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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 423

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 455

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Collection of Posters, Flyers, and Propaganda Material – the Kach Movement, the Israeli Right Wing and the Edah Haredit – 1970s-1980s

35 posters, flyers, and propaganda material issued by the Kach movement, the Israeli right wing, and the Edah Haredit. 1970s-1980s (some may be earlier).
Among the items: large poster by the Jewish Defense League – an open letter from Rabbi Meir Kahane calling for a return en masse to Jewish observance (probably printed during the Yom Kippur War); three "explanatory sheets" printed by the Kach party (probablyy before the elections for the Eighth Knesset in 1973); "Those who rise up to kill you – expel them first", a broadside from the Sela students’ organization calling for the expulsion of students who support the Palestine Liberation Organization from Israel; a broadeside from The Committee for the Nation’s Welfare calling for an amendment to the Law of Return prohibiting non-orthodox conversion; a small propaganda sheet from the Herut party: a mock dollar bill with the caption: "Where did it go?" with an image of the Mapai party’s building on the back; The Lehi, an interesting broadside, handwritten and mimeographed, giving the history of the movement until its dissolution; five anti-Zionist posters from the Shlomei Emunei Yisrael faction and the Edah Haredit; and more.
Enclosed: Seven newspaper clippings with advertisements from the Kach movement and other organizations.
Size and condition vary. Overall good-fair condition.
Provenance: Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 526

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Prospectus for the Publication of “The Bible in Pictures” by Abel Pann – Jerusalem, 1923

The Bible by Abel Pann. Jerusalem: The Palestine Art Publishing Co. and the National Museum, 1923.
A booklet printed towards the publication of "The Bible in Pictures" by Abel Pann. With an introduction by Abel Pann (with a lithographic self portrait by Pann) and articles about bible illustrations by Boris Schatz, Avigdor Hameiri and others. The publishing house details for ordering the bible appear at the end.
Illustrated cover, designed by Abel Pann, printed especially for this booklet by Graphica press [Bezalel]. The back cover features an illustration of a Jew holding an open bible and the Hebrew inscription: "Engraved by the Author, Printed by 'Graphica' Jerusalem".
16 pp + [1] plate, 22.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folds and creases at corners of leaves. A number unopened pages. Stains. Some tears at margins. Many stains on the back cover.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 576

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“Hed HaDfus” and other Booklets about Printing – Tel-Aviv, 19301-1943

A bound volume with 12 booklets about printing issued by the "General Federation of Laborers in the Land of Israel (Histadrut)", the "Council of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa Workers" and "National Union of Printers", Tel Aviv, 1930-1943:
• "Bulletin of Printing Workers". Tel-Aviv, [January 1930]. • "Poel HaDfus", Tel-Aviv, [1930]. • "HaDfus". Tel-Aviv [1930/1931]. • "Kol Poale HaDfus". Tel-Aviv, December 1932. • "Devar HaDfus". Tel-Aviv, September 1935. • HaDapass. Tel-Aviv, March 1936. • "Hed HaDfus", Tel-Aviv, 1937-1943. Five booklets. • "Mechaye HaDfus". Tel-Aviv, August 1937.
The issues include many articles on the subject of printing.
Enclosed is an additional issue of "Hed HaDfus" from September 1943.
Volume: 30 cm. Size and condition of issues vary. Ink-stamps. Blemishes and tears to binding.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 564

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Six Books of Fables and Tales – 1860-1893 – Krylov’s Fables

Six books of fables and tales, original and translated. Warsaw, Vilna, and St. Petersburg, 1860-1893. Hebrew and some Russian.
1-2. Tiḳun Meshalim, a work containing 197 of Krylov's Fables, by Moses Reicherson. Vilna: Reuven ben Menachem Romm, 1860. Two copies.
3. Kanfei Yona [A Dove’s Wings, with Praise for the Merry City of Berdichev and the Kind People Who Live There…], by Zalman Weintraub. Warsaw: Alapin, 1878.
4. Proverbs of Krylov, in Nine Books, by Meir Ze’ev Singer. Warsaw: Yitzchak Goldman, 1886.
A dedication handwritten by the author on the front cover.
5. Mesholim: lidelekh, kleyne mayśe'lekh [Proverbs, Little Tales and Writings], by Solomon Ettinger. St. Petersburg: W. Ettinger, 1889.
6. Meshlei HaZman [Timely Fables, Conversations of Birds and Animals], by Abraham Jacob Paperna. Warsaw: Ben-Avigdor, 1893.
Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 684

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Collection of Mil Coins – The British Mandate for Palestine, 1927-1946

19 coins, different denominations, from the Mandate period. Palestine, 1927-1946.
In the collection: • Four 1 Mil coins from the years 1927 (two coins), 1941 and 1944. • 2 Mil coin, 1927. • Two 5 Mil coins from the years 1927, 1944. • Three 10 Mil coins from the years 1927, 1940 and 1946. • 20 Mil coin, 1927. • Five 50 Mil coins from the years 1927, 1933, 1935, 1939, 1942. • Three 100 Mil coins from the years 1927, 1940, 1942.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 531

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Engraving Pricelist – E. M. Lilien – Vienna, 1919

Verzeichnis der radierungen von E. M. Lilien [List of Original Engravings by E. M. Lilien]. Vienna: Halm and Goldmann, 1919. German.
A pricelist of engravings by Ephraim Moses Lilien, with numerous photographs of his works. The booklet opens with a short foreword by Adolph Donath (1876-1937), a poet, historian and art critic. An index in alphabetical order is printed at the end of the booklet.
45, [2] pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. A number of leaves are trimmed at the bottom.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 584

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Collection of Yiddish Books and Anthologies – Jewish Socialism – First Half of the 20th century

Ten books and literary anthologies related to Jewish socialism. Different printing locations, first half of the 20th century (one book from late 19th century). Yiddish.
Among the items: "Arbayt un kapital, oder politishe ekonomye" [Labor and capital, or political economy], [by Alexander Bogdanov]. Warsaw, 1895. • " "Kommunistischer manifest" [Communist Manifest], Moscow, 1924. • "Dos Revulotzionere Russland" [Revolutionary Russia]. New-York, 1917. Accompanied by many pictures. • Visnshaft un revoliutsye" [Science and revolution, proletarian periodical] , Kiev, 1934. • Freye shrift yidishn sotzilistishn gedenk" [Free writing for Jewish socialist thought], anthologies number 2, 9 and 15. Warsaw, 1927; 1930; 1933.
Enclosed: "Di Tribune" [The Tribune], periodical edited by Meir Grossman. 20 non-consecutive issues. Copenhagen (a number of issues were printed in other cities in Europe), 1915-[1922]. Appearing in the issues are numerous essays by Jabotinsky who was one of the periodical's founders.
A detailed list will be sent upon request.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. One book is lacking at the end. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 610

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David Ben Gurion – Dedication on the Book “The Jews in their Land”, 1966

The Jews in their Land, editor: David Ben Gurion, translators: Mordechai Nurock, Misha Louvish. London: Aldus Books, 1966. English.
Anthology of historic essays edited by David Ben Gurion, with an introduction by Zalman Shazar. Among the writers: David Ben Gurion, Yitzchak Ben Zvi, Ben Zion Dinur and others.
A short dedication handwritten and hand-signed by David Ben Gurion appears on the first page: "to A. Yefet. Sincerely, D. Ben-Gurion" (Hebrew). Apparently, the book was dedicated to Ernst Yefet, General Director of Bank Leumi.
392 pp, 30 cm. Good condition.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 736

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Coin – a Jewish Merchant – Barbados, 19th Century

Half a penny bronze coin, minted by Moses Tolanto, a Jewish merchant in Barbados. [First half of 19th cent.].
Obverse: A case with the initials M.T. and the inscription: "Moses Tolanto Barbadoes". Reverse: A barrel with the initials M.T. and the inscription: "Freedom without Slavery". Diameter: 30 mm.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 463

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View of Jerusalem – Woodcut out of “Cosmographia” – Basel, 1598

Die Heilige Statt Jerusalem Contrafehtet nach Form und Gestalt wie sie zu unsern zeiten erbawen ist. [Jerusalem the holy city as seen in our days]. Woodcut from
"Cosmographey, das ist Beschreibung aller Länder…" ["Cosmographia"], by Sebastian Münster. [Basel, ca. 1598]. German.
Panoramic view of Jerusalem from the east. Names of sites are marked in German. The woodcut, created by Iacob Clauser, is signed in the plate "IC". On the bottom of the leaf appears a text about the city.
Approx. 38.5X29 cm, framed: 44X54 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Creases. Minute tears. Unexamined out of frame.
Provenance: Collection of the Jerusalem Foundation founded by Teddy Kollek.
The proceeds from the sale of this item will go to the Jerusalem Foundation and will be allocated for supporting projects in Jerusalem.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 527

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Palestine Pictures – Ze’ev Raban – Bezalel Binding with a Relief of the Tower of David

Palestine, 10 pictures by Ze'ev Raban, [Jerusalem, 1931].
Album with ten reproductions of works by Raban – Palestine views: Jerusalem, Jaffa, Tiberias, Western Wall, Safed, Tower of David, Haifa, Rachel's Tomb, Hebron and Jericho. The reproductions are mounted on leaves, with passé-par-touts and tissue guards. A relief of the Tower of David is set in the binding, with the legend "Bezalel Yerushalem" in golden letters appearing beneath.
On one of the blank pages at the beginning of the book appears a handwritten dedication dated 1942.
[10] plates, approx. 25X17 cm. Good condition. Some stains and creases. Tears at margins of some leaves (reinforced with adhesive tape). Album: 31.5 cm. Blemishes to leaves and minor blemishes to binding.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 543

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“The Legend of the Scribe” by S. Y. Agnon – Berlin, 1923 – Bibliophile Edition

Die Erzahlung vom Toraschreiber [Legend of the Scribe]. Berlin: Marx & Co., 1923. German.
A short story by S.Y. Agnon. Copy no. 76 out of an edition of 400 copies. Initial word designed by Joseph Budko.
40, [2] pp, 15 cm. Good condition. Stains. Original binding , vellum spine. Some stains and blemishes to binding.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 692

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Two Share Certificates – “Zemsky” Bank in Odessa – 1898 – Inscription in Hebrew / Inscription in Turkish in Hebrew Characters

Two share certificates in the amount of 1000 and 5000 Rubles issued by Zemsky Bank of Kherson Gubernia, in Odessa. Odessa, 1898. Russian, French and other languages. No coupons.
The value of the share certificates, 1000 and 5000 Rubles, is printed on verso in different languages, including Hebrew and Turkish (Krymchak / Karaim?) in Hebrew Characters ("Big Gomansh"/ "Bash ig Gomosh").
Approx. 22X32 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and some stains. Some small tears.
See next item.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 781

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Collection of Pins – Exhibitions and Fairs – Levant Fair and More

Approx. 95 pins of various conferences, exhibitions, and fairs, most of them from Israel. Ca. 1930s to 1960s.
• Pins of the Levant Fair from the 1930s, most of them with the flying camel symbol. • Pins of the International Hobbies and Collection Exhibition. • Pins from the Tabiv and Tabil stamp exhibitions • Pins from the Tabai National Stamp Exhibition – African-Israeli Friendship. • Pin of the international convention of Sephardi Jews held in Vienna in 1925. • Pins of the Conquest of the Desert Exhibition in 1953. And more.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 569

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Collection of Essays from the Enlightenment Period – Poland, Germany, and England – 19th Century

Twelve essays from the Enlightenment period. Various locations in Poland, Germany, and England. Mid- to late 19th century. Hebrew and some German.
Among them: • Or Olam, by Asher Zelig ben Yehudah Leib Margaliot. Warsaw: David Shklover, 1882. • Divre Hefets, by Hirsch Edelmann. London: Abraham Pierpoint Shaw and Co., 1853. • Mishpat Leshon ha-Mishnah by Isaac Hirsch. Vienna: K. M. Hellemann, 1867. • Sefer Ginze nistarot, by Joseph Isaac Kabak. Three parts bound together. Bamberg: Published by the author, 1868-1878. • Nahalat Yehuda by Solomon Judah Loeb Rapoport. Krakow: Karl Budweiser, 1868. • Sofre Yiśraʼel. [Jewish Authors], by Shmuel Yosef Finn. Vilna: R. Shmuel Yosef Finn and R. Abraham Zvi Rosenkranz, 1871. • Nahalat Yehuda by Solomon Judah Loeb Rapoport. Lvov: Michel Wolff, 1873. • And more.
A complete list will be sent upon request.
Some of the essays have been bound together in one book. Size and condition vary. Overall condition fair. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 702

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Share Certificate – Jordan Investments Limited

Blank share certificate in the amount of 50 Mils issued by Jordan Investments Limited. Hebrew and English.
Jordan Investments Limited, a company for production of electrical power, was a daughter-company of Israel Electric Corporation.
29X39 cm. Good condition. Folding marks and a few stains and creases.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 767

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Collection of Pins and Cloth Badges – Air Force

Collection of approx. 40 pins and cloth badges – Israel Air Force.
The collection includes pins of Missile Experiment Unit; Air Force Officers Academy; Communications system Kesher Amitz; Ramon Base, GADNA Air; Shaldag unit; Unit 669, Heliborne Combat Search and Rescue extraction unit; Air Medical unit; Air Kings Squadron; Technical College; Watch dogs unit; and more. The collection also includes a cloth badge with the Air Force emblem and a patch with the emblem of squadron 133.
Size and condition vary. Several pins appear in multiple copies.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 443

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Miniature Illustrated Psalms Book – Tel-Aviv, 1949 – Gift to Soldiers of the Religious Company in Kiryati Brigade in Posts Opposite Gush Etzion

Psalms, illustrations by Shlomo Cohen [Abarbanel]. Tel-Aviv: Sinai, [1948].
A miniature Tehilim (Psalms) book, with illustrations by Shlomo Cohen-Abarbanel (1921-1981), Israeli illustrator and intelligence agent who served as deputy to the head of the Mossad.
On the front endpaper appear the ink-stamp "Brigade 4, religious service unit" and a handwritten dedication to soldiers of the "Religious Company in posts opposite Gush Etzion, 20 Tevet 5709".
"The Religious Service" was the first entity founded by IDF to supply the religious needs of soldiers in the army. This book was given to the soldiers in the religious company of Brigade 4 (Kiryati) who were stationed in posts in the Jerusalem mountains.
[2], 161 pp, 6 cm. Good condition. Some stains, mostly to first and last leaves. Ownership inscriptions on front endpapers. Loose and torn spine.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 480

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Souvenir Photo Album – First National Convention of the Betar Movement in Poland – Warsaw, 1930

"Commemorating the first convention of Brit Trumpeldor in Poland, 21.VII–28.VII 1930," photograph album. Warsaw, 1930.
Seventeen photographs in an album (mounted in the album), depicting the members of Betar at a national convention in Poland. The photographs depict military parades, tent camps, and the field kitchen, among other things. On the front cover appears a gilt title with Stars of David, and on the first leaf appears a handwritten dedication to "Mr. Blilovsky" dated October 27, 1930, Warsaw.
On the first national convention of Betar in Poland, see enclosed material.
Photographs: approx. 9X12 cm (four photographs are smaller). Good condition. Slight stains and blemishes. Two photographs with tears. Album: approx. 12.5X17.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 557

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Judith, by Jean Giraudoux – Stuttgart, 1972 – Portfolio with Twelve Color Lithographs

Judith, Tragodie in drei Akten [Judith: A Tragedy in Three Acts] by Jean Giraudoux. Stuttgart: Manus Presse, 1972. German.
Portfolio edition, printed on sheets folded in half (four pages each), with twelve color lithographs by the artists Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning. Numbered copy, 143/500, signed by both artists on the colophon.
49, [1] pp. (including 12 pages with lithographs), 41 cm. Good condition. In a cloth-covered portfolio and box, with stains and blemishes (mostly minor).

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 571

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Collection of Anthologies and Journals from the Enlightenment Period – Zion, Ha-Or, Knesset Israel, and Ha-Goren – Mid-19th century-Early 20th Century

Collection of anthologies and literary journals from the Enlightenment period. Various locations in Europe, mid-19th-early 20th centuries.
• Zion, a new anthology for Jewish scholars, [edited by Isaac Markus Jost]. Frankfurt, 1840-1842. 24 issues. • Ha-Or, edited by Hirsch Lazar Teller and David Yeshaya Silberbusch. Botoşani / Lvov, [1882-1883]. 5 issues. • Knesset Israel, a general book of Torah and knowledge, edited by Saul Phinehas Rabbinowitz. Warsaw, 1886-1888. First, second, and third years. • Goren, an anthology of Jewish wisdom, edited by Samuel A. Horodezky. Berditchev, 1901-1912. Books 1-8.
The issues of each journal are bound together in order of appearance (some are bound in more than one volume).
40 issues in all, in seven volumes. Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 633

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Le Procès Zola – The Protocols of the Libel Trial of Émile Zola – Paris, 1898

Le Procès Zola, Devant la Cour d'Assises de la Seine et la Cour de Cassation… et Documents Annexes [The Trial of Zola, The Assize Court of the Seine and the Appeals Court… and Appendices]. Paris: P. -V. Stock, 1898, French. Two parts in one volume.
This book contains the original protocols and other documents of the libel trial of Émile Zola, which was held in the Assize Court of the Seine (in February 1898) and in the Appeals Court (in April 1898). Émile Zola's letters to the President of the Republic and to the Minister of War are printed at the beginning of the book. The protocols of the debates and questioning , the speeches of the prosecution, the speeches of the defense, and the sentence appear on subsequent pages, together with several documents connected to the Dreyfus Affair (the open letter of Count Casella, the indictment of Alfred Dreyfus, and reports of commanding officers in the army). At the end of the book appear six plates (some of them folded) with facsimiles of handwritten evidence: two letters of the officer Ferdinand Esterhazy (who later turned out to be the real spy), as well as a letter, comments, and notes by Alfred Dreyfus.
Émile Zola was put on trial for libel against high-ranking officials of the government and the army after he published "J'Accuse," his famous open letter in defense of Alfred Dreyfus, in the newspaper L'Aurore. The court found Zola guilty and sentenced him to prison and a fine. Following the sentence, Zola fled to England, where he lived for almost a year until he was permitted to return to France.
[1], 554; [2], 544 pp. + [6] plates, approx. 21 cm. Overall good condition. Stains. Blemishes, tears, and creases at the edges of some leaves. The first title page has a tear repaired with tape along its width, and partially restored open tears at the edges. A note on top of the first title page and markings in ink and pencil in the margins of some of the paragraphs. The binding is slightly damaged.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 705

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Share Certificate – “Keren Hakvuzoth Ltd.”

Blank share certificate – for preference shares in the amount of 1 Palestine Pound each, issued by Keren Hakvuzoth Ltd. With a stub of 20 coupons.
Keren Hakvuzoth Ltd. was founded in 1935 by the Kibbutz movements in Palestine for creating an inter-Kibbutz aid system.
49X35 cm (including the stub). Good condition. Folding marks. Stains. Some creases and tears to margins.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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