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Auction no. 21: Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd


570 lots with images

March 22, 2012

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Lot 1: "Dancing Notebook" with Dedication by Theodore Herzl at the age of 23 - Vienna, 1883

Description: Universitäts-Kränzchen, 30. Januar 1883. [Vienna], 1883. German."University Bouquet" - small notebook, leather bound, prepared for the participants in a students' dancing ball in Vienna on January 30, 1883.Names of different dances were printed in the notebook. On a line under each dance name, the student signed his name when he danced with the notebook owner.The notebook owner danced the Quadrille dance - a 17th century dance for four pairs - with Theodore Herzl who signed his full name under the dance's name and added a few words in pencil. The pencil is attached to the notebook and serves as a clasp. Herzl, born in 1860, was at the time 23 years old and studied law at the University of Vienna. One year later, in 1884, he got the degree of PhD (Law) from the University of Vienna. [1] leaves, 9.5 cm. Fair-good condition. All of the leaves are detached. Dry, acid and very fragile paper. Tears and cracks. Origin: collection of Pappenheim family (attached are copies of letters from the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem, confirming the receipt of original items handwritten by Herzl from the Pappenheim family).

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Theodore Herzl - Signed Circular Letter

Lot 2: Theodore Herzl - Signed Circular Letter

Description: Theodore Herzl, a stenciled circular letter hand-signed by Herzl. Vienna, January 1901. German.Send by the executive board of the Zionist Organization in Vienna. Leaf 28 cm. Fair condition. Folding-marks, minor tears, stains. Pasted paper with damages to text.

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Eulogy for Herzl - Dagestan, 1905

Lot 3: Eulogy for Herzl - Dagestan, 1905

Description: Eulogy...in "Agudat Bnei Zion" synagogue...in the city of Derbent...for the loss of the Zionist Movement founder...Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl, by Naftali Ben Ya'akov Yitzchak. Berdichev, 1905.Eulogy for Theodore Herzl. Written by Naftali Yitzchak, one of Derbent's Jews. Derbent - the third largest city in Dagestan, in the south of Russia. A dedication appears on the leaf following the title-page "in honor of my brothers "Agudat Bnei Zion" in the city of Derbent and in honor of Eretz Israel Zionists ....". 14 pp, 16.5 cm. Good condition. Several stains. Includes original title-cover, printed on bluish paper.

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Lot 4: "What will People Say?" - Play by Theodor Herzl - Vienna, 1890

Description: Was Wird Man Sagen? lustspiel in vier acten [what will people say? Comedy in four acts], Theodor Herzl. Vienna: Gabor Steiner, 1890. German. First edition.Play presenting the bourgeois life style from a critical point of view. [3], 88pp, 19 cm. Good condition. Ink stamps. Binding is not original.

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Lot 5: "Refugee" - Play by Theodore Herzl - Two Editions

Description: Der Flüchtling, Lustspiel in einem Aufzug, Bühneneinrichtung mit dem vollständigen Scenarium, von Theodor Herzl. Leipzig: Philipp Reclam Jun. [1888-1889]. German.Two different copies of the play. Published between 1888 and 1889 as part of the series "Universal-Bibliothek" of the Philipp Reclam Jun. publishing house in Leipzig. 30, [2] pp in each copy, 15 cm. Fair-good condition. Wear and stains.

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Der Judenstaat - Herzl - Vienna, 1896

Lot 6: Der Judenstaat - Herzl - Vienna, 1896

Description: Der Judenstaat. Versuch, Einer Modernen Lösung der Judenfrage, Theodor Herzl. M. Breitenstein publishing, Vienna, 1896. Second edition."The Jewish State: Proposal of a modern solution to the Jewish problem". The famous book by Herzl, in which he portrays the Jewish problem and the need to find a political-national solution. German.86 pages, 22 cm. Very good condition. New cardboard binding.

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Lot 7: "The Jewish State" translated into Spanish, 1929

Description: El Estado Judio, Dr. Theodor Herzl. Buenos Aires: Juventud Cultural Sionista, 1929. Spanish. First edition, first edition in Spanish. Translation into Spanish of the German origin of 1896, translated by N. Grinfeld. A cover illustrated with Herzl's portrait on the Basel Hotel balcony, by Soler Lavochnik. 112 pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Tears at borders of cover. Stains. Printed on dry and acid paper.

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Medal with Herzl's Portrait - Jerusalem

Lot 8: Medal with Herzl's Portrait - Jerusalem

Description: Medal with an embossing of Theodor Herzl's portrait. Jerusalem, [1910s or 1920s].Bronze cast. On the rim: "Herzl", "If you will it, it is no dream", and "Jerusalem". Diameter: 8.5 cm. Two holes for hanging.

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Herzl - Collection of Items

Lot 9: Herzl - Collection of Items

Description: Extensive collection of items related to Herzl. Items where Herzl's name is mentioned or where his photograph appears: six booklets about Theodore Herzl, some with photographs (Eretz Israel and Zurich); about twenty calendars and photographs with Herzl's portrait, his family or sites related with Herzl, of different periods. Amongst them a certificate of Donation of Trees to JNF; about seventy envelopes, stamps, postcards, labels and several photographs of Herzl's portrait or with his name mentioned, arranged in an album. Lot of about 100 items. Various sizes and conditions. In general good condition.

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Herzl - Eight Postcards

Lot 10: Herzl - Eight Postcards

Description: Eight postcards related to Theodore Herzl. Eretz Israel and East Europe, early 20th century to the 1920s.Herzl's portraits, a real-photo postcard of his and his family's graves in Vienna, Herzl's Cedar. Various printers: "J. Ben-Dov", Jerusalem; "Levanon" - Warsaw and Russia; Phönix, Berlin; "HaTechiya" - Robinsohn, Stanislawow. Two postcards were sent by mail. Two postcards are undivided. Good condition.

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Herzl - Rare Postcards printed by

Lot 11: Herzl - Rare Postcards printed by "Nitzanim" - Warsaw

Description: "Ya'Ar Herzl"/"Herzl 1860-1904". Two postcards printed by "Nitzanim", Warsaw. Illustrations by N. Plei. Good condition. Damages at borders on the reverse. Several stains. Minor tears.

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Review of the First Zionist Congress - London, 1897

Lot 12: Review of the First Zionist Congress - London, 1897

Description: The Contemporary Review Advertiser. Issue no. 382, London: Isbister and Company, October 1897. English.Periodical reporting news from around the world. The tenth article: "The Zionist Congress by Dr. Theodor Herzl" - a review about the Zionist Congress held two months earlier. [2], 12, [1], 458-608, IV, [4] pp, 25 cm. Fair condition. Tears, detached or partly detached leaves.

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Six Booklets - Zionist Congresses 1-5

Lot 13: Six Booklets - Zionist Congresses 1-5

Description: 1. Der Baseler Congress, von Dr. Theodor Herzl. Vienna, 1897. Detached cover and first leaf. Back cover missing. Folding-marks.2. Reden gehalten auf dem III. Zionisten-Congresse zu Basel, Dr. Th. Herzl, Dr. Max Nordau. Vienna, 1899. Staining.3-5. Rede, Gehalten auf dem IV. Zionisten-Congresse zu London. Vienna, 1900. Three separate booklets for three speeches by: Nahum Sokolov, Zvi Balkovsky and Dr. Alexander Marmorek. Stains and creases.6. 5. Zionistencongress Basel - Generalreferat über Fragen der körperlichen, geistigen und wirtschaftlichen Hebung des Judentums, Erstattet von Dr. Max Nordau. Basel [1902?]. Stains.Sizes and conditions vary.

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JNF Establishment Committee Report - Zurich, 1902

Lot 14: JNF Establishment Committee Report - Zurich, 1902

Description: Bericht des Präsidenten der Nationalfondskommission an die Zionistische Jahreskonferenz des Jahres 5663 / 1902, und an die Mitglieder der Nationalfondskommission über die Tätigkeit der Kommission und dessen Präsidenten in der Zeit seit dem V. Zionistenkongress. Zurich, September 1902. German.Report issued by the committee appointed to establish JNF (headed by Dr. David Farbstein), following the decision taken at the fifth Zionist Congress in Basel (1901). 109 pp, 21.5 cm. Fair condition. Partly detached leaves, tears and stains. Tear with omission to back cover.

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The 12th Congress / The 16th Congress

Lot 15: The 12th Congress / The 16th Congress

Description: Two postcards mailed from the 12th Congress (1921), and from the 16th Congress (1929), with the congress ink-stamps: *Jew holding a Torah. Illustration by Jacob Steinhardt. Rimer no. 40. * The back of a naked muscleman bending an iron bar. Rimer no. 63. On the reverse appears a handwritten inscription: "the official opening... a dry and formal ceremony with no life and no juice". Postage stamp is missing. Good condition. Minor stains and creases.

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Thirteenth Zionist Congress in Carlsbad - Photograph

Lot 16: Thirteenth Zionist Congress in Carlsbad - Photograph

Description: A large group photograph of the thirteenth Zionist Congress in Carlsbad, 1923.Photographer: Carl Wagner, Carlsbad. Cardboard backed. 28X39 cm. Fair condition. Moisture-marks, minor tears and creases, mainly at borders.

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17th Zionist Congress - Newspapers, a Leaflet and a Folder

Lot 17: 17th Zionist Congress - Newspapers, a Leaflet and a Folder

Description: *Cardboard folder "The 17th Zionist Congress, Basel 1931". * A dozen issues of Kongresszeitung, Offizielles Organ des XVII. Zionistenkongresses. Zurich, July 1931. Issues 1-12. German. * Information leaflet for the congress participants - Merkblatt Für die Teilnehmer der Palästinatagungen. Basel, 1931. Various sizes and conditions. Tears to folder.

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Blue Box the Bold and Other Stories, 1947

Lot 18: Blue Box the Bold and Other Stories, 1947

Description: Blue Box the Bold and Other Stories. Published by JNF Youth Department, Jerusalem, [1947]. English.Rhymed story about the travels of "Blue Box the Bold" (figure of a Blue Box) in Palestine, by Mordechai Amitai (Warhaft); other stories, amongst them by Leah Goldberg "A Conversation at Night" written for JNF's birthday. Numerous illustrations. [2], 24 pp, 24 cm. Very good condition.

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Letter from Zvi Hirsch Lehren - Document about the History of Safed, 1828

Lot 19: Letter from Zvi Hirsch Lehren - Document about the History of Safed, 1828

Description: Letter from Zvi Hirsch Lehren - head of "Administrators and Clerks" in Amsterdam. The letter was sent to the Eretz Israel trustees in Nijmegen (Holland) and to the rabbi of the city, rabbi Ya'akov Levisohn, regarding collection of donations by members of their congregation for the poor people in Eretz Israel. The Hague, 1828. There are interesting facts about the collection of donations for Eretz Israel in the different communities. The letter contains a long description of the outcomes of a plague in Safed. 17.5X21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and minor tears and creases.

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Lectures in Rishon Le'Zion

Lot 20: Lectures in Rishon Le'Zion "Beit Ha'am", 1899

Description: Speeches in" Beit Ha'am" in Rishon Le'Zion, booklet A. Jerusalem: A.M. Lunz printing press, 1899.Speeches by David Yudelevitch, Menashe Meirovitch and Baruch Osovitzky ("head of the wineries" - his words were translated into Hebrew by Shraga Feivel Rozen and appear in German written in Hebrew letters). [1], 34 pp, 16 cm. Fair condition. Foxing-marks, creased corners, tears at borders.

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Booklets about

Lot 21: Booklets about "Lemel" School in Jerusalem - Frankfurt, 1904-1906

Description: 1. Verein zur Erziehung Jüdischer Waisen in Palästina (Sitz Frankfurt am Main). Frankfurt am Main, 1904. Hebrew and German. Booklet about the school with a prayer in honor of the Sultan Abd-el-Hamid II and a poem by the school's children.2. Bericht des Vereins zur Erziehung Jüdischer Waisen in Palästina für das Jahr 1904. Frankfurt am Main, 1905. German. Report for the year 1904.3. Bericht des Vereins zur Erziehung Jüdischer Waisen in Palästina für das Jahr 1905. Frankfurt am Main, 1906. German. Report for the year 1905.22 cm. Fair-good condition. Ink-stamps. Markings in pen.

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Collection of Calling Cards and Letters - Doctors in Eretz Israel

Lot 22: Collection of Calling Cards and Letters - Doctors in Eretz Israel

Description: 1-50. Fifty calling cards of doctors. Eretz Israel - mainly from Jaffa and Jerusalem, early 20th century. Amongst them calling cards of the doctors: Sr. Pochovsky of Jaffa, Dr. Mezraki, Dr. A. Mazia, Dr. [Moshe] Moritz Wallach, founder of "Sha'arey Zedek" Hospital, Dr. Albert Abushadid of Jerusalem, and others. On the reverse of many of the cards appear dedications or short handwritten letters.51-60. Ten letters on official stationery of doctors and hospitals: Dr. A. Ticho, Hospital Meyer de Rothschild, Jerusalem, Pasteurization Institute Jerusalem - of the Society of doctors and Jewish Nature Researchers for Health Matters in Eretz Israel, ARMA Jerusalem - Society of Hebrew Speaking Doctores, Dr. Albert Abushadid, and more.Size varies, in general good condition.

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Three Invitations to Funerals and Important Memorials - Bialik - Jabotinsky

Lot 23: Three Invitations to Funerals and Important Memorials - Bialik - Jabotinsky

Description: Three invitations to funerals and to important memorials: printed Bristol-paper cards with black frames: * "The funeral of H.N. Bialik, Tel-Aviv", 1934. Ticket to the funeral parade, ticket number 8, raw 279, "not for admission to the cemetery". * "Dear sir, on 8.11.33 the coffins of R' Israel Rokach and his wife Hana Breindel will be arriving on the "Volkanya" vessel from New-York. From Haifa they will be transferred to Jerusalem and at 3.30 pm they will be buried on the Mount of Olives..." * "The new Zionist Organization in Haifa invites his honor to a memorial for Zeev Jabotinsky", 1940. Average size 9.5X14 cm, good condition.

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Collection of Booklets, 1920s-30s

Lot 24: Collection of Booklets, 1920s-30s

Description: Seven booklets printed in Eretz Israel between the 1920s-30s. For complete list of booklets please contact our office. Sizes and conditions vary. Ink-stamps.

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Important Collection of Humorous Booklets for Purim

Lot 25: Important Collection of Humorous Booklets for Purim

Description: One-hundred and nineteen humorous papers and booklets, printed for Purim and other holidays. Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, mostly from the 1920s-30s.Including: "LaYehudim" (First ten issues, 1908-1924), "HaIzmel" (Purim issue published by "Al HaMishmar"), "HaDevorah", "Afikoman", "HaSevivon HaGadol", "9 BaErev", "Purimiada", "Shamenet", "Had Gadya", "Egel HaZahav", "MeHodu vead Kush", "Ozer Dalim". Rare and important collection. Sizes and conditions vary.

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Lot 26: "Theatre and Art" - Six Booklets

Description: Six booklets of "Theatre and Art", monthly journal published by Aharon Yachnovitz (Yachnai). The first issue opens: "let this monthly paper serve as a stage for all those whose heart follows art in Eretz Israel....let the critics express their ideas in order to improve art in our country. Every artist will find his place here".1-3. Theatre and art, monthly journal of Eretz Israel artists. Issues 1, 3 and 4-5, edited by Miriam Bernstein-Cohen. Tel-Aviv,1925.4-6. Theatre and art, monthly journal for art in all its forms. Issue no. 8 edited by Dr. Yitzchak Epstein and issues 9 and 10-11 edited by Ya'akov M. Yachnai. Jerusalem,1927."Theatre and Art" was amongst the few art journals in Eretz Israel, yet a most important one, in the 1920s, and dealt with shaping the nature of Israeli art. Amongst the writers: Meir Gur-Aryeh, Shmuel Ben-David, Joseph Zaritzky, Avigdor HaMeiri and others. Generally in good condition.

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Theatre and Concerts Programs - Eretz Israel, 1920s-60s

Lot 27: Theatre and Concerts Programs - Eretz Israel, 1920s-60s

Description: 72 programs of theatre (and several concerts). Eretz Israel, 1920s - 1960s. Hebrew, German and Yiddish.Programs of: HaBima, HaOhel, HaKumkum, HaMatateh, HaCameri, Ohel Shem, Edison, Eden and others. A handwritten dedication by Samy Grunman on the "Shlomo HaMelech VeShalmay HaSandlar" program. Size and condition varies.

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Booklets and Leaflets Concerning Tourism in Eretz Israel, 1920s-30s

Lot 28: Booklets and Leaflets Concerning Tourism in Eretz Israel, 1920s-30s

Description: Six booklets and leaflets promoting tourism and tours in Eretz Israel, 1920s-30s. English and Hebrew.Boat cruises in the Middle East, tours in Jerusalem, etc. Size varies. General condition - good.

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Marriage Agreement Document - Jaffa-Tel-Aviv, 1929

Lot 29: Marriage Agreement Document - Jaffa-Tel-Aviv, 1929

Description: Marriage agreement document signed between Shalom Danoch and Yona Afari. Jaffa-Tel-Aviv, 1929. The document is written in Rashi script in a fine handwriting. Amongst the bride's obligations: "not to go around with boys, certainly not talk to them and avoid the company of women who are not decent". Amongst the groom's obligations: "ask the British Consul...and include the bride...for citizenship". Leaf 28 cm. Good condition

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1929 Riots - Interesting Letter from Moza Refugees + Obituary

Lot 30: 1929 Riots - Interesting Letter from Moza Refugees + Obituary

Description: 1. Letter to the Refugees Aid Committee, Jerusalem, Av, 1929. Letter sent by Kotchai Family of Moza during the riots days: "we...refugees from Moza....our houses were burnt and robbed...we need your immediate assistance...". [1] leaf written in pencil, 20.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding-marks and stains.2. Yizkor. Obituary with the names of the riots victims. Azriel printing press, Jerusalem, 1929. Leaf 45.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding-marks and stains.

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Heftziba Land Acquisition - Beach in Hadera Area, 1939

Lot 31: Heftziba Land Acquisition - Beach in Hadera Area, 1939

Description: Documents related to the acquisition of Heftziba lands from Yehushua Hankin, 1939.*"Deed" issued by "Land Registry Office" in Haifa. Yehoshua Zvi Stern of Jerusalem bought the property from Yehoshua Hankin for 51 Liras + 200 Mil. [4] pp, 33 cm. * Registration Certificate issued by the Palestine Government, with the above details filled out by hand. [2] pp, 41 cm. * Map "Heftziba near Hadera, scale: 1:10000. Issued by Hachsharat HaYeshuv Company in Eretz Israel, 1939. 28.5X39 cm. Sizes and conditions vary.

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Advertising Booklet for Film

Lot 32: Advertising Booklet for Film "The Promised Land", 1935

Description: Land Der Verheissung, ein Fox Movietone-Film der Urim Palestine film company ltd., Jerusalem. Wien, 1935.Advertising booklet for the film The Promised Land (Land Der Verheissung), which was called in Hebrew "To a New Life". The film was produced by Urim productions in Jerusalem, and directed by Yehuda Hellman. The songs were written by Natan Alterman and Daniel Sambursky. Film was co-produced by Keren Ha-Yesod, and was meant to be used for overseas propaganda. The booklet contains numeours photos. 15 pp, 24 cm. Fair condition. Detached, torn cover

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Lists of Candidates Entitled to get Certificates, 1930s

Lot 33: Lists of Candidates Entitled to get Certificates, 1930s

Description: Lists of names of candidates entitled to get certificates to immigrate to Eretz Israel [mid 1930s].Handwritten lists, according to geographic location of relatives in Eretz Israel and apply for a certificate for their relatives abroad (mostly in Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Austria, Germany, Hungary and Czechoslovakia; some in Persia, Bulgaria, USA, England and Argnetina). Several letters are copies of typewritten letters addressed to the Aliyah department of the Jewish Agency. [26] leaves, various sizes and conditions.

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Documents, Booklets and Letters -

Lot 34: Documents, Booklets and Letters -"Ezra" Settlements, 1940's

Description: Letters, documents, handwritten listings and reports of pioneer members of "Ezra" settlements, Orthodox Youth Organization in Eretz Israel, 1940's. Handwritten listings and protocols, personal letters, printed documents and circulars, brochures, journals of seeds of fruition and additional items - majority pertaining to settlement in Kibbutz Chafetz Chaim, however some to other settlements as well. Collection reflects the process of fruition and includes conceptual thoughts as well as practical tasks and guarding lists. Large amount of material in handwriting. Total of approx. 60 items. Various sizes and conditions.

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WIZO Booklets - Women in Eretz Israel, 1940s

Lot 35: WIZO Booklets - Women in Eretz Israel, 1940s

Description: The Jewish People Develops Its Constitution, Course of instruction in 4 parts, by Miriam Scheur and Wera Lewin. Published by WIZO - Women's International Zionist Organization, Tel-Aviv, [mid 1940s]. English.Four study booklets about the Zionist Institutions, the Jewish Agency, the Jewish National Council and the Independent Jewish Authorities, with lists of bibliography. Attached is: booklet dealing with women's activities in commerce and in vocational training, by Dr. M. Turnowsky-Pinner. Lot of 5 booklets. Number of pages varies, 20 cm. Good condition. Cover of first booklet is damaged and detached.

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Be'ayot - Periodical edited by Maritn Buber and Aryeh Simon

Lot 36: Be'ayot - Periodical edited by Maritn Buber and Aryeh Simon

Description: Be'ayot, monthly periodical for public matters, Martin Buber and Areyh Simon. Jerusalem, 1944-1946.Eighteen consecutive issues of the first three years of this periodical, bound together. Topics are Zionism and Politics. Amongst the writers are members of "Brit Shalom" movement: Martin Buber, Y.L. Magness, S.H. Bergman and many others. Volume 19 cm. Good condition. Stains, tears and several detached leaves.

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Important Arab Documents - Hekdeshim (Consecrated Properties) in Jerusalem

Lot 37: Important Arab Documents - Hekdeshim (Consecrated Properties) in Jerusalem

Description: 1. Handwritten document with ink-stamps and signatures of jurists and clergymen of almost all Islamic sects; signed during a meeting of clergymen some of whom served as Mutwallis (managers of the Waqf property) in three major Hekdeshim in Jerusalem: Hekdesh Nebi David; Hekdesh Ahmad el-Dajani; Hekdesh El-Ruaq (property of Al Aqsa Mosque). The document includes a decision to appoint new Mutwallis for these three Hekdeshim. Leaf 51X42.5 cm. Heavy paper. Folded. Several stains and tears.2. Document concerning Hekdesh on a very extensive area in Jerusalem which encompasses several villages. Apparently there is a claim concerning the Mutwallis of this area (the Hekdesh, its limits and villages as well as the Mutwalli's work are described in detail). Leaf 44X29.5 cm. Good condition. Folded. Several stains and tears.

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Collection of Documents in Arabic - Bank Manager in Haifa

Lot 38: Collection of Documents in Arabic - Bank Manager in Haifa

Description: Collection of documents belonging to the manager "HaUma Ha'Aravit" Bank in Haifa, [1940s]. Arabic. The collection includes: protocols book, summaries of meetings, safe deposit box signatures, agreements and contracts, cheques and stamped receipts, documents from private entities, Christian, Jewish and Moslem non-profit organizations, Moslem organizations and workers' organizations. Lot of several hundreds items. Sizes and conditions vary.

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Architectural Drawings - House on King George Street in Jerusalem

Lot 39: Architectural Drawings - House on King George Street in Jerusalem

Description: Architectural drawings, drawn by the architect Aryeh Cohen. Proposed plans for a house for Mr. M. Michakshwili on King George Street. Jerusalem, February 1944.Seven leaves with drawings of the house's exterior and interior, some in color. An impressive villa on several levels with wide halls, a storage room, balconies, rooms for a maid and a nanny, etc. [7] leaves 51.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Moth-damages, mainly at borders.

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Lot 40: "Letters to my Mizrahi Friends" by Malchiel Gruenwald

Description: 1. "Letters to my 'Mizrahi' friends (internal)", issue no. 51. Passover, 1956. "Greetings" full of criticism to various public figures in Israel, amongst them: Levi Eshkol and Rudolf Kastner. [5] Leaves.2. "Dear Knesset Member", letter addressed to Knesset members with reference to the 1929 riots and to actual incidents in Israel. [4] Leaves.Gruenwald (1882-1968) - a provocative journalist, criticize Israeli reality and mainly the Mapai party and the religious parties. Became well known when criminal defamation charges were filed against him by the State in view of his accusations against Kastner which were first published in his leaflet "Letters to a friend in Mizrahi".Good condition. Minor tears.

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Plan for Eternal Peace in the World - Avraham Zfati, 1951

Lot 41: Plan for Eternal Peace in the World - Avraham Zfati, 1951

Description: Jewish Yishuv - Jewish Agency - People of Israel, the Temple, the Holy of Holies (United Nations Building), by Avraham Zfati. [Tel-Aviv?, 1951].Plan for eternal peace in the world; a large-format booklet. On the last leaf appear additions handwritten by the author (native of Tehran, 1926, made Aliya in 1945). This copy was sent to Rabbi Yehuda Leib Maimon and "all chief rabbis". 25 pp, 50 cm. Fair condition. Stains, tears and creases.

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Calendar in Ladino - Jerusalem, 1868

Lot 42: Calendar in Ladino - Jerusalem, 1868

Description: Calendar for the New Year, edited by Shlomo Shimshon Havilio. Avraham Rutenberg printing press, Jerusalem, [1868]. Ladino and Hebrew.An interesting calendar, with original cover. Inscriptions and an illustration of a ship. [16] leaves, 11 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. S. Halevi 140.

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Eretz Israel Calendars edited by Avraham Moshe Luntz, 1895-1912

Lot 43: Eretz Israel Calendars edited by Avraham Moshe Luntz, 1895-1912

Description: A useful and literary Eretz Israel calendar edited by Avraham Moshe Luntz. Printed and published by the editor, Jerusalem, [1895-1912].Eleven calendars for the years: 1896, 1897, 1900, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1913 (21 calendars have been printed, for the years 1895-1916). The calendars include useful information about Eretz Israel side by side with literary and poetic passages. In the 1900 calendar appear a signature of Rabbi Yehuda Yudl Rosenberg and a folded leaf: a glory poem for Baron Rothschild in the shape of a cedar tree. Average size 16.5 cm. Condition varies, fair-good. Several missing leaves and covers.

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Jerusalem Neighborhoods Regulations, 1920s

Lot 44: Jerusalem Neighborhoods Regulations, 1920s

Description: 1. Regulations of Yefe -_Nof, Mutual Association Ltd, established 1923. Jerusalem, 1925. Registry no. 97. Includes the neighborhood regulations, hand signed by the committee members. List of payments appears on the last leaf. Three original documents are attached to the cover concerning the plots in the neighborhood. 15 pp, 16.5 cm. Good condition, stains.2. Regulations book of Jorat-el-Unab neighborhood-committee, member-card. Jerusalem, 1920s. Blank card. Amongst the regulations: "The committee is in charge of importing water in pipes to the neighborhood". Signed (in print): President David Shaul Nachmias, Vice President Moshe Elbaz and Secretary Masud Hai Turjeman. 4 pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Filing-

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Zimrat Ha'aretz - Safed, 1876

Lot 45: Zimrat Ha'aretz - Safed, 1876

Description: Zimrat Ha'aretz by Rabbi Ya'akov Berab. Safed, 1876."Ma'aseh Hashem V'niflaotav... with rabbi... Chaim Abulafia z"l and all the inhabitants of Tiberias". The story of the renewal of the Jewish settlement in Tiberias in the year 1740 by Rabbi Chaim Abulafia. Illustrations of the Western Wall, Me'arat Hamachpeila, Rachel's Tomb and the gravesite of Rabbi Meir Ba'al Hanes. [One of the only books printed in Safed by Spiegelman printing, See "Kedem" Catalogue, Auction 6, item 438].16 leaves, 16 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Chopped margins.

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Souvenir Album from Jerusalem and Eretz Israel settlements

Lot 46: Souvenir Album from Jerusalem and Eretz Israel settlements

Description: Souvenir von Jerusalem. Jerusalem: A. Zweibner & J. Goldberg, [late 19th century, after 1895]. Hebrew, Russian, English,German, French.Album with a folded illustrations- plate, in hard-cover: "Jerusalem and the holy cities and all the holy places and the colonies established by the generous Baron von Rothschild and Hovevei Zion". Numerous illustrations of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Safed and the colonies. The illustrations were drawn after photographs attributed to the artist Meir Rozin. [14] illustrations-plates printed on one folded leaf, in hard-cover, 19.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Damaged binding. Detached leaves.

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Lot 47: "Shoshanta" Cover - Isac Chagise Edition - Jerusalem

Description: Cover for "Shoshanta" - The Flower of the Holy Land. Jerusalem: Edition Isac Chagise, [early 20th century].Yellowish cover, on which appear nine illustrations of holy sites in Eretz Israel. The cover can be opened and folded. (see "Kedem" catalogue n. 9, item no. 388; "Kedem" catalogue no. 18, item no. 570. See also "Arts and Crafts in Eretz Israel in the 19th Century", p. 207). Spread cover: 33.5X29 cm. Folded: 14.5X11 cm. Fair condition. Tears and detached parts.

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Power Balance in the Middle East - Publisher's Dedication - France, 1900

Lot 48: Power Balance in the Middle East - Publisher's Dedication - France, 1900

Description: Les Puissances Étrangères Dans le Levant, en Syrie et en Palestine, par Noël Verney; George Dambmann. Paris: Guillaumin et cie and Lyon: A. Rey et cie, 1900. French.A comprehensive research concerning the power balance in the Middle East, Syria and Palestine; political, economical and financial, industrial, agricultural, commercial and other influences on the power balance. On the book's opening leaf appears a long letter handwritten by the publisher A. Rey of 1913 (IN French). 794 pp, [3] folded maps, 28.5 cm. Good condition. An additional handwritten dedication, of a later date, also appears in the book. Damaged binding, torn spine.

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Research about the City of David and its Surroundings - Comments Handwritten by the Author - Paris, 1905

Lot 49: Research about the City of David and its Surroundings - Comments Handwritten by the Author - Paris, 1905

Description: La Ville de David, par le P. Barnabé Meistermann,... avec une préface de Mgr Frédien Giannini. Paris: A. Picard et fils, 1905. French.A comprehensive research about the city of David in Jerusalem: Mount Zion, the Ophel, Pool of Shiloach, Gihon as well as chapters devoted to the books of Ezra and Nehemia; with 25 plates, illustrations and maps. Numerous comments, handwritten by the author Meistermann, appear within the book, on the title-page and on the preceding page. Meistermann was a researcher of Eretz Israel and the author of "Guide to the Holy Land" (the handwriting was checked and found identical to the author's handwriting in the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion, where he lived and worked). XXVI maps and drawings, 248 pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Ink stamps.

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Journal of a Tour through Egypt and Eretz Israel, 1929

Lot 50: Journal of a Tour through Egypt and Eretz Israel, 1929

Description: Through Egypt to Palestine, the Journal of a Thirty-Four Days Tour, by G.G. (probably Gladys Gaisford. England or Scotland, 1929. English.A long tour-journal, typewritten and accompanied by photographs. 11 leaves + [8] plates with photographs + six loose photographs are attached. 25 cm. Good condition.

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