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This is a first edition 1885 set of “Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant” Volume I & Volume II. The books was published in 1885-1886 by Charles L. Webster & Company New York. The books show green cloth covers with gold stamped lettering and seal. The books are a fascinating read with a fold-out of the terms of surrender given to Robert E. Lee. Volume I shows an excellent etching of Grant as a young soldier with Volume II having a portrait of the more known image of President U.S. Grant. These memoirs were written from the fall of 1884 and completed four days before his death July 23, 1885. The set was published by Grant’s friend, Samuel Clemmons (Mark Twain) under the alias of his nephew, Charles L. Webster. This is a quality set and a must own for any Civil War enthusiast. Cover shows some slight wear, but overall a desirable well preserved set. Volume I, after the title page, has a printed signature by Grant. These books measure 6.5"x9 3/8" and each is 1.75" thick.

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1885 Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant First Edition

Estimate $200 - $600Apr 7, 2018