Letters to E.T. Leeds, with a Commentary by E.T. Leeds. Edited …
Letters to E.T. Leeds, with a Commentary by E.T. Leeds. Edited …
Letters to E.T. Leeds, with a Commentary by E.T. Leeds. Edited …
Letters to E.T. Leeds, with a Commentary by E.T. Leeds. Edited …
Letters to E.T. Leeds, with a Commentary by E.T. Leeds. Edited …

LAWRENCE, T.E. Letters to E.T. Leeds, with a Commentary by E.T. Leeds. Edited and with an Introduction by J.M. Wilson, with a Memoir of E.T. Leeds by D.B. Harden.

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LAWRENCE, T.E. Letters to E.T. Leeds, with a Commentary by E.T. Leeds. Edited and with an Introduction by J.M. Wilson, with a Memoir of E.T. Leeds by D.B. Harden. Andoversford: Whittington Press. 1988.

4to. Original black nigerian goatskin, upper cover inlaid with a design after Kennedy in red and khaki morocco, suede pastedowns, top edge gilt, others uncut. Suite of 10 proofs of the illustrations after Kennedy printed in black and signed in pencil by Kennedy loose in portfolio as issued (c. 282 x 200mm). Suite of 12 mounted glossy photographic prints (c. 176 x 238mm) after Lawrence and others, original japanese-style stab-bound wrappers with letterpress title-label on upper cover. All bound by The Fine Bindery and contained within a cloth box with gilt morocco lettering-piece on spine.
Limited to 750 numbered copies. This copy is no ix of 20 copies in a designer binding and also includes proofs of the illustrations and 12 additional photographs taken by Lawrence (or under his direction) at Carchemish in 1911-1914.
Newly discovered and previously unpublished, these letters were largely written by Lawrence from various excavations in Syria on which he was working between 1909 and 1914, to an archeologist friend at Oxford. Light-hearted and intimate, they provide important information on Lawrence's early life. J.M. Wilson, Lawrence's official biographer, has written a full introduction and lengthy notes.
O'Brien A263.

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