First edition of the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant.
Octavo, [two volumes], 584pp [Vol. I]; 647pp [Vol. II]. Publisher’s green cloth, title in gilt on spine, decorative gilt emblem on front cover. Floral endpapers. Frontispiece portraits with tissue covers. Illustrated with 43 maps and fold-out facsimile documents. The fold-out facsimile documents in Volume I are separating at folds, which is the only issue of note in this set. (Dornbusch II: 1986) (Eicher 492) An exceptionally bright and attractive set, in near fine condition.
Published shortly after his death, the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant are held in high regard by historians and casual 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.