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Auction 38 Lot Number 1

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” Rom und Jerusalem” – Moses Hess – First Edition – Leipzig, 1862

Rom und Jerusalem, die letzte Nationalitätsfrage, Briefe und Noten, von M. [Moses] Hess. Leipzig: Eduard Wengler, 1862. German and some Hebrew. 1st edition.
"Rome and Jerusalem, the last National Question, Missives and Notes".
Moshe (Moses) Hess (1812-1875), author, philosopher and socialist, one of the founding fathers of the socialist movement in Europe, of the first Zionists, and generator of the Zionist socialism. Hess published essays, founded and edited social periodicals with a socialistic agenda.
Together with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels was one of the founders of the Allied Communist Party. After alienating himself for many years from Judaism he went through a radical transformation in view of the 1848 revolutions and the movements to unite Germany and Italy which made it clear to him that the national aspect is central in modern existence. In 1861 he completed his book "Rome and Jerusalem". At first he could not find a publisher but in 1862 he managed to publish the book in Leipzig. In this book, Hess introduces a Zionist theory, opposes assimilation and calls Jews to settle in Eretz Israel and to resume a life of labor. XVI, 239, [1] pp, 18 cm. Hard cover, no original cover. Good-fair condition. Significant spotting. Title page and some other leaves are partly detached. Signature in pen on title page.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 2

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Letter from “Hovevey Zion” in Mir to “Hovevey Zion” Kovno, 1885

Letter from "Mazkeret Moshe", "Hovevey Zion Mir" to "Hovevey Zion…Kovno". Mir, [November 1885]. Hebrew.
The letter includes a copy of a different letter sent by "Hovevey Zion" to their friends in Bialystok and to the president of "Hovevey Zion", expressing their opinion regarding the Katowice Conference held one year earlier (mainly concerning financial and general matters). It also includes a copy of a second letter, added to the above mentioned letter. Signed (twice!) with ink stamp "Hovevey Zion Mir Mazkeret Moshe" and hand signed by eight of the committee members.
The letter expresses the disagreements between the various branches of the movement which, in the end, led to its dismantling. [6] pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Spotting, creases and folding marks.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 3

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Collection of Zionist Booklets – Germany, 1897-1911

22 booklets bound in one volume, compositions concerning Zionism and Jewish settlement in Eretz Israel. Germany, 1897-1911 (most booklets printed between 1901 and 1911). German.
Max Mendelstam, Max Nordau, Yehudah Leib Pinsker, Leo Motzkin, Franz Oppenheimer, Max Kollenscher and others.
Amongst the booklets, a copy of Der Baseler Congress by Theodor Herzl (Vienna, 1897); the booklet “Was ist und will der Judische Nationalsfonds?” about JNF (Cologne, 1907), with pictures; report no. 5 of "Bezalel" (Berlin, 1911), with photos; books catalogue of "Juedischer Verlag" concerning "The Jewish Renaissance" (Cologne, 1910), and other booklets. Volume 24 cm, fair-good condition.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 4

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Ost und West – Berlin, 1901-1920 – Lilien

Ost und West, Illustrierte Monatsschrift für das Gesamte Judentum [East and west, illustrated monthly journal]. Berlin, 1901-1920. German.
16 volumes: volumes of the years: 1901-1908, 1910-1914, 1915-1916 (one volume), 1917-1918 (one volume), 1919-1920 (one volume).
The Zionist monthly journal Ost und West (East and West) was published in Berlin in the years 1901-1923. The founder and editor was the author and Zionist activist Davis Trietsch. His deputy was the author and poet Arthur Silbergleit. "East and West" tried to bridge between modern, western Judaism to the traditional, east-European Judaism. The journal's attitude was that Judaism is a culture rooted in the East (both in the Levant and in Eastern Europe). Amongst the writers: Martin Buber, Max Nordau, Ludwig Geiger, Alfred Nossig, Avraham Epstein, Arno Nadel (edited the music supplement) and many others. Photos and b/w reproductions of art works were integrated into the journal. The illustration on the journal's covers was created by Ephraim Moshe Lilien. 16 volumes, 29 cm. Condition varies. Most of the volumes in good condition. Damages to bindings. The volumes have not been examined thoroughly.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 5

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Early Photograph of Theodor Herzl – Budapest, 1868

Photo of Theodor Herzl, photographer: Doctor és Kózmata. Budapest, ca. 1868. Photo of young Herzl, about 8 years old, leaning on a chair and holding a straw hat. Annotated in pencil on the reverse of the cardboard. 9X5.5 cm, cardboard: 10X6 cm, good condition. Minor spots.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 6

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Portrait of Theodor Herzl – Hermann Struck

“Theodor Herzl” – Etching showing Herzl standing, leaning on a chair, by Hermann Struck, [1915].
This portrait of the father of Zionism was the third and last created by Struck and is considered the most accomplished of the three. Published by the Judischer Verlag, Berlin, for distribution in Zionist circles. Only a small portion of the edition was signed by the artist. Signed in pencil in lower left corner and in the plate. 50X39 cm, framed. Very good condition (not examined out of frame).

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Auction 38 Lot Number 7

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Photograph of Herzl’s Speech in the Sixth Zionist Congress – Basel, 1903

Photograph of Herzl's speech in the 6th Zionist Congress. Basel, 1903. Photographer: Robert Spreng. The photo portrays the participants of the 6th Zionist Congress during Herzl's opening speech (Herzl's figure is blurred). The "Zionist Miracle" flag is seen in the background (Star of David encircling seven stars and the emblem of "Gur Aryeh Yehudah"). Mounted on cardboard with an inscription " VI. Zionisten-Congress, Basel, 1903". On the lower part of the cardboard: "eröffung des congress" [opening of the congress).
Robert Spreng (1890-1969), photographer and artist, a pioneer of modern photography and one of the first "new objectivity" movement; was an owner of a photography studio in Basel. Photo 23X30 cm, cardboard 46X35 cm. Good condition. Tears and some spotting on cardboard. Photo slightly torn.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 8

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“Buch der Narrheit” – Theodor Herzl – Leipzig, 1888

Buch der Narrheit, Theodor Herzl. Leipzig: F. Freund "Buch und Kunst", 1888. 1st ed. German.
A book by Theodor Herzl, offering humorous texts and philosophical stories. This is the third book which Herzl published during his life, when he was 28 years old, right after graduating Law school, when he devoted his time to journalism, theater and literature, and before he married. [6], 266 pp, 17 cm. Fair condition. Original cover (spotting, missing spine). Detached leaves. Creases in corners of leaves.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 9

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Booklet in Memory of Theodor Herzl – Cologne, July 1904

Zur Erinnerung an die Trauerfeier der Zionistischen Vereinigung Köln für Dr. Theodor Herzl am 19. Juli 1904. [Cologne, 1904].
A booklet issued for a ceremony in memory of Theodor Herzl, held in the city of Cologne (two and a half weeks after his passing), by the city's Zionist Organization. The booklet contains Herzl's portrait as well as texts and poems in his memory. [4] leaves, 23 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Minor tears. Inscriptions in pencil.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 10

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Der Judenstaat – Theodor Herzl – First Edition, 1896

Der Judenstaat, Versuch Einer Modernen Lösung der Judenfrage, Theodor Herzl. M. Breitenstein publishing, Vienna-Leipzig, 1896. First edition. German.
“The Jewish State: Proposal of a modern solution to the Jewish problem”. The famous book by Theodore Herzl, in which he portrays the Jewish problem and the need to find a political-national solution.
86 pp., 21.5 cm. Good condition. Ink stamps on title page. Title page and end-paper are reinforced with adhesive tape. Back end-paper is missing. A tear between pages 16-17. Spotting and damages on cover. Hard cover.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 11

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Documents related to “Neve Shalom” Society – Bak’a, Jerusalem, Late 19th century

Four documents related to "Neve Shalom" society and the estate which the society purchased in Bak'a, Jerusalem, by the name of "Kerem Na'ib" (an estate consisting of 200 parcels). Late 19th / early 20th century. Hebrew.
1. Single leaf – advertisement concerning payment for the month of Tamuz and lottery of housing parcels [1890s].
2. "Neve Shalom…", certificate equivalent to a deed specifying payments (Kushan), size of parcel and conditions, 1891. Not in the NLI collections.
3-4. Two documents written in Arabic with ink stamps and stamps.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 12


One Hundred Regulation Booklets of Jewish Cooperatives, early 20th century

An extensive collection of 100 regulation booklets of Jewish cooperatives for loans and craftsmen, various societies and organizations. Most of the booklets were printed in Eretz Israel in the 1920s-30s. Several booklets were printed in East Europe and Germany. Yiddish, English and Hebrew.
A complete list of booklets will be sent upon request. Several booklets appear in multiple copies. Varying size. Fair-good condition.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 13

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Collection of Humor and Satire Booklets

Twenty three literary- humorous, illustrated booklets. Eretz Israel, 1910s – 1940s (most of the booklets are from the1930s). The booklets were printed for Jewish Holidays (mainly for Purim, Passover and Shavu'ot) and for major events in Eretz Israel such as the Levant Fair and the 19th Zionist Congress in Luzern. Most of the booklets are illustrated. A complete list of booklets will be sent upon request. Size varies. Overall good condition. Six booklets in a folder bound with a thread.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 14

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Collection of Booklets and Books – Jerusalem, 1920s / Grayevsky

1. "Har Hatzofim… leaflet dedicated to the opening of the Hebrew College in Jerusalem" Lvov, [1925]. Hebrew and German.
2. "Bnot zion VeYerushalayim, a book in memory of the names and actions of our sisters of Zion and Jerusalem, in substance and in spirit…" by Pinhas ben Zvi Grayevsky. Jerusalem, 1928. Ten booklets bound together. Hebrew.
3. "HeCharash VeHaMasger BeYerushalayim, a book in memory of the first artisans and craftsmen in Jerusalem since the beginning of the Ashkenzi settling there". Pinhas ben Zvi Grayevsky. Jerusalem, 1930. Second edition with "additions and pictures". Hebrew.
4. Souvenir Hotel Warshavsky – "HaNetz", a hundred years calendar, including the months, Parshiot, holidays and fasting days, Sefirat HaOmer, Pirkei Avot, Hosha'anot, Bi'ur and Bedikat Chametz, and Eruv of dishes, by Nahum Aryeh Zelniker. Jerusalem, 1924. Hebrew.
The owner of the hotel, Ya'akov Yossef Herling, used to present calendars such as the one presented here as a gift to the hotel's guests.
5. The Jerusalem Young Men's Christian Association. USA, 1933. A book including essays about the YMCA in Jerusalem. English.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 15

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Two Booklets about Tel-Aviv, 1930s

1. City of Tel-Aviv – its needs and its future…collection of articles in anticipation of the elections for the fifth city council. Tel-Aviv, [1932]. 32, [2] pp. 31 cm. Fair condition, detached cover. Spotting.
2. Program of Tel-Aviv's 25th anniversary celebrations, 1934. Hebrew, English and German. Attached to the booklet is a small book with photos and a poem composed by H.N. Bialik in honor of the celebrations. 27, [1] pp. 21 cm. Fair condition, spotting and minor tears. Not in the NLI collections.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 16

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Collection of Booklets – Tel-Aviv-Jaffa

Sixteen booklets published on behalf of societies and institutions in Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, [1910s-1930s]. Hebrew, English and Yiddish.
Including: Development of Tel-Aviv, by Meir Dizengoff (1932); Report and plan of Music School in Jaffa (1911), booklet "Needs of the city…", booklets about construction and public works, and more. Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 17

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Certificate – First Maccabiah – Tel-Aviv, 1932

This certificate was granted to a participant in the first Maccabiah. "Arieli" printing press, Tel-Aviv, 1932. An illustration, signed, on the upper part: "S. Zeitlin". "This certificate was granted to H. Poper for his active participation in the 'first Maccabiah' in Eretz Israel, 1932, in fencing: dagger prize IV and sword prize VI". Hand signed: members of the Maccabiah council, technical director and judges. 35X49.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Spots. Creases and folding marks. Minor tear.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 18

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Two Booklets Concerning the First “Maccabiah”

Two booklets printed for the first Maccabiah in 1932. Hebrew.
1. The Stadium, a one-time booklet about sports, devoted to propaganda anticipating the "Maccabiah" in the spring of 1932. Tel-Aviv, [1931]. 24 columns, [7] pp of advertisements. 31 cm. Good condition. Minor spotting.
2. Maccabiah. Tel-Aviv, [1932]. Hebrew and English, illustrations, portraits, schedule and drawing of the stadium. [36] pp, 30 cm. Fair condition, minor spotting. Tears on cover.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 19

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Collection of Maccabiah Items and Sports in Eretz Israel

Collection of Maccabiah and sports items, 1930s – 1950s.
1-4. Four pins: two "Sadran" pins with "Maccabi" emblem; enamel pin with "Sailors' Club" of Tel-Aviv; pin of the National Conference of "Maccabi", Jerusalem, Hanukkah, 1954.
5. Cloth badge, "Sadran Maccabi Tel-Aviv" [ca. 1930s].
6. Small cloth flag with emblem of "Sailors' Club", Tel-Aviv, [mid 1940s].
7. Red arm band of the Football Association, "In Charge", [1940s].
8-19. A dozen arm bands for ushers and supervisors' assistants, third Maccabiah, Tel-Aviv, 1950.
20-23. Four printed items: "Maccabiah Book" for the 2nd Maccabiah, Tel-Aviv, 1935; schedule of national rowing competitions, Tel-Aviv, 1946; program of 8th convention of Maccabi. Tel-Aviv, 1946; Achievements and champions board of the seven "Maccabiot", 1965.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 20

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Three Telephone Directories – Palestine, 1944

1. Palestine (Eretz Israel) Telephone directory for Jerusalem and the South, April 1944.
2. Palestine (Eretz Israel) Telephone directory for Tel-Aviv-Jaffa and the West, January 1944.
3. Palestine (Eretz Israel) Telephone directory for Haifa and the North, January 1944.
[Jerusalem]: Palestine Post, Telegraph & Telephone.
The third countrywide telephone directory published in Eretz Israel and the first published in separate volumes for the different cities (for the previous directories a single volume sufficed). The seal of the British Mandate High Commissioner appears on the first page of the Jerusalem directory, with the telephone numbers of the private secretary and staff of “His Highness the High Commissioner.” The pages of the directories display anecdotal advice for using the telephone: “Wrong number! Say ‘I am sorry’”, etc. 44 pp.; 68 pp.; 44 pp., 23 cm. Condition varies, Tel-Aviv-Jaffa directory is worn and the binding somewhat torn. The two other volumes in Very Good condition.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 21

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Collection of Documents – Kibbutz Genigar – Yehoshua Hankin

1-3. Three documents concerning transfer of Genigar lands so as to register them in the name of JNF, 1922,1924,1925. One document concerns an appeal regarding some plots of Genigar lands which, seemingly, belong to Arabs.
4. Document regarding Nuris Mills (Emek Yizrael), signed by Yehoshua Hankin.
5. Report consisting of eight leaves (stencil), regarding sale of crops of Tel-Adash, Genigar and Mahalul (Nahalal), 1921.
Size and condition varies.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 22

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Architectural Plans for the Development and Expansion of Tiberias as the Spa of the Middle East

1. Aménagement et extension de Tibériade, station thermale en Palestine. [Development and expansion of Tiberias as a hot springs spa in Palestine]. Paris, 1931. French.
Town planning proposal concerning the development of Tiberias as a hot springs spa in the Middle East, in Palestine, drawn by architect Arieh Cohen. Plans were submitted to the Town Planning Institute of the University of Paris in 1931. Photos of maps and drawings are attached to the book's leaves. [5], VI, 229 leaves, 28 cm. Good condition. Spotting. Minor damages to binding. Dedication in French on first leaf.
2. Proposed Town Planning Scheme for the Appropriation and Expansion of Tiberias As The SPA of The Middle East in Palestine, presented by Arieh Cohen. Jerusalem, 1943. English.
Booklet which sums up the proposal submitted by architect Arieh Cohen to the University of Paris. With maps and drawings and a large (folded) drawing, colored by hand – zoning outline scheme of Tiberias. 23 pp, 26 cm. Good condition. Spotting, binding somewhat loose, fastened with adhesive tape.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 23

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Collection of Booklets and Documents

Varied collection of booklets, papers and single leaves, mostly of the first half of the 20th century:
• Circulars and single leaves of the 1910s, from Eretz Israel and Europe. • Pamphlet "Aleph Beth Lechag HaNeti'ot BeYafo [1908]", with a song for Tu Beshvat by S. Ben-Zion. • Circular concerning a memorial monument on the grave of Devorah Ben Yehuda (ca. 1892). • Booklets "HaTzofeh HaOved" and "HaShomer HaTza'ir", 1920s. • Booklet "Yediot HaVa'ad HaArtzi shel HaKakal", 1943; additional JNF booklets. • Issue of "Davar" newspaper of November 30,1947, one day after the UN declaration of the Partition Plan.• Issue of "HaBoker" newspaper of May 16, 1948, title:"The State of Israel was Born". • Five "Battle Leaves" of "Mifkedet HaHar HaYarok", August 1952; additional items. Lot of 32 items. Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 38 Lot Number 24

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Documents Archive concerning Lands in Safed

Archive containing hundreds of documents concerning lands in the city of Safed and its vicinity (Mount Canaan, Ein Zeitim, Arab villages in the vicinity, Rosh Pinah), [1920s - 1950s. Most of the documents of 1940s].
The archive contains nineteen architectural drawings of various areas in Safed and the vicinity, tens of large paper sheets "Land Settlement of Palestine" (1947) with information about rights of land owners and correspondences concerning transfer of ownership, buying and acquisition; document of 1876, signed by Shmuel Heller; official documents with instructions how to register citizens right after the establishment of the state (from the Central Bureau of Statistics). Numerous documents are addressed to Asher Barshad (1901-1953), the "Mukhtar" of Safed who registered with much precision births, deaths and the civil registry in the city. Attached: account books, postcards of Acre, maps from the 1950s-60s, and additional items. Sizes and conditions vary.

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