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Book Description
Jonathan Cape, London, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First UK edition, of which 2,000 numbered copies were printed (this being no 652). 4to. 206pp. Original publisher's quarter blue morocco with cloth sides, lettered in gold at the spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Handsome marbled endpapers. A small area of fading to the top right-hand edge of the front and rear boards. Very good indeed. No dust wrapper, as issued, but with the slipcase in very good condition. Published posthumously and edited by Lawrence's brother, this issue precedes the trade issue which appeared later the same year.
Dealer Notes
Published posthumously according to Lawrence's wishes. Following World War I, despite having previously held a senior rank, Lawrence disappeared from public view by enlisting in the Royal Air Force as 351087 Aircraftman Ross. THE MINT covers his initial training and part of his service, likening RAF training to a coin factory--the men are "The Raw Material" put through "the Mill' that mints them into soldiers
Author T E lawrence
Date 1955
Binding Qtr Morocco
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Illustrator N/A
Pages 206

Price: £125.00

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