LAWRENCE, T.E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, edited by A.W. Lawrence, London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. 4°, index leaves unopened, frontispiece and 42 photogravure plates by John Swain & Son after Augustus John, Eric Kennington, Lawrence and others, 4 colour-printed collotype plates by The Chiswick Press after Kennington, 4 folding maps printed in red and black, 3 facsimile plates, one double-page, by the Chiswick Press, illustrations, 3 full-page (small, marginal pen-marks on half-title and p.7, deckle edges lightly spotted), original pigskin-backed boards by A.W. Bain & Co., Ltd, the spine lettered in gilt, the upper board with gilt crossed sword design (board edges very lightly rubbed), original plain, light-brown paper dustwrapper (some wear at outer areas), t.e.g., others uncut. Provenance: Mr Dowler (loosely-inserted W.H. Smith & Son, Ltd, Llandudno invoice dated 27 July 1935, 'in advance of publication'). THIRD ENGLISH EDITION. NUMBER 371 OF 750 COPIES. O'Brien A041
A FINE COPY IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTWRAPPER, which is 'rarely present' (O'Brien). The present edition was preceded only by the 1922 'Oxford' first edition (eight copies, of which six survive complete), and the 1926 'Subscribers's ' (or 'Cranwell') second edition, limited to 211 copies. The present copy incorrectly lists Eric Kennington's illustration 'A Forced Landing' on pp.302-303, rather than pp.304-305.