London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965). My Early Life. A Roving Commission. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. 8°. Half title, half tone frontispiece portrait of Lady Randolph Churchill, 15 half tone plates, maps, one folding, publisher's slip loosely-inserted. Original dark pink cloth lettered in gilt and ruled in blind (some very faint staining at joints, small light stain to head of spine), DUST-JACKET (lower edges frayed without loss but touching letters, lower wrapper torn with very slight loss, a few nicks, backstrip a little faded), partly unopened. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, with verso of half title in second state. Woods A37(a).
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