“THE FIRST MODERN GENERAL”: W.T. SHERMAN’S MEMOIRS IN SCARCE PUBLISHER’S DELUXE MOROCCO BINDING
SHERMAN, William Tecumseh. Memoirs of Gen. W.T. Sherman. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1891. Two volumes. Octavo, original three-quarter brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges. $1800.
Enlarged fourth edition of this invaluable autobiography, incorporating corrections and revisions by Sherman, and including a concluding chapter on Sherman’s final illness and death and a personal tribute by Congressman James G. Blaine. With 12 folding maps, frontispiece portrait in Volume I, and steel-engraved portraits of Generals Thomas, McPherson and Schofield. In handsome publisher’s deluxe morocco binding.
"Penned with intelligence and passion, [Sherman's Memoirs] cover the periods of birth to the Meridian Expedition early in 1864 (Volume I) and the remainder of the war to the commander's first decade following the war (Volume II)… The memoirs frankly describe the rights and wrongs of the Civil War campaigns Sherman experienced, without regard to stepping on the feelings of others. The work is not unduly harsh, but is unwaveringly honest (as the author viewed these events)… The writing in this work is enjoyable, more so than the average soldier's memoirs, and the enlightened opinions of the second-ranking Federal officer on a multitude of operations make the work invaluable" (Eicher 576). First published in 1875.
Inner hinges expertly reinforced, only light wear to bindings. Near-fine condition.