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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 714

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Bond Certificate – “Tel-Aviv Great Synagogue Committee” – Tel-Aviv, 1926

Bond certificate issued by Tel-Aviv Great Synagogue Committee. "A. Itin and S. Shoshany" printing press, Tel-Aviv, 1926. Hebrew and English.
The certificate certifies that "the bearer of this bond has lent to the great synagogue committee the sum of five Pounds Sterling". Stamped with the synagogue's stamp and hand-signed by the chairman, treasurer and the secretary of the committee.
25X37 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and stains. Bottom part (with some of the coupons) is cut and detached. Two coupons are lacking. Adhesive tape on verso.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 636

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Les Juifs, A Journal Devoted to the Condition of the Jews – Paris, 1933 – Many Pictures / Essays about the Rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, Albert Einstein’s Open Letter, and More

Témoignages de Notre Temps [Contemporary Accounts], Issue No. 2, Les juifs [The Jews]. Paris: Société anonyme les illustrés français, 1933. French.
The issue, which was published upon Hitler's rise to power and the spread of anti-Semitism throughout Europe, offers a comprehensive assessment of Jewish life all over the world. The issue contains hundreds of pictures (including photographs by Helmar Lerski) that are divided by various aspects of the Jewish people's culture and day-to-day life, together with articles and essays: synagogues and study halls; books and Judaica; Jews in science, the arts and sports; Jews in the army and the financial world; Jewish nomads; Jewish communities in Arab countries, America, Poland, and France, and more. Two chapters are devoted to the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, offer a disturbing picture of the humiliations, persecutions, and pogroms in Germany and Ukraine. The issue closes with an exposition of Jewish life being built and developed in Palestine, with pictures of Zionist leaders, portraits of Jews in Palestine, pictures of streets, buildings, and fields, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, of settlers at their work, and farming the soil.
Among the various chapters are several essays, surveys, and open letters by influential Jews throughout the world, including Albert Einstein, Sholem Asch, Chaim Weizmann, and Rabbi Israël Lévi, Chief Rabbi of France.
105, [1] pp., approx. 30 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes. Minor tears on the first leaf.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 782

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Collection of Pins – Red Cross and Various Medical Organizations – Palestine

Collection of pins – the Red Cross and various medical organizations, operating in Palestine during the British Mandate.
• Three pins - P.A.N.V. (Palestine Auxiliary Nursing Volunteers), auxiliary force of nurses that operated in Palestine during World War II. • Seven pins with a decoration in the center composed of the letters J.H.B. and the legend "Jerusalem"; apparently this pin is of the "Jerusalem Health Board". • Four pins of the Polish Red Cross organization in Jerusalem. • Two pins in the shape of a triangle in the colors of red, blue and white with the emblem of the Red Cross in the center; surmounting the emblem appears the legend "Palestine". • More.
Total of 19 items. Several pins appear in multiple copies. Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 540

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Hermann Struck – Collection of Etchings and Lithographs – Portraits

Nine etchings and lithographs, mostly portraits of personalities, by Hermann Struck (1876-1944).
1-5. Five portrait etchings, including a portrait of Lesser Ury (signed by Struck and Ury) and Herbert Eulenberg. Signed in pencil. Some are titled or dated. One engraving is numbered 56/150.
6-8. Three lithographs: portraits of Rabbi Shmuel Mohliver, Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch and Rabbi Jacob Reines.
Signed in pencil. Two are numbered (out of 30).
9. Old man with a walking stick, lithograph, signed "H.S." (in Hebrew).
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 429

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 453

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Collection of Publications – Left Wing Organizations and Communist Movements in Palestine – The First Half of the 20th Century

Six booklets and a broadside issued by communist parties, left wing organizations, and pacifist movements. Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, late 1920s through late 1940s (one booklet from 1985). Hebrew (one item in Yiddish).
• "Der Kampf", a booklet on behalf of the Socialist party of workers in Palestine "Poale Zion", Tel-Aviv, 1929. Yiddish. The booklet is about the socialist struggle in the Yishuv and in the Zionist Organization. • "Bamifne, collection of articles", Jerusalem: Marx-Engels, [1932]. Includes an essays by Leon Trotzky, "Marxism and the World War". • "Kol Hamazpun", a one-time publication, Tel Aviv: Achdut press, May 1934. Anthology of essays and passages in favor of vegetarianism and pacifism, by A.D. Gordon, L. N. Tolstoy, and more. • "At a time of emergency, anthology for problems of the Zionist policy and the Jewish-Arab cooperation", published by the league for Jewish-Arab cooperation, Jerusalem, 1940. Essays about the Jewish-Arab conflict, among them a call for peace and for economic and social cooperation between the nations. • "News and impressions (the reaction of the Arab public to the situation)". Jerusalem: The League for Jewish-Arab cooperation, 1946. • "Internal" bulletin with a survey of the attitude of the Arab public towards different matters: bombardment of King David Hotel by Etzel, British operations against the Jewish Yishuv, deportation of refugees, and more. • "Murder", a broadside issued by "'Thy Shall not Murder' League", condemning the murder of the policewoman Kadia Mizrahi and the boy Michael Shnel, attributed to the Etzel organization. Jerusalem: Achva press, [ca. 1947]. • "Ken Yedidut", Tel Aviv, 1985. Anthology of essays and passages supporting friendship with the Soviet Union.
Total of seven items. Size and condition vary. Good overall condition. The items 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 489

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“Palestine, Art Calendar” – Three Calendars – Photographs of Palestine by Zoltan Kluger, Alfons Himmelreich and Others – Tel-Aviv, 1939-1948 – Keren Hayesod and JNF / Otte Wallisch

Three calendars for the years 1939, 1943 and 1947, accompanied by photographs of Palestine. Tel-Aviv, 1939-1948. Hebrew, English and German.
1. Erez Israel Bild-kalender 5700, calendar for the year 1939. Editor: J. Gal-Ezer. "Cover and publicity leaves": Machner-Wallisch (Otte Wallisch and Ernst Machner). Tel-Aviv: The Palestine Publishing, 1939. Hebrew and German.
The calendar is accompanied by Photographs by Zoltan Kluger, Alfons Himmelreich, Rudolph Jonas and others, and includes pictures of JNF and Keren Hayesod posters designed by Otte Wallisch.
2-3. Eretz Israel, Art Calendar [Palestine, Art Calendar], two calendars for the years 1942-1943 and 1947-1948. "Paintings and publicity leaves: Machner-Wallisch" (Otte Wallisch and Ernst Machner). Tel-Aviv: Leon Hamadpiss. Hebrew and English.
Two calendars are accompanied by photographs by Zoltan Kluger, Rudi Wiesenstein, Helmar Larsky, Tim Gidal and other photographers.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 563

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Collection of Hebrew Translations of Various Books – Europe and the United States, 1843-1902

Six books – Hebrew translations of various books. Europe and the United States, 1843-1902.
1. Shelom Esther, a poem about Mordechai and Esther in three parts, translated from French to Hebrew by Meir Halevi Letteris. Prague: Zeev Pascheles, 1843.
Translation by the poet, author and Enlightenment Movement member Meir Letteris, of Jean Racine's play "Esther".
2. Masat Nefesh, by Naftali Mendel Schor. Lvov: Joseph Kohn Zedek, 1867.
3. Shirei Mirza Schaffy, [by Friedrich Martin Von Bodenstedt]. Introduction and translation to Hebrew by Joseph Choczner. Breslau: Schletter'sche Buchhandlung, 1868.
4. Ben Kohelet, [translation and foreword by Yitzchak Eduard Zalkinsohn]. Vienna: Georg Brög, 1876.
Translation by Yitzchak Zalkinsohn of the poem "Urania" by the German poet Christoph August Tiedge. A letter by Zalkinsohn to Abraham Firkovich the biblical scholar is printed at the end of the book.
5. The Eternal Jew by Ludwig Börne translated to Hebrew by Avraham Yosef Dazan. Lvov: A. Wajdowicz, 1885.
Without [IV] pp at the end of the book (similar to one of the copies in the NLI).
6. Sefer Mishle Lessing veSipurav, [by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing]. Translation: Moses Reicherson. New-York: Avraham Ferenburg, [1902].
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. 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 779

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Collection of Pins – “Ot HaSport” and “Ot HaTzemach” Pins Awarded to High-school Students / Pins from an Israeli Geography Convention / World Bible Contest Pins

Varied collection of pins, most of them are prizes for achievement in different areas, including pins awarded to high-school students, and more.
Among the pins: • 22 pins "Ot HaSport" (Sports Badge) pins with the legend "Hazak veNitchazak"; some are inscribed "Excellent". "Ot HaSport" pins were awarded to high-school students at the end of the year with a certificate indicating their athletic achievements. • Two "Ot HaTzemach" (Plant Badge) pins from the years 1947-1948. "Ot HaTzemach" pins were awarded to school pupils as a prize for identifying plants. • Pins from the convention for Israeli geography from the years 1967-1969. • Two "World Bible Contest for Jewish Youth" pins. • Two "Climbing Mount Meron" pins, • "Badge of Excellency – long-distance running" pin. • "Winner of Kaplan Prize" pins.
Total of 35 items. Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 574

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“Shay Shel Sifrut” – Cairo, 1918-1919

Shay Shel Sifrut, twenty issues, a literary supplement granted to readers of the weekly "Hadashot Me'HaAretz" [Palestine News], edited by S. [Simcha] Ben Zion. H. Weisel press, Cairo, 1918-1919.
A bound volume compiling the twenty issues of the literary anthology "Shay Shel Safrut", supplement to the paper "Hadashot Me'HaAretz" (a number of issues are double or triple). Among the contributors: Mordechai Temkin, Ya'akov Kopilevitch, Ya'akov Steinberg, Yehuda Burla, and others.
"Hadashot MeHa’aretz", the Hebrew edition of the regional British Army newspaper "The Palestine News", was the first Hebrew newspaper published in Palestine after the British occupation. The newspaper which editorially maintained a mild Zionist attitude was published weekly between April 1918 and April 1919. In June 1919, the first issue of the paper "Hasashot Ha'aretz", the civilian offshoot of "Hadashot Me'HaAretz", was published in Jerusalem. In December 1919 the word "Hadashot" was omitted and the title became "Ha'aretz", which continues to be published to this day.
8-16 pp. per issue. Volume: 28 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Non-original cardboard binding with cloth spine and corners.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 694

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Share Certificate – “Biedermann”Bank – Jewish-Austrian Bank – Vienna, 1921

Share certificate in the amount of 400 Austrian Krone – M.L. Biedermann & co Bankatiengesellschaft, a Viennese bank founded by the Jewish philanthropist and activist Michael Biedermann. Vienna, 1921. German.
A number of ink-stamps on the certificate. Attached stub with 16 coupons (nos. 3-18).
23X34.5 cm. Good condition.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 797

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Collection of Pins of Social Organizations – Lions Club, Rotary Club, B’nai B’rith, and the Freemasons

28 pins from various organizations, including the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, B’nai B’rith, and the Freemasons
The collection contains: • Pins of the B’nai B’rith organization, including B’nai B’rith pins from Israel and the United States. • Pins of the Freemasons, including pins with the Freemasons’ symbol, in some cases together with a Star of David and a cross. Some of them are from Israeli lodges: Alumim, the Holy City, Bezalel, and Acre. • Pins of the Lions Israel Club, with the letter L, the legend "Lions," and two lions. In some of them, the symbol appears together with the emblem of the State of Israel, the Israeli flag or a menorah. • Two pins of the Rotary Club. • And more.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 426

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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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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 572

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HaMe’amer – Abraham Moshe Luntz – Jerusalem, 1905–1919 – Three Volumes

HaMe’amer – A Treasury of Jewish Literature, by Abraham Moshe Luntz. Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Jerusalem: 1905, 1912, 1919.
"All of the essays on Holy Land studies printed in the last century, arranged together with notes, detailed indexes and more".
Volume 1 includes articles on geograpy and topograpy, Volume 2 contains articles on archaeology and history, Volume 3 contains lists of graves, statutes, memoirs and more.
Vol. 1: [3], 276 pp. Vol. 2: [12], 278–688, [5] pp. Vol. 3: [5], 330, [4] pp., ca. 19.5 cm. Good condition. Blemishes. Tears at the edges of a few leaves. Bound in new bindings together with the original covers.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 634

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Box of Glass Slides – Dreyfus Trial

27 glass slides depicting the Dreyfus Trial
The slides show photographs and illustrations of well-known figures, places, and events connected with the Dreyfus Affair: Ferdinand Esterhazy, Colonel Hubert-Joseph Henry, the military prison where Dreyfus stayed, the courtroom, the columns of soldiers turning their backs on Dreyfus, and more.
27 slides, 8.5X 8 cm., in a designated wooden case, covered with cloth. The slides are numbered, in handwriting, on stickers affixed to their corners (the numbers are not consecutive; the slides may be part of a set of 50). Overall good condition. Minor blemishes. Cracks in the glass of several slides. Minor tears in the cloth.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 803

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Four JNF Boxes – Map of Palestine

Four JNF boxes. [1930s – 1997].
Marked on the Palestine maps are areas which JNF redeemed and cultivated.
1. JNF box with map of Palestine without the Negev. Made by A. [Alfred] Salzmann, Jerusalem, [ca. second half of 1930s].
2. JNF box with map of Palestine which includes the Negev and the Gulf of Aqaba. Made by A. [Alfred] Salzmann, Jerusalem, [late 1940s or early 1950s].
3. JNF box with map of Israel, with the Negev and the city of Eilat. Made by Haim Muro, Jerusalem, [ca. 1950s]. The door locking the box is missing.
4. JNF box with a map of Israel and the slogan "Negev of Growth". No manufacturer of location indicated, [1997].
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 468

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Map of Palestine – Palestine Exploration Fund – London, 1881

Map of Western Palestine, from Surveys Conducted for the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, by Leuts. C. R. Conder and H. H. Kitchener R. E. Published by Edward Stanford for the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, London, 1881. English.
Precise and detailed map of Palestine, from the Litani River in the north to Beersheba in the south. Large map, linen-backed, folded and housed in a cardboard slipcase.
The Palestine Exploration Fund started working in Palestine in the late 1860s. The mapping and survey of Palestine by the PEF lasted for some ten years, and is considered, among other projects of the fund, the forerunner of scientific research of Palestine.
See Laor 218.
95X158 cm (divided into 30 separate parts). Linen-backed, folded and housed in a cardboard slipcase. Good condition. Stains. Creases. Small tears at margins. Bookplate attached to the back of the map. Some tears and blemishes to slipcase.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 500

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Petah Tikva – Postcard Published by Y. M. Shisha-Halevy – “Hospitality”

"Petah-Tikva, No. 10, Hospitality," postcard published by Y. M. Shisha-Halevy. Petah Tikva, early 20th century.
Sent by post to the agricultural colony of Rosh Pina. On the back are a brief letter in Hebrew, an ink stamp, and a postage stamp of the Turkish postal service. The address is written in French.
Approx. 13.5X 8.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and blemishes.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 592

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“Bat HaMelech U’Ben Zuga” / “HeChatul V’HaShual” – Two Children’s Books Published by “Omanut” – Frankfurt, 1923

1. Bat HaMelech U'Ben Zuga [The King's Daughter and her Husband] by H.N. Nachman Bialik, illustrations by Y. [Ya'akov] Apter. Frankfurt: "Omanut", 1923.
[2], 15, [2] pp (including the cover), 18X24.5 cm. Good-fair condition. The Illustrations are colored in watercolor. Stains. Some tears at margins. Some folds at corners of leaves. Pencil inscription on inside front cover, and ink-stamps on the first page.
2. HeChatul V'HaShual [The Cat and the Fox; folk tale, translated and edited by Haim Nachman Bialik]. Frankfurt: "Omanut", "Gamliel" library, 1923.
14, [1] pp (including cover), 24 cm. Good condition. Stains (mostly to cover). Some creases to corners. Tears to spine.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 792

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Collection of Pins and Badges – Israel Prison Service

25 pins and badges – Israel Prison Service.
Among the items: • Pins and badges with IPS emblem. • IPS pins with a digit marking a different number of years of seniority: 10, 20 and 25 years. • Pin with the legend "Israel Prison Service" (Hebrew). • Badge of "intervention and conveyance" unit, former name of Nahshon unit. • and more.
Size and condition vary.
Provenance: Morton Leventhal Collection, New York.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 573

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Collection of Literary Anthologies and Periodicals

Collection of literary anthologies and periodicals:
• Pardes, literary anthology, edited by Yehoshua Ḥana Rawnitzki. Published by Y.H. Rawnitzki, Odessa, 1892-1896. Three books in two volumes.
• Sefer HaShanah, Sefer Kolel Mikdash LeTorah…, edited by N. Sokolow [Nahum Sokolow]. Printed by N. Sokolow, Warsaw, (1901). Third year.
• Safrut, literary anthology, edited by David Frishman. "Hazfirah" press, Warsaw, [ca.1908]. First volume, booklets 1-4 (no. 4 is missing).
• Shalechet, literary anthology, edited by G.(Gershon) Shofman. "Revivim" publishing, Lvov, [1911]. Bound with: "Yizkor…commemorating Jewish victims in Palestine", edited by A.Z. Rabinovitz. A. Ittin press, Jaffa, [1912].
• Yefet. A. Ittin press, Jaffa, [ca. 1912]. Part I and II (two volumes).
• Eretz, literary anthology, [edited by Shlomo Zemach and Eliezer Steinman]. Published by "Eretz", Odessa, 1919. Title page illustration: Yitzchak Frenkel.
Total of 6 periodicals and anthologies (in eight volumes). Size and condition vary. The books were not thoroughly examined and are offered for sale AS IS.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Lehman.

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Auction Online 18 Lot Number 568

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Eight Books on Subjects of Science, Wisdom, and Faith – 1834-1911

Eight books on subjects of science, wisdom, and faith. Odessa, Vilna, Prague, Frankfurt, Czernowitz, and New York. Ca. 1834-1911. Hebrew and Yiddish.
1. Meʼah maʼamre hokhmah ve-shire mada [One Hundred Essays of Wisdom and Poems of Science], by Ya’akov Yeshaya Yitzhak. Vilna and Grodno: HaShutafim, 1834.
2. Limude ha-teva [Studies in Science], Volume 1, by Moshe Mordechai Yovel. Czernowitz: Peter and Johann Eckhardt, 1836.
3. Erech Milin, by Solomon Judah Loeb Rapoport. Prague, [1852].
4-5. Taʻam Zekenim, edited by Eliezer Ashkenazi. Frankfurt am Main: I. Kauffman, 1854.
Bound with: Leon Modena: His Life and Works, by Nehemiah S. Libowitz. New York: Harry Hirsch, 1911.
6. Mivhar Peninim, by Rabbi Yedaya son of Avraham Badrashi Pnini [Solomon ibn Gabirol]. Vilna: Moshe Yoel, 1865. Hebrew and Yiddish.
7. HaMarkolet, by Lev Levanda, Yehoshua ben Moshe Raczessohn. Odessa. Ulrich und Schultze, 1874.
8. Shisha Sidre Mada [Six Orders of Science], by Dr. Binyamin Shereshevsky. Odessa: Haver, 1911.
Printed by H. N. Bialik and S. Borishkin. An introduction by the publishers appears at the beginning of the book.
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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