LAWRENCE, THOMAS EDWARD. 1888-1935.
LETTER MENTIONING THE SEVEN PILLARS.
Autograph Letter Signed (T.E. Shaw), 1 p, 4to, Southampton, September 5, 1932, to Benham, page creased, toned, and thumbed, corners bumped.
Called Lawrence of Arabia, T.E. Lawrence earned famed for his role as British liaison to Arab revolutionaries during the first World War. He was a prolific author, though his most famous work remains The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, his memoir of the Arab revolt which is also a compendium of knowledge of Arab language and culture. Lawrence had 8 copies printed for himself in 1922, then approx. 170 printed in 1926. In this note he promises to find a copy of the 1926 edition for a friend. In part: You must have thought me a queer sort of a skate all this time
but if you are not dead nor married, and get this, and still want to read my Seven Pillars
I hope to get that loose copy in my claws within a week. It has been astray!