A ROVING COMMISION: The Story of My Early Life

-Wartime Third American Edition (Fourth Printing)-


Third American Edition (Fourth Printing)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Charles Scribner’s Sons [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A91.7.d)(Woods A37c)

8vo (370 pages)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Grey cloth]

Item Number: 209381


Collector's Guide

My Early Life is the only volume of personal memoirs that Churchill ever wrote. It is, arguably, his most entertaining book and an excellent entry point into his writing; a vivacious memoir of youth and wayward school boyhood. Published in the U.S. under the title A Roving Commission, the book has been endlessly re-issued in a variety of editions. True first editions, however, remain quite rare.


This is a very good copy of the wartime Fourth Printing of the Third American edition. The price-clipped dust jacket is in very good condition, just lightly scuffed. The contents are fine.