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486 lots with images

June 12, 2013

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Periodical. Knesset Yisrael. Warsaw, [1886]. First Year

Lot 1: Periodical. Knesset Yisrael. Warsaw, [1886]. First Year

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Description: Annual journal. Knesset Yisrael. Edited by Pinchas Rabinowitz. First year. Very interesting topics. Two sections: literary and practical. The literary section includes articles by rabbis and sages, articles on the mikra, mishna and talmud. The practical section features studies regarding current events. Articles of historical value such as statistical information regarding the world and Jewish population, the history of the settlements in Palestine and more. Nice title page on the jacket, made by Mordechai Zvi Mane, a Jewish artist, author and poet. His 'Mas'at Nefesh' poem, published that year, was very popular at the time. German and Polish text on the back jacket. 27 cm. 214 columns, [15] pages. Complete. Original, blue jacket. Not bound. Traces of a leather binding. Owner stamp. Shaul Pinchas Rabinowitz (1845-1910) was a Jewish historian, author and one of the first Chovive Tzion. Upon its publication, he was accused of taking funds from the Chovive Tzion in Warsaw in order to publish the journal. The Chovive Tzion published a notice clearing his name. Refer to: Gilboa, Menucha, Lexicon HaItonut HaIvrit. P. 324-328.

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Ma'amar Mordechai. Jerusalem [1912]

Lot 2: Ma'amar Mordechai. Jerusalem [1912]

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Description: Ma'amar Mordechai, a supplement to the booklet Divrei Mordechai that I published in 1889, regarding the revitalization of settlements in Palestine, by Mordechai Diskin [1839-1914]. Jerusalem, [1912]. [2], 64:34, [1] leaves. 19 cm. 34, [1] leaves. Unique title page: "Choveret Divrei Mordechai 1. The history of the yishuv in Eretz Yisrael. 2. The tremendous salvation...through the charity of the 'Nadiv' [Edmond Rothschild, 1845-1934]. 3. Working the land and planting vineyards 4. The situation in Jerusalem and shemita...Printed in Jerusalem 1889. On the back of the title page: Second edition. "Whatever was missing from the first edition, I added here in Ma'amar Mordechai". The binding [which does not belong to this book] is detached. Tear in the blank, bottom-right margins of the first two leaves. In Divrei Mordechai: tear in the upper left side from leaf 26. The pagination is torn starting on leaf 31. The last leaf is only slightly attached and is torn at bottom right. A few aging stains.

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Periodical. 'Chomateinu'. Neturei Karta. Jerusalem, [1953-4]

Lot 3: Periodical. 'Chomateinu'. Neturei Karta. Jerusalem, [1953-4]

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Description: Journal. 'Chomateinu'. Articles by members of the Neturei Karta. Volume 1. Tevet 1953-Nissan 1954. Jerusalem, [1953-4]. [4], 328 pages. 25 cm. Religious-ideological essays. Much polemic and opinionated pieces against Zionism, secularism, and comprised religion. Includes Torah, sermon and eulogies, biographies and public awareness campaigns. In [1949-1953] it was published under the title "Um Ani Choma". 1954 was the first year that it was titled "Chomateinu". The binding [with a few leaves] are detached. Very fine condition. Apparently contains 53 kuntressim [as noted on the last booklet]. Simple, newspaper paper - but complete. Handwritten notation at the top of the first journal: המלקט ברי"מ שרהזאן. Especially rare.

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Periodicals.

Lot 4: Periodicals. "HaChoma" of the Neturei Karta and others.

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Description: Collection of periodicals: 1. 19 issues of the 'HaChoma' newspaper from 1944-1949, including a number of issues from 1948, before and after the establishment of the State. 2. 3 issues of the charedi 'Kol Yisrael' newspaper from 1922 and 1929. 3. 2 issues from the 'Komimeiut' newspaper of the Agudat Yisrael from 1945 and 1947. 4. 2 Issues of 'HaEida' from Tammuz and Av 1947. 5. 2 Issues of Chavatzelet from 1909. Along with a placard from the Eida HaChareidit opposing the 'hateful swimming pool' in Jerusalem from 1981, printed in the "Der Yid". Printed New Year's greetings from Yeshivat Sha'ar HaShamayim from 1921 with a handwritten letter in Yiddish. Printed greetings from the Bikur Cholim Hospital with a calendar for 1906, and the same for 1931 from the Gemach Otzar Margoliot in Jerusalem. Printed, colored leaf with New Year's greetings in Yiddish and Hebrew with pictures of the Temple Mount, Zion, with a large fruit tree in the middle [torn on both its sides]. A piece of a large, colored map of the Holy Land and Syria with the tribal divisions, and a 'Kol Korei' opposing a charlatan who pretended to be Dovid Biederman, an appointee of the Warsaw Kollel In Jerusalem [torn and incomplete]. 18 items, various sizes and conditions. [1909-1981].

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Periodical. Olam Katan. Year 1. Vienna, [1901-1902]

Lot 5: Periodical. Olam Katan. Year 1. Vienna, [1901-1902]

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Description: Weekly journal for children. Olam Katan. Year 1. 52 booklets. Edited by Ben-Avigdor [Avraham Shlakovitz] and Shmuel Leib Gordon. Vienna, [1901-1902]. Tushia publishing, Warsaw. Includes works for children by prominent Hebrew authors: Shaul Tchernichovsky, Chemda Ben-Yehuda, Sh. Ben-Tzion, Dovid Frischman, Zalman Shneur, Yitzchak Katzenelson and others. Replete with illustrations and graphic decorations. Black and white. Nice title page by Nathan Ben-Zion Chavkin. 25 cm. 550, 2 [columns], [1] leaf. Sequential pagination. Complete. Leaves have separated. Red cut leaves. Original, black binding. Gilt title on spine. "Olam Katan" was a weekly, illustrated journal for youth that was published between [1901-1904]. It was very popular amongst the Hebrew speaking Jewish communities, and was published weekly. Nosson Ben-Tzvi Chavkin (1874-1957) was a Russian Jew who learned graphic arts in Munich where he was a zincographer. He provided plates for Tushia publishing in Warsaw, primarily for the Olam Katan newspaper.

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Periodical. כאליאסטרע. Warsaw, 1922.

Lot 6: Periodical. כאליאסטרע. Warsaw, 1922.

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Description: Almanac. כאליאסטרע [the gang]. First issue. Edited by Peretz Markish and Y.Y. Singer. Warsaw, 1922. Mouthpiece of an expressionist, literary society active in Warsaw in the 1920s, led by Peretz Markish. Its members included Uri Zvi Greenberg, Melech Ravitch (father of Yosl Bergner), Oser Warszawski, Marc Chagall and others. Works by noted Jewish authors, poets and artists from Russia, Poland, United States and Germany. Includes articles, stories, poems and pictures. Unique title page - without artist's name. With works by Marc Chagall. Yiddish. 26.5 cm. [2], 70, [4] pages. Very fine condition. Complete. Thick paper. Detached title page, tears with loss (professional repair suggested). Original, red binding. Text on spine. Tiny tear, with loss, in the spine. An additional booklet was published in 1924. Refer to Natan Kohen, "Sefer, Sofer V'Iton", Jerusalem, 2003. Very rare.

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Lot 7: "Der Groise Kundess". New York, 1916-1918

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Description: Journal of humor, jokes and satire'. New York. 1916-1918. 34 cm. 2 complete volumes, years 9 and 10. Year 9: 21.12.1917-29.12.1916. Year 10: 20.12.1918-28.12.1917. Illustrated weekly journal in Yiddish for humor, jokes and satire. 52 issues each year. 16 pages to each issue, other than the Passover issues (n. 15 in year 9, and 14 in year 10) which comprise 24 pages. Many advertisements for goods, books, performances etc. Magnificent, new leather binding. Excellent condition. Not in the National Library.

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Altneuland. Berlin, 1904

Lot 8: Altneuland. Berlin, 1904

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Description: German journal regarding the economic development of Palestine, mouthpiece of the Zionist Committee for the Study of Palestine. Published by Franz Oppenheimer, Zelig Soskin and Otto Warburg. Berlin, 1904. Booklets 1,4 and 6. 23 cm. Primarily focused on agriculture including the price of fruits and vegetables. Information regarding the settlements, archeology, educational institutions, medicine (two articles regarding cholera and trachoma), Palestine and its neighbors, new books about Palestine, the Druze, and Turkish tax and customs policies. With articles by Warburg and Soskin. Sequential pagination. Binding and first leaf detached from booklet 4. Fine condition. Very rare, not in the National Library.

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Igrot David ben Gurion. 1971. Author's Dedicatio

Lot 9: Igrot David ben Gurion. 1971. Author's Dedicatio

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Description: Igrot David ben Gurion. Volume 1. [1904-1919]. Compiled and comments by Yehuda Erez. Published by Am Oved and the Bar-Ilan University. Dedicated by the author, David Ben Gurion: לברוך קרוא בידידות ד. בן גוריון.

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Uri Zvi Greenberg. Letter. Autograph. Ramat-Gan, 1966

Lot 10: Uri Zvi Greenberg. Letter. Autograph. Ramat-Gan, 1966

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Description: Letter written by poet Uri Zvi Greenberg addressed to Mrs. Frieda Zerubavel. Ramat Gan, 17.6.1966. Thank you letter for her help. Yiddish. 21.5 cm. [1] page. Excellent condition. Original fold. Original envelope - 22.5x11.5 cm. Uri Zvi Greenberg (1896-1981) was awarded the Israel Prize for his contribution to literature. Frieda Zerubavel was one of the first people to provide testimony about what was happening to European Jews at the beginning of the war. Her book, "Hayiti Pleita" was published in 1941. She apparently knew Greenberg from Warsaw, since the letter mentions the Yiddish journal "Albatross" that Uri Zvi Greenberg edited and published in Warsaw in 1922.

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Letter. JNF's Response to the Jabotinksy's Boycott. Jerusalem, 1934. [4 Letters].

Lot 11: Letter. JNF's Response to the Jabotinksy's Boycott. Jerusalem, 1934. [4 Letters].

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Description: The response of the Jewish National Fund to Jabotinsky's boycott of their fund. Jerusalem, the second of Iyar, 1934. Apology and explanation. "..The JNF does not oppose the Revisionists and their claims regarding their preclusion for immigration certificates and our refusal to allocate land for Beitar settlements are false'. The JNF's rebuttal is backed by a list of four pieces of land that were allocated to Revisionists in the Sharon, Herzlia, and Kfar Saba. The JNF also claims that the Polish Revisionists did not join the boycott, in contrast they upped their donations. French. 34 cm. One leaf, typewritten on both its sides. Excellent condition. Original folds. Along with 3 letters from the Eretz Yisraeli office in Salonica dated 3.4.1934 and the 16th and 23rd of July 1925. All three are addressed to Chaim Mizrachi of Corfu, leader of the Beitar Movement. Regarding passports and certificates for immigration to Palestine. One letter mentions that the office earmarked two certificates to Corfu because of their idealism, and not the size of their population. Letterhead of the Eretz Yisraeli office in Salonica. Signed by the president and secretary. Chaim ben Shaul Mizrachi was a journalist and photographer who made aliya in 1925. He was a high-quality photographer. In the 1930s, he returned to Corfu, his birthplace, where he created a Zionist organization named "Agudat Herzl". Refer to an article by Shlomo Yitzchaki in the "Doar HaYom", 4th of Tishrei, 2.9.1934, regarding Chaim Mizrachi in Corfu. Refer to Gai Raz, "Zalmei Ha'aretz", p. 62-63, regarding his work as a photographer.

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Manuscript: Jewish Documents in French. 1778-1807

Lot 12: Manuscript: Jewish Documents in French. 1778-1807

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Description: Document collection, confirmed by the government or court in Strasbourg in 1778-1807. Primarily related to the business affairs of Koschel Levy from nearby Balbronn. All the documents are in French. Solitary words in Hebrew or Judeo-German on solitary documents. 26 documents [43 leaves]. Interesting stamps. 18:24-22:35 cm. Varied conditions.

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Thank you Letter from Emil Zola, 1897

Lot 13: Thank you Letter from Emil Zola, 1897

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Description: Thank you letter dated the 19th of September, 1897. Emile Zola thanks the journalist who interviewed him in the French "Evenment" newspaper. Just half a year later, in January 1898, he printed his famed "J'accuse", defending Dreyfus and blaming the French leaders for the perverted justice. He was tried and convicted of libeling the army and the French Republic and sentenced to a year of prison and fined. He escaped to England, however, less than a year later he was allowed to return. His involvement in the Dreyfus Affair cost him a lot of his readership, but he did not stop writing until the day he died. 26:21 cm. Folded leaf. Clear, French hand in brown ink. Signature. Excellent condition.

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Ledger of the Prison Services in Mandatory Palestine. Jerusalem, 1937.

Lot 14: Ledger of the Prison Services in Mandatory Palestine. Jerusalem, 1937.

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Description: Original ledger of the prison services in Mandatory Palestine. List of prisoner arrivals along with comments in Hebrew and Arabic. Copies were sent to prisons throughout the country: Jaffa, Gaza, Tulkarm and more. Handwritten on official forms. Jerusalem, June-July 1937. English, Arabic and Hebrew. 33.5 cm. Fine condition. The first 3 leaves were cropped in the original. A few leaves at the end have been torn out. Small holes, with loss, in a few leaves - generally not affecting text. Aging stains. Original, blue binding. On one side - tear with loss in the gutter. Interesting, unique documentation of a particularly stormy era in the history of the yishuv in Eretz Yisrael. The events of 1936-1939 included attacks on British soldiers, British institutions and pogroms in the Jewish community.

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Jews of the United States - History. New York, 1933-1945. [6]

Lot 15: Jews of the United States - History. New York, 1933-1945. [6]

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Description: Six items documenting the history of the Jews in the United States during the time that the Nazis rose to power and the Second World War. New York, 1939-1945. Chromolithograph of an original reproduction of a colored picture of the room where the first meeting of the "Sonneborn Institute" took place on 1.7.1945, in the home of Rudolf G. Sonneborn in New York. The portraits of the 22 participants encircle the picture. Black and white. Includes: David Ben Gurion, later the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the State of Israel; Eliezer Kaplan, the Minister of Interior; Reuven Shiloah, first director of the Mossad; and Meyer W. Weisgal, the founder and administrator of the Weizmann Institute. Along with Jewish personalities from the United States such as Rudolf G. Sonneborn, Henry Montor and others. This organization raised over a million dollars in just one month. It supplied nascent Israel with military weapons and other assistance when the immigrants moved to Palestine. English. 33.5x29.5 cm. (46x41 with matting). The matting has separated from the picture. Excellent condition. 4 items from the World Fair in New York in 1939. Various sizes. Excellent condition. A page of stamps marking the fair, with 54 different colored stamps. Photo of Albert Einstein (black and white) leaving the Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the fair. Request for membership in the Zionist Organization of America. On the reverse - picture of the main entrance to the Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the World Fair in 1940 (black and white). Colored postcard, documenting the main entrance to the Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the fair. Never used. "The Jewish Palestine Pavilion" was the fourth most popular pavilion at the fair, and it introduced the idea of a Jewish National homeland, settlements in Palestine, aliya and the Hagana. The Jewish Exhibit, 1933-1934. A booklet depicting Jewish achievements in multiple realms: religion, law, peace and security, democracy, society, education, literature, medicine, philanthropy, agriculture, music, art, theater and more. Text and photos. English. 22 cm. 32 pages. Excellent condition. Thick, quality, brown paper. Original, blue and white binding. Tiny tear with loss in the cloth binding. Gilt title on binding.

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Haggadat HaAtzmaut. Tel Aviv, [1952]. Only Edition.

Lot 16: Haggadat HaAtzmaut. Tel Aviv, [1952]. Only Edition.

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Description: Haggadat HaAtzmaut. Authored and adapted by Aharon Megged. Tel Aviv, [1952]. Only edition. Funded by the Ministry of Defense and never used. [20] leaves. 20 cm. History and battles of the country written in poetic form. Format reminiscent, and sometimes in the language, of the Haggada. Replete with black and white photographs from the start of the State. All IDF symbols on one page. On almost all page spreads - photos on right and text on left. Vowelized. Initial verses on a sky-blue background. The Haggada text was composed for Independence Day. It is reminiscent of the text of the Passover Haggada, not only in its format but also in regards to drinking four cups of wine. Through manipulation of the text, it conveys Zionistic messages. For instance, it features the text 'not through an angel, nor through a messenger did we hit our enemies... but rather with the Israel Defense Forces'. It's publication met with sharp resistance from the Ministry of Religion who demanded that it be withdrawn from circulation. Original, colored paper jacket. Very fine condition. The back binding is slightly stained. Rare. Refer to the Kestenbaum catalogue of January 2013, lot 188.

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Manuscript. Documents Relating to the Construction of the New Great Synagogue in Szeged. [Hungary]. C. 1903

Lot 17: Manuscript. Documents Relating to the Construction of the New Great Synagogue in Szeged. [Hungary]. C. 1903

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Description: Collection of documents, certificates, printed catalogs, engineering diagrams etc. related to the construction of the Great Synagogue in Szeged. The synagogue was inaugurated in 1903 and still stands today. The magnificent edifice is one of the five largest synagogues worldwide. The tender for the synagogue construction was issued in 1899, and was procured by famed Jewish architect, Lipot Baumhorn. Varied documents including receipts, contracts, work offers, details regarding gardening etc, maps depicting the seats in the main hall and women's gallery, with some seat owner names. A few documents relate to the community school between 1892 through 1913. 25 items, with a few consisting of many documents. Each item is in a separate, nylon portfolio. [1892-1913]. All in an elegant case. The Szeged synagogue is one of the most magnificent such edifice in Hungary. It survived the Germany Occupation and is a noted tourist site today. Includes a detailed study of the manuscript by Prof. Shlomo Spitzer of Bar Ilan University.

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Historic Archive of an Educator and Principal of Yiddish-Hebrew Schools,

Lot 18: Historic Archive of an Educator and Principal of Yiddish-Hebrew Schools, "Pinchas Erlich". Buenos Aires and Mexico. End of the 20th Century

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Description: Historic archive of an educator and principle of the Yiddish-Hebrew school in Argentina, Pinchas Erlich. Hundreds of letters and notes. Buenos Aires, end of the 20th century. Pinchas Erlich (1917-2001) was an educator, textbook author, author and editor in Yiddish in Argentina. He was born in Poland. In 1935, he moved to Argentina and led the "Tel Aviv" schools there. Many of the letters in this archive were written on the letterhead of the "Tel Aviv" network of schools. In 1970, he moved to Mexico to run the Jewish schools there. This archive also contains correspondence from his stint in Mexico. He later served as general manger of the Jewish National Fund in Argentina. Prolific correspondence with many personalities throughout the world, such as a letter to Yitzchak Greenbaum, of the Jewish Agency and later Minister of Interior of Israel. His notes about Bialik, Herzl and Echad Ha'am were very popular with his students. He made aliya to Israel in 1978. Yiddish (primarily), Hebrew, Spanish. Hand and typewritten. Various sizes. Some were written on letterheads such as the "Hebrew Union for Culture and Sports in Argentina", the Tel Aviv school, the 'Yiddishe Shul in Mexico', the networks of schools in Buenos Aires, and more. All mention milestones in his educational and Zionistic work. Some were written on regular, lined paper. Includes a booklet of the JNF that was published in Argentina in honor of Israel's tenth birthday. Calendar for 1975 (Yiddish), including laws and customs.

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Document Collection from the Archive of the Ealing and Acton Associate Synagogue in London. [1920-1925]

Lot 19: Document Collection from the Archive of the Ealing and Acton Associate Synagogue in London. [1920-1925]

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Description: Collection of documents in English from the archive of the Ealing and Acton Associate Synagogue from 1920-1925. Includes hand and typewritten letters about finances, curriculum in the synagogue's school, receipts and documents from banks and workmen, lists of members and architect's plan for the renovation of the synagogue. The synagogue, known today as the "Ealing Synagogue', moved to its present building in 1921. These documents relate to the first five years at its new address. 75 documents of different sizes. Preserved well. 1920-1925.

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Ledgers and Cuff Links of a British Mandate Policeman. Tel Aviv1941 [3]

Lot 20: Ledgers and Cuff Links of a British Mandate Policeman. Tel Aviv1941 [3]

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Description: 1. Ledger of a policeman in the Tel Aviv police force. Activity reports. Tel Aviv, "Yafet" press. Never used. Like-new. 12.5 cm. [12] leaves. Original, blue binding. 2. Certificate of appointment of a special constable in the Palestine police force. Tel Aviv, 1941. Passport picture of the constable. English. 11 cm. [4] pages. Very fine condition. Thick paper. Aging stains. Preserved in a blue jacket. Rubbed. Engraved title on the jacket. 3. Silver cufflinks. Initials 'PP' in a circle. Blue border with the words "Palestine Police". Crown on a red background on top of the circle, with the initials "o.c.a" on the bottom on a red background, "silver" engraved on the back. 2 cm. long. Very fine condition.

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Passports from the German Reich during the Nazi Era [6]  .

Lot 21: Passports from the German Reich during the Nazi Era [6] .

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Description: Six passports issued during the German Reich, "Deutshes Reich Reisepass". 3 definitely for Jewish holders. 1. Passport for a Jewish couple. The letter "J" embossed on the first page. Issued in 1939 in Nazi Vienna, after the Anschluss. The symbol on the first page was changed, and a swastika appears under an eagle. The eagle with swastika is also featured on the stamps. The passport was valid through 1940. The Reich passport was not used, and does not feature an exit stamps or visas. 2. Issued in 1932 for five years. Stamps from the Nazi regime. Visa. 3. Issued in 1936. Stamps through 1938. In 1937, the emblem in the stamp was changed, and a swastika was added underneath the eagle. 4. Issued in 1923 for two years, with visas to Argentina, Brazil, France and Belgium. Entrance stamp to France and Belgium. Two passports issued in Nazi Germany with visas to Palestine. 5. Issued in 1932 for five years. The passport contains information about a Jewess born in 1906. On 9.6.1932 she received her passport in Friedberg, Germany. On 23.6.1932, she received an entrance permit to Palestine from the British Consulate in Frankfurt A.M. and on 1.8.1932 she reached Palestine via Italy. 6. Passport of a Jew born in 1912. His passport was issued in Fulda, Germany on 29.9.1933. On 12.10.1933 he received a Visa to Palestine from the British Consulate in Berlin. He reached Haifa on 1.11.1933, via Italy and was listed as a new immigrant. German. 16.5 cm. Generally, very fine condition. Original, thin, brown binding. One binding is detached. The spine of one passport is reinforced with tape. Black title on binding.

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Jewish Passports from the First Half of the Twentieth Century. [7]

Lot 22: Jewish Passports from the First Half of the Twentieth Century. [7]

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Description: 1. Palestine passport of Yisrael Yehuda Adler. Issued in Jerusalem on 14.2.1934. Renewed in 1939. Hebrew, English, French and Arabic text. Visa and transfer stamps at the Egyptian, Italian and Czechoslovakian borders. Original, brown binding. Yisrael Yehuda Adler was a teacher and volunteer. He was one of the first Hebrew teachers in Palestine and a founder of the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium. He was one of the founders of Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan. 2. Polish passport. Issued on 4.11.1947 in Vienna. Visas. Black, soft cover. Excellent condition. 3. Two Russian ? passports, Cyrillic letters. Stamps from the first decade of the 20th century. One passport with a stamp with Hebrew letters. Black, soft covers. One binding is like-new, but the second binding has aging and damp stains. 4. Passport of a Persian family from 1911. Latin and Arabic letters. Stamps of the Teheran regime. Original, black binding - detached. 5. Travel permit given in Prague to a Holocaust survivor, with 'uncertain citizenship' who was temporarily staying in Czechoslovakia. Permit to travel through any European countray from 23.9.1947-31.1.1948. Czech, English, French. French and Palestine Visas and border control stamps on the reverse. Original, grey binding. Lightly chafed. 6. Egyptian passport. Issued on 20.7.1949 in Cairo. Stamp of the Israeli border control on 4.10.1949. Stamp of the foreign currency supervisor; permanent permit for new immigrant. Hard cover. Tears with loss. Slightly loosed connection in spine. Various sizes. Generally fine condition. Original bindings.

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German Bonds Issued in the Lodz Ghetto, Poland. 1942-1943. [4]

Lot 23: German Bonds Issued in the Lodz Ghetto, Poland. 1942-1943. [4]

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Description: 4 German shares from (Jewish?) factories and a bank in Lodz, Poland issued in the Lodz Ghetto in 1942, 1943. In 1941, these companies complied to the German laws. 1000 Reichsmark (German currency from 1924-1948). Decorative border. Colored, like new. Two for Stephan & Werner Aktien-Gesselschaft. Share of 1000 Reichsmark issued to Alfred Werner (handwritten). Number 562. Blank space for notations on the reverse. May, 1942. This company manufactured weaving and wool threads, and woven cloth items. It was founded in 1903. 2. Deutsche Genossenschaftsbank [DGB] AktienGesellschaft. Share for a cooperative bank. The handwritten name of the holder is unclear. Number 601. April, 1942. 3. Textilwerke Theodor Steigert - Textile manufacturer and distributor. It was founded in 1872. Number 266. April, 1943. Tear with loss to the decorative border. 4. J. John, Maschinenfabrik und Eisengieberei Aktiengesellschaft - Auto manufacturer and metal works. Number 1834. April, 1942. German. 21:29.5 cm. Excellent, like-new condition. Shades of brown and green.

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Promissory Note, Szegedin, 1869.

Lot 24: Promissory Note, Szegedin, 1869.

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Description: Promissory note issued in Szegedin, 1.8.1869. Signed by hand. Stamped and marked. Decorative border. Stamp of the עדת ישורון בעיר סעגעד that was founded in 1787. German. 21.5 cm. [1] page. Excellent condition. Thick, quality paper. Original folds.

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Complimentary Transfer Ticket. Russia, 1898.

Lot 25: Complimentary Transfer Ticket. Russia, 1898.

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Description: Transfer ticket. Russia, 1898. For Shmuel Liebowitz [=Ben Leib] Ahronson of Kovinesky. [Possibly a relation of Rabbi Moshe Shlomo Ahronson, publisher of Chorev]. A 55-year old merchant. The back of the ticket lists four places where Jews were allowed to move. Stamps of the Czar's officers. This document was issued for free, demonstrating Shmuel' Leibowitz's importance in the eyes of these officers. 30:24 cm. Document in printed and handwritten Russian. Brown paper with original folds. Various hands. Stamps in a number of colors. Tears in the folds. Aging stains. Moderate condition.

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Blueprint of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Austria, 1938

Lot 26: Blueprint of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Austria, 1938

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Description: Original, detailed blueprint of the Mauthhausen Concentration Camp in Austria. 1938. Scale: 1:1000. Detailed explanation of the buildings on the right side. The Mauthausen Concentration Camp was the largest concentration camp in Upper Austria. It was established in 1938 next to the village of Mauthausen, and first imprisoned dissidents of the Nazi regime. Until 1941, it housed a relatively small amount of Jews. Then it was used to imprison Jews, primarily from Czechoslovakia and Holland. From 1944 until the liberation of the camp by the Americans in 1945, Jews from Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen was transferred there. At first it was only for males, but then in 1944 it received its first transport of women from Auschwitz. Later more women and children were transported there from other death camps, such as Ravensbrück, Buchenwald and more. About 38,000 Jews were murdered in the camp. German. 82.5x58 cm. (93:68.5 cm. inclusive). Oaktag pasted on cloth. Excellent, like-new condition. Rare. Museum piece.

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דער פראצעס פון די מיניטעריומס. Nurnberg Trials. New York, [1949]

Lot 27: דער פראצעס פון די מיניטעריומס. Nurnberg Trials. New York, [1949]

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Description: "Bureaucratic Processes". [1], 10 pages. 28 cm. Typewritten, Yiddish, jacket - title page. Published by the "Institute for Jewish Affairs, the World Jewish Congress". Features the verdicts from the Nurnberg Trials for German tried for their actions during the Second World War. The verdict was given down on the 15th of April, 1949. Stamp on the booklet: 25th of April, 1949. Very fine condition.

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Das Ghetto in der wiener Leopoldstadt. Vienna, 1926.

Lot 28: Das Ghetto in der wiener Leopoldstadt. Vienna, 1926.

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Description: Das Ghetto in der wiener Leopoldstadt, by Hans Rotter and Adolph Shmiger. Wien, 1926. 130 pages. [16] picture plates. 26 cm. Includes sketches, facsimiles and portraits. All in German. The history of the Jewish ghetto in Vienna founded between 1625 and 1670, through present times. Includes an analysis of every house in the ghetto. Original binding. Very fine condition.

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Poster in Dutch. Publicatie. 1811

Lot 29: Poster in Dutch. Publicatie. 1811

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Description: Dutch poster. 1811 Publicatie. From the Island of Boven. Message from the Minister of Interior regarding a change and registration of Jewish family names. Signed in Arnhem on the 16th of October, 1811 by Andringa de Kamfner? 33:39 cm. Paper. Original folds. Marginal tear without loss of text. Fine condition.

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Poster. Shlomei Emunei Yisrael. Frankfurt, [1861]

Lot 30: Poster. Shlomei Emunei Yisrael. Frankfurt, [1861]

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Description: Poster. Shlomei Emunei Yisrael. Frankfurt 1861. Sharply worded poster issued by Rabbi Leib Raff opposing Dr. Zecharya Frankel of Breslau and his "Darchei HaMishna". The author discusses Rabbi Samson Refael Hirsh's article in his Yeshuren journal that attacked Frankel and Dr. Ber of Dresden's rebuttal. Rabbi Shlomo Wolf Klein and Rabbi Binyamin Zvi Auerbach printed books regarding Frankel. 28:21 cm. Very rare. Blue paper. Original folds. Tears in the folds and blank margins, without loss of text. Moderate condition.

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Poster. Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl. Jerusalem, [1954], [1960]. [2].

Lot 31: Poster. Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl. Jerusalem, [1954], [1960]. [2].

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Description: "Two posters noting the birthday and yartzheit of the visionary of the Jewish State, Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl. Both printed after the establishment of the State. 1. Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl - Visionary of the Jewish State. 50 years since his death. 1904-1954. His milestones, in photos: Portrait of Herzl at center, flanked by a photo of him as a student, as a 13-year-old, speaking at the Second Zionist Congress, planting a cypress tree in Motza, on the way to Palestine, his funeral etc. Black and white. Jerusalem, 1954. 34.5x99.5 cm. [1] page. Very fine condition. In the blank margins: small tear, without loss; small tear with loss and traces of glue. Original folds. 2. Herzl's one hundredth birthday. Herzl's profile on a brown background. In the margins: [in Hebrew] '100 years since Herzl's birth 1860-1960'. Designed by Eliyahu Vardimon. In the blank margins: 'the joint committee of the Israeli Government and the Jewish Agency to mark Herzl's 100th birthday'. 68x99 cm. [1] page. Very good condition. Thick paper with original folds. Small tear in the fold in the blank margins.

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Poster. לקראת שבת. Bezalel Jerusalem. 1916

Lot 32: Poster. לקראת שבת. Bezalel Jerusalem. 1916

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Description: "Colored poster [delicate, gold colors]. לקראת שבת לכו ונלכה. Graphics: Refael Avraham Shalem. Monson Press, Jerusalem. Unique poster depicting the life of Spanish immigrants in Salonica at the end of the 18th century. A mother and daughter lighting Shabbat candles in the synagogue hall. Refael Avraham Shalem was a Bezalel student, 1913-1928. 41.5:65. Tiny tear in the bottom margins. Very fine condition. "

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Passover Matzot. Hungarian Jewry. Small Poster Collection. 1896-1901

Lot 33: Passover Matzot. Hungarian Jewry. Small Poster Collection. 1896-1901

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Description: 1. Illustrated poster advertising new matza machines. Franz Erdei company. Budapest, 1896. This poster was sent to Austro-Hungarian communities and advertises two modern matza baking machines. All descriptions in German. Illustration of the two machines and a pricelist. 4 types of machines, from the simplest to the most technologically advanced. In addition, pricelist for special tables for rolling out the matza dough and knives. Postmark and date on the reverse: January 10, 1896. 47:30 cm. With matting - 60:40 cm. Glue residue in two locations. 2. Poster advertising modern matza baking machines. Franz Edrei and Weiszmann company. Budapest, 1897. Promotional text in Hungarian and German [apparently, the Weiszmann company was originally involved in the Hungarian market]. Lists the benefits of the machines: no crumbs, no steam, and women will be able to prepare and roll the dough, negating the need for laborers. Illustration of three types of machines - one more than advertised the previous year. Without the pricelist that was included in the previous poster. Apparently the dual language text took up more space. 46:28 cm. With matting - 60:40 cm. 3. Poster advertising matza flour. Budapest, January 1, 1900. Advertisement for a manufacturer of matza flour in Budapest under the kashrut supervision of Chief Rabbi Rosenberg and his deputy Rabbi Yehoshua Zilberstien. Illustration of the factory at the top of the leaf, followed by details of the different types of matza flour, including "shemura" matza. Two languages - Hungarian and German. 4. Poster advertising matza flour. Hungary, January 1901. Advertisement for the matza flour factory in Gyongyos under the supervision of Rabbi Ignaz Glick, Chief Rabbi of Tolesvaer and Rabbi Avraham Jungreis of Csengeri, Hungary. Various types of matza flour, including "shemura matza". Printed in January, 1901. Two languages - Hungarian and German. 23:38 cm, with matting - 35:50 cm. All posters are printed on delicate, quality paper. Original folds. All in excellent condition. Possibly the only extant copies.

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Poster. דא גזירת אורייתא on Behalf of the Ashkenazic, Sefardic, Prushim and Chassidic Batei Din in Jerusalem, Opposing a Beauty Pageant. [1930?].

Lot 34: Poster. דא גזירת אורייתא on Behalf of the Ashkenazic, Sefardic, Prushim and Chassidic Batei Din in Jerusalem, Opposing a Beauty Pageant. [1930?].

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Description: "Poster. דא גזירת אורייתא on behalf of the Ashkenazic, Sephardic, Prushim and Chassidic batei din in Jerusalem opposing the beauty pageant in Jerusalem. [1930?]. Official signatures from six batei din: Yemenite, Aleppo, two Ashkenazic batei din, the Va'ad HaRabbanim HaMeuchad and one that is blurred and illegible. The pageant apparently did not take place, perhaps because of this poster. [Refer to Stern-Margalit Bat-Sheva, Nadra HaNava ""Yisrael"", 2011 year 18-19. p. 60]. 28:41 cm. Black ink. Tear in the upper section of the issue. Moderate condition. "

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Colored Ritual Slaughter Cards: Eger [Erloi], Hungary 1897

Lot 35: Colored Ritual Slaughter Cards: Eger [Erloi], Hungary 1897

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Description: Cards or perhaps coupons published by the Jewish community in Eger [Erloy], Hungary. This community had an exceptionally organized communal infrastructure. A special, colored voucher was needed in order to utilize the services of the ritual slaughterer [shochet]. Here is a complete booklet of 25 vouchers in excellent, like-new condition! Different colored vouchers for various services. Five vouchers for each animal, with a picture of the animal that could be slaughtered. In addition to an impressive booklet, also from this community, with much publicity, regulations for ritual slaughter, commercial advertisements for butchers and much more. All in Hungarian. Colored leaves. Eger, 1897. 22 cm. Original red colored jacket.

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Otzar HaTemunot. New York, [1909], with a Collection of Newspaper Clippings

Lot 36: Otzar HaTemunot. New York, [1909], with a Collection of Newspaper Clippings

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Description: Otzar HaTemunot, includes one hundred and fifty pictures of leaders of our nation, international religious and Torah leaders. Collected and published by Ben-Tzion Eisenstadt. New York, [1909]. [1], 8, [1] page. [16] picture plates. 32 cm. Variant from the listings of the C.D. of the Bibliographic Project and the National Library. Their listings features an additional English title page, 3 approbations and [22] picture plates. However, our copy includes many newspaper clippings (the large majority from 1950-1970) including pictures and articles about distinguished rabbis of past and present and a book of recommendations for the 'Chayei Olam' institutions in Jerusalem with pictures and letters from rabbis, photographs and solitary facsimiles. Detached binding. Blemishes to solitary leaves. Moderate condition.

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Anshei Shem. Jerusalem- Tel Aviv, 1940

Lot 37: Anshei Shem. Jerusalem- Tel Aviv, 1940

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Description: Anshei Shem, lexicon of rabbis throughout the world by Shmeul Zanvil Juraski and Moshe Dovid Schiff. Tens of pictures. Section 1. Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, [1940]. 44 pages. 23 cm. On the back of the title page: "The book includes the names, biography, pictures, and addresses of rabbis and prominent personalities living in our generation throughout the world". Alphabetical order. Through Shmuel Idelzak (אידלזק), nothing else was printed. Page 4 features an alphabetical list of names of people in the book. All according to first name. With an additional leaf - a typewritten letter from the editorial staff to the buyer of the book. Original binder. Very fine condition.

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Postcard. Photo of Members of the

Lot 38: Postcard. Photo of Members of the "The Odessa Committee": Bialik, Ben-Ami, Shalom Aleichem, Mendle Mocher Seforim. Odessa, 1910

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Description: Noted photo of the Odessa Committee on a postcard. Four Jewish-Russian authors: Chaim Nachman Bialik [1873-1934], Mordechai Ben-Ami [1854-1932], Shalom Aleichem [1859-1916] and Mendle Mocher Seforim (Shalom Yaakov Abramowitz) [1836-1917]. These were four of the most prominent, modern Hebrew poets and authors. Odessa, 1910. The mission of the Odessa Committee - the Society for the Support of Jewish Farmers and Artisans in Syria and Palestine- was the settlement of Palestine. Three men in the picture: Bialik, Shalom Aleichem and Mendle Mocher Seforim, were also members of the 'Literary Society' in Odessa. 14x8.5 cm. Black and white. Excellent condition. Not used.

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Postcards. Jewish Life. [8]. Beginning of the 20th Century.

Lot 39: Postcards. Jewish Life. [8]. Beginning of the 20th Century.

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Description: Eight postcards depicting Jewish life. Including a photo of Eliezer ben Yehuda at his desk, writing a dictionary; illustration by M. Kushal; photo of a Jewish Rabbi in Eretz Yisrael; illustration of people studying the Talmud by A. Markowicz; portrait of Jewish personalities: Moses Montefiore, Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl, Lord Balfour, Baron Edmond Rothschild, Dr. Chaim Weizmann and more; photo of a Jewish youth wearing dress clothes and wrapped in a prayer shawl; three New Year greeting cards with scenic pictures of Israel: Haifa, Tel Chai and the Meah Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem; photo of a synagogue in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photos by: Shlomo Narinsky, Oriental Commercial Bureau in Port Said - Egypt. Shlomo Narinsky (1885-1960) was one of the first photographers to depict Palestine at the beginning of the 20th century. He was born in Russia and specialized in painting and photography in Paris and Berlin. He immigrated to Palestine in 1906 and, during his first years in the country, photographed much scenery and people. This photo of Ben-Yehuda was published in 1921, in a series of photos published by the Jamal brothers in Jerusalem. (In 2005, it was exhibited at the Museum of Photography Museum in Tel-Chai, with the 114 postcards in the series. From the: "Tzilumei Eretz Yisrael HaRishonim: Masa B'Ikvot Tzalamim Rishonim B'Milot 150 Shana L'Reishit HaTzilum Ba'aretz" (1839-1989), p. 183. Oriental Commercial Bureau - Port Said. Very popular postcards in the 1920s. Other than one postcard, none of the postcards have been used.

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Relief.

Lot 40: Relief. "The Children will Return to their Boundary". Bezalel Jerusalem. Vienna, 1925

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Description: Metal relief, brass casting, made for the inauguration of the 14th Zionist congress , Vienna 1925. Heavy and impressive brass relief. 147x94 mm. Two original screws connecting the relief to a black wood board, also original , 230x160 mm. Excellent condition. Manually engraved signature at right - ש. קרצמר. Shmuel Krechmer was a prominent Bezalel artist. On the right is a group of people looking eastward, where the sun rises in the land of Israel. Leading the group are two bearded Jews in traditional dress with the youth behind them. Splendid, impressive work

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Picture. Modern Jerusalem. Papas. 20th Century.

Lot 41: Picture. Modern Jerusalem. Papas. 20th Century.

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Description: Pen and paint picture of Jerusalem, capital of Israel. The modern city in black ink and paint. The Old City exclusively in black. Public buildings: Hadassah Hospital on Mt. Scopus, Hebrew University, Israel Museum, Israeli Knesset etc. Neighborhoods: Meah Shearim, Ein Kerem. Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque noted in the Old City. Artist's name, "Papas", in the bottom right corner. English and Hebrew. 51x35 cm. Pasted to plywood. Very fine condition. Tiny tear, without loss, in margins.

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Anatoli Kaplan. Lithograph, 1957

Lot 42: Anatoli Kaplan. Lithograph, 1957

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Description: Original, signed, colorful lithograph. Russian and Yiddish. "Inhalt" - content. This lithograph apparently prefaced the artist's "Tuvya the Milkman". Large colorful leaf: 45:51 cm., with matting: 54:63 cm. Very fine condition. Signed in pencil by the artist. 57 - referring to 1957. Anatoli Kaplan's "Tevye the Milkman" was a popular work, it was made in Russia in 1957.

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Anatoli Kaplan. Lithograph, 1957

Lot 43: Anatoli Kaplan. Lithograph, 1957

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Description: Original, signed, colorful lithograph. Russian and Yiddish. Humorous, popular depictions of Jews life in the shtetl. Large, colored leaf: 44:54 cm. With matting: 56:66 cm. Very fine condition. Signed in pencil by artist. 1957. Anatoli Kaplan's "Tuvya the Milkman" was a popular work, it was made in Russia in 1957.

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Siberia. Illustrations by Mark Chagall Jerusalem 1953. Bibliophile. Inscribed by the Author

Lot 44: Siberia. Illustrations by Mark Chagall Jerusalem 1953. Bibliophile. Inscribed by the Author

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Description: Siberia. Poem by Abraham Sutzkever. With seven attractive, original illustrations by his friend Marc Chagall. Illustration on title page and binding. Black and white. Jerusalem 1953. Noted poem written in Vilna [1937]. Chagall created these works specifically for this poem in [1950] and it was printed three years later. Signed in the plate. Inscribed by the author, Abraham Sutzkever, in June, 1953. Yiddish. 34 cm. [25] leaves. Thick paper. Minimal aging stains. Original binding. Rubbed at the edges. Cloth spine. Very fine condition Abraham Sutzkever was a prominent Yiddish poet of our time. He was a recipient of the Israel Prize and editor of the literary journal "Di Goldene Keyt". Especially rare.

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Arthur Szyk: Scroll of Esther - Paris 1926. Bibliophile Edition

Lot 45: Arthur Szyk: Scroll of Esther - Paris 1926. Bibliophile Edition

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Description: Arthur Szyk. Scroll of Esther. Paris, 1926. Megillat Esther written by hand and reproduced by lithograph, with 20 illustrated plates made by artist, Arthur Szyk. Each plate is an exceptional work of art on its own. The illustrations cover the entire plate and are done in dazzling colors and with deep emotion. Additional embellishments within the text. Deluxe, numbered bibliophile edition. Thick paper. Original margins and jacket. Not cropped by the binder. 100 books were printed on Yapon-Kesari paper and 420 on ? paper. The book concludes: [In Hebrew] '520 books...designated for the United States'. This copy is numbered 101. Excellent condition. Within an original, torn, cardboard slipcase. One of Arthur Szyk's most beautiful, bibliophile works.

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Lot 46: "Rachel the Jewess". Colorful Pictures of the Play. Vilna 1890

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Description: In 1884, the famous French playwright Augustine Scribe published his internationally renowned composition, "Rachel the Jewess". The play was translated to Hebrew in Vilna in 1886 by Zusman Merik and in Berlin 1884, by Michael Levi Rodkinson (and later in NewYork). Soon after the Hebrew translation was made, the play was performed in Vilna, and two segments were printed at the press of Mordechai Katzenelbogen in Vilna. During that period, the printer demonstrated outstanding capabilities in colored productions. His works are still exemplary today; the strong colors remain fresh as on the day that they were printed. The printing was done at the close of the 19th century in Vilna, on thick paper from the era. The first scene depicts, the seder night in the company of the head of the family, Eliezer the silversmith, members of his family, including Rachel and a Christian youth using Shmuel as his alias. 49x39 cm. Small marginal blemishes and colored rubbed on the bottom section. Very fine condition. The second scene depicting Rachel ready to be burned at the stake on account of her belief in the G-d of Israel. 39x39 cm. Tear with loss, repaired from top to bottom. Lengthy tear, taped, with no loss. Fine condition. Both pictures are large and impressive. They are beautiful colored with Hebrew quotes from the Hebrew version of the play. Refer to Encyclopedia Ivrit, vol xxvi, p. 495, regarding the play and the playwright,. These pictures are exceptionally rare.

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DIE BIBLE IN BILDER. Abel Pann. Vienna, 1926.

Lot 47: DIE BIBLE IN BILDER. Abel Pann. Vienna, 1926.

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Description: Die Bibel in Bildern von Abel Pann. The Palestine Art Publishing Co. Jerusalem-Wien. The Bible in Pictures by Abel Pann. Julius Salzer. Vienna, 1926. 24 colored lithographs inspired by the book of Genesis with verses translated into German. 36 cm. A few small aging stains. Very fine condition. Original, loose cloth binding, without spine. Blue flyleaf is detached

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Signed Engraving. Ernest Oppler [1867-1929]. Germany

Lot 48: Signed Engraving. Ernest Oppler [1867-1929]. Germany

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Description: Synagogue and/or shteibel in Hungary - interior. Nice engraving. Black and white. By Ernest Oppler. Copy 1 from 125. Original signature "E. Oppler". Ernest Oppler [1867-1929] was born in Hanover, Germany and died in Berlin. He was the son of a prominent Jewish architect and his family was well-known in German art circles. He studied in Munich and worked for a time in England and Holland. He was a noted portrait artist for high society, using subdued tones. In the 1920s he returned to Germany and his engravings and paintings were very popular. He was a member of the Berlin Secession movement, and developed an independent style. His works are exhibited in some Israeli museums (Hecht Museum, Ein Charod Museum). This is one of his popular works. 24:28 cm. Pasted to cardboard, with tape in the upper corners, within a matted frame (not attached). 34:48.5 cm. Very fine condition.

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Picture. Balaam and His Donkey. Siegmund Forst. New York, 1974

Lot 49: Picture. Balaam and His Donkey. Siegmund Forst. New York, 1974

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Description: Picture of Balaam and his donkey meeting the angel. Original picture in ink. Black and white. By Siegmund Forst. New York, 1974. Painter's signature in the bottom margin. 35.5:28 cm. Thick, cardboard. Very fine condition. Siegmund Forst was born in 1904 in Vienna. In 1939, he immigrated to the United States. He lived and painted in New York. He was a Torah scholar, philosopher and artist. He was a pioneer in the world of calligraphy and worked prolifically in this realm. He created many beautiful Jewish pieces of art. In 1997, the Yeshiva University Museum created a special exhibition of his works. Refer to another lot in this catalogue.

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Painting. Psalms. Siegmund Forst. New York, 1957

Lot 50: Painting. Psalms. Siegmund Forst. New York, 1957

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Description: Psalms. Original watercolor. Black and white. Jew holding a musical instrument and crying to Heavens, with an openmouthed dragon at his feet. By Siegmund Forst. New York, 1975. Artist's signature in the bottom margins. From a series of Biblical pictures that were never printed. Featured in the catalogue for the Yeshiva University Museum's exhibition of his works, New York, 1997. Pencil notation on the back of the cardboard. 35.5:28 cm. Thick, cardboard. Very fine condition. Refer to another item in this catalogue.

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