A ROVING COMMISSION: My Early Life
-Third Printing of the First American Edition in Dust Jacket-
First American Edition (Third Printing)
Charles Scribners Sons [New York]
Biblio: (Cohen A91.2.c)(Woods A37b)
16mo (378 pages, photo frontis, maps, illustrated. With Scribner “A” on copyright page.)
Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Red cloth]
Item Number: 207258
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 Third Printing of the First American edition in the rare dust jacket, which is price-clipped and spine-faded, as per usual, but most attractive overall, quite bright and fresh on the front and rear faces, and thoroughly intact across the spine, with just a few closed tears at the head and tail.
The book itself is virtually mint, inside and out, with a tiny vintage bookshop plate on the rear pastedown.