LAWRENCE, T.E. | A Letter...to his Mother, Corvinus Press, 1936, no.23/24 copies
 LAWRENCE, T.E. | A Letter...to his Mother, Corvinus Press, 1936, no.23/24 copies
 LAWRENCE, T.E. | A Letter...to his Mother, Corvinus Press, 1936, no.23/24 copies
 LAWRENCE, T.E. | A Letter...to his Mother, Corvinus Press, 1936, no.23/24 copies
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From the Library of Alan Milne

LAWRENCE, T.E. | A Letter...to his Mother, Corvinus Press, 1936, no.23/24 copies

Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP

From the Library of Alan Milne

LAWRENCE, T.E. | A Letter...to his Mother, Corvinus Press, 1936, no.23/24 copies

Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP

Lot sold:4,032GBP
(9 bids, reserve met)

Description

From the Library of Alan Milne

LAWRENCE, T.E.


A LETTER FROM T. E. LAWRENCE TO HIS MOTHER. CORVINUS PRESS, 1936 


4to, FIRST EDITION, number 23 of 24 copies, ONE OF 12 COPIES PRINTED ON MEDWAY PAPER, 3 plates, top edge gilt, mottled paper-covered boards, card slip case, prospectus for Medway paper from Japan Paper Company loosely inserted, slipcase, trace of bookplate (?) to front free endpaper, slipcase slightly stained and worn


After visiting the castles in France he had planned to see for his thesis, Lawrence visited Chartres Cathedral on his way to Brittany. The letter he wrote to his mother on 28 August 1908, describing the cathedral, is one of the most revealing to have survived from this early period (see Jeremy Wilson, T.E. Lawrence).


LITERATURE:

O'Brien A192


PROVENANCE:

Colonel P.L. Bradfer-Lawrence (1917-2005), member of the Roxburghe Club, sold at Sotheby's, 13 July 2006, lot 266


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 LAWRENCE, T.E. | A Letter...to his Mother, Corvinus Press, 1936, no.23/24 copies
From the Library of Alan Milne
LAWRENCE, T.E. | A Letter...to his Mother, Corvinus Press, 1936, no.23/24 copies
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