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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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- Raptis Rare Books (US)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- My Early Life. A Roving Commission.
- Churchill, Winston S
- Book condition
- Thornton Butterworth
- Place of Publication
- Date published
- My Early Life. A Roving Commission first edition
- Bookseller catalogs
- Biography and Autobiography;
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