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T.E. Lawrence

Eric Kennington, Matar in T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Subscribers' Edition, 1926).

Eric Kennington, "Matar" in T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Subscribers' Edition, 1926).

The Center's archive of T.E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), is complemented by early and notable copies of his published works. Illustrating the complex publishing history of Seven Pillars of Wisdom are proof sheets of the first eight chapters (forming the prospectus) of the privately printed edition of 1926, including the chapter which was later suppressed; three of the twenty-two total copies privately printed in New York in 1926; two of the 1926 London "complete copies," signed "T.E. Shaw" and illustrated by Eric Kennington; and several of the 1935 "first editions," London and New York. First editions of The Wilderness of Zin (1915) and Carchemish (1914) are also present.

 

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