T. E. Lawrence Seven Pillars of Wisdom 1935 1st trade edition hard cover antiquarian book in very scare slipcase. Lawrence's adventures / misadventures during what has been characterized as the Arab Revolt. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British Army Colonel T. E. Lawrence, of serving as a military advisor to Bedouin forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire of 1916 to 1918. This fantastic account, which is the basis for David Lean's magnificent epic film Lawrence of Arabia was completed in February 1922, but first published in December 1926. After the 1926 release of the Subscribers' Edition, Lawrence stated that no further issue of Seven Pillars would be made during his lifetime. Thomas Edward Lawrence was killed in a motorcycle accident in May 1935, at age 46; within weeks of his death, the 1926 abridgement was published for general circulation. The unabridged Oxford Text of 1922 was not published until 1997, when it appeared as a "best text" edited by Jeremy Wilson from the manuscript in the Bodleian Library, and Lawrence's amended copy of the 1922 proof printing.
Please use the zoom feature. As you can see this is a fantastic, clean copy of this great book. In antiquarian terms it is in VG condition with strong spine and corners sharp. The front and back covers, while they have lost their shine are in good shape. The pages have somewhat yellowed over time which is expected. Clean crease, handwriting, highlighting and underlining free. Small signature on the inside front cover. The slipcase is sound with a few bumped and beaten corners, and signs of wear.
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Winston Churchill, quoted in an advertisement for the 1935 edition, said "It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language. As a narrative of war and adventure it is unsurpassable.
"Some Englishmen, of whom Kitchener was chief, believed that a rebellion of Arabs against Turks would enable England, while fighting Germany, simultaneously to defeat Turkey.
Their knowledge of the nature and power and country of the Arabic-speaking peoples made them think that the issue of such a rebellion would be happy: and indicated its character and method.
So they allowed it to begin ..."
— Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Introduction
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