“Life of General Grant” by J.T. Headley, 1868 1st Edition

This is a first edition of a biography of General Ulysses Grant, published in 1868 just after the end of the Civil War.  This book was originally sold by subscription and is a follow up to a prior publication that provided biographical sketches of a number of American generals.  The book contains a few engravings, including a portrait of Ulysses Grant and one of the Grand Review in Washington DC on May 23-24, 1865.

The book is in reasonable condition; the cover is in good shape, with dome wear on the corners and upper and lower edges of the spine, but the spine is intact and the green color is strong.  The gilding of the outer edge of the pages is intact.  There is some foxing on many of the pages, including all of the engraving pages.