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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant in 2 Volumes.
[Civil War] Grant, Ulysses S.

First Trade Printing. Two Volumes Complete. A Very Good plus tight set in green cloth bindings stamped in gold on the spine and front covers. This set is complete with the facsimile letter of Grant's original terms for Lee's surrender that is often missing. Mark Twain was the publisher of this monumental memoir as well as its editor and proof reader. Twain was extremely fond of and a close friend of Grant and encouraged the President and war hero to write his memoirs. Grant was dying of throat cancer but completed his two volume opus, dictating the second volume to a secretary. Twain noted in a letter to his daughter that the manuscript was not even set yet and 20,000 sets had been ordered from only two states. "Wait till you hear from the other 37." Grant finished his memoirs on July 18, 1885 and died five days later on July 23rd. Following his death, advance orders of the memoirs reached 300,000 sets realizing close to $450,000 for his family which was otherwise penniless. In a 1992 New York Times book review, General Schwarzkopf is quoted as using Grant's two-volume work as his model, calling it the finest military history of the Civil War.

Price: $850.00

Memoirs of W.T. Sherman by himself.
[Civil War Memoir] Sherman, W.T.

A Very Good plus set in blue cloth binding with gilt stamping to the front cover and the spine. Two volumes complete, with the fold out map present. Hailed as a prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, Sherman is the most controversial general of the Civil War. "War is cruelty, you cannot refine it," he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges and a fascinating, eerie account of the famous march through the Carolinas.

Price: $600.00

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.
[Astronaut Signature] Shepard, Alan & Deke Slayton.

A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Alan Shepard has signed a bookplate afixed to the half title. Astronauts Shepard and Slayton tell the compelling story of America's race to the Moon, beginning in 1961 when Shepard became the first American to fly in space and ending on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. The roots of the first Moon landing are found in the Mercury Program where seven astronauts lead the way to the first Moon landing and those that followed.

Price: $750.00

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Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan.
[Civil War Memoir] Sheridan, Philip H.

A Fine bright and tight set in full sheep leather bindings with green and red spine labels fresh mylar protective jackets. Very uncommon in the leather binding. The gilt lettering is bright. Philip Sheridan was a Union general in the Civil War and his career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Grant transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox. Sheridan prosecuted the later years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. The general suffered a series of massive heart attacks two months after sending these memoirs to the publisher.

Price: $1,250.00

Big Nudes.
(Photography) Newton, Helmut.

A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. With his Big Nudes, in the 1980s Helmut Newton created a quite unprecedented long-term bestseller. Simultaneously, it provided a concentrated image of his aesthetic agenda. Powerful women were presented in all their naked truth without fig leaves or fashion frills. This series of black-and-white photos, produced between 1979 and 1981, also marked a stylistic change in Newton's work. Elaborate layouts full of luxury and decadence gave way to an unambiguously formulated and monumental statement "Here they come!" Dressed only in their indispensable high heels, Newton's amazons selfconfidently paraded on show. They rippled their muscles and marched individually as well as in formation toward the observer.

Price: $250.00

Death in the Wood and other Stories.
Anderson, Sherwood.

A Near Fine copy with a touch of fading to the spine in aNear Fine unclipped dust jacket with a small chip at the fold of the heel of the spine and light edge wear to head of the spine. Copies of this last volume of Anderson's short stories is extremely rare in dust jacket especially in collectible condition, and featured fourteen powerful stories by the man who greatly influenced the writings of Hemingway, Henry Miller, and John Steinbeck..

Price: $1,500.00

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