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The Mint: A Day-Book of the R.A.F. Depot Between August and December 1922 with Later Notes by 352087 A/C Ross. by  T.E. [A.W. Lawrence] Lawrence - Signed First Edition - 1955 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 117566)

The Mint: A Day-Book of the R.A.F. Depot Between August and December 1922 with Later Notes by 352087 A/C Ross.

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The Mint: A Day-Book of the R.A.F. Depot Between August and December 1922 with Later Notes by 352087 A/C Ross.

by Lawrence, T.E. [A.W. Lawrence]

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First edition, limited issue of Lawrence's semi-autobiographical account of his R.A.F. training days. Quarto, original quarter morocco, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt with others uncut. One of 2000 numbered copies, this is number 1039. Although not called for this example is signed by A.W. Lawrence on the limitation page (T.E. Lawrence's brother who edited and contributed to introductory notes to this volume). Near fine in the rare original slipcase which is in very good condition. Bookplate. Rare and desirable. Following World War I, despite having previously held a senior rank, Lawrence disappeared from public view by enlisting in the Royal Air Force as 351087 Aircraftman Ross. THE Mint covers his initial training and part of his service, likening RAF training to a coin factory--the men are "The Raw Material" put through "the Mill' that mints them into soldiers. The books was published posthumously according to Lawrence's wishes and shocked many of his contemporaries.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
117566
Title
The Mint: A Day-Book of the R.A.F. Depot Between August and December 1922 with Later Notes by 352087 A/C Ross.
Author
Lawrence, T.E. [A.W. Lawrence]
Book condition
Used
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1955
Keywords
T. E. Lawrence First Edition, The Mint First Edition
Bookseller catalogs
Biography and Autobiography;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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bookplate
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First Edition
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top edge gilt
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