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My Early Life. A Roving Commission. by  Winston S Churchill - First Edition - 1930 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 125776)

My Early Life. A Roving Commission.

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My Early Life. A Roving Commission.

by Churchill, Winston S

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London: Thornton Butterworth, 1930. First edition of this classic work finely bound by Bayntun in a Cosway-style binding of Churchill's autobiographical writings on his younger years. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Bayntun in a Cosway-style binding, medallion depicting a young Winston Churchill girding himself in the arms of Empire, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, moire silk doublures, frontispiece, illustrated throughout with maps and portraits. In fine condition without wear. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An exceptional example. Packed with adventure and incidents, Winston Churchill's first 25 years were spent working as a soldier and a war correspondent in India, South Africa and Cuba. Churchill evokes the golden age before 1914 in his autobiography.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
125776
Title
My Early Life. A Roving Commission.
Author
Churchill, Winston S
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Thornton Butterworth
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1930
Keywords
My Early Life. A Roving Commission first edition
Bookseller catalogs
Biography and Autobiography;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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clamshell box
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octavo
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gilt
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morocco
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