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Book Description

ONE OF ERIC KENNINGTON'S ARAB PORTRAITS FOR SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM, THE LIMITED EDITION BY THE CASTLE HILL PRESS: 'SEIF', AN ATEIBA HORSEMAN

Colour print with calligraphic manuscript title and limitation, and printed artist’s name and imprint below (338 x 257mm). Cardboard mount, as issued (500 x 400mm). A fine copy.
Dealer Notes
No. 59 of 225. This Ateiba horseman’s name was changed from ‘Seif’ (the form in which it appeared in the 1922 ‘Oxford’ edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom) to ‘Serj’ in the 1926 ‘Subscriber’s’ edition of the text. In the 1926 text, Serj appears in chapters LXXXVIII and LXXXIX as one of two Ateibi horsemen who were lent by Feisal to accompany Lawrence as he transported thirty thousand pounds in gold across mountainous and inhospitable terrain in early February 1918 (cf. Seven Pillars of Wisdom (London, 1935), pp. 490-498).

To read our full introduction to Eric Kennington's Arab Portraits and explore further, visit our website: https://www.typeandforme.com/index.php/2020/02/16/kenningtons-arab-portraits/
Author [T.E. Lawrence] -- KENNINGTON, Eric Henri
Date 1997
Publisher Fordingbridge: Castle Hill Press

Price: £95.00

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