LIFE OF CHARLES M. DOUGHTY

LIFE OF CHARLES M. DOUGHTY

(Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929).

A SCARCE WORK OF INTEREST TO BOTH DOUGHTY AND T. E. LAWRENCE COLLECTORS. The author David G. Hogarth (who died before the book came to publication) was a noted archaeologist and scholar associated with both Lawrence and Doughty. Hogarth was close with T. E. Lawrence and worked with Lawrence to plan the Arab Revolt. He introduced Lawrence to Doughty, and Lawrence wrote the famous introduction to the 1921 edition of Doughty's TRAVELS IN ARABIA DESERTA.
Hogarth's son William, who has penned the presentation inscription in this copy, made the final revisions needed to his father's long-compiled manuscripts after the elder Hogarth passed in 1927. With the help of Mrs. Doughty, Edward Garnett and Sydney Cockerell he was finally able to finish his father's labor of love and bring the work to publication. Item #29938

First edition, issue for America printed in England at the Oxford University Press. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the late author's son William D. Hogarth (who authored the introductory note to this volume) in the year of publication to noted American wood-engraver, illustrator and type and book designer Rudolph Ruzicka. Ruzicka's very small and elegant bookplate is also found on the front pastedown. With a frontispiece portrait from the Simson bronze medallion, nine plates of portraits, sketches, letters, etc. and a fold-out map. 4to, in the publisher's original brown cloth with a hand-printed paper label on the spine (the binding is typically unlabeled). viii, [4], 216 pp. A very nice copy of this elusive work, the text quite fine, the cloth with just a hint of wear to the extremities.

Price: $1,000.00