New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1921. 8vo. 355 pp. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Green boards with brown cloth spine, with the uncommon dustjacket clipped and minor wear and tear to the edges; overall a clean and beautiful uncut copy. Item #17333
First edition, first printing with 8 illustrations by Jan Juta and a map of Sardinia by Lawrence. “An account of a trip Lawrence took in Sardinia. Chatty, intimate, full of keen and unusual observations,” (dustjacket). Of interest is the printing of line 3 on page 127 upside down.
Lawrence (1885-1930) was a writer and poet who was much too forward thinking for his time. He spent much of his life in voluntary exile, accruing many enemies. His works tended to reflect the dehumanizing time period, while also exploring sexuality, emotions, and instinct.