Jonathan Cape. London. 1927.
FIRST TRADE EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.3 x 6.5 inches). Illustrated with 16 mono plates and a fold out map at the rear. Some minor offsetting to the endpapers otherwise a fine copy of the book in a very good original dustwrapper with price still intact. The red lettering to the spine has faded but is still readable and there is what looks like a light splash mark. Just a couple of small chips and closed tears and a little rubbing to the extremities but still generally a very good example of a 1920's wrapper. A nice copy of the first trade edition of Lawrence of Arabia's popularly successful abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, issued in order to clear his debts from the publication costs of the 1926 Limited Edition.