Seven Pillars of Wisdom. T. E. Lawrence.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. First Trade Edition. Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Lawrence, T.E (1935)
First Trade Edition
320.00 USD
SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM Lawrence
T. E Published by London Jonathan Cape

1935 Jonathan Cape, London, 1935. Buck-
ram. Condition: Good Plus. First Trade Edition. Brown cloth binding with crossed swords and quote" the sword also means clean-ness & death". 672 pp illustrated 54black and white illustrations and 4 maps.
A biography of Lawrence and his fight against the remains of the Ottoman empire in the desert during WWI. The unofficial
Lawrence of Arabia passed during the early morning hours between May 19th and 20th, 1935. For 142 hours following a mo-
torcycle accident, Lawrence laid in a small military hospital in the English country-side near his home. Physicians struggled in an attempt to revive the retired military officer but failed. Even great lengths such as artificial respiration were not enough, while injections were given in a futile effort to revive him . Following irreparable brain damage, his inevitable death shook the country at large. Winston Churchill is quoted to have said this about Lawrence's death: In Col. Lawrence we have lost one of the greatest beings of our time. No such blow has befallen the Empire for many years as his untimely death.

In true fashion, Lawrence died
not as one of the greatest military
heroes of the time, but as T.E Shaw,
a name that he had taken in order

to avoid his former rank and rep-
utation. After becoming labelled

a leader and visionary, Lawrence

grew tired of his position, prefer-
ring instead to enlist in the Air

Force as a private. He spent the last

years of his military career sweep-
ing floors before his prowess got

the better of him. Before retire-
ment, Lawrence went on to devel-
op a testing drill to improve the

efficiency of British bombers. The
exercise involved using moving
speed boats as targets for planes
flying overhead.

Upon retirement, Lawrence took up writing, drafting a book about the Arab revolt
that made him a household name. This work, titled The Seven Temples with its

supposedly exhaustive page count was stolen from a railway station, only further-
ing the rumours and romance that surrounded Lawrence. Following the disap-
pearance, he began work again, creating what would be The Seven Pillars of Wis-
dom.

Despite its limited run and scarcity,
Seven Pillars was a financial failure for
Lawrence. In order to recoup his losses,
Lawrence carved this work into pieces,

until he was left with Revolt in the Des-
ert, which he described as a way to sell

30,000 copies. Very Good. Item #317

Price (USD): $650.00

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