VOICE OF ISRAEL, INSCRIBED BY ABBA EBAN
EBAN, Abba. Voice of Israel. New York: Horizon Press, 1957. Octavo, original half orange cloth, cartographic endpapers. $400.
First trade edition, inscribed and signed by the author in Hebrew on the half title.
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. "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 first decades and includes Eban's major speeches, with special attention to the Israeli-American relationship. Published the same year as the signed "Presentation Edition." Without original dust jacket.
Interior clean, lower corners bumped, spine gently toned. An exceptionally good inscribed copy.