Auction 52 Jewish and Israeli History and Culture
Sep 20, 2016
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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Theodor Herzl - The Jewish State - First Edition

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Theodor Herzl - The Jewish State - First Edition
Der Judenstaat, Versuch Einer Modernen Lösung Der Judenfrage [The Jewish State: Proposal of a Modern Solution for the Jewish Question], by Theodor Herzl. Vienna-Leipzig: M. Breitenstein, 1896. First edition. German.
"The Jewish State: Proposal of a Modern Solution for the Jewish Question". Herzl's famous book in which he presents the Jewish problem and the need for a political-national solution.
In 1896 a number of German editions of "The Jewish State" were printed, identical except for a slight difference in the floral decoration printed on the last page and on the back cover (see enclosed material). The present copy is accompanied by a printed leaf written by Shlomo Shva: "This is the very first edition, published in 300 copies. In the same year, a second edition of 3,000 copies was published, and a third edition, also of 3,000 copies. The first edition can be identified by the printer's device at the end of the booklet, which contains one flower and points to the left. In the second edition there are two flowers pointing left and right…" (Hebrew).
86 pp, 23.5 cm. Good condition. One leaf is cut in the bottom right corner (without damage to text). Pencil inscriptions, pen notations on two leaves. Small tears to margins of some leaves. Stains to title page and endpapers. A few light stains to main text. New leather binding.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.