Thoughts and Adventures


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CHURCHILL, Winston. Thoughts and Adventures. London: Thornton Butterworth, (1932). Octavo, original olive cloth, original dust jacket. $6300.

First edition of this fine collection of essays, with photographic frontispiece portrait, illustrated with seven political cartoons, in original cloth and with scarce original dust jacket.

"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).

Book leaning slightly with only minor rubbing to edges, fragile dust jacket with slight soiling, one spine fold split is reinforced on verso, and a bit of wear to extremities affecting a few letters of spine title. An extremely good copy. Scarce.

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