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Lot #    12465
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 10:59:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Neues Palästina-Handbuch
Title (Hebrew)    fuhrer durch Palästina
Author    [Only Ed. - Maps] Jesaias Press
City    Vienna
Publisher    Fiba-Verlag
Publication Date    1934
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 552 pp., 18 maps, plans, 167: 107 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in the original red cloth boards, rubbed.
   A travel guide to Palestine by Jesaias Press with the cooperation of Hugo Hermann (1887-1940). It includes 8 folding color lithograph maps and 10 folding lithograph plans printed in 2 colors bound in. With 18 maps and plans to the text. Tables. Six appendices, indices. Endpaper maps.

Press pays special attention to the major cities of Haifa, Tel-Aviv, Jaffa, and Jerusalem, and continues to Trans-Jordan and Syria. In the appendices he gives a full list of all Jewish villages in Palestine at the time, a glossary of Hebrew words, and a concordance of Biblical places mentioned in the guide.

Press was also the author of Die juedischen Kolonien Palaestinas, and Hermann was the prolific author of Die Araberfrage Palästinas, Chad gadja, Edom, Generalkarte von Palaestina [cartographic material], Keren Hajessod and many others.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
History:    Checked
Other:    Map
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica