"A knack with horses was Grant's most noticeable boyish asset": First limited large paper edition of Louis A. Coolidge's biography of Ulysses S. Grant; One of 500 copies
The Re-united Nation – Growth and Prosperity: Ulysses S. Grant.
Coolidge, Louis A. (Ulysses S. Grant).
Item Number: 88157
New York and Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917.
First limited large paper edition of Louis A. Coolidge’s biography of Ulysses S. Grant, from the American Statesmen, Second Series set. Volume I. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, illustrated. One of five hundred numbered copies, this is number 193. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Grant with tissue guard present.
Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77). As Commanding General of the United States Army (1864–69), Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and supported unbridled nationwide industrial expansionism during the Gilded Age.