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Auktion: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana
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LAWRENCE, T E Autograph letter signed (“TE Lawrence”) to Sir...

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LAWRENCE, T. E. Autograph letter signed (“TE Lawrence”) to Sir Hugh Trenchard (1873-1956). 2 pages, 8vo, spotting .
LAWRENCE, T. E. Autograph letter signed (“TE Lawrence”) to Sir Hugh Trenchard (1873-1956). 2 pages, 8vo, spotting . “MY RELUCTANT BOOK…MUST COME TO A HEAD AND BE FINISHED WITH” Lawrence (trying to efface himself as Airman Ross) writes to the top of the RAF about getting leave to make arrangements for Seven Pillars : “Curtis & the rest have been pressing me about my reluctant book: and I feel that the thing must come to a head and be finished with. It worries me too much as it is: and I’m not in the mood (or the position) to afford more worries. So I am meeting them in Oxford over the coming week-end…and am putting in an application for a pass…” he’ll need three days, he explains, “My boor ‘bike is gone, & trains are slow…I was on defaulters last week, which would normally prevent my getting leave for a month. Wherefore I write to you to ask you to do what you promised. It’s a pity, because I’ve tried here not to presume in any way, and this means breaking the standard I had set up. However perhaps it is justifiable.” In as postscript he adds: “If I’m kicked out of this [the RAF] I’m done.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana
Auktionsdatum: 08.12.2015
Adresse: Christie's
8 December 2015, New York, Rockefeller Center