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'Revolt in the Desert' - T.E. Lawrence, Limited Edition (1927 Jonathan Cape)
London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. Missing dust jacket. Slight fading front and back cover. Book can be inspected prior to purchase. T. E. Lawrence, 'Revolt In The Desert' . Jonathan Cape, 1927, Quarto. Original quarter brown pigskin on sand buckram, title gilt to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A very good copy. Coloured portrait frontispiece and 10 other similar plates, 8 uncoloured plates, folding map at the rear. First English edition, large paper issue, limited to 315 numbered copies, of which 300 were for sale. The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on an abridgement, undertaken in 1926 by Lawrence himself with the help of some of his fellow servicemen, an earlier attempt by Edward Garnett having been set aside. Published in March 1927 in Great Britain and America, in both limited and general issues, three impressions were soon sold out and two more quickly added. The profits from this publication made the fortunes of the Cape publishing house. This edition is lettered 167 The book may be viewed prior to purchase. If you have any queries, please contact us.
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