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-First English Edition in Dust Jacket-


First English Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]

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

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

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Khaki cloth]

Item Number: 208211

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 First English edition copy in the handsome and extraordinarily rare dust jacket, which is unclipped, if a bit darkened with age. The jacket is intact but has been archivally reinforced internally. The book remains crisply and squarely bound, the gilt lettering is bright and the cloth is fresh, with some rubbing along the lower edges, most pronounced at the spine tail. The contents are fine and unfoxed, with light jacket flap toning to the half-title and very faint browning to the pages. The final four pages have been roughly separated. Else fine.

Overall, a truly attractive jacketed copy.