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LAWRENCE, T. E.

Rare books by T. E. Lawrence, including first editions, limited editions, and signed and finely bound copies of Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

Regularly stocked editions of Lawrence’s works include the Cranwell edition.

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  1. A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
    signed

    A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force

    under the Command of General Sir Edmund H. H. Allenby. July 1917 to October 1918. Compiled from Official Sources and Published by The Palestine News.
    First edition, first impression, more commonly found in buff paper wrappers, O'Brien commenting that only "a few copies" were bound in cloth, scarce in this state. A "collaborator's copy" bearing the name of Lieut. Col. G.E. Badcock on the official compliments slip pasted to the front free endpaper, which is signed by the editor Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Pirie-Gordon. Learn More
    £4,000

    Date of Publication: 1919

    Published: Cairo

    Stock Code: 114471

    Signed: Yes

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  2. With Lawrence in Arabia.

    With Lawrence in Arabia.

    First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US the previous year. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: [1925]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100471

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  3. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.
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    Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.

    One of the Cranwell or "Subscriber's" edition of 211 copies, this one of 170 "complete copies", inscribed by Lawrence on p. XIX "Complete copy. 1.XII.26 TES", with one manuscript correction to the illustration list, a "K" identifying Kennington rather than Roberts as the artist responsible for "The gad-fly". This copy is in the usual state, with page XV mispaginated as VIII and as often without the two Paul Nash illustrations called for on pages 92 and 208; nor does it have the Blair Hughes-Stanton wood engraving illustrating the dedicatory poem found in only five copies. Learn More
    £75,000

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: [London

    Stock Code: 93169

    Signed: Yes

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  4. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    One of the Cranwell or subscriber's edition of 211 copies, this one of 170 "complete copies", inscribed by Lawrence on p. XIX "Complete copy. 1.XII.26 TES", with his manuscript correction to the illustration list, a "K" identifying Kennington rather than Roberts as the artist responsible for "The gad-fly"; page XV mispaginated as VIII; and with neither the two Paul Nash illustrations called for on pages 92 and 208, nor the Blair Hughes-Stanton wood engraving illustrating the dedicatory poem, which is found in only five copies. Learn More
    £80,000

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: [London

    Stock Code: 92941

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  5. Revolt in the Desert.

    Revolt in the Desert.

    First edition, large paper issue, number 8 of a limited edition of 315 numbered copies. The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement, undertaken in 1926 by Lawrence himself with the help of some of his fellow servicemen, an earlier attempt by Edward Garnett having been set aside. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 108903

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  6. Revolt in the Desert.

    Revolt in the Desert.

    First US edition, large paper issue of 250 copies (this copy unnumbered). The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement, undertaken in 1926 by Lawrence himself with the help of some of his fellow servicemen, an earlier attempt by Edward Garnett having been set aside. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 108956

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  7. "Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts illustrating Col.. T.E. Lawrence's Book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom". "

    "Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts illustrating Col.. T.E. Lawrence's Book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom". "

    With Prefaces by Bernard Shaw and T.E. Lawrence.
    "Second edition", in fact second impression. "The preface written for the 1921 exhibition of Kennington illustrations, with the first three paragraphs omitted, was used for this catalogue for the second exhibition. George Bernard Shaw also contributed a preface saying more about Lawrence than the exhibition." Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 78056

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  8. Revolt in the Desert.

    Revolt in the Desert.

    Large paper issue of the first edition, limited to 315 numbered copies, of which 300 were for sale; this copy is number 140. The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement, undertaken in 1926 by Lawrence himself with the help of some of his fellow servicemen, an earlier attempt by Edward Garnett having been set aside. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115343

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  9. 116543comp
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    Revolt in the Desert.

    Presentation copy of the third impression, inscribed "To Brendy, Feb. 22. 1927, from Eric H. Kennington" on the front free endpaper, with an original sketch by Kennington of a baby's face with a halo and angel wings. With a laid-in slip of Kennington's Holly Copse (Goring Heath, Oxon) notepaper inscribed by his wife Celandine "To dear Brendy with ever-growing love & gratitude from Eric & Celandine Ap[ril] 1927", and Celandine's transcription of Lawrence's dedicatory poem to the complete edition Seven Pillars of Wisdom, "To S. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116543

    Signed: Yes

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  10. Letters from T. E. Shaw to Bruce Rogers.
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    Letters from T. E. Shaw to Bruce Rogers.

    [together with;] More Letters from T. E. Shaw to Bruce Rogers.
    First and only editions, the first-named one of 200, the second one of 300 copies. Both inscribed by Rogers to his friend and confidante Henry L. Bullen, the librarian of the Typographic Library and Museum of the American Type Founders Company. The first volume was printed by William Edwin Rudge from type set by Bertha M. Goudy, the second set and printed by Rogers himself, "this short collection of … letters [was] issued privately … Many of the copies are signed by Rogers who apparently gave them as gifts. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1933

    Published: Mount Vernon, NY

    Stock Code: 74490

    Signed: Yes

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  11. River Niger. A Novel.
    signed

    River Niger. A Novel.

    With a prefatory letter by T. E. Lawrence.
    First edition, first impression One of a limited edition of 25 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 67925

    Signed: Yes

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  12. Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

    A Triumph.
    First trade edition, limited issue, no. 691 of of 750 numbered copies. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 89795

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  13. Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

    A Triumph.
    Third English edition (first trade edition), fifth impression, published two months after the first. "A variant issue of the fifth impression of September 1935 is bound in full blue crushed morocco, has marbled endpapers same design as those of Cape limited issue but of darker hues, gilt top edge with blue & white head and tail bands. At foot of spine [pub. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 105495

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  14. Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
    signed

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

    A Triumph.
    First edition, first impression of the first UK trade edition. Presentation copy from the principal illustrator and art editor of Seven Pillars inscribed on the half-title "To R. Hood from Eric H. Kennington. Aug. 3 1935"; Kennington was also a "close friend and defender of Lawrence" (ODNB). O'Brien's so-called "Third English Edition" followed the Oxford Times edition of 1922 (of which there were eight copies), and the 1926 Cranwell edition (limited to 211 copies, with only 170 of them complete). Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106232

    Signed: Yes

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  15. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    First trade edition. Originally published in a very limited edition in 1926, Seven Pillars of Wisdom was published by Cape in a trade edition immediately following Lawrence's death. An attractively bound copy of this monumental work. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 94683

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  16. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    First Edition
    First edition, seventh impression of the UK trade edition, O'Brien's so-called "Third English Edition," following the Oxford Times edition of 1922 (of which there were eight copies), and the 1926 Cranwell edition (limited to 211 copies, with just 170 of them complete). Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 104391

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  17. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    First edition, first impression of the UK trade edition, O'Brien's so-called "Third English Edition," following the Oxford Times edition of 1922 (of which there were eight copies), and the 1926 Cranwell edition (limited to 211 copies, with just 170 of them complete). Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 98678

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  18. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    First edition, first impression of the UK trade edition, O'Brien's so-called "Third English Edition," following the Oxford Times edition of 1922 (of which there were eight copies), and the 1926 Cranwell edition (limited to 211 copies, 170 of them complete). The inscription is, alas, unattributable (it opens with the salutation "Effendi", and concludes with indecipherable initials), but is notable for the writer's mention of time at Clouds Hill, and a warm reference to A. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99161

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  19. 116256

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

    First trade edition. Originally published in a very limited edition in 1926, Seven Pillars of Wisdom was published by Cape in a trade edition immediately following Lawrence's death. A monumental work. Learn More
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116256

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  20. The Mint.

    The Mint.

    A Day-book of the R.A.F. Depot between August and December 1922, and at Cadet College in 1925 by 35207 A/c Ross.
    True first edition, one of an edition of just 50 copies published to establish copyright, only 10 of which were for sale, priced at $500,000 this numbered 10 (U.K.) "One of Lawrence's avowed purposes in joining the RAF … was to write of the ranks from the inside. He began immediately making notes when he enlisted in 1922. With his dismissal in January 1923, because of unfavourable publicity, the project was set aside, not to be taken up again until he was posted to India in 1927 … In March 1928 he sent a clean copy of the revised text to Edward Garnett [who] had copies typed which were circulated to a small circle, among them Air Marshal Trenchard …Trenchard's concerned response led Lawrence to guarantee that it would not be published at least until 1950" (O'Brien). Learn More
    £12,500

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: Garden City, New York

    Stock Code: 80429

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