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ULYSSES S. GRANT

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RARE COMPLETE "SHOULDER STRAP" SET OF CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS, PUBLISHED BY MARK TWAIN

(SHOULDER STRAP SET) GRANT, Ulysses S. Shoulder Strap Set. New York, 1885-1892. Eleven volumes altogether.

Complete Shoulder Strap set of seven Civil War histories printed by Twain's publishing house in its short-lived but impressive decade of operation, featuring Grant's Memoirs (1885-6), McClellan's Own Story (1887), Crawford's Genesis of the Civil War (1887), Custer's Tenting on the Plains (1889), Hancock's Reminiscences (1887), Sheridan's Personal Memoirs (1888), Sherman's Memoirs (1892)—as well as Adam Badeau's biography Grant in Peace (1888), not published by Webster but in a binding uniform with the rest of the set—each volume with the trademark gilt-decorated "shoulder strap" on the spine. $9200.

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PRESENTED BY GRANT'S SON FREDERICK DENT GRANT, WHO ASSISTED IN THE PREPARATION OF THE MEMOIRS

GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York, 1885-86. Two volumes.

First edition of "one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history," illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps, a handsome copy in publisher's deluxe binding. Scarce presentation copy, inscribed by his son Frederick on the front flyleaf of Volume II: "Presented to Dr. E.M. Thomas with the best wishes of Frederick D. Grant. Vienna Austria, Christmas 1891." $9200.

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AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY

(GRANT, Ulysses S.) YOUNG, Edward. Labor in Europe and America. Washington, 1875.

First edition, association copy belonging to President Ulysses S. Grant, inscribed to him while in office by the author on the front flyleaf: “His Excellency the President of the United States, with the respectful compliments of the Author,” and lettered on the spine in gilt “The President of the United States.” $5500.

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SCARCE SHIP’S PAPERS BOLDLY SIGNED BY ULYSSES S. GRANT AS PRESIDENT, 1871

GRANT, Ulysses S. Document Signed [Ship's Papers]. New Bedford, MA, September 26, 1871.

Ship’s papers granting permission to Charles S. Holt, commander of the ship "Hunter," to depart from the port of New Bedford “laden with Provisions, and stores for a whaling voyage” to the Pacific Ocean. President Grant and Secretary of State Hamilton Fish have both boldly signed this document. With the fragile affixed paper seal of the United States present. $4500.

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"A CLASSIC CIVIL WAR AUTOBIOGRAPHY"

GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York, 1885-86. Two volumes.

First edition of "one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history," illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps, a handsome copy in publisher's deluxe binding. $3000.

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