about Shneur's first born son, who was born the same year: "My boy grows. A very handsome boy… a happy boy".
[1] leaf (one written page), approx. 21.5 cm. Good condition. Horizontal folding mark, some stains and tears. Small tear to left margin, along the folding line.

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History of Zionism, 1600–1918, by Nahum Sokolow – London, 1919 – Inscribed by the Author

History of Zionism, 1600–1918, by Nahum Sokolow. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1919. English and some French. Two volumes.
Both volumes of this book deal with the concept of Zionism in the political and literary context in England and France, and follow the sources and development of the Zionist idea and of the concept of the "Return of Israel" in Christianity over the past several centuries. The volumes contain several plates: portraits of figures, a photograph of the laying of the cornerstone of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a group photograph of the Katowice Conference (1884), and more.
An inscription in English by the author, Nahum Sokolow, appears at the beginning of the first volume (dated: Paris, July 1919).
Volume 1: Lii, 313 pp. + [23] plates. Volume 2: Lxiii, 480 pp. + [9] plates. 22.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Minor tears along the connection between the endpapers and the bindings. Signature on the title page of the first volume.

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Autograph Letter Hand-Signed by Chaim Weizmann – Palestine, 1918

Autograph letter, hand-signed by Chaim Weizmann, addressed to Iliya Abramovich [probably Eliyahu Berlin]. Written on official letterhead stationery of the "Zionist Commission for Palestine". [Palestine], May 25, 1918. Russian.
A letter, concerning financial matters, which mentions, among others, Zalman David Levontin. Weizmann wrote this letter in the year when he came to Palestine as head of the "Zionist Commission", which was formed to create a relation between the British authorities and the Jewish Yishuv in Palestine, and to create a solid base for the application of the "Balfour Declaration".
The recipient of the letter is, most probably, Eliyahu [Iliya] Berlin (1886-1959), an industrialist and Zionist activist who served as a member in the Provisional State Council and was one of the signatories of the Independence Scroll.
[1] leaf, 13.5X21 cm. Good condition. Vertical folding mark and some creases. Some slight stains and minute tears at margins.

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Photograph of Ze’ev Jabotinsky and the Leaders of the Revisionist Movement Walking to Herzl’s Grave – Vienna, 1932 – Signed by Jabotinsky and Others

Photograph of Hatzohar and Betar members walking to Theodor Herzl's grave in Vienna. [August 1932].
Seen in front are Ze'ev Jabotinsky (third from left) with Hatzohar leaders Robert Stricker, Meir Grossman and Israel Rozov. The photograph is divided on the back for use as a postcard. On verso - signatures of Jabotinsky and others who appear in the photograph.
8.5X13.5 cm. Good condition.
Literature: "Jabo, Biography of Zeev Jabotinsky", by Shmuel Katz, Tel-Aviv: "Dvir" , 1993. Vol. II.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Two Postcards with Pictures of Ze’ev Jabotinsky – Early Undivided Postcard / A Postcard with a Dedication in his Hand

1. A postcard with a picture of Jabotinsky, with a dedication in his hand to Nina [Nina Berlin?] on the back, initialed (Russian). The dedication is dated 1925. The photographer’s stamp appears at the bottom: H. Taubkin, Riga.
Approx. 13.5X 8.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.
2. Undivided postcard with a picture of Ze’ev Jabotinsky as a young man. No publisher, year, or location indicated.
Approx. 14X8.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Minor creases and stains. Tears and blemishes, restored, at two of the corners and a restored hole at the bottom edge (the image is intact).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Postcard in Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s Handwriting – 1938 – Betar Naval Academy, Civitavecchia

Postcard issued by Fonds Tel-Hai, with a letter in Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s handwriting. November 28, 1938. French.
On the postcard, Jabotinsky writes: "Did you receive my letter from Paris? I await news from you. Regards to Mrs. K". Signed: "V. J." The postcard is addressed to Edgar Kanner, the Revisionist Movement’s representative in Bucharest, and the "news" that Jabotinsky refers to are evidently the talks that he held with Romanian prime minister Armand Călinescu, in an effort to allow Jewish immigration to Palestine via Romania.
On the front of the postcard is a photograph of sailors training on the deck of a ship (signed in print "Foto Fabiani, Civitavecchia"). On the back is written: "Betar Naval Academy in Civitavecchia (Italy), trainee maneuvers on the vessel Sarah."
Approx. 14X 9 cm. Good condition. Minor stains.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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David Ben Gurion – Dedication on the Book “The Jews in their Land”, 1966

The Jews in their Land, editor: David Ben Gurion, translators: Mordechai Nurock, Misha Louvish. London: Aldus Books, 1966. English.
Anthology of historic essays edited by David Ben Gurion, with an introduction by Zalman Shazar. Among the writers: David Ben Gurion, Yitzchak Ben Zvi, Ben Zion Dinur and others.
A short dedication handwritten and hand-signed by David Ben Gurion appears on the first page: "to A. Yefet. Sincerely, D. Ben-Gurion" (Hebrew). Apparently, the book was dedicated to Ernst Yefet, General Director of Bank Leumi.
392 pp, 30 cm. Good condition.

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Autograph Letter Signed by Gershom Scholem – Jerusalem, 1962

Interesting handwritten letter, sent by Gershom Scholem to one of the opponents of the biblical scholar Moshe David Cassuto. Jerusalem, Purim 5722 [1962].
Presumably, Scholem wrote this letter in response to a previous letter, in which he was asked to interfere and prevent the translation of Cassuto's books into a foreign language. In the letter Scholem rejects this request ("it is impossible to prevent the translation of compositions by a famous scholar who already appeared in a certain series…), and defends Cassuto's right to publish researches according to his views ("this is Cassuto's spirit and this is the way he regards the biblical research…).
Gershom Scholem was a member of the Board of Trustees of Bialik Institute publishing house, which also published Cassuto's book "HaElah Anat…" (Jerusalem, 1951). The book was translated into English and published by Magness publishing house (Jerusalem, 19171); it is possible that this letter refers to that translation.
[1] leaf, approx. 29.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, creases and minor blemishes.

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Collection of Plays by Max Zweig – Dedications and Corrections in his Handwriting / Drafts of Essays about his Plays – 1925-1979

A collection of books by the playwright Max Zweig, with dedications and corrections in his handwriting; drafts of essays about his plays. Berlin, Prague, Munich and Tel-Aviv, ca. 1925-1979. German.
• Ragen, play by Max Zweig. Berlin: Oesterheld & Co., 1925.
With corrections and additions in Zweig's handwriting, done probably towards the printing of a new edition of the play. No cover.
• Die Marranen [the Marranos], by Max Zweig. Prague: A. Haase, 1938. Dedication handwritten by Zweig on the title page.
• Davidia, a play by Max Zweig based on the Tel-Hai occurrences. Munich: Walter Schmähling, 1972. German. Two copies. In both copies appear dedications handwritten by Zweig.
• Der Generalsekretär und andere Dramen. Tel-Aviv, 1979.
A book containing plays by Zweig; selected essays about his work, by Max Brod, Israel Mehlman and others; and more. A dedication by Zweig on the first page.
• Drafts of essays, printed and handwritten, about Zweig's plays.
Max Zweig (1892-1992), a Jewish playwright of Austrian origin who immigrated to Palestine in 1938. Many of his plays were staged in Palestine and overseas. His cousin is the author Stefan Zweig.
Total of 5 books + drafts. Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Collection of Letters by the Psychoanalyst Theodor Reik – United States, 1959–1960

12 letters, most of them handwritten, by the psychoanalyst Theodor Reik. Addressed to the translator of his books, William Wolf. New York, 1959–1960. English and German.
In the letters, Reik writes about matters having to do with the translation of his books into English and their publication.
Theodor Reik (1888-1969) was an Austrian-Jewish psychoanalyst, one of the first students of Sigmund Freud. Since he was Jewish, Reik was forced to flee the threat of Nazism in Austria. He arrived first in The Netherlands and then in the United States, where he established an important institute for the study of psychoanalysis. He wrote many books, some of which were printed with an introduction by Freud (as is mentioned in one of the letters in this collection).
21.5X28 cm. Good condition. Fold marks. Minor stains.

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Constitution of the Universal Israelitish Alliance – New York, 1864

Constitution of the Universal Israelitish Alliance / Statuten der Alliance Israélite Universelle. New York: David’s Job Printing Office, 1864. English and German.
The first part of the booklet lists the goals and purpose of the Universal Israelitish Alliance and contains an "Appeal to All Israelites" (Paris, 1860). The second part of the booklet contains the organization’s rules, regulations, and management hierarchy.
8 pp., 22 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Small tears at the edges. Loose leaves. Tears, some of them open, at the edges of the cover. The back cover is detached. Copy from the Leeser Library (stamps on the front cover).
Singerman 1814.

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Consecration Service – Shearith Israel Synagogue – New York, 1897

Consecration Service, Synagogue of the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation Shearith Israel, in the City of New York, Central Park West and Seventieth Street, Iyar 18, 5657-May 19, 1897. New York: [ca. 1897], Hebrew and English on facing pages.
An image of the new synagogue appears on the first page, and various officials in charge of the synagogue's management are listed on the tuitle page. They include Rabbi Dr. H. Pereira Mendes and Cantor Abraham H. Nieto. The Order of Service, Lighting of the Perpetual Lamp, and Circuits appear on the following pages.
Congregation Shearith Israel is the oldest Jewish community in the United States. It was founded in 1654 by several Jews who had been expelled from Spain and Portugal and arrived in New York. Until the building on West 70th Street was constructed – where the synagogue remains to this day - the community moved between five different places (which are listed on the front cover of the booklet).
15 pp., 28.5X 22 cm. Good-fair condition. All the leaves have been restored at their margins with acid-free paper and are bound in booklet form.

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Collection of Royal Edicts and Trade Franchises – Stockholm, 1745–1821 – The Swedish Colony on the Island of Saint Barthélemy and the Establishment of Trade with the American Continent

Six edicts and trade franchises issued by the kings of Sweden. Stockholm, 1745–1821. Swedish, German, and French.
The royal edicts deal with managing the justice system, the police, and trade in the Swedish colony on the island of St. Barthélemy in the Caribbean Sea, while the franchises deal with establishing trade and a maritime route to the American continent and the states of the Caribbean Islands, the sale of imported products such as tobacco and wine, and trade permits that were given to the West India Company and to private merchants.
A complete list will be sent upon request.
Approx. 21 cm. Number of pages and condition vary. Overall good condition. Notes and signatures at the edges of the first and last leaves of some of them. Wax seal on the last page of one of them.

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Eight Royal Edicts and Authorizations – France, 18th Century – The French Colonies Abroad, Trade with the Continent of America, and Other Subjects

Eight edicts and authorizations from the king of France. Paris and Greece (some may be from other locations), second half of the 18th century. French.
These include: An edict from 1767 regarding exports of fish from France to America; an edict from 1793 regarding important and export of goods from the French colonies via American sailing vessels; an edict from 1791 commanding that three civilian commissars be sent to the colony of Santo Domingo, and two civilian commissars to the colonies of Cayenne and French Guiana; two edicts dealing with goods from the districts of Lorraine, Brittany, and Franche-Comté; and more.
Two of the edicts do not appear in OCLC. A detailed list is available upon request.
Size and condition vary. Average size: approx. 25.5 cm. Stains, creases, small holes and minor tears (most of them at the edges and along the spine). Handwritten notes in the margins of some of them. One edict has large open tears in the lower left-hand area, repaired with paper (with no damage to the text).

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Essay about the Annexation of Avignon to France – Paris, 1789 – A Special Chapter about the Jews of Avignon

De la restitution du Comtat Venaissin, des ville et Etat d'Avignon; motion imprimee sous l'autorisation de l'Assemblee Nationale, par son Decret du 21 novembre 1789 [Restoration of the county of Venaissin, of the city and state of Avignon, printed with the permission of the National Assembly according to the order of November 21, 1789], by Charles François Bouche. Paris: Baudouin, 1789. French.
Essay by Charles François Bouche (1737–1795), French historian, politician, and revolutionary, calling for the restoration of the Avignon district to France after centuries during which it was a salient of the Papal State (and even served as the residence of seven popes). One chapter of the essay, which is devoted to the Jews of the district, sheds light on the history of the Jewish community, their legal and social status, the various restrictions and prohibitions placed upon them, and the rights that they should be given after annexation, in the spirit of enlightenment and of the French Revolution.
40 pp., 21.5 cm. Overall good–fair condition. Stains and creases. Tears and open tears at the edges of several leaves (most of them minor, with no damage to the text. Two tears are reinforced with tape). New binding and endpapers.

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Pamphlet Calling upon Jews to Change their Ways and Be Part of Civil Society – Budapest, 1848

Ein Wort des Bürgers an den Juden, Zugerufen am 21. März im Jahre des Heils 1848 [A citizen’s word to the Jews, from March 21, 1848]. Ofen (today, Budapest), Hungary: Konigl. Ungar. Universitats Buchdruckerei, 1848. German.
The pamphlet was written during the Revolutions of 1848 (the "Spring of Nations") in Europe and the intensification of national feeling throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The anonymous author presents his position that the source of the rejection and hatred of Jews is not from their religion, but has to do with the exploitative nature of their business dealings with their non-Jewish neighbors. The author calls upon the Jews to cease their traditional forms of commerce and become honest citizens who are loyal to the country. On the title page is an illustration of outstretched hands, referring to extending a hand to the Jews in peace.
7 pp. (the leaves of the booklet are detached from one another). Approx. 22 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Tears and open tears at the edges of the leaves.

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Angstruf eines Israeliten – Pamphlet in German calling for the Complete Emancipation of Austrian Jewry – Vienna, 1848.

Angstruf eines Israeliten [A Jew’s distress call], by Bernard Mauthner [Vienna, 1848?]. German.
The pamphlet, which was written by Bernard Mauthner, an Austrian Jew, addresses the citizens of Austria (particularly its wealthy and influential Jews), calling upon them to work for the full emancipation of Austrian Jewry. It appears to have been written in 1848, under the influence of the European revolutions that became known as the Spring of Nations. On the cover page, Mauthner quotes a line from a poem by Schiller (Don Carlos, Act 3, Scene 10): "Der Bürger, den Sie für den Glauben verloren, Sire, war ihr bester" ("The honest burgher / For his faith exiled, was your noblest subject!").
[4] pp. (leaf folded in half). 22 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases at the edges.

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Almanac Published by JNF – Prague, 1924 – with the Composition “Vom Guten Leben und Von Tode” – Aphorisms by Franz Kafka, from his Estate – First Edition

Jüdischer Almanach. Prague: Keren Kajemeth LeJisrael, [1924]. German.
The almanac comprises a calendar for the year 1924-1925; passages of prose, essays by Martin Buber, Max Brod, Mendele Mocher Seforim, and others; as well as photographic plates, including photographs of Menachem Ussishkin and of Jewish ceremonial objects from the Prague Jewish Museum. The title page was designed by Ludwig Hermann.
Printed on pages 160-162 are selected aphorisms by Franz Kafka titled "Vom Guten Leben und Vom Tode (Aus dem Nachlass)" [On the good life and on death (from the estate)]. This is the first edition of this anthology.
162, [14] pp + [7] photographic plates, 18.5 cm. Fair condition. Tears and open tears at margins of several leaves. Creases. Stains. Unopened pages (some leaves unevenly trimmed). Tears and open tears to cover. Stains. Parts of spine are missing.

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Jewish Almanac – Prague, 1933-1938

Jüdischer Almanac [Jewish Almanac], editor: Dr. Felix Weltsch. Prague: "Selbstwehr" Jüdisches Volksblatt", 1933-1938. German, Five volumes.
Five volumes of a Jewish almanac published in Prague concerning mostly Judaism and Zionism. The almanac was edited by the philosopher and author Felix Weltsch; it includes works by Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Hugo Bergmann, Bialik, Tchenichovsky and others. The volumes contain Hebrew calendars for the years 1933-1938, and essays and photographs from Palestine.
5 volumes. Size and condition vary.

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” Unzer hilfe” – Periodical Issued by the Jewish Committee for Aid and Reconstruction EKOPO – Vilnius, 1921-1924

Unzer hilfe [our assistance], a periodical issued by the Jewish Aid organization EKOPO. Fifteen booklets bound together. Vilnius, 1921-1924. Yiddish.
EKOPO ("The Jewish Committee for Aid and Reconstruction"; ЕКОПО in Russian), was founded in 1914 as an umbrella-organization for the Jewish aid associations in the Russian Empire. After the foundation of the Soviet Union the operations of this organization slowed down and almost all of the Russian branches were closed when the war ended. The organization continued to operate after the war In independent Poland and assisted Jewish refugees throughout the 1920s.
Offered here is a bound volume compiling all of the organization's periodicals published in Vilnius between the years 1920-1924. The issues were printed in fifteen booklets (in some are more than one issue, total of 48 issues), and they include information about education, health, immigration and more, charts and tables (some folded) and a number of illustrations. In addition, bound at the beginning of the volume are four financial reports of the organization (from the years 1919-1920), and a brochure printed following a convention of the organization in September 1919.
On the front endpaper appears a handwritten dedication (Yiddish), for : "the general secretary of the management, M. Shneorson" from the "Association of the Orphans' Center", in memory of their visit to EKOPO building in Vilnius, on 23.12.1924. Below the introduction appear the ink-stamp of EKOPO Vilnius appears, an ownership inscription ("from the books of Aharon Menachem Mendel Shneorson") and an additional signature.
Varying number of pages, approx. 20.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains, creases and tears at margins. A number of leaves at the end of the book are detached. Binding is detached from body of book, with blemishes and wear.

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Three Books in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic – Casablanca, 1944–1953

Three books in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic printed in Casablanca between 1944 and 1953.
1. History of the Rambah [Rabbi Meir Ba’al ha-Nes] and Rashbi [Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai] by Yehiel Bouskila. Casablanca: Moshe Amar, 1944. Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic.
This book, which compiles the legends from the Talmud about the two tannaim, Rabbi Meir Ba’al ha-Nes and Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai, was written by a Hebrew teacher in the Em Habanim and Magen David schools in Casablanca.
[2], 58 pp., [1] plate (an image of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai), 20 cm.
2. The Rabbinical Council of Morocco: the first annual convention of 1947. Casablanca: Y. Razon Printers, 1947.
The rabbis from all the cities in Morocco met in Rabat in 1947 in order to solve two main problems: "1. The purity of the laws in the statutes and customs that are not observed equally in the cities of Morocco. 2. Regulations and ordinances according to the situation, for the benefit of religion and Judaism, and for the benefit of the living." In subsequent years, the assembly convened in several other places. The conventions stopped in 1955, following political changes that took place after the departure of the French from Morocco and the establishment of the State of Israel.
20 pp., 23.5 cm.
3. The History of the Jews of Arab Morocco, Part 1, by Yitzhak D. Abu, translated by H.N. [Nahmani]. Casablanca: Y. Razon, 1953. Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic.
The first part of the book deals with the history of Moroccan Jewry, with an emphasis on the rabbis of that country. The second part contains legends and proverbs about Palestine and translates them into Judeo-Arabic.
[2], 94 pp., 20 cm. The book has been rebound in a cardboard binding, without its original cover.
Condition varies.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Two Photographs – Austro-Hungarian Army Officers in Maramureș – World War I Period

Two photographs documenting, presumably, a Jewish crowd gathering around officers from the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I. Maramureș (Hungarian Empire at the time), ca. second decade of the 20th century. The photographs portray a group of officers in dress uniform, smoking and talking in the street, surrounded by soldiers and observers (probably Jews). Seen in one of the photographs is an officer handing charity to two children wearing rags.
Approx. 11X15 cm. Good condition. Thick paper is pasted on the back of both photographs. Some blemishes to one photograph.

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Photograph with a Handwritten Inscription by Eliyahu Golomb / Photograph of Moshe Sharett in Turkish Army Uniform – 1910s

Two early photographs of Eliyahu Golomb and Moshe Sharett. [Palestine, ca. 1910s]
1. Photograph of Eliyahu Golomb as a young man. An inscription in Golomb’s handwriting appears on the back: "A memento for Haya and Ruhama, from E. Golomb."
Divided on the back for use as a postcard. Approx. 13.5X 7.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Creases and damage. Stains (mainly on the back).
2. Photograph of Moshe Sharett (in Turkish army uniform) sitting beside David Hacohen. Ca. 1916.
Divided on the back for use as a postcard. Approx. 13.5X 8.5 cm. Good condition. Minor damage and stains (mainly on the back).
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Four Photographs – Sarah and Aaron Aaronsohn – Early 20th Century

Four photographs of the brothers Sarah and Aaron Aaronsohn, founders of Nili (Jewish espionage network). [Cairo, Paris and Hamburg (one photograph from an unknown location), ca. early 20th century].
• Studio photograph of Sarah Aaronsohn, with two Nili members: Joseph Lishansky and Levi Yitzchak Shneersohn. Most probably taken in Cairo, 1917. • Portrait photograph ("carte de visite") of Sarah Aaronsohn, attached to a cardboard plate with photographer's name - Fr. Hasselmeier, Hamburg. • Real-photo postcard of Sarah Aaronsohn.
Two photographs are numbered with a colored pencil on top. On the back of three photographs appear handwritten inscriptions (Hebrew) and on the back of two appear ink-stamps: Grands Magasins Carlmann, Photographe: Mr. Romano; Anglo Russian Studio, Averde des Pyramides – Heliopolis.
Approx. 6X9 cm – 14X9 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and minor blemishes to margins.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Printed Cloth for Sending Mishloah Manot to soldiers of the Jewish Legion – Haifa Women’s Association – Purim 1919

Printed cloth, "Purim 5679, for the volunteers of the nation, mishloah manot [food gifts in honor of the Purim festival] from the Haifa Women’s Association". Haifa, 5679 (1919).
A small sheet of cloth sewn lengthwise from two pieces of fabric in blue and white, bearing the printed legend "Purim 5679, for the volunteers of the nation, mishloah manot [food gifts in honor of the Purim festival] from the Haifa Women’s Association," decorated with stars of David. Evidently sent to soldiers of the Jewish Legion.
The 40th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, which was comprised mostly of volunteers from Palestine – was encamped near Haifa from December 1918 to May 1919.
Approx. 27.5 x 25 cm. Fair–good condition. Stains. Fraying. The fabric is sewn to another sheet of fabric and mounted on cardboard for preservation and display.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Six Books and Booklets – The Jewish Legion, the Palestine Regiment, and Others – 1916-1943

Six books about the Jewish Legion, the Palestine Regiment, Trumpeldor, and others who fell defending the Jewish community in Palestine. New York, Kovno, Jerusalem, and other locations, 1916-1943. Hebrew and Yiddish.
1. Yizkor, tsum ondenken di gefalene vekhter un arbayter in Erets Yisroel. Editors: [Ya’akov] Zrubavel, [Yitzchak] Ben-Zvi, [Alexander] Heshin. New York: Poalei Zion Palestine Committee, 1916. Yiddish.
A collection of essays by Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, David Ben-Gurion, Yosef Haim Brenner, and others, in memory of workers and guards who fell in the defense of Palestine. With illustrations by the artist Mitchell Loeb.
2. Joseph Trumpeldor, by Pesach Lipovetzky (Ben Amram). Kovno: Semel, 1924.
3. With the Jewish Legion in Palestine, by John H. Patterson. Foreword: Z[e’ev] Jabotinsky. Jerusalem: Mizpeh, [1929].
4. The Story of the Jewish Legion, by Ze’ev Jabotinsky, translated by Abba Ahimeir. Jerusalem: HaSolel Cooperative, 1929.
5. Di opgenarte in kamf far Erets-Yiśroel; di geshikhṭe fun Yidishn legyen, by Avrom Lyubes. Warsaw: G. Piment, [1931]. Yiddish.
A book about the Jewish Legions, with dozens of photographs and illustrations.
6. "The Third Company of the Second Jewish Brigade of the Palestine Regiment, 1941-1943." Booklet No. 1, 1 Adar I 1943 [February 6, 1943].
A booklet (typewritten and mimeographed) printed by soldiers in the Palestine Regiment. Includes writings about the role of the Jewish Brigade, memoirs, illustrations and humorous writings, and thoughts about the Hebrew language.
Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Anti-Semitic Poems and Sayings – Itzig Veitel Stern – Amsterdam, 1834

Gedichten, parabelen en sjnoekes, of poëtische paarlensnoer voor de kale, Itzig Veitel Stern. Translated from "Jewish German" by W. S. Amsterdam: H. Moolenijzer, 1834. Dutch and a little Yiddish.
Collection of poems and sayings by Johann Friedrich Siegmund Holzschuher, a German Christian who used the nom de plume Itzig Veiter Stern for some of the anti-Semitic works that he wrote. The book, which presents invented and Jewish folklore for the purpose of mockery, is written in bad Dutch, which is supposed to be an imitation of the way Jews speak Yiddish, and is accompanied by Yiddish titles. The book is also apparently intended for readers from the Dutch Jewish community, which scorned the Ostjuden (Jews from the east), who immigrated to The Netherlands and did not assimilate into their new environment. The book includes four plates of anti-Semitic illustrations.
VI, [2], 153 pp. + [4] plates, 20 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Minor tears at the edges of the leaves. A long tear at the edges of one of the plates (with no damage to the illustration). Leatherbound, with scuff marks and blemishes (mainly on the spine).

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Psst…! – Anti-semitic Newspaper against Alfred Dreyfus – Paris, 1898-1899 – All Issues

Psst…! By [Jean-Louis] Forain, Caran d’Ache [Emmanuel Poire]. Paris: E. Plon, February 1898 –September 1899. Volume of issues of the first and second year; all 85 issues consecutively (no additional issues were printed). French.
A French satirical anti-Dreyfus weekly that was published during the trial of Alfred Dreyfus. Hundreds of venomous illustrations by Forain and Caran d’Ache, considered among the worst anti-Semitic publications connected to the Dreyfus Affair.
85 issues. [4] pp. per issue. Volume: 39 cm. Good condition. Slight stains, folds, and creases. A few tears at the edges. Cardboard binding with a leather spine. Wear on the spine and at the edges of the binding.

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Le Sifflet, a Volume of Issues from the First Year – Paris, 1899 – the Dreyfus Affair

The weekly journal Le Sifflet [The Whistle], edited by Achille Steens. Paris: P.V. Stock, 1899. Volume of issues from the first year (February 17, 1898–January 21, 1899). French.
The satirical weekly Le Sifflet, which was published in France from 1898 to 1899, used caricature as a means of social critique. The first issue, from February 17, 1898, deals with the Dreyfus Affair; its cover page depicts Ferdinand Esterhazy, the man who was eventually discovered to be the real spy. Many other issues deal with the Dreyfus Affair, which shocked French society at the time.
The volume is 39 cm. Fair condition. Creases, tears, and open tears. Detached leaves. Damaged binding. The binding is detached from the body of the book, and the two parts of the binding are detached from one another.

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Le Procès Zola – The Protocols of the Libel Trial of Émile Zola – Paris, 1898

Le Procès Zola, Devant la Cour d'Assises de la Seine et la Cour de Cassation… et Documents Annexes [The Trial of Zola, The Assize Court of the Seine and the Appeals Court… and Appendices]. Paris: P. -V. Stock, 1898, French. Two parts in one volume.
This book contains the original protocols and other documents of the libel trial of Émile Zola, which was held in the Assize Court of the Seine (in February 1898) and in the Appeals Court (in April 1898). Émile Zola's letters to the President of the Republic and to the Minister of War are printed at the beginning of the book. The protocols of the debates and questioning , the speeches of the prosecution, the speeches of the defense, and the sentence appear on subsequent pages, together with several documents connected to the Dreyfus Affair (the open letter of Count Casella, the indictment of Alfred Dreyfus, and reports of commanding officers in the army). At the end of the book appear six plates (some of them folded) with facsimiles of handwritten evidence: two letters of the officer Ferdinand Esterhazy (who later turned out to be the real spy), as well as a letter, comments, and notes by Alfred Dreyfus.
Émile Zola was put on trial for libel against high-ranking officials of the government and the army after he published "J'Accuse," his famous open letter in defense of Alfred Dreyfus, in the newspaper L'Aurore. The court found Zola guilty and sentenced him to prison and a fine. Following the sentence, Zola fled to England, where he lived for almost a year until he was permitted to return to France.
[1], 554; [2], 544 pp. + [6] plates, approx. 21 cm. Overall good condition. Stains. Blemishes, tears, and creases at the edges of some leaves. The first title page has a tear repaired with tape along its width, and partially restored open tears at the edges. A note on top of the first title page and markings in ink and pencil in the margins of some of the paragraphs. The binding is slightly damaged.

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Box of Glass Slides – Dreyfus Trial

27 glass slides depicting the Dreyfus Trial
The slides show photographs and illustrations of well-known figures, places, and events connected with the Dreyfus Affair: Ferdinand Esterhazy, Colonel Hubert-Joseph Henry, the military prison where Dreyfus stayed, the courtroom, the columns of soldiers turning their backs on Dreyfus, and more.
27 slides, 8.5X 8 cm., in a designated wooden case, covered with cloth. The slides are numbered, in handwriting, on stickers affixed to their corners (the numbers are not consecutive; the slides may be part of a set of 50). Overall good condition. Minor blemishes. Cracks in the glass of several slides. Minor tears in the cloth.

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“Beilis Trial Album” – Warsaw, 1913

Album fun Beilis Process [Beilis Trial Album]. Warsaw, 1913. Yiddish and Russian.
Small album, documenting through photographs the life of Mendel Beilis and the trial against him and the people involved, among them the victim, the judges, the witnesses, lawyers and more. Each photograph is titled in Yiddish and in Russian.
Menachem Mendel Beilis was accused of murdering in April 1911 a Ukrainian Christian boy by the name of Andrei Yushichinsky to use his blood to prepare Matzahs for Passover. Beilis was arrested on the basis of a false testimony and his trial commenced in September 1913. On the background of the "murder" and the trial, a vicious campaign was launched against the Jews. After nearly three years in prison, on November 10, 1913, Beilis was acquitted. In 1917, following the Revolution, an investigation committee was appointed and its findings revealed that the authorities were well aware of the true circumstances and facts and staged the trial for anti-Semitic reasons. This album was printed when Beilis was acquitted and the last photograph portrays Beilis with his family.
[13] leaves, 14.5X11 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Creases. A small hole at the top pf all of the leaves. Tears and open tears to cover. Paper label on front cover. Pen inscription on inside front cover.

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Les Juifs, A Journal Devoted to the Condition of the Jews – Paris, 1933 – Many Pictures / Essays about the Rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, Albert Einstein’s Open Letter, and More

Témoignages de Notre Temps [Contemporary Accounts], Issue No. 2, Les juifs [The Jews]. Paris: Société anonyme les illustrés français, 1933. French.
The issue, which was published upon Hitler's rise to power and the spread of anti-Semitism throughout Europe, offers a comprehensive assessment of Jewish life all over the world. The issue contains hundreds of pictures (including photographs by Helmar Lerski) that are divided by various aspects of the Jewish people's culture and day-to-day life, together with articles and essays: synagogues and study halls; books and Judaica; Jews in science, the arts and sports; Jews in the army and the financial world; Jewish nomads; Jewish communities in Arab countries, America, Poland, and France, and more. Two chapters are devoted to the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, offer a disturbing picture of the humiliations, persecutions, and pogroms in Germany and Ukraine. The issue closes with an exposition of Jewish life being built and developed in Palestine, with pictures of Zionist leaders, portraits of Jews in Palestine, pictures of streets, buildings, and fields, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, of settlers at their work, and farming the soil.
Among the various chapters are several essays, surveys, and open letters by influential Jews throughout the world, including Albert Einstein, Sholem Asch, Chaim Weizmann, and Rabbi Israël Lévi, Chief Rabbi of France.
105, [1] pp., approx. 30 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes. Minor tears on the first leaf.

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Poster – Assembly about the Expulsion of Austrian Jewry – Haifa, 1938

Poster issued by the Organization of General Zionists – Haifa, Group of Immigrants from Western Europe – An invitation to a people’s assembly at Beit ha-Halutzot on July 6, 1938, about the Austrian Expulsion. Haifa: H. Meisler. Hebrew and German.
Invitation to a people’s assembly that took place following the expulsion of Austrian Jewry after the anschluss (annexation) in March 1938. The speakers at the assembly: Anita Miller-Cohen, attorney Shoham Finkelstein and attorney Ya’akov Klibanov.
31X48 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Minor stains and creases. A handwritten note on the poster. Several tears at the edges, most of them reinforced with tape.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Membership Card from the Zionist Youth Movement in Vienna, 1939 / Two Letters of Recommendation from the Jewish National Fund – Vienna and Bulgaria, 1939–1948

Membership card in the Zionist Youth Movement in Vienna and two letters of recommendation from the JNF – assistance for immigration to Palestine. Vienna and Bulgaria, 1939–1948. German, Hebrew, and French.
1. Zionistischer Jugendverband Wien, Mitglidskarte [membership card in the Zionist Youth Organization].
The membership card was given to Dora Sara Barsam, a young girl, on April 21, 1939. The inside page contains a portrait photograph of the young girl, with stamps of the organization and handwritten signatures beneath it. German.
10.5X 7.5 cm. Good condition. Stains on the body of the card and on the cover.
2. Letter of recommendation from the head of JNF office and the vice president of the Hebrew Association in Austria, Dr. Chaim Tartakower. Handwritten on official stationery of JNF Austria, April 3, 1939. Hebrew.
In the letter, Tartakower, who wishes to assist Shaul Perlmutter in his effort to immigrate to Palestine, writes that Perlmutter has been an admired Hebrew teacher in Austria for more than 35 years.
Approx. 28 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Fold marks. Blemishes and open tears restored with tape.
3. Recommendation letter from Asriel Sasson Penhas, head of the JNF in Bulgaria, to the Jewish National Fund in Paris. Typewritten on the official stationery of JNF in Sofia, Bulgaria; handwritten signature. June 21, 1948. French.
The letter, which seeks to help Mrs. Elma (Esther) Simanto Moscona to rejoin her children in Israel, notes her membership the JNF in Bulgaria and her active participation in "redeeming the land" and fundraising for the JNF.
30 cm. Good condition. Fold marks. Filing holes. Small tear at the bottom.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Twelve Letters – Transfer of Merchandise from Nazi Germany to Palestine as Part of the Transfer Agreement – 1938–1939

Twelve letters that document the transfer of merchandise from Nazi Germany to Palestine as part of the Transfer Agreement. Tel-Aviv, Berlin and other cities in Germany, 1938-1939. German and Hebrew.
The Transfer Agreement was signed in 1933 between the government of Nazi Germany and the Jewish Agency, with the aim of transferring the possessions and capital of Germany's Jews to Palestine. The agreement caused a major conflict in the Jewish community in Palestine and in the Diaspora, related among other things to the moral propriety of negotiating with the Nazis and the economic gain to be derived therefrom. Under the agreement, German-Jewish property owners deposited their money with one of three brokers (the Hanotea company, the Anglo-Palestine Company, or Haavara), which gave it to companies in Palestine with the promise that it would be used to purchase German goods only. After the Jewish property owners immigrated to Palestine, they received two-thirds of their original capital.
The letters in this collection document the transfer of funds to the Palestinian company Ein ha-Keshet (via Haavara), as well as several purchases that the company made from manufacturers in Nazi Germany. The collection includes: • Four letters that were sent from Haavara to Ein ha-Keshet company (forms filled out using a typewriter), reporting funds that were transferred to the company (the letters contain the names of the Jews from whose accounts the funds were taken). Hebrew. • A letter and account statement, typewritten on the official stationery of the German company Preußische Bergwerks- und Hütten-Aktiengesellschaft, which were sent to Ein ha-Keshet after the purchase of various items. German. • Five letters, typewritten on the official stationery of the German insurance company Allianz und Stuttgarter Verein, which were sent to Ein ha-Keshet about merchandise that was damaged in transit to Palestine. German. • A letter, typewritten on the official stationery of Beit & Co. Hamburg, discussing the possibility of a new business relationship. German.
The documents are approx. 28-30 cm. Condition varies. Overall good–fair condition. Stains, creases, fold marks and filing holes. Tears and open tears at the edges (most of them minor).

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Collection of Documents of the Templers in Palestine / Passport of the Nazi Government – 1930s

Collection of documents of the Central Fund of the Temple Society [Zentralkasse der Tempelgesellschaft] and the Templer Bank [Bank der Tempelgesellschaft] in Jerusalem, and a German passport issued to Templer Society member Ida Neth with stamps of the Nazi government. Palestine, 1930s. German and some English.
1. Letter from Otto Hennig to Templer Society member Jacob Weiss of the German Colony in Jerusalem, secretary of the Central Templer Fund. The letter is about a financial matter between them. It was sent from Sarona in December 1936 and closes with the greeting "Heil Hitler."
Sarona is the fourth colony that the German Templers established in Palestine in the second half of the 19th century. The first branch of the Nazi party in Palestine was established there when the Nazis rose to power in Germany.
1–36. Thirty-six documents of Templer Society member Jacob Weiss. Most of the documents. which were sent to Weiss in the mid-1930s by the Templer Bank and the Central Templer Fund in Jerusalem, deal with his bank accounts: promissory notes, fund transfers, payment orders, insurance and distribution of dividends. The documents contain stamps and signatures of the bank and of the fund.
Some documents, sent from the banks and other organizations (Deutsche Jamaica, Allianz und Stuttgarter Verein Handelsgesellschaft, and others) to the Templer Bank in Jerusalem, have to do with Weiss’s business accounts.
38. German passport issued to Templer Society member Ida Neth by the German consulate in Jerusalem on August 30, 1939 (the day before the Nazi invasion of Poland). The stamps on the passport show that Ms. Neth obtained a visa the day after the passport was issued, and sailed that same day from Haifa, via Greece, and arrived in Poland on September 7, 1939. Ida Neth’s death certificate, from 1976, is atached to the passport.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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“Help!” – Linocuts by Anatol Gurewitsch, 1939

Help!! Sauvez! Hilfe!! Anatol Gurewitsch . Tel-Aviv: "Fidea-Humanistic Publishing House", 1939.
A poem and 15 impressive linocuts, in the spirit of German expressionism, by Anatol Gurewitsch, dealing with the persecution of Jews in Germany.
Anatol Gurewitsch (1916-2005), born in Russia, studied in Germany, France and Italy and with the Israeli painters Miron Sima and Yitzchak Frenkel. He immigrated to Palestine in 1934, where he painted and designed stage decorations and costumes for the theater.
[1] leaf + [15] linocuts. 32.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and creases. Many dampstains. Tears along the spine. Signs of pasting along the spine (from binding?).

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Four Photographs – The Pogroms of Iași – 1941

1–3. Three photographs documenting the pogroms against the Jews of the city of Iași, Romania, in June 1941: Jewish detainees crowded on the sidewalk, their hands raised in the air; armed men surrounding Jews forced to lie upon the ground; citizens walking among corpses removed from the train used to deport the Jews.
4. Another photograph of victims lying on the street (perhaps victims of the Iași pogrom). The photograph is divided on the back for use as a postcard.
Approx. 6-8.5X13.5 cm. Condition varies. Overall good-fair condition. Stains and blemishes (mostly minor). Three contain filing holes (two of them with damage to the edges of the photograph). Three contain traces of glue on the back. One photograph has a fold in the upper corner and minor tears at the edges.

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Permit for Stay in Japan for a Jewish Refugee from Poland – 1941

Permit for Stay in Japan, printed form with information filled out in handwriting. Given to Icchok Mondrowitz, a Jewish refugee from Poland, in 1941 (dated according to the Japanese calendar – the 16th year of the Shōwa period). English and Japanese.
Many Jews from Europe fled via Siberia to China and Japan during World War II. This item is a permit to stay in Japan, issued by the governor of the Hyōgo Prefecture, permitting 29-year-old Icchok Mondrowitz to stay in Japan for two months.
25.5X17.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains. Tiny holes and tears at the edges and along the fold lines.

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“Beyond the Wall” – Letters from Countries under Nazi Occupation, 1943

Beyond the Wall: Letters from… lands under Nazi occupation. Palestine: [the Histadrut Executive Committee’s Diaspora Affairs Committee], April 1943.
A booklet, typewritten and mimeographed, containing 60 letters that had been sent from countries under Nazi occupation. Many of the letters are written in code, some of which is explicated in parentheses in the body of the text. The letters were sent between 1942 and 1943 from Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, the (Czech) Protectorate, Bulgaria, Albania, Switzerland, a training unit in Germany (apparently the Neuendorf Farm, the last training farm in Germany, which was made into a labor camp in 1941, though the camp authorities allowed the inmates to continue to hold social and Zionist activities), and from prison camps in Germany, among other locations.
Some of the letters are written with such caution that even though they hint at ghettos, instances of death and murder, living in hiding, hunger and transports, the terrible situation of those who wrote them at this stage of the war is not evident.
53 pp., 20.5 cm. Good condition. Small tears at the edges of some of the pages. Stains on the cover. The front cover is partially detached.

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“The Brown Beast” / “Salt in the Eyes” – Moscow, 1943-1944

1. Di Broyne Bestye, Balades un Satires [The Brown Beast, Ballads and Aatires], by Lazer Wolf. Illustrations: A. Hafter. Moscow: Der Emes, 1943. Yiddish.
Anthology of poems defaming Hitler and Nazi Germany by the Yiddish poet Lazer Wolf.
Lazer Wolf (Moshe-Lazer Mekler 1910-1943) was a member of the "Yung Vilne" group, a literary, Jewish-Yiddish group active in Vilnius from 1927 until the late 1930s.
38, [2] pp, 14.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, mostly to cover. Creases, Ink-stamp on rear cover.
2. Zalts in di Oygen, [Salt in the Ryes], by B. Gutyanski . Illustrations: A. Hafter. Moscow: Der Emes, 1944. Yiddish.
22 rhymed stories ridiculing Hitler and Nazi Germany, illustrated with numerous harsh and humorous anti-Hitler illustrations. The author, Binyamin Gutyanski (1903-1956) was a Yiddish poet, translator and editor. He composed children's poems, rhymed stories and short sketches for newspapers in Yiddish and Russian. Gutyanski joined the Red Army in 1942, at first as a writer of anti-Nazi propaganda and later as a fighter. He ranslated Don Quixote and other works into Yiddish. Gutyanski was arrested in 1949 and exiled to Kazakhstan, where he died in 1956.
38, [2] pp, 16.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains, creases and tears. Tears to spine (loose cover).

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“All These Atrocities” – Poster Published by the Journal Patrie – Pictures from Concentration Camps – Paris, 1945

"De toutes ces atrocités… nous ne devons pas oublier cela" [all those atrocities…we must not forget]. A poster published by Patrie, Journal des Combattants Français. Printed by Georges Dangon, Paris, [ca. 1945]. French and German.
A poster published by the journal Patrie (journal of French fighters) portraying the atrocities of liberated concentration camps in Germany. A caption in French and German in the center of the poster calls not to forget the Nazi crimes. Illustrations of barbed wire fences with names of concentration camps appearing on signs and very disturbing photographs, of bodies and prisoners released from Dachau and Bergen-Belsen. On the bottom of the poster appears a text in French about the camps (dated May 1945).
45.5X62 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Tiny hole to top corner. Small tears at margins. Poster is mounted on paper and linen-backed for display and preservation.

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“YIVO Bulletin”, Issue No. 1 – Brussels, 1946

YIVO-biulitin, aroysgegeben fun der gezelshaft "Fraynd fun yidishn visnshfatlikhn institute in Beligye" [YIVO bulletin, published by the society of "Friends of the Jewish Scientific Institute in Belgium"]. Issue no. 1 Brussels, April 1946. Yiddish and some French.
The issue includes a reportage about Jewish children under German occupation, songs written in camps and ghettos, announcement to YIVO members about a campaign to collect documentary material, greetings sent by YIVO representatives in New-York and Paris on the occasion of the inauguration of the branch in Belgium, and more. Accompanied by various pictures, some from the war period.
8 pp (uncut sheet), approx. 28 cm. Good condition. Some stains, creases and blemishes to margins. Tears to margins and along the folding marks (mostly minor). Small open tear at folding line, due to detachment of pin (no loss of text).

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“The World that Vanished” – Photograph Book – New-York, 1947

Di Farshvundene Velt [The World that Vanished], edited by Rafael Abramovitch. New-York: Forward Association, 1947. Yiddish and English.
A book in album format, with photographs of Jews from East Europe. Numerous photographs of synagogues, streets, stores and figures, in two parts: Jewish cities and people. Photographs are from the collections of the Joint, Yivo and photographers Alter Kacyzne and Roman Vishniak. Cover illustration by Shlomo Yudovin.
575, [8] pp, 20X26.5 cm. Good- fair condition. First and last gatherings are loose. A number of detached leaves. Stains. Some tears at margins of first leaves. Minor blemishes to corners of leaves. Binding partly detached, with some tears to spine and corners.

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Catalogue of Brochures and Books Published by “The Central Jewish Historical Commission of Poland”, 1947

Prospekte fun de Oysgaben fun der Centraler Yiddisher Historisher Komisye in Poylen [Prospectus of Publications by The Central Historical Commission of Poland], Warsaw-Lodz-Krakow, 1947. Yiddish.
Catalogue of publications (brochures, books and maps) published by the "Central Jewish Historical Commission of Poland", an organization founded in 1944 which was primarily active in collecting documents and testimonies related to the extermination of Jews in Poland. Accompanied by several photographs.
50 pp, [1] leaf (including cover), 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some folds and tears at corners and margins of leaves. A tear reinforced with adhesive tape on front cover.

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Activity Report – Jewish Agency in Germany, 1946-1949

Report, 1946-1949, Jewish Agency for Palestine, mission in Germany, [by Haim Yachil (Hoffmann)]. Munich, [1949].
A report, typewritten and mimeographed, composed by the representative of the Jewish Agency in Germany, Haim Yachil (Hoffmann) who took part in the organization of relocating She'erit Hapletah to Palestine. The report sums up the three years of his service in Europe: training of displaced persons, assistance in organizing the Youth Aliya, opening branches of Zionist organizations in camps, smuggling Jews through Romania, organizing illegal immigration ships, sports educations, health and other subjects.
Enclosed: a letter, typewritten and mimeographed with a short explanation about the report. Signed: "B. Yaffe", and addressed by hand: "'Davar' Editorial, Tel-Aviv".
28 pp, approx. 25 cm. Good condition. Some stains to first and last leaves. Some blemishes to top left corners throughout all of the leaves. Cover in good-fair condition, stained, with damages and tears along the spine. Two stamps are pasted to top and bottom margins of spine (on one stamp- a small handwritten inscription). Ink-stamps on front cover and on two leaves.

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“HIAS” Society – List of Names for Search of Missing Relatives after the Holocaust – Tel-Aviv, 1947

"Jews in Europe and America are searching for relatives and friends in Palestine", list of names prepared by HIAS ("Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society") to assist Jews outside of Palestine to locate their relatives, holocaust survivors who arrived in Palestine. Tel-Aviv, [1947]. Hebrew and English.
A list of names for locating relatives (mimeographed typewritten list). 182 names, in Hebrew and in English.
[9] leaves, 33 cm (stapled at top left corner). Fair-good condition. Thin and fragile paper. Stains, mostly to bottom of first leaf. Tears at margins of leaves. Creases and folds. Filing holes, some with loss of text. First leaf is detached. Ink-stamps. Stamp and pen inscription on back of last leaf.

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Large Collection of Letters to Palestine – She’erit Hapletah – 1946-1947

Approximately 65 letters sent to Shemaryahu Remen, a post office clerk in Palestine, by his family members who survived the holocaust. Berlin, Munich, Siauliai (Lithuania), Lodz and other places in Europe, mid-late 1940s (mostly from 1946-1947). Yiddish, some Hebrew and German.
Most letters are long, and contain an interesting documentation of Jewish life in Displaced Persons Camps after the holocaust. Described in the letters, among other things, are the liberation by the Red Army soldiers, confiscation of property and parcels by Polish officials on the way to the Displaced Persons Camps, corruption and bribery among the managers, attempts to transfer letters by Jewish Brigade soldiers, insisting on assistance to get "certificates" for immigration to Palestine, and other topics.
Most letters are contained in the original envelopes. Two letters from earlier years and three letters are to other addressees (probably acquaintances and other family members). A few letters are written on postcards.
Enclosed: work agreement (printed and filled-in by hand) from 1936, between the Mandate government and Shemaryahu Remen as a post office clerk; nine letters sent to Shemaryahu Remen by the Mandatory postal authorities in Palestine (letters of appointment, change of position and other subjects); about 30 photographs of the Remen family members, from mid-1940s to the early 1950s (some earlier photographs).
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.

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“Schule auf dem Weg” – Booklet Surveying the Activities of the Jewish School for Refugees’ Children in Vienna from 1946 to 1949 – Inscribed to Menachem Zaharoni

Schule auf dem Weg / School on the Road: a survey of the work of the Jewish school for refugees’ children in Vienna from 1946 to 1949. Vienna: H. Halpern; published with the aid of the Zionist Federation in Austria, [1949]. Hebrew and German.
Booklet describing the history of the Jewish school in Vienna for refugees’ children, most of whom came from the countries of Eastern Europe. A dedication to "The souls of schoolchildren, who were murdered during the Holocaust" appears at the top of the second page. The booklet includes photographs describing life at the school in the first years after the Holocaust and near the time of the establishment of the State of Israel. The cover of the booklet was illustrated by Pinchas Cohen, who taught painting at the school.
A dedication dated July 11, 1949 to the educator Menachem Zaharoni, who participated in establishing the school for the survivors in DP camps throughout Austria appears on the cover page: "To Comrade Menachem Zaharoni, a memento of his efforts and his work to support the children of the refugees in Austria. With appreciation, I. Rojtenberg." The dedication appears to have been written by Ilja Rojtenberg, the school principal.
39, 10 pp., 20 cm. Good condition. Light staining. Slight damage in the connection of the cover to the first page.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Four “Shanah Tovah” Greeting Cards – 1947 – She’erit Hapletah in Displaced Persons Camps

Four "Shanah Tovah" greeting cards with photographs of the senders, with an illustrated symbol of the organization "Eschwege Binyamina", shaped as a Star of David. • "Shanah Tovah" card from Bari Displaced Persons Camp, with a photograph of a street in the camp and the name of the camp, the year and four Stars of David; "Shanah Tovah" card from Palese Displaced Persons camp with three photographs of the camp and an illustration of Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl.
Size varies, average size: approx. 9.5X5.5 cm. Condition varies. Good overall condition. Minor blemishes. One card has a tear at the left margin.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel – Linz, 1948 – She’erit Hapletah

"Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel (from "HaBoker," September 22, 1948)". Linz–Ebelsberg: Mizrachi Torah va-Avodah Center in Austria, Tishrei 5709 (1948).
Single leaf with the text of a Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel that was composed by Chief Rabbis Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog and Ben Zion Meir Hai Uziel. It was printed in the Ebelsberg DP camp near Linz, Austria. It is stamped "Bnei Akiwah Executive Holland" in the lower left-hand corner.
29X 20.5 cm. Good condition. Slight creases. Small tears at the edges, reinforced with acid-free tape.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Non-Traditional Haggadah – Field Survey Company 524 – Italy, 1945

Passover Haggadah, Palestine Field Survey Company 524. Italy, 1945. Printed in blue.
Non-traditional Haggadah, partly humorous, with illustrations depicting the company's life. The chapter "Vayehi Bachatzi Halalyla" was adapted as a parody telling about a guarding officer who fell asleep while on duty, and "Adir Hu" reflects the professional specializations of the unit's soldiers.
Enclosed with the Haggadah are a menu leaf and an illustrated map. The menu is humorous and details the dishes – mainly the disadvantages of army food: "Eggs – next year… warm drinks – tea with no chlorine…". On the bottom of the leaf appear the title "Passover dinner menu", the name of the company and the year.
The map, titled "Exodus from Egypt from slavery to liberty", presents the journey trail of the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan. No date.
Field Survey Company R.E. 524 was formed in 1942, after two British field survey companies were taken as war prisoners. Most soldiers of the company had training in engineering, surveying, architecture, graphics and printing, mechanics and driving. For preparation of the maps the company used a mobile printing press which explains the extraordinary technical level of the Haggadahs that it printed.
Haggadah: [13] leaves (including cover), 15 cm. Menu: 25.5X17 cm. Map: 26.5X22.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. On the inside front cover appears a dedication written by hand: "to Amitai, as a souvenir".

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Non-traditional Haggadah – Jewish Transportation Unit 468 – Italy, 1945

Passover haggadah. Jewish Transportation Unit 468, Royal Services Corps. Italy, 1945.
Non-traditional haggadah, mimeographed, with illustrations. Printed for the Jewish soldiers serving in Transportation Unit 468 of the British Army in Italy during World War II.
Contains traditional passages, including a special title page: "Masechet Yameinu" (Contemporary Matters), a text written as a play with characters, a chorus, songs and reading passages referring, dramatically and at length, to the Holocaust, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and immigration to Palestine.
[29] leaves (errors in pagination; without back cover, in other copies as well), 20.5X16 cm. Good condition. Stains. Small tears, some repaired with acid-free tape. Resewn with thread. A sticker bearing an image of JNF’s first stamp, containing the word "Zion" at the center of a Star of David, is affixed to the front cover.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Non-traditional Haggadah – General Transport Coy. R.A.S.C. 179, – Italy, 1946

Passover haggadah, General Transport Coy. R.A.S.C. 179, Caserta-Capua (Italy), Passover 1946.
Non-traditional haggadah with impressive illustrations. Excerpts from the traditional text appear alongside passages for reading and songs. The opening text reads: "This haggadah is offered to the members of our unit and the guests who recline with us, in hope that this Seder – our third on Italian soil – is our last one in a foreign land. Our hope – to return quickly to our homeland and build it as a home for ourselves and the masses of our scattered ones who yearn for it". It ends with "Hatikva."
This haggadah was printed for Palestine Transportation Unit 650, which was stationed in Capua in the Province of Caserta, Italy. Shortly before Passover 1946, Unit 179 was transferred from Treviso (in northern Italy) to Caserta as punishment for its involvement in clandestine immigration activities. The haggadahs that were printed for Unit 650 were adapted for Unit 179 with a sticker made from a strip of paper containing the unit’s identifying information.
31 pages, 14X18 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases. A note written in pen on the front cover.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Non-traditional Haggadah – Jewish Transportation Unit 468 – Italy, 1944

Passover Haggadah, Yehida Ivrit LeHovala [Jewish Transportation Unit] 468. [Italy], 1944.
Non-traditional Haggadah, with illustrations. Printed for use by Jewish soldiers who served in Transportation Unit 468 of the British Army in World War II and afterwards. Alongside the traditional passages, the Hagaddah tells the history of the soldiers during the war and afterwards, and while telling what horrors they experienced in Europe it also expresses hope for the future (illustrations on this page depict the Egyptians oppressing slaves by a camp surrounded by a barbed wire fence, and on the opposite side – Jewish soldiers with Jewish fighters from ancient times).
General Transport Coy. R.A.S.C. 468, was established in Egypt in 1942. Later on the soldiers served in Italy, in Austria, and then again in Italy, where they assisted refugees in displaced persons camps.
41 pp, 24X15.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and tears at margins. Creases. "Army archive" ink-stamp on the back of page no. 2. Uneven trimming of leaves.

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Non-Traditional Hagadah – Jewish Transportation Unit 405 – Egypt, 1946

Passover Hagadah. Yehida Ivrit LeHovala 405 [Jewish Transportation Unit; probably Water Tank Company 405]. [Egypt], (1946).
Non-traditional Hagadah, with illustrations. Printed for use by Jewish soldiers who served in the Transportation Unit 405 of the British Army in Egypt in World War II and after the war.
The following text appears above "Shfoch Chamatcha": "On this day, the evil of which is unparalleled ever since we were dispersed, this day of unrelenting fears and insecurity for the survivors, a day that is like a long sacrifice, on which man was sold to the Moloch. The delicate souls decay in slavery and chains…".
Water Tank Coy. R.A.S.C. 405 was established in Egypt in 1942. Following the allies' attack in El-Alamein at the end of that year, this company was moved to Libya and stayed there. In 1945 it became a General Transportation Company. During its stay in Egypt, after World War II, the soldiers assisted the Haganah's Mosad LeAliya Bet in Egypt and took part in an operation to smuggle out of Egypt dozens of youth movement members on the eve of Pesach 1946, under cover as soldiers on leave for Pesach ("Operation Pesach 1946").
[1], 9 leaves, (no back cover; in other copies as well), 21X16 cm. Good condition. Stains and some creases, mostly at margins.

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Non-traditional Haggadah – General Transport Coy. R.A.S.C. 178 – Benghazi – Libya, 1943

Passover haggadah. General Transport Coy. R.A.S.C. 178. Published by the unit’s cultural committee and edited by the soldiers Tzvi Ankori and Eliyahu Hazan. Drawings: Shur-Glazner. Benghazi (Libya), 1943.
Non-traditional haggadah, mimeographed, with illustrations. Printed on the reverse side of light blue telegram forms of the Italian General Government in Libya.
The haggadah includes the following text: "On this night, as we celebrate the Festival of Freedom… and we, the soldiers of the 178th Jewish Drivers’ Unit, recline together, our hearts rejoice and are in turmoil. Our hearts are in turmoil because the world has become our gallows. Let our blood never be covered over! In this year, the cry of our murdered brethren in exile in Europe rose to us, and there was none to save them. As we were in the desert, sent on a mission from our home, upon the heels of the accursed ones, news reached us of what had been done to us in the valley of killing…. This year, the year of the great terror the like of which our people has never known, we have known some small peace here on the soil of Cyrenaica and Tripoli, for the wretched communities of Israel have been freed from the hangman’s hands…" (pp. 3–4).
On page 14 is an illustration of the soldiers of Palestine Transportation Unit 178 reclining around the seder table. On page 22 is another illustration of the soldiers, with the caption: "Jewish soldiers encamped somewhere on the borders of the desert" (from the song "On the Borders of the Desert").
[27] pp. Missing front cover. 21.5X 15.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Page size is non-uniform. Resewn with thread.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Non-traditional Haggadah – First Garrison Company, Egypt, 1943

Passover haggadah. Garrison Company, First Platoon. Illustrations and decorations: M. Zisselman and Y. Shapira. [Cairo?], 1943.
Non-traditional haggadah, with illustrations. Divided into three parts: non-traditional haggadah text, "Comrades’ Chronicles," "Second Order of the Exiles." The latter two parts have separate title pages printed on light blue paper. The second part, "Comrades’ Chronicles," contains a long text entitled "The House of the Divine Presence," which contains encouraging remarks addressed to the troops of the brigade, including the following: "Then the Divine Presence turned its pure gaze upon the entire camp and surveyed it, counting each and every one, and unending grief entered her heart…. With a silent sigh, she said: Why are you so few in number? Where are your tranquil brethren in Zion? Is this any time for them to sit sheltered in their homes while my children in the Exile are being destroyed and annihilated, led like sheep to the slaughter, with none to save them, none to rescue them!… And you, who have willingly offered yourselves from among the people, be not discouraged…." The third portion contains many humorous texts in the spirit of the haggadah.
[1] leaf (front cover), 32 pages, [14] leaves, 17X21 cm. No back cover. Good condition. Minor stains. Creases. A few open tears, reinforced with acid-free tape. Restored tears on the front cover. Non-uniform page size. Bound with a transparent plastic cover.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Non-Traditional Haggadah – ATS and REME Companies – Egypt, 1945

Non-traditional haggadah – ATS companies 504, 505, 511, and 520, and REME companies 529 and 329. Tell El Kebir (Egypt), 1945.
Non-traditional haggadah with illustrations. An alternative version of the Four Questions (Ma Nishtana) appears on pages 10 and 11, with another excerpt that deals with the post-war global balance of power: "We were wise, and did not rejoice over the declarations and promises of the [non-Jewish] nations. As it is said: Trust not those nations even in the grave. We went up to our own land, and we will bring our brethren there with a strong hand and an outstretched arm. For had we rejoiced over the kindness of the [non-Jewish] nations, we and our children and our children’s children would be subjugated to the enemies of Israel for all time". Illustrations of Hitler hanging from a rope appear on page 14.
18 pp, 16.5 x 21.5 cm. Fair–good condition. Colored illustrations on two pages. Stains and creases. Tears (some of them open) repaired with acid-free tape. Leaves of non-uniform size. In some places, leaves are trimmed, with slight damage to text or an illustration. The haggadah is bound in a transparent plastic cover.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Non-Traditional Haggadah – Kibbutz Afikim, 1942

Passover Haggadah. Kibbutz Afikim, [1942].
A non-traditional Passover Haggadah, accompanied by linocuts. Passages of poetry and prose, citations from the Bible and some passages from the traditional Haggadah. One print depicts the bombing of the ship "Patria" and the text on the facing page mentions the victims of "Struma", the "Victims of evil in this war", the victims of illegal immigration among them the "Patria" and "Salvador" and the "Atlantic" deportees. Also mentioned in this Haggadah are the establishment of the Kibbutz: "this is our seventh Pesach in Afikim…".
32 pp (flawed pagination), 16.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some tears and damages to margins. The margins of a number of leaves are trimmed. Tears at spine.
Not in NLI.

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Three Non-traditional Haggadot – Kibbutz Sdot Yam, 1942-1949

Three non-traditional haggadot that were used for Passover seders on Kibbutz Sdot Yam during the 1940s.
The haggadot contain excerpts from the traditional haggadah alongside quotations from poems, prose, and texts for reading aloud.
1. Passover haggadah. Sdot Yam Caesarea, [1942?].
[18] leaves., 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Edits and corrections in the body of the text. Minor tears and open tears at the edges. Tears, damage, and stains on the cover. Traces of notes written in pen on the cover.
2. Passover haggadah, Sdot Yam Caesarea. Tel Aviv: HaMetargem, (1946).
20 pp., 21 cm. Good-fair condition. Many stains. Minor tears at the edges of some of the pages. Stains and tears on the cover. Open tear on the back cover. Two notes written in pen on the cover.
3. Passover haggadah, Sdot Yam-Caesarea, (1949).
[13] pp., 21 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains on the haggadah's pages and the cover. Tears and open tears on the cover, some repaired with tape.

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Three Non-traditional Haggadot – The Department of Pioneer Affairs / Ein Harod / Ihud HaKvutzot VeHaKibbutzim (Union of the Kvutzot and the Kibbutzim) – 1944-1953

Three non-traditional haggadot. Palestine, 1944-1953.
1. A collection for the Passover seder. [Tel Aviv]: Center for Culture of the Pioneer Affairs Department of the General Organization of Hebrew Workers in Israel, [1944]. The drawing on the front cover is signed "R. Blass."
16 pp., 21 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Minor tears at the edges. Tears and open tears at the edges of the cover. Back cover is detached. The spine is torn.
2. Passover haggadah. Ein Harod: HaKibbutz HaMeuchad, 1950. With illustrations. The last page notes: "The paintings in the haggadah are from the Passover murals in the dining room of Ein Harod – created by the painter Haim Atar."
32 pp. 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Worming on cover. Minor tears on the spine.
3. Passover haggadah. Tel Aviv: Union of the Kvutzot and the Kibbutzim, 1953. Printed on the back cover: "This haggadah was written and illustrated by David Aleph, Ayelet-HaShahar." Bound with a string.
[16] pp., 17.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Notes in pen on the inside front cover. The string is slightly frayed.

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Non-traditional Haggadah – Scouts Group 3 – Hatzerim, 1947

h, Scouts Group 3, Hatzerim. Dedication from 1947._x000B_Non-traditional Passover haggadah, mimeographed, with hand-colored illustrations, from the first Passover festival celebrated by the founders of Kibbutz Hatzerim. The haggadah contains several excerpts from the traditional haggadah alongside texts for reading aloud as well as poetry and prose excerpts dealing with the nation's destruction and rebirth. The haggadah mentions the fallen of "the battles for defense and the darkness upon the killing fields and at the gates of the ghettos," alongside an illustration of a ship being tossed upon the sea. An image of Nazi soldiers tormenting and killing Jews appears beside the verse "Pour out Your wrath upon the nations."_x000B_Kibbutz Hatzerim was established by Scouts Training Group 3 on the evening after Yom Kippur in October 1946 as part of Operation Negev, during which eleven settlements were established in the Negev. A handwritten inscription appears on the first page of the haggadah: "To Tikva, in memory of a shared and happy life in the springtime in Beit HaKerem. See you at 'home' - in the Negev. Yossi, May 31, 1947, Purim-Pesah 5707."_x000B_[16] leaves., 21 cm. Fair condition. Much foxing. Creases. Minor tears at the edges. Most of the leaves are detached._x000B_Not in NLI.

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Independence Haggadah – Aharon Megged – 1952

Independence Haggadah, composed and edited by Aharon Megged. Published by General Staff / Human Resources - Information branch, 1952.
This Haggadah, telling the story of the War of Independence and the establishment of the State of Israel, was written by author Aharon Megged while on reserve-duty service at the chief education and culture officer headquarters, on the initiative of then-Minister of Education Ben-Zion Dinur. Ten thousand copies were printed, intended for soldiers to read on the eve of Independence Day. According to existing sources, the religious units and the military rabbinate objected, and the Haggadahs were destroyed. The Haggadah is accompanied by numerous photographs from the Independence War and the first years of the State of Israel.
[20] leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Many tains. Ownership inscription on inner side of front cover. Some folds at corners of leaves. Some tears to margins of cover.

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“New” Passover Haggadah – In Memory of the Holocaust – Buenos Aires, 1961

Di naye hagada shel pesakh, fun der kegenvort 1933- 1945, Hitler-epoch, [New Passover Haggadah, of the recent period, 1933-1945, Hitler's days], by
Nachum (Eyov) Birenzweig. Julio Kaufman press, Buenos Aires, 1961. Yiddish and some Hebrew). Spanish title page on the back cover.
The text is printed in Hebrew, with "commentaries" relating to the Holocaust, in Yiddish. Further on are songs, by Ya'akov Glatstein, Avraham Zack, Yitzchak Goldkorn and others, also related to the holocaust period.
32 pp, 15 cm. Good-fair condition. Many stains. Stains, blemishes and small tears to cover. Tears along the spine.
This edition is in NLI.

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Three Non-traditional Haggadot for Children – Israel, 1960s

Three non-traditional haggadot for children, with illustrations.
1. Passover haggadah. Givatayim: A.D. Gordon Public School. No year indicated.
13, [1] leaves., 21 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Creases. The last leaf is half-detached. Some of the illustrations are colored by hand.
2. Haggadat Ora. Children's Company, 1964. The names of the participants are written in pen alongside the various excerpts to be read aloud.
[12] pp., 16X21 cm. Good condition. Stains.
3. Haggadat Ora. Ramat Gan: No publisher indicated, 1965. Reading instructions and corrections appear in pen beside the text.
12, [1] leaves., 17X21 cm. Good condition. Stains. Minor tears at the edges. Creases. Notes in pen on the front and back covers of the haggadah. Page size is not uniform.
Not in NLI.

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Haggadah de Tsahal – Hebrew-French Haggadah with Photographs of Combat Soldiers – Israel, 2002

Passover haggadah / Haggadah de Tsahal. Israel: A.B.S.I. Keren Or, 2002. French and Hebrew.
A beautiful Hebrew-French haggadah with photographs of Jewish soldiers – Hashomer, the Palmah, the Jewish Brigade, and IDF combat soldiers in various wars and options and assisting immigration, from the eve of the War of Independence to the 2000s. Introductory remarks (in French) by former presidents Moshe Katsav and Bill Clinton, former defense minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, and Gil Taieb, president of the Keren Or non-profit association that published the haggadah, appear at the beginning, with their (printed) signatures.
The haggadah was printed in 500 copies on high-quality paper. This copy, which is not numbered, contains a handwritten inscription to "Rena and Abraham Landstein, with gratitude! Pepi and Oded." The illustrator Pepi Marzel, who was among the designers of the haggadah, is evidently the one who wrote the inscription.
[80] pp., 34 cm. Good condition. The spine is slightly loose.
Not in NLI or OCLC.

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Two Forms – Imperial Ottoman Bank – “Specimen”

Two specimen forms of "Imperial Ottoman Bank". [1863-1924]. French.
Both are marked "Specimen" in red.
1. Promissory note –the bank promises to pay to the holder of this certificate an agreed upon amount after the date appearing on the note. The digits "18" are printed in the space designated for the date.
24X13 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases and folding marks. Filing holes (slightly affecting text). Uneven trimming at right margin.
2. "Certificat de Dépôt" (deposit certificate). In the space designated for the date appears the digits "19".
24X15 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creases and folding marks. Filing holes. Uneven trimming to right margin.
Imperial Ottoman Bank, founded in 1863 by a consortium of financial companies from England and France, was a private corporation, holding the franchise to issue banknotes and serve as the banking agent of the Ottoman Government. In 1873 the Swiss missionary and banker Johannes Frutiger, opened a bank in Jerusalem and served as the representative of the Imperial Ottoman Bank in Palestine until 1896 when he went bankrupt. In 1905 an official branch of the bank was opened in Jerusalem, and during the following year other branches were opened in Haifa and in Jaffa. In 1924 the bank changed its name to Ottoman Bank. The bank continued to operate in Palestine until 1953, when it was purchased by Bank Mercantile LeIsrael.

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Twenty Three Bank Checks – Anglo-Palestine Bank – Type Set of Checks Issued Prior to the Establishment of the State of Israel

Twenty three checks issued by "Anglo-Palestine Bank", from the founding of the bank until the establishment of the State of Israel. Tel-Aviv, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Tiberias, London and elsewhere. Early 20th century through the 1940s.
Among them: three checks from the first decade of the 20th century; check from 1920 hand-signed by Meir Dizengoff – order to transfer ten thousand Egyptian Piastres to the archaeologist Yosef Algavish; check on a special form of the "Jewish Agency" – transfer of one thousand Palestine Pounds to Ein Harod during the War of Independence (May 1948); two checks issued by the Jewish Colonial Trust (that managed the bank in its early days); checks from branches in "Tiberias", "Hadar-Carmel", "Hadarom Branch" and more branches; and more.
Most checks are filled-in by hand, with ink-stamps and postage stamps. Some are hand-signed on the back.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.

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Banknote – 500 Mils, Anglo-Palestine Bank

500 Mils Banknote, Anglo-Palestine Bank. Israel, [1948-1951].
Pick #14a.
Graded PMG 58 EPQ, Choice About Unc.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Banknote – One Palestine Pound – Anglo-Palestine Bank

One Palestine Pound banknote, Anglo-Palestine Bank. Israel, [1948-1951].
Pick #15a.
Graded PMG 63 Choice Uncirculated.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Banknote – Five Palestine Pounds – Anglo-Palestine Bank

Five Palestine Pounds banknote, Anglo-Palestine Bank. Israel, [1948-1951].
Pick #16a.
Graded PMG 53 NET, About Uncirculated.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Banknote – Ten Palestine Pounds – Anglo-Palestine Bank

Ten Palestine Pounds banknote, Anglo-Palestine Bank. Israel, [1948-1951].
Pick #16a.
Graded PMG 53 NET, About Uncirculated.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Two Fractional Notes – 50 and 100 Mils, 1948

Two fractional notes in denominations of 50 and 100 Mils. Israel, [1948].
1. Israel, Government Fractional Note. 50 Mils. Pick #6.
Graded PMG 55 EPQ, About Uncirculated.
2. Israel, Government Fractional Note. 100 Mils. Pick #7.
Graded PMG 64, Choice Uncirculated.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Israeli Banknotes

73 banknotes - Palestine Pound, Legal Currency Proposal, Israeli Lira, Old Shekel and New Shekel. Israel, 1948–1986.
The collection contains various currency notes, printed in various years and in various denominations. • 500 mils, Anglo-Palestine Bank. • One Palestine Pound, Anglo-Palestine bank. • Two Legal Currency Proposal notes of 100 pruta, with signatures of Eshkol-Zagagi and Eshkol-Neeman. • One 10 Israeli Lira note, 1955. • One 50 Israeli Lira note, 1955. • Seven Israeli Half-Lira notes, 1958. • Thirty-one 1 Israeli Lira notes, 1958. • Two 100 Israeli Lira notes; one 5 Israeli Lira note; one 5 Israeli Lira note, 1968. • Seven 5 Israeli Lira notes; One 10 Israeli Lira note, 1973. • One 500 Israeli Lira note, 1975. • Four 5 Shekel notes, four 10 Shekel notes, four 50 Shekel notes, 1978. • Three 1 New Israeli Shekel notes, 1986.
Condition varies.

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Coins of the State of Israel – Official Series – 1949–1950

The State of Israel’s first official series of coins. A boxed set prepared by Bank Leumi le-Israel, 1952–1954.
Nine coins of the following denominations: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250 (two coins), and 500 prutot, and a 25-mil coin, 1949. The 250 and 500 pruta coins are made of silver. The coins are in a blue plastic container with a transparent acrylic plate bearing the caption "State of Israel 1949–1950," with Israel’s state seal.
This coin series was prepared by Bank Leumi in 1952–1954 for visitors, tourists, and collectors. Approximately 300 of these sets are known to exist, with slightly different versions of the caption on the acrylic plate.
Size of the plastic container: 10X17.5 cm. The caption on the acrylic plate is partially worn away.

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Collection of Israeli Coins – 1949–1957

14 mil and pruta coins, 1949 to 1957.
• 25-mil coin. no link. 1952. • Seven coins of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 250 prutot, 1949. • 10-pruta coin, 1952. • Three coins of 25, 50, 100 prutot, 1954. • 100-pruta coin, 1955. • Aluminum 10-pruta coin and copper 10-pruta coin, 1957.
The coins, individually labeled, are in a cardboard container with the printed legend "Coins of Israel."

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Large Collection of First Day of Issue Envelopes – Second Half of the 20th Century – Stamps with Zionist and Jewish Subjects from All Over the World

Approximately 370 first day of issue envelopes with stamps honoring figures and events from Jewish and Zionist history. Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw, Paris, London, Washington, Mendoza (Argentina), and other locations, the second half of the 20th century (some envelopes are from earlier years).
The envelopes contain stamps marking, among other things, Israel’s Independence Days, the unification of Jerusalem, well-known figures (Albert Einstein, Franz Werfel, Yitzhak Rabin, Anne Frank, Simone Michel-Lévy, and many others), the events of the Holocaust, Jewish communities, stamp exhibitions in which Israel participated, and more.
The envelopes are stamped with first-day cancellations. Some contain addresses for delivery.
Enclosed: Several postcards with first-day cancellation stamps.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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“Currency Notes of the Palestine Currency Board” – Raphael Dabbah – Jerusalem, 2003 – Limited Edition_x000B_Currency Notes of the Palestine Currency Board, by Raphael Dabbah. Jerusalem, 2004.

A detailed numismatic study about the notes issued by the "Palestine Currency Board" during the British Mandate.
Copy no. 51 out of an edition of 300 copies (250 copies for sale, 50 give-away copies).
372 pp, 31.5 cm. Very good condition. The book is shrink-wrapped and has not been opened.

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Collection of Mil Coins – The British Mandate for Palestine, 1927-1946

19 coins, different denominations, from the Mandate period. Palestine, 1927-1946.
In the collection: • Four 1 Mil coins from the years 1927 (two coins), 1941 and 1944. • 2 Mil coin, 1927. • Two 5 Mil coins from the years 1927, 1944. • Three 10 Mil coins from the years 1927, 1940 and 1946. • 20 Mil coin, 1927. • Five 50 Mil coins from the years 1927, 1933, 1935, 1939, 1942. • Three 100 Mil coins from the years 1927, 1940, 1942.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Collection of Coins – Mil, Pruta and Agora – Israel, 1940s-1970s

30 coins – Mil, Pruta and Agora in different denominations. Israel, 1948 through 1976.
In the collection: 25 Mils coin, 1948. • Two 25 Mils coins 1949. • 15 coins – 1 Pruta to 500 Pruta, 1949. • 10 Pruta coin, 1951. • Six coins – 25 Pruta to 100 Pruta, 1954. • 100 Pruta coin, 1955. • Two coins – 10 Pruta, 1957. • 10 Agorot coin, 1960. • 10 Agorot coin, 1976.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Uncut Banknotes – Collectors’ Edition

Four sheets of three uncut banknotes: One thousand Shekels, 1983 (2 copies); Ten Thousand Shekels, 1984; Five Thousand Shekels, 1984.
The sheets – each with three uncut banknotes – were issued by the Bank of Israel Currency Department, as part of the department's endeavors to encourage collection of Israeli numismatic items. The notes were initially sold in colorful, designed, folders. One of the sheets (5000 Shekels banknotes) is contained in the original folder.
Sheets: 14X23 cm. Good condition. Pasting marks on verso of sheets (from pasting the sheets to the folders). Some stains on folder.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Zionist Shekel – Collection of Receipts and Booklets – “Mauritius Shekel”– 1911-1964

About 90 receipts and receipt booklets for donation of "Zionist Shekel". Half are from Palestine and the others from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Egypt, Uruguay, Mauritius, and more, 1911-1964.
The collection includes receipt booklets and single receipts, among them new receipts, for donation of "Zionist Shekel", considered as yearly membership fees in the Zionist Organization and giving the donors the right to vote in the elections to the Zionist Congress. Among them: • Receipt for donation of one Shekel USA (?), 1911. • Certificate awarded to Yehiel Zeitag for donation of a "Gold Shekel". Jerusalem, 1923. Signed by Max Soloveichik. Design: Joesph Budko. • Voucher - "Temporary Shekel" (blank) issued by "Tzeire Zion". Vilnius, 1925. • Receipt for donation of a Shekel. Latvia, 1930. • Four receipts. Poland, 1923-1935. • Six receipts. Belgium, 1935-1947. • Two receipts. Uruguay, 1939-1940. • "Substitute Shekel", Mauritius, 1942. Printed in Mauritius and was used for collection of membership fees among the Mauritius exiles. A declaration appears on the back: "According to a letter from the Zionist Executive in Jerusalem of 11.11.1941, this shekel is recognized and valid and lists of the payers are to be sent to Jerusalem". • Receipt for donation of one Shekel, Italy, 1945. • 50 receipts and copies of receipts for donation of a Shekel and "Herzl Shekel" (for voting for the 25th Zionist Congress, 1960), Palestine and Israel, 1915-1960. Among them receipts for donations of "Jubilee Shekel", 1947. • Receipt for a donation of one Shekel, Canada, 1964. • Four receipt booklets for donations of one Shekel, Germany, 1920s-1933. • Three receipt booklets. Palestine, 1920s-1948. • Receipts booklet - state not mentioned, 1946. • More.
Enclosed: • Entrance ticket to the Executive Board session. Jerusalem, 1952. • Entrance ticket to the 25th Zionist Congress. Jerusalem, 1960. • Receipt for donation of "A tenth of a Shekel per capita" to JNF. • Postcard published by "Phoenix" with a photograph of Herzl watching the city of Basel. • Postcard published by the "National Committee of JNF", on the occasion of "Fifty years to the first Zionist Congress in Basel".
Some of the items appear in multiple copies.
Size and condition vary. Good to fair condition. Numerous cards are torn in the center after being used for voting by the Zionist Congress delegates.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Collection of Transport Tickets and Receipts of Early Transit Companies – Palestine, 1920s-30s

33 receipts, transport tickets and business cards of bus companies, transit services and garages. Palestine, 1920s-30s (a few items are later).
The collection includes business cards and receipts of transport companies, among them "Express Car Service", "Garage 'Tiberias' and Garage 'Palestine'", "'Kadima' Car Service", "Car Service to all parts of Palestine, I. Kimmel, Afula", "Har VaEmek Car Service company, to all parts of Palestine, Syria and Aram Naharayim". "'Gesher' Car service to all of the cities, Palestine and Syria", "Drivers Association 'Hasharon'", "Drivers Association Hadera", "Association of Jewish Drivers in Palestine", Car Service "Ha-Ichud"and Car Service "Merkaz". The collection also includes a truck driver's license on behalf of the Mandate Government, for the year 1947-1948.
Enclosed: • Membership Card in the name of Gordon Yehushua in "Garden Enthusiasts" Club, Tel-Aviv, 1923. Receipts issued by different taxi companies, among them "Hamerkaz", "Hasharon", "Dan"and more, ca.1970s – 1990s.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Collection of Transport Tickets – Satmar Hasidic Dynasty – Bus Tickets of Kiryat Joel Village in New York and More

Collection of transport tickets and various coupons related to the Satmar Hasidic dynasty; most are from Kiryat Joel village in New York. Israel and the United States. Second half of the 20th century. Hebrew, English and Yiddish.
Among the items: • "Kiryas Joel Transit", bus tickets from Kiryat Joel village. • Bus coupons from Kiryat Joel. Names of months are in Hebrew. • Bus ticket with the inscription "Yitav Lev d'Satmar Kiryat Yoel". Ink-stamp on the ticket: "Aleph d'Slichot". • Ticket for "Special honorary train"– reception for the Satmar Rebbe when he visited Israel in 1965. • Three coupons - "Entrance permission, in honor of our Rebbe…".
Total of about 30 items. Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Collection of Postal Orders – Palestine and Egypt – 1940s-1960s

16 postal orders. Palestine, Egypt and the United Arab Republic, 1940s-60s. Hebrew, English and Arabic.
1-12. "Palestine Postal Order", 12 Palestine postal orders in the value of 50 Mils to 1 Pound. 1945-1948.
13-15. "Egyptian Postal Order", three Egyptian postal orders in the value of 50-100 Mils. 1961-1967. With Ink-stamps: "Gaza" and "New Gaza". One order is stamped: "World Refugee Year, Palestine" (with illustration of Palestinian refugees and a map of the country).
16. "U.A.R. Postal Order", postal order in the amount of one Egyptian Pound issued by the United Arab Republic, the political union between Egypt and Syria between the years 1958-1971.
Size and condition vary. Average Size: 11X20 cm. Many ink-stamps. Filing holes and pen inscriptions. Some defects.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Eight Coupons and Payment Vouchers – United Nations Emergency Force

Eight payment vouchers and coupons for members of the United Nations Emergency Force (U.N.E.F) – A force founded in 1956 to supervise the withdrawal of IDF from Sinai and Gaza when Operation Kadesh ended.
1-6. Six payment vouchers in different values for use in the Middle East.
7-8. Two ration coupons for buying cigarettes, for use in the Middle East.
Average size: 2.5X5.5 cm. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Two Share Certificates – “Zemsky” Bank in Odessa – 1898 – Inscription in Hebrew / Inscription in Turkish in Hebrew Characters

Two share certificates in the amount of 1000 and 5000 Rubles issued by Zemsky Bank of Kherson Gubernia, in Odessa. Odessa, 1898. Russian, French and other languages. No coupons.
The value of the share certificates, 1000 and 5000 Rubles, is printed on verso in different languages, including Hebrew and Turkish (Krymchak / Karaim?) in Hebrew Characters ("Big Gomansh"/ "Bash ig Gomosh").
Approx. 22X32 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some stains. Some small tears.
See next item.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Share Certificate “Zemsky”Bank in Odessa – 1912 – Inscription in Hebrew / Inscription in Turkish in Hebrew Characters

Share Certificate in the amount of 100 Rubles, Zemsky Bank of Kherson Gubernia in Odessa.
Odessa, 1912. Russian, French and other languages. With some of the coupons.
The value of the share certificate, one hundred Rubles, is printed on verso in different languages, including Hebrew and Turkish (Krymchak / Karaim?) in Hebrew Characters ("Yongomash").
Certificate with six coupons (the remaining coupons where detached and are missing).
Approx. 22X32 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, creases and some stains. Wavy cut at the left margin. Top part of coupons stub is missing.
See previous item.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Share Certificate – “Biedermann”Bank – Jewish-Austrian Bank – Vienna, 1921

Share certificate in the amount of 400 Austrian Krone – M.L. Biedermann & co Bankatiengesellschaft, a Viennese bank founded by the Jewish philanthropist and activist Michael Biedermann. Vienna, 1921. German.
A number of ink-stamps on the certificate. Attached stub with 16 coupons (nos. 3-18).
23X34.5 cm. Good condition.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Two Share Certificates – “Biedermann” Bank – Jewish-Austrian Bank – Vienna, 1923

Two share certificates in the amount of 400 Austrian Krone – M. L. Biedermann & co Bankatiengesellschaft, a Viennese bank founded by the Jewish philanthropist and activist Michael Biedermann. Vienna, 1923. German.
Attached stub with 14 coupons (nos. 5-18).
34X23 cm. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Two Share Certificates – The Anglo-Palestine Bank – Palestine, 1903-1924

Two share certificates in the amount of one Pound Sterling issued by the Anglo-Palestine Company, 1903 and 1924. Hebrew and Engish.
1. Share certificate in the amount of One Pound, 1903. With bank's ink-stamp and the ink-stamps "Cancelled".
2. The Anglo-Palestine Company Limited, share certificate in the amount of One Pound Sterling, 1924. With bank's ink-stamp and the ink-stamps "Cancelled". A sheet with ten coupons is stapled to the share certificate.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. Stains. Folding marks and small tears.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Two Share Certificates – Commercial Bank of Palestine – Early 20th Century

Two share certificates – Banque Commerciale de Palestine (Commercial Bank of Palestine). Monsohn press, Jerusalem, [early 20th century]. Arabic and French.
Two share certificates of the "Commercial Bank of Palestine; with 16 coupons each.
"The Commercial Bank of Palestine" operated during the years 1909-1920 and was considered by the Arabs in Palestine to be their national bank. The bank was managed by Salim Bei Ayub and employed Arabs, Christians and Muslims.
Half of the bank's shares were held by the Anglo-Palestine Company. David Levontin, director of Anglo-Palestine Company, initiated the partnership, under the assumption that an Ottoman company managed by Arabs would have a better chance of obtaining concessions for development enterprises.
Approx. 30X36.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, some folds and creases at margins. Top and bottom margins of both certificates are cut (wavy cut at top), affecting the text and the frame.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Share Certificate –Citizens’ Bank Ltd. – Tel-Aviv, 1933

Share certificate in the amount of one Palestine Pound issued by the Citizens' Bank Ltd. - 1933. Printed by "Pardo", Tel-Aviv. Hebrew and English.
A share certificate of Citizens' Bank Ltd., with details filled-in by hand and signatures of the directors and the secretary of the bank.
The Citizens' Bank, a small bank founded b