Painting as a Pastime. Winston S. Churchill.
Painting as a Pastime
Painting as a Pastime
Painting as a Pastime
Painting as a Pastime

Painting as a Pastime

San Francisco: Gump's Department Store, 1985. Limited Edition. Hardcover. This is a limited edition of Churchill's famous work on painting, number 2 of 500. This essay about Churchill's famous hobby had been printed in The Strand Magazine as early as 1921, but was not published as a separate bound volume until 1948. Winston's wife Clementine had opposed the idea of her husband's opining in print on the subject, concerned that he might be belittled by professional painters and others. But such was his passion and so tempting the generous financial offer to write the piece that he went ahead anyway, adding something truly personal and different to the great body of his writing. In 1985 this limited edition was produced by Gump's, the famous San Francisco department store. Limited to 500 numbered copies, the edition features a paper covered binding printed red, white, and black with a repeating oak leaf and acorn design and is bound with patterned gray endpapers. On the limitation page this copy is numbered "2" of 500. Condition is near-fine. The fragile binding is square, clean, and tight, with sharp corners and only a hint trivial wear at the bottom edge. There is a slight touch of sunning to the top edge of the front cover and the spine. The contents are crisp, clean, and bright with no spotting There is an inked gift inscription on the ffep dated "7/20/89". The binding is protected with a clear, removable mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: A242.7, Langworth p.292. Near fine. Item #002273

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