LAWRENCE, THOMAS EDWARD. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, A Triumph.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1935
Large 4to. 672 pp. Half-title; illustrated frontis; with appendices and index; 3 folding maps, 51 full page plates in b/w. Internally exceptionally clean and unmarked. Uncut pages. Brown buckram covers; gilt text and decoration on top board; gilt tilting on spine. Minor shelf-wear to covers; corners slightly bumped. A very good copy.
Famous autobiographical account by T.E. Lawrence, famously known as Lawrence of Arabia, of his legendary part in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Turks between 1916-18. Initially, Lawrence did not believe the text would be of interest to the public in general and at first only allowed limited publications for friends (in 1922) and subscribers (in 1926). This copy was published for general circulation in 1935. The Seven Pillars is lavishly illustrated with photographic plates and portraits from sketches, and folding maps. The illustrations were made by the best British artists of the day, including Wadsworth, Nash, Roberts, Blair Hughes-Stan…