Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence 1st / 1st 1935
FIRST TRADE EDITION published by Jonathan Cape in 1935. The wrapper is complete. It has marks and wear to the extremities. The are a couple of small tears to the spine ends and a small amount of loss to a corner end. The book is in very good order. Has a small booksellers label to the inside board. Contains forty eight black and white plates, with the illustrations on pages 304-305 mis-numbered indicating first print, and four maps. Overall it is in very good condition.
T.E. Lawrence's account of his part in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. First came an extremely scarce subscribers edition in 1926, and then 'Revolt in the Desert' published in 1927. Lawrence stated that there would be no further editions published, but very shortly after his death, Jonathan Cape issued this unabridged edition in a large print run to meet the demand from the public to read his account of what happened. The publisher issued a limited edition run in quarter calf and then this first trade edition. This copy is rare with the dust wrapper.