"CHURCHILL SEEMS ALWAYS A HAPPY YOUNG WARRIOR… SURE OF HIS CONVICTIONS": THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES IN SCARCE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET
CHURCHILL, Winston. Thoughts and Adventures. London: Thornton Butterworth, (1932). Octavo, original olive cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom slipcase. $3600.
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). Owner ink signature dated 1932. Bookseller's small label.
Text generally clean, minor rubbing to cloth extremities, near-fine. Fragile and scarce original dust jacket, often not present, mildly toned, shallow chips along upper edge and one-inch chip to foot of spine, with splits along folds expertly reinforced on verso. A very good copy with the scarce dust jacket..