Auction No. 096

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

November 29, 2016

Auction: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 17:00.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday November 24, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Monday November 28, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Opening $500
Estimate $800 - $1,200
Sold for $610
Including buyer's premium

[5] letters in German which were sent between the years 5.10.1861 - 21.8.1863, from the Mendelssohn Bank in Berlin to the Rothschild Bank in Paris, regarding financial deals with various cities throughout the world: St. Petersburg, Paris, Amsterdam, London. 
[5] autograph letters in German handwriting, signed. Each of them is [2] attached leaves. Text on an entire page, one side of the leaf. Approximately 28x22 cm. The recipient's address is on the other leaf, after the fold of the letter. The stamp of the Mendelssohn Bank in Berlin and postal stamps of Berlin and Paris. 
Joseph Mendelssohn [1770-1848] was a German Jewish banker. The son of the Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and uncle of the musician Felix Mendelssohn. In 1975 he established the Mendelssohn Bank together with his brother Avraham. It became the most important private bank in Berlin. His son Alexander was the only one of Moses Mendelssohn's grandsons who remained Jewish and he managed the bank after his father's death. When the Nazis rose to power the bank was confiscated and taken over by the Deutsche Bank. However, Bank Mendelssohn continued to exist outside of Germany. 
Original paper folds. Original marks in color. Very fine condition. 

Historic Documents