Auction No. 115

Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Chabad, Manuscripts, Art from Israel, Important historic documents

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 at 6 pm
Opening $ 300
Estimate $ 500 - $ 700
Sold for $ 512
Including buyer's premium

Gevulei Tziyon, with a color map of the Land of Israel and the surrounding region "Landcarte fun Palestine," by R' Shabtai Moskowitz. Special copy with the rare leaf of approbations.

The book deals with praise of the Land of Israel and elucidates biblical verses and sayings of the Sages which deal with the praise of the Land of Israel. It quotes halachic studies about the boundaries of the Land of Israel. Important approbations were given by rabbinic leaders of the generation for this book, including Rabbi Shlomo HaKohen of Vilna and the tzaddik and wonder-worker Rabbi Mordechai of Oshmena. There is a long list of subscribers at the end of the book including Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky, Rabbi Aryeh Leib son of the Chafetz Chaim, and more.

Before the title page in this copy, there is a leaf which was added after the book's printing, with additional letters and approbations, and a thank-you letter (in German) from Dr. "Theodor Herzl," 4.11.1900 Wein. There are also approbations from Chaim Zelig Slonimsky, Rabbi Yitzchak Nissenbaum and Rabbi Shlomo Betzalel Zidikov. This leaf does not appear in most copies.

It can be said that this copy contains approbations, letters and subscribers across the entire spectrum: Lithuanian rabbinic leaders and heads of Mizrachi aside Zionist leaders and even 'maskilim.'

[2], 48 pages, 24 cm, two title pages; [1] folded map 25x21 cm.

Very fine condition. Original binding with title page sticker.

Land of Israel and Zionism