Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mandate Palestine Miscellany

A few traces of life in Mandate Palestine. Songs of innocence and experience. All available at the time of posting at the Hollander Books website.

Ben-Avi, Ithamar. Ha-Yamah! Osef ma'amarav ha-yamiyim ha-rishonim. Tel Aviv, Hotsa'at "Zevulun", 1936. Small octavo, paper covers, frontispiece photo, 85 pp. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in Hebrew. An brief account of the Tel Aviv Beach Customs Section which was greeting people making Aliyah by any means necessary. (78236)     $50.00

Hasidim alu el ha-arets: (le-hityashvut Haside Yablonah ve-Kuzenits be-Emek Yizre'el). Jerusalem, Ha-Lishkah ha-rashit shek ha-keren ha-kayemet le-Yisra'el, 1926. Octavo, stapled paper covers, 13 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Good. Text is in Hebrew. Promotion for a Hasidic agricultural settlement (of short duration). Manual labor is honorable. (78329)     $45.00

G-r, Y., compiled and edited by. Yizkor: sefer-zikaron li-kedoshe shenat 698, te'ur hayehem u-mesibot motam. Tel Aviv, Hotsa'at "Tel-Aviv", 1939. Octavo, soiled and rumpled paper covers, 32 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Fair. Text is in Hebrew. The first of two similar items. These items were apparently published with some regularity. They remember with photos and brief biographies those who passed away active in the Zionist struggle in Mandate Palestine (78328)     $25.00

Shahin, Zahid. Sodot she-od terem nodu. Tel Aviv, Defus ko'operativi "ha-Po'el ha-tsair", 1929/30. 16mo, mildly soiled stapled paper covers, 32 pp. Softbound. Good. Translated from the Arabic by Salim Abughosh. An account of the Arab Riots of 1929 written by a local Palestinian Arab in Arabic and translated into Hebrew. Po'el Ha-Tsair is on the left, but the motivation for publishing this account is not clear. Certainly a less frequently heard side of the story.(78247)     $50.00

Shalmoni, Hayim. Yizkor: temunot ve-toldot "8 kedoshe Nisan 696" Tel Aviv, C. 1918. Royal octavo, soiled stapled paper covers, 8 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Fair. Text is in Hebrew. (78198)     $25.00

Sheinfeld, Y., Plan arranged by Arch. Sheinfeld. Tel Aviv u-sevivoteha = Tel-Aviv and surroundings Scale 1: 5000. Tel Aviv, Irit Tel-Aviv, 1924. Octavo, stapled paper, 24 pp., b/w photos, large fold-out map at the rear. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in Hebrew, German and English. (78320)  A brief promotional booklet for the risning new city of Tel Aviv complete with a large fold-out map/plan by the original architect of that plan Yisrael Sheinfeld.   $75.00