MY EARLY LIFE & THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES & GREAT CONTEMPORARIES & STEP BY STEP

-Odhams Press Editions (Four Volume Set) in Original Mailing Container-

1948

First Odhams Press Editions (First Printings)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Odhams Press Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A91.9.a/A95.5.a/A105.9.a/A111.4.a)(Woods A37/A39/A43/45)

8vo

Hardcover in Dust Jackets [Red cloth]

Item Number: 201854

$750.00

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.

Description

As-new, a four-volume set of Odhams Press reprints still boxed in their original mailing container. The books in this set are all Standard edition First Printings, in their original dust jackets. All appear to be unread and are virtually mint.
Rare thus, to say the least.
Odhams Press was a British mail order bookseller that, beginning in 1947, regularly reprinted these four essential Churchill titles in two different bindings with Churchill’s signature in gilt on the covers: “Standard” (bright red cloth, with unstained page edges ), and “Deluxe” (red leatherette with black leather spine labels and red stained page edges).