AROUND THE WORLD WITH GENERAL GRANT, John Young 1879 Full Leather 1sts
Young, John Russell, AROUND THE WORLD WITH GENERAL GRANT: A NARRATIVE OF THE VISIT OF GENERAL U.S. GRANT, EX-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TO VARIOUS COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, ASIA, AND AFRICA, IN 1877, 1878, 1879. New York: Subscription Book Department, The American News Company, 1879. Two vols. complete, first ed. 1/2 Crushed Morocco/Levant Morocco boards w/gilt titling and appointments, a.e.m., 4to (10.1875 x 7.0625"), very good / n.a., vol.1: xii, 1-631pp., vol.2: xvi, 1-631pp. Light wearing to boards mostly at corners and joints, very light age toning, hinges have been tastefully reinforced. There are small library stamps on the title pages and in two other places in the book not blocking anything, there are no cards, stickers, or any other library adornments. The National Tribune Library; Washington D.C. had been formed in 1877 just two years before the printing of these books to gather the story of the G.A.R.veterans of the Civil War. It would eventually morph into the Stars and Stripes Magazine still active and printing to this day.
Quite the marvelous set of tomes; of the highest quality and regarding as its subjects among the most illustrious Americans; Ulysses and Julia Grant and their 3 year world tour. The fold out map is present and in fine condition in vol. 2, the two volumes contain 42 full-page plates and a frontis of the great general himself. Interestingly the books are dedicated to Julia, Gen. Grant's wife, rather than Ulysses. One can only guess at the reasons for such. Profusely and wonderfully illustrated with a stated 800 illustrations many of which reveal a story in themselves. Quite the distinctive set of books indeed; a marvelous sector of Captured Tyme.