Signed first edition of My Country by Abba Eban, inscribed to John F. Kennedy’s press secretary, Pierre Salinger. Octavo, 304pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine, Israeli flag in gilt on front cover, light sunning to cloth on spine. In publisher near fine dust jacket, $15.00 retail price on front flap, bright illustration and vibrant colors. Inscribed on the half title: “To Pierre Salinger, with cordial wishes. Abba Eban.” An excellent association copy.
Comments: Shortly after the death of President John F. Kennedy, Pierre Salinger published a collection of eulogies to the slain president, including a tribute by Abba Eban. Abba Eban (1915-2002) was an Israeli diplomat, politician and scholar of Israeli history. He served as Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador to the United States and Ambassador to the United Nations.