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Rare books from M.Pollak Antiquariat - Est.1899



JESUS FINDETH HIS DISCIPLES SLEEPING. JESUS FINDET SEINE  J?NGER SCHLAFEND (THE AGONY IN THE...

JESUS FINDETH HIS DISCIPLES SLEEPING. JESUS FINDET SEINE J?NGER SCHLAFEND (THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE)

by ORIGINAL ANTIQUE BIBLE PRINT - SINGLE SHEET - NEW TESTAMENT - Bernard Picart

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Graavenhaage: Pieter De Hondt, 1728. No Binding. Very Good. A.Houbrake. Depiction of the "Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane" ( in the background: Judas Leading the Roman soldiers to Jesus) - Captions in 6 six languages (Greek, Latin, English, French, German and Dutch) relating to Matthew 26:43. ORIGINAL ANTIQUE ETCHING (copper plate) drawn by the Dutch painter A. Houbrake, engraved by F. Blyswyk. . Beautiful and clear imprint of the etching with impressive light and shadow effect ("Nachtbild") . Printed on strong imperial paper with extra large margins (3 sides untrimmed). Margins with hardly visible really minimal age toning here and there, etching absolutely clean. Very few small tears on outer margin. Truely VERY GOOD CONDITION- Single sheet from the prestigious edition of :" Taferelen der voornaamste Geschiedenissen van het oude en nieuwe Testament". Size of the illustrated area: Size of the illustrated area: 21,2 x 34,4 cm / 8,6" x 13,1 " Size… Read More
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INTERNATIONALES MONTEFIORE-ALBUM,

INTERNATIONALES MONTEFIORE-ALBUM,

by MONTEFIORE - Fiebermann, Dr, Joseph (hrsg) Edito

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Frankfurt: Mahlau & Waldschmidt, 1886. Original Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo .. 208pp + Frontispice portrait of Montefiore and some illustrations. Text in English, German, French, Hebrew Italian. No date Ca. 1886. Fine decorative binding. Corners with minimal wear. OTHERWISE A FINE FESH AND CLEAN COPY. EX LIBRIS WILLIAM MARGULIES . VERY RARE.-
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PLAN DE VILLE D' EPHESE. (Plan of Ephesus)

PLAN DE VILLE D' EPHESE. (Plan of Ephesus)

by EPHESUS - Original Antique Etching

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1727. Pic . No Binding. Very Good. Auguste Calmet. ORIGINAL ANTIQUE ETCHING (copper plate) , depicting the ancient city of Ephesus, as seen from the Aegean Sea. . With 2 insets: Left - THE TEMPLE OF DIANA. Right - STATUE OF THE GODDESS DIANA. Size of image in cm 42,6 x 29,2 (inch 16,85 x 11, 5) plus margin with title and legend. Original centerfold. Tiny hole in bottom margins (repaired and reinforced) not affecting image. Crisp paper. VERY GOOD. THE TEMPLE OF DIANA IS ONE OF THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
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BETHLEHEM - CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY -  Original Engraving

BETHLEHEM - CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY - Original Engraving

by BETHLEHEM - Harry Fenn - Engraving

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London: Virtue & Co, 1880. First Edition . No Binding. Very Good. Harry Fenn. ORIGINAL ENGRAVING depicting a view towards the compound of the CHURCH OF NATIVITY, BETHLEHEM with visible rainbow above. Drawn from nature by the American artist Harry Fenn. FIRST EDITION. Beautiful hand-coloring. Size of image : 24,5cm x 17 cm (10" x 6,9") + wide clean margins with title. VERY GOOD CONDITION (see photo). Strong paper quality .- ORIGINAL STAHLSTICH (Blick auf die GEBURTSKIRCHE IN BETHLEHEM mit Regenbogen), gezeichnet von Harry Fenn. Sch?nes Handkolorit. Saubere breite R?nder. SEHR SCH?N ERHALTEN (siehe Foto) - AIRMAIL INCL.
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THE HANUKKAH LAMP.
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THE HANUKKAH LAMP.

by Narkiss, M.

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Jerusalem: Bnay Bezalel Publishing Co., 1939. Numbered Edition . Original Cloth. Near Fine. Folio. 102pp Hebrew text+25pp English text+64 plates. ONE OF ONLY 50 NUMBERED COPIES NOT INTENDED FOR SALE (this one Nr. 28) of the entire limited edition of 400 copies. Minimal wear on bottom corners. Tight and strong binding. A fine copy, clean and very fresh copy. Unseen in this state. - Shipping Air Mail worldwide incl;uded.
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ATLAS ZU WIEBE'S LEHRE VON DEN EINFACHEN MASCHINENTHEILEN. BAND I+II TAFELN 1-50  . ATLAS...
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ATLAS ZU WIEBE'S LEHRE VON DEN EINFACHEN MASCHINENTHEILEN. BAND I+II TAFELN 1-50 . ATLAS WITH 50 PLATES (ALL)

by WIEBE,Friedrich Karl Hermann -

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Berlin: Ernst & Korn, 1860. Half Cloth. Near Fine. Big Folio. A.Knoblauch. Title page of Band II ( Tafel 25 bis 50) but actually includes also the plates of of Band I ( Tafel 1 - 24). Title page bears the following old hand inscription : " Band I , Vierundzwanzig Tafeln...) and 3 library stamps. 50 FINE PLATES (complete ) CLEAN AND FRESH. Modern half cloth binding . Verso of last page bears a private pencil drawing ( construction with mathematical measures) -
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THE SURVEY OF WESTERN PALESTINE. ARABIC AND ENGLISH NAME LIST COLLECTED DURING THE SURVEY BY...
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THE SURVEY OF WESTERN PALESTINE. ARABIC AND ENGLISH NAME LIST COLLECTED DURING THE SURVEY BY LIEUTENANTS CONDER AND KITCHENER. R.E.

by Palmer. E. H.- PALESTINE EXPLORATIOND FUND

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London: Palestine Exploration Fund, 1881. First Edition . Original Decorative Cloth. Very Good. 4to.. V+438pp. First and last pages and edges with truly insignificant foxing. Original cloth. Spine with some expert repiair. A VERY GOOD CLEAN COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S CLOTH. FIRST EDITION. RARE. (due to the heavy weight of this book, additional shipping fees will apply)
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HALACHOT OF R. YITZHAK ALFASI -ED. CONSTANTINOPLE 1509.    4 VOLUMES.  A Limited Facsimile...
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HALACHOT OF R. YITZHAK ALFASI -ED. CONSTANTINOPLE 1509. 4 VOLUMES. A Limited Facsimile Edition of 290 Numbered Copies Leather Bound By Hand . COPY NR 263.

by ALFASI - Facsimile

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Jerusalem: Makor, 1973. Limited and Numbered Edition . Original Half Leather. Near Fine. 4to. Printed mention on the title page : THE EDITIO PRINCEPS OF ALFASI differs from all subsequent editions, as well as from the various manuscripts that served as a basis for those editions. this is the only text not containig numerous passages which are not part of Alfasi"s work, but glosses of one or more students erroneosly included in the BOMBERG EDITION and thereby incorporated in all later editions. these passages often prevented a true understanding and interpretation of ALFASI'S HALACHOT, SUPERB HALF LEATHER BINDING, A FINE COPY
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DELHI-CHUNGKING. A TRAVEL DIARY.  FOREWORD BY JAWAHARLAL NEHRU
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DELHI-CHUNGKING. A TRAVEL DIARY. FOREWORD BY JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

by Menon, K.P.S. (SIGNED)

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Oxford: Geoffrey Cumberlege, 1947. First Edition . Original Cloth. Very Good. 8vo .. 257pp+ 2 maps in pocket. FIRST EDITION. INSCRIBED BY MENON ON THE FLYLEAF TO DR. WALTER EYTAN ( DIRECTOR OF THE ISRAEL FOREIGN OFFICE) NEW DELHI 1952. Minor bump to corners. Minimal foxing to first page. A VERY GOOD COPY.- Quote from Wikipedia:"Kumara Padmanabha Sivasankara Menon Sr. CIE ICS (18 October 1898 - 22 November 1982), usually known as K. P. S. Menon, was a diplomat and diarist, a career member of the Indian Civil Service. He was appointed independent India's first Foreign Secretary, serving from 1948 to 1952. He was Dewan (Prime Minister) of Bharatpur State, Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union from 1952 to 1961, and Ambassador to the Republic of China before 1948. In 1948, preceding events of the Korean War, the United Nations appointed him the Chairman of the UN Commission on Korea (UNCOK).[1] Menon's overland trip from Delhi to Chungking across the Himalayas, the Karakorams and the… Read More
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ME-ECHAD AD ESER (from 1 to 10). SEPHER CHESHBON LA-KTANIM (Book of Arithmetic for the Little Ones)
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ME-ECHAD AD ESER (from 1 to 10). SEPHER CHESHBON LA-KTANIM (Book of Arithmetic for the Little Ones)

by HEBREW ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN ARITHMETIC BOOKLET - PRINTED IN PRE-STATE ISRAEL - 1948

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Tel-Aviv: Omanuth, 1948. First Edition . Orig. Illustrated Wrappers. Near Fine. L.Wolfart. Compiled by Miriam Arnon. Charming illustrated arithmetic booklet for young children in Hebrew. With stunning colored illustrations by L. Wolfart. Published in Tel- Aviv by Chewrath "Omanuth" in the early months of 1948 in Pre-State Israel - "printed in Palestine"- (the State of Israel was established in May 1948) 32pp. Original wrappers (these with insignificant foxing). Otherwise a fine copy, very clean and fresh. - Size : 6,29 x x 7,87inch - 16x 20cm NOT TO BE SEEN IN THIS CONDITION! Rare.
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SONGS FOR CHILDREN FOR ONE TWO AND THREE VOICES WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIAMENT. COMPOSED BY J. ENGEL....
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SONGS FOR CHILDREN FOR ONE TWO AND THREE VOICES WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIAMENT. COMPOSED BY J. ENGEL. ENGLISH AND HEBREW TEXT WITH NOTES .

by Engel, J. - JOEL ENGEL (1868 - 1927)

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Berlin -Jerusalem: JIBNE (Agency for the Diaspora), 1922. First Edition . Original Decorative Wrappers. Very Good. Folio Oblong. Leonid Pasternak. No date . Circa 1922 ( JOEL ENGEL, originally from Russia, was in Berlin between 1922-1924) KVUTZAT HAMENAGEN MOSKAU. 24pp. ORIGNIAL FOLIO OBLONG WRAPPERS DESIGNED by LEONID PASTERNAK. Spine with minimal split at heafs. Here and there with insignificant wear and repair. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. A VERY GOOD AND CLEAN COPY OF THIS RARE PUBLICATION CONTAING 9 SONGS. - Quote from Wikipedia: Joel Engel ( 1868-1927) was a music critic, composer and one of the leading figures in the Jewish art music movement. Born in Russia, and later moving to Berlin and then to Palestine, Engel has been called "the true founding father of the modern renaissance of Jewish music.
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POGROM. ZEICHNUNGEN VON A. KERMAERKER

POGROM. ZEICHNUNGEN VON A. KERMAERKER

by Leisner-Ellerbek, Ellegaard, (Gustav Leisner)

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Charlottenburg I.: Ozean Verlag, 1906. Original Wrappers. Very Good. 4to.. A. KERMAERKER. No date (ca. 1906) 61pp .Text (in German) based on various newspaper reports relating to the atrocities of 1905 POGROMS AGAINST JEWS IN RUSSIA , With illlustrations by A. Kaermaerker First 8pp with foxing. Spine renewed. .OTHERWISE A VERY GOOD COPY. EXTREMELY RARE- Text mit Berichten zu den Gräulen der Pogrome gegen Juden in Russland im Jahre 1905. Frühe Publikation Ellegaard Ellerbek (Pseudonym für Gustav Leisner 1877 - 1947) .Illustriert von A. Kermaerker. SEHR SELTEN!
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DIE KLAGELIEDER JEREMIAS DES SOHNES HILKIAS AUS ANATHOTH. INS DEUTSCHE übertragen von...
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DIE KLAGELIEDER JEREMIAS DES SOHNES HILKIAS AUS ANATHOTH. INS DEUTSCHE übertragen von LAZARUS GOLDSCHMIDT.

by LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH - LAZARUS GOLDSCHMIDT

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Berlin: Otto von Holten, 1921. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Wilhelm Schocken. LIMITIERTER HANDPRESSENDRUCK. Übertragung aus dem masoretischen Text und Druckleitung von LAZARUS GOLDSCHMIDT. Holzschnitte von WILHELM SCHOCKEN. Kleines Folio. Dekorativer geprägter Ganzleder- Meistereinband ( Euphorion-Einband) von Hubel und Denck , Leipzig. Rücken mit 5 Bünden und Goldbuchstaben. Mit 17 ORIGINAL-HOLZSCHNITTEN von WILHELM SCHOCKEN, davon sind sechs ganzseitig und vom Künstler in Bleistift SIGNIERT . EINMALIGE AUFLAGE von nur 105 NUMERIERTEN EXEMPLAREN. - Nr. 27 von nur 90 EXEMPLAREN, DIE FÜR DEN HANDEL BESTIMMT WAREN. - Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren . Ansonsten ein sehr schönes, sauberes und frisches Exemplar dieser seltenen Handpressen-Ausgabe. - Übersetzt ins Deutsche wurde dieses Werk aus dem masoretischen Text (dem URTEXT DER HEBRÄISCHEN BIBEL) von LAZARUS GOLDSCHMIDT(1871 Litauen -1950 London), einem der bedeutendsten Orientalisten und… Read More
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SEFER MEGILLAT HA-MEGALLE. Zum ersten Male herausgegeben von Dr.Adolf Poznanski . Revidiert und...
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SEFER MEGILLAT HA-MEGALLE. Zum ersten Male herausgegeben von Dr.Adolf Poznanski . Revidiert und mit Einleitung Von Prof. Dr. Julius Guttmann. Verein Mekize Nirdamim.

by Abraham Bar Chija (Bar Hiyya)

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Berlin: H.Itzkowski, 1924. First Edition . Half Cloth. Very Good. 8vo. 156pp Hebrew text. SIGNED by the famous JEWISH DANISH SCHOLAR and Rabbi DR. DAVID SIMONSEN ( 1853-1932) , Copenhagen on Hebrew side of binding.A very good copy. . Rare first edition.
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WINES OF THE WORLD.
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WINES OF THE WORLD.

by Simon, Andre L. ( Edited by) - Signed

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London: The Arcadia Press, 1969. Limited Edition . Original Full Leather. Near Fine. 4to. 719pp. LIMITED EDITION OF 265 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS COPY NUMBER 195 DESIGNED AND BOUND BY ZAEHNSDORF OF LONDON. FULL RED MOROCCO WITH 5 RAISED BANDS. EMBOSSED GRAPES WITH LEAFS ON UPPER COVER. EDGES GILT. SUPERB AND RICH BINDIN. SIGNED BY ANDRE SIMON ON TITLE PAGE. FINE CONDITION VERY CLEAN AND FRESH.
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