“I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands and wrote my will across the sky in stars”: Limited First Edition of Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
Item Number: 70008
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1935.
Limited first edition of Lawrence’s account of his legendary part in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Large quarto, number 44 of 750 copies, bound in publisher’s half leather and beveled red buckram boards, frontispiece. In very good condition.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a biographical account of T.E. Lawrence's experiences during the Arab Revolt of 1916–18, when he was based in Wadi Rum (now a part of Jordan) as a member of the British Forces of North Africa. With the support of Emir Faisal and his tribesmen, he helped organize and carry out attacks on the Ottoman forces from Aqaba in the south to Damascus in the north.