LAWRENCE | Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1926, one of 170 copies
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph. [London: no publisher, 1926]
ONE OF 170 “COMPLETE” SUBSCRIBERS’ COPIES, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 4to (255 x 188mm.), 66 plates, many coloured or tinted, 4 double-page, by Eric Kennington, William Roberts, Augustus John, William Nicholson, Paul Nash and others, 4 folding coloured maps, 58 illustrations, one coloured, by Roberts, Nash, Kennington, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes and others, initials by Edward Wadsworth, original brown morocco, covers ruled in blind, spine titled in gilt, black-and-white pictorial endpapers by Kennington, top edge gilt, others uncut
A FINE COPY OF LAWRENCE’S MASTERPIECE. His inscription on p.xix reads “Complete copy, I.XII.26 TES”. There is a manuscript correction by him on the same page. As usual, this copy does not include the two Paul Nash illustrations called for on pp.92 and 208, but does include the “Prickly Pear” plate not called for by the list of illustrations. In this copy, page xv is mis-numbered viii.
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