Seven Pillars of Wisdom
( LAWRENCE of ARABIA ) LAWRENCE, T.E.
NEAR FINE COPY OF FIRST TRADE EDITION
Published: Jonathan Cape, 
Stock code: 42738
Roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with portrait frontispiece, 47 plates by Kennington, Rothenstein, Roberts and others, 6 illustrations in the text and 4 folding maps; original decorative brown buckram gilt, gilt back, uncut, brown top, a near fine copy.
The first publicly available edition of this literary classic, following private publication in 1926 and the limited edition of 1935. Winston Churchill believed that it 'ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language'. The work also formed the basis of David Lean's multiple Oscar-winning feature film 'Lawrence of Arabia' starring Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif. Enser, p.191; O'Brien A042.