Military Report on the Sinai Peninsula
Towards 'An English Fourth'
Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text
'The Mint' and Later Writings About Service Life
Boats for the R.A.F. 1929-1935
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The Forest Giant
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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Adrien Le Corbeau | T. E. Lawrence,
Le Gigantesque | The Forest Giant
Parallel French and English Texts
With a Foreword by Jeremy Wilson
Castle Hill Press, 2004
Edition of 352 numbered copies
Parallel French and English texts of Lawrence's first published translation, The Forest Giant. Several critics have argued that his version is much better than the original (an opinion we share). In this edition, readers with a command of both languages can assess Lawrence's work for themselves.
Jeremy Wilson's Foreword, available online, gives a history of the translation.
- Octavo, trimmed page-size 234 x 156 mm.
- 224 pages, facsimile frontis., one facsimile in text
- Typeset in Caslon by Castle Hill Press
- Printed on high-quality 100 g.s.m. acid-free paper
- 250 copies, numbered 101-350, bound in quarter cloth with Indian paper sides. Top edge gilt, coloured end-papers, head and tail bands
- Issued in a card slip-case to protect the sides
Additional content in the special issues
- 8 pages of facsimiles
- 45 copies, numbered 56-100, bound in quarter brown goatskin with cloth sides; top edge gilt, head and tail bands, hand-marbled end-papers. Issued in a slip-case.
- 40 copies, numbered 16-55, bound in full dark-red goatskin. All edges gilt, head and tail bands, hand-marbled end-papers. Issued in a slip-case.
15 copies, numbered 1-15, bound in a specially commissioned inlaid goatskin binding. (This binding has not yet been commissioned.)
Two additional copies, lettered 'A' and 'B', are reserved for the publishers
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