NORTON, Cecil, Lord Rathcreedan.
Title: Memories of a Long Life. First Edition.
Publisher:  John Lane The Bodley Head, London, 1931,
Seller ID: 104310
NORTON, Cecil, Captain, Lord Rathcreedan. Memories of a Long Life. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, (1931). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii,(1),-237,(3), portrait frontispiece. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.Captain Cecil Norton, b. June 23, 1850, Baltinglass; d. December 7, 1930, was an Irish-born British Liberal Party politician, who was elected to the House of Commons for 24 years. "After eighty years of existence, and having travelled much and having seen a good many people in most walks of life, I think it may interest some to read of my experiences. Thoseincidents which occurred in my very early life must necessarily be somewha t diffuse and in most cases disconnected. These, however, are the more interesting, as Ireland, where they took place, was then in most ways a full century behind England." - from p. 3. Contents: 1. My Childhood and Family; 2. Paris: School and College; 3. 1870 and a Voyage to India; 4. On Leave in Italy; 5. Soldiering at Home; 6. New inventions and a Strange Event; 7. Quartered at Aldershot and Ipswich; 8. Entering Politics; 9. The Commons in the 'Nineties; 10. Russia and Finland; 11. Politics and Paris before the War;12. America; 13. Changes and Recent Reflections. Light shelfwear, inked ac quisition note to flyleaf, else very good. 40.00