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 10:

Zionist Weekly "La Nation" – Bound Volume of First Year Issues – Istanbul, 1919-1920

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Zionist Weekly "La Nation" – Bound Volume of First Year Issues – Istanbul, 1919-1920
Bound volume of the first year issues of the Zionist weekly "La Nation" edited by Jacques Loria. Issues 1-52. Constantinople (Istanbul), 1919-1920. French and some Hebrew.
"La Nation", organ of the Zionist Federation of the Orient, was published in Istanbul; it was edited by Jacque Loria (1860-1948), author, teacher, director of the Alliance Israélite Universelle's school in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, and later, a Zionist activist.
The present issues feature news items and articles on the Zionist movement, including articles on the San Remo conference, on the Jewish Yishuv in Palestine, on Jewish communities around the world, and more.
Issue no. 3 is accompanied by a special supplement, published on the occasion of the anniversary of the Balfour declaration.
Some columns were censored, usually with indication of the number of lines erased by the censor.
52 issues, bound together (most comprise 4 pages). One leaf in issue 25 bound out of sequence. 46 cm. Good overall condition. Stains. Dampstains and minor creases. Closed tears, open tears and worming to edges, without damage to text. Cover damaged, with abrasions, tears, dampstains and mold.
A paper label with the editor's name, Loria, dated November 1920, is pasted onto the front endpaper.

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