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Winston S. Churchill
Winston S. Churchill - My Early Life, first edition, third printing, in jacket
My Early Life Winston S. Churchill London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930 First edition, third printing Condition: Good plus Jacket Condition: Poor This homely copy is rendered exceptional by the extravagantly rare dust jacket. This is the first edition, third printing of Churchill's only and extremely popular autobiography, published in November 1930, swiftly following the first and second printings of October. The third printing dust jacket is identical in every respect to that of the first printing. The volume is nearly identical to the first printing, excepting only the printing history on the copyright page. My Early Life has seen a great many editions, many of them collectible, but of course a premium attaches to first editions, with jacketed examples being among the most sought and elusive prizes in the Churchill canon. The vivid plum color of both the binding and dust jacket proved incredibly vulnerable to sunning. Whether because of sunning, the fact that this popular book appears to have been widely read, or both, very few first edition dust jackets survive. Neither we nor Churchill's bibliographer have ever recorded a jacketed third printing, likely owing to the great temptation to transfer any third printing dust jacket to a first printing book; any respectable jacketed first printing now commands a five-figure sum. This copy is in good plus condition, its accompanying jacket poor, noteworthy for its mere presence rather than condition. The volume's plum cloth binding is square, tight, and mostly bright. The spine is appreciably sunned only at the upper left … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector (churchill_book_collector) [San Diego, California, United States]
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