-Wartime First Macmillan Edition in Dust Jacket-


Macmillan Edition (First Printing)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Macmillan & Co. Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A95.4a) (A39c.3)

8vo (320 pages, with frontis portrait)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]

Item Number: 201816


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, in an unclipped dust jacket, of the First Printing of the Macmillan wartime reprint edition. The jacket is a bit darkened, particularly along the spine. The binding is virtually mint, the contents fine, with a faint ink gift inscription dated “46” on the front free endpaper and an inked endnote on the rear free endpaper. The hinges are just beginning to give, else fine.