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    Cornell Capa (American, 1918-2008) Editor
    Jerusalem: City of Mankind (Limited Edition Portfolio, complete with 12 works), 1973
    Dye transfer and gelatin silver prints, in a custom red hardcover clamshell case.
    17-3/4 x 14-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (45.1 x 36.8 x 3.8 cm) (case)
    Each signed in pencil, mount recto. Number 17 from an edition of 100, plus 15 proofs.
    With text introduction by Teddy Kollek, Mayor of the City of Jerusalem.
    Published by the International Fund for Concerned Photography, Inc., New York, for the Women's Division of the American Friends of the Israel Museum, New York.
    Designed and produced by Arnold Skolnick and Bhupendra Karia. Color prints produced by Berkey K & L Custom Services, Inc., New York. Gelatin silver prints produced by Igor Bakht.

    The first copy of this portfolio was awarded to the President of the United States, the second to the President of the State of Israel, the third to the Mayor of the City of Jerusalem, and the fourth to the Baron de Rothschild.

    The photographs were selected from an exhibition of the same name held in September of 1973 at The Israel Museum.

    Portfolio includes: Werner Braun, Moonrise Over the Knesset; Robert Burroughs, At the Western Wall; Cornell Capa, View from the Israel Museum Sculpture Garden; Leonard Freed, Reading from Sephardic Torah Scrolls; Ernst Haas, In the Arab Quarter, Old City; Charles Harbutt, Easter, Holy Fire; Ron Havilio, Wallscape; Bhupendra Karia, Midday Prayers, Al Aqsa Grounds; Marc Riboud, Ecumenical Landscape; Marc Riboud, Billy Rose Garden, Israel Museum; Ted Spiegel, Benedictine Nun, Mount of Olives; Micha Bar-Am, Via Dolorosa on Friday.

    Condition Report*: Overall very good condition. Images are dry mounted to sheets. Each sheet enclosed in custom folder embossed with the artist's name and title of work. A few small scuffs to fabric case cover. Bumping to lower edge of interior pocket. Cracking to paper lining of spine, inside case. Clamshell case contained in an acrylic slipcase. Acrylic case with cracking and loss, likely not original to portfolio production.
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    October, 2021
    8th Friday
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