Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey, 2005. Octavo. (20)pp., + tipped-in reproduction of the original letter. One of fifty copies. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece by George Kuthan; the block was borrowed from the University of British Columbia's Special Collections Library. Signed by Jeremy Wilson and Don Stewart, authors of the Preface and Foreword respectively. This 1929 letter from T. E. Lawrence, previously unrecorded, is in response to Martin Allerdale Grainger, who suggested that he consider retiring to British Columbia. Lawrence politely declines, saying: "I prefer England to anything I've ever seen elsewhere." Grainger was the author of the 1908 novel Woodsmen of the West, and served as chief forester of British Columbia. The reproduction of the letter is printed on vegetable parchment and tipped in. Much of the book ended up being printed from digital Garamont cast in polymer, as Rollin Milroy had difficulties with the durability of his metal Garamont type during printing. Bound in limp wrappers made of Reg Lissel's parchment paper. A fine copy. Item #30524
(Heavenly Monkey Checklist Number III, I.12).