Auction 80 Part 1 Jewish and Israeli History, Culture and Art
Jun 29, 2021
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel

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LOT 19:

Collection of Guidebooks – Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine – Yeshayahu Press, Ze'ev (Zev) Vilnay, Thomas Cook ...

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Collection of Guidebooks – Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine – Yeshayahu Press, Ze'ev (Zev) Vilnay, Thomas Cook, Barnabas Meisterman and Others
A large and varied collection of guidebooks for Palestine and Jerusalem, most of them from the Ottoman period and the British Mandate period. Jerusalem, London, Berlin, Paris, Cairo and elsewhere, mid-19th century to 1940s (several guidebooks from the 1950s and 1960s). English, French, Hebrew and other languages.
The collection includes: • A French edition of the Baedeker guidebook for Palestine and Syria. Leipzig, 1882. An ownership inscription on title page, in Hebrew: "From the books of Ahad Ha'am (A. Ginsberg)". • Nouveau Guide de Terre Sainte (New Guide to the Holy Land), by Barnabas Meisterman. Paris, 1907. • A Soldier's Handbook, by Henry Sykes. London, New York and Toronto, 1918. • Two guidebooks for Palestine and Syria published by Cook's Tourists' Handbooks. London, 1911 and 1924. • "Palestine and Southern Syria, a Travel Book" (Hebrew) by Yeshayahu Press. Jerusalem, 1921. • Two guidebooks for Palestine by Ze'ev (Zev) Vilnay, published by Steimatzky. One in German and the other in English, with original dustjackets, Jerusalem, 1935. Guidebook for Jerusalem by Ze'ev Vilnay. English. Jerusalem: Steimatzky, 1935?. • Guidebook for Jerusalem, by James Barr Walker. Cairo: YMCA, (no date). • And more.
38 guidebooks. Size and condition vary.

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