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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

First Edition



First edition of Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant from the private library of Colonel Arcadi Gluckman, a leading authority on American firearms.

Octavo, [two volumes], 584pp [Vol. I]; 647pp [Vol. II]. Custom black leather binding, 4 raised bands, title in gilt on spine, “Gluckman” in gilt below title. Floral endpapers. Custom black slipcase. Frontispiece portraits of Grant in both volumes. Complete with over 50 illustrations and maps, including both facsimile fold-outs. Bookplate affixed to front endpaper of both volumes from Gluckman. (Eicher 492) (Dornbusch II: 1986).

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.

Gluckman was the author of numerous books on American firearms, including: “United States Martial Pistols and Revolvers” – A comprehensive guide to U.S. martial handguns, providing detailed descriptions, historical contexts, and technical specifications. “American Gun Makers” (with L.D. Satterlee) – This book offers insights into the history and development of gun making in the United States, including biographical details of significant gun makers. “Catalogue of the Collection of United States Service Arms in the Museum of Springfield Armory” – As suggested by the title, this work catalogs the collection of service arms at the Springfield Armory Museum, detailing various pieces significant to American military history.

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Location Published

New York


Charles L. Webster & Co.


First Edition

Date Published



Full leather


Near Fine


Grant | Ulysses S.

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