Auction No. 094

Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Zionism, Erez Israel, Judiaca objects & art, numismatics & archeology

July 19, 2016
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 300 - $ 350

Eretz Moledet, Shir Tzioni. Odessa, [c. 1910]. Rare.
[4] pages, about 24 cm.
The words of the song with music notes for piano, by Aaron Luboshitzki. Title page and text in Russian and Hebrew. Title page print in blue with illustrations of Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of Machpelah, Stars of David, and the artist's signature in the frame: י.צ. טבטשניק. 
Aharon Luboshitzki was apparently the first poet to write and publish songs and rhymes for children in Hebrew. The artist, Yehudah Zvi Tabachnik-Tavori, was an architect in Odessa. In 1919, he moved to Tel Aviv where he designed many homes in his unique style influenced by Oriental and Jewish motifs. He also painted and taught art for a short time at the Bezalel art school.
Very fine condition. Rare. Not listed by the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book.

Eretz Israel & Zionism