The Personal Memoirs of U. Grant is an autobiography by Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, focused mainly on his military career during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War, and completed as he was dying of throat cancer in 1885. The two-volume set was published by Mark Twain shortly after Grant's death. Grant, Volumes I- II offer Grant's invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making, provides essential insight into how rigorously these events tested America's democratic institutions and the cohesion of its social order.These Memoirs have profound political, historical, and literary significance. In 1896, just over a decade after Grant's death, The Century magazine wrote of the memoirs, when true greatness has put itself on record, the grave becomes but the portal of a new earthly existence; thereafter it serves mankind as a standard of duty and character. This 2-volume hardcover set is bound in the original dark green cloth with gilt medallions of'Major General Ulysses S. Grant, Joint Resolution of Congress, December 17 1863' on the front and of the Mississippi River on the back. The spines are decorated in bright gilt with stars.
The'Personal Memoirs of U. Grant, Volumes I- II' was published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York. The volumes include engraved frontispieces with tissue paper guards, additional plates with engravings and maps, as well as a folding tipped-in facsimile letters, folding map at the rear of Volume II. There is a page that appears as if Grant personally autographed the book but it is actually his facsimile signature (a reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping, or other means of his actual signature).
Some sellers have erroneously described it as signed. The books are in poor condition but the original partially transparent/translucent papers are still present. The covers are very worn, stained and scuffed.
They have bumped cover corners. Pages have turned yellow from age. The letter that is attached to page 496 of Volume II has some tearing but it is complete. Some pages have slight foxing. Volume I's cover is loosening from the spine and Volume's II's cover is separated from the spine and the pages are no longer attached to the spine but are still present (Please see pictures).The name of the original owner is written on the endpapers at the front of the books. Please carefully review all photos for the condition of the books before purchasing.
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