-First Keystone Library Edition in Dust Jacket-


First Keystone Library Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen 95.3.a) (Woods A39ab)

8vo (320 pages, illustrated, including frontis photo )

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Green cloth]

Item Number: 8329


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 First Keystone Library reprint edition in the rare dust jacket, which is wonderfully fresh but price-clipped as per the publisher’s original design for export to Canada and Australia, with the lower front panel and lower spine each neatly clipped of their Pound Sterling prices, resulting in three small triangular gashes in this beautifully printed jacket. Shadows of an inked former-owner name are visible on the front free endpaper and on the front pastedown. The fore-edges are very lightly foxed. The cloth boards are fresh; the contents are fine.