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LAWRENCE, T. E. - LIDDELL HART, Basil Henry, & Sir Ronald Storrs.

Lawrence of Arabia.

London: The Corvinus Press, 1936 Stock Code: 145709
£4,750.00
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Inscribed by Liddell Hart to his father-in-law

Signed limited edition, number 9 of 12 copies printed for Liddell Hart and signed by him and Ronald Storrs (from a total edition of 128), additionally inscribed by Liddell Hart to his father-in-law opposite the limitation page: "It has been given by him, as a token of long and intimate friendship, to J. J. Stone, BH Liddell Hart".

Lieutenant J. J. Stone was Liddell-Hart's assistant adjutant at Stroud. His daughter Jessie married Liddell Hart in April 1918, and she has also inscribed this copy, on the front free endpaper, to her father: "To Victor Pater, with all good wishes from Jessica Liddell Hart - 'Herself' to 'T.E.'" - a joking reference to the title of the address by Ronald Storrs, "Lawrence. 'Himself.'"

The book, attractively produced by the Corvinus Press and bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, prints Liddell Hart's and Storrs's eulogy addresses given at a luncheon in memory of Lawrence, about a month after his death.

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Description

Quarto. Original sand half cloth, matching kinari chiri paper sides by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine lettered in gilt, single gilt rules at spine and corner edges, Corvinus device to front cover, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the original glassine jacket and paper flaps.

Condition

A little foxing to edges, else a fine copy in the original glassine, notably well-preserved.

Bibliography

O'Brien E101.

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