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A Shy Bird, The US Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom by  The US Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom  Charles A Shy Bird - First Limited Edition - 2018 - from Rickaro Books Ltd (SKU: 054269)

A Shy Bird, The US Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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A Shy Bird, The US Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom

by Eilers, Charles A Shy Bird, The US Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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ISBN 10
0993498558
ISBN 13
9780993498558
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Denby Dale: The Fleece Press, 2018. This is a stunning production with full details of the elusive US copyright edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. It is illustrated throughout with the fascinating characters involved in the production and images of the various bindings. A book not to be missed by the bibliophile and T E collector. Here is a fine new copy of this private press volume. Some seven Fleece Press books on T.E. Lawrence have been published since 1985, here is an eighth . For bibliophiles and collectors his interest in fine printing and the story of the making of his magnum opus, Seven Pillars of Wisdom are fascinating. In the run-up to publication of Seven Pillars in Britain in 1926, Lawrence felt the urgent need to avoid being pirated in the USA and so arranged to have the text printed there in an edition of just 22 copies, in order to register the book for copyright protection. Two books were sent to the Library of Congress and copies nominally offered on the publisher's list - to deter purchase- at just $20,000 each. In fact 28 were made - none of them sold - and this new book tells the complex and intriguing story of the publication, whilst also throwing light on the individuals involved and tracing the history of each surviving copy. This is an impressive, well written and beautifully researched volume by Charles Eilers, his work complemented by 42 illustrations. 180pp. Limited to just 250 copies (225 for sale). Bound in quarter cloth and paper over boards replicating the original US binding. Twenty copies (only 17 for sale) in a solander box include an original page from the 1925 Second State Prospectus for the English subscribers' edition (this edition has now sold out). Limited numbers of the standard edition now in stock.. First Limited Edition. Hardback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Private Press.

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Bookseller
Rickaro Books Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
054269
Title
A Shy Bird, The US Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Author
Eilers, Charles A Shy Bird, The US Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Limited Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0993498558
ISBN 13
9780993498558
Publisher
The Fleece Press
Place of Publication
Denby Dale
Date published
2018
Keywords
T E Lawrence Arabia Bibliography Private Seven Pillars USA Copyright Books Printing Doran Publishing American USA Fleece Press
Bookseller catalogs
T E Lawrence; Art and Artists; Bibliography;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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About Rickaro Books Ltd

At Rickaro Books, we have over 30 years experience in bookselling and customer care. We have a retail shop located in the historic town of Horbury and whilst we sell online, we always welcome visitors to the shop.We specialise in T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) but also carry a wide range of other titles across the fields of military, local history and first edition fiction. if you are seeking for a particular title, we are happy to assist and are always interested in purchasing good, collectable books.

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