COMMEMORATIVE FIRST EDITION OF ISRAEL, A PERSONAL HISTORY, SIGNED BY DAVID BEN-GURION
BEN-GURION, David. Israel: A Personal History. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, (1971). Thick quarto, original blue cloth, original slipcase. $3500.
United Jewish Appeal commemorative first edition, boldly signed by Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister.
"Foremost among the founding fathers of modern Israel," David Ben-Gurion drafted Israel's Declaration of Independence, serving afterwards as the new nation's first Prime Minister and subsequently as Minister of Defense (Encyclopedia Judaica). A signed limited edition in full morocco and a trade edition in cloth were released in the same year. Illustrated with over 140 black-and-white photographs and six maps. With "United Jewish Appeal Commemorative Edition" on spine; slipcase with label "Presented to Participants in the United Jewish Appeal 1972 Study Conference."
Light wear to slipcase. Book fine. A most handsome and desirable signed copy.