"There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice": Finely Bound Set of Grant’s Memoirs

  • Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.
  • Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.


Item Number: 59078

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.

"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).

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