Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (Volumes I and II)

Ulysses S. Grant

Published by Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885
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Octavo. Volume I, 584 pages. Volume II 647 pages. Five raised bands with gilt lettering and decorations on spines. This is the deluxe 3/4 morocco publisher's binding. Moderate wear to the spine and tips, but this is common with leather bindings. Previous owner's name in ink on ffep. An excellent clean set with marbled end papers and outside edges. Gilt stamped portrait medallion of Grant on front covers. Moderate age toning to a few interior pages, but contents are generally clean in both. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume. Numerous maps, engravings, gatefold facsimile of the original Terms of Lee's Surrender as written by General Grant opposite page 496 of Volume II. This document was printed on extremely fragile paper and is often found torn, BUT this copy is PERFECT. Also includes the printed inscription by Grant that "These volumes are dedicated the the American Soldier and Sailor. New York City ~ May 23, 1885", with a facsimile of Grant's signature. Many people mistakenly believe this is actually inscribed by Grant. Grant died just days after the manuscript was turned over to the publisher, and never lived to see the work in book form. This was a publishing venture by Samuel Clemens, a/k/a Mark Twain. It saved the financial status of Grant, but practically ruined that of Clemens. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (Volumes I ...
Publisher: Charles L. Webster and Co.
Publication Date: 1885
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition

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Grant, Ulysses S.
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Book Description Charles L. Webster and Co, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Good two-volume hardcover set. Covers show edge wear and rubbing. Previous owner's name on end paper. Pages are tanned, with occasional soiling that does not impair legibility. Hinge cracked but binding intact.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Bookseller Inventory # 1302210119

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Grant, Ulysses S.
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Book Description The Century Company, New York, 1917. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Original blue bards with bright gilt titles. Previous owners sigature. Bookseller Inventory # 000347

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Grant, Ulysses S.
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Book Description CHARLES L WEBSTER, NEW YORK, 1885. LEATHER BOUND BROWN. Book Condition: POOR. Both volumes are very fragile, the text blocks are cracked and chipping, both inner boards are detached from hinges and chipping, covers are soiled and have water damage, tanned text Mark Twain was the publisher of this monumental memoir as well as its editor and proof reader. Twain was extremely fond of and a close friend of Grant and encouraged the President and war hero to write his memoirs. Grant was dying of cancer but completed his two volumes dictating the second volume to a secretary. Twain noted in a letter to his daughter that the manuscript was not even set yet and 20,000 sets had been ordered by subscription. Grant finished his memoirs on July 18, 1885 and died five days later on July 23rd. Following his death, advance orders of the memoirs reached 300,000 sets realizing close to $450,000 for his family which was otherwise penniless. DATE PUBLISHED: 1885 EDITION: 647. Bookseller Inventory # 057957

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Book Description New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # XH04LO7720

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Grant, Ulysses S.
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Book Description Charles L. Webster & Company, New York, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First edition, green cloth binding. Volume I published in 1885, 584 pages. Volume II published in 1886, 647 pages plus a listing of Errata from Volume I. Ulysses S. Grant is arguably one of the most important generals in U.S. History, at times referred to as "the man who saved the Union" for both his military leadership and his subsequent service as the 18th President of the United States. Some believe that Mark Twain assisted Grant in the final days of writing these memoirs shortly before his death in 1885, others say they are "pure Grant" and Twain only assisted in the publication. Either way, these memoirs are a critical part of understanding Ulysses S. Grant from the time of his earliest military service during the Mexican War, his subsequent military service including his time on the West Coast and in California, through the end of the Civil War. ***DESCRIPTION: Green cloth boards with facsimile in gilt of the gold medal awarded to Grant in 1863 (to celebrate his victories in the Vicksburg campaign, which gave the Union Army control over the entire Mississippi and split the Confederacy in two), gilt lettering on front and spine, general's four stars on black on the spine, decorated endpapers, two different frontispieces showing Grant in his youth and middle age, several maps (some folding) and reproductions of documents throughout. ***CONDITION: Overall both volumes are in near fine condition, with strong, square text blocks, solid hinges (the hinges of Volume I were recently professionally strengthened), gilt medallions unusually bright, the interiors bright and clean with barely a hint of foxing, the only prior owner marking being a vintage name in flowing ink on the flyleaf of Volume I with the date 1886. There is minor wear to the head and tail of both spines, minor rubbing to the corners, and Volume II has a small white spot on the front board (please see pictures and request additional if necessary). ***CITATION: The Union Bookshelf 35. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Bookseller Inventory # 13122802

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Published by New York: Charles L. Webster & Company (1885)
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Book Description New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. Two volume set in publisher's 3/4 leather binding tight and unmarked with tissue guarded frontis and other illustrations including foldout. Marbleized endpapers and edges. Nickle sized scar to flyleaf vol 1. from sticker lift. oversized and overweight. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Bookseller Inventory # 82025

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