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 24:

Collection of Letters and Documents – Letters written by Menashe Meirovitch, "Last of the Biluim" / Protocols of ...

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Collection of Letters and Documents – Letters written by Menashe Meirovitch, "Last of the Biluim" / Protocols of the Meeting of the Council of the Federation of the Jewish Colonies, Judea, 1922 / Letter from the Council of the Moshava Be'er Ya'akov, 1947
Collection of letters and documents – council of the Federation of the Jewish Colonies, Judea, and the council of the moshava Be'er Ya'akov, [1920s to 1940s]. Hebrew.
1. "Protocol of a Meeting of the council of the Federation of the Jewish Colonies, Judea,
with the participation of members of the leadership of the Jewish National Council." [1922].
Seven-page document (mimeograph copy of typewritten original), ending with a note handwritten and signed by Menashe Meirovitch.
7 ff., 27.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Fold lines. Stains. Tears, including open tears, and punch holes (with damage to text). Lengthy tear to last sheet (with minor damage to handwritten note by Meirovitch).
2-6. Five letters from Menashe Meirovitch, Chairman of the Federation of the Jewish Colonies, Judea, to the council of the moshava Be'er Ya'akov. Handwritten and printed letters, all hand signed by Meirovitch. Four letters dated 1922.
Letters dealing with administrative matters, including calls to attend a meeting of the council, to support the Federation, and to cooperate with collective associations; concerning the growing and packaging of tobacco; and more.
[5] ff., size and condition vary. Fold lines. Stains. Tears and punch holes, with damage to text.
7. Handwritten letter from the council of the moshava Be'er Ya'akov to the chief secretary of the Farmers' Federation, Tel Aviv, December 1947.
The letter addresses the issue of the severing of the connection between the moshava Be'er Ya'akov and Tel Aviv, and the difficulties in getting to Rishon LeZion from the moshava on account of the security situation.
[1] f., 30.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Punch holes.
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.