1885 Personal Memoirs Us Grant Antique 1st Edition General Ulysses U S Slavery
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1885 Personal Memoirs Us Grant Antique 1st Edition General Ulysses U S Slavery:
OFULYSSES S. GRANT Volume I & II This sale is for an original1885FIRST EDITIONset of the "PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U.S. GRANT"by Gen. U.S. Grant and published by Charles L. Webster & Company, a publisher co-owned by Mark Twain and his niece's husband. This sale consists of both VOLUME I& IImaking it a COMPLETE SET! for just one offer! YOU'LL LOVE THESE BOOKS!!! VOLUME1 has several illustrations and 15 MAPS!!! Published in 1885, it is filled with 584 very informative pages of the detailed history of the Civil War as told by Major General Grant himself. VOLUME2 also has several illustrations and 28 MAPS!!! Published in 1886, it is filled with 647 very informative pages. Mark Twain had heard a rumor that the ex-president and Civil War hero was interested in publishing his memoirs. He visited Grant and proposed a deal. If Grant would letMARK TWAINpublish his memoirs, he would give Grant 75% of the profits. Like Twain, Grant suffered financial troubles. After some consideration, he agreed to let Twain do the job. Charles L. Webster & Company, a publisher co-owned by Twain and his niece's husband, published Grant's Memoirs in 1885, shortly after Grant's death. Twain sent salesmen all over the country to sell the work, which was offered as a two-volume set with a choice of three bindings. Many of the salesmen were Civil War veterans. They wore their army uniforms to create sympathy for Grant, who had died just days after finishing his manuscript. Twain appreciated Grant's writing, and he praised the Memoirs sincerely. Of Grant he wrote, "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." Grant's memoirs won critical acclaim, and about 300,000 sets were sold. His widow Julia received over $400,000 in royalties from the project. Twain made as much as $100,000, but continued to struggle. Webster & Company went bankrupt. Twain was forced to write and lecture to pay off his debts, which he finally succeeded in doing. The deaths of his wife and two daughters contributed to the deep sadness that Twain experienced in his later years. He died in Redding, Connecticut, in 1910, with his autobiography unfinished. Published in 1885 and 1886 respectively, these books are inGOOD+ CONDITION forany age and especially to be 128YEARS OLD!!! ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT!!! and tightly bound in both volumes.The text block is neat and clean. The foldout of General Buckner's Dispatch is present in volume one; however, it is separated at the folds.Gen. R.E. Lee's surrender is present in volume two with only minor margin tears.Its most notable flaw is the back hinge has been reinforced with archival tape made exclusively for the task. This popularset is provided with a wealth of informative material andone that is just as interesting today as it was over 100 years ago.With ,this setwon't last long so...GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!! GOOD LUCK!!!
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