Lot 242: Autograph Letters and Manuscript of a Poem by Judah Leib Gordon

Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

March 20, 2018
Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: Two autograph letters and manuscript of a poem by Judah Leib Gordon (1830-1892) - among the leading and most important Hebrew poets of the Jewish Enlightenment in Russia. 1. Manuscript of the poem "Tashlich!", dedicated to "one of my acquaintances who was obliged to be exiled… and left with his family…" (Hebrew). Heshvan 5652 [late 1891]. The poem is about immigration of Jews from Russia and mentions "America, Brazil, Argentina" as possible refuges, an idea which Gordon expressed already some ten years earlier in his poem "Achoti Ruchama", in which he called Jews to immigrate from Russia to America. [1] leaf written on both sides, 22 cm. Fair-good condition. Filing holes, stains, deletions, pasted pieces of paper with corrections and comments for the printer. 2. A long autograph letter by Gordon, to the author Ya'akov Yitzchak Weisberg (1840-1904). Comments handwritten by the author and journalist Yehoshua ben Haim Halevi Mezach (1834-1917) who received the letter from Weisberg, for publication in the section "Igrot Anshei Shem" in the literary anthology "Gan Perachim", which he edited in the years 1881-1892. [December 1890 / January 1891]. [1] folded leaf (three written pages), 21.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Filing holes, affecting text. Stained, some dark stains, affecting text. Folding marks and wear. 3. Autograph letter by Judah Leib Gordon, to an unidentified recipient. Written during Gordon's last year of life, from his sick bed in Berlin or in St. Petersburg, November 1891. Among other things, Gordon writes about his failing health. At the end of the letter, after sending regards to Yehoshua Mezach (see above), Gordon writes: "So said Gordon: I said that in these turbulent time Jews do not need poetry and flowery phrases, and the authors who publish them do not succeed…". [1] leaf written on both sides, 21 cm. Fair-poor condition. Dampstains, ink smears and damages to text. Folding marks and wear, pencil inscriptions, corrections and comments for the printer. Provenance: Collection of Ben Zion Kahana.
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