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.
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Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1842. Hardcover. Tan cloth spine titled "Washington" over marbled paper covered boards. Front board is present but detached. Chipping to spine ends, wear to corners and edges of boards. Minor soiling to margins of some pages. Rubbing to boards. Loss to front pastedown. 288 pages. CHILD/031819. Good.