• # 30940

    BERGNER, Yosl (1920 - 2017)

    Yosl Bergner. Paintings to Franz Kafka (deluxe edition)

    Tel Aviv : Shva Publishers, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, card slipcase, pp. 136, text in English. The deluxe edition, limited to 150 signed copies, issued with a signed screenprint loosely enclosed. This example lackign the screenprint, but signed by Bergner on the endpaper with a small initalled drawing. Born in Sydney in 1927, Bergner …

  • # 30613

    ROBERTS, David (1796-1864)

    La Terre Sainte. Vues & monuments recueillis par David Roberts de l’Académie de Londres, avec une description historique sur chaque planche.

    Bruxelles : Société des Beaux-Arts, Gérant A. de Wasme (J. Lots, lithographic printer), 1843. Large folio (560 x 390 mm), contemporary gilt-ruled half red crushed morocco over marbled papered boards (upper board virtually unrubbed, lower board with a few minor grazes), spine in compartments with tooled ornament and lettering in gilt, original silk endpapers, front …

  • # 29265

    HARPER, Henry Andrew (1835-1900)

    Walks in Palestine

    London : The Religious Tract Society, 1888. First edition. Large quarto (320 x 260 mm), publisher’s oatmeal cloth over bevelled boards, upper board and spine with gilt-stamped lettering and pictorial device (light staining to boards and spine), all edges gilt, title page in red and black, 128 pp, with [24] photogravure plates, all with tissue …

  • # 29266

    SOSKIN, Abraham (photographer) (1884-1963)

    Album Tel-Aviver Ansichten / Album of Tel-Aviv Views / Albom mar’ot Tel-Abib

    [Berlin : Photophot A.G., 1926]. Oblong octavo (160 x 220 mm), rebound in later half morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt ‘Tel Aviv 1926’; [81] pp, comprising [6] pages with three versions of the Preface written by photographer Abraham Soskin, in Hebrew, English and German, followed by [3] preliminary plates (coat of arms …

  • # 30606

    SPILSBURY, F[rancis]. B.

    Picturesque scenery in The Holy Land and Syria, delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800.

    / By F. B. Spilsbury, of His Majesty’s ship Le Tigre; surgeon in that expedition during both campaigns. London : Published by Edward Orme, Printseller to His Majesty and the Royal Family, 59, New Bond-street. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-row, 1803. First edition. Large folio (470 x 335 mm), contemporary gilt-ruled half scarlet …

  • # 30635

    MAYER, Luigi (1755-1803)

    Views in Palestine from the original drawings of Luigi Mayer with an historical and descriptive account of the country and its remakable places.

    / Vues en Palestine, d’apres les dessins originaux de Luigi Mayer; avec une relation historique et descriptive du pays, et des lieux principaux qu-on y remarque. London : Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, for R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, 1804. First Edition. Large folio (495 x 350 mm), contemporary gilt-ruled half scarlet straight-grain morocco …

  • # 29263

    WILSON, Charles William, Sir (1836-1905) and Charles WARREN

    The recovery of Jerusalem : a narrative of exploration and discovery in the city and the Holy Land.

    / by Capt. Wilson, Capt. Warren … [et al.] ; with an introd. by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley ; edited by Walter Morrison. London : Richard Bentley, 1871. First edition. Thick octavo (225 x 150 mm), publisher’s maroon cloth over boards with gilt device to upper board (rubbed and lightly marked), spine with title and insignia …

  • # 30054

    HOFFMANN, Nehemia Dov (1860 - 1928)

    The Jews in South Africa

    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. …

  • # 29264

    STEIN, Leonard

    Memorandum on the “Report of the Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August 1929.”

    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 …

  • # 27905

    BERGNER, Yosl

    Yosl Bergner. A retrospective exhibition

    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.

  • # 27788


    Prince of miniature : Devi Tuszynski (signed copy with small sketch)

    [Melbourne] Australia : 1962. Quarto, illustrated cards, pp. [24], 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.

  • # 24589

    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 …

  • # 22191

    ZAREMBA, Tadeusz

    The art of Felix Tuszynski

    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.

  • # 19132

    STOLTZE, Friedrich (1816-1891)

    [YIDDISH] Gedichte in Frankfurter Mundart

    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 …

  • # 18393

    Palestine police as a career

    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 …

  • # 12705

    GURNEY, Joseph

    [BOTANY BAY]. The whole proceedings on the trials of two informations

    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. …