-First American Edition-


First American Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

McGraw Hill Book Co. [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: 211758


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 is a very good copy of the First American edition in an unclipped dust jacket that has small rubs at the spine head and another at the upper front corner, otherwise flawless, inside and out.
Increasingly rare thus.