1935 Seven Pillars of Wisdom
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first trade edition of this work.
Scarce in the original unclipped dust wrapper.
‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom' is an account of the author's experiences during the First World War. He’s alleged to have embellished a lot of details in ‘Pillars’, though it still offers as an informative memoir about the war.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, forty-seven plates, four maps, and in-text illustrations.
Thomas Lawrence became famous in his lifetime for his role during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, earning him the nickname ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. He is best known for this work. He also translated some novels during his time, included ‘The Forest Giant’, originally written in French by Adrien Le Corbeau’, and ‘The Odyssey of Homer’, originally in Greek. Lawrence has been immortalised in the 1962 film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, in which he is portrayed by Peter O’Toole.
Bookplate of Wilfred Merton to the front pastedown.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Very light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light spots to the fore edge. Label to the front pastedown. Dustwrapper with minor edgewear, with repairs to the reverse. Light discolouration and minor marks to the dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just a few odd spots to the first and last few pages.
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