LAWRENCE, T.E. Oriental Assembly. Edited by A.W. Lawrence. London, Williams & Norgate, .
8vo. Original buckram with the original printed wrapper (retaining price); pp. xii, , 291 many illustrations, including 111 photographs on plates in pagination by the author; light offsetting from endpapers, preliminaries with spotting, a very tight copy, probably unread, old ownership inscription to front fly-leaf.
First edition of these writings on the Middle East. The first part of the volume contains all the hitherto uncollected writings by Lawrence about the East, including his travelogue in Syria and Iraq while researching Crusader Castles in situ, north-east of Aleppo. Eleven pages are the suppressed introductory chapter for Seven Pillars. The second part contains over 100 photographs taken by Lawrence during the Revolt in the Desert. The book includes a diary kept on a journey through Syria in 1911 collecting antiquities for the Museum at Oxford, and the suppressed introductory chapter to Seven Pillars.