T. E. Lawrence :: Desmond Stewart

T. E. Lawrence :: Desmond Stewart soon to be presented for sale on the stupendous BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1977, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: Early in 1935, as the British Government started to rearm against the menace of Hitler and Mussolini, a middle-aged airman in the north of England was given a send-off party by his comrades. After the party, he pedalled south on his push-bike to a small Dorset cottage hidden in a tangle of shrubs. He would be forty-seven next birthday, and he was hoping to live on a few pounds a week, eked out by small sums from occasional writing. But a few weeks after he had settled in, his cottage was besieged by journalists. One of them asked, Do you intend to make yourself Dictator of England?

Absurd as it now seems, the journalists question was evidence of the extraordinary degree to which Aircraftman Shaw, the last guise of Lawrence of Arabia a man without financial backing, organized following or known political ideas continued to stir the imagination of his contemporaries.

In this new book, Desmond Stewart, Arabic schol…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Previous owners’ name to the first blank.

Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xii) 352 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Biography catalogue?

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