Rare Carte de Visite Signed by General Ulysses S. Grant
Original Carte-de-Visite Photograph of General Ulysses S. Grant Signed.
Grant, Ulysses S.$8,200.00
Item Number: 5510
Original carte de visite signed “U.S. Grant Lt. Gen. U.S.A.” Mounted on stiff ivory card stock, the carte-de-visite measures 2.6 inches by 4 inches. Signed below the image on the print. Matted and framed. Rare and desirable.
Grant's inscription, "Lt. Gen. U.S.A.," establishes the date of this carte-de-visite as after March 9, 1864 (Simpson, 457). It was then that Lincoln gathered his cabinet "to witness something that had occurred only once before in the history of the republic. As soon as everyone had arrived, Lincoln presented Ulysses S. Grant with his commission as a lieutenant general. Only Washington had risen to that rank in the U.S. Army before him" (Civil War Times Magazine). As Grant was rarely in the capital, returning only briefly to outline his plans to Lincoln, this photographic portrait may well have been taken very soon afterward. The mount verso features the Washington D.C. studio imprint of renowned Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner, which he opened in 1863. By that time Gardner was "arguably the most talented and ambitious photographer working in America. If Brady had perhaps conceived the grand idea of an epic documentation of the Civil War, it was Gardner who actually executed it" (Photography and the American Civil War, 81).
Other Books by this Author
"There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice": Finely Bound Set of Grants Memoirs
New York: The Century Company, 1903.
First printing of this edition of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in three quarters navy blue leather over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, gilt topstain, illustrated. In near fine condition. A very nice presentation.
"Let this be all thy care, To stand approved in sight of God, Though worlds should judge thee wrong": Collection of documents signed by President Grant and eight members of his administration
Collection of documents signed by President Grant and eight members of his presidential administration.
A collection of eleven letters and documents signed and hand-written by the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and eight members of his presidential administration. Contents include a printed warrant for the pardon of John and Jerome Whisonant who were held at the Albany Penitentiary in 1874 signed by Grant, an 1860 one page autograph letter signed by Secretary of the Treasury Lot M. Morrill discussing misappropriated funds, an autograph quotation in the hand of 17th Vice President Schuyler Colfax, “Let this be all thy care, To stand approved in sight of God, Though worlds should judge thee wrong. Schuyler Colfax Feb 8. 1873”, an 1865 autograph letter signed by 18th Vice President Henry Wilson to President Johnson, and 1873 autograph note signed by Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont, a clipped signature by Postmaster General James W. Marshall, an 1875 autograph letter signed on Depart of the Interior letterhead by Secretary of the Interior Zachariah Chandler to Gent. Adam Badeau with a second clipped signature, an 1867 autograph note signed by Secretary of the Treasury George S. Boutwell, and an 1891 autograph letter signed by Secretary of the Treasury Benjamin Bristow. An exceptional collection.
"There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice": First Edition of Grants Memoirs
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86.
First edition of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in full calf with morocco spine labels, illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps. In very good condition. A very nice set.
Autograph of President Ulysses S. Grant, on an off-white sheet, which measures 3.5 inches by 1.75 inches. Double-matted and framed with a nameplate, engraving, and a Grant–Wilson Republican ticket. The entire piece measures 18.25 inches by 17.5 inches. In fine condition. A very attractive piece.
Washington, D.C: 1871.
Portrait engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed U.S. Grant. The engraving measures 5.5 inches by 4 inches. This portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In near fine condition, affixed to an 8 inch by 10 inch sheet bearing a small note. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches 18 inches.
Autograph military commission boldly signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, dated December 20th 1876. One page partially printed on vellum and retaining the original blue seal, the commission appoints Alexander L. Morton as First Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment of Artillery in the service of the United States. Signed by Grant at the conclusion and countersigned by Secretary of War J. Donald Cameron and Adjutant General Edward D. Townsend. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 26.5 inches by 22.5 inches. In fine condition.
"There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice": Rare Publishers Deluxe Binding of Grants Memoirs
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86.
Rare publisher’s deluxe binding of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in original deluxe full morocco, covers ruled and paneled in blind with blind-stamped central motifs of Grant, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps. In near fine condition, contemporary name. The rarest form of Grant’s memoirs as this presentation binding were given to only a select group of people.
Autograph boldly signed “U.S. Grant, Lt. Gen.” on a card. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Grant. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 8.5 inches. In fine condition.
Large signed photograph of Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed below the image by Grant. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 17 inches. Handsomely matted and framed. Rare in such a large format.
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1934.
First edition of Fisher’s classic treatise. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Alden A. Potter with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher November, 1941.” Near fine in the rare dust jacket that has a small chip to the crown and light rubbing to the exterior. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
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Second edition of the economist’s ground breaking work. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, “Dear Mike: Thank you for your interest and attention. Best Wishes Harry Markowitz.” In near fine condition, without the dust jacket.
First Edition of Golden Rules of Economic Growth; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Edmund Phelps
New York: W.W. Norton & Norton Company, Inc., 1966.
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