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Crusader Castles: I. The Thesis & II. The Letters + Maps, 2 Volume Set.with Maps William Rothenstein's Copy by  A.W. Ed.) Wiliam Rothenstein's Copy  T.E.  (Lawrence - First Limited Edition - 1936 - from Rickaro Books Ltd (SKU: 053301)

Crusader Castles: I. The Thesis & II. The Letters + Maps, 2 Volume Set.with Maps William Rothenstein's Copy

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Crusader Castles: I. The Thesis & II. The Letters + Maps, 2 Volume Set.with Maps William Rothenstein's Copy

by Lawrence, T.E. (Lawrence, A.W. Ed.) Wiliam Rothenstein's Copy

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London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1936. A near fine set of the two volumes in interesting and scarce variant binding, This was artist William Rothenstein's copy (1872-1945) with his distinctive signature to fep and his bookplate laid in, together with a slip presenting it with "the compliments of TE Lawrence's executors". Volume I bound in full red cloth, gilt title and cockerel to spine teg by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, obviously for the executors: Volume I was published prior to the second volume, The Thesis (56pp); II The Letters (62pp). Volume II in the standard quarter leather bound by S&S. Photographs and facsimile reproductions of maps, drawings etc. Half morocco with cloth sides Top edges gilt. Laid in is the essential pocket with the two maps. The thesis on military architecture of the crusading kingdoms, submitted in 1910 the original title was "The influence of the Crusades on European military architecture -- to the end of the XIIth Century". by T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), together with a volume of his letters regarding his visits to castles as a young man. This was published shortly, in fact a year plus 1 day, after Lawrence's death in 1935 by arrangement with his brother A.W. Lawrence. "Printed and published in Great Britain by Christopher Sandford, Francis J. Newbery, and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press, 10 Staple Inn, London, and completed on the 20th May 1936. The edition is limited to 1000 numbered copies printed in Perpetua type on British mould-made paper. Two volumes. Maps are clean with no chips, no tears. Altogether a nice set of this scarce Lawrence item. See, A History of the Golden Cockerel Press, Cave & Manson for further details regarding the publication. Laid in is a copy of Elkin Mathews Ltd Memorial Catalogue of the Library of William Rothenstein, September 1954, that includes this particular book. Sir William Rothenstein was an English painter, printmaker, draughtsman, lecturer, and writer on art and friend of T.E. Lawrence who prepared a number of portraits of Lawrence... First Limited Edition. Hardback. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Private Press.


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Crusader Castles: I. The Thesis & II. The Letters + Maps, 2 Volume Set.with Maps William Rothenstein's Copy
Lawrence, T.E. (Lawrence, A.W. Ed.) Wiliam Rothenstein's Copy
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4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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