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T. E. Lawrence
SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM T. E. LAWRENCE 1935 First Limited Trade Edition, No. 556
Jonathan Cape, 1935. Very good condition. [LAWRENCE, T. E.]. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a Triumph. London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. Hardcover. First edition thus -- the limited issue of the trade edition (preceded by two very limited editions in the 1920's). Hand numbered on the limitation page 556 of 750 (numbered copies were issued simultaneously with the general trade first edition). Leather-bound. Thick quarto (260 x 200 mm), pp. 672. Bound in quarter tan pigskin over brown buckram boards; gilt stamped lettering on the smooth spine, the frontage with gilt stamped arabesque interlocking sword motif and lettering; top edge gilt and other edges untrimmed; marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Limitation page/ half-title. 3 facsimile examples of text or manuscript; 54 illustrations including portrait bust frontispiece, many charcoal drawn plates and in-text line drawings; 4 fold-out maps; appendices; indexes of place names and personal names. Condition: VERY GOOD. Binding tight and secure. Some fading to the spine and a touch on the boards but covers otherwise well preserved and rather clean. The textblock is absolutely immaculate. Without bookplates or inking. Listing note: This is the rare limited issue of the first trade edition (or third English edition overall) and only one of seven hundred and fifty copies produced, following the Oxford Times edition of 1922 (of which there were eight copies), and the 1926 Cranwell edition (limited to 211 copies, 170 only designated complete). Title-page verso states: "Privately printed, 1926; first published for general circulation, 1935. Prin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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