-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: 202821


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, unclipped and quite bright and fresh. The front face is unfaded, with a closed tear along the upper spine edge, a faint scuff or two and some light creases. The rear face has darkened just a touch more. The spine is much less faded than usual, with nominal edge-chipping and fractional losses at the spine head and tail. The book itself is virtually pristine, inside and out; unfaded and unfoxed.