Judaica

  • # 35165

    BERGNER, Yosl; SHNUR, Zalman

    Hagadah shel Pesah / Haggadah of Passover

    Illustrations : Yosl Bergner; lettering and transliteration : Zalman Shnur. [Ramat-Gan, Tel Aviv] : Masadah, 1984. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue buckram, pp. [72], text in Hebrew with romanised transliteration, illustrations by Yosl Bergner, a spot of foxing to fore edge, else a fine copy. The deluxe edition, limited to 510 numbered copies signed by Bergner and …

  • # 35152

    Maker unknown.

    [JUDAICA] An early nineteenth-century mezuzah scroll with the Shema Yisrael prayer.

    [Europe, probably before 1850]. Manuscript in ink on parchment, 185 x 165 mm, written on the recto only; scattered light staining, resulting in a few textual lacunae.

  • # 35164

    BERGNER, Yosl (1920 - 2017)

    Yosl Bergner. Paintings to Franz Kafka

    Tel Aviv : Shva Publishers, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, card slipcase, pp. 136, text in English. A fine copy, as new. Born in Sydney in 1927, Bergner studied at the National Gallery Art School before settling in Israel in 1948.

  • # 35163

    BERGNER, Audrey (Odri)

    Audrey Bergner. Paintings 1947 – 1988

    Tel Aviv : Shva Publishers, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (remnants of sticker to lower panel, crease to laminate), card slipcase, pp. 154, text in English and Hebrew. Born in Sydney in 1927, Bergner studied at the National Gallery Art School before settling in Israel with her husband Yosl Bergner in 1951.

  • # 34176

    GARRETTO, Paolo (1903-1989) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. November, 1932 : the “Hitler” issue.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., November 1932. Large quarto format (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers, the front cover design a lampoon of Adolf Hitler by Italian artist Paolo Garretto; 72 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; the wrappers have some very light handling wear, and the paper spine is chipped in a few …

  • # 34078

    ASTBURY, Leigh

    Earth to sky. The art of Victor Majzner

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2002. Quarto, cloth, illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy, light wave to the jacket from storage, else as new. Contents: Part I. The Substance of the Matter 1966-1982: 1. Painting as process and paint as substance 1966-1976; 2. Explorations of a personal kind 1977-1982 Part II. Cultural Landscapes 1983-1992: 3. Cultural critiques 1983-1992; …

  • # 30363

    TOBAR, Jérôme (1855-1917)

    [JEWS IN CHINA] Inscriptions juives de K’ai-fong-fou.

    Chang-hai [Shanghai] : Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, 1900. First edition. Series: Variétés sinologiques. no. 17. Octavo, yellow buckram over boards, pp vi, 111, [i]; with 2 folding plates and 5 folding facsimiles of inscriptions; clean throughout, a very good ex-library copy, the first and last leaves with stamps of the Hartford Theological Seminary, pastedowns …

  • # 29682

    KLEPNER, Frank

    Yosl Bergner : art as a meeting of cultures

    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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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

    TUSZYNSKI, Devi

    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.