Cairo: Government Press and Survey of Egypt, 1919. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Buff colored card wrappers with matching cloth back strip, title printed in black onto upper cover and spine, 4to, (11-1/2 inches tall), pp. [vi], -113, linen backed frontispiece of Allenby and 56 detailed color maps with explanatory text verso. Volume with light wear and creasing, spine ends and corners bumped, three rubber stamps of "Dept. Militia & Defence, Ottawa" to front cover and one recto the frontis [to linen backing only], a single paperclip rust mark near gutter of title page and none of the foxing commonly found in the Cairo editions. The "Dept. Militia & Defence, Ottawa" rubber stamps make sense, as this Cairo edition was first "Published for Official Use Dec. 1918." O'Brien A011. Very Good. Item #2522
This book contains the order of battle and the campaign maps for the Near Eastern front of which Lawrence's Arab campaign was a part. Together with the reports in the Arab Bulletin and in The Times, represent his first published accounts of the Arab campaign. "Sherifian Co-operation in September" [facing plate 49-50] and "The Story of the Arab Movement" [facing plate 51-53] are compiled from T.E.Lawrence's notes, although not acknowledged in this printing. Ref. O'Brien A011.
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