LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward (1888-1935). Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph. London: [privately printed], 1926.
4o (258 x 187 mm). Frontispiece portrait of Feisal, 66 plates, many colored or tinted, 4 double-page, by Eric Kennington, William Roberts, Augustus John, William Nicholson, Paul Nash and others, 4 folding colored maps, 58 illustrations, one colored, by Roberts, Nash, Kennington, Blair-Hughes-Stanton, Gerturde Hermes and others, initials by Edward Wadsworth. Original tan pigskin by Bumpus, spine gilt-lettered, original endpapers by Kennington, side and lower edges mostly uncut, gilt (slight wear at joints and edges); folding cloth 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. 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").