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Winston S. Churchill
Winston S. Churchill - My Early Life, first British edition, finely bound
My Early Life Winston S. Churchill London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930 First edition, finely bound in full leather Binding Condition: Very Good This is a finely bound copy of the first edition, first printing of Churchill's autobiography. My Early Life sold very well at the time and has seen a great many editions since, many of them collectible in their own right, but of course a premium attaches to first editions. The challenge for collectors is that the plum colored binding of this edition proved especially susceptible to fading, soiling, and wear; nearly all copies are considerably spine faded. Hence this finely bound example. We commissioned the binding in full dark plum morocco, deferential to the original binding color. The binding features hubbed spine with gilt-tooled and decoratively framed raised bands, gilt lion rampant in the unprinted compartments, and twin brown spine labels. The beveled edge boards are framed in gilt and gilt-tooled turn-ins framing handsome marbled endpapers. The contents are bound with silk head and tail bands and gilt top edge. Condition of the binding is perfect. Condition of the contents is very good for the edition, with no previous ownership marks and light spotting confined to prelims and page edges. This copy is identified by Cohen (Vol. I, p.330) as first edition, first printing, second state, distinguished by 12 Churchill titles in the list of "Works by the same Author" on the half-title verso. My Early Life covers the years from Churchill's birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. One can hardly ask for more adve … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector (churchill_book_collector) [San Diego, California, US]
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