Item 9763. WHAT I SAW IN ERETZ ISRAEL: EXCERPTS FROM A BOY’S DIARY

WHAT I SAW IN ERETZ ISRAEL: EXCERPTS FROM A BOY’S DIARY

New York, Jewish National Fund Of America, Youth Department, 1939. Paperback. Item #37833

First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 7 pages; 22 cm. Holocaust-era collection of adorable excerpts filled with wonder and awe at this little boy’s discovery of various sites and experiences in Palestine. A clever marketing tool geared towards children, the booklet is divided into snippets from several diary entries over the course of his Summer in Palestine. “I feel like Columbus now, for I have just been the first one to discover the coast of Palestine on the horizon. Soon we shall be landing in the port of Tel Aviv, the only Jewish port in the world, the gateway to Zion, and perhaps to the whole Near East. ” Naturally, the entries highlight the great achievements of the Jewish National Fund in great detail. “The J. N. F. Seems to be even more popular here than it is in America. And no wonder! In the 37 years of its existence, this Fund has collected over $26, 000, 000, and bought close to 500, 000 dunams of land. ” SUBJECT (S) : Palestine, JNF, Juvenile works. OCLC lists one holding worldwide (Harvard) . Minimal markings that do not affect text. Very good condition. Rare (zion-11-53).

Price: $150.00