110 169 LEINER, GERSHON CHANOCH. Sidrei Taharoth [commentary collecting all of the Talmudic literature pertaining to Tractate Keilim] FIRST EDITION. Tipped in at end: FOLDING MAP OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL prepared by Grand Rabbi Gershon Chanoch Leiner, entitled: Zoth Tihiyeh Lachem Ha’aretz LeGvulotheha Saviv [“This will be for You, Your Land with it’s Surrounding Boundaries”], with author’s personal stamp on the map. pp. (4), 272, (1). Copy of Yitzchak Yosef Chazan with his stamps and inscriptions. Lightly foxed in places, marginal paper repairs. Modern morocco. Tall folio. [See Wajntraub, Hebrew Maps of the Holy Land pp. 162-4.] Jozefow, 1873. $3000 - $5000 ❧ First appearance of the important map prepared by R. Gershon Chanoch Leiner (1839-91) the innovative Chassidic Rebbe of Radzyn. Issued in connection with his commentary to Tractate Keilim, wherein Chapter I Mishnah 6 states that the Land of Israel is holier than all other lands - thus the need for a map clearly delineating its borders. Grandson of the Rabbi Mordechai Joseph Leiner of Izbica, the author (known as the “Ba’al HaTecheleth”) claimed to have discovered the natural source for the techeleth (blue dye) for the tzizith fringes - a secretion extracted from the cuttlefish squid. 170 TRIETSCH, DAVIS. Palästina-Wirtschafts-Atlas). 30 color-printed maps and charts (approx. 38 x 26 cm), four folding. The Palestine maps and charts cover such issues as Jewish workers, Jewish land ownership, population density, overview of Jewish industries in Palestine, imports and exports, Jewish capital investment in Palestine, etc. Lacking contents leaf, very occasional faint marginal creasing). Loose as issued in contemporary paper portfolio (detached). Berlin: Orient-Verlag, 1926. $2000 - $3000 ❧ Scarce atlas with attractive graphic design, showing Jewish immigration and economic activity in Palestine. Born in Dresden, Davis Trietsch (1870-1935) moved to New York where he studied Jewish migration. In 1897, as the only American delegate, he attended the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland. Later he moved back to Germany where he published material, such as the present lot, to promote the Zionist cause. He himself settled in Palestine in 1932. 171 (JERUSALEM). A Brief Guide to al-Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem. FIRST EDITION. Photographic illustrations of the Temple Mount. Upper corner of rear cover with portions of Supreme Muslim Council stamp and here torn off, as all copies (for purposes of the Council’s internal accounting). pp. (24). Two neat hole-punches. Original printed wrappers. Sm. 4to. Jerusalem, Moslem Orphanage Press for Supreme Moslem Council, 1924. $600 - $900 ❧ The Supreme Muslim Council (headed by Haj Amin al-Husseini) here officially denotes the historic Jewish connection to the Temple Mount. This guide to the structures that comprise the al-Haram al-Sharif is overwhelmingly written from a Moslem perspective, nonetheless, it declares (p.4): “The site is one of the oldest in the world. Its sanctity dates from the earliest times. Its identity with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute.” See http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/apps/nlnet/content.aspx? c=lsKWLbPJLnF&b=8776547&ct=14926783.