First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with an impressed decorative device to the upper board and titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed. Illustrated with twenty black and white plates. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm with just a little bumping to the corners and a hint of fading to the head and tail of the spine. The contents with a little foxing to the endpapers are otherwise clean throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. The dustwrapper with some wear and loss to the extremities, a splash mark and some wrinkling to the spine, is otherwise good.
A collection of posthumously published travel writings by Lawrence, in which he contrasts the life-affirming world of the Etruscans with the shabbiness of Benito Mussolini's Italy during the late 1920s. Provenance: From the library of Martin Stone.
Stock code: 17324