Maggs Bros Ltd

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

LAWRENCE T.E. (1926.)

£8500.00 

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First American edition, one of 22 copies, this copy unnumbered. Initial letters by Edward Wadsworth, illustrations in the text by Eric Kennington. 4to., slightly later (probably c. 1935) green morocco gilt. Top edges gilt, fore and lower edges uncut. Early cloth chemise. New York, George H. Doran Company.

A fine copy, with the slightest of shelf-wear to the binding: the book has been in its cloth chemise since binding, and remains particularly bright. With a copy of the very rare prospectus, which includes the text of an article from the New York Herald-Tribune about the "Twenty Thousand Dollar Book", which makes a very unexpected comparison between Lawrence and "Sir" Basil Zaharoff, the arms dealer and financier. 

Stock Code: 225598