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A Paladin of Arabia. The Biography of Brevet Lieut.-Colonel G. E. Leachman,
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(LEACHMAN, Gerard Evelyn.) BRAY, Norman Napier Evelyn.

A Paladin of Arabia. The Biography of Brevet Lieut.-Colonel G. E. Leachman,

of the Royal Sussex Regiment. With a Foreword by The Right Honourable Sir Samuel Hoare ...

Published: London: John Heritage, The Unicorn Press Ltd., 1936

Stock code: 66169

Price: £495

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First edition. Seen by some truly to have been what Lawrence aspired to be, Leachman lived an extraordinary life as a soldier, explorer and Arabist, surviving the South African War and the Mesopotamia Campaign only to die by treachery in an ambush in Iraq in 1920. Distinctly uncommon, decidedly so in the jacket.

Octavo. Original black cloth, title gilt to spine, publisher’s logo gilt to the upper board. With the dust jacket. Photogravure portrait frontispiece and 15 other similar plates, 3 folding maps, one of them large and coloured. Mild spotting to the cloth, light toning, a very good copy in the uncommon jacket, a little rubbed and chipped on the spine ends.

Bibliography: O'Brien F0138.

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