-First English “Times Book Club” Edition-


First English “Times Book Club” Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A95.1.?) (Woods A39a)

8vo (320 pages, illustrated with cartoon reproductions and a photo frontis)

Hardcover [Green cloth]

Item Number: 207602


Collector's Guide

Thoughts and Adventures is a terrific anthology of Churchill essays and magazine articles from the 1920s and early 1930s on a wide variety of subjects, including, especially, his much-loved essay “Painting as a Pastime.” It was issued in the U.S. under the title Amid These Storms.


This is a very good copy of the rarely-seen [London] “Times Book Club” edition, which was bound from early edition sheets but in a plainer binding of smooth dark green cloth. Miraculously, the Cohen bibliography overlooks this edition.

The cloth here is unusually fresh and bright, with a tiny chip at the spine head. The gilt spine type is just a bit dulled. The contents are fine and unfoxed. There is a “Times Book Club” sticker on the rear pastedown.

Truly scarce, especially in this condition.