Oriental Assembly by T.E. Lawrence 1st / 1st 1939
First UK edition and first print published by Williams and Norgate Ltd in 1939. This book is in near fine condition. The jacket has no tears or chips and is remarkably clean with no marks. The spine is a shade or two sunned. It is not price clipped. The book is very clean with no foxing either to the pages or the text block. The spine is faded. There are no bumps or wear to the boards. Overall an excellent near fine copy.
The first part of the book contains uncollected writings by Lawrence about the east including a diary kept during a journey made on foot as he made his way through Northern Syria in the summer of 1911, as he studied and photographed crusader castles. The second part of the book contains over 100 photographs taken by Lawrence during the revolt in the desert. A rare title in this near fine condition.