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Revolt in the Desert - LAWRENCE T.E - 1927. 
1927 - LAWRENCE, T.E. Revolt in the Desert. London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. Quarto, original half brown pigskin gilt, top edge gilt, uncut. $4000.Limited first edition, number 102 of only 315 large-paper copies, illustrated with 19 plates (11 in color) and a folding map.Revolt in the Desert, Lawrence's own abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, achieved immediate popular success. "Lawrence had lavished the finest materials and spared no expense in publication of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom. In doing so costs for production of the book ballooned from his first estimate of Â£3000 to Â£13,000. In a letter of 26 March 1925 we find him contemplating selling first his library and then perhaps some of his property at Pole Hill, Chingford. He finally settled on an abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. This was undertaken in 1926 by Lawrence himself". Three impressions were soon sold out and two more quickly followed in a period of four months" (O'Brien, A100). "The English edition was handsomely designed by G. Wren Howard and produced to a very high standard" (Wilson, T.E. Lawrence, 249). The unabridged trade edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom would not be published until 1935. Without original dust jacket. O'Brien, A101. Bookplates.Small stains to title page; text and plates clean and fine. Only very minor soiling to binding, a few minor rubs to leather. A near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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