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Strategy for Defeat: Vietnam in Retrospect.: Grant, Ulysses S.

Grant, Ulysses S. Grant

Published by Presidio Press, San Rafael, CA (1979)

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Item Description: Presidio Press, San Rafael, CA, 1979. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Second Printing. Sml 8vo in black cloth spn and grey boards. Warmly inscribed, and signed by the author on the frnt fly. Illtd with maps, charts, and b/w photographs. Browned spots to back pnl; and slt wear to extremities; else int. clean, and binding tight; overall VG-/G in clear dust jacket cvr. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 5111

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GRANT, Ulysses S.).

Published by N.p. [1980], N.p. (1980)

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Item Description: N.p. [1980], N.p., 1980. 4to. Stiff blue wrappers. (20pp). 10 full-p[age illustrations. Very good. Outer front wrapper (single-punched for hanging, as issued) lightly age toned and edgeworn, but internally near fine, with bit of occasional toning from long-ago newsprint contact. Probable sole printing. This bibliographically challenged production was certainly published in Ulysses S. Grant's adopted hometown of Galena, Illinois -- likely by local Grant buffs Steve Repp and Debbie Repp, who both signed the inner front wrapper in blue ballpoint. All calendar pages note only significant events in Grant's life. For the U.S. Grant collector who has everything!. Bookseller Inventory # 38676

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Strategy for Defeat: Vietnam in Retrospect: Sharp, Ulysses S.

Sharp, Ulysses S. Grant

Published by Presidio Press, San Rafael, CA (1978)

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Item Description: Presidio Press, San Rafael, CA, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 324 pages, 8vo. Out of Print. Jacket unclipped. Signed and inscribed by the author, thus: "To ---- ----. With my best wishes for your book project. Oley. USG Sharp, Admiral USN (Ret.)". Minor shelfwear to DJ: light scuffing along edges and covers. DJ in mylar. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Very Good condition. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 49763

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Strategy for Defeat: Vietnam in Retrospect: Sharp, Ulysses S.

Sharp, Ulysses S. Grant

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Item Description: Presidio Pr. Book Condition: Very Good. SIGNED/INSCRIBED! CA: Presidio Press, 1978. Presumed 1st though not stated, no indication of later printing. Hardcover. 8vo. 324 pgs. Signed and inscribed by Admiral Sharp on front endpaper. B/w photos, maps and charts. Very good in a good dust jacket. Light edgewear to covers. Contents clean and binding sound. Jacket is edgeworn, rubbed and has small tears to spine head. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory # B26750-M-VIET

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GRANT, Ulysses S., Jr. (1852-1929).

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Item Description: Known as "Buck," the second son of General and President U.S. Grant also rose through the ranks to became a general in the U.S. Army, but he made his mark as an attorney; the Grant & Ward brokerage firm he founded with a partner lost all his and his father's money, but he became wealthy in California real estate. Bold signature in black ink, clipped 3¼" X 1", n.p., n.y. Very good. Grant signs boldly on a printed line, below which is the printed word "Secretary" -- likely clipped from a financial document. Bookseller Inventory # 31740

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GRANT, Ulysses S., III (1881-1968).

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Item Description: President Grant's namesake grandson, child of his eldest son Frederick; ironically, he too was a West Point graduate and rose through the ranks until he achieved major general; also ironically, just as his grandfather died shortly after completing his "Memoirs" and never saw the finished product, so too did Grant 3rd die shortly after completing a biography of his grandfather. Signed Program, 4pp, 4 3/4" X 6¼", Chicago, IL, 1959 May 20. Near fine. Printed program (blue ink on grey stock) for the Civil War Round Table -- their "181st Regular Meeting" with front wrapper noting "Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant III, U.S.A., Ret'd." and Karl S. Betts (executive director of The Civil War Centennial Commission) as the evening's speakers. Grant signs boldly in blue fountain pen across the top of the front wrapper. Inside text pages (age toned from long-ago newsprint contact) introduces their topic -- "A Centennial for All Americans" -- and gives a mini-biography of each. Rear wrapper lists the organization's officers, etc. Interesting, unusual item. Bookseller Inventory # 33212

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GRANT, Ulysses S.)

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Item Description: Washington, D.C.: War Department, 2 May 1863. 12mo. Handbill. Very good. Four-punched at left margin, not affecting text else clean and handsome. Printed general order, signed IN TYPE "By Command of Lieutenant General Grant," and also in type by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. Titled "Issue of Shelter Tents," this order appears to be an attempt to enforce a certain uniformity in the housing of Union troops in the field. Citing an earlier General Order "providing for the issue of shelter tents, instead of common, wall or Sibley Tents," this order states that "When troops refuse to accept shelter tents, they will not be furnished with any. Troops in garrisons, at stations, or in detachments, can construct huts, if they prefer them to shelter tents." (Shelter tents are simple inverted V-shape canvas shelters without ends or a floor, Sibley tents are a 12' tall by 18' wide teepee-type canvas tent, and wall tents are Sibley tents with the circular side pulled horizontal at 4', creating more usable floor space.). Bookseller Inventory # 33258

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GRANT, Ulysses S., III (1881-1968).

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Item Description: President Grant's namesake grandson, child of his eldest son Frederick; ironically, he too was a West Point graduate and rose through the ranks until he achieved major general; also ironically, just as his grandfather died shortly after completing his "Memoirs" and never saw the finished product, so too did Grant 3rd die shortly after completing a biography of his grandfather. DS, 1p, 7 3/4" X 3", Washington, DC, 1906 May 15. Check on pale pink stock drawn on The Riggs National Bank, with handsome engraving of that institution at left. Made out to "Adjutant, 2d Batt. Engrs" in the amount of $26.31 in one hand and then signed by Max C. Tyler (1880-1974, West Point 1903 graduate, worked his way up to major general with the Corps of Engineers). Near fine. Usual cancellation marks. On the verso, Grant boldly pens in brown ink "Pay to order of / Julian L. Schley / U.S. Grant 3rd." Below this, Schley pens: "1st Lieut. Eng'rs and / Adjutant 2d Batt. / Julian L. Schley." (Schley, 1880-1965, a fellow 1903 West Point graduate and Corps of Engineer career officer, was appointed Governor of the Panama Canal Zone in 1932, serving until 1941.) And lastly, below this the check is also boldly endorsed by Mark Brooke (1903 West Point graduate, second lieutenant with the Corps of Engineers, in 1904 assigned to take transfer and begin construction of the Panama Canal for the U.S. Government). Though "Band Mess" is inked at lower left of this check by the secretary who filled in the recipient and amount, its purpose and the reason for three endorsements is not clear. Intriguing and attractive item from quite early in Grant's career, in any case. Bookseller Inventory # 33215

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GRANT, Ulysses S., III (1881-1968), PEMBERTON, John C., III (1893-?) and STUART, J.E.B., III (?-?).

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Item Description: Not only were these three grandsons named after their famous grandfathers, but each achieved some reknown in his own right and all three wrote books about their namesakes. Three items, each with Civil War content: First, a postcard ANS from Grant, 1p, 6" X 3½", n.p. [Clinton, NY], 1965 September 8. Addressed to noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Fine. Along the top of a mimeographed notice from the Civil War Round Table of New York, of which Gates was an officer, describing "our 1966 Battlefield Tour. a visit to the Chattanooga-Chickamauga area," Grant handsomely pens in his usual vibrant blue ink, "This should be a wonderful trip, but I can not go with you Best wishes for a fine time." Boldly signed. With original envelope, addressed in Grant's hand. Second, a postcard ANS from Pemberton, 1p, heavy stock 3¼" X 5½", New York, NY, 1956 June 14. Addressed to Arnold Gates. Fine. Regards "our congenial and happily close association during my term as President of our C.W.R.T. I never knew a more even tempered, patient and industrious guy than you are." Nicely penned in black ink. Signed in full. Third, a postcard ANS from Stuart, 1p, heavy stock 5½" X 3¼", Manhasset, NY, 1960 March 9. Addressed to Arnold Gates. Fine. Discusses a Civil War Round Table Speaker, attractively penned in blue ink. Finally, these are accompanied by a superb 8" X 10" glossy black and white photograph of these three namesake grandsons in suit and tie on one of the rare occasions when they were together -- a Civil War Round Table function on February 10, 1963. Bookseller Inventory # 33213

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Grant, Ulysses S.; Michael McCurdy

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Item Description: No Binding. Book Condition: As New. Limited Edition. Seven x 10 inches woodcut illustration by Michael McCurdy (Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 2004). McCurdy depicted Grant, circa 1864, full grim profile, with troops and battle-worn landscape. A fascinating original interpretation of Grant at the height of his powers by the noted children's illustrator McCurdy. One of 20 numbered copies, signed by McCurdy; professionally matted. A striking piece. Shipping extra. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-308798008

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GRANT, Ulysses S.

Published by Southern Illinois University Press 1967-77, Carbondale (1967)

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Item Description: Southern Illinois University Press 1967-77, Carbondale, 1967. Hardcover. Edited by John Y. Simon. Volumes 1 through 6. Small 4to. Red cloth, price-clipped dust jackets. xxxix, 458pp; xxxiii, 399pp; xxv, 479pp; xxv, 520pp; xxv, 458pp; xxiv, 492pp. Frontispieces, illustrations, maps. Fine/near fine overall. Slightest occasional jacket edgewear. The first half dozen volumes -- all tight, handsome, exceptional, covering the period from 1837 until December 8, 1862 -- of the famed scholarly project that's still in process today. Includes a choice autograph addition: Tipped to an inner flyleaf of the first volume is a Typed Letter Signed from Simon to noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93), 1p, 8½" X 11", 1966 August 24. Near fine. Two faint original horizontal folds. On the eve of the publication of the first volume, writing on letterhead of "The Ulysses S. Grant Association," the ever-helpful Simon helps Gates with a research question. In part: "I have checked all our Grant indexes without finding anything from Andrew C. Todd. It may well be, however, that, while we do not have anything currently written either by Todd to Grant or Grant to Todd, we may turn up something later. It may also be that he is mentioned in correspondence not indexed under his name." Signed simply "John" in blue ballpoint. Gates commented on Simon's herculean editing task years later in a "Civil War Times Illustrated" book review (September 1982), thusly: "If anyone deserved a Pulitzer award for a task of historical scholarship, it has to be Dr. John Y. Simon. laboring on this significant and monumental contribution." DORNBUSCH IV, 1536. Bookseller Inventory # 33699

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GRANT, Ulysses S.).

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Item Description: Union general in charge of all armies of the United States during the Civil War; eighteenth president of the United States (1868-76). Pair of silk campaign ribbons framed side-by-side under glass in a simple black-and-gilt modern frame (overall dimensions 6¼" X 12"). Very good to near fine. Ribbon at left is captioned "Richmond / 1865 / Lieutenant / General / U.S. Grant" in blue and pink thread, 2 1/8" X 9 3/8", no place or date. Head-and-shoulders portrait of Grant in uniform in black at center, surrounded by green laurels, with a red, white and blue shield and American eagle above and a pair of flying flags below. Faint age toning. Likely an 1868 presidential campaign ribbon. Ribbon at right is not a campaign ribbon, but a simple patriotic motif, also perhaps a product of the 1868 presidential election although bipartisan. Slightly taller at 10 3/8" (same width), this ribbon is captioned "The Star / Spangled / Banner" at top in blue and red, with a brilliant red, white and blue flag waving above and the full text and music for this song below (blue notes, red lyrics); at very bottom are yellow decorative elements and a large red and yellow star. This pair hails from the library of Grant's granddaughter, Nellie Grant Cronan (1881-1972), who may well have acquired it from her father, Jesse R. Grant (1858-1934), General Grant's youngest son. It is accompanied by a typed note signed by a direct Grant descendent detailing this provenance. An outstanding display pair with choice history. Bookseller Inventory # 40643

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Grant, Ulysses S) Dodge, J.R. (Ed.)

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Item Description: Government Printing Office, Washington, 1868. 397 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First Edition. First Edition. 397 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy to U.S. Grant. A handsome volume, probably prepared for Grant as President, as he was elected in 1868, assuming office the following year, when America was still largely an agrarian nation and such a work would have had a far greater significance than would be the case today. (Grant's own ante-bellum farming efforts were distinctly unsuccessful.). PRESENTATION BINDING of full green morocco, elaborate gilt floral framework on upper and lower covers, the former bearing the name "U.S. Grant" blocked in gold, t.e.g., gilt inner dentelles, slight wear to extremities, with bookplate, title perforation, card pocket, due date slip and withdrawl stamp of Stanford University Library with neat shelf mark on spine, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 18060

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Grant, Ulysses S. [U.S.]

Published by Charles L. Webster & Company, New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster & Company, New York, 1885. First editions of the two volume set of the 18th President of the United States' memoirs. Octavo, 2 volumes. Original green cloth with title and front panel in gilt. In excellent condition condition that shows some light wear. "The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar" (Mark Twain). "A unique expression of the national character.[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself.on edge toknow how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson). Bookseller Inventory # 4585

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Grant, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1872. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. ("U. S. Grant") 1 page, Washington, D.C. September 28, 1872. 11 1/4" x 9" tipped on left to album leaf. A warrant for the pardon of Louis Zellner for an unspecified crime. Fine, fresh. Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2221603

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GRANT, Ulysses S. (1822-85).

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Item Description: Union general in charge of all armies of the United States during the Civil War; eighteenth president of the United States (1868-76). Signed "Bureau, Engraving & Printing" steel-engraved head-and-shoulders portrait, 4" X 5½" (mounted to slightly larger card), n.p., n.d. Very good. Bit of faint age toning and foxing. Set within an oval and partly-encircling decorative flourish, this three-quarter's view portrait depicts a slimmer Grant in suit and tie early in his presidency. He signs below his likeness in brown ink, large and bold. Grant is known to have signed only a small number of these Bureau of Engraving likenesses. This particular example comes with a unique provenance, hailing from the library of his granddaughter, Nellie Grant Cronan (1881-1972), daughter of the president's youngest son, Jesse R. Grant. A type letter signed by a direct descendant outlining this provenance accompanies this item, which is displayed in the simple modern silver-finish frame in which the granddaughter kept it. Bookseller Inventory # 40093

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GRANT, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. as President of the United States, Washington, April 6, 1876; directing the Secretary of State [Hamilton Fish] to affix the Seal of the United States to "a warrant for the pardon of John R. Bolton" 4to, 1 page (engraved, with secretarial additions). The case of John R. Bolton, involved a man convicted in the territory of New Mexico for failure to pay a retail liquor dealer's tax, sentenced to be imprisoned for thirty days and to pay a fine of $100.00. Both the judge and the U.S. attorney believed that Bolton had no criminal intent, and it was on the basis that Grant issued the pardon. Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 500753

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Item Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. as President of the United States, Washington, October 20, 1875; directing the Secretary of State [Hamilton Fish] to issue a warrant "Authorizing Francis M. Richey to receive into custody James T. Burnett, a fugitive from the justice of the United States." 4to. 1 page (engraved, with secretarial additions). Uncommon in this form. James T. Burnett was charged with the crime of murder in the first degree. He was charged in Iowa and was then a fugitive in the dominion of Canada. Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 500754

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GRANT, Ulysses S. (1822-85).

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Item Description: Union general in charge of all armies of the United States during the Civil War; eighteenth president of the United States (1868-76). DS, 1p, 10½" X 13½", Galena, IL, n.y. [late 1870s]. Near fine. Faint, even age toning. Handsome example of the well-known "Soldiers Monument Association" certificate, issued to raise funds to construct the soldiers monument that stands today in this historic city in northwest Illinois -- U.S. Grant's adopted hometown. At top is a handsome oval steel-engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the American Eagle and U.S. flags. Elaborate typeface text notes that "This Certifies / That / [blank rule] / Is Hereby Constituted / A Member of the / Jo Daviess Soldiers' Monument / Association / Galena, Ill. Aug. 28th 1865." Other small engraved vignettes surround this text show Lady Liberty holding the flag, the U.S. Capitol behind her; Lady Liberty lounging against a cannon and anchor, olive branch in one hand and dove alighted on the other; three lead miners examining ore in a mine ("Galena" being Latin for lead); a Civil War cavalry officer chatting with two blacksmiths as they forge a sword. At lower right, Grant signs boldly as president of this association, while another Union brevet general from Galena, John C. Smith (1832-1910), signs at lower left as secretary. This particular copy was never issued, thus has no recipient's name filled in. Despite the August 28, 1865 date printed on the certificate, this was NOT the date of its issuance; this was the date of the creation of the association. It was only after Grant's presidency, in the late 1870s, that this association got off its duff and made a concerted effort to raise funds to build a monument and created these certificates. This document has been simply but tastefully matted in white and framed in a simple ½" black wood frame (overall dimensions 16½" X 19½"). Bookseller Inventory # 35265

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Item Description: J. B. Lippincott, 1885. Hard Cover. Book Condition: near Very Good binding. First Edition. Signed. A scarce Arabian horse book by Randolph Huntington of Oyster Bay who was one of the earliest breeders of the Arabian horse in America. He was much taken with two purebred stallions -- "Leopard" and "Linden Tree" -- which the Sultan of Turkey gave to General Grant in 1879. Huntington wrote the text, and commissioned the 5 portrait plates of the stallions (all are in Fine condition, though the plate of "General Beale" has a penned annotation to the text under the portrait). Overall a nice copy of a scarce and desirable book. A presentation copy to Edwin Fairax Naulty. There has been some quite discreet repair to the top of the front board. near Very Good binding. Bookseller Inventory # 268594

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Item Description: Union general in charge of all armies of the United States during the Civil War; eighteenth president of the United States (1868-76). Original painted tintype of head-and-shoulders portrait of U.S. Grant in uniform, oval 2" X 3" under convex glass in turn-of-the-century decorative metal easel-style frame (2 3/4" X 4½") simple black frame. Very good to near fine. Finely executed in great detail. Exceptionally unusual painted tintype: General Grant faces the camera square on, directly, not the slightly turned angle found on most Civil War portraits of him. His epaulettes are only partly visible, with only star visible and hampering dating attempts, but his face lacks the heaviness that became evident later in the war. An educated guess would thus place this portrait at 1862, perhaps '63. It has been delicately and superbly painted over in oil paint with a neutral tan background. An artist's signature is partly visible at lower right, clearly reading "Th" (for Thomas) as his first name, and a last name that appears to begin with "L" and is followed by half a dozen letters, so miniscule they cannot be deciphered. Most extraordinary of all is that we cannot locate any example of this specific pose. It appears to be unrecorded, for despite our best and extended efforts we find no published record of this particular pose. It hails from the library of Grant's granddaughter, Nellie Grant Cronan (1881-1972), who may well have acquired it from her father, Jesse R. Grant (1858-1934), General Grant's youngest son. It is accompanied by a typed note signed by a direct Grant descendent detailing this provenance. Bookseller Inventory # 40641

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Framed Document Signed as ad interim Secretary: GRANT, Ulysses S.

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Item Description: Washington, 1867. unbound. At the time that this document was signed, President Andrew Johnson was undergoing Impeachment proceedings. A week earlier he compounded his problems by firing Secretary of War Stanton and convincing Grant to fill the Cabinet position. Two months later both houses of Congress determined that it was illegal to fire Stanton and that he should be reinstated immediately. Grant, rather than to get caught up with the political controversy, walked away from President Johnson - both men refusing to speak to one another for the rest of their lives. 1 page on "War Department" letterhead, 9.75 x 7.75 inches, Washington, November 6, 1867 -- an uncommon partly printed document signed "U.S. Grant" as ad interim Secretary of War, a post he held for only eight weeks, informing Thomas J. Greggs: "You are hereby notified that the President of the United States has appointed you, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, a Captain by Brevet. Should the Senate at their next session, advise and consent thereto, you will be commissioned accordingly." Beautifully framed to 15.5 x 17.5 inches with a 4.5 x 3.75-inch copperplate portrait, along with a tan matte and black-and-gold frame. The letter has horizontal folds and a small smudge in the left margin; overall a magnificent item in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 231088

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1869. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. Single page, 8vo., on "Executive Mansion" letterhead. Pencil draft of Grant's executive order regarding the death of his Secretary of War John A. Rawlins, dated September 6, 1869; revised and issued by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish the following day "by order of the President" (see Richardson, "Messages and Papers of the Presidents," 8: 3979) ---- "Issue Ex. order directing the funeral of Sec. Rawlins to take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. with military honors under direction of the Gen. of the Army. Detail pawl [sic] bearers. Direct on day of funeral salute be fired from all arsenals and forts, navy yards military and naval academies in the United States, flags to be kept at half mast during the day, all customs houses closed and public work be suspended for the day, and that the Gen. of the Army and heads of depts. give the necessary orders for carrying these directions into effect" ---- In 1860, Rawlins, then a young lawyer, first met Grant at Galena, Illinois. There relationship was notable for its closeness and as Grant was promoted, so was Rawlins, becoming Grant's principal staff officer and most intimate and influential advisor. Rawlins was "the only man, aside from his sons that Grant ever loved." Sick with tuberculosis, Rawlins served as Grant's first secretary of war, but died after only six months in office, as another friend, W.T. Sherman, stood by his bedside. Rawlins's devotion to Grant was underscored by his poignant last request to see Grant, who arrived just minutes after he passed away. Professionally matted and framed. Shipping extra. noamz. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-2410067480

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Item Description: 1873. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. Archive of material relating to diplomat Henry C. Hall (circa 1820-1901), the U.S. Consul at Matanzas (1864-73), U.S. Consul General at Havana (1873-77), and U.S. Minister at Costa Rica, Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (1882-89). Highlights --------- 1). Document measuring 14 x 20 inches, with State Department raised seal, appointing Hall as the temporary U.S. Vice-Consul at Havana; dated March 1869; signed by Secretary of State William H. Seward. 2). Document measuring 15 x 20 inches, with Executive Department raised seal, appointing Hall as the U.S. Consul General at Havana; dated November 7, 1873; signed by President Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. 3). Document measuring 12 x 24 inches (both sides), with state Department raised seal, appointing Hall as U.S. Minister to the "Central American States"; dated May 9, 1882; signed by Secretary of State Frederick T. Frelinghuysen. 4). Document measuring 14 x 22 inches, testimonial acknowledging Hall's efforts at defusing the "recent political crisis" in Guatemala through his "wise and beneficent counsels," thereby sparing "us from anarchy and bloodshed, which the whole Republic so very narrowly escaped"; dated April 18, 1885; signed by 70 leading Guatemalans -------- President Grant conferred upon Hall the position of Consul General at Havana on November 7, 1873, the day that Spanish authorities in Cuba shocked Americans by executing 53 crew and passengers of the "Virginius," a vessel caught off the island trying to supply insurgents while falsely flying the U.S. flag. Grant, Secretary Fish, and Hall spent a difficult month balancing public demands for retribution with the knowledge that the "Virginius" had limited grounds for legal protection. Before passions cooled, most Washington lawmakers had shied away from action, causing Grant to quip "if Spain were to send a fleet into the harbor of New York, and bombard the city, the Senate might pass a resolution of regret that they had had cause for so doing, and offer to pay them for the expense of coming over and doing it." A remarkable archive with historical significance. Shipping extra. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4749506087

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GRANT Ulysses S.

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Item Description: 1876. GRANT, Ulysses S. Document signed. Washington, June 1, 1876. Quarto, two leaves printed on one page only. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait, entire piece measures 15 by 21 inches. $3800.Printed document finished by hand, signed by President Grant.An order of reprieve "respiting the execution for the sentence, in the case of Osé Sanders, until Sept. 8, 1876." Sanders, a 30-year-old Native American, was hanged on that date in Arkansas for a conviction of murder. Pencil notation on verso of second leaf.Folded in thirds. A few small spots of discoloration. Near-fine, beautifully framed. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 48926

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Grant, Ulysses S

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Item Description: Washington, D.C, 1871. Portrait engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed "U.S. Grant May 11th 1871." The engraving measures 4" x 5.5". Grant was serving in his first term as the eighteenth president of the United States when he signed this portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In fine condition. Matted and framed. Total piece measures 8" x 10". Engravings signed by Grant are rare, especially signed during his Presidency. Three days earlier on May 8, 1871, President Grant had signed the Treaty of Washington, settling the so-called "Alabama Claims," whereby the U.S. sought reparations from the United Kingdom for attacks on U.S. ships by the British built ship, CSS Alabama, and other Confederate ships that were sold to the rebel states during the Civil War. The British government agreed to pay the U.S. $15.5 million. Bookseller Inventory # 5490

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Item Description: 1861. First Edition. GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed. Cairo, Illinois, December 20, 1861. WITH: Portrait. No place: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, No date. Single original ivory leaf (7-3/4 by 9-3/4 inches) in manuscript on recto, docketed on verso. Matted and framed with engraved portrait on ivory cardboard stock. Entire item measures 16-1/2 by 18-1/2 inches. $6500.December 20, 1861 Civil War autograph letter entirely penned and signed by Ulysses S. Grant soon after his promotion to brigadier general and his bold foray against Confederate forces at Belmont, this exceedingly scarce letter written to quartermaster Reuben Hatch amidst Grant’s investigation into Hatch’s conduct, ultimately leading his arrest, with Grant later said to believe “many of the stories about his drinking problems… were started by Reuben Hatch” in retaliation.Less than six months before the date of this letter, Grant was placed in command of the Union Army on the Mississippi. With "the single gold star of a brigadier general on his shoulders… he understood almost at once that the key to winning the war was in the West, not in the East… From Cairo he could see how to win the war" (Korda, 65). That November Grant led an attack on Confederate forces at Belmont. Ultimately both sides claimed victory, but Grant, who "had been as green as his raw Illinois and Iowa volunteers…. braved the same dangers as his men and won his respect on the battlefield. Veterans at Belmont were henceforth 'Grant's men,' the core of what would soon become the Army of Tennessee" (Smith, Grant, 131). In meeting the considerable challenges of his new command, Grant heard of a Chicago newspaper alleging quartermaster Reuben Hatch, the recipient of this letter, was using his "position for personal gain… Grant ordered Capt. Hillyer, his aide-de-camp, to proceed to Chicago to investigate the allegations." Hillyer subsequently reported to Grant that Hatch had intentionally hindered his inquiry. When the report was forwarded to General Meigs, quartermaster general, he "ordered Grant to place Hatch under immediate arrest." Grant, who informed Meig in early January that Hatch had been duly arrested, reportedly "believed many of the stories about his drinking problems circulating at that time were started by Reuben Hatch," who later avoided court-martial only through the intervention of his brother, O.M. Hatch, Illinois secretary of state and a major supporter of Lincoln (Potter, Sultana Tragedy, 36). In confronting Hatch, Grant came to realize "he would never fully leave his past behind. Any time he offended someone, that someone was sure to whisper that the general was a drunkard" (Simpson, 108).Grant's letter to Captain Hatch, written at the height of the investigation, displays a brusque manner that seems to reflect Grant's barely veiled impatience with the captain. Grant's letter reads: "Head Qrs. Dist S. E. Mo., Cairo, Dec. 20th 1861. Capt. R. B. Hatch, Dist. Capt. The bearer C.E. Atkinson complains of being detained here with nothing to do waiting for a settlement with your department if such is the case give him a settlement and let him go. U.S. Grant, Brig. Gen. Cm." Docketed on the verso: "Gen Grant Dec 20, [unclear word] to settle with E.C. Atkinson." The letter is accompanied by a handsome engraved portrait of Grant (image 2-1/2 by2-1/2 inches) centered on an ivory display card. Portrait card (6 by 8 inches) with "Bureau of Engraving and Printing" printed at lower edge. Docketed on leaf verso in an unidentified hand. Two small pieces of tape to leaf verso.Grant's inked cursive clear and dark, light foldlines, faint marginal toning to near-fine letter; portrait fine. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 90957

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GRANT Ulysses S.

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Item Description: 1885. First Edition. GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885-86. Two volumes. Octavo, original deluxe full brown morocco, raised bands, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. $6800.First edition of “one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history,” illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps, in handsome publisher’s deluxe full morocco binding, with Grant's signature tipped to the dedication page in Volume I.After an ineffectual term as president, ruined by bankruptcy and dying of throat cancer, Grant agreed to publish his memoirs to provide a measure of economic security for his family. Mark Twain agreed to serve as the publisher. Struggling to dictate his notes to a stenographer, Grant finished his memoirs shortly before his death in the summer of 1885. "It seemed to Twain, sitting quietly near him in his bedroom at Sixtieth Street, that Grant had fully regained the stature of a hero" (Kaplan, 273). "No Union list of personal narratives could possibly begin without the story of the victorious general. A truly remarkable work" (New York Times). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492). Dornbusch II:1986. Mullins & Reed 35. Contemporary owner inscription.Infrequent soiling to text, a bit of very faint marginal dampstaining in Volume I only. Binding fine. A beautiful copy in the rare publisher's full morocco. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 100248

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Item Description: 1787. (GRANT, Ulysses S.) TAIT, John. Directory, For the City of Glasgow… From The 15th May 1783, to the 15 May 1784. Glasgow: Printed for John Tait, 1783 [i.e. 1877]. Small octavo, contemporary full pebbled navy morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, brown morocco spine label, gilt-embossed arms, gilt-lettered "General U.S. Grant" to front board, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $6800.1877 facsimile of the 1783 first Glasgow Directory, “Presented by the publisher to General U.S. Grant” early in his world tour, boldly signed by Grant on this copy’s special bound in presentation leaf beneath an inscription to the U.S. Consul to Glasgow, Samuel F. Cooper. Handsomely bound in full crushed morocco by Bickers & Son, with the front board gilt-stamped “General U.S. Grant” beneath the gilt-embossed Glasgow coat of arms.Ulysses S. Grant, along with his wife Julia and son Jesse, sailed for Europe on May 17, 1877, ten weeks after the inauguration of President Hayes, and arrived in Liverpool on May 28 to begin his world tour. This copy of Glasgow, Scotland's Directory would have had special meaning for Grant, for his "family had originally come from Scotland to Massachusetts in May 1630" (Cunningham, Shiloh, 11). Grant's lineage has also been traced "to the Scottish clan named Grant, whose ancient motto was, 'Stand fast, Stand firm, Stand sure'" (Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant). While in Scotland Grant often spoke of a "common destiny" between the two nations, and on Sept. 13th, the very day printed on this copy's presentation leaf, he made a speech in Glasgow where he thanked the city for "making me a free burgess of this great city of Glasgow."This copy contains a bound-in leaf printed: "Presented by the Publisher to General U.S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States of America, On the occasion of his Visit to Glasgow. 13th September, 1877." Below, in an unidentified hand on the same leaf, is written: "Presented to S.F. Cooper by," followed by the signature of U.S. Grant with his bold flourish. Accompanying this special copy is a laid-in original invitation card from Brevet Brigadier General Baudeau to meet General Grant. During the Civil War Badeau served as Grant's military secretary and "was present when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant… In 1870 Grant named him consul general to London… Badeau accompanied Grant during the general's travels through Europe in 1877-1879" and was a research assistant to Grant in the writing of his Memoirs (ANB). This copy's recipient, Samuel Freeman Cooper, also named in the laid-in invitation, fought in the Union army in the Civil War, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1876 Grant appointed him the U.S. Consul to Glasgow, Scotland. This volume contains a 'faithful facsimile of the first Glasgow Directory," covering the period from May 15, 1783 to May 14, 1784. There are reportedly only "three copies extant of the [original] first Glasgow Directory, issued in 1783. Also containing a laid-in detached leaf (from an unknown source) printed "Welcome to General U.S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States" and featuring a poem by Scottish poet William Tester, best known by his nom-de-plume, La Teste.A fine signed copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 104017

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Item Description: To Ratify a War Claims Treaty With Great BritainWhen Ulysses S. Grant assumed the presidency in March 1869, relationsbetween Great Britain and the United States were at a low ebb. From theAmerican point of view, the foremost reason for the breach was the constructionand refitting of Confederate warships by British shipbuilders during theCivil War. American politicians argued that such behavior violated BritainÕsofficial neutrality, and demanded that the British government make financialrestitution--these were collectively known as the Alabama claims, afterthe most successful of the Confederate ships. Negotiations between Britainand the United States to resolve these disputes began during the presidentialadministration of Andrew Johnson. After GrantÕs election in November1868, the president-elect informed JohnsonÕs secretary of state, William H.Seward, that he wanted to be consulted during the ongoing talks. Seward,however, ignored Grant and reached a settlement with Britain, known as theJohnson-Clarendon Convention, which only provided financial restitutionto private American citizens for specific damages, and did not cover generalharm caused by the British-built Confederate warships against the Unionmilitary. Grant opposed the unpopular treaty for this reason.A month after his inauguration, the treaty was ready to be submitted tothe Senate for ratification. The Senate was not, however, in session, so heordered it to convene in a special session. Document Signed as President,Washington, April 8, 1869, ÒTo the Senators of the United States respectively,Ócalling the Senate into official session. ÒObjects interesting to the United States requiringthat the Senate should be in session on the 12th instant, to receive and actupon such communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive, yourattendance in the Senate Chamber in this City, on that day, at 12 oÕclock noon, isaccordingly requested.Ó There were then 62 U.S. Senators and likely each wassent a copy. This one was received by Senator John Scott of Pennsylvania.A search of auction records for the past 35 years discloses no other copieshaving reached the marketplace, nor do we recall ever having seen anotherone. In fact, this is our first Grant document of any kind calling the Senateinto session.The Special Senate Session lasted from April 12-22, 1869, and the proposedtreaty was denounced in the debate. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts,chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, insisted on thefloor that the British government owed American taxpayers $2 billion indamages, and recommended the down payment be BritainÕs cession of Canadato the United States. In the end, the Senate agreed with President Grantand rejected the treaty overwhelmingly, 54-1. It would be a few years morebefore this issue could be resolved in a form satisfactory to both sides. Bookseller Inventory # 9311

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