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LAWRENCE, T. E.

Rare books by T. E. Lawrence, including first editions, limited editions, and signed and finely bound copies of Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

Regularly stocked editions of Lawrence’s works include the Cranwell edition.

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  1. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.
    One of the Cranwell or "Subscriber's" edition of 211 copies, this one of 170 "complete copies", inscribed by Lawrence on p. XIX "Complete copy. 1.XII.26 TES", with one manuscript correction to the illustration list, a "K" identifying Kennington rather than Roberts as the artist responsible for "The gad-fly". This copy is... Learn More
    £75,000

    Stock Code: 93169

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  2. Revolt in the Desert.
    First US edition, large paper issue of 250 copies (this copy unnumbered). The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement,... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 108956

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  3. Letters from T. E. Shaw to Bruce Rogers;
    First and only editions, presentation copies, each inscribed by Rogers to his friend and confidante Henry L. Bullen, the librarian of the Typographic Library and Museum of the American Type Founders Company. The First volume, limited to 200 copies only, was printed by William Edwin Rudge from type set by Bertha M. Goudy;... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 74490

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  4. 'T. E. Lawrence'.
    First edition. B.H. Liddell Hart was one of the most influential military thinkers of the twentieth century, and considered that his friend Lawrence "was more deeply steeped in knowledge of war than any other general of the First World War"; a judgement that has been seen as hyperbolic by many in the intervening 80 years,... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 104766

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  5. Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
    First trade edition, presentation copy from the principal illustrator and art-editor of Seven Pillars, inscribed on the half-title "To R. Hood from Eric H. Kennington. Aug. 3 1935"; Kennington was also a "close friend and defender of Lawrence" (ODNB). This First regularly-published edition is characterized by O'Brien as... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 106232

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  6. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.
    First edition, seventh impression of the UK trade edition, O'Brien's so-called "Third English Edition," following the Oxford Times edition of 1922 (of which there were eight copies), and the 1926 Cranwell edition (limited to 211 copies, with just 170 of them complete). Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 104391

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  7. Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
    Third English edition (first trade edition), fifth impression, published two months after the first. A variant issue of the fifth impression of September 1935 is bound in full blue crushed morocco, has marbled endpapers same design as those of Cape limited issue but of darker hues, gilt top edge with blue & white head and... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 105495

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  8. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.
    First edition, first impression of the UK trade edition, O'Brien's so-called "Third English Edition," following the Oxford Times edition of 1922 (of which there were eight copies), and the 1926 Cranwell edition (limited to 211 copies, 170 of them complete). The inscription is, alas, unattributable (it opens with the salutation... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 99161

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  9. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.
    First trade edition. Originally published in a very limited edition in 1926, Seven Pillars of Wisdom was published by Cape in a trade edition immediately following Lawrence's death. An attractively bound copy of this monumental work. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 94683

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  10. River Niger. A Novel.
    First edition, first impression One of a limited edition of 25 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 67925

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  11. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.
    First edition, first impression of the UK trade edition, O'Brien's so-called "Third English Edition," following the Oxford Times edition of 1922 (of which there were eight copies), and the 1926 Cranwell edition (limited to 211 copies, with just 170 of them complete). Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 98678

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  12. Crusader Castles. The Letters.
    First US edition, first impression, containing the letters Lawrence wrote to his mother while travelling in England, Wales, France, Syria and Palestine researching Crusader architecture. Originally published in the UK in the previous year, this copy one of a limited edition of 56 copies printed to protect copyright in the... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 69359

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  13. The Mint.
    First UK edition, limited issue. One of 2,000 copies printed, this copy out of series and signed "Presentation" on the limitation page. This edition was preceded by the 1936 US edition, intended purely to establish copyright with only 50 copies printed and ten of these offered for sale, at the prohibitive price of 500,000.br"One... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 109014

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  14. The Mint.
    Second US edition, number 921 of 1,000 copies; issued simultaneously with the first UK edition, and preceded only by the 1936 edition of 50 copies, intended to establish copyright while preventing circulation: only ten of these were offered for sale, at the prohibitive price of $500,000. "One of Lawrence's avowed purposes... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 109015

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  15. 338171 T. E. (Lawrence of Arabia).
    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in London in the same year. Inscribed by the author to Hollywood screenwriter Anita Loos, author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, on the front free endpaper, "To Anita Loos, with my best wishes, Victoria Ocampo. Nov 4/63, New York, Waldorf Astoria." With Loos' estate ink... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 69083

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  16. Minorities.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 125 numbered copies signed by Cecil Day Lewis on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 79580

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  17. T. E. Lawrence, Book Designer.

    T. E. Lawrence, Book Designer.

    Seckar House, Wooley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire: 1985

    First edition, first impression. One of 200 copies bound in quarter cloth, from a total limited edition of 250 copies. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 77967

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