My Early Life: A Roving Commission - INSCRIBED by Winston Churchill. - together with - Thoughts and Adventures : Amid These Storms. - Sir Winston Spencer Churchill 1930 1932 - Thornton Butterworth, London - First Editions 'My Early Life' is inscribed and dated by Winston Churchill, ‘December 1938’.

These two finely bound first editions represent Churchill's only autobiographical books, ‘
My Early Life’ is unquestionably among Churchill's most popular and most translated works. Written with a light-hearted touch it set a high standard for the beginning of the literary outpouring of the 'wilderness years’. In Thoughts and Adventures Churchill begins by asking what it would be like to live your life over again and ends by describing his love affair with painting. In between, he touches on subjects as diverse as spies, cartoons, submarines, elections, flying, and the future.
  My Early Life’ is unquestionably among Churchill's most popular and most translated works. While it may lack the gravitas of the War Memoirs it is almost certainly more often read. Much of the volume is a rework of the earlier war correspondence volumes into a coherent whole and takes the reader to Churchill's marriage in 1908. Written with a light-hearted touch it set a high standard for the beginning of the literary outpouring of the 'wilderness years".

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Thoughts and Adventures Churchill begins by asking what it would be like to live your life over again and ends by describing his love affair with painting. In between, he touches on subjects as diverse as spies, cartoons, submarines, elections, flying, and the future. Containing twenty three articles, including ‘My Spy Story’, ‘Mass Effects of Modern Life’ and ‘Moses’, originally dictated late at night in the 1920s in his study, all of which had been published in magazines and newspapers between 1921 and 1931. Illustrated with photographic frontispiece and several cartoons.

References: Woods,
Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill A39(a). Langworth, A Connoisseur’s Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill 156.

Two volumes. pp. [2] 392 [2]; [2] 320 [2].
  Finely bound in matching recent full dark blue morocco, spines with raised bands, titles and 'lions rampant' tooled in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, marbled end papers, top edge gilt. Housed in custom dark blue fleece-lined slipcase.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 106375   Price: HK$ 42,000