Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61

Seven Pillars of Wisdom - FIRST EDITION - LAWRENCE 1936 B61

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom
LAWRENCE, T. E.

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Location: Garden City, NY
Date: 1926 / 1935
Binding: Large octavo, full-bound cloth with gilt to front and spine.
Edition: FIRST EDITION
Printing: 1st Printing - 1st Issue

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First Edition, First Printing of T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph. Presenting well in its original full-bound cloth. First impression, with the erroneous listing on p.20 of the illustration “A Forced Landing” on pages 302-303 (corrected in the second impression to 304-305). Preceded only by the very scarce private printing of 1926 and the 1935 limited edition. A nice example.

Even though “Seven Pillars is remarkably accurate as a military history,” its blending of epic heroic adventure, psychological insight, and spiritual transformation make it the literary treasure that Lawrence intended it to be, deserving Winston Churchill’s praise as one of “the greatest books ever written in the English language” (Wilson, 55). “We were a self-centered army without parade or gesture, devoted to freedom… a purpose so ravenous that it devoured all our strength, a hope so transcendent that our earlier ambitions faded in its glare… Sometimes [my two] selves would converse in the void; and then madness was very near, as I believe it would be near the man who could see things through the veils at once of two customs, two educations, two environments.”