could be an alfred possibly??
Alfred Leese perhaps.
how about Alfred Lesser ? that would fit. He would have obviously had interest in wanting to send a book like this to someone
Thanks Michelle and Scott. I think you're both right about the "Alfred". I also was thinking the first letter of the last name was an "L" but then what is that horizontal line that intersects with the vertical one? Maybe it's just a decorative flourish or maybe a "T"?