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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
    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 1
    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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  5. 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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  6. 74490
    First and only editions, presentation copies, each 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, limited to 200 copies only, was printed by William Edwin Rudge from type set by Bertha M. Goudy;... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 74490

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  7. 67925comp
    First edition, first impression One of a limited edition of 25 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 67925

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  8. 124980
    First trade issue, limited edition, number 535 of 750 copies, from the library of Richard Meinertzhagen (1878-1967), with his armorial bookplate and two accompanying autograph letters signed by Lawrence. The letters are from Southampton, dated 1934, and elegantly decline invitations. Lawrence predicts his upcoming "infinity... Learn More
    £20,000

    Stock Code: 124980

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  9. 121339
    New and definitive edition, first impression. First published in 1886, this reissue with a new preface by Doughty and an introduction by T. E. Lawrence found a new generation of readers for this classic of travel. This "definitive" edition of 1936 was published in a format matching that of the 1935 Seven Pillars of Wisdom.... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 121339

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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
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 80429

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  11. 129938
    First US "definitive edition", first printing, of Doughty's masterpiece, "an unrivalled encyclopaedia of knowledge about all aspects of nineteenth-century and earlier Arabia" (ODNB). Doughty's work originally appeared in 1888. Lawrence was instrumental in getting the second English edition published and his introduction... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 129938

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  12. 126959
    The definitive edition of Doughty's masterpiece, first published in this format in 1936 to match that of Lawrence's 1935 Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Originally published in 1888, a new preface by Doughty and an introduction by T. E. Lawrence were added to present this classic of travel writing to a new generation of readers.... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 126959

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  13. 39263
    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
    £250

    Stock Code: 39263

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