REFLECTIONS OF “A HAPPY YOUNG WARRIOR”: CHURCHILL’S THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES
CHURCHILL, Winston. Thoughts and Adventures. London: Thornton Butterworth, (1932). Octavo, modern three-quarter navy morocco, raised bands, spine compartments gilt-stamped with Churchill lion emblems, top edge gilt. $1200.
First edition of this collection of essays, with photographic frontispiece portrait, illustrated with seven political cartoons, handsomely bound.
"The broadest range of Churchill's thought between hard covers, Thoughts and Adventures comprises essays on a vast array of subjects, attesting not only to the breadth of the author's comprehension but of his personal experience. Not yet 60 when it was published, Churchill had already seen enough of the world from high office to fill several political careers; he had read widely, his photographic memory recording it all for reference; he had lived through what was then thought to be the greatest convulsion in history, the 'War to End Wars'… Churchill seems always a happy young warrior enjoying himself and sure of his convictions" (Langworth, 156). Cohen A95.1.a. Woods A39(a).
A fine copy.