• # 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. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 15447

    Ateliers : Ofer Lellouche Recent Works

    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.

  • # 15697

    VIDLER, Edward A.

    The art of Sara Levi

    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) …

  • # 15078

    [KASHI. Mosh]

    Mosh Kashi

    Tefen Industrial Park : The Open Mueseum, 2012. Cushioned boards, fully illustrated exhibition monograph showing Kashi’s naturist paintings.

  • # 15050

    [LELLOUCHE, Ofer]

    Ofer Lellouche : HEAD II

    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.