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T. E. Lawrence
T. E. Lawrence, Crusader Castles, Golden Cockerel Press, 1936, set #641
London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1936. Crusader Castles T. E. Lawrence, with a Foreword by A. W. Lawrence and Preface by Sarah Junner Lawrence London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1936 Set #641 of the limited first edition, in the rarely seen publisher's glassine Condition: Near Fine This is a magnificent set of the first, limited, and finely bound edition of T. E. Lawrence's Crusader Castles, published the year after Lawrence's death in two-volumes by Golden Cockerel Press, who commissioned the fine binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London. This was the first of the Golden Cockerel volumes of Lawrence's 'literary remains" to be published after his death and the publication is worthy of the occasion. The two volumes are handsomely bound in half chestnut morocco with raised spine bands bordered by blind rules over cream cloth boards with blind rule transitions. The contents, printed on mould-made, watermarked paper feature untrimmed fore and bottom edges, gilt top edges, and are bound with red and yellow head and tail bands. Two large, 48.5 x 36 cm folding maps printed in red and black - of "Upper Syria" and "Palestine" were housed in a linen pocket loosely inserted at the end of Volume I. It is not uncommon for the maps to be damaged or missing. Each volume was issued in plain glassine wrappers, which are almost never seen. This set among the best-preserved examples we have encountered, near fine in the original glassine wrappers that have obviously done their job in preserving the bindings beneath. Though the glassine wrappers are tatty, that for Volume II with significant losse … [Click Below for Full Description]
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