VOICE OF ISRAEL, INSCRIBED BY ABBA EBAN
EBAN, Abba. Voice of Israel. New York: Horizon, 1957. Octavo, contemporary full burgundy leatherette gilt, top edge gilt. $800.
Presentation Edition, inscribed by Abba Eban on the publishers' tipped-in photographic leaf, "To J— with best wishes, Abba Eban."
"One of the finest political philosophers of this century… Abba Eban used words, with fluency and accuracy, as his most potent weapons" (Guardian). Voice of Israel chronicles the modern state's early years and records Eban's major speeches. Diplomat, historian and statesman, Eban was raised in England, emigrating to Palestine after World War II. There he played a key role in negotiating Israel's independent statehood. With gilt-stamped "Presentation Edition" on front board. Issued same year as the first trade edition: also issued in black leatherette, no priority established. With two double-page maps.
A fine inscribed copy.