My Early Life. A Roving Commission.

“My education was interrupted only by my schooling": Winston Churchill's My Early Life. A Roving Commission; Signed by Him and with a signed letter to the recipient

My Early Life. A Roving Commission.


Item Number: 130472

London: Odhams Press Limited, 1948.

Early printing of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, illustrated throughout with maps and portraits. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “From Winston S. Churchill 1949.” Also laid in is an autographed letter signed by Churchill on his 28 Hyde Park Gate letterhead which reads, “Dear Mrs Dunnington, Thank you for your letter, which I am much interested to receive on my return from abroad, and for the memories of Blenheim which it revives. Your words of friendship and goodwill give me pleasure. I send you herewith a copy of MY EARLY LIFE which I have inscribed for you with my good wishes. Yours sincerely, Winston S. Churchill.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional example with noted provenance.

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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