A Shy Bird. The U.S. Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. T. E. Lawrence, Charles Eilers.
A Shy Bird. The U.S. Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom
A Shy Bird. The U.S. Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom
A Shy Bird. The U.S. Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom
A Shy Bird. The U.S. Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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A Shy Bird. The U.S. Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

Upper Denby, [Huddersfield]: Fleece Press, 2018.

One of 255 copies. Title page printed in red and black. With 24 illustrations (including a frontispiece portrait and inserted facsimiles). 156 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Just Published. Art vellum shelfback and blue Strathmore paper over boards, french tips, morocco spine label. As new. Item #311297

“It seems, as with Doubleday, that Doran’s salesmanship got in the way of truly understanding that Lawrence did not want to sell any copies.”

Monograph on the George H. Doran edition of T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars, produced in an edition of 28 copies to secure U.S. copyright protection, and notionally offered at the prohibitive price of $20,000 in 1926. With a census of copies. The binding is intended to evoke the edition binding of the Doran original.

An engaging chronicle, an important work of bibliographic scholarship, and a beautiful book.

Price: $225.00 Free Domestic Delivery