The Palestine 'Agudath Netaim' (Plantation) Company Limited: Memorandum and Articles of Association. [Agudat]. [AND:] Statuts de la Societé Ottomane de Commerce, d'Agriculture et d'Industrie, 1910. [AND:] Prospekt. Ottomanische anonyme Gesellschaft für Agricultur, Handel und Industrie, 1911. [THREE WORKS].
Jerusalem, Palestine, [Agudath Netaim], 1921. Lot of 3 works on the subject. Octavo. Pp. 24. Original printed wrappers, faded, bit soiled, vertical fold mark, small old ticket at top corner, small rubbed patch at back. In good condition, very good and clean interior.
¶ ~ First edition. Interesting and very rare document relating to the Jewish 'Planters Association of Palestine'. The first part, approved by the High Commissioner Herbert Samuel, is the Memorandum of Association. Its articles specify the objects for which the company is established as 'the purchase of any lands, forests (...) and other immovable property in Palestine, Transjordania, Syria, and the Peninsula of Sinai, for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and managing any roads, ways, railways, bridges, viaducts, harbours, telegraphs, electrical works, factories, etc. In doing so, the company will take over all the assets and liabilities of 'The Ottoman Company for Commerce and Agriculture and Industries Limited' incorporated under Turkish Law the 26th April, 1910'. On the curious case of 'Agendath (sic.) Netaim', which the half-Jewish Leopold Bloom spends a whole day considering, one should read with pleasure in James Joyce's 'Ulysses'. [TO THIS IS ADDED:] 'Statuts de la Societé Ottomane de Commerce, d'Agriculture et d'Industrie.' Constantinople, Ferd. Walla, 1910. 12mo. Pp. 12. Plain wrappers. In fine condition. [AND:] 'Prospekt. Ottomanische anonyme Gesellschaft für Agricultur, Handel und Industrie. Genehmigt mit Kaiserlicher Irade vom 26 April/9 Mai 1910. Jaffa, [Agudath Netaim],1911.' 12mo. Pp. 8. Self-wrappers. Original document with manuscript entries specifying names of the Committee members and its Auditors, financial situation, scope and scale of the plantation (Oranges 235 dunam; Olives 385 dunam, etc.). Extremely rare set of documents relating to one of the earliest Zionist enterprises.
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