New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. 8vo. 216,  pages. Plates by Gibran. Original black cloth. An internally bright and clean copy in a worn binding, with a large stain on cover affecting title [without the dust jacket]. Item #404841
FIRST EDITION. A SCARCE PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Gibran in Arabic on the front free endpaper: "Ila al-Akh Jawaad [To the brother Jawaad], Jibran, 1928." A work seldom found signed or inscribed. Gibran portrays the life of Jesus through the words of 77 contemporaries who knew him: enemies and friends; Syrians, Romans, Jews, priests, and poets.