• # 26742


    [JUDAICA] Youth appeals to us

    Elwood [Vic.] : Mahzikai Hatorah, 1945. Small octavo (170 x 130 mm), original printed green wrappers (sunned, paper loss at head and tail of spine), staple bound, 72 pp; text in English; internally very clean, a good copy. Scarce Melbourne Jewish community imprint offering guidelines for the education of Jewish youth in Australia. It covers …

  • # 26952

    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.

  • # 26255

    Israel Government Tourist Centre


    Jerusalem : Israel Government Tourist Centre, circa 1954 . Tourist brochure, illustrated wrappers, pp. [24], central crease, extensively illustrated, colour pages, map. The date is ascertained from internal references: to the ‘brand-new Dan Hotel on the Tel Aviv seashore’ (opened in 1953) and a population of 1.646 million in 1953, the latest date mentioned. A …

  • # 13216

    BELAIS [BELAISH], Abraham (1773-1853); WOGUE, Lazare

    Livre du puits vivant et voyant, poème, contenant des maximes de morale et de politique fondées sur

    la philosophie … renfermant aussi : 1. une ode adressée au Roi, pour le consoler, sur la mort de sa … fille Marie, … 2. une ode au Roi, sur la naissance du comte de Paris … 3. Divers chants à la gloire de L. M. le Roi et la Reine, … Composé en hébreu par Abraham …

  • # 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 …

  • # 25051

    KAHAN, Louis

    Louis Kahan : a portrait (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Jewish Museum of Australia, 1997. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated in colour, signed by the artist.

  • # 24534

    BOAS, Harold

    [JUDAICA] Australian Jewry book of honour : the Great War, 1914-1918

    / compiled by Harold Boas. Perth, W.A. : Lamson Paragon (W.A.) Ltd., 1923. Small oblong quarto (185 x 250 mm), original printed brown wrappers (a little wear to the yapp edges), staple bound, 88 pp, illustrated with b/w photographic plates; title page and edges foxed, else clean and sound throughout. Dedicated to Lieutenant-General Sir John …

  • # 23278


    [MELBOURNE JEWISH ANTI-NAZI BROADSIDE] This is the true Gieseking.

    St. Kilda, Vic. : Issued by the Youth Section of the Jewish Council to combat Fascism and anti-Semitism, printed by L. Shaffel, 37 High Street, [1952]. Broadside, 230 x 150 mm, printed recto only on yellow paper; in very good condition. A rare broadside protesting against the presence in Australia of visiting French-born German concert pianist, Walter …

  • # 22929

    [ALEXANDER, Selig]

    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), [4] 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 18541

    GORDON, Abraham Samuel (1866-1936)

    [JUDAICA; ART UNIONS] Mordecai MacCobber : the story of a Scotch Jew in Australia : his many successes and his more dismal failures.

    Compiled from his posthumous papers, newspapers, official documents, and private family records by the late Hon. Benjamin Schlimm-Mazel (Abraham Samuel Gordon) (Late President of Fiji Islands Fedreral Senate). In three parts. St. Kilda, Vic. : Wellman & Co., printers [for A.S. Gordon], “1st April 1937” [but c.1919]. Third edition. Octavo, original blind embossed blue cloth …

  • # 18006


    Tapestries and mosaics of Marc Chagall at the Knesset (signed copy)

    Foreword by Israel Yeshayahu, Speaker of the Knesset. New York : Tudor Publishing Company, 1973. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 142, illustrated in colour (some plates folding), bookplate partly removed to front pastedown, signed by Chagall on the front free endpaper in black ink.

  • # 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. …

  • # 16015

    SAMUELS, Samuel

    [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 …