My Early Life: A Roving Commission - Sir Winston Spencer Churchill 1930 - Thornton Butterworth Limited, London - First Edition Finely bound first edition, in the earliest state (with eleven Churchill books advertised on the half-title verso).

My Early Life’ is unquestionably among Churchill's most popular and most translated works. Written with a light-hearted touch, covering his years as a soldier and correspondent, it set a high standard for the beginning of the literary outpouring of the 'wilderness years’, illustrated with 17 black and white photographs, a folding map, as well as in-text drawings.

With frontispiece portrait of Lady Randolph Churchill, together with several illustrations and maps.
  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.

Octavo (binding size 22x15cm), pp. 392 [2].
  Handsomely bound in dark green half morocco with gilt titles and 'Lion Rampant' motifs, cloth sides, top edge gilt   Condition: Fine but for some very faint spotting to a few pages in fine binding.ractive recent leather binding.   Ref: 111356   Price: HK$ 13,000