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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

First Edition



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 and along spine, solid hinges, solid text blocks. Frontispiece portraits of Grant in both volumes. Complete with over 50 illustrations and maps, including both facsimile fold-outs. Bookseller’s label on front pastedown of Volume I. Period ownership inscription on verso of front free endpaper of Volume I, dated Dec. 1885. (Eicher 492) (Dornbusch II: 1986). An attractive set.

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.

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Location Published

New York


Charles L. Webster & Co.


First Edition

Date Published



Full leather


Very Good


Grant | Ulysses S.

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