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Rare books, Manuscripts, Documents & Jewish Arts
549 lots | 546 with images
January 15, 2013Live Auction
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Description: Letter from Jewish Banker Lazarus Marcus Levin.Lazarus Marcus Levin was a founding partner of the Lazarus Bank, a prominent Hamburg bank. Regarding payment for a loan from Lazarus. Hamburg, 19.3.1792.Sent to the Paisler company in St. Quentin.Old German. 23.5x18.5 cm.  leaf. Half a page of text, one-side-of-a-page. Excellent condition. Quality paper. Original folds. Address on reverse.View additional info »
Lot 102: Yiddish-German Correspondence between Two Jewish-German Banks, Relating to Railroad Tracks in America. Frankfurt, 1812. Autograph
Description: Yiddish letter, sent by the Jewish owner of the Elissen Bank in Frankfurt A.M. to the Jewish owner of the L. Dreyfuss & D. Kaufmann bank in Gernsbach. Signature with Latin letters. Frankfurt A.M., 24.11.1812. Very fine condition. 24x20.5 cm.  leaf. Quality, brown paper. Tears with loss in the original fold, on the bottom blank margins, not affecting text. Text on a complete page. Address on the reverse, original folds. In 1809 the Jew, G.J. Elissen, founded a bank in Frankfurt. In 1818, its name was changed to J.L. Speyer-Elissen. In 1838, the name was again changed to Lazard Speyer-Elissen. The Elissen family lived in Frankfurt from the 16th century. The Jewish bank in Frankfurt had business in America. It was a partner in building the iron railroad tracks in America, and arranged money transfers with Mexico and Cuba together with Deutsche Bank. The L. Dreyfuss & D. Daufmann bank was founded in Gernsbach, Germany in 1806 by Jewish partners Leopold Dreyfuss and David Kaufmann. It was owned by both partners through 1833. In 1844, the partnership disbanded and the bank's name was changed to L. Dreyfuss. (Refer to another lot in this catalogue.)View additional info »
Lot 103: Business Correspondence from Jewish Bank, Henle Ephraim Ullmann, Court Jew of the Austrian Emperor in Vienna. Augsburg, 1816. Autograph.
Description: Letter written by Austrian Jewish Banker, Ullmann. Sent to the Werheimer Philipsohn Company in Ragnesburg. Augsburg, 4.3.1816. Signature of H.E. Ullmann. Loan payment request. Old German. 25.5x20 cm. One leaf. Very fine condition. Text on one page, one-side-only of the leaf. Original folds. Postmark. Very slight blemish to the text in the first line. Henle Ephraim Ullmann (1750-1807) was the Court Jew of the Bishop of Augsburg and the Austrian Emperor in Vienna. In 1795 he received this appointment, and in 1803 he received permission to reside in Augsburg, and established his bank. After his death, his son took over the bank but went bankrupt in 1817. This letter is signed by Ephraim Ullmann's son, a year before his bankruptcy. The Ulmo Family (Later Ullmann) was prominent in the Ashkenazic world from the 16th century. They had family ties with many noted Rabbinical and business families. >> Refer to the master thesis of Duzygy Ozkan. Henle Ephraim Ullmann. University of Vienna, 2009.View additional info »
Lot 104: Business Correspondence Regarding Financial Transactions from the Marx Bank - Jewish Family of Bankers. Munich, 1838-1845. [22 Letters].
Description: 22 Business letters addressed to Count Gustav von Sayn-Wittgenstein from the Marx brothers, Jewish bankers. The brothers administered the Count's account in their bank. The letters primarily discuss account balances, account movements, bill payments and liabilities. Payments were made to Romeo Maurenbrecher (1808-1843), expert in constitutional law and Frankfurt banking houses. All the letters are handwritten, one is printed. All are signed by 'Gebruder Marx' [Marx Brothers']. Red, complete wax seals with their initials, 'GB'. Munich, 1838-1845. Old German. Various sizes, 23x28 cm. 43 leaves. Generally excellent condition. Original tears in the blank margins, made when opening the letter. A few aging stains. Original folds. Count Gustav von Sayn-Wittgenstein (1811-1846) was very wealthy, and the Marx brothers, Eduard (Isidor), Anselm. Izak were his financial agents. The Marx brothers were scions of a prominent Munich family, contractors of the army and food supplier to the Bavarian royal court until the 18th century. In 1826, they became the Royal Court Jewelers and their influence spread. In 1815, Eduard Marx became the Royal Danish Agent and business consultant. The Marx brothers were the elite of Munich Jewry in the first half of the 19th century. Izak's wife started the 'Jewish Women's Association' in Munich in 1831. Their bank operated through the 1900s. In 1936, upon the Nazi rise to power, the Bank was overtaken by their non-Jewish partner, August Lenz, and it operates until today under the name August Lenz & Co.View additional info »
Description: Receipt for a loan payment on a loan of 46,000 Reichsthaler taken by Captain Ludwig Christian von Landesberg from the bank of David Salomon Michael & Sons. Written in Hanover, 10.3.1793. Old German. 31.5 x 20 cm.  attached leaves. Very fine condition. Quality paper. Aging stains. Written on both sides of one leaf. Second leaf is blank. Salomon Michael David (1718-1917) was a Court Jew in Hanover. He was a grandson of Michael David, famed Court Jew. He was the wealthiest, most influential person in the Bruswick-Luneburg Duchy, and a prominent Hanover banker in the 18th century. He established the David Salomon Michael & sons banks in Hanover which operated until 1811. He used his wealth for philanthropic purposes, including the establishment of a Jewish school and orphanage. In 1743 the family bought a synagogue in Hanover and gifted it to the community. One of his descendants married Leeser Rosenthal, collector of Judaica and Hebraica, whose collection is now known as the Rosenthaliana Library in Amsterdam. He established the collection through his family connectionsView additional info »
Lot 106: Letter of Reconciliation between two Famous Jewish Women: Johanna Kley Frankel, Wife of the Reform Leader in Hamburg, and Adelheid Zunz, Wife of Noted Researcher, Leopold Zunz. Hamburg, c. 1830.
Description: Personal, touching reconciliation letter sent by Johanna Kley to her friend Adelheid Zunz, after a bitter argument. She hopes that her friend will look kindly on the letter and awaits a reply. Missing the first page (the owner of this collection believes that Zunz used the first page to reply to Kley). Hamburg, c. 1830. Complete, wax seal with the initials 'J K'. Written and signed by Johanna Kley.Old German. 22.5 cm.  leaf, Very fine condition. Complete page of text. Address on reverse. Original folds. Postmarks.Johanna Kley (Frankel) was the wife of the first spiritual leader of the Reform Community established in Hamburg in 1818, and the leading preacher there. Her father was a wealthy Jew who was actively involved in the establishment of the Temple in Hamburg.Adelheid Zunz was the wife of Jewish scholar and researcher Leopold Zunz, who opposed the Reform Movement because of his admiration for the Talmud.Historic, important document.View additional info »
Lot 107: Business Correspondence from the Mayor of Mainz regarding Financial Affairs of Jewish Families. Mainz, 1829.
Description: On 6.2.1829, the Mayor of Mainz, Franz Freiherr von Jungenfeld writes to the administrator of the Jugenfekd hospital regarding treatment payments. The Jew, Markus Reinarch affirms that he wishes to pay the debt. The brother and guarantor of Isidor Amsterdam affirms that he lost his money when Salomon Breisach of Vienna went bankrupt and therefore cannot pay for the treatment. The Mayor involves himself in the affair. Mainz, 2.3.1829.Old German. 34.5 cm.  attached leaves. Excellent condition. Quality, letterhead. Text on both sides of one leaf. Address on the reverse. Original folds. A few aging stains. Postmark. Mayor's stamp.Marcus Reinach, was a member of the Jewish Council of the Mainz region between 1810-1811. He was a scion of a wealthy Jewish family who lived in Mainz already in 1741. It was a family of bankers, politicians, and scientists in Mainz, Frankfurt and Paris.The Jewish Breisach family were originally from Eisenstadt, from where they moved to Bratislava. Some of its descendants settled in Budapest and Vienna, and were prominent there.View additional info »
Description: King Anton, King of Saxony, expands his preceding regulations for Jews to have restrictried rights on owning properties from Saxony through Upper Lusatia. Unique two - leaf booklet, paginated 195, 196, 197. Numbered according to the number of statues issued during the King's reign. Bautzen, 6.8.1828.Printed in German.  pages. 23.5 cm. Excellent condition. Quality paper. Fold mark along the length of the last leaf.King Anton (1755-1836) rose to power in 1827. A year later he published this limitation on the Jewish right to own property.View additional info »
Lot 109: Business Correspondence between the Jewish Bank in Frankfurt and a Trading Company in Vienna. Frankfurt A.M., 1848.
Description: Letter sent from the Konigswarter Bank in Frankfurt to the Simon Georg Sina Trading Company in Vienna. Financial matters. Frankfurt A.M., 10.3.1848.The Konigswater bank was established by the Jew, Marcus Kongiswarter in 1826 in Frankfurt. It was active until 1877, and was for a time one of the most prominent banks in Germany for a time.Old German. 28x23 cm.  attached leaves. Text on both sides of the leaf. Very fine condition. Very light blemish to the text. Address on the last page. Original folds. Postmarks. Stain and glue mark?The Simon Georg Sina trading company was established by Simon Georg Sina (1753-1822) of Vienna. His son, Simon, continued and expanded the business. It was one of the most prominent financial empires in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Europe. It was known for its financial transactions during the Napoleonic Wars, and it purchased large territories in Hungary, Bohemia, Moravia and Austria.View additional info »
Description: Postcard sent to Salomon Mandelkern by Samuel Phillip of Lemberg, editor and publisher of classic Hebrew works. Mentions a book of poems by Yehuda HaLevi that was published by Samuel Phillip, Lemberg 1888. The postcards discuss literature and poetry. Lemberg, 1.3.1891. Autograph. Stamp of 'Samuel Phillip' publishers on the reverse.Hebrew. 14x9 cm. Excellent condition. Postmark.Samuel Phillip ben Zvi Hirsch (His name is listed as Phillip in all Hebrew books) promoted Hebrew works by early Jewish writers such as Rabbi Hai Gaon, Rabbi Sherira Gaon, Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi and others. His work 'HaMasa' featured early poems in the Oxford library.Salomon Mandelkern (1846-1902) was a noted Jewish author and poet. His Heichal HaKodesh Biblical Concordance was particularly well-accepted.View additional info »
Description: Postcard from Avrom Ber Gotlober to Dr. Salomon Mandelkern. Bialystok, 26.1.1888. Regarding Mandelkern's promise to ask Yehoshua Zeitlen to send Gotlober 25 Rubles in honor of his birthday, as his father used to do. Gotlober notes that on Shabbat, Parshat Shemot, he would be 78 years old and his was rapidly deteriorating. Autograph. Signed.14x5.9 cm. Excellent condition. Postmark. Original stain.Avraham Gotlober (1810-1899) was a Yiddish writer who published many books and studies, about 25 works. He used the pseudonym 'Mehalel' [translation of the word Gotlober] or AB"G - his initials.Salomon Mandelkern (1846-1902) was a famed Jewish poet and author. His 'Heichal HaKodesh' Biblical Concordance was particularly well accepted. He wrote an article in tribute of Gotllober titled 'Toldot AB"G' that was published during Gotlober's life in the HaAsif, 1887, p. 430-439.View additional info »
Description: Letter from Wolf Goldsmit-Cassel [1659-1717], regarding financial transactions between him and his friends in Hanover and Francesco Gasparini of Brussels. Wolf's friends in Hanover were apparently connected to the Leffmann Behrens circle. Goldsmit was a business acquaintance of Elieser and Ezechiel Behrens Lippmann Cohen, (1634-1714), the Court Jew and financier of the house of the Dukes Welf of Hanover. In 1698, he was appointed 'Court Agent' and was at the height of his political and economic influence. Autograph. Original, complete was seal. Written in Amsterdam. 20.3.1968.Dutch. 20x15.5 cm.  leaf. Excellent condition. Half-page of text, address on reverse. Wolf Goldsmit-Cassel was a grandson of Simon and Benedkit Goldschmit, the forerunners of the Rothschilds as court financiers in Hesse-Kassel. Wolf moved to Amsterdam where he established his international bank. His tomb is still preserved in the Ashkenazic cemetery of Muiderberg, Holland.View additional info »
Description: 7 New Year's Cards from the village of Skidel, near Grodno, Russia between 1932-1937.One original, New Year's card, of a soldier in the British army, sent in 1945 at the end of the Second World War. Various sizes. Excellent condition. Quality paper. Illustrations embossed on some of them. Personal text on the reverse.The cards were sent to Daniel Kaplan in Kfar Saba, one of the first photographers in the moshava. He operated since 1929.Original, complete envelope. 11.5x7.5 cm. Postmarks.View additional info »
Description: New Year's Card for 1930. Nice, colored illustration at the top. Printed card, without any handwritten text. Sender's name printed at center. New York, 1930.7x10.5 cm. Excellent condition. A few aging stains.With the original envelope, postmarked 26.9.1935. 9.5x15.5 cm. Very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: New Year's Card for Rosh Hashana . Sent by Nissim Cohen, First Sergeant of 'Dakar. In January 1968, the Dakar disappeared en route between England and Haifa, and all 69 crew members were lost. This New Year's Card was sent by Nissim Cohen from England - where the crew members stayed right before their final journey.  thin cardboard leaves that open. Text inside. 10x15 cm. Excellent condition. The submarine's emblem on the upper right corner of the right page. Picture of a submarine on the bottom section of the page. Handwritten text on the interior right side. His writing and signature.View additional info »
Lot 116: Happy New Year [Shana Tova]. A glass negative from which Happy New Year was printed. Kfar Saba, 1933.
Description: "May You be Inscribed for a Good Year - A Blessing from Israel."Kfar Saba, 1934. Greeting card. Brown& White. In the center is a portrait of a family member. In the corners are four photographs of scenes in Israel: Allenby street in Tel Aviv, the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a caravan of camels at the Jaffa port, the Date Beach in Haifa. On the back is stamped "Copyright Protected by thephotographer Daniel Kaplan, KfarSba, Weizman 19." >> Included is the glass negative from which the card was printed. Greeting card. 8.5 cm x 13.5 cm. Thick, high quality paper, in excellent condition. Glass negative - 10 cm x 15 cm. Glass. Whole, no damage. The glass has not been in use. . At this period the few photography shops that existed in the country used glass negatives from which to print pictures. This item includes the original glass negative together with the printed greeting card. The New Year's greeting is personal. These personal cards were very popular among new immigrants, whowere photographed in the studio and the photographer would then add their picture to a photomontage of landscapes of Israel.This glass negative and the printed greeting card appeared in an exhibition. See the "New Year's Greeting Cards we Loved" catalogue of the Ramle Museum, pp. 18, items 32,33.View additional info »
Description: Happy New Year, Kfar Saba. Greeting card. B&W. In the center is aportrait of a woman. In the background IS a farmer plowing his field, AND in the distance is an oasis with palm trees. IN the lower right corner is a shiining sun and on its face is printed "D[aniel] Kaplan Kfar Saba." >> Included is the glass negative from which the card was printed.Greeting Card - 8.5 cm x 13.5 cm. Thick, high quaity paper. Excellent condition. Glass negative - 10 cm x 15 cm. Glass. Whole, no damage, The card was not in use.At this period the few photography shops that existed the country used glass negatives from which to print pictures. This includes the original glass negative with the printed greeting card. The New Year's greeting is personal. These personal cards were very popular among new immigrants, whowere photographed in the studio and the photographer would then add their picture to a photo montage of landscapes of Israel.This glass negative and the printed greeting card appeared in an exhibition. See the "New Year's Greeting Cards we Loved" catalogue of the Ramle Museum, pp. 18, items 32,33.View additional info »
Description: 12 postcards from Palestine. Numbered, black and white (1 double). Printed in Austria. Photographer Yaakov Benor-Kalter. Scenes from the country and pioneer work. 14x9cm. Very fine condition.Yaakov Benor-Kalter was an architect, graphic artist and photographer (1897-1969). He made aliya from Poland in the 1920s. He was one of the most prominent Jewish artists at the beginning of the 20th century and a teacher in Bezalel. He was the first photographer to adopt the photomontage technique.View additional info »
Description: 71 printed and numbered postcards of photos, sketches and paintings from Jewish communal life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust: Bialystock, Vilna, Lutsk, Boki, Sukuti and more.Synagogue buildings that were destroyed, and a few which still stand today. Photos of the interior of the synagogues and their Holy Arks. City streets. Jewish cemeteries etc.The postcards are originally from the collection of Tomasz Wisniewski. In the middle of the 20th century, reproductions of his entire collection was made. Note on the reverse that 1000 copies of each postcard were printed. However, postcard experts claim that they never saw these postcards. It is possible, that a smaller amount was printed, and these are very rare. Quality paper. 16x11 cm. Most are black and white. Excellent condition.View additional info »
Description: Postcard collections on different subjects.1. 10 black and white numbered postcards with pictures of Jews, Jerusalem scenery, the Galilee. Published by the Jamal brothers. Jerusalem-Palestine, 1921. Photographer by Sh. Narinsky. 9x14 cm. Very fine condition.2. 17 black and white numbered postcards. Scenes and places in Palestine. "Beautiful Palestine". Including: Nazareth, Balfour Forest, the Kinneret, Rosh Pinah, the Jordan, etc. (2 doubles). Printed in Palestine. Published by Levant. Photos by Kristeller. 10x14 cm. Very fine condition.3. 31 postcards on various subjects relating to the views and figures of Palestine. Some black and white and some colored. Various sizes and from different eras. Flowers from Palestine pasted to some of them. Some feature the printed illustration of David Roberts and more.View additional info »
Lot 121: Giant Collection of Postcards from Amsterdam-Holland. 19th and 20th Century. [308 Postcards].
Description: Unique postcard collection from Holland. Most from Amsterdam. The postcards provide pictorial and illustrative documentation of buildings, synagogues, streets, markets etc., where Jewish lived from the end of the 19th century until today.Most of the postcards are black and white, with a few in color. They were originally part of the Willy Lindwer collection. 308 postcards of various sizes in very fine condition. Dutch and English. Some very rare.The postcards are housed in two magnificent postcard albums. With slipcases. 28 cm.Most postcards are clearly affiliated with the Jews of Holland, such as the synagogues and Jewish communalView additional info »
Description: Colored illustration of the Churva Synagogue in Jerusalem. With a pencil sketch and a sketch of the building. Avraham Chatzroni, president of the Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv, initiated the construction of a scaled replica of the 'Synagogue of Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid' - the Churva - which was exhibited in the synagogue's courtyard, in the corner facing Allenby Street. Clock at the center of the replica (refer to the Avraham Chatzroni's article in HaTzofeh, 26, May 1985 - included here).This is an illustration of the replica, with a blueprint on its side, according to which the replica was built. Underneath the illustration, 'Gift of Mr. Yosef Guss ben Kalman and Faiga, Tel Aviv- Riga' (in Hebrew). Picture by Yigal Gilad. Tel Aviv, 28.11.1984. The collector who owned this piece claims that the recent restoration of the Churva Synagogue in Jerusalem was made according to this model.Colored illustration: 34.5x24 cm.  leaves. Attached to thick paper. One-side-only of a leaf.Pencil sketch in slightly different format: 31.5x27 cm.  leaf.Two illustrations in excellent condition, on clear sketching paper (parchment). Original folds. Binder in the blank margins.View additional info »
Description: 34 x 24 cm. pencil on paper. Framed.View additional info »
Description: Boris Schatz (1866 - 1932) Kabbalat Shabbat 30 x 18 cm Terracotta.View additional info »
Description: Aharon Shaul Schur (1864 - 1945) Three Portraits approx. 8 x 5 cm each Watercolor & Pencil on Paper. Framed total 48*28 cm.View additional info »
Description: Yossi Stern (1923 - 1992) Learning Torah 47.5 x 37.5 cm Watercolor on paper.View additional info »
Description: 38 x 30 cm.Watercolor on paper. Signed.View additional info »
Description: Charles Mills Sheldon (1866 - 1928) Figures in the Village 41 x 27 cm Gouache on paper.View additional info »
Description: Meir Gur Arie (1891 - 1951) Lion 20 x 20 cm Mosaic.View additional info »
Description: Shmuel Levi Opal (1884 - 1966) Kever Rachel 59 x 70 cm Embroidery Good condition.View additional info »
Description: 23 x 38 cm (Full size approx. 28 x 38 cm) Oil on canvasView additional info »
Description: Painting made in the Latrun detention camp in 1947 by a detainee. Signed and dated, A. Kipness, Latrun. 1947. 31x44 cm. Aquarelle and charcoal on paper. Framed with white matting, 43x58 cm.After the outbreak of the Second World War, the British established a large detention camp in Latrun which held thousands of prisoners over the years. It first housed German and Italian prisoners of war, but was later expanded to include a section for prisoners from the Jewish underground movements.View additional info »
Description: , Bezalel Jerusalem Style. Start of the 20th Century.Rachel's Tomb. Painting and impression in oil paints on black velvet.52x38 cm. Fine condition. Not signed. Beginning of the 20th century. Typical Bezalel style.View additional info »
Description: Artist Unknown.Charcoal on paper. 44x33 cm. Artist signature at bottom right - unidentified. Framed in glass on both sides. "Dr. Nobel" written at bottom left. A few worming marks. The picture shifts within a wood frame.Interestingly, the reverse bears a small swastika, it seems that this picture was once in the hands of Nazis.Rabbi Dr. Nechemia Zvi Nobel, took over as Orthodox Rabbi of Frankfurt after Rabbi Mordechai Horowitz who passed away in 1910. He served in this position until he died in 1922. He was a charismatic personality, noted for his broad knowledge and his impressive sermons.View additional info »
Description: Pencil on paper. Stamp at bottom right. Dated in pencil, 1907.15x20 cm. White matting. 33x37 cm, not framed.View additional info »
Description: Aquarelle and chalk on black bristol board. Scale and artist's signature at bottom left.2 scenes sketched as proposals for stained glass windows, with doubled glass, for the Yad V'Shem synagogue in Jerusalem. 17.5x45 cm. Stained glass windows by Arie Koren adorn Jaffa's famed clock tower.View additional info »
Description: Oil on Canvas. 55x40 cm. Not framed.The following tapestry is apparently a copy of this pictureView additional info »
Description: Woolen threads woven within a perforated net, 46x34 cm. Impressive, colorful tapestry portraying a Chassidic image wrapped in a prayer shawl and holding a Torah scroll. This is a copy of the oil painting made in the style of Isidore Kaufmann.Brown wood frame. 56x44 cm. Very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Mizrach. Colorful. Handmade. Signed at bottom left by א...סידי.Seven branch menorah at center with the text: דע לפני מי אתה עומד.... Two fish on both sides of the menorah. On the bottom of the mizrach: השמים מספרים כבוד קל.44x34 cm. Nice work in blue and gold on a wood plate.View additional info »
Description: Oil on wood. 29x42 cm. Signed 'Kopel' at bottom right.Within a nice wood frame. Wood matting in a half-arch on the top section.62x50 cm.View additional info »
Description: Front: Person in thought. Pencil on paper. 19x14 cm.Stamp on bottom right: 'collection of...T"A Jaffa". White matting and nice wood frame. 44x38 cm. A few tears in the paper.Reverse: Two people. Pencil on paper. 19x14 cm. Not signed.View additional info »
Description: Oil on cardboard. 31x40 cm. Signed and captioned in the upper left corner.Naïve illustration from 1940. Partially attached to a simple wood frame. No glass.Raphael Mohar was born in Poland, 1906. He studied in Dusseldorf and made aliya in 1929.In 1950 he received Prize for Encouragement from French Ministry of Art and the Herman Struck Prize. He died in Haifa in 1962.View additional info »
Lot 143: Hermann Struck. Portrait of Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Halevi Dunner of Amsterdam. Signed Lithograph.
Description: Portrait of Rabbi Yosef Tzvi HaLevi Dunner. Rabbi of Amsterdam. Original black and white lithograph. Pencil signature of Hermann Struck.Quality paper. 18x21 cm. Matted - 28x26 inclusive.Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Halevi Dunner was a pillar of Orthodox Jewry in Western Europe. He served as Rabbi of Amsterdam and North Holland.View additional info »
Description: Charity Trustee. Original black and white lithograph by Hermann Struck. Signed in pencil at bottom left. 13x20 cm. White matting, 22x30 cm.View additional info »
Description: Nice woodcut. Colored. Apparently from around the 15th century. Nice, hand painted illustration of the Binding of Isaac. The first translation of the Bible into German - the Mentelin Bible - printed by Hohannes Mentelin, Strassburg 1466. Leaf XIIII the Bible.German. 25.5x37 cm. Excellent condition. Thick, high quality paper. Aging stains.Unusually rare. This is perhaps the first, earliest known illustration of the Binding of Isaac.View additional info »
Description: Album of the Land of the Bible. 50 beautiful lithographs of important sites in the Holy Land. Illustrated by Johann Martin Bernatz. Including: Hebron, Solomon's Gardens, View of Jerusalem from the south, from the north, Mt. Moriah, the Jordan, Mt. Tabor, and more. Detailed explanation leaf for each lithograph in English, German and French. By Gotthulf Geinruch von Schubert and Justus Roth. Stuttgart, 1858.Nice, colored illustrations. 11x16 cm. Each lithograph is full-paged, on thick paper, on one-side-only of the leaf. One panorama of Mt. Sinai on a full page spread. German caption underneath each picture. Each picture is framed in gilt.Concludes with a nice, colored map of the Holy Land. Palaestina das Petraeusche Arabien. Thick paper. Folded. Like-new condition. 52x44.5 cm. According to Josephus Flavius, Kiepert, Ritter, Van de Velde and Wezstein. Topography by C. Baur. Not listed by Laor.English, German, French. 20.5 cm. Excellent condition. Lithographs on thick, quality paper. Explanatory leaves on standard paper. Aging stains. Original, nice, blue binding. Gilt engraving on binding. Small tear in spine, without loss, back binding slightly opened. Gilt cut leaves.View additional info »
Description: . The complete The Holy Land. Lithographs of the Holy Land. Deluxe edition. Three sections in one volume. 1 Jerusalem and the Galilee. 2. Jordan and Bethlehem. 3. Idumea and Patra. Lithographs by Louis Haghe, from the original illustrations of David Roberts. When Roberts decided to publish his book, he suggested that Haghe do the lithographs. 120 picture plates. Each lithograph on a full-page, on one-side-only of the leaf. Brown-black-white. Each illustration with an accompanying explanatory leaf.English. 32.5 cm. , viii, 42 pages. 42 picture plates; viii, 43-85 pages, 42 picture plates; viii, 36 pages, 36 picture plates,  pages. Excellent condition. Thick, quality paper. Gilt cut leaves. Original, green-blue, half-leather binding. Engraving of Jerusalem on the binding - gilt. Gilt title on spine. A number of the ending leaves (primarily advertisements) are detached. David Roberts (1796-1864) was a Scottish artist who specialized in scenic pictures. He visited the Middle East in 1838-1840 and made many pictures of Palestine scenery. His works are famous.Louis Haghe (1806-1885) was a Belgian artist who lived and worked in Britain. He was the leading lithographic engraver of his time and a pioneer in the field of colored lithographs. Very important bookbook, with all its sections, is very rare. Very popular.View additional info »
Description: Seven works regarding Chassidic life in Polish villages: in the Beis Medrash, by the rebbe, introspection, learning Torah, prayer, and pogrom.Seven original woodcut lithographs, with the artist's penciled signature in the bottom left corner of each work.These seven engravings were made in 1922 by the artist and in 1924 Shmuel Levin received consent from the author to print them in his work Chassidische Legende.Lithographs on silk paper, generally 90:120 mm. Excellent condition.View additional info »
Description: Portrait of the Gaon of Vilna. Unique engraving. Black and white. The Rabbi sitting by a table wrapped in his Tallit and wearing Tefilin, pen nib in hand, and bookshelves in the background. Penciled signature underneath the engraving W. Frei? Refer to Vinograd, Otzar Sifrei HaGRA, p. 306. >> This is apparently the original.22x16 cm. Black frame. Glass. Can be hung on a wall. 30.5x20.5 cm. Aging stains on the matting. Small tears in the upper section of the engraving. Very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Nice illustration, a colored copperplate. The inauguration of the Neue Synagogue in Berlin. The interior of the synagogue, mass of men standing by the benches wearing top hats, the upper women's gallery along both sides of the hall, full of women.Unknown artist. Featured in The Illustrated London News. London, 22.9.1866. The construction of the synagogue had just been finished. It was one of the most magnificent buildings in Berlin at the end of the 19th century. It was designed by Eduard Knoblanch under the supervision of August Stueler.It was inaugurated on 5.9.1866, with the participation of the German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck.The synagogue was untouched on Kristallnacht 1938. However, in 1943 it was heavily damaged by the Allied bombings. In 1988-1995, the synagogue was restored and it serves as a museum today. English text on the reverse.English. 36x34 cm. Matted. Excellent condition. Newspaper. Exceptional condition.View additional info »