London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition published for general circulation. Quarto, original publisher's waxed buckram with gilt spine lettering and crossed sword motif to the front board; 672 pp., portrait frontispiece, abundant plates and four folding maps printed in black and red. Some foxing of the page edges, cloth moderately rubbed with localised flecking of the boards, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown endpaper, a good solid copy overall. Item #184
The first public edition of Lawrence's personal and idiosyncratic account of the Arabian war. Printed in a large format with generous margins and superb portrait plates, this book set a new standard for British publishing during the thirties.
Price (AUD): $250.00