London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1905. First Edition. Signed presentation from Young on the front endpaper: "To my dear friends, Mr. & Mrs. Hope, With cordial good wishes, Dinsdale T.young. Xmas, 1905." With the ink name stamp of Arthur H. Hope on the same page as is the red ink stamp of the Roan School For Boys, dated January 9, 1937. The John Roan School is a secondary comprehensive school in Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich in south-east London. The boys' school was founded in 1677 and the girls' school in 1877 through a charitable endowment by John Roan, Yeoman of Harriers to King Charles I, who left a substantial amount in his will. Arthur H. Hope was headmaster from 1919 to 1930. Books signed by Dinsdale T. Young are very scarce.
Dinsdale T Young became a Wesleyan local preacher at 16, after taking his first public service at 15. He was President of the Wesleyan Conference in 1914 and moved to his final charge at the Central Hall, Westminster, where he ministered for his last 23 years. Crowds went to hear him preach at the Central Hall, where he reigned as a prince of the pulpit for many years. 8vo., blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine; 255 pages. Item #56806
Very Good (little wear & rubbing covers; contents clean & tight wit gilt on spine bright; tiny ink name of front pastedown with very tiny library pocket on rear pastedown).