First trade edition (privately printed in 1926 in an edition of only 100 copies). Quarto, pp 672. Illustrated and with four folding maps. Bound in brown cloth covered hard boards, gilt lettering to spine and gilt decoration to the upper board. In the original brown dust jacket, unclipped (30s. net). Seven Pillars is Lawrence ’s autobiographical account of his time during the First World War fighting against the Ottoman Turks in Arabia . It was published shortly after his death in a motorcycle accident in 1935.
Book is in VG+ condition, clean internally, previous owner’s name dated August 1935 to the front pastedown, spine and top and left 3cm of the front board have faded. Jacket is a little tired, has a 5cm closed tear at the bottom of the front panel and a small purple ink stain to rear, overall grades Very Good.