"Conference of the Zionists, Basel 1897". [Printed early 20th century].
The famous photograph with portraits of the 162 participants of the first Zionist Congress, in a unique format: on the reverse, alongside the New Year Greetings in Hebrew, English and Russian, appear tens of photographs of rabbis, poets and leading Jewish figures, photographs of Eretz Israel and of Jewish life. Some of the photographs can be folded and hide other photographs. The sheet was designed to be folded into a notebook-like pamphlet. Due to much use and to some wear it is impossible to fold it. Size of the unfolded photograph: 52x50 cm. Folded: 27x13 cm. Fair condition. Tears and stains.
Stenographic (complete) protocol of the Second Zionist congress in Basel. Warsaw, .
Accurate protocols of meetings during the second Zionist congress in Basel, 1898. 234 pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Staining. Minor moth-damages. Minor damages to cover.
Three lapel pins, from the twelfth Zionist Congress [Karlsbad 1921], the fourteenth congress [Vienna 1925] and the nineteenth congress [Luzern 1935]. Size varies, good condition.
Kook, Rabbi Avraham Itzchak HaCohen. To the 13th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad, Shalom! A printed letter from Rabbi Kook, Chief Rabbi of Eretz Israel. Jerusalem, .
"You are brothersג€¦ you must urgently find a solution for the two evils destroying our life in the country. The desecration of Shabbat in public and the desecration of Kashrut in public." Rabbi Kook calls upon the members of the Zionist Congress to issue a public appeal against blasphemy in Eretz Israel.  leaf, 31.5 cm. Fair condition. Folding-marks, tears, many stains. See photograph.
Advertisement poster of "Tel Aviv" ship on behalf of the Hebrew Seamanship Committee. Haifa, July 1935.
"To all representatives of the 19th Zionist congress! To all guests of the 19th Zionist congress, to all Jewish residents of Israel traveling abroad! The Hebrew Seamanship Committeeג€¦ turns to all Jews of Israel requesting that they give preference on their voyage abroad to the Hebrew ship ג€˜Tel Avivג€™ over other ships belonging to foreign companies". The ship "Tel Aviv" was a ship which transported passengers and merchandise, which operated in Israel between 1935-1936. "Tel Aviv" was the first steam ship which was listed in the ship registry in Haifa and which raised the flag of the British Mandate merchant fleet. 94x63 cm. Fair condition. Tears on margins and on folding marks.
Testament of Rabbi Shmuel Mohilever. Berlin, 1898.
Version of a letter written by Mohilever to all Chovevei Zion, a day prior to his passing. The letter, which was never sent, concerns the institutions involved in the settlement of Eretz Israel. Hebrew and German, column facing column. Written at the end of the letter: "This is the last letter written by command of Rebbe Shmuel Mohilever and can be considered as his testament."  pp, 28.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears and folding-marks.
1. Sapir, Yaג€™akov HaLevy. Gay Hizayon. Jerusalem, . Poem about Moses Montefiore in thirty seven verses. S. HaLevy 53. Detached leaves.
2. Benveniste, Ezra. Chayei Moshe VeYehudit. Jerusalem, . S. HaLevy 549.
3. Weston, James. Sir Moses Montefiore: The Story of his Life. London, [1885?].
4. HaLevy, Dr Eliezer [ed]. The Memoirs of Sir Moses Montefiore and his wife Yehudit. Warsaw: Tushiya, 1898. Part I only (80 pp).
5. Goodman, Paul. Moses Montefiore. Philadelphia, 1925. A handwritten dedication by the author on the first endpaper.
6. Kamm, Josephine. The Story of Sir Moses Montefiore. London, 1960.
Various sizes and conditions.
The life and career of Sir Moses Montefiore. Sermon, preached on the occasion of the one-hundredth birthdayג€¦ byג€¦ Professor A. A. Wolf. Copenhagen, 1883. English and some Hebrew.
Sermon delivered in the synagogue on Shabbat Noach, 1883, by the Chief Rabbi of Copenhagen, Rabbi Abraham Alexander Wolf, on the occasion of the one-hundredth birthday of Sir Moses Montefiore. Translated from Danish into English by A. Simon. 11 pp, 26 cm. Fair condition. Dry and acid paper. Detached leaves. Tears at borders.
Circular issued by the Democratic Zionist Fraction "Yerushalayim". Kiev, [early 20th century].
Early circular issued by the founding committee of the faction, amongst them: Avraham Ya'akov Slutzky, Eliezer Eliyahu Friedman, Menachem Zlatopolsky, and others.
Leaf 35 cm. Fair condition. Creases, tears and stains. Ownership ink-stamps.
Jֳ¼dische Presszentrale Zֳ¼rich / Jewish Press News Association / Bureau Central de la Presse Juive. Paper of the "Jewish Press Center". Editor and publisher: Oscar Grֳ¼n, Zurich, Switzerland, 1918-1920. German.
First, second and third year, issues 1-124 (missing: issues 22, 29-30, 42-52, 112-114, 119), of the weekly journal published by the "Jewish Press Center", including updates about Jewish communities worldwide. Size varies, fair-good condition. Creases and tears at edges, stains.
Stamp made from gold (signed) and mother of pearl, in the shape of a Magen David, with the name of Dr Theodor Herzl and six stars at the six points. Made by personal order of Theodor Herzl for commemoration of the First Zionist Congress in Basel, 1897.
The stamp's handle is studded with ten lengthwise units of mother of pearl and its upper part is decorated with patterns of plants and stars. Its upper part is curved and etched with the inscription "Zionisten Congress, Basel, 29-31 August 1897" - in commemoration of the First Zionist Congress in Basel.
After the stamp was prepared, Herzl gave it as a gift and token of appreciation to Frederick I, the Grand Duke of Baden (Groֳherzog Friedrich I. von Baden 1826-1907), who was the sixth Grand Duke of Baden, uncle of German Caesar Wilhelm II, and Herzl's acquaintance and supporter of the concept of Zionism. Because of the family relationship of Duke Frederick I and Kaiser Wilhelm II, he succeeded in assisting Herzl to have a short meeting with the Kaiser when traveling to Eretz Israel on October 28, 1898.
Enclosed is a copy of a letter by Prince Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, (1902-1990), son of Alfons Maria Franz Clemens Maximilian von Bayern of Bavaria, (1862-1933), from 1985, that testifies that his father purchased the stamp (and a kippa - "yarmulke") from the estate of Frederick I Grand Duke of Baden and he knows that the two items were made by Herzl's order and given by Herzl to Duke Frederick I. Since the estate of Prince Joseph Clemens of Bavaria was sold, the stamp has been in the possession of private collectors. Height: 7.5 cm. Weight: 57 gram. Good condition. Two mother of pearl units covering the stamp's handle are cracked.
Postcard with Theodor Herzl's portrait on the balcony of the hotel in Basel, according to a photograph by Ephraim Moshe Lilien. Leo Winz, Phֳ¶nix, Berlin.
Herzl's signature in pencil appears on the lower part. On the upper part appear several inscriptions in pencil, probably in Herzl's handwriting (German). On the reverse is a "Zion" stamp, ink-stamped "Makkabֳ₪erfeier" , Vienna, December 12, 1903, to mark the holiday of Chanukah. 14x8.5 cm. Good condition. Minor damages: glue remnants, stains and creases.
Circular with Theodor Herzl's signature. Vienna, January 1902. German. Sent on behalf of the Va'ad HaPoel of the Histadrut Labor Federation. Content: Call of action to realize the decisions of the Zionist Congress and request to send written lists of Jewish organizations for delivery of weekly Die-Welt (Zionist movement journal), to spread the concept of Zionism and to unite worldwide Zionist organizations and activists. Leaf 28 cm. Good condition. Tears to file holes.
Herzl, Dr Theodor. The Congress in Basel, by Dr. Theodor Herzl, translated into Hebrew by Michal Berkovitz. Warsaw: "Achiasaf", 1897.
"During the first three days of the month of Elul, a convention was held in Basel, and both supporters and opponents - learned to appreciate its value - the Zionist Congress. The name 'Zionism' was almost unknown beforehand to the crowdג€¦" 16 pp, 17.5 cm. Fair condition. Staining, detached leaves, tears at borders of leaves and a restored tear to title-page. Bound in a new binding.
Herzl, Dr Theodor. Der Baseler Congress, Dr. Theodor Herzl. Vienna: Welt, 1897. German. An essay in German, by Dr. Theodor Herzl. Ex-libris label of David Wolfsohn.
22 pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Staining, moth-holes.
Das Neue Ghetto, Schauspiel in 4 Acten von Theodor Herzl. Vienna, 1903. German. Second edition.
Play in four acts. Venue of events: Vienna, 1893. Written under the impact of the Dreyfus Affair which Herzl covered as a journalist. The center of the plot is a converted Jewish lawyer who tries to leave the social ghetto which was forced on the Jews in the West, but failed. His death at the end of the play was meant to serve as a warning that the situation of Western Jews is no longer bearable. , 100 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, mainly to title page. Simple cardboard binding, reinforced with adhesive tape.
Herzl, Theodor. Unser Kֳ₪thchen [Our Kathy] - play in four acts. Vienna, 1899. German.
A humorous play that ridicules marriage, men who are afraid of their wives, and women who abuse their husbands. , 142 pp. 19 cm. Good condition, stains.
"If you will it - it is no dream". Postcard with Herzl's portrait, designed by Jacob Stark, a Bezalel artist. 14x9 cm. Good condition. Stains on the reverse.
Portrait of Theodor Herzl chiseled by hand in light brown stone. Blurred signature of the artist in lower right-hand corner. 15.8x23x0.5 cm. Good condition.
1. Machine-made embroidery of Theodor Herzl's portrait. Manufactured by Mifa'ley Ta'assiya BeEretz Israel, Shamai Arnon, Tel Aviv, [1920s?]. In original cardboard frame. On the back are the manufacturer's ink stamps and a label "Association of Industrialists, Eretz Israel". 27x14 cm, cardboard frame 37.5x22 cm. Good condition. Stains, moisture-marks.
2. Portrait photograph of Theodor Herzl, by Avraham Soskin (reproduction) [1950s?]. 30x24 cm. Good condition. Ink-stamps on the reverse.
Site of "Kingsג€™ Graves" - burial plot from period of Second Temple, on Tzalach A-Din St. in Eastern Jerusalem, north of Nablus Gate and the Old City. The burial plot was purchased in 1878 by the French-Jewish Pereire family following archeological excavations in the site by various authorities. After the demise of the patriarch of the family in 1885, the burial plot was handed over to the French government, in whose possession it is until today.
This is a hand-illustrated map prepared in accordance with the request of the Pereire family in 1879, after the burial plot was transferred to the family as well as a draft for a placard, which apparently was intended to be hung outside the plot, which states that the burial plot now belongs to the French government instead of to the Pereire family.
1. Map: Jerusalem, Plan du Tombeau des Rois de Juda, Propriete la Famille Pereire.
61.5x49.5 cm. Good condition. Illustrated upon thick paper. Folding marks. Stains on margins. Restored damages on vertical folding crease.
2. Tombeau des Rois de Juda - Draft for Placard, handwritten. 31x23 cm, glued upon leaf. 46.5x34 cm. Good condition. Stains, glue marks as well as tears and corrections, antique restoration.
Certificate from Gedalia and Chaim from the city of Moineֵti (Romania). Addressed to the rabbis of Constantinople, as recommendation for financial support for R' Chaim son of R' Yosef Zvi, on his way to settle in Eretz Israel. Moineֵti, Tamuz 1882.
"To the Rav Hagaon Crown of Israel and its Gloryג€¦ in the city of Constantinopleג€¦"; "Since all beginnings are difficult and how much more so such an undertaking where the traveling expenses are so great, and the great cost of moving to settle in the land whose people and their customs and all their dealings are all strange to him, and he is forced to take assistance from people who will support him with money and counsel, therefore I have given him this document to approach Your Glorious Honorג€¦". Rich flowery language, fancy scribal writing. In 1882, a group of people in the city of Moineֵti prepared to immigrate to Eretz Israel, to settle in Gei Oni, chosen by David Shub. Even HaPina whose name was later changed to Rosh Pina, was inaugurated on December 12, 1882. Leaf 33 cm, fair condition. Tears to margins and folding lines with minor text damage. Original leaf is pasted on a simple leaf of paper.
Frumkin, Aryeh Leib. Sefer Even Shmuel, including the history of the Jerusalem sages. Vilnius, 1874. Second edition.
"Their families, teachers, disciples and the books they wrote, and the history of the Holy City of Jerusalem, the writings on their tomb-stones in the Mount of Olives cemeteryג€¦the information was collected from various books and manuscripts in libraries". XX, 144 pp (copies of 156 pages are know about], 20.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Ink stamps and ownership signatures. Stains and tears at borders of leaves. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Ot Emet, nine authorizations/accounts received by the inhabitants of Amsterdam fromג€¦four holy cities Jerusalem, Safed, Hebron and Tiberias. [Amsterdam] 1854-1861.
Three booklets out of 21 printed: first booklet  with nine authorizations from communities in the holy cities; second booklet  with a financial report 1851 through 1853; third booklet,  with a financial report for the year 1858-1859, financial report regarding construction of houses for the poor and shelters for visitors and a financial report for the year 1859. [This part is not found in the collection of the Jerusalem National Library]. , 9 pp; , 38 pp; 36 pp, 23 cm. Fair condition. Covers of parts one and two are missing. Tears, detached leaves, stains.
Palestinan Lֳ₪hetysfanomat. [Finland, 1885]. Finnish.
Booklet about fundraising for the Schneller Syrian Orphanage in Jerusalem. Contains information about the institute, text by Johann Ludwig Schneller, list of donors from all of Finland and text by the Head of the Finnish Committee for fundraising, Herman Hagberg. 24 pp, 23 cm. Good condition. Tears at borders of leaves, ink-stamp. Last leaf detached. Top edge uncut. Bibliographically unknown. No information about additional copies.
Rules how to be protected against cholera. Jerusalem, [1920s].
"When one goes out to work in the morning drink hot tea or kaveh and eat a little thoroughly-cooked meat or boiled eggs, and in general do not remain hungry for a long time", and further tips for prevention of the disease. 16 pp, 15 cm. Fair condition. Creases, folding-marks, stains. Ink stamps. In plastic cover.
Grayevsky, Pinchas. HaCharash VeHamasger BeYerushalayim, a memory book for the first craftsmen and workshops in Jerusalem from the early days of the Ashkenazi settlement in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, . Second edition.
Numerous photographs.  24, 27-30 pp,  photo-plates. An additional copy of the book was bound at the end, with no photo-plates (, 24, 27-30), 23 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and tears, leaves somewhat loose. Simple cardboard binding, damaged.
Sokolow, Nachum. Eretz Chemdah, the Geography of Eretz Israel. Warsaw, 1885.
Includes the etching, "The new colony Rishon LeZion"; map is missing. VIII; 192 pp +  plate (without map). 18 cm. Fair condition, stains, detached leaves, borders not cut, worn. Printed cover, detached.
Booklet for members of the Hebrew Battalion for Eretz Israel / Pinkas fun di Chaverim Poalei Zion Lagianeren - photographs of membership notebooks of men recruited to the Hebrew Battalion, primarily members of Poalei Zion that arrived in Eretz Israel from the US to fight in World War I, [photographs from the 50s].
Eighteen volumes (apparently, from 21 original volumes, Volumes 11, 13 and 21 are missing), with high quality photographs of more than 800 membership papers for volunteers to the Hebrew Battalions, in alphabetical order. Each volunteer filled out the pages of the questionnaire with his personal details and answered the following questions: "How long were you in America?"; "What is your will and your instructions?"; "What reasons motivated you to join the battalion?", and other questions. The first volume is in Hebrew, the rest are in Yiddish. Good condition.
1. Buy Israeli Products! "Complete list, with names and addresses of Jewish Industrial enterprises in Eretz Israel, according to place and profession". Published by the Industry and Trade Department of the Executive Board of the Zionist Organization in Eretz Israel. Jerusalem, 1924. , 20,  pp, 26.5 cm. Good condition. Pin-hole at upper right corner.
2. Continuation of the first Art Exhibition in Eretz Israel, with the participation of representatives of the 'Eretz Israel League for Spreading Art' and 'HaTomer' group of artists. Exhibition was arranged by: Jacob Peremen and Joseph Konstantinovsky. Jaffa, 1920. List of more than 230 exhibited works. 12 pp, 24.5 cm. Good condition.
Pevzner, Yeshayahu [ed]. Kol Eretz Israel [All of Eretz Israel]. Tel Aviv, 1926.
Comprehensive guidebook with information about various aspects of life. Contains statistical data as well as addresses of offices, folded map, stores, industry and more. 24 cm. Very good condition. Minor damages to binding.
Approximately two hundred printed, typewritten and handwritten documents, majority from between the 1920s-1930s. Collection of letters, questionnaires, circulars, receipts and additional documents which deal with the diverse activities of the committee: Mediation between residents of the city and the British government, assistance to the needy, birth certificates and listing of children, and more. Includes additional documents which do not belong to the committee, however are related to its activity. Various sizes and conditions, some of the documents were used as drafts on their reverse side.
A typewritten and stenciled document with instructions for schools and teachers participating in the reception ceremony in honor of Colonial Secretary Winston Churchill during his visit to the Hebrew University. HaTikva and the British national anthem were sung by the "Institute for the Blind." The document was sent to the Talmud Torah for boys in the Bucharim Neighborhood.  leaf, 28 cm. Fair condition. Stains, creases, filing-holes.
Ten applications for Aliya Certificates for relatives abroad, addressed to the Eretz Israel Farmers Union, 1930s.
The letters were sent by settlers in Jewish Moshavot, Magdiel and Nes-Ziona. Attached are two official forms of the Mandate Government Immigration Department, with stamps, ink-stamps and inscriptions in Hebrew, Arabic and English. Lot of twelve documents, various sizes and conditions.
"Keren HaYesod settlements, strongholds during wartime, sources of life for the people during peaceful days." Published by "HaNo'ar LeMa'an Yishuvey Mishlat", the Jewish Youth Project of the Keren HaYesod Youth Department. Tel Aviv: I. Nachtigal Printing Press, [late 1930s or early 40s].
An impressive illustration on the upper part of the poster signed "D. Shneor". Ink-stamp of the Scandinavian Youth Association - "Skandinavisk-Jֳ¸disk Ungdoms Forbund". 35x25 cm. Very good condition. Folded in half.
Three documents concerning the inauguration of the Port of Haifa on October 21, 1933:
1. Invitation to the ceremony in the presence of the High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Waukope. Invitation no. 6, in the name of "Kol Israel" editor; VIP invitation to Zone A and the press table.
2. Invitation, no. 295, on paper in a different color, in the name of "Kol Israel" editor, for a luncheon following the ceremony.
3. "Important notice" concerning the timetable of the "special train" on the day of the port's inauguration. Size varies, good condition.
Thirty-four photographs of architectural plans and illustrations by the architect Richard Kaufman, of projects that he worked on in the 1920s. [The photographs are probably from the 1930s]. Amongst the projects: National Institutes Building in Jerusalem (drawings from various stages of planning), Sheinkin neighborhood in Tel Aviv, Nahalal, Antimus Park (Ben-Yehudah pedestrian area in Jerusalem), Herzliya, Antiochia commercial center (Mamilla area, Jerusalem), Chitin (near Tiberius), Ginzaria (Rechavia, Jerusalem), Talpiot (Jerusalem), etc. Some of the drawings and plans are by the architect Maximilian Romanov.
Richard Kaufman (1887-1958) was a Jewish architect and city-planner of German origin. Born in Frankfurt, he studied in Darmstadt and Munich and managed an architect's office in Frankfurt. Made aliya to Eretz Israel in 1920. Considered one of the most influential architects in the history of construction in Israel. Planned more than one hundred agricultural settlements, including kibbutzim and moshavim, as well as urban neighborhoods, thus significantly affecting the Yishuv in Israel.
Size varies, 13x8 cm to 27x21.5 cm. Good condition, varies.
1. Events in Eretz Israel - telegrams and news in illustrations by Nachum Guttman. Tel Aviv, 1929. Illustrations following the Tarpat (1929) Events (pogroms).
2. Around Europe on the Point of a Pencil (from the illustrated diary of an Eretz Yisrael soldier), Yehuda Harari. Accompanying inscriptions by N. Ben-Chaim. Brussels: HaChayal, .
3. 500 Caricatures of Delegates of the 24th Zionist Congress, by Joel Buchwald. Jerusalem-Tel Aviv: Letzte Neis, 1956. File holes.
Various sizes, good condition.
Cippi Hebraici, sive, Hebraeorum, tam veterum, prophetarum, patriarcharum quam recentiorum, Tannaeorum, Amoraeorum, rabbinorum monumenta, Hebraice a Judaeo quodam, teste oculato, tum intra, tum etiam extra Terram Sanctam observata & conscripta /nunc vero Latinitate donata, notisque illustrata, authore Joh. Henrico Hottingero. Heidelberg, 1662. Hebrew, Latin and some Arabic.
A translation into Latin of the book "Yichus Avot" of 1575, by Uri Ben Shimon of Biala. The book deals with tombs of the righteous in Eretz Israel and includes four etching-plates. In one of the plates, tombs and tomb-stones are seen annotated in Hebrew; in the three other plates appear ancient Jewish coins. , 188,  pp. Fair condition. Detached leaves, stains and several tears. Antique leather binding, worn and torn.
Le Voyage en Terre Sainte contenant une vֳ©ritable description des lieux les plus considֳ©rables que Notre Seigneur a sanctifiֳ© de sa prֳ©sence, prֳ©dications, miracles et souffrances, Jean Doubdan. Paris: Pierre Bienfait, 1666. French. Third edition.
Book by Jean Doubdan, a French clergyman, who visited Eretz Israel in mid 17th century. Doubdan presents in his book important facts about the situation in Eretz Israel and describes Jewish life in the country and in Jerusalem. This copy includes one etching-plate, folded, with three maps: the Holy Land, Jerusalem, the Mediterranean basin. , 714,  pp,  folded plate. 23 cm. Fair-good condition. Numerous stains. Minor moth-damages at inner margins. Original leather binding, somewhat worn.
Morison, Antonie. Relation historique d'un voyage nouvellement fait au Mont Sinaֳ¯ et ֳ Jerusalem, Antonie Morison [Historic Story about a Recent Journey to Mount Sinai and Jerusalem]. Toul, (north-east France) 1704 or Paris, 1705.
Description of Morison's pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The journey started in Egypt in 1697, its second part is dedicated to the Holy Land and Jewish life in Jerusalem. The third part is dedicated to Asia Minor, Constantinople and its vicinity. Portrait and map are missing in this copy. , 750,  pp, 24.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, mainly to first and last leaves. Inscriptions on title-page and an ancient restoration of text omission. Detached leaves and sheets. Antique binding with leather spine, detached and worn.
1. Nussbaum, Rabbi Moshe. Sha'arei Yerushalayim. Lemberg, 1870. Fourth edition.
2. Mohr, Rabbi Avraham Menachem Mendel. Mevasseret Zion. Jֳ³zefֳ³w, 1880. Second edition.
3. Haparchi, Rabbi Eshtori. Kaftor Vaperach, about Eretz Israel in the Halacha, and a description of the holy sites. Jerusalem, 1897-1899. By Rabbi Avraham Moshe Lunz. Volumes I-II.
Size varies, fair-good condition. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Hirshensohn, Chaim [ed]. HaMisdrona, "Kuntress Hakatuv la-chaim". Frankfurt am Main and Jerusalem, [1885-1889].
A dozen issues of the first year in an elaborate volume, binding made of olive-wood and leather, with a personal dedication by the editor on the front, from 1887. The booklets were bound consecutively, with no title-pages (only title-page is of the first issue). Issues 1-4 were printed in Frankfurt am Main, the other issues were printed in Jerusalem. The journal was printed irregularly. Its publication ceased in 1889, when the editor moved to Constantinople. Reading "HaMisdrona" was prohibited - see "HaLevanon", London 1886 (20th year, issue number 8, page 62). Indices at the end of the volume. S. Halevy 509. Volume 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Damages at borders of binding and to spine.
Guide to Eretz Israel and Syria, Avraham Moshe Luncz. Jerusalem, .
Guide for visitors who "arrive to see Eretz Israel, to settle here and for all those who yearn to learn more about the history of our forefathersג€™ land and about the settlements that were established here". Includes useful information, the history of Eretz Israel (starting from the days of the First Temple destruction), recommended routes and advertisements for hotels, schools and other institutions. 6, 274, 24 pp. 14 cm. Fair condition. Several detached leaves, one leaf torn and missing, stains. Torn binding, partly detached.
Three volumes containing research by Alois Musil (1868-1944), the Austro-Czech researcher, Orientalist and theologist who mastered 35 dialects of Arabic. Musil started his studies in the Dominican Biblical School in Jerusalem after its opening in 1890, but left the institute after 14 months and started his journeys in the Middle East and the Arab world.
In 1902 Musil was appointed Professor of Theology in the University of Olomouc (Czechoslovakia) and in 1909 Professor of Theology in the University of Vienna. He toured the Negev in 1901 and later published a detailed mapping of the area, as well as reports and photographs that served for many years as references regarding the Negev. During World War I, Musil was sent to the Middle East in order to eliminate British attempts to instigate a revolution against the Ottoman regime, provoked by Lawrence of Arabia. After the war, in 1920, he was appointed professor by Karl University in Prague. In cooperation with the American industrialist Charles Richard Crane, Musil published his works in English in the 1920s. Presented here are three volumes of this edition, published by the American Geographical Society, Oriental Explorations and Studies:
No. 2 - Arabia Deserta. New-York, 1927.
No. 4 - Palmyrena. New-York, 1928.
No. 5 - Northern Neִd. New-York, 1928.
An original set of maps is included, "Musil: Map of Northern Arabia", which consists of four maps. Good to very good condition, ink stamps and ownership inscriptions.
The Survey of Western Palestine, Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography and Archaeology, by Lieut. C. R. Conderm R.E., and Lieut. H. H. Kitchener, R. E. London: The Committee of The Palestine Exploration Fund, 1881. English. Eight volumes + a folder of maps. The Committee of The Palestine Exploration Fund dealt with professional mapping of Eretz Israel and for the first time produced exact maps in the 1870s. The comprehensive survey was done by a group of surveyors of the Ordinance Survey. The whole survey and especially the maps are of great value because of their uncompromising preciseness and the wealth of information they convey about the state of Eretz Israel in the second half of the 19th century. Presented here are eight volumes:
1. Volume I - Galilee
2. Volume II - Samaria
3. Volume III - Judaea
4. Jerusalem, by Warren and Conder
5. Special Papers on Topography, Archaeology, Manners and Customs, Etc.
6. The Arabic and English Name Lists
7. The Fauna and Flora of Palestine, by H. B. Tristram
8. A General Index to The Memories (Vols, 1-3); The Special Papers; The Jerusalem Volume; The Flora and Fauna of Palestine; The Geological Survey; The Arabic and English Name Lists
And a folder of maps:
Map of Western Palestine in 26 Sheets, From Survey Conducted for The Committee of The Palestine Exploration Fund by Liutenants C. R. Conder and H. H. Kitchener, R. E. During the Years 1872-1877. London, 1880. The folder contains 26 hand-colored maps 64x55 cm + a title leaf of the maps (slightly stained) + two additional maps (smaller, 34.5x25 cm.) - in the original folder.
All the volumes are from a Special Edition, are numbered and signed by the chairman of the operating committee. Good condition. Few stains and minor tears to map margins.
Jaffa, vulgo Joppen, volgens de Afteeckening gedaen int Iaer 1668.
A brass etching created by Olfert Dapper (1639-1689) - author, historian and geographer. [Nֳ¼rnberg, 1712].
Description of Jaffa from the direction of the sea. The etching was printed in the German edition of Olfert's book Delitiae orientales, printed in Nֳ¼rnberg in 1712. 29x35.2 cm. Good condition. Stains. In frame 40.5x47 cm.
Onomasticum veteris testamenti sive tractatus philologicus.Halle: Johann Simonis, 1741.
Lexicon (dictionary) of the Old Testament with Philological treatise by Johann Simonis. Halle, 1741. Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Ethiopian and Greek.
Frontispiece etching of a map of Eretz Israel, marked with important Biblical sites, mountains, cities, and the division of the twelve tribes, in Hebrew. Decorated with grapevines and grapes symbolizing the fertility of the country, andframed in an elaborate frame. Cartographer not mentioned.
One of the earliest and most important maps of Eretz Israel printed with Hebrew writing prior to the 19th century. The map was inspired by the verses from the Book of Psalms referring to planting grapevines in Eretz Israel. The grapes symbolize the People of Israel, the exodus from Egypt and the conquest of Eretz Israel. On the grape leaves appear the names of Kings, Prophets and other outstanding biblical figures. The name "Israel" appears on the vine.
The map is oriented to the north and its northern borders are Lebanon and Mount Hermon. In the south the map reaches the estate of the tribe of Yehuda, the city of Hebron and the Dead Sea. In the west, "the Big Sea" with several vessels, and in the east - Trans-Jordan. The River Jordan flows from Lebanon southward, through the Hula Lake ("May Marom"), the Sea of Galilee and into the Dead Sea. The cities are geographically located incorrectly, for example Be'er Sheba is located north-west of Jerusalem. The author of the book, Johann Simonis (1698-1768), was a professor of Theology and History of the Church in Halle University, a Hebraist, Orientalist and philologist.
Bound with: Onomasticum Novi Testamenti (Halle, 1762).
Wajntraub - Hebrew Maps of the Holy Land, 1992, p. 67. Laor 730.
644, ; 206,  pp. The book - 21.5 cm, map - 18.5x14 cm. Map and book in good condition. Foxing-marks. Ink stamps. Some stains on the map. Original parchment binding.