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Lawrence T. E
CRUSADER CASTLES
London Golden Cockerel Press 1936. 2 volumes. One of 1000 numbered copies. Title pages printed in red, illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs, many full page, folding maps housed in a protective envelope at rear. 4to, original three-quarter terra cotta-orange crushed morocco over light tan cloth by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, lettered in gilt on the spines, t.e.g. [70], 62 pp. A fine set, bright, clean and very well preserved, the bindings and text-blocks, illustrations and maps all in very pleasing condition, only light mellowing due to age. FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT TEXT ON THE CRUSADER CASTLES AND THEIR IMPORTANCE BOTH STRATEGICALLY IN THE HISTORY OF MILITARY ARCHITECTURE. Lawrence wrote the volumes while still a student at Oxford. The work, submitted as his thesis earned him first-class honours. Volume I contains The Thesis, Volume II, The Letters. One of the scarcer Lawrence items, it remains important to this day because of the author's seminal views on the subject at hand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
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