Tephilath Yisroel [prayers for the year]

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

Back to Catalogue View 3D Catalogue Download Catalogue

Lot 289

Tephilath Yisroel [prayers for the year]

Original green crushed morocco, with Struck’s artists’ monogram on upper cover tooled in gilt. Also with his signature and Hebrew stamp. Tipped into front (10) and back (28) a total of 38 pages of <<personal autograph notes>> (see below). Also with a list of Struck family yohrzeit dates. Marbled endpapers. 24mo.

Prague - Breslau: J.B. Brandeis 1902

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
<<Miniature Siddur - Hermann Struck’s personal copy.>> Tipped in are a total of 38 pages in which Struck records, in his particularly petite hand, listings (place and date) of his many travels throughout the European Continent, North and Central America, Palestine and the Middle East. Earliest entry dates from 1906 and the listings continue all the way until Struck’s death in 1944. In another hand there are further travel entries through until 1961. A religious Jew throughout his life, the renowned artist Hermann Struck (1876-1944) was a fervent Zionist who moved from his home of Berlin to Eretz Israel in 1922, settling in Haifa where he played a prominent role in the city’s social and cultural life while also maintaining his links to the artistic circles of Europe. <<Provenance:>> By descent within the artist’s family.