Winner's Unlimited - No. 105

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

February 21, 2018
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 800 - $ 1,600
Sold for $ 488
Including buyer's premium

An important collection of 84 early Jewish ex-libris of various people and Rabbis in Europe [primarily Germany and England], most of the ex-libris in the collection are early, from the late 19th century or early 20th century. Some of them contain the Gregorian year.

On each ex-libris are definitive Jewish motifs with impressive graphics by the foremost European designers, on some of them are various verses from the Bible or sayings of the Sages which hint to the name of the owner of the ex-libris.

Among the ex-libris which appear in the collection is an ex-libris which belonged to Rabbi Natan Adler designed by Sandheim with the verse "El chanan nachalato bnoam lhashper" dated 1902, [an additional ex-libris from the Adler family with an extraordinary graphic designed Emmanuel Frank and the verse "knesher yair keno"], an ex-libris with a depiction of the city of Jerusalem designed by Hermann Struck (in a wooden and glass frame), the personal ex-libris of Shimon Zinger dated 1899 in the corner , the personal ex-libris of Rabbi Yisrael Jacobowitz [the chief Rabbi of the Union of Jewish Communities of the British Commonwealth, and one of the important scholars in the field of medicine and Judaism in the 20th century], an early ex-libris with an illustration of the Jewish community building in Budapest from the first decade of the 20th century, the private ex-libris of Dr. George Zolberger with a picture of the seven-branched menorah, an ex-libris of Wolf Miller with the verse 'Yirat Hashem Reishit Da'at', the ex-libris of Samuel Et Ora designed by R.O. dated: 1934, the ex-libris of the 'The widow of Rabbi Shmuel Schuster of Frankfurt', ex-libris of Harry Grodzinski with the saying of the Sages: 'Who is wealthy - one who is happy with his lot', a large ex-libris [21x14 cm] of S.Y.Z. Brod with a view of the inside of a synagogue, 'Renaissance of Jewish Culture' [in several copies] and others.

In addition, there are 5 labels of early book stores in Germany and England - 'Leib Hertz Tzuntz Chalfon In Frankfurt am Main', Isak Nathan in Pest, Jacob Flanter, Josef Schlesinger, 'Sifrei Kodesh Moshe ben Shalom Hanstater'.

Sizes vary [most of them are large - average size: 9x13 cm]. Some appear in several copies. Fine-very fine overall condition.

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