"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.
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.
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.
Vallֳ©e de Josaphat. Jֳ©rusalem [Valley of Yehoshafat, Jerusalem], photograph of Auguste Salzman from his second visit to Eretz Israel. France, .
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.
Beit-Lehm [Bethlehem], photograph by Auguste Salzman from his second visit to Eretz Israel. France, .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.  pp, 26x31.5 cm. Very good condition, stains. With (rare) original cover, damaged.
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.
A cardboard mount, on one side of which is a photograph showing victims of the Chiֵinִƒu pogrom wrapped in prayer shawls and blankets, with a printed label stating, "The martyrs who were murderedג€¦in the Chiֵinִƒu pogroms, 1903, last day of Pesachג€¦". The reverse are two group photographs of "Young Mizrachi members gathered in Vilnius during the German conquest in 1916 - 1919". 15x11 cm, 14x9.5 cm; 17x11 cm, mount 25x19 cm. Good condition. Photograph of the victims somewhat faded. Cardboard stained.
Flowers of the Holy Land. Black and white photographs of various sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, with dried flowers from Eretz Israel. [Jerusalem, 20th century]. English and French. No manufacturer's name.
Olive-wood binding with carving of the Dome Of The Rock and a printed caption "Jerusalem". 17x10.5 cm, good condition. Stains, tears on the paper sheets separating the album leaves.
A photograph of an old man and woman. Vilnius, [probably second half of the 1930s]. On the reverse are ink stamps "Old-Aged Home, Vilnius" and handwritten inscriptions, with the names of the photographed, their ages, and addresses of their relatives in America (possibly for donation purposes). 12x8 cm. Good condition.
Ten quality black and white photographs. [Eastern Europe, 1920s-30s].
Figures of Jews in Eastern Europe: a Jew praying; drawing water; Jewish women standing next to the grave of "the righteous Dvora Esther Gelfer" in Vilnius, and more. Reverse divided for use as postcards. 8.5x13.5 cm. Good condition.
Two photographs - Eastern European Jews at Tashlich prayer, on the banks of a river on Rosh Hashana, [1930s?].
Photographs from different places, one - a group of men, the other - a group of women. Approximately 9x11 cm, possibly printed a bit later. Good condition, creases.
Eight group photographs of Jewish-Zionist organizations members in Eastern Europe, 1920s-30s. All are annotated, some of them on the plate and others in handwriting on the reverse: Regional Conference of Ze'irey Zion, Vilnius, 1921.* Histadrut Bar Kochva, Friedrichstadt, 1925. * Banquet in honor of the members Chaya and Yesha[a]yahuג€¦by KPAI and the KKL Regiment on their departure to Africa, [1920s]. * Palats Zumer Coloney [Summer Colony], Domachevo, 1928. * Palats Zumer Coloney, Domachevo, 1930.* Second conference of HeChalutz HaTzair in Poland, Domachevo, 1931. * Jubilee conference of the Tarbut Seminary in Vilnius, 1932. * The sixth meeting of Province D in Korsova, 1934. Average size 17x11 cm. Condition varies, fair-good.
Eight photographs by Czech photographer Zikmund Reach (1859-1935), signed on the reverse with photographer's ink-stamp and annotated: Statue of the Maharal of Prague; Old Synagogue in Prague; street in Prague; tombstones and important graves in the Prague Jewish cemetery (five photographs). Divided on the reverse for use as postcard. 14x9 cm. Good condition.
109 black and white photographs, in an album. Germany, 1930.
A varied photo album. Includes personal and family photographs alongside photographs of the synagogue and the Jewish cemetery in Bruchsal, a passageway and tomb-stones in the Jewish cemetery in Worms; summer camp, trips and camping [probably of "Kadima" youth movement members - attached is a handwritten letter on the movement stationery, "HaShomer" booklet of April 1931 and a stenciled leaflet]. Photographs 8.5x6 cm, album 34x25 cm. Good condition.
Studio photograph of a baby girl, in a printed cardboard frame of the photographer. New York, [1900?].
On the cardboard a New Year greeting in Hebrew, German and English and flags of Israel and the United States.
6.5x10 cm, on cardboard 13x18.5 cm. Good condition. Damages to corners of cardboard.
Zeppelin-Weltfahrten, photographs of Zeppelin German in his travels throughout the world, enclosed in cigarette packages. Beginning of the 1930s.
Three were photographed on top of Jerusalem: landscape in Southern Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, the Old City.
6x4 cm. Good condition.
Sixty-six portraits and studio-photographs of men and women. Europe and the USA, mid 19th century until 1930s.
Thirty-five early photographs (mid and late 19th century, early 20th century), from various cities: Vienna (18 photographs, one dated 1862), Jaroslaw, Rzeszֳ³w, Baltimore, Chicago, Krakow, Cologne, Dubna, Rome, Hamburg; some photographs from the 20th century, reproductions of 19th century photographs. Some are annotated by hand on the reverse, and include Jewish names. Various sizes and conditions.
Photograph of Jewish parents and their daughter. [Bombay, India, 1930s-40s].
A leaf is pasted on the back with the address of the photographer M.L. Reuben in Bombay, confirming the use of this photograph in a photography competition "Jews in Asia." 14x10 cm. Fair-good condition. Two corners damaged. Stains on the reverse.
Photo album, on its cover the emblem of the movement and the writing "Dror HaBonim in Romania" are embossed. Romania, 1947.
Twenty three black and white photographs of "Dror HaBonim" youth movement members. On the first leaf, a printed leaf was pasted with a photograph of the camp and the caption "Moshevet Lahavot HeAtid, Dror HaBonim, 1947". The photographs feature the movement members during scoutsג€™ activities, the various installations in the camp, kitchen-chores, group photographs, etc. Average size of photographs 8.5x6 cm, album 22x15.5 cm. Good condition.
Photograph album, "The festive opening of the Kol Yaג€™akov Yeshiva in the Muscovite great synagogue, on Sunday, 4th of Shvat, 1957".
The great Muscovite synagogue was open during the Communist era under the spying eyes of KGB secret agents. Few Jews were granted permission to pray there, especially elders, and this too only as a lip service which the Soviets paid to the world. The Kol Yaג€™akov Yeshiva which opened in the synagogue was also part of this trend. The Yeshiva included ten young men, most of whom were natives of Caucasus.
The photographs depict Rabbi Shlomo Shleifer, rabbi of Moscow, who passed away two months later, and Rabbi Yehudah Leib Levine, who replaced him and served as rabbi of Moscow for may years. 14 photographs. 19x13. A sheet of paper [worn] with captions in Hebrew and Russian is mounted on the album binding.
Three photo albums documenting a journey of the British couple, the Wronkers in Morocco, 1958. 406 photographs, including visits to many cities and villages throughout Morocco: Marakesh, Casablanca, Goulimine, Safi, Agadir, Tinzit, Mazagan, Skoura and other places. The photographs document the big cities, hotels, roads and modern streets side by side remote settlements and rural inhabitants, craftsmen and workers doing various traditional works. Some photographs document Jewish life in Morocco: the house of the righteous Rabbi Shlomo Ben Lhens in the Ourika Valley, a cemetery and its gate - "built by Chevrat Chesed VeEmet in Nisan 1926", a sign "Talmud Torah", elderly Jews, and more. Ninety three of the photographs are in color. Size varies, 11.5x9 cm to 23.5x17.5 cm. Very good condition. Three leather albums 31.5x22.5 cm.
Nine photographs of Zionist conventions and events in Belgium, 1950-1964.
The national convention of the "Tzionim Klaliyim" in Belgium, Antwerp, 1950; World Union of " Tzionim Klaliyim", European convention, Antwerp, 1960; World Union of "Tzionim Klaliyim", European convention, Antwerp, 1964, and other events. 18x12 cm, 18x13 cm, good to very good condition.
Fifty four black and white photographs documenting the week marking forty years of the International Zionist Women Organization, "WIZO", that took place in Berlin between 23-30 of October, 1960.
The photographs show stands where women sold products made in Israel during the conference: clothes, embroidery works, ceramic jars and other objects, dolls, etc. Also, public figures are seen delivering speeches. Attached is an invitation to the event (German). Photographs 14.5x10.5 cm in a photo album 21.5x13 cm. Very good condition.
Eighteen black and white photographs, the drama group of "Po'aley Zion" in Szczecin presenting "Shver zu zayn a Yid" [Hard to be a Jew] by Sholem Aleichem. Szczecin [late 1940s]. All are annotated by hand on the reverse and are divided for use as a postcard. 14x9 cm. Very good condition.
One-hundred photographs of an American soldier, who participated in World War II in the Jewish Brigade and later, in the War of Independence in Eretz Israel. Eretz Israel and Iran, 1940s until 1950.
In some of the photographs, soldiers during the War of Independence are seen in armored vehicles or with Arab population. Various sizes and conditions.
492 postcards of the city Tel Aviv-Yaffo.
Varied collection of postcards with photographs and illustrations of the city of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. The collection contains postcards printed by the best publishers and printers who dealt with printing and distributing postcards in Eretz Israel, postcards printed abroad and Real-Photos, beginning with the 1910s and 1920s until the 60s and 70s. (Most of the postcards are from the second half of the 20th century). The collection reflects the development of the first Hebrew city through graphical images on the postcards, some of which throughout the years have become symbols of the city or rare documentation of historic structures and events which no longer exist. For many years, a private collector collected the postcards making an extensive and varied collection. Various sizes and conditions.
Photographs of Jerusalem and Eretz Israel. Postcard-folder, [1920s].
A Magen David and the inscription "Eliyahu Brothers - Jaffa-Tel-Aviv (Eretz Israel)" in Hebrew and English appears on the back cover.
Eleven postcards with various views of Jerusalem, including the Bezalel building; the Dead Sea, Hebron and Rachel's Tomb. Numbered consecutively 285-295. Good condition. One postcard damaged and restored. Minor stains and damages to cover.
Souvenir of Palestine, 28 views from all parts of the Holy Land. Edited by the photographer Nahman Bahloul, Tiberias.
Twenty-eight colorful postcards of views of Tiberias and the Galilee, in an original folder published by Nahman Bahloul (1898-1975), photographer born in Tiberias, owner of a shop where souvenirs for tourists and his photographs were sold, in particular as printed postcards. Bahloul photographed mainly landscape views of the Tiberias region, the Sea of Galilee and of the settlements in the area. Ceased taking photographs in the mid 1930s. Folder 15x8.5 cm. Very good condition. Cover somewhat faded.
Twenty postcards with photographs of Eretz Israel. Jerusalem: "Tmuna", 1935. Within a printed paper envelope: "20 Artistic Postcards 'Tmuna' Printed in Eretz Israel 1935". On the reverse of the envelope are printed the emblem of the Maccabiah and the writing "Second Maccabiah". Attached is a postcard "Second Maccabiah" designed by Franz Kraus (produced by "Manir", Sendler and Berson, Bnei Brak) as well as a promotional leaf for "Tmuna" printing press in Hebrew, German, English and Arabic. Good condition. Tears to envelope. Stains to promotional leaf
Palֳ₪stinaansichten - Views of Eretz Israel. "Bezalel", Passage Hausmann, Lvov. Series no. 1.
Includes five postcards: "Jaffa Gate", "Temple Mount", "Mount of Olives", "Western Wall", "Tiberias". All of the postcards are annotated in Hebrew and German and numbered on the reverse "M73". 15x9 cm. Good condition. Postcards are detached or partly detached, in very good condition. Cover of folder in good condition. Some of the greaseproof leaves are creased.
Album in an olive-wood binding with an illustration of the Western Wall, made by Bezalel Yerushalem. Thirty-five postcards are included in the album:
Sixteen postcards printed by Ya'akov Ben-Dov, of black and white photographs of Tel Aviv and other sites in Israel, surrounded by a yellow border, "Tozeret HaAretz"; Ramla postcard, printed by Y. Ben-Dov in Bezalel Yerushalem (card no. 8), mailed; Nachlat Binyamin Street, postcard printed by Eliyahu Brothers; additional postcards (not of Eretz Israel). Album 20.5x12.5 cm, good condition. Minor tears to some album leaves.
Seven large memento postcards from visit of Caesar Wilhelm II in Eretz Israel in 1898. Knackstedt & Nather, Hamburg.
Photographs from journey of Caesar in Constantinople, Jaffa and Jerusalem. Not separated. Average size 22x14.5 cm. (some smaller without name of printer). Varying condition, foxing.
Postcard printed by Isr. Mֳ₪dchen Waisenhaus in Jerusalem [the Jewish Orphanage for Girls in Jerusalem], sent for the purpose of fundraising for the orphanage, [early 20th century or the1910s].
On the front appears a group photograph of the orphans and a text in Hebrew and in German. On the reverse appears the list of the supporters of the institute and the address of the recipient in Vienna. 16x9.5 cm, fair-good condition. The postal stamp was removed, the postmark damaged. Minor stains and creases.
Postcard with photograph of the Jewish Hospital in Berlin (Jֳ¼disches Krankenhaus), [1920s]. Mailed, good condition.
Verzeichniss II [List 2], concerning bonuses granted to medical students, members of Krankenkassen-Verein - "Union of Sick-Funds". [Germany, 1910s]. Printed manifest, listing the hospitals and the discounts granted by doctors, pharmacies, eye-doctors etc. to the union members. First on the list is the Berlin Jewish Community Hospital (Krankenhaus der jֳ¼dischen Gemeinde). Leaf 35 cm. Fair-good condition.
1. Group photograph, "Agudat Mizrachi". No venue mentioned, [ca. 1920s].
2. Group photograph, "Cheder for Talmudic studies 'HaMizrachi'". Proszowice, Poland, 1938. Handwritten dedication on the back.
3. Printed postcard, Dr. Theodor Herzl (the Congress Portrait). Vienna-New-York, Renaissance, ca. 1940s.
Various sizes and conditions.
Forty-eight postcards sent to the Natansohn family in Haifa, early 20th century until 1947. Real-photo cards, Jewish postcards printed in Jerusalem and other places in the world, including regular postcards, sent to Haifa from various places in Europe, greetings and New Year cards, and more. Various sizes and conditions.
Three Real-Photo cards, victims of the 1929 riots in Motza and Tel Aviv: the bodies of "Father Maklev" and a girl of Maklev family [=family members of Mordechai Maklef, the third IDF Chief of General Staff, who were murdered in the riots], "Kedoshei Tel Aviv". One card signed with ink-stamp of photographer H. Aroshkes" [Zvi Oron]. Photographs are disturbing. 14x9 cm. Good condition.
Eleven postcards and a small mirror with the theme of circumcision (Brit Mila). USA, Tunisia and Algiers, all with captions on the topic. Two cards are not divided on the reverse for use as postcards. Condition varies, good to very good.
Postcards printed by B. Harz, Berlin, with illustrations by Ephraim Moshe Lilien:
1-9. Nine postcards with illustrations from the book "Juda" and "Lieder des Ghetto" [Ghetto Songs].
10-21. Twelve postcards with illustrations from the book "Eretz Israel und sein Volk "[Eretz Israel and its People].
Good to very good condition.
Promotional postcard of "Lloyd Triestino" Company. Printed in Milano, Italy [1930s].
On one side appears a photograph of the vessel "Gerusalemme" and photographs of the interior: the "meat dining room", a cabin with two beds, etc; on the reverse the writing "Lloyd Triestino, Trieste-Eretz Israel or back in four and a half days. Maximum comfort. The vessels "Jerusalem" and "Pilsna" ". Very good condition.
1. Real-Photo postcard "Captain Joseph Trumpeldor". Good condition. Stains. Slight damages at borders.
2. Postcard with the writing "Iron Plaques for Tel-Chai Fund", "Prisoners of Zion in Acre Prison in the years 1937, 1938 inscribed by the Jews of Belgian Congo. 1938." Printed in Hebrew and French. On the reverse appears the following handwritten text: "Prisoners in Acre were registered in the Iron Book of Tel-Chai Fund by the Jews of Belgian Congo. The original certificate was handedג€¦to the commissioner of Beitar Mr. Eri Jabotinsky. We hereby present to you a photocopy of this certificate. Tel-Chai!". Good condition. Several foxing-marks.
Six boards printed in black and white, with photographs of postcards, printed as souvenirs from Eretz Israel at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. [France, early 20th century?].
Five boards are titled "Jֳ©rusalem" and include tens of photographs of Jerusalem; the sixth board is titled "La Mer Morte & Le Jourdain" and includes photographs of the Jordan River, the Dead Sea and Jericho. Boards 39x29.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and tears at borders.
Levin, Leibo. Zecks Shluff Lidder, Niggunim fun Leibo Levin [Six Lullabies, Melodies by Leibo Levin]. Chernowitz: Hersh Segal, 1939.
Tunes by Levin for poems by A. Manger, A. Reizen, H. Leivik, M.L. Halperin and Nachum Yud, with drawings by Izio Sharp.
The words for every poem are accompanied by pictures and his notes, printed on separate cards, resembling postcards. In original paper wrapping. 17.5x10.5 cm. Good condition. Few tears and stains.
Nine postcards with linocuts, with illustrations of figures, animals, the Tribe of Gad emblem, a plane in the sky, and more. Printed from the original plates, in black and white. [Eretz Israel, 1940s.]
No mention of the artist or printer. Good condition, minor stains.
Seventeen postcards produced by "Ortzel Ltd", Ramat-Gan, late 1950s, early 60s. Caricatures in color of the Israeli government ministers by Yoel Buchwald. Illustrations of: Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion, Levy Eshkol and others. Original envelope. Good condition.
1. Postcard sent from Safed to Berlin in 1891, postmarked in Safed.
2-3. Two postcards sent from Jerusalem to Vienna in 1916, both postmarked by the German Army during World War I (sent via Aleppo, Syria). Good condition.
Twenty one postcards "MiShirey HaMoledet" with Hebrew songs and music notes, compiled by Menashe Rabinovitz. Jerusalem, JNF Publishing. Very good condition.
New Year card with an illustration and a quotation from the book of Isaiah (printed). On the bottom: "Shana Tova, wishingג€¦.., Emek Ayalon, Rosh Hashanah 1948". Sent to Nissim Cohen in a detention camp in Kenya, by Itzchak Gurman in the Latrun B detention camp. 15.5x10.5 cm. Good condition.
Sixteen colorful cut-out pictures. Printed in the United States, early 20th century.
Some feature various Jewish occasions or biblical scenes and others show Zionist themes: the figures of Herzl, Nordau and Mandelstahm; "Bat Zion" holding a flag; arrival of Jews in America, and more. Size varies, good to very good condition.
Twelve "scraps" with "Shana Tovah" greetings. Germany and U.S.A, [early 20th century and the 1910s].
Amongst them, greetings that unfold and include printed greetings in English and in Yiddish, greetings with children's illustration in an unsophisticated style and various greetings decorated with flowers. Size varies, good condition.
Thirty seven "scraps". Germany, [early 20th century and 1910s].
Tashlich, blowing a Shofar, Chuppah, Kaparot Chicken, Moshe Montefiore, "a Wolf shall live with a Lamb", Hakafot with Lulavim, immigrants arrive in the United States, Solomon's Trial, and more. Size varies, condition varies, fair-good to very good.
Seven leaves with a printed greeting "LeShana Tova Tikatev/u". U.S.A.
Leaves are folded in half, embossed illustrations on the front, decorated with gold. Greeting is in Hebrew and English. Colored cut-out drawings were pasted onto all the leaves like a Jew holding the Torah, flowers, girl holding a "Shana Tova" flag and so on.
20.5 - 21 cm. Very good condition. One greeting somewhat different.
The British Can't Take It, The Truth Hurts. Proclamation issued by the Palestine Resistance Fund. New York, .
Articles from New York newspapers about the American League for a Free Palestine were printed on one side; on the reverse is a "Letter to the Terrorists of Palestine" by Ben Hecht, one of the chairmen of the American League for a Free Palestine. The names of the Palestine Resistance Fund members appear at the end, amongst them the name of the artist Arthur Szyk. Leaf 46 cm. Good condition. Folded in four. Minor tears.
Memoranda, Submitted by the "Ihud" Organisation to the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry. [Eretz Israel, 1946].
Memoranda issued by "Ihud" organization; submitted to the Anglo-American committee for Eretz Israel. The memoranda include information about the situation of the Jewish Yishuv in Israel and the relations between Jews and Arabs. A folder contains the memoranda and petitions submitted to the committee by Y.L. Magnes, Martin Buber and Moshe Smilansky. All typewritten and stenciled.  leaves, printed folder 35.5 cm. Good condition. Tears and creases at borders of folder.
Four photographs of King David Hotel in Jerusalem after its south wing was exploded by the Etzel underground. Jerusalem, July 22, 1946.
British soldiers are seen surrounding the rubble, as well as an overall view of the hotel with the ruined wing. Ink-stamped on the reverse "The Matson Photo Service, Jerusalem, Palestine". 91 people were killed in the explosion. Included is an additional photograph of the hotel, prior to the explosion. Four photographs 12x9 cm, good condition, stains (mainly on the reverse); photograph 9x6.5 cm, good condition, annotated in pencil on the reverse.
Brit HaChashmona'im. Published by the Headquarters of Brit HaChashmona'im in Eretz Israel. Jerusalem, 1942.
Booklet, typewritten and stenciled. Contains the movement regulations, its emblem, greeting, anthem, members' duties, special dates, etc. The movement was active during the years 1937-1949 as a religious-Zionist youth movement. In addition to its educational activities the movement served as a source of operational manpower for Etzel, Lechi and later even the Haganah operations. , 11 pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Minor foxing-marks. Bound in a cardboard cover for preservation, with a printed label on the front (cover in fair condition).
Permit to visit Jerusalem lock-up, entrance permit for Shabbat and Chagim, for Rabbi Aryeh Levine, to the [British] prison in Jerusalem, for visiting Jewish prisoners held there. Typewritten and signed by British officer. Jerusalem 1944. On reverse side of leaf, Rabbi Aryeh Levine wrote: "Official permit for visiting the prison on Shabbat and Chagim".
Rabbi Aryeh Levine (1885-1969) the famous "Tzaddik of Jerusalem", incredible man of chessed, merited the name "father of prisoners" because during the British Mandate he used to walk every Shabbat to visit the prisoners in the British prisons to lift their spirits. He was especially renowned for his consoling visits to the underground prisoners and those doomed for hanging. Leaf 19.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, wear to margins and folding marks from much use, tears restored with tape, file holes.
Photograph album from the estate of Shlomo Lev-Ami (Levi), a senior member of Etzel's command, "Etzel's Head of Staff", [1940s].
In the beginning of 1945, Lev Ami was handed over to the British and exiled to Africa where he took part in the large escape of 45 exiles from the internment camp in Eritrea, but was caught after three months and sent back to the camp. Lev Ami returned to Eretz Israel with the last of the exiles from Kenya on July 12, 1948. The album contains 75 photographs, mostly family photographs, and 19 loose photographs. Approximately 30 photographs were taken in the internment camps in Kenya and Eritrea, which document various events of camp life: Chanukkah party, plays, photograph with people that visited the camp, etc.
The photographs are placed in a fancy album made of thick leather and a wooden plate with an etched illustration portraying the battle to conquer Jaffa in April 1948 by soldiers waving a flag with the Etzel symbol - "Just so". Possibly, the wooden plate was made in one of the detention camps where Lev-Ami stayed. Shlomo Lev-Ami's brother, Yosef, was the most senior commander of Etzel, and fell in the battle to conquer Jaffa. Total of more than 90 photographs, average size 9x6.5 cm, album 23.5x14 cm. Good condition.
Ornan, Uzi. Dikduk Hapeh VeHaOzen, Hebrew study book. Published by the author, Gilgil Internment Camp, Kenya, .
, 107,  leaves, 28 cm. Good condition. Damaged cover (tear with omission), staining, creases at first and last leaves.
Informative circular. Published by the publicity department of Cherut movement (founded by Etzel). Tel Aviv, late August, 1948.
"Circulars" no. 14, 15, 16, 17; August 29-31, 1948, regarding the following subjects: "Journalistsג€™ meeting on behalf of Cherut movement with the five Beit Shean detainees", "the five Beit Shean detaineesג€¦tell about what they went through since they were arrestedג€¦until the day they were released unconditionally", "Speech by Mr. Menachem Beginג€¦in Petach Tikva", "System of holding hostages in Israel. A mother is held hostage for her son".  leaves, size varies, fair-good condition.
Comments and Dedication in Handwriting by Abba Kovner
Combat leaf, Givati Brigade. Album containing forty three publications printed by the combat staff of the Givati Brigade (South Region) during the War of Independence with routine updates of events in the various combat zones during the War of Independence; daily orders of the brigade's commander and a number of additional items.
This album was arranged by Abba Kovner, Cultural Commissar, Politruk of the of the Givati Brigade during the War of Independence, and given as a gift to Tzvi (Chera) Tzur, the sixth Chief of Staff of the IDF and commander of jeep battalion "Shimshon wolves" during the War of Independence. On title page is a dedication handwritten by Kovner to "Tzvi, commander of the sister-brigade, with much appreciation, Abba" [end of the 40s]. Likewise, a number of sections of the album are titled in Kovner's handwriting and several leaves have notes in his handwriting " censored " / "also censored ": Four "combat leaves" that were printed and censored afterwards appear in the album (two in Hebrew, one in Yiddish and one in French).
Album 35 cm. with the brigade's symbol. Good condition. Foxing. Tears to spine, minor damage to binding edges.
Proclamation to all residents of the State of Israel, proclamation on behalf of the Provisional Council. Tel Aviv: "HaPoel HaTzair" Co-operative, May 14, 1948.
First proclamation printed by the Provisional Council; calling on all State residents to volunteer to protect the homeland and care for its benefit: "In the period of this primary test, during the enemy's attack, the Provisional Council takes the rule in its hands"; "We have been thrown into a cruel war. But we shall remember: Inside the borders of our State, the Arab citizens shall continue to live - and for many of them this war is unwelcome. Their rights, equal citizen rights, we are commanded to fulfill. Our face is towards peace. We stretch out our hands to them for sharing in the building of the homeland. Citizens! We will protect the honor of our young State. Each of us is responsible for it by his conduct, the purity of his stand, his honesty. Every person is responsible for its security and its future". 92.5x59 cm. Poor condition. Tears, some missing. Stains. Mounted on linen for display and preservation.
Thirty one newspaper issues, May-June-July 1948.
"Yom Yom", "HaTzofeh", "Mivrak - Iton HaErev", "Yediot Achronot", "Yediot Ma'ariv" and "HaBoker" - all include updates regarding the various fronts around the country. Amongst them: issue of "HaAretz" of November 1947, "It was decided to establish the Jewish state"; issue of "Yom Yom" of May 14, 1948, "State of Israel in the Land of Israel"; issue of "Yediot Ma'ariv" of May 14, "The Mandate is Dead - Long Live our State!" + "Illustrated supplement" - The Mandate - Beginning to End"; issue of "HaTzofeh" of May 16, "The State of Israel was Established!". Various sizes and conditions. Some issues in fair-poor condition.
"Yom HaMedina", Israelג€™s joint newspaper journal. Friday, May 14th, 1948. 58x43 cm, leaf printed on both sides. Fair condition. Folding marks, tears and few stains. Tear missing on upper section, restored.
Issue of The Palestine Post, dated Sunday, May 16, 1948.
Title: State of Israel is Born. Photograph of David Ben Gurion on front page.  pp, 59 cm. Good condition. Folded.
1. A thanksgiving prayer and memorial for the victims of our people on the day of victory [allies in World War II]. Great Synagogue, Tel Aviv, May 9, 1945.
2. Prayer on the occasion of the first Yom Ha'atzma'ut in the State of Israel. Great Synagogue, Tel Aviv, .
3. Festive prayer on Yom Ha'atzma'ut. Great Synagogue, Tel Aviv, .
4-5. Honorary tickets and invitations to the festive prayers on Yom Ha'atzma'ut, 1951 and 1953.
Various sizes and conditions, foxing-marks and moth-holes.
Agudat Israel, three proclamations following the Declaration of Independence. Tel Aviv, May 1948.
A reaction to the Declaration of Independence. * "Jews, Citizens of the State of Israel" - call for observing the first Shabbat in the State of Israel. * "For the Establishment of the State of Israel" - reaction to the establishment of the State of Israel by Po'aley Agudat Israel. Size varies, good-fair condition, many filing-holes in the center of the proclamations, tears.
Copy of typewritten letter, signed by Chaim Herzog (1918-1997), Lieutenant Colonel and Head of the Intelligence department of the General Staff (later, President of the State of Israel), regarding "cancelling the intelligence service and transferring its tasks". [Tel Aviv], June 1949.
Two typewritten leaves were attached to the letter with a suggestion to publicize new definitions for the tasks and structure of the Intelligence Branch (the Intelligence Branch operated until the establishment of the Intelligence Wing - Aman in 1953). Three leaves. Various sizes. Fair condition, tears, folding and file marks.
Prayer and programme booklet for a memorial assembly conducted by the Chief Rabbinate on the thirtieth day of the passing of Prof. Chaim Weizmann, first president of the State of Israel. [Jerusalem, 1952].  pp, 20.5 cm. Very good condition.
Collection of pins, first-day covers, postcards, booklets, song-booklets, and various publications issued on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the State of Israel, 1958. The collection reflects the joy and excitement of the young state's citizens and leaders on that festive occasion. 23 items, various sizes and conditions.
Thanksgiving prayer for a Shabbat ceremony in the presence of the Israeli Interior Affairs Minister, Mr. Y. Ben-Yehuda. Printed on behalf of the Jewish community in Montevideo, Uruguay, 1958.
Photo-print of "Seder Tefilot Yom Ha'atzmaut" on heavy paper. At the end: Plegaria en bien del estado de Israel - prayer for the State of Israel, in Spanish.  leaves, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, minor tears.
A dozen items issued by religious Orthodox circles in Jerusalem, against opening the Jerusalem Swimming Pool where men and women swim together:
Train-ticket for the special train going to the demonstration against the mixed swimming pool in Jerusalem. * Invitation letter to a meeting on behalf of the acting committee against the Jerusalem mixed swimming pool. * "Holy debt" - invitation to a demonstration on behalf of the Sephardi Rabbis. * Printed notice "Shop closedג€¦according to the rabbisג€™ instruction to participate in the demonstration against the swimming pool". * "Prayer order during the demonstration against the mixed swimming pool", and other items. Various sizes and conditions.
Egyptian weekly magazine "Rose al-Yֵ«suf" from the day the Six Day War erupted. Egypt, June 5, 1967. Hebrew.
Printed under the caricature on the cover "What a black day, and also in Jordan they are sharpening their knivesג€¦!?". Amongst the articles appearing in the magazine: "Letters (written) in the blood of Gamal Abdel Nasser", "The enemy will say - words spoken by Ben Gurion", "Guide for homemaker - how you can join the struggle", etc. Accompanied by many illustrations. 52 pages, 28.5 cm. Fair condition. Coarse tears to upper margins of some leaves. Stains.
Three books by Meir Kahane, founder and leader of the "Kach" movement: Ha'Etgar - Eretz Segula. Jerusalem, 1973. *Al Ha'Emunah V'Al HaGeula. [Jerusalem, 1980]. *ג€¦L'Sikim B'Eineichemג€¦ [Jerusalem, 1980]. Three books. Various sizes and conditions.
1. For the sake of Republican Spain, a one-time edition. Published by "Antifa" and the intellectual workers group. In charge: A. Koblanov, Jerusalem: "Liga" printing press, Ramat Gan, May 10, 1938.
Paper published by "Antifa", an anti-Fascist and anti-nationalist organization, supporting the Spanish republicans in the fight against the nationalists during the Civil War in Spain. 8 pp, 31.5 cm. Good condition. Folded sheet, not cut. Moisture-marks at borders and minor tears. Folding-marks.
2. L'oeuvre des defenseurs de la religion et de la civilisation. Photographies du bombardment de Barcelone, le 30 janvier 1938. [The work of the defenders of religion and civilization. Photographs of the bombardment of Barcelona, January 30, 1938]. Poster. 50x32.5 cm. Good condition.
Brit Shalom was a movement established in 1925 by a group of Jewish intellectuals, aiming at achieving co-existence between Jews and Arabs, through yielding the right to establish a national home for the Jews in Eretz Israel, as stated in the Balfour Declaration. Amongst the members and supporters were Arthur Ruppin, Martin Buber, Shmuel Hugo Bergman, Gershom Shalom, Ernst Simon, Henreitta Szold, Yehudah Leib Magnes and others:
1. Memorandum by the Brit Shalom Society on an Arab Policy for the Jewish Agency. Jerusalem, January 1930. Good condition. Creases.
2. Jewish-Arab Affairs, occasional papers published by the Brit-Shalom Society. Jerusalem, June 1931. Good condition. Torn cover, partially detached.
Collection of printed items issued by the League for Jewish-Arab Cooperation: * In Emergency, The Problems of Zionist Policy and Jewish-Arab Cooperation. Jerusalem, 1940. 48 pp. * Cohen, Aharon. The Sources of Crisis, Routes for Solution. Jerusalem, . 27 pp. * Circular-letter. Jerusalem, October 1942.  pp.
Also included: "Summary of a conversation between Mr. H. M. [Haim Margaliot] Kalvarisky and Aharon Cohen and M. Shertok on 21-6-1943" - two typewritten leaves detailing a Jewish-Arab Agreement. Marked "Secret". * Notebook with 28 pages handwritten by one of the league's members [Kalvarisky? Aharon Cohen? A. Sasson?] with many details about secret meetings between the league members and various Arab figures. Various sizes and conditions.
Thirty eight leaflets, proclamations and booklets published by the Eretz Israel Communist Party and the Eretz Israel Communist Youth Organization, 1940s.
Some of the items were stenciled for internal distribution only; some other items are bibliographically unknown. A varied and very interesting collection. Various sizes and conditions.
1. Will there be peace in Vietnam? Published by HaShomer HaTza'ir in Israel, Tel Aviv, 1966. The map of "battlefields" is pasted to page 4.
2. End Slaughter in Vietnam!, translation: Eliezer Halevy. "This booklet was published by the 'Campaign for Peace in Vietnam' in Israel". Published by the National Committee for Peace in Israel, 1966. Cover design: Ruth Schloss. Text by Jean Paul Sartre, Arik Wolf, Bertrand Russell and others.
3. Vietnam, Black Book (Black Book on the American Crimes in Vietnam), translation: Eliezer Halevy. Published by the National Committee for Peace in Israel, 1967. Illustrations: Ruth Schloss.
Size varies, good to very good condition. Library ink-stamps.
"Peace March". Invitation to participate in a Peace March organized by Abe Nathan, 1966. "March from Abu-Gosh to Jerusalem, to which all young men and women who are willing to express their aspiration for peace are invitedג€¦" 68x49 cm. Good condition. Folding-marks, stains, tears (some restored). Mounted on fabric for presentation and preservation.
Two booklets printed after the Six-Day War and the conquest of East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, the Gaza strip, the Golan Heights and Sinai. Include detailed population censuses concerning the recently conquered regions, numerous data-tables and folded maps, in Hebrew and in English.
1. The West Bank of the Jordan, Gaza Strip and Northern Sinai, Golan Heights - data from general count. Booklet no.1 of a series of population censuses, 1967. Published by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Jerusalem, 1967.
2, Population and Housing Census, 1967, East Jerusalem. Published by the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Municipality of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 1968.
26.5 cm. Good condition. Minor tears and stains.
Neve Shalom. [Jerusalem?], [second half of 1970s].
Booklet published by the village members. Opens with the words:
" 'Neve Shalom' is the place to where people, of various national, religious, ethnic and cultural groups, come to meet in a friendly atmosphere and discover, beyond all differences between them and through those differences, the bond that unites them as human beings, and that the identical image of G-d is reflected in all of them". The booklet contains the ideological platform of the village founders and tells about the various activities in the village. The emblem of the village and its name in Hebrew, English and Arabic appears on the cover. At the end is a map with directions to reach the village.  leaves, 22.5x14.5 cm. Good condition. Tears and minor stains. Bibliographically unknown.
Share certificate, Hebrew Gymansia "Herzliya" Society Ltd. Jaffa-Tel Aviv. Eitan and Shoshani Printers, Tel Aviv, 1920s.
Empty certificate, unused, with hand signatures of the three principals and the secretary.
32x18.5 cm. Good condition, minor tears to margins.
"Support the JNF", poster issued by local committee for JNF donations. Jaffa, . A. Eitan and S. Shoshani Print.
"On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, our members will knock on every door to collect money for the JNF".
34.5x21.5 cm. Good condition. Mounted on linen for display and preservation. Placed in nice frame.
Tel Aviv and Region Sewerage and Sewage Disposal, Contract No. 1, Tel Aviv Interim Measures Contract Drawings. Published by G. B. Kershaw & Kaufman, Consulting Engineers, Westminster and Tel Aviv, [1940s].
Twenty-nine engineering sketches of the Tel Aviv Sewage system.  leaves, 100x61 cm. Good condition. Stains, tears to margins. Detached cover.
1. Tel Aviv and its surroundings. Printed by the Tel Aviv Municipality, 1924. A booklet about the city of Tel Aviv, with many photographs. A 1:5,000 map, drawn by the architect M. Scheinfeld, is folded at the end of the booklet. Bibliography Institute CD mentions that this map is unknown to them.
2. Tel Aviv and its surroundings. Printed by the technical department of the Tel Aviv municipality for the book "Sefer Tel Aviv", edited by Dr. A.Y. Brawer. Tel Aviv, . Scale: 1:10,000.
3. Map of Tel Aviv with street names, 1944. Lithographic printing, partly in color.
4. Jaffa. Large map, scale: 1:5,000. "Prepared and drawn: Jaffa administration, Tel Aviv Municipality". Levine-Epstein printing press.
Various sizes and conditions.
MS [unknown alias]. Behind the Scenes of the Mysterious Assassination on the Tel Aviv beach. Jerusalem, .
A booklet describing the affair of Arlosoroff's assassination in a literary style. Published a few weeks after the assassination. Bibliographically unknown and not in the JNUL.16 pp, 18 cm. Good condition. Minor tears at borders of cover, sporadic stains.
"Metzitzim min HaLul", a poster advertising a performance with the participation of Arik Einstein, Uri Zohar, Carmela Koren and the Churchilles, [1970s]. 64.5x92 cm. Good condition, minor tears at borders.
1. Program of "HaGashash HaChiver" premiere, directed by Shayke Ophir, held in Holon in May 1966. Photographs and biographical details about the trio "HaGashash", advertisements and texts of some of the sketches. Good condition. Minor stains, several tears.
2. Entrance-ticket to "HaGashash HaChiver" Trio show, program 4, "Mugrabi" hall, Tel Aviv, October, 1966. Good condition.
3-11. Nine black and white photographs of "HaGashash HaChiver" members. Probably photographed for promotional purposes, with instructions to the printing press. 18x13 cm. Good condition.
Five original illustrations (ink, watercolor and acrylic on paper) of Kofiko, by Aryeh Moscowitz (M. Aryeh, born 1930). [Apparently, end of 50s or 60s].
Kofiko ping-pong game; Kofiko life guard at swimming pool; Kofiko frying omelets; Kofiko knitting; Kofiko churning butter. Signed once, at bottom of leaf: "M. Aryeh". Illustrations 5.2x3.5 cm. on leaf 26x6 cm. Good condition.
Original illustration (pencil on paper) of Chipopo, by Aryeh Moscowitz. .
"Chipopo in Texas". Illustration of Chipopo riding a horse. Apparently, a draft for illustration that appeared on the cover of the book "Harpatkaot Chipopo B'Texas - Sipur Masa Mesha'ashe'a" [Chipopo's Adventures in Texas - An Amusing Story of Travel], published in 1988. Leaf 23.5x22 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, stains and creases.
Three printed advertisements, in color, by Mula Eshet, one of the pioneering fashion photographers in Israel. .
1. Advertisement for Ford Anglia car, with a model standing next to it: "The most wonderful car in the world." 24x24 cm. Very good condition.
2. Advertisement for Ford Comet car, with a model standing next to it: "Maximum quality in the right dimensions" and "Dorina - an original three-piece suit." 24x22 cm. Very good condition.
3. Advertisement for Volkswagen 1962 Beetle, the "car for a woman", with a model standing next to the car: "Fashion and quality in Satmar Products." Printed on heavy paper. 34x24.5 cm. Very good condition.
Poster with photographs of sixteen Israeli singers and musical pairs. Eretz Yisrael, [1970s].
Amongst those photographed: The Parvarim, Yehoram Gaon, Shula Chein, Yaffa Yarkoni, Boaz Sharabi, Chava Alberstein, Aris San, Tzila Dagan, Aliza Ezikari, Ilanit, and other singers. 100x70 cm. Good condition. Folded.
Dotan, Uri and Danny [ed]. TatRama - Israeli art magazine, first edition. Tel Aviv: TatRama Publishing Ltd., Sheinkin 36, September 1984.
Poems, photographs, illustrations and more. Among the contributors: Menashe Kadishman, Alex Levac, Yoram Kupermintz, Dr. Gidon Ofrat, and others. Signed, with dedication written by the editors, Uri and Danny Dotan.  pages, 49 cm. Good condition, staining. Slight damages to corners and margins.
"It's Time for Peace". Naidat Press, Israel [1970s].
A caricature in color by Uri Hofmekler, from the time when Israel and Egypt came to a peace agreement. Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter and others are seen in the poster. 49x67 cm. Good condition, minor tears.
"La Colina 24 No Contesta". Advertisement poster for the film "Giva 24 Eina Ona" directed by the British director Thorold Dickinson leading up to the premiere screening of the film in the Cannes Film Festival, 1955. Argentina.
Giva 24 was the most significant film produced in Israel until 1955, from the financial aspect and as far as its technical means and stars were concerned. The film tells the story of UN observers who reach "Hill 24" following a battle, to decide whether this hill will stay in Israeli hands or in Arab hands. The observers found four dead fighters on the hill. In the hand of one of them was an Israeli flag which led the observers to declare the hill as Israeli. Among the actors: Shoshana Damari, Joesph Yadin and Arik Lavie. 108x73 cm. Good condition. Minor tears, folding-marks. Mounted on fabric for presentation and preservation.
"Exodus". Advertisement poster for the film "Exodus", directed by Otto Preminger. Design: Saul Bass. U.S.A, 1961
The film, with actor Paul Newman, based on the book "Exodus" by Leon Uris, about the early days of the State of Israel. Partly photographed in Israel. The film was very successful. 62x100 cm. Good condition. Stains, folding-marks, restored tears. Mounted on fabric for presentation and preservation.
Poster advertising the film "Sinai Commandos - A Story of the Six Day War" [in Hebrew title of the film was "The Aim - Tiran", 1968].
A film produced following the outstanding Israeli victory in the Six Day War, when the atmosphere in the country was euphoric. The film tells the story of an elite IDF reserves unit, sent to destroy a radar station on the Tiran Island during the Six Day War. Direction and production: Raphael Nussbaum, script: Jack Jacobs and Raphael Nussbaum. Participants: Robert Fuller, John Hudson, Gaby Amrani, Shaike Levy, Gavri Banai, Israel Polyakov, and other actors. 104x68.5 cm. Good condition. Folded. Tears at folding-marks.
Fifty military postcards, for use by IDF soldiers. 1970s-80s.
Most of the postcards are illustrated with caricatures; on two cards appear photographs of "Shlom HaGalil" operation. Size varies, good condition. Most of the postcards were sent by mail.
Four posters advertising performances by Meir Ariel, 1990s.
Invitation to "An Elections Show by Meir Ariel" in "Hard Rock Cafe"; a poster for the release of the record "Zar'ei Kayitz"; poster for the release of the record "Bernard and Louise"; poster advertising weekly performance in "Sigal" club. Various sizes and conditions.
Tzum Alruslandishen Yiddishen Tzuzamenfehr. Election poster of a Zionist party. Printed by M. Pivoversky (׀. ׀׀¸׀²׀¾׀²׀°ׁ€ׁ׀÷׀°׀³׀¾), [apparently, Petrograd], beginning of 20th century. At top, Yiddish writing, calling Russian Jews to vote for the Zionist party whose number is 6. A large impressive illustration of a pair of Jews and a woman holding a shield decorated with a Magen David waving a torch-like bouquet in her hand, looking in the direction of the sun shining on a field plowed by a farmer.
61x46 cm. Fair condition. Creases and stains. Coarse tears, some unprofessionally restored. Placed in frame 68.5x53.5 cm.
"Unemployment Fund - Fund for the Unemployed! We shall unite thousands into a protection chain!" Poster designed by Rudi Deutch (Dayan). Tel Aviv: "Achdut" cooperative printing press, 1930s. Printed in black and red.
70x100 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears on borders.
"Neshef Vilna", poster issued by the Association for Aid and Rescue of Jews from Vilna and Vicinity. In the center - a large illustration by Moshe Vorobeichic. Tel Aviv: Y. Shlomi Printing Press, [late 1940s].
Invitation to an event for the survivors of Vilna to be held in Habimah, with the participation of Y. Bertonov, S. Rodensky and others.
69.5x49.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, minor tears and folding-marks. Professionally restored damages. Mounted on fabric for presentation and preservation.
"Visit the Fair", advertisement poster for the Levant Fair. Tel Aviv: "Strod" printing press, 1936.
"All the booths are open to the public. Eretz Israel industry fair, agricultural fair, settlement fair, construction fairג€¦international booths and an 'amusement park'". 63x95.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and creases. Mounted on fabric for presentation and preservation.
"Torah VeAvodah, from the burning exile to building a religious Eretz Israel". An election poster of the HaPo'el HaMizrachi party. Design: Shamir Brothers. Signed: "Shamir". Rohld printing press, [Tel Aviv, second half of 1940s]. 50x34 cm. Good condition. Many filing-holes. Several creases and stains.
"Zionists!". Poster issued by the National Zionist Shekel Council. Tel Aviv, 1938.
Opens with the words: "Zionists! The executive of the World Zionist Organization calls ג€¦to resume our actions ג€¦the 21st Congress will determine the fate of the People and the Land". 62x47.5 cm. Good condition. Folded. Many filing-holes.
"The Shekel attaches the Jewish Diaspora to the State of Israel", a poster issued by the World Zionist Organization. Design: Lichter-Nahor. Lithographic printing, S. Monsohn, Jerusalem, . 69x48 cm. Fair condition, numerous tears at borders.
"Do'ar Israel, Shanah Tovah". Tel Aviv: "Achdut" printing press, 1949. Design: Ankorion (Moshe Vorobeichic). 49x69 cm. Good condition. Mounted on fabric for presentation and preservation.
"Independence Day, 1953", a poster in color designed by Lichter-Nahor. Lithographic printing, S. Monsohn. Jerusalem, . 70x49.5 cm. Good condition, tears at borders.
Twenty-three years since Israelג€™s independence. Illustrated poster on tin. Produced by "Polkovsky Placards", Tel Aviv, 1971.
Stenciled illustrated poster. At center, symbol of State of Israel, above it shape of Star of David composed of two triangles, yellow and green. 101.5x70 cm. Illustrated on tin and attached to wooden frame. General condition good. Damage and scraping to paint.
Seventeen advertisement posters for plays in "Habimah", Hacameri" and "Ha'ohel" theatres, 1950s.
Amongst them: "The Visions of Simone Machard" by Berthold Brecht, "Rehov HaMadregot" by Yehudit Hendel,"Gum Zo LeTovah" by Moshe Shamir, "HaBitzh", "Lizistrata", "Ka'arat HaEtz", "Agadot Lod", "Pygmalion", "Anna Frank", "Hanna Szenes", "Shulamit" and more. Some posters designed by Zila Binder and Joseph Bass.Various sizes and conditions. Tears and creases at borders.
Three posters in color of cigarettes manufacturers, designed by Franz Kraus:
1. Dubek-Filter Cigarettes. Masada Printing Press. 98x68 cm.
2. Dubek Cigarettes . A. Levine-Epstein Printing Press. 68.5x48.5 cm.
3. Ofek Cigarettes. A. Levine-Epstein Printing Press. 68x48 cm.
Good condition, varies.
"Circus on Stage". Tel Aviv: Ephraim Strod and Sons Printing Press, [late 1930s]. Invitation-poster to the circus, with participation of dogs, acrobats, wonder-child, actors, singers and magicians. Photographs of some participants were printed on the poster. 92x61 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Folding-marks (folded into six).
Three election posters of "Gad" political party, the Torah religious front - unified list of Orthodox political parties including Agudat Israel, Poג€™alei Agudat Israel and non-partisan religious individuals in the election of the third, fourth and eight Knesset [Israeli parliament]. [1950s].
Two 50x35 cm - identical in design, differ in color of printing, good condition; one 43.5x42.5 cm., fair-poor condition, tears.
Eleven Communist posters. Tel Aviv, 1950s.
Posters issued by the Israel-USSR Friendship Movement, the Israeli communist party and the circle of Slavs in Israel, regarding various topics: "A Party to Celebrate the 37th Anniversary of the Great Socialist October Revolution", Congress of Israel-USSR Friendship, events and conferences in honor of May 1, relationship between Israel and the USSR, and other topics. Size varies, good to very good condition. Folded.
Twenty two posters about religion and Kashrut. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, 1950s-60s (most of them from Tel Aviv and from the early 1950s).
Posters issued by various organizations and institutions in Tel Aviv: Agudat Israel, Chief Rabbinate - Religious Council, Talmud Torah and Yeshivah Ketanah of Belz, "Beit-El" synagogue, Histadrut "Merkaz" in Israel - the committee for fighting against foreign education, and posters issued by chief rabbis. Posters about various issues: Kashrut, registration of pupils for educational institutions, request for prayer during drought, invitations to conferences and lectures, etc. Size varies, good to very good condition. Folded.
"Ten Yad LeTeddy", two municipal-elections posters and an invitation to a lecture in Beit HaAm (1967). Various sizes and conditions.
A colorful printed Ushpizin poster. Designed by Pinchas Gefen, Kisvarda (Hungary), [1940s]. 34.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, significant tears and holes, mainly at upper and lower borders.
Mizrach. Solomon Brothers Publication in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, [early 20th century].
"Memento of the Holy Land and Holy Sites by administrators of Bar Yochai Yeshiva and retirement home of the Holy City of Safed" (Rabbi Eliezer Yaג€™akov Podhortzer). Publication of "Committee of Association of Bar Yochai Yeshiva and Retirement Home in Meron" / "Students of the Beit Midrash of the divine Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, Safed Upper Galilee". At center, drawing of the Western Wall, beneath it, "Regulations and Prerogatives of Association". 59.5x47 cm. Good condition. Few stains. Minor tears on margins.
For protection of infant and woman giving birth, from us, the Holy Society of Tlemcen. Tlemcen (North Algeria): Chaim Ben Chayun Printing Press, [1930 or earlier, possibly 1924].
Illustrations of lions, palms of hands, Magen David and more. 28x21.5 cm. Good condition.
1. Protection for child by Ba'al Shem Tov. Tehillim verses and holy names. Djerba. Blue-greenish leaf.
2. Protection against plague, authentic, by Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum. Holy names and spells in Hebrew and Yiddish.
3. Protection for child, for good luck. Tehillim verses and holy names.
4. Protection for child and for woman giving birth, with spells against the evil eye by the Chida. Jerusalem, [post 1899]. Zuckerman Printing.
In the center appears a drawing of the palm of a hand, underneath a circle with an eye, letter-combinations and names in a square frame. Various sizes and conditions.
1. A decorated "Shiviti" sketch, for hanging in a synagogue, designed by Z. Kimchi. Ness-Ziona, 1946. Ink on grease-proof paper. Illustration of Absalom's Pillar, Tower of David, Western Wall, Cave of Machpelah, Rachel's Tomb, and tomb of Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNess. 45x42 cm. Good condition. Stains, adhesive-tape and minor tears at borders.
2. Emblem of Pardess association. Sprayed paint on paper. [Designed by Z. Kimchi], [1940s?]. Leaf 49.5x35 cm. Good condition.
Berthold, Joseph Tscherkassky. Berlin, 1924.
Catalogue of Hebrew letters and various decorations. Includes samples for various fonts and typefaces created by the typeface manufacturer. Introduction in seven languages: Yiddish, German, English, Hebrew, Arabic, etc. Elaborate color cover, with embossed letters. The author was the Oriental Department Manager of Berthold.  pp, 29 cm. Good condition. Moisture marks. Damages to borders of binding.
Share-certificate, "Oneg Shabat Ugemilut Hasadim" society of Biograd na Moru, Croatia. Lithographic printing Roֵ¼ankowski I Drug D. D. Zagreb, 1921. 37X24 cm, including a stubs-leaf (some stubs are missing). Good condition. Filing-holes.
Share-certificate, Central Jewish Bank (shares company) -"Jevrejske Centralne Banke". Lithographic printing of Ernest Fiֵ¡er Lubotica, Sarajevo (capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina), 1922. 34.5x25 cm, including a stubs-leaf (some stubs are missing). Good condition. Minor folding-marks.
Share certificate, Jewish Bank for Cooperative Loans [ֵ½idovskֳ© ֳ÷vernֳ© druֵ¾stvo - Koֵ¡icei]. Hermes lithographic printing, Koֵ¡ice, Slovakia, 1930. 33.5x24.5 cm, with stubs leaf of the same size; good condition. Folding marks.
Thirty "travel certificates" on behalf of "Bnei Brit Freedom Association - Chesed, Brotherhood, Unity" printed on thick paper. Jerusalem, 1920s.
* Seventeen share certificates of the "Bnei Brit" fund for building houses in Eretz Israel. Jerusalem, 1920s. Designed by Meir Gur-Aryeh and Ze'ev Raban. Share booklet of "Bnei Brit" fund for building houses in Eretz Israel, Jerusalem, 1935. Unused. * Twenty-five letters to Yeshayahu Peres and heads of Bnei Brit office in Jerusalem; includes sixteen letters signed by Meir Dizengoff. * Book of rules for the association for freedom "Bnei Brit" in Eretz Israel, Jerusalem, 1937. * Regulations for the Gemilut Chassadim Association by A. C. "Bnei Brit", Rishon LeZion. Total of more than seventy items. Various sizes, good condition.
"From the Books of Gershom Shalom in Jerusalem". Block for personal ex-libris of Professor Gershom Shalom (1897-1982). Lead block attached to wooden plate, 6.5x5 cm. Good condition.
218 Jewish private and institutional ex-libris labels, from late 19th century to the second half of the 20th century.
The collection includes personal ex-libris labels of various personalities, institutions such as Tachkemoni school in Jaffa, "Bezalel" school (1920s), Chachmey Lublin Yeshivah, and more; the collection includes ex-libris designed by Joseph Budko and E. M. Lilien (personal ex-libris and four ex-libris of Dr. Franz Openheimer, in different sizes). Some labels appear more than once. Various sizes and conditions.
One hundred and twenty ex-libris labels. Eretz Israel and Europe, late 19th century to mid 20th century.
Varied collection of Jewish ex-libris labels from private and institutional libraries, some of them belonging to collectors or to famous intellectuals. Some were designed by well-known artists: Joseph Budko, Hermann Struck, Miron Sima, and other artists. In addition, twenty reproductions of ex-libris labels designed by E.M. Lilien, are attached. Total of 140 items. Variou sizes and conditions.
Seventy nine ex-libris labels, most of them from Eretz Israel, 20th century.
Varied collection of Jewish ex-libris labels from private libraries and university libraries, two of them designed by the artists Herman Struck and Jacob Starck. Various sizes and conditions.
Twenty five invitations to weddings and Bar Mitzvahs of various families, amongst them: Borokhof, Avizov, Babaiof, Shmuelof, Agaiof, Ilyayof, Galibof, Aminof, Davidof, Ovidof, and more. Amongst the items is an entrance card to a prayer in the Great Synagogue in the Bukharan neighborhood, with the presence of the High Commissioner in 1924 and an entrance card to the Bukharan Sukkah in the house of Abraham Aminof in 1925. Most items are from the 1940s-50s. Various sizes and conditions.
Seven printed items related to the "Shekel".
For a complete list, see Hebrew description.
Various sizes and conditions, generally in good condition.
Five bills, Anglo Palestine Bank: five lira bill; four one lira bills. Various sizes. Good condition, marks from use (stains and wear).
Fourteen wine-bottle labels. Eretz Israel, early 20th century through 1920s-30s.
Labels for bottles of wine and other alcoholic beverages, from the Rishon LeZion and Zichron Ya'akov wineries. Illustrated, with some printed in color lithographic print. English text on some labels, for bottles intended for export. Size varies, condition varies - fair to very good.
Nine promotional labels of hotels in Eretz Israel. Jerusalem, Haifa and Mount Carmel, Tel Aviv, Tiberius and Nazareth, 1930s to 1950s.
Size varies, good to very good condition.
160 payment-means, bus tickets, coupons, receipts and various admission tickets. Eretz Israel, 1910s-1970s.
Varied collection of ephemera: bus tickets from Egged, HaMa'avir, Hever and others, as well as tickets for rides from Be'er Sheba with an illustration of a Magen David that were used as a means of payment during periods of shortage of coins of low value; receipt-booklets, food-stamps, receipts for donations to different institutions, invitations to cultural events and to religious events, and more. Various sizes and conditions.
One-hundred and ten ephemera, of various institutions and organizations especially from the city Haifa: Association of Zionists in Eretz Israel, The Civil Security in Eretz Israel, Orphan Committee, Hebrew Association of Research of Eretz Israel and its Antiquities, Committee of Keren HaYesod in Haifa, Hebrew Practical School in Haifa, holy Yeshiva "Tiferet Yisrael" in Haifa, Haifa Municipality, Tnuva milk distributor in Haifa, and more. Various sizes and conditions.
Forty-nine receipts and means of payment. Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberias, Izmir, Tunisia, Amsterdam, Danzig, Pinsk and more, 1891 through the 1940s.
The collection includes receipt and membership cards of various European organizations, receipts by clerks and administrators in Amsterdam (late 19th century), documents of charity institutions and religious institutions in Jerusalem from the early 20th century, means of payment, and more. Various sizes and conditions.
Twenty documents, most from the 1940s-1950s.
Bicycle permit, two temporary passports issued in Cairo, lottery tickets, etc. Various sizes and conditions.
"Tatenyu", "At Dort" (by Yoel Engel), "Natof Natfa" (by Alexander Krein) - three music notes booklets. Published by the "Society for Jewish Music" (Geselshaft far Yidishe Musik). Moscow, 1919. Russian, Yiddish, German, French and Hebrew. Booklets no. 43, 47, 50. Cover design by Eliezer (El) Lissitzky (1890-1941). 8; 4; 6 pp, 34.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, ink stamps. Detached leaves. Creases and slight tears.
Hofstein, David. In Tovl Fun Vant (Zamlung). Berlin: Funken, 1923. Poetry book. Binding designed by the artist Nathan Altman (1889-1970). Funken logo designed by the artist Joseph Chaikov (1888-1986). 60,  pp, 25 cm. Good condition. Foxing-marks. Handwritten inscriptions. Creases at borders of leaves. Tears and stains at borders of cover. Spine strengthened with paper-tape.
Arvatov, Boris. ׀׀׀¢׀׀ ׀׀›׀¬׀¢׀׀׀, ׀‘. ׀׀ ׀’׀׀¢׀׀’ [Nathan Altman, by Boris Arvatov]. Berlin: Petropolis, 1924. Russian.
A book dedicated to the work of Nathan Altman (1889-1970), accompanied by many reproductions of his works: portraits in different styles, book covers and stage designs. Printed in 500 copies.  pp,  plates, 32 cm. Fair condition. Significant moth damage. Several detached leaves.
Korman, A [ed]. In Feirdiken Doyr, [In the Burning Period, anthology of new and revolutionary poetry]. Kiev: Meluche-Farlag and Kultur-Lige, 1921. Yiddish.
Anthology containing works by David Hofstein, Peretz Markish, Moshe Kolbak, Moshe Broderzon, Kadia Molodovsky and others. Illustrations and typography on the cover were designed by Joseph Tchaikov. 64pp, 17 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, ink stamps.
Shvelen, Peretz Markish. Kiev: "Yidisher Falks Farlag", 1919. Poetry book by Peretz Markish, one of his early books. Cover, title page, illustrations and inner title pages designed by the artist Joseph Tchaikov. Design of the publishing house emblem by Al Lissitzky. 163,  pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Original cover reinforced with adhesive tape. Booklet re-bound in hard binding.
Baginen [Beginning], Chodesh Djurnal, Ershter Buch [Monthly Journal, First Issue]. Kiev: Al-Ukrainishn Literarishn Komitet, Idishe Sektzye, June 1919. Yiddish.
The issue contains works by David Hofstein, Leib Kvitko, Sholem Asch, Y. Y. Singer and others. Original cover is missing. Design of front and back cover, title page and eleven illustrations in the booklet all by Joseph Tchaikov. 126 pp, 25 cm. Fair-good condition. Cover missing. Stains. Original booklet, bound in hard binding.
1. Kvitko, Leib. Grin Gras. Berlin: "Yidisher Literarisher Farlag", 1922. Cover and title pages by Issachar Ber-Ryback. Good condition. Damages to cover. Ex-library copy.
2. Kvitko, Leib. 1919. Berlin: "Yidisher Literarisher Farlag", 1923. Binding and title pages designed by Joseph Tchaikov. Fair condition. Front cover detached. Tears and stains. Ex-library copy.
Greenberg, Uri Zvi. Mephisto. Warsaw: Literatur Fund, 1922. Second edition. Poem by Uri Zvi Greenberg which is one of his most important compositions in Yiddish. Cover designed by Wolf Weintraub, the font on the title-page designed by Greenberg himself. The author's portrait, by Henrik Barlevi.
Preceding the title page appears a long dedication spread on the whole page, handwritten by Uri Zvi Greenberg, in pencil. Attached is a letter from Prof. Dan Meron, editor of Uri Zvi Greenberg's writings, confirming that the dedication was handwritten by Greenberg. 85,  pp, 30.5 cm. Fair condition. Many stains and creases. First leaves and front cover are loose. Worn cardboard binding, attached with adhesive tape.
Greenberg, Uri Zvi [ed]. Albatross, Zhurnal Far Dem Nayem Dichter un Kinstler Oysdruk [Periodical for Modern Poetry and Artistic Expression]. Warsaw, 1922.
First issue of the modern Yiddish periodical "Albatross," known for its significant influence on Yiddish literary circles and on Jewish modernism.
An important association copy: On the inside of the front cover is a handwritten dedication by the editor, the poet Uri Zvi Greenberg, to the artist Marc Schwartz, the illustrator of this issue.
A modernistic revolutionary essay by Uri Zvi Greenberg in this issue [Manifest to the Opponents to Modern Poetry] did not evade the eyes of the authorities, who reacted upon the appearance of the second issue by issuing an order prohibiting its publication and by confiscating all its copies. Following this incident, Greenberg left for Berlin, and from there moved to Eretz Israel in 1924 where he continued writing, in Hebrew. Cover design by Ze'ev (Vladislav) Weintraub. Includes linocuts by Marc Schwartz. 19 pp, 36 cm. Fair-good condition. Dry and fragile paper. Minor tears. Detached covers.
Novak, Mili [Shmuel]. Ga'ash. Kiev: Meluche Trest, .
Poetry book by Mili Novak, style inspired by the October Revolution and by the writings of Mayakovsky and Alexander Blok. Novak's poetry is one of the early examples of proletarian-Communist poetry in Hebrew. The cover design presents a unique typography, done by the artist Manuel (Emanuel) Shechtman (1900-1941) - a graphic designer, painter and theater-sets designer, student in Kiev's art academy, close to the literary circles in Kiev at the 1920s, and active in areas of culture and art. 47 pages, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Corner of back cover missing.
Chamisha Ivrim. Frankfurt am Main-Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, 1922.
An Indian folk parable adapted by Tolstoy, unknown translator. Illustrations: Chavurat Tzayarim (perhaps Yafim Chiger).  pages, 29x22.5 cm. Fair condition. Detached leaves and cover. Tears to leaf margins. Stains.
Ma'ase B'Zkaina U'VeDov. Frankfurt am Main (Moscow-Odessa): Omanut, Gamliel Library, 1922.
A folk tale for children translated and adapted by Simcha Ben Zion. Illustrations: Chavurat Tzayarim.  pages 30x22.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Coarse tears to front cover. Detached leaves. Stains. Back cover missing.
"ג€¦ Ma'ase B'Zkaina U'VeDov is a problematic booklet - a severely criticized legend adapted by S. Ben Zion. The legend first printed in the Ben Ami reader, appeared in Eretz Israel shortly after Ben Zion immigrated to Eretz Israel (1905), and re-appeared again and again throughout the years, almost in all Hebrew readers. Rav Ze'era writes this critic: 'The legend Ma'ase B'Zkaina U'VeDov: Why does it appear in readers for Hebrew children? The educational purpose of legends is to cultivate healthy imaginationג€¦ but the images must be from the same world in which the child grows. In the Jewish world, do we see bears attacking children? This is not a legend for the Hebrew nation nor for the world in general, but it is a typical Russian taleג€¦'. The illustrations in the booklet Ma'ase B'Zkaina U'VeDov are difficult to recognize and we have no real knowledge of the person who drew them. They portray an old woman with farmer's garb with a kerchief askew behind her ears portraying that this is not a plain Ukrainian farmer's wife but a Jewish woman. The children, on the other hand, are dressed in city clothes, and the boys do not even always have their head covered. The children's ages are not realistic, and in one illustration, children too small are together with children too big. In the same illustration, there is a combination of logic and illogic and here and there a comical element, and a lot of crudenessג€¦". (From: Ayala Gordon, Hebrew illustrations, Nachum Gutman Museum, Tel Aviv, , page 110).
Latzet Yedei HaKol. Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, Gamliel Library, [c. 1920].
Folk parable adapted by Tolstoy. Apparently, translated to Hebrew by Achad Ha'am (Asher Ginzberg). Illustrations: Chavurat Tzayarim (perhaps, A. Kratchov).  leaves, 30x21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Front and back covers almost completely detached. Minor tears to margins and few creases.
The Roosters and the Fox. Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, Gamliel Library, [nd, beginning of 1920s, before 1923].
A parable of Berachyahu HaNakdan, adapted by Chaim Nachman Bialik. Illustrations by Moshe Moltzmacher.  pages, 30x22 cm. Good condition. Stains. Minor tears to leaf margins and cover.
"One of the nicest books of the ג€˜Gamlielג€™ series is ג€˜The Roosters and the Foxג€™, based on Berachyahu HaNakdan's parable which Bialik enhanced with a clever text full of humor. The illustrations in this book excel in their decorativity and color and are extraordinary in their beauty and intensity. The description of the animals is delicate yet dynamic, and the complex compositions of the chickensג€™ movements as a homogenized group - all move right or left, or all peck together - are very successfully rhythmic". (From: Ayala Gordon, Iyurim Ivri'im, Nachum Gutman Museum, Tel Aviv,  page 107).
The Jackals and the Elephant [Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy], illustrations by A. Naruzev. Frankfurt am Main-Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, Gamliel Library, 1922.
Color illustration on the cover, six large color illustrations within the booklet.  pp, 16x21.5 cm. Very good condition. It is rare to see a children's book from that time in such good condition.
Bialik, Chaim Nachman [ed]. HeChatul VeHaShu'al, folk story, translated and edited by Haim Nachman Bialik. Frankfurt am Main-Moscow-Odessa: Omanut, Gamliel Library, 1923. Unknown artist. 14,  pp, 24.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Minor tears. Detached cover and leaves
Gorian, A. Inem Grinem Gras [In the Green Grass]. Yiddish: L. Rosenblum. Moscow, Tsentraler Folker-farlag fun F.S.S.R., 1929. Yiddish. Rhymed children's story, with large illustrations in black, green and red.  leaves, 25 cm. Good condition. Several stains, creases.
Chorol, Devora. Gartenvarg [Vegetables]. Moscow: "Emes" Publishing, 1936. Yiddish.
Illustrations by D. Krasilnikov. Rhymed story for children, with large illustrations (black and white). Devora Chorol (1898-1982) - poet and teacher born in Ukraine, her poems and stories for children, with rhythm and rhyme, were printed in newspapers and books in Moscow until World War II. 13,  pp, 22 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears, fastened with adhesive-tape. Stains. Detached leaves.
Busch, Wilhelm. Der Raben Nest [The Raven's Nest], free translation into Yiddish by Joseph Tunkel [Der Tunkeler, see also item 360[. Warsaw: "Brider Levin-Epstein un Shutfim", 1921.
Illustrated children's story, rhymed. 16 pp, 18.5 cm. Good condition.
Yidale, A. Die Mase Mit der Bobitze - story in Yiddish. Botoֵani, 1932.
First booklet in the Kindershpiel series. Illustrated cover. 14 pp, 17 cm. Good condition, stains on cover. Several handwritten corrections.
Der kleine Israelit, dem jֳ¼dischen Kind in Schule und Haus. [Mainz], December 1937; March 1938. German and some Hebrew.
Two issues of a children's supplement of the paper Der Israelit, paper of the Orthodox Jewry, published from 1860 until its printing was forbidden by the Nazi regime in November 1938.  pp in each issue, 27 cm. Very good condition.
Fichman, Yaג€™akov. Arava, Children's Poems. Frankfurt Am Main (Moscow-Odessa): "Omanut" publishing, 1922.
Illustrations by Apter, Higer, Kravtzov and Mutzelmacher ("Tzayarim Group"), cover design by Yafim Higer. 83 pp, 25x22 cm. Book in good condition, stains mainly to first and last leaves. Cover in fair condition, stained and torn. Minor moth-damages. New binding.
Springer, Siegmund [ed]. Jung Juda, Zeitschrift fֳ¼r Unsere Jugend [Young Judea - periodical for our youngsters]. Prague, 1903. German. Third year, issues 1-25. The periodical "Jung Juda" was founded in 1900 by Filipp Lebenhart and was published until the 1930s. This periodical was the first Zionist-German periodical for youngsters. The editor, Springer, served as a chairman of the National Jewish Teachers Union in Bohemia. The issues include poems, biographies, short essays, letters, quotations from the Talmud, crosswords, photographs and illustrations. The issues are compiled in a volume with a special title page and an index. IV, 400 pp, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Detached binding. Many detached leaves.
Krinsky, M[agnus]. Children's songs, anthology of songs published in the revised "Bereshit Da'at". Warsaw: "Ha'or", 1919.
Music notes for thirty five Hebrew songs. "Music notes by A. Davidovich and M. Kipnis". Facing the title page - portrait of the editor. Illustration by H. Goldberg on front cover.  portrait, , 24 pp, 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Back cover missing. Chopped borders. Several stains. Detached leaves.
Levi, Leo [ed]. Boker, first reader for Jewish children in exile. Firenze, 1956.
Published by Mercaz HaChinuch in Paris. Illustrated. Introduction and comments in French. , 63,  pages. 21 cm. Good condition. Few stains on cardboard binding.
Nayer, Zev. Dan VaGad, Hebrew reading study-book for first grade pupils. Illustrations by H. Walenberg and P. Haneman. Berlin-Shoeneberg: Siegfried-Scholem, 1936.
An introduction in German is attached in a separate pamphlet. A cardboard pocket at the end of the book contains six Lotto cards. 48,  pp, 23 cm. Very good condition.
Tsanin, M. Motele Mazik. Tel Aviv, July 1946.
Children's story, about Itche-ber, who has two professions: a shoemaker and a beggar. Manuscript with colorful illustrations. Ink, colored pencil and aquarelle on paper. This story, most probably, has never been published. On the title page, under the book's title, appears a dedication to Tsanin's son, Itzchak.
Mordechai Yeshaya Tsanin (1906-2009) - founder of Yiddish journalism in Israel, linguist and Yiddish writer, cultural leader of Yiddish in Israel; author of the Yiddish-Hebrew-Yiddish dictionary, founder and editor of the newspaper "Letste Nayes" - one of the most popular newspapers in Israel. Tsanin was born in Poland. Served in the Polish Army during World War II. Arrived in Eretz Israel in 1942 and lived in Tel Aviv until his last day.  leaves (six with illustrations only) bound as a notebook 19x15.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing-marks.
Four rare, early children's books published by Binyamin Barlevy. Tel Aviv, [1930s]. All four do not appear in the JNUL collection:
1. Talmi, A. Yaldei Chen [Nice Children]. Pictures by Maleventzik and illustrations by Bass to rhymes by Talmi. Number 57 in the series of items published by Barlevy.
2. Talmi, A. Aviron [Airplane]. Pictures by Maleventzik and illustrations by Bass to rhymes by Talmi. Number 58 in the Barlevy series.
3. Dubi [Teddy Bear]. Lithographic print by A. Kaufman. Number 59 in the series.
4. Avrahami, A. HaChavraya [The Gang]. Illustrated by A. Hohenstein. Lithographic printing by A. Kaufman. Number 79 in the series.
Various sizes, various conditions, fair, fair-good.
Yirphael, S [probably Raphael Sapporta]. Dolidol-Dol, Queen of the Dwarves. With illustrations by Iza. Tel Aviv: Benjamin Barlevy, [1940s]. Colorful lithographic illustrations. Bibliographically unknown and not in the JNUL. 16 pp, 24x17 cm. Good condition. Small ink stain. Small moisture stains.
Collection of personal documents and sketches of games, belonging to Benjamin Barlevy (1894-1964), who pioneered the game and children's book publishing industries in Mandate Eretz Israel. Born in Warsaw, Barlevy immigrated to Israel at the age of 27 and dedicated 50 years of his life to developing and manufacturing games and publishing children's books, designed to instill national ideals and values in Jewish and Israeli children. The collection includes fifteen photographs (one of them features the showcase of Barlevy's shop); business cards and personal labels; four preliminary sketches of Barlevy games, drawn by hand; additions and corrections (possibly handwritten by Ze'ev Vilnay) to the board game "Tiyul BaAretz", the first game Barlevy published; a letter from Israel Idelssohn (Bar Yehuda) from Yagur, complaining that Yagur does not appear on the game board of Tiyul BaAretz; three 1930s invoices from Barlevy's store on Allenby Street in Tel Aviv. Various sizes and conditions.
Painting of a boat on a lake surrounded by trees, a palm tree, plants and two birds. Ink and watercolor on card. Signed by Ruschkewitz in the lower left corner.
On the reverse is a Shana Tovah greeting in Hebrew and German from the Ruschkewitz family, handwritten by Ruschkewitz and dated 1962. Card 15x10.5 cm. Good condition. Faint stains, mainly at borders, minor creases.
Ruschkewitz, Peretz [Fritz]. Oto, Oto, Otobus! Tel Aviv: Ruschkewitz, 1947. Illustrated by Ruschkewitz.
Colorful illustrations in lithographic printing, in the typical style of Ruschkewitz.  illustrated leaves + illustrated cardboard binding. 24x6.5 cm. Good condition, stains. Several loose leaves. Bibliographically unknown.
1. Lobe, Mira. Kadoret HaTechelet (The Sky-Blue Balloon). Translation: A. HaMeiri, illustrations by Edith Samuel. Tel Aviv: Pressa, 1942. Children's story, with large colorful illustrations by the German artist, doll-creator, Edith Samuel.  leaves, 24.5 cm. Fair condition. Acid and fragile paper. Front cover detached. Tears at corners. Several stains.
2. Shteklis, Miriam. Lady with a Dog, according to S.[Shmuel] Maharshak. Illustrations: Isa Hershkovitz. Tel Aviv: "Hadfus", . Rhymed story for children, with illustrations in color.  leaves, hard cover, 22.5x19.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Several stains. Spine missing, binding loose.
Gan Chayot, illustrated by D. Gilboa, rhymes by Levine Kipnis. Tel Aviv: M. Anvi, [1940s].
The book opens on top. Four poems for children printed on heavy cardboard leaves. Illustrated sections rise from every opening between two cardboard leaves to accompany the poems.
 leaves, 23x16.5 cm. Fair condition. Many repairs with tape. Stains and tears. Bibliographically unknown.
We are soldiers, verses by Shlomo Skolsky, illustrations by [Zvi] Livni. Tel Aviv: "Da'at", 1950s.
Facing each page with verses is a large illustration in color.  heavy cardboard leaves. 24.5x17.5 cm. Good condition. Damaged cover, partly detached, tears. Stains.
1. Sefer Gan HaChayot, verses by Leah Goldberg; illustrations by A. Lehman. Tel Aviv: Yoachim Goldstein and Binyamin Greenboim, 1942. An advertisement of the Tel Aviv Zoo appears on the last page. 16 pp, 23.5x16 cm. Good condition, some stains. Borders of cover torn and professionally restored. Inner covers mounted on new paper.
2. Parparim, verses by Levin Kipnis, illustrations by Zvi Goldin (colorful woodcuts or linoleum cuts). Booklet A, Dvir Publishing, Tel Aviv, [ca. 1930]. 8 pp, 21.5 cm. Very good condition.
3. Gezor VeHadbek Lecha Mischak! - Mi Amar El Mi?. Bible knowledge game, by Greta Rosenthal [-Lewinsky]. [Tel Aviv, 1940s?]. Booklet for cutting and pasting, with illustrations in color.  pp, 25 cm. Good condition, foxing.
Three children's books with illustrations by Leah Grundig (1906-1977). Born in Germany, Grundig was a member of the Communist Party and married to the German-Christian painter Hans Grundig. The couple were imprisoned in concentration camps as a result of their Communist affiliations. Leah succeeded in escaping and immigrated to Israel in 1940, with the assistance of Nahum Eitan (Itin). In 1949, during one of her visits to Germany, she met, by coincidence, her husband, who had also survived the camps. She left Israel and returned to Communist East-Germany, leaving behind her collection of paintings.
1. Kahana, Batya. Tapu'ach HaZahav HaGe'eh. Illustrations: Leah Grundig. Tel Aviv, . Fair-poor condition, significant moisture stains.
2. Chukovsky, Korney. Shemesh Genuvah. Hebrew: Leib Kuperstein, illustrations: Leah Grundig. Tel Aviv,. Good condition, stains on cover. Minor moth damage.
3. Chukovsky, Korney. Zvuvah Zehuvah. Hebrew: Leib Kuperstein, illustrations: Leah Grundig. Tel Aviv . Good condition, stains on cover.
Thirty-three children's books and coloring-booklets, most of them with color illustrations. Printed in Israel in the 1950s-60s; many of the books are bibliographically unknown.
1. Peג€™er, David [pseudonym of David Piness]. Oto Oto Aviron. Booklet for learning the Aleph-Beth, with colorful illustrations.
2. Peג€™er (Piness), David. Ani Ve-Avodati. [np]: Sifriya Chinuchit.
3-4. "Hava Nigzor". Two cut and paste booklets, with figures of a soldier, a train, an El Al airplane, and more.
5. Coloring-booklet for children, with six color and six black and white lithographic illustrations.
6. Drawing booklet No. 6 - The Tank. Illustrations: Yafa. Jerusalem: HaChayim.
7. Tools, a drawing booklet (No. 37). Tel- Aviv: El HaMa'ayan.
8. Anu Bonim, a coloring booklet.
9. Anu Nos'im, Sefer LeTziyur. [np]: Aryeh.
10. Barechovot uBaSderot, by HaDod HaTov, illustrations by Miriam Nik. Tel Aviv: Amichai.
11. Ma'aseh BeDubon "Lo Rotze", from English by Israel Hadany [=Shlomo Skolsky], illustrations by Friedel Stern. Tel Aviv: Shmuel Zimzon .
12-20. Volume containing nine short booklets of children's stories, bound together. On the covers are color lithographic illustrations. The author's name David Pe'er (Piness) appears on some of the booklets. [Tel Aviv]: Shoham..
21-28. Volume containing eight short booklets of children's stories, bound together. On the covers are colorful lithographic illustrations. The author's name, David Pe'er (Piness) appears on some of the booklets. [Tel Aviv]: Shoham..
29. Anderson, Hans Christian. Ezbe'onit. Translated by Rachel Caspi, illustrations by Zvi Livni and "Berger." Tel Aviv: Aryeh.
30. G'veret Mikimonet, according to Flyn Belkov, edited by Shlomo Skolsky. [Tel Aviv]: Aryeh.
31. HaBayit VeHaRechov, a booklet from the series "Hakol Ani Lomed MiSidrat HaAleph-Beth", edited and compiled by M. Ben Ya'akov. Illustrations: Baruch Or. Tel Aviv: Da'at.
32-33. Choveret LeZiur Aleph-Beth BeTemunot, BeOtiot U-Bichtav. Two booklets, one large format and one small format, slightly different from each other. Colorful illustrations and black and white illustrations for coloring.
Size varies, good to very good condition.
Three rare children's books that are not in the JNUL collection:
1. Strenge, H. [ed.]. Tale of a Puppy. Tel Aviv: Omanut (printed by First), 1935. Tiny booklet from the "LePe'utot BePrutot" series, edited by Mrs. H. Strenge". A list of the booklets in the series appears on the last page. Foxing.
2. Amitan (Vilensky), Ella. The Violinist. [NP]: Nitzanim, [end of 1940s]. Illustrations by D. Gilboa to poems by Amitan. Good condition. Minor tears and stains, primarily to the cover.
3. Avital, L. [trans.]. The Ugly Duckling, based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson. Illustrated by Lily Bouquet. Haifa: Eshkol, [end of 1940s]. Stains and minor tears. Torn spine.
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, a children's story, with illustrations in color by Rudolf Sidner. Tel Aviv: "Olympia" (Martin Feuchtwanger), 1946.
 pp - on cardboard. 24x17.5 cm. Good condition, several stains.
Blumenthal, S. Pook-Pook's Birthday, English translation by Sara Low. Haifa: N. Warhaftig, [1940s]. Lithographic printing by Kaufman, Tel Aviv. English.
Story in rhymes of the dwarf Pook-Pook on his birthday. Although the book is written in English it is read from right to left. Impressive colorful illustrations. 16 leaves, 24x16 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Fi