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131912
GRANT, Ulysses S.

Personal Memoirs....

In two volumes.

Availability: In stock

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

Stock Code: 131912

£2,250
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

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 issue in sheep, one of the more desirable bindings, but very prone to wear.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo. Original sheep, red and dark blue twin morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers.

Illustrations

Engraved portrait frontispieces, one etched plate and one folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, folding map at the rear of vol. II.

Condition

A little soiled and rubbed as is common for the sheep issue; vol. I with slight chip at headcap and at foot of spine, slight split to front joints, short closed tear to folding facsimile plate in second volume. A very good set.

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