London: Faber and Faber, 1956.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. 334 pp, with bibliography, index. Lightly bumped corners; internals clean and sound. Dust jacket has light shelf wear, mild toning to spine. A modern critic writes: "Written simultaneous to Richard Aldington's Biographical Inquiry (and tweaked before publication), The Desert and the Stars reads like an extreme reaction to that skeptical tome. An admirable attempt at probing Lawrence's psyche, Armitage falls short of an effective portrait" (T.E. Lawrence, A Biographical Review).