Theodor Herzl. Tel Aviv [Altneuland]

AUCTION 66 | Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 294

Theodor Herzl. Tel Aviv [Altneuland]

<<FIRST HEBREW EDITION.>> Translated from the German by Nahum Sokolow. pp. 319, (5). Ex-library. Contemporary boards, rebacked. 8vo.

Warsaw: Hatzephirah 1902

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
“Alt-NeuLand,” Herzl’s Utopian novel in which he envisioned the social and cultural climate of a new Hebrew Nation. The motto of the book became the watchword of the entire Zionist Movement: “If you will it, it is no dream.” The Hebrew title of this translation directly influenced the selection of the name of the first all-Jewish city established by the Zionist Movement outside Jaffa in 1909.