WARMLY INSCRIBED BY MEYER WEISGAL
WEISGAL, Meyer. So Far: An Autobiography. New York: Random House, (1971). Octavo, modern full blue morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $525.
First American edition, inscribed by Weisgal on the half-title: “To Harold and Libby: Dear Friends, I dedicate this book and this inscription to you with Love and Affection Meyer, Sept 13/72.”
Born in Kikl, Poland in 1894, Weisgal emigrated to the U.S. in 1905. In the twenties and thirties he served as national secretary of the Zionist Organization of America, and in 1940 he participated in the establishment of the U.S. section of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, serving as its secretary general until 1946. From 1949 he resided in Israel. So Far is an intimate portrait of Zionist history on three continents, from the beginning of the century through the establishment of the State of Israel.