Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant in deluxe black morocco binding.
Octavo, [two volumes], 584pp [Vol. I]; 647pp [Vol. II]. Publisher’s deluxe full black morocco, title in gilt on spine, raised bands, stamped in blind with elaborate borders. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Both volumes with faint wear to leather, Volume II with wear along outer hinge. Both volumes free of any markings or notations. Frontispiece portraits of Grant with tissue covers. Over 50 illustrations, maps. (Dornbusch Volume II 1986) (Eicher 492). An exceptional set.
Published shortly after his death, the Personal Memoirs of President Grant are held in high regard by historians and general readers alike. President Grant was initially opposed to writing his memoirs, but wished to leave his family financially stable after his death. The books were sold in multiple formats, ranging in price from $3.50 to $12.00 in 1885.