“I DREW THESE TIDES OF MEN INTO MY HANDS AND WROTE MY WILL ACROSS THE SKY IN STARS”: First Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom; Signed by Legendary Actor Peter O'Toole
Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.
Lawrence, T.E. (Peter O'Toole).$3,800.00
Item Number: 100752
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1935.
First trade edition of Lawrence’s classic work. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by actor Peter O’Toole on the front free endpaper. O’Toole starred as T.E. Lawrence in the 1962 epic historical drama film Lawrence of Arabia. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel through his British company Horizon Pictures, with the screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. It is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by O’Toole.
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.