LAWRENCE, T. E. [Thomas Edward] (1888-1935)
Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph. (De luxe issue)
London : Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Deluxe edition, limited to 750 numbered copies. Quarto, quarter pigskin over brown buckram with crossed swords and motto ‘the sword also means cleanness & death’ lettered in gilt to front panel, spine lettered in gilt (somewhat scuffed), Cockerel marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edged uncut, pp. 672; numerous plates and folding maps, a very good copy.
The autobiographical account by T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”) of his involvement in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Turks between the years 1916-18. The deluxe edition of the first trade edition, which followed the privately printed editions for friends and subscribers of 1922 (only 8 copies) and 1927 (211 copies).