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.
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.
1. R. Lehman, woodcuts. Sifriyat HaPo'alim Publishing, Art Department, . A dozen reproductions of woodcuts in large format, contained in the original folder. Printed from the original plates in "Hadassah" vocational printing press.
2. Menachem Shemi, forty eight pictures with selected letters and drawings. Album, edited by Moshe Bassok, with an introduction by E. Kolb, Director of the Tel Aviv Museum. Hakibutz HaMeuchad Publishing, . Tears to paper cover.
Size varies, good condition.
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.
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.
Two Purim dreidels. USA, 1940s.
Wooden handle and tin dreidel. On one, figure of Esther is printed with the verse "And the king said to her what do you want Queen Esther" and inscribed "Queen Esther"; on other dreidel, the figure of Haman is printed with the verse "Haman son of Hamdata Jew hater" and inscribed "Wicked Haman". Diameter: 10 cm, handle length: 6 cm. Fair-good condition.
Valentin, Y [ed]. Nimrod, weekly comics journal for children. Tel Aviv, .
Weekly comics journal for children; includes several comic series (some in color), a "Technology and Science" section, a crossword, and more. Only sixteen issues were published. This is issue no. 12, the only issue not in the collection of the JNUL. 12 pp, 33 cm. Good condition. Minor foxing and tears at borders.
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.
Prof. Yeshayahu Leibowitz, letter to C. Glick, in regard to drafting yeshiva students to the army. [Jerusalem], 1975.
"Ben Gurion, Moshe Dayan and Shimon Peres wholeheartedly agreed to excuse yeshiva studentsג€¦ because they understood that this arrangement causes desecration of G-d's name, disgrace to the Torah and destroys religionג€¦ and for this they are assisted by rabbisג€¦". Leaf 12.5 cm. Good condition, creases and folding marks. Tear to upper right corner.
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.
Chalomotav shel HaShabtai R' Mordechai Ashkenazi, about the dreams notebook of R' Mordechai Ashkenazi, disciple of R' Avraham Ravigo, by Gershom Scholem. Leipzig: Schocken (Schocken Library/Jerusalem, Researches and Sources, First Book), .
"One hundred and fifty copies printed", as a token of friendship for R' Shlomo Zalman Schocken on his sixtieth birthday". Private, non-commercial edition, with wide margins on fine paper, handmade. The book opens with and introduction to a dozen of the chapters of the manuscript of the notebook, which is in the Schocken Library in Jerusalem, attachments and two facsimilies. , 100,  pp, 29.5 cm. Good condition. Damages to end paper and to spine.
Die Bibel in Bildern von Abel Pann. Jerusalem-Vienna: The Palestine Art Pub. Co., 1926.
Twenty four lithographs of illustrations in pastels by Abel Pann for the book of Genesis stories, accompanied by verses translated into German. Preceding each facsimile-plate a leaf was bound with the relevant verse. 36 cm. The body of the book is in good condition. Cloth binding damaged and somewhat worn.
Photograph of Gabriel Talpir's portrait by the artist Reuven Rubin, from 1972. Photographer: I. Zafrir, Tel Aviv.
Talpir is seen in this portrait with a beret on his head, surrounded by a collage consisting of headlines of "Gazit" periodical for art and literature edited by Talpir. On the reverse appears a dedication by Reuven Rubin, in pencil: "For my dear friend G. Talpir, with appreciation, Reuven". 25x20 cm. Good condition. Minor damages at borders.
Handwritten leaf, by "ג€¦Josef benג€¦Avraham Zvi". [Germany], March 22, 1872.
"Mi SheBerach" prayer in honor of Wilhelm I, King of Prussia and Emperor of the German Empire. Leaf 14.5x14 cm. Good condition. Folding-marks, tears, staining.
Four handwritten pages, list of donors to "Ladiesג€™ Society" "Keter Torah", established in New York in 1908, and letters. New York, November 23, 1919. Yiddish.
List of 44 donors, a letter handwritten by Zvi Menachem Weiss with the address of Chaim David Tokinoff in Brooklyn, New York, the society's ink-stamp and an additional letter (not signed).  pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Stains and folding-marks.
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. First leaf is detached. Rebound in cardboard with the original cover mounted on.
1. Naye Passover Haggadah. [New York]: Bildungs Comitet fun Arbiter-Ring, 1948. Yiddish and Hebrew, with many music notes. On page 24 appears the Partisansג€™ song. Illustrations, many of them by Ephraim Moshe Lilien.
2. Naye Passover Haggadah. Buenos Aires: Zwischo un Sholem Aleichem Shulen, 1950. Shul-Bibliotek, series no. 8, booklet no. 1. Yiddish and Hebrew.
3. Naye Passover Haggadah. Rio de Janiero: Aroysgegeben fun Hebraika, 1960. Cover according to no. 1 above - [New York edition] 1948. Yiddish, Hebrew and transcript of the Yiddish text in Latin letters. Many handwritten comments. 19.5x23 cm, condition varies. Stains, comments and handwritten inscriptions.
Temes, N., Lishevsky, I., Goldberg, H. Ani KorehIllustrations by L. Wolpert. Tel Aviv: Omanut, 1947-1948. Parts I and II.
Hebrew language study booklets for children, with color illustrations, some by Nachum Gutman. 21 cm. Good condition. Tears at borders of covers, minor tears at borders of leaves.
Plastisch-Anatomischer Handatlas fֳ¼r Akademien, Kunstschulen und zum Selbstunterricht, von Dr. Fritz Schider. Leipzig, 1908.
"Atlas for Academic Use, For Art Schools and Self-study" published by Fritz Schider, artist and teacher of arts in Basel, Switzerland. E.M. Lilien's private copy. On the inside of the front cover appears Lilien's private ex-libris label. It is possible that this atlas served Lilien in his graphic works. Twenty two pages, 117 plates, 30.5 cm. Good condition. Numerous foxing-marks. Binding somewhat loose, damaged spine.
Siddur Beit Ya'akov, Part I. Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin publication, by Shalom Yosef Carmel of Lodz presently in Landsberg. Augsburg, .
Stereotype printing of 1924 Lemberg edition. Two title pages, following the first title page are printed dedications in memory of Rabbi Shalom Yosef Carmel's family members who died in the ghettos "and German camps". 465,  leaf, 23.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing-marks on leaves, stained binding.
"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.
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.
Letter handwritten by the poet Esther Ra'ab to Gabriel Talpir, 1960. * Typewritten letter, hand signed by the poet Nathan Zach, 1960. * A furious letter handwritten by the poet Chaim Guri to the publisher Amikam Gurevitz, 1973. * Letter handwritten by Chananya Reichman to the Writers Association, 1973. Various sizes and conditions.
Passover Haggadah, [Moshav] Felix Warburg Village, 1956.
Non-traditional Haggadah, with illustrations. "Edited according to Yehuda Sharet's version, written and illustrated by Talma Hefetz, printed by HaMa'atik Jerusalem". Ends after the fourth wine glass, with "Shulchan Orech". 28 pp, 25 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears at borders of cover and second leaf, stains on the cover.
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.
Anochi, Dan [Ephraim Davidson], [ed]. Non-political Haggadah, for everyone. Tel Aviv: Bedichuta, .
Humorous Haggadah, typewritten and stenciled. 10 leaves, 21cm. Fair-good condition. Partially detached, stained and torn cover.
N. Bezem, Jean Tirosh Gallery, Old City of Jaffa, April-May 1968.
Homage to the French Cubist painter Fernand Lֳ©ger. Editor: A. Gilad, Printing: Amal printing school. Six prints in color, each signed by Bezem and numbered, 75/300 copies. 27x27 cm, good condition. Original cover, somewhat worn. Printed on three heavy paper leaves, folded in half.
Passover Haggadah. HaBonim, Tzahala camp. [Tel Aviv], 1957.
Non-traditional Haggadah, stenciled, with many illustrations.  leaves, 28 cm. Fair-good condition. Bound with string. Tears and stains at borders of cover and first leaves. Not listed in Steiner.
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.
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.
Six paper items printed in Morocco, 1940s-50s.
Including: Document issued by the JNF confirming receipt of a donation for tree planting, written in Arabic in Hebrew letters; invitation to Shimon Bar Yochai public celebration in Casablanca; two membership cards of the Zionist Organization in Morocco;HaPo'el HaMizrachi Women in Morocco membership card; Holiday Greetings card with gilded decorations. Various sizes and conditions.
Reflection on Golda, on the 100th Anniversary of Her Birth. Writer: Wendy Elliman; Artist: Carol Hamoy. New York: Faust & Smith, . English.
Collection of reflections about Golda Meir on her hundredth birthday. The book was printed on good quality paper in a special format: leaves were cut in the shape of a Magen David and bound in a wood-binding covered with cloth, handmade.  pp, 28 cm. Very 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.
Six music-note booklets for songs in Hebrew and Yiddish, by the composer and musicologist Shlomo Rosovsky (1878-1962).
Four booklets published by "Yuval, Publishing House for Hebrew Music"; two booklets published by "Geselshaft far Yidishe Falks-musik in Peterburg", St. Petersburg, 1914.
Names of oeuvres: "Badchan" for piano; "Tachat Si'ach HaYerakrak"; "Numa Numa"; "Poema" for piano; "Lomer Zich Iberbeten" and "Ich bin a Balegula". All booklets in old cloth binding with embossed writing "Collection of Compositions for Song and Piano, Yuval Publishing, S. Rosovsky". Volume 31 cm. Good condition. Stains. Minor moth-damages to binding.
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.
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.
Eight mezuzahs. Eretz Yisrael, 50s-60s.
Silver (some stamped), beaten and etched, filigree; beaten copper; brass.
Four are stamped "Israel" or "Made in Israel". One is stamped: "Bezalel". 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.
Neft, board game for 2-5 players. Eretz Israel: Adloyada, [ca. 1961].
Purpose of game: purchasing oil-fields. The map of Eretz Israel is drawn on the board. On the map appear the locations of Heletz, Beer-Sheba and Arad. Attached are: an information booklet about oil and an instructions leaf. Original box, 47x32 cm. Good condition. Moisture-marks and damages. All of the game parts are included and have not been used.
1-5. Five "Omanut" booklets - quarterly of Bezalel National Museum news, published by Friends of Bezalel Society. Jerusalem, 1940-1941. First booklet of first year in English; booklets 2-3 of year I; booklet 1, 2/3 of year II. In each booklet appear articles and photographs.
6. Chatzot, a silver-plated plaque, made by Boris Schatz. Signed on right corner "Yerushalem". "Chatzot" is engraved on upper part, in the center a candle and a person praying, on the lower part - "Parsa Zion Beyadeha - ein menachem la". 7x7 cm, good condition. Minor stains.
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.
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.
Lewinsky square [new central bus station in Tel Aviv] - Guestbook. 1970s-80s. Autographs and dedications, most of them for the contractor Areyh Pilz, the initiator of the idea of constructing a new central bus station. Construction lasted for twenty years. The station underwent different stages until it reached its current poor condition. Amongst the signatories: Yitzchak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Rehavam Ze'evi, Shlomo Lahat (Tchitch) and many leading figures from the military and the industrial sectors.  leaves with tens of signatures and dedications, 29.5 cm. Good condition. Several leaves are partly detached.
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.
Brass coin-like amulet, for wearing around neck. In the center, the shape of a Magen David, names of angels, combinations of letters and names; on margins, names of the four rivers: Gichon, Pishon, Euphrates, Chidekel.
Diameter: 3 cm. Good condition.
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.
Candlesticks, made by Hans Teppich. Jerusalem, [1950s-1960s]. Copper, partially gold plated.
"Israel" etched on base. Each candlestick is made of six petal-like branches, which create the shape of a flower when opened. Signed underneath: "Jerusalem Teppich".
Width: 8 cm. Height: 3.5 cm. Fair-good condition.
Vortragszyklus aus Jֳ¼discher Geschichte [Lecture-series about Jewish History]. Proclamation issued by the management of the Vienna Jewish Community, 1906.
A series of lectures about Jewish history - Viennese Jewry in the Middle Ages and in Modern Times - organized by Dr. S. Frankfurter. Leaf 34 cm. Fair condition. Tears, creases and numerous folding-marks.
A notebook with copper cover with map of Eretz Israel, signed "Hakul P417 Israel"; cork decorated with filigree; two spice towers, The State of Israel; brass ashtray made by Flavel + pestle; tin Chanukkah menorah simple work; bowl made by Avraham N. Oppenheim. 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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Song of Songs, illustrated by Zeev Raban, 'Bezalel', Jerusalem. Jerusalem: "Shir HaShirim", 1930. Third edition.
Twenty six picture-plates in color, mounted on the book leaves, on the right side (printed from left to right). The illustrations are surrounded by text. On the left side appears the French translation. Good quality printing on heavy paper with wide margins. The illustrations were printed in Paris by "Paris de Artistique Editions". Imitation leather binding made by "Bezalel", with "Queen of Sheba" plaque.  leaves, 34 cm. Good condition. Slight damages to binding and to front end paper.
For complete list, see Hebrew description.
Various sizes and conditions, ex-library copies. Original bindings and covers are missing.
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.
1. I arraign Russia before the bar of civilization for great crimes against a common humanity - Speech of Congressman Wm. Sulzer in the House of Representatives. Washington, [1903?]. English and Yiddish. A sharp speech calling Russia to take responsibility for the destiny of its Jewish citizens. 9, 7 pp, 16 cm. Very good condition.
2. The Jews of Romania and the Treaty of Berlin - Speech of Hon. Walter M. Chandler of New-York in the House of Representatives. Washington, 1913. English. Speech about the contribution of the Jews to the world and the way they are treated in Romania. 32 pp, 24.5 cm. Good condition. Minor creases.
Steinman, Eliezer [ed]. Ketuvim, weekly journal on questions of culture, literature and art, published by Agudat HaSofrim V'Hasifrut Ha'Ivrit B'Eretz Yisrael. Tel Aviv, 1926-1933.
First to seventh year, Issues 1-299. (Issue 14 of the first year is missing). Ketuvim was founded by Chen Bialik and edited by Eliezer Steinman; Later, Avraham Shilansky joined the editing staff. Ketuvim served as the mouthpiece of the Hebrew Authors' Union where they published their works: Asher Brosh, Ya'akov Pichman, Avigdor HaMeiri, Avraham Shalonsky, Esther Raab, Nathan Alterman, Avraham Chalfi and others. After a year, Ketuvim became sharply opposed to the leaders of the Authors' union and the union removed its patronage from the journal and founded Moznayim. After the two editors Steinman and Shalonsky parted ways, the publishing of the journal ceased and Shalonsky began editing Turim. Five volumes 49 cm. Good condition. Damage to several issues.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's collection.
Sefer HaTruma shel Po'aley Eretz Israel LePo'aley Austria, list of donors and their donations. Published by the Executive Committee of the Histadrut HaKlalit shel HaOvdim HaIvrim BeEretz Israel, Tel Aviv, April 1934.
Names of all the donors and the amount of their donations to support the struggle of the socialists in Austria, following the workers rebellion.
96 pp, 30.5 cm. Fair condition. Ex-library copy. Stains, creases and tears. Last leaf was bound upside-down.
Five Books by the Yiddish author and poet Chaim Grade (1910-1982).
For complete list, see Hebrew description.
Various sizes and conditions, ex-library copies. Original bindings and covers are missing.
Yidishe Velt Hilf Conferents [Jewish World Relief Conference]. Paris, [1922 or 1923]. Yiddish, French and English.
Information about the organization's goals and its activities. Numerous photographs of Jewish children worldwide, many of them hunger-struck or pogrom victims. The booklet mainly deals with the situation of Jewish children in Ukraine. 92 pp, 22.5x13.5 cm. Good condition. Minor damages to binding.
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.
Flirt, the Secret of Love. Compiled by M. K. Edited by N. Me'iri. Universal Book Publishers, Tel Aviv; A. L. Publishers, Jerusalem, [1920-s].
Forty-eight printed cards, each card has twenty sentences that deal with issues between men and women. 14.5x9 cm. Foxing to cards. Original cardboard cover, slightly worn and torn.
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.
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.
Mischak VeAvodah, booklet II, by Menachem and Miriam Arnon. Tel Aviv: "Omanut", 1935
Riddles, games and exercises for children. Simple black and white illustrations, by Nachum Gutman. Illustration on cover is hand-colored. , 17,  pp, 31 cm. Good condition. Staining and minor tears.
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.
Two documents issued by the Jewish Workers Organization - "Algemayner Yiddisher Arbiter" in Lithuania, Poland and Russia, the "Bund":
1. Invitation notice to an evening about founding a newspaper, on behalf of the "Bund" committee in Minsk, Belarus. [1920s]. Yiddish. 23x19 cm. Very good condition.
2. "Ankete-Boign", detailed questionnaire to the organization members. No place is noted, [1920s]. Yiddish. The slogan printed on the upper part: "Proletaryer fun Ale Lender, Faraynikayt Zich!" 35.5x27.5 cm. Very good condition. Folded in half.
Die rituelle Circumcision (Beschneidung), operativ und rituell bearbeitet, von Dr. Josef Grֳ¼nwald. Frankfurt am Main, 1892. German and Hebrew.
Instructions booklet concerning circumcision, by Dr. Josef Grֳ¼nwald , circumciser from Vienna. Text in German with Hebrew citations, two illustrations and several prayers. 11 leaves, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Several stains. Detached leaves.
Joseph Tunkel (1881-1949), official postcard, with a long letter in his handwriting, 1911. Yiddish.
The Jewish humorist and satirist Joseph Tunkel was known by his literary name "Der Tunkeler". He writes his biography on this postcard; from the day he was born in Babruysk in 1881, the move to Vilnius when he was 15, through publications in the paper "Der Yid" in 1901, and so on, until 1911. Postcard 14x9.5 cm. Good condition. Postal stamp missing.
Escuche la voz del Judaismo Sovietico! [Listen to the voice of Soviet Jewry!]. [Buenos Aires, 1971].
Invitation to a lecture by Dov [Boris] Sperling, concerning the struggle of young Jews in the Soviet Union for their right to live in Israel. Sperling was a prominent Aliya activist, together with Yasha (Ya'akov) Kazakov (Kedmi). The lecture was held on behalf of the Revisionist movements in Buenos Aires - "Herut", "Beitar" and "Tze'irey Herut". 110x72 cm. Very good condition. Folded.
Cover for Matzot. Colorful embroidery upon pale velvet cloth. Jerusalem, 191- - [apparently, 1913].
On upper section embroidered caption "Lichvod Chag HaMatzot" and "Jerusalem", in center, letters "Mem" and "Kaf" embroidered and in lower section "Year 191-" - Last letter unraveled. Embroidery threads forming shapes of flowers and bow retained their vibrant color. Diameter: 46 cm. Fair-good condition, damage on velvet, stalks and embroidery, mainly on border.
[Sport Club] S.C. HaKoah 1937. Two plaques, probably given as a prize to participants in a sports competition.
Cast bronze, silver-plated cast bronze. Vienna (manufacturer's stamps on the reverse), 1937. On the silver-plated plaque "2" is engraved, on the other plaque "3" is engraved.
4.1x3.1 cm. Good condition.
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.
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.
Vergleichende Datum-Tabellen auf 216 Jahre, Berechnet und herausgegeben von Rabbiner Salomon W. Freund. Vienna, 1885. Calendar for 216 years, from 1874 to the year 2000. Printed in honor of Sir Moses Montefiore with a dedication in honor of his 100th birthday. 5, 370 pp, 36 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears at the borders of the first few leaves, some with text omission, restored. Stains.
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.
Nine booklets and periodicals in Yiddish, printed in Buenos Aires.
For a complete list of items see the Hebrew text.
Various sizes and conditions.
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.
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.
Ginsburg, Saul M. and Semenovich, Petr Semenovich [ed]. ׀•׀²ׁ€׀µ׀¹ׁ׀÷ׁ–ׁ ׀½׀°ׁ€׀¾׀´׀½ׁ‹ׁ ׀¿ׁ£ׁ׀½׀¸ ׀² ׀ ׀¾ׁׁׁ–׀¸. St. Petersburg, 1901. Hebrew, Yiddish, transcription into Latin letters, Russian.
Anthology containing 376 Jewish folk songs, divided into subjects: children's songs, Jewish prayer songs, love, soldiers and more. Most of the songs are based on a combination of Hebrew and Yiddish and next to each song appears a transcription into Latin letters. The introduction, title pages, comments and titles were printed in Russian. XXX, 329,  XIV,  pp, 27.5 cm. Fair condition. Binding is partly detached, several detached leaves. Pages 3-8 mistakenly bound after page 16.
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.
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.
Letter of recommendation handwritten and signed by Rabbi Kook. [Eretz Israel, 1920s-30s].
Leaf 11 cm. Good condition, creases, hand-cut margins. Written on regular writing paper, with Rabbi Kook's stamp at the top.
1. Inter Arma, a Zamlbuch Lirik, Redagirt fun Shmuel Ya'akov Imber. Vienna-Brin: "Yiddisher Buch un Kunstfarlag, M. Hikl", 1918. Yiddish. Writers: Shmuel Ya'akov Imber, Uri Zvi Greenberg, Ya'akov Mastel, David Koenigsberg, Melech Ravitch. 79,  pp, 22.5 cm. Fair condition. Tears, leaves and cover detached.
2. Esterke (A Poem), Shmuel Ya'akov Imber. Vienna-Brin: "Yiddisher Buch un Kunstfarlag, Max Hikl", 1919. Yiddish. Second edition. 64 pp, 21 cm. Fair condition. Tears, leaves and cover detached. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Passover Haggadah. No date or place is mentioned, [second half of 1940s].
Non-traditional Haggadah. Handwriting in lithographic printing, with illustrations. Judging by the texts, it seems that it was printed around the end of World War II.  leaves, 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Damaged and detached cover, torn and stained.
Five bills, Anglo Palestine Bank: five lira bill; four one lira bills. Various sizes. Good condition, marks from use (stains and wear).
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.
Four paper articles on behalf of "The Convalescent Home for the Jewish Poor", Bad Kissingen (Kurhospiz fֳ¼r Arme Israeliten Bad Kissingen), 1910-1920.
Annual report for the year 1910; card with name of district rabbi and rabbi of the convalescent home, Dr. S. Bamberger; two printed circulars, one stenciled. Various sizes and conditions.
ֳ„ther und Relativitֳ₪tstheorie, rede, gehalten am 5 Mai 1920 an der reichs-universitֳ₪t zu leiden, von Albert Einstein. [Ether and the Theory of Relativity, speech, held on May 5 1920 at the Leiden University], by Albert Einstein. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1920. First edition. German.
15,  pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Original cover. Ink-stamps and library stickers. Stains.
Loteriah Di Kupat Mohar Umatan. Izmir (Turkey), 1874.
"Lottery ג€¦ for Jewish orphans. The lottery consists of 4,000 ticketsג€¦" Leaf printed in five languages: Ladino, Ottoman-Turkish, French, Greek and Armenian. 22.5x20.5 cm. Good condition, stains and wear at borders.
with original Arikha etching
Beckett, Samuel. Krapp's Last Tape. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 1983. Hebrew: Hilit Yeshurun.,
"Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Moshe Spitzerג€¦master of Hebrew book design, for his blessed contribution to the Bialik Institute". No. 262 of 330 copies, printed on hand-made paper. Attached is an original etching by Avigdor Aricha, "Portrait of Samuel Beckett", numbered 52/96.  pp,  etching, 23 cm. Very good condition.
Third Seder Haggadah. [London]: Y.P.Z. (Young Poaley Zion), , 1978. English and Hebrew.
Non-traditional Haggadah. Devoted to the Jews living in Arab countries and accompanied by informative texts about this subject.  leaves, 25.5 cm. Very good condition. Bibliographically unknown.
For list of journals, see Hebrew text.
Various sizes and conditions.
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.
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.
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.
Frishman, David [ed]. Reshafim. Warsaw: "Safrut", [1909-1911]. Literary anthology edited by the author, poet and translator David Frishman. Complete set, issues 1-50 bound in two volumes. "Reshafim" enabled young talents to express themselves with the revival of Hebrew literature, and the issues include works by Uri Nissan Gnessin, Joseph Chaim Brener, Zalman Shneur, Yitzchak Katzenelsohn, Ya'akov Steinberg, Hillel Zeitlin, Ephraim Lissitzky, Micha Joseph Berdichevsky and others, as well as Frishman's translation of "Thus Spake Zarathustra" by Friedrich Nietzche. Good-fair condition. Stains, tears. Several title-pages are missing.
Collection of documents of an engineer in the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality and in the British army, in the first camouflage military unit. 1940s.
Documents of a Brigade soldier, who emigrated from Russia to Eretz Israel in 1925 and joined the Haganah. Served as a city engineer in Tel Aviv -Jaffa and with the outbreak of World War II, he insisted on serving as engineer in the British army and was sent to Italy and Libya with the Jewish Brigade. After his return to Eretz Israel, he worked as an engineer in the Jerusalem region, until his death in 1955.
The collection contains: New Year greeting from 1945 of the First Camouflage Military Unit, the Royal Engineer Battalion; "B'Ohalim", newspaper of the Camouflage Unit - first and second issues (printed in Italy, "internal, not for publication"); Various typewritten documents: humorous lectures, texts of plays, programs of Kabbalat Shabbat, poems, etc. Total of 23 items. Various sizes and conditions.
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.
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.
Musical box produced by Thorens, Switzerland, [late 1940s or early 1950s]. Illustration by Arthur Szyk in background, "Israel. New Canaan, 1948" from the series Visual History of Nations. By pulling the string at the bottom of the music box, "HaTikva" is played. Wooden box 25x20.5 cm. One piece of the mechanism is broken.
1. Hapoel HaTza'ir / Hapoel HaTza'ir Publishing, journal of the "Hapoel HaTza'ir" party of young workers in Eretz Israel. Published by the "Central Committee", Jaffa, 1918-1919. Issues 1-31 are bound together. (Issues 1-24 were published under the title "Hapoel HaTza'ir Publishing"). The paper was published during the years 1907-1970. Founded by "Hapoel HaTza'ir" party and served as the first literary podium for Eretz Israel workers. Y.H. Brener and Dvora Buaron were the paper's editors. Amongst the writers were most of the Hebrew authors in Israel at the time: Joseph Chaim Brener, Moshe Smilansky, Gershon Shofman, Asher Barash, S.Y. Agnon. S. Ben-Zion, Ya'akov Fichman and others. Volume 29 cm. Good condition. Stains, creases, tears mainly to binding and edges of leaves.
2. Brener, Joseph Haim [ed]. Prudot: literary anthology for young readers (A). Jaffa: S. Barsky, 1917. Poems and stories by Levine Kipnis, Hillel Bavly, Mordechai Ben Hillel HaCohen, Israel Dushman and others. 64 pp. 15.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and tears.
From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Nahon, Dr S. U. [ed]. Torah Scroll Ornaments. Photography: Alfred Bernheim, layout: Ariel Wardi. Jerusalem, 1966. Hebrew, English and Italian.
Twenty five black and white professional photographs of crowns and pomegranates, covers, breastplates, holy arks, etc, of Italian communities. Copy no. 11 of an edition of 477 copies; including an illustrated index of the photographs. In a folder 44x32 cm. Good condition. Staining and minor damages.
See list in the Hebrew description.
Various sizes, fair to good condition. Some have tears and stains.
Paper weights with the portrait of David Ben-Gurion by the artist Gilbert Poillerat, made by crystal manufacturer Cristalleries d'Albert. France. 1973.
Transparent and blue crystal (stamped); plaster.
Portrait of David Ben-Gurion on top of the shape of a Magen David stamped into the base of the crystal. The portrait is described D. Ben-Gurion and signed by the artist "G. P. 73". Attached is a certificate from the crystal manufacturer, certifying that this is copy no. 59 of 750 copies produced. Diameter: 7.2 cm. Height: 4 cm. Very good condition. Placed in original box.
Thirty-one lists of names of members of Agudat Israel in the training groups in Eastern Europe, .
Lists contain: name of group training and its type (farming / carpentry etc.), date of beginning of training, names of members, country of origin, year of birth, occupation and date of admission to training. Among training groups: Siedliska, Opole, Boneirki, Shershev, Vilnius, Yaroslavl, Balando, Novi-Devor, Gֳ¶rlitz, Sobkow, Sanz, ֳֵ³dֵ÷, and others.  typewritten leaves, 29 cm. Fair-good condition. Creases and coarse tears on margins.
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.
1. Schwartzberg, Shmuel Binyamin. Tikatev Zot Ledor Acharon. New York, 1898. Describes the situation of literature in New York and includes criticism of the people's spirit. 33 pp, 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Aged pasting of a cut throughout the book, with no text omission.
2. Imber, N. H. Barkai HaShlishi, or The Blood Avenger. New York, 1904. Thirty two poems about Israel and its hopes, with an introduction in English and translation of some of the poems into English. Includes "HaTikva" in nine verses, with translation into English. The book is dedicated by the author to the Emperor of Japan. 72 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Several stains. Cardboard binding. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Typewritten composition, by Israel Rogosin. [U.S.A, 1943].
Rogosin (1887-1971) Jewish-American Industrialist and Zionist philanthropist. Rogosin visited Israel many times and donated millions of dollars for the establishment of schools and to educational funds in Israel. Rogosin bequeathed the "Rogosin Enterprises" to the State of Israel.
In this composition from 1943, Rogosin criticizes the conduct of the Jews. According to his views, as a result of many years of business and personal relations he came to the conclusion that Jews tend to cheat, not to respect commitments, bypass official regulations and disregard moral laws and common sense while chasing, according to their definition, an achievement. Rogosin claims that the fact that Jews are a persecuted people, trying to survive, led to the above patterns of thought and conduct, which, in turn, enhance the persecution of Jews. Attached is a copy of a letter by Albert Einstein in response to Rogosin's composition. Einstein agrees with the argument that there is a need to change, through education, some of the traits identified with Jews, and that he hopes that Rogosin's ideas will gain the appropriate attention. 14, 2 leaves. Good condition. Creases and tears at edges of leaves.
Gutyanski, B. [Binyamin]. Zalts in Di Oygn. Illustrations: A. Hafter. Moscow: "Der Emes", 1944. Yiddish.
Twenty two rhymed stories condemning Hitler and Nazi Germany, with harsh and humorous illustrations. The author, Gutyanski (1905-1949) - Yiddish poet, translator and editor. Composed poems for children, rhymed stories and short sketches for papers in Yiddish and Russian. Joined the Red Army in 1942, at first as a writer of anti-Nazi propaganda and later as a fighting soldier. Translated Don Quixote by Cervantes into Yiddish. Gutyanski disappered in 1948; he was probably arrested, tortured in a Soviet Prison and executed with other Jewish producers in 1949. 38,  pp, 17 cm. Good condition. Ex-library copy. Stains, mainly to cover.
1. Passover Haggadah, Dorot, printing year not noted [early 1950s]. Arranged by Elisheva Nadel and Moshe Lublinsky, Tel Aviv. A non-traditional printed Haggadah, with hand-colored illustrations.  leaves, 25 cm. Good condition. Stains, mainly on the cover.
2. Passover Haggadah for kindergarten children in Dorot, printing year not noted [early 1950s]. , 6,  leaf, 21.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Creases and minor tears. Back cover partly detached.
Three books by Isaac ben Meir Goldman (1839-1905) - native of Vidzh, province of Vilnius. Studied in his city and afterwards in Minsk, Volozin and other Yeshivot. In 1861 moved to Vilnius where he socialised with intellectuals and became friendly with Ada"m HaCohen. When he became known for his poetry, Goldman was asked by Y"L Gordon and Zederbaum to write for "HaMelitz", where many of his articles were published anonymously: * HaPachad BaLeilot , two poems, Leil Kipurim and Leil Hoshana Raba. Warsaw, 1876. Two satiric poems about customs and prejudices. * Shanim Kadmoniot. Vilnius, 1879. * Shivat Zion. Vilnius, 1888. Zion-poems and longing for Eretz Israel. Approx. 17 cm. Condition varies, good. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
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.
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.
Auf dem Wege - On the Track - HaBonim Noar Chaluzi, Jugend-Alijah des Bundes Nach Tel-Chai. Berlin, December 1937.
Booklet published by the young group "Tel-Chai" of "HaBonim" Youth Movement, sponsored by "Aliyat HaNo'ar". Texts written by boys following their aliya to Tel-Chai and Kfar Giladi, with several illustrations and photographs. 500 copies printed. 33,  leaves,  illustrations and photograph plates, 29 cm. Fair condition. Significant moisture-marks on cover and first and last leaves.
Yaג€™ari, Yehuda. Shlumiel Matza Tzel, A Fairy Tale from the Present; with nine wood-cuts by Jacob Pins. Jerusalem: "Tarshish" (Dr. Moshe Spitzer), .
Adaptation of "Sipuro HaMufla shel Peter Shlumiel" by the German-French poet Adelbert von Chamisso. A limited edition of three hundred copies was printed. 37,  pp, 24.5 cm. Good condition. The first two pamphlets somewhat loose. Minor foxing-marks to first leaves. Minimal moth-damages.
Theure Brֳ¼der und Schwestern! [Dear Sisters and Brothers!]. Printed circular issued by the Society for Eretz Israel (Der Vorstand des Vereins fֳ¼r Palֳ₪stinensische Angelegenheiten). Berlin, July-August 1871. German.
A suggestion is raised in this letter to organize a fundraising campaign in synagogues during Tisha BeAv for the poor in Eretz Israel, for maintaining tomb-stones and in particular the graves of Zecharya and Avshalom on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Signed (in print) Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer (Dr. Israel Hildesheimer).  pp, 28 cm. Good condition. Creases and several stains.
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.
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.
Leibowitz, Prof. Yeshayahu (1903-1994). Three handwritten letters, addressed to the Culture Department of the Executive Committee, HaPo'el HaMizrachi organization in Tel Aviv. Jerusalem, 1937-1938; one letter not dated.
Leibowitz writes in one of the letters that he undertakes to deliver speeches in the Tel Aviv branch but he criticizes the list of subjects sent to him and suggests alternative subjects; in one letter he writes: "I shall of course not refuse in future to lecture, since spoken words are different from written ones. I am always ready to discuss and debate with people with whom I absolutely disagree, because the verbal debate does not oblige me and does not include me in their frameworkג€¦".  leaves written on both sides, 26 cm. Good condition. Tears with text omission at upper left corner. Folding-marks, filing holes.
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.
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.
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
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.
Guri, Chaim. Ad Kav Nesher 1949-1975. ["Zuta" series] HaKibutz HaMeuchad Publishing, 1975. Dedication handwritten by Guri to the poet Yona Wollach. 128 pp, 11.5 cm. Good condition. Damages to binding.
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.
1. The Chosen People, a Dramatic Portrayal of Jewish life in Russia, in Three Acts, by Eugene Tchirikoff. Staged and presented by the St. Petersburg Dramatic Co. New York, [ca. 1906]. English. Play about Jewish life in Russia. Several photographs included. . 16,  pp, 22.5 cm. Fair-good condition.
2. The Kreutzer Sonata, a Play in Four Acts, adapted from the Yiddish of Jacob Gordin by Langdon Mitchell. New York: Harrison Grey Fiske Publishing, 1907. English. Translation into English of a play based on the novel "Kreutzer Sonata" by Tolstoy. The translation into English was according to the Yiddish version of the play, printed in New York in 1907. 78 pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition.
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.
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.
Five "Seder Shlishi" Haggadot printed in Buenos Aires, with varied illustrations. Yiddish, some Hebrew and Spanish:
1. Passover Haggadah, Driter Seder. "Po'aley Zion Hit'achdut" Publishing, 1959. On the cover "May the Sons Return to their Land!". On first page: "One shoulder to assist the people."
2. Passover Haggadah, Driter Seder. "Po'aley Zion Hit'achdut" Publishing, 1960. On the cover: "Thirty years of Mapai party!" On the first page: "One shoulder to assist the people."
3. Passover Haggadah, Driter Seder. Published by the Buenos Aires Jewish community, 1969. On the cover "When I speak about peace - they foresee war!"
4. Passover Haggadah, Driter Seder. Published by the Buenos Aires Jewish community, 1974. On the cover: "Twenty Six years of the State of Israel."
5. Passover Haggadah, Driter Seder. "Beit Bialystok" Publishing, 1976.
Condition varies, fair to very good.
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.
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.
Praֵ¾skֳ© Ghetto [Prague Ghetto], edited by Ignֳ¡ta Herrmana, Josef Teige and Zikmund Winter. Illustrations by A. Kaֵ¡para. Prague: "Unie", 1902. Czech. Book in an album format. Includes essays, illustrations and numerous photographs of Jewish life in the Prague Jewish Quarter. , 144,  pp, 36x27 cm. Good condition. Elaborate leather binding to which fragments of the original binding have been attached. End paper is not original. Wear at borders of binding and leaves.
1. Shenhar, Yitzchak. The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke, Rainer Maria Rilke, with illustrations by Avigdor Aricha. Jerusalem: Tarshish Publishing, 1953. 1250 copies printed. Good condition.
2. Bialik, Chaim Nachman. Safiach. With lithographs and drawings by Avigdor Aricha. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, the Jewish Agency, 1955. Good condition.
3. Agnon, Shmuel Yosef. Kelev Chutzot, small section of Temol Shilshom, with illustrations by Avigdor Aricha. Jerusalem: Tarshish Publishing, 1960. Very good condition. Paper cover slightly damaged.
4. Avigdor Aricha, drawings from the years 1965-66, with text by Samuel Beckett. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: Tarshish and Dvir, 1967. Good condition.
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.
Behilachem Israel, David Ben-Gurion. Published by Mapai Party, . Third edition.
On the title page - an autographed dedication by David Ben-Gurion: "To the bereaved and proud parents Pesia and Eliezer Shapira, for the library named after their son Baruch who was killed while defending his homeland". The dedication concerns Baruch Asher Shapira (1923-1948), who was killed during the War of Independence. A military-religious library was founded in his memory. Good condition. Creases, several stains, minor moth-damages. Ex-library copy.
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.
Five programs of Jewish culture and music evenings. Vienna, 1883-1886. German. All the programs are handwritten and decorated by hand. Size varies, condition varies, fair to good. Tears at borders of two programs.
Gold, Hugo. Die Juden und Judengemeinden Mֳ₪hrens in vergangenheit und gegenwart [Jews and Jewish Communities of Moravia Past and Present]. Brֳ¼nn, 1929.
Book with abundant information and photographs of the history of Moravian Jews, tens of articles. 588 pp, 30.5 cm. Good condition. Binding and several sheets are somewhat loose. Torn spine.
1. Hirsch, Yaג€™akov. Ale Zayitג€¦eulogy in memory of Baron Jonas Kֳ¶nigswarter. Vienna, 1872. Eulogy in memory of Baron Jonas Kֳ¶nigswarter, of the famous Viennese bankers family. (1807-1871).
Four leaves only, with no additional sixteen pages in German, 22 cm. Good condition. Stains, some dark, minor tears.
2. Stengel, A. M. Words of truth and loveג€¦on the seventieth birthday of Prof. Franz Delitzsch in Leipzig. Vienna, 1884. Biography, text and poem in honor of Prof. Franz Delitzsch, German theologist, one of the first researchers of Jewish studies, protector of the Jewish community against anti-Semitism, founder of the Jewish Institute in Leipzig and translator of the New Testament into Hebrew. 32 pp, 21 cm. Good condition.
From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Silver plate with etched decorations: symbols of the twelve tribes, made by [Ya'akov?] Yemini. Etched dedication in honor of the "International Leadership Ninth Annual Reunion" in Caesarea in 1982.
In center, etching in the shape of the aqueduct in Caesarea. Signed on reverse side: "Yemini, Jerusalem, Sterling 925". Diameter: 19 cm. Very good condition.
Kol Israel BaGola, journal of Agudat Israel. Munich, March-October 1947. Issues 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 16. Fair condition. Stains, folding-marks and tears.
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.
Collection of sermons and letters by Dr. Manfred Papo, rabbi and lecturer in the Folk University in Vienna. 1930s.
The collection contains: sermons said during prayers in religion lessons or special prayers for youth in school or Beit HaKnesset; drafts of sermons with verses in Hebrew; work on the liturgical poems of Shlomo Ibn Gvirol and Yehuda HaLevi, with Hebrew texts and German notes; several letters. Total of approximatey fifty items. Various sizes and conditions.
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.
Wiener Blֳ₪tter. Verantwortlicher Redakteur: Dr. M. Letteris. Vienna, January-April 1851. German.
A Jewish magazine edited by Meir Halevy Letteris. First year, issues 1-34 (issue no. 21 is missing). The magazine was printed twice a week. It seems that no additional issues have been printed. Additional details about the activity of Letteris as a publisher and a literature figure, see next item. Volume 27.5 cm. Fair condition. First and last leaves detached. Stains. Creases at bordes of leaves. Binding worn and loose.
Perachim, Biblioteca LeYeladim. Warsaw: "Tushiya", 1912.
Volumes 1, 3-5. Volume 1: issues 1-50; volumes 3-5: issues 101-250. Volume no. 2 is missing. Literary anthology for children including original Hebrew works by Yehudah Steinberg, Yitzchak Katzenelsohn, Zalman Shneur, Lipman Levine, Shmuel Leib Gordon and others, alongside translations of literature from around the world. Good condition. Worn bindings, tears and stains. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Chaim Gross, Sculptor, by Josef Vincent Lombardo. New York: Dalton House, 1949. English.
Chaim Gross (1904-1991), Jewish-American artist, mastered wood-carving, sculpting and drawing. A book about Gross, with 142 plates of photographs of his sculptures. An illustrated dedication hand-signed by Gross appears on the opening leaf of the book, from 1952. VII, 247 pp. 31 cm. Good condition. Stains.
1. A single leaf with a poem in memory of Yitzchak Kuranda, doctor, sage and author who died at the age of seventy three. By Avraham Cohen Kaplan. Vienna, 1884. The title was printed in golden ink. Printed on exceptionally heavy paper. Leaf 38x25 cm. Very good condition. Protected by a paper cover, torn.
2. Shema Israel, poemג€¦for Moshe Rabeinu birthdayג€¦by Avraham Cohen Kaplan. Vienna, . Leaf 38.5x26.5 cm. Good condition. Minor tears at borders.
Der Shtriker, organ aroysgegeben fun shtrike-camitet [The Knitter, journal published by the Strike Committee]. France, 1933. Yiddish and French.
Two issues of a journal published by groups of Jewish workers in France, printed in view of the general strike that took place in France that year. Typewritten and stenciled. Include simple illustrations, slogans calling for workersג€™ rights, data about the strike, etc. The first issue bears no date, the second was printed in October 1933. The back cover of the second issue was printed in French with the title: "Le Tricoteur, Organe Edite par le Comite de Greve de la Bonneterie." 6; 6 pp, 31 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and minor creases. Rare.
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.
Vorlֳ₪ufiges Wahlresultat [Primary Elections Results], fifth district of the city of Vienna (X Bezirk), 1920.
Two proclamations about the regional elections. Names of the ten parties were printed and the number of votes was added in pencil next to each party. The National Jewish Party )Jֳ¼dischnationale Partei( won four votes in one proclamation and one single vote in the second proclamation. Two leaves 34 cm. Fair-good condition. Minor tears, folding-marks.
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.
1. Zionistische Rundschau. Vienna, issues no. 16, 21-25, September-November 1938.
2. Jֳ¼disches Nachrichtenblatt Wien. Vienna, single issue (leaf printed on both sides), December 1938.
3. Wiener Kurier. Vienna, issue no. 96 of April 24, 1946; issue no. 164 of July 19, 1946. Deals with the post-war situation of Jews in Austria.
Various sizes and conditions.
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.
1. Medal commemorating 300 years of US Jewry. New York, 1954. Bronze casting. On one side, figures of a man, woman and child on background of a map of America; on reverse side, "American Jewish Tercentenary, 1654-1954". Diameter: 7.5 cm. Very good condition.
2-3. Fancy Program, The Tercentenary Dinner - festive evening in honor of USA Jewish Tercentenary, with the participation of the US President, in the Astor Hotel in New York. New York, October 1954. Attached: dinner menu, printed on high quality paper. 25.5 cm. Very good condition.
Printed postcard declaration, addressed to Rabbi Yeshayahu Refaelowitz - Tel Aviv. 1940. "I hereby inform that I stand by my declaration that I signed in regard to my wife", filled in with the Jewish soldier's signature.
Initiated by the Chief Rabbi - Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac HaLevi Herzog, thousands of Jewish soldiers signed war-gittin before their conscription before the World War, so their wives would not remain agunot in the event that they do not return from the war. Rabbi Yeshayahu Refaelowitz (1870-1956, known as photographer of Eretz Israel photographs as well), the Army Rabbi of the British army in Eretz Israel was given responsibility for this matter. Postcards. Sent by army post. Good condition, stains and creases.
Sikot, weekly magazine of humor and satire. Tel Aviv, 1940-1942.
Seventy nine non-consecutive issues of the satiric weekly magazine "Sikot". Contains many illustrations and caricatures by Yosef Bass. Fair condition. Tears, stains, several detached leaves.
Brecht, Bertholt [Berthold]. A Children's Crusade - Kinderkreuzzug, with twenty four lithographs by Gershon Knispel. Translated by Rephael Eliaz. Introduction by Willem Sandberg and epilogue by Mati Meged. Jerusalem: Tarshish, 1966.
"The poem was composed by Brecht while he was in exile in Finland and is published in Hebrew on the tenth anniversary of his death, in opposition to all wars and in his memory". Five hundred numbered copies printed and signed by Gershon Knispel. Presented here is copy no. 463. Folder, in original package 47x34 cm. Good condition. Foxing-marks.
Stand in the shape of a cup, to put a glass cup inside. Eretz Israel, [1950s].
Silver, filigree. Signed: "M. Israel", "930", "PC" and the artist's signature "---hoff". Height: 14.5 cm, maximum diameter (on base): 7.2 cm. Fair-good condition.
Ruth, written and painted by Mordechai Laufer. [Eretz Israel, ca.1960s].
The Book of Ruth handwritten in fine letters on heavy Bristol paper, with original illustrations in black and white (gouache and water colors). The front cover is decorated with a copper-cutting painted in yellow, depicting Ruth carrying stalks of grain on her shoulders, with the caption "Ruth". Probably the manuscript for a book that was supposed to be published but never was.  pp, 36 cm. Fair-good condition, leaves slightly loose, minor moisture and other 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.
"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.
Gruppe der Junglehrer (im Verein gesetzestreuer jֳ¼discher Lehrer und Lehrerinnen). Berlin, June 1938. German.
Magazine published by the Young Teachers Association, in cooperation with the Union of Jewish Teachers. Contains several essays on the subject of Jewish Studies. 17 pp, 30 cm. Good condition.
Twenty six photographs of paintings in various techniques, by the painter Anna Ticho (1894-1980).
Most of the photographs are annotated and signed on the reverse by Anna Ticho. Most of the photographs were taken by the Jerusalemite photographer Alfred Bernheim, signed with his ink-stamp in Hebrew and English. Attached is a letter handwritten by Ticho. Size varies, 17x9 cm, 16x12 cm and 24x18 cm on average. Very good condition.
1. Passover Haggadah - Hagada Abreviada Educativa, Yossef Karo School, [Argentina, 1950s-60s]. Hebrew, Spanish and transcript of the Hebrew text in Latin letters.
2. Passover Haggadah, Achdut HaAvodah-Po'aley Zion Publishing, Argentina, 1963. Hebrew and Yiddish, with illustrations and advertisements.
3. Hagada de Pesaj [Passover Haggadah], Sociedad Hebraica Argentina, Departamento Integral del Adulto. Argentina, [1950s-60s]. The complete text is translated into Spanish, some Hebrew. The text of the Declaration of Independence, in Spanish, appears at the end. Illustrations are from various sources.
Size varies, good condition, varies.
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.
Passover Haggadah. "Eitan" group. 1949 "First year of the State of Israel"; 1950.
Two non-traditional Haggadot. Stenciled handwriting, with illustrations. Printed for the "HaTzofim" members, "Eitan" group, HaCarmel troop, Haifa. The content of the Haggadot is different and contains many references to current affairs. , 22,  leaf; , 27,  leaf. 20.5 cm, 21 cm. Good condition. Comments in pencil. Foxing-marks, mainly on the covers.
Tweezers for sugar cubes, made by Bezalel.
Silver (unstamped), filigree.
Stamped: "Betzalel Jerusalem" on each handle.
Length: 11 cm. Good condition.
David Ben-Gurion, handwritten letter, addressed to "acquaintances and friends". Tel Aviv, 1955.
Ben-Gurion states in the letter that John Kimchi and his brother intend to write a book in English about the history of the War of Independence, and asks to assist them with information and advice on the subject. The letter is typewritten, on the lower part appears Ben-Gurion handwritten signature. Leaf 28 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and minor folding-marks.
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.
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.
Hebrew Emigrant Aid Society, Bericht des Praesidenten und Schatzmeisters fֳ¼r das Jahr 1882 [Hebrew Emigrant Aid Society - Report of President and Treasurer for the Year 1882]. New York, 1883. German.
Detailed report of activities of organization, which was established with the intention of providing assistance to U.S. Jewish citizens to obtain entry licenses for their relatives in Europe and to assert their rights regarding the regulations restricting emigration of Jews from one country to another. Eighteen pages,  folded chart, 23 cm. Good condition. Singerman S419.
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.
Eight brochures printed by the Jewish Consistory, Consistoire Israֳ©lite de Paris, and on behalf of the Chief Orthodox Rabbi of Paris, Zadoc Kahn, Paris, 1877-1898. French.
Instructions and information in preparation for Yom Kippur, the time of the Kol Nidrey prayer, regulations of "Malbish Arumim" society, brochures on the occasion of Hanukkah - all include useful information on behalf of the chief rabbi of Paris. Average size: 22 cm. Very good condition. Folding-marks on some items, pin holes.
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.
"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.
Passover Haggadah (Driter Seder), Po'aley Zion - Tze'irei Zion. Buenos Aires, 1948. Hebrew, Yiddish and Spanish.
Non-traditional printed Haggadah, with illustrations. Illustrations of illegal immigrants and War of Independence fighters on cover. Published by the Po'aley Zion party in Buenos Aires. Titles were printed in Hebrew, the text was translated into Yiddish. The Haggadah ends on page 23. From page 24 onwards: advertisements for books (some of them about the Holocaust); program of "Seder Shlishi", with names of participants and the menu; on lower part of pages appear slogans urging donations to the JNF. On back cover: "In memory of our brothers and sisters murdered by the criminals, the JNF is planting the Forest of the Martyrs". 23;  pp, 24 cm. Good condition. Stains (including ink stains), minor tears at borders of cover. Cut, folded but not stapled sheets.
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.
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.
Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac HaLevi Herzog, Chief Rabbi of Israel - letter of greeting to the Gush Etzion captives. Jerusalem, 1949.
Typewritten and signed in his handwriting, on official stationery. Leaf 27 cm. Good condition, creases, folding and file marks.
The works of Flavius Josephus, The Whole Newly Translated from the Original Greek, by Ebenezer Thompson & William Charles Price, in Two Volumes. Published by Fielding and Walker, London, 1777. English.
The works of Flavius Josephus translated from Greek to English. Nice edition in two volumes, with sixty eight illustration-plates including eight maps (two are folded). 719; 644,  pages, 27 cm. Original leather bindings, nice, damages: the front cover of the second volume is detached. Damage to cover connection to spine, damage to cover edges and spines.
Protokollbuch Nr II, Deutsch Jֳ¼discher Wanderbund Kameraden, Ortsgruppe: Meseritz. October 1921 until July 1931. German.
Handwritten protocol-book, of Wanderbund members, "Jewish-German Members of a Hiking Group" Meseritz branch (at the time, part of the Posen Province, Prussia, Germany). Includes documentation by the society's secretaries: branch's activities, details about walking trips to various sites in the vicinity of Meseritz, member-fees, decisions, movement's songs, plays, incomes and expenses, members removed from the branch, etc. 291 handwritten pages, volume 22 cm. Fair condition. Original binding worn, partly detached, no spine. Stains and minor tears at borders of leaves.
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).
Seven poetry books with poets' dedications. Books by Anda Amir-Pinkerfeld with dedication to President Zalman Shazar and his wife.
For complete list of book see Hebrew text.
Various sizes and conditions. Ex-library copies.
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.
Seven printed items related to the "Shekel".
For a complete list, see Hebrew description.
Various sizes and conditions, generally in good condition.
Dancers and birds, Israeli embroidery made of linen threads, product of Hana Karlova, [1960s-1970s].
Artist Hana Karlova introduced the craft of embroidery to Eretz Israel upon her immigration from Czechoslovakia in 1965, and brought about a change in the appreciation of this art: From "folk" art which served for the decoration of clothing to an art appropriate for wall hangings. Maximal size: 114x40 cm. Good condition. The book "Maג€™aseh Tachara" by Hana Karlova is attached. Tel Aviv: Shva, 1984.
Manifest issued by Die section X. des nationalausschusses fֳ¼r innere Angelegenheiten - Section no. 5 of the Interior Affairs council, of the Bohemia Province government in the Habsburg Empire. Prague, April 23, 1848. German and Czech. The manifest addresses "brothers and beloved citizens of this country" and conveys an emotional appeal to all of the Bohemian citizens, officials of municipal and rural authorities, holders of religious or educational posts, students and all other sectors of the Christian population, to guard law and order, not cause incitement through written or oral manifests distributed by anonymous factors, and refrain in any place or in any form from persecution of Jews, citizens of the kingdom, refrain from robbing their property or damaging it, attacking Jews or insulting them. All of this is based on liberal motives of equality of all citizens, on Christian moral laws, etc. The manifest ends with the hope that the citizens will obey the emperor's request-order, will preserve peace and order for the good of Christians as well as Jews. Signed (in print) by: Prince Wilhelm Wurmbrand, Prince Rudolf Stadion, and twelve council members.  pp, 36 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and creases at edges.
10 Historical Sites of the Holy Land by Ludwig Blum. Jerusalem: Shulamit Publishing, 1955. English and Hebrew.
"10 Views of Historical sites in Eretz Israel" - reproductions in color of oil paintings by Ludwig Blum, with a short biography of the artist. A dedication appears on the title page, handwritten by Blum.  leaves,  reproduction plates, 33 cm. Very good condition.
Reshuyot LaChatan. Tel Aviv, Kislev .
"Composed by one of the first Ashkenazi poetsג€¦and never printed until I, Zalman Schocken, woke up andג€¦published them for my first-born sonג€¦and his brideג€¦on their wedding dayג€¦Tel Aviv." Colophon: "ג€¦copied from manuscripts on parchment and one hundred copies printed nowג€¦" Black and red ink on quality paper with particularly wide margins. 54 pp,  leaf, 31.5 cm. Very good condition, except for: missing spine, damages near the spine.
Abba Hillel Silver, printed letter signed by hand, addressed to Miss Fanny Holtzmann. December 2, 1947. English
Letter of thanks for her efforts to raise support amongst the nations for the historical vote in the UN.  typewritten leaf. Very good condition. Minor stains.
Martin Buber, handwritten glosses on a printing-draft of part II of the book "Teuda VeYeud", in which speeches delivered by Buber and "Essays about Current Matters" have been compiled. The book was first published by "HaSifriya HaZionit" of the Zionist Organization in 1961.
358 leaves with many comments and corrections handwritten by Buber, including corrections of punctuation and diacritical signs, pagination and textual corrections, additions, comments and instruction for the printing press. This copy is incomplete: the final version consists of 424 pages while the copy presented here consists of 358 leaves printed on one side. 358 leaves, 25 cm. Good condition. Numerous creases at borders of leaves.
Levner, Shemer and Gach. Eight booklets of stories. Published by R' Avraham Kahane Bookstore, Warsaw (two have Vilna printed on them), end of 19th century until beginning of 20th century.
Anshel in Naz; A Kluga Eitza; Di Pariser Malach'ta; Di Falsha Chasan Kalla; Di Chupah Kleid!; Di Pasula Hoshana; Di Madam Platke; Along un Leber.
Biographical details about Gershon Chaim Levner are not known. Nachum Meir Sheikvich (Shemer, 1849-1905) author, was one of the initial playwrights of the Heidi Theater. These booklets helped spread secular Jewish culture in Eastern Europe and they became very popular. Volume 19 cm. Good condition. The two first booklets are detached. Some of the issues are not cut. From Dr. Mehlman's collection.
Zederboim, Alexander and Goldenblum, Aharon Yitzchak [ed]. HaMelitz, periodical concerning all Jewish matters in particular and state and science matters in general. First year, Odessa, September 1860 until May 1861. Issues 1-32.
"HaMelitz" was the first Hebrew journal in Russia, edited by Alexander Zederboim - a pioneer of Hebrew journalism, who served as the editor until his last day. "HaMelitz" started as a weekly magazine, and during certain periods appeared as a bi-weekly and even a daily paper. The paper served as a channel between the Russian authorities and the Jewish communities, and as a bridge between tradition and education through nurturing the ideal of an educated Jew, acquainted with his people's as well as general culture. "HaMelitz" was the journal of the intellectual Jews of Eastern Europe and later, the voice of the Hibat Zion movement. 31 cm. volume. Good condition. Stains. Tears to spine.
Passover Haggadah. Ha'achdut/He'achzut Chokuk, .
Non traditional Haggadah. Stenciled handwriting, with illustrations. On the cover and within the Haggadah - illustrations of Chokuk fortress. The last three leaves tell the story of the establishment of the kibbutz. First Haggadah of this kibbutz, established less than one year earlier, in 1945. Not mentioned in "Haggadot Kibutziot" by Nathan Steiner. In "El Eretz Chadasha Ata Over" by Zvi Shu'a, only a Haggadah from 1962 is mentioned.  leaves, 21 cm. Good condition. Stains on first and last leaves. Fragile cover, faded, with tears and stains.
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.
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.
Smolenskin, Peretz [ed]. HaMabit. Vienna, 1878.
First year, issues 1-16 (issue no. 10 - missing); HaMabit LeIsrael, issues 1-9.
Peretz Smolenskin (1842-1885), author, editor and publicist, member of the "Haskalah" movement and later of the Chovevei Zion movement. Founded the National Students Association "Kadima" in Vienna. The weekly "HaMabit" (was later titled "HaMabit LeIsrael") defined itself as a weekly paper for the family, and considered itself as a weekly journal in a European spirit. Was published during 1878. Its publication ceased after twenty six issues. Lot of twenty four issues bound together. 33 cm. Good condition. Tears, most of them restored.
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.
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. Moises Faigenblum, Araynfir fun Pinhas Bisberg. Buenos Aires: Muzey Sektsie fun Yidishn Visnshaftlekhn Institute [YIVO in Argentina], 1948. Twenty-one reproductions in black and white. Handwritten dedication by Faigenblum to the poet Avraham Sutzkever. Good condition. Damaged binding.
2. Minkowski. 37 Reproduktsyes in Shvarts-Vays mit an Araynfir-Vort [Mauricio Minkowski, 37 Black and White Reproductions, with introduction by] Dr. L. Zsianitsky. Buenos Aires: Yidishn Visnshaftlekhn Institute - YIVO, 1955. Introduction and biography of Minkowski (1881-1930) in Yiddish, Spanish and Hebrew. Good condition. Damaged binding.
Bernstein, Ben Zvi. Passover Haggadah for 1944, Di Moderne Haggadah oyf Pesach 1944 Yor, Di Fier Kashiot Mit Dem Teirutz Loyt Der Mode [Mah Nishtana with the excuse, according to the mode]. Manchester, printed in London, 1944. Yiddish.
A non-traditional Haggadah, rhymed, with many references to Hitler and the Holocaust, modern anti-Semitic ideas and pogroms. Bibliographically unknown, not mentioned in "Otzar HaHaggadot". 24 pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Stains. Pin-hole on lower part of the leaves and the cover. Ink-stamps on the cover.
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.
Festschrift zur Einweihung der Neuen Synagoge in Mainz, 3 September 1912. Mainz: E.M. Mayer, 1912.
Booklet printed for the inauguration of the synagogue in Mainz, 1912. The synagogue served as a spiritual center for the Mainz Jewish community members until it was destroyed by the Nazis in November 1938 - Kristallnacht. The booklet includes several photographs, historic information about the Mainz Jewish community and details about the builders of the synagogue. Bound with a string, in a good quality paper cover. 32 pp,  plates, 24.5 cm. Good condition.
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.
1. Blumenfeld, Yitzchak [ed]. Otzar Nechmad. Vienna, 1856-1864. Issues 1-4 in two volumes. No more booklets were printed. Dedicated to Jewish studies by leading Jewish studies researchers at the time, amongst them Shlomo Yehuda Rapaport, Yitzchak Shmuel Ragio, Avraham Geiger, Moshe Steinshneider, Shmuel David Luzato and others.
2. Keler, Naftali [ed]. Bikurim. Vienna, 1864-1865. First year, booklet of 1864, second year booklet for 1865. No further booklets were printed. Literary-scientific booklets. The second booklet was printed after Keler's passing; it opens with Meir Ish-Shalom's writing about the editor. Pages 35-46 of the second booklet are missing and were replaced by photocopies.
Total of three volumes, 17.5-18.5 cm. Condition varies, in general good condition. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
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.
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.
Two Passover Haggadot, Kibbutz Ein Gev, both accompanied by illustrations by the artist Ludwig Schwerin (1897-1983):
1. Passover Haggadah, Ein Gev [no date, probably late 1930s or early 40s]. At the end: 4 pages "Haggadat Ein Gev" with references to "BeTelem" group that founded the Kibbutz and a call to draft members to World War II. , 32 pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Tears and stains at cover borders.
2. Passover Haggadah, Ein Gev, . Duplicated by Gestetner, Haifa. , 36,  pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Tears at spine.
Portable Alef Bet - Hebrֳ₪ischer Lesekasten, bearbeitet von Josef Erlebacher fֳ¼r J. Kauffmann Verlag. Frankfurt am Main: J. Kauffmann, [apparently, 1928].
Board game for children for the study of the Hebrew alphabet. Printed cardboard cards containing Hebrew alphabet letters and Hebrew vowelization symbols. Box cover serves as board for placing of letters and composition of Hebrew words. Box 30x16 cm. Fair condition. Stains and tears. Some cardboard cards missing.
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.
Ten signed and autographed letters: Meir Dizengoff, Zalman Shneur, Avinoam Yellin, David Yellin, Eliezer Smoly, Yehuda and Yirmi Menuchin, Arthur Rubinstein, Shaul Tschernichovsky, Chaim Nachman Bialik, Martin Buber. Various sizes and conditions.
Schor, Yehoshua Heshel [ed]. HeChalutz. Lvov, Breslau, Frankfurt Am Main, Prague and Vienna, 1852-1889.
Complete set of thirteen booklets in four volumes, including a copy of the first edition of the first issue which, as Dr. Mehlman writes, "was almost completely obliterated" and later reprinted as a second edition.
The Hebrew periodical "HeChalutz" was published intermittently, edited by Yehoshua Heshel Schor (1818-1895) and contained essays, Jewish studies research, extreme crticisim on the Talmud, the Halacha and the Rabbis, historical articles, literature passages, etc. The publication of this periodical was initiated by Schor and his friend, the writer and satirist Yitzchak Arter who composed the articles "The history of HeChalutz" which appeared in the first issue and explained the necessity of such a periodical. Amongst the other writers: Avraham Krochmal, Yitzchak Shmuel Ragio, Moshe Steinshneider, Avraham Geiger and others; Schor himself composed the complete content of the last issues. "HeChalutz" was known for its extreme criticism against the Orthodox rabbis and against moderate intellectuals. Many intellectuals disagreed with HeChalutz and published criticism against it. Four volumes, 22.5 cm. Condition varies, generally in good condition. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
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.
Seven books. For complete list, see Hebrew description.
Various sizes and conditions, ex-library copies. Some covers and original bindings are missing.
1. Two pairs of cufflinks. Silver (unstamped), filigree. On one pair "Jerusalem" is prominently written. Height: 0.6 cm, width: 1.8 cm. diameter of second pair: 1.6 cm. Good condition.
2. Locket in the shape of a miniature mezuzah, to be worn as an amulet. Silver (unstamped), filigree. Stamped: "Jerusalem". Height: 2.5 cm, width: 0.6 cm. Good condition.
3. Miniature bottle for perfume. Silver (stamped), filigree. Stamped "Jerusalem". Set with turquoise stone. Height: 4.5 cm, width: 2 cm. One turquoise stone is missing.
Printed postcard, photograph of soldiers of the Hebrew Brigade, [c. 1919].
At top of postcard, description handwritten by Ze'ev Jabotinsky, one of the brigade's founders: "On the 15th of Shvat, the 39th battalion strides in the direction of the Ben-Shemen colony, which suffered greatly in the Turkish-British battles, 1914-1918". The description is written in English, the words "the 15th of Shvat" are written in Hebrew. The 39th battalion of the Hebrew Brigade participated in battles on Jerusalem. 9x14 cm. good condition. Stains and creases.
1. Proceedings of the Third Annual Convention of the Federation of American Zionists, Publications of the Federation of American Zionists No. 9. New York, August 1900.
2. Sixth Zionist Congress in Basel, August 23rd-28th, 1903, Report of Dr. Harry Friedenwald (Delegate from Baltimore). Reprinted from Jewish Comment by the Propaganda Council of the United Zionists of Baltimore, 1903.
3. Zionism - Its History and its Aims, by Dr. Max Nordau. Translated by Israel Cohen. Federation of American Zionists, New York, 1905.
4. Souvenir Programme, Seventh Annual Convention of The Federation of American Zionists. Cleveland, Ohio, June 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 1904, booklet with photographs. An illustration by E.M. Lilien on the cover.
5. Souvenir Program, Eighth Annual Convention of the Order Knights of Zion at St. Louis, Mo. December 30th, 21st and January 1st, 1905-1906. Booklet with photographs.
6. Souvenir Programme, Ninth Annual Convention of the Federation of American Zionists. New York, June 29-30, July 1-2-3-4, 1906. Booklet with photographs of the participants, pasted by hand.
7. The Zionist Outlook, Address Delivered at the Eighth Zionist Congress, The Hague, August 14, 1907 by Dr. Max Nordau (translated from the German). Federation of American Zionists. New York, 1907.
8. Pinsker and his Brochure, by Asher Ginzburg (Ahad HaAm). Translated from the Hebrew by Henrietta Szold. Federation of American Zionists, New York, 1911.
9. Several newspaper cuttings from the USA, early 20th century. Pasted and stored in a Bristol envelope.
Various sizes and conditions.
Parchment letter of condolences with David Ben-Gurion's autograph, , expressing sorrow for the death of a soldier in the War of Independence.
"With deep sorrow we announce that (Ernst) Ya'akov Mֳ¼ller was killed in the line of dutyג€¦" - handwritten certificate, signed by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Also included: A Histadrut member card; a HaBonim membership card; a document on behalf of the Quarantine Department of the Health Department of the Palestine government - all in the name of Ya'akov (Ernst) Mֳ¼ller, a native of Gֳ¶ttingen, Germany, who immigrated to Eretz Israel and was killed in December 1947 in the line of duty during the War of Independence. Certificate 16x12 cm. Good condition.
For list of periodicals, see Hebrew text.
Various sizes and conditions.
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.
For list of periodicals, see Hebrew text.
Various sizes and conditions.
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.
"Independence Day, 1953", a poster in color designed by Lichter-Nahor. Lithographic printing, S. Monsohn. Jerusalem, . 70x49.5 cm. Good condition, tears at borders.
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.
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.
Yosef Da'at, or Eil Progresso. A Hebrew and Spanish journal of the history of Yisrael in Turgema land [Turkey], published twice a month by Avraham Danon. Adrianople, 1888-1889. Mostly in Ladino, a small part in Hebrew.
"Journal that spreads light on the history of the Jewish people dwelling in the lands of European and Asian Turkey and all that befell them from the day they came to dwell there until today". Articles and studies about the history of the Jews of the Ottoman Empire. Twenty issues, each issue sixteen pages. Apparently, no more issues were printed. The text is in Ladino printed in Rashi script and the Hebrew text in square letters, without vowels. 336 pages, 24 cm. Fair-good condition. Dry and acidic paper, tears, detached leaves. Original cover, torn and damaged. See: Gaon, Itonut B'Ladino, page 63, no. 134.
Personal diary of Herzl Mazia, a brigade soldier. Eretz Israel, Egypt and Libya, 1943.
A binder of papers, handwritten. Descriptions of travel and battles in Haifa, Lod, El Arish, Tobruk and Benghazi. Description of unrest since they were not allowed to really fight, argument over waving the national flag on Yom Kippur, etc. Sections of diary were publicized in the book "HaGedud She'ain Sheni Lo", Refael Rupin, published by the Ministry of Defense, 2000. 161 pages, 24 cm. Very good condition, clear handwriting.
1. Ma'ase Bereshit, illustrated by Alva. [Jerusalem,1971].
Chapter 1 of the book of Genesis, with nine prints in color by Alva. "Printed by hand in an edition of sixty copies". Presented here is copy no. 46, with a signed dedication to Gabriel Talpir, handwritten by the artist. Colophon in English, signed and numbered. Twelve leaves, 39 cm. Good condition. Heavy paper of excellent quality. Staining, tears to paper cover.
2. Images, seּrigraphies originales d'Alva. New York: Serigraph Galleries, 1954. French. A dozen silk-prints in color by Alva, introduction in French by R.V. Gindertael. Number 35 of 160 copies, with a signed dedication, dated 1965.  leaves, 12 color plates, 29x39 cm. Good condition. Binding slightly loose, stains, tears to paper cover.
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.
HaMe'asef for the year 1786, including poems and letters gathered by members of Chevrat Dorshey Leshon Ever in Kֳ¶nigsberg, 1786.
Thirteen issues, divided according to the Hebrew Calendar (leap year). The issues include poetry, literature, allegories, biographies of Jewish sages, European history passages "Toldot Hazman", literary criticism, and other sections. Amongst the writers: Ephraim Luzato, Naftali Herz Weisel, Eliyahu Morphurgo, Isaac Euchel, and others.
"HaMe'asef" is one of the important and early periodicals of the Haskalah movement. The periodical called to spread "enlightenment", criticized the rabbinical leadership, published news about the changes that Europe underwent, etc. Pagination varies. Volume 17.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing-marks. Tears to several leaves. Original leather binding, damaged and worn.
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.
Jֳ¼dische kunst aus Hessen und Nassau, Rudolf Hallo. Berlin: Soncino, 1933. German.
Numerous photographs and captions about religious objects and art pieces of Hessen and Nassau synagogues. Including thirty three picture-plates.
39 pp, 33 picture-plates, 30 cm. Good condition. Several stains.
The gourd of tears, twenty-four paintings by Abel Pann. Published by Bezalel Jerusalem, 1926.
Twenty-four lithographs perpetuating in their portrayal, the pogroms waged against Ukrainian Jewry. Including - Path of Suffering, the Escape, Before the Holy Ark, Under the Whip and others. In original paper cover with dedication handwritten by Abel Pann.  picture-plates, each 30x22.5 cm. Good condition. Tears to cover.
Passover Haggadah. Palmach, third regiment. Printed with a "Multilit" machine by "Maf'il" Ltd, Tel Aviv, .
Non-traditional Haggadah. Handwriting in lithographic printing, with illustrations. The third regiment was established in 1944, and when the War of Independence broke out it was the largest regiment of Palmach. The regiment fought in the tough battles on Nabi Yusha Police, a short while after Pesach 1948. , 24,  pp, 24.5 cm. Good condition. Stains on first and last leaves. Cover detached, tears with text omission.
Leichenhof-Ordnung fur den Central-Friedhof (abtheilung der Isr. cultusgemeinde). [Regulations for Central Cemetery in Vienna, Jewish Community Department]. Without note of place of printing, end of 19th century. German.
Details of arrangements regarding Jewish funerals: cost, size of graves, manner of writing on tombstones, number of attendants at the funeral, eulogies, etc. Thirteen pages + two typewritten pages, 29 cm. Fair condition. Many tears, some restored with tape, stains. Bibliographically unknown.
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.
Nitzotz, journal of HaHistadrut Hazionit HaAchida of She'erit HaPleita in Germany and the Managing Committee of "No'ar Halutzi Meuchad". Munich, 1945-1946. Nineteen consecutive issues - issues 4-22 (49-67).
Bi-weekly with photographs and a literary supplement. The booklets are bound in soft-cover. The volume opens with an introduction on behalf of the editorial staff about the history of the journal and its nature. 29 cm. Good condition. Folds at corners of leaves, minor tears. Dry and fragile paper.
Aden (Bren), Avraham. Al Shtay Gedot HaSuez. Proofreading copy of the book about the Yom Kippur War, published by "Idanim" in 1979.
First proofreading copy of the book, with numerous corrections, additions and handwritten proofreading corrections. Adan (b. 1926) - amongst the leading IDF commanders; commander of the Armored Corps, Southern Command Major-General and Military Attachֳ© in the U.S.A. As a Palmach fighter was one of the conquerors of Um Rashrash (Eilat) and one of the "Ink Flag" lifters. Adan was the commander of Division 162 on the Sinai front. Presented here is a printed copy of the book, with the author's dedication to Meir Hovav who edited and produced the book. 336 printed leaves, with numerous handwritten corrections, 33 cm. Good condition. Creases, filing holes, tears at borders of leaves.
1. Urlaubsschein [Pass-form] - note printed by the headquarters of the German army in Vilnius (Kommandantur Wilna), confirming that the holder of this note has permission to fast on Yom Kippur, September 25-26, 1917. 12x8.5 cm. Very good condition.
2. Sabbathgedanken fֳ¼r Jֳ¼dische Soldaten [Shabbat thoughts for Jewish soldiers], by the military rabbi Dr. Arthur Levy. Armee Printing. Kriegzeitung, 7. German. 4 pp, 23 cm. Fair condition. Tears, stains and creases.
1. "Esther". Locket, by Ze'ev Raban. Silver (stamped), filigree. Stamped on back: "Bezalel Jerusalem". Original silver chain. Diameter: 4.4 cm. Good condition.
2. A Shepherd Playing a Flute. Brooch, by Ze'ev Raban. Silver (stamped), filigree. Stamped on back: "Made in Palestine". Height: 3.6 cm. Width: 4.6 cm. Good condition.
3. Shepherd and his Camel; Sabra leaves. Brooch, by Ze'ev Raban. Silver (stamped), filigree. Stamped on back: "Made in Palestine". Diameter: 3.7 cm. Good condition.
Die Kunst des Radierens, Ein Handbuch von Hermann Struck. Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1920. German. Fourth edition.
This book, describing the process of printing etchings, was published in five editions, with various etchings. The edition presented here includes numerous illustrations and original etchings by Hermann Struck, Eduard Munk, Max Lieberman and others. Gilded decorations on the binding. , 279,  pp. 23.5 cm. Good condition. Damaged spine, staining and moisture-damages.
II Internationales Tennis-Turnir 11-19 Juni 1927, III Preis. Damen Einzelspiel - Wanderpokal d. Hakoah [Second International Tennis Tournament, 11-19 June, 1927. Third award]. Medal plate on behalf of the "HaKoג€™ach Vienna" sport club, awarded in the womenג€™s tennis competition. Austria, 1927. Maximal size: 7.3x4.5 cm. Good condition. Few oxidation marks. Placed within original case.
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.
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.
Medal Mֳ¼nzkalender [calendar]. Vienna, Austria: Keren HaYesod Office, 1936-1937.
Bronze casting; original paper and cardboard package, printed.
On one side: a figure of a worker lifting iron beams, calendars for several months and Hebrew writing: "Shavuot", "Pesach", "Yom Kippur" and "Rosh Hashana". On other side: Hebrew writing "Keren HaYesod 5697-5798" and decorations of a menorah, wheat, olive, grapes, and a pomegranate. Original paper and cardboard package, printed, with blessing on behalf of the management of Keren HaYesod in honor of 1937 and requesting a contribution (in German).
Diameter of medal: 4 cm. Very good condition. Package: 20x17 cm, with address of recipient. Good condition.
For list of thirteen periodicals, see Hebrew text.
Various sizes and conditions.
Manger, Itzik (1901-1969). Long typewritten letter, with several corrections and with a handwritten signature. London, October 1943.
Addressed to "Dear Mr. Fried". In this long letter, Manger congratulates his friend who succeeded in escaping from "Dark" Romania, refers to the death of his brother during the war, the disappearance of Yiddish due to the extermination of Eastern European Jewry, and comments about various literary ideas. 5 pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Folding-marks, some writing is faded, minor tears, remnants of glue on the reverse of the first three leaves.
Handwritten Notebooks - Vienna
Collection of printed booklets and notebooks of music notes handwritten by Ludwig Blumenfeld. Vienna, 1920s.
The collection contains 15 printed booklets and single leaves. England, Austria and Poland, first half of 20th century; four notebooks handwritten by Blumenfeld; folder with more than 40 leaves of notes in nice Hebrew and German handwriting. Total of approximately 60 items printed and handwritten, various sizes and conditions.
For list of twelve items see Hebrew text.
Various sizes and conditions. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Wishnitzer, Mark and Krupnik, Baruch [eds]. Rimon, periodical for art and literature. Artistic edition: Rachel Wishnitzer-Bernstein. Berlin, 1922-1924. Issues 1-6. Volume containing the six issues of the periodical "Rimon", printed concurrently with its Yiddish version "Milgroim". "Rimon" was the first Hebrew periodical dealing with plastic art. The periodical - as well as other publications by the same publishing house - were printed with much attention to their meticulous, colorful and impressive look, and their good quality printing. Works by leading artists and writers are included in the issues, amongst them: A. Lissitzky, Tchaikov, Budko; Bialik, Agnon, Tchernichovsky, and others. Volume 29.5 cm. Good condition, stains.
1-3. Three printed circulars. Vienna, 1844, 1876, 1881. Leaflet about a loan given to Prince Joseph von Hunyady by the Rothschild Bank of Frankfurt together with the Arnstein & Eskeles Bank and the Simon G. Sina Banks in Vienna; two leaflets about securities offered to the public by Jewish banks in Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna and Leipzig.
4-11. Eight lithograph prints of handwritten letters. Vienna, 1870s. Jewish bank applications - S. M. von Rothschild, Koenigswarter and other private banks to the Minister of Finance of the Caesar's government, requesting authorization to print high-value shares and government securities, authorized by the Caesar's government and to approve financial guarantees and various loans.
Various sizes, good condition. Minor tears to margins.
Miniature bottle for perfume, made by Bezalel.
Silver (unstamped), filigree.
Tiny etching of the Dome of the Rock, inscribed "Mosque Omar". Stamped underneath: "T. H. Bezalel Jerusalem".
Height: 6 cm, width: 3 cm. Good condition.
Spice box, made by Bezalel.
Silver (unstamped), filigree.
Square box, stamped on cover: "Bezalel", with soldered silver string.
Height: 4 cm, width: 2 cm. Very good condition.
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.
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.
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.
Menachem Mendel Ussishkin, letter in his handwriting and with his signature, apparently sent to Prof. Boris Schatz, founder of "Bezalel", on official stationery of the "Committee of the Society for Support of Bnei Yisrael Who Work the Land and Tradesmen in Syria and Eretz Israel". Odessa, 1910.
Ussishkin expresses his delight over the development of the Bezalel school, especially on "the founding of the new village", apparently he meant the Yemenite Artist Colony in Kerem Ben Shemen established by Prof. Schatz that year. He responds to Schatz' intention to travel to Yemen to bring Jews to Eretz Israel (to the colony?), and writes extensively on the necessity to purchase land and on other matters.
27 cm. Leaf written on both sides. Good condition, few stains and minor tears, folding marks and file holes.
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.
Four orders on behalf of the Russian Caesar and the Government of the Courland Region (today in Latvia), 1852. German (translated from Russian).
An order regarding the draft evasion of Jewish young men from the Russian army, including the decision that any young man who evades the draft will be sent to Siberia, and his family will have to pay a monetary fine; an order determining the amount of the fine imposed on the Jewish communities that do not fill the required amount of draftees; an order about special passports within Russia for the draftees and an order imposing "lighting tax" on Jewish homes. 39 cm. Good condition, tears to margins.
* Feler, Y. Calculus for second grade. Germany: Joint Publishing, [ca. 1948]. * Bible stories for children, part II. Edited by Y.H. Ravnitzky, H.N. Bialik and S. Ben Zion. Munich: Joint Publishing, 1948. "Limited number of copies printed for Jewish children in remote European camps. Distribution or sale in other venues is strictly forbidden". * Breitbar, Moshe. Grammar study book for children with exercises. Part II. Published by the Culture department of the Central Committee of Released Jews in the American Zone and the "Joint". "For the children of She'erit HaPleita in German Camps, distribution or sale in other countries is forbidden." * Gur, Y. Dictionary of the Hebrew Language. Part II. Germany: "Tzionistishe Shtime" publishing, [ca. 1948]. Various sizes and conditions.
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.
The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Bible. Hebrew and English. Translated by Isaac Leeser. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, ca. 1950.
Hebrew-English Bible, pages facing each other, with parallel pagination. Each page is divided into two columns. Print on the title page is covered by a label.
Fine copy, in a massive handmade metal binding, partly silver-plated, with buckle. Binding is marked by the manufacturer: "Made in Israel", "Handmade" and by the artist's ink-stamp: "H.I.A. Yerushalem". , 395; 395 pp,  picture-plate, 23 cm. Good condition. See photograph. Colored leaves cut with gilded decorations.
Passover Haggadah. Jewish Transportation Unit 462, Italy, 1944.
Non-traditional Haggadah, typewritten and duplicated in lithographic printing, with illustrations. The emblem of the Jewish Transportation Company is printed on the cover. Leaf no. 4 was bound upside-down. . 16,  leaves, 20.5x17 cm. Last three leaves are detached and it is unknown whether leaves or back cover are missing. On last Leaf: Chad Gadya. Fair condition. Tears at corners of leaves, stains and wear at edges.
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