CATALOG 154: JEWISH ART, THEATER, & RELATED SUBJECTS

A Selection of Over 125 Titles

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Nr. 6. Steinbarg, Eliezer; Arthur Kolnik, Woodcuts. MESHOLIM. Tshernovits, 1932.

 

 

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  1. Pann, Abel (Pfeffermann, Abba). THE BIBLE: GENESIS, FROM THE CREATION UNTIL THE DELUGE [BERESHIT: ME-BRIAT HA-OLAM 'AD HA-MABUL]. Jerusalem Palestine Art Publishing Co.,. First edition. Original Publisher’s linen, bound portfolio style with string. Small elephant folio. 28 leaves. Decorated endpapers. Frontispiece 1-page-foreword of Abel Pann in Hebrew and English, including portrait and printed signature (in Hebrew and English). Portfolio bound with string of 25 original color lithographs all captioned in Hebrew and English (Biblical quotes referring to the picture) with printed signature in the plate (in English only). Includes table of contents. In Hebrew and English. Previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper, few stains on pastedowns, a beautiful copy, VG+ Conditition. (art-13-17) (ID #28650) $500.00.
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  3. Raban, Ze’ev. CHAD GADYA. Jerusalem; B'Nei Bezalel, 1926. (FT) Original Color Pictorial Wrappers. 12mo. 12 pages. 17 cm. In Hebrew. Chad Gadya ["One Kid"]. Ten hand-colored illustrated pages. Free-verse Hebrew rendition of the popular song sung at the conclusion of the Passover Seder service. Musical notes at end, followed by publisher's ad. Perhaps the finest of Raban's illustrated works. Raban was a major Jewish artist born in Poland. He studied in Munich and Brussels and was heavily influenced by the jugendstil (art nouveau) movement of that era. He moved to Israel in 1912 and joined Boris Schatz's Bezalel School. Subjects: Art. Bezalel. Jerusalem. Pesach. Childrens Literature. OCLC lists one copy (Univ Amsterdam). A copy with stains, as generally found, sold at auction in 2010 for 1800 USD. Light tear to edge, second to last page has two margin tears and a bumped outer edge. Otherwise Very good condition with very bright, sharp colors and no stains. An attractive copy (HOLO2-97-49) (ID #29530) $1200.00.
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  5. Raban, Zeev. THE SONG OF SOLOMON IN COLOURED PLATES. Jerusalem; "the Song Of Songs" Publishing Company, 1930. Clothbound. Folio. [62] pages. 34 cm. First edition. In English and Hebrew on opposite pages. Blue cloth over boards with decorative silver and gold gilt lettering on cover (gold lettering and silver doves within a rondel) and backstrip. Endpages printed with decorative plates as well, in blue ink on silver background (silver endpages not found in the edition with brass relief on cover). With 26 color plates depicting the artist’s engraved renditions of the Song of Solomon, with decorative tissue protecting each plate (at the bottom of each tissue is a finely printed plate of the Song of Solomon Publishing Company linocut). “Born and initially trained in Lodz, Poland, Ze'ev Raban (1890-1970) studied in a variety of academies around Europe - the School of Applied Art in Munich, the Beaux-Arts Academy in Paris, and the Royal Academy of Art in Brussels. In 1911 he met Boris Schatz, the founder of the Bezalel Academy, a Zionist inspired school begun in 1903 to encourage a new Jewish cultural/art/craft tradition in the Jewish homeland. Schatz's goal for the Bezalel Academy and Workshops, in which Raban participated starting in 1912, was to establish a Jewish arts and crafts tradition that combined the best of European and indigenous Middle-Eastern cultures. Raban soon became a major influence at the Bezalel. He played a central role at the Academy teaching repoussé work, painting, and sculpture and then directing the Graphics Press and the Industrial Art Studio of the Bezalel Academy. By 1914 the majority of works produced in the Bezalel workshops were designed by Raban. … But arguably his most important contributions were the illustrations he made for the various books he published - the Song of Songs, the Book of Ruth, the Book of Esther, the Book of Job, and the Passover Haggadah. These illustrations represent the pinnacle of the "Bezalel Style" - a fusion of ‘oriental' art and Jugendstil. (Art at the Center Judaica Gallery) Subjects: Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon. Hebrew. Raban.; Bible.; O. T.; Song of Solomon.; English.; Raban. Previous owner’s name on endpage, that of “Abraham H. Israelitan” author of “Israel Speaks for Democracy” written in 1943. Light ageing to cloth; with multiple tears at the bottom, along the edge and at the top of the backstrip. Backstrip shaken, but binding firm. First silver endpage loose, with torn edge. Pages aged, but fresh. Some protective tissues creased, some with a light tear. Good condition. (ART-14-2) (ID #28932) $225.00.
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  7. Kohl, Heinrich; Carl Watzinger. ANTIKE SYNAGOGEN IN GALILAEA. Leipzig; J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1916. Clothbound. Folio. V, [1] 231 pages. 36 cm. First edition. In German. Title translates as: "Ancient Synagogues in Galilee. " Volume contains 18 pages of full size plates, with 306 illustrations inset of the text. Carl Watzinger (1877–1948), was a "German archaeologist. Watzinger taught as lecturer in Berlin (1905), assistant professor in Rostock (1905–09), and professor in Giessen (1909–16) and Tuebingen (from 1916 until his death). Together with E. Sellin, he directed excavations at Jericho and published the excavation report (1913). He also collaborated with H. Kohl in clearing ancient synagogues in the Galilee; the publication of their results Antike Synagogen in Galilaea (1916) remains to this day the basic study of the earlier type of synagogues in Israel. " (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Heinrich Kohl (1877-1914) was a German architect and architectural historian, who spent two years with Watzinger during the archaeological excavations conducted in Galilee in 1905 and 1907, as well as a few years studying the findings and compiling the notes and illustrations which make up this volume. Kohl perished in the first few months of the Great War; he is praised for his work and research on the ancient synagogues in the preface by Watzinger. The expeditions, and the publication of this volume, were printed under the auspices of the Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft, that of the German Orient Society. Subjects: Synagogues -- Israel -- Galilee. Church buildings -- Israel -- Galilee. Jewish architecture. Cloth worn and lightly soiled. Endpages lightly foxed. Pages aged, with some light pencil marks in the margins on a handful of pages. Otherwise, clean copy. Good condition. (ART-14-3) (ID #28933) $500.00.
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  9. Shvartsbard, Shalom. David Bekker, Illustrator. IN'M LOYF FUN YORN. Chicago; Shalom Shvartsbard Komitet, 1934. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 364 [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Author signed. Title translates as: "In the Course of Years. " The memoirs of Shalom Schwarzbard (1886-1938), with his handwritten signature on endpage; bound in red cloth, printed on fine paper, with frontispiece portrait of the author, three illustrations, and a beautiful woodcut illustration by the artist David Bekker (1897-1956). "Shalom Schwarzbard was a Russian Jewish revolutionary and activist in the Jewish self-defence movement. In May 1926 in Paris Shalom Schwarzbard assassinated the exiled Ukrainian leader, Symon Petliura, whom Shalom Schwarzbard held responsible for pogroms against Jews in the years 1918-1920. The trial of Shalom Schwarzbard that followed drew worldwide attention. " (YIVO) Subjects: Jews - Ukraine - Biography. Poets, Yiddish - Biography. Shvartsbard, Shalom, 1886-1938. Petliura, Symon Vasylovych, 1879-1926 - Assassination. Light shelf wear to cloth and outer edges, near fine. Very good + condition. (ART-18-8) (ID #30565) $300.00.
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  11. Steinbarg, Eliezer; Arthur Kolnik, Woodcuts. MESHOLIM [ELIEZER STEINBARG'S WORKS; VOLUME 1]. Tshernovits; Komitet Af Aroystsugaben Eliezer Shteynbarg Shriftn, 1932. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 320 [14] pages. 32 cm. First edition. "Eliezer Shteynbargs shriftn; Band 1". Published in Czernowitz. Includes 14 plates of beautiful and original woodcut prints by Arthur Kolnik; each woodcut print is protected in thin tissue paper. Bound in black cloth with letterpress printed gilt lettering. "Mesholim", a collection of his fables, appeared shortly after his death and became a bestseller. Eliezer Shteynbarg (1880–1932), "Yiddish writer and educator. Born in Lipkany, Bessarabia, Eliezer Shteynbarg (originally Shteynberg) received a traditional Jewish education but independently mastered German and Russian classics. Like his cousin Yehudah Steinberg (Shteynberg; a pioneer of modern Hebrew education), Eliezer directed a private, secular school, with Hebrew as the language of instruction. From 1919 on, he lived in Czernowitz (Chernivtsi) where he ran, among other things, a Yiddish children's theater. As the most distinguished figure in the Tshernovitser Yidisher Shulfareyn (Czernowitz Association of Jewish Schools) and in the Jewish Cultural Association of Romania (founded in 1921), Shteynbarg played a leading role in the cultural life of Romanian Jews. He lived in Brazil from 1928 to 1930, and then returned to Czernowitz. " (YIVO Encyclopedia). The second volume of Steinbarg's works, entitled "Mayselekh", was published in 1936 in Czernowitz in a limited edition of 160 copies, a more readily available second edition of which was published in Tel Aviv in 1956. Both volumes were illustrated by Arthur Kolnik (1890–1972), "French painter and printmaker. Kolnik was a native of Stanislavov, Galicia, and studied at the School of Fine Arts in Cracow. He fought as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian Army in World War I, and was wounded. After the war, he went to Czernowitz (then Romania), where he took part in the intellectual life of the city, and became a close friend of the Yiddish poet, Itzik Manger. In 1921, with Reuven Rubin, he went to the United States where they had a joint exhibition under the sponsorship of Prince Bibesco, the Romanian minister. Kolnik returned to Czernowitz, where he made woodcuts. Among the books he illustrated was one of fables by Eliezer Steinbarg. In 1931 he settled in Paris. As a printmaker and painter, Kolnik depicted the ghetto dwellers of Eastern Europe. He presented them with sympathy and understanding, the human forms being very sharply outlined and the whole space freely divided into patterns of geometric planes. " (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jewish parables. Fables, Yiddish. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Backstrip starting, light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. A beautiful and important book. (ART-18-6) (ID #30563) $300.00.
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  13. Rubens, Alfred. ANGLO-JEWISH PORTRAITS A BIOGRAPHICAL CATALOGUE OF ENGRAVED ANGLO-JEWISH AND COLONIAL PORTRAITS FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE ACCESSION OF QUEEN VICTORIA. London, The Jewish Museum, 1935. Original Half Vellum, 4to, xxiii, 191 pages. Contains frontispiece, plates (portraits), index. It is a catalogue of Anglo - Jewish portraits from 1592 - 1837, with some reproduced as plates. It also contains, as appendices, other portraits after 1837, of reputedly Jewish persons etc. nice half vellum with green cloth binding. Minor spotting to prelims. Very Good Condition. A very nice copy of this rare work. (Art-20-27) $275.00
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  15. Rubens, Alfred. A JEWISH ICONOGRAPHY [Limited Edition] Revised Edition. London, Nonpareil 1981. Full Morocco, Large 4to, XXXI+277 pages. 305x215mm,. 1 of 650 copies. A large volume dedicated to Jewish art, its themes and motifs. It consists of an extensive lexicon of important artists, traditions and works, with numerous miniature black and white photographs and reproductions. The book was compiled by the renowned curator and collector of Jewish art, Alfred Rubens, as a massively expanded limited edition reworking of his 1955 work of the same title. Gilt emblem and frames on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Slipcase lightly stained at spine. Slipcase edges very lightly bumped. This rare and invaluable guide to Jewish art is otherwise in excellent condition. $850.00
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  17. Rubens, Alfred. SOME ASPECTS OF JEWISH ICONOGRAPHY. London; The Jewish Museum, 1955. Original illustrated wraps. 8vo. [24] pages. 15 x 23 cm. Only edition. Based on a lecture delivered to the "Friends of the Jewish Museum" on 1st December 1954 to mark the publication of A Jewish Iconography. Illustrated with nine plates. Subjects: Jews in art. Jews - Biography - Portraits. Judaism - Customs and practices - Pictorial works. Idols and images. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light wear to wraps, some pen underlining on one page, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-20-26). $150.00
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  19. Chanover, Hyman, Alice Chanover and Maurice Sendak. HAPPY HANUKAH EVERYBODY. United Synagogue Commission On Jewish Education, 1969. Hardcover, 4to, 26 pages, illustrated, some color, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Hanukkah. Juvenile literature -- 1954. Other Titles: Happy Hanukkah everybody. Children’s book. Ex-library. Some wear to cover binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-6-12) (ID #25652) $200.00.
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  21. Lamdan, Isaac, Nahum Gutman. MASADAH: PO’EMAH. Tel Aviv: "devir", 1950. Original boards. 4to. 80 pages. 33 cm. In Hebrew. An fine luxury edition of the epic poem written by Isaac Lamdan, and illustrated by Nahum Gutman, one of Israel’s best known painters. Bound in brown boards, with 14 block print illustrations. “Lamdan's magnum opus, Massadah (1927), an epic poem in blank verse of six cantos, comprising 35 poems, established his reputation. The poem reflects the spirit of the young pioneers of the 1920s who had left behind them not only the memory of the brutal senseless murders of defenseless Jews, but also their shattered illusions about the possibility of establishing a free, revolutionary society in Eastern Europe. Massadah, the last fortress which continued to hold out against the Romans even after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C. E., in Lamdan's poem symbolizes Eretz Israel, the last stronghold of the destroyed Eastern European Jewish communities. ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Palestine - Antiquities - Poetry. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Original jacket present but defective. Endpages lightly aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-28) (ID #30585) $100.00.
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  23. Boraisha, Menahem. Yitshok Likhtenshteyn (Isaac Lichtenstein), Illustrator. A RING IN DER KEYT. New York; Aroysgegeben Fun Literarishen Ferlag, 1916. Publishers cloth. 4to. 124 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “A Link in the Chain. ” Bound in cloth, printed on fine paper, with 8 full page block print illustrations by Yitshok Likhtenshteyn. The author, Menahem Boraisha “(Menahem Goldberg; sometimes simply Menahem; 1888–1949), Yiddish poet and essayist. Born in Brest-Litovsk, the son of a Hebrew teacher, he combined a thorough Jewish education with attendance at the Russian school in his birthplace. At the age of 16 he joined the Socialist Zionists and began to write poetry in Russian and Yiddish. In Warsaw from 1905, he received encouragement from I. L. Peretz, publishing his first poems in Yiddish journals, and drama reviews for the daily Haynt. While serving in the Russian Army (1909–11), he published his impressions of barrack-life in both Haynt and Fraynd. His poem ‘Poyln’ (Poland, ’ 1914) expressed the tense relationship between Jews and Poles. He settled in the U. S. In 1914, and in 1918 joined the editorial board of the Yiddish daily, Der Tog. His book of poems A Ring in der Keyt (‘A Link in the Chain, ’ 1916) was followed by Zamd (‘Sand, ’ 1920), a collection which included a memorable poem on Theodor Herzl. After a trip to the U. S. S. R. In 1926, he contributed to the Communist daily Frayhayt but parted company with it in 1929, when it justified Arab attacks on Jews. He then worked with the papers Vokh and Yidish and became press officer of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. His poem Zavl Rimer (‘Zavl the Harness-Maker, ’ 1923), a novel in verse, in which Yiddish speech rhythms are combined with poetic meter, several parts of which are in the tradition of Yiddish folksong, exposed the horror of the postwar Russian pogroms. Der Geyer (‘The Wayfarer, ’ 2 vols., 1943) is a spiritual autobiography on which he worked for ten years. It describes the progress of its main character, Noah Marcon, from skepticism to faith and from the profane to the holy. The work is a poetical attempt to summarize the intellectual legacy of Judaism and Jewish history in recent generations, while generally dramatizing human thought and the struggles of conscience within vividly portrayed social and natural settings. It extends into non-human spheres, including an empathetic portrait of a dog, often attains a cosmic consciousness, and is written in a great variety of verse forms, employed with technical inventiveness. His last poems, Durkh Doyres (‘Through Generations’), appeared posthumously in 1950.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-18-12) (ID #30569) $175.00.
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  25. Center For Jewish History. THE CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY: INAUGURAL DINNER, COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL, SEPTEMBER 15, 1998. New York; Center For Jewish History, 1998. Publishers cloth. 4to. 90 pages. 32 cm. First [only] edition. Bound in cloth with gilt title. Commemorative journal issued to those attending the Gala dinner benefit for the Center for Jewish History; a highly successful dinner, which raised more then expected. The commemorative journal is printed in black and gold ink; with architectural designs of the future CJH, as well as many plates depicting highlights from the collections of each of the members of the Center. Subjects: Jews - History - Societies, etc. Jews - United States. Center for Jewish History. American Jewish Historical Society. Leo Baeck Institute. Yeshiva University. Museum. Yivo Institute for Jewish Research. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (Brandeis, CJH). Light wear to cloth, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (ART-18-34) (ID #30591) $40.00.
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  27. Dillon, Abraham Moses; Zuni Maud. GELE BLETER. New York; Farlag ‘amerika’, 1919. Publishers cloth. 4to. 32 pages. 27 cm. First edition. A finely made artist book, comprised of hand-drawn calligraphic type and illustrations. Designed by Zuni Maud (1891-1956), poems written by Abraham Moses Dillon (1883–1934); “Dillon was born in Russia. In 1909 he immigrated to the United States where he experienced years of hunger and hard physical labor. As a poet, he was affiliated with the New York impressionistic movement Di Yunge. His melancholy lyrics were published in anthologies and in the book Gele Bleter (Yellow Leaves, 1919). A more complete edition of his work, Lider fun A. M. Dillon, appeared in 1935.” (EJ 2007) Yellow Leaves concerns a wondrous poet who carried a beggars bag of yellow leaves which frightens everyone around him. Subjects: Yiddish Poetry. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Covers soiled, water stain on lower portion of pages throughout, not affecting text. First double leaf previously torn at edge and separated. Otherwise fresh. Good condition. (ART-18-14) (ID #30571) $150.00.
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  29. Opalov, David; David Burliuk, Illustrator. MORGNROYT UN DEMERUNG: LIDER. New York; Farlag "freint", 1940. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 63 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Author inscribed in year of publication, in Yiddish. “Sunrise and Dusk”, poems by David Opalov, with five illustrations by David Burliuk, and frontispiece portrait of the author; bound in brown cloth, printed on fine paper. About the illustrator: “David Davidovich Burliuk (1882-1967) was a Russian-American painter and author. Born on July 27, 1882 in Tambov, Russia, the eldest son of a wealthy peasant, he received a fine education at several gymnasiums where he advanced quickly, mastering most subjects with ease. His subsequent enrollment in the art school at Kazan proved to be the beginning of a long, distinguished career as a painter. The turn of the century found young Burliuk amid the swirl of radical politics and the avant garde art movements which characterized Moscow in the last years of the Romanov dynasty. In 1907 he became a member of the famous Moscow Literary Circle and the Moscow Art Circle of Free Aesthetics where he met his life-long friend the poet Mayakovsky. During this period he traveled widely, lecturing on the aesthetic theories and goals of the Futurist style, thereby becoming the chief exponent of modern art in Russia. While vacationing in Odessa, Burliuk received a visit from Vasili Kandinsky, who was then organizing the first Blaue Reiter exhibition. From this visit, Burliuk developed a close association with the Blaue Reiter group with whom he exhibited. He also contributed an article, "The Wild Russian, " to the group's first book. With the outbreak of civil war in the fall of 1917, Burliuk and his wife, Marussia, fled first to Siberia, then to Japan and finally in 1922 to the United States. In 1923 he showed a number of paintings in a large exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum, and in 1924 the Société Anonyme, of which he was a member, gave him his first one man show in America. Though Burliuk's fellow artists recognized his ability, the public, with the exception of a few generous patrons, was slow to buy his paintings. Marussia supplemented the family's income by sewing and by 1930 was able to save enough to begin publishing an art quarterly, Color and Rhyme. During the years before World War II Burliuk continued to paint and exhibit widely. He also received many visitors at his home including Marcel Duchamp, Sergei Prokofiev, and Eisenstein, the director of the Russian film classic Potemkin. After the war the Burliuks traveled in Mexico and Europe, and in 1956 they returned for a visit to the Soviet Union. David Burliuk, who called himself "the last of the Blue Riders, " continued to paint and exhibit until his death in 1967.” (David Burliuk Papers; Syracuse University) Subjects: Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Hinges shaken, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-7) (ID #30564) $75.00.
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  31. Reingold, Isaac; Reingold, Alfred Toomim. GEKLIBENE LIDER. Chicago; L. M. Stein, 1952. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 125, XXXV pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Yiddish; with preface and introduction in English. English title page: “Selected songs and Poems. ” Edited and with a preface and introduction by Alfred T. Reingold, and a critical and biographical essay by A. Margolin. Bound in elaborate decorative cloth and boards, with frontispiece portrait of the poet and eleven pages of music notation. Dual Yiddish-English book of Isaac Reingold’s works compiled by his son, Alfred T. Reingold, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his father’s death. “When Isaac Reingold died one hundred years ago in Chicago, he was mourned as ‘the greatest Yiddish poet in the west. ’ As a pioneer folk poet and lyricist for the theater, Reingold wrote during the same era as the proletarian poets David Edelstadt, Morris Winchevsky, Joseph Bovshover, and Morris Rosenfeld. Although Reingold’s name is almost completely forgotten today, his songs were among the most popular of his time. Reingold was born near Luck [known as ’Lutsk’ in Yiddish], Wolyn, Poland, in 1873. His real name was Toomim. In 1890 or ’91, he came to America with his father and worked hard in the sweatshops of Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago, and New York. In Chicago, he was known not only as a poet, but also as a singer of labor and folk songs. He would perform at gatherings and in concert halls, and the songs were heartily embraced, especially by working folk. Over time he also became well-known in the theatrical circles. He wrote an opera, ‘By the Rivers of Babylon, ’ that was successfully staged in Chicago. At about 30 years of age, his life was cut short. He was a victim of the proletarian disease—tuberculosis. Reingold’s songs focus on social motifs. As N. B. Minkoff writes, ‘His songs are, for the most part, imbued with humility, melancholy, and tears. His mood is that of an innocent, downtrodden person. His tone is quiet and gloomy. ’ He called himself a ‘poet of tears’ and wrote about the difficult and bitter condition of the worker in the sweatshop. ‘The worker only creates goods for others; for himself, he is left with poverty and grief…’ One of the best-known of Reingold’s songs is ‘Two Friends, ’ which tells of Shmulik and Azrielik [this name later changed by singers to Gavrilik], who played together when they were growing up, ‘with horses, with swords, in the sand and in the dirt—Shmulik is the lasher, Azrielik, the horse. ’ They arrive in the Golden Land and are no longer friends. Shmulik becomes a ‘little boss, ’ a ‘landlord, ’ and Azrielik becomes his ‘hand’ and lives in ‘the basement, in the gutter. ’ Even in Heaven, it’s the same: ‘Shmulik is the lasher, Azrielik, the horse. ’ For Reingold, the end to all the troubles will come when Jews return to the Land of Israel: ‘Live on, Jew. Your country, your old Palestine, the old Mother Zion, can once again blossom and become fertile, as once upon a time…’ Reingold wrote on historical motifs, among them a eulogy for the cruel, hateful Tsar Alexander III, upon whom he pours curses. He wrote on national motifs, such as the song ‘I Am a Jew, ’ concerning Jerusalem; ‘Judah Maccabee, ’ regarding Jewish holidays; and even in praise of Jewish food, as in his ode to a favorite dish, concluding, ‘Oy, long live the Jewish kugel! ’ One of his famous songs, sung in the play, ‘Khokhmes Noshim’ (The Wisdom of Women), is ‘A Year After the Wedding, ’ in which a wife bewails her lot; how, in the course of a year, she has become a wife and a damale, a servant and a mamale. She swears that it’s better to remain a moyd—an old maid. Reingold also wrote Yiddish lyrics to American popular songs of the 1890s. [Often cheated, he received little or no payment. ] His songs were unique and beloved by the public. Played on simpatico accordions, they matched the moods of his readers and listeners. His nationalist songs awakened a Jewish consciousness, and his rhyming couplets brought rare moments of relief and pleasure to the toiling immigrants of that era. Isaac’s widow, Anna, lived until 1950. She and their three children made their homes in the Chicago area. Only the late Alfred, a scientist, took the name Reingold. The late Bess Toomim Weinstein, a music lover, lived in the Ravinia area of Highland Park. Her daughter, Jean, is a professional musician now living in London, England. The late Phillip Toomin was a LaSalle Street lawyer who resided in Glencoe. (He changed the last letter of the family name.) His son is Appellate Judge Michael P. Toomin, First District, 5th Division. ” (Isaac Reingold, “The Greatest Yiddish Poet of the West” by Bev Chubat, in Chicago Jewish History, Vol. 33, no. 4, Fall 2009). Subjects: Yiddish poetry. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-18-1) (ID #30557) $100.00.
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  33. Steinberg, Noah. A BUKH MOSHEH NADIR. New York; Farlag Leben, 1926. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 158, [2] pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Inscribed by the author. Moishe Nadir Book; bound in decorative marbled boards and cloth, with gilt lettering. Frontispiece portrait of the author and a few illustrations. A work of literary criticism concerning the output of the writings of the satirist Moishe Nadir, a widely respected Yiddish communist poet and short story writerSubjects: Yiddish literature. Nadir, Moishe, 1885-1943. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-18-2) (ID #30558) $100.00.
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  35. Narkiss, Bezalel; Gabrielle Sed-Rajna. INDEX OF JEWISH ART: ICONOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS [VOLUMES I-IV]. Jerusalem; Israel Academy Of Sciences And Humanities, 1976-1988. Loose index cards. 8vo. 15 x 21 cm. In English, French and Hebrew. Each volume consists of a text booklet containing introductory material and index, together with cards containing descriptions and cross-references for the individual art objects. Volume 1 is housed in an archival box. Volume 1: Four Haggadot (Birds' Head Haggadah; Erna Michael Haggadah; Chantilly Haggadah; Greek Haggadah) “This is a detailed study with photographs of an important selection of Haggadot. The famous 13th-century Bird's Head Haggadah of Franconia, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, is probably the earliest of all illuminated haggadot known, beginning a tradition of illumination. The mid-14th century Erna Michael Haggadah, also at the Israel Museum, is unique in its school. The remaining two haggadot are Cretan, one at the Musee Conde in Chantilly and the Greek dated 1583 at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris. They reflect a Byzantine influence in their style but have traditional iconography. The volume includes a detailed reference section. ” - Volume 2: Three Haggadot (Hileq and Bileq Haggadah; 2nd Nurnberg Haggadah (in 2 parts); Yahuda Haggadah (in 2 parts) ) “A study of the Yahuda, the Second Nurnberg and the Hileq and Bileq Haggadot. All three come from the same school of illumination of the first half of the 15th century in Southern Germany. The works are illustrated profusely with ritual, biblical and messianic depictions. Included in this set are 426 cards as well as a detailed reference section. ” - Volume 3: The Rothschild Miscellany (in 3 parts) “An in-depth account of this exciting manuscript, which once belonged to the Rothschild family. They presented it to the Bezalel National Museum which became part of the Israel Museum's collection, where it is today. The Miscellany consists of over 70 books on biblical, historical, philosophical and theological topics. The pages are adorned with over 1000 illustrations by Renaissance artists of the Veneto area who worked in the 1480s. A full reference section is included. ” Volume 4: The Kaufmann Collection “An account of nine precious Hebrew illuminated manuscripts from the Kaufmann Collection in the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest. Six of them are Ashkenazi manuscripts from Germany and France, including the Maimuni Codex of Mishneh Torah and the first volume of the Tripartite Mahzor. Also included are the Spanish Kaufmann Haggadah and two Italian manuscripts (including the Pesaro Siddur, which has since disappeared from the library). The volume contains 283 cards. ” (All quotations from The Jerusalem Index of Jewish Art at the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem). Compiled by Bezalel Narkiss, an historian who taught at “the department of art history at the Hebrew University, serving as chairman from 1974 to 1976. His positions included serving as art editor of Masada Press (1963–73) and foreign editor of Gesta International Center of Medieval Art (1973–80). He was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Jewish Art (1974–86) and director of the Catalogue of Hebrew Illustrated Manuscripts of the British Isles. He was illustrations consultant and art editor of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica (1970). He was also the art adviser to the Diaspora Museum (Beth Hatefutsoth), and sat on the boards of the Israel Museum and the Wolf Foundation. Narkiss' unique contribution was as the founder of the Index of Jewish Art in 1974, thus undertaking the task of indexing all works of Jewish art worldwide. Through Narkiss' seminal work, the study of Jewish art has been transformed into a specialized academic discipline. He stressed the relationship of the style to that of the general art of the region, while pointing to specific Jewish elements and iconography. The Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University, founded and initially led by him (1979–91), established the Journal of Jewish Art (now Jewish Art) and he served as its editor in 1974–86. He worked towards the computerization of the Index, while concomitantly encouraging the continuing documentation of Jewish art around the world. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jewish art - Indexes. Jewish art and symbolism - Indexes. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Indexes. Clean and fresh; archival box for the first volume has been repaired with tape. Very good condition. (ART-20-9) (ID #30621) $400.00.
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  37. Barnett, Richard David. ILLUSTRATIONS OF OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY. London; British Museum, 1966. Illustrated wraps. 8vo. 91 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Handwritten dedication from the author on endpage. Includes 53 plates depicting tablets, pots, swords, coffins, reliefs, and other ancient works which are brought into perspective to illuminate certain facets of the narratives in the old testament. Richard David Barnett (1909–1986), “like his father, made his career at the British Museum. Born in London, he began in 1932 as assistant keeper in the department of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities and in 1955 was appointed head of the newly established department of Western Asiatic antiquities. From 1933 to 1935 he was secretary of the British School in Athens. Richard Barnett's research extended to Assyriology, the cultures of Syria, Phoenicia, and Asia Minor as well as biblical archaeology. In 1956 he organized the special exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London commemorating the tercentenary of the resettlement of Jews in the British Isles, and his catalog of the exhibition was one of his most distinguished publications. He was president of the Jewish Historical Society of England (1959–61) and contributed several important papers on the history of the Sephardim in England to its transactions. His publications include: Carchemish: Report on the Excavations at Djerabis (vol. 3 (with Sir L. Woolley, 1952) ); Catalogue of the Nimrod Ivories in the British Museum (1957); Assyrian Palace Reliefs and Their Influence on the Sculptures of Babylonia and Persia (1960); The Sculptures of Aššur-nasir apli II… (1962); and Illustrations of Old Testament History (1966). After his death the Jewish Historical Society of England established an annual lectureship in his honor. ” (EJ 2008). Subjects: Bible. O. T. - Antiquities. Light wear to covers, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ART-20-2) (ID #30614) $30.00.
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  39. Goldstein, David. HEBREW MANUSCRIPT PAINTING. London; British Library, 1985. Illustrated stiff wraps. 8vo. 64 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Illuminated manuscripts in Hebrew from the collections of the British Library; with 58 plates, many of which are in color. Subjects: Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Buchmalerei. Handschrift. Light wear to covers, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (ART-20-17) (ID #30629) $30.00.
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  41. Mayer, Leo Ary; Otto Kurz. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF JEWISH ART. Jerusalem; Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1967. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 374 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Bibliography comprising 3016 detailed entries of “what has been published about works of Jewish art, made during the period between the destruction of the Temple and the early 19th century. ” (Introduction) Edited by Otto Kurz; written and compiled by Leo Ary Mayer (1895–1959), “Orientalist. Born in Stanislav (Austrian Poland), he settled in Palestine in 1921 and was successively inspector of antiquities and librarian and keeper of records for the Department of Antiquities. In 1925 he was appointed lecturer in the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 1932 to 1958 he was professor of Near Eastern art and archaeology there. He held numerous positions: head of the Institute of Oriental Studies; dean of the faculty of humanities; rector of the Hebrew University (1943–45); president of the Israel Exploration Society (1940–59); and president of the Israel Oriental Society. With E. L. Sukenik, he excavated the Third Wall of Jerusalem and with A. Reifenberg the Eshtemoa synagogue. Mayer specialized in Islamic art, costume, epigraphy, and numismatics. His published works include Saracenic Heraldry (1933), Mamluk Costume (1952), bibliographies of Jewish art and numismatics, and a comprehensive work on Muslim artists, Islamic Architects and Their Works (1956). A museum of Islamic art and culture in Jerusalem was named after him. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jewish art - Bibliography. Art juif - Bibliographie. Great condition in very good jacket. (ART-20-10) (ID #30622) $35.00.
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  43. Schubert, Ursula; Kurt Schubert. JÜDISCHE BUCHKUNST [ERSTER TEIL]. Graz, Austria; Akademische Druck- U. Verlagsanstalt, 1983. Publishers cloth. 4to. 159, 72 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In German. Jewish Book Art; Volume One. The second volume was published in 1993. An extensive study of Hebrew illustrated manuscripts. Includes 72 full page plates, 24 in color. Written by two major figures in post-war central Europe Jewish Studies, Kurt Schubert (1923-2007) founder of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Vienna University, and Ursula Schubert (1927-1999) an assyrologist and art historian. “The year 1978 brought a major exhibition curated by the Schuberts and held at the Castle of Halbturn, in Burgenland, Austria. The exhibition, entitled Judentum im Mittelalter, was in part dedicated to Hebrew manuscript painting of the Middle Ages, and the contribution by the two scholars to the catalogue summarized their methodology and conclusions of the past years. The work on Hebrew manuscript painting finally led to the publication of two survey volumes on Jewish book art. The first, published in 1983, was co-authored by Ursula and Kurt, and discussed medieval manuscripts; the second, on early modern books, was written entirely by Ursula and appeared in 1992 (later translated into Hebrew). ” (Kurt and Ursula Schubert – In Memoriam) Subjects: Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Manuscripts, Hebrew - History. Joodse boeken. Illustraties. Joden. Great condition in great jacket. (ART-20-12) (ID #30624) $55.00.
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  45. Waisman, Gabriel [Vaysman, Gavriel]. ISRAELI ARTISTS. Tel-Aviv, Israel: Freind, Tel-Aviv, 1979. Softcover, 12mo, 236 pages, illustrated, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Important reference work. SUBJECT (S): Jewish artists -- Israel. This book contains essays, in Hebrew, on thirty-nine Israeli artists and their works. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Queensborough Comm Col, Bibl Johann Christian Senckenberg). Pen cross out on title page. Slight tear through top inch of front cover. Yellowing to cover spine. Wear to binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-10-15) (ID #25715) $250.00.
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  47. Soby, James Thrall. MODIGLIANI; PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, SCULPTURE. New York, 1951. Softcover, small 4to, 55 pages, illustrated, part color, portraits, 26 cm. SUBJECT (S): Art, Italian -- Exhibitions. Modigliani, Amedeo, 1884-1920. Modigliani, Amedeo, 1884-1920. “Catalogue of the exhibition” on pages 51-53. Bibliography, by H. B. Muller on page 54-55. Wear to binding. Light wear to cover edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-11-5) (ID #25723) $30.00.
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  49. Patai, Irene. ENCOUNTERS; THE LIFE OF JACQUES LIPCHITZ. New York; Funk & Wagnalls Co, 1961. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 438 pages. 24 cm. First edition. With frontispiece portrait of the artist and 32 pages of photographs. Biography of the life and work of Jacques Lipchitz “ (Chaim Jacob; 1891–1973), U. S. Sculptor. He was born in Druskieniki, Lithuania. He attended school in Bialystok and in 1909 went to Paris, where he adopted the name Jacques. There he studied and became a French citizen in 1925. In 1930 he had a large retrospective exhibition which gave him his international reputation. In 1940 the German advance compelled him to leave Paris and seek refuge in unoccupied France. In 1941 he went to the United States, and settled in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Lipchitz was one of the foremost cubist sculptors – his first pure cubist sculpture is dated 1913. He was influenced by the painters Picasso and Braque, and by the visionary El Greco. He developed an interest in African wood carvings which he collected. During this early period, Lipchitz frequently worked in stone. These pieces, with their sharp edges, flat planes, and solid mass came very close to pure abstraction. In the 1930s, Lipchitz abandoned cubism for a markedly baroque manner of expression. At the same time, he became interested in social and philosophical themes, as distinguished from the harlequins and dancers, bathers, and musicians he had fashioned in his youth. One of the most celebrated baroque pieces is based on the Prometheus myth. His first sketches, made about 1933, show Prometheus a triumphant figure, the guardian of the flame. The second Prometheus, slightly different in feeling, shows a warrior, still in the thick of battle and unsure of triumph. This was destroyed. Lipchitz recreated it in 1943–44 for the Brazilian government, to decorate the facade of a government building in Rio de Janeiro. The final version, made for the Philadelphia Museum of Art – the superman's battle with the vulture – was Lipchitz's own rendering of the myth, since no such battle is described in ancient literature. Lipchitz often derived inspiration from his Jewish background. Beginning in the 1930s, he frequently turned to biblical episodes or themes taken from Jewish life and history to interpret tragic or joyous events. ‘Man is wrestling with the Angel, ’ he said about his ‘Jacob Wrestling with the Angel’: ‘It is a tremendous struggle, but he wins and is blessed. ’ Similar sentiments are expressed in ‘David and Goliath, ’ made under the impact of the Nazi destruction. ‘The Prayer’ (an old man swinging a rooster in the kapparot ritual) is a grim reminder of the slaughter of Jews in Europe. ‘The Miracle’ is inspired by the happy news of the creation of the Jewish state – an exultant figure with raised arms faces the Tablets of the Law, out of which grows the seven-branched candelabrum, the finials of which might be tiny flames, or young leaf buds of a tree. Lipchitz's last work, The Tree of Life, a six-meter-high bronze, was unveiled posthumously on Sept. 21, 1978, outside the Hadassah Hospital on Mt. Scopus. The sculpture consists of the interwoven formalized expressionist figures of Noah, Abraham and Isaac at the Akedah, with the angel restraining the patriarch Moses in front of the Burning Bush, and rising from it a phoenix supporting the Two Tablets. Lipchitz referred to it as ‘the dynamics of our religion. ’ Lipchitz's work is represented in important museums, particularly in the United States and Israel. He left all his casts to the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973. Lipchitz, Jacques. Great condition in good+ jacket. (ART-18-48) (ID #30606) $30.00.
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  51. Rosensaft, Jean Bloch; Marc Chagall. CHAGALL AND THE BIBLE. New York; Universe Books, 1987. Illustrated stiff wraps. 4to. 159 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Exhibition of Chagall's etchings at the Jewish Museum, New York. Includes 105 full page black and white facsimile reproductions of the etchings; with a concluding section of biblical and artistic analysis of each illustration. “The Bible - The celebrated artist Marc Chagall began illustrating the Bible in 1931 and it became his lifelong passion. … Chagall's illustrations reflect his Jewish heritage and his view of the complex relationship between God and man, presaging many of the subjects and themes in his later work. Originally published in France, this extensively illustrated, hand-sized book is a delightful combination of the popular artist's evocative style alongside the most familiar stories from the Bible. ” (Jewish Museum of New York) Subjects: Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 - Exhibitions. Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985. Bible. O. T. - Illustrations - Exhibitions. Great condition. (ART-18-21) (ID #30578) $30.00.
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  53. Benn; Lo Duca. BEN. Paris; Farlag Grohar, 1948. (FT) Original stiff wrappers. 8vo. 67, [3] pages. 23 cm. First edition. A collection of 52 paintings and illustrations by the artist Benn; illustrated reproductions of his still lifes and portraitures printed in color and black and white; with an essay on the artist written by the film critic Joseph Marie Lo Duca (one of the cofounders of the French Nouvelle Vague journal Cahiers du Cinema), printed with historiated initials. Benn “(Benzion Rabinovich; 1905–1989), painter and graphic artist. Benn was born in Bialystok, Poland, and finished the Hebrew gymnasium there, where he later started his education in art at the private studios of local artists. He also studied at the Academy of Arts in Warsaw. He made his debut in 1927 with his first solo exhibition, shown first in Bialystok and then in Warsaw. During this period, he designed the typography for collections of Yiddish poetry. In Bialystok, his native town, he became a leading figure in local cultural life. He was among the founders of the modernist group ‘3F’ (‘Forma-Farba-Faktura’), where most of the members were Jewish artists. In 1928, he organized the first Autumn Salon for Bialystok and Vilna artists. In 1926–29, he designed the scenery for the performances of several Yiddish theater companies in Bialystok. In 1929, the Bialystok municipality awarded him a scholarship for a trip to Paris. On the eve of his departure, Benn arranged a ‘farewell’ solo exhibition that was later shown in Warsaw with the assistance of the Jewish Society for Encouragement of Artists. In Paris, he studied with Fernand Leger. From 1932, Benn regularly exhibited in Paris art salons. His works were highly praised by critics and won public recognition. Six one-man shows in the 1930s at private art galleries in Paris are yet another indication of his success. During this period, he was also active in book design. During the German occupation of France, Benn went into hiding. However, not long before the end of the occupation, he was finally seized by the Gestapo and deported to the Drancy concentration camp. By sheer luck, he not only survived but also escaped further deportation to Auschwitz. In 1945, Benn returned to Paris. In the post-war years, having rejected the cubist and expressionistic techniques that had so strongly attracted him in the 1920s and 1930s, Benn crystallized his individual manner based on an organic combination of ‘metaphysical painting’ techniques and surrealism. From the 1950s through the 1970s, while mainly active in painting, he also engaged in book design and, among other works in this field, executed a series of illustrations for The Song of Songs (1950, 1974) and other books of the Bible (1948, 1954, 1971), as well as for an edition of ‘Chad Gadya’ (1956). In these years, he had numerous oneman shows in France and other West European countries as well as in Canada and Israel. ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Artists - France. Bildband. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Backstrip and covers repaired, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-11) (ID #30568) $175.00.
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  55. Bergner, Yosl. 59 ILLUSTRATIONS TO ALL THE FOLK TALES OF ITZCHOK LEIBUSH PERETZ. Montreal; Hertz & Edelstein, 1950. Portfolio. 4to. [20] pages; [59] leaves. 28 cm. In Yiddish and English. Text and captions to plates in English and Yiddish. Yiddish title romanized: 59 [i. E. Nayn und fuftsig] ilustratsies tsu alle folkstimlikhe geshikhten fun Yitshak Leybush Perets. Porftolio contains a 20 page booklet, printed in red and black ink, and contains 59 illustrated leaves. “Bergner's style moves freely between extremes, from compact compositions and minimal coloration to richness and dramatic style. He always maintained a rare combination between figurative description and surrealistic atmosphere. At the heart of his approach lies the understanding that the visual image is a more or less aesthetic representation of the meaning beyond it. More then once Bergner has been defined as a literary painter, in his case meaning a painter who is as comfortable with world literature as he is familiar with Jewish literature. As the son of a Yiddish poet, the stories of Mendele Mokher Seforim (Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh ), Shalom Aleichem, and I. L. Peretz were a part of his life. At the same time Bergner's art has been an inspiration to many Israeli poets like Dan Pagis, Tuvia Rivner, and Hayim Hefer. They were drawn to the characteristic images of Bergner's art, referring to them as an integral part of their poems. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Peretz, Isaac Leib, 1851 or 2-1915 - Illustrations. OCLC lists 24 copies. Light wear, and some chipping, to bottom and outer edges of portfolio, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (ART-20-25) (ID #30637) $105.00.
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  57. Chagall, Bella, Marc Chagall. NEROT DOLKIM U-FERAKIM NIVHARIM MIN HA-SEFER HA-PEGISHAH HA-RISHONAH. Tel Aviv; Devir, 1969. Softbound. 8vo. 268 pages. 22 cm. First Hebrew edition. In Hebrew. Inscribed by Ida Chagall, Bella & Marc’s daughter. English title page: “Brenendike Licht and a selection from Di Ershte Bagenesh by Bella Chagall illustrated by Marc Chagall. ” The autobiographt of Bella, Burning Lights, with sketches by Marc Chagall, originally published in Yiddish; with an inscription from Bella and Marc’s daughter Ida Chagall, from 1969. Bella Rosenfeld Chagall (1895–1944), “writer and wife of artist Marc Chagall. Bella was born in Vitebsk, White Russia, the youngest of eight children of Shmuel Noah and Alta Rosenfeld. Her parents, owners of a successful jewelry business, were members of the Chasidic community and conducted their family life according to Jewish tradition. However, they also sought out secular education and opportunities for their children. Chagall, who was educated in Russian language schools, became a student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Moscow in her teens; she was particularly interested in theater and art, and as a university student, she contributed articles to a Moscow newspaper. In 1909, while visiting friends in St. Petersburg, she met Marc Chagall; their attraction was instantaneous and they were soon engaged. Although both were from Vitebsk, their social worlds were far apart and the Rosenfelds were unhappy with the engagement. The couple finally married in 1915 and their only child, Ida, was born the next year. In 1922, Marc Chagall moved his family to France. Bella was a constant subject in her husband's art, often represented as a beloved bride. The Chagalls fled to the United States following the outbreak of World War II, arriving in New York in 1941. Bella Chagall died in 1944 in the United States, apparently of a viral infection. Bella Chagall's literary work included the editing and translation of her husband's 1922 autobiography from Russian into French (Ma Vie, 1931; Eng. Trans., My Life, 1960). Her major work, Burning Lights (Brenendike Likht), written in Yiddish in France in 1939, was published posthumously in English in 1946. Chagall said that her visits to Jewish communities in Palestine in 1931 and Vilna in 1935 prompted her to write in Yiddish, her ‘faltering mother tongue. ’ In Burning Lights, Chagall arranges her reminiscences according to the calendar and observances of the Jewish year. Writing in the voice of her childhood self, Basha, she places female experience at the center of her luminous narrative. Chagall's selective portrait of her well-to-do urban family, living among and employing gentiles, successful in business, religiously active, and communally philanthropic, contrasts with contemporaneous depictions of the contained and impoverished Jewish life of the East European shtetl. A great part of the genius of Brenendike Likht is Chagall's ability to convey simultaneously the timelessness of traditional Jewish life and a dark foreboding prompted by the existential reality of East European Jewry in the 1930s. A second posthumous autobiographical volume, First Encounter, was published in 1983.” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jews - Soviet Union - Social life and customs. Autobiography, Bella Chagall. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Covers worns, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-47) (ID #30605) $40.00.
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  59. Kloomok, Isaac. MARC CHAGALL: HIS LIFE AND WORK. New York, Philosophical Library, 1951. Hardcover, 4to, 125 pages, illustrated, portraits, 30 cm. SUBJECT (S): Chagall, Marc. Ex-library. Wear to edges of outer dust jacket. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-9-10) (ID #25692) $30.00.
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  61. Compton, Susan P. CHAGALL. Philadelphia; Philadelphia Museum Of Art, 1985. Illustrated stiff wraps. 4to. 278 pages. 29 cm. First edition. With 193 plates, printed in color and black and white. Catalog of an exhibition to be held May 12-July 7, 1985, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, originating at the Royal Academy of Arts. Subjects: Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 - Exhibitions. Light wear to covers. Very good + condition. (ART-18-36) (ID #30593) $30.00.
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  63. Frankfurther, Eva and Mervyn Levy. PEOPLE. London: Gilchrist Studios, 1962. Hardcover, 63 pages, chiefly illustrated, some color, 19 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jewish artists -- England. Frankfurther, Eva, d. 1959. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Wear to outer dust jacket. Small water stain on front cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-11-11) (ID #26118) $30.00.
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  65. Goldberg, Abraham. DESSINS DE LA VIE JUIVE. Paris; Éditions Le Triangle, 1934. Original pictorial wrappers. 4to. [130] pages. 29 cm. In French. With 56 tipped in illustrated plates; introduction by Paul Fierens. Inscribed and signed by artist in Hebrew script on opening blank; Number 2 of 500 made. Subjects: Jews - France - Pictorial works. OCLC lists 6 copies (Duke, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, NYP, JTSA). Some soiling along extreme upper margin; edges frayed. Spine professionally rebacked. Good condition. (ART-20-24) (ID #30636) $200.00.
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  67. Ostwald, Hans; Max Liebermann. DAS LIEBERMANN-BUCH: MIT 270 BILDERN VON MAX LIEBERMANN. Berlin; Franke, 1930. Publishers cloth. 12mo. 500 pages. 19 cm. First edition; “1-30 Tausend”. In German. The Liebermann Book, with 270 paintings by Max Liebermann. All plates of painting facsimiles printed in black and white. Includes laid-in contemporary German newspaper account discussing Liebermann’s open interest and attachment to Zionism. Max Liebermann (1847–1935), “the son of a Berlin industrialist, studied at the Weimar Academy. He was only 23 when his picture of The Boy Jesus in Dispute with the Rabbis was attacked by critics, some of whom appear to have been motivated by antisemitism. Two years later his Women Plucking Geese received high praise when it was exhibited in Hamburg and Berlin. Liebermann was a very Nordic painter. Photographic naturalism was as abhorrent to him as expressionism, and although he has often been called an impressionist he never regarded himself as one. He spent much of his life in Holland and was heavily influenced by its gray skies. He used cool, austere colors to paint the bleak, flat Netherlands landscapes in which he discovered the excitement of changing atmosphere, sunlight intermingling with mist, blue hazes, and empty spaces. While his early work tended to be static, he gradually loosened up as regards form and color, reversing the traditional pattern by growing freer and more spontaneous as he became older. In his fifties he began painting athletes in action, rearing horses, and the colorful vegetable markets of the Amsterdam Jewish quarter. In 1898 Liebermann became a member of the Berlin Academy and helped to found Sezession, an association of progressive artists. In 1920 he became president of the Berlin Academy of Art. His Gesammelte Schriften (‘Collected Writings’) appeared in 1922. By this time he was too frail for his regular trips to Holland and did much of his painting at his summer home in Wannsee, outside Berlin. He became a celebrated and expensive portraitist, painting his sitters with a broad virtuosity, but not often probing deeply into their personality. Among them were Hermann Cohen, Georg Brandes, and Walther Rathenau. He also did thousands of rapid sketches in pen, pencil, crayon, and chalk. Liebermann considered himself first and foremost a German and had little interest in Jewish affairs, although he described himself as being ‘very much aware of belonging to the Jewish people’ and as watching the goals of Zionism with ‘the greatest interest. ’ Apart from his paintings and drawings of the Amsterdam ghetto, virtually his only work on Jewish subjects was a series of lithographs for an edition of Heinrich Heine 's Rabbi of Bacharach and two oils on the Samson and Delilah theme. When the Nazis came to power in 1933 he was ousted from presidency of the Academy and his paintings were removed from all German museums. His death two years later was completely ignored by the German press. In 1943 his widow was told that she was to be deported by the Gestapo, and she committed suicide. The Liebermann house in Pariser Platz was looted and its valuable collection of paintings stolen and scattered. ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935. Art Criticism. Cloth worn, hinges starting, endpages lightly foxed, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (ART-18-17) (ID #30574) $40.00.
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  69. Prescott, Kenneth Wade; Jack Levine. JACK LEVINE: RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION, PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, GRAPHICS. New York; The Jewish Museum, 1978. Illustrated stiff wraps. 8vo. 83 pages. 25 cm. First edition. With 56 plates, some in color, including a photograph of the artist at work. Edited, with critical essays, by Kenneth Wade Prescott; with handwritten dedication from the editor on title page. Jack Levine (1915-2010 ), “U. S. Painter and printmaker. Born on Boston's South End, Levine was the youngest of Lithuanian immigrants Mary and Samuel Levine's eight children. A poor shoemaker and Hebrew scholar, the elder Levine enrolled his son in children's art classes at a Jewish Community Center, and later at a settlement house in Roxbury. There Levine met Harold Zimmerman, who became his first mentor, and Hyman Bloom, who also went on to become a painter of Jewish subjects. At 14, Levine became acquainted with Denman Waldo Ross, an art professor at Harvard University. Ross provided financial assistance for Zimmerman, Levine, and Bloom, and arranged Levine's first public exhibition, a small showing of his drawings at Harvard's Fogg Art Museum in 1932 when Levine was only 17. Levine's unique, expressionistic style complemented his satirical eye, which recorded social and political injustices on canvas and on paper. Among his best-known work in this genre is The Feast of Pure Reason (1937, Museum of Modern Art, New York), a painting completed while Levine was employed by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Levine's didactic approach and sharp commentaries rendered with a vigorous brushstroke include subjects ranging from the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s, the desegregation of the South, and Mayor Daley at the 1968 Chicago Convention. Beginning in 1942, a three-and-a-half-year stint in the army interrupted Levine's work. A year after his 1945 move to New York, Levine married the Ukrainian-born artist Ruth Gikow. During his time in the service, Levine's reputation was sealed when in 1943 the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased String Quartette (1936–37), a boldly colored tempera and oil image of four musicians. Although as a child Levine created a chalk drawing titled Jewish Cantors in the Synagogue (1930, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University), he first explored Jewish subjects in earnest, specifically biblical subjects, in 1941 when he painted Planning Solomon's Temple (Israel Museum, Jerusalem), a small, ten- by eight-inch homage to his recently deceased father. Hebrew labels identifying the expressionistically executed, robed figures of Solomon and Hiram hover above the pair's heads. Such finely rendered Hebrew letters soon became a staple of Levine's biblical paintings and prints, which number in the hundreds. Levine aimed, to use his words, ‘to develop some kind of iconography about my Jewish identity. ’ His work has been exhibited at numerous venues, including his first retrospective exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (1952–53). ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Levine, Jack, 1915-2010 - Exhibitions. Levine, Jack, 1915- - Catalogues. Light wear to covers, otherwise clean. Good + condition. (ART-18-45) (ID #30603) $30.00.
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  71. Rapoport, Nathan; Richard Yaffe. NATHAN RAPOPORT SCULPTURES AND MONUMENTS. New York; Shengold Publishers, 1980. Publishers cloth. Folio. [92] pages. 34 cm. First English edition. Text by Richard Yaffe; foreword by Abraham A. Davidson. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering; unpaginated folio size volume containing 79 plates of photographs depicting the monuments and sculptures of Nathan Rapoport, famous for his monuments such as the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial sculpture at Yad Vashem, the Wall of Remembrance in Warsaw, and Liberation in Liberty State Park, New Jersey. Subjects: Jewish sculpture. Rapoport, Nathan. Light wear to cloth, outer edge lightly warped. Internally fresh and clean. Good condition. (ART-20-23) (ID #30635) $30.00.
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  73. Rohr, Joel. NOF VE ADAM / ISRAEL LANDSCAPES AND PEOPLE; PAINTINGS. Israel; Kibuts Kefar Menahem, 1964. Publishers cloth. 4to. [104] pages. 21 x 28 cm. Cm. First and only edition. Text in Hebrew and English. “Israel Landscapes and People”; 86 paintings by the artist; reproduced in color, and photo-offset printed by “United Artists Israel. ” A biography and collection of paintings by Yoel (Joel) Rohr, born in Lwow, Poland, on September 13, 1912, and died in California in 1998. He moved to Israel in 1946 and was a member of Kibbutz Kfar Menachem until 1968, when he moved to Yemin Moshe Art Colony in Jerusalem. This volume is the only library listing depicting his work, and may comprise most of the artists’ oeuvre. This volume contains the stamp of Joel Rohr on endpages, with his signatures on title page. Also includes eight lain in documents: two 36 page brochures for Kibbutz Kfar Menachem, an illustrated 3 page tri fold brochure “Paintings of Israel by Joel Rohr”, a letter announcing an exhibition of Joel Rohr’s artwork at the Abraham Goodman House in New York City, an 8 page Exhibition Brochure for Rohr’s paintings from 1972, an illustrated finely made remembrance card addressed to Mrs Samuel Abrahamsen from Kfar Menachem, a laid in calling card, and a lithographed card from Yoel Rohr’s studio in Jerusalem. Subjects: Israel - Pictorial works. OCLC lists 38 copies. Very good condition in poor jacket. (ART-20-11) (ID #30623) $40.00.
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  75. Ronkin, Emmanuel; Pesell Freedberg; Yehezkel Kimhi; David Hanegbi. IMANU’EL RONKIN; TSIYURIM VE-RISHUMIM. Merchavia: Sifriat Poalim, 1969. Publishers cloth. 4to. 61, XIX pages. 34 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Added title page: “Emmanuel Ronkin; Paintings and Drawings. ” Introductions by Haim Gamzu and others. Includes 40 color and black and white facsimile reproductions of the artists work. “Emmanuel Ronkin, born on a kibbutz in Israel, died in the Six Days War (1967) at the age of 26. After his death his artistic work was exhibited in all major museums in Israel. Emmanuel Ronkin was born into a family of artists at kibbutz Kfar Massaryk in 1941; his mother is the painter Bluma Odes and his grandfather painted the pillars' ornamentation in his town's synagogues. From his early childhood he showed a love for art - dancing, acting, painting - and was attracted to study the humanistic subjects. In time his love of drawing and painting came to the fore and became his sole object in life. Even before he finished school he began systematically working at his art. Joining the army, he was posted to the armoured corps and served as a tank gunner. ” (From Ronkin. Co) Subjects: Painting, Israeli. Ronkin, Emmanuel, 1941-1967 - Catalogs. Great condition in poor jacket. (ART-18-30) (ID #30587) $30.00.
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  77. Satt, Bernard. A YIDISH SHTETL IN HOLZ SKUPLTUR. Los Angeles; The Satt Album Committee, 1958. Publishers cloth. 4to. XXII, [84], 10 pages. 32 cm. Second edition. In Yiddish and English. “A Jewish Town in Wood Sculpture. ” Printed at the Plantin Press. ‘A profile of my father’ by Dorothy Satt Auerbach. With 42 leaves of plates depicting the fine wood carvings depicting shtetls made by Bernard Satt; this second edition is printed on fine paper, and contains ten more plates than the first edition. "Many elements have joined together to give this portrait gallery of Polish and other Jews its peculiar poignance. The types depicted are passing from the page of history, often in dreadful tragedy. The artist remembers these students, farmers, tailors, and other people from boyhood with the peculiar tenderness which clings to youthful memories. ” (from the foreword) The artist was born July 15, 1880, in a small Russian-Polish town called Zaloshin. At the beginning of 1908, Satt came to America and made his home in New York. Here he began to work as a wood-carver, in restorations of antiques, and in the creation of designs in antique for collectors and connoisseurs. Subjects: Jewish sculpture. Jews in art. Satt, Berel. Light wear to edges of cloth, near fine. Very good + condition. (ART-18-29) (ID #30586) $30.00.
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  79. Shahn, Ben. LOVE AND JOY ABOUT LETTERS. New York; Grossman Publishers, 1963. Publishers cloth. 4to. 79 pages. 26 x 35 cm. First edition. Binding of multicolored cloth over boards; in black and white slipcase with repeat of one illustration of Hebrew characters on front and back. Beautifully illustrated work of calligraphy, with 73 plates of artwork (most all in color), by the artist Ben Shahn, many illustrations demonstrate Shahn’s fine Hebrew calligraphy. Ben Shahn (1898–1969), “U. S. Painter and printmaker. Born in Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania, he was taken to the United States at the age of eight. He studied lithography and for many years supported himself and his family by means of commercial lithography. A liberal in outlook, Shahn attracted attention through his gouache paintings on the Sacco-Vanzetti case and the case of labor leader Tom Mooney. The Mexican artist Diego Rivera, also a liberal, hired Shahn as his assistant in painting the fresco Man at the Crossroads, for the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center, New York. This controversial fresco was finally removed to Mexico City. During the Depression Shahn was commissioned by the government to paint several murals for public buildings. He helped form the Artists' Union and the American Artists' Congress. During World War II, Shahn designed posters for the Office of War Information. He taught at several universities and museum art schools, had many one-man shows, and was represented at international shows such as the biennial exhibitions at Venice and São Paulo. In the winter of 1956–57 he gave a series of lectures at Harvard University, published under the title The Shape of Content (1957). Shahn often dealt with Jewish subject matter. He made drawings for the production of a play, The World of Sholom Aleichem (1953), and designed windows for Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, New York (1965). As a calligrapher, he repeatedly made use of the Hebrew alphabet, especially in the books Alphabet of Creation (1954) and Love and Joy about Letters (1963; for which he also wrote texts), and in a series of de luxe editions of the Haggadah (1965). Drawings of the Haggadah had been executed about 1930 and all but one of these were bought for the Jewish Museum, New York, and are now one of its most prized possessions. The Oriental touch in some of these drawings is due to Shahn's acquaintance with the Jews of Djerba, where he spent almost a year. When he was seventy, several retrospective exhibitions of his works were held. Shahn raised the aesthetic level of graphic art in the United States. As a draftsman, he was often a commentator on the social scene, always outraged at injustice, but also amused by humanity's foibles and weakness. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Lettering. Lettering in art. Calligraphy. Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Light wear to cloth and slipcase. Very good + condition. (ART-18-43) (ID #30601) $40.00.
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  81. Vishniac, Roman; Marion Wiesel. TO GIVE THEM LIGHT: THE LEGACY OF ROMAN VISHNIAC. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1993. Publishers cloth. 4to. 158 pages. 27 cm. First edition. With a preface by Elie Wiesel and 144 black and white photographs by Roman Vishniac; edited by Marion Wiesel. “In this magnificent collection by one of the great photographers of this century, the lost world of Eastern Europe's Jewish communities once again comes to life. Between 1936 and 1939, Roman Vishniac traveled through the Jewish settlements of Carpathian Ruthenia, Slovakia, and Poland, passionately documenting a rich and vital culture that would soon cease to exist. As Elie Wiesel writes in his eloquent preface, ‘... Takes us on a journey, an unforgettable journey, from Bratislava to Mukachevo and the Carpathians, where Jews believed in God's light alone; and on through the distinct and irreplaceable Jewish communities of Poland - Warsaw and Lodz, Lublin and Cracow, Slonim and Vilna. We meet Jews in those last minutes before they were torn from history by a tempest of fire and ashes; when their lives still coursed with energy and creativity. We encounter their towns and villages before they were consumed by flames. ’ The vibrant, intimate world of Vishniac's photographs contains shepherds and sages, waifs and dignitaries, cheder boys and traveling salesmen, housewives, shopkeepers, and ‘carriers of heavy loads. ’ In the Carpathians, a man walks to work with a saw under one arm, a prayer shawl under the other. In Lublin, a woman sells baked goods at the Old City wall, while in the yeshiva, ‘entranced young faces look beyond earthly existence. ’ In Vilna, children play ball at the entrance to the ghetto. For Vishniac, the glance or gesture of each mother, each child, was a story that had to be told. As Cornell Capa writes at the beginning of this volume, Roman Vishniac ‘was selected through divine grace to give us his memory of a world that has vanished, a world you are holding in your hands. ’ Includes brief excerpts from Vishniac's unpublished diaries. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Jews - Europe, Eastern - Pictorial works. Joden. Dagelijks leven. Bildband. Vishniac, Roman. Geschichte 1936-1939. Europe, Eastern - Pictorial works. Ostjuden. Great condition in great jacket. (ART-18-22) (ID #30579) $30.00.
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  83. Wasilik, Jeanne Marie. MARYAN: BEHOLD A MAN AND HIS WORK. Chicago; Spertus Institute Of Jewish Studies, 1996. Publishers cloth. 4to. 263 pages. 29 cm. First edition. With 231 plates; 149 of which are in color. Including a substantial critical overview of Maryan S. Maryan's disquieting figurative oeuvre, this catalogue features fine reproductions of some 115 canvases and an equal number of works on paper produced by the Polish-born painter (Pinchas Burstein, 1927-1977) over the course of his career in Paris and New York, the selection consisting largely of expressionistic, boldly delineated images of grotesquely malformed heads and figures. “Born Pinchas Burstein in 1927 in Poland, Maryan and his family were arrested in 1939 and placed in various labor and concentration camps. When the Russians liberated the camps in 1945, Maryan had lost a leg but survived. None of his family lived. Maryan was 18. After the war, Maryan studied art in Jerusalem and moved to Paris in 1950 where he studied art again at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and established his reputation in Europe before moving to New York. … Maryan's work was linked at times to movements such as CoBrA, Nouvelle Figuration, and other artists, among them Peter Saul, Philip Guston, and H. C. Westermann, as well as the Chicago Imagists, Jim Nutt and Ed Paschke, but the very personal nature of his oeuvre makes it unique and original. That Maryan was an artist provided him with the means to address his life experiences on his own terms - his ‘Truth Paintings, ’ as he called them, are ‘autobiographical’ – ‘I will be myself in any color I put on the canvas. " (Maryan Exhibition Press Release from Adam Baum Gold Gallery, 2002). Subjects: Maryan, 1927-1977 - Criticism and interpretation. Maryan, 1927-1977 - Catalogs. Fine condition in great jacket. (ART-18-41) (ID #30599) $30.00.
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  85. Weyl, Martin and Rivka Weiss-Blok. HOLAND SHEL REMBRANDT. Yerushalayim: Muzeon Yisrael, 1993. Hardcover, 205, xxii pages, heavily illustrated, some color, Folio, 32 cm. In Hebrew, Hebrew and English. Katalog; mis. 348; Variation: Katalog (Muzeon Yisrael (Jerusalem); mis. 348. Table of Contents: Holland as Jerusalem, The Golden Age of Amsterdam Jewry, Dutch Painting in the Golden Age, Biblical Painting in Seventeenth-century Holland, The Influence of Josephus Flavius’s Antiquities of the Jews on Seventeenth-century Painting, Hebrew Inscriptions in Rembrandt’s Art, Chronology, The Artists, Glossary, Selected Bibliography. SUBJECT(S): Painting, Dutch -- 17th century -- Exhibitions. Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Intellectual life. Bible -- Illustrations -- Exhibitions. Published in conjunction with the exhibiton “Painting the Bible in Rembrandt’s Holland”, Israel Museum, Spertus Gallery, Spring 1993. Title on added title page: Rembrandt’s Holland. Includes bibliographical references on pages 202-205 and index. Other titles: Rembrandt's Holland. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. In dust jacket. Light wear to edges. Very good condition. (ART-13-14) (ID #24048) $30.00.
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  87. Dodwell, Charles Reginald. JEWISH ART TREASURES FROM PRAGUE: THE STATE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE AND ITS COLLECTIONS: A CATALOGUE. London; Lund Humphries, 1980. Illustgrated wraps. 8vo. 152 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Catalog of an exhibition "shown at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester between 7 October and 16 December 1980." Compiled by the Museum in Prague; edited and with a foreword by C. R. Dodwell. The catalog details a few major subject matters; fine textiles and metalwork from synagogues, the illustrations from Camp Terezin, and early printed books. With 124 plates of illustrations, 10 of which are full page color illustrations of beautiful temple curtains and silver plates. Subjects: Jewish art - Czechoslovakia - Exhibitions. Státní zidovské muzeum (Czech Republic) - Exhibitions. Light wear to covers, some pencil marks in the margins from previous owner, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (ART-20-3) (ID #30615) $30.00.
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  89. Eis, Ruth; Jon Haber. TORAH BINDERS: OF THE JUDAH L. MAGNES MUSEUM. Berkeley, California; Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, Jewish Museum Of The West, 1979. Illustrated stiff wraps. 4to. 80 pages. 28 cm. First edition. "The one hundred and twenty objects described in this […] catalogue […] are ceremonial textiles. Individually, the correct name is wimpel (f.), an old German word for cloth or veil, related to the Middle High German bewimpfen, to cover, to conceal. Typically, they are made from the cloth which covers the new-born male during the circumcision ceremony. [After the ceremony, the] cloth is cut into four parts [and the pieces are reassembled] to form a long, narrow band. The function of this band is to secure the scroll of the Law and keep it from unwinding. The full length of the cloth is wrapped tightly about the parchment. In some communities a ribbon was attached to the (pointed) end and tied; the binders in the Magnes collection are intended for the German practice of inserting the end between the scrolls. Their dates range over a period of 237 years, from 168 to 1922. All pieces are made of linen or fine cotton; each carries a Hebrew inscription…” (From the Introduction). Subjects: Torah binders - Germany - Catalogs. Jewish art objects - Exhibitions. Jewish art objects - Catalogs. Thorawimpel. Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum - Catalogs. Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum - Exhibitions. Berkeley (Calif.) - Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-26) (ID #30583) $30.00.
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  91. Aronson, David, 1923-; Rose Art Museum; Jewish Museum (New York, N. Y.). DAVID ARONSON, A RETROSPECTIVE: ROSE ART MUSEUM, 4 FEBRUARY-18 MARCH 1979, THE JEWISH MUSEUM, JUNE 6-SEPTEMBER 4, 1979. Boston, Mass.: Pucker/Safrai Gallery, 1979. Paper wrappers, 32 pages, large 8vo. Illustrated with color and black and white reproductions of Aronson’s apintings, drawings and scultpures. Includes introductory essaye by Joseph Ablow. Exhibit invitation and catalog laid in. With bibliography and title index. SUBJECT (S): Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions. Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions. Drawing -- 20th century -- Exhibitions. Very good condition. (ART-9-13A) (ID #25766) $30.00.
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  93. Benoschofsky, Ilona; Sandor Scheiber. DAS JUDISCHE MUSEUM IN BUDAPEST. Budapest; Corvina, 1989. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 245 pages. 25 cm. First German edition. German translation of “A Budapesti Zsidó Múzeum. ” Title translates as “Jewish Museum of Budapest. ” Includes 249 plates, many in color, of objects and texts at the Jewish Museum in Budapest. Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism - Catalogs. Judaism - Liturgical objects - Catalogs. Jews - Hungary - History - Catalogs. Budapesti Zsidó Múzeum - Catalogs. Budapest / Jüdisches Museum. Great condition in good jacket. (ART-20-18) (ID #30630) $30.00.
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  95. Bolas, Gerald D; Gideon Ofrat; Michael Sgan-Cohen. KETAV: FLESH AND WORD IN ISRAELI ART. Chapel Hill, NC; Ackland Art Museum, 1996. Illustrated stiff wraps. 4to. 80 pages. 31 cm. First edition. With 53 color plates of contemporary Israeli art-work. Catalog of an exhibition presented by the Ackland Art Museum from September 8 through December 29, 1996, organized in conjunction with the Israel/North Carolina Cultural Exchange. Subjects: Art, Israeli - 20th century - Exhibitions. Words in art - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Israel - Exhibitions. Art, Israeli - North Carolina - Chapel Hill - Exhibitions. Hinge repaired, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-25) (ID #30582) $30.00.
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  97. Cincinnati Art Museum.; Hebrew Union College. JEWISH ART OBJECTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE HEBREW UNION COLLEGE. [Cincinnati, Ohio]: Cincinnati Art Museum, 1947. Paper wrappers, [29] pages. Illustrated. 16 plates of black and white photographs of ritual objects from a 1947 exhibition, one of the first to show a collection of Jewish art objects in a general art museum. (Introduction) Includes a 13 pages of history and background on the collection, which includes Torah covers, crowns, pointers, challah covers, candlesticks, Hanukkah lamps, scrolls, ketubot, spice boxes, manuscripts, and book bindings. SUBJECT(S): Art objects, Jewish -- Exhibitions. Art -- Ohio -- Cincinnati -- Exhibitions. Hebrew Union College -- Exhibitions. Name of previous owner stamped on cover. Cover slightly sunned. Very Good condition. (ART-13-15) (ID #24258) $30.00.
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  99. Fiderer, Nili. ADRIKHALUT BI-MENORAT HA-HANUKAH: HISHTAKFUT TSUROT ARKHITEKTONIYOT BI-MENORAT HA-HANUKAH, MI-TOKH OSEF MENOROT-HANUKAH BE-MUZEON YISRAEL. Yerushalayim: Muze’on Yisra’el, 1978. Softcover, 4to, 21, 19 pages, 58 leaves of plates, illustrated, some color, 28 cm. In Hebrew. Title on added title page: “Architecture in the Hanukkah lamp. ” Series: Kat. -Muze’on Yisra’el; mis. 186; Variation: Katalog (Muzeon Yisral (Jerusalem) ); mis. 186. SUBJECT(S): Hanukkah lamp -- Exhibitions. Muzeon Yisrael (Jerusalem) -- Exhibitions. English transelation by R. Grafman. English and Hebrew. Bibliography on page 21. Light wear. Wear and slight tear on cover spine. Good condition. (Art-9-15) (ID #25697) $125.00.
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  101. Fishof, Iris. MA’ALIN BA-KODESH: SHIMUSH SHENI BE-OMANUT YEHUDIT. Jerusalem; Israel Museum, 1985. Illustrated stiff wraps. 4to.100, 8 pages. 27 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. English title page: From the Secular to the Sacred: everyday objects in Jewish ritual use. Catalog of an exhibition held at the museum of Israel. Includes color and black and white printed facsimile illustrations of sixty-one catalogued objects –prints, books, clothing, jewelry, coins- with dual Hebrew and English listings descriptions. Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism - Exhibitions. Judaism - Customs and practices. Religious articles - Exhibitions. Light wear to covers, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-18-20) (ID #30577) $30.00.
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  103. Gilboa, Violet, preparer. CATALOG OF THE BERNICE AND HENRY TUMEN COLLECTION OF JEWISH CEREMONIAL OBJECTS IN THE HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY AND THE HARVARD SEMITIC MUSEUM... Paperback, 8vo, Cambridge, Harvard University Library, 1993. Paperback, 8vo, 172 pages. Loaded with photos of objects. 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references on pages 168-172 and index. Subject: Tumen, Henry J. -- Art collections -- Catalogs. Tumen, Bernice -- Art collections -- Catalogs. Subject: Harvard Semitic Museum -- Catalogs. Harvard University. Library -- Catalogs. Subject: Judaism -- Liturgical objects -- Private collections -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Catalogs. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. (ART-9-19A) (ID #12736) $35.00.
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  105. Golnitzki, Heshil. BE-MAHZOR HA-YAMIM: MO’ED VE-HOL BA-OMANUT UVA-FOLKLOR HA-YEHUDI / "BEMAHZOR HAYAMIM" (RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR CUSTOMS IN JEWISH CEREMONIAL ART AND FOLKLORE). Haifa; Jewish Folklore-Lover's Circle, 1963. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 78, XV, [58] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. With 86 black and white illustrations of ceremonial art. This volume serves both as a guide to the collections of the Heshil and Rivka Golnitzki Museum of Jewish Folklore and Ritual Objects of Haifa, Israel. Includes laid-in supplemental publishers description, with the authors handwritten signature in Hebrew script. Subjects: Judaism - Customs and practices. Jewish art and symbolism. Judaism - Liturgical objects. Fasts and feasts - Judaism. Great condition in very good jacket. (ART-18-49xx) (ID #30607) $30.00.
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  107. Grimwade, A. G. TREASURES OF A LONDON TEMPLE; A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE RITUAL PLATE, MANTLES AND FURNITURE OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS' SYNAGOGUE IN BEVIS MARKS, PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE WARDENS AND ELDERS OF THE CONGREGATION ON THE OCCASION OF THE. 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS OPENING. London; Taylor's Foreign Press, 1951. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XII, 68, [42], V, [1] pages. 25 cm. First edition. Published under the auspices of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation (London, England). Includes 21 leaves of plates. A finely printed and composed bibliography of the ritual art adorning the oldest Jewish house of worship in London; established by the Sephardic Jews in 1698. Subjects: Jewish Art. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-20-14) (ID #30626) $30.00.
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  109. Hiat, Philip, Philip E. Miller and Michael Alan Signer. A VISUAL TESTIMONY--JUDAICA FROM THE VATICAN LIBRARY. Miami, Fla.: Center For The Fine Arts; New York, N. Y.: Union Of American Hebrew Congregations, 1987. Softcover, 4to, 104 pages, illustrated, some color, 31 cm. SUBJECT (S): Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Vatican City -- Exhibitions. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts -- Vatican City -- Exhibitions. Biblioteca apostolica vaticana -- Exhibitions. Hebreeuwse handschriften. Manuscrits hebreux -- Catalogues d’exposition. Enluminure -- Catalogues d’exposition. Biblioteca apostolica vaticana -- Catalogues d’exposition. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (Art-6-9) (ID #25649) $30.00.
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  111. Jewish Museum (New York, N. Y.). TIME AND MEMORY: VIDEO ART AND IDENTITY: THE JEWISH MUSEUM, NEW YORK: JULY 3-SEPTEMBER 1, 1988. New York, N. Y.: Jewish Museum, 1988. Softcover, 8vo, 1 folded sheet, illustrated, 23 cm. Single fold pamphlet. SUBJECT (S): Jewish artists -- Exhibitions. Video art -- Exhibitions. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (MOMA, NYPL, Whitney Museum Art Libr). Very good condition. (Art-6-4) (ID #25644) $30.00.
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  113. Katz, Mané; Avraham Keren. MANEH KATS, 1864-1962: TA’ARUKHAH RETROSPEKTIVIT, AVIV-KAYITS 725 / MANÉ KATZ, 1894-1962. EXPOSITION RÉTROSPECTIVE PRINTEMPS-ÉTÉ, 1965. Haifa; Musée D'Art Moderne, 1965. Illustrated stiff wrappers. 4to. [14], [12], [14], [16] pages. 27 cm. In Hebrew and French, with some English. With 16 leaves of plates, many in color, and numerous other plates throughout. Retrospective exhibition of the work of Mane-Katz (1894-1962), with essays, biography, and descriptions of individuals works in Hebrew and French. Mane-Katz “(originally Emanuel Katz; 1894–1962), French painter. Mané-Katz was born in Kremenchug, Ukraine. In 1913 he went to study in Paris. He returned to Russia during World War I, working and exhibiting in Petrograd. After the October Revolution of 1917 he returned to Kremenchug, where he taught art. As the city was the scene of continued fighting during the Civil War, there was little chance for him to work and in 1921 he migrated to Paris. He painted assiduously, and a decade later won a Gold Medal at the Paris World's Fair for his painting ‘The Wailing Wall. ’ In 1939, Mané-Katz was mobilized and on the fall of France was imprisoned briefly by the Germans. He managed to get to the United States, but returned to Paris after the war. Mané-Katz was an eminent Jewish representative of the School of Paris. His output was prodigious. He painted so fervently and with so little concern for detail that he seems to be carried away by his own exuberance. His color is sometimes blatant, but rarely coarse. His smaller works, particularly those of the 1920s, show an intensity of expression and a baroque ecstasy. The subject matter of his early works is exclusively Jewish – Chasidic rabbis, talmudic students, fiddlers and beggars of the Pale of Settlement with meager bony faces and deep-set eyes, the same haggard figures placed against an almost barren background. He later painted the sights of Paris, orchestras, bullfights, the scenery of the Riviera, portraits, and numerous flower pieces, usually with a childlike delight in raw colors. He made several sculptures. He died in Israel and left his collection, including many fine specimens of Jewish ritual art, to the city of Haifa. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Painting, Modern - 20th century - France - Exhibitions. Jewish art - France - Themes, motives, etc. Katz, Mane, 1894-1962 - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Light wear to covers, internally fresh and clean. Good + condition. (ART-18-46) (ID #30604) $35.00.
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  115. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara; Cissy Grossman. FABRIC OF JEWISH LIFE: TEXTILES FROM THE JEWISH MUSEUM COLLECTION. New York; The Museum, 1977. Illustrated stiff wraps. 4to. 141 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Compiled by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, guest curator, with the assistance of Cissy Grossman, assistant curator. An introduction to the exhibition, with 255 plates (in color and black and white) depicting the objects in the collection. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgical objects - Exhibitions. Jewish needlework - Exhibitions. Jewish Museum (New York, N. Y.) - Catalogs. Light shelf wear to covers, previous owners name on endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-44Axx) (ID #30611) $30.00.
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  117. Liebermann, Max, Barbara C Gilbert and Marion Fishel Deshmukh. MAX LIEBERMANN: FROM REALISM TO IMPRESSIONISM. Los Angeles: Skirball Cultural Center: Distributed By The University Of Washington Press, 2005. Softcover, Folio, 231 pages, illustrated, (chiefly color), portraits, 31 cm. Contents: Why Max Liebermann at the Skirball Cultural Center?: Uri D. Herscher -- Director's foreword: Lori Starr -- Message from The Jewish Museum: Joan Rosenbaum – Curator’s introduction and acknowledgments: Barbara C. Gilbert -- Max Libermann: a long and fruitful career: Barbara C. Gilbert -- Catalogue of the exhibition -- Max Liebermann and the politics of painting in Germany: 1870-1935: Marion F. Deshmukh -- Max Liebermann: German painter and Berlin Jew: Chana Schutz and Hermann Simon – Gentleman’s agreement: belief and disillusionment in the art of Max Liebermann; Mason Klein -- Max Libermann, the outsider as impresario of modernism in the empire: Francoise Forster-Hahn – Chronology: Suzanne Schwarz Zuber. SUBJECT(S): Impressionism (Art) -- Exhibitions. Realism in art -- Exhibitions. Impressionnisme (Art) -- Expositions. Realisme dans l’art -- Expositions. Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935 -- Exhibitions. Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935 -- Expositions. Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935. Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935. Skirball Cultural Center -- Exhibitions. Skirball Cultural Center -- Expositions. Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Skirball Cultural Center and held at the Center, September 15, 2005-January 29, 2006, and at the Jewish Museum, New York, March 10-July 9, 2006. Includes bibliographical references on pages 221-224 and index. Other Titles: From realism to impressionism. Very good condition. (Art-4-10) (ID #25621) $30.00.
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  119. Muzeon Yisrael (Jerusalem). HERE AND NOW: THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, JERUSALEM, AUTUMN 1982. Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 1982. Hardcover (? ), 8vo, 190 pages, illustrated, some color, 22 x 24 cm. Series: Catalogue; no. 231; Variation: Muzeon Yisrael (Jerusalem). Katalog; mispar 231. SUBJECT(S): Arts -- Israel -- Exhibitions. Arts, Modern -- 20th century -- Israel -- Exhibitions. English or Hebrew. Wear to cover and binding. Good condition. (Art-8-11) (ID #25678) $40.00.
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  121. Perry-Lehmann, Meira; Efrath Carmon; Tami Mikha’eli. HOTAM HA-DAPAS: ESRIM SHANAH LE-SADNAT HA-HEDPES, YERUSHALAYIM. Jerusalem; The Israel Museum, 1994. Stiff illustrated wrappers. 4to. 21, 118 pages. 31 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. English title page: The Printers Imprint: Twenty Years of the Jerusalem Print Workshop: exhibition at the Ayala Zacks Abramov Pavilion for Israel Art, Winter 1994-95. Includes 146 plates of facsimile prints with photographs of the Print Workshop and the artists who work there. “In its 37 years of existence the Jerusalem Print Workshop has become one of the leading art and cultural institutions in Jerusalem. It is a home to the activity of the best Israeli artists coming from different societies in Jerusalem, in Israel and abroad. It is a centre for the teaching of the techniques of printing both to artists and the general public, an active gallery, and a rich art library. It became well-known in the local and international art field and became a focus for artists and seekers of culture from Israel and the world. ” (Jerusalem Print Workshop homepage) Subjects: Prints, Israeli - Jerusalem - 20th century - Exhibitions. Gravure - 20e siecle - Israel - Catalogues d'exposition. Jerusalem - Expositions - 1994. Jerusalem Print Workshop - Exhibitions. Jerusalem Print Workshop. Abramson, Larry. Klapsich, Liliane. Gershuni, Moshe. Poliakine, Sharon. Tolkovsky, Zvi. Prints - Israel - Exhibitions. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good + condition. (ART-18-23) (ID #30580) $45.00.
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  123. Rahmani, L. Y.; Peter Larsen. THE MUSEUMS OF ISRAEL. New York; Rizzoli, 1976. Publishers cloth. 4to. 236 pages. 30 cm. First edition. With 293 illustrations of art work color facsimile and black and white photographs by Peter Larsen. This book introduces the museums of Israel and their finest possessions. Each museum is outlined in its institutional history and holdings, which are lavishly illustrated with photographs and expert commentaries. Subjects: Museums - Israel. Great condition in good jacket. (ART-18-24) (ID #30581) $30.00.
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  125. Reeve, John; Karen Armstrong; Everett Fox; Colin F Baker. SACRED: BOOKS OF THE THREE FAITHS: JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM. London; British Library, 2007. Original stiff wraps. 8vo. 224 pages. 24 cm. First edition. With over 200 illustrations in color. “Sacred is the lush official catalog of the groundbreaking British Library exhibit bearing the same name, which presents many of the world’s most beautiful religious texts for the first time. Illustrations from rare and exquisite examples of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sacred texts from the Library’s collections, along with unique treasures on loan from other institutions, are showcased and accompanied by essays from three of today’s leading religious scholars that explore aspects of the three faiths, including their historical development and contemporary meaning. Stunning full-color illustrations of many previously unreproduced manuscripts from the shared history of the three major religions are paired are brought into compellingly modern context by perceptive writers on religion such as Karen Armstrong, Everett Fox, Frank Peters, and Kathleen Doyle. ” (Description from Toronto Public Library). Subjects: Monotheism - Comparative studies. Judaism - Sacred books - Exhibitions. Christianity - Sacred books - Exhibitions. Islam - Sacred books - Exhibitions. Sacred books - History - Exhibitions. Heilige boeken. Geïllustreerde handschriften. Light wear to cover. Very good + condition. (ART-20-16) (ID #30628) $30.00.
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  127. Schulman, Jacob. A COLLECTION OF JEWISH CEREMONIAL ART OBJECTS USED IN THE SYNAGOGUE AND IN THE HOME FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. JACOB SCHULMAN; GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK; DECEMBER 1-18, 1960 HENDRICKS CHAPEL SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SPONSORED BY THE B'NAI B'RITH HILLEL. FOUNDATION. [New York; Jacob Schulman], [1960].. Original illustrated wraps. 8vo. 11, [3] pages. 23 cm. Presentation copy at opening exhibition of private collection of ceremonial art; including Torah Crown, Breastplates, Pointers, Kiddush Cups, Spice Containers, Hebrew Megillahs (Esther, Jeremiah), Hanukkah Lamps, Mezuzah, and Hebrew Books. “We present a part of our collection of Judaica. For over 15 years, we have been engaged in acquiring these pieces and, perhaps, as ‘with blinders on, ’ we have confined these items to representations of the life of Jews in Eastern Europe. … While existence is the true measure of a people, their expression in books and the arts testifies to that existence. The remnants of that ‘golden period, ’ presented in this exhibit, are humbly exhibited in the hopes that it will heighten the interest of our people and bring them to a realization of the problems of spiritual anemia in our times of affluence. ” (Preface) Subjects: Jewish Art. Private Collections, Jacob Schulman. Not listed on OCLC. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. Rare. (ART-20-20) (ID #30632) $100.00.
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  129. Shachar, Isaiah. HOTAMO HA-ISHI SHEL HA-RAMBAN / THE SEAL OF NACHMANIDES. Jerusalem: Muzeon Yisrael, 1972. (FT) Paper wrappers, small 8vo., [8] p.: illustrated. In Hebrew and English. Booklet form a special exhibit of the personal seal of R. Moses ben Nahman, or Ramban, which was found in Israel in 1972 and acquired by the Israel Museum. Includes photographs, and map of where it was found. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (ART-13-1) (ID #30544) $35.00.
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  131. Swetschinski, Daniel; Julie-Marthe Cohen; Stephen Hartog. ORPHAN OBJECTS: FACETS OF THE TEXTILES COLLECTION OF THE JOODS HISTORISCH MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM. Amsterdam; Joods Historisch Museum, 1997. Publishers cloth. O. 248 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Joods van stof: Verhalend textiel uit eigen collectie, " 18 April-19 October 1997, Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam. “Rarely does an exhibition catalog inspire tears, but the poignancy in the stories behind many of the Jewish textiles shown here will do it. There are over 160 ceremonial and personal-cloths parokhets and Torah mantles, circumcision cloths and ornate talliths, hallah covers, tablecloths, pincushions, caps, bags, and more, photographed in full color to show the exquisite work and the care taken in handing them down through generations. These ‘orphaned’ textiles are evidence of the Jewish communities - particularly Portuguese Jews - that flourished in the Netherlands before the Holocaust. Social historian Swetschinski writes beautifully about Jewish beliefs and customs with plenty of scholarly detail but lucidly enough for the lay person. A good notes section and a list of objects in the museum not pictured in this volume are also included. Highly recommended for Judaica and textile collections in academic and public libraries. ” (Review by Therese Duzinkiewicz Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green, 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.). Subjects: Textile fabrics - Europe - Exhibitions. Judaism - Liturgical objects - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Europe - Exhibitions. Textile fabrics - Netherlands - Amsterdam - Exhibitions. Textielkunst. Jodendom. Liturgische voorwerpen. Borduren. Museumcatalogi. Joods Historisch Museum. Light shelf wear, near fine. Very good + condition. (ART-18-31) (ID #30588) $30.00.
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  133. Tumarkin Goodman, Susan and Arthur C. Danto. FROM THE INSIDE OUT: EIGHT CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS. New York: Jewish Museum, 1993. Softcover, 8vo, 59 pages, illustrated, some color, 28 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jewish artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions. Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions. Antin, Eleanor. “This catalogue has been published in conjunction with the exhibition From the Inside Out: Eight Contemporary Artists, June 13-November 14, 1993, organized by The Jewish Museum, New York”—Title page verso. “Eleanor Antin... [et al. ]”--Added title page. Includes bibliographical references. Danto (1924-) was “born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in Detroit. After spending two years in the Army, Danto studied art and history at Wayne University (now Wayne State University) and then pursued graduate study in philosophy at Columbia University. From 1949 to 1950, Danto studied in Paris on a Fulbright scholarship under Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and in 1951 returned to teach at Columbia, where he is currently Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy Emeritus. Arthur Coleman Danto is an American art critic, and professor of philosophy. He is best known as the influential, long-time art critic for the Nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history, though he has contributed significantly to a number of fields. His interests span thought, feeling, philosophy of art, theories of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel’s aesthetics, and the philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Arthur Schopenhauer” (Wikipedia, 2010). Very good condition. (Art-10-13) (ID #25713) $30.00.
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  135. Volavkova, Dr. Hana. THE SYNAGOGUE TREASURES OF BOHEMIA AND MORAVIA. Prague, Sfinx & Centrotex, Ltd.,. Cloth, Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket; 8vo; 28+38+98 pages; A detailed listing & description of some of the 10,000 textile holdings of the Jewish museum in Prague. Leo Jung's numbered copy (#156), presented to him by Cenrotex (the Czech textile exporting corporation), co-publishers of the book. (ART-9-20A) (ID #2059) $60.00.
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  137. Castelbolognesi, Tullio. JUDAICA... FROM THE COLLECTION OF TULLIO CASTELBOLOGNESI... AND FROM OTHER SOURCES: EGYPTIAN, GREEK, ETRUSCAN, & ROMAN ANTIQUITIES, ROMANESQUE, GOTHIC, & RENAISSANCE ART.... New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1956. Softcover, 8vo, 106 pages, illustrated, 25 cm. Jewish art scholar Joseph Gutmann’s copy. “Public auction sale, Judaica: Thursday, February 23 at 1: 45 p. M. Other property: Friday, February 24 at 1: 45 p. M. ” on title page. “Sale number 1651.” Other Titles: “Rare Judaica. ” SUBJECT (S): Jewish art and symbolism -- Catalogs. Judaism -- Liturgical objects -- Catalogs. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Catalogs. Jewish art objects -- Catalogs. Castelbolognesi, Tullio -- Art collections -- Catalogs. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Light wear to edges of cover and cover corners. Page 39-40 missing. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-10-17) (ID #25717) $65.00.
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  139. Sotheby’s Israel Limited. 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE. Tel Aviv, 1995. Softcover, 4to, 112 pages, illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Estate of Marcel and Lilane Pollak; Marika Rivera Philips, London; Family of Felix Nussbaum. Sale code: LN5253 FELIX. Sale held at the Hilton Hotel Tel Aviv. Conditions of sale, terms of guarantee, and guide for prospective buyers also in Hebrew. Place of auction: Tel Aviv. Lightly bumped corners. Very good condition. (Art-8-6) (ID #25673) $30.00.
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  141. Strauss, Michel and Melanie Clore. NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURY PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURES: VENTE A JERUSALEM, SOTHEBY’S ISRAEL LIMITED, 19 DOV HOZ STREET, HILTON HOTEL JERUSALEM, 24 MAI 1987. Sotheby’s, 1987. Softcover, 4to, 61 pages, illustrated, 21 cm. Contents: 385 numbers. 24 mai 1987, Other Titles: Vente. Art; 1987, 0524; Jerusalem; 385 numbers. Light wear. Very good condition. (Art-8-8) (ID #25675) $50.00.
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  143. Baskin, Leonard. LEONARD BASKIN'S THE FIVE SCROLLS...: FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1988, AT 10:00 A.M. New York; Christie's East, A Division Of Christie Manson & Woods International, Inc.,, 1988. Illustrated wraps. 4to. 38 pages. 26 cm. Auction catalogue; Christie’s East Sale catalog number 6529. An illustrated catalog of thirty-eight works by Leonard Baskin, with descriptions and prices. Ten illustrations are reproduced in color. All illustrations were reproduced in the illustrated book “The Five Scrolls” by Baskin. Subjects: Art auctions - New York (State) - New York - Catalogs. Jewish art. Baskin, Leonard - Art collections - Catalogs. OCLC lists 16 copies. Light wear to covers. Very good condition. (ART-20-4) (ID #30616) $30.00.
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  145. Sotheby’s. JUDAICA: SILVER, WORKS OF ART, PAINTINGS, BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS. New York: Sotheby’s, 1996. Softcover, 4to, 116 pages, facsims., 25 cm. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Liturgical objects -- Catalogs. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Catalogs. Jewish art and symbolism -- Catalogs. Jodendom. Joodse boeken. Judaica (kunstvoorwerpen). Sale 6858. Auction: Tuesday, June 4, 1996 at 10: 15 am and 2 pm. Notes throughout book. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-8-9) (ID #25676) $30.00.
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  147. Grand, Samuel and Tamar Grand. EXPLORING THE JEWISH HERITAGE IN SPAIN. New York: Spanish National Tourist Offices, 1979. Softcover, 8vo, 18 pages, illustrated, 22 x 28 cm. Loaded with photos of synagogues and sites. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Spain. Spain -- Description and travel. Booklet folded in half. Light wear to cover edges and corners. Very good condition. (Art-11-16) (ID #25734) $75.00.
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  149. Wischnitzer, Rachel. THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE EUROPEAN SYNAGOGUE. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1964. 1st Edition. Cloth, Oblong 8vo; xxxii, 312 pages; Serious, well illustrated study with extensive index, end notes, bibliography, and glossary. In dust jacket, very good condition. (ART-17-1) (ID #28642) $75.00.
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  151. Wischnitzer, Rachel. SYNAGOGUE ARCHITECTURE IN THE UNITED STATES: HISTORY AND INTERPRETATION. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1955. Cloth, Oblong 8vo, 204 pages, 23 x 29 cm. Loaded with photos. Jacob R. Schiff library of Jewish contributions to American democracy. Includes bibliographies. First Edition. Small institutional stamps on endpapers, otherwise Very Good Condition. (amr-20-28-dw) (ID# 19049) $50.00
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  153. Davidovitch, David; Cecil Roth; Y Yoresh; Avigail Yoresh. HA-KETUBAH BE-‘ITURIM / THE KETUBA: JEWISH MARRIAGE CONTRACTS THROUGH THE AGES. Tel-Aviv; E. Levin-Epshtain, 1968. Publishers cloth. Folio. 116 pages. 34 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering, in illustrated dustjacket, housed in blue boards and faux leather, inserted into case made of boards with printed wraps. “The Ketuba: Jewish marriage contracts through the ages. ” Written by David Davidovitch, with a foreword by Cecil Roth, and designed by Avigail and Itshak Yoresh. This exceedingly detailed volume both outlines the community and rabbinic history and practice of the Ketuba, with 18 facsimile full page color illustrated pastedown reproductions, as well as dozens more black and white illustrations, also showing other facets of marriage rites, including contemporary photographs and illuminated manuscripts depicting the elaborate weddings of Yemenite Jews. The Ketubbah; “a document recording the financial obligations which the husband undertakes toward his wife in respect of, and consequent to, their marriage, obligations which in principle are imposed on him by law. … Most Jewish communities have followed the custom of decorating the ketubbah. An Ashkenazi ketubbah from Krems. Austria, dated 1392, shows that illumination was usual among Ashkenazi communities during the Middle Ages. However, the best-known illuminated ketubbot, which date from the 16th century onward, were from Italy, certain Sephardi communities, and from Near and Far Eastern Jewry. Richly illuminated ketubbot, which date from the 17th and 18th centuries, are from Italy, Corfu, the Balkans, and Gibraltar. They are written on parchment and the text is usually bordered by an illuminated frame, depicting a variety of decorative themes in many bright colors. The frame, which is sometimes divided into a diptych, is often illustrated with biblical or mythological motifs, portraits of the bride and groom in contemporary costume, family coats of arms, symbols representing conjugal bliss, and even nude figures. Typical Jewish symbols were used, such as the hands forming the priestly blessing, a sign that the groom was from a family of kohanim, or a ewer and basin indicating a levite. Sometimes, the biblical figures represented in the ketubbah symbolize the bride or groom's name; thus a scene from the life of Joseph might mean that the groom's name was Joseph, a scene from the Book of Ruth that the bride's name was Ruth. Dutch Sephardi ketubbot of the same period are distinguished by their delicate ornamental engraving. They were mainly executed on parchment and are in the best Dutch copper-engraving tradition. An outstanding example is a 1658 Rotterdam ketubbah, executed by Shalom Italia, a copper engraver from Mantua who emigrated to Holland. This ketubbah is rich in biblical motifs. Another famous copperengraved ketubbah, dating from the late 17th century, is decorated with flowers and allegorical figures in the typical Dutch-Jewish contemporary manner. The border contains the date 1693, commemorating the year of the death of the renowned Amsterdam rabbi, Isaac Aboab de Fonseca. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Ketubah in art. Outer case torn at edge, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-18-37Axxx) (ID #30609) $30.00.
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  155. Berman, Nancy M; Vicki Reikes Fox. THE ART OF HANUKKAH. New York; Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 1996. Publishers cloth. 4to. 119 pages. 31 cm. First edition. This extensively illustrated volume brings together the finest menorahs and art celebrating 2, 000 years of the joyous week-long celebration of Hanukkah; with 48 full-page color plates. Subjects: Hanukkah - History. Hanukkah lamp - History. Jewish art and symbolism. Fine condition. (ART-20-21) (ID #30633) $35.00.
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  157. Grafman, R; Vivian B Mann. CROWNING GLORY: SILVER TORAH ORNAMENTS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM, NEW YORK. New York; Jewish Museum, New York, Under The Auspices Of The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1996. Publishers cloth. 4to. XV, 398 pages. 32 cm. First edition. “Featuring essays by Vivian B. Mann tracing the history of Torah ornaments, and Rafi Grafman analyzing the styles and development of the pieces themselves, "Crowning Glory" will prove invaluable for scholars and collectors of Judaica, as well as an indispensable reference work for anyone concerned with silver, Jewish decorative art, or with fine art in general. ” (Publishers note) A gorgeous book which showcases the finely wrought silver Torah ornaments housed in New York's Jewish Museum. Includes over 800 duotone illustrations and 33 color plates, as well as descriptions of almost a thousand specimens. Some of the catalog listings give the inscriptions in Hebrew and English: in the "Index of person and place. Names in the inscriptions" the "Names in the inscriptions" is in Hebrew only. Subjects: Torah ornaments - Catalogs. Jewish art and symbolism - New York (State) - New York - Catalogs. Zilversmeedkunst. Tora. Ornamentiek. The Jewish Museum. Art juif - Collectionneurs et collections - États-Unis - New York (N. Y.). Jewish Museum (New York, N. Y.) - Catalogs. Jewish museum (New York, N. Y.) -Catalogues. Fine condition. (ART-18-40) (ID #30597) $30.00.
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  159. Herman, Jan. THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY IN PRAGUE. Prague: Published By The Sports And Tourism Publishers For The State Jewish Museum, 1960s. Hardcover, large 8vo, 39 pages, illustrated, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Jewish cemeteries -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Jewish sepulchral monuments -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Zidovske hrbitovy -- Cesko. Stary zidovsky hrbitov (Prague, Czech Republic). Stary zidovsky hrbitov (Praha, Cesko). Praha (Cesko). Pictures from the Archives of the State Jewish Museum. In dustjacket. Light chipping to edges of outer jacket. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-8-4) (ID #25671) $30.00.
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  161. Kanof, Abram. JEWISH CEREMONIAL ART AND RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE. New York; Abrams, 1969. Publishers cloth. 4to. 253 pages. 30 cm. First edition. With 270 illustrations, 25 of which are in color. Beautifully illustrated collection of Ceremonial Art with insight into Jewish Holidays and observance. Written by a long-time collector and scholar, Abram Kanof was a past board member of the Jewish Museum in New York and the founder and longtime curator of the Judaic Art Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina, and contributor to the Encyclopedia Judaica. Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism. Rites and ceremonies - Jews - Pictorial works. Rites and ceremonies - Pictures, illustrations. Etc. Jewish art and symbolism. Fine condition in great jacket. (ART-18-42) (ID #30600) $30.00.
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  163. Kayser, Stephen S. JEWISH CEREMONIAL ART; A GUIDE TO THE APPRECIATION OF THE ART OBJECTS USED IN SYNAGOGUE AND HOME, PRINCIPALLY FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1959. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 189 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. Editor by Stephen S. Kayser and Guido Schoenberger. Includes 207 black and white plates and detailed descriptions of each art object. Subjects: Jewish art - Exhibitions. Bookplate of previous owner on endpage, otherwise clean. Very good condition in fair jacket. (ART-20-15) (ID #30627) $30.00.
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  165. Landsberger, Franz. THE ORIGIN OF EUROPEAN TORAH DECORATIONS. Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College, 1952. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 133-150 pages (18 pages total). 25 cm. “Off-print from the Hebrew Union College Annual, Volume XXIV. ” Encompasses a short history concerning the origins of the Torah ornaments, mantle, binder, crown, and rimonim; illustrated with six plates. Born in Katowice in 1883, Landsberger grew up and studied in Breslau and subsequently in Berlin, Geneva and Munich. He specialized in art history; he was a lecturer at the Breslau University from 1912, and a professor there from 1918. He edited Polish art journals, published essays in 1926, and was considered the local authority in the field of art history. As an art expert and the manager of Berlin's Jewish museum, he was forced to leave Germany and was appointed a professor in Hebrew Union College and manager of the Jewish museum there, in Cincinnati. He passed away on March 17th, 1964. (From the volume “Katowits: perihatah ve-shekiyatah shel ha-kehila ha-yehudit; sefer zikaron”). His papers are housed at the Leo Baeck Institute. Subjects: Jewish art. Landsberger, Franz, 1883-1964 - Bibliography. OCLC lists two copies (HUC, Gratz). Edges of wraps worn, with light wear to wraps. Internally clean. Good + condition. (ART-20-19) (ID #30631) $35.00.
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  167. Lukas, Jan and Jindrich Lion. DER ALTE JUDISCHE FRIEDHOF IN PRAG. LE VIEUX CIMETIERE JUIF A PRAGUE. THE OLD PRAGUE JEWISH CEMETERY. Czechoslovakia; Artia, 1960. Hardcover, large 8vo, 37 pages, chiefly illustrated, 28 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Cemeteries -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Sepulchral monuments -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Prague (Czech Republic). Stary zidovsky hrbitov. Title and text in English, French, and German. Other Titles: Alte judische Friedhof in Prag.; Vieux cimetiere juif a Prague. Additional newspaper articles included. Some chipping and light tear to corners and edges of outer jacket. In dust jacket. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-8-5) (ID #25672) $30.00.
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  169. Soloweitschik, Max. DIE WELT DER BIBEL: EIN BILDERATLAS ZUR GESCHICHTE UND KULTUR DES BIBLISCHEN ZEITALTERS. Berlin: Judischer Verlag, 1926. Hardcover, 240 pages, 4 leaves of plates, illustrated, some color, colored maps, 29 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Antiquities. Bible. O. T. -- History of contemporary events. Translation of: Sekhiyot ha-Mikra. Includes bibliographical references on pages 235-236 and index. Wear to cover binding. Bumped cover corners and spine edges. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-8-3) (ID #25670) $30.00.
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  171. Miednik, Arn. MESHALIM: ERSTER BAND. Paris: Farlag di Goldene Pave 1952. 4to in dust jacket, 199 pages. With 24 beautiful lithographs by M. Bahelper, 1 of 500 copies. In Yiddish. Very Good. $125.00
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  173. Tcharny Daniel (Charney Daniel); Benn. LIDER (POEMES) WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY BENN. Cerata, Paris(1950.) Original Paper Wrappers, 4to. 1 of 500 limited numbered published. Personally inscribed by Tcharny. Poems written in Yiddish from 1910-1930s. Illustrations are quite unusual. Cajchenungen (Tsaychnugnen--sketches) by Benn. Daniel Charney (1888-1959) , was the brother of the famous Yiddish critic Shmuel Niger and also of the New York Jewish political figure (Forward newspaper; New York City Council) Baruch Charney Vladeck. He was a prominent and prolific Yiddish author. Spine repaired, some edgewear, internally fine. Nice copy. (HOLO2-101-33) $200.00
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  175. Shenhod, Shlomo; Aleksander Bogen. SHIRE HA-‘ETSEV HA-KOREN. Tel-Aviv; Devir, 1956. Illustrated stiff wrappers. 4to. [48] pages. 35 cm. First Edition. In Hebrew. “Radiant Sorrow Songs”, poems by Shlomo Shenhod, with eight full page watercolor illustrations by Aleksander Bogen. Handwritten inscription on endpage from both the author and illustrator. Shenhod (1912-1984) was a poet, who wrote and translated Yiddish and Hebrew, and was deeply influenced by the Kabbala; he was born in Galicia and moved to Palestine in 1938. Alexander Bogen (1916-2010) was a painter and sculptor, who fought with the Vilna Partisans. Much of his artwork is located at Yad Vashem and the Ghetto Fighters House. Subjects: Art, Israel, Hebrew, Poetry. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Light wear to covers, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-18-27) (ID #30584) $75.00.
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  177. Curiel, Roberta; Bernard Dov Cooperman; Graziano Arici. THE VENETIAN GHETTO. New York; Rizzoli, 1990. Hardbound. 4to. 176 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Red cloth over boards, with gilt lettering on spine, and dustjacket. This beautifully illustrated volume opens with a discussion of the establishment of the Ghetto and the origins of the Jewish community of Venice. The authors emphasize culture -particularly the art and architecture of the Ghetto - and place the Jewish experience within the context of Venetian history. They cover each of the five great synagogues in a separate chapter that details their history, architecture, and treasures, examining the institutions' development against the background of growing Venetian power and providing valuable information on Jewish ritual and belief as expressed in the architecture and function of the synagogues. The book concludes with chapters on the Cemetery of San Nicolo del Lido and the Museum of Jewish Art, where Curiel works. (Cooperman is professor of Jewish studies at the University of Maryland.) The carefully chosen illustrations are beautifully reproduced in exquisite detail. This is the American edition, an identical British edition was published in the same year, and a much smaller Italian edition was also published the same year. Subjects: Jews -- Italy -- Venice -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Italy -- Venice -- Pictorial works. Synagogues -- Italy -- Venice -- Pictorial works. Ghetto. Light wear to dustjacket and bottom edge of cloth. Near fine condition. (ART-14-6) (ID #28936) $30.00.
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  179. (Venice, Italian edition of above) Curiel, Roberta, Bernard Dov Cooperman and Graziano Arici. IL GHETTO DI VENEZIA. Verona: Arsenale, 1990. Hardcover, 4to, 176 pages, colored, illustrated, 29 cm. In Italian. Series: I Grandi libri. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Italy -- Venice -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Italy -- Venice -- Pictorial works. Synagogues -- Italy -- Venice -- Pictorial works. Venice (Italy) -- Ethnic relations. Venice (Italy) -- Pictorial works. "An Arsenale editrice book" on title page verso. Includes bibliographical references on pages 170-171 and index. Very good condition. (Art-7A-7) (ID #25747) $120.00.
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  181. Ignatoff, David; Benjamin Kopman, Illustrator. VUNDER MAYSES FUN ALTEN PRAG. New York; Farlag Amerika, 1920. (FT) Publishers cloth. 8vo. 231 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “Wondertales of Old Prague”; romantic fairy-tales about the hero Berl Prager, who experiences adventure as a follower of Rabbi Loew; written by David Ignatoff, with twenty-six illustrations by Benjamin Kopman. “David Ignatoff (1885–1954), Yiddish novelist and dramatist. Born in the Ukraine, Ignatoff was active in the revolutionary movement in Kiev (1903–06) before leaving for the United States. In 1907 he helped to found the literary group Di Yunge. ” (EJ 2008) “Benjamin Kopman (1887-1965), American painter, lithographer, etcher and illustrator, Benjamin Kopman came to the United States from Russia in 1903. He studied art at the National Academy of Design, Washington, DC., and held his first one man show in 1912 at the Scott Thurber Gallery in Chicago and the Macbeth Gallery in New York City. During the following years, Kopman exhibited at such major institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, La Napoule Art Foundation, Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public collections that today include Kopman's original prints and paintings are the Carnegie Institute, Colgate University, Brooklyn Museum, University of Michigan and the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. ” (EJ 2008). OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide, combined, of the first and deluxe edition (does not distinguish between them). Subjects: Jews - Czech Republic - Prague - Fiction. Yiddish literature. Light wear to cloth, faint institutional stamps on endpage, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-18-3) (ID #30559) $125.00.
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  183. Ignatoff, David; Isaac Lichtenstein & Zuni Maud, Illustrators. VELT AYN VELT OYS [A ZAMELBUKH]. New York; Ferlag "amerika", 1916. (FT) Publishers cloth. 4to. 159 pages. 27 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Pastedown illustration on cloth cover; pen and ink drawings and block prints throughout, printed on fine paper. “A World Goes, A World Comes”; Poems and stories compiled by David Ignatoff and beautifully illustrated by Isaac Lichtenstein and Zuni Maud. This "zamlbukh" also includes works by many of "Di Yunge” such as Y. Y. Shwartz, L. Shapiro, Zisa Landoy, A. M. Dilon, A. Raboy, R. Ayzland, Naftali Gross, Bel Machshavot, Peretz Hirschbein, and Dzh. Topol. Subjects: Yiddish literature - United States. Yiddish literature. Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Light wear to edges, light soiling to covers, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-18-4) (ID #30561) $100.00.
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  185. Korman, Ezra. BRENENDIKE BRIKN: ANTOLOGYE: FUN REVOLUTSYONERER LIRIK IN DER NAYER YIDISHER DIKHTUNG FUN UKRAYNE. Berlin; Yidisher Literarisher Farlag, 1923. (FT) Later cloth. 12mo. 158 pages. 19 cm. Second edition. In Yiddish. Title translates as “Burning Bridges; Anthology of Revolutionary Lyric in the New Yiddish Poetry of Ukraine. ” The first edition was published in Kiev by the Kultur-Lige, in 1921, with the title “In Fayerdikn Doyer…”, In Fiery Duration, Collection of Revolutionary Lyric in New Yiddish Poetry. Bound in later red cloth, with 4 futurist illustrations, and poems by Perets Markish, Dovid Hofshteyn and many others. “New Yiddish Poetry” compiled by Ezra Korman, whom was active in the Kultur-lige in Kiev during the years 1918-20, left Kiev for Warsaw with a group of Kultur-lige leaders in 1921, after the Kultur-lige in Ukraine came under the aegis of the Bolsheviks. Korman worked with this group in Warsaw for about a year, then went to Berlin, where he stayed briefly, after which time he immigrated to the US and settled in Detroit, Michigan. The Kultur Lige (Culture League), “general name of a number of cultural and social organizations formed in the 1920s and 1930s in Eastern Europe as well as in certain countries of Western Europe and the Americas. The Kultur-lige was founded in Kiev during the period of the Central Rada (the Ukrainian Council that declared an independent state in January 1918), early in 1918. Its aim was to promote the development of all spheres of contemporary Yiddish culture, including education, literature, theater, art, and music. Kultur-lige had the support of the Ukrainian Ministry of Jewish Affairs as well as of a coalition that included Jewish socialist parties, left-wing Zionists, and Folkists. Its founding conference (in April 1918) created its main administrative bodies, a central committee, and an executive bureau. Prominent cultural and political figures became members of these bodies, including Dovid Bergelson, Nakhmen Mayzel, and Yekhezkl Dobrushin. Moyshe Zilberfarb was elected head of the executive bureau. … In the 1920s, efforts were made to create Kultur-lige organizations outside of Eastern Europe. In 1922, Dovid Bergelson organized a Kultur-lige in Berlin. It continued to exist for about two years as an intellectual club of Yiddish-speaking Jewish cultural figures. The Kultur-lige of Paris, founded at the end of the 1920s by a group of Jewish Trotskyites, played a similar role. In the United States, Kultur-lige was founded in 1922 by Ezra Korman, at first in New York, and then in Chicago. In 1926, it became part of the Arbeter-ring (Workmen’s Circle). In 1935, Kultur-lige organizations were established in Mexico and Argentina, where they took part in developing Yiddish schools and promoting publishing projects. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia). Subjects: Yiddish poetry (Collections) Ukraine; Revolutionslyrik; Jiddisch; Anthologie. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Cloth very soiled at edges, endpages soiled. Light soiling to outer edges of first and last pages. Otherwise, clean and fresh. Good condition. (ART-18-9) (ID #30566) $225.00.
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  187. Lichtenstein, Isaac, B. and Henech Kon. NIGGUN. New York: MacHmadim Art Editions, 1945. Hardcover, 4to, 32 pages, all illustrated, music, 31 cm. Lithographed. Includes music. Unaccompanied melodies “by Henech Kon and anonymous composers. ” The music is reproduced from manuscript copy. Other Titles: Melody. Ex-library. Wear to binding. Bumped cover corners and cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-9-9) (ID #25691) $30.00.
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  189. Meltzer, Shimshon. ME IR HA-KLEZMAR NA AS AH KOMISAR. Tel-Aviv: Gazit, 1940. Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket, 12mo, 68 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. Narrative poem with charming pen and ink illustrations throughout. Printed with vowels. 17 copies on OCLC, Very good + condition in very good + jacket. (ART-9-10A) (ID #25763) $60.00.
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  191. Peretz, Isaac Leib, Jacob Steinhardt and Alexander Eliasberg. MUSIKALISCHE NOVELLEN, MIT FUNF ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIEN. Berlin, F. Gurlitt, 1920. Hardcover, 4to, 64 pages, 1 large front., 4 pl. 32 x 27 cm. Deckled edges. In German. Contents: Schma Jissroel oder Der Bassgeiger -- Die Wandlungen einer Weise -- Die Kabbalisten -- Der Purimgeiger -- Er spielt fur den Teufel. SUBJECT (S): Musical fiction. At head of title: Jizchok-Leib Perez. “Deutsch von Alexander Eliasberg. ” 5 original lithographs by Steinhardt. Ex-library. Spine rebacked. Some stained pages Browning to front cover. Otherwise, good condition. A beautiful book. (Art-7A-2) (ID #25742) $300.00.
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  193. Peretz, Isaac Leib; Mosheh Faygenblum, Illustrator. DRAY HASIDISHE DERTSEYLUNGEN. Buenos Aires; Yidbukh, 1949. Publishers cloth. 4to. [62] pages. 29 cm. In Yiddish. “Three Chassidic Stories” by Isaac Leib Peretz; illustrated in red and black ink by Moshe Feigenblum; text in calligraphic “sofer-stam” style. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. The first story is “Oyb Nisht Nokh Hekher”, originally published in 1900, wherein “a skeptical Litvak – a Jew from Lithuania, the center of talmudic study – becomes a disciple of an inspirational rebbe upon seeing his kindness and good deeds. ” The second story is "Der Khelmer Melamed" ("The Teacher from Chelm") is “a comic folktale about trying to eradicate the evil impulse (der yetser hore) but finding that this threatens population growth. ” The third story is ”Mekubolim” (Kabbalist): “some of Peretz's best stories were neo-? Asidic. The Hebrew story ‘Ha-Mekubbalim’ (‘Kabbalists, ’ 1891; Yiddish version, ‘Mekubolim, ’ 1894) is the earliest of the stories that were later included in the genre and volume called Khasidish (‘? Asidic’). Instead of praising the rebbe in the manner of Shivehei ha-BeShT, however, ‘Ha-Mekubalim’ uses irony to show his inadequacy. ” (All quotes from EJ 2008 article on I. L. Peretz). Subjects: Hasidism - Legends. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Light wear to cloth, pages browned, some wear to outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-18-5) (ID #30562) $150.00.
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  195. Sfard, David. LIDER. Warsaw; Yidish Bukh, 1957. Original stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. 146 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Title page verso: Wiersze. With frontispiece portrait of the author and 8 full page illustrations. Lyric poems by the Yiddish writer David Sfard (1905–1981). “Born in Trisk (Turiysk), Ukraine, Dovid Sfard spent his childhood in Ozeryany, where his father was a rabbi. Having received a traditional Jewish education, Sfard studied in Kovel’ at secondary schools that taught Hebrew and Polish; he then attended school in Luts’k from 1919 to 1926. After publishing some Hebrew poems in a periodical produced by young Hebraists in the latter city, he decided to devote himself to literature. From 1926 to 1928, Sfard lived in Warsaw, where he studied philosophy and was part of the circle of the charismatic Yiddish writer Itshe Meyer Vaysenberg. He cofounded a short-lived journal for young literati, Shprotsungen (Sprouts), and published his first poetry collection, Shtaplen (Steps; 1929). In 1928 he continued his studies in Nancy, France, also joining the leftist group Funk (Spark). He defended his doctoral dissertation on Hegel in 1931. Upon returning to Warsaw in 1932, Sfard became actively involved in leftist Yiddish literary activities. The following year, he joined the illegal Polish Communist Party and published his second book, Vegn tsegeyen zikh (On Breaking Up) —a story portraying ideological struggle and the formation of various political groups in a small town. A member of the Party’s Jewish Bureau, in 1934 and 1935 Sfard was its representative at the Warsaw Yiddish daily Fraynd, which was registered as a non-Communist democratic newspaper, published by Boris Kletskin and edited by Alter Kacyzne. Subsequently, from 1939 to 1946, Sfard lived in the Soviet Union, serving as deputy chair of the Bialystok branch of the Soviet Writers Union (1939–1941) and later living in Central Asia and Moscow. From his personal experience, he came to distinguish two parallel lines in Soviet policies toward national minorities: the central authorities aimed to minimize a national culture’s influence on its corresponding national group, but at the same time such authorities stimulated further development of the culture proper. From 1946, Sfard was a central figure in the Polish Jewish community, particularly in its cultural institutions such as the publishing house Yidish-bukh and the journal Yidishe shriftn. In his book Shrayber un bikher (Writers and Books; 1949) he attempted to find a place for Yiddish literature in the post-Holocaust world, apparently believing that Polish Jewish Communists should secure a full-blooded Yiddish cultural life rather than follow the Soviet model blindly. In the mid-1950s, he rejected the criticism of certain Soviet Yiddish writers (among them, Motl Grubyan and Hersh Bloshteyn) who attacked the ‘pessimism’ that found expression in continued mourning for victims of the Holocaust. This discussion mirrored the difference between two approaches to the Holocaust: while Polish Jews were allowed to mourn and discuss it, Soviet Jews were not permitted to grieve separately from other Soviet peoples. During his literary career, Sfard translated from French, Russian, and Polish, and wrote about Yiddish writers. Following the anti-Jewish campaign in Poland in 1968, he moved to Israel, where in addition to two collections of poems, stories, memoirs, and articles—Brenendike bleter (Burning Pages; 1972) and Mit zikh un mit andere (With Myself and with Others; 1984) —he contributed to periodicals and almanacs. ” (YIVO encyclopedia). Subjects: Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Light shelf wear to covers, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-10) (ID #30567) $60.00.
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  197. Shamri, Arie; Benn, Illustrator. DI FUNKEN FUN TIKUN: POEME. Tel-Aviv; Farlag Y. L. Perets, 1960. Publishers cloth. 4to. 172 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Poems by Arie Shamri, with forty full page illustrations by Benn. The Yiddish poet Arie Shamri (1907–1978), was born “into a pious family in Kaluszyn, Poland, Shamri early came under the influence of the Zionist ideology of Ha-Shomer ha-? A'ir and immigrated to Palestine in 1929, joining kibbutz Ein Shemer, from which he derived his new name. Beginning in 1936 his poetry appeared in the Warsaw weekly Literarishe Bleter and other Yiddish journals. His first book to be translated was the Hebrew translation (by A. Shlonsky ) of Lamed-vav Shirim al Lezer Tsipres (‘36 Poems about Leyzer Tsipres, ’ 1939). After the Holocaust Shamri's poetry, filled with love for nature, displays a renewed identification with the Chasidic world of his Polish childhood. Among the collections of his poems are In Toyer fun Teg (‘In the Gate of the Days, ’ 1947), A Shtern in Feld (‘A Star in the Field, ’ 1957), and Gezangen in Shayer (‘Songs in the Barn, ’ 1970). In 1983 his essays were collected in the volume Aynzamlung (‘Gathering’). From 1966 he headed the Tel Aviv publishing house Yisroel–Bukh and among others he edited and published there Vortslen (‘Roots, ’ 1966), an anthology of prose and verse by Israeli Yiddish writers. ” (EJ 2007) Benn (Benzion Rabinovich; 1905–1989), was a Polish born French-Jewish painter and graphic artist. Subjects: Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Light soiling to covers, endpages lightly aged, light pencil marks in a few margins, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-18-13) (ID #30570) $75.00.
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  199. Thorbecke, Ellen Kolban. PROMISED LAND. New York, London, Harper & Bros., 1947. Hardcover, 8vo, 171 pages, illustrated some color, including maps, diagrams, 24 x 20 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Palestine. Palestine -- History -- Pictorial works. Errata slip inserted. Ex-library. Wear to edges of dust jacket. Wear to binding. Water stain inside dust jacket. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-9-12) (ID #25694) $50.00.
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  201. Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat din Bucuresti. TEATRUL EVREIESC DE STAT BUCURESTI: IN ANUL JUBILIAR 100, 1876-1976. Program [i.e. Part] no. 1. בוקארעשטער יידישער מלוכה־טעאטער Bucharest: Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat din Bucuresti?, 1976. Wrappers, oversized 4to, 13 in., various paging (about 75 pages). Profusely illustrated. On cover: Caiet--program nr. 1. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Jewish theater in Bucharest, with articles in Romanian, Yiddish and English translation, program material, in Romanian and Yiddish. photographs, and advertisements. “Jewish Theatre in Romania has a tradition dating back 130 years. Documents show that in 1876 the writer and artist avram goldfaden started the first professional Jewish theatre in the world, in a public park in the Romanian town of Iasi. A few months later, Goldfaden moved with his theatre company to Bucharest. The first review of the work of the Jewish Theatre was written by the eminent Romanian poet Mihail Eminescu. Since then the Jewish Theatre has held a particular place in Romanian Theatre…. In its uninterrupted 130 year history, the last 56 as a State institution, the Jewish Theatre of Bucharest has developed a distinguished profile and occupies a unique position in yiddish language art worldwide” (Moti Sandak, 2012). OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Ex-library, Slight wear, otherwise in very good condition. (Spec-15-10) $125.00
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  203. Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat din Bucuresti. TEATRUL EVREIESC DE STAT BUCURESTI: IN ANUL JUBILIAR 100, 1876-1976. Program [i.e. Part] no. 2. בוקארעשטער יידישער מלוכה־טעאטער Bucharest: Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat din Bucuresti?, 1976. Wrappers, oversized 4to, 13 in., various paging (about 75 pages). Profusely illustrated. On cover: Caiet--program nr. 2. OCLC lists five copies of this edition in libraries worldwide. Slight wear at top and bottom of spine, otherwise in very good condition. (Spec-15-11). $125.00
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  205. Artef Jubilee Committee. TSEN YOR ARTEF: AROYSGEGEBN TSUM TSEN-YORIKN YUBILEY FUN ARTEF. New York; Posy-Shoulson Press, 1937. Suede wraps. 4to. [4], 171, [2], 23 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and English. Added title-page: Ten years Artef; published for the tenth anniversary of the Artef, March, 1937. Extensively illustrated publication for the tenth year anniversary of the radical Yiddish theatre company: “Artef, the radical Yiddish dramatic troupe based in New York during the heyday of the Yiddish theater in America. Begun in the mid-1920s as a study group of amateur worker-actors (at one time there were nine separate studios with over 120 students), in the 1930s the troupe went professional, putting on at least two and often three new plays per season. With such plays as Jacob Mostel's Strike, Shmuel Godiner's Jim Kooperkop, Avrum Vevioka's Diamonds, and Maxim Gorky's Egor Bulychev and Dostigaev and Others, Artef spread propaganda to the masses. … Ideologically Artef was far left; its hope was a Communist society here in America. As a troupe, its role was ‘agit-prop, ’ to agitate and propagandize, to serve as the cultural representative of radical workers. In fact, most of its tickets were pre-sold through worker unions and, at least in its early years, Artef gave presentations at political events. Its first large-scale production was Mass Play and Ballet of the Russian Revolution, which appeared at the Lenin memorial celebration in Madison Square Garden on January 21, 1928. … Artef's greatest artistic and commercial successes were connected with the talented productions of director Benno Schneider. Schneider, who had been active in the Zionist Habima troupe in Moscow, wed aesthetic excellence to revolutionary ideology with his interpretation of Aristocrats, an adaptation of Sholem Aleichem's Mentshn. Incidentally, Schneider earned such a positive reputation with Artef that he received offers to direct on Broadway, a promotion that cost the radical Yiddish theater dearly. The end of the Artef was gradual, and its causes were closely associated with the reduced role of Yiddish in American life. But there were bright lights before the darkness. During the ‘days of the Popular Front,’ when the Communists formed associations with less radical leftist parties, the Artef attracted a larger audience, which led to an optimistic expansion that later was responsible for huge financial losses. The darkness occurred at the end of the thirties, when the number of Yiddish speakers began to diminish. The last performance of the Artef was on July 7, 1941. (Review by Dr. Brian Horowitz of “Yiddish Proletarian Theatre: The Art and Politics of the Artef, 1925–1940” written by Edna Nahshon). Many of the actors and directors in Artef went on to establish solid careers on Broadway, Hollywood, and for those blacklisted, overseas. Subjects: Arbeiter theatre verband, New York. Jewish theater. Theater - New York (State) - New York. Artef - Anniversaries, etc. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. With previous owners bookstamp on endpage; that of Wolf Mercur, a playwright, actor, and director in Yiddish films and on Broadway. Very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-15xx) (ID #30572) $100.00.
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  207. Gorin, Bernard (Pseudonym Of Van Isaac Goido). DI GESHIKHTE FUN IDISHEN TEATER. New York; "forverts", 1929. Publishers cloth. 8vo. [3], 256; [4], 282 pages. 21 cm. “Special edition”. Two volumes bound together. Reprint of 1918 Literarisher Ferlag edition with addition of list (by author) of Yiddish plays. Bound in green cloth with gilt title, includes frontispiece portrait of the author and dozens of photographs of Yiddish stage writers and performers. “The first history of Jewish theater was not published until decades after the beginnings of the professional Yiddish stage. Its author was the journalist Bernard Gorin (Yitskhok Goydo; 1868–1925); his work was titled Di geshikhte fun yidishn teater: Tsvey toyznt yor teater bay yidn (The History of Jewish Theater: Two Thousand Years of Theater among Jews; 1918). ” (YIVO Encyclopedia). Subjects: Jewish theater - History. Theater, Yiddish - History. Cloth lightly soiled, edges lightly bumped, endpages lightly browned, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-18-16) (ID #30573) $100.00.
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  209. Zylbercweig, Zalmen and Jacob Mestel. LEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER VOLS 1-6, COMPLETE. New York: Farlag Elisheva’, 1931. Hardcover, 4to, ca 800 pages, illustrated, portraits, 30 cm. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Jewish theater. Jewish actors. Theater, Yiddish -- Encyclopedias. Added title page: Lexicon of the Yiddish theatre. Other Titles: Lexicon of the Yiddish theatre.; Lexicon del teatro Judio. 6 volumes. Mestel (1884-1958) was a “Yiddish poet, actor, journalist, playwright, and theater director. Born in Zlochev, Galicia, his first lyrics appeared in the Lemberg Togblat and were collected in the booklet Ferkholemte Shoen (“Dream Hours”). He gained his first professional theatrical experience in Vienna, and after serving as an officer during World War I, he directed the Freie Juedische Folksbuehne. Immigrating to the United States in 1920, he joined Maurice Schwartz’s Yiddish Art Theater in 1923, and then directed his own group Artef, where he experimented with bold theatrical innovations. From 1926 he and Jacob Ben-Ami produced Yiddish plays in New York and on tours which included South America. Author of Literatur un Teater (“Literature and Theater”), he co-edited the leftist monthly Yidishe Kultur and the first three volumes of Zalman Zylbercweig’s Leksikon fun Yidishn Teater. From 1950 to 1958 he was editor of the IKUF publishing house” (Liptzin in EJ, 2007). Hinge repair. Bumped and wear to cover edges and corners. Lightly stained inside front cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-11-14) Price is per volume (ID #25732) $75.00.
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  211. Geyer, Harold C. ALL MEN HAVE LOVED THEE, A SONG OF FRANCE. New York, R. R. Smith, 1941. Hardcover, Folio, 197 pages, 25 x 34 cm. Includes powerful illustrations—etchings, mock-facsimilies, line drawings—on nearly every page. A brutal visual and textual condemnation of the Nazi occupation of France, and resistance to the occupation, drawn and written from the perspective of French partisans. Geyer, (1905-2005) was a “Raconteur extraordinaire, poet, lecturer, painter, writer, photographer and master of etching…he first fused his varied talents while living in his beloved Troyes, France. His first illustrated book was All Men Have Loved Thee, A Song of France. Mr. Geyer inaugurated the Etching Workshop in New York's Town Hall. After the publication of his second book, The Long Way Home, he was elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design. He created over 200 etchings, many of which are exhibited in national collections in Washington and Paris” (NYT, 2005). SUBJECT(S): World War, 1939-1945. France -- Civilization. France -- Politics and government -- 1914-1940. Text and illustrations on lining-papers. Wear to edges and corners Lacket Jacket Otherwise, good condition. (Art-6-1B) (ID #25640) $40.00.
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  213. Geyer, Harold C. THE LONG WAY HOME. A SONG OF FRANCE. New York, R. R. Smith, 1949. Hardcover, Folio, Aprox 200 pages, 25 x 34 cm. Includes powerful illustrations—etchings, mock-facsimilies, line drawings—on nearly every page. A pre-quel to the author’s ALL MEN HAVE LOVED THEE, which was A brutal visual and textual condemnation of the Nazi occupation of France, and resistance to the occupation, drawn and written from the perspective of French partisans. In THE LONG WAY HOME, Geyer examines life in France before the occupation, this time from the first person person perspective of an American traveler. Geyer, (1905-2005) was a “Raconteur extraordinaire, poet, lecturer, painter, writer, photographer and master of etching…he first fused his varied talents while living in his beloved Troyes, France. His first illustrated book was All Men Have Loved Thee, A Song of France. Mr. Geyer inaugurated the Etching Workshop in New York's Town Hall. After the publication of his second book, The Long Way Home, he was elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design. He created over 200 etchings, many of which are exhibited in national collections in Washington and Paris” (NYT, 2005). SUBJECT(S): World War, 1939-1945. France -- Civilization. France -- Politics and government -- 1914-1940. Text and illustrations on lining-papers. Wear to edges and corners of cover jacket. Very good condition in Very Good Jacket. (Art-6-1C) (ID #25641) $40.00.
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  215. (Ponary) Aizenberg, Isidoro; Flug, Arthur. GENOCIDE AMONG THE FLOWERS: SEYMOUR KAFTAN’S PONARY PAINTINGS. Bayside, NY: Queensborough Community College, 2010. Softcover, oblong 4to., 28 pages. Full color catalog from an exhibition at the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives. High quality reproductions of 26 oil paintings by Kaftan, a holocaust survivor who records his memories of life in the Vilna Ghetto and in the Ponary concentration camp. He includes Yiddish captions in his boldly colored and detailed paintings. Text from the diary of a Polish man who lived in Ponary and was a eyewitness to the atrocities. No copies on OCLC. New condition. (ART-7-9) (ID #25667) $45.00.
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  217. Friedenberg, Samuel and Daniel M. Friedenberg. GREAT JEWISH PORTRAITS IN METAL; SELECTED PLAQUES AND MEDALS FROM THE SAMUEL FRIEDENBERG COLLECTION OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM. New York; Published By Schocken Books For The Jewish Museum, 1963. Softcover, 4to, 143 pages, illustrated, portraits, 28 cm. SUBJECT (S): Medals. Plaques, plaquettes. Jews -- Biography -- Portraits. Joden. Portretten. Medailles. Penningen. The Jewish Museum. Bibliography on page 28. Friedenberg (1866-1957) was a “U. S. Collector of medals. Brought to New York from Poland at the age of seven, Friedenberg later built up a fortune in the textile business and then in real estate, and became active in philanthropic and cultural work. Beginning with the purchase of a small collection of medals in 1935 from a German refugee, he established what became the most complete collection of Jewish medals in existence. He commissioned from artists such as I. Sors, Benno Elkan, Paul Vincze, F. Kormis, a supplementary series of portrait medals, mainly of contemporaries. He left the collection to the New York Jewish Museum, where his son, Daniel M. Friedenberg, who wrote widely on the subject, became honorary curator of coins and medals” (Roth in EJ, 2007). Notes on page 28. Light wear to edges of cover spine and corners. Light wear. Good condition. (Art-10-8) (ID #25708) $30.00.
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  219. Raynor, Joyce Toby. Meshorer, Ya`akov,; 1935-2004. Hanson, Richard S. THE COINS OF ANCIENT MEIRON. [Cambridge, MA]: ASOR; Winona Lake, Ind.: Distributed by Eisenbrauns, 1988. Cloth, 8vo., 140 pages. Illustrated with 17 pages of photographic plates. Series: Meiron excavation project. SUBJECT (S): Numismatics, Ancient -- Israel -- Meron -- Catalogs. Meron (Israel) -- Antiquities -- Catalogs. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (ART-13-7) (ID #30550) $30.00.
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  221. MENORAH: ILLUSTRIERTE MONATSSCHRIFT FÜR DIE JÜDISCHE FAMILIE. COMPLETE FOR FIRST 3 VOLUMES. Vienna: Menorah., 1923-1925... Cloth, Large Folio Size. In German. Illustrated in color. Vol I (1-6), Vol 2 (1-12) & Vol 3 (1-12) complete for first 3 years. Full publication ran 10 volumes, through 1932. Important Weimar German Jewish art journal, with articles and illustrations on all the major Jewish artists of the day. Much beautiful contemporary Jewish art. "Die neue Monatschrift "Menorah" ist berufen, einem wirklichen Bedürfnis weiter Kreise entgegenzukommen und gleichzeitig ein bisher unklar empfundenes Verlangen Vieler zum bewußten Bedürfnis zu gestalten.Zahlreich sind bereits die jüdischen Tagesblätter und Zeitschriften, die alle eine begrenzte, sei es politische oder religiöse Tendenz verfolgen. Diese Zeitschrift jedoch stellt sich umfassendere Aufgaben und steckt sich ein weiteres Ziel: Sie will in erster Reihe jene Bestrebungen fördern, die geeignet sind, Brücken zu schlagen zwischen den verschiedenen, oft auseinanderstrebenden Gruppen des Judentums und will auf kultureller Grundlage die notwendige Einheit herbeiführen.Die geistigen und künstlerischen Traditionen wollen wir liebevoll pflegen, den Blick in Epochen zurücklenken, in welchen es noch ein wurzelstarkes, bodenechtes, von keiner Problematik angekränkeltes Judentum gab. Mithelfen wollen wir, und das ist unser großes Ideal, eine einheitliche jüdische Kulturatmosphäre zu schaffen.Die "Menorah" dient keiner Partei, sie will zu Juden jeder Richtung sprechen, soweit sie Fragen der Politik behandelt nur referieren und in versöhnlichem Sinne berichten, durch Wort und Bild belehren, erziehen und auch in gutem Sinne unterhalten. Sie will den Blick der Leser auf die alten künstlerischen Überlieferungen im jüdischen Schaffen lenken, die zu Unrecht nur bei den wenigsten Beachtung finden, von neuen jüdischen Künstlern vermelden und ein übersichtliches Bild des zeitgenössischen literarischen Schaffens bieten. Sie wird keine politische, sondern Kulturpropaganda treiben.Diese Zeitschrift ist der jüdischen Familie gewidmet, die stets Bollwerk und Rückhalt des Judentums war. Sie will auch den Interessen der jüdischen Frauen entgegenkommen und sie an ihre Aufgaben gemahnen, die in der Tat bedeutende sind. Die jüdische Jugend wird stets geistige Anregungen aller Art finden und in ihrem Streben nach körperlicher Ertüchtigung gefördert werden. Dem würdigen Inhalt soll sich ein entsprechendes Äußere gesellen, das auch dem verfeinerten Geschmack gerecht wird.Es ist eine schöne, große Aufgabe, die wir uns gestellt haben. Uns zu ihrer Verwirklichung zu verhelfen, laden wir hiermit die jüdische Öffentlichkeit ein, in deren Hände wir vertrauensvoll dieses erste Heft unserer "Menorah" legen." SUBJECT (S): Jews – Europe – intellectual life – periodicals; Jews – Germany – history – 1800-1933 – periodicals; Jews – Austria – history – periodicals; Europe – civilizations – Jewish influence – periodicals. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Columbia, Gratz College, UPenn, UPenn Center for Judaic Studies). Vertical mailing crease down center of all issues, as usually found, attractively bound in modern boards, 3 volumes in 2. 3x3 inch square cut from 1 page, otherwise Very Good Condition, unusual complete set. (art-11-18) (ID #20343) $500.00.
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  223. Goldberg, Danny; Dafna Raz; Sarit Shapira; Ohad Meromi; Avner Ben-Gal. AVIVIT: "JOINT" 1. Jerusalem; The Israel Museum, 2002. Illustrated stiff wraps. 8vo. 58 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Detailed catalog of contemporary Israeli art exhibition held at the Billy Rose Pavilion, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Spring 1995. With 64 color illustrations, many of which are full page. Subjects: Art, Israeli - 20th century -- Exhibitions. Meromi, Ohad - Exhibitions. Ben-Gal, Avner – Exhibitions. OCLC lists 40 copies. Great condition. (ART-20-5) (ID #30617) $30.00.
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  225. Habimah. BAMAH: THEATRE ART JOURNAL [9 CONSECUTIVE ISSUES; JUNE 1942- JANUARY 1946]. Tel-Aviv; Hug-Habimah Tel-Aviv, 1942-1946. Illustrated wraps. 8vo. 56; 56; 58; 58; 67; 76, 4; 90; 89; 91 pages. 21 cm. Serial publication; two issues annually. In Hebrew. Issued by Habimah Circle, Palestine. From the important Holocaust years. Each cover illustrated with a scene from a recent performance. Contains essays on the Hebrew theatre, illustrations from performances, biographies of the actors and actresses, and excerpts from various plays. Each issue is profusely illustrated, endpages consist of period advertisments. The Habima Theatre is now considered the national theatre of Israel; originally founded by avant garde Hebrew theatre collectives around the 1905 and 1917 Russian revolution periods; after 1926 the company left for NYC, and in 1928 members of the company went to Palestine, establishing the Hebrew theatre there. This publication, issued by members of the Habimah Theatre Art collective, was published in two instantiations, the first consisting of a print run of 53 issues over the years 1933-1948. It was resumed again in 1959. Subjects: Theater - Periodicals. Hebrew literature, Modern - Periodicals. Theater - Palestine. OCLC lists 13 copies. Each issue, especially the earliest, are quite aged, with chipped edges and bumped covers. All covers foxed. Internally though very clean, with pages in fresh condition. Good condition. (ART-20-6) (ID #30618) $150.00.
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  227. Gour, Israel. ”BAMAH” THEATRICAL REVIEW [ISSUE 21; SPRING 1964]. Jerusalem; Hug Habimah, 1964. Ilustrated wraps. 8vo. 118 pages. 24 cm. Serial publication. In Hebrew. Includes 20 plates of photographs from productions by the Habimah theatre company, an essay on the history of the company and various plays, a excerpt from a theatrical dialogue, an essay on Christopher Marlowe, etc. “Bamah” continues an earlier publication with the same title, issued 1933-48. Issued by the Habimah Theatre; as of 1958 the national theatre of Israel. Subjects: Theater - Periodicals. Theater - Israel. Drama. Covers light soiled and lightly foxed, outer edges lightly soiled; internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (ART-20-7) (ID #30619) $20.00.
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  229. Gour, Israel. ”BAMAH” THEATRICAL REVIEW [ISSUE 24; WINTER 1965]. Jerusalem; Hug Habimah, 1964. Ilustrated wraps. 8vo. 102, [2] pages. 24 cm. Serial publication. In Hebrew with English title and synopses page. Includes 17 plates of photographs from productions by the Habimah theatre company, an essay on Pushkin’s “The Stone Guest”, an analysis of “Stringberg’s ‘Miss Julia’ now playing at Habimah”, an essay on dialogue in early Hebrew drama, an excerpt from a play about Giordano Bruno by Zvi Hermann, and a discussion on the experience of Israel Gour’s repertoire during its recent travels abroad to the United States. “Bamah” continues an earlier publication with the same title, issued 1933-48. Issued by the Habimah Theatre; as of 1958 the national theatre of Israel. Subjects: Theater - Periodicals. Theater - Israel. Drama. Covers light soiled and lightly foxed, outer edges lightly soiled; internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-20-8) (ID #30620) $20.00.
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  231. New London Synagogue. QUEST MAGAZINE [FIRST ISSUE; SEPTEMBER 1965]. London; Paul Hamlyn [For The New London Synagogue], 1965. Publishers cloth. 4to. [16], 92, [16] pages. 33 cm. Annual serial publication; premier issue. "Annual literary and art publication of Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs' New London Synagogue. " Bound in illustrated wraps over boards, profusely illustrated (in color and black and white plates) and attractively designed Jewish art periodical, which, according to library listings, ran for three issues; with essays by Louis Jacobs, Alfred Rubens, Lionel Davidson, Ben Shahn, Alan Montefiore, Ignaz Maybaum, and many others. “Quest has come into being because of the need for a publication in the English-speaking Jewish world of high all-round literary and artistic content. Its publication emphasizes the important creative role which the New London Synagogue has to play in the cultural and intellectual life of Anglo-Jewry in particular – a responsible and important role shirked by other religious bodies in England for so long. ” (Editorial page). Subjects: English literature - Jewish authors - Periodicals. Jewish literature - Periodicals. Jewish art - Periodicals. Great condition in fair jacket. (ART-18-33) (ID #30590) $35.00.
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  233. Reifenberg, Adolf. ANCIENT HEBREW ARTS. New York, Schocken Books, 1950. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 171 pages. Includesblack adn white illustrative plates. Sections on architecture, plaques, seals, coins, carvings, stamps, amulets, glass and manuscripts from 973 BCE to the Roman period. Ex-library with usual markings. Very good condition. (Art-17-3xx) (ID #28696) $35.00.
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  235. Kitzinger, Ernst. ISRAELI MOSAICS OF THE BYZANTINE PERIOD. New American Library By Arrangement With UNESCO, 1965. Softcover, 12mo, 24 pages, 3 pages (on folded leaf), illustrated, 28 colored plates (part folded), 17 cm. Series: A Mentor-Unesco art book. SUBJECT(S): Mosaics, Byzantine. Mosaics -- Israel. Bibliography on page 25. Light wear to edges of cover. Very good condition. (Art-11-9) (ID #25727) $30.00.
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  237. Seitz, William Chapin. ART ISRAEL: 26 PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS. New York; Distributed By Doubleday, Garden City, N. Y., 1964. Softcover, 8vo, 88 pages, illustrated, 25 cm. SUBJECT (S): Art, Israeli -- Exhibitions. “Biographies of the artists and list of works of art” on pages 84-88. Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Art-11-2) (ID #25720) $30.00.
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  239. Cohn-Wiener, Ernst. DIE JÜDISCHE KUNST: IHRE GESCHICHTE VON DEN ANFÄNGEN BIS ZUR GEGENWART; MIT 171 ABBILDUNGEN. Berlin; M. Wasservogel, 1929. Publishers cloth 8vo. 267 pages. Illustrated. In German. Ernst Cohn-Wiener (1882-1941), German art historian. He was instructor in the history of art at the Juedische Volkshochschule and the Humboldt Academy in Berlin. He made research expeditions in Russia and Asia Minor (1924-5). His chief works are: Einfuehrung in die Kunst des Ostens and Die juedische Kunst. [Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica] SUBJECT(S): Art, Jewish - History. Wear to backstrip and covers. Some bumping to edges. Good condition. (ART-18-50) (ID #30608) $30.00.
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  241. Kampf, Avram. JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN THE ART OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. S. Hadley, Mass.; Bergin & Garvey, 1984. Publishers cloth. 4to. 240 pages. 29 cm. First edition. With 193 illustrations, 16 in color. “In this beautiful and unique volume, Avram Kampf breaks new ground by illuminating artists and works of art that reflect (or refract) a particular experience – that of being Jewish in the twentieth century. ” (Dustjacket). Subjects: Jewish art. Art, Modern - 20th century. Beeldende kunsten. Joden. Art juif - 20e siècle. Kunst. Geschichte 1900-1984 Great condition in very good jacket. (ART-18-32) (ID #30589) $30.00.
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  243. Lewbin, Hyman. REBIRTH OF JEWISH ART: THE UNFOLDING OF JEWISH ART IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. New York: Shengold Publishers, 1974. Hardcover, 8vo, 128 pages, 8 leaves of plates, illustrated, 25 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jewish artists. Art, Modern -- 19th century. Includes index. Light wear to edges of outer dust jacket. Very good condition. (Art-6-3) (ID #25643) $30.00.
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  245. Moore, Albert C. ICONOGRAPHY OF RELIGIONS: AN INTRODUCTION... Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1977. 1st American Edition. Cloth, 8vo, vi, 337 pages, illustrations, 26 cm. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 323-325. Subject: Religions -- Pictorial works. Ex library copy with minimal marks. Mint condition. (ART-17-5) (ID #11041) $50.00.
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  247. Namenyi, Ernest. THE ESSENCE OF JEWISH ART. New York, T. Yoseloff, 1960. Hardcover, 12mo, 92 pages, illustrated, 21 cm. Series: Popular Jewish library. SUBJECT (S): Jewish art. Beeldende kunsten. Joden. Includes bibliographical references. Namenyi (1888-1957) was a “Hungarian art historian, economist, and writer. Born in Nagykanizsa, Namenyi was the son of Rabbi Ede Neumann. He studied in Budapest and in Brussels, and after he received his doctorate in law was appointed a research associate in the Institut de Sociologie Solvay from 1911 to 1914. He specialized in banking with his uncle, the noted banker P. Philipson. With the outbreak of World War I he returned to Hungary, and from 1916 to 1949 served as the secretary and later the director of Orszagos Iparegyesulet (“National Industrial Association”). He published economic and sociological articles in Hungarian and French. He also did research in Jewish art, which he felt was an educational means of striving for aesthetics and ethics in Judaism. This outlook led him to found the Jewish Liberal program movement known as “Ezsajas Vallasos Tarsasag” (“Isaiah Religious Society”). He was among the leaders of the Jewish Museum, and from 1942 served as its director and from 1947 as chairman, succeeding in collecting for it the best works of Jewish artists in and out of Hungary. He also worked for the central Jewish library, which included the remnants of both public and private Jewish libraries, and these collections were housed in the Rabbinical Seminary in Budapest. When the journal Libanon was transferred to the Jewish Museum, Namenyi participated in its editing until 1944. Together with P. Gruenwald, he wrote the history of the synagogues in Budapest, Budapesti zsinagogak (“Synagogues of Budapest, ” 1949). In 1949 he emigrated to Paris, where he devoted himself to literary work exclusively in the field of Jewish art. He also published two essays on Jewish art in: C. Roth, ed., Jewish Art (1961). His last book was L’Esprit de l’Art Juif (1957; The Essence of Jewish Art, 1960) ” (Yaron in EJ, 2007). Formerly Rabbi Seth Phillips copy with stamp. Light wear. Very good condition. (Art-10-16) (ID #25716) $30.00.
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  249. (Poland & Lithuania) Wischnitzer, Mark. A HISTORY OF JEWISH CRAFTS AND GUILDS. New York: Jonathan David., 1965... Cloth., 8vo. Xxvii, 324 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Artisans – Jewish. Originally from Russia, the historian Wischnitzer (1882-1955) also lived and worked in Germany, England, and, after WWII began, the Dominican Republic and the United States. Beginning in 1925 he edited the Encyclopaedia Judaiaca's history section, while living in Berlin. “He occupied himself with the history of the Jewish guilds in Poland and Lithuania during the 17th and 18th centuries and devoted a study to them in Yiddish (1922). His History of Jewish Crafts and Guilds which includes a list of his previous works on the subject, was published posthumously in 1965.”(Poliak, EJ) Slight edgewear to jacket. Very good condition in good + jacket. (ART-14-3) (ID #26764) $95.00.
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  251. Roth, Cecil; Bezalel Narkiss. JEWISH ART: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY. Greenwich, Conn.; New York Graphic Society, 1971. Publishers cloth. 4to. 332 pages. 28 cm. Revised and enlarged edition. A comprehensive history of Jewish art, from antiquity to the present, a volume still considered definitive. The enlarged second edition includes 363 plates, many are in color. Written by Cecil Roth (Bezalel; 1899–1970), Jewish historian; editor in chief of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. “Roth's edited volume appeared in Hebrew in 1956/57 (Tel Aviv: Masadah) and in English in 1961 (New York, McGraw-Hill), and was slightly revised by Bezalel Narkiss in 1971 (London: Vallentine, Mitchell)... This impressive collection of twenty essays includes articles by such greats as Roth himself, M. Avi-Yonah, Rachel Wischnitzer, L. A. Mayer, A. M. Haberman, Alfred Werner, and Franz Landsberger. Covering what was known of Jewish artistic creation in the late 1950's, this volume was a landmark, each author setting his or her distinctive specialty and tone to each article. Collectively, this volume was intended to tell the story of the art of a nation, from its Biblical origins through the most contemporary of art by Jews or about Judaism. Even the circular plan of the Galilean village of Nahalal is included in this volume, together with Canaanite goddesses, ancient synagogues, glass from Islamic lands, printed Hebrew books, and the paintings of Raphael and Moses Soyer. Just as Italians, Britons, and Americans have national art forms, so too, argues this volume, do the Jews. This is despite the widely-held notion that Jews don't do art owing to their religion, a conception that this volume comes to set aside. In fact, Roth opens his volume with an apologia: ‘The conception of Jewish Art may appear to some to be a contradiction in terms’ (p.11). The normalization of the Jews, particularly their national normalization, required that they have a national art, like all of the nations. Roth's book is in many ways the Jewish counterpart to the well-known introduction to the history of art (now multi-authored), Gardner's Art Through The Ages. It is the one-volume statement of the Jewish contribution to the world of art. ” (Review by Steven Fine) Subjects: Jewish art - History. No dustjacket. Great condition. (ART-18-39) (ID #30596) $30.00.
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  253. Rubens, Alfred. A HISTORY OF JEWISH COSTUME. New York; Crown, 1973. Publishers cloth. 4to. XVI, 221 pages. 33 cm. Second edition. With 123 illustrations in full-color and 141 in black-and-white. Enlarged edition of this standard reference work on the history of Jewish dress. “Rubens began to collect prints and drawings of Jewish interest in the 1920s and gradually built up an internationally important collection. When the Jewish Museum was founded in 1932, in one large room in Woburn House, an office block in Tavistock Square, he was invited to join its committee to advise on prints and drawings and thereafter he spent much time, enthusiasm and money on the museum’s development. He donated miniatures, paintings and prints, as well as display cases, and commissioned the writing and publication of the guidebook and illustrated catalogue, a work of rare scholarship now out of print. In 1935 Rubens published his first book, Anglo-Jewish Portraits, at his own expense, followed in 1954 by A Jewish Iconography and, in 1967, A History of Jewish Costume. He contributed papers to the Jewish Historical Society of England and was elected its president in 1956 and 1957 and in the following year he accepted the chairmanship of the Jewish Museum. Rubens managed its affairs for a quarter of a century, retiring in 1983 when he was eighty. During his period of office the first professionally trained curator was appointed and Rubens made good the museum’s annual deficit from his own pocket for some five years after the Jewish Memorial Council withdrew its funding in 1980. Apart from his own generosity Rubens’ greatest service to the museum was, perhaps, securing the very active support of Raymond Burton, former chairman of the Burton Group. Burton recognized the museum’s importance as an educational centre and through his influence the trustees were able to move into a listed building in Camden Town with purpose-designed galleries. The gallery for ceremonial art was appropriately named the Alfred Rubens Gallery. Rubens himself was responsible for fitting out the print gallery to which he bequeathed his superb collection of more than 2, 000 prints and drawings. He died on 1 June 1998, shortly before his 95th birthday, when the Museum dedicated a special exhibition of Jewish costume, alongside a selection of his prints, in his memory. ” (Society of Antiquaries of London; Obtiuaries; Alfred Rubens, F. R. I. C. S.) Subjects: Jewish clothing and dress. Jacket torn at bottom edge. Great condition in fair jacket. (ART-18-35) (ID #30592) $30.00.
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  255. Spitzer, Moshe and Mira Friedmann. YERUSHALAYIM; ASHARAH TSIYURIM VE-RISHUMIM. Tel-Aviv; Dvir, 1968. (FT) Hadcover, Folio, 1 portfolio (4 pages, 10 plates, some color), 51 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jerusalem -- Pictorial works. Cover title. Added cover title: Jerusalem; paintings and drawings. Peintures et dessins. Pinturas y dibujos. Hebrew and English; legends also in French and Spanish. "Mordechai Ardon, Avigdor Arikha, Ludwig Blum, Leon Engelsberg, Leopold Krakauer, Mordechai Levanon, Ruben Rubin, Jakob Steinhardt, Anna Ticho, Joseph Zaritsky. " Other Titles: Jerusalem. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Wear to edges of portfolio cover. Very good condition. (Art-6-15) (ID #25655) $40.00.
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  257. Tammuz, Benjamin; Max Wykes-Joyce; Yona Fischer. ART IN ISRAEL. Philadelphia; Chilton Book Co, 1967. Publishers cloth. 4to. 298 pages. 29 cm. First american edition. With 288 illustrations, many are in color. Originally published in Hebrew in 1963. A detailed survey of the contemporary visual arts works in Israel of the period. Edited by Benjamin Tammuz (1919–1989), “Israeli writer and journalist. A native of Kharkov (Russia), Tammuz went to Erez Israel in 1924. He studied at a yeshivah while attending the Herzlia secondary school in Tel Aviv. Later he worked as a laborer in British army camps, a press censor for the Mandatory government, and a reporter for Mivrak, the Loamei Herut Israel newspaper. He was also a member of the Palma. Tammuz spent a year living among the Bedouin, an experience which left a deep impression upon him. In 1950–51 he studied art history at the Sorbonne in Paris, further developing his talent as a sculptor. From 1965 he was editor of the weekend literary supplement of Haaretz, and wrote occasional art criticism. Tammuz was appointed cultural attaché at the Israel embassy in London in 1971.” Subjects: Art, Israeli. Architecture - Israel. Great condition in fair jacket. (ART-20-13) (ID #30625) $30.00.
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