-First English Edition (Second Printing) -


First English Edition (Second Printing)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Odhams Press [London]

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

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

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Taupe cloth]

Item Number: 17881


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 Second Printing copy of the First English edition, in a price-clipped dust jacket that is very modestly sunned at the spine. The contents are faintly damp-stained, else fine.