Ulysses S Grant Personal Memoirs 1st Ed Civil War Deluxe Leather 2 Vol Set Books
In the publisher's deluxe half morocco First edition. "This is the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts" (Mark Twain). The autobiography was published by Mark Twain, who marketed the book by using military veterans in uniform to raise subscriptions. The edition was issued in five different bindings at varying costs, the present copy being in the deluxe half morocco. Original brown half morocco, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, brown cloth sides with gilt metallic roundel, sides and corners ruled in gilt, marbled end-papers and edges. With 2 engraved portrait frontispieces and 2 etched plates with tissue guards, 3 manuscript facsimiles, of which 2 folding and one printed on yellow paper stock, 42 full-page plans, folding map at rear of vol. Just a couple small scuffs on spine. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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- Binding: Leather
- Origin: American
- Place of Publication: New York
- Language: English
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Luxury Edition
- Author: Ulysses S Grant
- Region: North America
- Publisher: Charles L. Webster
- Topic: Civil War (1861-65)
- Subject: Military & War
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Year Printed: 1885