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T. E. Lawrence
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: a triumph, the complete 1922 'Oxford' text, three volume limited and numbered edition of 1997 Set #174
Castle Hill Press, Salisbury, England, 1997. This is an as-new set of the three-volume Castle Hill Press limited edition of the full 1922 "Oxford" text, one of 752 sets total and 650 issued thus. This edition marked the first time that Lawrence's full text was made available to the public since its original circulation to a select few in 1922. This setÂ’s limitation page is hand-numbered "174" by the publisher. The volumes are pristine, clearly unread. The dust jackets are crisp and immaculate, now protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The publisherÂ’s slipcase, which typically scuffs and soils easily, is bright and clean, with only incidental scuffing. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the story of T. E. Lawrence's (1888-1935) remarkable odyssey as instigator, organizer, hero, and tragic figure of the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, which he began as an eccentric junior intelligence officer and ended as "Lawrence of Arabia." This time defined Lawrence with indelible experience and celebrity, which he spent the rest of his short life struggling to reconcile and reject, to recount and repress. Lawrence famously resisted publication of his magnum opus for the general public during his lifetime. The saga is remarkable. He nearly completed a massive first draft in 1919, only to lose it when his briefcase was mislaid at a train station. This first draft was never recovered. At a fever pitch, Lawrence wrote a new 400,000 word draft in 1920. This punishing burst of writing was followed by an equally brutal process of editing by Lawre … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA [San Diego, CA, U.S.A.]
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