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A ROVING COMMISSION: My Early Life

[First American Edition in Dust Jacket]


$2,500.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A91.2.a)(Woods A37b)
Date: 1930
Published: Charles Scribners Sons [New York]
Size (Details): 16mo (378 pages, photo frontis, maps, illustrated. With Scribner "A" on copyright page.)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Red cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 14267

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MY EARLY LIFE

Arguably Winston Churchill's most entertaining book, a memoir of youth and wayward school boyhood - in fact, the only volume of personal memoirs that Churchill ever wrote. Published in the U.S. under the title A ROVING COMMISSION, the work has been endlessly re-issued in a variety of editions. True first editions, however, remain quite rare.

Description: This is a very good copy of the First American edition, in the very rare dust jacket, which is unclipped, intact and uniquely unfaded. The jacket does exhibit faint rubs and scuffs to the spine and a wrinkled closed tear at the front right corner. It is quite impressive nonetheless. The fade-prone cloth is similarly unfaded, with bright type. The contents are unfoxed and fine, save for a vintage ink gift inscription on the front free endpaper.
Rare thus.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).





 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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