Signed first printing of Grant by Ron Chernow.
Thick octavo, xxiii, [7pp maps], 1074pp. Blue hardcover, blue cloth spine with title in gilt, author’s initials in gilt on front panel. Full number line starting with “1” on copyright page. In publisher’s first state dust jacket, fine condition, with $40.00 price on front flap. Previously sold by the New York Public Library, with stamp on the half-title. Signed by the author on title page in black pen. A fine copy.
Author Ron Chernow won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for his landmark biography of George Washington. This work on U.S. Grant, detailing his life from childhood in Ohio, his “lost years” before the Civil War, and finishing with his life as an international figure, has become a national bestseller.