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Lawrence, T.E.
SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM, A TRIUMPH. [LONDON: PRIVATELY PRINTED BY MANNING PIKE AND H. J. HODGSON], 1926
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Lawrence, T.E.
SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM, A TRIUMPH. [LONDON: PRIVATELY PRINTED BY MANNING PIKE AND H. J. HODGSON], 1926
Estimate
35,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Lawrence, T.E.
SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM, A TRIUMPH. [LONDON: PRIVATELY PRINTED BY MANNING PIKE AND H. J. HODGSON], 1926
4to (10 x 7 3/8 in.; 254 x 187 mm). Decorative initials by Edward Wadsworth (those at the beginning of each book printed in red), 66 plates including frontispiece portrait of Faisal by Augustus John, 4 double-page, by Eric Kennington, William Roberts, Augustus John, William Nicholson, Paul Nash and others, many colored or tinted, 4 folding colored maps, 58 text illustrations (including 1 colored) by Roberts, Nash, Kennington, Blair-Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes and others, 4-page insert "Some Notes on the Writing of the Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Shaw" laid in. Original blind-ruled morocco, with pictorial endpapers by Kennington, top edge gilt; rubbing at extremities. Accompanied by a printed correspondence card, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.; 90 x 115 mm, with text: "To tell you that in future I shall write very few letters. T.E. S." Matted.
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Literature

O'Brien A040; F. Clements, p. 49

Catalogue Note

Limited, privately printed edition, one of 170 copies noted as "Complete Copy" by Lawrence on the plate list. This copy reflects the usual variations known to be due to the author's complicated requirements of printing and assembling: it includes the "Prickly Pear" plate, but not the two Paul Nash illustrations called for on pages 92 and 208, or the Blair-Hughes-Stanton woodcut that illustrated the dedicatory poem in some copies. Here, page XV is mispaginated as "VIII".

The card was printed by Lawrence when he left the Royal Air Force in 1935, intending to mark his entry into a quieter life. He was dead within a few months.

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