Paris: Vladimir Jabotinsky, 1930. Limited first edition. Hardcover. 1/200. Octavo. 29pp. . Half pebbled dark green leather over green-brown marbled paper boards. Titile on with stamped raised band and VJ at bottom of spine. Gilt ruling and lettering on the spine. Marbled endpapers. With half title and b/w photographic frontispiece of the author. This is copy #75 from a limited run of 200 self-published copies, hand-numbered and signed by the author. On the limitation leaf at front. A scarce first edition of this collection of 15 short stories written during his period in Paris, by influential political activist, literary figure and Revisionist Zionist thinker Vladimir "Ze'ev" Jabotinsky (1880-1940). The collection contains a few small lithographic illustrations in black from acclaimed Polish-Jewish artist and illustrator Arthur Szyk (1894-1951).
Text throughout in Russian.
Binding with sunning to the spine and some light rubbing and bumping to extremities. Minor rubbing to the hinges of the spine. Interior with sporadic light foxing throughout. Ink stamp of a previous owner on the colophon. Starting at the gutters of the endpapers, with one of the rear endpapers loose but present. Book block still fairly tight overall. Binding and interior in good+ condition overall. g+. Item #47250
* A slightly more common second edition, also self-published by the author, followed in 1931.