London: The Cresset Press, 1959. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with red title label to spine. Dust wrapper shows menorah and title to front cover, titles to spine, and review of "The Seat of Pilate" by John Marlowe to rear cover; unprice-clipped, originally priced 35 s. Binding is tight, with minimal shelfwear. Dust wrapper rubbed to top edge, including top of spine, with some fading to spine and covers. Colonel Meinertzhagen was a British solider and intelligence agent. Initially praised for his adventurous exploits, he was mired on controversy for most of his adult life. His views on Israel typify this conflicted character: a friend of Zionism, but apparently also an antisemite, this book recounts in diary form the part that Meinertzhagen played in the formation of the Palestine Mandate. Item #43273
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