-Variant Binding of the First English Edition-


First English Edition (Second Impression)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen 95.1.b) (Wooods A39ab)

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

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Green cloth]

Item Number: 208242


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 scarce Second Impression of the First English edition in the variant green cloth binding, without dust jacket. The cloth and gilt lettering are bright and the binding is square, with the corners a bit turrned. The contents are fine, with a dated ink gift inscription on the front free endpaper and a charming Harrods Lending Library blindstamp on the rear pastedown.