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Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph
1926. Illustrated with initial letters by Edward Wadsworth and Blair Hughes-Stanton; 66 plates, mostly coloured, and 58 illustrations in the text, by Eric Kennington, Paul Nash, William Roberts, Blair Hughes-Stanton and others; folding maps and pictorial endpapers. Subscribers, or ?Cranwell? edition, one of 170 complete copies, so inscribed by Lawrence. 4to., original red morocco gilt, the covers decorated with a sparse geometrical design of single gilt and blind rules, with composite corner panels of repeated quatrefoil tools, spine lettered in one of six panels, the other panels with a complementary design, by Robert de Coverly & Sons. T.e.g., fore and lower edges uncut. No Place, [London, Privately Printed]. A near fine copy, with one blind bump (not evident under most light) on the middle of the front panel and minute wear to some extremities of the binding. With the neat inscription (presumably indicating his ownership) of William Roberts, Jany 7th 1927, on the front free endpaper. Roberts contributed some of the finest artwork to Seven Pillars. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is Lawrence's literary masterpiece, described by Churchill as ?unsurpassable. It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language? by E.M. Forster as a ?masterpiece?, and by Siegfried Sassoon as a ?masterpiece . . . it is a GREAT BOOK? The story is unutterably romantic - the young and mysterious Englishman fights a fast, mobile and effective war alongside noble Arab chiefs in the heat of the desert - and it made a powerful contrast with the mud, trenches, cold and futility of the wester … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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