The Mint

LAWRENCE, T.E. The Mint.

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LAWRENCE, T.E. The Mint. London, Jonathan Cape, 1955.

Royal 8vo. Original cloth and dust-jacket (price-clipped); pp. 206; wrapper with light wear to spine, and a little spotted; a good copy.
First trade edition. The Mint concerns the period following the First World War when T.E. Lawrence decided to disappear from public view. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force under an assumed name and became Aircraftman Ross. The book is a closely-observed autobiographical account of his experiences in the RAF. The book covers his initial training at RAF Uxbridge in 1922 and a part of his service at RAF Cranwell, 1925–26.