First trade edition published for public circulation, 1935. Quarto. Near fine brown buckram with gilt decoration to front board, gilt lettering to spine. Brown top stain, others untrimmed. Illustrated with 48 black and white plates, 7 line drawings, 4 folding maps. In excellent condition. Light wear to the head of the spine. Small selo stain to the front panel and some light soiling also to the rear panel. Copy of the Lawrence memorial loosely inserted. Otherwise, a nice copy in the scarce dust jacket. Binding is strong, square and contents are clean. Price on jacket is unclipped ( 30s )
Seven Pillars of Wisdom is an unusual and rich work. It encompasses an account of the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War alongside general Middle Eastern and military history, politics, adventure and drama. It is also a memoir of the soldier known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'. Lawrence is a fascinating and controversial figure and his talent as a vivid and imaginative writer shines through on every page of this, his masterpiece. Seven Pillars of Wisdom provides a unique portrait of this extraordinary man and an insight into the birth of the Arab nation.
Author T E Lawrence
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Condition Near fine