LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward (1888-1935). Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph. [London: Privately Printed], 1926.
4o (250 x 189 mm). Printed in red and black. 66 plates, including frontispiece portrait of Feisal by Augustus John, many colored or tinted, 4 double-page, by Eric Kennington, William Roberts, Augustus John, William Nicholson, Paul Nash and others, 4 folding colored maps (with original linen backing), 58 illustrations in text, one colored, by Roberts, Nash, Kennington, Blair-Hughes-Stanton, Gerturde Hermes and others, initials by Edward Wadsworth. Tan morocco gilt, gilt-lettered and ruled, edges gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe; fleece-lined quarter morocco folding case.
PRIVATELY PRINTED EDITION, limited to about 170 "complete" subscriber's copies, INSCRIBED BY LAWRENCE on p. XIX "Complete copy. 1.XII.26 TES.", with a single additional manuscript correction to the illustration list. Additionally signed by the printer H.G. Hodgson at the end of the text. The present copy includes the 'Prickly Pear' plate, but not the two Paul Nash illustrations called for on pages 92 and 208, or the Blair-Hughes-Stanton wood engraving that in some copies illustrated the dedicatory poem. In this copy, page XV is mis-paginated as VIII. Clements p. 49 (stating that "only about 100 copies were produced at 30 guineas each"); O'Brien A040. A VERY FINE COPY.