^personal Memoirs Of U. S. Grant (1885-86) Jj Little/chas. Webster Vols I & Ii For Sale
For your 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
devalue his judgment. Grant's autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained continually in print since its first appearance.
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