-First American Edition in Dust Jacket-


First American Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Charles Scribners Sons [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A91.2.b)(Woods A37b)

16mo (378 pages, photo frontis, maps, illustrated. With Scribner “A” on copyright page.)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Red cloth]

Item Number: 209532


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 First American edition, in the very rare dust jacket, which is unclipped and exceptionally bright, with some creasing to the upper edge of the front face and just a hint of rubbing and fading, as well as a faint, circular price sticker shadow visible on the spine. The book is square, crisp and tight, with the cloth faded along the spine (as per usual) and bright on the faces. The contents are fine.