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A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
(LAWRENCE, T. E.)

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.

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Published: Cairo produced by the Government Press and Survey of Egypt, 1919

Stock Code: 114471

£4,000
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Notes

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 Harry Pirie-Gordon. Badcock was assistant director of transportation to the EEF and has signed his name to this effect on the front free endpaper; he has also taped in and annotated a brief obituary of Sir George Barrow.
A Brief Record is a thorough account of the advance of the EEF from July 1917 and the end of October 1918, containing many articles, two of which (the explanatory sections on the verso of the plates facing 49-50, "Sherifian Co-operation in September", and 51-53, "Story of the Arab Movement") are by T. E. Lawrence, though unattributed. These were compiled from his notes written originally for the Arab Bureau, which, along with the reports in the Arab Bulletin and The Times, are Lawrence's First published accounts of the Arab campaign. The Preface states that this record was created so that "members of that Force may be able to take home with them an acceptable account of the great advance in which they played a part".

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Description

Quarto. Original sand-coloured cloth, spine lettered and decorated in black, front cover lettered in black, drab grey-green endpapers.

Illustrations

Linen-mounted photographic portrait frontispiece of Allenby (with facsimile signature), 56 coloured plates (complete: plate 1 explanation of symbols used and 55 campaign and operational maps).

Condition

A little rubbed and bumped, some foxing front and back, text pages a touch toned, internal binding as touch open between the text section and maps, but overall a very good copy.

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