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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 79

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Sotheby’s Auction House – Collection of Catalogues

Collection of catalogues of Judaica items – Sotheby's auction house, 1980-2015.
16 catalogues. Size and condition vary.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 236

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“Statute of Kalisz” – Arthur Szyk – Warsaw, 2012 – Facsimile Edition

Statute of Kalisz, artistic adaptation of the first charter of rights granted to the Jews of Poland (1264), created by Arthur Szyk. Facsimile edition of the original edition, printed in Paris in 1932. Published by Wydawnictwo Graf_ika, Warsaw, 2012. English, Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Polish, Italian and Spanish.
Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), one of the most outstanding Jewish artists in the twentieth century, started his work on the scroll in the mid-1920s, when he resided in Paris. In the face of rising anti-Semitism in Poland, Syzk decided to react through a work of art expressing the unique and long affinity between Polish Jews and their homeland. As subject of his
work Szyk chose the Statute of Kalisz, the first document of its kind securing the liberties of Jews in Greater Poland Voivodeship, in central Poland. The original statute was issued by Duke Boleslaus (1224-1276) in 1264 and reflected tolerance, sympathy and closeness towards his Jewish subjects.
45 illustrated plates. Size of plates: 32X38.5 cm. Very good condition. Thick paper. Plates are wrapped with inflexible paper and inserted into an elegant leather portfolio partly covered with cloth and in an outer slipcase. Enclosed are a book and an explanatory booklet with introductions.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 461

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Jean David (1908-1993)

"Le Club" / collage / signed / 22.8X36 cm

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 518

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Typewriter in a Leather Case – 1960s

Typewriter with Hebrew letters made by Voss. [Wuppertal (Germany), 1959-1965].
Typewriter, model Voss Privat, Nr. 225713. Hebrew keyboard and letters.
Brown leather case.
Base: 27.5X30 cm. Height: 9.5 cm. Condition of typewriter and case is good-fair.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 22

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“Religious Duties, Manners and Customs of all the Nations of the World” – Engravings by Bernard Picart – Sixth Volume – Netherlands, 1738

Naaukeurige Beschryving Der Uitwendige Godtsdienst-Pflichten, Kerk-Zeden En Gewoontens Van Alle Volkeren Der Waereldt, Bernard Picard. Joint publication by: Uytwerf Beman Alberts, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, 1738. Dutch.
The original monograph was written in French. This is the sixth volume of the Dutch edition which was printed in six volumes, with 38 engraving plates by the French engraver Bernard Picart. Chapter discussing Judaism and Jews in the end.
[7], 340, [2] pp; [1], 317, [42] pp + [38] engraved plates, 40 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Original leather binding, tears and damage.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 54

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Mishna Arucha – Amsterdam, 1939 – Printing Ceased upon the Outbreak of World War II

Mishna Arucha. Amsterdam, October 1939.
"Mishnah, vowelized, translated into Dutch, with commentaries by Shimon Hemelburg". Part II, Seder Mo'ed. Printed in pamphlets format. Upon the outbreak of World War II, printing of the edition was ceased and eventually only the second part was published. In 1990 two additional parts were printed, published by NIK – (Nederlands- Israelietisch Kerkgenootschap) - Jewish Community in Amsterdam (also translated into Dutch with commentary by Hemelburg(.
Margins bear glosses in pencil, in Hebrew and Dutch. Includes two printed leaves in Dutch regarding subscribers' payments, February and April 1938.
VII, 621, [3] pp. Good condition. Not bound, contained in dismantled cardboard folder.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 86

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“Pictures from the Holy Land” – Stuttgart, 1839 – Lithographs

Bilder Aus dem Heiligen Lande. Vierzig ausgewaehlte Original-Ansichten biblisch-wichtiger Orte treu nach der Natur gezeichnet von J. M. Bernatz, mit erläuterndem texte von G. H. v. Schubert. Stuttgart: J.F. Steinkopf, [circa 1939]. German.
Pictures from the Holy Land; forty biblical views after paintings by J.M. Bernatz, with text by Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert. 39 lithograph-plates depicting views and sites in Eretz Israel and the vicinity – Damascus, Hebron, Tiberias, Mount Carmel, Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, and more. Folding panorama of Sinai.
[43] leaves + [39] plates. One plate lacking. 23 cm. Good condition. Significant foxing.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 118

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Jewish-Political Poems – Vienna, 1930

Die politischen Lieder, aus der Revue "Juden hinaus" [political poems, out of the play "Jews Out"], by Viktor Berossi. Vienna: A.V. Schlesinger, [1930?].
Anthology of satiric "Jewish-Political" poems about various Jewish stories, among them biblical events and fables of our sages. The text is out of a satiric play titled "Jews Out", authored by Oskar Teller, founder of the "Jewish-Political Cabaret" in Vienna, using the pen-name Viktor Berossi.
16 pp. 22.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains.
Not listed in NLI and not recorded in OCLC.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 182

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Daniel” – Ernst Weiss – Berlin, 1924 – Numbered and Signed

Daniel Erzählung, Ernst Weiss. Berlin: Die Schmiede, 1924.
Numbered copy, 37/100. Signed by the author. Quality paper, wide margins. Gold-embossed cover.
[1], 81, [3] pp, 25.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Leather binding, slight damage.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 214

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Li – Engravings by Emil Orlik – Berlin, 1925 – Luxury Binding

Li von H.M. Weiss, Begleitet Durch Radierungen/Aquarelle und Handzeichnungen von Emil Orlik. Berlin: Eigenbrodler, [1925]. German.
Accompanied by 29 reproductions and works by Emil Orlik; 5 engravings, signed in pencil. 8 reproductions in color. Numbered copy, 150/1000. Signed by the artist. Luxury binding with gold embossing.
[2] leaves, 78 pp + [29] plates, 25.5 cm. Good condition. Paper of good quality. Miniature stains. Binding slightly loose with minor damage. Gilt edges.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 246

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Hermann Struck’s Work – Engravings – Berlin, 1911

Das graphische Werk von Hermann Struck, Arnold Fortlage, Karl Schwarz. Published by Paul Cassirer. Berlin, 1911. German.
Catalogue of Hermann Struck's work with four original engravings by him, in addition to numerous facsimiles of works. Engravings are signed in the plate.
[1] leaf, 113 pp + [4] engraved plates. 22.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing and age-related stains on engraved plates. Binding slightly stained. Ex-library copy.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 278

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Isidor Ascheim (1891-1968)

Self-Portrait / 1940 / charcoal on paper / 45X28.5 cm / signed and dated / framed, unexamined out of frame

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 310

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Emil Orlik (1870-1932)

Figures and Portraits / five color woodcuts / average size 11X13 cm / three signed in the plate with monogram, two signed in pencil

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 342

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Emil Orlik (1870-1932)

Portraits, including a portrait of Leon Trotsky and portrait of Gerhart Hauptmann / four lithographs / average size 32X25 cm / signed in pencil. One is captioned and dated 1918 in the plate

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 374

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Max Liebermann (1874-1935)

Artist Jozef Israëls on the Beach in Scheveningen, Children Playing in the Sand, Painter in Nature / three lithographs / average size 14X17 cm / two lithographs signed in pencil

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 406

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Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966)

Portrait and Figures, one of them "The Prophet" out of Septemberschrei / four lithographs / average size 25X33 cm / signed in pencil, signed in the plate, three are dated in the plate 1918

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 438

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Gerhard Marx (1889-1981)

Title page and four woodcuts our of Thomas Morton's book "The Tower of Babel" / average size: 37X28 cm / signed in pencil

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 502

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Anatevka – Lithographs – Heinrich Sussmann

Anatevka, Heinrich Sussmann. Vienna: Europa Verlag, 1969.
10 lithographs inspired by the play "Anatevka" ("Fiddler on the Roof") about Jewish life in East Europe. All of the lithographs are signed and dated in pencil and bear a serial number. The folder includes a title page, an introduction and a poster of an exhibition in which Sussmann exhibited.
64.5X48.5 cm. Good condition. Some damage to folder.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 1

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Writings of Josephus Flavius – Frankfurt, 1581 – Woodcuts

Hochberühmten Jüdischen Geschichtschreibers Historien und Bücher: Von alten Jüdischen Geschichten zwentzig sampt einem von seinem Leben, Flavii Josephi. Frankfurt, 1581. German. A large volume, begins with "Antiquities of the Jews" which includes twenty chapters depicting the history of the Jewish people from the creation of the world until the Great Revolt (66 CE). The second part is book V of "Wars of the Jews" recounting the destruction of Jerusalem. A separate title page for the part about Jerusalem: Egesippi, des hochberühmten fürtrefflichen christlichen Geschichtschreibers, fünff Bücher, vom jüdischen Krieg und endlicher Zerstörung der herzlichen und gewaltigen Statt Jerusalem. Numerous impressive woodcuts illustrate both parts throughout text. [5], 348, [13] leaves; 177, [8] leaves, volume 34 cm. Good condition. Minor worming. Wood and vellum binding with metal clasps.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 33

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Zerstreute Aufsätze – Emnauel Kant – Germany, 1793

Zerstreute Aufsätze, Herrn Professor Kant. Frankfurt and Leipzig, 1793. German. First edition.
Anthology of essays by philosopher Emnauel Kant.
[2] leaves, 220 pp, 17 cm. Good condition. Worn edges to binding. Torn spine.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 65

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Collection of Books about Printing, Typography and Collecting Books as a Hobby and as a Profession – Germany, 1911-1927

Collection of books about printing, typography and collecting books as a hobby and as a profession.
* Umriss einer Fachkunde für Büchersammler, Gustav Adolf Erich Bogeng. Published by Max Horowitz. Berlin, 1909-1911. German.
* Vierteljahrsschrift für angewandte Bücherkunde, Gustav Adolf Erich Bogeng. Published by Max Horowitz. Berlin, 1918-1922. German.
Quarterly for book collectors. Issues of every year are bound without the cardboard covers and the these were bound separately in three groups throughout the volume.
* Ubdruck von denjenigen Röslein und Zierrathen, Johann Tomas Trattnern. Vienna, 1760. Published by Jahoda & Siegel. Vienna, 1927. German.
Facsimile copy of an album for typography and decorations from the eighteenth century. Introduction on a separate unbound signature. Copy no. 1 out of 200 copies.
* Die Handpresse, Ch. H. Kleukens. Published by Ernst Ludwig Presse, Darmstadt, 1926. German.
Essay about the manual printing press in a fine edition of 125 copies.
* Zur Entwicklung der deutschen Gebrauchsgraphik, Walter von zur Westen. Printed by Otto V. Holten. Berlin, 1927. German.
Facsimiles and prints. A bibliophile edition printed in one hundred and fifty copies. Copy no. 65.
Size and condition vary.
Books were not thoroughly checked and are sold As Is.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 97

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Composition – Decrees and Laws Concerning German Jews – 1683

Diatagmata Judeaorum, Jüden ordnung ex iure Caesareo et pontificio concinnata et in illustri Julia, ad disputandum publice proposita, in usum Studiosae legum juventutis in eadem Acad. denuo edita [Laws concerning Jews in Germany], Heinrich Hahn. Helmstedt: Georgii Wolfgang Hamii, 1683. Latin and German.
[28] leaves, 19 cm. Good condition. Stains. Miniature worming damage.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 129

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Collection of Books – She’erit Hapletha

1-6. Six Yiddish books printed for She'erit Hapletha in Europe:
* Kitzur Shulcahn Aruch oyf Idish. Landsberg. 1947.
* Berg khurban, kapitln foylen, Zrubavel. Stuttgart, 1948. Photographs.
* Podlishe in umkum, M. Y. Feigenbaum. Munich, 1948. Photographs.
* Umkum fun der Idisher Kovne, by Yosef Gar. Munich, 1948. Photographs.
* Fun Letztn Khurban, by Israel Kaplan. Munich, 1948.
* Partisaner fun Kaunaser Geto, by Meir Yelin. Moscow, 1948.
7-10. Lands and People, Reading and exercise. Four booklets: 2-3, 5-6. Munich, 1947, 1948.
11. Netzach Israel, periodical of Va'ad HaHatzala that operated in Germany. 1st issue. Munich, May 1948. Yiddish.
Size varies. Good overall condition. Wear.

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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 161

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“Amerika” – Franz Kafka – Munich, 1927 – First Edition

Amerika, roman, Franz Kafka. Munich: Kurt Wolf, 1927.
First edition of "Amerika" by Franz Kafka. The book is known also by its title "The Absentee" (Der Verschollene). The book was composed between the years 1911-1914 but was published only in 1927, some four years after Kafka's demise.
391 pp, 18.5 cm. Good condition. Significant foxing. Non-original binding.

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