190
190
Lawrence, T.E.
THE DIARY OF T.E. LAWRENCE 1911. LONDON: CORVINUS  PRESS, 1937
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
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190
Lawrence, T.E.
THE DIARY OF T.E. LAWRENCE 1911. LONDON: CORVINUS  PRESS, 1937
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
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Lawrence, T.E.
THE DIARY OF T.E. LAWRENCE 1911. LONDON: CORVINUS  PRESS, 1937
4to, FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, NUMBER 13 OF 203 COPIES, being one of 30 printed on 'Canute' paper, one black on gold head-piece, 13 full-page photographic illustrations by the author, brown morocco gilt for W.H. Smith & Sons Ltd., lettered on upper cover "The Diary kept by T.E. Lawrence while travelling in Arabia during 1911", t.e.g., others uncut, cloth chemise, morocco-backed cloth slipcase
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Provenance

"GNR", red morocco book label

Literature

O'Brien A194 (noting this particular copy, no.13)

Catalogue Note

"After graduating from Oxford, Lawrence was employed, through the influence of D.G Hogarth, at an archaeological dig in Northern Syria at Carchemish. During the 1911 'off-season' Lawrence went on a solitary journey on foot through Syria. The diary he kept on that journey was published by the Corvinus Press in 1937. This was the most ambitious and handsome volume published by the Corvinus Press" (O'Brien).

According to O'Brien the first thirty copies of this edition are usually specially bound in full white vellum with the same gilt lettering as found on this copy. However he also notes this particular copy with its variant binding. A copy in a similar binding was sold by Christie's on 13 June 2012, lot 204.

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