Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, in Two Volumes [Ulysses] [Shoulder Strap Edition]

By: Grant, Ulysses S.

Price: $300.00

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Book Condition: Good

First edition. Rather musty, minor repair to front hinge of first volume, ink owner name and date (W.W. Bown, Penfield, N.Y., 1885), address, and ownership stamp on prelims. We have more books available by this author!. 584; 647 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles & decorations. Engravings and maps throughout text, as well as fold-out facsimiles of the original terms of Lee's surrender (which Grant wrote himself) and of General Buckner's dispatch regarding terms of capitulation, with Grant's reply and Buckner's response surrendering Fort Donelson. The famous memoirs of the leader of the Union army during the American Civil War, including accounts of his boyhood and early career during the Mexican War. Mark Twain can be partially credited for the release of Grant's memoirs; Grant's health was ailing (he soon died of cancer), and Twain encouraged Grant to write them as a way to provide for his family after his death. The books were barely completed before Grant passed away, and were published posthumously.

Title: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, in Two Volumes [Ulysses] [Shoulder Strap Edition]

Author: Grant, Ulysses S.

Categories: American Civil War, 19th Century, Early Imprints, American Presidents, Military,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company: 1885

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2290580