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Works

Military Report on the Sinai Peninsula
Towards 'An English Fourth'
Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text
Paperback edition
'The Mint' and Later Writings About Service Life
Boats for the R.A.F. 1929-1935
reports and correspondence

Translation

The Forest Giant

Letters

Correspondence with Bernard and Charlotte Shaw
Correspondence with E. M. Forster and F.L. Lucas
More Correspondence with Writers
Correspondence with Edward and David Garnett
Correspondence with Henry Williamson
Translating the Bruce Rogers 'Odyssey'
Correspondence with the Political Elite 1922-1935

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

Castle Hill Press, 2009
Edited by Jeremy and Nicole Wilson
Introduction by Jeremy Wilson

Large-format fine-press edition - 277 numbered copies

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Above: copies of the quarter-cloth issue, with a copy of our 1997 Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text centre-right, bottom shelf  

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Our 1997 edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text won a respected place in the Lawrence literature. We believe that this companion large-format edition of 'The Mint' and Later Writings About Service Life will do the same.

It 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.

At the end of this large-format first printing is a selection of extracts from Lawrence's letters in which he writes about The Mint

List of contents

  • Introduction by Jeremy Wilson (pp. ix-xiii)

  • The Mint (pp. 1-174): The text of the manuscript of The Mint presented by Lawrence to Edward Garnett in 1928. In Lawrence's last years, when many people had read and commented on The Mint, he revised it in detail. The 1928 text, like our 1922 text of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, shows the text of The Mint before this process. We have made only light copy-editing corrections.
       This text has been printed just once before, in an edition of 50 copies published at a prohibitive price in 1936 to protect American copyright. Our text is taken from the manuscript, not from that earlier printed edition. There are likely to be variant transcriptions between the two editions.
  • 'Later Writings About Service Life' (pp. 175-296): A selection from Lawrence's later writings about service life, taken from letters and documents he wrote between 1927 and 1935. These are similar to the sources he himself used to write the Cranwell section of The Mint, for which he had few notes. In effect, this fourth section extends The Mint to the end of Lawrence's RAF service. It also helps redress the negative impact of the Uxbridge chapters that make up almost 80% of the 1928 Mint text.
  • Appendix: 'Letters About The Mint' (pp. 297-333): Discussion of The Mint in letters written by Lawrence between 1927 and 1935.
  • Acknowledgements and Sources (p. 334)
  • References for the extracts published in 'Later Writings About Service Life' and 'Letters About The Mint' (pp. 335-40)
  • [Supplement in the full-goatskin copies only, pp. I-VIII): 'Some Uxbridge Notes' and four contemporary notes about Cranwell.

This first Castle Hill Press edition consists of 277 copies printed in the same large format as our 1997 edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text, with bindings available that complement that edition to form a set.


SPECIFICATION

Edition of 277 numbered copies, of which 200 were offered to subscribers
TPS 282x200 mm
x,342 (=352) pages, the endpapers and coloured frontispiece were printed by letterpress
Designed and typeset in 12pt Caslon by Castle Hill Press

Quarter-cloth binding

ISBN: 9781873141564

150 copies quarter-bound with a cream Rohalbleinen canvas spine and grey Fabriano Tiziano boards, to complement the 1997 Castle Hill Press edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text. Head and tail bands, place-mark ribbon, endpapers with seaplane design printed letterpress. Issued in a cloth-covered slipcase

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Above: Title page and letterpress-printed frontispiece  

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Above left: shown alongside a copy of Jonathan Cape's 1955 edition of the revised text of The Mint. Above centre and right: top and fore-edge, showing the grey-paper section for the Uxbridge chapters (Parts I and II) 

 

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Above: endpaper, printed letterpress  

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Above: matching quarter-cloth set: Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text (left) and 'The Mint' and Later Writings about Service Life (right)


 

Quarter-goatskin binding

About 50 copies were bound for subscribers in quarter goatskin with blue cloth sides

 

Above: Quarter-goatskin copies of Military Report on the Sinai Peninsula (2008), Towards 'An English Fourth' (2009) and 'The Mint' and Later Writings About Service Life (2009)

The Mint 2009

Above: Full-goatskin copies (upper shelf) and quarter-goatskin copies (lower shelf)


 

Full goatskin binding

ISBN: 9781873141557
This issue contains 8 pages of additional text.

50 copies (numbered 1-50) bound in full blue-grey goatskin with raised bands, to complement the 1997 Castle Hill Press edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text. All edges gilt, head and tail bands, place-mark ribbon, endpapers with seaplane design printed letterpress.

Cloth-covered slip-case.

The Mint - full goatskin


 

Copies 251-275, 'A' and 'B'

There are 25 reserved copies. These contain the additional text found in the full-goatskin copies. Two copies lettered 'A' and 'B' are reserved for the publishers.


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Editing Notes
Design Notes
Library Edition 2010

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