Maggs Bros Ltd

Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

LAWRENCE T.E. (1926.)

£57500.00 

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Illustrated with initial letters by Edward Wadsworth and Blair Hughes-Stanton; 66 plates, mostly coloured, and 58 illustrations in the text, by Eric Kennington, Paul Nash, William Roberts, Blair Hughes-Stanton and others; folding maps and pictorial endpapers. Subscribers, or "Cranwell" edition, one of 170 complete copies, so inscribed by Lawrence. 4to., original red morocco gilt, the covers decorated with a sparse geometrical design of single gilt and blind rules, with composite corner panels of repeated quatrefoil tools, spine lettered in one of six panels, the other panels with a complementary design, by Robert de Coverly & Sons. T.e.g., fore and lower edges uncut. No Place, [London, Privately Printed].

A near fine copy, with one blind bump (not evident under most light) on the middle of the front panel and minute wear to some extremities of the binding. With the neat inscription (presumably indicating his ownership) of William Roberts, Jany 7th 1927, on the front free endpaper. Roberts contributed some of the finest artwork to Seven Pillars: see the entry for the posthumous arrangement of pictures at Clouds Hill for Eric Kennington's unguarded opinion on Roberts' personality.

Stock Code: 225763