Auction 87 Jewish and Israeli Art, History and Culture - Including: sketches by Ze'ev Raban and Bezalel items, hildren's books, avant-garde books, rare ladino periodicals, and more
By Kedem
Jul 19, 2022
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel

The present catalogue includes an extensive chapter dedicated to Bezalel artists, including illustrated books, various objects, drawing and paintings. This chapter features numerous original sketches for works by Ze'ev Raban - Raban's sketchbook (lot 318), sketches for illustrations to the Song of Songs (lot 320), sketches of the signs of the Zodiac (lot 327), a large collection of photographs of works by Raban and Meir Gur Aryeh (lot 344), and many other unique items from the estate of Shlomo Kedmi, who succeeded Raban and Gur Aryeh in the Industrial Art Studio.

The chapter dedicated to Hebrew children's books features charming works by prominent writers and illustrators: stories by Benzion Raskin illustrated by Uriel Kahana, Chaim Hanft and Haim Goldberg; poems by Itzhak Katzenelson illustrated by Gertrud Caspari; rhymes by Ya'akov David Kamson illustrated by Else Wenz-Viëtor; children's book published by "Omanut", with color lithograph illustrations by "Chavurat Tsayarim" (Apter, Mutzelmacher, Kravtsov and Higer); pop-up books illustrated by David Gilboa; and other rare books.

The avant-garde chapter features Yiiddish, Hebrew and Russian books, with illustrations and cover-designs by important Russian avant-garde artists such as El Lissitzky, Joseph Chaikov, Issachar Ber Ryback, Mark Epstein and Nathan Altman.

The catalogue further features a variety of choice items representing the history of Palestine and Zionism, bibliophile works, letters, travelogues and maps of Palestine, photographs, postcards, rare Ladino periodicals, works by Safed-based artist Yosef Zvi Geiger, bibliophile works, a chapter dedicated to numismatics, and many more items.

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LOT 8:

Manifesto of the Jewish National Fund – German Version – The Hague, 1918 – Published Following the Balfour ...

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Manifesto of the Jewish National Fund – German Version – The Hague, 1918 – Published Following the Balfour Declaration and the British Occupation of Jerusalem
Manifest des Jüdischen Nationalfonds. The Hague, Tishrei 5679 (1918.) German.
Manifesto (single sheet, printed on both sides), published by the JNF following the Balfour Declaration and the British occupation of Jerusalem: " To the people of Israel! We are at the cusp of a new period of great consequence in the history of our people […] Mighty nations and their governments have promised publicly to the world to do their utmost to support our national rebirth in the land of our ancestors […] we must be ready for that time."
Heading printed in red, within an ornamental frame featuring a pair of lions and two medallions – one with a Star of David, and the other with a burning, seven-branched Menorah. The JNF's emblem appears on the second page, designed as a wax seal.
Rare German version. A Hebrew version is held in the NLI.
[1] f. (2 printed pages), 30.5 cm. Good condition. Fold lines. Few creases. Minute marginal tears.