Price: US$18.97 + shipping
Condition: Very Good
Description: 1st edition, 32pp, 18 coloured illustrations of his paintings, bound in grey cloth, sl sunned with chipped dustwrapper; Octavo
Seller: Castle Hill Books, Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
Price: US$33.87 + shipping
Description: v, 7-32, frontispiece photo. of Churchill painting with 18 colour reproductions of his works at the end. Pale green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover, spine and margins faded or affected by sun. Owner inscription on ffep. Two essays taken from Churchill's book "Thoughts and Adventures" 1952 which appeared as "Hobbies" and "Painting as a Pastime" 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"
Seller: Interquarian, Oxford, United Kingdom
Price: US$37.94 + shipping
Description: First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and 18 colour reproductions, 8vo. (pp. 32), hardback, publisher's original cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, with dust jacket, price clipped, A good / very good copy with dust jacket, binding sound and covers clean, ownership inscription on front endpaper dated 1948, slightly foxed but contents clean, dust jacket slightly worn, small chip to upper edge of back of dust jacket, joints of dust jacket rubbed, very small booksellers vintage label of Charles Wilson of Liverpool on front endpaper.
Seller: Robert Kirkman Ltd PBFA, Eggington, United Kingdom
Price: US$41.76 + shipping
Condition: Near Fine
Description: London, Odhams press Ltd, s.d. (1948). In/8 reliure toile sous jaquette illustrée, frontispice (photo de la jaquette), 18 illustrations en couleur, 32 p. Petite déchirure à la jaquette. Texte en anglais.8vo, cloth under illustrated wrapper, 18 colour plates, 32 p. Small trears on wrapper. Livres
Seller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens, Lyon, France
Price: US$50.00 + shipping
Description: First edition. Illustrated with color reproductions of 18 of Churchill's paintings. 8vo. Cohen A242.1.a Publisher's olive-tan cloth. Previous owner's inscription, else near fine, in worn dust-jacket with closed tear across front panel. Bookplate Illustrated with color reproductions of 18 of Churchill's paintings. 8vo
Seller: The Old Mill Bookshop, HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, U.S.A.
Price: US$54.20 + shipping
Condition: Very Good
Description: London Odhams Press and Ernest Benn Ltd, 1948. First Edition: Hardback, buff bds., gold titles, 145 x 225mm., 380g., portrait frontis with 32 pp. text + 18 full-page, full colour illustrations, original dw. with some edge wear, G copy
Seller: UK Countryside Bookseller, Matlock, United Kingdom
Price: US$60.97 + shipping
Condition: Very Good
Description: 8vo. Ppv, 32. Colour plates. Original cloth. Small circular bookseller's stamp to title page. The unclipped d/w is edge-rubbed, has some small loss to h top of spine and has some soiling to the back panel. A decent copy.
Seller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd., Inverness, United Kingdom
Price: US$65.03 + shipping
Description: Hardcover. First Edition. Painting as a Pastime. Watermark to to edge of some pages. Foxing to end inside covers. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) Wear and tear to D/J. Couple of small pieces of D/J. missing. Mr. Churchill's three pictures on the line in the Royal Academy and his election as Honorary Academican Extraordinary have aroused great interest in his accomplishments as a painter. This volume contains reproductions, in full colour, of eighteen of Mr. Churchill's paintings, and is introduced by a reprint of his two brilliant essays on hobbies and painting. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo
Seller: The London Bookworm, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Price: US$67.74 + shipping
Description: First Edition: Hardback, buff bds., gold titles, 145 x 225mm., 380g., portrait frontis with 32 pp. text + 18 fuul-page, full colour illustrations, original dw. with some edge wear, G/VG copy.
Seller: Stephen Wilkinson Fine Books, Near Ventnor, Isle of Wight, I.O.W, United Kingdom
Price: US$115.16 + shipping
Condition: Very Good
Description: First edition in book-form. ***Illustrated with eighteen colour plates with their titles on the rear of the preceding plate, including plate 18: 'Chartwell under Snow, Exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1947' and a black and white photographic frontispiece of Winston Churchill showing him painting seated at his desk-easel (also to front panel of dustwrapper) with his facsimile signature to the fore. ***The combined essay to the fore of the book: "Painting as a Pastime " is reprinted from Winston S. Churchill: Thoughts and Adventures, published in 1932, where it appeared as two separate essays: 'Hobbies' and 'Painting as a Pastime'. ***Very good in pale green cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine and front board. Head and tail of spine and corners of boards slightly bumped. Light foxing to prelims and rear endpapers. No foxing to interior pages. Interior pages and illustrations bright and clean. Gilt titles still really bright. Spine tight. ***In a very good burgundy black and white-illustrated dustwrapper that has not been price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of 10s. 6d. net. Edges and corners of dustwrapper slightly creased and rubbed. 3mm closed tear to bottom edge of front panel of dustwrapper. Nick to top edge of rear panel of dustwrapper. Head and tail of spine of dustwrapper slightly rubbed and creased. Mid-spine of dustwrapper slightly creased. Rear panel of dustwrapper very slightly discoloured and rubbed (being white background). Spine and front panel of dustwrapper bright. 226mm x 148mm. 68 pages: 32 text pages: 'Painting as a Pastime' plus 'Some Paintings by The Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill O.M., C.H., M.P.: eighteen unpaginated colour plates. ***'Mr. Churchill's three pictures on the line in the Royal Academy and his election as Honorary Academician Extraordinary have aroused great interest in his accomplishments as a painter. This volume contains reproductions, in full colour, of eighteen of Mr. Churchill's paintings, and is introduced by a reprint of his two brilliant essays on hobbies and painting.' (Quote from inside dustwrapper blurb). ***First impression of the true first edition in book-form of 'Painting as a Pastime' in its thin post-war boards, complete in its fragile original dustwrapper in very nice, collectable condition. Of interest to collectors of first edition titles by Winston Churchill. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc.
Seller: Orlando Booksellers, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Price: US$406.46 + shipping
Condition: Near Fine
Description: First Edition in book form, 1948. The essay "Painting as a Pastime" is reprinted from Mr. Churchill's book 'Thoughts and Adventures' (1932), where it appeared as two separate essays entitled "Hobbies" and "Painting as a Pastime". With portrait frontis and sixteen leaves with colour reproductions of the author's paintings. A very attractive copy in half dark red calf binding with marbled boards and blind ruling to its edges, five raised bands to the spine with 'Arts & Crafts' style gilt design to each band, dark green morocco title label with gilt lettering and silk head and tail bands. A fine binding by J. S. Fellowes, his ticket pasted down to rear board, housed in a paper covered slipcase with matching marbled paper, all in fine and clean condition. Internally also very clean and bright, including the colour plates, with just a couple of tiny colour spots made during the printing. A couple of light marks to the slipcase that otherwise is also in near fine condition. v, 32pp plus plates.
Seller: Peter Foster Books - PBFA , Frome, Somerset, United Kingdom
Price: US$474.21 + shipping
Description: FIRST BOOK EDITION. 8vo. (8.9 x 5.7 inches). This work was originally published in two separate essays entitled "Hobbies" & "Painting as a pastime" in Churchill's 1932 book, Thoughts and Adventures. Here published on its own for the first time and with 18 colour plates reproducing Churchill's paintings. A clean and bright copy finely bound in recent full red morocco. Spine with raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edge gilt.
Seller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member., London, United Kingdom
Price: US$950.00 + shipping
Description: This is the British first edition, first printing of Painting as a Pastime, Churchill's essay about his famous hobby. This copy is finely bound in full red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The elegant goatskin binding features a hubbed and gilt ruled spine. There are gilt rule borders on the covers, gilt rules on the binding edges, gilt page edges, and gilt ruled turn-ins framing striking, marbled endpapers. Even the gold, red, and black head and foot bands are executed with noteworthy skill and aesthetic effect. "Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, England" is gilt-stamped on each lower front pastedown. This venerable firm, founded by Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe in 1901, became recognized as one of the leading bookbinders in London. Like Churchill himself, Sangorski & Sutcliffe endured the First World War, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and post-war austerity. This truly gorgeous example of the fine binders craft is a reminder to collectors that not all fine bindings are created equal. Condition is better than near fine. The binding remains bright, clean, tight, and square, with just a few trivial scuffs. The contents are exceptional for the edition, crisp and bright with none of the typical spotting and no previous ownership marks. The contents of Painting as a Pastime had been printed in The Strand Magazine as early as 1921, but it was not until 1948 - nearly three decades after his first published words on the subject - that Churchill consented to a book about his hobby and passion. Soldier, writer, and politician, Churchill was perhaps an unlikely painter. Nonetheless he proved both a prolific and passionate one. Churchill first took up painting during the First World War. May 1915 saw Churchill scapegoated for failure in the Dardanelles and slaughter at Gallipoli and forced from his Cabinet position at the Admiralty. By November 1915 Churchill was serving at the Front, leading a battalion in the trenches. But during the summer of 1915, as he battled depression, he rented Hoe Farm in Surrey, which he frequented with his wife and three children. One day in June, Churchill noticed his brother's wife, Gwendeline, sketching in watercolors. Churchill borrowed her brush and swiftly found solace in painting, which would be a passion and source of release and renewal for the remaining half century of his long life. Winston's wife Clementine had opposed the idea of her husband's opining in print on the subject, concerned that he might be belittled by professional painters and others. Clementine aside, it may be that Churchill's comparative reticence on the subject was to keep something personal in the great and turbulent sweep of his otherwise tremendously public life. He wrote, "Painting is a friend who makes no undue demands, excites to no exhausting pursuits, keeps faithful pace even with feeble steps, and holds her canvas as a screen between us and the envious eyes of Time or the surly advance of Decrepitude" (Painting as a Pastime, p. 13). Whatever Churchill's reason for penning and ultimately consenting to book publication of Painting as a Pastime complete with images of his paintings, the relatively few words he offered on the subject add something truly personal and different to the great body of his writing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A242.1.a, Woods/ICS A125(a), Langworth p.288.
Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Price: US$3048.48 + shipping
Description: The book is signed in a wartime alias used by Churchill to hide his identity there is confirmation from Christies of the alias with the book Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller: Yare Books, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom