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 15:

"A Hundred Hebrew Songs" – Zionist-Turkish Song Book, Including "HaTikvah"

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"A Hundred Hebrew Songs" – Zionist-Turkish Song Book, Including "HaTikvah"
100 İBRANICE ŞARKI – "A Hundred Hebrew Songs". [Presumably Turkey]: Ariel, [late 1940s, early 1950s].
Mimeographed typescript. The booklet features a hundred Hebrew songs transliterated to Turkish: "Şir A Tsofim", "Imnon Namal Tel Aviv", "Şir Hapalmah", and others. "HaTikvah" is printed at the end of the booklet, with the subheading "İsrael Milli Marşi" (Israeli National Anthem.)
Rare. The NLI holds a copy lacking title page (listed in the NLI catalogue under the title ("Song of Zion").
[1], 57, [3] pp., approx.16.5 cm. Good condition. Minor creases. Few stains. Several minor tears to margins. Thick paper wrappers (blank) stained and slightly worn; tear to spine. Part of title page stuck to front wrapper.