^personal Memoirs Of U. S. Grant (1885-86) Jj Little/chas. Webster Vols I & Ii For Sale
considerationtwo volumes from 1885-86 entitledPersonal Memoirs of U. S. Grantby U. S. Grant.Published by
Charles L. Webster & Company, New York, and from the Press of J. J. Little & Co., New York.
2 volumes (both volumes are included in this listing).
Publisher's de luxe brown half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, gilt
medallic roundels to the boards, edges and endpapers marbled.
Some edgewear and volume1 shows moderate wear to spine. Binding
firm. An excellent set. Portrait frontispiece.
Folding map at the rear of Volume II.
Mark Twain was resounding
in his praise of Grant's prose: "this is the simple soldier, who, all
untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words
together with an art
surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will
still bring to American ears, as long as America shall
last, the roll of his
vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts." That Twain was
essentially the publisher of the work should not entirely
judgment. Grant's autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained
continually in print since its first appearance.
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^personal Memoirs Of U. S. Grant (1885-86) Jj Little/chas. Webster Vols I & Ii: $400