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131911
GRANT, Ulysses S.

Personal Memoirs.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-6

Stock Code: 131911

£1,250
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition. Written by Grant as he was dying of cancer, the work served as a death bed justification for the war against the Confederacy and for Grant's own conduct. The autobiography was published by Mark Twain, who marketed the book by using military veterans in uniform to raise subscriptions. It sold over 300,000 sets and has remained in print since its first appearance. The set was issued in five different bindings at varying costs; this is the deluxe half morocco issue. Loosely inserted is a contemporary advertisement for a portrait of Grant.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's deluxe brown half morocco, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, purple cloth sides, gilt medallic roundels to covers, edges and endpapers marbled.

Illustrations

Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, etched plate and folding facsimile to each volume, 47 full-page plans in all, folding map at the rear of Volume II.

Condition

Spines lightly sunned, minor rubbing to covers, a couple of closed tears to folding plate facing p. 497 in vol. II. A very good set.

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