[First English Edition]


First English Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Odhams Press [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A 242.1.c) (Woods A125a)

4to (32 pages of text, plus 18 color plates of paintings.)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Taupe cloth]

Item Number: 206346


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 English edition in an unclipped dust jacket that is lightly creased and shelfworn, particularly along the spine, but intact, with fractional losses at the spine head and tail, and at the front face corners. The book is in handsome condition; the cloth and gilt lettering are quite fresh, with a small patch of fading to the cloth along the upper edge of the rear face. The corners are just a touch turned. The contents are fine.