Regnery History, 2015. Hardcover. Publicity slip laid in. Blue cloth boards with silver title to spine. Minor dampstaining to top edges of boards. Light dampstaining to top corners of all pages. In beige illustrated jacket with dark blue title to spine and front panels. Dampstaining is visible only to top edges of interior of jacket. 366 pages. CIV/032019. Very Good / Very Good.
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New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Grant began writing his memoirs when he was 62 and became increasingly ill while writing them. He died the year of publication at age 63 from throat cancer. While writing his memoirs, he had major financial problems due to investment failures and depression of securities. Luckily, this book proved to be a great success and helped his financial situation greatly. His memoirs focus mainly on his extensive military career, especially the Civil War, but he does include a chapter on his boyhood and another chapter on his time at West Point. Bound in the original publisher's deluxe binding of three quarter dark brown leather over brown cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and gilt emblems to both boards. Wear to hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Minor cracking and rubbing to leather on spine of both volumes. Marbled endpapers and full marbled edges. Both volumes are clean and bright with tight bindings. Illustrated with numerous maps, several engravings, and several facsimilies. One facsimilie letter that folds out is split into two pieces; however, both pieces are present. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedowns of both volumes. Ownership signature of Tullock in pen dated December 16, 1885 to front endpaper of Volume I. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. An attractive set of this classic memoir from the 18th president of the United States. Volume I has 584 pages; Volume II has 647 pages. This is a heavy set may require an additional shipping fee. CIV/022119. Very Good.
Hartford, CT: A.D. Worthington and Company, 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. Mary A. Livermore (1820 - 1905) was an American abolitionist, journalist, author, Civil War nurse, and supporter of women's rights. She was asked to write a book about her experiences with hospitals and the Sanitary Commission right after the Civil War ended, but declined to do so as "a horror of the war still enwrapped the country" (page 7). It was over 20 years later before she decided to write this book. It includes ten full page steel engravings and one color plate of Confederate flags, all with tissue guards. Bound in the original dark red cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and gilt illustration to front board. Minor wear to corners and spine ends including a few short tears to book cloth on spine ends and minor fraying. A few small spots of white paint to front cover, small scuff to cloth on rear cover, and minor rubbing to spine gilt. Clean interior. Binding remains secure; however, there are a few minor spilts. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown and his ownership signature in pen to top margin of title page. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Clean and bright. 700 pages. CIV/022019. Very Good.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1887. Hardcover. First Edition. Bound in three quarter reddish brown leather over maroon cloth boards. Gilt title to spine and decoration to front cover. Rubbing and wear to spine, corners, and edges of boards. Rubbing and discoloration at front cover. Chipping to leather on head of spine. Marbled endpapers and marbled edges. Tight binding. Illustrated. Clean interior. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. 678 pages. CIV/022119. Very Good Minus.
New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1911. Hardcover. 4to. Monumental complilation of Civil War photographs. Second edition (as noted on last page of tenth volume). Blue cloth boards with bright gilt titles and gilt sword illustrations to spines. Exteriors of all volumes are clean overall, some with minor soiling and rubbing. Minor wear to edges, corners, and spine ends of all volumes. Blue and white decorative endpapers with cameos of Lee and Lincoln. Interiors are clean with occasional spots of foxing (espeically to early and late pages), soiling, and smudge marks. Minor splaying to bindings of some volumes. Each volume is filled with photographic illustrations. Tight bindings. An attractive set. Each volume is about 350 pages. This is a large set and may require an additional shipping fee. CIV/022219. Very Good.