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Auction 18 Lot Number 1

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Photograph of the First Zionist Congress Participants – Unique Format

"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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 2

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Second Zionist Congress – Stenographic Protocol, 1899

Stenographic (complete) protocol of the Second Zionist congress in Basel. Warsaw, [1899].
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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 3

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Zionist Congresses – Three Pins

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 4

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Printed Letter from Rabbi Kook to the Members of the 13th Zionist Congress

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, [1923].
"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. [1] leaf, 31.5 cm. Fair condition. Folding-marks, tears, many stains. See photograph.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 5

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Advertisement for the Ship “Tel Aviv” to Representatives of 19th Congress, 1935

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 6

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Rabbi Shmuel Mohilever’s Testament – Berlin, 1898

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." [4] pp, 28.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears and folding-marks.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 7

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Six Books about Moses Montefiore

1. Sapir, Yaג€™akov HaLevy. Gay Hizayon. Jerusalem, [1855]. Poem about Moses Montefiore in thirty seven verses. S. HaLevy 53. Detached leaves.
2. Benveniste, Ezra. Chayei Moshe VeYehudit. Jerusalem, [1886]. 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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 8

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Sermon Delivered on the One-Hundredth Birthday of Moses Montefiore – Denmark, 1883

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 9

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Circular issued by the Democratic Zionist Fraction “Yerushalayim” – Kiev

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 10

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Weekly Journal of “Jewish Press Center” in Zurich, 1918-1920

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 11

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Fancy Gold Stamp of Theodor Herzl – First Zionist Congress – Gift to Frederick the First, the Grand Duke of Baden, 1897

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 (GroֳŸherzog 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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 12

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Postcard with Herzl’s Portrait and Herzl’s Signature – Chanukah – Vienna, 1903

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 13

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Herzl – Signed Circular – Vienna, 1902

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 14

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The Congress in Basel – Theodor Herzl, 1897

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 15

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The Congress in Basel – Theodor Herzl, 1897 – German

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 16

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The New Ghetto – Vienna, 1903

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. [3], 100 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, mainly to title page. Simple cardboard binding, reinforced with adhesive tape.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 17

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Unser Kֳ₪thchen – Play by Theodor Herzl – Vienna, 1899

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. [2], 142 pp. 19 cm. Good condition, stains.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 18

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Postcard with Herzl’s Portrait – Jacob Stark

"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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 19

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Portrait of Herzl Chiseled in Stone

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 20

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Herzl – Embroidery and Photograph

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 21

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Site of Kingsג€™ Graves in Jerusalem – Hand-Illustrated Map and Draft for Placard, 1886

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 22

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Recommendation for an Immigrant to Rosh Pina – MoineֵŸti (Romania), 1882

Certificate from Gedalia and Chaim from the city of MoineֵŸti (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. MoineֵŸti, 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 MoineֵŸti 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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 23

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Even Shmuel – The History of the Sages of Jerusalem and their City – Vilnius, 1874

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 24

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“Ot Emet” Booklets Published by Clerks and Administrators Society, 1854-1861

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 [1854] with nine authorizations from communities in the holy cities; second booklet [1854] with a financial report 1851 through 1853; third booklet, [1861] 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]. [1], 9 pp; [2], 38 pp; 36 pp, 23 cm. Fair condition. Covers of parts one and two are missing. Tears, detached leaves, stains.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 25

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Fundraising for the Schneller Orphanage – Finland, 1885

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 26

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Instructions for Prevention of Cholera – Jerusalem

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 27

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HaCharash VeHamasger BeYerushalayim – Pinchas Grayevsky

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, [1930]. Second edition.
Numerous photographs. [4] 24, 27-30 pp, [15] photo-plates. An additional copy of the book was bound at the end, with no photo-plates ([4], 24, 27-30), 23 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and tears, leaves somewhat loose. Simple cardboard binding, damaged.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 28

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Eretz Chemdah Book – Nachum Sokolow – Warsaw, 1885

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 + [1] plate (without map). 18 cm. Fair condition, stains, detached leaves, borders not cut, worn. Printed cover, detached.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 29

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Collection of Photographs of Membership Booklets – The Hebrew Battalions

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 30

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Buy Israeli Products/ Continuation of the First Art Exhibition in Eretz Israel

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. [8], 20, [2] 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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 31

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Kol Eretz Israel, 1926

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 32

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Documents of Hebrew Congregation Committee of Jaffa and Tel Aviv

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 33

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Instructions for the Reception Ceremony in Honor of Winston Churchill on Mount Scopus, 1921

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. [1] leaf, 28 cm. Fair condition. Stains, creases, filing-holes.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 34

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Applications for Certificates for Relatives Abroad, 1930s

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 35

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Keren HaYesod Settlements – Small Poster

"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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 36

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Inauguration of Haifa Port – Invitation to the Ceremony and a Notice

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 37

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Photographs of Architectural Plans by Richard Kaufman

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 38

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Three Booklets of Illustrations and Caricatures

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, [1946].
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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 39

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Tombs of the Righteous in Eretz Israel – Heidelberg, 1662

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. [26], 188, [8] pp. Fair condition. Detached leaves, stains and several tears. Antique leather binding, worn and torn.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 40

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Voyage in the Holy Land – Paris, 1666

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. [7], 714, [10] pp, [1] folded plate. 23 cm. Fair-good condition. Numerous stains. Minor moth-damages at inner margins. Original leather binding, somewhat worn.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 41

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A Journey to Mount Sinai and Jerusalem – France, 1704

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. [22], 750, [9] 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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 42

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“Kaftor VaPerach” and Books about Eretz Israel

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 43

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HaMisdrona – Frankfurt-Jerusalem, 1885-1889 – Olive-Wood Binding with Editor’s Dedication

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 44

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Guide to Eretz Israel and Syria – Avraham Moshe Luncz, 1890

Guide to Eretz Israel and Syria, Avraham Moshe Luncz. Jerusalem, [1890].
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.

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Research by Alois Musil – Three Volumes + Maps

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 NeִŸd. 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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 46

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Exploration Fund of Western Palestine – Eight Volumes and a Folder of Maps – London, 1880-1881

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 47

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Jaffa – Etching – Nֳ¼rnberg, 1712

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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 48

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Hebrew Map – Eretz Israel and Grapevines – Germany, 1741

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, [127]; 206, [8] 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.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 49

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Map of Eretz Israel from Commentary on the Torah by Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrachi – Venice, 1527

Map of Eretz Israel borders according to Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrachi [leaf from book about Rashiג€™s commentary, by Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrachi. Venice, 1527, Daniel Bomberg Printing Press].
"Eretz Israel" written in the center, east facing up. Simple map, illustrated mainly with straight lines, squares and rectangles.
Leaf 26.5 cm. Fair condition. Tears and losses, moth damages. Stains. Taped with low-quality tape.
Wajntraub, map no. 8. Probably the first printed Hebrew map.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 50

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Jerusalem – Two Engravings, Late 17th Century

Two engravings by Gaspar Bouttats (1640-1695), after Jacques Peeters. [Antwerp, late 17th or early 18th century].
1. Gesicht in Jerusalem - Solomon's Temple (the Temple).
2. Jerusalem - the Old City and its surroundings.
Both engravings 26.5x12 cm, hand colored. Fair-good condition, stains at borders. Minor tears, pinholes at borders.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 51

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Auguste Salzman – Valley of Yehoshafat in Jerusalem, 1863

Vallֳ©e de Josaphat. Jֳ©rusalem [Valley of Yehoshafat, Jerusalem], photograph of Auguste Salzman from his second visit to Eretz Israel. France, [1863].
Salt print. 33x23 cm. Attached to paper with description of photograph and details of printer, 62.5x45 cm. Good condition. Tears and light creases to paper margins.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 52

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Auguste Salzman – Bethlehem, 1863

Beit-Lehm [Bethlehem], photograph by Auguste Salzman from his second visit to Eretz Israel. France, [1863].
Salt prints. 32.5x23 cm. Attached to paper with description of photograph and details of printer. 62.5x45 cm. Good condition. Tears and slight creases to paper margins. Photograph slightly faded.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 53

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Peter Bergheim – Nineteen Photographs – Jerusalem

Nineteen photographs by Peter Bergheim (1813-1895), Jerusalem and its surrounding, late 19th century.
Mount of Olives, Damascus Gate, Absalom's Pillar, Pool of Siloah, Kings Tombs, David's Tomb, The Moslem Quarter, Zacharia's Tomb, view of the Old City from Damascus Gate, Jaffa Gate, and other sites. All are signed on the plate except for two. All are mounted on cardboard with short handwritten annotations. Average size 24x19 cm, mounted on cardboard 43x35.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and minor damages to borders of cardboard.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 54

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Peter Bergheim – Twenty Eight Photographs

Twenty eight photographs by Peter Bergheim (1813-1895), sites in Eretz Israel and its surroundings, late 19th century.
Mount Tabor, Church of Nativity in Beit Lehem, Beit Lehem, Jordan River, Nablus, Jaffa from the sea, the White Tower in Ramla, view of the city of Beirut, Damascus, Tiberias, Mar Saba Monastery, Hebron and the Cave of Machpela, Nazareth, Eshel Avraham near Hebron, a Pool of Solomon's Pools, Acre, and other sites. Eleven are not signed on the plate. All the photographs are mounted on cardboard with a short handwritten annotation. Average size 24x19 cm, cardboard 43x35.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and damages to borders of cardboards.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 55

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Felix Bonfils – Nine Photographs

Nine photographs by Felix Bonfils (1831-1885), sites in Eretz Israel and its surroundings, late 19th century.
Seven are signed in the plate; not annotated. Average size 27.5x22.5 cm, mounted on cardboard, average size 39x32.5 cm. Good condition. Damages to borders of cardboards.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 56

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The Western Wall – Fֳ©lix Bonfils

The Western Wall, Fֳ©lix Bonfils (1831-1885). [Late 19th century].
Signed on the plate. 28x21 cm, mounted on cardboard 34.5x26.5 cm. Good condition. Stains at borders of cardboard.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 57

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Panorama of Jerusalem

Panorama De Jerusalem [Panorama of Jerusalem]. [Fֳ©lix Bonfils?], [late 19th century].
Photograph of Jerusalem taken from Mount of Olives, annotated on the plate, not signed. Mounted on cardboard, on the reverse the photograph
"Panorama du Canal de Suez" is pasted - Panorama of the Suez Canal, also from late 19th century. 28x21 cm, mounted on cardboard 36x29.5 cm. Good condition. Creases, stains and tears at edges of cardboard.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 58

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General View of Jerusalem

General View of Jerusalem, Fֳ©lix Bonfils (1831-1885). [Ca. 1880].
View of Jerusalem from Mount Scopus. Signed on the plate and annotated "Vue gֳ©nֳ©rale de Jֳ©rusalem". 28x21.5 cm, mounted on cardboard 35x26.5 cm. Good condition.

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Jewish Women – Fֳ©lix Bonfils

Two Jewish women, Fֳ©lix Bonfils (1831-1885). [Late 19th century).
Signed on the plate and annotated: "Femmes Juives en costume de sortie". 28.5x22.5 cm, mounted on cardboard 35.5x26 cm. Photograph in good condition, tears with omission at borders of cardboard.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 60

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Collection of Photographs from Eretz Israel – Late 19th century

Thirty-four photographs. Eretz Israel, late 19th century.
Not signed, however some photographs are annotated. Featuring various sites in Jerusalem and villages in its vicinity, the Old City and its gates, archaeological sites in the country, Tiberius, Acre, the Judean Desert, Jordan river, the Sea of Galilee and the Galilee, etc. 14.5x10.5 cm, one smaller photograph. Thin paper. Fair-good condition. Creases, minor tears and stains to some photographs.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 61

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Eretz Israel, Late 19th century – Fradelle & Young – London

Photograph collection of Fradelle & Young Photographic Company, which was active in London from the 1880s until the 1920s:
1-4. Four large photographs from Jerusalem: Dome of the Rock; Golden Gate [Gate of Mercy]; the Holy Sepulchre; view of Mount of Olives and Gethsemane. Annotated and signed on the plate. 23.5x19 cm, each photograph mounted on cardboard 26.5x21 cm. Good condition.
5-20. Sixteen small photographs: Mary's Well in Nazareth; Damascus Gate; Mount of Olives; the Old City of Jerusalem; Jaffa Gate; the Dome of the Rock; the Sea of Galilee, etc. Two or three photographs were taken in Egypt. Annotated on the plate, not signed. 10x8 cm, mounted on two cardboard sheets 26.5x20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some of the photographs are somewhat faded.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 62

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Photographs from Eretz Israel, Late 19th Century

Six photographs from Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
Personal photographs which depict sites and views from unconventional vantage points: Schneller Orphanage in Jerusalem adorned with flags; tent adorned with identical flags; children bathing in a pool, and more. Apparently, photographed by a German photographer while visiting Eretz Israel. 16.5x12 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 63

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Photograph of the Austrian Post Office in Jerusalem – Vienna

Black and white good quality photograph of the Austrian Post Office in Jerusalem. Vienna, early 20th century.
One of the first post offices in the Middle East. The office, near the Jaffa Gate, was inaugurated in 1858 sponsored by the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was closed by the Turks when World War I broke out. Signed on the reverse Lichtbildstelle, Wien, and numbered 1801. 29.5x23 cm, good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 64

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JNF – High Quality Photograph Collection

Sixty-nine black and white high quality photographs from all over Eretz Israel, arranged in an album for JNF use. Unknown photographer. Eretz Israel, [1930s].
Every photograph is pasted on a separate paper; all the photographs are described on a printed label pasted on the paper: Safed, Haifa, a house in Chulda, Kiryat Anavim, the Mekor Baruch neighborhood of Jerusalem, the train station in Kfar Baruch, school for young women in Nahalal, women workers' farm in the Borochov neighborhood, beehives in Ein Charod, grape harvest in Rishon LeZion, Wadi Fo'ara (Gedura River), Mrs. Mond planting a tree in the Balfour Forest, Mrs. Chancellor planting a tree in the Balfour Forest, Czechoslovakian Consul planting a tree in the Masrik Forest, Kish speaking at a planting festival in Masrik Forest, Ussishkin speaking at the house-warming celebration of the JNF House, stonemasons in Jerusalem, concert in Migdal David, etc. Average size 16x11 cm. Very good condition. Some album leaves are empty; several photographs are missing. Album 25.5 cm, tied with a lace. Good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 65

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Collection of Photographs on Glass – Keren HaYesod, 1920s

Forty-nine photographs on glass. Keren HaYesod, [c. 1925].
High quality photographs of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, landscapes and structures throughout the country, crate of oranges, additional photographs which depict the building and conquest of Eretz Israelג€™s communities and cities by Hebrew labor. The glass slides are placed within a wooden case; cover contains caption "Keren HaYesod". 8x8 cm. Good condition. One slide broken on upper section.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 66

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Construction Workers in Tel Aviv, 1920s

Sixteen photographs of construction workers. Tel Aviv and Zrifin, 1920s.
Impressive photographs of construction workers: excavation of stones, loading camels, preparing cement, and more. Amongst them: Photographs by "H. Brill" and a photograph documenting the construction of "Beit Elhanan Krosarsky" on 73 Allenby Street in Tel Aviv, designed by the architect Y.Z. Tabachnik (Tavori). One photograph is annotated on the reverse "Zrifin". All are divided on the back for use as a postcard. 9x14 cm. Good condition, varies. Stains, some have two cut corners.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 67

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The Second Maccabia, 1935 – Postcard and Photographs – South Africa

Photo album. South Africa (?) and Eretz Israel, [mid 1930s]. Family photographs and personal photographs, probably of a member of the HaBonim movement in South Africa. The owner participated in the second Maccabia in Tel Aviv in 1935. The opening ceremony is depicted in one of the photographs. The album includes a postcard designed by Franz Kraus: "Second Maccabia", printed by Manir, Sendler and Bersson, Bnei Brak. Additional photographs feature youth movement members in Tel Aviv, during sports activities and trips around the country. Album 22x15 cm, good condition. Photographs in good condition, some are detached from album sheets. Total of 100 photographs.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 68

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Second Maccabiah – Tel Aviv, 1935

Five photographs documenting the opening ceremony of the Second Maccabiah. Tel Aviv, April, 1935.
"Maccabi-Atid-Tel Aviv" Group; Groups from Lithuania and Libya; motorcycles entering the court, and more. Two are signed by photographer Ephraim Erde (1905-1987) "Photography Ephraim - Foto erde". Divided on the reverse for use as a postcard, 14x9 cm. Good condition. One torn and pasted with adhesive tape. Stains, ownership ink- stamps.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 69

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Yordei-Yam Zevulun Society / Parade on Maccabi Court

1. Photograph of a group of pupils with a flag on a rowboat sailing in the Yarkon river. [Possibly members of the Yordei Yam Zevulun society, Tel Aviv, ca. 1928]. 13.5x8.5 cm.
2. Photograph of a multi-participants parade. It seems like the old Maccabi court in Tel Aviv [Maccabi Street], 1920s. 14x9 cm.
Both photographs are divided on the reverse for use as a postcard, annotated in pen (later annotation). Ownership ink stamps. Minor stains.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 70

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Photograph of the Anglo-Palestine Bank Building – Itzchak Kalter – Tel Aviv, 1937

Photograph of the building of the Anglo-Palestine Bank's first branch in Tel Aviv, located at the corner of Herzl and Yehuda HaLevi streets, [1937].
The building was designed by Shani (Yehoshua) Steinbock, one of the founders of the Association of Engineers & Architects in Palestine. The photograph shows the building after its expansion in 1937. The photographerג€™s ink stamp appears on the reverse.
Kalter, (1903-1995) was one of the most important modern architecture photographers in Israel, who mainly worked for architects and various publications. He perpetuated the best of the International Style (Bauhaus) in Eretz Israel. 28x23.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 71

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Collection of Photographs of Eretz Israel and its Surroundings, by Photographer Adelbert Bartlett

Sixty-three black and white photographs, by photographer Adelbert Bartlett. Eretz Israel and its Surroundings, ca. 1928-1934.
Bartlett (1887-1966), an American photographer, was director of the Near-East Relief Fund in Los Angeles. His work in the Middle East on behalf of this fund yielded the photograph collection presented here.
Unique photographs of the Samaria area, Nazareth, Jerusalem (the Dome of the Rock, Allenby Hotel, Jaffa Gate and other sites), Acre, Megiddo, Tiberias, Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Cairo, Beirut, Sidon and Cyprus. All photographs are signed on the reverse or ink-stamped by the photographer, annotated in pencil, some in great detail, in print. 25.5x20.2 cm. Fair-good to very good condition. Tears at borders of some photographs.
The University of California in Los Angeles maintains a significant part of the photographer's archive.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 72

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“Palestine Views” – Booklets of Photographs of the Industry Fair in Berlin, 1896

Palֳ₪stina Ansichten, von denkwֳ¼rdigen Stֳ₪tten des heiligen Landes und Dֳ¶rfern Jֳ¼discher Bauern. Berlin: Hugo Schildberger, 1896.
Small photograph-booklet, of the 1896 Berliner Gewerbe-Ausstellung - industry fair that took place in Berlin in 1896. Includes a folded plate with nine photographs of sites in Eretz Israel: Jaffa port, Western Wall, sites in Jerusalem. 17 cm. Good condition. Minor damages to cover.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 73

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Photographs of a Trip to Jerusalem, 1920s

Three photographs documenting a group trip to Jerusalem and its surroundings, [1920s].
The guide may possibly have been Ze'ev Vilnay. In one photograph the Mount of Olives is seen from the direction of the Old City. One is annotated by hand "Trip to Jerusalem. In the mountains." Divided back for postcard use. 9x14 cm. Good condition. Right corners are cut. Stains at borders.

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Jerusalem – Photographs by Shmuel Joseph Shweig

Album of Jerusalem, Published and Copyright by J. Shweig, Art-Photographer, Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Azriel Printing Press, [1930s].
A dozen plates with printed photographs by Shweig (1902-1984). Each plate is annotated in Hebrew, Arabic and English. Bound in a folder titled "Jerusalem" in Hebrew, English and Arabic and hand-painted. 33 cm. Good condition. Stains to folder. Minor foxing-marks.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 75

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De Haan’s Funeral – Photograph

Photograph of the crowd who participated in the funeral of Ya'akov Yisrael De Haan. [Jerusalem, 1924]. Handwritten description on back of photograph.
De Haan (1881-1924), lawyer, journalist and poet, native of Netherlands. Zionist activist who became religious, immigrated to Eretz Israel and joined the circles of the Eidah HaCharedit in Jerusalem. Amongst other activities, he organized a Charedi envoy to the Amir Abdullah King of Jordan, as part of his efforts to foil the Zionist plan. His murder is considered the first political murder in Eretz Israel. 9x14 cm. Divided like a postcard. Good condition, wear and tear to margins.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 76

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Zadok Basan – Disciples in Yeshivat Etz Chaim

Disciples in Yeshivat "Etz Chaim" in Jerusalem, Zadok Basan (1882-1956). Jerusalem 1920s. The photographer's name is embossed on the cardboard, at the borders of the photograph. 21x16 cm, mounted on cardboard 35.5x30 cm. Good condition. Tears and stains at borders of cardboard.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 77

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Chaim Weizmann Visiting Mishmar HaEmek and the Founding of Hanita

1. Group photograph of Hanita settlers with Prof. Chaim Weizmann and Moshe Sharet, shortly after the establishment of Hanita as part of the "Homa uMigdal" project. Handwritten annotation: "Establishment and conquest of Hanita, 1938". 17.5x12 cm. Fair condition. Stains, pasted tears, creases. Mounted on cardboard 25.5x19.5 cm, glue-marks.
2-3. Two photographs of Prof. Chaim Weizmann, one annotated by hand: "Mishmar HaEmek 1939". 9x6 cm, good condition. Mounted on black photo-album card, glue-marks.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 78

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Photo Album of a British Soldier – Olive-Wood Binding

Photo album of a British Soldier who served in Eretz Israel, with scenes from Eretz Israel and its vicinity, 1930s-40s.
One-hundred and thirty-four black and white photographs arranged in an album bound in an olive-wood binding decorated with a camel caravan and the caption "Jerusalem". Some are souvenir photographs purchased in Eretz Israel and others are photographs taken by the soldier around the country, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and various archaeological and religious sites. Most photographs 9x6.5 cm and in good condition. Album 25x17.5 cm, good condition. Binding somewhat worn.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 79

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Jerusalem – Two Photographs

Two black and white photographs of Jerusalem. [Probably, 1910s]. A street [Jaffa Road?]; a square near the Old City. Annotated in German. 8.5x14 cm, good condition. Divided on the reverse for use as a postcard.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 80

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Jaffa – Two Volumes with Professional Photographs, 1930

Palֳ₪stina - Bibel, Talmud, Kuran, Frank Scholten. [Palestine - Bible, Talmud, Koran. Title page - Jaffa]. France,1930.
Two thick volumes with quality photographs of the city of Jaffa, its inhabitants, views, fruit and vegetation, animals, craftsmen and more, of all ethnic groups and religions. The first volume features 449 photographs, and the second - 371 photographs. Next to each photograph appears a relevant citation from the Bible, Talmud or Koran. German. One thousand copies printed. XLVI, 203; XLII, 170 pp, 28 cm. Good condition. Foxing. No jackets.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 81

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Walter Zadek – Portrait of Helmar Lerski

Walter Zadek (1900-1992), portrait of photographer Helmar Lerski (1871-1956).
An impressive cooperation between two artists-photographers, among the prominent photographers in Eretz Israel prior to 1948. A focused and precise portrait of Lerski's head, photographed by Zadek in the expressive style characteristic of portraits photographed by Lerski himself with a strong contrast and unique light and shade composition. Hand-signed on the reverse by the photographer, in pencil. 18x13 cm. Good condition. Several stains on the reverse.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 82

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Walter Zadek – Four Large Photographs

Walter Zadek (1900-1992), four large photographs:
Black smoke rising above a building. Ink stamped by the photographer on the reverse. * Man pointing his rifle. Ink stamped by the photographer on the reverse. * Girls lying on a mat in Ben Shemen youth village, 1930s. Signed in pencil by the photographer on the reverse.* Girl pushing a kitchen-cart in a youth village. Ink stamped by the photographer on the reverse. Size: 24-24.5x18 cm, good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 83

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Photograph by Tim Gidal – Students in Eretz Israel

A photograph by Tim (Nachum) Gidal (1909-1996), showing a group of students in Eretz Israel listening to an explanation about a topographic model. Eretz Israel, [1930s].
Ink stamped on the reverse "Copyright by Dr. N. Gidal". 11.5x12 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 84

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Hora Dance with New Immigrants in the Tel Aviv Port – Photograph by Rudi Weissenstein

Rudi Weissenstein (1910-1992), photograph of a Hora dance in the Tel Aviv port, with new immigrants who had just disembarked from a boat. Tel Aviv, [1940s]. Ink stamped on the reverse, "Photographer Weissenstein." Includes photographer's editing marks. A label on the lower right corner reads, "KH, KKL." 16x12 cm. Good condition. Creases at borders, minor tears and glue remnants on the reverse.

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Israeli Declaration of Independence Ceremony – Rudi Weissenstein

Seven photographs from the Israeli Declaration of Independence Ceremony and the signature ceremony, by the photographer Rudi Weissenstein (1910-1992), who was the official photographer of the ceremony. Ink-stamped on the reverse with Weissenstein's photography studio stamp "Zalmania Pri-Or". Seen in the photographs is David Ben-Gurion delivering a speech, Golda Meir and Moshe Sharet signing the declaration, the public outside Dizengoff's house, and more. Some of the photographs have not appeared in the official publications of the ceremony. Average size 18x11.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 86

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Theatre Actors

Eight photographs of HaBima and Cameri theatre actors. Eretz Israel, [late 1950s].
Chana Maron, Shmuel Bunim, Gershon Plotkin, Orna Porat (two different photographs), Batya Lanzet, Chaya Hararit, Shimon Finkel. One photograph ink stamped on the reverse "Yitzchak Braz, Tel Aviv". 17x12 cm. Good condition.

Opening200$ Unsold

Auction 18 Lot Number 87

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Marli Shamir – Ben-Gurion University

Marli Shamir (b.1919), four photographs: Ben-Gurion University in the Negev. Signed on the reverse with photographer's ink-stamp: "Photo: Marli Shamir, Israel". Average size 17.5x17.5 cm. Very good condition. Handwritten comments on the reverse of two photographs.

Opening200$ Sold For246$ Including buyers premium

Auction 18 Lot Number 88

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Ofra Haza – Portrait Photograph by Mula Eshet – Signed and Numbered

Ofra Haza, portrait photograph by fashion photographer Mula Eshet. Signed by photographer on reverse side and numbered, 1/5. 60x49 cm, framed 78.5x65 cm. Very good condition.

Opening800$ Sold For984$ Including buyers premium

Auction 18 Lot Number 89

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Tel Aviv Zoo – Photograph by Mula Eshet – Signed and Numbered

Model and flamingo in Tel Aviv zoo, photograph by fashion photographer Mula Eshet. Signed by photographer in passe-partout and numbered 2/7. 55x55 cm, framed 71x71 cm. Very good condition.

Opening700$ Unsold

Auction 18 Lot Number 90

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Photographs of Eretz Israel for Display

Seven black and white photographs of Eretz Israel, enlarged and mounted on cardboard, for hanging on the wall or for display on a table. Eretz Israel [1940s].
"Camels transporting sand for construction"; "Haifa: Hadar HaCarmel"; "Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv, on Keren Kayemet Lands"; "The Hebrew University on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem", and more. On the reverse appear a manufacturer's label "S. Neuman printing, Tel Aviv" and a label "Made in Israel". Three 32x20 cm, four 20.5x14 cm. Good condition, some are damaged at corners and edges.

Opening150$ Unsold

Auction 18 Lot Number 91

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Photographer J. Rudi – Jaffa – Two Photographs

Two studio photographs by photographer J. Rudi.
1. Photograph mounted on cardboard with photographer's name on the front, on the reverse appears a Magen David and the word "Zion" and the caption "Artistic Photography, J. Rudi, Jaffa, Eretz Israel" in Hebrew and in English. Early 20th century. 16.5x11 cm. Good condition, damages to borders of the mount.
2. Postcard-like photograph, on the reverse appears an ink stamp of the photographer "J. Rudi Photography, Lilienblum Street, Tel Aviv." 8.5x13.5 cm. Good condition.
We could find no information about the photographer in literature about Eretz Israel photography.

Opening100$ Sold For123$ Including buyers premium

Auction 18 Lot Number 92

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Ya’akov Ben-Dov – Passport Photographs with Handwritten Annotations

Four passport photographs by photographer Ya'akov Ben-Dov (1882-1968), with his handwritten annotations, 1923.
"This photograph (with the beard) of Mr. Joseph Israelsohn I photographed about one year ago. It seems that the person in the other photograph is the same person. Y. Ben-Dov", and further on "I photographed this new photograph and added a beard in pencil in order to see the resemblance and differenceג€¦ and I realize that this is the same person in all the photographs, mainly the eyes and eyelids prove it. Y. Ben-Dov, Jerusalem. Passport photograph 6.5x4 cm to 7.5x6 cm, mounted on a leaf 30x15 cm. Good condition, filing holes and folding marks.

Opening150$ Sold For185$ Including buyers premium

Auction 18 Lot Number 93

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Photo Album of Eretz Israel, 1947

Eighty-three black and white photographs of a journey in Eretz Israel, 1947.
A neighborhood in Jerusalem, the Old City and streets in central Jerusalem, the Tower of David, a number of photographs of the Western Wall, the Tomb of Absalom and the Kidron Valley, Haifa and the port, Tel Aviv, Safed, Gaza, Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim, Netanya, Jericho and more. Size varies, 8x8 cm to 11.5x11.5 cm. Good to very good condition. Mounted on album leaves (not bound). Some of the photographs are annotated in pencil or in pen on the cardboard leaves, in French.

Opening300$ Sold For369$ Including buyers premium

Auction 18 Lot Number 94

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Cornerstone Laying for Herut Movement Housing Project in Ness- Ziona – Menachem Begin, 1955

Twenty five black and white photographs of the cornerstone laying ceremony for "Beit Ze'ev" Herut movement housing project in Ness-Ziona, April 1955. The head of Herut movement, Menachen Begin appears in most of the photographs. A scroll with signatures of all the leading figures of the movement appears in one of the photographs. The scroll details the aims of the building, named after Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Attached are seven black and white photographs of "Shikun Sela", Herut movement, September 1953. 8.5x6.5 cm, three photographs: 13.5x8.5 cm. Good condition, mounted on paper leaves. Four photographs are detached, remnants of glue on the reverse.

Opening150$ Unsold

Auction 18 Lot Number 95

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Masada – Moshe Vorobeichic

Masada, Impressions from Journey in the Judean Desert, Moshe Vorobeichic [Raviv]. Tel Aviv: "Yavne", 1948.
Twenty two good quality linocuts, some in color. Dedication handwritten by Vorobeichic, to Talpir family. [24] pp, 26x31.5 cm. Very good condition, stains. With (rare) original cover, damaged.

Opening150$ Sold For185$ Including buyers premium

Auction 18 Lot Number 96

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Mivtza Shlomo for Bringing Ethiopian Jews to Israel

Ten original photographs from "Mivtza Shlomo" that brought Ethiopian Jews to Israel, 1991. "Mivtza Shlomo" was a military operation which brought about 14,400 Jews from Ethiopia within thirty four hours in thirty airplanes belonging to the Israel Air Force and the company "El Al". Two large photographs signed: "Nathan Alpert, Government Journalism Office". 12.5x18 cm. until 17.5x26 cm. Very good condition.

Opening100$ Sold For123$ Including buyers premium
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