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#412 - T. E. Lawrence

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“‘Revolt in the Desert’ is not a book, on its own, but a slice of a longer book”
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ALS signed “T. E. Shaw,” one page, 5.5 x 8, no date. Interesting letter on one of his works. In full: “‘Revolt in the Desert’ is not a book, on its own, but a slice of a longer book, roughly bridged together with the minimum of new words. It was made at Cadet College, Cramwell. in April, 1926, after work, in two evenings, by me; my right arm had been broken two days before, so I got A/C Miller and A/A Knowles to act as secretaries for me, in the Hut. Because it isn’t a book, no copy of it will ever be signed by me, Every copy of the longest text (Seven Pillars of Wisdom) was signed. The author’s foreword to ‘Revolt’ (initialled T. E. S.) was written by Mr. Bernard Shaw: he had no other part in the book.” In fine condition.

In a quest for anonymity following his fame Lawrence took on the surname ‘Shaw’ around 1923 and used it for the rest of his life. He first published Seven Pillars of Wisdom as an expensive private subscription edition that left him in substantial debt. In order to recoup the losses, he released the abridged version, Revolt in the Desert, which became a bestseller after he reluctantly did a publicity tour. After paying back his debts, he halted publication of Revolt in the Desert in the United Kingdom and donated all future proceeds from translations and American editions to charity. A scarce autograph letter revealing his own views on this important work. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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