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Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. FIRST TRADE EDITION. Large 8vo.; pps. 672. With 4 maps, 54 other illustrations. Bound in recent dark brown half morocco with gilt titles to spine, retaining the publisher's original boards with gilt device to upper; top edge tinted, others untrimmed. Fine. 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph' is the autobiographical account of the experiences of T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. This monumental work had been privately printed in 1922, and a 1926 self-financed subscriber's edition had left Lawrence facing bankruptcy, so author vowed "No further issue of the Seven Pillars will be made in my lifetime". This first trade issue therefore followed in 1935, within weeks of the motorcyle accident that so tragically and prematurely claimed the life of one of the greatest visionary heroes of modern times.
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