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AUTOGRAPHS & MANUSCRIPTS. Jerusalem, ca. 1908–1910. Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the Father of Modern Hebrew writes about the forthcoming First Hebrew Dictionary. Signed Autograph Postcard Note.
Ben-Yehuda’s household was the first Hebrew-speaking home in Palestine. This rare Autograph Postcard, naturally in Hebrew, speaks about soliciting assistance in obtaining subscriptions for the First Hebrew Dictionary about which Ben-Yehuda writes: “we will be sending you the first bar this week.” In addition, he asks for assistance in collecting funds and renewing subscriptions for his daily publication of Ha-Zevi: “Please collect all money owing from present subscriptions as well as those who wish to renew their subscriptions and send us the money.” Autograph material relating to Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and his historic contribution to the establishment of modern Hebrew spoken in the Land of Israel is very rare on the market.
BEN-YEHUDA, Eliezer. Autograph Postcard Note Signed to Mr. Cohen-Lask in London. 12 lines. Jerusalem, 12 Kislev, n.d. (circa 1908–1910). Signature smudged, otherwise Good condition.