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J. Y. F. Blake
A WEST POINTER WITH THE BOERS
Angel Guardian Press, 1903. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bound in green cloth with pictorial front board and gilt title on spine. Shelf rubbing evident and rear board has a white stan where something had stuck to it at one time. Text and photo illustrations are very good. Second front blank contains a GIFT INSCRIPTION FROM JOHN F. FINERTY TO CAPTAIN CHARLES F GREACH (sp. ?). Finerty was an Irish immigrant who served in the Civil War and became a US Congressman from Illinois. He was also very good friends with the author Blake who like Finerty had pro Irish / anti English sentiments. These sentiments were partially instrumental in Blake helping the Boers fight the British. The name Charles Greach may be a misspelling of Charles Grech, ex British military who opened a fine tobacco and whisky business still operating today. A scarce volume with an interesting story. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller [Stratham, NH, U.S.A.]
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