Habazeleth. No. 21 & No 47. חבצלת
2 issues of an early Hebrew newspaper Habazeleh were published in Jerusalem in 1898 and 1900.
Author: Israel Dov Frumkin (1850-1914), editor.
Place and Year: Jerusalem: 1898 and 1900.
Technique: 2 issues. Each large 4°. No. 21: pp. 154-161. No: 47: pp. 356-363. Both with original paste-down tax stamp in the upper part of the title page. (Very Good, soft tears in margins, soft folds, slightly age-toned).
Habazeleth or Havatzelet was an early Hebrew-language newspaper, first published as a monthly in 1963. After a pause of almost seven years, the newspaper was issued as a biweekly and as a weekly from 1871 until 1911.
The newspaper is a valuable source of information on the Jewish communities in the Land of Israel.
The owner and editor of the newspaper was Israel Dov Frumkin (ישראל דב פרומקין; 1850 – 1914), born in Dubroŭna, Russian Empire, an author, pioneer of Hebrew journalism, and builder of Jerusalem.
References: National Library of Izrael: Habazeleth (http://web.nli.org.il/sites/JPress/English/Pages/HZT.aspx).