-Second American Edition-


Second American Edition (Second Printing)

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

Charles Scribners Sons [NY]

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


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

Item Number: 210629


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.


This is a very good Second Printing copy of the wartime Second American Edition in an unclipped dust jacket that is in very good condition, save for llight fading to the spine. The contents are fine, but the boards are a bit roughed up and shelfworn.