AUCTION 33 | Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Including Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Autograph Letters

Back to Catalogue Download Catalogue

Lot 229


Two black binders containing c. 90 documents reflecting the history of Zionism and the unique personages who contributed materially and spiritually to the upbuilding of the State of Israel Includes: Autograph and Typed Letters Signed, signed photographs, cut-signatures, contemporary newspaper clippings, and much paper ephemera. With narrative text and numerous personal notations and captions

Est: $1,000 - $2,000
Highlights of this collection include: Letters and memorabilia of Dr. Theodor Zlocisti (1874-1943), a Berlin Zionist and early supporter of Herzl. Zlocisti authored a biography of Moses Hess, the proto-Zionist visionary (1905), and in the 1920s, founded in Palestine, “Tipat Chalav” for neonatal care. ALS of Ch. Weizmann; signatures of Moshe Sharett and Abba Eban on a first day cover (Israel admitted to U.N., 1949); signed letter of Sir Moses Montefiore; unopened envelope with wax seal and signature of Lord Beaconsfield (Benjamin Disraeli); 2 ALS of artist Hermann Struck; signature and ALS of M. Dizengoff, founder and first mayor of Tel Aviv; 2 ALS of O[sias] Thon (1870-1936), staunch Zionist and friend of Herzl, later Chief Rabbi of Cracow and member Sejm (Polish Parliament); 2 ALS Dr. M. Nordau; caling card of Jacob Meir, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Eretz Israel; Pronouncement from War of Liberation 1948; ALS I. Zangwill, Anglo-Jewish author; 2 ALS of Dr. Arthur Ruppin (1876-1943), zionist leader responsible for agricultural development of Land; envelope signed by M. Ussischkin (1863-1941); signature of Leo Baeck (1873-1956); 2 signatures of Lord James Balfour (1848-1930); signed portrait of Yechiel Tschlenow, Russian Zionist leader (1863-1918); signed typed letter of Henrietta Szold, founder Hadassah; signature of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis; signature Stephen S. Wise; signed typed letter of Pinhas Rutenberg, pioneer of Israeli electricty; Hebrew signature of “Mordecai Martin Buber”; signature of David Ben Gurion, etc