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Book Condition: Very Good
Limited issue of 750 numbered copies (#477). Publisher's light red paper boards, with Lawrence's trademark phoenix design to the front board in black, black leather title label lettered in gilt to the spine, printed on laid paper. Very good minus. Corners rounded with wear through. Spine has chips and tears. Largest chip is half inch by 3/4 inch. Portrait frontispiece (author). Uncut pages. Roberts A57. Published as No. 6 in Orioli's Lungarno series, Apocalypse is a posthumously published text which grew out of Lawrence's fascination with the Biblical "Book of Revelations." Indeed, the opening phrase, "Apocalypse simply means Revelation, although there is nothing simple about this one," sets the stage for Lawrence's musings regarding the prophesied phenomenon over which "men have puzzled their brains for over two thousand years." Lawrence was working on this text in the last months of his life, and, after his death in March 1930, his widow sent the text to Giuseppe Orioli, the publisher of the first unexpurgated edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928).Full refund if not satisfied.