London: 1936. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 5.25 x 8 inches,  pp, original stapled wrappers. Old creases from folding, ink stamp of collector Theodora Duncan on last page. Photo of bust of Lawrence followed by details of the music, hymns, and prayers in the service, which included an address by Viscount Halifax, Chancellor of Oxford University (not printed here) and concluded with Reville sounded by trumpeters of the Royal Air Force. O'Brien E093.
List 5: Lawrence of Arabia
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Privately Printed, . First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 6 x 8.25 inches, bound in plain (unlettered) gray cloth. pp 198,  (corrections) + map. Cloth has light staining, occasional comments on the text written in the margins (in English). O'Brien [E248]: "Limited to about 250 copies." A critical study, singled out by Lawrence scholar Jeremy Wilson as one of the better biographies.
New York: Roy Publishers, 1964. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Reprint (first published in 1960). 139 pp. Fine copy. A volume in the Famous Childhood series "designed to make the idea of greatness credible to young people." Recounts Lawrence's early excursions in Europe and his first visit to Syria. O'Brien E228.
Oxford: J. Thornton & Son, 1937. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. First issue (O'Brien E117). 23 pp, with frontis photo of the memorial plaque with bust of Lawrence. Wrapper are lightly edgeworn; bookplate of Lawrence scholar J.M. Wilson. Account of the ceremonial unveiling of the Lawrence memorial, including the text of opening remarks from H.M. Lodge (President of the Old Oxford Citizens' Society) followed by Churchill's speech.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a very good dust jacket. 12mo, 158 pp. Yellow cloth spine with paper label, green paper-covered boards. A fine copy inscribed on the front free endpaper from Lawrences's friend J.G. Wilson (bookseller and proprietor of J.& E. Bumpus Ltd) to journalist H.D. Ziman, dated 26 July 1933. Dust jacket has internal repairs--including to two horizontal tears to the spine that are visible externally--but is clean and complete. Lawrence's only translation of a French book. According to the introduction to the Castle Hill Press edition, Lawrence knew little about Corbeau. The text was suggested by Jonathan Cape, after he wrote to them: 'If you, as a publisher, ever have anything in French which needs translating (for a fee!) please give me a chance at it. I've plenty [of] leisure in the Army, and my French is good, and turning it into English is a pleasure to me: also the cash would be welcome, however little it was." O'Brien A094.
Amsterdam: Amsterdam Boek, 1974. First Dutch Edition. Softcover. Very good. 7 x 10.5 inches,  pp, illustrated wrappers. Clean and sound, with moderate handling wear, "Toppers in Strip" (series title) sticker affixed to front wrapper. Colorful comic book version of Lawrence's exploits in the Arab Revolt. Text in Dutch. O'Brien E282c.
Cambridge: Peter Davies, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good in a very good dust jacket. 5 x 7.75 inches, 192 pp, with 5 maps, bibliographical note, index of personal names, frontis photo of Lawrence (as "Airman T.E. Shaw") in 1929. Book has a mild spine slant, dust jacket lightly edgeworn, with some tiny chips to the spine ends. The first of many Lawrence biographies claiming to be dispassionate and unclouded by the "influence of Lawrence's magnetic friendship," but nonetheless highly laudatory of its subject. O'Brien E079.
London and New York: John Lane The Bodley Head and Dodd, Mead, 1924. Hardcover. Near Fine in a near fine dust jacket. First illustrated edition, and the first to include Lawrence's Introduction. 8vo, pp. xviii, 279, with 28 lovely full-page plates and additional illustrations in the text. Publisher's black cloth illustrated in gilt and orange. Very slight rubbing to boards, else fine. In the original dust jacket, with illustration matching front board. Price-clipped, one tiny chip to head of spine. A much-admired collection of fantastic tales first published in 1888. In the new introduction written for this edition, Lawrence praises the merits of the British Museum reading room (which Garnett supervised, before becoming Keeper of Printed Books) before moving on to the work itself, of which he writes, "It wants no learning to enjoy the Twilight of the Gods; but the more learning you have, the more odd corners and hidden delights you will find in it." O'Brien A090.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 454 pp + illustrations by Eric Kennington, maps by Herry Perry; prospectus/order form for Travels in Arabia Deserta tipped in. Publisher's brown cloth, gilt spine. No dust jacket. Slight wear to extremities; internals clean and sound. The second major Lawrence biography (following that of Lowell Thomas). Lawrence provided Graves with considerable assistance, supplying diary entries, correspondence, and a manuscript of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. O'Brien E030.
Weymouth: E.V.G. Hunt, 1994. First Edition. Edition limited to 500 copies. 179 pp, extensively illustrated with photographs and facsimile letters. Life of the woman who "was the steward of Clouds Hill Cottage, T.E. Lawrence's Dorset home," for more than fifty years, and who had a close relationship with Lawrence in the final years of his life. Includes previously unpublished correspondence from Lawrence and his family. O'Brien F0542b.
London: Boriswood, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 287 pp. Fine copy in publisher's yellow cloth. Prospectus for another Boriswood title (Vardis Fisher's I See No Sin) laid in. No dust jacket. Lawrence was asked by the editor to comment on the novel before publication. His report--in the form of an informal letter--was less than favorable ("Jesty's world is incredibly small. It holds only about eight named characters who bump together whether they stay put or wander abroad. Wilkie Collins and his generation flourished on coincidences but Jesty out-Victoria's them. He has not one but twenty incredible coincidences"), but the publisher rather curiously elected to include it as a preface.
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good in a very good dust jacket. 293 pp + illustrations from photographs. Inscribed on the title page "To Jeffrey: An old tennis opponent--as a result of a common interest in Lawrence. Phillip Knightley, London 1973." Mild edgewear to both book and jacket. This biography gives particular emphasis to Lawrence's personal life (as opposed to his militarty exploits or literary accomplishments), focusing especially on his relationships with David Hogarth, John Bruce, Charlotte Shaw, and the mysterious "S.A." to whom Seven Pillars of Wisdom is dedicated. It also provides previously unpublished details of Lawrence's "flagellation disorder."
Weymouth, Dorset: E.V.G. Hunt, 1992. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 113 pp, with 46 illustrations from photographs. As new. Includes a memoir by the oldest son of Arthur Knowles and Lawrence's neighbor at Cloud's Hill (who saw him just before the fatal motorcycle accident), as well as correspondence between Lawrence and various members of the Knowles family, and letters to Pat Knowles from Alec Guiness, B.H. Liddell Hart, A.W. Lawrence, and others. O'Brien E447.
Denby Dale: The Fleece Press, . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 47 pp with 14 photographs tipped in. Bound in full blue cloth with paper spine label. One of 400 copies printed, of which 350 were bound in cloth and 50 in quarter leather. An anonymous account detailing the latter part of Lawrence's R.A.F. career, when he was posted as an aircraftman in Bridlington, from November 1934 to February 1935. O'Brien E475.
Paris: Imprimerie nationale, 1980. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. Publications de la Sorbonne. pp xvi, 558, one of 84 numbered copies signed by the author on the colophon. Slight handling wear to wrappers, else fine. The first section describes Lawrence's summer travels in France while he was an undergraduate. This is followed by discussions of Lawrence's role in French politics, literature, and culture. O'Brien E378.
. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. 4.5 x 7.5 inches,  pp (single folded sheet) with minor handling wear, one tiny stain to front cover. Pamphlet soliciting donations for a memorial to Lawrence to be sculpted by Eric Kennington and erected in St. Paul's Cathedral. "Friends of Lawrence" listed at the end of the text in support of the proposed memorial are Field Marshal Edmund Allenby, Herbert Baker, Winston Churchill, Lionel Curtis; Augustus John, George Bernard Shaw, and Evelyn Wrench. O'Brien E068.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1937. First American Edition. Softcover. Very good. 4 pp, in stapled wrappers with light handling wear, a few tiny spots to front wrapper. Compliments slip from the Keeper, Department of Printed Books at the Bodlein Library, Oxford, laid in. According to O'Brien (A199), this essay was written in 1925 for publication in a periodical, but did not appear in print until 1937. The English edition published by Corvinus Press was limited to 30 copies, while "56 copies were printed to secure American copyright." It later appeared in Men in Print (1940). Lawrence met poet and British civil servant James Elroy Flecker and his wife in Lebanon in 1911. He visited them several times, and in 1913 worked with Flecker in smuggling some rifles from a British ship in Beruit harbor to the British consulate in Aleppo (Tabachnick, p. 58-59).
London: Jonathan Cape. 1955. Hardcover. Fine. Number 1225 of a limited edition of two thousand copies in quarter-leather with slipcase. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine copy in a somewhat soiled slipcase with a crack starting at the foot of the spine. A colorful and "highly subjective" account of Lawrence's time in the Royal Air Force, including some criticism of the way he and his fellow recruits were treated. O'Brien A172.
Fordingbridge: Castle Hill Press, 1997. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Small folio in cream cloth, flexible boards.  pp. Includes the 41 illustrations from the subscriber's edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, reproduced fuill-page and in color, as well as 88 war photographs "mainly from the collection Lawrence formed and presented to the Imperial War Museums." A very near fine copy with front board slightly bowed. Dust jacket has a mild abrasion to one corner. Companion to the two text volumes of Lawrence's 1922 revision, edited by Jeremy Wilson and published by Castle Hill.
. Softcover. Very good. 9.5 x 12 inches, single sheet, folded once. Title page and single page of text, reprinting the dedicatory poem from Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Lightly rumpled, some staining to back cover. O'Brien A251: "Approximately 20 copies were printed in 1965 as a handpress exercise at the Library School of the University of California, Los Angeles."
New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. First printing of this edition (Sixth American edition, according to O'Brien [A154a]) a facsimile reprint of the 1932 edition, with a new Introduction. pp xxii, 327. As new. Lawrence spent four years working on this translation, which became an overnight bestseller, hailed by the New York Herald Tribune as "perhaps the most interesting translation of the world's most interesting book."
London: Strawberry Press, 1997. Hardcover. Fine.  pp, bound in brown cloth, with "TEL" stamped in gilt on front board. Fine. According to the colophon, "around two hundred copies of this edition have been hand set and printed by P.W.N. and A.P.F. Around one hundred copies were issued privately in 1996. The remainder consists of one hundred copies on Zerkall mould-made paper numbered 1-94 (with six lettered Cfor the Beloved Copyright Libraries), and five copies on gampi vellum numbered I-V." This is copy 73. Nash explains in the Introduction that Lawrence probably did not intend these tales for publication, but rather produced them as an excerise in Arabic, which he was attempting to master in 1910-11.
London: Jonathan Cape, . Very good. Publisher's prospectus and order form for the third English edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom ("Crown quarto, fully illustrated and unabridged, 30s. net"). Single leaf printed on both sides, with order form stamped by Maggs Brothers in space designated for the bookseller on the verso. Some creases from folding and handling, four-digit number written in upper left corner, one small closed tear. Gives a short publication history of Seven Pillars and Revolt in the Desert and quotes Churchill: "As a narrative of war and adventure...it is unsurpassable. It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language." O'Brien A044.
London: Peter Davies. Softcover. Near Fine. Undated .  pp, stapled wrappers. Touch of soiling to rear wrapper, else fine. Publisher's prospectus for Frederic Manning's celebrated war novel Her Privates We (though at this time Manning's identity was still a secret), which includes T.E. Lawrence's appreciation of the book ("I am sure it is the book of books as far as the British-Army-in-the-War is concerned...so loving, exact, delightful, inwardly and outwardly true, so generous politically, morally, and militarily") as well as more than two-dozen review quotes.