Sherman | William T.

Memoirs of General William T. Sherman

First Edition

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First edition of Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, in scarce blue cloth binding.

Octavo, [two volumes], 405pp, [2pp ads]; 409pp, [6pp ads]. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spines and covers. Light wear to spine edges, faint sunning to both spines. Light soiling to back cover of Volume II, splash mark on spine. Faint soiling to cover of Volume I. Yellow endpapers, light foxing to endpapers. Folded map in pocket at rear of Volume II, in delicate condition, hinges begining to seperating, still complete. (Nevins II: 89) (Dornbusch II: 2429)

A very good example of this important Civil War memoir.

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

D. Appleton and Company

Edition

First Edition

Date Published

1875

Binding

Cloth

Condition

Very Good

Author

Sherman | William T.

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