CATALOG 181: JEWISH ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, & THEATER

 

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Nr. 191. Schwarz, Karl; Chana C. Schütz; Ruth Feldmann. KARL SHVARTS VE-RESHITO SHEL MUZ'EON TEL AVIV, 1933-1947. Tel Aviv; 2010.

 

 

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  1. Gesellschaft Zur Erforschung Jüdischer Kunstdenkmäle. NOTIZBLATT DER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR ERFORSCHUNG JÜDISCHER KUNSTDENKMÄLER [20 ISSUES; INCOMPLETE RUN FOR 1902-1933]. Frankfurt A. M.: Gesellschaft Zur Erforschung Jüdischer Kunstdenkmäler, [1902-1933]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 14; 19; 14; 11; 12; 24; 14; 12; 12; 12; 19; 14; 14; 16; 12; 16; 12; 12; 24; [24-36] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Notizblatt der Gesellschaft zur Erforschung jüdischer Kunstdenkmäler (E. V.) zu Frankfurt a. M. Incomplete run; contains numbers 1-9, 12-13, 16-17, 22, 25-28, 31-32. A complete run lasted from Nr. 1 (1902) -Nr. 34 (1937). All issues 12 and up contain numerous illustrations and photographs of ritual objects and synagogue architecture. All issues from the Weimar era contain numerous advertisements on endpages, including for the Roma Israelitica. Issue 27 contains laid in publishers card (published by Julius Goldschmidt). The association for the study of Jewish art monuments in Frankfurt am Main was founded in 1897 and terminated by the Nazis in 1937. Its objective was the study and publishing of material concerning art and art collection in synagogues and Jewish homes. This association published a newsletter called Notizblatt der Gesellschaft zur Erforschung jüdischer Kunstdenkmäler, and it also had a publication called Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft zur Erforschung jüdischer Kunstdenkmäler zu Frankfurt am Main. Subjects: Jewish art - Germany - Frankfurt am Main - Periodicals. Monuments - Germany - Frankfurt am Main – Periodicals. OCLC lists 18 copies. Light soiling to earlier issues, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-43) (ID #33504) $425.00.
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  3. Abramovitch, Raphael. DI VORSHVANDENE VELT/THE VANISHED WORLD. New York, Forward Association, 1947. First Edition. Cloth, Oblong 8vo, 575 pages, with photos on every page. A defining phtographic work on the lost Jewish communities of Europe. Others have come out in the last 2 decades, but this was the first (many, though by no means all, photos are by Vishniak). Documenting Jewish life in Eastern Europe with over 600 photos (and text in English and Yiddish), this work was an early post-war portrayal of these communities within the obvious context that they were gone forever, some with almost no trace of their thousand year histories remaining. Abramovitch himself was a refugee from this world--he was a leader of the Mensheviks in exile who worked at the Jewish Daily Forward and was also active in the Bund. Published as a memorial to these extinct communities, the book is bound in attractive heavy red linen with gilt spine and cover lettering in English and Yiddish, with a paper label (with a woodcut design) on the front. Internal binding reinforced. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-4) (ID# 20407) $500.00.
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  5. Lilien, Ephraim Moses [Illustrator]. / Börries Von Münchhausen. JUDA - GESÄNGE VON BÖRRIES, FREIHERRN VON MÜNCHHAUSEN MIT BUCHSCHMUCK VON E. M. LILIEN. Berlin: Egon Fleischel, (1900), Viertes bis Sechtes Tausend. Original decorated publisher’s cloth, 4to. Unpaginated (about 100 pages). INSCRIBED BY E. M. LILIEN on blank front endpaper. A beautifully illustrated book of German poems on Biblical themes by Lilien's Christian friend Börries Freiherr von Münchausen (1874-1945), a German poet and writer. This rare book is decorated with many elaborate engravings and decorated text frames made by early Bezalel artist E. M. Lilien. 240x185mm. Unpaginated. This fine example of Jewish Jugendstil signed by its foremost representative. Repair to top of spine, very light use wear, otherwise Very Good Condition, a beautiful copy. (AMR-39-6) (ID #31229) $600.00.
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  7. Weinreich, Max; Joseph Chaikov. MEKHIRES-YOYSEF. Berlin; Vostok, 1923. Pictoral boards. 4to. [86] pages. 20x26cm. Illustrated. First edition. In Yiddish. Title translates as “Selling Joseph”. Illustrations, cover and fonts designed by Joseph Chaikov. An illustrated retelling of the biblical story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. This story was one of the first Yiddish theatrical productions published in 1711 and has since become a popular Purim play. This modern prose version is based on the book "Tam-veyosher", adapting a Western text for modern Eastern readers. Max Weinreich was a co-founder of YIVO in Vilne, and published this book the same year as finishing his doctoral thesis on the history of Yiddish philology. Chaikov, a sculptor and graphic designer, was a member of the Russian avante-garde and later became an active soviet artist. In 1921 he published the first Yiddish sculpture book, “Skulptur”, advocating avant-garde sculpture as the new Jewish Art. Subjects: Joseph (Son of Jacob). Bible – Illustrations. OCLC lists 10 copies. Original gilt pictorial velvet boards, spine taped. Very Good condition. (SPEC-36-11) (ID #31323) $650.00.
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  9. Tollik, Janina. NIGDY WIECEJ! REPRODUKCJE OBRAZÓW JANINY TOLLIK; CZTERY LATA PRZEZYC OSWIECIMIA. Oswiecim; Panstwowe Muzeum, 1951. Original portfolio. 4to. [16] plates. 25x35 cm. First edition. Portfolio of 16 plates. 'Never Again! '; Reproductions of Paintings by Janiny Tollik, survivor of four years in Auschwitz; most of the plates are depictions from the women's camp. Each plate contains title in Polish, Russian, French, and English. Originally issued with introductiory pamphlet by Zygmunt Balicki; absent. The artist, Janina Tollik (1910-1994), an artist in the 30's; was arrested as a resistance member in 1941, and survived Auschwitz. In the years 1941-1945 she made many sketches of the prison and camp. After the war, she continued her studies in Brussels. A series of her paintings about Auschwitz was exhibited in Belgium, France and Luxembourg; after returning to Poland in 1949, she created the series 'Never Again' released in 1952 in the form of an album. Subjects: Panstwowe Muzeum w Oswiecimiu. Art - Holocaust – Janina Tollik. OCLC lists 9 copies. Light wear to edges of portfolio, minor foxing to two of the plates; introductory essay absent. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-113-51) (ID #33168) $1500.00.
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    BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCE

     

     

  11. Goldschmidt, E. D. (Ernst Daniel); Moshe Spitzer. HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: MEKOROTEHA VE-TOLDOTEHA BE-MESHEKH HA-DOROT BE-TSERUF HA-NUSAH HA-BADUK VE-TATSLUM HA-HAGADAH HA-ATIKAH BE-YOTER MIN HA-GENIZAH HA-KAHIRIT IM DAPE-DUGMAH MI-TOKH HAGADOT KETUVOT U-MUDPASOT YEKAROT-HA-METSI’UT. Yerushalayim; Mosad Byalik, 1960. Publishers cloth. 4to. 11, 144, [40] pages. 27 cm. In Hebrew. Profusely illustrated throughout, with 40 pages of plates at rear. Added English title page: ‘The Passover Haggadah: its sources and history. With the complete text of the traditional Haggadah, the most ancient Haggadah from the Cairo Genizah and sample pages of manuscript and prnted Haggadot in reproduction. ’ Hebrew essays about the history of the Haggadah by Ernst Daniel Goldschmidt (1895–1972), “librarian and scholar of Jewish liturgy. Goldschmidt was born in Koenigshuette (now Chorzow, Poland), where his father was rabbi. He served from 1926 to 1935 as librarian in the Prussian State Library, Berlin. Immigrating to Palestine in 1936, he joined the staff of the Jewish National and University Library (1936–62). Goldschmidt prepared critical editions of various liturgical texts. His various Passover Haggadot (with German translation, introduction, and notes, 1936, 1937; Hebrew, 1947, 1960) became very popular; the Haggadah by N. N. Glatzer (Eng, 1953, 1969) is based on Goldschmidt's work. In 1959 his edition of Maimonides' prayer text appeared; it was followed by Siddur Tefillat Yisrael (two rites) in 1964; Selichot according to both the Lithuanian and Polish rites in 1965; Kinot (liturgy for the Ninth of Av, Polish rite) in 1968; S. D. Luzzatto's introduction to his edition of the Machzor Roma was reissued by Goldschmidt (1966) with notes and an essay on the Roman rite. His edition of the High Holiday machzor (1970), which is a compendium of all the Ashkenazi rites, is of particular importance. ” (EJ, 2007) “Through the generations the Passover Haggadah has been one of the most popular works – perhaps the most popular – in Jewish religious literature. Many recensions, differing from one another to a greater or lesser degree, have been preserved in various manuscripts mostly dating from the 13th to the 15th century, and also in fragments from the Cairo Genizah. These manuscripts originate from all countries in which Jews have lived. Some halakhic works also contain the text of and commentaries on the Haggadah. Others are found in daily or festival prayer books; the majority, however, are separate works for use on the eve of Passover only. These manuscripts have not yet been adequately investigated; only a selected few, particularly the illuminated copies, have engaged the attention of scholars. In the seventh or eighth century the Haggadah was apparently compiled as a separate work by the geonim. ” (Ernst Daniel Goldschmidt, ‘Haggadah, Passover’ entry in EJ, 2007). Subjects: Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Passover - Prayer-books and devotions. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Cairo Genizah. Haggadah. Light soiling to cloth and outer edges, otherwise fresh. Very good + condition. (HAG-10-23) (ID #31264) $50.00.
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  13. Kanof, Abram; Tom L Freudenheim. THE AMERICAN JEW IN THE VISUAL ART OF AMERICA. New York, N. Y.; American Jewish Historical Society, 1966. Original Wraps. 8vo. 14 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Contains the following essays: A selected bibliography; by Abram Kanof - How to organize a local Jewish museum; by Abram Kanof and Tom L. Freudenheim. Contains a list of Jewish Museums. Subjects: Jewish art - United States - Bibliography. Jewish museums. OCLC lists 7 copies. Condition. (ART-23-36) (ID #33497) $35.00.
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  15. Kohut, Adolph. BERUEHMTE ISRAELITISCHE MAENNER UND FRAUEN IN DER KULTURGESCHI CHTE DER MENSCHHEIT. LEBENS- UND CHARAKTERBILDER AUS VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART. EIN HANDBUCH FUER HAUS UND FAMILIE. 2 volumes (complete). Leipzig, A. H. Payne, 1901. 1st Edition. 1/2 Leather, Large 8vo, 431, 431 pages. 432 pages each Volume Shunami #2614 "Mit zahlreichen Portraets und sonstigen Illustrationen" Excellent resource. Ex-library. Edges rubbed. Volume II missing spine, inner-pages clean, overall very good conditon. (GER-41-27) (ID #31141) $200.00.
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  17. Kohut, Adolph. BERUEHMTE ISRAELITISCHE MAENNER UND FRAUEN IN DER KULTURGESCHI CHTE DER MENSCHHEIT. LEBENS- UND CHARAKTERBILDER AUS VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART. EIN HANDBUCH FUER HAUS UND FAMILIE. (FIRST VOLUME ONLY). Leipzig, A. H. Payne, 1901. 1st Edition. Large 8vo, 431, 431 pages. Cloth with gilt lettering. Corners bumped, otherwise very good condition. (GER-41-26) (ID #31140) $100.00.
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  19. 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. Very Good Condition in good jacket. (ART-21-1/6) (ID #31138/31894) $35.00.
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    ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

     

     

  21. Bak, Samuel; Amos Oz. PAINTED IN WORDS: A MEMOIR. Bloomington; Indiana University Press, 2001. Original Cloth. 8vo. IX, [3], 500, [32] pages. 24 cm. First edition. With a foreword from Amos Oz. 55 color plates. “In Painted in Words internationally renowned artist Samuel Bak sets aside his brushes to narrate the stories of his life—as a child in Nazi-occupied Vilna, as a youth in European refugee camps, and as a maturing artist in Israel, France, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. With gentle humor, the child prodigy of the faraway past and the accomplished artist of today engage in a spirited dialogue from which emerges a self-portrait of 'The Artist as a Young—and middle-aged and aging—Survivor. ' The brilliance, vision, and virtuosity that Bak brings to his painting are equally in evidence in his writing. This deeply touching work is an important contribution to Holocaust literature and art history. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Painters - Israel - Biography. Bak, Samuel (1933-) - Biographies. Holocaust. Brand new. Great condition. (ART-22-47) (ID #33424) $30.00.
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  23. Bak, Samuel; Lawrence L Langer. THE GAME CONTINUES: CHESS IN THE ART OF SAMUEL BAK. Boston; Pucker Art Publications In Association With Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1999. Original Cloth. 4to. 87 pages. 29 cm. First edition. “Samuel Bak, the internationally prominent Holocaust artist, uniquely depicts a destroyed world through the metaphors of chess. A series of 52 color plates illuminate Bak's personal vision of the Holocaust experience. ” Subjects: Chess in art. Bak, Samuel - Criticism and interpretation. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (ART-22-48) (ID #33425) $30.00.
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  25. Donath, Adolph; Lesser Ury. LESSER URY: SEINE STELLUNG IN DER MODERNEN DEUTSCHEN MALEREI. Berlin; Max Perl, 1921. Original Cloth. 4to. 138 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In German. With 66 illustrations, six in color. Important monograph on the German-Jewish painter Lesser Ury, written by noted Austrian-Jewish art historian and poet Adolph Donath. Lesser Ury (1861–1931) “was born in Birnbaum, Prussia, went to Berlin at the age of 12 and two years later was apprenticed to a clothing merchant. When he had saved enough money, he began to study art, first in Duesseldorf and then in Brussels and Paris. A prize from the Berlin Academy enabled him to train further in Italy. Although he was something of a vagrant, Ury made his headquarters in Berlin from 1886 and there led a poverty-stricken, asocial life until he was over 60. It was only then that his melancholy paintings of city streets in stormy weather began to sell for high prices. He was a versatile artist and some of his earlier works, particularly his landscapes and his flower studies, achieved a glow of color that anticipated the goal of the expressionists. He produced drawings, lithographs, and etchings, but his finest works were his pastels. Ury repeatedly attempted ambitious subjects on a monumental scale, some of them suggested by events in contemporary Jewish life. His Jerusalem is a study of refugees from czarist Russia at the turn of the century sitting aimlessly on a bench, staring into nothing. The most famous of his somewhat theatrical biblical paintings, Jeremiah – the brooding prophet reclining under a vast, star-studded sky – is in the Tel Aviv Museum. Ury's fame had spread far beyond Germany. The retrospective exhibition arranged by the Berlin National Gallery to celebrate his 70th birthday turned into a memorial exhibition. After World War II, West Germany tried to repair the damage done to his reputation in the Nazi era with several comprehensive shows. ” (Werner, EJ 2008). Subjects: Painters - Germany. Jewish artists - Germany. Ury, Lesser, 1861-1931. Light soiling to cloth, previous owners ex libris stamp partially removed and torn from endpage, otherwise fresh and clean throughout. Very good condition. (ART-22-37) (ID #33414) $145.00.
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  27. Feininger, Lyonel. FIGURES BY FEININGER: JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 23, 1946. New York; Willard Gallery, 1946. Original Wraps. 12mo. [4] pages. 19 cm. First edition. One Folded Sheet. Exhibition list of 36 art works - oils and watercolors – by title and date at the Willard Gallery in New York (32 East 57 Street); works by Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), an expressionist and Cubist painter, Bauhaus teacher, and comic strip artist; he was born in New York, but lived in Germany for much of his adult life, and left Germany in 1937 after the closing of the Bauhaus and when his work was confiscated and displayed in the ‘Entartete Kunst’ exhibition. Subjects: Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956 - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 4 copies (Smithsonian, Moma, Frick Mus, Philadelphia Museum). Very fresh. Great condition. (HOLO2-108-46) (ID #31808) $50.00.
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  29. Feininger, Lyonel. LYONEL FEININGER; RECENT PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS. [CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION] JAN. 29-FEB. 23, 1946. New York; Buchholz Gallery, 1946. Original Wraps. 12mo. [6] pages. 12 x 19 cm. First edition. Exhibition held in New York at the Buchholz Gallery (32 East 57th Street). Listings for 46 oils and watercolors (organized by title and date; oil paintings also contain listings for dimensions); with 4 illustrations. Works by Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), an expressionist and Cubist painter, Bauhaus teacher, and comic strip artist; he was born in New York, but lived in Germany for much of his adult life, and left Germany in 1937 after the closing of the Bauhaus and when his work was confiscated and displayed in the ‘Entartete Kunst’ exhibition. Subjects: Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956 - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 9 copies. Very Fresh. Great condition. (HOLO2-108-47) (ID #31809) $105.00.
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  31. Feniger, Ofer. OFER FENIGER: TSIYURIM VE-RISHUMIM = OFER FENIGER DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS. Tel Aviv; A. Levin-Epshtein, 1970. Original Portfolio. Folio. [4] pages, 12 plates. 35 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Introduction by Haim Gamzu. Designed by Gabi Neumann. 12 drawings and paintings of artist Ofer Feniger who fell during the Six Day War at the age of 24. Foreword by Dr. Haim Gamzu. List of drawings: Composition, Musings, Bird of Prey, Nightmare, The Stubborn Cow, On Night Duty, Face, Storm, Tree in the Wind, Loneliness, Horse and Plough, Tree. Most illustrated in color. Subjects: Feniger, Ofer, 1942-1967 – Catalogs. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light wear to portfolio, lightly bumped corner of plates, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-9) (ID #33450) $30.00.
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  33. Geller, Todros. FROM LAND TO LAND: WOODCUTS. 1937. Cloth, Chicago: L. M. Stein, 8vo. 11 pages, 48 plates. Contains woodcuts. A very handsome and uncommon book, with woodcuts illustrating Jewish life, as well as Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Midwestern American themes. SUBJECT (S): Woodgravings; Art, Jewish. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Some bumping to corners and edges. Illustrated endpapers. Light wear to corners, Very Good condition. (ART-1-5). (ID #33505) $125.00.
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  35. Goldman, Paul; Shlomo Arad. PA'UL GOLDMAN: TSELEM-'ITONUT, 1943-1961 = PAUL GOLDMAN: PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER, 1943-1961. Tel Aviv; Eretz Israel Museum, 2005. Original Wraps. 4to. 121, 23 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Text in English and Hebrew. Text and photographs of an exhibit. Contains approximately 130 photographs of “rare images documenting Eretz-Israel during the final years of the British Mandate and Israel's struggle for survival during its first thirteen years. Goldman's privileged access - as a British Army member and later as a journalist befriended by Israeli leaders - offered a front-row perspective of personal moments at a time of sweeping, historic change. Goldman was a Hungarian-born photojournalist who fled from Budapest in 1940 with his wife Dina to escape Nazism. Goldman's simply composed, brightly lit shots represent more than a bystander's snapshots at a turning point for the Middle East. His images document events, families, leaders, struggles, and hopes, from the period of the British Mandate in Palestine and the arrival of Holocaust survivor immigrants, to the War of Independence, the formative years of kibbutz and agricultural life in the young state, and the development of Tel Aviv as a modern city. Highlights include unusual, personal portraits of Israel's earliest leaders: David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, doing a headstand at Sharon Hotel beach in Herzliyah in September 1957 after a period of instruction by Dr. Moshe Feldenkreis; Chaim Weizmann, the nation's first president, and emerging figures destined to gain international fame - Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, Menachem Begin, and a young lieutenant colonel commanding a paratrooper brigade in March 1957, today Israel's prime minister Ariel Sharon. ” - HUC. Subjects: Art - Israel - Exhibitions. Photography - Israel - Exhibitions. Photojournalism - Israel - Exhibitions. Goldman, Paul, 1900-1986 – Exhibitions. OCLC lists 17 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-15) (ID #33475) $30.00.
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  37. ANOTHER COPY. Some water damage to rear wraps and upper margin of pages, otherwise fresh. Good - condition. (ART-23-16) (ID #33476) $30.00.
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  39. Gottlieb, Maurycy. IGROT VE-DIVRE YOMAN. Yerushalayim; Mosad Byalik, 1956. Original Cloth. 16mo. 77, [8] pages (85 pages total). 17 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. With 8 pages of plates. Divre omanim; sefer 6. Maurycy Gottlieb (1856 – 1879), one of the founders of modern Jewish Art. This volume contains correspondence of Gottlieb. Subjects: Artists - Poland - Biography. Painters - Poland - Biography. Gottlieb, Maurycy, 1856-1879. OCLC lists 20 copies. Light wear to jacket. Great condition. (ART-23-37) (ID #33498) $100.00.
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  41. Israel, Leon. DI AMOLIKE IST SAYD IN BILDE = THE EAST SIDE OF YESTERYEAR IN PICTURES [SIGNED BY AUTHOR]. New York; Printed By The Academy Photo Offset, 1954. Cloth, Original Cloth. Folio. 78 pages. 36 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and English. Chiefly illustrated. Includes an appreciation of Israel's work by David Einhorn, with an English translation by Morris Sorgen. Contains 66 black and white drawings by illustrator and painter Leon Israel, nicknamed Lola (1887 - 1955). Author inscribed, in yiddish, dated 1954. Subjects: Jews - Social life and customs. Jews - New York (State) New York (N. Y.) - Pictorial works. Jacket lightly soiled, with small tear to English side, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition in good jacket. (AMR-44-25) (ID #31563) $30.00.
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  43. (Israels, Josef) Gunsaulus, Frank Wakeley. JOSEF ISRAELS; AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION OF JOSEF ISRAELS' PAINTINGS, TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART. Toledo; Toledo Museum Of Art, 1912. Original Cloth. 4to. [72] pages. 27 cm. First edition. Bound in brown cloth, with gilt title; printed on thick handcut paper; frontispiece photograph of Jozef Israels; 16 tipped in illustrations (including 'Saul and David'). With text written by Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus (1856-1921), a noted preacher, educator, pastor, author and humanitarian; served as a board member of the Art Institute of Chicago. Publication to commemorate the opening exhibition of Israel's paintings at the Toledo Museum of Art, founded and funded by Edward Drummond Libbey, a noted glass industrialist. Jozef Israels (1824–1911), “Dutch painter. Israëls, who was born in Groningen, the son of a money changer, studied first at the Amsterdam Academy, then at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he copied the works of old masters at the Louvre and became acquainted with the School of Barbizon. After returning to Amsterdam in 1847, Israëls earned his living by painting portraits and historical subjects. Among these were scenes from Jewish life and history as well as from Dutch history. In 1855, when for health reasons he went to live at the fishing village of Zandvoort, he turned to the representation of fishermen and country people. His pictures of the Netherlands coast showed the influence of the Barbizon school, while his interiors are reminiscent of the Dutch paintings of the 17th century. His treatment of light is reminiscent of Rembrandt, and so are some of his subjects, particularly his Saul and David and The Jewish Wedding. In 1871 Israëls moved to The Hague, where he was joined by a number of other painters. This group became known as the 'Haagse School' and produced fine, realistic landscapes in which shades of green and a grey sky played a great part. Israëls was thus one of the discoverers of the true Dutch landscape. But he also frequently reverted to Jewish subjects. One of his best-known works is The Son of an Ancient People (1889), which shows a forlorn shopkeeper in the Amsterdam ghetto and is filled with that compassion which distinguishes his best paintings. Israëls is considered one of the leading Dutch 19th-century painters. ” (Yapou-Hoffmann; EJ, 2008) Subjects: Painting, Dutch. Israëls, Jozef, 1824-1911. Israëls, Jozef, 1824-1911. Our Daily Bread. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-39) (ID #33416) $30.00.
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  45. Israels, Jozef; Max Liebermann; Leah Goldberg; Aryeh Navon. YOSEF YISRAEL'S. Tel Aviv; Sifriyat Poalim, 1944. Original Wraps. 12mo. 8, [25] pagesm (33 pages total). 19 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. 19 pages of plates. Alakhson; Tsayarim Yehudim, 3. [Introduction by M. Liebermann. Monograph on the Jewish artist Josef Israels. Published in Tel-Aviv by "Sifriat Poalim" Worker's Book-Guild (Hashomer Hatzair) Palestine. Plates in black and white, wraps and title page printed in color. Subjects: Jewish painters. Israels, Jozef, 1824-1911. OCLC lists 10 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-40) (ID #33501) $75.00.
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  47. Kaplan, Anatoly L'Vovich; Boris Davuidovich Suris. ANATOLIJ L'VOVIC KAPLAN: OCERK TVORCESTVA. Leningrad; "chudoznik RSFSR", 1972. Original Cloth. 8vo. 239 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Russian. Anatoly Lvovich Kaplan; Sketch of the Artist. Summary in English: pp. 234-236. Pages 83 to 232 consists entirely of illustrations (many in color) from the artists work over the period 1928-1969. Frontispiece portrait of Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan (1902–1980); “Russian draftsman and lithographer. Kaplan studied at the Leningrad Academy from 1921 to 1927 and then he worked as a stage designer for ten years. He became a member of the Union of Soviet Artists in 1939 and his work was regularly shown in Russia. In 1941 he was commissioned to arrange the Jewish exhibit in the Leningrad Ethnological Museum. Kaplan started doing lithographs in 1937. His prints are inspired by Jewish tradition and Russian folklore. An emphasis on decorative elements imbues many of his works with a fairy tale quality. Kaplan drew illustrations to Shalom Aleichem's Kasrilovka (1937–41), The Bewitched Tailor (1953–57); and Tevye the Milkman (1957–61). The series 'Views of Leningrad' (1946), executed during the days of the blockade, were acquired by many Russian museums. He also created lithographs for Song of Songs (1958–60), Yiddish Folk Songs (1959–60), and The Little Goat (1958). Kaplan, even at this late date, caught the atmosphere of the Jewish shtetl with simplicity and humor and succeeded in conveying the poetic mood of the literary sources. ” (Cohen, EJ 2008) Attractively bound in purple cloth, attractive jacket, decorative endpages; housed in box as issued. Subjects: Kaplan, Anatoli (Anatoli Lvovic), 1902-1980. Anatoly L. Kaplan – Jewish Art – Soviet Union. Jewish Artists – Russia. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light wear to jacket and light soiling to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good + condition. (ART-22-46) (ID #33423) $85.00.
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  49. Liebermann, Max; Hans Wolfgang Singer. ZEICHNUNGEN VON MAX LIEBERMANN: FÜNFZIG TAFELN MIT LICHTDRUCKEN NACH DES MEISTERS ORIGINALEN. Leipzig; A. Schumann's, 1912. Original Cloth. 4to. 19 pages; 50 leaves. 30 cm. First edition. In German. Drawings by Max Liebermann; fifty plates. Includes original laid in publishers advertisement. Reproduction of fifty paintings by Max Liebermann (born July 20, 1847, Berlin, Ger. —died February 8, 1935, Berlin), painter and printmaker who is known for his naturalistic studies of the life and labour of the poor. He was also the foremost proponent of Impressionism in Germany. Subjects: Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935. Hinges starting, light soiling to cloth, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (ART-23-11) (ID #33471) $30.00.
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  51. Liebermann, Max; Max J Friedländer. MAX LIEBERMANNS GRAPHISCHE KUNST. Dresden; Arnold, 1922. Original Cloth. 4to. 33, 95 pages. 26 cm. Second edition. In German. “Max Liebermanns Graphic Art”. With 95 pages of plates. 103 illustrations total. Introduction by Max J. Friedlander (1867-1958), important German art historian, curator, and art dealer. Max Liebermann (1847–1935), “German painter. Liebermann, 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. ” (Werner, EJ 2008) Subjects: Prenten. Bildband. Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-38) (ID #33415) $30.00.
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  53. Livni, Zvi. ZVI LIVNI: LANDSCAPES IN ISRAEL: EIGHT ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS BY THE ARTIST [INSCRIBED BY ARTIST]. Tel-Aviv; Y. Orenstein, "yavneh", [1964]. Original Portfolio. 4to. [8], [8] pages. 35 cm. Third edition. Inscribed by Zvi Livni on titlepage of accompanying booklet. Added title page: Zvi Livni, Landscape and man in Israel; eight lithographs. Consistes of one english booklet ('Impressions and comments' by Yosi Gamzu; English version by I. M. Lask), and 8 lithographs in portfolio. Lithographs contain title in Hebrew, English and French at bottom. Reproduction of eight prints by Livni, of the following scenes: Twilight over Jerusalem, Wood Gathering, Ari Synagogue in Safed, Nocturne in Safed, Dance at Meron, Morning in an olive-grove, Maabara in the Sands, Fishers on Lake Kinneret. Zvi Livni, painter, born in Lodz, Poland, immigrated to Erez Israel 1927. Livni commenced his artistic education at the Art Academy in Warsaw. He came to Israel as a young man. Here he lived for many years in a kibbutz and was one of the founders of the artist group of the Kibbutz Artzi. He left Israel on several occasions in order to continue his studies and spent much time in Germany, France and Italy. He was among the founders of the famous Artists' Colony in Safed. Subjects: Israel - Pictorial works. OCLC lists 20 copies. Light wear to portfolio, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-28) (ID #33405) $30.00.
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  55. (Lilien, E.M.) Rosenfeld, Morris. Illustrated by E. M. Lilien. translated by Berthold Feiwel. LIEDER DES GHETTO. Berlin and Vienna: Benjamin Harz, [1920?]. Cloth; 4to. 140 pages. Erster Tausend. In German, translated from the Yiddish. Profusely illustrated-cover, borders, bands, full-page illustrations-in the Art Nouveau style. Originally published in Yiddish in 1898. The poems describe the harsh lives of impoverished Jews at the end of the nineteenth century. "Rosenfeld wrote poems on proletarian, national, and romantic themes. During his lifetime Yiddish poetry developed far beyond his capacities, but his successors' achievements were possible only because of his pioneering efforts and stylistic innovations....his proletarian poems and national songs stirred the Jewish masses during their early struggles in the New World and at the beginning of the Jewish national renascence. " (Moshe Starkman, EJ) The illustrator, Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874-1925), an artist and printmaker, was the first artist to become an active Zionist. Lilien collaborated closely with Theodor Herzl, and helped establish the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem. "Lieder des Ghetto" was one of his earliest important commissions, but the fullness of his talent is already evident. His drawings, done mainly in India ink, were a perfect medium for the somber themes of Rosenfeld's poetry. Lilien "is of the first rank both for the very high quality of his work, but also for his involvement with the Theodor Herzl and the Zionist cause. His use of authentic Jewish types in his Art Nouveau style was a revolution that drew him away from Beardsleyesque decadence towards a uniquely Jewish vision. " (Henry Hollander) OCLC lists nine copies worldwide. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (ART-21-9) (ID #33179) $95.00.
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  57. ANOTHER COPY. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-21-10) (ID #33180) $85.00.
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  59. Lilien, Ephraim Moses. JERUSALEM. New York: Ktav Pub. House, 1976. Original Cloth. 4to. 165 pages. 31 cm. The Library of Jewish Art. By Ephraim Moses Lilien; with an introduction by Joseph Gutmann. With 36 plates. Legends on each plate in Hebrew. Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874–1925), “Austrian illustrator and printmaker... In 1908 Lilien turned from book illustration to etching. Many of his etchings are views of Austria and Hungary, while others record his impressions of Palestine, Damascus, and Beirut. His drawings, executed mainly in India ink, show a crisp, elegant line and a strong contrast between black and white areas. Lilien combined biblical and traditional Jewish themes with the motifs and methods of Art Nouveau. His art expressed Jewish hopes and desires in the era of Zionism that looked beyond the exile. ” (Werner; EJ 2008) Subjects: Jérusalem dans l'art. Palestine dans l'art. Lilien, Ephraim Mose, 1874-1925. Lilien, Ephraim Mose, 1874-1925. Jerusalem - In art. Palestine - In art. Light soiling to endpages, light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. Scarce and important. (ART-22-34) (ID #33411) $525.00.
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  61. Moriah, Avner; Shlomo Fox-Ashrei; Andrea Moriah. AVNER MORIAH: MURALS AT THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. New York; Jewish Theological Seminary, 2001. Original Wraps. 4to. 80 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Profusely illustrated in color throughout. With a biography of the artist, and description and illustrations of the permament installations at the Jewish Theological Seminary: Gathering at Mount Sinai, and Women's Zodiac (for the Women's League for Conservative Judaism JTS, New York). Subjects: Mural painting and decoration, Israeli - 21st century. Ten commandments in art. Women in art. Women in the Bible. Jews - History. Painting - New York (State) - New York. Moriah, Avner - Themes, motives. Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Bible. Old Testament. - Illustrations. OCLC lists 20 copies. Very fresh. Great condition. (ART-23-1/a) (ID #33441/2) $30.00.
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  63. Nussbaum, Felix; Eva Berger; Karl Georg Kaster. FELIX NUSSBAUM: ART DEFAMED, ART IN EXILE, ART IN RESISTANCE: A BIOGRAPHY. Woodstock, N. Y.; Overlook Press, 1997. Original Cloth. 8vo. 496 pages. 25 cm. 4th enlarged and fully revised edition; 1st American edition. Profusely illustrated. An English translation of the catalog of an exhibition held at the Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Osnabrück, May 6-Aug. 26, 1990. "This book is published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Felix Nussbaum on 9 August 1994.” “Nussbaum's art reflects the course of the first half of this century like that of no other painter - the tranquil life in the provinces, the rapid tempo of life in the capital Berlin, emigration, the camp, war and the conquest of Europe by Nazi Germany, then the exclusion of the Jewish people by a policy of racism, life underground and in hiding, and finally the extermination of the Jews in Europe. Above all, his last paintings, an eye witness account of the Holocaust to which he himself eventually fell victim, are unique in art. " "The catalogue for the 1990 exhibition has become a standard work on Felix Nussbaum and on resistance in art, stimulating a reconsideration of this away from the cliches of Agitprop. " "Hence, The Overlook Press is issuing a new and fully revised edition of the book. It includes paintings by Felix Nussbaum that have come to light in the last five years, among them the major group of works that were left behind in Amsterdam when his parents were arrested. All the new facts that have emerged on Nussbaum's life and the new details that have become known on his artistic contacts have been taken into account, and the interpretation of many individual paintings has been given greater depth or corrected in accordance with the latest state of research. The many comparisons with works by other European artists should help to widen understanding of the analysis of Nussbaum's works in art history. " - Jacket. Subjects: Jewish artists - Germany - Exhibitions. Nussbaum, Felix, 1904-1944 – Exhibitions. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-22-60) (ID #33440) $30.00.
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  65. Nussbaum, Felix. FELIX NUSSBAUM: GEMALDE, ZEICHNUNGEN UND DOKUMENTE. Duisburg, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, 1988. Original illustrated Wrappers, 4to, 130 pp. with 116 ills. (40 col.). 30 x 25 cm. In German. Felix Nussbaum (11 December 1904 - 2 August 1944) was a German-Jewish surrealist painter. Nussbaum's artwork gives a rare glimpse into the essence of one individual among the victims of the Holocaust. Nussbaum was a lifelong student, beginning his formal studies in 1920 in Hamburg and Berlin, and continuing as long as the contemporary political situation allowed him. In his earlier works, Nussbaum was heavily influenced by Vincent van Gogh and Henri Rousseau and he eventually paid homage to Giorgio de Chirico and Carlo Carrà as well. Carl Hofer's expressionist painting influenced Felix's careful approach to color. In 1933, Nussbaum was studying under a scholarship in Rome at the Berlin Academy of the Arts when the Nazis gained control of Germany. Adolf Hitler sent his Minister of Propaganda to Rome in April to explain to the artist elites how a Nazi artist was to develop, which entailed promoting heroism and the Aryan race. Nussbaum realised at this point that, as a Jew, he could not remain at the academy. The next decade of Nussbaum's life was characterised by fear, which is reflected in his artwork. In 1934 he took Felka Platek, a painter whom he had met while studying in Berlin and would later marry during their exile in Brussels in 1937, to meet his parents in Switzerland. Felix's parents eventually grew homesick for Germany and, against his fierce objections, they returned. This was the last time Felix would see his mother and father - the source of his spiritual and financial support. Felix and Felka would spend the next ten years in exile, mostly in Belgium, a period of emotional and artistic isolation for him.After Nazi Germany attacked Belgium in 1940, Nussbaum was arrested by Belgian police as a "hostile alien" German, and was subsequently taken to the Saint-Cyprien camp in France. The desperate circumstances in the camp influenced his pictures of that time. He eventually signed a request to the French camp authorities to be returned to Germany. On the train ride from Saint Cyprien to Germany, he managed to escape and rendezvous with Felka in Brussels, and they began a life in hiding. Without residency papers, Nussbaum had no way of earning an income, but friends provided him with shelter and art supplies so that he could continue his craft. The darkness of the next four years of his life can be seen in the expression of his artwork from that period.1944 was the year in which the plans of Nazi Germany had the greatest impact on the Nussbaum family. Philipp and Rahel Nussbaum were killed atAuschwitz in February. In July, Nussbaum and his wife were found hiding in an attic by German armed forces. They were arrested, sent to the Mechelen transit camp and given the numbers XXVI/284 and XXVI/285. On August 2 they arrived at Auschwitz, and a week later Felix was murdered at the age of 39. Ex-library, otherwise Very Good Condition. (ART-23-38A) (ID #33510) $30.00.
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  67. Oppenheim, Moritz Daniel. PICTURES OF TRADITIONAL JEWISH FAMILY LIFE. New York; Ktav Pub. House, 1976. Original Cloth. 4to. VII, 97 pages. 31 cm. Second English edition. Translation of Bilder aus dem altjüdischen Familienleben. With an introduction by Alfred Werner. Reproductions of 20 paintings (black and white) by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1799–1882), “German painter. Oppenheim was born in Hanau and, after studying art at Frankfurt and Munich, he went to Paris and in 1821 to Rome, where he stayed four years. There he came under the influence of the Nazarenes, a group of fervently Christian artists who painted New Testament scenes. In 1825 Oppenheim returned to Frankfurt. His paintings of Old and New Testament scenes were soon widely appreciated. His most loyal patrons were the Rothschilds and he was known as 'painter of the Rothschilds' and–on account of his financial success–as 'the Rothschild of the painters. ' He earned praise from Goethe to whom he sent two drawings based on Goethe's Hermann und Dorothea. Goethe, whom Oppenheim visited in Weimar and whose portrait he painted, persuaded the grand duke of Weimar to bestow upon the painter the title of honorary professor. In 1833 a picture with the narrative title 'Return of a Jewish Volunteer from the Wars of Liberation to his Family Still Living According to the Old Tradition' brought the artist further renown. Encouraged by its wide success, Oppenheim painted 19 other canvases on Jewish motifs. These were eventually published in an album, Bilder aus dem altjuedischen Familienleben (1865) which appeared in the United States as Family Scenes from Jewish Life of Former Days (1866). These genre scenes, realistic yet tinged with romanticism, were much appreciated. They show excellent composition, and real skill in the grouping of the dramatis personae. They have been frequently reproduced to illustrate books on Jewish topics. He produced a series of large pictures on confrontations between Jews and Christians, e. G, Moses Mendelssohn and Lavater, Mendelssohn and Frederick the Great. Undoubtedly, Oppenheim's best works are his numerous portraits, pencil sketches as well as oils, including portraits of Ferdinand Hiller and Gabriel Riesser. He illustrated works by Berthold Auerbach and Solomon Hermann von Mosenthal. The city of Frankfurt commissioned him to paint portraits of past emperors for the Kaisersaal (Emperor's Hall) in the Roemer, the medieval town hall. Admirers came from all parts of Europe to visit his studio in Frankfurt. He continued to paint in his skillful, charmingly naive manner until a few days before his death, unconcerned with the changes in art and taste since his student days in Rome. ” (Werner, EJ 2008). Subjects: Jews in art. Oppenheim, Moritz Daniel, 1799-1882. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-35) (ID #33412) $75.00.
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  69. Roth, Ernest David; Elizabeth Manning Whitmore. ERNEST D. ROTH, N.A. New York; T. S. Hutson; London, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co, 1929. Original Cloth. 4to. [11] pages, 12 plates. 31 cm. American Etchers, volume I. With an introduction by Elizabeth Whitmore. Compiled by the Crafton collection. 12 tipped in plates (reproductions) throughout. “Ernest David Roth was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1879 and, at the age of five, immigrated with his parents to the United States. He studied painting at the National Academy of Design under George Maynard and Edgar Ward and at the New York School of Art under F. Luis Mora. Roth was a regular contributor to shows at the National Academy and the Pennsylvania Academy. In his painting and etching, Roth concentrated on simple architectural views, rarely including people in his scenes. He has received awards from the Salmagundi Club in 1911, 1912, 1915, 1917 and 1918, from the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1914 and 1936, from the Society of American Etchers in 1935 and from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1930. He received a silver medal for etching and a bronze medal for painting at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915.” RO Gallery. Subjects: Etching, American. Roth, Ernest David, 1879-1964. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-27) (ID #33488) $30.00.
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  71. Shahn, Ben. BEN SHAN TEN = BEN SHAHN. Hiroshima; Printed By Chugoku Shimbun, 1970. Original Wraps. 4to. 182 pages. 24 x 26 cm. First edition. Text in Japanese, with two essays in English by Bernarda B. Shahn and Kenneth W. Prescott. List of works also in English. Ben Shahn Retrospective. Catalog of an exhibition held September 19 - October 4, 1970 at the Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Arts, sponsored by the Chugoku Shimbun. Catalogue contains reproductions of 170 of Shahn's works, 27 in color; includes two photographs of Ben Shahn. Subjects: Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 - Exhibitions. Hiroshima, Japan. Prefectural Museum of Arts. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-22-42) (ID #33419) $30.00.
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  73. Steinhardt, Jacob. WOODCUTS. Jerusalem; Jerusalem Art Pub. Society, [1950s]. Original boards. Folio. [12] pages; 57 plates. 34 cm. First edition. 57 woodcuts, 16 of them hand coloured. Introduction by F. Schiff. Illustrations titled in Hebrew and English at bottom. 57 woodcuts by Jakob Steinhardt (1887–1968), “painter and printmaker. Born in Zerkow, Germany, he left home in 1906 to study in Berlin, first at the Museum of Arts and Crafts. Thanks to stipends he received from the Jewish community of Posen, he learned engraving under Hermann Struck. From 1909 he studied in Paris under Laurens and Matisse. He returned to Berlin in 1912 and, together with Ludwig Meidner and Richard Janthur, founded the Pathetiker Group, with whom he exhibited. Steinhardt was an early disciple of German expressionism, and his early subject matter was almost exclusively religious and social. He served as a soldier in Lithuania and Macedonia during World War I, and his on-the-spot drawings were exhibited in Berlin in 1917. During the war he had been exposed to the misery of Jewish life in the traditional little towns of Lithuania. This traumatic confrontation with the difficulties encountered by Jews was later significant to the content of his art. In 1933 Steinhardt immigrated to Erets-Israel, choosing to live in Jerusalem. In 1949 he was appointed head of the graphics department of the Bezalel School of Art, of which he was director between 1954 and 1957. Awarded many international prizes for his outstanding woodcuts, in 1955 he received the first international prize in graphic arts at the SCO Paulo Biennale, and in 1960 the Arta Liturgica Prize at the Venice Biennale. Steinhardt's art was recognized by his unique woodcut technique... The romantic themes of death and suffering that appeared in Steinhardt's art were also a reflection of his Expressionist attitude. In 1925 colors were added to the woodcuts. Steinhardt chose a dark tonality instead of the bright sunlight colors he used in his oil paintings. In Jerusalem, during the 1930s and the early 1940s, the woodcuts expressed his depressed mood caused by the horrible information about the Jews in Europe, while they also were concerned with the shtetl atmosphere of the Old City of Jerusalem. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jakob Steinhardt – Woodcuts. Jewish Art. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light soiling to boards, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (ART-22-32) (ID #33409) $375.00.
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  75. (Ury, Lesser) Schwarz, Karl. LESSER URY (JÜDISCHE BÜCHEREI - BAND 17). Berlin, Fritz Gurlitt, 1920. 1st edition. Original decorated paper wrappers, 12mo, 19 pages plus 4 plates. A short biography of the Jewish impressionist painter Lesser Ury, with 14 black and white reproductions. The book is in German. Lesser Ury (1861-1931) "was born in Birnbaum, Prussia, went to Berlin at the age of 12 and two years later was apprenticed to a clothing merchant. When he had saved enough money, he began to study art, first in Duesseldorf and then in Brussels and Paris. A prize from the Berlin Academy enabled him to train further in Italy. Although he was something of a vagrant, Ury made his headquarters in Berlin from 1886 and there led a poverty-stricken, asocial life until he was over 60. It was only then that his melancholy paintings of city streets in stormy weather began to sell for high prices. He was a versatile artist and some of his earlier works, particularly his landscapes and his flower studies, achieved a glow of color that anticipated the goal of the expressionists. He produced drawings, lithographs, and etchings, but his finest works were his pastels. Ury repeatedly attempted ambitious subjects on a monumental scale, some of them suggested by events in contemporary Jewish life. His Jerusalem is a study of refugees from czarist Russia at the turn of the century sitting aimlessly on a bench, staring into nothing. The most famous of his somewhat theatrical biblical paintings, Jeremiah - the brooding prophet reclining under a vast, star-studded sky - is in the Tel Aviv Museum. Ury's fame had spread far beyond Germany. The retrospective exhibition arranged by the Berlin National Gallery to celebrate his 70th birthday turned into a memorial exhibition. After World War II, West Germany tried to repair the damage done to his reputation in the Nazi era with several comprehensive shows. " (Werner, EJ 2008). Subjects: Painters - Germany. Jewish artists - Germany. Ury, Lesser, 1861-1931. Wear at spine, Pages yellowing as generally found. Else in good condition.(ART-23-36A) (ID #33508) $30.00.
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  77. Venturi, Lionello. MARC CHAGALL. New York; P. Matisse Editions, 1945. Original Boards. 4to. 47, [4], 4 pages. 28 cm. Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies: #242. 64 black and white plates, with 2 mounted color plates. Blue paper-covered boards with flaps in original matching dust jacket, both with white lettering on cover. Six chapters describe Chagall's life, including An Approach to Chagall, Origins - 1887-1909, The Shock of Paris - 1910-1914, The Return to the Native Land, Paris and Love - 1923-1930, and finally Meditations, Dreams and Nightmares. Written by Lionelli Venturi (1885-1961), an Italian art critic and historian and friend of Chagall, he went into exile twice, owing to Mussolini, and again, owing to Vichy France, and returned to Italy after the war. Subjects: Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985. Exile Literature. Art – Monographs. Light wear to edges of jacket and boards, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SPEC-39-19) (ID #32931) $30.00.
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  79. Weintraub, William; Maritza Rosman. PORTRAITS BY WEINTRAUB [NUMBERED AND ARTIST INSCRIBED]. New York; Murray S. Greenfield Gallery, 1963. Original Portfolio. Folio. 10 Drawings in Portfolio. 35 cm. First edition. Inscribed on portfolio fly leaf: Copy no. 55; W. Weintraub; Tel-Aviv '63. Added cover title in Hebrew. Introduction by Reuven Berman; edited by Maritza Rosman. With 3 leaves containing title page, introduction, catalogue of the drawings; 10 drawings. Portraits on various dark shades of paper. Portfolio consists of illustrated paper over boards. “American born William Weintraub has become one of Israel's best known painters of Israeli people. Mr. Weintraub is a graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art. He studied under renowned teacher Jacques Maroger. As a volunteer in the US Merchant Marines in 1944, Weintraub found his subjects in his trips to Europe and the Mediterranean. After a brief internment in Cyprus, Weintraub arrived in Palestine to participate in the War of Liberation. Following a stint in the Israeli Merchant Navy, Weintraub settled in Tel Aviv in 1955 to give all his time to painting. He has held successful one-man shows and participated in group exhibits in Israel and abroad. ” (RO Gallery biography) Subjects: Jewish portraits. Jewish artists. OCLC lists 3 copies (HUC, Towson, JTSA). Light wear to portfolio, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-33) (ID #33410) $400.00.
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  81. Lanes, Selma G.; Robert Morton; Will Brown. THE ART OF MAURICE SENDAK [INSCRIBED BY SENDAK AND AUTHOR]. New York; Abrams, 1980. Original Cloth. 4to. 278 pages. 28 x 30 cm. First edition. Inscribed by Maurice Sendak and Selma Lanes on title page. With original printed glassine wrapper. With 261 illustrations, including 94 plates in full color and an original Sendak pop-up. A biography of the American illustrator for children exploring his life and work. Includes many samples of his work. Subjects: Illustration. Kinderliteratur. Sendak, Maurice. Light edge wear, near fine. A beautiful inscribed copy (ART-23-23) (ID #33484) $300.00.
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  83. Chanover, Hyman; Alice Chanover; Maurice Sendak. HAPPY HANUKAH EVERYBODY. New York; United Synagogue Commission On Jewish Education, [1954]. Original Cloth. 8vo. [26] pages. 28 cm. First edition. By Hyman and Alice Chanover; with color illustrations throughout by Maurice Sendak. Rare first edition of this charmingly illustrated holiday story. Mimmy, Joel and Baby Dan light the menorah, receive gelt and sing holiday blessings in this children’s book boasting delightful illustrations, many in color, by Sendak. Hanrahan A16. Subjects: Hanukkah - Juvenile literature. Hanukkah. Juvenile literature – 1954. Institutional stamps on endpages. Light soiling to boards and wear to binding, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (ART-23-24) (ID #33485) $200.00.
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  85. Garvey, Robert; Maurice Sendak. GOOD SHABBOS, EVERYBODY!. New York; United Synagogue Commission On Jewish Education, 1951. Original Cloth. 4to. 26 pages. 28 cm. First edition. With illustrations by Maurice Sendak; Leonard Weisgard, art consultant. Illustrated with color pictorial covers, pictorial endpapers and color or black and white illustrations on every page by Sendak. Little Mimmy's excitement mounts as she helps mother prepare for the Sabbath and then daddy walks in the door. Hanrahan A3. Scarce early Sendak title. Subjects: Sabbath. Sabbath – Juvenile Literature. Lightly bumped edges and corners to boards, institutional stamps on endpages, very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-23-25) (ID #33486) $145.00.
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  87. Krauss, Ruth; Maurice Sendak. A HOLE IS TO DIG: A FIRST BOOK OF FIRST DEFINITIONS. New York; Harper & Row, 1952. Publishers cloth. 12mo. [48] pages. 18 cm. First edition; second state. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Maurice Sendak. A book for young children that explains and illustrates simple and easily understood definitions such as a hole is to dig, hands are to hold, and arms are to hug. One of Sendak's most famous early works. Cloth-backed illustrated paper over boards; illustrated in black with red ink text; "Grr-r-r" on page [23], hence second state (Hanrahan; Works of Maurice Sendak). Subjects: Definition (Philosophy) - Juvenile literature. Definition (Philosophy) - Fiction. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (MX-36-21) (ID #31185) $30.00.
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  89. Bialer, Judah Loeb. MIN HA-GENAZIM [VOL 2]. Jerusalem; Hechal Shlomo, 1969. Publishers cloth. 12mo. XI, [34], 196 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with English. With fifteen full page plates (including two fold out plates). Min hagenazim: description of manuscripts and poems. Volume two. "Preface" and "Manuscripts described in this prospectus, " also in English. “Published in honour of Sir Isaac and Lady Wolfson of London on the occasion of the opening of the special hall for manuscripts and Rare Prints in the ‘Wolfson Museum’ at Hechal Shlomo. ” Details the recent items added to the collections of the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art at Hechal Shlomo. Sir Isaac Wolfson (1897-1991), British Financier and Philanthropist; “The Edith and Isaac Wolfson Trust provided funds for building the Supreme Rabbinical Center in Jerusalem (Hechal Shlomo, named for his father), 50 synagogues throughout the country, and the Kiryat Wolfson housing projects for new immigrants in Jerusalem and Acre, which included schools and synagogues. He contributed to the development program of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technion, and especially the Weizmann Institute of Science. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Manuscripts, Hebrew - Jerusalem - Catalogs. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Catalogs. Light shelf wear to cloth, otherwise fine. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-33-65) (ID #31971) $40.00.
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  91. Braunstein, Susan L. PERSONAL VISION, THE JACOBO AND ASEA FURMAN COLLECTION OF JEWISH CEREMONIAL ART: THE JEWISH MUSEUM, NEW YORK, JULY 2-OCTOBER 6, 1985. New York, N. Y.; Jewish Museum, 1985. Original Cloth. 8vo. 40 pages. 22 cm. First edition. An exhibition catalog. Jacobo and Asea Furman collection of Jewish ceremonial art. Detailed catalogue of 41 items put on exhibit from the Furman collection displayed at the Jewish Museum. With color illustrations of the items throughout. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgical objects - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Exhibitions. Ceremonial objects - Private collections - Chile - Santiago - Exhibitions. Furman, Jacobo - Art collections - Exhibitions. Furman, Asea - Art collections - Exhibitions. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-14) (ID #33389) $30.00.
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  93. Deitsch, Elka. KABBALAH: MYSTICISM IN JEWISH LIFE: AN EXHIBITION AT THE HERBERT & EILEEN BERNARD MUSEUM OF JUDAICA, CONGREGATION EMANU-EL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. New York; Congregation Emanu-El Of The City Of New York, 2003. Original Wraps. 8vo. 80 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Catalog of an exhibition held November 4, 2003-January 30, 2004. Essays by William Gross, Moshe Idel, David Wachtel. Illustrated in color throughout. “Despite its complexity, Kabbalah has been one of the most powerful influences shaping Judaism. The imagery that surrounds Jewish mysticism is intriguing and intensely visual. Mysticism has permeated deeply into Jewish material culture. This exhibition illustrated and explored traditions of Jewish mysticism in different parts of the world from the medieval era to the early 20th century. It also examined the impact of the Kabbalah on Jewish life and custom. Visitors were able to view materials from the Near and Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States. Kabbalah: Mysticism in Jewish Life featured numerous examples of engraved amulets to protect women and unborn children from the demon Lilith, elaborate charts and esoteric diagrams found in scrolls and broadsides, and scholarly books and manuscripts with mystical illustrations. ” -Emanu El NYC. Subjects: Cabala - Exhibitions. Mysticism in art - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Exhibitions. Judaism in art - Exhibitions. Amulets (Judaism) - Exhibitions. Judaism - Liturgical objects - Exhibitions. Jewish art objects - Exhibitions. Jewish art - Exhibitions. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 7 copies. With the bookplate of the Steinhardt Family Library. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-31) (ID #33492) $30.00.
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  95. Grossman, Grace Cohen. THE MAURICE SPERTUS MUSEUM OF JUDAICA; AN ILLUSTRATED CATALOG OF SELECTED OBJECTS. Chicago; Spertus College Of Judaica Press, 1974. Original Wraps. 4to. 98, [6] pages. 26 cm. First edition. An illustrated catalog of selected objects. With introductory material by Arthur M. Feldman, Grace Cohen Grossman and Joseph Gutmann. Text by Grace Cohen Grossman. Illustrated endpapers. Catalogue of selected objects in their collection including menorahs, kiddush cups, megillahs, tefillin, ketubot, medals, etc. Profusely illustrated, some in color. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgical objects - Exhibitions. Maurice Spertus Museum of Judaica. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (ART-22-5) (ID #33380) $75.00.
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  97. Kanof, Abram. CEREMONIAL ART IN THE JUDAIC TRADITION: AN EXHIBITION ORGANIZED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART, RALEIGH, APRIL 27 THROUGH JUNE 15, 1975. Raleigh; North Carolina Museum Of Art, 1975. Original Wraps. 4to. 92 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Introduction and catalogue notes by Abram Kanof. Catalogue of 184 items, profusely illustrated in black and white. Catalogue of the important first exhibition of Jewish Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art: “In the late 1960s, Dr. Kanof retired from a successful medical and teaching career in New York and moved to Raleigh. Thirty more years lay ahead of him. Retirement freed Abe to pursue his bliss, including the scholarly study of Jewish art and symbolism. He wrote books. He traveled. He involved himself in the affairs of the Triangle’s small Jewish community. And he joined the North Carolina Museum of Art. In 1974 he convinced Director Moussa Domit to let him organize an exhibition of 'Ceremonial Art in the Judaic Tradition. ' The unexpected success of that show inspired Abe with the grander dream of a permanent collection of Judaica at the Museum. Domit and the Museum didn’t say no, but it was made clear that Abe would have to raise the funds and assemble the collection himself. Abe welcomed the challenge. For years he traveled the state, lecturing to civic and religious groups, all the while wheedling, coaxing, and cajoling potential donors. Abe and his wife also donated many objects from their own collection. By 1983 when the Museum opened on Blue Ridge Road, one of the most remarkable galleries featured not Old Master paintings but glittering Torah crowns, Hanukkah lamps, and Sabbath candlesticks. From the beginning the Judaic Art Gallery expressed Abe Kanof’s ecumenical vision. He knew that his audience was predominantly not Jewish. What he hoped to create was a place accessible to all where the spiritual and cultural life of the Jewish people could be both celebrated and shared through memorable works of art. Believing that the vitality of Judaism was best reflected in ceremonial art of contemporary design, he also insisted that equal attention be given to objects in modernist styles. ” (North Carolina Museum of Art; Our Own Dr. Kanof) Subjects: Judaism - Liturgical objects - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism – Exhibitions. Errata slip inserted. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-4) (ID #33379) $30.00.
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  99. Keen, Michael E. JEWISH RITUAL ART IN THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM. London; HMSO, 1991. Original Cloth. 4to. VI, 126 pages. 29 cm. First edition. The objects in this catalog were collected from a variety of departments in the Victoria & Albert Museum, since there is not a Judaica department as such. After a brief discussion of collecting and exhibiting Judaic art in England, the work is divided into four parts: Public Worship and the Synagogue, Festivals and Holy Days, Domestic Worship and Observance, and Costumes and Miscellaneous Items. Each section includes an introduction, photographs, and discussion of the provenance, iconography, and ritual role of the objects pictured. The text, which includes discussion of many Hebrew inscriptions, is supported by an array of footnotes; there is a glossary of terms and a select bibliography. The work is beautifully illustrated with clear, precise photos. It is as complete a catalog as one could imagine and therefore a welcome addition to the literature in the field. Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism - Catalogs. Art - England - London - Catalogs. Jüdische Kunst. Religiöse Kunst. Victoria and Albert Museum - Catalogs. London - Victoria and Albert Museum. Light wear to jacket, bookstamp on endpage, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ART-22-6) (ID #33381) $30.00.
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  101. Kleeblatt, Norman L; Vivian B Mann; Colin Eisler. TREASURES OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM. New York; Universe Books, 1986. Original Cloth. 4to. 210 pages. 31 cm. First edition. "Here is a richly illustrated volume celebrating the finest examples of art and design that have grown out of centuries of Jewish culture. The extensive collection of The Jewish Museum in New York offer an absorbing look at the develoment of Jewish art throughout the ages. … Treasures of the Jewish Museum is arrange by major periods in art history, beginning with antiquity and working through to the 20th century. Each work is introduced by a full page, four color illustrations and accompanied by a text that places the work in its cultural context and discusses its value and characteristics as a work of art. " (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism - Catalogs. Judaism - Liturgical objects - Catalogs. Jewish art - Catalogs. Art - New York (State) - New York - Catalogs. Jewish Museum (New York, N. Y.) - Catalogs. Minor tears to edge of jacket, otherwise clean. Good condition. (ART-22-21) (ID #33398) $30.00.
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  103. Landsberger, Franz. JEWISH ART OBJECTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE HEBREW UNION COLLEGE. [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Cincinnati; Art Museum, 1947. Original Wraps. 8vo. [14], [16] pages. 25 cm. First edition. Compiled by Franz Landsberger, a German Jewish refugee specialist 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.” (Katowice Yizkor) Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism - Exhibitions. Art - Ohio - Cincinnati - Exhibitions. Hebrew Union College - Exhibitions. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-11) (ID #33386) $100.00.
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  105. Mann, Vivian B. GARDENS AND GHETTOS: THE ART OF JEWISH LIFE IN ITALY. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 1989. Original Wraps. 4to. XX, 354 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Jewish Museum, New York. “Gardens and Ghettos: The Art of Jewish Life in Italy is the title of an exhibition curated by Vivian B. Mann and Emily Braun for The Jewish Museum, New York (September 1989-January 1990), an exhibition that explores the extraordinarily rich artistic legacy of Italian Jewry. This book, like the exhibition itself, focuses on four time periods: the Empire, the Era of the City States (1300-1550), the Era of the Ghettos (1550-1750), and the period since the Risorgimento. Artifacts and architecture are generously represented along with fine arts. Essays by prominent scholars introduce us to the historical and cultural context of a splendid array of works, from ancient Roman architectural fragments and gold glass to illuminated manuscripts and printed books from the Renaissance, baroque ceremonial textiles and silver, and paintings, graphics, and sculpture of the modern era. The many illustrations illuminate the art and life of a minority community in dynamic tension with dominant society and show the vibrant, ongoing contribution by Jews to the arts of Italy. Subjects: Jews - Italy - Exhibitions. Italy - Ethnic relations - Exhibitions. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-6) (ID #33447) $30.00.
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  107. Mann, Vivian B. A TALE OF TWO CITIES: JEWISH LIFE IN FRANKFURT AND ISTANBUL, 1750-1870. New York, NY; Jewish Museum, 1982. Original Cloth. 4to. 168 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Introduction by Vivian B. Mann. The Jews of Frankfurt: 1750-1870 by Robert S. Liberles. Istanbul Jewry: 1750-1870 by Joseph R. Hacker. Illustrated with 8 full-color plates, dozens of black and white plates from an exhibition of more than 200 items. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York City. Subjects: Jews - Turkey - Istanbul - Exhibitions. Jews - Germany - Frankfurt am Main - Exhibitions. Joden. Istanbul (Turkey) - Social life and customs - Exhibitions. Frankfurt am Main (Germany) - Social life and customs - Exhibitions. Light wear to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-2/A) (ID #33443/33444) $30.00.
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  109. Nurit Shiloh-Kohen. "BETSAL'EL" SHEL SHATS, 1906-1929 [SCHATZ]. Yerushalayim; Muze'on Yisra'el, 1982. Original Wraps. 8vo. 119 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Illustrated throughout. Catalogue of an exhibition, listing 1453 items. "The Bezalel school artists blended ‘varied strands of surroundings, tradition and innovation, ’ in paintings and craft objects that invokes ‘biblical themes, Islamic design and European traditions, ’ in their effort to ‘carve out a distinctive style of Jewish’ art for the new nation they intended to build in the ancient Jewish homeland. The works of art created by the group contributed significantly to the creation of a distinctive Israeli national culture. The founder of the school was Boris Schatz, who left his position as head of the Royal Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, to make aliyah 1906 and established an academy for Jewish arts in Jerusalem. The artists were Zionist immigrants from Europe and the Middle East, with all the psychological and social upheaval that this implies. The movement developed a distinctive style combining Biblical and Zionist subjects with art nouveau, symbolism and traditional Persian and Syrian artistry. Like the British Arts and Crafts Movement, Wiener Werkstätte in Vienna, William Morris firm in England, and Tiffany glass Studios in New York, the Bezalel School produced decorative art objects in a wide range of materials: silver, leather, wood, brass and fabric. While the artists and designers were European-trained, the craftsmen who executed the works were often members of the Yemenite community, which had a long tradition of craftsmanship in precious metals, and began to make aliyah about 1880. Yemenite immigrants with their colorful traditional costumes were also frequent subjects of Bezalel School artists" (Wikapedia, 2013). Subjects: Jewish art - Palestine. Jewish artists - Palestine - Biography. Schatz, Boris, 1867-1932. Betsal'el (Academy) – History. OCLC lists 30 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-32) (ID #33493) $60.00.
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  111. Altshuler, David. THE PRECIOUS LEGACY--JUDAICA TREASURES FROM THE CZECHOSLOVAK STATE COLLECTIONS. New York/washington, Summit/Smithsonian, 1983. 1st Edition. Paperback, Large 8vo, 288 pages. Includes 50-page catalog of the exhibit (with long descriptions of items), 5-page bibliography, & 3-page index. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-32-1A). Very Good Condition. (ID #33183) $25.00.
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  113. Apter-Gabriel, Ruth. TRADITION AND REVOLUTION: THE JEWISH RENAISSANCE IN RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE ART, 1912-1928. Jerusalem; Israel Museum, 1987. Original Wraps. 4to. 262 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Israel Museum, June, 1987. Contains over 100 black and white (some color) plates; illustrated throughout. Concentrates on Lissitzky, Chagall, Jewish Book Production, the Yiddish Theatre. Also includes a half dozen translations of original pieces for art exhibits written in the early 1920's, including two short pieces by El Lissitzky. Subjects: Jewish artists - Soviet Union. Jewish art - Soviet Union. Art, Modern - 20th century. Jews - Soviet Union - History. Theater, Yiddish - Soviet Union. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-21) (ID #33481) $80.00.
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  115. Comunità Israelitica Di Venezia. JEWISH ART TREASURES IN VENICE = TESORI D'ARTE EBRAICA A VENEZIA. New York; International Fund For Monuments, 1973. Original wraps. 8vo. 94 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Text in English and Italian. Edited by the Venice Jewish Community. With frontispiece map of Venice, photograph of the Venice Jewish Ghetto, descriptive essays about the history of the Venice community, and color illustrated plates depicting the synagogue, the cemetery, and Jewish ritual objects. Subjects: Synagogue art - Italy - Venice - Exhibitions. Synagogues - Italy - Venice - Exhibitions. Jews - Italy – Venice. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-13) (ID #33388) $30.00.
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  117. Furman, Jacobo. TREASURES OF JEWISH ART: FROM THE JACOBO AND ASEA FURMAN COLLECTION OF JUDAICA. New York; Beaux Arts Editions, 1997. Original Cloth. Folio. 283 pages. 36 cm. First edition. Translated from the Spanish by Jacqueline Jaime. Foreword by Bezalel Narkiss; with introductions by Grace Cohen Grossman; additional text by Shalom Sabar. Full color plates display distinctive pieces from the collection. Issued in illustrated case, with gilt and pull ribbon. “This deluxe edition features the treasures from one of the finest private collections of Judaica in the world. Years of research and travel have allowed Jacobo Furman to amass the finest examples of traditional Judaica, selected for their rarity, beauty, quality, and importance as objects of ritual. This elegant book allows the reader to enjoy the stateliness of these illustrious objects. Comprehensive essays accompany each piece, with additional annotated text on topics of life-cycle and holiday events. Chapter introductions are written by Grace Cohen Grossman, curator at the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles, while the specific entries on each piece have been researched and written by Jacobo Furman. Treasures of Jewish Art reflects a lifetime of collecting and research and is a celebration of these unique treasures. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Judaism - Liturgical objects - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Exhibitions. Ceremonial objects - Private collections - Chile - Santiago - Exhibitions. Furman, Jacobo - Art collections - Exhibitions. Furman, Asea - Art collections – Exhibitions. Light wear to case, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ART-22-20) (ID #33396) $30.00.
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  121. Goodman, Susan Tumarkin; Richard I Cohen. THE EMERGENCE OF JEWISH ARTISTS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE. London: Merrell; New York: In Association With The Jewish Museum Under The Auspices Of The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 2001. Original Wraps. 4to. 192 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Produced to accompany an exhibition at the Jewish Museum, November 18, 2001-March 17, 2002. In the exhibition, "The Emergence of Jewish Artists in Nineteenth-Century Europe, " the Museum examined the assimilation of Jews into professional art production during the "long nineteenth century, " that is, the period bracketed by the democratic revolutions of the late eighteenth century and the First World War. While there have been small, usually monographic, exhibitions devoted to many of the artists that curator Susan Tumarkian Goodman included in her selection, this show marks the first, broad, historiographical effort to place a relatively large number of nineteenth-century paintings in relation to the geographically, chronologically, and culturally diverse experience of Jewish "emancipation" and acculturation. Twenty-one artists of Jewish origin from England, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria-Hungary, and the Russian Empire were represented. The genres included portraiture, depictions of Jewish secular and religious life, narrative painting devoid of explicit religious reference, and painting styles ranged from realism to symbolism and expressionism. Subjects: Jewish artists - Europe - History - 19th century. Painting, European - 19th century. Jewish art - Europe - History - 19th century. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-3) (ID #33445) $30.00.
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  123. Goodman, Susan Tumarkin; Ziva Amishai-Maisels. RUSSIAN JEWISH ARTISTS IN A CENTURY OF CHANGE, 1890-1990. Munich; New York: Prestel, 1995. Softbound. 4to. 267 pages. 31 cm. First edition. This catalogue has been published in conjunction with the exhibition Russian Jewish artists in a century of change, 1890-1990 held at The Jewish Museum, New York, 21 September 1995-28 January 1996. Profusely illustrated throughout, many in color. An historical overview by historian Michael Stanislawski is followed by seven essays by an international roster of art historians who address, in chronological sequence, the difficult, frequently uplifting history of Jewish art in Russia in the modern period. Essays are contributed by Ziva Amishai-Maisels, John E. Bowit, Boris Groys, Victor Misiano, Aleksandra Shatskikh, Michael Stanislawski and Seth L. Wolitz. Subjects: Jewish art - Russia (Federation) - Exhibitions. Art, Russian - 20th century - Exhibitions. Jewish artists - Russia (Federation) - Exhibitions. Beeldende kunsten. Art, Russian. Jewish art. Jewish artists. Exhibition catalogs. Light wear to edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-22) (ID #33482) $30.00.
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  125. Har'el-Hoshen, Sarah. TREASURES OF JEWISH GALICIA: JUDAICA FROM THE MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY AND CRAFTS IN LVOV, UKRAINE. Tel Aviv; Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum Of The Jewish Diaspora, 1996. Original Wraps. 4to. 195 pages. 29 cm. First English edition. 96 color plates; 57 black and white photographs. Catalogue of the exhibition Rediscovered treasures: Judaica collections from Galicia from the Museum of Ethnography and Crafts in Lvov, Ukraine, held at Beth Hatefutsoth, Tel Aviv, July 1994 - January 1995. Originally issued in Hebrew under title: Otsarot genuzim. The State Museum of Ethnography and Artistic Crafts was created in 1951 via a merger of two Lviv museums: the Museum of Artistic Industry (founded in 1874) and the Museum of the Shevchenko Scientific Society (founded in 1895). The Museum has close to 100, 000 objects and while the collection of Ukrainian folk art objects occupies a central place, there is also a unique collection of Coptic fabrics, European furniture from the 15th to the 20th century, porcelain, clocks, and posters from the end of the 19th to the early 20th century. In 1993, the exhibit Treasures of the Galician Jewish Heritage. Jewish Collection from the Museum of Ethnography and Artistic Crafts in Lvov was shown in the Museum of History in Krakow, and in 1994, at the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora in Tel Aviv. At the initiative of the Museum’s current director, Roman Chmelyk, the Judaica exhibition toured around the cities of Eastern Ukraine (Dniproderzhynsk, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia) in 2000 and 2001. In 2002 it toured Chemnitz (Germany), Schloss Kittsee (Austria), and the Polish cities of Stalowa Wola, Gdansk, Szczecin and Katowice. A tri-lingual (Polish-Ukrainian-German) catalogue was published. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgical objects - Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - Exhibitions. Ukrains'kyi derzhavnyi muzei etnohrafii ta khudozhn'oho promyslu - Exhibitions. Binding shaken, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-22-57) (ID #33436) $35.00.
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  127. Hirschler, Gertrude. ASHKENAZ: THE GERMAN JEWISH HERITAGE. New York; Yeshiva University Museum, 1988. Original Wraps. 4to. XXIV, 341 pages. 26 cm. First edition. 110 black and white illustrations, 11 color plates. “The early history of Ashkenazic Jewry demonstrates the remarkable persistence of tradition-a persistence that helped German Jews retain their identity through repeated crusades, the Black Death, libels and accusations, burnings, and dispersion through Europe. Much of the material in the show had never before been seen by the public. Such as: The Lehmann Family papers (1720-1880) of Yeshiva University, The Bernstein Collection; a large collection of European memory books, rabbinical records, seals, and civil papers; and the Ettlinger Collection; the personal papers, books, and belongings of Rabbi Jacob Ettlinger, who was rabbi of Altona for 25 years. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Jews - Germany - Exhibitions. Germany - Ethnic relations – Exhibitions. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-59) (ID #33438) $30.00.
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  129. Horwitz, Joseph B. EXHIBITION OF JEWISH CEREMONIALS AND JEWISH FOLK ART; JUDAICA COLLECTION MR. AND MRS. JOSEPH B. HORWITZ. Cleveland, Ohio; The Temple, 1962. Original wraps. 8vo. 24 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Exhibition of Jewish Ceremonials and Jewish Folk Art: Judaica Collection, Mr. And Mrs. Joseph B. Horwitz, Fairmount Temple, Cleveland, Ohio, May 26, 1962. Descriptive list of 179 items from the extensive Horwitz collection, with 26 black and white illustrations. The Horwitz collection was donated to B'nai B'rith Museum: “But the Klutznick really burst onto the Jewish museum scene after Cleveland philanthropists Joseph and Olyn Horwitz donated their extensive Judaica collection to B’nai B’rith during the 1970s. The gift, which included a number of rare Italian artifacts, such as a 16th-century Torah wrapper and an 18th-century silk folder for a ketubah, a marriage contract, catapulted the museum into the ranks of major Jewish cultural institutions. Since B’nai B’rith was primarily a social welfare organization, it needed a specialist to care for and display such an important collection. So it hired its first museum expert, Anna Cohn, from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, Mass, in 1976. As the Klutznick Museum’s first director, Cohn said it took years to prepare, present and interpret the Horwitz collection, which she inherited 'well cared for' and still in its original boxes when she arrived at the museum. ” ('How B’nai B’rith’s Museum Went From Must-See Site to Oblivion' 'Klutznick Museum's Collection, Including George Washington's Famed Letter to Jews, Sits In Storage'; By Paul Berger; Published August 12, 2011, Forward). Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-12) (ID #33387) $75.00.
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  131. Jewish Museum (New York, N. Y.). THE NEW YORK SCHOOL: SECOND GENERATION: PAINTINGS BY TWENTY-THREE ARTISTS EXHIBITED FROM MARCH 10 TO APRIL 28, 1957 [AT] THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA. New York; The Museum, 1957. Original Wraps. 8vo. 16; [16] pages. 23 cm. First edition. With 16 pages of black and white plates. Introduction by Leo Steinberg. The New York school: second generation: paintings by twenty-three artists exhibited from March 10 to April 28, 1957 [at] The Jewish Museum of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Cover title: Artists of the New York school: second generation. Includes the following artists: Robert de Niro (Sr.), Jasper Johns, Gandy Brodie, Elaine De Kooning, Wolf Kahn, Jan Muller, Robert Rauschenberg, George Segal, Hyde Solomon, and others. Subjects: Painting, Modern - 20th century - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 21 copies. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (ART-23-35) (ID #33496) $100.00.
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  133. Karp, Abraham J. FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: JUDAIC TREASURES OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. Washington; Library Of Congress, 1991. Cloth with dutsjacket. 4to. XXIV, 376 pages. 30 cm. First edition. Over 100 fascimile plates of beautiful printed works and detailed descriptions. "This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated book presents the Library of Congress collection of Judaica... The finest examples of illuminated Haggadot, Megillah, and Torah scrolls, illustrated books, marriage contracts, micrographic art, maps and navigational tables, correspondence between the first American presidents and early Jewish congregations, and the music of Irving Berlin and the Gershwins are presented and examined in their historical context" (Publishers description) Subjects: Judaism - Bibliography - Exhibitions. Jews - Bibliography - Exhibitions. Rare books - Washington (D. C.) - Bibliography - Exhibitions. Judaism - History. Jews - Civilization. Joodse boeken. Library of Congress. Speciale collecties. Library of Congress - Exhibitions. Light wear to covers, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-34-7) (ID #31882) $30.00.
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  135. Rubin, Carmela. 60 SHANAH AHARE = 60 YEARS LATER. Tel Aviv; Bet Reuven, 1986. Original Wraps. Folio. [18] pages. 37 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with English introduction and title page. Illustrated throughout with color and black and white plates and photographs. Catalog of an exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1926 art exhibit launched by the "Ohel" group in Tel Aviv, that took place Autumn, 1986 at the Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv. Subjects: Art, Israeli - 20th century - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-41) (ID #33502) $50.00.
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  137. Shachar, Isaiah. OSEF FOYKHTONGER: MASORET VE-OMANUT YEHUDIT. Yerushalayim; Muzeon Yisrael, 1971. Original illustrated wraps. 4to. 335 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Heavily illustrated catalogue of the Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; consisting of 1, 132 items, consisting of liturgical objects, coins, furniture, etc.; most are reproduced herein in facsimiles, many in color; compiled and written by Yeshayahu Shachar (born Isaiah Stengel) (1935 –1977) an Israeli historian and bibliographer; he published miscellaneous monographs, including one establishing the authenticity of the personal seal of Nachmanides (found in a field in Israel). His varied interests included the early history of Hasidism; Jewish iconography and portraiture, and Jewish/Hebrew bibliography. He held teaching posts at Hebrew University and University College, London, and at the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies. Subjects: Liturgical objects - Judaism - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Exhibitions. Judaism - Liturgical objects - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Exhibitions. Feuchtwanger, Heinrich, 1898-1963 - Art collections. Jerusalem. Israel Museum. Muzeon Yisrael (Jerusalem). OCLC lists 26 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise near fine. Very good + condition. (BIBLIOG-33-41) (ID #31945) $100.00.
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  139. Shachar, Isaiah. JEWISH TRADITION IN ART; THE FEUCHTWANGER COLLECTION IN JUDAICA. Yerushalayim; Muzeon Yisrael, 1981. Original illustrated wraps. 4to. 335 pages. 28 cm. First English edition. Translated by R. Grafman. Heavily illustrated catalogue of the Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; consisting of 1, 132 items, consisting of liturgical objects, coins, furniture, etc.; most are reproduced herein in facsimiles, many in color; compiled and written by Yeshayahu Shachar (born Isaiah Stengel) (1935 –1977) an Israeli historian and bibliographer; he published miscellaneous monographs, including one establishing the authenticity of the personal seal of Nachmanides (found in a field in Israel). His varied interests included the early history of Hasidism; Jewish iconography and portraiture, and Jewish/Hebrew bibliography. He held teaching posts at Hebrew University and University College, London, and at the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies. Subjects: Liturgical objects - Judaism - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Exhibitions. Judaism - Liturgical objects - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Exhibitions. Feuchtwanger, Heinrich, 1898-1963 - Art collections. Jerusalem. Israel Museum. Muzeon Yisrael (Jerusalem). OCLC lists 26 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise near fine. Very good + condition. (BIBLIOG-33-41A) (ID #33184) $100.00.
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  141. Steinberg, Linda. FIFTY TREASURES, FIFTY STORIES: FIFTY WORKS FROM THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, JERUSALEM: EXHIBITED AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM, SAN FRANCISCO ON THE OCCASION OF ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY, NOVEMBER- NINETEEN NINETY-FOUR. San Francisco, CA; The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, 1994. Original Wraps. 4to. [117] pages. 30 cm. First edition. Fifty works from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem: exhibited at the Jewish Museum, San Francisco on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. Exhibition held November 22, 1994- February 12, 1995. Exhibition conception: Linda Steinberg and Joseph Goldyne; curator, Joseph Goldyne. 50 color illustrations, descriptions, and introduction to the exhibit. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgical objects - Exhibitions. Jewish art - Exhibitions. Muzeon Yisrael (Jerusalem) - Exhibitions. Jerusalem – Israel-Museum. Israel - Antiquities - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 9 copies. Condition. (ART-22-16) (ID #33391) $30.00.
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  143. Stern, David; Evelyn M Cohen; Emile G L Schrijver; Judith M Guston. CHOSEN: PHILADELPHIA'S GREAT HEBRAICA. Philadelphia, Pa.; Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2007. Original Wraps. 4to. 80 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Catalog published for the exhibition Chosen: Philadelphia's great Hebraica, organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library and held March 29-August 26, 2007. With 75 full color illustrations. “Much more than just a keepsake of the temporary exhibition, the publication provides information of lasting value and interest about each of the objects and explains their place in the broader history of books and manuscripts in Hebraic languages over the past millennium. Chosen is written by David Stern, Ruth Meltzer Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, and edited by Judith M. Guston, Curator and Director of Collections at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, with additional contributions by Evelyn Cohen and Emile G. L. Schrijver. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Hebrew imprints - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Exhibitions. Hebrew imprints - Exhibitions. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Exhibitions. Manuscripts, Hebrew - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Exhibitions. Rosenbach Museum & Library - Exhibitions. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-56) (ID #33435) $30.00.
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  145. Szajkowski, Zosa. KATALOG FUN DER OYSSHTELUNG MORIS ROZENFELD (1862-1923) UN ZAYN TSAYT. Nyu York; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, 1962. Original paper wraps. 4to. 3, 76 Leaves. 28 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Catalogue of the YIVO exhibition organized on the anniversary of Morris Rosenfeld's 100th birthday: Morris Rosenfeld (1862-1923) and His Time, compiled by Z. Szajkowski, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, N. Y. A shorter English language exhibition catalogue was also issued this year. Morris Rosenfeld (1862-1923), was a celebrated Yiddish poet of the ghetto and sweatshops. Subjects: Rosenfeld, Morris, 1862-1923 - Anniversaries, etc. Rosenfeld, Morris, 1862-1923 - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-16-26) (ID #30828) $30.00.
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  147. Varshavskaia, Margarita. TREASURES OF THE TORAH: FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE HISTORICAL TREASURES MUSEUM OF THE UKRAINE. Moscow: Alfa Bank; Kiev: Historical Treasures Museum Of The Ukraine; New York: The American Jewish Congress, 2000. Original wraps. 8vo. 119 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Exhibition and catalog produced by Alfa Bank, Moscow, Russia, with the cooperation of The Historical Treasures Museum of the Ukraine, Kiev, and The American Jewish Congress, New York. The first exhibition in America that presents such an extensive collection of masterpieces created by the hands of talented Jewish master jewelers who lived in the Russian Empire in the 18th-early 20th centuries. Detailed catalogue, with color illustrations, of 114 items of Jewish ceremonial art. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgical objects - Ukraine - Exhibitions. Jewish silverwork - Ukraine - Exhibitions. Torah ornaments - Ukraine - Exhibitions. Historical Treasures Museum of the Ukraine - Catalogs. Very light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-2) (ID #33377) $100.00.
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  149. Yeshiva University Museum (New York, Ny). TRADITION AND FANTASY IN JEWISH NEEDLEWORK: ESSAYS AND CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION AT THE YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, NOVEMBER 1981 - JUNE 1982. New York; Yeshiva University Museum, 1981. Original Wraps. 8vo. 83 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Yeshiva University Museum, November 1981-June 1982. Guest curator, Ita Aber; curatorial assistant, Leah Monderer; exhibition designer, Jeffrey A. Serwatien; photographer, Allan Rokach; catalogue texts, exhibition coordinator, Sylvia A. Herskowitz. This exhibition was the second major show of contemporary needlework ever to be mounted in the United States. It brought together 120 works by some 60 Jewish and non-Jewish fiber artists. Guest curator Ita Aber selected works that ranged from traditional embroidery of ritualistic objects, such as Torah mantles and ark curtains, to abstract three-dimensional pieces. With 12 color illustrations, many more black and white. Subjects: Jewish needlework. Jewish decoration and ornament. Yeshiva University Museum. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-22-3) (ID #33378) $50.00.
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  151. Ignatoff, David; Benjamin Kopman, Illustrator. VUNDER MAYSES FUN ALTEN [ALTN] PRAG. New York; Farlag Amerika, 1920. 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 and fading to cloth, tape mark on spine, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-21-4) (ID #31608) $125.00.
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  153. Berkowitz, Yitzhak Dov. DOS SHOLEM-ALEYKHEM BUKH: OYTOBIOGRAFISHE FARTSEYKHENUNGEN:... MAYSES VEGN IM FUN KROYUIM UN FRAYNT. Nyu-York; Sholem Aleichem Bukh Komitet, 1926. Publishers cloth. 4to. 16, 382 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. The Sholem-Aleichem Book; autobiographical descriptions, letters to family members, writers, and friends. With unpublished correspondence, facsimiles of manuscripts, and photographs of Sholem Aleichem, compiled by Yitzhak Berkowitz, his son in law. Title page in red and black ink, with decorative endpapers. Subjects: Authors, Yiddish - Correspondence. Authors, Yiddish - Biography. Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916 - Correspondence. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good + condition. (YID-16-39) (ID #30841) $75.00.
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  155. Birnbaum, Uriel, 1894-1956. URIEL BIRNBOYM ALBUM: TSEYKHHNUNGEN TSU YITSHOK LEYN PERETS, YANKEV DINEZOHN, MENDELE MOKHER SEFORIM, SHOLEM ALEYKHEM, SHIMEN SHMUEL FRUG. Vin [Vienna]; Kval Farlag, 1921. Original Wraps. 8vo. [14] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. With 13 tipped in illustrations. Uriel Birnbaum Album, Drawings of Isaac Leib Peretz, Jacob Dineson, Mendele Mokher Seforim, Sholem Aleichem, and S. Frug. All of these famous yiddish writers passed away in the period 1915-1919. Rare album of portraiture published in Yiddish in Vienna by Kval Farlag [“the Vienna Yiddish publisher Der kval. Active for about five years from 1919 in Vienna and Berlin, it published a series of volumes of poetry and literary criticism. The name Der kval was presumably suggested by one of their first ventures, a series of five studies of Yiddish literature's founding fathers - Mendele, Sholem-Aleykhem, Perets, Frug and Dinezon. The Vienna-born artist Uriel Birnbaum, son of Nathan Birnbaum, designed the company's logo, a stylized image of a waterfall cascading into a pool – the same logo used by Israel London almost three decades later when he revived the imprint in Manhattan. ” - Mendele Review Vol. 06.004; 13 April 2002]; printed on heavy brown paper, with cover design printed in black and green ink; bound with original tied string. Uriel Birnbaum (1894–1956); “poet and artist; son of Nathan Birnbaum. Born in Vienna, he began his career as an artist and poet at a very early age as an autodidact. In 1911 the family moved to Berlin, where Uriel volunteered at the 'Berliner Sezession. ' His graphic and literary output continued throughout World War I, even after he was severely wounded when fighting in the Austrian Army. His war experiences found expression in a volume of sonnets, In Gottes Krieg (1921). Like his father Nathan, Uriel returned to traditional Judaism in 1913 and his favorite subject in poetry became trust in God as the principle of human life. He chose to deal with biblical history in order to demonstrate God's relationship to man and published several portfolios and volumes of lithographs and paintings: Welkuntergang (1921), Das Buch Jona (1921), Das Kaiser und der Architekt (1924), Moses (1924). In addition, he illustrated the German version of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (1923). ” (Beyer; EJ 2008) Subjects: Jewish authors - Portraits. Authors, Yiddish – Portraits. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light edge wear, minor chipping at top; wear around string binding; otherwise fresh. Good condition. (ART-22-45) (ID #33422) $200.00.
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  157. Grünberg, Carlos M. JUNTO A UN RÍO DE BABEL. [Buenos Aires: Acervo Cultural, 1965. Original Wraps. 8vo. 265 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Spanish. With woodcuts by Victor Marchese. Junto a un Rio de Babel (Beside a River of Bablyon), a collection of poems by Carlos Grunberg (1903-1968), Argentine lawyer, poet, and translator, and friend of Jorge Luis Borges. In this work, Grunberg expresses his Zionist ambivalence; on the one hand he defines himself as an exiled Jew eager to return to the land of his ancestors, and on the other hand he refuses to give up his pride in being an Argentine citizen and his love of his birthplace. The first section of poems, entitled 'Hitlermedio', concerns the holocaust. Subjects: Spanish – Argentine-Jewish Literature. Carlos Grunberg – Poems. Zionism – Argentina – Poetry. Poetry – Holocaust. Oclc lists 24 copies. Light soiling to wraps, light shelf wear, overall very fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-14) (ID #32926) $50.00.
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  159. Kaplan, Anatoli L. Sholem Aleichem. DER BEHEXTE SCHNEIDER. Berlin; Verlag Volk Und Welt, 1969. Original illustrated boards. 4to. 125, [3] pages. 27 cm. First edition. In German. Translation of Der farkishefter shnayder (The enchanted tailor). Der behexte Schneider [Von] Scholem Alejchem. Mit 26 Farblithographien von Anatoli L. Kaplan. (Deutsch von Max Reich. Auswahl und Ausstattung von Lothar Reher). Printed in the GDR. With 26 attractive full page color lithographs by Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan (1902–1980); “Russian draftsman and lithographer. Kaplan studied at the Leningrad Academy from 1921 to 1927 and then he worked as a stage designer for ten years. He became a member of the Union of Soviet Artists in 1939 and his work was regularly shown in Russia. In 1941 he was commissioned to arrange the Jewish exhibit in the Leningrad Ethnological Museum. Kaplan started doing lithographs in 1937. His prints are inspired by Jewish tradition and Russian folklore. An emphasis on decorative elements imbues many of his works with a fairy tale quality. Kaplan drew illustrations to Shalom Aleichem's Kasrilovka (1937–41), The Bewitched Tailor (1953–57); and Tevye the Milkman (1957–61). The series 'Views of Leningrad' (1946), executed during the days of the blockade, were acquired by many Russian museums. He also created lithographs for Song of Songs (1958–60), Yiddish Folk Songs (1959–60), and The Little Goat (1958). Kaplan, even at this late date, caught the atmosphere of the Jewish shtetl with simplicity and humor and succeeded in conveying the poetic mood of the literary sources. ” (Cohen, EJ 2008) Subjects: Juvenile Literature. Sholem Aleichem – Translations into German. Yiddish literature – German Democratic Republic. Anatoli L. Kaplan – Book Illustrations. OCLC lists 29 copies. Boards worn, previously repaired with tape, chipping on binding; otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (ART-22-41) (ID #33418) $30.00.
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  161. Moskonah, Yitshak. Penine Sefarad: Alpayim Pitgamim Me-'otsar Ha-Hokhmah Shel Yehude Sefarad. Tel Aviv; Hotsa'at Sifriyat Ma'ariv, 1981. Original Cloth. 4to. 211 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In Ladino and Hebrew. 'Pearls of Sefarad: Two thousand Proverbs, a treasury of Sephardic Wisdom. ' A collection of Ladino proverbs and aphorisms. Gilt illustrations on opposing pages throughout, printed in brown and gilt ink. Ladino is transliterated in latin characters as well. Subjects: Proverbs, Ladino. Proverbs, Ladino - Translations into Hebrew. Proverbs, Hebrew - Translations from Ladino. Jews - Spain. Sephardim. Jews - Folklore. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-29) (ID #33053) $100.00.
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  163. Pocketbook Workers Union. Local 1. SOUVENIR JOURNAL. New York; Signal Press, 1936. Wrappers, Original illustrated wraps. 4to. 66, [46] pages. 29 cm. All text in blue ink. Cover-title: 1911-1936. 25 anniversary, Pocketbook Workers Union, Local No. 1. "Souvenir journal issued on the twenty fifth anniversary. Concert, Washington, Irving High School, November 15, 1936. Banquet, Beethoven Hall, New York November 15, 1936.” Souvenir Journal distributed at the Banquet for union members; with 10 illustrations of union members (leadership and rank and file); includes various essays and remembrance essays on the history of the union, from the general strike of 1911 to its contemporary strength; with various greetings (from J. Baskin of the Workmens Circle, Ben Gold of the Furriers Union, Morris Feinstone of the United Hebrew Trades, etc.); last 46 pages contain advertisements from supporters, including previous pocketbook workers who moved to different industries, greetings from other union locals, employers, and major New York Yiddish publications (Forward, Morgen Freiheit, etc.). “Pocketbook Workers Local 1 was organized in 1886 and the national union with which it had stormy relations had its antecedents in the upsurge of organization among Jewish needle trade workers in the decade following 1910. A 1916 general strike of leather goods workers resulted in the first signed contract with the New York Leather Goods Manufacturers Association in August 1918. Originally affiliated with the United Hebrew Trades, the local obtained a charter from the AFL as Federal Labor Union no. 17873 in 1926 and in 1937 as the International Ladies' Handbag, Pocketbook and Novelty Workers Union. ” (Leather Goods, Plastics, Handbags and Novelty Workers Union, Local 1 Records WAG 104; Elmer Holmes Bobst Library). Highly attractive souvenir journal. With “Rebel Arts” logo in bottom corner of front cover, hence, typography and design by the popular front era Socialist Party cultural organization. Subjects: Labor unions - New York (State) - New York - Handbag industry. Pocketbook Workers Union. Local 1. OCLC lists 3 copies (YIVO, Florida, NYPL). Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good + condition. (AMR-44-23) (ID #31561) $100.00.
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  165. Raban, Ze'ev, Illustrator. SONG OF SONGS. Shulammite, Jerusalem, (around 1950). Cloth, 4to, Folio. [62] pages. 34 cm. In English and Hebrew on opposite pages. Bound in Betsalel style with a copper plate on the cover. Inside it contains all the same wonderful images as the other editions, but without tissues or decorated endpapers. Very Good condition, (art-13-16) (ID #31227) $125.00.
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  167. Raczka, Jan Wladyslaw. KRAKOWSKI KAZIMIERZ. Kraków; Wydawn. Literackie, 1982. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 120 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Polish. Principally illustrated (113 full pages illustrations, 8 in color) volume on Kazimierz, which from 1500 until the nineteenth century constituted the Jewish suburb of Krakow. Subjects: Kazimierz (Kraków, Poland) - Pictorial works. Kraków (Poland) - Pictorial works. Krakau-Kazimierz. Light wear to jacket. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-4-30) (ID #32195) $30.00.
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  169. Silver, Samuel M.; Ezekiel Schloss. A TREASURY OF JEWISH THOUGHTS [INSCRIBED BY EMILY AND KIVIE KAPLAN]. [New York]; KTAV Pub. House, 1964. Cloth, Original Cloth. 16mo. 75 pages. 16 cm. First edition. Kivie Kaplan was the first Jewish President of the NAACP. Edited by Samuel M. Silver; illuminations by Ezekiel Schloss. Inspirational sayings culled from great Jewish books; 34 subject areas, illustrated throughout. With gift dedication inscribed by Emily and Kivie Kaplan on endpage (dated 11/23/68), with gilt debossed “Compliments of Emily & Kivie Kaplan” on cloth. “Kivie Kaplan was born on April 1, 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the youngest of three sons of Benjamin and Celia (Solomont) Kaplan. He attended English High School and Bryant and Stratton School in Boston. In 1924, Kivie Kaplan and his brothers, Joseph and Archie, took over their father's leather businesses. The businesses run by the Kaplans were models of management-labor cooperation. The employees participated in a profit-sharing program which paid out several million dollars over the years. Suggestions from employees were encouraged and rewarded. Everyone in the plants, including the executives, ate in the same dining room and was provided free lunches. Kaplan successfully helped run the tanneries until 1962 when he retired to devote all of his time to philanthropic work. He had joined the N. A. A. C. P. In 1932 and was elected to the National Board in 1954. He was also the National Chairman of the N. A. A. C. P. Life Membership Committee and active on life memberships dramatically increased from a few hundred to several hundred thousand. In 1966, he was elected as President of the N. A. A. C. P. And held that post until his death. As President of the N. A. A. C. P, Kaplan actively worked to make the organization successful. He spoke throughout the United States on its behalf and sought financial contributions wherever he could. Kaplan was trustee of two black colleges: Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and Tougaloo College in Mississippi. Kivie Kaplan was also involved in Jewish affairs and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (U. A. H. C.). He was a member of the U. A. H. C. 's Executive Committee as well as its Social Action Commission. He contributed large sums of money to the Jewish Memorial Hospital in Boston and Brandeis University. The Religious Action Center of U. A. H. C. In Washington, DC was built with money donated by Kaplan and his wife, Emily. ” (Finding Aid to the Kivie Kaplan Papers; Manuscript Collection No. 26; American Jewish Archives). Subjects: Judaism - Quotations, maxims, etc. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-44-8) (ID #31546) $50.00.
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  171. (Struck, Herman) Schwarz, Israel. JÜDISCHE BÜCHEREI: ZIONS-KLÄNGE: RELIGIÖSE DICHTUNGEN. Berlin, 1920. Cloth, Berlin: Verlag für Jüdische Kunst und Kultur F. Gurlitt, 8vo. 22 pages. Illustrated with drawings by Herman Struck. In German. SUBJECT (S): German poetry - 19th century; German poetry - Jewish authors; Jewish religious poetry, German. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Some slight shelf wear. Previous owner's shelf label on cover, boards bowing slightly, otherwise Very Good condition. (ART-19-4). (ID #30711) $175.00.
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  173. Tsanin, M.; Arthur Kolnik; Herz Grossbard. HERTS GROSBARD = HERTZ GROSBARD. Tel-Aviv: Farlag--Di Mi Un Der Onshtreng Fun M. Tsanin, 1995. Original Cloth. 4to. 149, [10] pages (159 pages total). 32 cm. Edition. In Yiddish. Illustrated by Arthur Kolnik (wood engravings), with reproduction of his 'Herz Grossbarts Recitations-Gestalten: 12 Holzschnitte' from 1933 at rear. Hertz Grosbard was a famous reciter of modern yiddish literature. Arthur Kolnik was born in Stanislaviv (today Ivano-Frankovsk), Ukraine in 1890. Jewish painter and printmaker. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in the studio of Professor Joseph Mehoffer. The artist was mobilized to serve in the army during World War I. Exhibited in the United States of America in 1921. Upon return Kolnik settled in Chernivtsi. In 1931 the artist moved to Paris. There he worked as an illustrator. Tel Aviv Art Museum organized a major exhibition of works by Kolnik in 1968. Kolnik died in Paris in 1972. Subjects: Elocutionists - Biography. Jewish actors - Biography. Yiddish literature - Appreciation. Grosbard, Herz, 1892-1994. OCLC lists 21 copies. Light wear to boards. Great condition. (ART-23-42) (ID #33503) $100.00.
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  175. JEWISH PICTORIAL REVIEW. ILUSTRIRTE YOM-TEV BLETER: FAR YOMIM-TOYVIM UN A GANTS YOR. VOL I, NRS 1 & 2/3 (SUMMER & AUTUMN 1948) ONLY. APPEARS COMPLETE FOR VOL I. [YOM-TEV; YONTEV]. New York, N. Y.: Jewish Pictorial Review Assn, 1948. Original Illustrated wrappers, 4to. 28 cm. Ceased in 1951. In Yiddish with English Rear Cover. Title from masthead. Includes music, poetry, fiction, journalism and, of course, many photos, photo-mantages, and artwork. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 6 holdings that potentially include these issues. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (period-1-6) (ID #31892) $225.00.
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  177. Der Hamer. DER HAMER [VOL. 3, NO. 9; SEPTEMBER, 1928]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1928. Original Wraps. 4to. 64 pages. 29 cm. “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”. "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Replete with contributions from Dovid Hofshteyn, Isaac Raboy, Melech Epstein, Moissaye Olgin, and an article with accompanying photograph on Leo Tolstoy. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the high quality of its illustrations (with consistent illustrations and prints from William Gropper, Zuni Maud, and others); it was published from 1926 until 1939Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y.); Hammer. Yiddish literature - Periodicals. Pages aged, wraps worn, lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Mailing label on front cover as often found. Good condition. (YID-19-74) (ID #31117) $45.00.
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  179. Der Hamer. DER HAMER [VOL. 5, NO.5; MAY, 1931]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1931. Original Wraps. 4to. 48 pages. 32 cm. “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”. "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Gloss, high quality, May special issue; front wrap illustration by G. Kolski, lead article, poems, ballads, and essays on the First of May, the proletarian struggle, and the history of a Yiddish workers newspaper (The Trumpet, London, 1870’s); full page illustration by W. Gropper; contributions from Olgin, Dimanshtein, and others; back page illustration calling for workers to join the I. W. O (international workers order). ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the high quality of its illustrations (with consistent illustrations and prints from William Gropper, Zuni Maud, and others); it was published from 1926 until 1939 Subjects: Communism – Periodicals. May Issue - 1931. Hamer (New York, N. Y.); Hammer. Yiddish literature - Periodicals. Wraps lightly foxed, with tears along spine, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-75) (ID #31118) $50.00.
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  181. Der Hamer. DER HAMER [VOL. 9, NO. 9; SEPTEMBER, 1936]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1936. Original Wraps. 4to. 63 pages. 29 cm. “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”. "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Front wrap illustration by William Gropper, depicting armed republicans fighting for the Popular Front government in Spain. With 12 page report describing the situation in Spain, with map of the war fronts; lead article by Bitelman, articles by Sultan, by Hartsman on Gorki, Kats on the Brenendik Shtetl, Moishe Nadir on ‘Jews and communism’, and others. Back page advertisements for both Camp Unity and Camp Nitgedaiget. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the high quality of its illustrations (with consistent illustrations and prints from William Gropper, Zuni Maud, and others); it was published from 1926 until 1939 Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y.); Hammer. Yiddish literature - Periodicals. Edges of wraps worn and creased, light tearing along front wrap, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-78) (ID #31121) $30.00.
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  183. Der Hamer. DER HAMER [BOUND SET, VOL. 8]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1935. Publishers Cloth. 4to. [784] pages. 30 cm. Bound set of the monthly periodical Der Hamer; volume eight, year eight (1935) of “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”; "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " All 12 issues have beautifully illustrated covers. Replete with contributions from leading American Yiddish communists and impressive black and white title page illustrations by various artists: M. Pass, Yosl Kotler, and William Gropper. Most issue illustrations devoted to anti-fascism. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the quality of its illustrations. It was published from 1926 until 1939. Each issue typically 64 pages in length; 1935 November issue 80 pages in length. Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y.); Hammer. Yiddish literature – Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies. Cloth worn, with worn edges. Front hinge starting, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (YID-19-88) (ID #31132) $400.00.
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  185. Der Hamer. DER HAMER [BOUND SET, VOL. 9]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1936. Publishers Cloth. 4to. [768] pages. 30 cm. Bound set of the monthly periodical Der Hamer; volume nine, year nine (1936) of “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”; "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " All 12 issues have beautifully illustrated covers. Replete with contributions from leading American Yiddish communists and impressive black and white title page illustrations; all cover illustrations for this year by William Gropper, except June issue cover specially devoted to a portrait of Yosl Kotler (Jack Tworkov) with verso advertisement for a large celebration of his birthday; July issue detailing the new constitution of the Soviet Union. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the quality of its illustrations. It was published from 1926 until 1939. Each issue 64 pages in length. Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y.); Hammer. Yiddish literature – Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies. Light wear to cloth; edges of last three issues wavy from previous light water damage, no stains; otherwise, very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (YID-19-89) (ID #31133) $400.00.
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  187. Proletpen. SIGNAL [VOL. 4, NO. 9; SEPTEMBER, 1936]. New York; Proletpen, 1936. Original Wraps. 4to. 18 pages. 30 cm. "Khoydesh-zshurnal far proletarisher literatur un kritik. ” ‘Signal’, Monthly Journal for Proletarian Literature and Criticism, published by Proletpen (Proletarishe Pen), the Union of Proletarian Yiddish Writers of America; it was published between 1933 to 1936. Special issue devoted to the Yiddish modernist poet Moyshe-Leyb Halpern (1886 – 1932); with front wrap ‘self-portrait of Moyshe-Leyb Halpern’; replete with photographs, sketches, facsimile manuscripts; poems and essays by and about Halpern. Subjects: Jews - United States - Periodicals. Signal (New York, N. Y.). Union of Proletarian Yiddish Writers of America. Jewish socialists - United States - Periodicals. Yiddish literature - United States - Periodicals. OCLC lists 4 holdings (UCLA, Brandeis, Johns Hopkins, Harvard). Chipping to edge of wraps and pages, affecting one word of text, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-80) (ID #31123) $50.00.
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  189. Winz, Leo. OST UND WEST. ILLUSTRIERTE MONATSSCHRIFT FUER DAS GESAMTE JUDENTUM, VOLUME V (5). Berlin, Verlag Ost Und West, 1905. Funfter Jahrgang. Bound in period cloth, 4to, (804 columns). Copy belonging to the German Jewish publishing house Eschkol AG, with their small stamps on endpapers. Bound in attractive period quarter cloth boards. Complete volume of this important Journal on Jewish art and litterature. Illustrations by E. M. Lilien. Small spine label and instituional stamp on copyright page. Bit of wear to top of crown, paper starting to brown as usually found, but nice. Very Good- Condition. (AMR-39-6A) (ID #31230) $150.00.
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  191. OST UND WEST. ILLUSTRIERTE MONATSSCHRIFT FUER DAS GESAMTE JUDENTUM, VOLUME 19/20. Berlin, Verlag Ost Und West, 1920. Bound original Lilien-designed illustrated boards, 4to, 328 + 323 columns. Heavy wear to spine, inside hinges starting but still holding. Internally very nice. Previous owner's stamp on title page. Good+ Condition (AMR-39-7) (ID #31231) $150.00.
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  193. THE SARAJEVO HAGGADAH (FACSIMILE). Yugoslavia, 1975. Cloth, 8vo, 45, 104 leaves [i. E. 208 pages]; 24 cm. In Hebrew with Introduction in English. Full color hard cover facsimile of the famous illuminated manuscript now in, the National Museum of Sarajevo. With sturdy blue cloth slipcase. Very slight sunning to spine. Very Good Condtion. (HAG-8-33) (ID #31209) $125.00.
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  195. [New York, Jewish Theological Seminary]. THE PRATO HAGGADAH. 2006 (ca. 1300). Hardcover, 8vo, Full leather, 14 x 21 cm, 160 pp + commentary. The Prato Haggadah (Spain, ca.1300) is an unfinished illuminated manuscript of 85 leaves, written on fine calf parchment. Folios 1–53 are written in a square Sephardic script and folios 54–68 are written in a square Italo-Ashkenazic script, using a different ink. The illumination of 30 pages is virtually complete. 58 are unfinished, with preparatory drawings and possibly some gesso and color, 50 have text only and the remaining pages are blank. Many of the pages have illuminated initial word panels, comparable to illuminated initials in Christian or secular manuscripts. Throughout, illustrations accompany the text, such as the depiction of the four sons, and illustrations of matza and maror (bitter herbs). Preparatory drawings depicting the story of Noah and the flood appear at the end of the manuscript. Margins are replete with fanciful drawings of hybrid creatures, imaginary birds, drolleries and climbing vines. The codex is especially fascinating because it demonstrates the making of a manuscript in the Middle Ages, enabling us to view its illumination after the text was written: the preparatory drawings, the laying down of gesso in order to cushion the gold leaf, the application of gold and silver leaf, and ultimately the application of pigments. The skill of the artist is of a very high order, both in the preparatory drawings and in the completed pages, whose brilliant colors look as fresh today as when they were applied. Printed and bound as an exact replica of the highest quality of the 13th Century illuminated manuscript in appropriate leather boards and parchment-like leaves. Limited edition of 250 copies. A treasure to behold. (ID #31324) $4700.00.
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  197. Geismar, Otto. HAGADAH SHEL PESAH. Berlin; B. Kahan, 1928. Clothbound. 8vo. 90 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew with translation from Sonia Gronemann. Bound in red cloth with front cover illustration depicting the breaking of the chains of slavery towards a new dawn; black and white modernist ‘stick-figure’ Illustrations by Otto Geismar: “The Geismar illustrations are among the most unusual ever to adorn a Hagadah text. ” Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadah - Illustrations. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Covers lightly soiled and stained, spine bumped, otherwise very clean. Very good condition (HAG-8-31) (ID #31191) $300.00.
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  199. Geller, Todros and Efraim Michael Rosenzweig. HAD GADYA. Chicago: L. M. Stein, Publisher, 1946. Hardcover, 8vo, 28 pages, illustrations (some color), 19 cm. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Passover music. Translation of: Had gadya. Hebrew title romanized. “Lino pictures by Todros Geller”--Cover. Date of publication expressed in words on page 2. Printed on double leaves, with the exception of the last leaf, which is single. Printed in blue and black. Initials. Linoleum cut illustrations, in red and black on cream background, visible through windows cut in all double leaves. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Lightly bumped corners. Some stains, overall very good condition. (ART-21-3) (ID #31208) $100.00.
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  201. Joel Ben Simeon, Eleazar Ben Judah and David Goldstein. THE ASHKENAZI HAGGADAH; A HEBREW MANUSCRIPT OF THE MID-15TH CENTURY FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY. London: Thames And Hudson, 1986. Hardcover, Folio, 40 pages, 49 [i. E. 98] pages of plates, col. Facsims, 39 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles. Haggada. Handschriften. Ashkenazi Haggadah (handschrift). Judaism; Passover services – Rites. Haggadah. English and Hebrew. Title on added title page: Hagadah shel Pesah. Bibliography on pages 15-16. Other Titles: Haggadah. English & Hebrew.; Hagadah shel Pesah. Written and illuminated by Joel ben Simeon, called Feibusch Ashkenazi; with a commentary attributed to Eleazar ben Judah of Worms; introduction, notes on the illuminations, transcription, and English translation by David Goldstein. In Cloth slipcase. Hebrew title page reads also "Rabbi Albert L. Lewis in appreciation Succot 5747" (supposedly present to a Bat Mitzwah class with participants added on front page) Very good condition. (Art-21-2) (ID #31154) $90.00.
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  203. Moss, David. THE MOSS HAGGADAH: A COMPLETE REPRODUCTION OF THE HAGGADAH WRITTEN AND ILLUMINATED BY DAVID MOSS FOR RICHARD AND BEATRICE LEVY, WITH THE COMMENTARY OF THE ARTIST. [INSCRIBED BY DAVID MOSS]. Rochester, N. Y.; Bet Alpha Editions, 1990. Publishers cloth. Folio. 61, 52 pages. 36 cm. First edition. Text of the Haggadah in Hebrew; commentary in English. Accompanied by: The Passover Haggadah: an English translation to accompany the Moss Haggadah; and a paper-cut print of "The bird cage" from the original work. Trade edition of the Moss Haggadah: “This is a complete reproduction of The Moss Haggadah in one volume, with both images as well as David Moss’s extraordinary commentary. It is printed on fine 185 gr. Paper, and bound in blue cloth with gold stamping. The mirrors on the Historical Reflections page are stamped silver. Each book is in a matching cloth covered slip case and includes a separate frameable paper cut of the image Let all who are hungry come and eat. […] Rabbi Irving Greenberg, in his book, The Jewish Way, calls the Moss Haggadah: ‘A magnificent work of art, possibly the most beautiful Haggadah of all times’…” (David Moss; artists website) “David Moss (b. Dayton, Ohio, 1946) was the first in the U. S. To gain a national reputation writing ketubbot tailored individually to the couple. While visiting Israel after he received his B. A, Moss asked a sofer setam to write out the Ashkenazi alphabet for him. His method since has been to develop a letter of his own, use it for a few years, and then go on to a new letter design. He combines papercuts and micrography with calligraphy, working on parchment and paper. Recently he has spent less time on single sheet works such as amulets and mizrachim to devote himself to books: in 1981 he wrote a small alef-bet book inspired by medieval children's primers found in the Cairo Genizah; in 1984 he completed his Haggadah, commissioned by Florida manuscript collector Richard Levy, which has been published in a limited edition facsimile. Moss settled in Jerusalem in 1983.” (EJ 2007; Modern Hebrew Calligraphy) Signed in English and Hebrew, with long dedication by the artist on English titlepage. Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Manuscripts, Hebrew - Facsimiles. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Haggadah. Jacket worn at edges, outer edges and some margins soiled (especially bottom edge), endpages lightly stained, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good - condition. (HAG-10-33) (ID #31275) $145.00.
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  205. Scheiber, Sandor. HAGADAT KOIFMAN: HOTSAAH FAKSIMILIT SHEL K.Y 422 ME-OSEF KOIFMAN BA-SIFRIYAH HA-ORYANTALIT SHEL HA-AKADEMYAH HA-HUNGARIT LE-MADA`IM. = KAUFMANN HAGGADAH; HAGGADA SHEL PESAH. Budapest; Publishing House Of The Hungarian Academy Of Sciences, 1957. Quarter leather. 4to. [114] pages. 27 cm. First fascimile edition. In Hebrew, with English and Hebrew title pages. Facsimile edition of MS 422 of the Kaufmann Collection in the Oriental Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. [Publications of the Oriental Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences] Budapest. “One of the finest examples of an illuminated Haggadah, the Kaufmann Haggadah is composed of 2 parts: 14 full page miniatures, and a decorated text. The episodes depicted in the miniatures recapitulate the Exodus story beginning with the discovery of the infant Moses in the Nile and ending with Miriam's song by the Red Sea. Also included is a miniature of preparations for Passover. The text decorations are elaborate, and in addition to the conventional representations of the rabbis in Bene Brak, the four sons, matzah and bitter herbs, they include biblical episodes already depicted in the full-page miniatures. Three artists may have collaborated on the illustrations. Unfortunately, the miniatures were rearranged at some point in the volume's transmission and are now out of order. ” (Louisiana State University Libraries Special Collections) “Kaufmann Haggadah (MS Kaufmann A 422). It was produced in 14th century Catalonia. The first scholars to study it considered this manuscript to be of Italian origin. Subsequent research, however, traced its origins to Catalonia. It contains the prayers, poems and narrative texts to be recited on the eve of the festival of the Jewish Easter, Pesach, the Feast of the Passover, in which the participants recall the joy of deliverance from servitude in Egypt, thanking God for his miraculous works. In the 11-15th centuries Haggadahs were not infrequently produced for private, family use – the Kaufmann manuscript also bears the marks of almost excessive use. ” (David Kaufmann and his Collection; Kaufmann. Mtak. Hu) Alexander Scheiber’s introduction is absent from front pocket. Yudlov 4500; Yaari 2464. Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Manuscripts, Hebrew - Facsimiles. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Kaufmann Haggadah; Haggada shel Pesah.; Manuscripts.; Hebrew.; 1300.; Budapest.; Haggada (Hebrew). 1957. Budapest. Fascimile – Kaufmann Haggadah. Leather lightly rubbed, with torn portion at top; light wear to boards, internally fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (HAG-10-21) (ID #31262) $55.00.
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  207. Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. Schreiber, Alexander (introduction). THE KAUFMANN HAGGADAH: A 14TH CENTURY HEBREW MANUSCRIPT FROM THE ORIENTAL COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. Budapest: Publishing House of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1957. Cloth 8vo. [120] pages. 26 cm. With introduction from Alexander Schreiber in a seperate pamphlet laid in. Full-color facsimile issued in a case (27 cm) labelled: The Kaufmann Haggadah. “Kaufmann Haggadah (Budapest, Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kaufmann Collection, Ms. A422) is a 14th-century Spanish manuscript composed of two parts: 14 full page miniatures (fols. 1v–10, 57v–60) and an illustrated Haggadah (fols. 11v–56). The Kaufmann Haggadah has an incomplete miniature cycle of Exodus. The manuscript is incorrectly bound, as the entire group of full-page miniatures is dispersed, with some attached to the beginning of the manuscript (fols. 1v–10) and others to the end (fols. 57v–60). The facsimile edition of the manuscript, by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, did even more to hinder an understanding of the cycle by printing the miniatures on both sides of the pages and omitting alternate blank pages, thus preventing a correct reconstruction of the sequence. The episodes represented in the extant miniatures begin with the discovery of the infant Moses and end with Miriam's song after crossing the Red Sea, with one miniature of the preparations for Passover eve (fol. 2). Among the biblical illustrations are many midrashic ones such as Moses removing Pharaoh's crown from his head. In most cases these illustrations are within the large, painted, initial-word panels, but sometimes they appear in the margins between the extended foliage scrolls. The Haggadah also contains some red, green, and purple filigree-work panels. The text illustrations are elaborate and contain, besides the usual rabbis, four sons, matzah, and maror, some repetitions of the biblical episodes depicted in the full-page miniatures, such as the labor of the Israelites (fol. 15v), the throwing of the male children into the river (fol. 27v), and the Israelites coming out of Egypt (fol. 43). The Italianate style of the illumination is pronounced. In describing this Haggadah in the introductory volume of Die Haggadah von Sarajevo, J. Von Schlosser attributed the style to northern Italy. In fact, it is Castilian of the late 14th century, characterized by many Italian stylistic elements. The Byzantine-Bolognese figure style and the very colorful, fleshy leaves support this assumption, as does the triple-towered castle – the emblem of the Kingdom of Castile – which is depicted in the center of the round, decorated matzah surrounded by four naked personifications of the winds blowing trumpets. ” (EJ 2007; Haggadah, Passover) Subjects: Manuscripts, Hebrew - Hungary - Budapest - Facsimiles. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Spain. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mozarabic - Spain. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Passover. Passover - Liturgy - Texts. Magyar Tudoma´nyos Akadémia Könyvtár. Manuscript. Kaufmann no. A422. Haggadah. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to edges, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (HAG-8-34) (ID #31868) $60.00.
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  209. Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. THE KAUFMANN HAGGADAH: A 14TH CENTURY HEBREW MANUSCRIPT FROM THE ORIENTAL COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. Budapest: Kultura International, 1990. Full imitation leather. 4to. [120] pages. 26 cm. Full-color facsimile issued in a case (27 cm) labelled: The Kaufmann Haggadah. “Kaufmann Haggadah (Budapest, Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kaufmann Collection, Ms. A422) is a 14th-century Spanish manuscript composed of two parts: 14 full page miniatures (fols. 1v–10, 57v–60) and an illustrated Haggadah (fols. 11v–56). The Kaufmann Haggadah has an incomplete miniature cycle of Exodus. The manuscript is incorrectly bound, as the entire group of full-page miniatures is dispersed, with some attached to the beginning of the manuscript (fols. 1v–10) and others to the end (fols. 57v–60). The facsimile edition of the manuscript, by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, did even more to hinder an understanding of the cycle by printing the miniatures on both sides of the pages and omitting alternate blank pages, thus preventing a correct reconstruction of the sequence. The episodes represented in the extant miniatures begin with the discovery of the infant Moses and end with Miriam's song after crossing the Red Sea, with one miniature of the preparations for Passover eve (fol. 2). Among the biblical illustrations are many midrashic ones such as Moses removing Pharaoh's crown from his head. In most cases these illustrations are within the large, painted, initial-word panels, but sometimes they appear in the margins between the extended foliage scrolls. The Haggadah also contains some red, green, and purple filigree-work panels. The text illustrations are elaborate and contain, besides the usual rabbis, four sons, matzah, and maror, some repetitions of the biblical episodes depicted in the full-page miniatures, such as the labor of the Israelites (fol. 15v), the throwing of the male children into the river (fol. 27v), and the Israelites coming out of Egypt (fol. 43). The Italianate style of the illumination is pronounced. In describing this Haggadah in the introductory volume of Die Haggadah von Sarajevo, J. Von Schlosser attributed the style to northern Italy. In fact, it is Castilian of the late 14th century, characterized by many Italian stylistic elements. The Byzantine-Bolognese figure style and the very colorful, fleshy leaves support this assumption, as does the triple-towered castle – the emblem of the Kingdom of Castile – which is depicted in the center of the round, decorated matzah surrounded by four naked personifications of the winds blowing trumpets. ” (EJ 2007; Haggadah, Passover) Subjects: Manuscripts, Hebrew - Hungary - Budapest - Facsimiles. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Spain. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mozarabic - Spain. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Passover. Passover - Liturgy - Texts. Magyar Tudoma´nyos Akadémia Könyvtár. Manuscript. Kaufmann no. A422. Haggadah. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to case, previous owners signature in pen on endpage, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (HAG-10-22) (ID #31263) $60.00.
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  211. Barkan, Natan; Menahem Barkahan; Rita Bagdanova. SYNAGOGUES OF LATVIA, 1918-1940 = SINAGOGI LATVII, 1918-1940 [POSTCARDS]. Riga; Riga And Latvia Jewish Religious Community "shamir", 2004. Portfolio. 16mo. 50 cards. 15 cm. First edition. Introduction in English, German, Hebrew and Russian. Portfolio of photographs on 48 postcards depicting exterior and interior photographs of synagogues in Latvia taken between the years 1918 and 1940. This set of cards is published within a project titled "Latvia. Synagogues and Rabbis, 1918-1940" - with a book of the same title having been published in Riga in 2004 by Rabbi Nathan Barban, Chief Rabbi of Riga and Latvia. Each postcard measures 4” by 6”; the front is a vintage sepia-toned photo (exterior or interior) of the synagogue, and on the reverse is a caption identifying the synagogue's name, its location, what material it is built of, the date of construction, and if applicable, the architect. "The complete set of cards is published within the project of Rabbi Nathan Barkan”. Subjects: Jews - Latvia - History - Pictorial works. Synagogues - Latvia - Pictorial works. Synagoge. Humanities. History. Religion. Jews/Hebrew studies. Judaism. Latvia. Geschichte 1918-1940. OCLC lists 9 copies. Light tear to edge of portfolio deck, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (EE-4-61) (ID #32229) $30.00.
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  213. Davidovitch, David. SHULN IN POYLN = SINAGOGAS EN POLONIA. Buenos-Ayres; Tsentral-Farband Fun Poylishe Yidn In Argentine, 1961. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 533 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. ‘Ershter band. ’ No more published. Dos Poylishe Yidntum; 157/158. Profusely illustrated throughout. The development of synagogue architecture through history as it pertained to the synagogues of Jewish Poland; translated from Hebrew. Written by David Davidovitch, a scholar of Jewish art. Subjects: Synagogues - Poland. Synagogue architecture - Poland. Back hinge starting, otherwise clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (EE-4-21) (ID #32186) $60.00.
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  215. Davidovitch, David. TSIYURE-KIR BE-VATE-KENESET BE-POLIN. Yerushalayim; Mosad Byalik, 1968. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 116, 30 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. With 30 pages of illustrations. Wall-Paintings of Synagogues in Poland. A history of internal wall paintings in synagogues in Poland, their use and types, with the history of the earliest synagogues in the east to what remains after the holocaust period. With an emphasis on the unique wooden synagogues in Poland. Subjects: Synagogue art - Poland. Synagogues - Poland. Light wear to edges of jacket, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-4-20) (ID #32185) $75.00.
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  217. Krautheimer, Richard. MITTELALTERLICHE SYNAGOGEN. Berlin, 1927. Berlin: Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, 1927. Cloth; 8vo. 284 pages. 100 illustrations, including plans. Notes, index, and bibliography. A survey of the medieval synagogue, particularly in Germany, by a noted art historian. 19 synagogues profiled. In German. SUBJECT (S): Synagogues. Architecture, Jewish. Church architecture. Architecture religieuse. Synagogues. Excellent condition. (ART-14-1A) (ID #30749) $125.00.
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  219. Barquist David L; Myer Myers; Jon Butler; Jonathan D Sarna. MYER MYERS: JEWISH SILVERSMITH IN COLONIAL NEW YORK. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2001. Original Wraps. 4to. XV, 304 pages. 30 cm. First edition. 150 color and 182 black-and-white illustrations. “Myer Myers (1723–1795), a Jewish silversmith in colonial America, created outstanding works for leading members of the New York elite, and the objects made in his workshop have long been regarded as among the most important American statements of the Rococo style. These works are also valuable for the information they provide about craftsmanship, patronage, colonial Judaism, and changing cultural values in pre- and post-Revolutionary America. This stunning catalogue presents works from Myers’s workshop in conjunction with essays by eminent authorities on his life and times, all of which shed light on significant themes and events in American culture and history. Myers’s lifelong membership in the New York Jewish community, for example, reveals much about the role of religious minorities and social toleration in 18th-century America, and the artifacts he created for his family and religious community provide a vivid picture of colonial Jewish life. At the same time, Myers’s career as a silversmith offers insights into the complexities of preindustrial craftsmanship in America, showing that silversmiths were less autonomous than has previously been assumed. Catalogue entries provide a chronological survey of Myers’s career, highlighting his finest work, situating it within his routine shop production, and focusing on key objects to evoke the interplay of influences that shaped individual works of American art. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Silverwork, Rococo - New York (State) - New York - Exhibitions. Jewish silverwork - New York (State) - New York - History - 18th century - Exhibitions. Myers, Myer, 1723-1795 - Exhibitions. Myers, Myer, 1723-1795 - Criticism and interpretation. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-58) (ID #33437) $30.00.
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  221. Detroit Institute Of Arts. EXHIBITION OF JEWISH CEREMONIAL ART, NOVEMBER 15-DECEMBER 30, 1951. Detroit, 1951. Softcover, 8vo, 45 pages, illustrated, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jewish art and symbolism -- Exhibitions. Other Titles: Jewish ceremonial art. Wear and fading to front cover. Wear and bumped cover edges and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (ART-21-5) (ID #31872) $30.00.
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  223. Kantsedikas, A. S. BRONZA = BRONZE. Moskva; Imidzh, 1991. Original Cloth. 8vo. 318, [2] pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Russian, parallel text and captions in English. Shedevry evreiskogo iskusstva = Masterpieces of Jewish art; 1. Published with assistance from the The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. Beautifully illustrated book of Jewish ceremonial artifacts and crafts (mostly in metal) found in a number of museums in Russia as well as in private collections. Subjects: Jewish bronzes - Europe, Eastern - Catalogs. Bronzes - Europe, Eastern - Catalogs. Judaism - Liturgical objects - Catalogs. Contains the bookplate of the Steinhardt Family Library. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-33) (ID #33494) $30.00.
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  225. Koolik, Marilyn Gold; Judy Levy. TOWERS OF SPICE: THE TOWER-SHAPED TRADITION IN HAVDALAH SPICEBOXES. Jerusalem; Israel Museum, 1982. Original Wraps. 12mo. 66 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Feb. 1982. Research and text by Marilyn Gold Koolik; English editing and translation by Judy Levy. Profusely illustrated, some in color. “The spice box has taken a large variety of forms and has inspired craftsmen to fantasy and often to whimsy. Among the Ashkenazi Jews it often took the form of a fortified tower...The tower form could be imitated from a local tower or church steeple, surrounded by a balustrade, surmounted with a pennant and carrying a clock face indicating the conclusion of the Sabbath. It was executed in silver, sometimes engraved to resemble masonry, and later in filigree. Human and animal figures were placed around the tower: biblical worthies, soldiers, musicians, various synagogal officials such as the shohet (ritual slaughterer) with his knife, the scribe with his pen and inkwell, the Schulklopfer with his hammer (who woke worshipers for morning prayers), or sometimes a Jew holding a beaker of wine and performing Havdalah. A variant of the tower form was executed in northern Italy in the 18th century, where it was covered with delicate filigree work, studded with semiprecious stones and adorned with enamel plaques depicting scenes from the Bible. Spice boxes were also made in many other forms, such as animals, fish, birds, flowers and fruit, and even windmills. There was also the simpler form of round, square, or rectangular boxes. On occasion the spice box was combined with the taperholder used in the Havdalah ceremony. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Spice boxes (Jewish liturgical objects) - Exhibitions. Muzeon Yisrael (Jerusalem) – Exhibitions. Very good condition. (ART-22-1/A) (ID #33375/6) $30.00.
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  227. 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-20-15A) (ID #33181) $30.00.
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  229. Gaster, Moses; Raphael Seligmann. DI KESUBAH IN IR GESHIKHTLIKHER ANTIVIKLUNG, MIT AKHT BILDER, FUN ZEY FIR IN FARBN. Berlin; Rimon, 1923. Original Cloth. 8vo. 54 [8] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. With 8 leaves of plates. Translation from the English into Yiddish by Raphael Seligmann; The Ketubah: a chapter from the history of the Jewish people. First Yiddish appearance of this oft cited study by Moses Gaster. Stamped “Printed in Germany”. Decorative boards; plates at rear. Subjects: Ketubah. Marriage (Jewish law) Marriage – Jews. Ketubah. Yiddish. OCLC lists 18 copies. Light soiling to boards; page edges very brittle throughout, pages browned; binding loose, but repaired. Poor condition. (ART-22-44) As Is. (ID #33421) $30.00.
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  231. Gutmann, Joseph. JEWISH CEREMONIAL ART. New York; Thomas Yoseloff, 1964. Original Cloth. 4to. 37, [60] pages. 29 cm. First edition. Sixty-one black-and-white and seven full-color plates illustrate some examples extant of the objects used by Jews in services at home and in the synagogue. With introductory text. Joseph Gutmann (1923–2004), “U. S. Art historian. Gutmann, who was born in Wuerzburg, Germany, immigrated to Philadelphia with his parents in 1936 after the rise of the Nazis. He served in the army as a chaplain and interpreter from 1943 to 1946. Gutmann earned a B. A. From Temple University and an M. A. From New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. At Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati he received a doctorate in Jewish history and a rabbinical degree. After teaching at Hebrew Union College and the University of Cincinnati, he was appointed professor of art history at Wayne State University, Detroit, in 1969. A pioneer in the field of Jewish art, he wrote or edited 19 books, including Images of the Jewish Past: An Introduction to Medieval Hebrew Miniatures (1965), Beauty in Holiness: Studies in Jewish Customs and Ceremonial Art (1970), and Hebrew Manuscript Painting (1978). ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism. Light wear to jacket. Very good condition. (ART-22-17) (ID #33392) $30.00.
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  233. Rosenbaum, Belle. UPON THY DOORPOSTS: THE LAW, THE LORE, THE LOVE OF MEZUZOT: A PERSONAL COLLECTION. New York: Jacob And Belle Rosenbaum Foundation, 1995. Original Cloth. 4to. XVI, 287 pages. 32 cm. First edition. Lavishly illustrated throughout with hundreds of photographs of Mezuzot, from simple and antique objects to incredible, beautiful and elaborate works of art, by famous artists such as marc Chagall and dozens of other Jewish artisans. In 1995, Belle Rosenbaum, a prominent collector of Jewish art, along with her husband, Jack Rosenbaum, published this opulent book that sets out to encapsulate 50 years of her collecting this most venerable of Jewish art forms – mezuzah cases. Belle began collecting in 1940 and stopped counting after acquiring her 2000th mezuzah. Her book reproduces in color more than 700 examples of mezuzot created by over 300 artists from 45 countries. The vast majority are contemporary artists, many well known and perhaps, just as many, less known. Belle’s collection is a sweeping survey of contemporary Judaica, inspiring both artists and collectors by the diversity, skill and creativity of the artworks. Subjects: Mezuzah - Private collections - Catalogs. Jewish art and symbolism - Catalogs. Rosenbaum, Belle - Art collections – Catalogs. OCLC lists 15 copies. Minor wear to bottom edge of cloth and jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-19/20) (ID #33479/80) $70.00.
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  235. Sabar, Shalom. KETUBBAH: JEWISH MARRIAGE CONTRACTS OF THE HEBREW UNION COLLEGE SKIRBALL MUSEUM AND KLAU LIBRARY. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society, 1990. Original Cloth. 4to. XX, 417 pages. 31 cm. First edition. The illustrated Ketubbah is a unique artifact of Judaica. It is, first of all, a legal document virtually unchanged since talmudic times, but it is also an artistic expression of aesthetic tastes and social mores from centuries of Jewish wandering and just as much a part of today's Jewish wedding ceremonies as it was hundreds of years ago. This gorgeous collection of kettubim includes 48 color plates and 124 black and white photographs. Subjects: Ketubah - Catalogs. Manuscripts, Hebrew - Catalogs. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Catalogs. Joodse handschriften. Huwelijkscontracten. Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum - Catalogs. Library – Catalogs. Clean and fresh in very good jacket. Great condition. (ART-23-5) (ID #33446) $30.00.
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  237. Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc. JUDAICA: SILVER, PEWTER, BRASS & OTHER RITUAL OBJECTS. 1966. Softcover, 49 pages, illustrated, 8vo. SUBJECT (S): Michael Kaufman. Place of sale: New York. Torah crowns and finials, breastplates, pointers, spice, Ethrog & alms boxes, Kiddush, Passover and other goblets, plates & trays, Hanukkah and Sabbath lights, amulets, Shofars, marriage contracts, manuscripts, Megillah scrolls, ceremonial textiles. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Light wear. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-32-11) (ID #31852) $30.00.
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  239. The State Jewish Museum In Prague. SYNAGOGICAL TEXTILES. Prague; Státní Zidovské Muzeum, 1984. Original Wraps. 8vo. 35 pages. 22 x 24 cm. First edition. With 34 color illustrations. Edited by Julius Machácek. Catalogue published in connection with an exhibition. “The textile collections of the State Jewish Museum in Prague comprise about ten thousand objects of various kinds. Partly they come from the collections of the former Jewish Museum in Prague founded at the beginning of the 20th Century. However, the majority - similarly as other State Jewish Museum collections - serve as evidence of the tragic events of World War II … Though people mostly perished in the gas chambers of the Nazi camps of extermination, the collections by some lucky chance were not destroyed. After the liberation of Prague by the Soviet Army in May 1945, they became the basis of the State Jewish Museum founded in 1950... The textile collections themselves form a chronological sequence beginning with the end of the 16th century and in this manner they represent a set of both woven and embroidered textiles dating from the end of the Renaissance period up to the thirties of the 20th century. ” (pg. 5; Introduction). Subjects: Torah binders. Jewish needlework. Jewish embroidery - Czechoslovakia - Exhibitions. Textile fabrics - Czechoslovakia - Exhibitions. Synagogue art - Czechoslovakia - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism - Czechoslovakia - Exhibitions. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-22-49) (ID #33426) $30.00.
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  241. Zagayski, Michael. IMPORTANT JUDAICA: SILVER, GOLD, PEWTER, BRASS AND OTHER OBJECTS OF HISTORIC INTEREST. COLLECTION OF MICHAEL M. ZAGAYSKI, SOLD BY HIS ORDER. PUBLIC AUCTION, MARCH 18 AND 19. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1964. Original Wraps. 8vo. 107 pages. 25 cm. First edition. The Michael M. Zagayski collection of rare Judaica. Parke-Bernet Galleries; Sale no. 2264. Catalogue of a public auction that was held on March 18 & 19, 1964 at Parker-Bernet Galleries, New York. Auction catalogue contains 360 items; illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. Michael (originally Mieczyslaw) M. Zagayski was a wealthy Warsaw industrialist and collector of art and Judaica... Born in 1895, Zagayski began amassing his collection in the 1920s while still a student. Eventually he housed the collection, which consisted of silver, textiles, books and manuscripts, as well as paintings, in six rooms of his Warsaw house. In July 1939 Zagayski, who had been prominent in Warsaw's organized Jewish community, went to Geneva as a representative of the Jewish Agency. He subsequently went to England, joining the Polish government in exile there. In 1940 he came to New York as a consul for the exiled Polish government. Zagayski's collection was looted by the Nazis in his absence; once in New York, he began to rebuild it. The Jewish Museum put on several loan exhibitions of the collection, and in 1963 Zagayski offered to sell it to the museum. When the Jewish Museum was unable to raise the money for the purchase, Zagayski auctioned the collection in 1964. At that time the Jewish Museum was able to purchase a few items. ” (JTS; Michael Zagayski Papers) Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism - Catalogs. Jewish art and symbolism - Collections. Jewish art - Catalogs. Art - Private collections. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (ART-22-7) (ID #33382) $30.00.
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  243. Braunstein, Susan L. FIVE CENTURIES OF HANNUKAH LAMPS FROM THE JEWISH MUSEUM: A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ. New York: Jewish Museum; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. Original Cloth. 4to. XI, 403 pages. 32 cm. First edition. This book has been published in celebration of the centennial of the Jewish Museum, which was founded in 1904. 129 color + 497 duotone + 163 halftone illustrations. “The observance of Hanukkah as a time of freedom and miracles resonates strongly with Jews today as in centuries past, and the Hanukkah lamp is central to the celebratory ritual. The importance of the Hanukkah lamp is reflected in the collection of The Jewish Museum in New York: its 1, 022 lamps represent the largest assemblage of Hanukkah lamps in the world. This publication presents the Museum’s unparalleled collection in its entirety. Remarkably expressive and varied, these lamps are a revelation for anyone interested in Jewish culture, history, and the beauty and diversity of these beloved traditional objects. Susan L. Braunstein is curator of archaeology and Judaica and head of the Judaica Department at The Jewish Museum in New York. She is also adjunct instructor of Jewish art and material culture at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She is coeditor of Getting Comfortable in New York: The American Jewish Home, 1880–1951 and coauthor of Israel in Antiquity: From David to Herod. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Hanukkah lamp - Catalogs. Jewish Museum (New York, N. Y.) - Catalogs. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-19) (ID #33395) $70.00.
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  245. Plous, Anita; Joseph Gutmann. FEAST OF LIGHTS: ART & TRADITION OF HANUKKAH LAMPS. Detroit; Janice Charach-Epstein Museum/Gallery, Jewish Community Center Of Metropolitan Detroit, 1992. Original Wraps. 4to. 32 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Curated by Anita Plous; essay by Joseph Gutmann. Catalogue lists 101 items, with 41 black and white illustrations. Includes list of lenders to the exhibition of fine Hannukah lamps in Detroit. Subjects: Hanukkah lamp - Exhibitions. Jewish art. Hanukkah. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-9) (ID #33384) $75.00.
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  247. Rush, Barbara. THE LIGHTS OF HANUKKAH. New York; Stewart Tabori & Chang, 2003. Original Cloth. 8vo. 95 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Portrays Hanukkah menorahs from all over the world, dating from fourth-century Israel to modern-day America; discusses the history and culture of Hanukkah; and includes songs, prayers, and readings of the holiday. Profusely illustrated in color reproductions throughout. Subjects: Hanukkah. Hanukkah - Pictorial works. Menora. Chanukka. Previous owners inscription on front flyleaf, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-10) (ID #33385) $30.00.
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  249. Yarden, Leon. THE TREE OF LIGHT; A STUDY OF THE MENORAH, THE SEVEN-BRANCHED LAMPSTAND. London; East And West Library, 1971. Original Cloth. 4to. VII, 162 pages. 26 cm. First edition. 'Richly illustrated with more than two hundred photographs, the book treats the Menorah in its various aspects – not the least being the neglected question of its origin. Starting with the master specimen of the Temple in Jerusalem – its vicissitudes and characteristics – the author unfolds the impressive evolution of the Menorah into an abstract symbol, then discusses its other uses, such as Hanukkah lamp or Church lampstand...' (dustjacket) Subjects: Menorah. History. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-8) (ID #33383) $30.00.
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  251. Friedenberg, Daniel M. JEWISH MEDALS, FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE FALL OF NAPOLEON (1503-1815) [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York; Published For The Jewish Museum C. N. Potter, 1970. Original Cloth. 4to. 152, [8] pages. 26 cm. First edition. Signed by author on title page. “This definitive study reflects the tensions of pre-emancipation Jewish life, and chronicles the slow rise of Jewish emancipation in a series of fascinating pieces. … This work, the first of its type, not only clarifies a new field of research but graphically penetrates three centuries of European social and political contact with Jews. ” - Jacket Description. Subjects: Jewish medals. Numismatics. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh in good jacket. Good + condition. (ART-22-55) (ID #33432) $30.00.
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  253. ANOTHER COPY. Not Inscribed. Very Good Condition in Good+ Jacket. (ART-22-55B) (ID #33434) $30.00.
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  255. ANOTHER COPY. Not Inscribed. Lacks jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (ART-22-55A) (ID #33433) $30.00.
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  257. Friedenberg, Daniel M. JEWISH MINTERS & MEDALISTS. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1976. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 131 pages. 25 cm. First edition. “This volume presents a pictorial history of Jewish coiners and medalists in the two millenia following the destruction of ancient Judea. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Jewish Minters and Medalists affords an authoritative look into a little known but fascinating aspect of the Jewish experience. ” - Jacket. Daniel M. Friedenberg (1923-2011), financier, collector, historian and philanthropist, he served as Curator of Coins and Medals at the Jewish Museum of New York. Subjects: Jewish medalists. Jewish minters. Jewish medals. Medals. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-53) (ID #33430) $30.00.
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  259. Friedenberg, Samuel; 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 Under The Auspices Of The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1963. Original Cloth. 4to. 143 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Edited by Daniel M. Friedenberg; introduction by Cecil Roth. “This volume is at once an illustrated encyclopedia of Jewish men of achievement and a vivid history of Jewish medals. ” - Jacket. Profusely illustrated throughout. Subjects: Medals. Plaques, plaquettes. Jews - Biography – Portraits. Steinhardt Family Library bookstamp on endpage. Light wear to endpage, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-54) (ID #33431) $30.00.
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  261. Raffaeli, Samuel. MATBEOT HA-YEHUDIM = COINS OF THE JEWS. Jerusalem; E. Deinard, 1913. Original Wraps. 8vo. VI, 6, 199 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Coins of the Jews; history of Jewish coinage. First Hebrew book on ancient Jewish coins (according the Israel Museum of Jerusalem. A treatise on Jewish numismatics, with 35 pages of plates, depicting weights and seals, and 213 coins, from early Greek and Macedonian to late roman times; the greater part of the text concerns a full description of the coins represented, with translations of the characters, and a table of the various alphabets found represented. Published by the controversial and eccentric Ephriam Deinard. “Samuel Raffaeli (Raffalovich): As a moneychanger working within Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate, Samuel Raffalovich (1867-1923) was periodically exposed to ancient coins, shown to him by beduoins and local peasants. However, it was not until Eliezer Ben-Yehuda identified the ancient Hebrew letters on a coin in his possession that Raffaelovich's passion for ancient coins was kindled. Eventually, Ben-Yehuda taught Raffaelovich to read not only ancient Hebrew script but also Greek and Latin writing. Refusing to receive payment for his this service, Ben- Yehuda only asked that Raffaelovich change his name to the more Hebrew-sounding Raffaeli. In subsequent years, Raffaeli established an antiquities shop specializing in the sale of antiquities to foreign collectors and museums. Later, he spent some time in England, where he opened the first travel agency in London to organize trips to Palestine. In 1913, he published the first Hebrew book on ancient Jewish coins, and in 1920 he was appointed Keeper of the Coin Collection of the Palestine Archaeological Museum, a post he held until his death in 1923. His private collection, which he sold to the Palestine Archaeological Museum (now the Rockefeller Museum) remains part of the museum's holdings until this day. ” (Israel Museum, Jerusalem; ‘More Than Money; Modern Studies’). Subjects: Numismatics – Ancient. Hebrew Coinage. OCLC lists 10 copies. Backstrip repaired; edges of wraps bumped, chipped, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (CJH-1-18) (ID #32280) $75.00.
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  263. Sussman, Varda. ORNAMENTED JEWISH OIL-LAMPS: FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SECOND TEMPLE THROUGH THE BAR-KOKHBA REVOLT. Warminster, England: Aris & Phillips; Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1982. Original Cloth. 4to. XI, 136 pages. 31 cm. First English edition. First published in Hebrew by the Bialik Institute and the Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem in 1972. Profusely illustrated. “The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70AD and the subsequent suppression and persecution of the Jews have left little archaeological evidence from this period. This very persecution, however, led the Jews to concentrate on their national identity and religion and to pay scrupulous attention to the Torah in everyday life. Everyday objects which previously had been bought from Greek and Roman manufacturers were now seen to be contrary to the laws of the Torah because of the nature of their decoration and as such were offensive to the Jews. This led to a brief flowering of decorated Jewish objects made for themselves within their laws. This book shows, through the decorations on the pottery lamps, a vivid picture of daily life, culture and religion. The period covered is very brief; about 65 years, which was once regarded as devoid of Jewish art. But at no other period was there such a large number of designs in popular Jewish art which show in the subjects chosen so strict an observance of Jewish law. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Jewish lamps - Palestine. Lampes juives - Palestine. Lampes juives - Palestine. Palestine - Antiquities. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-22-18) (ID #33394) $30.00.
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  265. Reifenberg, Adolf. ANCIENT HEBREW ARTS. New York, Schocken Books, 1950. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 171 pages. Includes black 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-17-3A) Very Good Condition in Good Jacket with edgewear. (ID #33182) $35.00.
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    BIBLE

     

     

  267. Chase, Mary Ellen; Arthur Szyk. THE BOOK OF JOB: FROM THE TRANSLATION PREPARED AT CAMBRIDGE IN 1611 FOR KING JAMES I. New York; Heritage Press, 1946. Original Cloth. 4to. 148, [8] pages. 29 cm. First edition. Title-page printed in red and black; colored initials. Issued in a slipcase. From the translation prepared at Cambridge in 1611 for King James I, with a preface by Mary Ellen Chase and illustrations by Arthur Szyk. Heavily illustrated, all in color. Illustrations by Arthur Szyk (1894–1951), “illustrator, miniaturist, and cartoonist. … Szyk was noted for his refined draftsmanship and calligraphy, in the style of medieval manuscript-illumination” (Werner, EJ 2008). Subjects: Bible. Job - Illustrations. Bible. O. T. Job. English. Authorized. 1946. Some chipping and wear to slipcase, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-22-36) (ID #33413) $30.00.
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  269. Clifton, James; Walter S Melion. SCRIPTURE FOR THE EYES: BIBLE ILLUSTRATION IN NETHERLANDISH PRINTS OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. New York: Museum Of Biblical Art; London: In Association With D Giles Ltd, 2009. Original Wraps. 4to. 225 pages. 25 x 29 cm. First edition. Catalog accompanying an exhibition held at the Museum of Biblical Art, June 5-Sept. 27, 2009 and at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Oct. 17, 2009-Jan. 24, 2010. "This scholarly publication accompanies the exhibition Scripture for the Eyes, focusing attention on the extraordinarily rich array of biblical prints produced in the Low Countries (comprising today's Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg) during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, a time of dynamic and sometimes violent religious and political change. In particular, the book studies the crucial role played by scriptural prints in the complex processes of religious self-formation that dominated early modern European culture. Following early modern usage, the prints - woodcuts, engravings, and etchings by such artists as Lucas van Leyden, Jan Swart van Groningen, Maarten van Heemskerck, Philips Galle, Hendrick Goltzius, and Hieronymus Wierix, among others - are classed into five functional groups: Sacred History and Geography, Exegesis, Worship, Morality, and Politics and Polemics. In addition to a preface by James Clifton and the main interpretative essay by Walter Mellon, the volume also contains an extensive bibliography. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Prints, Dutch - 16th century - Exhibitions. Prints, Belgian - 16th century - Exhibitions. Illustration - Bible - Pays-Bas - 16e s. Bible - Illustrations - Exhibitions. Edges bumped, light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (ART-22-22) (ID #33399) $30.00.
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  271. Ehrenstein, Theodore. DAS ALTE TESTAMENT IM BILDE: EIN ILLUSTRATIONSWERK MIT ÜBER 2000 ABBLIDUNGEN VON ALTCHRISTLICHEN, MITTELALTERLICHEN UND NEUZEITLICHEN KUNSTWERKEN. Wien; A. Kende, 1923. Original Cloth. Folio. 943 pages. 34 cm. First edition. In German. The Old Testament in Pictures, a pictorial reference work with over 2, 000 illustrations from Early Christian, Medieval and post-Medieval works of art. Publication dedicated to Herbert Hoover, [The Great Friend of Mankind] “Dem Grossen Menschenfreund. ” An encyclopaedic analysis comprised almost entirely of black and white illustrations, arranged according to biblical chronology and beginning with Paradise, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel and continuing with emphasis on Joseph, the Israelites in the Wilderness, Samson and Delila, Esther, Daniel and Tobias, with an afterword and register of entries. Bound in original red cloth with gilt title. Subjects: Bible. Old Testament - Pictorial works. Jewish Art. Bible. Old Testament. - Pictures, illustrations, etc. Our copy is defective: it lacks a 3 page frontispiece fold-out of the Sistine Chapel; additionally, the original title page cut out and portions pasted onto endpage. Otherwise clean and fresh, and still an important and very useful work. Normally priced at three times this price. Good - condition. (ART-22-25) (ID #33402) $30.00.
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  273. Frankel, Ellen. THE ILLUSTRATED HEBREW BIBLE: 75 SELECTED STORIES. New York; Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1999. Original Cloth. 4to. 240 pages. 31 cm. First edition. With 130 full color illustrations. “In The Illustrated Hebrew Bible, Dr. Ellen Frankel, Editor-in-Chief of the Jewish Publication Society, presents 75 stories from the major narratives of the Bible, capturing the rhythm and drama of this ancient Hebrew text. The stories told here - forty from the Torah, thirty-five from Prophets and Writings - begin with the creation of the world and move through Israel's history, ending with return to the Promised Land from foreign exile. These allegories, parables, and folktales have been retold in a lyrical English that every reader will find accessible. No other literature has inspired more artistic expression than the Bible. From centuries-old synagogue mosaics to the most contemporary paintings and sculpture, biblical themes have held pride of place in the art of every western nation. The Illustrated Hebrew Bible, in 240 pages and with more than 130 full-color reproductions, features a stunning range of images - from ancient artifacts and illuminated Hebrew manuscripts to Renaissance paintings and the art of today. Works by renowned artists such as William Blake, Rembrandt, Jack Levine, Marc Chagall, and Harry Lieberman enrich and deepen our understanding of the biblical text. This unique pairing of art and narration will entertain and inspire all who join in celebrating the greatest story every told. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Bible stories, English - Old Testament. Bible stories, English - Old Testament. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-23) (ID #33400) $30.00.
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  275. (Lederer, Frits) Schwarz, Karl, ed. DAS BUCH RUTH (JUDISCHE BUCHEREI, BAND 8). Berlin, Verlag fur Judische Kunst Und Kultur / Fritz Gurlitt, 1920. First edition, Original illustrated String-bound wraps, 12mo, 29 pages. illustrated with 8 woodcuts. The Bohemian-Jewish artist Fritz Lederer (1878-1949) was most famous in the years before WW II for his series of etchings "Spring in the Giant Mountains. " After studying in Weimar, Paris and Berlin, he moved in 1938 in Prague. In 1944 he was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp by the Nazis, though he survived, and continued his art career. Light browning as usually found, Very Good Condition. (art-23-37) (ID #33509) $30.00.
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  277. Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. LA BIBLE HÉBRAÏQUE . Paris; Editions Vilo; Fribourg [Switzerland]: Office Du Livre, 1987. Original Cloth. Folio. 173 pages. 36 cm. First edition. In French. The Hebrew Bible in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Simultaneously published in an English and German edition the same year. “The Hebrew Bible in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, a sumptuous, oversized book containing 180 illustrations, of which 60 are tipped-in colorplates. Gabrielle Sed-Rajna, has published several works on different aspects of Jewish art and illuminated Hebrew manuscripts. Her approach in The Hebrew Bible is innovative and interesting as the book is organized as a biographical cycle in which illustrations from the lives of different Biblical personages are explored. The author devotes a chapter each to Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and Aaron, David, and Solomon. Figures are paired when their lives are often illustrated by scenes in which both appear. Less frequently represented personalities are dealt with at the end; the chapter entitled The Man of God examines Samson, Job, Jonah, and Daniel, while the final chapter The Woman of Worth studies Miriam, Ruth, Esther, and Judith. By means of this approach, a representative sampling of illustrations created in the major centers of Judaism from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries is presented. The material is organized in a uniform manner throughout. Each section begins with a brief summary of the legends concerning the different biblical characters, and a recounting of the earliest artistic images that deal with these figures. This is followed by a lengthier description of the scenes found in Hebrew manuscripts that are reproduced at the end of the chapter with accompanying texts from the Bible and various midrashim. With the exception of the Biblical quotes, the texts are not always illustrated by the paired illumination, but they are interesting nonetheless. ” (Review by Evelyn Cohen; The Jewish Review, vol. 3, issue 1; 1989). Subjects: Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval. Miniaturen (handschriften) Bijbelse motieven. Hebreeuwse handschriften. Bible. Old Testament – Illustrations. Light soiling to cloth, no jacket. Otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-26) (ID #33403) $30.00.
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  279. Altschüler, Moritz. COD. HEBR. MONAC. 95: DIE PFERSEE-HANSCHRIFT; HEFT 1 [TALMUD. SELECTIONS. ALTSCHÜLER. 1908.; PFERSEE-HANDSCHRIFT.]. Leipzig; Lumen, 1908. Original Portfolio. Folio. 8 pages; 18 fascimiles. 36 cm. Limited edition. Limited to 500 copies. This is number 216. In German. Volume 1 of Orbis antiquitatum; Religions-und kultur-geschichtliche Quellenschriften im Urtext, Umschrift und ubersetzung. Photographic Reproduction. Die Pfersee-Handschrift: Cod. Hebr. Monac. 95. Babylonian Talmud, Parchment Manuscript, France, 1342 – Cod. Hebr. 95. “There is also only one complete extant manuscript of the Babylonian Talmud (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod. Heb. 95). It was written 'on the twelfth of the month of Kislev, in the year 103 of the sixth millennium' (1342) by Solomon b. Samson, probably in France (facsimile edited by H. Strack, 1912). At the end of this manuscript several minor tractates are added. ” (EJ 2008; Hebrew Manuscripts). Portfolio consists of purple wraps, intricately designed; foreword laid in. Subjects: Talmud - Manuscripts - Germany - Münich. OCLC lists 7 copies. Faint institutional marks on second page of laid in foreword; light wear to portfolio, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-22-29) (ID #33406) $375.00.
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  281. Gabrielle Sed-Rajna; Samuel Ben Samuel Ibn Musa. TANAKH LISBON 243: LONDON HA-SIFRIYAH HA-BRITIT OR 2626 = LISBON BIBLE, 1482: BRITISH LIBRARY OR. 2626. Tel-Aviv; Nahar-Miskal, 1988. Original Full Leather. 4to. 21, 18 pages, 184 leaves. 30 cm. Facsimile of 1482 edition. Full color fascimile reproduction. Text in Hebrew; introduction in Hebrew and English. Original blind-tooled brown leather with gold lettering on front cover and spine. Facsimile copy of the strikingly colorful Hebrew Lisbon Bible manuscript of 1482. “The Lisbon Bible is the most accomplished dated codex of the Portuguese school of medieval Hebrew illumination. Its three volumes comprise all 24 books of the Hebrew Bible. Volume One contains the Torah, or the Five Books of Moses, also known as the Pentateuch. The second and third volumes contain the Prophets and the Hagiographa (Writings or Holy Writings) respectively. Added to the manuscript are lists of the Commandments in the Torah, as well as masoretic material, which give information on the correct spelling, reading and pronunciation of the biblical text. Samuel ben Samuel Ibn Musa, known as Samuel the Scribe, copied the biblical text in an elegant square script for the manuscript's patron Yosef ben Yehudah al-Hakim. The sumptuous decorations were created by a team of skilled artists. Completed in 1482, the Lisbon Bible is a testimony to the rich cultural life the Portuguese Jews experienced prior to the expulsion and forced conversions of December 1496. The British Museum (now the British Library) bought the manuscript in 1882. The present binding was crafted in 1954 and replaced the 16th century leather covers. Since Hebrew is written from right to left, the openings in the manuscript follow the same orientation. ” (British Library). Subjects: Bible. - Old Testament - Manuscripts, Hebrew. Manuscripts, Hebrew - Portugal – Lisbon. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Light shelf wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (RAB-55-32) (ID #32584) $145.00.
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  283. Moreen, Vera Basch. MINIATURE PAINTINGS IN JUDAEO-PERSIAN MANUSCRIPTS. Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College Press, 1985. Original Wraps. 4to. 56 pages. 26 cm. First edition. 1 microfiche inserted in pocket. Nine color illustraions. Important monograph, detailing manuscripts from various locations, dating 17th-19th centuries. “Persian Jews took part in or sponsored the production of miniatures to illuminate manuscripts. In some of the Shahin and 'Imrani manuscripts, and in those of the classical poetry in Hebrew transliteration, large colored miniatures of exceptional beauty were incorporated. It is not clear who the artists were who drew these pictures. It is quite possible that in some cases non-Jewish workshops were responsible for the execution of the illustrations in Judeo-Persian manuscripts. A study of the miniatures is by J. Gutmann, in: SBB, 8 (1968), 54–76. An illustrated catalogue of miniatures in Judeo-Persian manuscripts is provided by V. B. Moreen, Miniature Painting in Judeo-Persian Manuscripts (1985). ” (EJ, 2008). Subjects: Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Iran - Catalogs. Illumination of books and manuscripts - Iran - Catalogs. Jews in art - Catalogs. Jews - Iran - Intellectual life. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-50) (ID #33427) $200.00.
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  285. Müller, Paul Johannes. JÜDISCHE MINIATUREN AUS SECHS JAHRHUNDERTEN: EINFÜHRUNGSTEXT UND BILDERLÄUTERUNGEN. Wiesbaden; Fourier, 1998. Hardcover. 4to. 128 pages. 31 cm. First edition. In German. 'Jewish Miniatures from Six Centuries'. With 60 full color illustrations. Subjects: Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Illumination of books and manuscripts - Jews - History. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval. Miniature painting, Jewish. OCLC lists 30 copies. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-51) (ID #33428) $30.00.
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  287. Bleichrode, J. [BINDING] TEFILAT YESHARIM = GEBETE DER ISRAELITEN [BOUND WITH] PIUTIM FÜR ALLE SABBATHE DES JAHRE. Rödelheim; Druck Und Verlag Von S. Lehrberger & Comp, 1906; 1900. Original Vellure. 12mo. XVI, 712, 32; [3], 256 pages. 18 cm. Eigth edition. Hebrew and German on opposite pages. Exquisitely bound in elaborate purple vellure, with all gilt outer edges; Hulda Lilientstein gilt impression into vellure; original frontispiece illustration. Die Piutim fur alle Sabbathe des Jahres, by Seligmann Baer, 1900, Rodelheim, Verlag von S. Lehrberger. Contains also: Gebete in deutscher Sprache (Seligmann Baer; 32 pages; Rodelheim 1906) at rear. Year round prayerbook with German translation on facing page. Includes all weekday, Sabbath, and Holiday liturgies, Avot, piuttim (wilth title dated 1900) for all occasions followed by a special section of women's supplications by Dr. S. Baer in German (with title dated 1906). Rabbi Isidore Bleichrode was the head of Berlin's synagogue Ahawas Reïm, Prinzenstrasse (100 families). Piutim fuer alle Sabbathe des Jahres; Collection of Piutim for the entire year with a German translation by R. Seligman Isaac Baer (1825–1897), Hebrew grammarian, masorah scholar, and liturgist. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Tefillot. Piyyutim. OCLC lists two copies of Baer's 1900 edition of Piutim; 8 copies of Gebete. Clean and fresh. Clasp missing from rear cover, otherwise Very Good Condition. A Beautiful Book. (ART-23-8) (ID #33449) $100.00.
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  289. Steiner-Prag, Hugo; Eleanor (Feisenberg) Steiner-Prag. DESIGNS FOR A MACHZOR. New York; Society Of Jewish Bibliophiles, 1963. Original portfolio. Folio. [4] pages; 16 plates. 43 cm. First edition. Each drawing has Hebrew text. A publication of the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles presented to its members by Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Hiatt on the occasion of the marriage of their daughter on June 16, 1963. Sixteen folio plates, loose in printed wrapper with descriptive text on inner pages. Blue-grey paper over flexible boards. The original designs are in the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. Hugo Steiner-Prag (1880–1945), “Czech painter, etcher, and designer. Steiner-Prag hyphenated his name with that of his native city, Prague, where he was educated. In 1907 he was appointed professor at the State Academy in Leipzig. Dismissed by the Nazis in 1933, he founded a school for applied art in Prague. After 1939, he fled to New York. Steiner-Prag contributed notably to the improvement of book production-typography, binding, jacket, and was known for his illustrations to the classics. In 1936 he designed a Mahzor (a prayer book for the holidays). This proved to be his crowning achievement. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Mahzor – Illustrations. Light soiling to portfolio, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-31) (ID #33408) $40.00.
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  291. [SEVENTEEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF JEWISH RHODES]. [Rhodes], [mid-20th century]. Photograph, Black and White. Seventeen photographs. 12.5 x 8.5 cm. Seventeen black and white photographs of Jewish Rhodes, unknown provenance, likely from mid 20th century. Four photographs have notes in English on back, which state: “A street in the Jewish Quarter of Rhodes”, “The Street on which Kahal Shalom Stands. Entrance to the Courtyard of K. Shalom has doors with Magen David Symbol. Rhodes”, two state “Entrance to the Courtyard of Kahal Shalom in Rhodes”. All four labeled photographs are depictions of the same street (Calle de Kahal Shalom) from different angles; one further photograph also depicts another angle of the Kahal Shalom door; two photographs depict the interior of the synagogue (depicting the Ehal, a marble niche where the sacred books of the Torah are kept, on the Eastern wall); one photograph depicting what appears to be the Plaque of 1767; one photograph depicting what appears to be a part of the south side of the square (depicting three stores, electronics, clock shop, with a printers above), one photograph depicting the Fountain in 'La Calle Ancha' (The street called “La Called Ancha” was the heart of the Jewish Quarter and was situated where the residential area ended and the business district started. The main street was known for hundreds of years as “La Calle Ancha” which means “the wide street” in the Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) language. The present fountain ornamented with three seahorses replaced a previous fountain that was destroyed during World War II. - Rhodes Jewish Museum); two photographs depicting the same three individuals (one depicting the individuals in front of the fountain in La Calle Ancha, depicting the northeast side of the plaza), most likely those who took the photographs; two photographs of alleys (unclear owing to the rubble in one alley, and a knocked down building in the background of another); three photographs depicting structures near the sea. Subjects: Jewish Rhodes – Photographs. Kahal Shalom Synagogue Rhodes – Photographs. Jewish Quarter of Rhodes – Photographs. Landmarks – Jewish Rhodes. All photographs clean and well preserved. (SEF-46-23) (ID #32973) $200.00.
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  293. Bar-Am, Micha; Ruth Porter. JEWS IN ARAB LANDS TODAY: PHOTOGRAPHS. Tel Aviv; Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum Of The Jewish Diaspora, 1996. Original Cloth. 4to. 143 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Illustrated throughout with black and white, some color, photographs. Jews in Arab lands today: photographs; in conjunction with the Exhibition "Jews in Arab Lands Today - Photographs", Beth Hatefutsoth Tel Aviv, March 14 - Ocober 5, 1996. The countries represented in this book depict the current existence of Jews in North Africa and the Middle East, stressing the characteristics of each community through cultural, economic, and social aspects. Subjects: Jews - Arab countries - Pictorial works - Exhibitions. Documentary photography – Exhibitions. Still in plastic wrap, straight from publisher. Great condition. (SEF-47-30) (ID #33054) $30.00.
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  295. Landauer, Georg. PALÄSTINA, 300 BILDER. Munchen; Meyer & Jessen, 1925. Original Cloth. 4to. X, 242 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In German. With introduction by Sven Hedin; 300 black and white plates (photographs of Palestine), and one map. Captions to the plates in German, English, and French. Georg Landauer (1895–1954), “Zionist leader, active mainly in aiding the aliyah and absorption of German Jews in Israel. Born in Cologne, Landauer was active in the Zionist youth movement Blau-Weiss and the student Zionist organization Kartell Juedischer Verbindungen. He was a founder of Ha-Po'el ha-Za'ir in Germany. In 1925 he became director of the Berlin Palestine Office and, after two visits to Palestine between 1924 and 1933, settled there in 1934. He became managing director of the Palestine Office and of the Zionist Federation in Germany (1929–33). From 1934 to 1954 Landauer was director of the Jewish Agency Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews, in which his main activities were the organization of aliyah, capital transfer, agricultural settlement, Youth Aliyah, and German reparations. He was a founder of Aliyah Hadashah, a party of the Mandate period consisting mainly of German immigrants, and a member of the Va'ad Le'ummi (1941–48). ” EJ 2008 Subjects: Palestine - Pictorial works. Light wear to cloth. Very good + condition. (ART-23-12) (ID #33472) $30.00.
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  297. Landauer, Georg. PALÄSTINA, 188 BILDER NEBST EINER ÜBERSICHTSKARTE UND EINER VIERSPRACHIGEN BILDBESCHREIBUNG, EINGELEITET UND HERAUSGEGEBEN. Berlin; Jüdische Buch-Vereinigung, 1935. Original Cloth. 4to. XXXI, 120 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Introduction in German by Georg Landauer, followed by 188 photographs, in black and white. 12 page laid in index at rear with map, with list of photographers and description of photographs (in English, German, French, and Hebrew). Georg Landauer (1895–1954), “Zionist leader, active mainly in aiding the aliyah and absorption of German Jews in Israel. Born in Cologne, Landauer was active in the Zionist youth movement Blau-Weiss and the student Zionist organization Kartell Juedischer Verbindungen. He was a founder of Ha-Po'el ha-Za'ir in Germany. In 1925 he became director of the Berlin Palestine Office and, after two visits to Palestine between 1924 and 1933, settled there in 1934. He became managing director of the Palestine Office and of the Zionist Federation in Germany (1929–33). From 1934 to 1954 Landauer was director of the Jewish Agency Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews, in which his main activities were the organization of aliyah, capital transfer, agricultural settlement, Youth Aliyah, and German reparations. He was a founder of Aliyah Hadashah, a party of the Mandate period consisting mainly of German immigrants, and a member of the Va'ad Le'ummi (1941–48). ” EJ 2008 Subjects: Palestine - Pictorial works. Light soiling to cloth, minor tear to rear board, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-13) (ID #33473) $30.00.
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  299. ANOTHER COPY. Index and map in facsimile. Light soiling to rear cloth. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-14) (ID #33474) $30.00.
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  301. Laredo, Victor. Sephardic Spain. Nueva York, N. Y.; Editorial Mensaje, 1978. Original Wraps. 8vo. 158 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Printed in Spain; some Spanish throughout. 50 photographs from the Juderías - the old Jewish quarters - in the principal cities of Spain. Photographs originally exhibited at the Jewish Museum, 1967; photographs by Victor Laredo (Born to a Sephardic Greek family), an acclaimed photographer of international accord. The exhibit, and Laredo's work, was sponsored by the emerging Sephardic Studies program at Yeshiva, and by various affiliated institutions in New York. Subjects: Jews - Spain - History. Spain - Ethnic relations. Photography, Artistic - Sephardim - Spain. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SEF-47-21) (ID #33045) $30.00.
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  303. Nauwelaerts, Mandy. ONE FOOT IN AMERICA: THE JEWISH EMIGRANTS OF THE RED STAR LINE AND EUGEEN VAN MIEGHEM. Wommelgem; BAI, 2009. Original illustrated wraps. 8vo. 160 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Extensively illustrated with color and black and white photographs throughout. “The Red Star Line was an American financed Belgian shipping company that brought between 1872 and 1934 ca. 2.7 million immigrants to the United States. The estimation is that half of passengers were Jews who left Eastern Europe. The first major exodus began in 1881 and reached a climax with the Kishinev pogrom from 1903. In 1893 the Red Star Line opened an office on Montevideo Street where the medical examinations were conducted, and clothing and luggage disinfected. In front of that warehouse lived the artist Eugeen Van Mieghem (1875-1930) and he was confronted by the flood of refugees on a daily basis. His compassion is reflected in an impressive series of drawings of these emigrants in black chalk and pastel. ” (Publishers Description). A Dutch edition was also issued. Subjects: Jews - Europe - Migrations - Exhibitions. Mieghem, Eugeen van, 1875-1930 - Exhibitions. Red Star Line - Exhibitions. Europe, Eastern -Emigration and immigration - History - Exhibitions. Antwerp (Belgium) - In art - Exhibitions. Antwerp (Belgium) - Ethnic relations - Exhibitions. Very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (EE-5-35) (ID #32341) $30.00.
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  305. New York State Council On The Arts. THE LOWER EAST SIDE; IMMIGRANT PORTAL TO AMERICA FROM 1875 TO 1925: AN EXHIBIT PORTFOLIO. New York; New York State Council On The Arts, 1971. Slipcase, Slipcase. Folio. [4], [50] pages. 37 cm. Issued in a case. 50 loose photos; black and white; 36 x 28 cm. Produced by the New York State Council on the Arts, for the New York Museums Collaborative of the Cultural Council Foundation; folded paper insert introductory statement by Allon Schoener. Prepared in cooperation with The Jewish Museum of New York City. Photos of New York's Lower East Side are by Lewis W. Hine, Jacob A. Reis and others, printed on stiff paper suitable for framing, titled and dated. Subjects: Immigrants - New York (State) - New York - Pictorial works. Light wear to slipcase, otherwise fresh. Very good +condition. (AMR-44-26) (ID #31564) $30.00.
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  307. Vishniac, Roman. POLISH JEWS: A PICTORIAL RECORD. New York, Schocken, 1947. Small folio, 17, 33pages. First Edition. With an introductory essay by Abraham Joshua Heschel. A most moving depiction of vibrant Jewish life before the Holocaust. 31 black and white photographs, many now iconic images of Eastern European Jewish life. Very Good Condition in Original boards, with the rare Dust Jacket which has about 1/4 missing from back and a closed tear in front. Attractive. (EE-3-20) (ID #32049) $150.00.
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  309. ANOTHER COPY. Also 1st edition. Original boards, small institutional stamp on end paper, no jacket, Very Good Condition. (EE-3-20) (ID #32153) $100.00.
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  311. Vorobeichic, Moshé Raviv. EIN GHETTO IM OSTEN - WILNA. Zurich and Leipzig: Orell Fussli, (1931). Slim crown octavo, original half orange cloth, orange & black photographic boards. First edition of Vorobeichic's pre-WWII photo-essay on Lithuanian Jews, with 64 black-and-white photographic images and photocollages. Lithuanian-born photographer Moshé Raviv-Vorobeichic trained at the Bauhaus in the 1920s and after studying at the École de Photo Ciné in Paris, "returned to visit his family and photographed life in the Jewish community of Vilnius. The result was Ein Ghetto im Osten, Wilna... His use of the book format as a progression of pictures to be leafed through is unique with regard to the reportage style that was just carving a niche for itself at the time" (Open Book, 18). "Pushing the envelope of the documentary form... Vorobeichic also introduced cinematic cutting and montaging techniques... A poignancy has been added in hindsight: it was made at the beginning of a desperately traumatic time for European Jewry" (Parr & Badger, 130). With preface by poet Zalman Chnéour in both Hebrew and German. Makes for a wonderful book, not only for it's powerful Vishniac-style photos and intense design but also as an excellent example of Western Jewish fascination/replusion at the Ostjude as exotic. Images from another copy (in not as good condition) can be viewed at http://wiedler.ch/felix/books/story/553. Scarce. Lazar Ran, in his epic 3 volume “Jerusalem of Lithuania,” called this work “The most important pictorial source on the old Vilna ghetto streets” (vol III, p 33). Light wear to cover, with corners a bit rounded. Otherwise Very Good Condition. (bib-18-11B) (ID #26468) $500.00.
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  313. Weinke, Wilfried. VERDRÄNGT, VERTRIEBEN, ABER NICHT VERGESSEN: DIE FOTOGRAFEN EMIL BIEBER, MAX HALBERSTADT, ERICH KASTAN, KURT SCHALLENBERG. Weingarten; Kunstverlag Weingarten, 2003. Publishers cloth. 4to. 303 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In German. ‘Supplanted, Displaced, but Not Forgotten. The Photographs of Emil Bieber, Max Halberstadt, Erich Kastan, Kurt Schallenberg. ’ Published on the occasion of an exhibition held Jan. 14-Apr. 4, 2004 at Altonaer Museum in Hamburg. Principally illustrated collection of the photographs of several famous German-Jewish photographers who were exiled in the Nazi period and their work forgotten until recently, the portraiture includes that of Kaiser Wilhelm, Freud, and others. Subjects: Photography - Germany - Hamburg - History - 20th century. Jewish photographers – Germany - Hamburg - Biography. Expatriate artists. Artists - Germany - Hamburg - Biography. Judenverfolgung. Photographie. Schallenberg, Kurt. Bieber, Emil. Halberstadt, Max. Kastan, Erich. Deutschland. Light soiling to cloth, without jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-108-35) (ID #31796) $30.00.
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  315. Sutak, Ken. CINEMA JUDAICA: THE WAR YEARS, 1939-1949. New York; Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute Of Religion Museum, 2012. Original Wrappers. 4to. 104 pages. Cm. Illustrated. First edition. Profusely illustrated, with color reproductions of film posters and stills throughout. “How the Jewish-themed movies from 1939 to 1949 prepared Americans for war with Nazi Germany, rallied the Allies to unconditional victory over the Axis powers, fought anti-Semitism in the United States, portrayed in the Holocaust in Europe, and captured the refugee exodus to Israel during the cataclysmic decade that changed the world. ” (Back cover) Subjects: WWII – U. S. Propaganda. Holocaust – Jewish Americans. WWII – Film. Jewish Cinema. None on OCLC. Near Fine Condition. (HOLO2-110-33) (ID #32528) $65.00.
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  317. Tartakover, David; Meir Schnitzer; Richard Flantz. HATSAGAH RISHONAH: KERAZOT KOLNO'A TEL AVIV SHENOT HA-SHELOSHIM = TEL AVIV FILM POSTERS OF THE 1930S. Jerusalem; Collection, The Archive, The Cinematheque, 1995. Softbound. 4to. 106 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Text in English and Hebrew. "This publication is issued to mark 100 years of cinema in the framework of the 12th Jerusalem Film Festival. " Posters illustrated in color, profusely illustrated throughout. Scarce, important collection of film posters and history of cinema in Tel Aviv of the 1930s. Subjects: Film posters, Israeli. Film posters, Israeli – Exhibitions. OCLC lists 12 copies. Great condition. (ART-23-17) (ID #33477) $60.00.
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  319. Artef Theatre. "RECRUITS" ARTEF PROGRAM [POSTER]. New York; Allied Printing, [1935]. Single sided poster. 8vo. [1] page. 25 cm. “Recruits’ The Brilliant Social Satire; Returning for Two Weeks Only, from Friday Eve, Sep. 13 to Friday, Sept. 27”. With four photographs, announcement for the return of “Recruits” for another two weeks, announcement for the premiere of “Revolt of the Reapers” by Siskind Liev, Sept. 28, 1935, and various journalist reviews of Recruits. By L. Resnick, Writer; Ben Yomen, Music; Benno Schneider, Staging; Lily Mailman, Choreographer; M. Solotaroff, Scenic Design; Jewish Workers' Art Theatre, Producer. “The Artef, Yiddish workers' theatre, which has been presenting plays in the city for the last six years, has opened its first Broadway season at the Artef Theatre, 247 West Forty-Eighth street, formerly known as the President, with ‘Recruits, ’ comedy by the Russian playwright L. Resnick. “ ("Artef Theatre Opens. " Jewish Telegraphic Agency 14 Oct 1934.) “A lusty, vigorous piece, ‘Recruits, ’ is on display at the Artef Theatre on West Forty-eighth street. Taking for its theme the excitement and despair in a Jewish village in the Polish Pale in 1827, when the Czar issued a ukase ordering Jews to provide recruits for military service, the play centers around the dilemma of the community as to the choice of a recruit and the intrigues leading to the final decision to send Nachman, vigorous, young, tailor's apprentice and leader of a miniature revolt against wealthy Jews of the town. With a Chassidic setting reminiscent of ‘Yoshe Kalb’ and with much the same material, ‘Recruits’ sets out to ‘kid’ the theme and expose elements of religious superstition. In a somewhat futuristic setting ’Recruits, ’ which is uniformly well acted and avoids the obvious pitfall of exaggeration, proves, as the audience showed by its applause, an unqualified success. The settings were designed by M. Solotaroff. The play was well directed by Benno Schneider. ” (“‘Recruits’ a Lusty and Vigorous Play. " Jewish Telegraphic Agency 6 Nov 1934) Subjects: Theater, Yiddish - New York (State) - New York. Theater programs - New York (State) - New York. Theater programs - 1935. Light tear to center, otherwise fresh. Very Good+ condition. (AMR-44-24) (ID #31562) $300.00.
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  321. Gorin, B. DI GESHIKHTE FUN IDISHEN [IDISHN] THEATER: TSVEY TOYZEND YOHR THEATER BAY IDEN [TWO VOLUME SET]. Nyu York; Literarisher Ferlag, 1918. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 256; 254 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Two volume set, bound in red cloth, illustrated throughout with dozens of photographs of Yiddish dramatists and actors. “Bernard Gorin was born Yitskhok Goydo on April 13, 1868 in Lida, White Russia (today Belarus). He was a novelist, journalist, critic, and historian of the Yiddish theater. … In 1918, decades after the beginnings of the professional Yiddish stage, Gorin undertook the task of writing the first comprehensive history of Jewish theater. The resulting two volume book was entitled The History of Jewish Theater: Two Thousand Years of Theater among Jews. His work contains valuable material on the Goldfadn era and is based on Gorin’s discussions with Yiddish actors whom he knew in New York. As a writer for the (Morning Journal), he reviewed plays and was considered a gifted translator of French, Russian, and English classics into Yiddish. Gorin died in New York on his 57th birthday on April 13, 1925.” (Yiddishkayt; Bernard Gorin) Subjects: Jewish theater - History. Theater, Yiddish - History. Light chipping to edge of backstrip, light wear to outer edges, cloth covers lightly bumped, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (YID-16-34) (ID #30836) $75.00.
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  323. 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. Ex-library. Cloth lightly soiled, edges lightly bumped, endpages lightly browned, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-18-16A) (ID #31734) $100.00.
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  325. Schipper, Ignaz. GESCHICHTE FUN YIDISHER TEATER-KUNST UN DRAME FUN DI ELTSTE TSEITEN BIZ 1750 [VOLUMES 1 AND 2 ONLY]. Varshe; Kultur-Lige, 1927. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 220, [1], 264, [7] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Two volumes bound together. Title roughly translates as: History of Yiddish Theatre-Arts and Drama from olden times until 1750. “ Published in three volumes in 1927–28, the first volume originally appeared in 1923. This heavily illustrated volume on the history of ancient, medieval, and early modern Jewish theatre was written by Ignazy Schiper (Yizhak; 1884–1943), historian of medieval Polish Jewish communities and active political figure: “Schiper was born in Tarnow, Galicia. From his youth he was a member of the Po'alei Zion movement, and from 1922 of the General Zionists (Al ha-Mishmar), holding various public positions in the parties and acting as their emissary. During 1922–27 he was a deputy in the Polish Sejm. After the establishment of the Institute of Jewish Sciences in Warsaw in 1928, he lectured on the history of Jewish economy. Schiper died in a German concentration camp near Lublin. ” (EJ 2007). Subjects: Jewish Theatre – History. Medieval Jewish Art. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Cloth lightly soiled, with some chipping to edges, pages lightly aged, previous owners name inscribed on endpage, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (YID-16-35) (ID #30837) $150.00.
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  327. Teatrul Evreiesc De Stat Din Bucuresti. TEATRUL EVREIESC DE STAT BUCURESTI: IN ANUL JUBILIAR 100, 1876-1976. PROGRAM [ie. PART] NO. 1. 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 Goldfadenstarted 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) (ID #30650) $125.00.
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  329. Teatrul Evreiesc De Stat Din Bucuresti. TEATRUL EVREIESC DE STAT BUCURESTI: IN ANUL JUBILIAR 100, 1876-1976. PROGRAM [ie. PART] NO. 2. Bucharest: Teatrul Evreiesc De Stat Din Bucuresti, 1976. Softcover, oversized, 13 in, various paging (about 75 pages). Profusely illustrated. On cover: Caiet--program nr. 2. 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. O“Jewish Theatre in Romania has a tradition dating back 130 years. Documents show that in 1876 the writer and artist Avram Goldfadenstarted 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 five copies of this edition in libraries worldwide. Slight wear at top and bottom of spine, otherwise in very good condition. (Spec-15-11) (ID #30651) $125.00.
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  331. Zylbercweig, Zalmen. ALBOM FUN IDISHN TEATER. Nyu York; Farlag Elisheva, 1937. Later cloth. 4to. 114 leaves. 32 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and English. Added English title page: “Album of the Yiddish Theatre, by Zalme Zylberzweig. ” A delightful photographic album depicting dramatists, acting troupes, famous performances, and various mementoes to commemorate the Yiddish theatre. Compiled by Zalmen Zylbercweig (1894–1972), historian of Yiddish theater; he was involved in the Yiddish theater in Lodz in 1912, primarily as ensemble manager and translator/adaptor of European repertoire, and served as a correspondent for the Yiddish press. “After living in Palestine and traveling extensively, he settled in New York in 1937, marrying the actress Celia Zuckerberg in 1947. The couple moved to Los Angeles in 1948, where they hosted a Yiddish radio show for 25 years. Zylbercweig wrote, translated, and edited some 30 books. His life's work and signature contribution to Jewish culture was his edition of the six-volume Leksikon fun Yidishn Teater (‘Encyclopedia of the Yiddish Theater, ’ 1931–69) … the most important work in the field. ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Theater, Yiddish - Pictorial works. Jewish actors - Pictorial works. Pages 2 through 5 previously repaired with tape, otherwise, fresh and clean. Good condition. (YID-16-33) (ID #30835) $50.00.
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  333. Myro Glass; Josef Millet. Z'CHOR YISROEL = REMEMBER ISRAEL. Indianapolis; Cantor Myro Glass, 1946. Original wraps. 4to. 8 pages. 31 cm. Edition. Yiddish; Text in romanized Yiddish. Words and music by Myro Glass; arranged by Josef Millet. For voice and piano. With front wraps printed in green ink, with woodcut illustration from the French Jewish artist Maxa Nordau (daughter of Max Nordau), depicting Nazi massacres in the background, and the exhortation Z'Chor Yisroel in Hebrew. Internal wrap reads: “Dedicated to the memory of the millions of our martyrs. ” “All the proceeds of this song will go towards the Palestine Symphonic Choiur Project whose aim it is to establish a Jewish Artists' Colony in Palestine. ” Cantor Myro Glass was also president of the Indianapolis Zionist Organization. Subjects: Sacred songs with piano. OCLC lists 3 copies. Light edge wear, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-30) (ID #33271) $250.00.
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  335. Frank, Anne. ANNE FRANK: DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL. West Hatfield, Mass.; Pennyroyal Press with Jewish Heritage Publishing, 1985. Full Morocco. Folio. [196] pages. 35 x 23 cm. Two volumes housed in linen slipcase. Het Achterhuis, the Diary of Anne Frank, with illustrations, deluxe letterpress printed edition. One of 350 numbered copies, signed by Joseph Goldyne and Barry Moser. Gray morocco by Ellenport of Boston, stamped in blind, with quarter gray morocco and linen matching chemise for the tissued plates, slipcased. 14 x 9 inches (35 x 23 cm); text volume unpaginated (with ten plates), the chemise with ten pencil signed plates. Goldyne's work comprises etching, aquatint and roulette. Anne Frank’s Diary, appearing first in Dutch as “HET ACHTERHUIS: DAGBOEKBRIEVEN 12 JUNI 1942-1 AUGUSTUS 1944” and later in English as “The Diary of a Young Girl,” is a work which continues to hold its place at the top of many literary lists: the most famous diary of modern times, the most famous work by a teenager, most famous work on the Holocaust, most famous 20th Century work by a Jew, etc…. Primo Levi suggested that Anne Frank is frequently identified as a single representative of the millions of people who suffered and died as she did because "One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows. Perhaps it is better that way; if we were capable of taking in all the suffering of all those people, we would not be able to live." Otto Frank, Anne’s father spent the remainder of his life after publication of the Diary as custodian of his daughter's legacy, saying, "It's a strange role. In the normal family relationship, it is the child of the famous parent who has the honor and the burden of continuing the task. In my case the role is reversed." He recalled his publisher's explaining why he thought the diary has been so widely read, with the comment, "he said that the diary encompasses so many areas of life that each reader can find something that moves him personally." Simon Wiesenthal expressed a similar sentiment when he said that the diary had raised more widespread awareness of the Holocaust than had been achieved during the Nuremberg Trials, because "people identified with this child. This was the impact of the Holocaust, this was a family like my family, like your family and so you could understand this" (Wikipedia, 2012). This edition comprised a commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the death of Anne Frank. This title has sold at auction in 2007, 2009, & 2011 for over $1550. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Jews. Frank, Anne, 1929-1945. Netherlands - History - German occupation, 1940-1945. Near Fine Condition. Beautiful and Powerful. (HOLO2-105-48) (ID #30888) $1300.00.
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  337. Dahary, Dov. YELADIM BA-GETA'OT. CHILDREN IN GHETTO. Tel-Aviv; Association Of Warsaw Jews In Israel, 1965. Original boards. 4to. [4], 12 pages. 33 cm. First edition. In Hebrew with English and Yiddish captions. Illustrated boards, containing 12 illustrations by Dov Dahary, each one captioned in Hebrew, Yiddish and English. The drawings represent noted photographs of children in the Warsaw Ghetto. There is a also a four page introduction, in Hebrew and English. Subjects: Jewish children - Poland - Warsaw - History - 20th century - Pictorial works. OCLC lists 9 copies. Boards lightly soiled at edges, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-113-49) (ID #33166) $125.00.
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  339. Gurdus, Luba Krugman. THEY DIDN'T LIVE TO SEE [INSCRIBED]. [New York; Hatekufah Pub. House] New York; Holocaust Publications, [1949] 1989. Original Portfolio. Folio. 23 pages. 37 cm. New revised edition. Some Hebrew. Inscribed by Luba Gurdus, 1989, on endpage of portfolio. Sixteen Holocaust Lithographs by Luba Gurdus, here reissued: 'The series of sixteen lithographs, first published by the Hatekufah Publishing House in 1949, is now available in a new revised edition. Of unique documentary value, these lithographs reflect the indelible impressions of an artist/witness who survived six years of the Holocaust in ghettos and camps of Poland. The art works of Luba gurdus, widely exhibited in the United States and Israel, are in public institutions and private collections. The sixteen works, selected for the portfolio, traveled under the auspices of the American Jewish Congress throughout the U. S. And now for part of the permanent collection of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. These expressionist reminds of terror and death, reflect the artist's limitless compassion for her brethren. The portfolio includes a heartrending introduction and text, describing the 10' x 14' lithographs, supplied by generous margins and printed in sepia on heavy tan sheets, suitable for immediate display. ” (Publishers description). Also includes laid in publishers brochure for this volume, as well as laid in newsletter from the Netzer Foundation, whose president was Luba Gurdus. Subjects: Concentration camps in art. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art. Gurdus, Luba Krugman. Very light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (HOLO2-113-52) (ID #33169) $250.00.
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  341. Kollwitz, Käthe. KAETHE KOLLWITZ: 10 REPRODUCTIONS OF LITHOGRAPHS AND WOODCUTS. New York; Touchstone Press, [1960s]. Original wraps. 4to. [10] leaves. 32 cm. First edition. Published with the cooperation of the Tribune Subway Gallery. 10 plates of reproductions in a fragile illustrated sleeve; no titles are given of the plates; however includes reproductions of famous prints such as: Memorial for Karl Liebknecht, Fraternization, Woman Thinking, Self-Portrait, Bread, and others. Kollwitz (1867-1945), was not Jewish but was a lifelong anti-fascist and artist who focused mainly on the poor and downtrodden underclass of her time saying that she found beauty in the workman's hands and the care worn faces of the women who were often unable to adequately feed their children. She lived through both World Wars, losing first a son then a grandson to the World War I and World War II respectfully. Kollwitz became the first woman elected to the Prussian Academy of Art in Berlin. But because her work was critical of the Nazi regime, she became persona non grata, and she was expelled from the academy in 1933. Kollwitz believed that art should reflect social conditions in one's time. The Nazis blacklisted her, forbidding her work to be displayed, and banished her pieces to the cellar of the Crown Prince Palace. Subjects: Kollwitz, Käthe, 1867-1945. OCLC lists 2 copies (Univ Pittsburgh; Univ British Colombia). Light wear to portfolio and edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-10) (ID #33451) $30.00.
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  343. Lurie, Esther. A LIVING WITNESS: KOVNO GHETTO: SCENES AND TYPES, 30 DRAWINGS AND WATER-COLOURS. Tel-Aviv, DVIR Publishers, 1958. Portfolio with Paper Dustjacket. 20 black and white sketches and 10 watercolors. With accompanying text by Esther Lurie; introd. Moshe Sharett; foreword Eugene Kolb, Esther Lurie [1913-1998] was born in Liepaja, Latvia, to a religious Jewish family. From 1931-1934 she learned theatrical set design at the Institut des Arts Décoratifs in Brussels, and afterwards studied drawing at the Académie Royal des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp. In 1934 Lurie migrated to Palestine with most of her family and worked at various artistic activities. In 1939 she travelled to Europe to further her studies. World War II had begun while she was in Lithuania and during the Nazi occupation (1941-44) she was imprisoned in the Kovno ghetto along with the other Jews. As soon as she entered the ghetto, in mid-1941, Lurie began to sketch views of her new world. She has left behind a detailed written testimony of her life and work during World War II. This combination of literary and visual testimony make up a "living witness". Lurie drew everywhere in the ghetto, including the various workshops. Including a pottery workshop. During her visits there, Lurie got the idea of asking theJewish potters to prepare a number of jars for her. She would use these to conceal her art works if the situation worsened. After the deportation of 26 October 1943, in which 3,000 ghetto inmates were removed to forced labor camps in Estonia, Lurie hid her artcollection, approximately 200 drawings and watercolors, in the large jars she had prepared in advance. In July 1944, as the Red Army approached Lithuania, the ghetto was liquidated and those remaining were transferred to concentration camps and forced labor camps in Germany. The ghetto was set on fire and the buildings were blown up and burnt to prevent those hiding from escaping. Esther Lurie was sentto Stutthof concentration camp, leaving her hidden works behind. After the war some of her drawings were recovered, surviving with the Ältestenrat's archive. Avraham Tory succeeded in rescuing 11 sketches and watercolors and 20 of the photographs of her works. During the Eichmann trial, which took place in Jerusalem in 1961, Lurie's SecondWorld War works were exhibited as part of the testimony - giving an "official authorization" from Israel's Supreme Court to the rich documentary value of her sketches and watercolors. This is in addition to their aesthetic value as objects of art. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide. Edgewear to portfolio & dustjacket. Overall very good condition. (HOLO2-98-15B) (ID #31042) $150.00.
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  345. Mazure, Alfred. HONGER IN HOLLAND. Original wraps. 4to. [8] pages. 34 cm. First edition. In Dutch. Unknown date or publisher [1950's?]. Reproduction of eight ink drawings by Alfred Mazure on the subject of the Hongerwinter of 1944-1945, when thousands of Dutch civilians starved to death. Mazure, a comic book artist of the period, whose work was banned owing to his refusal to make nazi cartoons, worked in the soup kitchens during the Hunger Winter period; he drew these ink sketches at the time. Mazure left Holland postwar after being declared a collaborator, his work and support with the resistance notwithstanding. Subjects: Netherlands - History - German occupation, 1940-1945. None listed on OCLC. Scarce. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-113-50) (ID #33167) $350.00.
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  347. Mosse, George L. FIN DE SIÈCLE: CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE. [BMGN, CVI, AFL. 4 - Offprint], 1991. Original Wraps. 8vo. [573-580] (i. E. 8) pages. 23 cm. Offprint. “’Fin de siècle’: Challenge and Response, ” in Bijdragen en medelingen betreffende de geschiedenes der Nederlanden, CVI, 4, 1991. Essay concerning the shared 'challenge to established society' of fin-de-siecle aesthetic, literary, and political movements, with emphasis on exponents in German expressionism. Discusses the 'recovery of the body' through sexuality and youth movements; middle-class response, official marginalization, and Nazism's label of Degenerate Art. Not on OCLC, but held at the George Mosse Archives in Wisconsin. Subjects: Fin De Siecle – Essays - George L. Mosse. Light edge wear to wraps, overall fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MOSS-1-2) (ID #32654) $20.00.
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  349. Olevski, Rafael and Dawid Rosental and Paul Trepman. UNDZER CHURBN IN BILD, OUR DESTRUCTION IN PICTURES. Bergen Belsen, Undzer Shtime, 1946. Later Cloth over original cardstock, Oblong folio, 38 double-sided leaves. Published under the auspices of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in the British Zone. The text is in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and German. Each language has its own title page. Printed on Cardstock. Contains 115 photographs of the destruction of the Jews by the Nazis. Each page contains 3 or 4 pictures. The introduction of the book poignantly describes its purpose: "The incentive to produce this collection gave us our deepest desire to show the world the crimes of Germany, to give expression to the throttled cry of pain of the Jews. The desire to bring back our memories of Jewish Settlements which drowned in torrents of Jewish Blood. May the world have this knowledge and ponder on it. When words are too weakand too poor to convey the destruction and extermination of Jewish life, may these pictures found by accident on arrested SS soldiers, speak for themselves of the bestiality which will forever bring shame on human kind. " Attached paper front coversheet in facsimile only, mounted on front cover. Original coverboard, now inside, has chipped corners and other light wear as often found, very clean and solid inside. (HOLO2-101-36) (ID #30716) $800.00.
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  351. Ritterband, Olly. KADDISH, MINDEBØN EFTER MIN FAR [WITH FOUR COLOR PLATES SIGNED BY ARTIST]. Copenhagen; Nationalmuseet, 1978. Original Portfolio. Folio. 4 Fascimiles. 38 cm. First edition. In Danish. 'Kaddish, Memorial Prayer for my Father. ' Brown portfolio containing four signed color plates of photographic reproductions of Ritterband's work; each of the four reproductions contains a handwritten signature in pencil at bottom “Olly 78”. Includes signed laid in receipt from the Nationalmuseet for Danmarks frihedskamp 1940-1945 [National Museum of Denmark's Freedom Struggle, 1940-1945], addressed to Dr. A. Schiff. Four photographs of plates from holocaust survivor and artist Olly Ritterband; she was born in Romania, survived Auschwitz, and lived in Denmark for the remainder of her life; this compilation of prints is devoted to her father, who perished in the camps. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Pictorial works. Painting, Jewish. Ritterband, Olly. Jewish artists - Denmark. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light wear to portfolio, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-30) (ID #33407) $50.00.
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  353. Union Of American Hebrew Congregations. SPIRITUAL RESISTANCE: ART FROM CONCENTRATION CAMPS, 1940-1945: A SELECTION OF DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF KIBBUTZ LOCHAMEI HAGHETTAOT, ISRAEL. New York; Union Of American Hebrew Congregations, 1978. Original Wrappers. 4to. 71 pages. 26 cm. Illustrated. First edition. Contains nearly 40 pages of reproductions of art made in concentration camps. An explanatory and descriptive guide for a touring exhibition of artwork sourced from the large collection of Kibbutz Lochamei Ha Ghettaot. “The artist of the camps defied Nazi regulations on canvas, paper, tissue – in pen, or ink or color wrung from tattered clothing – to demonstrate their transcendence of the horror of the moment. While many of these artists never stepped from the camps, the strength of their will survives. ‘Spiritual Resistance is a representative sample of the work of some of these arts. Chosen with loving care, the net impression of the exhibit is not one of horror but one of deep faith – of commitment to tomorrow. ” (Foreward). Subjects: Jewish art -- Exhibitions. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art -- Exhibitions. Concentration camps in art -- Exhibitions. World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Europe -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions. Underlining with pencil and ink, some writing on top right corner of front wrapper, some shelf wear. Good condition. (HOLO2-107-19) (ID #32005) $30.00.
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  355. Yad Va-Shem, Rashut Ha-Zikaron La-Shoah Vela-Gevurah.; Muzeon. A DAY IN THE WARSAW GHETTO: A BIRTHDAY TRIP IN HELL = YOM BE-GETO VARSHAH: TIYUL YOM HULEDET BE-GEHINOM. Jerusalem; Yad Vashem, Holocaust Martyrs' And Heroes' Rememberance Authority, 1988. Original Wrappers. 8vo. [34] pages. 20 x 23 cm. First edition. In English and Hebrew. Booklet for an exhibition of photographs by Heinz Jost, a hotel-keeper serving in the German Army. Contains 38 of the 129 photographs taken by Jost during an unofficial tour through the Warsaw ghetto on his birthday, April 19th, 1941. The poignant photographs are accompanied by passages from personal diaries and accounts of daily life in the ghetto. Jost kept the photographs private until the early 1980’s, shortly before his death. They weren’t published or shown publicly until this exhibition by Yad Vashem and the Smithsonian Institute in 1988. Although Jost’s intention in documenting the horrors of ghetto life were never made explicit, his sentiments are related in the beginning of the booklet. “I had invited some comrades to a birthday supper me [sic] that evening. I don’t want to say how I felt during the meal. I lost my appetite. In my letters home I didn’t say anything about what I’d seen. I didn’t want to upset my family. I thought, ‘What sort of world is this? ’ I didn’t tell my army comrades anything either. Later on, too, when they burnt down the Ghetto, we didn’t pay any attention. ” (Page [5]). Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions. Jews -- Persecutions -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Exhibitions. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Exhibitions. Documentary photography -- Exhibitions. Ex-Library with usual markings, light shelfwear. Very good condition. (HOLO2-107-31) (ID #32020) $30.00.
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  357. ANOTHER COPY. Light staining on first 11 pages, does not affect photographs. Good + condition. (HOLO2-107-31a) (ID #32021) $30.00.
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  359. Ehrlich, Ernst Ludwig. [Gutmann, Joseph]. DIE KULTSYMBOLIK IM ALTEN TESTAMENT UND IM NACHBIBLISCHEN JUDENTUM. Stuttgart; A. Hiersemann, 1959. Original Wraps. 8vo. 143 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Copy of Joseph Gutmann's (important scholar on jewish art) with his extensive notes in margins. Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921 – 2007) was a German-born Swiss Jewish religious philosopher. He was born in Berlin. Ehrlich fled Nazi Germany for Switzerland in June 1943, using a false passport. From 1961 to 1994 he was European director of the Jewish organisation B'nai B'rith. Subjects: Worship in the Bible. Judaism - Customs and practices. Jewish art and symbolism. Light soiling to wraps and edges, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-34) (ID #33495) $55.00.
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  361. Landsberger, Franz. EINFÜHRUNG IN DIE JÜDISCHE KUNST. Berlin; Philo Verlag Und Buchhandlung, G. M. B. H, 1935. Original Cloth. 4to. 63 pages, 13 leaves. 26 cm. First edition. In German. 'Introduction to Jewish Art. ' with 25 plates. Contains 'Offenbach A. M. Archival Depot' stamp. Contains pictures of Jewish ritual objects such as megillahs, noisemakers (gragers), menorahs and spice boxes as well as miniature portraits. Franz Landsberger headed the Jewish Museum in Berlin through the 1930s. Subjects: Jewish art. Backstrip torn, light wear to boards, previous owners notes in margins in pencil, otherwise fresh. Good - condition. (ART-23-26) (ID #33487) $45.00.
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  363. Landsberger, Franz. A HISTORY OF JEWISH ART. Cincinnati: The Union Of American Hebrew Congregations, 1946. Original Cloth. 8vo. IX, 369 pages. 24 cm. First edition. A historical survey of Jewish art; important text in the field. Profusely illustrated. Franz Landsberger, Born in Katowice in 1883, he 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. Subjects: Jewish art – History. Contains bookplate of Steinhardt Family Library inside. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-7) (ID #33448) $30.00.
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  365. Shneid, Naftali. HA-TANAKH BI-TEMUNOT REMBRANDT. Tel Aviv: Yavneh, 1947. Original Cloth. 8vo. [92] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Rembrandt and the Bible. A work on the biblical paintings of Rembrandt; containing 46 plates with detailed notes. Written by the esteemed Dr. Schneid, a painter, sculptor, art historian, writer, and thinker; he helped found an art museum for the YIVO, was a friend and correspondent of hundreds of important Jewish artists in the interwar period, escaped to Palestine in 1939, and taught art history at the Technion. Subjects: Drawing - Netherlands - 17th century. Etching - Netherlands - 17th century. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669. Bible. Old Testament - Illustrations. OCLC lists 21 copies. Light soiling to endpages and backstrip, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-38) (ID #33499) $100.00.
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  367. Bedoire, Fredric; Tanner, Robert. THE JEWISH CONTRIBUTION TO MODERN ARCHITECTURE, 1830-1930. Stockholm; Jersey City, NJ: KTAV Pub. House, 2004. Original Cloth. 8vo. 518 pages. 25 cm. First english edition. Translated from the Swedish [Judiskt Europa] by Roger Tanner. Profusely illustrated. Fredric Bedoire’s book is the first integral effort to pinpoint Jewish contribution to 19th century urban development in selected European cities from an architectural, urban and socio-historical point of view. It focuses on urban communities and prominent Jewish or ex-Jewish (baptised) families and their building activities. The author analyses Jewish settling pattern in urban context, choosing the architect and dominant stylistic preferences of Jewish developers as well as some cemeteries in order to sketch the particularity of Jewish involvement in 19th century urbanization and architecture of Europe. The author focuses on major urban centres, usually capital cities, but in three instances he deals with smaller cities like Gothenburg, Lodz and Nagyvarad (Grosswardein, today Oradea.) The book also contains a chapter on constructions of New York Jews. Subjects: Architecture - Europe - History - 19th century - 20th century. Architecture - United States - History - 19th century - 20th century. Judaism - Europe - History - 19th century - 20th century. Judaism - United States - History - 19th century - 20th century. Jewish capitalists and financiers - Europe - History - 19th century - 20th century. Jewish capitalists and financiers - United States - History - 19th century. Near fine. Great condition in great jacket. (ART-23-29) (ID #33490) $55.00.
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  369. Braiterman, Zachary. THE SHAPE OF REVELATION: AESTHETICS AND MODERN JEWISH THOUGHT. Stanford, Calif.; Stanford University Press, 2007. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXX, 300, [16] pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The Shape of Revelation explores the overlap between revelation and aesthetic form from the perspective of Judaism. It does so by setting the Jewish philosophy of Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig alongside its immediate visual environment in the aesthetics of early German modernism, most notably alongside 'the spiritual in art' as it appears in the art and art theories of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Franz Marc. The modern shape of revelation—and 'the spiritual in art' that emerges from this conversation—builds upon a vocabulary of form-creation, sheer presence, lyric pathos, rhythmic repetition, open spatial dynamism, and erotic pulse that was unique to Germany in the first quarter of the twentieth century. This study works to identify and critically assess the sensual root that is brought to bear upon the modern image of revelation and 'the spiritual in art. '” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Aesthetics - Religious aspects - Judaism. Fresh in very good jacket. Great condition. (SPEC-39-6) (ID #32918) $30.00.
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  371. Collmann, Sophie Marie. JEWS IN ART. Cincinnati; S. Bacharach, 1909. Original Cloth. 8vo. 119 pages. 25 cm. First edition. With frontispiece portrait of Rabbi Issac M. Wise and Sculptor Ezekiel (Isaac Wise is posing next to his bust being sculpted). With 29 photographic plates throughout. A series of biographic monographs on Josef Israëls, Philip Veit, Henry Mosler (American), Eduard Bendemann, E. M. Lilien, Max Liebermann, and Moses Ezekiel (American); with a chapter on King Hiram's columns. Collmann wrote other works of art criticism, many for a juvenile audience, and worked as the head of the foreign literature department at the Cincinnati public library. Printed at the S (Simon) Bacharach Publishing Company in Cincinnati, which also published the first edition of Alexander Kohut's Hebrew Anthology and the serial The Ark. Subjects: Jewish artists. Institutional marks on endpages, light soiling to a few pages, otherwise clean. Good - condition. (ART-22-40) (ID #33417) $30.00.
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  373. Gamzu, Haim. SCULPTURE IN ISRAEL. Mikhlol Publishers; Heffer, 1957. Stiff wrappers, Folio, 23 pages, illustrated plates, 34 cm. SUBJECT (S): Sculpture, Israeli. Lacks dust jacket Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-4-22b) (ID #33506) $30.00.
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  375. Goldberg, Leah; Aryeh Navon; Amedeo Modigliani; Jules Pascin; Chaim Soutine. AMADEO MODILYANI, Z'UL PASKEN, HAYIM SUTN. Tel Aviv: Sifriyat Po'alim, 1944. Original wraps. 12mo. 8, [24] pages (32 pages total). 19 cm. First edition. 24 pages of plates. In Hebrew. Alakhson; Tsayarim Yehudim, 2. Color illustrated frontispiece; wraps and title page illustrated in color. Attractively designed short monograph on the Jewish artists Amadeo Modigliani, Jule Pascin, and Chaim Soutine. Published in Tel-Aviv by "Sifriat Poalim" Worker's Book-Guild (Hashomer Hatzair) Palestine. Subjects: Jewish painters. Modigliani, Amedeo, 1884-1920. Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930. Soutine, Chaim, 1893-1943. OCLC lists 11 copies. Light foxing to endpages, lightly bumped edges of wraps, with some tears. Otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-39) (ID #33500) $75.00.
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  377. Günther, Herbert. KÜNSTLERISCHE DOPPELBEGABUNGEN. ERWEITERTE NEUFASSUNG MIT 156 MEIST ERSTVERÖFFENTLICHTEN ABBILDUNGEN NACH WERKEN DEUTSCHSPRACHIGER KÜNSTLER VOM 16.-20. JAHRHUNDERT. [WITH LAID IN SIGNED LETTERS FROM THE AUTHOR]. München; E. Heimeran, 1960. Original Cloth. 8vo. 279 pages. 20 cm. Second edition. In German. First published 1938, with 125 illustrations. This edition contains 156 pages of plates. Important study on the work of Artistic Double-Talents, a survey of writers who excelled in art, and artists who excelled in writing; includes discussion of the artistic work of Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, Rilke, Kathe Kollwitz, Kluge, Kafka, Hauptmann, and others. With laid in correspondence between Herbert Günther (with two inscribed letters) and Julius E. Hirsch (A German-Jewish refugee in New York, who wrote on Thomas Mann in articles in Aufbau) circa 1973. Subjects: Authors, German. Artists, German. Germany - Biography. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-22-43) (ID #33420) $45.00.
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  379. Kurinsky, Samuel. THE GLASSMAKERS: AN ODYSSEY OF THE JEWS: THE FIRST THREE THOUSAND YEARS [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York; Hippocrene Books, 1991. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXIII, 434 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Author incribed on endpage. Include laid in sheet of endorsements. “This remarkable book uses the history of glassmaking as a foil with which new light is shed on the hidden history of that phenomenally creative people. During his association with the glassmakers of Venice, the author uncovered an intriguing historical symbiosis between the Jews and the art of glassmaking. The revelation impelled him to launch an intensive, eight-year campaign of research which led him across three continents and through 4000 years of human history. He discovered that the vitric arts, conceived in Akkadia among the progenitors of the Jews, was subsequently borne by the Jews into the Diaspora, an enthralling historical odyssey which has never been told in its entirety. Many myths are shattered in the course of following the adventurous path of the art from its Akkadian roots through Canaan, Egypt, Rome, Persia, China and the West. ” (From the Jacket). Of note is the survey of glassmaking sites in Israel and a chapter on the Jewish Khazars. Subjects: Glass manufacture - History. Jews in glass manufacture - History. Lost Tribes. Khazars. Glasherstellung Geschichte. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-22-15) (ID #33390) $30.00.
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  381. Schwarz, Karl; Chana C. Schütz; Ruth Feldmann. KARL SHVARTS VE-RESHITO SHEL MUZ'EON TEL AVIV, 1933-1947. Tel Aviv; Muze'on Tel Aviv Le-Omanut, 2010. Original hardback. 8vo. 174, 177 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Karl Schwarz and Tel Aviv Museum's early days, 1933-1947. Includes a reprint of "ha-Omanut ha-Yehudit ha-hadashah be-Eretz-Israel" [added title: Modern Jewish art in Palestine], 1941 edition, and articles, by Karl Schwarz. "This book was co-produced by Tel Aviv Museum of art and Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum". Illustrated throughout, some in color. Subjects: Museum directors - Israel - Tel Aviv - Biography. Jewish art. Jewish artists. Art museum directors - Germany - Berlin - Biography. Museums - Israel - Tel Aviv. Schwarz, Karl, 1885-1962. Muze'on Tel Aviv - History. Muze'on Tel Aviv – Exhibitions. OCLC lists 18 copies. Light soiling to boards, otherwise fresh. Great condition. (ART-23-30) (ID #33491) $100.00.
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  383. Schwarz, Karl; Me'ir Mohar; E D Shapir. PASALIM YEHUDIM [JEWISH SCULPTORS]. Yerushalayim: Hotsa'at Mif'ale Omanut; Tel-Aviv: Hotsa'at Sefarim M. Nyuman, 1954. Original Cloth. 4to. 42, [1] pages; 111 plates. 29 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. "Reshimot bi'ografiyot u-bibliyografiyot" (p.21-36). Scarce Hebrew edition. With 111 plates of sculptures by Jewish artists such as Mark Antokolski, Boris Schatz, Zeev Ben Zvi, Jacob Epstein, Chana Orloff, Jacques Loutchansky, Chaim Gross, and others. Major survey of Jewish Sculpture Artists. Subjects: Jewish sculpture. Sculpture, Modern - 20th century. Jewish sculpture. Sculpture, Modern. OCLC lists 16 copies. Worn but solid. Good condition. (ART-23-28) (ID #33489) $35.00.
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  385. Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. L'ART JUIF, ORIENT ET OCCIDENT. Paris; Arts Et Métiers Graphiques, 1975. Original Cloth. Folio. 242 pages. 39 cm. First edition. In French. Jewish Art, East and West. Introduction by Bezalel Narkiss. Profusely illustrated, with 110 color reproductions, 53 in black and white, 14 fold out illustraions, and one map. Oversized, detailed volume, from noted art historian Gabrielle Sed-Rajna. Subjects: Jewish art - History. Jewish art and symbolism. Art juif – Histoire. Light wear to jacket, otherwise great. Very good condition. (ART-22-27) (ID #33404) $30.00.