-Second American Edition (Third Printing) in Dust Jacket-


Second American Edition (Third Printing)

By: Winston S. Churchill (With an Introduction by Dorothy Thompson)

Charles Scribners Sons [NY]

Biblio: (Cohen A91.5.c) (Woods A37c)


Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Midnight-blue cloth]

Item Number: 212273


Collector's Guide

My Early LifeĀ 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.


A virtually mint copy of the wartime Third Printing of the Second American Edition, in an unclipped dust jacket that is very faintly faded along the spine but is otherwise bright and crisp with excellent color. The book and contents are fine, save for a former owner name dated “March 1941” in ink and a tiny vintage bookseller plate on the modestly flap-toned front free endpaper.
Produced from the First American edition plates, with a new Introduction by the legendary American journalist Dorothy Thompson.