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Bonhams are holding an auction of Newcombe and Lawrence related items on 19 March in London. These include Newcombe's copy of the privately printed Seven Pillars of Wisdom plus field notes from the Arab Revolt describing raids against the Hejaz Railway.
Newcombe's copy is described as: Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph, SUBSCRIBERS' EDITION, ONE OF 170 COMPLETE COPIES, S.F. NEWCOMBE'S COPY, [Privately Printed] for the Author by Manning Pike and H. J. Hodgson, 1926
The lots include known letters from Lawrence to Newcombe and privately printed editions of The Mint, Crusader Castles, Men In Print, the Diary of T.E. Lawrence 1911, and Secret Dispatches from Arabia. A handsome collection from the family. Bonhams have referenced this blog for background information although there are one or two assumptions in their notes that do not match the evidence that I have found in my research.
I am sure that the continued interest in Lawrence, the biography of Newcombe and the centenary of the war will help push along the bidding.