My Early Life: A Roving Commission - together with - Thoughts and Adventures : Amid These Storms - Sir Winston Spencer Churchill 1930 - Thornton Butterworth Limited, London - First Editions Two finely bound first editions in custom made fleece-lined slipcase.

Representing 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’, illustrated with 17 black and white photographs, a folding map, and additional in-text drawings.

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. Illustrated with black and white frontispiece and several in-text drawings.
  Thoughts and Adventures contains 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.

First state of
My Early Life (with eleven Churchill books advertised on the half-title verso), no text points concerning the second volume.

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 octavo volumes (binding size 22x15cm), pp. [6] 9-10 [2] 11-392 [2]; [2] 320 [2].
  Uniformly bound in recent three quarter navy morocco over matching cloth, spines with raised bands, gilt titles and 'Lion Rampant' motifs, top edges gilt. Housed in a custom dark blue fleece-lined slipcase and ribbon pull.   Condition: Fine but for just a touch of light occasional spotting, in fine bindings and slipcase.   Ref: 111657   Price: HK$ 24,000