Shaw-Ede. T.E. Lawrence's Letters to H.S. Ede 1927-1935

LAWRENCE, T.E. Shaw-Ede. T.E. Lawrence's Letters to H.S. Ede 1927-1935.

Regular price
£298.00
Sale price
£298.00
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

LAWRENCE, T.E. Shaw-Ede. T.E. Lawrence's Letters to H.S. Ede 1927-1935. Golden Cockerel Press. [1942].

Crown 4to. Original dark blue morocco-backed cream cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt and with raised bands, top edge gilt, others untrimmed; pp. 62; little scuffing to front edges, cloth a little marked, foxing in places; rarely seen with the original slip-case, still a good copy.
First edition. Limited to 500 copies, this being number 40. Forty-three letters are contained in the volume, only six of which appear in the Letters of T.E. Lawrence. H.S. Ede contributes a Foreword and a running commentary.
'From these letters it is apparent that Lawrence's friendship with Ede was spontaneous and cordial. Mutual interest in topics of art, literature, morals, and life in general, prompted an intimate, revealing, and introspective honesty in their correspondence. more than in any of his others, Lawrence's culture, taste, and wisdom are revealed in sharp contrast with his surprising idiosyncrasies.'
O'Brien A234. Pertelote 151.

#2114248