Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Czechoslovakia - Palestine

New York, Prague: J. N. A., B. Pollak, 1935. Second edition. Softcover. Folio. 56pp., 2 plates. Original cream stiff decorative string-bound wraps with blue lettering on cover. Second improved edition of the memorial album "Czechoslovakia-Palestine" issued originally on the occasion of the International Levantine Fair of 1934 at Tel-Aviv*. Four b/w portraits photographs of Czech and Israeli officials with addresses by two, the Czech Minister of Commerce and the Tel-Aviv mayor. The contributions by various dignitaries cover the history of Jews in Czechoslovakia, the commercial relations between Czechoslovakia and Palestine, Czechoslovakia as a destination for travel and commerce, Czech airlines and the ceramics and glass industry. Profusely illustrated with exquisite in-text b/w photographs. The two additional plates contain beautifully designed original advertising pamphlets of two hotels in Carlsbad (color fold-out) and Prague (three color fold-out, 20pp.), which include finely printed b/w gravure images, tipped-in onto the heavy card stock plates. Includes numerous illustrated advertisements of Czech and Israeli businesses, in-text and at rear. Text in English and Hebrew. Wraps somewhat soiled, some smudges from page-turning at right lower corner. Wraps in overall good, interior in very good condition. Scarce. Protected in modern mylar. g to vg. Item #39459

* This work is based on the publication originally produced by Pollak to commemorate the 18th Zionist World Congress, held August 23- September 4th 1933 in Prague, which is very smiliar and its photographic content, text and layout to both first (1934) and second editions (1935) of this publication. That publication is titled: "Československo-Palestina, XVIII. Sionistický Kongres/ Czechoslovakia-Palestine, XVIII. Zionists Congress/ Tschechoslowakei-Palästina, XVIII. Zionisten-Kongress. Praha 1933, 21- 30. VIII" and contains text in English, German and Czech.

Price: $1,750.00

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