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PAINTING AS A PASTIME

[SIGNED First American Edition in Dust Jacket]


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By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A242.2.a) (Woods A125b)
Date: 1950
Published: McGraw Hill Book Co./Whittlesey House [New York]
Size (Details): 8vo (66 pages; with frontispiece and 32 pages of colour plates on coated stock)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue-Green cloth]

Category: Signed
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 203936

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PAINTING AS A PASTIME

Churchill's marvelous essay celebrating his favorite hobby first appeared in the Strand magazine over two issues in December 1921 and January 1922. It was then anthologized in Churchill’s THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES, before being published on its own as this delightful little book, which has since been endlessly re-issued in a variety of English and American editions.

Description: This very good copy of the First American edition, in an unclipped dust jacket, has been boldly SIGNED in ink on the front free endpaper: "Winston S. Churchill." The dust jacket is edgeworn, with fractional losses along the front face, upper and lower edges, and at the spine head and tail. The contents are fine.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).





 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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