AUCTION 37 | Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 170


Two financial documents pertaining to the Keren Kayemeth le-Israel [Jewish National Fund]: Memorandum and Articles of Association of Keren Kayemeth Leisrael, Limited. Incorporated the 8th day of April, 1907. (London: Lewis & Yglesias). pp. (2), 27. Occasional underlining in pencil. Original soft green wrappers. Folio. * and: Keren Kayemeth Leisrael - Debenture (London, 1932). Bond issue with coupons. 11 1/2 x 18 inches

Est: $300 - $500
The Articles of Association of K.K.L. lists as subscribers: David Wolffsohn, Cologne, Merchant; Otto Warburg, Charlottenburg, Professor of Botany; Max Isidor Bodenheimer, Cologne, Counsellor-at-Law; Michail Ussischkin, Odessa, Engineer; et al. Between 1902 and 1907 the administration of the Jewish National Fund was based in Vienna. In 1907, the admistration was transferred to Cologne, where Max Bodenheimer seved as Chairman of the Board. In 1922, the head office was again transferred to Jerusalem with Menachem Ussishkin as its President. The objective of the Jewish National Fund was the purchase of land in and forestation of Eretz Israel. See EJ, Vol. X, cols. 77-78