"THE MAN AND HIS GENERATION": A PICTORIAL RECORD OF ISRAEL'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER, SIGNED BY DAVID BEN-GURION
BEN-GURION, David. David Ben-Gurion, A Pictorial Record. Tel Aviv: Ayanot, (1953). Quarto, original full ivory leatherette, original dust jacket. $2200.
First edition of a richly illustrated work that documents the profound influence of David Ben-Gurion, signed by him on the title page.
"Dedicated to an individual, this is really the portrait of an age… the man and his generation, together with what they have achieved." With an introductory essay by Yehuda Erez, and illustrated with over 200 photographs, carefully interwoven with quotes from Ben-Gurion, this is a scarce pictorial essay of the man seen by many Israelis as "a combination of Moses, George Washington, Garibaldi and God Almighty" (Time). First edition, first printing: without very scarce dust jacket.
Interior fresh with trace of marginal dampstaining to rear blank and pastedown, lightest soiling to original binding. A handsome near-fine copy.