[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) …
SMITH, Bishop George
being a narrative of a mission of inquiry, to the Jewish synagogue at K’ae-Fung-Foo, on behalf of the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews : with an introduction, by the Right Revd. George Smith, D.D. Lord Bishop of Victoria. Shanghae : printed at the London Missionary Society’s Press, 1851. Octavo, modern half-calf over …
Tefen Industrial Park : The Open Mueseum, 2012. Cushioned boards, fully illustrated exhibition monograph showing Kashi’s naturist paintings.
Tel Aviv : Rosenfeld Gallery, 2004. Square octavo, illustrated boards, pp 149. Art exhibition monograph, in English and Hebrew, with seventy pages of colour plates.
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.
Tel Aviv : Zemack Contemporary Art, 2011. Qaurto, black pictorial wrappers, pp 84. Exhibition monograph showcasing Ofer’s abstract expressionist paintings, etchings and sculptures with full colour plates. Text in English and Hebrew.
Tel Aviv : Tel Avivi Museum of Art, 2008. Quarto, pictorial boards with illustrated dustjacket, pp 326. Exhibition monograph, in English and Hebrew, for Israeli abstract artist Tsibi Geva.
[Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design]
Jerusalem : [Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design], [c.1998]. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, bilingual exhibition catalogue. Catalogue of items shown in a retrospective exhibition of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design’s modernist Israeli art and design works, all reproduced in full colour.
Anonymous artist; [WIECHERT, Ernst 1887-1950]
[Germany, circa 1937]. Calligraphic manuscript. Small folio (320 x 230 mm), original quarter cloth over papered boards with onlaid manuscript title to front 'Ernst Wiechert. Eine Mauer um uns Baue'; stitch bound; pp 44, calligraphic manuscript in red and black inks; scattered mild foxing, confined to the margins of the leaves; else fine. Ernst Wiechert …
GOLDHAR, Pinchas, 1901-1947; COUNIHAN, Noel (illustrator)
Also titled: Derzeilungen fun Australie. Added romanised title page: Derzeilungen fun Australie / by P. Goldhar ; cover and illustrations by Noel Couniham (sic). Printed by York Press, Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Melburn [Melbourne] : [The Author], 1939. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers featuring a linocut by Noel Counihan (edges worn, a couple of tape repairs, stains …
MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887); BECK, A.F.
… Resp. F. Beck …. [= Concerning the passive forms in Semitic languages]. Hauniæ [Copenhagen] : Typis excudit Fabritius de Tengnagel, 1838. Octavo, modern black leather binding, 171 pp, scattered foxing. Text in Latin. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad’s dissertation on comparative Semitic linguistics, presented for the degree of Magistergraden. Monrad lived in New Zealand …
RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)
[=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp , the second page printed entirely in Arabic script; single horizontal fold at centre, in very good condition. Rare prospectus in French for an early and important Orientalist periodical, Fundgruben des Orients, which was published …
ROBERT, Louis de
[Trabzon, Turkey : 1874]. Manuscript in ink, folio, in original ribbon-tied gatherings, ff [1 title leaf], 131, most leaves written recto and verso, with transcriptions of Urartian cuneiform inscriptions accompanied by comparative examples in Assyrian cuneiform, Hebrew and Arabic throughout; the verso of the final leaf is inscribed and dated by the author Trébizonde [i.e. …
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 …
Melborn : Aroysgegebn durkhn “Bialisṭoḳer Tsenṭr” in Oysṭralye, 1948. Also titled: The Annihilation of Bialystok Jewry. St. Kilda, Vic. : The “Bialystoker Centre”, 1948. First edition. Octavo, original black lettered blue cloth (rubbed, spine sunned), separate title pages in Yiddish and English, 335 pp, contents clean and sound, edges with mild flecking, a good copy. …
[Les Établissements Lévitan]
La plus importante fabrique de meubles. Paris : L. Bidon [for Lévitan], 1931. Oblong quarto, pictorial wrappers (some corner wear, light marks and small section of surface loss upper left of front cover), 124 pp, illustrations throughout (some in colour). Splendid trade catalogue for one of Paris’ largest furniture retailers in the interwar period. In a …