-Publisher's Original Paste-Up Proof for the First American Edition-


Publisher's Original Paste-Up Proof for the First American Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Charles Scribners Sons [New York]

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

8vo (320 pages)

Softcover [Handwritten wraps]

Item Number: 212167

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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.


The original copy of British publisher Thornton Butterworth’s paste-up proof for THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES, as re-purposed by Scribners for its American edition, to be titled AMID THESE STORMS. This proof consists of Butterworth’s mockup for its original English edition of THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES overlaid with a handwritten Scribner AMID THESE STORMS title page. The paper wrappers verso contains the handwritten publication date and Scribners’ new price. Within, are penciled corrections to the copyright page.

This proof come from collection of the reknowned Churchill collector Prof. James B. Meriwether, whose label is affixed to the inside of the paper wrappers.

One-of-a kind, in excellent condition.