LAWRENCE, A W. T.E. Lawrence by His Friends. London, Jonathan Cape, Thirty Bedford Square, 1937.
8vo. Original dark red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, in dust-jacket (not price-clipped); pp. 595, photogravure plates; a very attractive copy with a few marginal flaws and a few spots of the dust-wrapper and together with the three-page Lawrence of Arabia Memorial (1935) loosely inserted.
First edition, first printing. The essays and reminiscences are by Leonard Woolley, Sheikh Hamoudi, Allenby, Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, George Brough, the designer and provider of TEL's motorcycle, E. M. Forster, Eric Kennington, Philip Sassoon, family members and others. The volume contains as well the catalogue of the Clouds Hill library and a list of gramophone records. - The loosely inserted flyer (O'Brien E068) was issued by the Lawrence of Arabia Committee, of which Churchill was one member, and "undersigned friends" who issued this free solicitation flyer as an appeal to raise funds for the St. Paul's Cathedral memorial to T.E.Lawrence. The other committee members were Allenby, Herbert Baker, Curtis, Augustus John, G.B.Shaw and Wrench.