Paris: Société Anonyme Les Illustrés Français, 1933. First edition. Softcover. Large quarto (11 1/2 x 8"). 105, pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers, with white lettering to front cover.
This scarce issue of "Témoignages de Notre Temps" (Witness to our Time), is a loving and moving tribute to Jewish life and culture, that spans ancient times to the early 1930s with the spectre of Hitler and the early persecutions of Jews in Nazi Germany (Hitler became chancellor a few months prior, on January 30th).
Includes texts by Albert Einstein, Dr. Chaïm Weizmann and others, along with hundreds of splendid black-and-white photogravures (many full page), including Helmar Lerski’s impressive series on Jews in Palestine.
"Témoignages de Notre Temps" was edited by noted French photographer and publisher Lucien Vogel.
Wrappers partly creased along edges. Page 5 with four "Spécimen" stamps (not affecting lettering). Lower corner of the first 18 pages slightly creased. Lower front corner bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in good to very good condition. g- to vg. Item #45000