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Auction 7 Lot Number 1

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Protocol of the First Zionist Congress – Vienna, 1898

Zionisten-Congress in Basel… Officielles Protocoll. Vienna, 1898.
Protocol of the First Zionist Congress, held in Basel in 1897.
200 pages, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Rebound in hard cover.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 2

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The Great Assembly – The Second Zionist Congress

The Great Assembly or the Zionist Congress in Basel, Edited by Nachum Slouschz (one of the Congress members). Published by “Tushiya”, Warsaw, 1898.
“Details of proceedings of the Second Congress in Basel, meetings, negotiations, speeches and decisions.” A kind of diary of Slouschz’s, detailing the substance of the Congress, the various lectures, and more.
112 pages, 17 cm. The body of the book is in good condition with ink stamps. The cover is in fair condition, roughly repaired along the spine and inside cover.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 3

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Zionist Documents from Italy, 1914

1. Marking Ten Years to Herzl's Passing, document of Federaziane Sionistica Italiana, 1914.
2. Marking Ten Years to the Passing of Herzl, document of Gruppo Sionistico Milanese, 1914.
3. Letter reminding of Herzl's tenth yohrzeit, Sionnista Piemontese Group, Trion, 1914.
4. Document of Giovan Israele association – Milan, not dated.
Varying sizes. Nos. 1-3 in fair through good condition. No. 4 is in poor condition.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 4

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Stencil document for the establishment of the Hebrew Union – signed by Ruppin, Hissin, and others

Handwritten document copied by stencil calling for the establishment of a general union for the Jews of Eretz Israel. The document is signed by “Members of the Palestine Council office,” Dr. Chaim Hissin, Dr. Arthur Ruppin, Dr. Ya’akov Ta[h]on, and two others.
The document calls for all Jews in the country to send representatives to the general meeting and to choose “an ongoing Eretz Israel council.” It apparently relates to a 1913 initiative by Ruppin and Tahon to establish a general Hebrew Union to stand against the Arabs in Eretz Israel and the Ottoman government.
Single leaf, 29 cm. Fair condition. Fold marks, some of which were torn and been repaired professionally with adhesive tape. Foxing. Filing holes.
See attached material.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 5

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Foundation of “Temporary Committee” – Jerusalem, 1908

Single page, stenciled or carbon-copied. Jerusalem, 1908.
Copy of letter addressed to "Our honorable brothers…in Jaffa and the Moshavot" with announcement to the Turkish Regime about the founding of a temporary committee of 14 members in Jerusalem. Amongst the members are David Yellin, Meyuchas, Mani and others. The committee will perform a census in each and every neighborhood, and take care of the rights of Ottoman Jews.
32.5 x 22 cm, fair condition. Many creases, folding signs, tears to edges. Some stains.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 6

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Pioneer certificate – Center for pioneers from Eastern Galicia in Lvov, 1924

Pioneer certificate of David Yosef Muntzer, Center for Pioneers from Eastern Galicia in Lvov, 1924.
Confirms that the abovementioned is listed as an active pioneer who worked for a period of two years under the supervision of the Center and has learned the trade of construction, knows Hebrew; in preparation for his trip to Eretz Israel. With a photograph of the pioneer.
34 cm. Fair condition. Fold marks, stains, unprofessionally repaired tears.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 7

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Archive of Rabbi Moshe HaMeiri Ostrovsky – HaMizrachi”

Rabbi Moshe HaMeiri Ostrovsky, born in Karlin, made aliya to Eretz Israel in 1897 and learned in the Torat Chaim Yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem. Served in the Rabbinate of Moshav Ekron (Mazkeret Batya). One of the planners of the religious education in Eretz Israel, and one of the founders of the Mizrachi Movement. Served as a Mizrachi representative in the 12th, 15th and 20th Zionist Congresses, and was a member of the National Council. He was also among the founders of the Chief Rabbinate, and was a founder and later the Rabbi of the Kiryat Moshe Neighborhood in Jerusalem. Died in Jerusalem in 1957.
The archive contains 20 official files, tens of printed booklets, and thousands of documents: correspondence relating to the Mizrachi Movement, The Zionist Management and Management of the Jewish Agency, Memos to the UN, and more. Mostly from the 30s and 40s. Most of the documents are printed, some are handwritten.
Varying sizes and conditions.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 8

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Mizrachi Album – Photographs of Rabbis, New York

Photographic album of the great Rabbis of the time who advocated settling the Holy Land. Published by Mizrachi, New York, [1920?]. Elaborate album with photographs of ten Rabbis printed on thick cardboard, including their histories.
Among the rabbis: R. Zvi Hirsch Kalischer, R. Shmuel Mohilever, R. Azriel Hildesheimer, and R. Yitzhak Yaakov Reines.
[14] leaves, [10] portrait plates. 13x17 cm. The body of the book is in very good condition. The cover is damaged and loose, spine is missing. Margins are gilded.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 9

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50 years of History – Published by Kol YIsrael Chaverim (Aliance), 1919-1922

50 years of history, Narcisse Leven (President of the Kol Yisrael Chaverim, Alliance Israélite Universelle). Translated from French by Avraham Elmaliach. Jerusalem [1919] and [1922]. Two volumes.
History of the “Kol Yisrael Chaverim” organization.
XVI, 354 pages; XVI, 287 pages. Fair condition. Detached leaves, Loose covers.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 10

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Book of Herzl’s Dream and It’s Interpretation – 1899

Book of Herzl’s Dream and It's Interpretation, Shlomo Teplitzky from Voznesensk. Warsaw, 1899.
“Will shed light on the dream full of nonsense of the dreamers Theodor Herzl and Max Nordau and those who follow them; and will prove that these dreams bring harm”. At the end of the booklet, “Article on Herzl’s dream and its shattering” by Doverosh Ben Alexander Toresh.
22, II pages, 21.5 cm. Fair condition. A few moth holes. Many stains.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 11

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Herzl – Posters by Gymnasia Herzliya and Girls school students

1. Illustration of Herzl with inscription “If you will it, it is no dream.” Unsigned 64x69.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and tears on the margins.
2. Herzl and the Tower of David. Signed Yitzhak Prolov, 1929. Ink on Bristol. 50x70 cm. Good condition.
3. Herzl planting seeds that form the sentence “If you will it, it is no dream.” Signed Ahuva Payis, Girls School. Ink on Bristol. 50x65 cm. Fair condition. Tears with pieces missing from the Bristol.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 12

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Solon in Lydien – Herzl – Vienna-Leipzig, 1904

Solon in Lydien, Play with three acts, by Theodore Herzl. Wiener Verlag, Vienna-Leipzig, 1904. First edition.
The story Solon in Lydien was published by Herzl in 1900 as a short story. The plot takes place in the 6th century BC, and it is named for the legendary meeting between Solon of Athens and Krausus, King of Lydia. The story describes the influence of technological change on Viennese society. Herzl adapted the story to a play. It was preformed in Israel by HaOhel in 1949, when Herzl's bones were brought to be buried in Israel.
80 pages, 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Torn edges. Unoriginal hard binding.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 13

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File Regarding Publishing of Herzl’s Writings by Mitzpe Publishing

Approx. 50 documents regarding publishing of Herzl's writings by Mitzpe publishing, 1920s-1940s. "Selected Writings of Herzl" were published by Mitzpe Publishing during the 1930s.
The file includes a letter from Herzel's son, paper orders, matters concerning publishing license, Claim of Mrs. Neuman-Herzl (his daughter) against Mitzpe Publishing, contracts and copies of contracts, letters and correspondence.
Varying size and condition.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 14

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Plaster Sculpture of Herzl

Plaster sculpture of Herzl, painted gold and black.
Height: 18 cm, width: 17 cm. Good condition. Slight damages, painted in the original colors.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 15

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Bronze Sculpture of Herzl

Bronze sculpture of Herzl, mounted on an oval marble base.
Maximum height: 18 cm, maximum width: 16 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 16

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Plaster Sculpture of Herzl

Painted sculpture of Herzl. On the back there is a dedication from 1948.
Height: 19 cm, width: 11 cm. Fair condition. Damages, coarsely restored, to the beard, nose, cheek, hair and shoulder.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 17

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Egyptian Grush for a Telephone Call – JNF

Printed sign – "For every telephone call – half an Egyptian Grush to the JNF box!"
13x22.5 cm. Fair condition. Four filing holes (one torn) and original hole for hanging. Creased and stained.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 18

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Blue Box the Bold – booklet illustrated in English

Blue Box the Bold, told and drawn by Mordechai Wahrhaft, translated by Lawrence Weston. By Mordechai Amiti (Warhaft). Published by Reuven Mass, Jeruaslem, 1930s? Lithographic print “Graphica” in blue and orange.
Story in rhyme translated from Hebrew to English, with regard to the journeys of “Kapson Ben-Chayil” (Blue Box character) in Palestine.
22 pages, 19.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 19

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Megillat Esther – Santiago, Chile, 1943

Megillat Esther, published by the Education Department of the Chile Zionist Federation. Santiago, Chile, Purim, 1943. "Dedicated to the Keren Kayemet LeYisrael." The Megillah is printed on thick paper, rolled on two scrolls, together with a note inscribed "KKL" in Hebrew and an illustration. In its original cardboard box.
The megillah is 16 cm long, the box is 28 cm. Very good condition. The box is slightly worn.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 20

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Megillat Esther published by J.N.F. – Transylvania

Megillat Esther published by J.N.F., Transylvania, 1939/1940.
A facsimile of a Megilla from Italy or Holland, late 17th, early 18th century.
[19] folded columns, 17.5 cm. Good condition. Some minor moisture damage.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 21

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Zionist Shekel – Collection of Receipts

Fourteen receipt for donation of one shekel or a half shekel. England, Israel, Italy and Russia, 1908-1953.
Various sizes, good condition.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 22

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Zionist Shekel Booklets and Letters

1. "Shekel" booklet – India, 1938. Complete booklet, unused.
2. "Shekel" booklet – England, 1928. One note only, all stubs exist with names of donors.
3. "Shekel booklet – Eretz Israel, 1937. Complete booklet, unused.
4-6. Two letters and an envelope from the Management of the Zionist Organization, "Karoz HaShekel" and a letter concerning the "Karoz HaShekel".
Various sizes, fair to good condition.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 23

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Zionist Shekel – Two Advertisements

1. Ein neuer zeuge grosser vergangenheit. Form in German about the Zionist Shekel. Printed in Jerusalem by Zionist Histadrut Publishing, 1937/8 [with illustration by Otte Wallish]. Single leaf printed on both sides, [6] columns with photocopies and illustrations. Very good condition.
2. "As in days of old, the shekel is a symbol of Israel's freedom". Hebrew advertisement similar to no. 1, published by Zionist Histadrut, 1939. Good-fair condition. Filing holes, light tears and stains.

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Auction 7 Lot Number 24

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Half a Shekel – Monzon Print

Complete receipt and receipt stub for a half Shekel donation. Monzon Print, Jerusalem.
On the front is a picture of a Shekel, the 10 commandments and additional illustrations. On the reverse side it reads, “The Knesset Israel Association – half a Shekel (half ruble).
12.5x13 cm; 13x22 cm. Fair to good condition.

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