LAWRENCE, T.E. | Crusader Castles, Golden Cockerel Press, 1936, no.263/1000 copies, 2 volumes
LAWRENCE, T.E. | Crusader Castles, Golden Cockerel Press, 1936, no.263/1000 copies, 2 volumes
LAWRENCE, T.E. | Crusader Castles, Golden Cockerel Press, 1936, no.263/1000 copies, 2 volumes
LAWRENCE, T.E. | Crusader Castles, Golden Cockerel Press, 1936, no.263/1000 copies, 2 volumes
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From the Library of Alan Milne

LAWRENCE, T.E. | Crusader Castles, Golden Cockerel Press, 1936, no.263/1000 copies, 2 volumes

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

From the Library of Alan Milne

LAWRENCE, T.E. | Crusader Castles, Golden Cockerel Press, 1936, no.263/1000 copies, 2 volumes

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot sold:945GBP
(1 bid, reserve met)

Description

From the Library of Alan Milne

LAWRENCE, T.E.


CRUSADER CASTLES. WALTHAM ST. LAWRENCE: THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS, 1936


8vo, 2 volumes, forward by A.W. Lawrence, FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 263 OF 1,000 COPIES PRINTED IN PERPETUA TYPE ON MOULD-MADE PAPER, titles printed in red, 166 reproductions of drawings, plans and sketches, with 2 large folding maps printed on japon in separate folder, original half morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, top edges gilt, other edges uncut, slight staining and discolouration to covers (2)


After Lawrence's death in 1935, there was a great deal of interest in his work and ideas. In order to establish Christopher Sandford's credentials as a potential future publisher for this work, the partners in the Press persuaded Lawrence's brother and executor, A.W. Lawrence, to allow them to publish Lawrence's Oxford thesis about the castles of the crusaders, which he had written following his bicycle trips to the medieval castles of France in the summers of 1907 and 1908, and further trips to Lebanon and Syria in 1909. The second volume contains his letters home to his mother during his research.


LITERATURE:

O'Brien A188, 189.


PROVENANCE:

Christopher Tower; Mikhail Baskhanov (bookplates)


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LAWRENCE, T.E. | Crusader Castles, Golden Cockerel Press, 1936, no.263/1000 copies, 2 volumes
From the Library of Alan Milne
LAWRENCE, T.E. | Crusader Castles, Golden Cockerel Press, 1936, no.263/1000 copies, 2 volumes
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