First edition of Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, in publisher’s deluxe full sheepskin binding.
Octavo, [two volumes], 584pp [Vol. I]; 647pp [Vol. II]. Publisher’s sheepskin binding, 4 raised bands, gilt title over red and black morocco labels, marbled leaf ends. Rubbing to covers, some loss along bottom edge of boards. Front joint of Volume I showing wear, but stable. Frontispiece portrait of Grant in both volumes. Complete with over 50 illustrations and maps, including facsimile fold-outs. (Eicher 492) (Dornbusch II 1986). This is an attractive set of Grant’s Memoirs with the full sheepskin binding.
Published shortly after his death, the Personal Memoirs of President Grant are held in high regard by historians and general readers alike. 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.