Item 9777. THE HERZL FOREST (THE TREE FUND)

THE HERZL FOREST (THE TREE FUND)

The Hague, N.D. Paperback. Item #37867

1st Edition. Original Wrappers. 12mo. 31 pages ; 18 cm. The first major solicitation for afforestation efforts in the Eretz Israel. “The JNF was founded at the Fifth Zionist Congress in Basel in 1901 with Theodor Herzl's support based on the proposal of a German Jewish mathematician, Zvi Hermann Schapira. Early land purchases were completed in Judea and the Lower Galilee. In 1909, the JNF played a central role in the founding of Tel Aviv. The establishment of the ‘Olive Tree Fund’ marked the beginning of Diaspora support of afforestation efforts…” (Wikipedia, 2016) “The statutes of the Olive Tree Fund, with Warburg as chairman, were drawn up in January 1905. At the Seventh Zionist Congress in that year, Warburg proposed that the olive groves be named the “Herzl Forest”; in 1906, he unleashed a vigorous propaganda campaign that stressed the association of the Olive Tree Fund with Herzl’s name…. ” (Penslar, 1991) With photographs throughout including a photo of Herzl and a photo of new forest plantations. SUBJECT(S) : Forests and forestry -- Palestine. OCLC lists 9 holdings worldwide. Some tears to wrappers and markings on title page but inside pages are clear. Overall in good+ condition. (zion-10-33).

Price: $100.00

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