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ASHER, M.: Lawrence. The Uncrowned King of Arabia. 4 maps, 31 colour photographs, 46 black and white illus., index; xx+418pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1998. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW7489] £20

GRAVES, ROBERT: Lawrence and the Arabs. Illus., some by Kennington, maps, index; 454pp. orig. cloth, slight wear on extremities, 4th impression, 1928. O'BRIEN E030 [ Ref: RGW15352] £12

GUILLAUME, R. &A.: An Introduction and Notes T.E Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Translated from the French by Hilary Mandleberg. Bibliography; 274pp. orig. brown buckram, 1st edit., Tabard Press, 1998. Fine copy in d.w. One of only 525 copies. O'BRIEN A071d [ Ref: RGW5576] £33
*When ReneŽ and AndrŽ Guillaume translated "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" into French they provided an introduction and comprehensive notes, which are now translated into English for the first time in this handsome edition.

HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. T.E. Lawrence / Fifty Letters: 1920-35. An Exhibition. Illus. and facsimiles; 40pp. oblong folio orig. wrappers, slight damage on covers, 1st edit., University of Texas, 1962. O'BRIEN E265 [ Ref: RGW11705] £30

[T.E. LAWRENCE]. Cats and Landladies Husbands. T.E. Lawrence in Bridlington. Introduced by Richard Knowles, with a note by Phil Clabburn. 12 mounted photographic illus.; 52pp. orig. blue cloth, Shaw's initials impressed on front cover, paper spine label, 1st edit., FLEECE PRESS, Denby Dale, 1995. One of only 400 copies. O'BRIEN E475 [ Ref: RGW5516] £125
*An interesting and beautifully produced book from the Fleece Press.

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA COMMITTEE. Lawrence of Arabia Memorial. 4pp single leaf, folded, slight mark on front cover, 1st edition, 1935. Very good copy. O'BRIEN E068 [ Ref: RGW5644] £15
*Issued to raise funds for St Paul's Memorial. The friends listed included Allenby, Churchill and Bernard Shaw.

O'BRIEN, P.M.: T.E. Lawrence and Fine Printing. Frontis.; 64pp. Miniature Book, (6cm x 5cm) simulated vellum leatherette binding decorated in gilt, uncut, 1st edit., Buffalo, New York, The Hillside Press, 1980. One of 375 copies. A fine copy. O'BRIEN E388 [ Ref: RGW6147] £55
*Although Philip O'Brien does not mention the fact in his own bibliography, the pagination of this book is most eccentric: the even numbers appearing on the rectos of each leaf instead of the versos.

O'BRIEN, P.M.: T.E. Lawrence: A Bibliography. Index; xiv+894pp. 4to orig. cloth, 2nd Revised and expanded edit., New Castle, Delaware, 2000. Fine Copy [ Ref: RGW7548] £60
*A detailed bibliography, not confined to books in English, listing books, newspaper and periodical articles by Lawrence, and books and articles about him. The first section on books by Lawrence gives full collations. By far the most comprehensive bibliography produced so far, it sorts out a number of confusions over the edition sizes and the production of books. This new edition is in a large format and includes many more entries than the original 1988 edition.

O'BRIEN, P.M.: Supplement to T.E. Lawrence: A Bibliography. Index; 240pp. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., New Castle, Delaware, 2008. Fine Copy. [ Ref: RGW13113] £70
*This work is a supplement to the 2000 edition of O'Brien's bibliography of T.E. Lawrence and includes over 2500 new entries. It has an additional section listing relevant websites

OCAMPO, V.: 338171 T.E. (Lawrence of Arabia). (Trans. D. Garnett). 128pp. orig. cloth, 1st English edit., 1963. Very good copy in d.w. (two small pieces missing). O'BRIEN E152 [ Ref: RGW15377] £28

RATTIGAN, TERENCE: [Ross. A Dramatic Portrait.] Programme for Premiere Performance at Theatre Royal Haymarket. 12 May 1960. Plate of Alec Guiness taken by Angus McBean; 8pp. orig. wrappers, 1960. Very good copy. O'BRIEN E225 [ Ref: RGW6179] £35

ROLLS, S.C.: Steel Chariots in the Desert. The Story of an Armoured-Car Driver with the Duke of Westminster in Libya and in Arabia with T.E. Lawrence. (Foreword by Eric Barass) Illus., map; 288pp. orig. blue cloth, reprint, 1988. Very good copy in d.w (small crease caused by the lamination). cf. O'BRIEN E114 [ Ref: RGW5729] £28
*Written by one of the armoured car-drivers attached to Feisal's army, who became Lawrence's own driver, this book was first printed in 1937.

SMITH, CLARE SYDNEY: The Golden Reign. The Story of My Friendship with "Lawrence of Arabia". with a new introduction by Malcolm Brown. Approx 45 photographic illus., 185pp. oblong folio ( 205 x 265mm) orig. cloth, with Lawrence's initials blind-stamped on upper cover, New Edition, FLEECE PRESS, 2004. Edition Limited to 500 copies. [ Ref: RGW10197] £120
*This interesting biography by one of Lawrence's few close women friends, whom he got to know when her husband was his commanding officer at R.A.F. Mount Batten, the Flying-Boats Base near Plymouth, was first published in 1940. It was illustrated from photographs, some showing Lawrence and Clare Sydney Smith in the "Biscuit", the speedboat they used to use to make trips up the Tamar and around Plymouth harbour. Subsequent editions of "Golden Reign" did not include these illustrations. The original vintage prints have survived, and can therefore be reproduced to the highest quality, unlike those in the first edition which were poorly printed. A number of photographs which were not in the 1940 book are also included.

TUNBRIDGE, P.: With Lawrence in The Royal Air Force. Illus., index; 132pp. Paperback, 1st edit., 2000. As new. [ Ref: RGW6916] £10
*A well-reviewed and readable account of Lawrence's service in the R.A.F., which includes useful appendices of service record, etc.

VILLARS, JEAN BERAUD: T.E. Lawrence Or the Search for the Absolute. Frontis. portrait, 3 maps; 358pp. orig. blue cloth, Second issue of English edition, 1965. In slightly frayed d.w. O'BRIEN E205. [ Ref: RGW6259] £15


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