-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: 209887


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 here unclipped but shelfworn and edge-chipped, with significant fading to the spine. There is loss of approximately one inch across the spine head of the jacket and a smaller loss along the lower edge. The front face has fractional losses along the upper edge, which is also quite creased.

The book itself is in very good condition. The cloth is still a bright salmon pink. The fade-prone spine is quite faded, as per usual. The binding is tight. The contents are fine, with very light, scattered foxing to the fore-edges only.