-Third Printing of the First American Edition in Dust Jacket-


First American Edition (Third Printing)

By: Winston S. Churchill

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


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 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.