First Edition, published in 1952 by Eyre & Spottiswoode. Translated from the Hebrew by M Simon. This is a detailed study that includes a large fold out map several pages of notes and a detailed index.
The author, Dr Abraham Grannott, settled in Palestine, as it then called in 1922, after obtaining his doctorate in Law and Economics. He was a member of the first Knesset in Israel and became chairman Land Agency of the Zionist Movement and was a member of the board of governors of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
The book is his attempt to describe the agrarian regime and the land conditions in Palestine, with due attention to the Middle East in general, and especially the countries adjoining Palestine, and which resemble it in their historical, social and economic development.
There is a dedication in the front reading: 'To Lionel, with all good wishes on your thirteenth birthday and good memories from it, Love Auntie Kay'
Complete with original dust jacket which has been price-clipped . There is some rubbing wear and a few small tears on the dust jacket, which is a liitle marked and has some foxing. The boards are slightly faded on the edges. but the internal pages are in a good clean condition with a firm binding.