-First American Edition in Dust Jacket-


First American Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Charles Scribners Sons [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A95.2) (Woods A39b)

8vo (320 pages, illustrated with cartoon reproductions and a photo frontis)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Salmon cloth]

Item Number: 209884


Collector's Guide

Thoughts and Adventures is a terrific anthology of Churchill essays and magazine articles from the 1920s and early 1930s on a wide variety of subjects, including, especially, his much-loved essay “Painting as a Pastime.” It was issued in the U.S. under the title Amid These Storms.


This is a very good copy of the First American edition, in the rare dust jacket, which is unclipped and exceptionally fresh and bright on the front and rear faces, with a fractional triangular loss at the upper left front edge and further fractional loss across the spine head. The spine has faded, as per usual with this book, and there is a chip at the spine tail, else fine.

The book itself is in very good condition. The cloth is still a bright salmon pink. The fade-prone spine is virtually unfaded. The contents are fine and unfoxed.