The Letters of T.E. Lawrence of Arabia
London: Jonathan Cape, 1938.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 8vo, 896 pp, with index, maps, illustrations from photographs. Publisher's brown cloth. Mild bumping to upper corners, offsetting to front endpapers from 1938 bill of sale for the book (laid in); else fine. Dust jacket has the original price clipped, and is stamped with the price in U.S. dollars. Lawrence was a prolific writer of letters, and not all of his correspondence is included here. Garnett writes in the Preface "From the mass of material put at my disposal, my object has been to make a book in which Lawrence's career, his intellectual development and the details of his life should be recorded, traced, and documented almost entirely in his own words. To that end I have included not only private letters but anything from his official reports, letters or articles in the press, diaries, unpublished note and memoranda which would serve my purpose."