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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

First Edition / Deluxe Morocco Binding


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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 spines, raised bands, stamped in blind with elaborate borders. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers, decorative gilt turn-ins. Rear free endpaper in Volume I is a reproduction.  Both volumes with faint wear to leather, light rubbing to gilt along bottom edge of text block in Volume I. Unobtrusive foxing to frontispiece and title page of Volume I, wear to the perimeter of the front free endpaper. Both volumes free of any markings or notations. Frontispiece portraits of Grant with tissue covers. Both volumes complete with over 50 illustrations and maps. Fold-out surrender documents in Volume II with archival tissue reinforcement at hinges (Dornbusch II: 1986) (Eicher 492). An exceptional set, with the leather obviously cared for over its entire history.

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.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Charles L. Webster & Co.


First Edition / Deluxe Morocco Binding

Date Published



Full leather


Near Fine


Grant | Ulysses S.