Jerusalem : Hevrah Le-Hotsaat-Sefarim `al Yad Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit. c. 1940. Item #24513
(FT) Large 8vo. Viii, 451 pages. In Hebrew. Volume three (of six) only. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew literature, modern - history and criticism. Klausner (1874-1958) "was an active Zionist and a fervent nationalist throughout his life, and his Zionist views color all his work. A delegate to the First Congress, he was greatly influenced by the political ideas of Herzl, although his cultural approach remained that of the Hovevei Zion and Ahad Ha-Am. He attended nearly every subsequent Congress until the eleventh, contributing surveys on them to Ha-Shilo'a h. From 1930 he began to identify himself more and more with the policy of Jabotinsky and was regarded by the Revisionist Party, and later by its successor, H erut, as the ideologist of the movement. He edited the monthly Beitar (together with B. Netanyahu) from 1932-33 and came out vigorously, both in speech and in writing, in support of the ideals of the right-wing nationalists. In 1949 they put his name forward as their candidate for the first president of the State of Israel in opposition to Chaim Weizmann. " (Staff, EJ) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Tanned, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-5-8).