First Edition of T.E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
Item Number: 78962
London: Jonathan Cape, 1935.
First trade edition of Lawrence’s classic work. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chipping to the spine.
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.