Seven Pillars Of Wisdom. A Triumph. T. E. LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward.
Seven Pillars Of Wisdom. A Triumph.

Seven Pillars Of Wisdom. A Triumph.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. [Arabian Travel] FIRST TRADE EDITION, following the privately published edition of 1926. Quarto (27 x 20cm), pp.672. With 54 plates and four folding maps. Complete with appendices and index. Recently bound in tan half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to a navy label, and further gilt decoration to spine. Brown cloth over boards, blocked with gilt crossed scimitars and motto. Top edge brown, others untrimmed. A clean fine copy in an attractive new leather binding. 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph' is the autobiographical account of the experiences of T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. The author vowed "No further issue of the Seven Pillars will be made in my lifetime" when he faced bankruptcy following the privately printed edition of 1926. This first trade issue therefore followed in 1935, within weeks of Lawrence's tragic motorcycle accident. Item #60303

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