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  1. Fourth impression, 8vo, 664 pp, frontispiece, numerous illustrations, some in colour, 6 folding genealogical charts, 4 maps, original cloth, dust-wrapper (light wear), a very good copy.

  2. First English language edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xx, [9]- 454; xiii, 439pp., half-titles, 3 folding engraved maps and 10 plates, modern half calf gilt, a very good copy.

  3. Subscriber's edition, 4to; subscriber's or 'Cranwell' edition, one of 170 complete copies, inscribed by Lawrence 'Complete copy. i.xii.26 TES' on list of illustrations, and with 'Roberts' amended in ink to 'K[ennington]' as usual, this copy additionally signed by H.J. Hodgson (one of the printers) at his printed name on the colophon leaf. Printed in red and black, colour frontispiece portrait of Feisal by Augustus John and 65 plates (many coloured or tinted, 4 double-page) by Eric Kennington, William Roberts, Augustus John, William Nicholson, Paul Nash and others, 4 folding colour maps (laid on linen as issued), 58 illustrations in text (one colour) by Roberts, Nash, Kennington, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes and others, initials by Edward Wadsworth, illustrated endpapers by Kennington, with the four-page Some Notes on the Writing of the Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Shaw bound in before title. Quarter vellum, cream boards by Bumpus (stamped inside upper cover), titles to spine gilt, all edges rough gilt. Preserved in a matching, contemporary fleece-lined, vellum-backed solander box (with Leicester Gallery catalogue for the exhibition of the illustrations for this book, 1927 held in a recess inside the front board). A beautiful copy of one of the scarcer and most restrained binding variants.

  4. First edition, 8vo, x, 455 pp., frontispiece, 24 photographic illustrations, 6 maps (5 folding), original red cloth with gilt vignette, a few marks to cloth, ex-library copy with small blind-stamps to plates, inner hinges cracked but firm, library number to title and label to rear pastedown, a good copy.

  5. First edition. 4to; 388 pp., 26 plates in colour and 265 in half-tone, original blue cloth gilt, original pictorial dust-wrapper, light wear, a very good copy.

  6. First English edition, number 899 of 970 copies, from a total edition of 1000; 4to, (26.2 x 19.7 cm); portrait frontispiece, previous owner's inscription in blue ink to front free endpaper, light toning to lower margin, slight offsetting to endpapers; publisher's black quarter morocco gilt over cream cloth boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, top edge gilt, others uncut, corners slightly rubbed, original card slipcase.

  7. First edition. 8vo, viii, 174 pp., 10 pages of ads at end, photographic frontispiece, fine original green decorative cloth gilt, bevelled boards, edges red, short splits to rear inner hinge but firm, a very good copy.

  8. Second edition, revised. 2 volumes, 8vo, xxx, 356; xvi, 347 pp., 9 lithographed plates, occasional light foxing, contemporary polished calf gilt, spine in six compartments, red and green morocco labels to second and third, others richly gilt, marbled edges, a fine set.

  9. First edition, 8vo, viii, 488 pp., coloured frontispiece map, 12 plates, original dark grey decorated cloth with bevelled edges, ruled and lettered in silver and gold, a fine copy.

  10. First edition, 8vo, viii, 215 pp., 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, red morocco label lettered in gilt; rebacked to style retaining label, corners a bit rubbed.

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