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Grant | Ulysses S.

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

First Edition | First Printing



First edition of the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, in publisher’s deluxe three quarter leather binding.

Octavo, [two volumes], 584pp [Vol. I]; 647pp [Vol. 2]. Publisher’s deluxe three quarter morocco binding, gilt title on spines, raised bands with decorative gilt compartments, marbled leaf edges. Light rubbing to tips of the spines, hinges in both volumes with archival reinforcement, solid text blocks. Frontispiece portraits of Grant with tissue covers. A complete copy, with over 50 illustrations, maps and fold-out facsimile documents.

(Eicher 492) (Dornbusch II: 1986). An attractive copy.

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.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Charles L. Webster & Co.


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published

1885 / 1886


Quarter Leather


Near Fine


Grant | Ulysses S.

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Ulysses S. Grant