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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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From: Bauman Rare Books (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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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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