We have been fortunate to acquire the last few copies of these amazing books detailing the history of the Leslies.
Up for auction here to the highest bidder is a copy of the ultimate book of Leslie History. In Hardback, 290 pages, written by Alexander Alfred Leslie Klieforth. Size is 10″ x 7.5″ (25cm x 19cm). Published by Phillmore & Co. Ltd. ISBN 0 85033 859 X
These books are currently out of print. Written in 1993 we believe these to be the last available for sale. Although they are new they have some marks to the pages as they have been in storage for almost 30 years. Please see the photos.
About the Author: Alexander Leslie Klieforth .Born 31 December 1918, Died 5th October 2012. He was the son of an American diplomat, Alfred Will Klieforth, born in
Wisconsin in 1889 who died in 1969 and Varvara
Alexandrovna Leslie (Barbara) whom he married
in Petrograd Russia, 16th Feb 1918.
Alexander was descended from a long line of
Imperial Russian Officers, who served with great
distinction in Russia, from the time that his 7 times
Great grandfather, arrived in Russia, after serving Alexander Leslie Klieforth started his diplomatic
service in 1941, when he entered the Foreign
Service of the United States and in 1973 he was
nominated by the President as a Career Minister.
He was first posted to Bogota, Columbia and in
1944 he applied for special leave to join the US
Army as a member of the OSS.
In the 1950s Alexander again volunteered for
military service as a US Air Force Officer and in
1955 he returned to civilian life.
Alexander had a deep interest in Scottish history
and in May 1977 he met Ian, 21st Earl of Rothes,
Chief of Clan Leslie at the First International
Gathering of the Clans in Edinburgh, Scotland and
from this meeting a decision was made to form the
American Clan Leslie Society and later the Clan
Leslie Society and then Clan Leslie Society
International. Ian, 21st Earl of Rothes asked
Alexander to accept the position as Commissioner
of The American Clan Leslie Society and also the
Editor of the CLSI Journal and he also authored
the book “Grip Fast. The Leslies in History”
These books appear to be signed and endorsed by the current Clan Chief, the Hon. Alexander Leslie.
Postage, packaging and insurance will be in addition to the final auction price and will depend on your region. (to the United States postage is approximately £20.) Collection from the castle is also possible if you plan to visit in the near future.
International Postage – items may be subject to customs processing depending on the item’s customs value.
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