Winner's Unlimited - No. 097

Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Posters & Periodicals, Postcards, Maps, Zionism, numismatics.

January 31, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $300 - $400

Title-page cover [17] leaves. 

Events in Israel, Telegrams and Information in Illustration, printing press of Eitan V'Shoshani, Tel Aviv 1929. First edition which was printed in Hebrew and English in Israel.

In the book are cartoons illustrated by Nachum Gutman in a sharp and critical manner against the behavior of the British Mandate during the 1929 massacres in Israel, when they did not get involved, an act which was seen as assisting the Arab rioters, [a cartoon depicting British soldiers in an airplane flying above Israel with massacres beneath them and the writing "A wonderful sunset in the Holy Land" with an expression of studied disregard on their faces], and against the Arab rioters themselves, such as a cartoon which says "Ten cigarettes for every murdered Jew - mabruk [congratulations]", with Arab figures next to the speaker.

The booklet made a great impression in Israel and was circulated in various groups until the British authorities discovered it and confiscated all of the booklets it could find. In 1930 a second edition was printed in Warsaw in three languages - Hebrew, Yiddish and English, after they had run out in Israel due to the British censor. Before us is a copy of the first, original copy of the book, from the few copies which survived the British censor. On the pre-title page is written in handwriting from the time of printing: "The book was confiscated on 23/9".

Front and back binding are detached. 

Fine-moderate condition. 

Category
Eretz Israel & Zionism