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Lawrence of Arabia book and letter set for auction

21st May 2010

A signed copy of T.E. Lawrence's The Seven Pillars of Wisdom and a 'lost' letter are expected to fetch GBP 28,000 at auction.

The first edition book and a letter written by Lawrence to Lord Rennell which was found inside it will be sold next week by auctioneer Lyon & Turnbull.

Dated 1925, the letter details the hero's move to the RAF Cadet College in Lincolnshire, in which he describes the county as being 'a picture of dead earth in green and grey'.

Lawrence also advised Lord Rennell not to buy The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, as he thought its price of 30 guineas was 'absurd'.

Simon Vickers, book specialist at Lyon & Turnbull, said signed copies of the book, which inspired the 1962 film Lawrence Of Arabia, are 'very rare'.

'It was when I was leafing through the book that I noticed the letter. It is a wonderful everyday letter from Lawrence,' he added.

This month, Christie's announced that it expects to raise at least GBP 1 million through the auction of Winston Churchill-related letters and books which will start in June.

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