An Invitation To British Columbia, A Letter From T.E. Lawrence To Martin A. Grainger - Limited / Numbered Edition
Shaw, T. E. Lawrence, Jeremy Wilson, Don Stewart
Number 39 of 50 signed and numbered copies. As a frontis piece, the book features a wood engraving by George Kuthan, borrowed from the extensive collection of his original blocks at the Rare Books & Special Collections Library at the University of British Columbia. The engraving's BC logging image is particularly suited to a book associated with Grainger, the author of Woodsmen of the West (1908) and one of the province's first chief foresters. The text was set in 12-point Garamond, and printed on Reg Lissel's handmade Heavenly Monkey text paper. The letter facsimile was printed on vegetable parchment from polymer plates by David Clifford. The book is octavo, 20 pages plus the facsimile. The folios are sewn on tapes and put in a limp case made from Reg Lissel's natural faux parchment paper, with the title printed up the spine. Very Fine condition;
A brief but illuminating letter, previously unrecorded (or published) , by T. E. Shaw (i. E. Lawrence) written in 1929 to Martin Allerdale Grainger, BC's first chief forester, in response to his suggestion that Lawrence consider retiring in the province. The letter is reproduced in facsimile and type. Noted Lawrence scholar Jeremy Wilson wrote the preface, and bookseller Don Stewart wrote a brief essay on Grainger's life in BC, both Wilson and Stewart signed on the limitation page.