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 50:

Collection of Photographs – Soldiers in the British Army, the Haganah, the Palmach, and the IDF / Israel's War of ...

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Collection of Photographs – Soldiers in the British Army, the Haganah, the Palmach, and the IDF / Israel's War of independence
Collection of photographs documenting Jewish soldiers enlisted in the British army, the Haganah, the Palmach, and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the time of Israel's War of Independence, [most photos from Palestine/Israel, ca. 1947-48; several earlier photos].
• Nineteen photographs depicting soldiers who volunteered for service in the British army, as well as soldiers in the incipient Israel Defense Forces (IDF), including a number of senior IDF officers such as Yaakov Dori, Yigael Yadin, and others. Three photos marked with the inked stamps of the photographers: "W. Herz, " (Jerusalem); the IDF's "Map and Photograph Service"; and Kurt Triest.
Average size: 11.5X17 cm. Condition varies.
• Album comprising some 110 photographs of a soldier who first served in the British armed forces, and then fought for the newborn State of Israel in the War of Independence on the Southern (Negev) front; photographs from Nirim, Halutza, Beersheba, Abu Ageila, and other locations.
Average size: 8X6 cm. Condition varies.
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.