End of a Chapter. Revised Edition., Signed, copy with Letter

By: LESLIE, Shane

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LESLIE, Shane. The End of a Chapter. London : Constable and Company Limited, 1917. Revised Edition. Pp (),iii-vi,[7]-200. Index. 8vo, grey cloth spine, darker gret paper-covered boards. Sir John Randolph Leslie (b. 24 September 24, 1885, Castle Leslie, Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland - d. August14. 1971, Castle Leslie, Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland) Irish writer , lecturer and diplomat, with a particular interest in forestry. "It was while invalided in hospital during the Great War that I began to record notesand souvenirs of the times and institutions under which I had lived, reali sing that I had witnessed the suicide of the civilisation called Christian and the travail of a new era to which no gods have been as yet rash enough to give their name, and remembering that, with my friends and contemporaries, I shared the fortunes and misfortunes of being born at the end of a chapter in history. To the memory of those of them who have died before the next chapter has begun I dedicate this book, and especially to that of my brother, Captain Norman Leslie, whom I buried at Armentières in France, betweenthe guns of two armies. " - the Preface. Chapters : 1. Links with the Past ; 2. Eton College; 3. Cambridge University; 4. The Dynasty of Hanover; 5. The Religion of England ; 6. The Politicians; 7. Ireland and the Irish; 8. An Empire of Sport and Freedom; 9. Society in Decay; 10. Post-Victorianism. With Epilogue and index. This copy has a Newfoundland connection. With signed inscription by Leslie on front inner-cover " To [...] / Shane Leslie / Memories of a / charming and artistic / evening at Govt House / St. John's -Easter 1951" Also a handwritten letter by Leslie written from Philadelphia , April 18, 1951. Spine and margins darkened, wear to corners, edges foxed,else very good. Signed with inscription by the author and with Autograph L etter Signed from the author laid in. 150.00

Title: End of a Chapter. Revised Edition., Signed, copy with Letter

Author Name: LESLIE, Shane

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Publisher: Constable and Company, London, 1917,:

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