-American Reprint Edition-


Third American Issue

By: Winston S. Churchill

Cornerstone Library [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A242.6) (Woods A125c)

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

Hardcover [Patterned Paper Covered Boards]

Item Number: 11768


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 virtually mint copy of one of the handsomer reprints, as issued without a dust jacket the year of Churchill’s death. The pages have browned far less than usual, the covers are brighter than usual and the book appears unopened. Rare thus.