Jaffa; M. Shoham's Press, 1925. Pamphlet. Item #35642
Original Wraps. 8vo. 53, 51 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Organised by the Palestine exhibitions & fairs corporation, ltd. Catalogue for the Palestine Exhibition and Fair in Autumn 1925; the exhibitions held in Tel Aviv would later be famously named the Levant Fair. Catalogue contains list of Exhibitors and Exhibits (organized according to product or trade) ; Contains many advertisements from the period. “Exhibitions (now known as fairs) were quite successful and were ordered for tens of thousands and then hundreds of thousands of Jews, Arabs, English, and many tourists. The fair in 1932 was visited by nearly 300, 000 people. While the existence of this fair became known for the first time in Israel, their broadcasting station broadcast the events in Hebrew. This was four years before they began regular radio broadcasts in Israel by Voice Jerusalem. Fair visitors have included some very distinguished people, including British High Commissioners for Palestine Herbert Samuel (1920-1925) , Herbert Plumer (1925-1928) , John Chancellor (1928-1931) and Arthur Wauchope (1932-1937) , as well as Arab mayors of Jaffa and Jerusalem” (Wikipedia, 2015) . Subjects: Levant Fair (1925 : Tel Aviv) – Catalogue. OCLC lists only one copy (Natl Libr Israel) . Scarce. Wraps previously repaired, light wear otherwise, clean. Good + condition. (ZION-8-1).