WILDERNESS OF ZIN, with a chapter on the Greek inscriptions by M. N. Tod. Introduction by Sir Frederick Kenyon.

(London & New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936).

IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. Lawrence and Woolley launched their careers with this work, collaborating together and joining their knowledge and travel experiences to form a comprehensive view of the desert regions surrounding Palestine. The work was originally published as the Annual of the Palestine Exploration Fund for 1914-1915, but in view “of the subsequent careers of its two authors, and of the literary merit which adds charm to the description of a country of no little biblical and historical interest, it seems to deserve a wider publicity than the proceedings of a learned society” [preface]. An excellent copy of Lawrence’s uncommon first work. Item #29873

First trade edition, and first edition published for the general public. Profusely illustrated with 40 full-page plates on coated paper, 58 illustrations in the text including one folding plan and 2 maps. 4to, publisher’s original sienna cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover, in the scarce printed dustjacket. 161, plates, (4) index pp. A handsome, clean and well preserved copy, with just a bit of mellowing or age evidence.

Price: $350.00