Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts illustrating Col. T.E. Lawrence's Book 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'. With Prefaces by Bernard Shaw and T.E. Lawrence. T. E. LAWRENCE, George Bernard SHAW.
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts illustrating Col. T.E. Lawrence's Book 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'. With Prefaces by Bernard Shaw and T.E. Lawrence

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts illustrating Col. T.E. Lawrence's Book 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'. With Prefaces by Bernard Shaw and T.E. Lawrence

London, Ernest Brown & Phillips, The Leicester Galleries, 1927 (second printing - '2nd Edition' is printed at the head of the front cover).

Sextodecimo, 28 pages (including 7 pages of advertisements) plus 2 plates (Eric Kennington's bust of Lawrence, and Augustus John's portrait of King Feysal [sic]).

Overlapping wrappers (with advertisements for Leicester Galleries on three surfaces) slightly nicked and a little creased, with a short tear to the front bottom margin expertly sealed; corner creases to the last two leaves and the John plate; scattered foxing; minor signs of handling; overall a very good copy.

'Exhibition No. 427 February 5th-21st, 1927'; Shaw's preface runs to seven pages, Lawrence's (five pages) is an extract 'from a note on Mr Kennington's Arab portraits written by Colonel Lawrence in 1921'. Provenance: 'from the library of David Garnett', with a small label to that effect mounted on the front cover. A most felicitous association: David Garnett edited the first major collection of Lawrence's correspondence, and both he and his father Edward were important influences on him as a writer. Castle Hill Press has recently published 'T.E. Lawrence's Correspondence with Edward and David Garnett' (2016). O'Brien A099.

Item #113739

Price: $1,100.00

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