BERGNER, Audrey (Odri)
Tel Aviv : Shva Publishers, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, 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.
GENOSSENSCHAFT DER JUWELIERE, GOLD- UND SILBERSCHMIEDE (WIEN)
[JUDAICA] Certificate of Apprenticeship of the Guild of Jewellers, Gold- and Silversmiths of Vienna. Issued to Jakob Elias (Wolf Hirsch, master), 1894.
Lithographed certificate, 380 x 230 mm, illustrated at the head with a portrait of Benvenuto Cellini, pro forma document with manuscript entries, dated 21 December 1894 and recording the successful completion of his four-year apprenticeship to master Wolf Hirsch by Jakob Elias; signed at the foot by executives of the Guild; 50 kr duty stamp …
EZRA, Edward Isaac; SOPHER, Arthur
Shanghai : printed by The China Press [for The Society for the Rescue of the Chinese Jews?], 1926. Large octavo, original printed speckled blue wrappers (lightly foxed, chipped at crown and foot of spine), inside front wrapper with the Australian ex libris of the Rabbi Leib A. Falk (his collection numbers in manuscript to wrapper …
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 …
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 …
An autobiography and selected paintings by Reuven Rubin. New York : Sabra Books, 1970. Quarto, boards in worn dustjacket, pp.228, illustrated, signed and inscribed on half-title.
CHAGALL, Marc; AMAISHAI-MAISELS, Ziva
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.
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. …
BELAIS [BELAISH], Abraham (1773-1853); WOGUE, Lazare
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 …
[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.
New York : Todri, 1996. Quarto, pictorial boards and dustjacket, pp 128. An exploration of Jewish art focussing on the ceremonial pieces used in Jewish religion and custom, and historical paintings and prints. Illustrated with colour images and reproductions throughout.
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.