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Memoirs of Gen. W.T. Sherman

Fourth Edition

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Description

Fourth edition of Memoirs of Gen. W.T. Sherman, the shoulder strap edition.

Octavo, two volumes, 455pp; 604 pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine and cover. Light rubbing to edges of spine, front hinge of Volume I starting, otherwise fine. Yellow floral endpapers, with gift inscription in each volume. Frontispiece portrait with tissue cover in Volume I, complete with 15 fold-out maps and numerous full-page engravings. (Nevins II: 89) (Dornbusch II: 2429) A bright and vibrant example of this important Civil War memoir.

Originally published in 1875, Sherman’s memoirs were well received, with Mark Twain noting that he was “a master of narrative.” General Sherman was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 1884, but declined the nomination, noting that “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.” This would forever be known as a Shermanesque statement and has been used by politicians ever since to put down speculation of seeking higher office.

Additional information

Location Published

New York

Publisher

Charles L. Webster & Co.

Edition

Fourth Edition

Date Published

1891-1892

Binding

Cloth

Condition

Near Fine

Author

Sherman | William T.

Author Display

William T. Sherman