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Eretz Israel and Zionism, Anti-Semitsm, Holocaust and Sheerit Hapleta, Postcards and Photographs, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Seforim, Manuscripts, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

January 21, 2019
Opening $ 120
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400
Sold for $ 439
Including buyer's premium

Book of Jewish poems by the Austrian poet Josef Kiss. Islamic decorations on the binding and among the leaves of the book [illustrations of mosques and Islamic architecture] which the poet used for camouflage at a time the authorities prohibited distribution of Jewish compositions. Budapest 1888, Hungarian.

The book opens with apparently neutral poems: "A Mindennapi Kenyerert" ("The Daily Bread"), "Ima" ("Devotions"), "Harmatert." Later on, there are Jewish poems about Zion with an illustration of the Western Wall, Chanukah, Purim and more. The design of the book as a whole is comparable to the look of a Islamic religious book.

127 pages. 16 cm. Metal buckles for closure (one is missing), overall very fine condition.

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