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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 406

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“Ragle Mevasser” by Rabbi Judah Alkalai – Belgrade, 1865 – Booklet in Honor of Alliance Israélite Universelle

Ragle Mevasse, in honor of "Kol Israel Chaverim", by Judah Alkalai, Belgrade, [1865].
A short composition by Rabbi Judah Akalai, dedicated to the foundation of the Jewish organization Alliance Israélite Universelle ("Kol Israel Haverim"). Mentioned in the composition, among other things, are the plan to settle Palestine, the importance and role of the Alliance Israélite Universelle, key figures from early days of Zionism (Moses Montefiore, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalisher, Adolphe Crémieux, Elisa Hertz and others), and other subjects.
Rabbi Judah Alkalai (1798-1878), born in Sarajevo, was one of the forerunners of Zionism. He learned about the Damascus Blood Libel in 1840 and started to formulate a new plan for solving the Jewish question – immigration to Palestine, revival of the Jewish language, acquiring lands and founding public funds. Rabbi Alkalai had high hopes regarding the Alliance Israélite Universelle when it was founded in 1860 – being the first international Jewish organization in the new era, and considered it to be a first and important step towards materializing his plan. In 1874 he immigrated to Palestine with his wife Esther, and passed away four years later. Alkalai was buried in the Mount of Olives cemetery
10 leaves, 22 cm. Good-fair condition. Many stains. Tears at margins. Open tears to corners and to last two leaves (not affecting text). Ink-stamps on first and last leaves. New endpapers and new cardboard binding. Missing original wrappers.

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Hovevei Zion Ledger – Handwritten Report – Odessa, 1888

A report, handwritten on lined paper, listing the income and expenses of the Hovevei Zion branch in Odessa for the years 5647-5648 (1887-1888). [Odessa?, 1888?].
The report contains two pages of expenses and two pages of income, documenting the donations and financial sources of Hovevei Zion ("Proceeds of the pictures of Montefiore", "For the Eitz Haim Yeshiva", "From the Nes Ziona Association"), as well as its activities and expenses ("for the son of Mr. Gantner of Zikhron Ya’akov for travel expenses"; "for a mare for Mr. Fishel Saliman of Yesud ha-Ma’ala"; "for the delegate that was sent in Constantinople to Baron Hirsch and the city’s dignitaries"; "for the printing of the public appeal," and more). A summary of the account at year’s end appears on the last page – a modest surplus of 160 rubles.
At the beginning of the report is a cover page with the title "Hovevei Zion Ledger", with three other reports that the movement published that year listed beneath. A note appears at the bottom of the page. It states: "Each part [=report] will be sent on its own… to the treasurers and to the associations that sent their money to Odessa and to Paris, and to the associations that stopped sending their money".
[3] leaves (5 written pages), approx. 28 cm. Good-fair condition. Fold marks. Tears and open tears at the edges and along the fold lines (most of them minor, with slight damage to text). A few stains.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 408

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Broadside Issued by the Ahavat Zion Society – A Call to Support the Jewish Community in Palestine – Vienna, June 1882

Broadside issued by the Ahavat Zion Society. Vienna: Moritz Knöpflmacher, Sivan 5642 [June 1882].
A call for support printed soon afterthe establishment of the Ahavat Zion Society, whose purpose was to collect funds to buy land in Palestine for settlement by Jewish farmers from Eastern Europe.
In response to the anti-Semitic persecutions in Eastern Europe, and particularly after the pogroms in Russia in 1881 (which the Jews referred to as "Storms in the Negev"), societies were formed to support Jewish immigration to America. However, this call, which went against that trend by supporting immigration to and settlement in Palestine, listed the reasons for choosing Palestine.
It is signed, in print, by the directors of the society: Shlomo Zalman Spitzer, Reuven Birer, and others.
28.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks. Small tears at the edges and along the fold line, most of them repaired by acid-free tape.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Birthday Greeting to Saul Pinchas Rabbinowicz from the Committee of Zionist Associations of Brisk, Lithuania – Handwritten on Stationery with Jewish National Fund “Zion” Stamps – April 1905

A birthday greeting to Saul Pinchas Rabbinowicz (known by the Hebrew acronym Shepher) from the leadership of the Central Committee of the Zionist Associations in Brisk, Lithuania. Handwritten on the committee’s official stationery, with "Zion" stamps of the Jewish National Fund affixed to it. Brisk (Brest), Lithuania, 1 Nissan 5665 (April 6, 1905).
The letter was sent to the author and historian Saul Pinchas Rabbinowicz, who was among the first members of the Hovevei Zion movement, on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. It notes his great and pioneering influence upon the Zionist idea both in his writings in favor of the return to Zion and as secretary of the Mazkeret Moshe Association.
The letter, which bears the signatures of ten of the committee members and two of its secretaries, is stamped "Central Committee of the Zionist Associations, Brisk, Lithuania".
An illustration depicting men sowing and plowing fields on one side, and men and women praying at the Western Wall on the other side, is printed at the the top of the page (the official stationery of the committee’s leadership). Two verses from Psalms are printed between these two illustrations: "Oh, that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!" (Psalms 14:7) and "If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning" (Psalms 137:5).
[1] leaf, 28 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Some stains. Small tears at the edges, most of them reinforced with tape. Small open tear on the left-hand edge.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Six Postcards – Zionist Congress, 1901-1933

Six postcards, some issued for various Zionist Congresses and others bearing postmarks from various congresses.
1. Official postcard from the fifth Zionist Congress, designed by E.M. Lilien (Riemer, no. 6). Basel, 1901. Sent from the Congress on the first day.
2. Official postcard from the ninth Zionist Congress with an illustration by Hermann Struck (Riemer, no. 22). Hamburg, 1909. The postcard was sent by mail and bears a JNF stamp with the portrait of Theodor Herzl.
3. Postcard with a portrait of Max Nordau, published by Jüdischer Verlag, Cologne, sent from the 13th Zionist Congress with a postmark of the Congress. Carlsbad, 1923.
4. Official postcard from the 16th Zionist Congress, with the portrait of Theodor Herzl (Riemer, no. 61). Zurich, 1929. Sent from the congress on the second day.
5. Official postcard from the 17th Zionist Congress, with an illustration by Joseph Budko (Riemer, no. 65), Basel, 1931.
6. Postcard sent from the 18th Zionist Congress; sent on the last day of the congress. Postmark of the congress. Prague, 1933.
Average size: 9X14 cm. Good overall condition. Stains.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 411

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Postcard of the Tenth Zionist Congress – Signed by David Wolffsohn, Max Nordau, and Others

Official postcard of the Tenth Zionist Congress in Vienna, August 9-15, 1911.
The postcard is signed on the front by David Wolfssohn and on the back by Max Nordau, Alexander Marmorek, Yitzchak Yaacov Reines, Max Bodenheimer, Norman Bentwich, and Rabbi Jacob Boccara.
A portrait of Theodor Herzl is printed on the postcard, with a quote in German from a speech that he gave at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.
14X9 cm. Good condition. Minor stains.

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Protocol of the Second Zionist Congress – Vienna, 1898 – Exquisite Leather Binding

Stenographisches Protokoll der Verhandlungen des II. Zionisten-Congresses gehalten zu Basel vom 28. bis 31. August 1898 [Stenographic Protocol of the negotiations at the second Zionist Congress in Basel...]. Vienna: Verlag des Vereines "Erez Israel", 1898. German.
Proceedings of the sessions of the Second Zionist Congress, held in Basel in 1898, including addresses delivered by Herzl, Nordau and other Zionist leaders. The book is bound in a unique leather binding, embossed with the book's title in golden letters and two groups of seven silvered Stars of David (apparently in reference to the seven-starred flag conceived by Herzl). Gilt edges and endpapers illustrated with golden flowers.
257, [2] pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Blemishes to binding, mostly to spine and corners.

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Five Photographs – Herzl’s Grave in Vienna – 1920s

1-3. Three photographs portraying a group of visitors holding a marble board with an engraved inscription: Dem Ehrenburschen dem großen Führer unser volkes, [in honor of the great leader of our people], J.A.V. Ivria 1891-1921 ['Ivria" Jewish Students Organization].
Two photographs are dedicated by hand on the back (Hebrew) and dated 4.12.1921.
4-5. Two photographs of a different group of visitors, stamped on the back: "Moderne Photographie H. Weitzmann, Wien".
All of the photographs are divided on the back for use as a postcard. Printed on the back of two photographs: Sig. Bing, Wien, I., II., III., XVII.
Approx. 14X9 cm. Good condition. Stains and blemishes (mostly on verso and at the margins). Two photographs with traces of pasting and peelings on verso.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 414

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Three Items Commemorating Theodor Herzl

Three items commemorating Herzl and marking his reburial in the State of Israel. Jerusalem and Czechoslovakia, 1918-1949.
1. Admission ticket to the Herzl Banquet, held by the Herzl Association in Jerusalem at the Zion Cinema, to mark the anniversary of Herzl’s death on 20 Tammuz 5678 (June 30, 1918). The back of the ticket is stamped (slightly faded): "Herzl Association, Jerusalem… we shall donate to the JNF."
6X9.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Large open tear in the upper left-hand corner.
2. Pencil with a portrait of Herzl and the legend "Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl". Produced by L&C Hardtmuth, Czechoslovakia.
Length: 18 cm. Good condition.
3. Six prints that were published to mark Herzl’s reburial in Jerusalem, paintings: C. [Curt] Singer. Jerusalem: Lipschitz, [1949].
Six prints, including a portrait of Herzl, a view from Mount Herzl, the construction of Herzl’s Tomb in Jerusalem, and Herzl’s funeral. A leaf with text in honor of Herzl’s reburial in Jerusalem accompanies the prints.
[7] leaves, 33 cm. Good condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 415

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JNF – Four Certificates – Illustrations by Hermann Struck, Joseph Budko, and Meir Ben Uri – 1928-1946

Four illustrated certificates of the Jewish National Fund, from the 1920s to the 1940s.
1. A certificate of registration in the JNF’s Golden Book made out to Dr. Jelski of Geneva, 1928. Signed by Menahem Ussishkin. With an illustration by Hermann Struck.
2. A certificate given to Nissim Valero for his contribution to "the redemption of land for the establishment of Kfar Menahem Ussishkin for his seventieth birthday". Lithograph, [Grafika printers, Jerusalem], 1935. The certificate was designed by Joseph Budko. The illustration on the certificate shows buildings of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
The bottom of the certificate has been trimmed.
3. A certificate awarded for the donation of the planting of twelve trees in the Rabbi Meir Berlin Forest, planted in the 1940s in Kfar Etzion. Printed by the Jewish National Fund in the United States.
An illustration of pioneers planting trees appears at the center of the certificate, with a portrait of Rabbi Berlin above it. The certificate is signed "M. P." in the plate.
4. A certificate of inscription in JNF’s Children’s Book for Yoram Hessel. The certificate is illustrated by Meir Ben Uri (signed in the plate: "Ben-Uri Haifa"). Jerusalem: Grafika.
Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Collection of Letters, Certificates and Paper Items – Jewish National Fund

Approximately 65 letters, certificates, receipts, notebooks and other items printed on behalf of JNF. Palestine, Europe, United States and elsewhere. 20th century. Hebrew, English, Yiddish, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and other languages.
Among the items: • About 25 letters, printed and written by hand, sent by JNF representatives worldwide on official stationery: letters in Yiddish from JNF New-York, 1920s; letters in German from JNF chamber in Berlin, 1930s; as well as letters from JNF chambers in Poland, Argentina, Greece, France, England, the Netherlands and elsewhere. • Certificate of inscription in JNF Austria Silver Book, printed in blue and silver ink and signed by hand by Haim Tartakover, head of JNF in Vienna. • Five certificates for donations for planting trees in Palestine. • Issue of the weekly "Kabarat Ala Kuanna in the country and in the Diaspora!", dated 1.8.1953, distributed in synagogues in Morocco. Written in Judeo-Arabic, calling to donate to JNF, with a JNF ink-stamp on the bottom. • Dozens of "Yizkor" tickets and notebooks of JNF (with leaves designated for a donation to commemorate the deceased and to "redeem the land of Israel"). • And more.
Size and condition vary. Good overall condition.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Judith Montefiore – Journal of a Visit to Palestine – London, 19th Century

olel Sipur masa… [Judith, a book including the story of the visit by the late Lady Judith Montefiore… who wrote the book in the English language when she traveled with her husband, Sir Moses Montefiore, to the Holy Land in 5599… Translated into the Hebrew language by a lover of the holy tongue (Eliezer Shauli)]. London: Nathan Valentine, [1879?]. Hebrew and some English._x000B_Hebrew translation of the travel journal kept by Lady Judith Montefiore, wife of Sir Moses Montefiore, when she and her husband traveled from London to Palestine via Germany, France, and Italy (November 1, 1838-August 10, 1839). The journal was translated approximately fifteen years after Judith Montefiore’s death. There are two forewords at the beginning of the book (in Hebrew and in English), as well as a short poem by the translator. Letters to Sir Moses Montefiore regarding settlement in Palestine, and a brief letter from him, appear at the end of the book._x000B_A portrait of Lady Judith Montefiore is mounted on the inside front cover. The following is written on the title page in handwriting, from 1880: "In Memory of the deeply lamented Mr. Haim Soleag [?] who died at the age of 17 on the 29 of June 5640…"._x000B_[2], VI, 285, [1] pp. 16 cm. Good-fair condition. Bookplate with portraits of Moses and Judith Montefiore. A few stains. Tears and open tears at the edges of some pages. Some pages are partially or completely detached. Loose binding with minor blemishes.

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“Stirring Times” – Memoirs of James Finn – London, 1878

"Stirring Times" – Memoirs of James Finn – London, 1878
Stirring Times, by James Finn [edited by Elizabeth Anne Finn]. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878. English. Two volumes.
Memoirs of James Finn (1806-1872), the first British consul in Palestine. The book describes Palestine during the Crimean War (1853-1856) and contains a great deal of information about the Jewish community in Jerusalem. Among other things, the book describes the visits of the Duke and Duchess of Braband and of Moses Montefiore to the Temple Mount, the prayer for the welfare of Queen Victoria in the Hurva Synagogue, and the purchase of the land on which the Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood was built.
The first volume contains a color lithograph depicting the Tower of David and the British consulate in Jerusalem (after a drawing by Elizabeth Anne Finn) and a folded map of Palestine. The second volume contains a color lithograph of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (after a drawing by James Finn) and a map of the Jerusalem district.
Volume 1: XXXII, 490 pp. + [2] plates; Volume 2: XII, 485, [2] pp. + [2] plates, 22 cm. Overall good condition. Many unopened pages. Stains. A small amount of creases and tears. A loose gathering in one of the volumes. Minor blemishes to bindings. The binding of Volume 1 is slightly loose. Faded spines.

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History of Estates in Upper Galilee – David Shuv – Warsaw, 1893

History of estates in Upper Galilee, by David Shuv. Warsaw: Shuldberg press ("printed for the first time in the book Pri HaAretz part two"), 1893.
A composition by David Shuv (1854-1938) reviewing the Jewish colonies in the Upper Galilee. Most of the book is dedicated to Rosh Pina, being the largest and most important colony in the Galilee. Other chapters tell about Yesud HaMa'ala, Mishmar HaYarden, Machanayim and Ein Zeitim, Bne Yehudah, Peki'in and Meron.
• Bound with: Shoshana, by L. [Leopold] Kompert. Warsaw: Shuldberg press, 1892. A story by Leopold Kompert (1822-1886), a Jewish-Austrian author who wrote about the life of Jews in Bohemia. Short introduction by Ze'ev Yavetz.
31; 54 pp, 17 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. A few tears. Ink-stamp on title page of "Shoshana". The top left corner of this leaf is cut (missing). Both books are bound together in a new cardboard binding, no wrappers.

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“Sefer HaBrit VeHazikaron LeHevrat Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv” – Settlement in the Colony of Petah Tikva – Jerusalem, Late 19th Century

azikaron LeHevrat Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv [Memotial book of Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv; written by Moshe Zvi Levinson], Jerusalem: Rabbi Israel Dov Frumkin’s printing press, [1881]. _x000B_The association "Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv" was established by the Yarkonim Group in Petah Tikva after the group’s members, Petah Tikva’s first inhabitants, had to abandon the colony due to difficulties and disease and return to Jerusalem. The association, which was supported by Rabbi Diskin of Jerusalem, published this book in order to raise support among Diaspora Jewry. The book is comprised of two parts. The first part, "A Voice that Awakens", is a call for immigration and settlement of Palestine. Its author points to the success of the Templer colonies, assuages the fear of Arabs and of the authorities, warns of unfounded complacency in the countries of the Diaspora, and ends each paragraph with the verse "Turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities" (Jeremiah 31:21). The second part of the book contains the association’s regulations, which appoint Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin (the Brisker Rav) as the company’s agent and address a variety of religious and administrative topics._x000B_40 pp., 16.5 cm. Good condition. Slight tears and creases at the edges of the leaves. A few creases and stains. The book has been rebound in cardboard, without its original cover.

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“Jewish Laborers and Farmers in Palestine” – Booklet by Eliyahu Sheid, Baron Rothschild’s Chief Supervisor of Colonies in Palestine – Jerusalem, 1897

"Jewish Laborers and Farmers in Palestine" – Booklet by Eliyahu Sheid, Baron Rothschild's Chief Supervisor of Colonies in Palestine – Jerusalem, 1897
Jewish Laborers and Farmers in Palestine, by Eliyahu Sheid. Jerusalem: "Hazvi", [1897].
An address delivered by Eliyahu Sheid at a meeting of The Society for Settlement of Palestine ("Yishuv Eretz Israel" Society) in Paris in 1897; discussing the involvement of Jews, in particular settlers in colonies, in agriculture in Palestine; drying swamps in Hadera; silk enterprises in Rosh Pina; and more.
Eliyahu Sheid (1841-1922), Jewish-French activist and author, served for 13 years as the chief supervisor of the colonies in Palestine on behalf of Baron Rothschild.
20 pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Stains (significant staining to cover). Ink-stamp on first page. Handwritten inscription on page 14. Open tear to corner of back cover. Label on front cover. Bottom part of spine is torn.

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Collection of Receipts and Payment Orders – The Sejera Farm, 1900-1913

Thirteen printed receipts and payment orders of the Sejera farm, with information filled in in handwriting, stamps and signatures. 1900-1913. French.
Most of the receipts are printed on official papers of Sejera, and some of the receipts are from companies that supplied products to the farm. Some are signed by Eliahu Krause, who served as director of the farm on behalf of the Jewish Colonization Association until 1913, and later became the director of the Mikveh Israel Agricultural School. One receipt appears to be signed by the writer Shmuel Pevzner, who was a delegate to the First Zionist Congress (1897), a founder of the Technion, and a founder of the Hadar HaCarmel neighborhood in Haifa. The receipts are mainly for payments, purchases, repairs, and day-to-day expenses: household furnishings, a medicine cabinet, trees, and the like.
The JCA established the farm at Sejera in 1899 as a center for agricultural training. Work on the farm began in 1900, and the agricultural colony of Ilaniya was established on the land of the farm in 1902. David Ben-Gurion was among the farmers in the colony. Among the successes of the Sejera farm’s agricultural project in its early years were the transfer of guard duty for the farm to Jewish hands by the Bar Giora organization, the founding of the HaHoresh Association in order to organize all the workers of the Galilee in the agricultural colonies and the national farms; and the founding of the first farming collective.
13 items. Size and condition vary. Two items are stamped.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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“War and Peace in Palestine” – Commemorative Album of the First Days of Zionism – Pictures and Explanations by Isaac Triwaks – Tel Aviv, 1930

War and Peace in Palestine: A Commemorative Album from the First Days of Zionism to Contemporary Times, by Isaac Triwaks. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Publishing, 1930. Hebrew, Yiddish, and English.
This book presents the history of Zionism in pictures: prominent figures who helped the Zionist enterprise, men and women pioneers in the agricultural colonies and in the first factories in Palestine, and the people who were killed and wounded in the riots of 1929. With captions and explanations by Triwaks.
162 pp., 163-214 columns, 215-216 pp, 217–278 columns, [1] pp., I–II pp, III–LIV columns. 24 cm. Good condition. An attachment offering a 50-percent discount when buying two additional books about the riots of 1929 is bound between the endpaper and the title page.

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Sefer Meah Shanah – Prominent Figures and First Pioneers – Tel-Aviv, 1938

Sefer Meah Shanah… [One Hundred Years Book, prominent figures and the first pioneers in Palestine over one hundred years and more], edited by Isaac Triwaks and Eliezer Steinman; participated in collection of material: Ya'akov Ya'ari-Poleskin. Tel Aviv: Yitzchak Triwaks, 1938.
Short biographies of early Zionist figures, researchers of Palestine, pioneers in the areas of settlement, book publishing, education, and industry in Palestine, and others, along with account of their activities and citations from their writings. Among the figures: Moses Montefiore, his wife Judith Montefiore and his secretary Eliezer Halevi, Yoel Moshe Salomon, Yehosef Schwartz, Avraham Moshe Lunz, Zeev Herzberg, Nissim Bachar, Karl Netter, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalisher, Israel Back, Yehiel Brill and others.
The book is accompanied by picture plates, photographic plates and facsimile plates.
504 pp + [74] plates, 27.5 cm. Fair condition. Detached binding. Detached gatherings. Small tears and open tears at margins of leaves. Creases. "Sefer Ivri LaChayal" stamp pasted on title page. Stains. Blemishes to binding.

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Report of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under the Command of General Allenby – Cairo, 1919 – 55 Color Maps

A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under the Command of General Sir Edmund H. H. Allenby… July 1917 to October 1918. Cairo: Government Press and Survey of Egypt, 1919. English.
The report describes the progress of the war between the British and the Ottomans over Palestine, between July 1917 and October 1918, under the command of General Allenby. The report presents, among other things, the progress of the fighting, the various high officials, a list of the regiments, deployment of forces and amount of arms and ammunition. Fifty-five color maps depicting the progress of the British forces and the withdrawal of the Ottoman forces from south to north appear at the end of the report: from Gaza and Beersheba via Judea, Samaria, and the Galilee, and the capture of Damascus and northern Syria.
The Egyptian Expeditionary Force was a military formation of the British Empire that camped in Egypt during World War I. It was comprised at first of soldiers of Egyptian, Indian and other backgrounds, but after doubt was cast upon the loyalty of the Muslim troops, the makeup of the troops was changed, and replaced mostly with British and Australian troops, together with soldiers from India, New Zealand andFrance.
[6], 113, [1] pp., 55 leaves (maps) + [1] leaf (plate, photographic portrait of Allenby), 29.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains on the first and last pages. The cover is slightly worn and damaged.

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Railway Map of Palestine & Transjordania – Survey Department of the British Mandate Government in Egypt, 1920s

Railway Map of Palestine & Transjordania. [Egypt]: Survey of Egypt, [ca. early 1920s]. English.
A color map in scale of 1:750,000, published by the Survey Department of the British Mandate Government in Egypt, showing the route of the railway tracks in Palestine, Transjordan, and northern Egypt. The map also contains other features such as roads, the route of the old Ottoman-era railway tracks, biblical sites, and battlefields of World War I.
58.5X51 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Folding marks. Tears along the folding marks. Tape along many of the folding marks (on verso). Notes written in pen on verso.

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Record of Activities of the Pro-Jerusalem Society Summing Up the Years 1918 to 1922 – London, 1921–1924 – Photographs and Maps

Two books, edited by Charles Robert Ashbee, summing up the activities of the Pro-Jerusalem Society and its programs from 1918 to 1922. London, 1921–1924. English.
1. Jerusalem 1918-1920, Being the records of the Pro Jerusalem council during the period of the British military administration. London, 1921.
The book contains 79 photographs, sketches, and maps (plates). Among them: Two folded town planning schemes of Jerusalem, and many photographs of Jerusalem’s Old City.
XV, [1], 87, [1] pp., + plates, 28.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing. A few tears at the edges. Blemishes at the edges of the binding.
2. Jerusalem 1920-1922: Being the records of the Pro Jerusalem council during the first two years of the civil administration. London: 1924.
The book contains 69 photographs, sketches, and maps (plates). Among them: A folded color plan of the interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (each color marks an area held by a different Christian denomination), a folded zoning map of Jerusalem, sketches of the Talpiot neighborhood, photographs of the gates of the Old City, and more.
XVI, 109 pp. + plates, 28.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. A small number of folds and tears at the edges of the leaves. A bookplate and a paper sticker on the inside of the front cover. Blemishes to the edges of the binding.
The logo of the Pro-Jerusalem Society – which combines a Star of David, a cross, and a crescent, with the verse "Walk about Sion and go round about the towers thereof…" appears on the bindings of both books.
The Pro-Jerusalem Society, established in 1918 by Sir Ronald Storrs, the first British military governor of Jerusalem, operated in Jerusalem until the end of the British mandate. Its purpose was to develop Jerusalem while preserving its historical sites. Its many projects included the cleaning and restoration of the Tower of David, the renovation and restoration of ceramic tiles of the Dome of the Rock, the construction of public buildings, the preservation of historic structures, and the planting of trees in the city.

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Henry Raczkowski – Survey of the Agriculture in Jaffa District on behalf of the Mandate Government – Maps

Agriculture and Soils of the Jaffa sub-district, by H. E.Z. Raczkowski (Henry Raczkowski). Published by the Department of Agriculture and Forests. [Palestine, 1931?]. English.
A booklet recounting the results of a survey held by Henry Raczkowski (Elchanan Zvi Raziel, son-in-law of Nachum Sokolow) for the Department of Agriculture and Forests of the government of Palestine. The survey examined different kinds of soil and ground-water in two regions in the Jaffa District. The booklet includes a number of tables and three large color maps (folded).
10 pp, [3] maps, 33.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains, creases and folds. Tears at margins of maps and margins of cover. Back cover partly detached.
Enclosed: • Copy of letter to Raczkowski written following his retirement from the Agriculture and Forests Department of the Mandate government. • A letter to Raczkowski, on official stationery of Lawes Agricultural Trust, Rothamsted Experimental Station, with questions about results of the survey. • Three clippings from a hand-colored map of the Gaza region.

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“Devar HaYamim HaEle” – 1929 Riots – Tel-Aviv, 1929

Devar HaYamim HaEle, publisher: Avraham Aharoni. Tel Aviv: Davar press, August 30, 1929.
A paper reviewing the 1929 riots. A list of victims in Hebron, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Safed and the colonies appears on the first page.
Most probably, this is a one-time issue of "Davar" newspaper, printed under the title "Devar HaYamim HaEle" in order to bypass the Mandate administration that temporarily prohibited the distribution of daily papers.
8 pp (folded sheet, uncut), good-fair condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains. Tears and small holes to margins and fold marks.

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