Octavo, two volumes, 584pp, 647pp [vol. 2]. Green original cloth boards, gilt title on spine, gilt decoration on cover, decorative endpapers. Wear to top of spine, with warping of cloth on Volume 1. Shelf wear to both editions. Previous owners bookplate affixed to front endpaper of Volume 1. Frontispiece portraits of Grant with tissue cover. 50 illustrations, maps.
Comments: 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 the 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 1865.