"There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice": First Edition of Grants Memoirs IN DELUXE PUBLISHER'S SHEEP
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.
Grant, Ulysses S. [U.S.].$1,400.00
Item Number: 76089
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86.
First edition of the memoirs of one of the most recognized figures in American military history, illustrated with portrait frontispieces, numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps, a handsome copy in deluxe publisher’s full sheep. Octavo, 2 volumes, publisher’s full tan sheep, raised bands, red and navy morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges, illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps. very good condition.
"The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar" (Mark Twain). "A unique expression of the national character....[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself...on edge to know how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson). “Grant’s memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history” (Eicher 492).