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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 454

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 455

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 456

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 458

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 463

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 465

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 466

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 467

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 468

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 469

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 470

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 471

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 472

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 473

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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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