London: Methuen, 1950.
First Edition. Hardcover. fine in a very good dust jacket. 210 pp, indexed. A fine copy in original green cloth. Dust jacket is toned and lightly worn at the edges. Hyamson (1875-1954) was a British Zionist who served as chief immigration officer in the British Mandate of Palestine from 1921 to 1934. Here he offers a short overview of the British interest in Palestine prior to the Mandate, followed by a detailed account of the administration of the region by the successive British High Commissioners and "its progress and vicissitudes under their guidance." The jacket copy asserts that the book "should prove a useful and handy guide to the manner in which Britain fulfilled the trust that she had accepted."