Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (With Wonderful Ephemera). Ulysses S. Grant.
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (With Wonderful Ephemera)

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (With Wonderful Ephemera)

New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-1886. 1/2 leather. The 1885 1st edition, in the publisher's less common 1/2 deluxe brown morocco over chocolate-brown boards. Complete in 2 volumes, the first published in 1885, the second and final volume published in 1886. Both volumes solid and very presentable, with lightly-rubbed gilt-titling along the spines and bright gilt-medallions at the front panels. A bit of light wear to the outer hinges and mild scuffing at the panels. Internally, all plates present and no writing or markings to speak of, save for 2 blank preliminarty pages in Vol. II with light crayon. Thick, uniform octavos, matching edges, pastedowns and endsheets. THIS COPY ALSO INCLUDES SOME VERY INTERESTING EPHEMERA, such as the original 1885 printed receipt for the purchase of the set and a well-executed, late 19th century pencil sketch of the set's "erudite" first owner, a woman named Matilda Ziegler. (Opposite the sketch is an original, pasted-on memorial card of Matilda produced by the family). Very Good. Item #20527

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