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HERZL, Theodor.

Medinat HaYehudim. [Der Iudenstaat].

[A Jewish State, an Attempt at a Modern Solution to the Jewish Question].

Stock Code
94282
Warsaw, Halter and Eisenstadt for Tushiah, 1896
£8,500

First Hebrew edition of Herzl's manifesto leading to the creation of the Jewish State.

Published the same year as the original German version, Der Judenstaat. Translated by M. Berkowitz (stated in Hebrew on the cover pastedown).

'It was Herzl's book that really crystallized the idea of a national home for the Jews. Through his work, he transformed the Jewish people from a passive community into a positive political force. (...) That a Jewish State was created in Palestine within fifty years of his death was due to the vision and the practical methods of Herzl, expressed in his manifesto of 1896' (J. Carter, Printing and the Mind of Man).

Der Judenstaat is considered to be the founding manifesto of political Zionism. In 1896, Der Judenstaat, Versuch einer Modernen Lösung der Judenfrage (The Jewish State, Proposal of a modern solution for the Jewish question) was published in Vienna by then 35-years old Theodor

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Description

First Hebrew edition, 8vo, (205 x 130 mm); contemporary black cloth with original upper wrapper pasted on top. Some marginal browning to pages. Small marginal tears to the first 4 leaves and the last leaf with no damage to text. Dedication to previous owner Dr. Reuven Madel, in Hebrew to the front endleaf, dated 'Lodz, 1985'. Title, i-iv, 5-82 pp.

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PMM 381.

Stock ID:94282

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