Around the World Journey 1879 President Grant travel 2 vol. leather set illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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A fine and monumental two (2) volume leather bound set concerning the post-presidential travels of U.S. Grant. Not only a sort of intimate travelogue with Grant, but also an ongoing conversation between Grant and the author that attempts to draw out his opinions of matters of history, politics, and the state. Volumes are generously illustrated with over 800 illustrations.
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, and 1879, by John Russell Young.
Published 1879, New York by The American News Company.
1,262 pages in 2 volumes, folding map, profusion of line drawings and views, many full page.
Period publishers deluxe 1/2 leather bindings, gilt raised bands and lettering, marbled endpapers and edges.
Handsome and well preserved set. Joints scuffed, small scattered scuffing to leather, slight weakening to cover of vol. 2 but still a sound, tight, clean and attractive set. Heavy books.
Books measure: 10 5/8" H X 7 /12" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 4 3/4".