A Civil War
of U.S. Grant,
First edition, in rare publisher's deluxe morocco bindings
General Lee's feelings were I do not know. As he was a man of much
dignity, with an impassible face, it was impossible to say whether he
felt inwardly glad that the end had finally come, or felt sad over the
result, and was too manly to show it. Whatever his feelings, they were
entirely concealed from my observation; but my own feelings, which had
been quite jubilant on the receipt of his letter, were sad and
depressed. I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of
a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for
a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a
people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse. I do
not question, however, the sincerity of the great mass of those who were
opposed to us."
meeting Lee at Appomattox Court House to discuss the terms of surrender.
S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York: Charles L. Webster &
Co., 1885-86. Octavo, original three-quarters publisher's deluxe morocco
with gilt medallions on boards. Two volumes. $1100.
First edition, in rare publisher's
deluxe morocco bindings, of Grant's important and fascinating memoirs,
illustrated throughout with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and
over forty maps. Written during the final days of Grant's life and seen
through publication by Mark Twain, the Memoirs provide a personal
and poignant record of some of the most significant events in American
history. Light scuffing to bindings (much less than usual), occasional
foxing. A very handsome set.