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-First American Edition in Dust Jacket-


First American Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

McGraw Hill Book Co. [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A242.2.b) (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: 210983

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 is bright and clean, with fractonal losses at the upper left edge of the front face wrapping around to the spine head, and also at the upper right front corner. The contents are fine.