Ha-Mered [“The Revolt”]

AUCTION 22 | Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art Including Holy Land Maps, Illustrated Books, Photography and Graphic Art from The Collection of Daniel M. Friedenberg of Greenwich, Conn

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Lot 204

Ha-Mered [“The Revolt”]

Typewritten copy of the book with author’s comprehensive corrections in pen and pencil throughout. Together with: Autograph correspondence to publisher (Achi’assaf) concerning the book


Est: $7,000 - $8,000
Memoirs of the leader of the Jewish underground in Eretz Israel at the time of the British Mandate prior to the establishment of the State of Israel. In retrospect, it stands to reason that Begin’s underground was directly responsible for the British decision to leave Palestine. In the political “wilderness” for most of his career, Menachem Begin was finally elected Prime Minister in 1977. By that time the demography of the State had changed sufficiently that the longtime underdog could ascend to power. See EJ IV, cols. 392-3