Price: US$20.00 + shipping
Description: Cover has tears to spine hinges and is quite soiled. Corners are bumped and frayed. Some tears to hinges of photos interspersed throughout the text. Ffep has been removed. Previous owner's bookplate is on verso to front cover. Binding is good and contents and ontact. Former library book with usual library stamps, tape stains, markings and shelf wear.
Seller: Cape Breton Regional Library, Sydney, NS, Canada
Price: US$40.00 + shipping
Description: 2nd Printing. Very good indeed in the original deep pink cloth, spine faded.
Seller: Collectors Treasury, Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: US$65.16 + shipping
Description: 1st edn 3rd imp. 8vo. Original gilt lettered blind ruled red cloth (casing with slight lean; spine faded; spine ends and corners bumped), no dustwrapper. Pp. 392, illus with b&w plates and maps (one folding) (inner hinge endpaper and half title paper split; previous owner's 1930 ink inscription on front free endpaper).
Seller: Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB), Dulverton, United Kingdom
Price: US$155.23 + shipping
Condition: Near Fine
Description: Second Impression Octavo. Original plum coloured cloth with gilt lettering to spine and to spine. Illustrated with photographs and maps including one fold out. In very good condition. Some mild stains to the cloth boards. Slight sunning to the spine, common with this edition. Age toning and a bit of a scuff mark to the top page edges. Otherwise, a superb copy. Binding is strong and square and contents are clean. Book comes in a protective mylar cover for preservation.
Seller: Justin Daniel Books, Toronto, ON, Canada
Price: US$215.03 + shipping
Condition: Very Good
Description: First Edition:Third Impression:Book Condition:A Very Good copy, bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, page edges very gently toned, spine toned, previous owners sticker on front paste down, corners gently bumped and rubbed, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.
Seller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books, Rugby, United Kingdom
Price: US$219.00 + shipping
Condition: Very Good
Description: . . . . 2nd ptg., with 12 titles present on reverse of half-title page. 8vo, hardcover, no dj. Bound in black quarter-leather over blue cloth. Vg condition. Ex-school library, gifted to the library by an alumnus, with a donation plate on endpaper and single stamp on title page, old adhesive stains to rear endpaper. Binding by Sagorski and Sutcliffe, London. Lower spine edges rubbed, binding still sturdy and integral. 392 pp.
Seller: Tiber Books, Cockeysville, MD, U.S.A.
Price: US$225.50 + shipping
Description: First state title in 3 lines. List of works contains 11 title. Blind-stamped bars & publisher's logo. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 392 pp. Text is free of previous owner's markings. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, but spine is faded/sunned. No foxing in this copy. Deckeld edges (rough cut) browned and dusty. Embossed cloth, covers and spine, somewhat worn. General shelfwear to covers edges and corners with fraying, tearing or wear along edges and fading along top of front cover small tears in title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Britain/UK; 19th & 20th century; #84422; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 50105.
Seller: Ayerego Books (IOBA), Toronto, ON, Canada
Price: US$234.58 + shipping
Description: Rebound in marbled half-leather over marbled boards. Gilt titles on original leather panel to front cover . Raised bands to spine with titles gilt to a leather label. Marbled epps. Uncut edges. Ribbon marker. 392pp including index. Some foxing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller: Scrivener's Books and Bookbinding, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Price: US$358.39 + shipping
Description: 1st edition, 1st printing. In smooth plum cloth, with gilt lettering on spine & front board. Author & title in 5 line on front board. All maps & illustrations present, but one map mis-folded so edge is worn & browned. Owner's name on front free end paper; some pages a little ragged at edges from careless opening; top corner of front board a little damaged; cloth on spine discoloured, with wear at head & foot Used - Good. Good hardback (no dust jacket)
Seller: Cotswold Internet Books, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Price: US$400.00 + shipping
Description: Illustrations and maps. 8vo, magenta cloth, lettered in gilt. London: Thornton Butterworth, (1930). First Edition. Second state. The spine is faded, as is typical with this book. The preliminaries & fore-edge are foxed & there is a contemporary gift inscription on the flyleaf. Improving the appearance of the book is a fine facsimile of the very rare dust wrapper.
Seller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Price: US$425.00 + shipping
Condition: Very Good
Description: A very good copy of the first edition, first printing, as indicated by the presence of three lines on the front board title and eleven titles listed on the half-title verso. The spine is sunned, as is to be expected on this edition. Otherwise the covers are clean and bright with all the gilt lettering fully legible. Everything is square and tight, with only minimal wear. Inside the contents are clean and unfoxed, with no ownership inscriptions or other markings of any kind. As an added bonus we supply this copy in a professionally produced facsimile of the outrageously rare original dust jacket. "If the reader was drawn to Churchill by 'The Second World War', his autobiography will come as a revelation; the war memoirs chronicle a very public struggle against national extinction; the autobiography charts a young man's private struggle to be heard. But the same style and pace are there, the same sense of adventure, the piquant humour, the ability to let the reader peer over the author's shoulder as events unfold". (Richard Langworth in 'A Connoisseur's Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill').Please see the associated images. All the images for our listings are of the actual book you are purchasing. We do NOT use stock images.
Seller: Nineveh & Tyre, Ashburn, VA, U.S.A.
Price: US$456.13 + shipping
Description: 392 pages including author's preface, maps and illustrations and index. Coarse plum cloth with gilt lettering on front and spine (5 gilt title/author lines to front). 12 titles listed to verso of fly title.Spine is faded and has some damp spots. Lower page edges are uncut. Some foxing to prelims and considerable foxing to page edges and to some margins but not affecting contents. Front gutter cracked. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Size: 8vo
Seller: Bookcase, Carlisle, United Kingdom
Price: US$456.13 + shipping
Description: 392 pages including author`s preface, maps and illustrations and index. Smooth plum cloth with gilt lettering on front and spine (5 gilt title/author lines to front). 12 titles listed to verso of fly title. Spine rather sunned and chipped with some light staining. Closed edges foxed and tanned, some light foxing to prelims, lower edges of prelims uncut. Content clean and firm. Size: 8vo
Seller: Bookcase, Carlisle, United Kingdom
Price: US$600.00 + shipping
Description: Pink colored cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, 8vo, 392 pp. First state, with 11 titles listed on the reverse of half title page, lacking the first volume of World Crisis. Front cover lettering of title/author in five lines, publishers design blindstamped on lower front and rear boards. No marks in book, binding solid. Covers show some soiling and edge wear, line in ink front cover, corners bumped. Spine faded, as usual, but lettering clear. Book condition Good+. Edition: First Edition Binding: HB
Seller: Parker's Rare Books, Ontario, WI, U.S.A.
Price: US$737.34 + shipping
Condition: Very Good
Description: The first edition, in its first issue state [Cohen A91.1.a]. Original deep reddish purple embossed calico cloth hard covers, with gilt titling to front and spine. Bottom edge untrimmed. Edges slightly toned. The boards are mildly soiled, and the spine is faded, though not excessively, and with gilt tiling brightly legible. Corners, head and tail lightly bumped. The tail of the spine shows some shallow cracking, more so toward to rear board, which is just a little frayed at that point. Apart from this small area, this is a lovely tight, square and unmarked volume, internally very fine and unmarked, with no foxing internally or to edges. Very neat -- a really sound and handsome copy. Boards thickly ruled and with publisher's device to lower right front and rear in blind. Front board title-block in three lines; list of Churchill's works verso half-title lacks the first volume of World Crisis. All plates, maps, and fold-out map present in very fine condition. Index. 392pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Seller: CARDINAL BOOKS ~~ ABAC/ILAB, London -- Birr, ON, Canada
Price: US$750.00 + shipping
Description: This is the First Edition of Churchill's autobiography. It can be identified because there are 11 previous Churchill books listed on the verso of the half title page. The book is Good, tight and very readable. However, the spine color has faded although the spine title is still readable. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller: The Country Bookshop [Member VABA], Plainfield, VT, U.S.A.
Price: US$750.00 + shipping
Description: 8vo, modern navy blue 3/4 morocco, raised bands, rampant Churchillian lions on spine panels, some light foxing. [ Woods A37 (a); Langworth 130 ]. First state with 3 volumes of THE WORLD CRISIS listed on verso of half-title. This is WSC's memoir of his early journalism career and his military career in India and during the Boer War, with the details of his intrepid, daring escape from a P.O.W. camp.
Seller: Thomas J. Joyce And Company, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Price: US$847.09 + shipping
Description: With 28 maps and illustrations. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in half crimson morocco with black cloth sides, the spine lettered in gilt with rampant lion centre tools, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges.
Seller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB PBFA, Bath, United Kingdom
Price: US$977.41 + shipping
Description: Octavo (205 x 133 mm). Mid-20th-century blue half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, blue cloth sides, top edge gilt. Spine and head of covers sunned, foxed. A very good copy. Photographic frontispiece and 15 plates of which 12 are from photographs, folding map, 8 maps and 2 plans to the text. First edition, first impression, first state, retaining the cancelland half-title. Churchill's only volume of autobiography, My Early Life covers his formative years from his birth in 1874 until his election as MP for Oldham in 1900. Among his most widely-read works, it provides 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. The copy of General Sir Reginald John Thoroton Hildyard (1876-1965), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Hildyard served in the Second Boer War and the First World War, later holding the office of Governor of Bermuda from 1936 to 1939. He retired from public life shortly before the Second World War. Cohen A91.1.b; Woods A37(a).
Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom
Price: US$977.50 + shipping
Condition: Very Good
Description: Hardcover; 392 pages. FIRST EDITION. Pink clothbound hardcovers with gilt titles on cover and spine. Heavily sunned spine. Little wear around edges. Bumped corners. The head of the spine is fraying. Bookplate on ffep, otherwise clean. The pages are yellowing but still quite bright, clear, and clean. Includes many black & white photo plates, and a fold-out map of South Africa inbetween p. 366 and p. 367. Small rip to the dedication page. No jacket. VG-
Seller: Book Bazaar, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Price: US$1238.06 + shipping
Description: FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 2nd state, with 12 titles by Churchill listed on the half title. Illustrated throughout with maps and portraits. A clean and bright copy, Finely bound in recent full red morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with Rampant Lion device, all in gilt. Single gilt decorative border on boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. Churchill's autobiographical writings on his younger years.
Seller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member., London, United Kingdom
Price: US$2000.00 + shipping
Description: This is the first edition, first printing, first state of Churchills autobiography, finely bound. The beautifully grained dark plum morocco binding is deferential to the original plum cloth. The binding features hubbed spine with gilt-decorated raised bands framed by gilt rules, twin morocco title and author labels, beveled edge covers with gilt rule border, gilt top edge, head and foot bands, and marbled endpapers framed by gilt-ruled turn-ins. Condition of the newly commissioned binding is exceptional, as new. The contents are very good for the edition, with no previous ownership marks. Spotting is quite light for the edition, primarily confined to a few spots on the page edges. First state of the first printing is confirmed by the absence of the 1911-1914 volume of The World Crisis on the half title verso list of works by the author. My Early Life covers the years from Churchills birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. One can hardly ask for more adventurous content. These were momentous and formative years for Churchill, including his time as a war correspondent and cavalry officer in theatres as varied as Cuba, northwest India, and sub-Saharan and southern Africa. This time contained a wide range of experiences in Churchills life. Not only was he developing as an author, publishing his first books, and making his first lecture tour of North America, but this was also the time of his capture and daring escape during the Boer War, which made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill would take his seat in Parliament only weeks after the end of Queen Victoria's reign. My Early Life remains one of the most popular and widely read of all Churchill's books. And for good reason, as the work certainly ranks among the most charming and accessible of his many books. An original 1930 review likened it to a "beaker of Champagne." That effervescent charm endures; a more recent writer called it "a racy, humorous, self-deprecating classic of autobiography." To be sure, Churchill takes some liberties with facts and perhaps unduly lightens or over-simplifies certain events, but this is eminently forgivable and in keeping with the wit, pace, and engaging style that characterizes the book. 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. This fine binding is an attractive and skillfully executed alternative. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.a, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.
Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Price: US$5212.87 + shipping
Description: Frontispiece, maps and illustrations. First edition, second impression. 8vo., cloth. London, Thornton Butterworth Ltd. A presentation copy, inscribed on the second front free endpaper 'To Christopher Hobhouse from Winston S. Churchill. Dec. 23. 1930'. Christopher Hobhouse was a journalist and author, among whose books were 'Oxford', and '1851 and the Crystal Palace'. In 1939 he published in the Spectator a review of Churchill's 'Step by Step' entitled 'A Man of Judgment'. David Lilly wrote in a paper on the Munich Crisis 'Christopher Hobhouse writing in The Spectator, also saw the agreements as a surrender. He viewed Britain's position as strong before the agreements; it had the support of the world while the German populace was agitating for peace. Hobhouse viewed the leadership as having lost their nerve -- fearing that victory would have cost too many lives and strongly stated that his generation, those under thirty, would have to pay the price for this humiliating surrender. Hobhouse viewed the situation as one worth fighting for and believed that his generation was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice in war, as many other generations had done before'. Spine faded, just rubbed at the head and tail, corners bumped, small paint fleck to the spine.
Seller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA, London, United Kingdom
Price: US$5995.00 + shipping
Description: First edition, first impression. With a frontispiece portrait of Lady Randolph Churchill, 15 black and white images on plates and 11 drawings, maps or charts within the text and one folding map. 8vo, IN AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME AND FINE COSWAY-STYLE BINDING, of full crushed red morocco for Asprey, the upper cover with an inlaid oval portrait of Churchill beautifully set into the cover and framed with a fine gilt bordering of triple gilt fillet lines with further gilt tooled chain decoration, with large corner gilt tooled devices of rampart British lions and portcullises, the spine with raised bands separating the six compartments which are gilt tooled in panels and decorated with elaborate borders and with central gilt lion and portcullis devices repeated between the gilt tooled bands, two compartments gilt lettered and framed, double gilt ruled board edges, wide turn-overs gilt tooled matching the framework of the covers around red moire silk endpapers, a.e.g. In all a very beautiful binding, a.e.g., Cosway-style of crushed red morocco for Asprey. Housed and protected in a red cloth-covered slipcase. 392 pp. A very fine copy indeed, internally pristine and the binding without flaw. SCARCE, AND THIS AN OUTSTANDING COPY IN BEATIFUL RED COSWAY-STYLE MOROCCO, and one of Churchill's best of his many books, some say, his very best. It is an entertaining autobiographical work about his early years, up through his experiences as a soldier and the beginning of his political career. The work includes a daring escape reminiscent of the exploits of Indiana Jones after he had been captured by the Afrikaners during the Boar Wars, his escapades with the Malakand Field Force and the relief of Ladysmith and his entry into the House of Commons. It also includes intimate portraits of his childhood, family life and days as a cadet.
Seller: Buddenbrooks, Inc., Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.