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T. E. Lawrence, with an Introduction by A. W. Lawrence
Men In Print, the first, limited edition, #262 of 500, signed by T. E. Lawrence's brother and literary executor, A. W. Lawrence
The Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. This is the Golden Cockerel Press finely bound limited edition of a collection of five essays in literary criticism by T. E. Lawrence with Introduction by Arnold Walker Lawrence, the youngest brother of T. E. Lawrence, his literary executor, and a historian of classical sculpture and architecture. This particular copy, #262 of 500, is of special interest for being signed by A. W. Lawrence just below his printed name on the title page. The 500 copies of this edition were bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in quarter deep blue-green Niger morocco over tan linen covered boards. The contents were printed on heavy, laid paper with gilt top edge and untrimmed fore and bottom edges. "In 1927, by request of the editor, F. Yeats-Brown, Lawrence published five book reviews under the pseudonym of C.D. (Colin Dale) in The Spectator. Two of these are reprinted here: 'A Review of the Novels by D.H. Lawrence' and 'A Review of the Short Stories of H.G. Wells'. Also included are 'A Note on James Elroy Flecker', 'A Criticism of Henry Williamson's Tarka The Otter', and 'A Review of the Works of Walter Savage Landor'." (O'Brien A229) This wartime, fine press edition was published in mid-July 1940, at the beginning of the Battle of Britain and five years after the death of T. E. Lawrence. Condition of this signed copy is very good. The binding is tight and clean with sharp corners. The quarter leather spine is very lightly sunned with mild wear to the raised bands and spine ends. Nonetheless, the spine gilt remains bright and shelf presentation is respectable. The c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA [San Diego, CA, U.S.A.]
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