LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward [contributor]. A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force Under the Command of General Sir Edmund H.H. Allenby, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., July 1917 to October 1918. Compiled from Official Sources and Published by The Palestine News. Cairo, Produced by the Government Press and Survey of Egypt, 1919.
4to. Original cloth-backed printed wrappers, red spine lettered vertically in black; pp. [vi], 113, 1]; 56 plates of coloured maps illustrating operations, frontispiece portrait of Allenby, linen-backed as issued; soiling and margianl flaws to wrappers, a little spotting to portrait, otherwise good; contemporary ownership inscription Sgt. F. J. Kennett … Ap. '17 - Jan '19 on front cover.
First edition of this volume containing the order of battle and the campaign maps for the Near Eastern front. The publisher, The Palestine News, was the official paper of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. There are two unsigned reports by T.E. Lawrence in the book, 'Sherifian co-operation in September' and 'Story of the Arab Movement'. These were compiled from his notes written originally for the Arab Bureau, which, along with the reports in the Arab Bulletin and The Times, are Lawrence's First published accounts of the Arab campaign.