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Lot #    26135
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 10:05:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tsimhi'el:agadot ve-sihot `al tsimhe Erez Yisrael
Title (Hebrew)    צמחיאל:אגדות ושיחות על צמחי ארץ ישראל
Author    [Illustrated] Barukh Chizhik
City    Tel Aviv
Publisher    [Defus Hapoel HaTz'ir]
Publication Date    1929
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 106 pp., [10] illus., 205:155 mm., gloss paper, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original boards.
   A volume of legends and folklore about the vegetation of Erez Israel, with photographs by S. Harobi.It includes an added glossary of plants "Beurim ve-he`arot", which includes botanical Latin terms and short descriptions of the plants.

Barukh Chizhik,(1884-1955) an Erez Israel naturalist, was born in Tomashpol, Ukraine. He studied agriculture in the Crimea and the Caucasus, specializing in gardening and subtropical crops. He was a founding member of the Po'alei Zion movement in Russia. In 1906 Chizhik went to Erez Israel and settled in the moshavah Kinneret. He became head gardener for the Turkish authorities in Damascus in 1915. In 1922 he was appointed director of the Zionist Executive's agricultural museum, and taught citrus cultivation. Acquiring a farm in Herzliyyah in 1932, he worked on improving strains of fruit trees and other crops. He published articles in agricultural journals, and his books include the encyclopedia of flora Ozar ha-Zemahim (1956), and Zimhi'el (1930), a collection of popular articles and legends on the flora of Palestine.

Paragraph 2    אגדות ושיחות על צמחי ארץ-ישראל, [מאת] ב. צ'יז'יק.

קדם שער: אגדות צמחיאל. מנוקד. "התמונות: פרח נעמן, כרכם, אם החטה וצמחיאל נעשו בידי ש[מואל] חרובי".

   EJ; CD-EPI 0160736
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica