LAWRENCE, T. E.

Secret Despatches from Arabia.

Published by permission of the Foreign Office. Foreword by A. W. Lawrence.

[Waltham St Lawrence]: Golden Cockerel Press, 1939 Stock Code: 146260
£875.00
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Limited edition, number 572 of 1,000 numbered copies, printed in Eric Gill's Perpetua type on handmade paper.

"The majority of Lawrence's contributions to the Arab Bulletin are published in this volume. In addition to these items, 'Syrian Cross Currents', previously unpublished, is included; this was taken from a manuscript on Arab Bureau paper" (O'Brien). The Arab Bureau's secret bulletin was first issued in June 1916 with a circulation of 26 copies only.

Loosely inserted in this copy are two contemporary gelatin-silver prints (approx. 200 x 145 mm), of Kennington's recumbent stone effigy of Lawrence at St Martin's, a thousand-year old Saxon church in Wareham, Dorset, near Lawrence's Clouds Hill home. The effigy was originally offered to St Paul's, which refused it, as did Westminster Abbey and Salisbury cathedral. Lawrence's funeral had been held at nearby St Nicholas and St Magnus Church in Moreton, Dorset, also his resting place.

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Description

Large octavo. Original black quarter niger by Sangorski and Sutcliffe (their ink-stamp to front pastedown), raised bands, second and third compartments gilt-lettered direct, cream cloth sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the publisher's grey-green slipcase (expertly repaired).

Illustrations

Collotype frontispiece portrait of Lawrence.

Condition

The binding sharp and unfaded, internally crisp; a fine copy.

Bibliography

O'Brien A226.

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