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[First English Edition in Dust Jacket]

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By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A 242.1.a) (Woods A125a)
Date: 1948
Published: Odhams Press [London]
Size (Details): 4to (32 pages of text, plus 18 color plates of paintings.)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Taupe cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 205071



Churchill's marvelous essay celebrating his favorite hobby first appeared in the Strand magazine over two issues in December 1921 and January 1922. It was then anthologized in Churchill’s THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES, before being published on its own as this delightful little book, which has since been endlessly re-issued in a variety of English and American editions.

Description: This is a very good copy of the handsome First English edition, in an unclipped dust jacket that is quite creased on the front face but intact and bright. The cloth is unevenly faded and a bit dampstained along the spine. The contents are fine, with light, scattered foxing to the front and rear pastedowns and free endpapers. Overall, a better than average example of an increasingly difficult-to-find volume.

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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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