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Item 4061 - U. S. Grant's Personally-Owned Book: 'The Library of American Biography' Catalog 562 (Feb 2020)

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Unsigned book from the personal library of Ulysses S. Grant: The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks, Second Series, Vol. I. Later printing. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1864. Hardcover bound in contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, 4.75 x 7, 398 pages. Affixed to the front pastedown is a presentation bookplate, "Lieut. Gen. U. S. Grant, from the Citizens of Boston, January 1, 1866." Book condition: VG/None, with edgewear and a "Library of Lawrence E. Miller" blindstamp to a rear page. At the conclusion of the Civil War, the grateful citizens of Boston learned that General Grant lacked a personal library. In appreciation for his service in the war they presented him with a collection of 1,200 books. This is one of those volumes, and contains biographies of Robert de la Salle and Patrick Henry. From the collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.

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