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T. E. Lawrence
'The Mint' and Later Writings About Service Life

Castle Hill Press, 2010
Library Edition, 475 numbered copies
Edited by Jeremy and Nicole Wilson
Introduction by Jeremy Wilson

This one #60 of the 200 issued in quarter Goatskin, see below.

On offer this finest quality re-issue of Lawrence’s greta work, newly edited, and published by the leading fine craft bindery Castle Hill Press.

'The Mint' and Later Writings About Service Life contains the 1928 text of The Mint, together with a selection of Lawrence's later writings about his life in the ranks. These are drawn from letters and reports and presented in diary form.
The narrative of Lawrence's RAF years therefore begins in 1922 and ends with his retirement in February 1935. He himself thought of expanding The Mint in this way. The result is a far more interesting version of Lawrence's second book than any edition available until now.
This Library Edition has been designed as a companion to the 2003 Library Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text. The three bindings complement the Seven Pillars bindings, as illustrated below.
An important consequence of the additional material (which nearly doubles the length of the book) is that Lawrence's gruelling account of the recruits' initial training is balanced by his later sense of security and fulfilment, especially during the years he spent helping to develop high-speed motorboats for the RAF.  

Quarter-goatskin binding
180 numbered copies bound in quarter black Nigerian goatskin with blue cloth sides.
Top edge gilt, letterpress-printed endpapers, ribbon place marker, head and tail bands. Coloured frontispiece. Issued post-publication in a blue cloth-covered slipcase.
Fine series of duotone photographs within.
288 pages
Trimmed page size 234 x 156mm
Typeset by Castle Hill Press in 11 point Caslon
Printed on acid-free paper
As new Condition

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