In the Steps of Lawrence of Arabia

GLEN, Douglas. In the Steps of Lawrence of Arabia.

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GLEN, Douglas. In the Steps of Lawrence of Arabia. London, Rich & Cowan, Ltd, [1939].

8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrappers (price-clipped and laminated); pp. 320; portrait frontispiece and 31 plates in sepia, folding map, bound to throw clear; light rupping to edges of wrappers, a little offsetting from endpapers and light spotting; otherwise very good.
First edition. Glen's account of his journey retracing Lawrence's routes through Arabia, Transjordan and Syria: 'Only by means of such a journey as he has made is it possible to estimate truly the extraordinary achievements, the fortitude and the brilliance of Lawrence [...] to meet, before his generation has passed away, the great chiefs and the men who fought with him and, taking his counsel, gained victory. The narrative tells of the nights amongst wild tribesmen in far-off outposts around glowing thorn fires, where there are men who, even to-day, will not believe that their great El Auruns is dead, so deep is their faith in the immortality of the man who led them to freedom from the yoke of Turkish oppression' (blurb on wrappers).
O'Brien E128.