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My Early Life. A Roving Commission - CHURCHILL, Winston S - 1930. 
London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930 - Octavo (212 x 131 mm). Late 20th-century red full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere for Sotheran, decorative gilt-tooled and panelled spine, single-line gilt border on sides, facsimile of Churchill's signature in gilt on front cover, all edges gilt, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Slight pale blemish to front cover (from a previous attempt at polishing); an excellent copy, handsomely bound. Frontispiece and 15 plates from photographs, maps and plans. First edition, first impression, second state, with volume one of The World Crisis present on the list of Churchill's works on the half-title verso. Churchill's first volume of sustained biography is a highly entertaining account of his childhood, schooldays at Harrow, military training at Sandhurst, experiences as a war correspondent in Cuba, and service attached to the Malakand field force on the northwest frontier of India, charging with the 21st lancers at Omdurman, and as a POW in South Africa during the Boer War. Cohen A91.1.c; Woods A37(a). [Attributes: First Edition]
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