-Signed First American Edition in Dust Jacket-


First American Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

McGraw Hill Book Co./Whittlesey House [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A242.2.a) (Woods A125b)

8vo (66 pages, with frontispiece and 32 pages of colour plates on coated stock)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue-Green cloth]

Item Number: 203936

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Collector's Guide

Painting as a Pastime is Winston Churchill’s marvelous essay celebrating his favorite hobby. It first appeared in the Strand magazine over two issues in December 1921 and January 1922. It was then anthologized in Churchill’s 1932 book, Thoughts and Adventures, before being published on its own as this delightful little volume, which has since been endlessly re-issued in a variety of English and American editions.


This very good copy of the First American edition, in an unclipped dust jacket, has been boldly signed in ink on the front free endpaper: “W Churchill.”

The dust jacket is edgeworn, with fractional losses along the front face, upper and lower edges, and at the spine head and tail. The contents are fine.