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T.E. Lawrence

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Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was a British author whose work was heavily influenced by colonialism. Kipling spent his early years in India before beginning his education in England. His first book, Schoolboy Lyrics, was published privately by his parents in 1881 and is today considered a great rarity. After graduation he moved back to India and began working for the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette, and in 1884 he published a collection of parodic verse entitled Echoes.

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  1. 120371
    First edition of Lawrence's first sole-authored book, one of the black tulips in his canon, with no copies in auction records, two in British and Irish institutional libraries (Durham and the Ministry of Defence Library), and four in libraries world-wide (the Huntington and three libraries in Australia); the British Library... Learn More
    £14,750

    Stock Code: 120371

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  2. Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914–1915. The Wilderness of Zin.
    First edition, sole printing, in the second issue binding without the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February of 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula.... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 103359

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    First edition, sole printing, in the first issue binding with the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February of 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 108832

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  4. A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
    First edition, cloth-bound issue, more commonly found in buff paper wrappers, O'Brien commenting that only "a few copies" were bound in cloth. A "collaborator's copy" bearing the name of Lieutenant-Colonel G. E. Badcock on the official compliments slip pasted to the front free endpaper, which is signed by the editor Lieutenant-Colonel... Learn More
    £4,000

    Stock Code: 114471

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

    Stock Code: 100471

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  6. 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... Learn More
    £65,000

    Stock Code: 93169

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  7. 121723comp
    First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by Coward to Laurence Olivier on the half-title: "For Larry, a gallant spirit, Noël 1930". Olivier was originally set to play the character of Prince Faisal in David Lean's 1962 film. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 121723

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    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,... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 108956

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  9. 116543comp
    First edition, third impression. presentation copy, inscribed by the illustrator "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 letterhead inscribed by his wife Celandine... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 116543

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  10. 121780
    Large paper issue of the first edition, number 230 out of an edition of 315. 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,... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 121780

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  11. 120370comp
    First and limited edition of Lawrence's translation, 530 copies were printed. A remarkable association copy, inscribed to Sydney Everett by three of the four principal collaborators: Lawrence, whose inscription - as "TE Shaw", the name he used in the Tank Corps - is a simple signature at the end of the concluding Translator's... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 120370

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  12. 74490
    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.... Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,500

    Special Price £1,875

    Stock Code: 74490

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  13. 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... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 99161

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  14. Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
    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... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 105495

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  15. River Niger. A Novel.
    First edition, first impression One of a limited edition of 25 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More

    Regular Price: £750

    Special Price £503

    Stock Code: 67925

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  16. 116256
    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

    Stock Code: 116256

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  17. 122781
    First trade issue, limited edition, number 536 of 750 copies. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 122781

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    The Mint.

    Garden City, New York: 1936

    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.... Learn More

    Regular Price: £12,500

    Special Price £9,375

    Stock Code: 80429

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  19. Ornament of Honour.
    First edition, first impression of this memorial poem for T. E. Lawrence. The author was a doctor who founded a hospital in Aleppo, where he met Lawrence. With a "compliments of the author" bookplate signed by Altounyan and three typed letters signed by him loosely inserted, mostly discussing books, including this one, and... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 84790

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  20. Eight Letters from T.E.L.
    First edition, first impression. One of just 50 copies printed. Necessarily rare. This copy with David Garnett's Hilton Hall bookplate inside the upper panel of the wraps. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,500

    Special Price £1,125

    Stock Code: 60035

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  21. Minorities.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 125 numbered copies signed by Cecil Day Lewis on the limitation leaf. Learn More

    Regular Price: £750

    Special Price £503

    Stock Code: 79580

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  22. T. E. Lawrence, Book Designer.

    T. E. Lawrence, Book Designer.

    Seckar House, Wooley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire: 1985

    First edition, first impression. One of 200 copies bound in quarter cloth, from a total limited edition of 250 copies. Learn More

    Regular Price: £300

    Special Price £150

    Stock Code: 77967

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  23. T.E. Lawrence Symposium Proceedings.
    First Edition. Uncommon, OCLC lists just seven copies including that at Pepperdine. Includes Jeffrey Myers on "T.E. Lawrence in his Letters", O'Brien on "Lawrence Bibliography", Stephen E. Tabachnik, "Lawrence the Mechanic", John E. Mack "Lawrence's Vision for the Middle East: How does it look now?", and two papers from... Learn More

    Regular Price: £250

    Special Price £125

    Stock Code: 39263

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  24. Cats and Landladies' Husbands.
    Limited edition, one of 50 copies bound in quarter morocco, comes with a sepia photograph of Lawrence loosely inserted in a pocket inside rear board. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 91380

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