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The Imperial Camel Corps with Colonel Lawrence. Illustrated by a Series of 89 Lantern Slides; and Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Ilustrated by a Series of 70 Lantern Slides. Lecture Notes by D.G. Pearman.

LAWRENCE T.E. (1928.)

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First edition. 8vo., original blue-grey wrappers, faded at spine, stapled as issued. London, Published only by Messrs. Newton & Co., Ltd.

Captain Pearman's very rare lecture notes. Printed here is Lawrence's letter to Pearman of March 5th., 1928 (signed "T.E. Shaw") advising him as to what to say in his lectures: "Do make clear that my objects were to save England (France too,) from the follies of the imperialists, who would have us, in 1920, repeat the exploits of Clive or Rhodes. The world has passed by that point. I think, though, there's a great future for the British Empire as a voluntary association; and I'd like it to have Treaty States on a big scale attached to it. We've lots of Treaty States now from Napal [sic] downwards; let's have Egypt and Irak, at least, to add to them. We are so big a firm that we can offer unique advantages to smaller businesses to associate with us: if we can get out attractive terms of association". Pearman concludes his second lecture "Lawrence and the Arab Revolt": "In connection with these lectures Lawrence very kindly wrote to me in March, 1928 ... and I think we shall agree that the Arab Revolt, with the subsequent British policy, was fully justified, and that T.E. Shaw will live in History as 'Lawrence of Arabia'".

Wrappers repaired internally, and with some fading and very slight chipping.

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