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LAWRENCE, T. E. (intro.): DOUGHTY, Charles M.
Travels in Arabia Deserta. With an Introduction by T. E. Lawrence. New and definitive edition.
London: Jonathan Cape,, 1936. 2 volumes, large octavo (247 x 184 mm). Contemporary blue crushed half morocco for Hatchards, raised bands, gilt-lettered compartments, blue cloth sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, light blue endpapers. Title pages printed in red & black, half-tone portrait frontispiece of Doughty, 8 plates of which 2 folding, 2 large folding coloured maps showing Doughty's routes, illustrations to the text. Spines sunned, sides lightly rubbed and marked, morocco on vol. 2 front board irregularly faded, contents toned, adhesive-marking to endpapers, closed tears to folding map stubs just encroaching on border of images. A very good copy. New and definitive edition, first impression, in a handsome binding. Travels in Arabia Deserta, "an unrivalled encyclopaedia of knowledge about all aspects of nineteenth-century and earlier Arabia" (ODNB), was first published in 1886. T. E. Lawrence was instrumental in having the book republished in 1921, with a new introduction and preface by himself and Doughty, both included in the text here. This edition was published in a format matching that of the 1935 Seven Pillars of Wisdom. O'Brien A017.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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