Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph. T. E. LAWRENCE.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph.

Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1935. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth with gilt spine lettering decoration. 672pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, line drawings, 4 maps. Very good. Spine rather age darkened, though front board titling and crossed swords in gilt bright and lovely; endpapers are typically darkened, though tight and internally near fine. Item #47584

Tight and nice 1935 first U.S. trade edition. This copy with appropriate intriguing autograph addition: This memoir, Lawrence's memoir (first published 1926) of this time as military advisor to the Bedouins during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks (1916-18) became the basis for the 1962 blockbuster film "Lawrence of Arabia." Tipped to inner flyleaf is a Typed Note Signed by LOWELL THOMAS (1892-1981), noted American writer, broadcaster and traveler who was one of Lawrence's early admirers and publicists and made Lawrence subject of his influential documentary film "With Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence in Arabia" and of his 1924 book "With Lawrence in Arabia." 1p, 7" X 9 3/4", Pawling, NY, 3 August 1978. Addressed to Terry. Fine. On his personal green-imprinted letterhead and typed in his usual green ink, Thomas tells his correspondent "I hope I answer your questions in my new books... GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY and SO LONG UNTIL TOMORROW...." Signed huge and bold in full in blue ballpoint. Journalist "Jackson Bentley" in the film (played by Arthur Kennedy) is a thinly-veiled Lowell Thomas. Tipped in facing this is a fine 9" X 7" black-and-white publicity still for a 1973 re-release of this film, a superb closeup depicting Anthony Quinn as Bedouin leader Auda abu Tayi whispering in Lawrence's ear.

Price: $250.00

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