HOFFMANN, Nehemia Dov (1860 - 1928)
Of all matters concerning Jewish and Judaism in S Africa. By N. Hoffmann. Editor of the Monthly Journal DER AFRIKANER, and Author of several Hebrew Scientific Works. Assisted by Scholars, Rabbies, Reverends and Prominent men of South Africa, including Rabbi Dr J.L. Landau, Rev. Prof. A.P. Bender, Col. Sir David Harris, H. Liberman, Adv. M. …
With a preface by Bernard Smith. Melbourne, Vic. : Macmillan, 2004. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated. A fine copy, as new. The painter Yosl Bergner was born in Vienna in 1920, arrived in Australia in 1937 and migrated to Israel in 1950. Melbourne scholar, Frank Klepner, provides a richly-detailed history of Bergner’s Australian …
London : The Jewish Agency for Palestine, May 1930. Octavo, original printed grey wrappers (sunned along spine and with a couple of insignificant marks), pp 111; internally clean and bright, a near fine copy. A rare Zionist publication issued as a response to the Shaw Commission Report of March 1930 on the riots that erupted …
Banyule Gallery. 11 September – 8 December 1985. Melbourne: NGV, 1985. Folio, illustrated card wrappers , 64pp. extensively illustrated, essay by Richard Haese, catalogue of 84 works. An excellent survey of Bergner’s works that he produced while in Australia and Israel.
[Melbourne] Australia : 1962. Quarto, illustrated cards, pp. , illustrated. Text in French, English and Hebrew. GSigned and inscribed in Melbourne with a small ink ornamentation. Scarce Australian publication on the internationally renowned Polish-Israeli miniaturist Devi Tuszynski, brother of Melbourne painter Felix Tuszynski.
GAWLER, George (1795-1869)
[ZIONISM] The emancipation of the Jews, indispensable for the maintenance of the Protestant profession of the Empire ; and most entitled to the support of the British Nation.
London : T. and W. Boone, New Bond Street, 1847. Octavo, disbound, pp iv, 30; title with offsetting at corners and left margin, else a very good copy. Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler (1795-1869) served as the second Governor of South Australia from October 1838 until May 1841. After his retirement in 1841, Gawler returned to England and devoted himself …
Deed of conveyance between Selig Alexander and Henry Bateman, relating to a land allotment in Sandridge (Port Melbourne), November 1857.
Manuscript on parchment, folio (470 x 320 mm),  pages, written in a fine clerical hand, dated 9 November 1857 and recording the conveyance of part of Allotment 3, Section 9 in the Parish of South Melbourne at Sandridge (on Stoke Street in what is now Port Melbourne), from Selig Alexander, merchant, of the City …
Płock : The Mazovian Museum, 2000. Quarto, gilt-lettered leather with pictorial onlay, pp. 207, illustrated. Limited to 400 numbered copies. Paintings and drawings from the Australian artist, a Polish holocaust survivor.
STOLTZE, Friedrich (1816-1891)
Frankfurt am Main : H. Keller, 1880. Fourth edition (“Vierte stark vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage”). Duodecimo (155 x 115 mm), original embossed cloth boards lettered and decorated in gilt (very lightly rubbed), front hinge split, all edges gilt, pp viii, 376, with numerous lithographed illustrations; internally very clean, a good copy. The Frankfurt dialect of …
London : Crown Agents for the Colonies, circa 1945. Quarto, illustrated self-wrappers by Clive Upton (worn, old folds), pp. 16, illustrated, defective, an illustration cut from the central page. Rare recruitment book for the British Palestine Police just prior to Israel’s independence in 1948. “During the British Mandate (1920-1948) the Palestine Police formed a crucial …
exhibited ex officio by the King’s Attorney-General against George Gordon, Esq. commonly called Lord George Gordon : one for a libel on the Queen of France and the French Ambassador; the other for a libel on the judges, and the administration of the laws in England. Also of Thomas Wilkins, for printing the last-mentioned libel. …
[NEW ZEALAND; JUDAICA] Two letters written by Samuel Samuels, a Jewish gold miner in the Grey Valley, West Coast, South Island, during the Great War.
Newspaper notices from the 1870s inform us that Samuel Samuels was a pioneer settler in the Ahaura district of Westland. Like many others, he had arrived during the West Coast gold rush and had been involved in gold mining ventures. By 1917, when Samuels wrote both of these letters to one of his nephews (in …
Beijing : CAFA Mueseum, 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 119. Exhibition catalogue from Israeli artist Ofer Lellouche’s exhibition in China, highlighting Lellouche’s humanoid sculptural works.
VIDLER, Edward A.
Melbourne : Edward A. Vidler, [c1921]. Quarto, gilt lettered papered boards, 28pp., illustrated with colour tipped-in plates, insect damage to rear endpaper and the margins of the last couple of leaves. Sara Levi (1870 – 1942). “The Art of Sara Levi written by Leon Caetoni and published by Edward A. Vidler (Vidler alone is credited) …
Tefen Industrial Park : The Open Mueseum, 2012. Cushioned boards, fully illustrated exhibition monograph showing Kashi’s naturist paintings.
Tel Aviv : Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2012. Quarto, grey wrappers, pp 123. Exhibition monograph focussed on Lellouche’s ‘Head’ works, from the massive outdoor sculptures of Israeli gallery sculpture gardens, to early sketches and charcoal studies. Illustrated throughout in colour. Text in English and Hebrew.