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21 Graves, Robert Lawrence and the Arabian Adventure
Garden City Doubleday, Doran & Company 1928 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928. Graves wrote the first "serious" biography of T.E. Lawrence. Originally published in 1927 in England. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition, an uncommon title, particularly in collectable condition.Tan cloth binding with gilt lettering (and a camel) on the spine. Clean text; 400 pages, indexed. The dustjacket is complete, with a tiny bit of edgewear. The spine has a small chip and is darkened. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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22 Graves, Robert Lawrence and the Arabs
London & Toronto Jonathan Cape/Florin Books 1934 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London & Toronto: Jonathan Cape/Florin Books, 1934. The first "serious" biography of T.E. Lawrence; originally published in 1927. This is a Very Good copy of a Second Printing in Cape's Florin series, concise editions presented in a uniform binding. Uncommon thus. Clean text; 288 pages, with 15 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Oatmeal cloth binding with black lettering on the front and spine. This is an ex-libris copy, but the treatments are limited to a label on the front paste-down and 2 stamps on the FFEP. The spine is a bit darkened. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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23 Hart, Liddell Colonel Lawrence. The Man Behind the Legend
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1934 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good 
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1934. (Sir Basil Henry) Liddell Hart (1895-1970) served and was wounded and gassed during World War One; after, he became a military historian and theorist. His theories had an influence on both the Wermacht and the Israeli Defense Forces. He wrote several biographies, including this one of T.E. Lawrence ("of Arabia"), which is certainly much better than the popular work by Llowel Thomas. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the Second Printing of the First American Edition, which is uncommon. Green ribbed cloth binding, ruled, and blindstamped on the front cover. Lettering and decoration on the spine is gilt. Clean text; 382 pages, indexed; illustrated with maps and photographs. There is a short previous-owner inscription on the reverse of the half-title. The dusjacket is Very Good (Minus). It is price-clipped, and shows wear along the edges, with chipping and creasing; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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24 Hart, Liddell Colonel Lawrence. The Man Behind the Legend
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1935 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1935. (Sir Basil Henry) Liddell Hart (1895-1970) served and was wounded and gassed during World War One; after, he became a military historian and theorist. His theories had an influence on both the Wermacht and the Israeli Defense Forces. He wrote several biographies, including this one of T.E. Lawrence ("of Arabia"), which is certainly much better than the popular work by Llowel Thomas. This is a Near Fine copy of a Later Printing (the 5th, from November 1935) - a "New and Enlarged Edition." Quercus notes about 25 more pages than previous editions; this could be called the First Edition Thus. Green cloth binding, ruled and stamped with the title and author on the front cover; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text,; 406 pages, indexed. Very fresh and bright. Illustrated with maps and photographs. The spine has taken some sun, and now is closer to blue in colour; the gilt has faded a bit. Else, a Fine copy of this important biography. Lacking the dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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25 Holland, Rupert S. (Editor) The Arabian Nights
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket W.H. Lister 
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the Grosset reprint, a quite attractive reading copy. Edited by Rupert S. Holland, with a coloured frontis illustration by W.H. Lister. Reddish-orange cloth binding with dark green lettering (and Alladin's lamp, as well, on the front board. Spine is faded but the lettering is still quite bright; mildly bumped. There is no publication date, but Xmas gift inscription is dated 1939, and that seems to be about right. Clean and fresh text; 420 pages; illustrated endpapers. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by W.H. Lister. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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26 Hulme, Kathryn Arab Interlude
Philadelphia Macrae Smith Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Helene Vogt 
Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Travels through the Maghreb: Tunisia, Algeria, Morrocco. Hulme (1900-1981) was a well-known author in a spiritual vein; this book often does not appear in her bibliography. Quercus speculates that it may have been her first work. Per McBride, this is a Later Printing of the First Edition. A Very Good Plus copy, lacking the dustjacket. Beautifully illustrated with woodblock prints by Helene Vogt. Purple cloth binding with a tan cloth spine. Clean text; 227 pages. Just a bit of sunfade at the margins and some offset on the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Helene Vogt. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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27 Keith, Alexander D.D. The Land of Israel, According to the Covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
New York Harper & Bros 1844 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1844. Alexander Keith (1791-1880) was a founder of the Free Church of Scotland. He was a proponent of prophecy as a Christian guide, and this is his record of a "missionary of inquiry" taken to acertain the prospects for conversions in the Middle East. He was an early Christian Zionist, and a review of this book paraphrased him and initiated the wording " A land without People for a People without Land." This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Tan cloth binding, blindstamped on the covers, and with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; xvii, 388 pages, with appendix and an index of texts. Many illustrations (all with tissue guards) and a fold-out map of the Middle East. Mildly foxed and mildly bumped. A solid copy of a book that is still influential . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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28 Kingslake, Alexander William Eothen ("New Edition")
London Harrison Smith & Robert Haas 1864 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1864. One of the most popular of 19th-Century travel books on the Middle East. This was the first work of Alexander William Kingslake (1809-1891), and was a report on his travels to Syria, Palestine, and Egypt in 1834. Kingslake later wrote an 8-volume study on the invasion of the Crimea. This is a Near Fine copy of the "New Edition." This copy is in a contemporary Fine Binding. Smooth calf; ruled with gilt, with five raised bands and a black label on the spine. Clean text; 319 pages with marbled endpapers. This is truly a lovely presentation of a book usually seen in publisher's trade cloth; the text is bright and supple, still a delight to read. Very minimal rubbing, near the heel of the spine; as close to Fine as it gets unless the book has never been used at all. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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29 Knightley, Phillip & Colin Simpson The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1969 Second Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1969. A fascination interpretation of T.E. Lawrence with some interesting speculations. This is a Near Fine copy of the Second Impression of the First Edition. Dark olive cloth binding with bright blue lettering on the spine. 293 pages, indexed. Clean and fresh text. Evidence of an erasure on FFEP, else Fine. The dustwrapper is unclipped (42s net) and shows just some mild wear at the edges. There is a penciled price (65p) on the front panel. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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30 Lane-Poole, Stanley Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem
London & Mechanicsburg Greenhill Books/Stackpole Books 2002 1853675032 / 9781853675034 First Thus. Hardcover Fine Fine 
London & Mechanicsburg: Greenhill Books/Stackpole Books, 2002. Lane-Poole's classic biography of the great Kurdish warrior was first published in 1898. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, with a new introduction by David Nicolle. Black cloth binding with silver lettering on the spine. Clean and fresh text; 288 pages, indexed and illustrated. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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31 Lawrence, T.E. Oriental Assembly
New York E.P. Dutton 1940 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1940. "Lawrence of Arabia's" miscellaneous writings, including the suppressed introductory chapter of "Seven Pillars of Wisdom." Edited by A.W. Lawrence, with photographs by the author (which are indexed). A Very Good Plus copy of the First American Edition. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering. Somewhat foxed throughout and the spine lettering (but not the cloth) has faded, still easily read. An important and scarce title in the Lawrence canon. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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32 Lawrence, T.E. Revolt in the Desert
New York George H. Doran Company 1927 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated "First Printing in America, March, 1927") of Lawrence's classic account of desert warfare during World War I - as much fine literature as great history. Brick-coloured cloth binding with black lettering. Clean text; 335 pages. Fold-out map in the rear. A bit dusty on the top-edge, and with minor bumping, else Fine. Doran colophon is absent, but per Zempel, Quercus accepts Doran's word that it was occasionally omitted. Lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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33 Lawrence, T.E. Revolt in the Desert
Garden City Garden City Publishing Company 1927 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Garden City: Garden City Publishing Company, 1927. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the reprint edition of Lawrence's classic tale of the war in the Middle East, and would make a nice reading copy. Tan cloth binding, with brown lettering and design. (It is the same design as the First Edition from Doran, but issued in a smaller format.) Clean text;; 335 pages, indexed. The fold-out map in the rear is present; some sunfade on the spine. Lacking the dustjacket Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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34 Lawrence, T.E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph
New York Garden City Publishing Co. Incorporated 1938 First Thus Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Garden City Publishing Co. Incorporated, 1938. This is the story of "Lawrence of Arabia" as written by himself; often considered the greatest war narrative of the 20th Century - part history and part great literature. Lawrence lost the original manuscript and had to rewrite it from memory. Quercus believes this to be one of his greatest feats. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the "Deluxe Edition," issued three yaers after the First Trade. Tan cloth binding with decorated spine. Large octavo; 672 pages, with appendices and indices; numerous illustrations; top edge is stained, others rough-cut. Stamp of previous-owner on the front paste-down. Very mild bumps, spine lightly darkened. A solid copy of this classic work, lacking the dustjacket.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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35 Lawrence, T.E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. a Triumph
Garden City Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1935 First Trade Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good 
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1935. The story of "Lawrence of Arabia" as told by himself. Often considered the greatest war narrative of the Twentieth Century - part history and part great literature. Lawrence lost the original manuscript and had to rewrite it from memory (Quercus considers this one of his greatest feats). This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Trade Edition (it was privately printed in 1926). Tan linen-covered boards with gilt titling on the spine; crossed swords & motto in gilt on the cover. Clean text; 672 pages; two Appendices; two Indexes (Place Names and Personal Names). Illustrated in black and white. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP; his bookplate on the paste-down. The dustjacket is Very Good. Light edgewear, closed tear on rear panel repaired with cello tape. Triangular chip at the head of the spine. This chip corresponds to a darkened spot on the book spine. A very solid copy of this important book. In an archival plastic protector.. First Trade. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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36 Lawrence, T.E. The Mint. A Day-book of the R.A.F. Depot Between August and December 1922 with Later Notes By 352087 A/c Ross
London Jonathan Cape 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good 
London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. After World War One and the war in the Hejaz, Lawrence of Arabia transformed himself into Airman Ross of the RAF; these are his diaries from that period, published posthumously. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Gray cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine; stamped bird in flight on the front cover. Clean text; 206 pages. Includes a Note by A.W. Lawrence. Bump to lower corner of front cover; 1/2" of sunfade to foot of spine; else a Fine copy. The dustwrapper is complete and unclipped. Wrinkling along the front top edge and crown of spine; spine slightly darkened; crease to lower of the front cover. Although not perfect, this is a very presentable copy; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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37 LeCler, Rene Sahara
Garden City Hanover House 1954 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Georges Tairraz 
Garden City: Hanover House, 1954. A fascinating polular history of the Sahara; illustrated with photographs by Georges Tairraz. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Clean and fresh text; 280 pages; includes a Glossary. Tan cloth binding with red and black lettering on the spine. Just a bit of soil on the spine. The dustjacket has been clipped and shows wear at the edges, with a 1/2" chip at the head of the spine; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Georges Tairraz. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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38 Lewis, Bernard From Babel to Dragomans. Interpreting the Middle East
New York Oxford University Press 2004 0195173368 / 9780195173369 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. A collection of essays and articles by the erudite and eloquent MidEast scholar. Great rainy-day reading! This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Red paper-covered boards with brown linen spine; gilt lettering. Clean text; 438 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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39 Lock, (Major) H.O. The Conquerors of Palestine Through Forty Centuries
London Robert Scott 1920 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London: Robert Scott, 1920. This is a history of the many invasions of Palestine. Henry Osmond Lock (b. 1879) served there during World War One. The Introduction is by Field Marshall Allenby. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition. 121 pages (index, appendices, fold-out map of the "Countries surrounding the Holy Land," and one page of publisher's adverts (including Lock's most famous book, "With the British Army in Palestine"). Maroon cloth binding that has darkened ; minor wear and light sporadic foxing throughout. Prize plate (a 2nd, from 1927) on the FFEP. This title rather uncommon; an interesting work. No dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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40 Mafouz, Naguib The Search
New York et.al. Doubleday 1991 0385264593 / 9780385264594 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York et.al.: Doubleday, 1991. Mahfouz is considered Egypt's most prominent modern writer; winner of Nobel Prize. Originally published in 1964, this novel was critical of the Egytian revolution. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Translated from the original Arabic by Mohamed Islam and Edited by Magdi Wahba. Light yellow paper boards with red cloth spine & black lettering. The dustjacket is unclipped. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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