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Auction #115 begins on 30 May 2024

T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM - first trade edition in original dust jacket (1935)

Published: Jonathan Cape, London, 1935

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's brown cloth binding with titles in gilt on the spine and embossed gilt design of crossed scimitars on the front panel. Original beige dust jacket with black titles on front panel and spine.

First edition published for general circulation by Jonathan Cape in 1935.

672pp. Illustrated.

Binding tight. Contents generally clean with some foxing on the preliminary pages. Contemporary Christmas gift inscription on the front paste down. The scarce original jacket is price clipped but has minimal edge wear.

This copy still has its original 'Lawrence of Arabia Memorial' brochure that was loosely inserted by the publishers.

All maps and portraits of the various personalities Lawrence describes are present. Of note is the incorrect page numbers for the line drawing titled 'A Forced Landing'. In the list of illustrations it is incorrectly indicated as being on pages 302-303 when it is in fact on pages 304-305. This error was corrected in later impressions.

Winston Churchill called this the greatest book to be written in the English language.

  • Jacket Condition: Fair
  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 4to.
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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