Nice gilt titles and emblem on front and back of both volumes, a bit worn. Spine ends are worn, small tears to bottom of both volumes. Gilt titles and star decoration on spines are slightly worn. Contents of both volumes are tight in their respective bindings and are quite clean.
Both volumes are illustrated and have the foldouts. Volume 1 has a nice steel engraved frontispiece of a. With the original tissue guard. The large fold out is complete w/o tears. Pages are naturally age toned and there is minimal foxing.
One page has a tear in the margin (see photo). There is no other tears, no writing (previous owners name & address stamp on inside front board), no markings, no bad odors. Volume 2 also has a steel engraving of the older General Grant also with original tissue guard. This volume has the facsimile inscription by Grant across from his portrait.Pages are naturally age toned and there is minimal soiling or foxing. Light stain on first few pages and engravings. Yellow foldout has a couple edge tears. Here is no writing, no bad odors.
This is a nice solid set that would be a terrific souvenir coming to you from Gettysburg, PA. Grant's memoirs was and still is one of the most highly regarded accounts of the War Between the States.
It also contains the account of Grant's involvement in the Mexican American War. Volume I covers events through the Vicksburg Campaign and Volume II covers the remainder of the Civil War. We do our best to provide accurate descriptions and photographs. We strive for excellence in our customer care but being human, we can make mistakes, so if there is a problem please notify us immediately so we can help to resolve any issue. We really do appreciate your kind understanding and extended grace..
The item "1885 Personal Memoirs U S Grant First Edition Complete VG Civil War Gettysburg" is in sale since Friday, September 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "shoebook" and is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.